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Splash at Northwestern: Spring Splash May 27th, 2023!

NU Splash Biography

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College: Univ. of Chicago Divinity School

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Year of Graduation: NA

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X275: The biochemical challenge to Ecstatic Religion -or- the nature of miracles. in Splash 2014 (Apr. 06, 2014)
All religions have an "ecstatic" element to them. Think of Muslim Sufis, Jewish Kabalists or some of the Christian Monks or Hindu saints. But what if someone could achieve that ecstatic sate because of a stroke? What does that do to this aspect of religion? Jill Taylor had a catastrophic stroke from which, over years, she recovered. See a wondrous talk by this brain scientist and learn how our minds work within the world. But that’s not enough! Come see how her experiences challenge this basic element of all religions. And then escape that apparent dilemma!

X276: The three great American lies in Splash 2014 (Apr. 06, 2014)
Come learn why all hierarchical societies (and what *that* means) must be based on lies. Briefly consider historical examples. Then explore the three greatest lies of our own societies lies and how they percolate through our lives. Understand what to watch for to understand how you’re being manipulated and therefore how to avoid it. along the way learn an additional way to see what’s going on around you.