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SCIENCE AND SPIRITUALITY: A PERSPECTIVE : 

8/27/2009 1 SCIENCE AND SPIRITUALITY: A PERSPECTIVE MAHLON HELLER [email protected] SUMMER 2008

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8/27/2009 2 OUTLINE SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS

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8/27/2009 3 OUTLINE SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS PSYCHOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS

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8/27/2009 4 OUTLINE SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS PSYCHOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS SPIRITUALITY CONSIDERATIONS

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8/27/2009 5 OUTLINE SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS PSYCHOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS SPIRITUALITY CONSIDERATIONS DEFINITIONS OF SPIRITUALITY

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8/27/2009 6 OUTLINE INTRODUCTION SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS PSYCHOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS SPIRITUALITY CONSIDERATIONS DEFINITIONS OF SPIRITUALITY CONCLUSION &DISCUSSION

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8/27/2009 7 OUTLINE INTRODUCTION SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS PSYCHOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS SPIRITUALITY CONSIDERATIONS DEFINITIONS OF SPIRITUALITY CONCLUSION &DISCUSSION REFERENCES & BIBLIOGRAPHY

INTRODUCTION : 

8/27/2009 8 INTRODUCTION Science, Psychology, and Spirituality Considerations were used to assist in forming a definition of Spirituality. They are short written statements made by knowledgeable persons.

INTRODUCTION : 

8/27/2009 9 INTRODUCTION Science, Psychology, and Spirituality Considerations were used to assist in forming a definition of Spirituality. They are short written statements made by knowledgeable persons. There is not enough time to address “How To’s.” However, we will touch on a few “How To’s.”

INTRODUCTION : 

8/27/2009 10 INTRODUCTION Science, Psychology, and Spirituality Considerations were used to assist in forming a definition of Spirituality. They are short written statements made by knowledgeable persons. There is not enough time to address “How To’s.” However, we will touch on a few “How To’s.” To some people, Spirituality is Abstract and tied to Religious Dogma; hence, like:

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8/27/2009 12 SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS

SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS : 

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SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS: ENTANGLEMENT : 

8/27/2009 14 SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS: ENTANGLEMENT

SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS: ENTANGLEMENT : 

8/27/2009 15 SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS: ENTANGLEMENT 18 Minutes for Light/Info Both Turn Instantaneously! “Spooky Link” Implies Faster Than The Speed of Light Communication. This Nonlocality Property May Imply Extra Dimensions.

SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS: PARTICLE OR WAVE? : 

8/27/2009 16 SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS: PARTICLE OR WAVE? Colin Bruce, Schrodinger’s Rabbits

SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS: PARTICLE OR WAVE? : 

8/27/2009 17 SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS: PARTICLE OR WAVE? ScienceDaily.com Weizmann Institute of Science: The experiment revealed that the greater the degree of being able to see the electrons, the weaker the interference pattern and the stronger the particle pattern. Reality is changed! If we can see which slit the electron is coming through the waves collapse and the electron becomes a particle.

SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS: INFERENCE : 

8/27/2009 18 SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS: INFERENCE Colin Bruce, Schrodinger’s Rabbits: The acquisition of knowledge about a system by an observer, even inferential knowledge, can somehow change the behavior of that system. 1 To 4 Lb Frozen Turkeys With Bar Codes All Turkeys Except 4 Lb Ones Look Like Particles All 4 Lb Turkeys Look Like Waves! How did the Universe Know? < 4 LB Bar Code Scanner

SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 19 SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS Colin Bruce, Schrodinger’s Rabbits All clumps of matter have a Wave Function that describes all of its possible outcomes in the real world. The Universe is a single Wave Function. Each of our own wave functions are a part of the Universe Wave Function.

SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 20 SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS Colin Bruce, Schrodinger’s Rabbits All clumps of matter have a Wave Function that describes all of its possible outcomes in the real world. The Universe is a single Wave Function. Each of our own wave functions are a part of the Universe Wave Function. Due to some degree of Entanglement, photons (light particles) and other particles that enter the Earth’s atmosphere each second are directly or indirectly linked to just about every other particle in the observable Universe.

SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 21 SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS Colin Bruce, Schrodinger’s Rabbits All clumps of matter have a Wave Function that describes all of its possible outcomes in the real world. The Universe is a single Wave Function. Each of our own wave functions are a part of the Universe Wave Function. Due to some degree of Entanglement, photons (light particles) and other particles that enter the Earth’s atmosphere each second are thus directly or indirectly linked to just about every other particle in the observable Universe. Arnold Mindell, Quantum Mind: The Edge Between Physics and Psychology The Big Bang infers that we are all connected to each other and the Universe.

SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 22 SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS Roger Penrose, Oxford: Science and the Mind, and Shadows of the Mind Microtubes in brain neurons are dielectric waveguides

SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 23 SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS Roger Penrose, Oxford: Science and the Mind, and Shadows of the Mind Microtubes in brain neurons are dielectric waveguides All brain electrons collectively cooperate in a single entangled Qstate

SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 24 SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS Roger Penrose, Oxford: Science and the Mind, and Shadows of the Mind Microtubes in brain neurons are dielectric waveguides All brain electrons collectively cooperate in a single entangled Qstate Brain is a Quantum Computer!

SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 25 SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS Roger Penrose, Oxford: Science and the Mind, and Shadows of the Mind Microtubes in brain neurons are dielectric waveguides All brain electrons collectively cooperate in a single entangled Qstate Brain is a Quantum Computer! Implies we are all interconnected

SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 26 SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS Roger Penrose, Oxford, Science and the Mind “… something very strange is indeed going on in the conscious brain which appears to man (and others) to be beyond what we can understand in terms of our present-day physical world-picture.”

SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 27 SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS Roger Penrose, Oxford, Science and the Mind “… something very strange is indeed going on in the conscious brain which appears to man (and others) to be beyond what we can understand in terms of our present-day physical world-picture.” Seth Lloyd, MIT, Programming the Universe Some of Universe information processing (Quantum Computing) is indeed human thought. … The microscopic dance of matter and light has the power to produce not just human thoughts, but everything. The collision of two atoms can – and does – change the future Universe.

SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 28 SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS Colin Bruce, Schrodinger’s Rabbits: the many worlds of quantum The Universe does in a certain sense appear to behave holistically.

SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 29 SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS Colin Bruce, Schrodinger’s Rabbits: the many worlds of quantum The Universe does in a certain sense appear to behave holistically. Leonard Susskind, CSPAN: The Black Hole War The Universe is one Giant Hologram.

SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 30 SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS Colin Bruce, Schrodinger’s Rabbits: the many worlds of quantum The Universe does in a certain sense appear to behave holistically. Leonard Susskind, CSPAN: The Black Hole War The Universe is on Giant Hologram. Lawrence M. Krauss, Hiding in the Mirror Ultimately, extra dimensions may tell more about human nature than it does about the Universe.

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8/27/2009 31 PSYCHOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS

PSYCHOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 32 PSYCHOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS Carol Schuck Scheiber, Spirituality & Health magazine UCLA Researchers found feelings of isolation change the activity of genes that drive inflammation - the bodies first immune response - linking social factors to an increased risk of heart disease, viral infections, and cancer.

PSYCHOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 33 PSYCHOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS Carol Schuck Scheiber, Spirituality & Health magazine UCLA Researchers found feelings of isolation change the activity of genes that drive inflammation - the bodies first immune response - linking social factors to an increased risk of heart disease, viral infections, and cancer. PBS NOVA, Ghost in Your Genes Epigenetic “switches” that turn genes “on” or “off” respond to environment, stress, and emotions. Effects generations later.

PSYCHOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 34 PSYCHOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS Carol Schuck Scheiber, Spirituality & Health magazine UCLA Researchers found feelings of isolation change the activity of genes that drive inflammation - the bodies first immune response - linking social factors to an increased risk of heart disease, viral infections, and cancer. PBS NOVA, Ghost in Your Genes Epigenetic “switches” that turn genes “on” or “off” respond to environment, stress, and emotions. Effects generations later. Arnold Mindell, Quantum Mind: The Edge Between Physics and Psychology Individual awareness cannot be separated from community (local) awareness and the solution to social issues.

PSYCHOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 35 PSYCHOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS Carol Schuck Scheiber, Spirituality & Health magazine UCLA Researchers found feelings of isolation change the activity of genes that drive inflammation - the bodies first immune response - linking social factors to an increased risk of heart disease, viral infections, and cancer. PBS NOVA, Ghost in Your Genes Epigenetic “switches” that turn genes “on” or “off” respond to environment, stress, and emotions. Effects generations later. Arnold Mindell, Quantum Mind: The Edge Between Physics and Psychology Individual awareness cannot be separated from community (local) awareness and the solution to social issues. We not only influence the course of events; we are an inextricable part of them.

PSYCHOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 36 PSYCHOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS Scientific American Mind, April/May 2008 Gloating topped all other emotions in intensity such as relief and regret.

PSYCHOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 37 PSYCHOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS Scientific American Mind, April/May 2008 Gloating topped all other emotions in intensity such as relief and regret. Burton argues that Certainty is neither a conscious choice nor even a thought process. Instead it arises out of involuntary brain mechanisms that generate love or anger which function independently of reason. Implication is that we cannot trust ourselves when we believe we know something is true.

PSYCHOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 38 PSYCHOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS Scientific American Mind, April/May 2008 Gloating topped all other emotions in intensity such as relief and regret. Burton argues that Certainty is neither a conscious choice nor even a thought process. Instead it arises out of involuntary brain mechanisms that generate love or anger which function independently of reason. Implication is that we cannot trust ourselves when we believe we know something is true. Carl Jung People will do anything no matter how absurd in order to avoid facing their souls.

PSYCHOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 39 PSYCHOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS Scientific American Mind, April/May 2008 Gloating topped all other emotions in intensity such as relief and regret. Burton argues that Certainty is neither a conscious choice nor even a thought process. Instead it arises out of involuntary brain mechanisms that generate love or anger which function independently of reason. Implication is that we cannot trust ourselves when we believe we know something is true. Carl Jung People will do anything no matter how absurd in order to avoid facing their souls. Just as we tend to assume that the world is as we see it, we naively suppose that people are as we imagine them to be … .

PSYCHOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 40 PSYCHOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS Roger Walsh, Essential Spirituality Psychotherapists agree that awareness (mindfulness) is profoundly healing. Awareness Meditation can reduce psychological and psychosomatic difficulties.

PSYCHOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 41 PSYCHOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS Roger Walsh, Essential Spirituality Psychotherapists agree that awareness (mindfulness) is profoundly healing. Awareness Meditation can reduce psychological and psychosomatic difficulties. Carl Rogers, noted psychologist: “Fully functioning people [are] able to experience all of their feelings afraid of none, allowing awareness to flow freely in and through their experiences.”

PSYCHOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 42 PSYCHOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS Roger Walsh, Essential Spirituality Psychotherapists agree that awareness (mindfulness) is profoundly healing. Awareness Meditation can reduce psychological and psychosomatic difficulties. Carl Rogers, noted psychologist: “Fully functioning people [are] able to experience all of their feelings afraid of none, allowing awareness to flow freely in and through their experiences.” Robert Moss, Waking Up to Your Dreams, Spirituality & Health magazine Clinical studies suggest that depression decreases as dream function increases.

PSYCHOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 43 PSYCHOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS Roger Walsh, Essential Spirituality Psychotherapists agree that awareness (mindfulness) is profoundly healing. Awareness Meditation can reduce psychological and psychosomatic difficulties. Carl Rogers, noted psychologist: “Fully functioning people [are] able to experience all of their feelings afraid of none, allowing awareness to flow freely in and through their experiences.” Robert Moss, Waking Up to Your Dreams, Spirituality & Health magazine Clinical studies suggest that depression decreases as dream function increases. A dream may function as a mirror showing us sides of ourselves and our behavior that we may prefer not to see or shut out when operating in reality.

PSYCHOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 44 PSYCHOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS WE ARE 80% EMOTIONAL AND AT BEST 20% LOGICAL! Hence, we are fundamentally emotional creatures. Spirituality with reason will help us focus our thoughts and actions in constructive ways.

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8/27/2009 45 SPIRITUALITY CONSIDERATIONS

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8/27/2009 46 SPIRITUALITY CONSIDERATIONS: COMPASSION

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8/27/2009 47 SPIRITUALITY CONSIDERATIONS: COMPASSION COME

SPIRITUALITY CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 48 SPIRITUALITY CONSIDERATIONS Philip Zaleski, Editor, The Best American Spiritual Writing 2007 Kate Farrell, Faithful to Mystery: (From Barfield’s Unancestral Voice) Our usual self-understanding is a sort of lifeless cover story, a shallow mirror behind which we’re afraid to look, instinctively dreading to face, our own destructiveness. But daring to face the worst in ourselves, we would find something else – the source of our own thinking, the inner word or logos, the creative spirit through which we could gradually change ourselves and the world now being entrusted to us.

SPIRITUALITY CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 49 SPIRITUALITY CONSIDERATIONS Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul, Spirituality & Health “… my life work is exactly that, a work of a lifetime.”

SPIRITUALITY CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 50 SPIRITUALITY CONSIDERATIONS Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul, Spirituality & Health “… my life work is exactly that, a work of a lifetime.” Ray Kurzweil, The Age of Spiritual Machines Neuroscientists UC San Diego have found a God Spot in the frontal lobe that appears to be activated during a religious experience. “Just being – experiencing , being conscious – is spiritual, and reflects the essence of spirituality.

SPIRITUALITY CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 51 SPIRITUALITY CONSIDERATIONS Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul, Health & Spirituality “… my life work is exactly that, a work of a lifetime.” Ray Kurzweil, The Age of Spiritual Machines Neuroscientists UC San Diego have found a God Spot in the frontal lobe that appears to be activated during a religious experience. “Just being – experiencing , being conscious – is spiritual, and reflects the essence of spirituality. Roger Walsh, Essential Spirituality … as I explored my own mind, I discovered an unsuspected Universe within me as vast an mysterious as the external Universe around me.

SPIRITUALITY CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 52 SPIRITUALITY CONSIDERATIONS Scientific American Mind, April/May 2008 Empathy and altruism arise because helping others feels to our brain like helping ourselves.

SPIRITUALITY CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 53 SPIRITUALITY CONSIDERATIONS Scientific American Mind, April/May 2008 Empathy and altruism arise because helping others feels to our brain like helping ourselves. Boredom can arise from an inability to identify the activities that will lead to happiness and fulfillment.

SPIRITUALITY CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 54 SPIRITUALITY CONSIDERATIONS Scientific American Mind, April/May 2008 Empathy and altruism arise because helping others feels to our brain like helping ourselves. Boredom can arise from an inability to identify the activities that will lead to happiness and fulfillment. Van Gogh You never stop looking for something you never completely find.

SPIRITUALITY CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 55 SPIRITUALITY CONSIDERATIONS Lorne Ladner, The Lost Art of Compassion If you want to have genuinely happy life, it is important to contemplate what brings us joy and meaning throughout our lives. The more we consider what is most essential, the better our experiences can help us discover deeper answers.

SPIRITUALITY CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 56 SPIRITUALITY CONSIDERATIONS Lorne Ladner, The Lost Art of Compassion If you want to have genuinely happy life, it is important to contemplate what brings us joy and meaning throughout our lives. The more we consider what is most essential, the better our experiences can help us discover deeper answers. Alan Wolf, Dr. Quantum’s Little Book of Big Ideas Our thoughts are representative of the Universe’s thoughts.

