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The inclusion of spiritual experiences as a nonpathological category in the DSM-IV is another example of increasing mainstream recognition.
It raises a fascinating and deep set of questions relating to the nature of spiritual experience and forces the reader to ponder what it means that the "corporeal and incorporeal are intimately related" (p.
13) A study by Robinson and colleagues also found a positive relationship among daily spiritual experiences, a sense of meaning and purpose in life, and the subsequent absence of heavy drinking at six months post-treatment.
202) that Adoruo deploys in his search for spiritual experience.
Of course, investigating religion and spirituality through neuroscience presents numerous empirical questions, but one of the most compelling must be whether it can explain the relationship between the brain and spiritual experience.
Chapter three is entitled, "The Spiritual Experience in AA," and explains how alcohol addiction is a misguided search for God.
Considerations leading to Sister Emmerich's upcoming beatification have been based on her personal piety and spiritual experience, particularly the stigmata which she manifested from 1813 onwards until her death.
Persons who would like to explore the bases for spiritual experience outside mainstream Christianity will enjoy this well-written book, in which Horgan guides readers through an extensive array of perceptions.
Wilber (2003) has made the case that the upper levels of any line of development may be spiritual, but, he adds, a person can certainly have a spiritual experience at any level of development.
Some speak about it reverently, almost as if it were a spiritual experience.
Over and over again, we are reminded that "painting is a joyful spiritual experience.
He sees it as a piece with the Renaissance because of its emphasis on inner spiritual experience and inner conversion, plus the natural ethics that makes the Renaissance-Reformation the watershed "from which flowed a new vision of human potential" (12).