Andrew Newberg, MD, is author or coauthor of Born To Believe, Kundalini Rising: Exploring the Energy of Awakening, How Enlightenment Changes Your Brain, How God Changes Your Brain, Neurotheology, Principles of Neurotheology, The Metaphysical Mind, The Rabbi’s Brain, Why God Won’t Go Away, and Words Can Change Your Brain.
Here he shares some history regarding the discipline of neurotheology and his own personal involvement. He emphasizes the principle of open-mindedness toward both materialistic and idealistic interpretations of spiritual experiences. In the meantime neuroscience can offer much new information regarding such factors as brain states during prayer or meditation, the influence of various entheogens, psychopathology and religion, and even interspecies communication.
(Recorded on February 27, 2019)
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Published on February 28, 2019