The Conscious-Created Universe, Part II

Note to the reader: The philosophy of the Conscious-Created Universe defines consciousness itself – our thoughts, intentions and creative ideas – as a guiding force in the formation of reality. In the Conscious-Created Universe, Part I, we explored the observations from quantum physics and cosmology which may hint to a more fundamental role for consciousness… Read More The Conscious-Created Universe, Part II

Evidential Spirituality: How to Build Spiritual Beliefs from Life After Death Research

The Difference Between Faith-Based and Evidence-Based Spirituality For those of us who are not part of an organized religion but have a strong interest in the research and evidence for life after death, how do we define ourselves when asked about what we believe? For some, the answer might be agnostic, new-age, or spiritual.  For me,… Read More Evidential Spirituality: How to Build Spiritual Beliefs from Life After Death Research

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

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

Sometimes You Don’t See The Light – The Void: A Place of Nothingness in the Afterlife

Despite the “love and light’ culture pervasive in new-age literature, one cannot ignore the darker side of near-death experiences and the afterlife experiences of spirits relayed through channeling and mediumship.  Recently, I pieced together information from a dozen different books containing out-of-body experiences, near-death experiences, life-between-life regression and spirit communications and wrote two out of three parts of “The Multidimensional… Read More Sometimes You Don’t See The Light – The Void: A Place of Nothingness in the Afterlife

The Story Behind “Miracles From Heaven” and What We Can Learn from Religious NDEs

“Miracles from Heaven” is a movie based on the book of the same title by Christy Beam and details the amazing story of her chronically ill daughter’s near-death experience following a devastating accident and her subsequent remarkable healing.  The movie is in theaters now, so I picked up the book behind the movie to get the full… Read More The Story Behind “Miracles From Heaven” and What We Can Learn from Religious NDEs

New Age in the Old World: Plato’s Account of a Near-Death Experience

The Myth of Er is widely believed to be one of the earliest examples of a near-death experience in history.  In the telling of this story, Plato reveals much about classical spirituality and his own concepts of the eternal soul.  This post compares the structure of the NDE as relayed by Plato to modern near-death… Read More New Age in the Old World: Plato’s Account of a Near-Death Experience