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  Neurotheology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Neurotheology, also known as biotheology, is the study of the neural basis of spirituality.
Neurotheology deals with the neurological and evolutionary basis for subjective experiences traditionally categorized as spiritual.
The use of the term neurotheology in published scientific work is currently uncommon.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Neurotheology   (777 words)

  
 Gustavo Rol - Neurotheology
Neurotheology, as mentioned above, is a term autonomously coined by the present writer, Franco Rol, cousin of Gustavo Rol, though during the same period the same term was already being used in restricted Neuroscience environments (in the United States).
When I myself (the writer), coined the term neurotheology (almost one year before the above article was published), I intended, through a single word, to synthesize a Theory and a Practice or also a Doctrine and a Process.
To the present writer neurotheology is mainly "the study of interaction between the divine (t h e o s) and the human (n e u r o n), or even, in a more extensive manner, "the study of the interaction between the divine and the neuronal interface of the human being".
www.gustavorol.org /neurotheology.htm   (1301 words)

  
 [Philnet] Newsweek Cover: 'God & the Brain: How We're Wired for Spirituality'
In neurotheology, the study of the neurobiology of religion and spirituality, psychologists and neurologists try to pinpoint which regions of the brain turn on, and which turn off, during experiences that seem to exist outside time and space.
In neurotheology, psychologists and neurologists try to pinpoint which regions turn on, and which turn off, during experiences that seem to exist outside time and space.
Neurotheology is stalking bigger game than simply affirming that spiritual feelings leave neural footprints, too.
lists.ccil.org /pipermail/philnet/2001-April/000082.html   (4252 words)

  
 SUFISM  AND  Neurotheology
Neurotheology, also known as biotheology, is an emerging field of scientific study that analyzes the biological basis of spirituality.
Neurotheology is the scientific study of what happens to brain activity during religious or spiritual experiences.
More and more scientists have flocked to "Neurotheology," the study of the neurobiology of religion and spirituality and they try to pinpoint which regions in the brain turn on, and which turn off, during experiences that seem to exist outside time and space.
www.irfi.org /articles/articles_301_350/sufism__and__neurotheology.htm   (3154 words)

  
 Neurotheology
The new field of neurotheology is examining what specifically happens within the brain when a person has a “religious” or “spiritual” experience.
Early research is showing that not only does a person’s brain activity change in particular areas while that person is experiencing a religious epiphany, but such epiphanies can be occasioned, for some people, by stimulating various parts of the brain by various means.
These findings underscore the importance of permitting individuals unfettered access to the full-spectrum of consciousness, and the freedom to achieve various states of mind by various means.
www.cognitiveliberty.org /neuro/neurotheology.htm   (315 words)

  
 Neurotheology
"Neurotheology" has become an increasingly common concept since a Newsweek article (05/17/01) God and the Brain: How We're Wired for Spirituality was published.
"While the term neurotheology is new, the basic ideas have been around for thousands of years," says Dr. Michael Winkelman, Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University.
The perspectives of neurotheology help explain the persistence and revitalization of shamanism, with current practices reflecting the same principles of brain operation that engendered the original manifestations of shamanism tens of thousands of years ago.
www.public.asu.edu /~atmxw/neuro.html   (742 words)

  
 neurotheology article
In the new field of "neurotheology," scientists seek the biological basis of spirituality.
to "neurotheology," the study of the neurobiology of religion and spirituality.
neurotheology represents a radical shift in that attitude.
www.cognitiveliberty.org /neuro/neuronewswk.htm   (3155 words)

  
 Neurotheology101:Technoshamanism and Our Innate Capacity for Spiritual or Mystical Experience
The embryonic science of Neurotheology began in the 1960s when researchers from the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas, first went to India to record the brain waves of Yogis with EEG machines.
Neurotheology is now a generic term; a transdisciplinary specialty concerned with the innate hard-wiring of the brain for spiritual or mystical experiences and other altered states of consciousness.
By neurotheology, we mean that we will examine how the mind/brain functions in terms of humankind's relation to god or ultimate reality.
www.geocities.com /iona_m/Neurotheology/Neurotheology101.html   (16558 words)

  
 Numenware - Reductionist neurotheology
A friend to whom I was explaining neurotheology asked me what the major competing hypotheses or schools of thoughts were in the field.
But “neurotheology” is a part of the neurosciences focused in how the religious experience arises from the activity of our brains and why that experience has such a deep impact on our behavior (I mean the believer’s behavior).
Neurotheology may have some substance, but I wouldn’t count on it.
www.numenware.com /index.php?id=428   (1139 words)

