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
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
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.
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
I, for one, love science. Science helps us understand the physical world around us, and regardless if you believe that it was sheer accident or the greatest creative construct, one has to be awed by the beautiful complexity of it all. I delight in learning about stars composed only of neutrons, and about creatures that… Read More The Contentious Idea that Free Will is an Illusion