Science and Spiritual Practices

Science and Spiritual Practices

In this pioneering book Rupert Sheldrake shows how science helps validate seven practices on which all religions are built, and which are part of our common human heritage: · Meditation · Gratitude · Connecting with nature · Relating to ...

Author: Rupert Sheldrake

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473630109

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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In this pioneering book Rupert Sheldrake shows how science helps validate seven practices on which all religions are built, and which are part of our common human heritage: · Meditation · Gratitude · Connecting with nature · Relating to plants · Rituals · Singing and chanting · Pilgrimage and holy places. The effects of spiritual practices are now being investigated scientifically as never before, and many studies have shown that religious and spiritual practices generally make people happier and healthier. Rupert Sheldrake summarizes the latest scientific research on what happens when we take part in these practices, and suggests ways that readers can explore these fields for themselves. For those who are religious, Science and Spiritual Practices will illuminate the evolutionary origins of their own traditions and give a new appreciation of their power. For the non-religious, this book will show how the core practices of spirituality are accessible to all, even if they do not subscribe to a religious belief system. This is a book for anyone who suspects that in the drive towards radical secularism, something valuable has been left behind. Rupert Sheldrake believes that by opening ourselves to the spiritual dimension we may find the strength to live more wholesome and fulfilling lives.
Categories: Religion

The Spiritual Scientist

The Spiritual Scientist

Chapter 2 will describe energetic aura in detail as this is very important for the reader to fully understand, as the book will focus on spiritual practices that can be used to balance and restore energetic aura, including the chakra system ...

Author: Maria Afentakis

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 9781912839513

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

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The Spiritual Scientist bridges the gap between science and spirituality to give the reader an understanding of how energy works and how one can balance and restore their energies to have a tranquil and peaceful life. The book covers the scientific concepts of energy and the human body and relates these concepts to their spiritual aspects. The scientific concepts will be written in an accurate and a simple fashion, so the reader will be able to understand these concepts without having a high degree of scientific knowledge. The book will discuss the scientific concept first then relate these to the spiritual aspect. The first chapter is an introduction to what energy is in basic terms with equations and diagrams so the reader can fully understand that every living thing has its own unique energy. Chapter 2 will describe energetic aura in detail as this is very important for the reader to fully understand, as the book will focus on spiritual practices that can be used to balance and restore energetic aura, including the chakra system. Chapter 3 will describe the basic anatomy of the human body and will describe the basic fundamental structures such as a cell and DNA, as well as organs and bodily systems including the endocrine system. Chapter 4 will focus on the 13 chakras in the body. The 13 chakras are represented in the spiritual scientist’s logo. This chapter will help the reader understand the different chakras in the body and identify when there is a problem or if chakra is inactive, overactive or imbalanced. Chapters 5-7 will describe specific spiritual practices including crystal healing and aromatherapy that can be incorporated to ground, balance and restore ones' chakras. Chapter 8 will describe the basic function and structure of the brain and how mindfulness techniques including meditations can be used to restore peace and tranquility in ones' everyday life. The final chapter will be a guided step-by step protocol combining all the knowledge learnt throughout the book to create their own meditation kits to balance specific auras. Throughout the book, there will be guided meditations and activities, so the reader will find it easier to understand the importance of these spiritual practices and incorporate them into everyday life.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Analyzing The Science of Spirituality and Ayurvedic Medicine To Explore The Benefits To Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle

Analyzing The Science of Spirituality and Ayurvedic Medicine To Explore The Benefits To Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle

The word, spirituality often sparks an image of false beliefs that are rooted in blind faith in religion, or perhaps just a puzzle with an abundance of missing pieces.

Author: Jayani Jayakanthan

Publisher: Pustaka Digital Media

ISBN: PKEY:6580543506787

Category: Fiction

Page: 26

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The word, spirituality often sparks an image of false beliefs that are rooted in blind faith in religion, or perhaps just a puzzle with an abundance of missing pieces. Unsurprisingly, from the 1960s to now, Western scientists and otherwise have come to discover that there was in fact, a scientific purpose behind each spiritual practice or idea. Though much of its mystical theories are not available to scientific investigation, much research upon this ancient theory has made a significant contribution to modern science. Spirituality fundamentally stemmed from the continent of India and its religion of Hinduism. Hinduism is the world’s oldest active religion and is often referred to as a way of life by its followers. Spiritual practices are now widespread throughout the world and have attracted attention from people and scientists of all cultures. Predisposition towards spirituality still prevails but adopting some of these spiritual practices might just have significant benefits to our everyday lives to improve our understanding of ourselves, the world around us and beyond. There are many dimensions of the world and ourselves we have yet to uncover, and to further educate ourselves on the ancient practices to make sense of it in our modern world is the purpose of this report.
Categories: Fiction

