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Where God Lives: The Science of the Paranormal and How Our Brains are Linked to the Universe Paperback – September 4, 2001
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This book combines the perspectives of science and spirituality to consider what right temporal lobe stimulation in the brain is really accomplishing. The best part of the book is that it goes on to propose daring new hypotheses about the nature of the mind and reality. I look forward to future experiments designed to test these hypotheses.
Dr. Morse is a pediatrician whose young patients have often experienced near death. These young people report important spiritual events associated with their near-death experiences. These spiritual experiences include speaking with dead relatives, seeing themselves in out-of-body experiences as the doctors work on them, going through tunnels into another world, and meeting religious figures. When one of his patients asks Dr. Morse what the purpose of these spiritual events is, the question sets Dr. Morse to thinking. The results of that investigation are found in this book.
One of the reasons that the question intrigued him is that he had noticed that these patients seemed to develop an improved balance in their lives that improved the quality of their lives afterwards. This quality of life often meant having better health, happier times, closer relations with others, eating healthier foods, and exercising more.
What he has come to appreciate is that near-death experiences are simply spiritual experiences that anyone can have without having to almost die. ' . . . We have the biological potential to interact with the universe at any time during our lives.Read more ›
I had enjoyed reading Dr. Morse's previous books, where he related the stories of children's near-death experiences, and described the evidence of the transforming nature of these experiences. In this book, Dr. Morse goes much further in developing his theory of the importance of the right temporal lobe in allowing us to experience the external reality of these experiences.
As a speech-language pathologist, I know a little something about the brain and how it works. The right hemisphere of the brain processes information very differently from the left. We have generally known a great deal more about the left hemisphere, which is where our language center is in most people. However, what Dr. Morse has to say about the right hemisphere and its possible role in NDEs and other experiences connecting us to a "universal memory", or mind, makes a great deal of sense, especially to anyone who has ever had even a minor extra-sensory type of experience.
I especially enjoyed Dr. Morse's personal stories in this book. It was brave and honest, and made the book real to me. After all, one of the big questions raised to him has been, "What is the good in having a near-death experience, anyway?" I appreciated that Dr. Morse attempted to apply some of the lessons he learned to his own life. It made a poignant story.
His studies document that there is an area in our brain which allows us to communicate with god. This is the same area responsable for intution, telepathy, remote viewing and mind-body healing. He has discovered that there are real angels guiding our lives. He presents a case of a well documented miraculous cure of one of his own patients who had a fatal liver disease, a cure facilitated by spiritual intervention.
His book is oddly practical. He shares with us extremely moving stories of children who have faced death, and learns from them that the secrets of living are to pay off our credit card debt, give money to charity, and to go jogging in the morning with our 12 year old son.
My husband shares with the readers his own spiritual experience, something I was shocked to learn that he had. He had never discussed it with even his own family. He is the sort of guy who watches football on Sundays and likes to say that he doesn't have a spiritual bone in his body. When I asked him about it, he said he wanted to share his experience with his readers because "if I can learn to use my right temporal lobe to have a spiritual vision, anyone can learn to use it. Why wait until we die to have the experience?".Read more ›
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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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 21 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 on May 16, 2014 by E. West
Certainly NOT in YOUR wicked heart!!! This creep is a sadistic control freak from what I read. He was convicted of child abuse this Feb 2014. Read morePublished on February 20, 2014 by Peggy A
This man was convicted on Feb 13 this year of abusing his 10/11 yr old stepdaughter...google his name and "waterboarding" He reportedly also made the child stand with her... Read morePublished on February 15, 2014 by Elicia Morgan
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 on February 14, 2014 by Douglas Verion Lantzy