Science is the key to taking our spiritual exploration and evolution to the next stage. Advanced imaging techniques are increasingly elucidating the physiological and biochemical mechanisms by which we experience spiritually transcendent statesan investigative discipline sometimes referred to as neurotheology.
Brain imaging studies have also demonstrated that meditation and contemplative prayer are a highly efficient means of achieving transcendent spiritual states. Nearly all religions place the pursuit of such divine unity at the core of their original belief system. And scientific research increasingly finds that the attainment of these states promotes physical health and general well-being.
But most meditative and prayer disciplines are thousands of years old and often require years of immersion and seclusion to reach the most profound states of mystical unity. We believe that technology can be tapped to more easily achieve transcendent meditative statesthrough real-time processing of brain activity using computers. Visual and auditory feedback tools can help spiritual practitioners of all faiths more effectively advance their meditative skills. Using data obtained from studies of practitioners across diverse faiths, the Neoterics are developing hardware and software systems directed toward this goal.