Ways to Go Beyond and Why They Work

Ways to Go Beyond and Why They Work

Are their effects all inside brains and essentially illusory? Or can we really make contact with forms of consciousness greater than our own? We are in the midst of a spiritual revival. This book is an essential guide.

Author: Rupert Sheldrake

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473653429

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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To go beyond is to move into a higher state of consciousness, to a place of bliss, greater understanding, love, and deep connectedness, a realm where we finally find life's meaning - experiences for which all spiritual seekers seek. Dr Rupert Sheldrake, writing as both a scientist and a spiritual explorer, looks at seven spiritual practices that are personally transformative and have scientifically measurable effects. He combines the latest scientific research with his extensive knowledge of mystical traditions around the world to show how we may tune into more-than-human realms of consciousness through psychedelics, such as ayahuasca, and by taking cannabis. He also shows how everyday activities can have mystical dimensions, including sports and learning from animals. He discusses traditional religious practices such as fasting, prayer, and the celebration of festivals and holy days. Why do these practices work? Are their effects all inside brains and essentially illusory? Or can we really make contact with forms of consciousness greater than our own? We are in the midst of a spiritual revival. This book is an essential guide.
Categories: Religion

Spirit Science and Health

Spirit  Science  and Health

A state of the art look at knowledge and ongoing research on the connection between spirituality and health.

Author: Thomas G. Plante

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275995062

Category: Psychology

Page: 230

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A state of the art look at knowledge and ongoing research on the connection between spirituality and health.
Categories: Psychology

Science and Spirituality

Science and Spirituality

All the monumental traditions of India, Vedanta, Yoga, and Tantra, become alive in their connectedness with this newest science within consciousness. This book will be useful for scholars and general readers as well.

Author: Amit Goswami

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015062436905

Category: Hinduism and science

Page: 183

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Illustrations: 4 Figures Description: The four-hundred year split between science and spirituality is now bridged. With the publication of Science and Spirituality: A Quantum Integration, the authors have demonstrated not only the long-suspected metaphysical unity of science and spirituality but also their cosmological and methodological unity. Crucial to the new integration are ideas of quantum physics and quantum leaps, which embody a new science based on the primacy of consciousness as propounded in the Upanishads. Goswami's show in this paradigm-shifting book that not only can the paradoxes of quantum physics be resolved on the basis of a spiritual universe but also well-known paradoxes of life, mind, and health. With equally competent exposition and scientific theory and experimental data and spiritual cosmologies and practices, the authors take you through a scientific exploration of spirituality that is truly breathtaking. Even ideas of survival after death, reincarnation, and immortality are included. All the monumental traditions of India, Vedanta, Yoga, and Tantra, become alive in their connectedness with this newest science within consciousness. This book will be useful for scholars and general readers as well.
Categories: Hinduism and science

Medicine Religion and Health

Medicine  Religion  and Health

Terms of the debate -- Medicine in the twenty-first century -- From mind to body -- Religion and health -- Mental health -- The immune and endocrine systems -- The cardiovascular system -- Diseases related to stress and behavior -- ...

Author: Harold G. Koenig

Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781599471419

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 234

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Terms of the debate -- Medicine in the twenty-first century -- From mind to body -- Religion and health -- Mental health -- The immune and endocrine systems -- The cardiovascular system -- Diseases related to stress and behavior -- Longevity -- Physical disability -- Clinical applications -- Final thoughts.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Untangling the Myth Where Science and Spirituality Meet

Untangling the Myth   Where Science and Spirituality Meet

It has been brought together through love and deep devotion into this book, to be your guide on your own unique experiential journey to internal peace in the freedom to express your truth.

