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"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. ~ Albert Einstein "

Dreams as Exceptional Human Experiences

by Montague Ullman, MD

Dreams are ordinary only in the sense that everyone has them. What makes them extraordinary and qualifies them as exceptional human experience are the gifts they bring to our lives if we learn how to receive them. I'd like to share with you the way I think about dreams and their importance, and then suggest answers to three questions.

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Closer to Truth interviews Dean Radin

Check out this amazing series of videos on Closer to Truth with Dean Radin, Senior Scientist at the Noetic Institute.

Does Consciousness Defeat Materialism?
Does ESP Reveal the Nonphysical?
Do Angels and Demons Exist?
Is Consciousness Irreducible?
Does ESP Reveal Spirit Existence?
All Reality Consists of What Things?
Does Physical Reality Go Beyond?

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Feeling Go(o)d: The Physics of Emotion

Even before she was chief of brain biochemistry at the National Institutes of Health, Candace Pert made a breakthrough discovery that changed the way scientists understand the mind-body connection. She found the opiate receptor, the mechanism by which a class of chemicals (peptides) alters the mind and body. Her research led her to an understanding of the way emotions function as a regulatory system in the body.

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Sleep Paralysis Visions: Demons, Succubi, and the Archetypal Mind

If you have ever woken up in the middle of the night and found you can’t move, or even cry for help, you have experienced sleep paralysis. If, during this bizarre paralysis, you suddenly felt that someone—or something—was watching you, you have come face to face with the waking hallucination known as the Intruder. And if all this happens and then a ghastly creature resembling a gnome or a night elf crawls onto you to whisper sweet impish nothings into your ear, congratulations, you are one of the lucky ones to know the Incubus.

And you’re not alone.

Teen wakes from coma speaking another language

Doctors in Croatia are baffled by a coma patient who woke up fluent in another language.

Medics are scratching their heads over the 13-year-old who now speaks perfect German - but can't converse in Croatian.

The girl's parents, who hail from the southern town of Knin, say their daughter had only just started to learn German before she lapsed into the coma.

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The Extended Mind: Recent Experimental Evidence

Rupert Sheldrake

Breaking Through Conventional Scientific Paradigm

"Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge in the field of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the Gods."
—Albert Einstein

The general, historical dialogue between religion and science goes back a long way—at least to Plato, Aristotle, and Leibniz. Before the 17th century, the goals of science were wisdom, understanding the natural order, and living in harmony with it.

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Download the Apparitional Experiences Primer

A basic and accessible primer for paranormal enthusiasts on what parapsychologists and psychical researchers have learned about apparitions since the late 19th century. Topics such as the types and possible characteristics of apparitions, experimental approaches, theories and perspectives, and witness characteristics are covered, and supplemented with illustrative examples and anecdotes from the published case literature.

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..Is all that we see or seem,
but a dream within a dream.
Edgar Allan Poe