If you hear God speak audibly, you (usually) aren't crazy

Hearing voices can be a sign of illness--or a cause of greatness

Imagining God

When God is imagined as personally vivid and as unconditionally loving, God becomes a "self-object."

Air Dense With Words

No one knows why people hear voices, psychotic or otherwise, but at least part of the story is that those who do read patterns into ambiguity—one reason that people hear voices in cars and find God on the bus.

Thought as Substance

Understanding spiritual practice should lead us to think differently about how we treat people who hear distressing voices.

Magic and the Mind

Training the imagination changes what the mind experiences

When God Becomes a Therapist

Can God work as a therapist? An anthropologist says yes, sometimes.