Category Archives: Tranquility

Photographing the presence of God

The famous neurologist Professor Andrew Newberg actually takes photographs of what believers call ‘the presence of God’. He invites people to meditate and pray in a secluded room. Then, when they are most deeply absorbed in their devotions, he injects … Continue reading

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‘Carry some quiet around inside thee.’

As part of an experiment into the effects of noise on behaviour researchers arranged for someone to keep dropping an armful of books. In fifty percent of the cases someone else stopped to help pick them up. The same experiment, … Continue reading

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‘Carry some quiet around inside thee.’

As part of an experiment into the effects of noise on behaviour researchers arranged for someone to drop an armful of books. In fifty percent of the cases, someone else stopped to help pick them up. The same experiment, with … Continue reading

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Beyond the storms lies the Pacific

In 1520 the explorer Ferdinand Magellan battled for a year to find a passage around the tip of South America, encountering some of the worst weather anywhere on earth. Raging seas, towering ice floes, and a mutinous crew plagued his … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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