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Why Politicians and Religious Leaders Get In Bed With Your Limbic System

I watched GOP presidential front-runner, Donald Trump, live, on TV when he visited Mobile, Alabama, just an hour east of where I live. Not long into his pep talk he said to the huge, deep red crowd:

“What’s my favorite book? The Bible!”

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Neuroscience Explanations For ‘Spiritual’ Experiences – Part 1

Note:  People who’ve had what they considered a religious experience may find this information disquieting.  From a personal perspective, I found it not only liberating but empowering. The Dalia Lama, who’s been working with neuroscientists at MIT, has given a thumbs up regarding the research I’m going to present here. He states that what has been discovered about the brain’s role in mystic, and religious experiences is illuminating. Continue reading