Why God Won’t Go Away:
Brain Science and the Biology of Belief
The authors begin this book by showing the results of PET scan imaging of a Tibetan Buddhist at peak meditation. The data showed that parts of the brain that register spatial relationships are less active, and this is correlated to other exercises where humans report experiencing transcendental states of consciousness. From “runner’s high” and Christian Mystics to congregation members at church service, humans have a common ability to achieve a unitary state of consciousness. This book is pertinent to the martial artist because one of the most beneficial aspects of our practice is spiritual.