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15 years old. I’m fresh out of my second mental hospital stay. I attempted suicide. I felt unclean. I felt unworthy. My uncle had sexually assaulted me for a period of about 6 months, and went to prison two months before I decided to end my life. 268 more words



Friday, November 18

4:30 PM – 4:45 PM

Hilton, Room: Salon B

Presenting Author: Cordelia Erickson-Davis  Stanford University

 Presence, or the sense of “being there,” is frequently invoked in descriptions of religious experience (e.g., the “presence of God”), unseen others (e.g., Third Man Syndrome) or one’s self (e.g., to feel fully present in the moment). 187 more words

Anthropology Of Consciousness

Paradoxical Faith: Ḥasidic Masters on Closeness to God in Moments of Distance

אבינו אבינו איך נלך כי השומר עומד בשער המלך

Our Father, Our father! How can we come to you? The guard stands watch at the royal gate!

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When the Spiritual Obstacles get Real

I have been away from my blog for the past two weeks, but it wasn’t because I wanted to be.  Instead, I got hit by the current round of the flu.  953 more words


Notes on Religious Experience


HI guys, hope you are enjoying hols so far.

Which would you personally find more convincing as evidence for the existence of God– a thorough philosophical argument or some sort of religious experience? 192 more words

Religious Experience

Mysterium Horrendum: Exploring Otto's Concept of the Numinous in Stoker, Machen and Lovecraft

Rudolf Otto

The German theologian Rudolf Otto was born in 1869 in a town called Peine, near Hannover in Prussia. Unfortunately, very little is known about his early life until he began his formal education, so this brief biographical sketch is little more than an overview of his academic CV. 4,255 more words


The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James


Page 326 is the Philosophy chapter, a good place to start with some extra reading.  Don’t be daunted– it’s rather old fashioned but it is in the form of a lecture:  Imagine that James is speaking to you about his ideas.

Religious Experience