Experiences of “Ultimate Reality” or “God” Confer Lasting Benefits to Mental Health

Experiences of "Ultimate Reality" or "God" Confer Lasting Benefits to Mental Health 2

“’Experiences that people describe as encounters with God or a representative of God have been reported for thousands of years, and they likely form the basis of many of the world’s religions,’ says lead researcher Roland Griffiths, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. ‘And although modern Western medicine doesn’t typically consider ‘spiritual’ or ‘religious’ experiences as one of the tools in the arsenal against sickness, our findings suggest that these encounters often lead to improvements in mental health.’”

Intressant text från institutionen John Hopkins som rapporterar om forskning som nyligen gjorts där.