For the last few months, the blog has been silent. And not because I don’t have anything to say, but because I’ve been in deep contemplation. You see, I’m going through a dark night of the soul – a time that most spiritual seekers go through at least once in their lives where one’s spirituality… Read More Dark Night of the Soul: The Purpose of Suffering(?), Part I
Note to the reader: Materialism, the scientific perspective that only physical matter and energy compose reality, is concerned with consciousness only as it may relate to the physiology of the brain. Therefore, it has little more to contribute to the philosophy of a conscious-created universe than what we’ve already discussed in parts I and II.… Read More The Conscious-Created Universe, Part III
Materialism is responsible for some truly astonishing feats of human achievement through advances in physics, chemistry and biology in the 20th and 21st centuries. However, materialism also organizes reality solely through physical laws incompatible with some revered aspects of our personal reality.… Read More The Conscious-Created Universe, Part I
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
Dean Radin, Ph.D. and Chief Scientist of IONS, the Institute for Noetic Sciences, recently introduced the results of a series of experiments that may provide the missing link between consciousness and matter, turning the tables on materialism and asserting consciousness as a fundamental component of reality itself. Using a variation of the famous double-slit experiment,… Read More Groundbreaking Research Shows Conscious Intention Directly Affects Quantum States; Scientific Basis for Mind of Over Matter?
What does consciousness studies have to do with research about the afterlife? Everything. Before I continue my rant on the glaring problems of material science’s unsupported hypothesis of brain-based consciousness and the abhorrent suggestion that free will is an illusion (are we simply robots, or what?), I’d like to give you all the heads up… Read More New Documentary of Consciousness: “The Deeper You Go”, Limited Time Access through Skeptiko Blog
Humai is a technology company based out of Los Angeles that is making the rather presumptuous claim that within 30 years, they can provide the continuation of consciousness after you die by gathering data about your thoughts, speech patterns and behaviors, freezing your brain after you die, then loading the whole thing, plus data, into… Read More Company Promises ‘Life After Death’ by Transferring Consciousness To An Artificial Body
In Star Wars, the Jedi can sense a “disturbance in the force”. Although we are a long way away from being able to access the type of telepathic powers of the Jedi, the concept of a global consciousness, or “a force” if you will, is more fact than fiction, thanks to the work of Dr.… Read More Study Reveals “Global Consciousness” Affected by Major World Events