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    DescriptionHow does the mind experience the sacred? What biological mechanisms are involved in mystical states and trances? Is there a neurological basis for patterns in comparative religions? Does religion have an evolutionary function? This pathbreaking work by two leading medical researchers explores the neurophysiology of religious experience. Building on an explanation of the basic structure of the brain, the authors focus on parts most relevant to human experience, emotion, and cognition. On this basis, they plot how the brain is involved in mystical experiences. Successive chapters apply this scheme to mythmaking, ritual and liturgy, meditation, near-death experiences, and theology itself. Anchored in such research, the authors also sketch the implications of their work for philosophy, science, theology, and the future of religion.


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    Title
    The Mystical Mind
    Subtitle
    Probing the Biology of Religious Experience
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eugene G. D'Aquili, By (author) Andrew B. Newberg
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780800631635
    ISBN 10: 0800631633
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    DC21: 248
    BIC E4L: REL
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.0
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25350
    BIC subject category V2: HRCS1
    Ingram Theme: THEO/ACADEM
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BL625
    BIC subject category V2: HRLK2, HRAC
    Ingram Subject Code: RY
    Libri: I-RY
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: PSY020000, REL075000, REL047000
    B&T Approval Code: A13224000
    ECPA Christian Book Category: CLVSPLMYS, CLVCLFPSY
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 291.4/2, 291.42
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL062000, REL054000
    LC classification: BL625 .D29 1999
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRAC, QRVK2
    Publisher
    Augsburg Fortress
    Imprint name
    Augsburg Fortress
    Publication date
    30 August 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Minneapolis
    Back cover copy
    "How does the mind experience the sacred? What biological mechanisms are involved in mystical states and trances? Is there a neurological basis for patterns in comparative religions? Does religion have an evolutionary function?"--BOOK JACKET. "This pioneering work by two leading medical researchers explores the neurophysiology of religious experience. Mapping the basic functions of the brain, the authors focus on structures most relevant to human experience, emotion, and cognition. On this basis they plot just how the brain is involved in mystical experiences. Successive chapters employ this understanding to explore mythmaking, ritual and liturgy, meditation, near-death experiences, and theology itself. Original, daring, and widely acclaimed, the authors' research bears exciting implications for philosophy, science, and the future of religion itself."--BOOK JACKET.