08/28/12 NHNE NDE Class Notes

08/28/12 NHNE NDE Class Notes

Aug 30

This NHNE NDE Class update includes information about a sister group in North Carolina, our newly forming dream group, the 2012 IANDS conference, the 2012 ACISTE conference, the 2012-2013 Tucson IANDS Guest Speaker Series, NDEr Dr. Eben Alexander’s new book, NDEr Jeff C. Olsen’s new book, 7-Year-Old NDEr Ari Hallmark’s new book, the dark side and Will Bray on Skeptiko, the relationship between NDEs and synchronicities, David Milarch — An Example Of NDE-Inspiration At Work In The World, Lilou Mace interviewing Anita Moorjani one year later, Don Wolf’s NDE, and more…

Near-Death Experiences, Signs, Synchronicities, & CMPEs

Near-Death Experiences, Signs, Synchronicities, & CMPEs

Aug 19

Robert Perry writes: “Even while being taken through a completely engrossing review of every detail of her life, [Barbara] found herself even more mesmerized with One who was taking her through the review. No matter what interaction she viewed, she said, ‘being held by God was the bigger interaction.’ She claims to have essentially been inside the workings of the divine mind: ‘I could see through God’s eyes and feel through God’s heart,’ and ‘I could sense God’s divine intelligence and it was astonishing.’ To the extent, then, that we trust Barbara’s account, then she apparently can speak with some authority on the subject of God and God’s intelligence and wisdom. That’s why I find it so interesting that she experiences the wisdom she sees operating in CMPEs as being so like what she experienced in her encounter with God…”

Tom Atlee: Public Opinion, Public Judgment & Public Wisdom

Tom Atlee: Public Opinion, Public Judgment & Public Wisdom

Aug 06

We are assaulted by evidence that current forms of democracy have (to put it mildly) limited capacity for generating collective wisdom. I propose that those of us in the fields of dialogue, deliberation, powerful conversation, knowledge systems, online collaboration, public engagement, political action and collective intelligence and wisdom have a responsibility to help correct that lack as soon as we can. We already have many tools, methods, and understandings to work with. We need more. Working together with a focus on generating collective wisdom, we can learn our way together into the kind of legitimate, powerful forms of public wisdom our world needs now…

How Dreams Wake Us Up

How Dreams Wake Us Up

Jul 21

Here’s an open secret about dreaming. It’s not fundamentally about sleeping. It’s really about waking up. For starters, dreams wake us up to what is going on inside our bodies and what we need to do to stay well or get well…

Is Jesus Reaching Out To Muslims Through Their Dreams? (Updated)

Is Jesus Reaching Out To Muslims Through Their Dreams? (Updated)

Jul 09

Is Jesus Christ reaching out to Muslims through their dreams and encouraging them to embrace his teachings? This is exactly the phenomenon that some former Islamic adherents claim they have personally experienced. Numerous stories about Muslims, among others, who see the Christian savior in their dreams and convert as a result are streaming out of the Middle East…

Robert Moss: ‘If You Want To Be A Shaman, Start At The Breakfast Table’

Robert Moss: ‘If You Want To Be A Shaman, Start At The Breakfast Table’

Jul 03

Robert Moss, author of nine books on the dreaming process, shares ideas and techniques for reclaiming the lost part of ourselves, our 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…

The Hilbert Big Dreams Project

The Hilbert Big Dreams Project

Jun 20

The Hilbert Big Dreams Project – “Help collect, classify, analyse and share the “big dreams” of the world from 2002 to 2012. Help us apply our pattern detection experience on this larger sample. Learn how through developing this community you could hold the key to discover the core problems of the current time.”

The Purpose of Life, Jesus & NDEs (Updated)

The Purpose of Life, Jesus & NDEs (Updated)

Jun 07

I would like to list a few things that I believe are true that, as far as I can tell, are not only NOT common knowledge, but also have the potential to upend some deeply engrained ways of viewing the spiritual path, spiritual experiences, and, ultimately, the purpose of life…

‘Remee’ – New Lucid Dreaming Mask

‘Remee’ – New Lucid Dreaming Mask

May 21

In a twist straight out of the movie Inception, a duo of developers from Brooklyn, New York, have built a sleeping mask designed to allow people to have lucid dreams that they can control. The goal of the product is to allow people to have the dreams of their choice, from driving a race car to flying to having lunch with Abraham Lincoln…

New Book: ‘Communing With The Gods’

New Book: ‘Communing With The Gods’

Apr 25

Communing with the Gods presents the most comprehensive account of culture and dreaming available in the anthropology of dreaming, and is written by an anthropologist who is also trained in neuroscience, and who is himself a lucid dreamer and Tibetan Tantric dream yoga practitioner. The book examines the place of dreaming in the experience of peoples from diverse cultures and historical backgrounds…

