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- Time and Space splitting
- Spontaneous Evolution
- Perceptions video
- The afterlife experiments
- Interview with Lawrence Kraus
- Neural network entanglement
- What the Bleep
- Aspects of Death and Dying
- Action for the Future
In this book by Gary Schwartz and William Simon a set of experiments is presented with mediums that can contact the afterlife. The author has defined a scientific protocol to execute these experiments. This protocol guards against possible fraud. The results are very interesting and show that it is possible to contact persons in the afterlife through mediums.
Here is a nice interview with Lawrence Kraus on the zero point field. I get the impression that field is one one of the main engimas, which needs to be solved in the future.
The movie What the Bleep is now available on Google Video. A very nicely done movie. I think this a great introduction to the subject, although I miss some things. And I am not sure what to think of the biological dimension in the movie.
We listened to this speach by Stanislav Grof. A very interesting speach. He nicely reviewed the evidence for survival and altered states. This is one of the more interesting aspects which is researched. I guess that eventually the remaing issue is the why of it all. But the picture is get more clearer (and unclearer in some sense).
we have been listening to a presentation by Deepak Chopra on healing. An interesting presentation. He is a good speaker and the lecture resonated well with us. He is able to create the link between poetry, ancient mysticism and modern science.
I have a little bit the feeling that the presentation is a bit dated. I missed some newest insight of which he is undoubtedly aware, so I would like to hear a newer presentation.
In this lecture Edgar Mitchell describes his ideas on consciousness. I think the lecture covered multiple days, so it covered a lot of ground. The lecture culminates in the ideas of the Quantum Hologram (QH). This QH is the basis of meny phenomena, which we do not yet understand, such as psi. It can aslo explain things as homeopathy. It has many similarities to Sheldrake’s morphogenetic field. The only thing where the theory fails is with question on survival. An interesting speach, but we like the articles better, they are more to the point.
by Dean Radin
This book gives an overview of the scientific research into psi. As this is a contested subject information is given on the scientific methods and the criticisms of critics are analysed. The book is very interesting and clearly show that psi can be proven te exist. How to explain psi in terms of theory is however another matter. But that is where the psi researchers ar now moving into.
This book describes the impact of quantum theory on life. He presents an interesting relationship with consciousness. The book has some very deep insights that requires some pondering. Guess have to read some of his other books.
A very very interesting book (ISBN: 1 57174 332 4 51695). It explains the universe from a new perspective. It includes all strange phenomena. The book takes consciousness as the basis of everything and explains everything from that perspective, including reincarnation, the purpose of life, etc. It is strongly influenced by the Tibetan Book of the Dead and Indian culture.
In ODE (dec 2005) an interview was published with Pim van Lommel. This heart surgeon analysed NDE’s within his patients. And he comes to very interesting conclusions. The most important point to note, is that these people were really dead, at least to medical standards. But nevertheless they do report from their death phase. This has implications for the storage of memory (outside the body). And there is still some sort of identity, which lies outside the body (as the body is dead, no heart beat, no blood flow, no electrical brain activity).
The next interesting thing is what they report: peace, space, love, freedeom. They see lost relatives, live reviews, people who greet them, they can see into the past and future, etc. And finally these people are transformed when they are back. They are no longer afraid of death and see their life in a different light.
In this article published in What is Enlightenment Amy Edelstein and Ellen Daly interview Beatrice Bruteau. She works in the the field of evolutionary spirituality. She thinks that eveloution has to make a next step and that that step involves humans. Contrary to previous steps humans play an active part in creating that step, due to their free will. We are the evolution. She bases a lot of her thoughts on Teilhard de Chardin. This next step is related to the connections between humans and has a lot to do with love. She does not agree with the eastern view on enlightement. She feels that our earthly stay has a profound meaning and the goal of an individual is not to escape from it. She has no ideas about the goal of evolution.
In this interview reprinted in What Is Enlightenment RenÃ©e Weber intervies Fritjof Capra. They discuss the combination of an enlightened buddhist and a physicist. The conclusion is that such a physicist would not do any other physics.
In this article in What Is Enlightenment E.F. Schumacher describes his problems with the current materialistic scientific approach. One of his main problems is that vary valid questions are not attacked by science, they are even ignored. It seems that science is focusing more on what we know than on what we do not know. He calls it science for manipulation in contrast to science for knowledge.
This article by E.F. Schumacher appeared in the magazine What is Enlightenment.
It presents a discussion by these two authors on the value of theoretical physics. They both agree that the materialistic view of science has failed. Capra beliefs that physics has moved on and now provides a more holistic view, which can be valuable to other disciplines. Schumacher on the other hand thinks that physics can be of no value to other levels than the atomic level. It is mainly the mathematical approach of physics that Schumacher brings in doubt. Schumacher sees four levels of beings (mineral, plant, animal, human) with the elements (matter, life, consiousness, self-awareness) and that each level has it’s own laws.
by Lynne McTaggert (2001), ISBN:0007145101
This book describes new research on the edges of science. The basic tenet of this research is that each thing (living or dead) is surrounded by an invisible field. These fields interconnect with each other, so that everything is connected.