  
 Essays in neurotheology - applying the ideas of Michael Persinger to spiritual processes.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Essays in neurotheology - applying the ideas of Michael Persinger to spiritual processes.
This field of inquiry has been called neurotheology by several authors and journalists, though it's members usually have other names for themselves.
If you have ever had moments where you were seeing as though your eyes had been polished from the inside, and wondered if it was possible to re-capture those moments, you should read this.
www.innerworlds.50megs.com /neurotheology.htm   (872 words)

  
 GOD & THE BRAIN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In the new field of "Neurotheology," scientists seek the biological basis of sprituality.
In neurotheology, psychologists and neurologists try to pinpoint which regions turn on, and which turn off, during experiences that seem to ex- ist outside time and space.
Everything we experience--from the sound of thunder to the sight of a poodle, the feeling of fear and the thought of a polka-dot castle--leaves a trace on the brain.
flockofangels.org /godandthebrain.htm   (3333 words)

  
 E-Budo.com - neurotheology and budo
If you are not familar with neurotheology, it refers to the idea that religious experiences can be related to brain activity.
Neurotheology is a fairly new idea, but quite interesting.
Of course, if you are interested in the concept of "neurotheology", then you might also find the content of the book interesting--it is a collection of the writings on religion--especially mysticism--by such worthies as Einstein, Planck, Heidegger, etc.
www.e-budo.com /forum/showthread.php?t=8669   (879 words)

  
 E-sangha, Buddhist Forum and Buddhism Forum -> Neurotheology
The problem with Neurotheology is that it confuses spiritual experiences with religion That is how Dr. Michael J. Baime, a colleague of Andrew Newberg's at Penn, describes what he feels at the moment of peak transcendence when he practices Tibetan Buddhist meditation, as he has since he was 14 in 1969.
Everything we experience-from the sound of thunder to the sight of a poodle, the feeling of fear and the thought of a polka-dot castle-leaves a trace on the brain.
When one psychologist, a practicing Christian, tried to discuss in his introductory psych book the role of faith in people's lives, his publisher edited out most of it-for fear of offending readers.
www.lioncity.net /buddhism/index.php?showtopic=10278   (7272 words)

  
 Amazon.com: NeuroTheology: Brain, Science, Spirituality, Religious Experience: Books: Rhawn Joseph,Andrew Newberg,Carol ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
NeuroTheology is the Alpha and Omega of this exciting new science.
Neurotheology contains over 30 chapters written by over 20 distinguished scientists and authors who offer a wide range of perspectives including the views of those who do not believe in neurotheology.
NeuroTheology is an excellent, comprehensive, scholarly text which begins at the beginning (the Creation) and ends at the end (Armageddon).
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0971644586?v=glance   (1725 words)

  
 Neurotheology - Pop Occulture
Tip of the hat to Fell for pointing me to an interesting article on Wired: This Is Your Brain On God.
The article is about Michael Persinger, a 1969 American draft-dodger turned Canadian scientist who now works in the emerging field of “neurotheology” which seeks to uncover a biological basis for subjective religious experience.
If I had to wager an early hypothesis on this field, I would say that traditional mystical exercises, training and rituals were designed over millenia to stimulate the same thing that is being stimulated electronically in this research.
www.timboucher.com /journal/2005/06/15/neurotheology   (2047 words)

  
 JET 14(2) - August 2005 - LaTorra - Trans-Spirit
Neurotheology employs scientific understanding of the brain, including all of its component systems down to the finest level of detail available.
Level A is practically useless for the purpose of understanding why most human beings are religious and how spiritual phenomena occur on a causal basis (unless one assumes that some sort of divine revelation has indeed taken place, which is an assumption Trans-Spirit does not make).
“Persinger and the New Brain Sciences of Neurotheology and Magnetic Neurotechnology.” http://www.innerworlds.50megs.com/index.htm (retrieved June 4, 2004).
www.jetpress.org /volume14/latorra.html   (6237 words)

  
 The Cool Blue Blog: Neurotheology
May 7 issue — One Sunday morning in March, 19 years ago, as Dr. James Austin waited for a train in London, he glanced away from the tracks toward the river Thames.
Everything we experience—from the sound of thunder to the sight of a poodle, the feeling of fear and the thought of a polka-dot castle—leaves a trace on the brain.
When one psychologist, a practicing Christian, tried to discuss in his introductory psych book the role of faith in people's lives, his publisher edited out most of it—for fear of offending readers.
coolblue.typepad.com /the_cool_blue_blog/2004/05/neurotheology.html   (3486 words)

