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DN: Animals & Spiritual Experiences

Discovery News:
Animals Said to Have Spiritual Experiences

Ever have an out-of-body experience? Your dog may have too.

By Jennifer Viegas
Fri Oct 8, 2010 07:00 AM ET

Animals (not just people) likely have spiritual experiences, according to a prominent neurologist who has analyzed the processes of spiritual sensation for over three decades.

Research suggests that spiritual experiences originate deep within primitive areas of the human brain — areas shared by other animals with brain structures like our own.

The trick, of course, lies in proving animals’ experiences.

“Since only humans are capable of language that can communicate the richness of spiritual experience, it is unlikely we will ever know with certainty what an animal subjectively experiences,” Kevin Nelson, a professor of neurology at the University of Kentucky, told Discovery News.

“Despite this limitation, it is still reasonable to conclude that since the most primitive areas of our brain happen to be the spiritual, then we can expect that animals are also capable of spiritual experiences,” added Nelson, author of the book “The Spiritual Doorway in the Brain,” which will be published in January 2011.

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posted by ebean

We love animals

posted by ebean

and were just forwarded this email and felt bad and so now you can feel bad too but maybe better once you click!

Animal Rescue:
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simple… Please tell ten friends to tell ten today!
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It takes less than a minute (How about 20 seconds) to go to their
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