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No End to Wanting

No End to Wanting

No End To Wanting If you could have everything you presently want, how long would it take you to get it?  How long would it take you to count...

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God Is in the Dendrites

God Is in the Dendrites

From Slate: Looking back, it was the intellectual high point of my summer: Ten science and religion reporters sitting inside the divinity building at Cambridge...

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Neurotheology: This Is Your Brain On Religion

Neurotheology: This Is Your Brain On Religion

For thousands of years, religion has posed some unanswerable questions: Who are we?  What’s the meaning of life? What does it mean to be religious? In an...

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The Golden Bough.  Fulltext!

The Golden Bough. Fulltext!

The Golden Bough describes our ancestors’ primitive methods of worship, sex practices, strange rituals and festivals. Disproving the popular thought that primitive...

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Remembering Alan Watts

Remembering Alan Watts

Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern philosophy...

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Beyond Belief: An Interview with Elaine Pagels

Beyond Belief: An Interview with Elaine Pagels

From NOW with Bill Moyers: PAGELS:Thank you. MOYERS: The subtitle. BEYOND BELIEF: THE SECRET GOSPEL OF THOMAS. What is the secret Gospel of Thomas? PAGELS: The Gospel...

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