Stroke of Enlightenment? video Published on May 8th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff 1 Share this:FacebookLike this:Like Loading... About the Author Harmonist staff Related Posts The Worship of Saligrama → Hope vs Expectation → A Short Biography of Srila Sridhara Maharaja → Bhakti Behind Bars → One Response to Stroke of Enlightenment? Babhru May 21, 2009 at 7:23 pm This is a fascinating video to launch this site with. Taylor’s experience, her book, and her many media appearances should provoke much discussion in our culture about the places where science and spirituality intersect (and diverge). What can we understand about consciousness and spiritual experience though empiric inquiry? How might we express those experiences in ways that others can make sense of? And the conclusion of Taylor’s talk raises a question for me: Why a dichotomy? Why choose? It seems her choice is to create what Kenneth Burke might call a perspective by incongruity, to be Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor so she can speak as the universal consciousness (whatever that might mean) she experienced in the midst of her stroke. Perhaps that would be what a realized gosthyanandi vaishnava or a bodhisatva would choose. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.