Spiritual philosophy is wisdom about the nature and meaning of reality attributed to sources outside our five earthly senses. Prophetic dreams, channeling, ecstatic visions, oracles, mediumship, and religious prophets have been vehicles of spiritual insight since the dawn of recorded history. Today, materialism has a strong hold over our worldview, especially in the west, and… Read More Spiritual Philosophy Discussion Series: Introduction
The perils of haunted home ownership have been a part of the modern public consciousness at least since the film industry began using ancient haunted mansions as set pieces in their early films. Some films, such as Amityville Horror, Poltergeist, and more recently The Conjuring depicted the terrifying prospects of buying a haunted home unaware. Typically, the films begin… Read More Haunted Real Estate is a Growing Niche Market
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