The Placebo Effect (Updated)

The Placebo Effect (Updated)

Jul 11

pla·ce·bo: A placebo is a simulated or otherwise medically ineffectual treatment for a disease or other medical condition intended to deceive the recipient. Sometimes patients given a placebo treatment will have a perceived or actual improvement in a medical condition, a phenomenon commonly called the placebo effect. The placebo effect consists of several different effects woven together, and the methods of placebo administration may be as important as the administration itself…

David Spangler: Honoring The Unseen Forces Of Life

David Spangler: Honoring The Unseen Forces Of Life

May 17

David Spangler writes: “Just as we inhabit an invisible world of bacteria and microbes which can affect us, so we also inhabit an invisible world of subtle, non-physical energies (much of which we produce through our thinking and feeling) that can also affect us. Realizing this and taking it into account when thinking about how we can serve the wellbeing of the world is, I believe, a critical and vital step that is as needed in our time as the germ theory of disease was two hundred years ago…”

Ray Kurzweil: Self-Driving Cars & Other Predictions

Ray Kurzweil: Self-Driving Cars & Other Predictions

Apr 23

In a wide-ranging speech in front of a standing-room crowd at the SAE World Congress Ray Kurzweil describes how and why he sees technology impacting our lives over the next 30 years and beyond…

Largest Medical Study Ever: Awareness Continues After Brain Shuts Down (Updated)

Largest Medical Study Ever: Awareness Continues After Brain Shuts Down (Updated)

Mar 29

Scientists have found evidence that awareness can continue for at least several minutes after clinical death which was previously thought impossible…

NDE: U.S. Senator Mark Kirk Describes Encounter With Three Angels

NDE: U.S. Senator Mark Kirk Describes Encounter With Three Angels

Mar 07

Illinois Senator Mark Kirk, 52, lost consciousness when he suffered a debilitating stroke in late January 2012. He also had a near-death experience. There was no white light, and no tunnel. But there were three angels with New York accents asking him if he would like to come with them…

NDEs Absolutely, Positively NOT Caused By Malfunctioning Brains (Updated)

NDEs Absolutely, Positively NOT Caused By Malfunctioning Brains (Updated)

Feb 20

While many “experts” continue to suggest that malfunctioning brains produce near-death experiences, the evidence is now overwhelming that this is not the case…

New Book: ‘The Wisdom of Near-Death Experiences’ (Updated)

New Book: ‘The Wisdom of Near-Death Experiences’ (Updated)

Feb 19

This book considers a wide range of experiences of dying patients that Dr. Sartori has encountered during her nursing career. It focuses on the near-death experiences (NDEs) of patients Dr. Sartori has nursed as well as the hundreds of cases of people who have contacted her over the years. Many people take NDEs at surface value and are mis-informed about the full extent of this highly complex phenomenon. This book examines all aspects of the NDE and Dr. Sartori emphasizes that by pathologising the NDE we are missing out on very important insights which can empower us to live fulfilled and meaningful lives…

Dr. Bruce Greyson: Science & Postmortem Survival (Updated)

Dr. Bruce Greyson: Science & Postmortem Survival (Updated)

Feb 05

An outstanding talk by Dr. Bruce Greyson that provides empirical support, from three different lines of investigation, for the scientific hypothesis of postmortem survival…

Ray Kurzweil’s Predictions for the Next 25 Years

Ray Kurzweil’s Predictions for the Next 25 Years

Jan 26

Ray Kurzweil has received 20 honorary doctorates, has been awarded honors from three U.S. presidents, and has authored 7 books (5 of which have been national bestsellers). He is the principal inventor of many technologies ranging from the first CCD flatbed scanner to the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind. He is also the chancellor and co-founder of Singularity University, and the guy tagged by Larry Page to direct artificial intelligence development at Google. Here are a few of his predictions for the next 25 years…

Rebooting Our Relationship With Technology (Updated)

Rebooting Our Relationship With Technology (Updated)

Dec 09

The importance of rebooting our relationship with technology — and practical suggestions how to do it…

Excerpts: ‘The Map of Heaven’ by NDEr Dr. Eben Alexander

Excerpts: ‘The Map of Heaven’ by NDEr Dr. Eben Alexander

Oct 21

Excerpts from NDEr Dr. Eben Alexander’s new book “The Map of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon Explores the Mysteries of the Afterlife & The Truth About What Lies Beyond”…

