A secular weirdo had a spontaneous mystical experience, tried to report it to a scientist to get a brain scan, then got involuntarily committed and told by psychiatrists that those sorts of experiences don't exist. How is it that neuroscientists are studying the brainwaves and biomarkers that correspond to these non-ordinary states but the mainstream mental industry doesn't acknowledge that they exist? The Dang Lantern Podcast explores consciousness and the ways we talk about it - psychology, neuroscience, spirituality, religion, philosophy, psychiatry, anti-psychiatry etc, as well as ineffability and the many reasons that these things are hard to talk about.

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