Author: Edel O'Mahony

Publisher:

ISBN: 1849146519

Category: Medical

Page: 380

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'There must be more to life than this?' Untangling the Myth - Where Science and Spirituality Meet became a book that followed the step by step process I had taken on my own journey from fear and cycles of suffering to a place of internal peace, in full control of creating my world and living in the freedom of my truth. There are 35 chapters to assist you, the reader, to step into your own conscious creating and the powerful practice of present moment awareness. It provides the scientific facts to energetic and spiritual practices, with detailed information and scientific verification, in particular around the field of Epigenetics working within your body and how you are creating your external environment from your beliefs. Through a lifetime of the most harrowing experiences my journey took all the strength and courage I could muster, yet the 'why?' never left me. It was not to be external studies or qualifications that brought my answers. It was to be my returning home within myself, which opened my awareness, awakened my intuition and allowed me to remember the magnificence of what we are. It has been brought together through love and deep devotion into this book, to be your guide on your own unique experiential journey to internal peace in the freedom to express your truth.
Categories: Medical

Science and Spiritual Quest

Science and Spiritual Quest

For this, almost all speakers in the conference have intensive training in both
science and spirituality. The speakers are experienced and they appreciate both
science and spirituality. They practice first and then preach. They delve deep into
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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114497535

Category: Philosophy and science

Page: 408

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Categories: Philosophy and science

Where God and Science Meet Evolution genes and the religious brain

Where God and Science Meet  Evolution  genes  and the religious brain

Understanding why this is the case could help explain other intangible events, such as altered states of consciousness, possession, supposed alien visitations, near-death experiences and out-of-body events.

Author: Patrick McNamara

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275987892

Category: Evolutionary psychology

Page: 312

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In this far-reaching and novel work, experts from across the nation and around the world present evolutionary, neuroscientific and psychological approaches to explaining and exploring religion, including the newest findings and evidence that have spurred the fledgling field of neurotheology. Spiritual practices, or awakenings, have an impact on brain, mind and personality. These changes are being scientifically predicted and proven. For example, studies show Buddhist priests and Franciscan nuns at the peak of religious feelings show a functional change in the lobes of their brain. Similar processes have been found in people with epilepsy, which Hippocrates called "the sacred disease." New research is showing that, not only does a person's brain activity change in particular areas while that person is experiencing religion epiphany, but that such events can be created for some people, even self-professed atheists, by stimulating various parts of the brain. It is not the goal of neurotheology to prove or disprove the existence of God, but to understand the biology of spiritual experiences. Such experiences seem to exist outside of time and space--caused by the brain losing its perception of a boundary between physical body and outside world. Understanding why this is the case could help explain other intangible events, such as altered states of consciousness, possession, supposed alien visitations, near-death experiences and out-of-body events. Understanding how and why these abilities evolved in the brain could also help us understand how religion contributes to the survival of the human race.
Categories: Evolutionary psychology

Where God and Science Meet The neurology of religious experience

Where God and Science Meet  The neurology of religious experience

Experts discuss aspects of the relationship between religion and neuroscience, examining topics such as neuroimaging studies of religious experience, the frontal lobes and religion's evolution, temporal lobe epilepsy, and ritual performance ...

Author: Patrick McNamara

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275987906

Category: Evolutionary psychology

Page: 288

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Experts discuss aspects of the relationship between religion and neuroscience, examining topics such as neuroimaging studies of religious experience, the frontal lobes and religion's evolution, temporal lobe epilepsy, and ritual performance.
Categories: Evolutionary psychology

Religion Spirituality and Everyday Practice

Religion  Spirituality and Everyday Practice

The current generation of young adults, at least in the Western world, has shown a marked tendency toward a preference for describing themselves as “spiritual” as contrasted to “religious.” This book seeks to examine the possible ...

Author: Giuseppe Giordan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400718195

Category: Social Science

Page: 193

View: 667

The current generation of young adults, at least in the Western world, has shown a marked tendency toward a preference for describing themselves as “spiritual” as contrasted to “religious.” This book seeks to examine the possible meanings and consequences associated with this contrast in terms of the similarities and differences that affect those who use these terms with respect to the everyday practices that they themselves employ or believe should follow from being self-defined as “religious” or “spiritual” – or not. The several chapters in this volume take up the religious-spiritual contrast specifically through investigations into practice: In what ways do people who claim to be “religious” or “spiritual” define these self-images as manifest in their own lives? How on a daily basis does a person who considers himself or herself “religious” or “spiritual” live out that self-image in specific ways that she or he can describe to others, even if not share with others? Are there ways that being “spiritual” can involve religion or ways that being “religious” can involve spirituality, and if so, how do these differ from concepts in prior eras (e.g., Ignatian spirituality, Orthodox spirituality, Anglican spirituality, etc.)? We also explore if there are institutions of spiritual practice to which those who term themselves “spiritual” turn, or if the difference implied by these terms may instead be between institutionalized and de-institutionalized expressions of practice, including but not limited to self-spiritualities.
Categories: Social Science

