Extraordinary Human Capabilities (Updated)

Extraordinary Human Capabilities (Updated)

Sep 14

Pulse Resource Page on Extraordinary Human Abilities…

Akiane Kramarik (Updated)

Akiane Kramarik (Updated)

Apr 20

Akiane Kramarik is a child prodigy who paints and writes poetry. Featured on television programs such as “Oprah”, Kramarik (born July 9, 1994) has gained worldwide attention. According to Kramarik, her art is inspired by her visions of heaven, and her personal connection with the God. Kramarik’s art depicts life, landscape, and people…

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.”

Demonic Possession & Exorcism (Updated)

Demonic Possession & Exorcism (Updated)

Feb 24

Pulse resource page on demonic possession and exorcism…

Shamanism (Updated)

Shamanism (Updated)

Feb 23

Pulse Resource Page on Shamanism…

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…

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

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

Jan 11

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

Anna Breytenbach: The Animal Communicator

Anna Breytenbach: The Animal Communicator

Dec 05

Anna Breytenbach is a professional animal communicator who has received advanced training through the Assisi International Animal Institute in California, USA and has been practicing for 12 years in South Africa, Europe and the USA with domestic and wild animals. Her conservation experience includes working with cheetahs, lions, wolves, baboons and elephants in educational and rehabilitation programs. Anna’s goal is to raise awareness and advance the relationships among humans and other species, on both the personal and spiritual levels. She’s also the subject of the documentary movie “The Animal Communicator”…

Foreign Accent Syndrome: ‘The Woman Who Woke Up Chinese’

Foreign Accent Syndrome: ‘The Woman Who Woke Up Chinese’

Sep 07

When Sarah Colwill, 38, was hospitalized for an intense migraine in 2010, she awoke to an astounding sound — her voice. Her familiar English accent had been replaced by what sounded like a poor impression of a Chinese person, leaving doctors scratching their heads. Her predicament was a side effect of a rare neurological condition called Foreign Accent Syndrome…

Derren Brown Documentary: ‘Miracles For Sale’ (Updated)

Derren Brown Documentary: ‘Miracles For Sale’ (Updated)

Apr 06

Derren Brown teaches an ordinary British citizen how to adopt the guise of a pastor and miracle worker. After six months of learning the trade, “Pastor James Collins” sets sail for America. With a camera crew documenting all aspects of the adventure, Paster James performs faith healing miracles live in Texas…

1972 Best Documentary: ‘Marjoe’ (Updated)

1972 Best Documentary: ‘Marjoe’ (Updated)

Apr 06

This post includes the 1972 Oscar winning film, Marjoe. Marjoe Gortner was the first Evangelical preacher to blow the whistle on his profession. In this award-winning documentary Marjoe reveals age-old tricks of the trade and exposed some of the entertainment aspects of the popular movement that have made it big business… From the beginning, his preaching skills were meticulously cultivated. Before he learned to say “Mamma” or “Poppa,” he was taught to sing “Hallelujah!” When he was nine months old his mother taught him the right way to shout “Glory!” into the microphone. At three, he could preach the gospel from memory, and he received drama coaching and instruction in every performing art from saxophone playing to baton twirling. On Halloween, 1948, at the age of four, Marjoe was officially ordained and thrust into a wildly successful career as the Shirley Temple of America’s Bible Belt, the sprawling non-geographic community of strict adherents to the Christian scriptures. In the following decade he preached to packed tents and houses coast to coast, as enthusiastic audiences flocked to see the Miracle Child who allegedly received sermons from the Lord in his sleep…

A Sobering Lesson: Real Mastership Versus Fake Mastership (Updated)

A Sobering Lesson: Real Mastership Versus Fake Mastership (Updated)

Apr 06

There may be no case more perplexing or egregious than that of Yanagi Ryuken, a purported master of aikido. Master Ryuken apparently believed himself capable of defeating multiple attackers without deigning to touch them. Rather, he could rely upon the magic power of chi. Video of him demonstrating his devastating abilities shows that his students were grotesquely complicit in what must have been a long and colorful process of self-deception. Did these young athletes actually think that they were being hurled to the ground against their will? It is hard to know. What seems certain, however, is that Master Ryuken came to believe that he was invincible; otherwise he wouldn’t have invited a martial artist from another school to come test his powers….

