The God Impulse

The God Impulse
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date
Category Science
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781847378323
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Why do people have near-death experiences? Are there physical explanations for those out-of-body sensations and tunnels of light? And what about moments of spiritual ecstasy? If Buddha had been in an MRI machine and not under the Bodhi tree when he attained enlightenment, what would we have seen on the monitor? In THE GOD IMPULSE, Kevin Nelson, a neurologist with three decades' experience examining the biology behind human spirituality, deconstructs the spiritual self, uncovering its origin in the most primitive areas of our brain. Through his revolutionary studies on near-death experience, Nelson has discovered that spiritual experience is an incidental product of several different neurological processes acting independently. When we feel close to God or sense the presence of departed relatives, we may believe that we are standing at the border of this world and the next as individual, autonomous, rational creatures-touching God. The reality is far different: our brain function resembles a Cubist painting by Picasso or Braque, and the experiences we regard as the height of our humanity are in fact produced by primal reflexes. THE GOD IMPULSE takes us on a journey into what Nelson calls the borderlands of consciousness. The book offers the first comprehensive, empirically-tested, peer-reviewed examination of the reasons we are capable of near-death experience, out-of-body experience, and the mystical states produced by hallucinogenic drugs

The God Impulse
  • Author : Kevin Nelson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-03-03

Why do people have near-death experiences? Are there physical explanations for those out-of-body sensations and tunnels of light? And what about moments of spiritual ecstasy? If Buddha had been in an MRI machine and not under the Bodhi tree when he attained enlightenment, what would we have seen on the

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The God Impulse
  • Author : Jack Alexander
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2018-07-31

For Jesus, truth and mercy went hand in hand. Where he preached he also healed. He didn't outsource one or the other to biblical scholars or nonprofit ministries. He presented the truth of the gospel through his words and his actions, and he did it all in a hands-on, relational

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The Me of God s Impulse
  • Author : Aisha Carter
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2021-04-17

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Seek the Face of God
  • Author : Karl Frielingsdorf
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006

Invites us to explore how our conscious and unconscious experiences have shaped our perceptions of God. This book also encourages us to develop God images that are nurturing and healing.

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U2 and the Religious Impulse
  • Author : Scott Calhoun
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-02-08

U2 and the Religious Impulse examines indications in U2's music and performances that the band work at conscious and subconscious levels as artists who focus on matters of the spirit, religious traditions, and a life guided by both belief and doubt. U2 is known for a career of stirring

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U2 and the Religious Impulse
  • Author : Scott Calhoun
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-02-08

U2 and the Religious Impulse examines indications in U2's music and performances that the band work at conscious and subconscious levels as artists who focus on matters of the spirit, religious traditions, and a life guided by both belief and doubt. U2 is known for a career of stirring

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The Modernist Impulse in American Protestantism
  • Author : William R. Hutchison
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 1992-04-30

This landmark study of American religion, recipient of the National Religious Book Award in 1976, is being brought back into print with an updated bibliography. The Modernist Impulse in American Protestantism traces the history of American Protestant thought from the early part of the nineteenth century to the present. William R.

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The God Guarantee
  • Author : Jack Alexander
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2017-08-01

"Not enough" is the theme of our day. Fear, scarcity, and inequality dominate the media cycle and are constant companions in our culture. While 74 percent of Americans believe in God, we can feel our world changing in ways that simply seem out of control. We want to cling to a

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Impulse
  • Author : Dave Bara
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-02-03

With his critically acclaimed military science fiction debut series, Dave Bara launched readers on a star-spanning journey of discovery, diplomacy, and danger. Lieutenant Peter Cochrane of the Quantar Royal Navy believes he has his future clearly mapped out. It begins with his new assignment as an officer on Her Majesty’

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A Market for an Impulse
  • Author : William Whittemore Tufts
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1897

Read online A Market for an Impulse written by William Whittemore Tufts, published by which was released on 1897. Download full A Market for an Impulse Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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The Spiritual Doorway in the Brain
  • Author : Kevin Nelson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2010-12-30

The world's leading neurologist on out-of-body and near-death experiences shows that spirituality is as much a part of our basic biological makeup as our sex drive or survival instinct. If Buddha had been in an MRI machine and not under the Bodhi tree when he attained enlightenment, what would we

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Velocity
  • Author : Amelia C. Gormley,Kerry Chin,Michael Hart
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Release Date : 2013-02-22

REACHING OPTIMUM SPEED For Detroit handyman Derrick Chance and his lover, Gavin Hayes, the holiday season is filled with the promise of new beginnings. Gavin's officially moving in, and after the New Year, they'll begin house hunting. But they both know all the talk of gift exchange, whose holiday ornaments

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Perfect
  • Author : Ellen Hopkins
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-09-13

What would you give up to be perfect? Four teens find out in the New York Times bestselling companion to Impulse. Everyone has something, someone, somewhere else that they’d rather be. For four high school seniors, their goals of perfection are just as different as the paths they take

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The Christ Impulse
  • Author : Rudolf Steiner
  • Publisher : Rudolf Steiner Press
  • Release Date : 2014

‘Christ will reappear but in a higher reality than the physical one – in a reality which we will only see if we have first acquired a sense and understanding of spiritual life. Inscribe in your hearts what anthroposophy should be: a preparation for the great epoch of humanity which lies

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The Monumental Impulse
  • Author : George L. Hersey
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2001

A highly original view of the relationship between architecture and the biological sciences.

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