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January 17, 2014

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http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/19/justice/maryland-exorcism-deaths/

Hi Brian, thanks for this info on Barash's book. I might read Buddhist Biology (when it comes out in paperback) as it appears to compliment my interest and background as a naturalist/ecologist.

It was my early(amateur)interest in the interconnectedness of life (later to become popular in the 1960's as ecology), that prompted me to study religions to see what they had to say. The faith religions I soon realised divorced man and nature so immediately alienated me from them.

Buddhism though did express this connection and also pointed to the study of the mind. The 'religious/belief' aspect was off-putting but leaving that aside I found their views of the mind/self issue interesting. This was long before neuroscience and fMRI scanning later complimented some of the Buddhist findings.

So along with Stephen Batchelor's approach of being an athiest Buddhist, I think I may find Buddhist Biology 'enlightening'.

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