Study Links Spiritual Training To Narcissism

“An implicit feature of spiritual training is that it allows its adherents to distance themselves from their egos, and thereby from things such as the need for social approval or success. [….] But as a new paper explains, spiritual training may have the opposite effect. Namely, spiritual training might in fact enhance people’s need to feel ‘more successful, more respected or more loved’ […].”

Kūmāré – The Spiritual Placebo Effect

In case you missed it: The 2011 documentary Kūmāré was quite an intriguing and entertaining social experiment. It explores the need for leaders and gurus that is hardwired into the brains of many humans and the powerful psychological mechanisms that are triggered by this need. Check out the trailer below and learn more about the…