Your Brain Might Be A Radio

Your Brain Might Be A Radio

Sep 29

How “fantastic” stories unlock the nature of consciousness…

Extraordinary Human Capabilities (Updated)

Extraordinary Human Capabilities (Updated)

Sep 14

Pulse Resource Page on Extraordinary Human Abilities…

Autism Parents Reply To CNN: ‘Hear This Well’

Autism Parents Reply To CNN: ‘Hear This Well’

Sep 09

CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen recently addressed “anti-vaxxers” (parents with children who were harmed by vaccinations). In a condescending tone, Cohen declared “Vaccines are safe; autism is not a side effect of vaccines. Or to say it another way because some people don’t hear this well, vaccines do not cause autism.” Afflicted families responded by posting vaccination horror stories on YouTube and launching a grassroots campaign called “Hear This Well”…

Induced After-Death Communication (Updated)

Induced After-Death Communication (Updated)

Jun 25

Induced After Death Communication (IADC) is a therapy for grief and trauma that has helped thousands of people come to terms with their loss by allowing them the experience of private communication with their departed loved ones…

Ray Kurzweil: Computers Will Be Like Humans By 2029

Ray Kurzweil: Computers Will Be Like Humans By 2029

Jun 12

Ray Kurzweil: In less than two decades, you won’t just use your computers, you will have relationships with them. The personalities of computers’ operating system will be customizable for each user, much like how the operating system in the movie ‘Her’ was portrayed…

‘Death Is Not Final’ Debate: Moody & Alexander Vs. Novella & Carroll

‘Death Is Not Final’ Debate: Moody & Alexander Vs. Novella & Carroll

May 08

On Wednesday, May 7th, Intelligence Squared hosted a debate called “Death Is Not Final”. It pitted Dr. Raymond Moody and Dr. Eben Alexander against Dr. Steve Novella and Sean Carroll. Are near-death experiences (and related experiences) evidence that consciousness is not produced by the brain? Click here to watch the entire debate…

TED: Amy Cuddy: ‘Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are’

TED: Amy Cuddy: ‘Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are’

May 04

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success…

NHNE’s NDE ‘Formula’ Newsletter Premiers Monday (Updated)

NHNE’s NDE ‘Formula’ Newsletter Premiers Monday (Updated)

Apr 07

The first issue of NHNE’s NDE Formula Newsletter premiers Monday, April 7th. This cutting-edge newsletter will focus on “The Formula for Creating Heaven on Earth” and how we can use the profound truths presented in near-death experiences to transform our personal and collective lives. If you are interested in receiving this free online publication, click here to sign up…

Carly Fleischmann: Autistic Girl Who Used A Computer To Ask For Help (Updated)

Carly Fleischmann: Autistic Girl Who Used A Computer To Ask For Help (Updated)

Apr 02

Carly was a severely autistic little girl unable to speak a word or connect to the world around her in any way. Or so everyone thought. That is until she turned 11 and something truly remarkable happened — she typed her first words: ”h-u-r-t” then ”h-e-l-p.”

60 Minutes: The Gift of Endless Memory (Updated)

60 Minutes: The Gift of Endless Memory (Updated)

Jan 12

It is often said that we are our memories — that web of experiences, relationships, thoughts, and feelings that make us who we are. We don’t remember it all of course. That would be impossible. Or would it? There has been a discovery in the field of memory recently, so new you won’t find it in any textbook. It’s so hard to fathom, there are some who remain unconvinced. For the moment, the scientists studying it are simply calling it “superior autobiographical memory.” And unless you happen to know one of the handful of people discovered so far who have it, get ready to be amazed…

New Book: ‘Dream Like A Boss’

New Book: ‘Dream Like A Boss’

Jan 11

Dream Like a Boss (Book One) is an introduction to getting better sleep, having more dreams, and working with the insights that come from dreams and nightmares. In particular, this book shows how to have more vivid dreams, find healing and insight, reduce stress-induced nightmares, tap into creative energy, and problem solve real-life issues. The book also discusses dream herbs, traditional and online dream sharing, and the most promising new dream apps…