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How White Light Moments Change Your Brain, with Andrew Newberg

If you’ve listened to the show at all this season, you’ve learned that the brain doesn’t want to change. And when it does change, it’s usually a slow process of erosion or evolution. So… what about the white light moments we’ve all heard of, if not experienced? Throughout history, there are accounts of people who undergo an instantaneous conversion of some kind: a flash of insight or comprehension that changes their lives forever. “Neurotheologian” Andrew Newberg joins us to talk about his research into what’s behind the white light, and what it does to us when it shines.

You can find out more about Andrew and his research on his website

His book about white light experiences is How Enlightenment Changes Your Brain. 

If you’d like to hear Ana talk about her own white light experience, that discussion is here