25th out of 75 books — 53 voters
Where God Lives: The Science of the Paranormal and How Our Brains are Linked to the Universe
Is there proof that "near death" and other spiritual experiences can cure afflictions of the body, mind, and spirit? Are there simple ways to tap into a "universal power source" that spiritual masters call enlightenment? Is there scientific evidence of life after death that is being overlooked by skeptics? Is there scientific proof of a spot in our brains that communicates...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published September 4th 2001 by HarperOne
(first published 2000)
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I should know by now that no book can give an adequate answer to this question, but still the book left me disappointing. It started off clear and concise and then lost itself more and more as if it did not remember what point it was going to make. It also made some bold statements that can be called into question, such as the healing effects of prayer. Since this book was published other studies have come to different conclusions than the ones made in the book.
this book started out amazing, but as it when on became less and less amazing. less grounded in science and more speculative. which is fine if it were not about the science of the paranormal. i was expecting it to be a bit more empirical. although it is still very much worth reading.
Dr. Morse has researched near death experiences in children and adults since 1980.More about Melvin Morse...