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…

Manifesto for a Post-Materialist Science

Manifesto for a Post-Materialist Science

Jan 23

“We are a group of internationally known scientists, from a variety of scientific fields (biology, neuroscience, psychology, medicine, psychiatry), who participated in an international summit on post-materialist science, spirituality and society… Our purpose was to discuss the impact of the materialist ideology on science and the emergence of a post-materialist paradigm for science, spirituality, and society. We have come to the following conclusions…”

IANDS 2014 Conference: Near-Death Experiencers Shouldn’t Be Treated As Crazy

IANDS 2014 Conference: Near-Death Experiencers Shouldn’t Be Treated As Crazy

Sep 03

As part of a panel discussion at the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDs) 2014 Conference, healthcare professionals discussed how to better approach patients reporting near-death experiences (NDEs)…

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…

The Shroud of Turin 2015 Exhibition: April 19 – June 24

The Shroud of Turin 2015 Exhibition: April 19 – June 24

Jun 07

The Shroud in Turin will be publicly exhibited in Turin, Italy April 19 through June 24, 2015, 67 days in all. Pope Francis is planning to visit the Shroud on May 24th…

‘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…

World’s Space Agencies Gather To Tackle Asteroid Threat

World’s Space Agencies Gather To Tackle Asteroid Threat

Feb 05

With a mandate from the UN, ESA and other space agencies from around the world are about to establish a high-level group to help coordinate global response should a threatening asteroid ever be found heading towards Earth…

TEDx: 13 Year-Old Logan LaPlante on Education

TEDx: 13 Year-Old Logan LaPlante on Education

Jan 11

When 13 year-old Logan LaPlante grows up, he wants to be happy and healthy. He discusses how hacking his education is helping him achieve this goal…

TEDx: Barrie Schwortz on The Shroud of Turin

TEDx: Barrie Schwortz on The Shroud of Turin

Jan 06

Barrie Schwortz, an Orthodox Jew, spends much of his time educating Christians that the Turin Shroud may well be an artifact of Jesus. An expert on imaging, he was the official documenting photographer for the Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP), the 1978 team that conducted the first in-depth scientific examination of the Shroud. In 2009, he founded the Shroud of Turin Education and Research Association, Inc. (STERA, Inc.). Schwortz began as a skeptic of the shroud, but by scientific evidence became absolutely convinced of its authenticity. To be open-minded and brave enough to immerse oneself in the evidence of beliefs that go against your own, and allow yourself to be convinced of their validity, requires a courage and honesty that not many can claim. This is what Barrie Schwortz has been doing for the past 30 years…

Panel Discussion: ‘Experiencing Death: An Insider’s Perspective’

Panel Discussion: ‘Experiencing Death: An Insider’s Perspective’

Dec 21

For millennia, human beings have wondered what happens when we die. What is the first-person experience of dying and being brought back to life? Technological advances in resuscitation science have now added an intriguing new chapter to the literature of “out of body” or “near-death experiences” by eliciting detailed and vivid accounts of those who have approached the threshold of death. However we might seek to explain such phenomena, it is no longer tenable to simply dismiss this accumulating body of firsthand experiences. Can these experiences be explained through the lens of biology and neuroscience? What can we learn from the transformative accounts of those who have crossed the threshold of death? How have their experiences affected their sense of self and identity? Join neurologist Kevin Nelson, psychiatrist Peter Fenwick, orthopedic surgeon Mary Neal, and emergency medicine expert Sam Parnia as they share some of these remarkable stories and discuss how they analyze such experiences in light of their own backgrounds and training…

Notes From Sedona’s 12/17/13 NDE Class

Notes From Sedona’s 12/17/13 NDE Class

Dec 20

Most of you know that I have been teaching a series of NDE classes in Sedona. I’ve been at it for almost two years now. The classes grew out of a presentation I did in Sedona in 2012 called “How Near-Death Experiences Are Changing The World.” And that presentation, together with what we’ve been learning and exploring in our local classes eventually gave birth to “The Formula for Creating Heaven on Earth.” What follows is an example of the kind of fantastic material we are covering in our local classes…

Atheist ‘Megachurches’ On The Rise

Atheist ‘Megachurches’ On The Rise

Nov 12

After a successful launch in Great Britain, dozens of gatherings dubbed “atheist mega-churches” are springing up around the U.S.. The movement is fueled by social media and spearheaded by two prominent British comedians. Called “Sunday Assembly”, the new movement’s motto is “Live Better, Help Often, Wonder More”…

All Things Integral (Updated)

All Things Integral (Updated)

Aug 27

Articles, books, websites, social networks, resource pages, video hubs, and more concerning all aspects of the integral movement.