Dr. Eben Alexander: The Easter Question

Dr. Eben Alexander: The Easter Question

Mar 31

Dr. Eben Alexander writes:

“More than ever since my near death experience, I consider myself a Christian — though one who knows that God loves all of His children, including those whose faith is expressed in traditions different from my own… Any pastor will tell you that the single concept that separates the wheat (that is, the real believers) from the chaff (those who are Christians only in name), is whether a person accepts that what Christian tradition says happened on Easter Morning really happened. The entire force of the Christian message can be pushed into that moment when the rock of the cave rolled aside and Jesus — the same and yet not the same Jesus whom his mother had watched die on the cross just two days before — stepped out once more into common daylight. That he had, in fact, overcome death.

“Now, I can tell you that if someone had asked me, in the days before my NDE, what I thought of this story, I would have said that it was lovely. But it remained just that — a story. To say that the physical body of a man who had been brutally tortured and killed could simply get up and return to the world a few days later is to contradict every fact we know about the universe. It wasn’t simply an unscientific idea. It was a downright anti-scientific one.

“But it is an idea that I now believe. Not in a lip-service way. Not in a dress-up-it’s-Easter kind of way. I believe it with all my heart, and all my soul…”

Andy Paquette: 20 Year History of Precognitive Dreams

Andy Paquette: 20 Year History of Precognitive Dreams

Jul 02

Andy Paquette, author of, “Dreamer: 20 Years of Psychic Dreams and How They Changed My Life”, discusses his psychic and precognitive experiences…

Hank Wesselman, Modern Shaman

Hank Wesselman, Modern Shaman

Jul 02

Research paleoanthropologist Hank Wesselman did his undergraduate work, as well as his Masters Degree, in Zoology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, then went on to receive his doctoral degree in Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley. A native New Yorker, he has spent much of his life living and working among traditional tribal peoples, primarily in Africa and Polynesia. He served in the US Peace Corps in the 1960’s, living among people of the Yoruba Tribe in Western Nigeria for two years. It was there that he first became interested in indigenous spiritual wisdom. Hank is currently working with an international research team in Ethiopia involved in the search for answers to the mystery of human origins. He is also a shaman in training, now in the 29th year of his apprenticeship. His books include the Spiritwalker Trilogy (Spiritwalker, Medicinemaker, and Visionseeker), the Journey to the Sacred Garden, Spirit Medicine, and Awakening to the Spirit World (with Sandra Ingerman.) His latest book is The Bowl of Light: Ancestral Wisdom from a Hawaiian Shaman…

Chinese Boy With Cat-Like Eyes Can See In The Dark

Chinese Boy With Cat-Like Eyes Can See In The Dark

Jun 17

Nicknamed “Cat-Boy,” doctors in Dahua, southern China recently learned that this boy has the ability to see at night and can read in complete darkness as if it were day…

60 Minutes: ‘Face Blindness: When Everyone Is A Stranger’

60 Minutes: ‘Face Blindness: When Everyone Is A Stranger’

Mar 22

Imagine going to school to pick up your child and not being certain which kid is yours. Imagine brushing your teeth every morning and not wholly recognizing the face in the mirror. All of this is unimaginable for most of us, but a basic fact of life for people with the mysterious neurological condition called “face blindness” — or prosopagnosia – which can make it almost impossible to recognize faces, even of one’s nearest and dearest. Dr. Oliver Sacks knows something about the condition, and not only because he’s a neurologist, but also because Dr. Sacks himself is face blind. Lesley Stahl reports…

Teen Has Ability To Instantly Say Words Backwards

Teen Has Ability To Instantly Say Words Backwards

Mar 02

It’s like an easy game for 14-year-old Alyssa Kramer. She can easily say words backwards in seconds. Her video on YouTube quickly got a million hits, and now she has her own channel: alyssatalkingback.com. CBS3 asked when she realized she had the special ability…

