• Making Sense of Nonsense

  • The Logical Bridge Between Science & Spirituality
  • By: Raymond Moody MD PhD
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • 3.8 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When New York Times best-selling author Raymond Moody began writing about near-death experiences, he noticed that the stories resembled the nonsensical writing of his literary heroes Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, and Dr. Seuss.

In this book, Dr. Moody shares the groundbreaking results of four decades of research into the philosophy of nonsense, revealing new ways to understand and experience life, death, and spirituality. Explore the nuanced feelings that accompany nonsense language, and learn how engaging with nonsense can help you on your spiritual path. Discover how nonsense transcends classical true/false logic, opening the doorway to new spiritual and philosophical breakthroughs. With dozens of examples from literature, comedy, music, and art, this accessible book presents a fascinating new approach to the mysteries of the human spirit.

©2020 Raymond Moody (P)2020 Tantor

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Still thinking about this book.

listened to this book, then listened to it again. It changed the way I look at things. It's different than any book you ever read. Stay with it. Love the second half, talking to the dead.

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what a waste of time. I should have known better.

I could have listened to Joe Biden or Psaki and gotten more out of them.

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Wanted to return it

This author has written many good books that held my interest. Unfortunately, this was not one of them. Didn’t hold my interest.

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  • Shalom Drimer
  • 01-27-20

Interesting but disappointing

The book lays down a really good understanding of the author’s framework of Nonsense and a better understanding of how can research in the future can use this framework to understand and analyse science and experiences of people in the future.
BUT, I was left disappointed. Although there is a discussion of physics and life after death experiences, there was no real information on how the new framework can help to gather new insights from existing science or spirituality. If the concept of nonsense is supposed to help to gap science and spirituality, i was left wanting. After finishing to listen to the audiobook I was left wondering, how is the book useful for the reader in gaining any insight into the known contradictions between science and logic and near death experiences or life after death reports. Are people just hallucinating or is there another way of looking at their reports? I came with an open mind and was left with what feels like a mostly academic exercise in Nonsense.
I would have loved the author to give some of his insights, ideas and interpretations of the science in general and life after death reports specifically.