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A former senior writer at Scientific American investigates the physics of mystical experiences like prayer, fasting, and trances.
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It's somewhat interesting to hear stories from various modern contemplatives, but overall it's a disappointing wishy-washy tail of one man's journey from not understanding... Read morePublished 3 months ago by RationalHuman
Horgan gives a scientific look at varieties of mystical experience, without William James' naivete, but without rejecting "spirituality" in a humanistic sense.Published 9 months ago by S. J. Snyder
if i remember correctly, this book was interesting yet needed some editing to make it cleaner and less meanderingPublished 15 months ago by Laura Cummins
This book is a delight! It is truly wonderful how John Horgan explains his approach and executes a strong case!
I recommend this book to all seekers of the topic! Read more
I stumbled upon this book in the Library years ago. I think back on my studies on religion and Mysticism and I have to admit it all started for me with this book. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Richard Corral
I liked this book. What I really appreciated were the series of perspectives offered by the various interviewees. Read morePublished on December 25, 2012 by Manu Mukasa
i normally do not have the time to write reviews, but really this book was so disappointing.
there were potentially many very intriguing topics, issues and different... Read more
I'll let all the longer winded reviewers hash out the more meaty parts of this needed book. They've already said 90% of what I would. Read morePublished on October 20, 2011 by Inner Cosmos
I found this book to be somewhat frustrating, and it took me awhile to conclude that it is actually quite informative. Read morePublished on January 31, 2011 by Elmo