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A very well done book presenting the science involved in how we have spiritual experiences. She talks about her own spiritual experience and how it drove her to find out more about how the brain works, how other experience a divine presence, etc. She also gives a good overview of the counter-arguments against these things being anything other than our brain firing in a unique way.
For those of a spiritual inclination, there are many, many stories of people encountering a divine force, and how they became important forces of change for that individual. For those not inclined, it's provides insights into why people feel the way they do, as well as a layman's view of how things happen.
The audio presentation is also well done. The reader does a good job with the material and is easy to understand.
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I would have given the book 4.5 stars, because I do think it has its flaws, but I rounded up to 5 because it honestly was worth every penny I spent to listen to it.
As a person searching for God without sacrificing reason, my belief in the power of observation and the scientific method, or my honesty, I found Hagerty's book incredibly insightful. She surveys spiritual experience across many religions and through many people, emerging with some common denominators as to what mysticism may all be about.
The book has its slow chapters, and sometimes I got impatient with what I saw as repetitious points, but this is really nitpicking.
Overall, it was a fantastic book that changed my perception of spiritual experience - and God.
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