There are many studies out there about spirituality and epilepsy. Supposedly people with temporal lobe epilepsy are prone to spirituality because they have a lesion in the temporal lobe which some neurologists believe is the spiritual center of the brain. Some think that people with temporal lobe seizures are more prone to spirituality because of auras that may be spiritual in nature. Supposedly people with left temporal lobe seizures are more prone to spiritual experiences and people with right temporal lobe seizures are more prone to abandonment experiences. I had a right temporal lobe focus. I've had a temporal lobectomy and found that I am still a spiritual person and am interested in theology and philosophy. One supposed thinker even speculated that if the temporal lobe were to be removed a "Godectomy" would be performed. I think that people who speculate such things as this are limited in their thinking and further stigmatize those of us who are survivors of living with a physical malady. I am wondering if any one will share their experience or thoughts. Thanks.
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