Michael Murphy: The Future Of The Human Body

Michael Murphy: The Future Of The Human Body

Feb 28

Jeffrey Mishlove interviews Michael Murphy. Murphy is the founder of Esalen Institute and the author of numerous books including Jacob Atabet, Golf in the Kingdom, The End of Ordinary History, and The Future of the Body: Explorations into the Further Evolution of Human Nature…

Creating Zen-Like ‘Flow’ With tDCS Zaps To The Brain

Creating Zen-Like ‘Flow’ With tDCS Zaps To The Brain

Feb 23

Flow has been maddeningly difficult to pin down, let alone harness, but a wealth of new technologies could soon allow us all to conjure up this state. The plan is to provide a short cut to virtuosity, slashing the amount of time it takes to master a new skill — be it tennis, playing the piano or marksmanship…

60 Minutes: ‘Mozart Of Chess: Magnus Carlsen’

60 Minutes: ‘Mozart Of Chess: Magnus Carlsen’

Feb 21

Demolition, not defeat, is the goal of 21-year-old Magnus Carlsen. No, he’s not a boxer, not a wrestler. Rather, Magnus is the top chess player in the world, and he takes it on like an athlete. First, there’s the tough physical workouts to prepare himself for the tough mental workout of competition. And then there’s the attitude. Magnus, who comes from a nice Norwegian family, tells Bob Simon: “I enjoy it when I see my opponent really suffering, when he knows that I’ve outsmarted him.” But really, he’s a nice guy – an athlete and fashion model in addition to being the top-ranked chess player in the world. Bob Simon profiles Magnus Carlsen…

Documentary: ‘Supernature: Esalen And The Human Potential’

Documentary: ‘Supernature: Esalen And The Human Potential’

Feb 02

SUPERNATURE: ESALEN AND THE HUMAN POTENTIAL is a documentary film about the influential Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, and The Human Potential Movement it spawned. At a time of unprecedented political, social and ideological conflict, we believe the world would benefit from a broad, beautiful, and sophisticated exposure to the ideas and practices fostered by Esalen, particularly those that move us beyond the present schizophrenic split between religion and science…

New Scientific Study Indicates Shroud Of Turin Is Authentic

New Scientific Study Indicates Shroud Of Turin Is Authentic

Dec 30

Italian scientists have conducted a series of advanced experiments which, they claim, show that one of Christianity’s most prized but mysterious relics — the Turin Shroud — is not a medieval forgery but could be the authentic burial robe of Christ…

Unsolved Mysteries: Ice Woman

Unsolved Mysteries: Ice Woman

Dec 23

A woman freezes and is not only brought back to life, but fully recovers…

Bob Olson Interviews Anita Moorjani (& Related News)

Bob Olson Interviews Anita Moorjani (& Related News)

Dec 12

Bob Olson of AfterLifeTV just posted a new interview Anita Moorjani. The hour-and-a-half long discussion includes Anita describing, in detail, her struggle with cancer — which ended with the death of her body. While her broken, wasted-away body lay dead, Anita had a near-death experience that helped her understand how and why she contracted cancer, as well as many of the forces of life that shape our waking realities. When she returned to her body, Anita’s doctors were astonished at the miraculous healing that took place. After struggling with cancer for four agonizing years, and then slipping into a comma and dying from it, all traces of cancer vanished. Anita’s story is one of the most comprehensively documented medical miracles involving a near-death experience that I am aware of…

Jorian Ponomareff: Motorcycle Wizard

Jorian Ponomareff: Motorcycle Wizard

Nov 20

Jorian Ponomareff: Motorcycle Wizard…

Yoga Breakdancing

Yoga Breakdancing

Nov 12

Yoga Breakdancing…

100-Year-Old Man Completes Marathon

100-Year-Old Man Completes Marathon

Oct 17

Fauja Singh completed the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in approximately eight hours, making him the oldest person ever to finish one of the 26.2-mile races. It was the eighth marathon for Singh, who was born India in 1911 and did not start running marathons until he was 89, after he moved to England following the death of his wife and son. He says not smoking or drinking alcohol throughout his life, combined with a vegetarian diet and up to 10 miles of walking or running per day are the secrets to his health…

