Don’t Pathologize Religious Experiences

The Dream of Solomon by Giordano.

Jules Evans, a journalist and writer with a deep interest in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, writes a piece for Wired Magazine on the tendency of religious or out-of-the-ordinary experiences to be "shifted to the margins of our secular, scientific, post-animist culture and defined as pathological symptoms of a physical or emotional disease." Evans cites a new study in the¬†British Journal of Clinical Psychology that compares "psychotic-like phenomena in clinical and non-clinical populations" … [Read more...]


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