The Experience of God

“One of the things that social scientists can’t answer is the most fundamental mystery of all, which is what is speaking back? How do we understand that invisible other? How do we understand this fundamental religious impulse?”

“What intrigues me is why some people are more able to experience God than others. Why prayer practice, why meditation practice, why certain practices seem to change somebody’s experience. Turns out that the more somebody is willing to become absorbed in their inner experience, the more likely they are to report that they experience God vividly.”

Watch this short video to learn more about the work and views of Tanya Luhrmann.

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