Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Subconscious Phone Conversations

I am proud to have yet another guest post published by my good blogging friend, Jonny Scaramanga of the blog Leaving Fundamentalism. In my early childhood, I spent time in the Assembly of God denomination, a Pentecostal organization.

In my guest post, titled Subconscious Phone Conversations, I talk about what my first "speaking in tongues" experience was like at age 11.

Here's an excerpt from the post:

I felt this strong, compelling urge to go forward, it felt like it almost wasn't even my choice to go up there, like I was a piece of metal being drawn to the altar by a powerful electromagnet. I get up there, and there are about 7 or 8 people praying, singing, and yes, speaking in tongues. I spend a good deal of time in intense prayer, the kind where you become so focused on your praying that everything around you kind of melts away, you wouldn't notice if the building collapsed around you. 
I was praying for quite some time, then all of a sudden, these incomprehensible sounds start coming into my head that sound like they are in some language I have never heard before. It’s like I’m hearing only one side of some bizarre subconscious phone conversation. I’m wondering, is this it? It’s this what I have heard about all along, should I just let it all out, and repeat what I’m hearing in my mind?  
Read more of the post at Leaving Fundamentalism, and if you are not familiar with Jonny's work exposing ACE, the awful fundamentalist curriculum we both grew up, please check it out.


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