More Than Allegory: On religious myth, truth and belief

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This book is a three-part journey into the rabbit hole we call the nature of reality. Its ultimate destination is a plausible, living validation of transcendence. Each of its three parts is like a turn of a spiral, exploring recurring ideas through the prisms of religious myth, truth and belief, respectively. With each turn, the book seeks to convey a more nuanced and complete understanding of the many facets of transcendence. Part I puts forward the controversial notion that many religious myths are actually true; and not just allegorically so. Part II argues that our own inner storytelling plays a surprising role in creating the seeming concreteness of things and the tangibility of history. Part III suggests, in the form of a myth, how deeply ingrained belief systems create the world we live in. The three themes, myth, truth and belief, flow into and interpenetrate each other throughout the book.

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Extraordinary storytelling for our times. --Deepak Chopra

Do not kid yourself. This is no ordinary book. It is a tangle or reflexive loop in the brain of God. ... It is certainly not a book to provide your already overloaded life with yet more information or mere data. It is not about information at all. It is about the knower of any and all information. Read on, then, inside God’s brain, but be careful. You just might wake up God. ~ Jeffrey J. Kripal, Introduction of this book.

Over the years I have felt that the limitations of mainstream religion increasingly outweigh its potential benefits, but More Than Allegory sees into its heart, enabling us to consider religion with fresh perspective and redeeming it for our generation ~ Rupert Spira

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Bernardo Kastrup has a Ph.D. in computer engineering and has been a scientist in some of the world's foremost scientific laboratories. He researches and writes about metaphysics and philosophy of mind.

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