Ghosts in a machine

March 10, 2005 | Source: Times Online

What is it that triggers the brain to produce a religious experience? One route to understanding is the Shakti headset, which puts brain stimulation back in the hands of the individual rather than being something done to people in a lab.

As an American chronicler in this field, John Horgan, has remarked: “Trying to understand mystical experiences without having one, is like a eunuch trying to understand sex.”