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Rational Mysticism by John Horgan
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Mar 31, 11

really liked it
bookshelves: x-feb-11-thru-jan-12, read-non-fiction
Read from March 18 to 28, 2011

The title, or rather the subtitle, may be misleading. Horgan writes more about science than about spirituality and doesn't identify any borders. Still, he does explore some of the methods of seeking mystic revelations with good, clear prose and a sympathetic but still objective demeanor. His discussion of the altered states entered into by way of certain drugs is interesting, if in my opinion not germane to true spirituality.

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