  
 O.A.K.: HOW THE BRAIN ‘CREATES’ GOD
Neurotheology is the marriage of brain science and theology, which systematically studies the relationship of God and the universe.
In his 1962 utopian novel, Island, Aldous Huxley coined the term neurotheology to describe the territory where human “wetware” interfaces with the divine.
Since then it has come to mean the emergent field that describes the neurological phenomena that underlie classical mystical experiences from all spiritual practices.
www.nwbotanicals.org /oak/magick/createsgod.htm   (6774 words)

  
 Readers discuss Neurotheology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
We'd like to know what you think about Neurotheology: Virtual Religion in the 21st Century.
A reporter from the NY Times called and interviewed me for a major story about individuals who were naturally at the energetic edge of life, not manic as in bipolar, but hypo (less than) manic, just buzzing along doing a lot more than average.
There have been a couple of books about this, but anyone who has looked at the back cover of Neurotheology knows that I've worn a lot of hats in this life, and creating a subset of theology was and continues to be a large part of that.
www.thinkaboutit.org /readerslog.htm   (1177 words)

  
 Neurotheology: Which came first, God or the brain?
Neurotheology: Which came first, God or the brain?
This paper reflects the research and thoughts of a student at the time the paper was written for a course at Bryn Mawr College.
Web links were active as of the time the paper was posted but are not updated.
serendip.brynmawr.edu /biology/b103/f01/web3/ford.html   (1769 words)

  
 Technorati Tag: neurotheology
Neurotheology and Spiritual Neurology Neurotheology - magnetic brain stimulation technology, now available from Persinger associate, here.
This page shows blog posts, photos, and links that have been tagged neurotheology.
Posts tagged Neurotheology per day for the last 30 days.
www.technorati.com /tag/neurotheology   (240 words)

  
 BBC - Science & Nature - Horizon - God on the Brain
Like other forms of epilepsy, the condition causes fitting but it is also associated with religious hallucinations.
Research into why people like Rudi and Gwen saw what they did has opened up a whole field of brain science: neurotheology.
The connection between the temporal lobes of the brain and religious feeling has led one Canadian scientist to try stimulating them.
www.bbc.co.uk /science/horizon/2003/godonbrain.shtml   (1000 words)

  
 Neuroscience News for Neuroscience Research, Neuroscience Labs, Neuroscience Jobs, Neuroscientist Links, Artificial ...
Neuroscience links, neuroscience jobs, neuroscientist forum, neurotheology articles and more can also be found in Neuroscience Links and Neuroscientist Forum.
Visit Clinically Psyched for breaking news in clinical psychology, abnormal psychology, cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, neurotheology and other psychology news.
Changes in intrinsic properties of pyramidal neurons in adult rat S1 during cortical reorganization.
www.neurosciencenews.com   (1500 words)

  
 Clinical Psychology News at Clinically Psyched with Clinical Psychology News, Abnormal Psychology News, Biopsychology ...
Clinically Psyched was established to keep psychology professionals, clinical psychology students and anyone with interest in the field of clinical psychology up to date with breaking news, research and events in clinical psychology, abnormal psychology, biopsychology, psychopharmacology, psychobiology, clinical neuroscience, psychology, mental illness, clinical diagnosis, neurotheology, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, psychopathology, sociopathology and psychiatry.
personal research, findings and news within the fields of clinical psychology, abnormal psychology, clinical neuroscience, biopsychology, psychopharmacology, psychobiology, neurotheology, mental illness, clinical diagnosis, psychopathology, sociopathology, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, psychology and psychiatry.
We especially invite submissions and feedback from psychology students as we wish to make this a website which will assist in education.
www.clinicallypsyched.com   (1856 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Neurotheology: Virtual Religion in the 21st Century: Books: Laurence O. McKinney   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Neurotheology: Virtual Religion in the 21st Century (Paperback)
Buy this book with NeuroTheology: Brain, Science, Spirituality, Religious Experience by Rhawn Joseph today!
NeuroTheology: Brain, Science, Spirituality, Religious Experience by Rhawn Joseph
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0945724012?v=glance   (509 words)

  
 Word Spy - neurotheology
The nuns hope to help Montreal neuroscientist Mario Beauregard uncover just what happens in their brains when they feel the hand of God.
Their openness to scientific examination is a sign of a relatively recent rapprochement between science and religion, especially in the new field of neurotheology, which uses the tools of psychology and neuroscience to probe the neural underpinnings of religious experience
—James B. Ashbrook, ""Mind" as humanizing the brain: Toward a neurotheology of meaning," Zygon, September 1, 1997
www.wordspy.com /words/neurotheology.asp   (222 words)

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