Psychology of Religion-- consists of the application of psychological methods and interpretive frameworks to religious traditions, as well as to both religious and irreligious individuals. It attempts to accurately describe the details, origins, and uses of religious beliefs and behaviors. Although the psychology of religion first arose as a self-conscious discipline as recently as the late 19th century, all three of these tasks have a history going back many centuries before that.

Psychology of Religion-- consists of the application of psychological methods and interpretive frameworks to religious traditions, as well as to both religious and irreligious individuals. It attempts to accurately describe the details, origins, and uses of religious beliefs and behaviors. Although the psychology of religion first arose as a self-conscious discipline as recently as the late 19th century, all three of these tasks have a history going back many centuries before that.

The Nine Satanic Sins (Note: when he mentions "magic" he's not actually speaking of spellcasting, etc. etc.  It's a nickname for a type of psychological manipulation expounded upon in the book).

The Nine Satanic Sins (Note: when he mentions "magic" he's not actually speaking of spellcasting, etc. etc. It's a nickname for a type of psychological manipulation expounded upon in the book).

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Sam Harris on Spirituality without Religion, Happiness, and How to Cultivate the Art of Presence | Brain Pickings

Sam Harris on Spirituality without Religion, Happiness, and How to Cultivate the Art of Presence | Brain Pickings

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Top 10 studies of the psychology of religion from 2015 (according to Tom Rees on his interesting blog Epiphenom: "Here’s the research news on psychology of belief and non-belief that I found  most interesting over the past year – the top 10 – and in reverse order, [as usual]. A very good read. Check it up!

Top 10 studies of the psychology of religion from 2015 (according to Tom Rees on his interesting blog Epiphenom: "Here’s the research news on psychology of belief and non-belief that I found most interesting over the past year – the top 10 – and in reverse order, [as usual]. A very good read. Check it up!

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