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Q/A – Madness and Meditation

English: Meditation

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Here’s a Q&A I did last month at Allexperts.com, where I’ve been volunteering for many years. The Q&A deals with meditation and other factors contributing to a sense of unwellness or wellness.

I can’t reproduce the post here for copyright reasons. But I can link to it.



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been bz but not too bz to do my online volunteer work!

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Heading says it all. Here’s the last four Q&A’s I’ve done at Allexperts.com, where I volunteer in several categories.

I love volunteering. It’s a great way to stay on top of a wide variety of issues and also to see what real people are concerned about (instead of just academics or New Agey publishers).

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Psychology and Theology… where do they meet?


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Recently I got a really interesting question at allexperts.com that was right up my alley. My Ph.D. was in psychology and religion, so when the questioner asked about theological vs. psychological problems, I was ready to roll. See the full question and answer here:



Paranormal Phenomena – mysterious hand print appears on leg

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Another question and answer at allexperts.com, where I volunteer. This time, a questioner asks me what I think about a hand print that appeared on their leg.

This might sound strange, but it’s amazing how many questions I get like this. And the questioners almost always seem to be sane, rational people. Not just storytellers, wannabe fiction writers, or nuts.

Read the full question and answer here: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Paranormal-Phenomena-3278/2013/2/hand-print-2.htm

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Question – What Deity or Spiritual Being fits this physical description?

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The other day I did another volunteer question at allexperts.com.

The Questioner said he’d had recurring dreams of a deity bathed in a whitey-blue light. Wondering if I had any clue as to what it was all about, the first thing that came to my mind was…

Read the full question & answer here: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Comparative-Religious-Studies-1596/2013/2/deity-spiritual-fits-physical.htm

Psss. I just updated/expanded my answer. The new version should appear in a day or so…

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Hinduism and ufos

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Here’s another question and answer at allexperts.com. Basically the question is about those who believe they’ve been abducted by a UFO and whether or not their faith – in this case Hindu faith – saves them.

From my perspective the question isn’t entirely clear and could be interpreted to mean that (a) the Hindu faith ends the delusion of being abducted or (b) it ends an actual abduction.

Whatever the case, I got around it by using the word “believe” in my answer, published here:


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Past life recall and ‘enlightenment’

Hindus believe the self or soul (atman) repeat...

Hindus believe the self or soul (atman) repeatedly takes on a physical body via Wikipedia

It’s always nice when one of my volunteer answers at Allexperts.com gets published.

In this question, a man asks about recalling past lives during meditation and the idea of enlightenment.

Click on this link to read my answer: