Politics and Religion

Conversations Beyond Science and Religion

Philip Comella

Jeffrey Kripal: Author of the Impossible

What if someone studied the paranormal not as fringe events or untrustworthy occurrences but instead as providing insight into the sacred?  What if someone dispensed with the notions of “real” and “unreal,” “natural” and “supernatural,” and instead viewed all human experiences as providing keys to understanding the world we inhabit?

This is how this week’s guest, Professor Jeffrey Kripal of Rice University, thinks and writes. His books and thought push the envelope of understanding and seek to broaden our worldview by treating what we call the “paranormal” as part of the fabric of reality.  His books, from Authors of the Impossible: The Paranormal and the Sacred to Secret Body: Erotic and Esoteric Currents in the History of Religion, show an original and engaging mind at work.  Join us as Philip talks with the real Author of the Impossible.