The Shape of the Soul is a very ambitious, massive project encouraging acceptance of a particular metaphysics and epistemology of the self, world, and God, based largely on mystical and paranormal experiences. Paul Marshall is listed as an independent scholar, and how thankful we should be for his liberated, independent thinking and daring[.]”
Paul marshalls an amazing range of evidence from across disciplines to defend the thesis that individuals have access to the ultimate nature of reality through mystical experience. . . . Marshall’s book is a tour de force on method, rooted in mystical revelation of reality and in methods that may occasion it.
1/7/2020: Author Paul Marshall responded to John Horgan in Scientific American's "Cross Check" column, "Mysticism and the Mind-Body Problem."Link: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/mysticism-and-the-mind-body-problem-other-views/