Allow me to set the scene. Location: The frigid and stormy Wendell Sea, close to the Antarctic continent. The year: 1915 Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew are reaching their 400th day living in a makeshift camp on the ice while their now-abandoned ship Endurance is slowly crushed by sea ice. The crew described the groaning… Read More The Mystery of The Third Man
As I sat before our sparkling Christmas tree this year, I thought back on the difficulty of the last few months. My blog lay fallow since October while we were dealing with a death in the family, the responsibilities of becoming caregivers to an elderly relative, various health problems, work, and of course, the stress… Read More Do You Still Believe?
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
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)
A short post today; really more of a quick update and recommendation. Lately, I’ve been looking for some practical advice on living more spiritually day to day. I’ve taken a short break this summer from my intellectual pursuits of life after death research to look for ways to be more mindful, strengthen my spiritual senses,… Read More Rethinking Swedenborg
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
Warning: This post discusses death and descriptions of the moments afterward, as told through past-life hypnosis, mediumship transcriptions and other sources. If you feel this post will bring up painful memories or fears, please consider carefully before clicking through.… Read More Passing On: Transition Stories, Part VIII