The B Team

The B Team

Aug 06

The B Team is a not-for-profit initiative that has been formed by a group of global business leaders to create a future where the purpose of business is to be a driving force for social, environmental and economic benefit. Working with a global community of advisors and partners, The B Team seeks to develop and implement a Plan B for business that puts people and planet alongside profit…

Notes from Sedona’s 06/04/13 NDE Class

Notes from Sedona’s 06/04/13 NDE Class

Jun 05

This update includes information about the 2013 IANDS and ACISTE conferences, a new book by J. Steve Miller called “Near-Death Experiences as Evidence for the Existence of God and Heaven: A Brief Introduction in Plain Language,” a quick list of NHNE’s diverse and growing NDE resources, a video of Reverend Peter Panagore sharing his near-death experience, and, finally, tons of information about NDEr Jeff C. Olsen and his new book, “I Knew Their Hearts”…

05/07/13 NDE Class Notes (Includes The History of “The Formula”)

05/07/13 NDE Class Notes (Includes The History of “The Formula”)

Jun 05

The NDE classes in Sedona are continuing to produce lots of great content. Here are the class notes from our May 7th meeting. Among other things, this update includes provocative information from Dr. Jeffrey Long, author of “Evidence for the Afterlife,” that offers increasing evidence for the existence of a personal God. This update also includes an important overview concerning how “The Formula for Creating Heaven on Earth” came to be…

TED Censors Alternative Speakers (Updated)

TED Censors Alternative Speakers (Updated)

Apr 18

TED has removed the license of TEDxWestHollywood for their planned “Brother, Can You Spare a Paradigm?” event, says the TEDxWestHollywood blog. The takedown was only a couple of weeks before the April 14 event (and after they had spent more than a year preparing). In an email to Suzanne Taylor, the organizer of TEDxWestHollywood, a representative of TED outlined the objections: “And when we look at your speaker line-up, we see several people who promote — as fact — theories that are well outside what most scientists would accept as credible. … We disallow speakers who use the language of science to claim they have proven the truth of ideas that are speculative and which have failed to gain significant scientific acceptance.” So which specific speakers does TED object to? “The names of note they wanted us to qualify for them were Marianne Williamson, Russell Targ, Larry Dossey, and Marilyn Schlitz”…

Anita Moorjani Comes To Sedona! (Updated)

Anita Moorjani Comes To Sedona! (Updated)

Apr 01

Near-Death Experiencer & New York Times Bestselling Author Anita Moorjani will be speaking in Sedona, Arizona on March 23rd, 2013, at the Sedona Creative Life Center…

David Sunfellow: ‘How Near-Death Experiences Are Changing The World’ (Updated)

David Sunfellow: ‘How Near-Death Experiences Are Changing The World’ (Updated)

Jan 04

On January 27th and March 16th of 2012, David Sunfellow gave two talks in Sedona entitled “How Near-Death Experiences Are Changing The World”. The following two-hour, two-part video is a summary of the information that David shared during these presentations…

12/18/12 Sedona NDE Class Notes

12/18/12 Sedona NDE Class Notes

Dec 30

This update includes information about how the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shootings is probably viewed from the other side, comments from class members about this horrific event, news about the 20th anniversary of the publication of Betty Eadie’s book, “Embraced by the Light”, news about NDEr Barbara Whitfield’s new book “Another F*king Growth Experience”, and a calendar listing all the classes that will take place in January…

Michael Murphy: 50 Years of Esalen

Michael Murphy: 50 Years of Esalen

Dec 05

Before the Esalen Institute, there was Michael Murphy’s family’s property, a choice chunk of gorgeous Big Sur, where, in 1962, Murphy (writer, seeker) and his friend and fellow human potentialist Dick Price dedicated the Murphy land to the now 50-year-old center for the pursuit of personal and social consciousness-raising. Notables like Aldous Huxley, Abraham Maslow, Joan Baez and Henry Miller contemplated themselves and the world there. Murphy, now director of Esalen’s Center for Theory and Research, answers questions about Esalen and its first 50 years…

11/27/12 Sedona NDE Class Notes

11/27/12 Sedona NDE Class Notes

Nov 29

This update includes a downloadable December calendar, directions for subscribing to our new mailing list, news about Dr. Eben Alexander, including Alexander’s appearances on Dr. Oz and Oprah’s “Super Soul Sunday” program, David Milarch and Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, Emanuel Swedenborg, the movie “Resurrection”, an update to the Pulse resource page on “NDEs Absolutely, Positively NOT Caused By Malfunctioning Brains”, and finally, the main event: the NDE of Alon Anava…

11/13/12 Sedona NDE Class Notes

11/13/12 Sedona NDE Class Notes

Nov 16

Notes from Sedona’s November 13th, 2012 NDE Class. This update includes information by or about NHNE’s new YouTube Channel, including several NDE play lists and two huge video archives of first-person NDE accounts, David Sunfellow’s “How Near-Death Experiences Are Changing The World” YouTube presentation, Becki Hawkins, Barbara Whitfield, Andy Petro, and a Vietnam War veteran who describes how his NDE left him unable to shoot anyone anymore…

Google’s ZeitgeistMinds

Google’s ZeitgeistMinds

Oct 24

Google’s Zeitgeist events are a series of intimate gatherings of top global thinkers and leaders. ZeitgeistMinds is a collection of inspiring videos from these events. Dive in to explore the ideas that affect our social, economic, political and cultural surroundings. Hear perspectives from industry pioneers and statespeople, renowned writers and bloggers, scientists and artists, activists and musicians. Learn from progressive minds, and discuss topics that influence the world around us…

10/23/12 Sedona NDE Class Notes

10/23/12 Sedona NDE Class Notes

Oct 24

David Sunfellow writes: “For the last couple of months, we’ve been studying The Light & The Light Review (pdf). Tonight we dove into the final part of this paper, “6. Life Reviews from God’s Perspective”. The ideas presented in the final chapter of this paper are enormously important. Understanding them is critical not only living healthy, happy lives, but also to learning how to love ourselves more deeply and, by extension, others…