Totality Beliefs and the Religious Imagination

There is a widespread notion that belief is a good thing, but in this book I argue that freeing oneself from all belief systems can bring a huge sense of relief. I illustrate this by describing my experience of a Roman Catholic upbringing followed by eleven years pracising Transcendental Meditation,, before arriving at a position of metaphysical naturalism. More
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About Anthony Campbell

Professionally, I am a conventionally qualified medical doctor who has experience of some kinds of alternative medicine, but I am a self-confessed generalist and have written on subjects unrelated to medicine. In so far as there is a unifying theme in these books, it is sceptical and describes the progressive questioning and ultimate abandonment of belief systems. This emerges in my two books on religion and also in my critical account of the origin and development of homeopathy. My historical study of the sect of the Assassins is an examination of a fascinating set of religious ideas in mediaeval Islam, with relevance to modern religion-inspired terrorism.

Although I am now retired from clinical practice I continue to teach modern medical acupuncture to health professionals. My textbook for the courses I teach is available here.

I'm interested in computers and used Linux as my operating system for many years. I've now switched almost completely to OpenBSD. My book Making Word.doc Files on Linux covers how to do this for both Linux and *BSD.

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