Morse, a pediatrician who wrote with Perry the popular Closer to the Light and Transformed by the Light, offers what he believes to be a new understanding of spiritual experience, one that comes from his study of near-death experiences, or NDEs. His observation of hundreds of critically ill children who've survived NDEs leads him to conclude that these children are spiritually more settled than others: "They trust their intuitions and feel they can connect again with the divine presence they saw when they nearly died." Drawing on scientific evidence, Morse details how the right temporal lobe of the brain, or the "God spot," enables people to develop their sense of self and find greater fulfillment: "As one child who nearly died of bacterial meningitis described it, 'It's the light that told me who I was and where I was to go.'" The concludes that prayer would be the most likely means by which a well person could stimulate the right temporal lobe. Once a self-described mainstream-medical skeptic, Morse decides to test his theory ("I included in my prayer that I had to have the answer within a twenty-four-hour period. That way there would be a clear end point, and I wouldn't have to wonder if events during the next several days could be interpreted as God's answer to my question"). Though exuberant in sharing his beliefs, Morse also demonstrates the restraint of a veteran man of science, which will help to make his claims more convincing to those who consulted his earlier works. Agent, Nat Sobel. (Sept.)
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From years of working with children who have had near-death experiences, Morse knows that mystical occurrences have a profound and positive effect on people's lives. He and Perry have written two previous books on this subject, and here take a scientific approach to understanding our relationship with God by focusing on the brain's right temporal lobe. Morse believes that this portion of the brain interfaces directly with the universe, and calls it the "God Spot." An area of unlimited potential, the right temporal lobe, the authors explain, is receptive to information found in patterns of energy emanating from the universal mind. The source of intuition and psychic talents, this area is latent in most people because these abilities have been dismissed as superstition and overruled by the left brain, or rational mind. The authors do not attempt to prove or explain how the "God Spot" works, but they do give many examples of how this area can be stimulated, not just through mystical experiences, but also deliberately, through simple, time-honored acts such as prayer and meditation, with inspiring results. David Siegfried
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Very interesting book, based on actual experiences. However, the editing is obvious if you have had personal knowledge of similar events. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Wanda Monasco
Very interesting take on how our brains are linked to the divine. Haven't read anything like it before...Published 5 months ago by baroness
I had a Near Death Experience and this book helped me years ago to realize what I was experiencing was common to other people who had NDE's. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Terry Larkin
One of the best spiritual books out there, even for the science-minded. I gave this book to my son for his 32nd birthday, even though he's a rational, pragmatic thinker (atheist). Read morePublished 6 months ago by J. M.
Look at a Spiritual Autopsy of Science and Religion for a very deep and different angle on much of these issues.Published 9 months ago by misterkel
I liked this book well enough, it just didn't seem to have a great deal of intellectual rigor to it. Read morePublished 15 months ago by E. West
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In light of recent events regarding this authors' conviction for waterboarding his daughter I felt the need to come and post a review of his books having only skimmed them. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Douglas Verion Lantzy
Do not buy this book. The author is a psychopath who had everyone fooled for a while. He is on trial right now for horrific abuse against his step daughter. Read morePublished 18 months ago by A. Mani