Tag: Consciousness

Dimensions of Reality

An abstract picture of a head and consciousness

Good morning everyone, I hope you had a good weekend. Today’s post is another in my Praise and Prose series, which looks at the way we use language to talk about matters of faith and spirituality, and how this language could change in order… Continue Reading “Dimensions of Reality”

Modes of Mind (video)

A woman with blonde hair sat in a park meditating

In this week’s Deep Thoughts About God video I offer some reflections upon the various types of mental experience we have and how they relate to an omnipresent God. When we closely examine what constitutes our ‘character’ or ‘personality’, we can see that they… Continue Reading “Modes of Mind (video)”

God’s Control of Mental States (video)

A blue and a red face in silhouette

Hi everyone! In this week’s Deep Thoughts About God video I discuss what some of the more unusual experiences I’ve had in my mental health journey have taught me about God’s relationship with the human mind. I also talk a bit about how experimenting… Continue Reading “God’s Control of Mental States (video)”

Suffering, Death, and the Afterlife

A graveyard on a sunny Autumn day

When I was a Christian I had great faith that there would be a place in heaven waiting for me when I died.  This faith gave me the confidence to live more freely and fearlessly.  There are many things I miss about being a… Continue Reading “Suffering, Death, and the Afterlife”

Treat the person, not the brain

A closeup of a man with transparent green skin (his brain is visible)

The terrible side-effects of antipsychotic drugs I currently have a diagnosis of the mental health condition schizoaffective disorder (schizophrenia with bipolar elements).  Over the past six years I have experienced three episodes of psychosis, and I have taken five different kinds of antipsychotic medication… Continue Reading “Treat the person, not the brain”