New web database for researchers who study comparative religion
- Subscribers to this newsletter who follow developments in the subject areas of science and religion or comparative religion should consider visiting a new website I just published.
The website features empirically-oriented video animations of clear light visions induced by meditation. After viewing a video segment, users can choose to read descriptions of light visions excerpted from the literatures of India, China and Tibet. Many other cultures are also represented in these lists. Considered together, these descriptions suggest that essentially the same visions have been described in virtually all of the world's major religious traditions. Users can also choose to read about the neural mechanisms that generate meditation-induced light visions, a subject I've discussed elsewhere in more detail (Nicholson PT. 2010. MEDITATION & LIGHT VISIONS: A NEUROLOGICAL ANALYSIS).
The URL for the new website is <www.religiousvisionsoflight.com>. The site can be accessed by Google search engines in any web browser other than Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Registration in Yahoo and Bing search domains should be completed within a few weeks.
Philip Nicholson, writer and independent scholar, Boulder, Colorado, USA.