*Song by Sufjan Stevens performed and orchestrated by Lauren Eve. Please visit her channel here.* How the hell did we get here? October has disappeared in a blur of anxiety and stress. A half-dozen blog posts I halfheartedly cobbled together lay unfinished in my drafts. I, like most Americans, have been rattled to the core by… Read More America’s Identity Crisis: Seeking Wisdom from the Spirit World
It’s October! There’s a beautiful sense of withdrawing as the nights become longer and the trees give up their green for gold. For thousands of years, this was celebrated as the time when the veil between the worlds was thinnest and communication with the dead was possible. We continue this tradition through the modern holiday of Halloween and with it, all that represents our dark affection for all things paranormal. Unfortunately, October is also the month that paranormal and ghost hunting shows are at their zenith, and a new crop of so-called ‘ghost hunters’ appear each year, parroting the awful techniques they see on television. For some, ghosts are something to be exploited for thrills and YouTube hits. Well, I think its time I finally put my two cents in about it.… Read More Ghost Hunting For Thrills is Tactless And Cruel
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
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
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
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?
I apologize for the provocative title, but reincarnation is a subject that many in the spiritual and new-age community feel is too obvious to bother with. The mechanics seem rather simple. You live one lifetime, die, go to the spirit world, hang around a bit, then choose another lifetime that will challenge you in new ways. … Read More Think You Understand Reincarnation? Think Again.