Stafford Betty@Huff Post: The Looming Divorce Between Religion and the Afterlife

Dr. Stafford Betty is a Professor of religious studies at California State University, Bakersfield.  You might also know him as the author of several fantastic books about the afterlife, such as The Afterlife Unveiled: What the Dead are Telling Us About Their World and Heaven and Hell Unveiled: Updates From The Spirit World.  Recently, Dr.… Read More Stafford Betty@Huff Post: The Looming Divorce Between Religion and the Afterlife

The Implications of Natalie Sudman’s Unusual Near-Death Experience in Iraq

Although every near-death experience is unique and profound, Natalie Sudman’s NDE after hitting a road-side bomb in Iraq was radically different from most. Natalie didn’t go through a tunnel, talk to God or see the beautiful vistas of heaven.  And yet her experience was extraordinarily valuable for those of us who seek to understand the nature of our… Read More The Implications of Natalie Sudman’s Unusual Near-Death Experience in Iraq

Incredible Apparition of ‘Girl in a Floral Dress’ Caught on Camera in Glasgow Museum

As evidence of life after death, most paranormal images tend to be pretty inconclusive.  With anyone able to manipulate images today with the barest of skill, most images I come across simply cannot be viewed without suspicion.  Once in a while though, you come across an image that seems like it has the hallmarks of… Read More Incredible Apparition of ‘Girl in a Floral Dress’ Caught on Camera in Glasgow Museum

Groundbreaking Research Shows Conscious Intention Directly Affects Quantum States; Scientific Basis for Mind of Over Matter?

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?

New Study Reveals the Nature of God in Near-Death Experiences

Source. Krishna. All-That-Is.  Allah.  The Great Spirit.  Supreme Being. Elohim.  All names representing the same concept: the singular, universal source of creative power, wisdom and moral rulership over the universe. God.  With a Capital G. Today, when the western world refers to God, it usually represents the monotheistic God of the Abrahamic religions of Christianity, Islam,… Read More New Study Reveals the Nature of God in Near-Death Experiences

Media Continues to Spread Misleading Information about Near-Death Experiences

I intended on a different, more scholarly post today but unfortunately I must instead subject you to a rant.  Below is one of many misleading media articles about near-death experiences that lead readers to assume that science has somehow ‘proven’ the mechanism for these superconscious experiences before and during clinical death.   I would normally ignore articles like this,… Read More Media Continues to Spread Misleading Information about Near-Death Experiences

Resurrecting 19th and Early 20th Century Spirit Writing

Spiritualism was at its height by the turn of the century, when the movement counted nearly 8 million members in the US and Europe. Although the time period is mostly remembered as the epoch of physical mediumship (for better or for worse), the time period between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries also produced many written works,… Read More Resurrecting 19th and Early 20th Century Spirit Writing

Physical Medium Gary Mannion Exposed Committing Fraud

Videos now exist showing a well-known UK physical medium engaging in fraudulent activity during a séance.  Nic Whitham of Banyan Retreat smuggled a night-vision video camera into a séance room to reportedly catch physical medium Gary Mannion leaving his ‘cabinet’ to act out phenomena attributed to the deceased.  These videos were released recently and may have… Read More Physical Medium Gary Mannion Exposed Committing Fraud