The Body, The Mind, The Spirit: Pitfalls on the Path to Enlightenment

Is the idea of becoming closer to God always positive? Scott Carney, author of A Death on Diamond Mountain and The Red Market discusses just what can go wrong on the quest for enlightenment. Scott Carney is an award-winning investigative journalist and anthropologist whose stories blend narrative non-fiction with ethnography. He is the author of three books including The Red Market and A Death on Diamond Mountain and is a former contributing editor at Wired. He has also published in Mother Jones, Foreign Policy, Playboy, Details, Discover, Outside and Fast Company. He is a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism and the founder of WordRates.com which a website that helps writers understand the business of journalism. He currently lives in Denver, CO. Find out more at scottcarney.com This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx