Religious Experiences Activate the Same Part of Your Brain as Taking Drugs and Having Sex

Intense religious experiences are coordinated by the same brain pathways that are aroused when we fall in love, listen to music, take recreational drugs or have sex. Researchers found this evidence through the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging technology (FMRI). They scanned nearly 20 devout Mormon’s brains, as they…

People with Atheist Beliefs and Liberal Views Are More Intelligent Than Conservatives, Study Finds

Could people with atheist beliefs be more intelligent than religious people? Let's see what science has to say. In the last ten years, there have been several studies that suggest people with atheist beliefs and a more liberal outlook tend to score higher on IQ tests. Whilst there is data…

7 Buddhist Beliefs That Make You Happy, According to Science

Buddhists have always known that the core Buddhist beliefs can make for happiness and contentment. Now science is suggesting they may be right. I always find it fascinating when new scientific discoveries prove things that religious and spiritual sources have been saying since time immemorial. Recently, science has found some…

Struggling with Depression: Jim Carrey Shares a Powerful Message with the World

Instead of using medication as a remedy for struggling with depression and other mental illnesses, we should try spirituality! Although struggling with depression, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses makes us feel alone in the world, rest assured, we are not. Unfortunately, there are millions who suffer from mental illness…

What Is a Soul? 5 Thought-Provoking Theories to Consider

What is a soul? Here are five theories from philosophy, religion, and science, along with quotations from the finest spiritualists of our time: Deepak Chopra: The soul is the core of your being. It is eternal. It doesn’t exist in space/time. It’s a field of infinite possibilities, infinite creativity. It’s your internal…

The Longest Night of the Year and the Spiritual Meaning of Winter Solstice

The longest night of the year is traditionally a time of spiritual significance when we can reflect, restore and find spiritual guidance for our lives. At the Winter Solstice, the sun is at its lowest point in the sky. On this, year's longest night, dormancy, darkness and cold reign. However,…

Religious People Tend to Have a Lower IQ, but This Is Only a Part of the Story

Could religious people have a lower IQ than others? In 2013, a meta-analysis study was published that seemed to show a negative correlation between IQ and strong religious belief, or in layman’s terms, seemed to show that the more religious you are, the lower your IQ supposedly falls. The scientists…