Conceiving God: The Cognitive Origin and Evolution of Religion by James David Lewis-Williams

Conceiving God: The Cognitive Origin and Evolution of Religion by James David Lewis-Williams

Author:James David Lewis-Williams [Lewis-Williams, James David]
Language: eng
Format: epub
Tags: Philosophy, Science, History, art history, archaeology, anthropology, prehistory, Psychology, Religion, Sociology
ISBN: 9780500051641
Google: GLy6AQAACAAJ
Amazon: 050005164X
Goodreads: 7752931
Publisher: Thames Hudson
Published: 2010-03-01T00:00:00+00:00

23, 24 An engulfing vortex with a bright light at the end leads to the hallucinations of deeply altered consciousness; Gustave Doré’s depiction of Dante’s vision of the route to the Empyrean translates the neurological vortex into a swirl of angels.

Such experiences are also associated with pathological conditions. A Western patient suffering from schizophrenia described his visions:

There were small suns and strange twilight worlds of lakes and islands.... An ancient cave, passage, or hollow ladder, seemed to connect new earths; perhaps this was such as Jacob saw, for it was an image of remote antiquity.16



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