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…