Public polling mythology tells us that up to ninety percent of people in Western, industrialized countries - America in particular - consistently identify themselves as "religious". Yet improved surveys offering people the additional option of being "spiritual but not religious" have exploded this mythic statistic. In such surveys, only a minority of people describe themselves as strictly "religious".
In this groundbreaking book, physician-philosopher Christian Erickson takes an updated look at what both Einstein and the Buddha thought of as humanity’s holiest of grails: a "science of the soul." By inter-leaving related threads of thought from social neuroscience to Eastern existentialism, Erickson offers the reader a cutting-edge glimpse at the most recent reincarnation of this ever-evolving body of insight.
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