Looking Backwards…..and Looking Forwards I suppose that we have all by now been reflecting on the seemingly long list of high profile celebrity deaths that have occurred throughout 2016. Many household names are no longer with us: George Michael, Carrie Fisher, Gene Wilder, Prince and many more that mean different things to different people. And … More As 2017 Beckons…
Look at Etty Hillesum’s entry in Wikipedia and you’ll see that her occupation is listed as ‘writer’. In actuality, she was so much more than that; anyone who has read her diaries, or secondary sources based on them, would be strongly inclined to bestow upon her the moniker of ‘mystic’ too. Such mysticism was inextricably … More Etty Hillesum: A Story Of Spiritual Transformation
For many years, scientists have tried to test the power of prayer and positive thinking on health and well-being. The results, it has to be said, have been mixed. Now a group scientists are venturing onto new, and controversial terrotory. For example, University of Miami HIV/Aids researcher, Gail Ironson noticed that a number of HIV … More The Vexed Issue of Spirituality and Health
The question as to whether or not we are hardwired for religion and spirituality is an important one from a range of different perspectives says pioneering neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Newberg. The philosophical, theological and biological implications of the answer to this question are profound. “When we look at how the brain works, we see it’s … More The Human Brain: Hardwired for God?