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Barbara Ehrenreich on Mystical Experiences and the Search for Answers

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Barbara Ehrenreich recounts her quest—which began in childhood—to find "the Truth" about the universe and everything else. In middle age, she rediscovered the journal she had kept during her tumultuous adolescence, which records an event so strange, so cataclysmic, that she had never written or spoken about it to anyone. Until now. In Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever’s Search for Truth about Everything, she reconstructs her childhood mission, bringing an older woman's perspective to a young girl's impassioned obsession with the questions that, at one point or another, torment us all.

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Barbara Ehrenreich

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Comments [4]

ivan obregon from manhattan

http://www.ted.com/talks/oliver_sacks_what_hallucination_reveals_about_our_minds?utm_campaign=&utm_medium=on.ted.com-facebook-share&awesm=on.ted.com_d07

Apr. 08 2014 11:08 PM
Sarah from Maplewood

Has BE considered that she may have a form of epilepsy? See Karen Armstrong's similar experience in "The Spiral Staircase."

Apr. 08 2014 01:27 PM
John A

Increasing news of gilded america, as with segment 1, just reinforce that now is not the time to dump methods towards a more moral society, such as dumping all religions. Not that religions shouldn't continually reform from within.

Apr. 08 2014 01:15 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

WE know the truth already. The universe is random and pointless, as is life in general. What more is there to know?

Apr. 08 2014 01:07 PM

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