Akiane Kramarik (Updated)

Akiane Kramarik (Updated)

Apr 03

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…

The Placebo Effect (Updated)

The Placebo Effect (Updated)

Mar 24

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…

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…

Extraordinary Human Capabilities (Updated)

Extraordinary Human Capabilities (Updated)

Sep 14

Pulse Resource Page on Extraordinary Human Abilities…

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…

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…