SPIRITUALITY CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 57 SPIRITUALITY CONSIDERATIONS Roger Walsh, Essential Spirituality, Seven Perennial Religious Spiritual Practices (techniques/methods can vary): Transform your motivation(s)

SPIRITUALITY CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 58 SPIRITUALITY CONSIDERATIONS Roger Walsh, Essential Spirituality, Seven Perennial Religious Spiritual Practices (techniques/methods can vary): Transform your motivation(s) Cultivate emotional wisdom (Cultivate Compassion)

SPIRITUALITY CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 59 SPIRITUALITY CONSIDERATIONS Roger Walsh, Essential Spirituality, Seven Perennial Religious Spiritual Practices (techniques/methods can vary): Transform your motivation(s) Cultivate emotional wisdom (Cultivate Compassion) Live ethically

SPIRITUALITY CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 60 SPIRITUALITY CONSIDERATIONS Roger Walsh, Essential Spirituality, Seven Perennial Religious Spiritual Practices (techniques/methods can vary): Transform your motivation(s) Cultivate emotional wisdom (Cultivate Compassion) Live ethically Concentrate and calm your mind

SPIRITUALITY CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 61 SPIRITUALITY CONSIDERATIONS Roger Walsh, Essential Spirituality, Seven Perennial Religious Spiritual Practices (techniques/methods can vary): Transform your motivation(s) Cultivate emotional wisdom (Cultivate Compassion) Live ethically Concentrate and calm your mind Awaken you spiritual intelligence (Do Inner Work)

SPIRITUALITY CONSIDERATIONS : 

8/27/2009 62 SPIRITUALITY CONSIDERATIONS Roger Walsh, Essential Spirituality, Seven Perennial Religious Spiritual Practices (techniques/methods can vary): Transform your motivation(s) Cultivate emotional wisdom (Cultivate Compassion) Live ethically Concentrate and calm your mind Awaken you spiritual intelligence (Do Inner Work) Express spirit in action (Giving and Service)

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GENERAL SPIRITUALITY DEFINITIONS : 

8/27/2009 64 GENERAL SPIRITUALITY DEFINITIONS Carrie S. C. Menke, North Carolina State University Transpersonal Spirituality motivates people toward self-actualization, self awareness and integrated wholeness.

GENERAL SPIRITUALITY DEFINITIONS : 

8/27/2009 65 GENERAL SPIRITUALITY DEFINITIONS Carrie S. C. Menke, North Carolina State University Transpersonal Spirituality motivates people toward self-actualization, self awareness and integrated wholeness. Cognitive Spirituality involves how a person finds meaning and purpose in one’s life.

GENERAL SPIRITUALITY DEFINITIONS : 

8/27/2009 66 GENERAL SPIRITUALITY DEFINITIONS Carrie S. C. Menke, North Carolina State University Transpersonal Spirituality motivates people toward self-actualization, self awareness and integrated wholeness. Cognitive Spirituality involves how a person finds meaning and purpose in one’s life. Afrocentric (also by Jacqueline S. Mattis, U of Mich) Spirituality is actually our essence. We are material manifestations of spirit.

GENERAL SPIRITUALITY DEFINITIONS : 

8/27/2009 67 GENERAL SPIRITUALITY DEFINITIONS Carrie S. C. Menke, North Carolina State University Transpersonal Spirituality motivates people toward self-actualization, self awareness and integrated wholeness. Cognitive Spirituality involves how a person finds meaning and purpose in one’s life. Afrocentric (also by Jacqueline S. Mattis, U of Mich) Spirituality is actually our essence. We are material manifestations of spirit. Spirituality is the Internalization of positive values.