The Spiritual Quest

The Spiritual Quest

This treatise argues that the quest for the spirit is not a rare mystical experience, but a frequent expression of basic human impulses, rooted in our biological, psychological and social nature.

Author: Robert M. Torrance

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520211599

Category: Religion

Page: 367

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This treatise argues that the quest for the spirit is not a rare mystical experience, but a frequent expression of basic human impulses, rooted in our biological, psychological and social nature. It presents the quest in the myths and religious practices of tribal people throughout the world.
Categories: Religion

Other Worlds

Other Worlds

Christopher White points to ways that both spiritual practices and scientific speculation about multiverses and invisible dimensions are efforts to peer into the hidden elements and even existential meaning of the universe.

Author: Christopher G. White

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674984295

Category: History

Page: 340

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Christopher White points to ways that both spiritual practices and scientific speculation about multiverses and invisible dimensions are efforts to peer into the hidden elements and even existential meaning of the universe. Creatively appropriated, these ideas can restore a spiritual sense that the world is greater than anything our eyes can see.
Categories: History

Sensory Templates and Manager Cognition

Sensory Templates and Manager Cognition

This book explores the role of art and spiritual practices in management education.

Author: Claus Springborg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319717944

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 295

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This book explores the role of art and spiritual practices in management education. It takes recent developments in cognitive science relating to the metaphorical and embodied nature of cognition as its starting point. Introducing the concept of ‘sensory templates’, Springborg demonstrates how managers unconsciously understand organizational situations and actions as analogous to concrete sensorimotor experiences, such as pushing, pulling, balancing, lifting, moving with friction, connecting and moving various substances. Real-life management and leadership case studies illustrate how changing the sensory templates one uses to understand a particular situation can increase managerial efficiency and bring simple solutions to problems that have troubled managers for years. Sensory Templates and Manager Cognition will be of interest to scholars and students of managerial cognition, leadership and neuroscience, as well as practising managers and management educators.
Categories: Business & Economics

Science and Spirituality for a Sustainable World

Science and Spirituality for a Sustainable World

"This book examines the importance of both spirituality and skill for leadership and sustainable management.

Author: Deepanjali Mishra

Publisher:

ISBN: 1522598936

Category: Religion

Page: 350

View: 157

"This book examines the importance of both spirituality and skill for leadership and sustainable management. It explores mechanisms for developing spirituality and skill based leadership and highlights the role of spiritual values for environmental sustainability"--
Categories: Religion

Adoga

Adoga

It integrates self-growth and self-love, intellect and spirit. This book connects a multitude of self-development perspectives and practices into an elegantly inclusive pattern.

Author: Ryan Taylor

Publisher:

ISBN: 173248192X

Category:

Page: 212

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Adoga is a profoundly novel paradigm of self-development and spirituality. It integrates self-growth and self-love, intellect and spirit. This book connects a multitude of self-development perspectives and practices into an elegantly inclusive pattern.
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A Guidebook to Religious and Spiritual Practices for People Who Work with People

A Guidebook to Religious and Spiritual Practices for People Who Work with People

Are Christian Scientists allowed to go to a doctor.> Retrieved on March 11, 2003.
from <http://www.tfccs.com/GV/QuandaPCSHQ6.jhtml> The First Church of Christ,
Scientist. (2002). Questions and Answers. How do you practice baptism or ...

Author: Nancy K. Grant

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595615476

Category: Religion

Page: 472

View: 564

This book contains a description of a variety of religions, the title of the religious leader, days held sacred, beliefs related to health and illness, their customs and practices, death and dying, beliefs related to medical practices, beliefs related to reproduction, and possible implications related to health care. A book such as this is valuable given the multicultural context in which we all live and work.
Categories: Religion