The Resource Rational mysticism : spirituality meets science in the search for enlightenment, John Horgan, (ebook)

Rational mysticism : spirituality meets science in the search for enlightenment, John Horgan, (ebook)

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Rational mysticism : spirituality meets science in the search for enlightenment
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Rational mysticism
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spirituality meets science in the search for enlightenment
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John Horgan
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eng
Summary
The author of The End of Science chronicles the most advanced research into such experiences as prayer, fasting, and trances in this "great read" (The Washington Post). How do trances, visions, prayer, satori, and other mystical experiences "work"? What induces and defines them? Is there a scientific explanation for religious mysteries and transcendent meditation? John Horgan investigates a wide range of fields-chemistry, neuroscience, psychology, anthropology, theology, and more-to narrow the gap between reason and mystical phenomena. As both a seeker and an award-winning journalist, Horgan consulted a wide range of experts, including theologian Huston Smith, spiritual heir to Joseph Campbell; Andrew Newberg, the scientist whose quest for the "God module" was the focus of a Newsweek cover story; Ken Wilber, prominent transpersonal psychologist; Alexander Shulgin, legendary psychedelic drug chemist; and Susan Blackmore, Oxford-educated psychologist, parapsychology debunker, and Zen practitioner. Horgan explores the striking similarities between "mystical technologies" like sensory deprivation, prayer, fasting, trance, dancing, meditation, and drug trips. He participates in experiments that seek the neurological underpinnings of mystical experiences. And, finally, he recounts his own search for enlightenment-adventurous, poignant, and sometimes surprisingly comic. Horgan's conclusions resonate with the controversial climax of The End of Science, because, as he argues, the most enlightened mystics and the most enlightened scientists end up in the same place-confronting the imponderable depth of the universe
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Midwest
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1953-
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Horgan, John
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201/.65
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Mysticism
  • Religion and science
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Rational mysticism : spirituality meets science in the search for enlightenment, John Horgan, (ebook)
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txt
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unknown
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1 online resource
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9780547347806
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT11991733
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11991733
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Rational mysticism : spirituality meets science in the search for enlightenment, John Horgan, (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780547347806
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11991733
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11991733
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MWT11991733
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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