Emerging Paradigms of Consciousness Research: News and Views on Consciousness and Mind Science Connected and Gathered from around the Internet

"Anybody who gives you a belief system is your enemy, because the belief system becomes the barrier for your eyes, you cannot see the truth. ~ Osho"

Experiences of Consciousness Beyond Hypnagogia

Using introspective experiences to develop skills like Remote-Viewing, Lucid-Dreaming, Out-of-body Experiences, or for the development of Spiritual Experiences

Hypnagogia is a generic label given to sensorial perceptions that happens “automatically” – without conscious control – while falling asleep, or while awakening from sleep.

Links to a paper by By Sirley Marques Bonham, Ph.D. on Consciousness and Hypnogogia

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The History of Remote Viewing

A great article here from the International Remote Viewing Association.

Remote viewing (RV) did not spring into existence overnight. Its earliest ancestors can be traced back thousands of years to the days of the early Greeks and beyond. But RV's most direct precursors date from the 1930's, beginning with experiments in clairvoyance under conscientious scientists like J.B. Rhine.

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Jill Bolte Taylor on "How it feels to have a stroke"

An obligatory article for any good consciousness blog. If you haven't seen it, watch it already!!

The Near Death Chronicles

The Near Death Experiences of Howard Storm, Ned Dougherty, and George Rodonaia.

Entangled Atoms

"I don't care too much what people think," says Dean Radin, Ph.D., senior scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. "I'm much more interested in tracking something which I think is meaningful and which I think eventually will become more and more meaningful. That's what science is all about. We're driven by curiosity."

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Near-death experiences sought for study

Massey University researchers are dying to hear Kiwis' near-death experiences for New Zealand's first large-scale study of the phenomena.

Researchers Dr Mary Murray and Dr Natasha Tassell, who are leading the study, estimate that up to a quarter of those who have come close to dying may recall the experience.

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About the Continuity of Our Consciousness by Pim van Lommel

Dr. Pim van Lommel, a renowned cardiologist, is the first medical practitioner to have undertaken a full, systematic study of near-death experiences (NDEs).

This is a fascinating paper about his research and the general information on the various elements of the near-death-experience.

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Psychedelic Drugs Help Psychiatric Patients

Swiss scientists suggested Wednesday that psychedelic drugs like LSD, ketamine and magic mushrooms could be combined with psychotherapy to treat people suffering from depression, compulsive disorders or chronic pain. Research into the effects of psychedelics has been restricted because of the negative connotations of drugs, but the scientists said more studies into their clinical potential were now justified.

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The Primacy of Consciousness

Presentation given at "Physics of Consciousness" conference, Virginia, 2004, in which Peter Russell explores the mystery of consciousness from both scientific and mystical perspectives, showing how light is intrinsic to both, and giving a coherent argument as to why consciousness is fundamental essence of the cosmos.

Film Trailer: The Consciousness Chronicles

The Consciousness Chronicles is a new DVD documentary series featuring some of the world's leading consciousness researchers from all disciplines: scientific, philosophical, experiential and mystical. Read more

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