GENERAL SPIRITUALITY DEFINITIONS : 

8/27/2009 68 GENERAL SPIRITUALITY DEFINITIONS Carrie S. C. Menke, North Carolina State University Transpersonal Spirituality motivates people toward self-actualization, self awareness and integrated wholeness. Cognitive Spirituality involves how a person finds meaning and purpose in one’s life. Afrocentric (also by Jacqueline S. Mattis, U of Mich) Spirituality is actually our essence. We are material manifestations of spirit. Spirituality is the Internalization of positive values. Religion is conceptualized as a path and spirituality as an outcome.

GENERAL SPIRITUALITY DEFINITIONS : 

8/27/2009 69 GENERAL SPIRITUALITY DEFINITIONS Carrie S. C. Menke, North Carolina State University Transpersonal Spirituality motivates people toward self-actualization, self awareness and integrated wholeness. Cognitive Spirituality involves how a person finds meaning and purpose in one’s life. Afrocentric (also by Jacqueline S. Mattis, U of Mich) Spirituality is actually our essence. We are material manifestations of spirit. Spirituality is the Internalization of positive values. Religion is conceptualized as a path and spirituality as an outcome. Religion is tied to worship, spirituality is associated with relationships.

INDIVIDUAL/GROUP SPIRITUALITY DEFINITIONS : 

8/27/2009 70 INDIVIDUAL/GROUP SPIRITUALITY DEFINITIONS C. C. H. Cook, The concept of spirituality as understood and applied in addictions research and treatment Dollard (1983) Spirituality is concerned with our ability, through our attitudes and actions, to relate to others, to ourselves, and to God, as we understand Him. This definition has been commonly adopted or modified in the addictions field.

INDIVIDUAL/GROUP SPIRITUALITY DEFINITIONS : 

8/27/2009 71 INDIVIDUAL/GROUP SPIRITUALITY DEFINITIONS C. C. H. Cook, The concept of spirituality as understood and applied in addictions research and treatment Dollard (1983) Spirituality is concerned with our ability, through our attitudes and actions, to relate to others, to ourselves, and to God, as we understand Him. This definition has been commonly adopted or modified in the addictions field. Father Leo Booth (1987) Twelve Step treatment Spirituality is being a positive and creative human being in all areas of our life.

INDIVIDUAL/GROUP SPIRITUALITY DEFINITIONS : 

8/27/2009 72 INDIVIDUAL/GROUP SPIRITUALITY DEFINITIONS Tim Boucher (2006) Spirituality is stories.

INDIVIDUAL/GROUP SPIRITUALITY DEFINITIONS : 

8/27/2009 73 INDIVIDUAL/GROUP SPIRITUALITY DEFINITIONS Tim Boucher (2006) Spirituality is stories. Taoism Spirituality is following the flow of nature.

INDIVIDUAL/GROUP SPIRITUALITY DEFINITIONS : 

8/27/2009 74 INDIVIDUAL/GROUP SPIRITUALITY DEFINITIONS Tim Boucher (2006) Spirituality is stories. Taoism Spirituality is following the flow of nature. Larson et al (1998) National Institute of Healthcare Research Spirituality is the feelings, thoughts, experiences, and behaviors that arise from a search for the sacred (Divine Being, Ultimate Reality, or Ultimate Truth) .

INDIVIDUAL/GROUP SPIRITUALITY DEFINITIONS : 

8/27/2009 75 INDIVIDUAL/GROUP SPIRITUALITY DEFINITIONS Mahlon (2008) Spirituality reflects the state of Your Being – Who and What You are. Spirituality is the process where thoughts, behaviors, techniques, and methods, based on science and psychology, move an individual toward the goals of being: Compassionate (understanding, accepting), Mindfully Aware (listen, attentiveness), Altruistic (do good) Noble (UU Covenant), Courageous (act, rebut), and Blissful (happy, at peace). Subject to change without notice!

CONCLUSION & DISCUSSION : 

8/27/2009 76 CONCLUSION & DISCUSSION Dance as though no one is watching you Love as though you have never been hurt before Sing as though no one can hear you Live as though heaven is on Earth Souza What is your definition of Spirituality for you?

