Healed and Whole Forever: On Psychedelic Science & Spirituality

Patricia Kubala explores the connection between drugs,

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In the News: Wax, Wits, William James, and more!

A round-up of the week’s religion news. Continue Reading →

Religion-Secular, Tangled Divisions

What does it mean to pursue, inhabit, or lead a valuable, ethical life in a secular age? Are we living in a post-secular world? A review of two new essay collections. Continue Reading →

What Almost Everyone Else Believes

From “Which Way Madness Lies” by Rachel Aviv in the December issue of Harper’s magazine (subscription):

[Doctors] have to identify delusions before the patient really believes in them.  When does a strong idea take on a pathological flavor?  How does a metaphysical crisis morph into a medical one?  At what point does our interpretation of the world become so fixed that it no longer matters “what almost everyone else believes”?  Even William James admitted that he struggled to distinguish a schizophrenic break from a mystical experience.

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