research suggests that chemicals that act on the serotonin system trigger mystical experiences that are life-altering. Serotonin is a chemical messenger that helps regulate mood and sleep.
The research raises the question, is God a delusion created by brain chemistry, or is brain chemistry a necessary conduit for people to reach God?
wolf560 wrote:Yes, I agree...
One of the rituals was called the "Tarb Feis" I believe.
Wrapped in a ceremonial bulls hide and in a dream-like state.
Oneonine wrote:Coincidence? Or the belief in the second option, that something you produce when in complete darkness is a necessary conduit for people to reach God.
Oneonine wrote:Other rituals include the darkness of caves, or man made "ovens" built of stone the same way they built ovens and steam rooms.
Oneonine wrote:Perhaps that's why blindness is so often connected with seers though? Either through actual blindness caused by extreme shamanic practices, or the idea of them living in the dark, like bats.
Oneonine wrote: They abuse themselves with haggis though....
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