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"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin"

End-of-Life Brain Activity - A Sign of the Soul?

By Stuart Hameroff, MD and Deepak Chopra, MD | The idea that conscious awareness can exist after death, generally referred to as the 'soul', has been inherent in Eastern and Western religions for thousands of years. In addition to spiritual accounts, innumerable subjective reports of conscious awareness seemingly separated from the subject's brain and physical body occur in conjunction with so-called near death experiences (NDEs) in patients resuscitated after cardiac arrest.

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The Unexplained Powers of Animals

For many years, animal trainers, pet owners, and naturalists have reported various kinds of perceptiveness in animals that suggest the existence of psychic powers. Surprisingly little research has been done on these phenomena.

Biologists have been inhibited by the taboo against “the paranormal,” and psychical researchers and parapsychologists have (with few exceptions) confined their attention to human beings.

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Hypnosis Can Help Control Pain Among Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer

ScienceDaily — Hypnosis can help alleviate the pain and suffering experienced by women being treated for breast cancer, according to a study by a University at Buffalo School of Social Work professor.

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Hypnosis Shown To Reduce Symptoms Of Dementia

ScienceDaily — A scientist at the University of Liverpool has found that hypnosis can slow down the impacts of dementia and improve quality of life for those living with the condition.

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Sleep Timing

Sleep timing is controlled by three main factors and they are the circardian clock, homeostasis and in humans by willed behavior.

The circadian clock is an inner time-keeping, temperature-fluctuating, enzyme-controlling device, which works in tandem with adenosine, a neurotransmitter which inhibits many of the bodily processes that are associated with wakefulness.

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Dream Yoga: Lucid Dreaming in Tibetan Buddhism

Tibetan dream yoga is the original form of lucid dreaming. It is a philosophical practice created in Tibetan Buddhism at least 1,000 years ago. Just like lucid dreams, the aim of this is to awaken the consciousness in the dream state. However, Buddhist monks have more esoteric goals in mind...

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SSE's EdgeScience Magazine Issue Number 4 Available

The Society for Scientific Exploration publishes EdgeScience Magazine Quarterly.

This Issue features articles about the mysterys of Pendulums, Kirlian Photography and the latest technology for imaging Human Auras, Human Intention Experimentation, Past lives, and Insects Sense of Smell.

The latest Issue is available for download free from SSE's website.

The Didgeridoo – A Cure For Asthma Or Sleep Apnea?

No it is not as farfetched as it sounds; there is no magic in it. But it would seem that the ancient Australian wind instrument developed by their indigenous people, the didgeridoo could actually help those with asthma.

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