Quote: Albert Einstein

Quote: Albert Einstein

Oct 02

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” — Albert Einstein

First Irish Case Of Death By Spontaneous Human Combustion

First Irish Case Of Death By Spontaneous Human Combustion

Sep 23

A man who burned to death in his home died as a result of spontaneous combustion, an Irish coroner has ruled. It is believed to be the first case of its kind in Ireland…

Impressionist Jim Meskimen Does Shakespeare In Celebrity Voices

Impressionist Jim Meskimen Does Shakespeare In Celebrity Voices

Sep 04

Jim Meskimen performs Clarence’s speech from William Shakespeare’s Richard III as a number of different celebrities, from George Clooney to Droopy Dog…

Woman Sleeps For MONTHS At A Time

Woman Sleeps For MONTHS At A Time

Aug 16

21 year-old Lily Clarke sleeps for two months because she suffers from a very rare disorder, Kleine-Levin Syndrome, known colloquially as Sleeping Beauty Disease…

TED: David Blaine: How I Held My Breath For 17 Min

TED: David Blaine: How I Held My Breath For 17 Min

Aug 15

In this highly personal talk from TEDMED, magician and stuntman David Blaine describes what it took to hold his breath underwater for 17 minutes — a world record (only two minutes shorter than this entire talk!) — and what his often death-defying work means to him…

Video: Amazing Display Of Youthful Agility

Video: Amazing Display Of Youthful Agility

Aug 12

Watch this amazing display of youthful agility and strength in the art called “Parkour,” which involves transforming any urban setting into a playground of possibilities for leaping, scaling, climbing and soaring across rooftops…

John Cleese: The Scientists

John Cleese: The Scientists

Jul 22

John Cleese: The Scientists (from 2008)…

Girl Loses Half Her Brain In Car Crash & Gains An Amazing New Artistic Ability

Girl Loses Half Her Brain In Car Crash & Gains An Amazing New Artistic Ability

Jul 22

A girl left with half-a-brain after a horrific car crash has emerged from a coma with a new artistic ability….

Wind Tunnel Skydivers

Wind Tunnel Skydivers

Jun 19

A quartet of professional skydivers spin, twirl, and flip around each other at the Skydive Arena in Prague, putting on a jaw dropping show that makes the idea of having your feet on the ground seem totally boring…

Sharing Information Corrupts Wisdom of Crowds

Sharing Information Corrupts Wisdom of Crowds

Jun 08

In a new study of crowd wisdom — the statistical phenomenon by which individual biases cancel each other out, distilling hundreds or thousands of individual guesses into uncannily accurate average answers — researchers told test participants about their peers’ guesses. The result? When people can learn what others think, the wisdom of crowds may veer towards ignorance…

Janice Tunnicliffe: A Woman Who Is Allergic To Electricity

Janice Tunnicliffe: A Woman Who Is Allergic To Electricity

May 18

A British woman cannot use an electric kettle, keeps her washing machine in a concrete outhouse and cannot have neighbours with wireless internet because she is allergic to electricity. Janice Tunnicliffe spends every night playing Scrabble by candlelight with her husband because she claims to have a rare condition called electrosensitivity…

Heather Dorniden: The Runner Who Didn’t Give Up

Heather Dorniden: The Runner Who Didn’t Give Up

May 13

Heather Dorniden of the University of Minnesota races the 600m at the Big 10 Indoor Track Championships. She falls, she gets up, she miraculously wins…

Woman Wakes Up After Surgery Speaking With British Accent

Woman Wakes Up After Surgery Speaking With British Accent

May 06

When Karen Butler came out of sedation after oral surgery a year and a half ago, her mouth throbbed and her face was puffy. But that’s not all that had changed. When she spoke, the words tumbled out in a thick and foreign accent. Over the next few days, the swelling subsided and the pain vanished, but Butler’s newly acquired accent did not. Though it has softened over time, she’s never again spoken like a native Oregonian from Madras. To most people, she sounds British…

