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Issue – 7


In the Name of Science

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Help! Meditation Madness

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CYBERSPACE, OUTERSPACE, & INNERSPACE

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There was a time in my life when all I knew was Christianity as it was practiced in my church, a small church in a small, suburban, overwhelmingly white town. I knew only the God that was preached about to me at Sunday school, and I thought everyone celebrated Easter and Christmas as I did. …

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When I was in high school I had a good friend for telling a great story. She was just the type of person who was always in the right spot at the right time to see the action. She would go away for the weekend and return with tales of police raids at her friend’s …

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“Beliefs concerning the ultimate purposes and meaning of life and the accompanying worldview perspectives that mold beliefs of right and wrong are critically dependent . . . on concepts regarding the conscious self.” -Roger Sperry1 THE HALO Humanity has never had it so good—a current of conviction that flows in the world at large. Technological …

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Waiting by a windowFeeling down and blueAll because I haven’t heard from you . . .And then my mama said . . .   “How are you going to get respect—when you haven’t begun to meditate yet!” Stalking you, the meditation evangelists apparently have incarnated everywhere. At the workplace, boardroom, yoga class, university campus, family …

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The bathroom lock slides across with a satisfying click, and a sigh escapes me as I begin to wind down. I’m relieved to be alone for a few minutes after a busy day of work, then taking the kids to hockey practice. I smile at my reflection in the mirror. Not too bad, still a …

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“Human beings are social animals,” my grandfather used to say. He meant, “You can’t just keep to yourself all the time; go out there and play with kids your age!” Fast forward a few years and we find that the meaning of the term “social” has transformed into something much more intricate than just describing …

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“Yes I am!” we pilgrims screamed at the top of our lungs. Time: early 1993. Place: Mount Smart Supertop, Auckland. Event: Metallica. The most famous heavy metal band in the world had finally graced God’s own. I had never heard the original version of the Diamond Head song “Am I Evil?” which, although popular in …

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“Look in the mirror. Look at yourself.” Our teacher, in sports-bra and hotpants, directs the sweating heap of bodies flushed red in the ultra-heated room. I don’t often practise hot yoga, but once a year (usually in winter) I get the idea that it will help my body loosen up and shake off its winter …

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