The Becalmed Oasis

John Hopkins University in Baltimore, in a study of the effects of prayer sessions among black women with breast cancer, concluded that there is evidence that the meditative states produced by group prayer sessions are a natural part of the brain and show that humans are inherently spiritual beings. Professor Greg Jacobs said: “Prayer is the modern brain’s means by which we can connect to more powerful ancestral states of consciousness.” He says that in such states people seem able to turn off the “internal chatter” of the higher conscious brain, and experience instead the sense of peace that emanates from that part of the brain that he describes as “the becalmed oasis.”
Well it’s nice to know that science offers support to what faith has always known – that in prayer our spirits touch the eternal spirit of God.

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