Sunday, December 30, 2018
STEs are good for you
Continuing this post, I finished the paper. It's a scientific exploration of self-transcendent experiences (STEs), not an instruction 'how to' manual. Overall STEs can be positive given the set and setting. And they can be entirely secular. They tend to reduce egoism and increase social interaction, as well as a host of other positive benefits. There is also a section on selective evolutionary advantages incurred from STEs. Going back to my earlier post on the humanist group, STEs can indeed form strong social bonds with atheists if they can get past inbred, negative and false associations with them.