This is Your Brain on God:
Neurotheology and Cognitive Liberty

May 7, 2001

The new field of neurotheology is examining what specifically happens within the brain when a person has a “religious” or “spiritual” experience. Early research is showing that not only does a person’s brain activity change in particular areas while that person is experiencing a religious epiphany, but such epiphanies can be occasioned, for some people, by stimulating various parts of the brain by various means.

These findings underscore the importance of permitting individuals unfettered access to the full-spectrum of consciousness, and the freedom to achieve various states of mind by various means.

Newsweek’s May 7, 2001 issue features a good summary of what’s happening in the field of neurotheology. Read the article online.