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A Scientific perspective on spirituality

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In most cases its as simple as a lack of evidence James Randi foundation prize was never run + Occam's Razor.

Spirituality rumination can lead to harm due to false metaphors and this needs to be acknowledged for harm reduction regardless of 'positive attitude'.

Like one exercise of making a shield to defend from malevolent spirits. First off, believing in malevolent spirits, implying you need to defend yourself? Avenues for the incompetent to be lead into harms way. The sort who are more likely to be abused from hypnosis in the first place, the quiet insecure ones that trust strangers.

Energy work is a, despite that issue, a marvelous tool for visualization. And as such it is worth noting.

Ghosts, shadow beings, spirits, demons, etc. No scientific basis, outside of schizophrenia or psychosis. And studies prove believing in malevolent entities can lead to psychological harm. Its more common in the west, likely due to christianity's common claims of sinners demons spirits and satan.

Also in order to explain this perspective, one needs to hear an explanation of it. Science is about understanding results to understand consequences. Its highly context specific, and some studies are misleading. Its important thus to be able to comprehend a document, even if you don't understand most of the technical jargon.

Do people experience ghosts? No. They experience delusions, and hallucinations. Not all delusions or hallucinations are bad for the mind however, in some cultures spirits are wholly positive.

Now for the part thats harder to hear, but its what aligns with the perspective I mentioned.

Palm reading is a scam.

Selling specially colored and textured rocks for the sake of spirituality is inaccurate in its premise. The truth is such colors and textures are highly memorable, and more likely to form memories than a boring piece of paper or such. 

Divination in general is cold readings. People who do it are either mislead or misleading or both.

Reiki healers or the like, faith healers, are con artists.

Why am I saying things like this?  Because consequences matter more than the feelings you would retain or prevent, instead convincing yourself this perspective is incorrect.

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