REFERENCES & BIBLIOGRAPHY : 

8/27/2009 77 REFERENCES & BIBLIOGRAPHY Colin Bruce, Schrodinger’s Rabbits: the many worlds of quantum, Joseph Henry Press, 2004. ScienceDaily, Quantum Theory Demonstrated: Observation Affects Reality, http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/02/980227055013.htm Arnold Mindell, Quantum Mind: The Edge Between Physics and Psychology, Lao Tse Press, Portland, OR,. 2000. Roger Penrose, Science and the Mind, http://online.kitp.ucsb.edu/online/plecture/penrose/ Roger Penrose, Shadows of the Mind, Oxford University Press, 1994. Seth Lloyd, Programming the Universe: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes on the Cosmo, Knopf Publishing Group, March 2007. Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asjF1ZwgcZo Leonard Susskind, Cspan: The Black Hole War, flash video: http://www.c-spanarchives.org/library/index.php?main_page=product_video_info&products_id=280400-1 Lawrence M. Krauss, Hiding in the Mirror, Viking – The Penguin Group, 2005. Spirituality & Health, March-April 2008.

REFERENCES & BIBLIOGRAPHY : 

8/27/2009 78 REFERENCES & BIBLIOGRAPHY PBS NOVA, Ghost in Your Genes, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/genes/fate.html Scientific American Mind, vol 19, no 2, April/May 2008 Natasha Mitchell’s thoughts on the latest neuroscience and psychology blog: www.abc.net.au/m/allinthemind/ Scientific American Online’s 60-Second Psych hosted by Christie Nicholson: www.SciAm.com/podcast/ Roger Walsh, M.D., Essential Spirituality, John Wiley & Sons, 1999 Philip Zaleski, Editor, The Best American Spiritual Writing 2007, Houghton Mifflin Co., 2007. Ray Kurzweil, The Age of Spiritual Machines, Penguin Books, 1999 Lorne Ladner, The Lost Art of Compassion, HarperCollins Publish, Inc., 2004. Fred Alan Wolf, Dr. Quantum’s Little Book of Big Ideas, Moment Press, Inc., 2005.

REFERENCES & BIBLIOGRAPHY : 

8/27/2009 79 REFERENCES & BIBLIOGRAPHY Carrie S. C. Menke, Synthesizing a comprehensive definition of spirituality and spiritual development and the construct validity of the optimism subscale of the belief systems analysis scale, Doctor of Philosophy COUNSELOR EDUCATION Dissertation, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 2005. http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/theses/available/etd-03242005-105044/unrestricted/etd.pdf. Jacqueline S. Mattis, African American Women’s Definitions of Spirituality and Religiosity, C. C. H. Cook, The concept of spirituality as understood and applied in addictions research and treatment, http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/pdf/cook.pdf, 2003. Tim Boucher, Simple-definition-of-spirituality, http://www.timboucher.com/journal/2006/03/14/simple-definition-of-spirituality/, 2006.

REFERENCES & BIBLIOGRAPHY : 

8/27/2009 80 REFERENCES & BIBLIOGRAPHY His Holiness the Dalai Lama, The Universe in a Single Atom: The convergence of Science and Spirituality, Broadway Books, 2005. Amit Goswami, The Visionary Window: A Quantum Physicist’s Guide to Enlightenment, Quest Books, 2000. Kazuo Murakami, The Divine Code of Life: Awaken your genes & discover hidden talents, Beyond words Publishing Inc., 2006. Arnold Mindell, Earth-Based Psychology: Path Awareness from the teachings of Don Juan, Richard Feynman, and Lao Tse, Lao Tse Press, 2007. Erich Fromm, The Art of Loving, Perennial Library Harper & Row Publishers, 1989. Music: The Best of Walela, Unbearable Love. Music: Kitaro, Earth Born.

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