Terminal Lucidity Reveals Mysteries about Consciousness

The ‘glow before they go’. ‘The calm before the storm’. ‘The last hurrah’.  These are colloquial phrases used by hospice nurses who have all witnessed the same inexplicable phenomenon: patients with severe terminal illnesses such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, schizophrenia, cancer; even patients in comas, who suddenly sit up in bed and begin speaking clearly and… Read More Terminal Lucidity Reveals Mysteries about Consciousness

Three Important Daily Practices For Increasing Your Spirituality (Without Over-Complicating Your Life)

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I have been spending some time trying to find and incorporate spiritual practices in my everyday life.  It seems I have a gift for research, but when it comes to putting that into real-world practice, I get a bit lazy. To combat this, I have been researching (yeah, I… Read More Three Important Daily Practices For Increasing Your Spirituality (Without Over-Complicating Your Life)

Spiritual and Religious Apathy: Consequences for Life and the Afterlife

The other day I listened to a TED talk called ‘Why There is No Way Back for Religion in the West’ which discussed the implications of a recent study showing the massive decline of religion in the western world.  I’ll admit that I would have formally received this news with smug approval, but as I’ve… Read More Spiritual and Religious Apathy: Consequences for Life and the Afterlife