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Publications

My publications include articles in peer-reviewed academic journals, newsletters and magazines, and book reviews.

As well as running a discussion group on religious and spiritual experiences for the Alister Hardy Trust for ten years, I have also delivered several talks and workshops.

Articles & Book Reviews

2022 Rush, M.J. Book Review: Extraordinary Awakenings: From Trauma to Transformation by Steve Taylor, De Numine, 72, Spring 2022, 42-44.

2022 Rush, M.J. An Evaluation of the UK Spiritual Crisis Network (SCN): Summary Report.

2022 Rush, M.J. In A Mirror Darkly: A Reflection on my Transpersonal PhD Journey So Far, Alef Field, March, 2022.
2021 Rush, M.J. Book Review: Spirituality and Wellbeing: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Religious Experience and Health by Prof. Bettina Schmidt and Dr. Jeff Leonardi, De Numine, 70, Spring 2021, 33-35.
2020 Rush, M.J. Book Review: The SCM Study Guide to Religious & Spiritual Experience by Prof. Jeff Astley, De Numine, 69, Autumn 2020, 29-30.
2019 Rush, M.J. An Evaluation of Jung's Psychological Types and their Relationship to Psychopathology, BPS Psychotherapy Section Review, 63, Spring 2019, 32-39.
2016 Rush, M.J. The Contribution of Western Esotericism to Transpersonal Psychology, Transpersonal Psychology Review, 18, 1, 32-43.
2016 Rush, M.J. Book Review: The Spiritual Brain: Science & Religious Experience by Andrew Newberg, De Numine, 60, Spring 2016, 38-39.
2015 Rush, M.J. Theosophical Experiences, Esoterica: The Journal of the Foundation for Theosophical Studies, 6, 1, 25-27.
2014 Rush, M.J. Book Review: The Science Delusion: Freeing the Spirit of Enquiry by Rupert Sheldrake, De Numine, No. 57, Autumn 2014, 39-41.
2014 Rush, M.J. Book Review: Speak of the Devil: Tales of Satanic Abuse in Contemporary England by J.S. La Fontaine, Paranthropology: Journal of Anthropological Approaches to the Paranormal, 5, 2, 71-73.
2013 Rush, M.J. Critique of "A Prospectively Studied Near-Death Experience', Journal of Near-Death Studies, 32, 1, 1-56.
2013 Rush, M.J. Spiritual Crisis in the U.K., Journal for the Study of Spirituality, 3, 2, 168-171.
2013 Rush, M.J. The Politics of Religious Experience (part II), De Numine, No.55, Autumn 2013, 5-8.
2013 Rush, M.J. Book Review: The Paranormal - Why People Believe in Spirits, Gods, & Magic by Jack Hunter, Journal of Exceptional Experiences & Psychology, Vol. 1, No. 1, 46-48.
2013 Rush, M.J. Book Review: Enlightenment Ain't What It's Cracked Up To Be by Robert Forman, De Numine, No. 54, Spring 2013, 43-44.
2013 Rush, M.J. The Politics of Religious Experience (part I), De Numine, No. 54, Spring 2013, 5-7.
2012 Rush, M.J. Event Review: Spiritual Crisis, Counselling & Psychosis, De Numine, No. 53, Autumn 2012, 19-21.
2012 Rush, M.J. Book Review: In Case of Spiritual Emergency by Catherine Lucas, De Numine, No. 53, Autumn 2012, 46-48.
2012 Rush, M.J. Book Review: Waking From Sleep by Steve Taylor, De Numine, No. 53, Autumn 2012, 48-49.
2012 Rush, M.J. Book Review: The Quest for Hermes Trismegistus by Gary Lachman, De Numine, No. 52, Spring 2012, 47-48.
2011 Eyre, W. Porter, T. & Rush, M.J. Psychic Sensitivity: Photographic Experiment, Anomaly, Vol. 45, 73-83.
2011 Rush, M.J. The Esoteric Experience: Positive or Negative?, Paranthropology: Journal of Anthropological Approaches to the Paranormal, Vol. 2, No. 3, 3-8.
2010 Rush, M.J. Book Review: The Anthropology Of Magic by Susan Greenwood, De Numine, No.49, Autumn 2010, 48-49.
2010 Rush, M.J. If God Is A Delusion - Why Bother?, The Skeptic website: https://www.skeptic.org.uk/features/competitions-magazine/rush-god-why-bother/
2009 Rush, M.J. On The Side Of The Angels: Neuroscience & Religious Experience, RERC, 2nd Series Occasional Paper #49.
2008 Rush, M.J. The Esoteric Experience: Negative Spiritual Experience or Positive Experiential Spirituality? MA Dissertation, Lampeter.