Lynne McTaggart Explores Science on the Brink of the Spiritual
Author of The Bond explains how our scientific understanding of human connection leads to spirituality.
California (PRUnderground) August 16th, 2011
Join Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Lynne McTaggart best-selling author of, The Bond. During the interview Ms. Mc Taggart discusses how science can give us a greater understanding of the spiritual:
Alex Tsakiris: On Skeptiko we’ve found that a deep examination of many of scientific questions quickly leads to questions of the spiritual. Questions of God, questions of the afterlife, questions about the meaning of consciousness. You don’t seem to go there very much. Why not?
Lynne McTaggart: Because I wanted to argue in terms of science. I wanted to say we’re operating against nature. We’re operating against science, emerging science that is coming to the fore. I believe the science—I always look at scientific elements and I sit probably where science and spirituality meet because the science that I write about is very spiritual in a way.
If you want to look at it this way, I’m just simply looking at it from the point of view of saying we’ve been living against nature. We’ve been living according to the wrong story and that’s why we’re in the mess we’re in.
Alex Tsakiris: When we enter into the materialistic, atheistic, science game that’s been dictated and then we find that it no longer holds together, I think it behooves us to take a step back and re-examine things. For example, you make a good case for the science interconnectedness, not just at a subatomic level, but at a level we can feel and experience. Don’t we then need to look our great wisdom traditions and notice that they’ve been saying the same thing all along?
Lynne McTaggart: I think that’s what my books try to do all the time. They just provide the scientific basis for what spiritual traditions have been saying for centuries. In a sense, my books are always the science of religion. And yes, we have to understand. You have to take it back to the whole idea of unity infusing everything that we are and everything that we do. That’s a very spiritual idea.
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