Autistic Boy, 12, Develops Theory Of Relativity

Autistic Boy, 12, Develops Theory Of Relativity

Mar 27

A 12-year-old child prodigy has astounded university professors after grappling with some of the most advanced concepts in mathematics. Jacob Barnett has an IQ of 170 — higher than Albert Einstein — and is now so far advanced in his Indiana university studies that professors are lining him up for a PHD research role. The boy wonder, who taught himself calculus, algebra, geometry and trigonometry in a week, is now tutoring fellow college classmates after hours. And now Jake has embarked on his most ambitious project yet — his own ‘expanded version of Einstein’s theory of relativity’…

‘Wolf Child’ Named World’s Hairiest Girl

‘Wolf Child’ Named World’s Hairiest Girl

Feb 28

Supatra is one of just 50 known sufferers of Ambras Syndrome — caused by a faulty chromosome — to be documented since the Middle Ages. Before the disease was understood, sufferers were branded ‘werewolves.’ She has thick hair growing over her face, ears, arms, legs and back. Even laser treatment has failed to stop the hair growth. The Guinness World Record has officially recognised her as the world’s hairiest girl…

Thinking Cap Increases Creativity

Thinking Cap Increases Creativity

Feb 10

Scientists have created a real-life thinking cap which works by zapping electricity through the brain. The weird-looking headwear has had extraordinary results and experts believe it could help people be more creative. The device was dreamt up by the University of Sydney’s Centre for the Mind in Australia and suppresses the left side of the brain to encourage the more creative right side into action…

Temple Grandin, Claire Danes & HBO’s Movie

Temple Grandin, Claire Danes & HBO’s Movie

Jan 06

This post includes lots of information about Temple Grandin and the 2010 HBO movie that starred Claire Danes as Temple Grandin, a woman with autism who revolutionized practices for the humane handling of livestock on cattle ranches and slaughterhouses. The film debuted on HBO on February 6, 2010 and received overwhelmingly positive reviews. Temple Grandin was nominated for fifteen Emmy Awards and won seven, including the Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Made for Television Movie and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie…

Bluejay: Getting To Know The Mind Of A Child Prodigy

Bluejay: Getting To Know The Mind Of A Child Prodigy

Dec 28

Jay Greenberg signed his compositions “Bluejay” because that particular bird was small and made a lot of noise — just like him. Jay told me that music came to him, fully composed all the time. He couldn’t turn it off. His professors told me they had never seen anything like it before, and in terms of historical context, nothing like his talent had been seen or heard since the likes of Mozart, Mendelssohn or Saint-Saens…

An Interview With Taoist Wizard Peter Ragnar (from 2005)

An Interview With Taoist Wizard Peter Ragnar (from 2005)

Nov 18

A fascinating interview from 2005: Andrew Cohen interviews Peter Ragnar, a modern-day shaman, Taoist wizard, natural life scientist, and self-master par excellence. He lives in the Tennessee mountains with his wife, and he claims to be a “senior citizen” but refuses to give away his age because he “doesn’t believe in it.” He does strenuous two-hour strength-training workouts seven days a week and performs record-breaking feats. He’s been a martial arts practitioner for over fifty years, and he has developed his own version of Taoist energy practice called “Magnetic Qi Gong,” which he claims is the key to immortality. He has healing powers and is renowned for his clairvoyant and telepathic abilities. He lives on a strict diet of raw foods and juices and has spent a lifetime studying the relationship between the body and the mind at all levels. And his most remarkable attainment is his profound awakening to the energetic dimension, or “bio-electric-magnetic” field, of life. While this dimension of reality and experience is one that many have heard of, it’s a world that Peter actually lives in. All this being said, Peter’s most compelling and inspiring message is his steadfast and passionate call to self-mastery based upon the relentless cultivation of intention…