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West of Jesus: Surfing, Science, and the Origins of Belief

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After spending two years in bed with Lyme disease, Steven Kotler had lost everything: his health, his job, his girl, and, he was beginning to suspect, his mind. Kotler, not a religious man, suddenly found himself drawn to the sport of surfing as if it were the cornerstone of a new faith. Why, he wondered, when there was nothing left to believe in, could he begin to believe in something as unlikely as surfing? What was belief anyway? How did it work in the body, the brain, our culture, and human history? With the help of ...

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West of Jesus: Surfing, Science, and the Origins of Belief
2007, Bloomsbury USA, New York

ISBN-13: 9781596913448

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West of Jesus: Surfing, Science and the Origins of Belief
2006, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, New York

ISBN-13: 9781596910515

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