The Art of Losing Control: The Philosophy of Ecstatic Experience, by Jules Evans (Canongate, £12.99) “There is something to be said for those moments when we lose control, when we surrender to something greater than us, even if it means going beyond critical rationality.” In The Art of Losing Control, Jules Evans, research fellow at Queen Mary, University of London, looks at the ways we attempt to transcend our conscious minds and achieve “ecstasy.” His examples include charismatic Christianity, psychedelic drugs, orgasms, sport, and various kinds of artistic experience, to name just…
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