Politics and Religion

Conversations Beyond Science and Religion

Philip Comella

Conversations Beyond Science and Religion – Enlightenment in a Rock-and-Roll Bar

“I pass through the roof of the building as if it’s not even there and then I see that the ordinary scene of the concert below that I’m part of, is now bathed in an all-encompassing light.”  So writes this week’s guest, Patricia Walker, in her new book, Dance of the Electric Hummingbird: An Ordinary Woman’s Accidental Journey to Enlightenment, the Supernatural, and Rock Star Sammy Hagar.  We are accustomed to these accounts from people deep in mediation, at death’s door, or on solitary retreats.  Pat Walker’s occurred during a Sammy Hagar concert at a bar in Cabo, Mexico. The temporary flight out of herself left her permanently changed, for the better.  What makes her experience powerful, is that it is real.  Listen in as Philip and Pat talk about enlightenment,  transcendence, and the roll of powerful, driving music in pushing us higher