GPS For The Soul: A Killer App For Better Living

GPS For The Soul: A Killer App For Better Living

Apr 16

Arianna Huffington writes: “I’m delighted to announce that HuffPost, along with a great team of partners, is at work on an app we call “GPS for the Soul,” projected to launch in June. The philosophy behind it is based on two truths about human beings. First, that we all have within us a centered place of wisdom, harmony, and balance. This truth is embraced by a vast range of the world’s religions (“The Kingdom of Heaven is within”) and philosophies. And whether or not we believe in the existence of the soul, we’ve all experienced times in which we’re fully connected with ourselves. “Give me a place to stand and I will move the world,” said the Greek mathematician Archimedes. It’s a great way of saying that when we come from that centered place within ourselves, nothing is impossible. The second truth is that we’re all going to veer away from that place, again and again and again. That’s the nature of life. In fact, we may be off-course more often than we are on-course. So what we need is a great course-correcting mechanism — a GPS for the Soul — because otherwise the consequences can be serious, in terms of our health, our relationships, our jobs, and even our country…”

New Book: ‘The I Ching: A Biography’

New Book: ‘The I Ching: A Biography’

Apr 09

What makes a classic? First, the work must focus on matters of great importance, identifying fundamental human problems and providing some sort of guidance for dealing with them. Second, it must address these fundamental issues in “beautiful, moving, and memorable ways,” with “stimulating and inviting images.” Third, it must be complex, nuanced, comprehensive, and profound, requiring careful and repeated study in order to yield its deepest secrets and greatest wisdom. One might add that precisely because of these characteristics, a classic has great staying power across both space and time. By these criteria and by most other measures as well, the Yijing [I Ching] certainly fits the bill. And yet it seems so different from other “classics” that instantly come to mind, whether literary works such as the Odyssey, the Republic, the Divine Comedy, and The Pilgrim’s Progress or sacred scriptures like the Jewish and Christian Bibles, the Qur’an, the Hindu Vedas and the Buddhist sutras. Structurally it lacks any sort of systematic or sustained narrative, and from the standpoint of spirituality, it offers no vision of religious salvation, much less the promise of an afterlife or even the idea of rebirth. There is no jealous and angry God in it; no evil presence like Satan; no prophet, sinner, or savior; no story of floods or plagues; no tale of people swallowed up by whales or turned into pillars of salt. The Changes posits neither a purposeful beginning nor an apocalyptic end; and whereas classics such as the Bible and Qur’an insist that humans are answerable not to their own culture but to a being that transcends all culture, the Yijing takes essentially the opposite position. One might add that in the Western tradition, God reveals only what God chooses to reveal, while in traditional China, the “mind of Heaven” was considered ultimately knowable and accessible through the Changes…

New Book: ‘Lucid Immersion Guidebook’

New Book: ‘Lucid Immersion Guidebook’

Apr 04

Based on the latest lucid dreaming research, as well as wisdom of ancient cultures, the Lucid Immersion Guidebook provides the tools needed to build your own lucid life practice. Designed for frustrated beginners and advanced lucid dreamers alike, the Lucid Immersion Guidebook lays out a structured plan — a holistic blueprint — for waking up in your dreams quickly, safely, and sustainably. This work is the most up-to-date and comprehensive “how to” book on lucid dreaming, drawing from fresh clinical, anthropological, and neurological sources. It’s the best of the old and the new.

Abraham Lincoln’s Dreams

Abraham Lincoln’s Dreams

Apr 04

Abraham Lincoln reported the following dreams while President: a visitation dream, a dream of parental concern, a prophecy of his assassination, and a series of dreams relating to military battles. Each of these dreams is reported in a legitimate historical source, indicating that Lincoln took dreams very seriously and tried to incorporate their insights into his waking life…

New Book: ‘Divine Moments…’

New Book: ‘Divine Moments…’

Apr 02

Nancy Clark’s life was transformed forever by a near-death and a near-death-like experience that resulted in her passion to show us that humans can experience the reality of their true, authentic self — the self that is rooted in the divine and brimming with love for all humanity. She has been researching spiritually transformative experiences for thirty years and now in this groundbreaking book, she has compiled diverse spiritually transformative experiences happening to ordinary people today. The experiences are varied and include near-death and near-death-like experiences, out-of-body experiences, after-death communications, spiritual awakenings, religious conversion experiences, meditative and prayerful experiences, and mystical experiences. Learn how these individuals awakened to a new understanding of their deepest assumptions about the eternal questions: Why am I here? Where am I going? What is the purpose of life? Learn how their inner wisdom can assist all of us in understanding that we are more than biological beings; we are spirits of consciousness that are gifted with a love born of our divine nature.

Anita Moorjani & Wayne Dyer On The Aware Show

Anita Moorjani & Wayne Dyer On The Aware Show

Mar 14

Best-selling author and teacher Wayne Dyer joins Anita Moorjani to discuss her miraculous recovery from cancer and many other thought-provoking subjects. Topics include: what it’s like on the other side of life, how to enter the deeper state of consciousness that permeates all life, past lives, parallel universes, and multi-dimensional realities, how past lives (and future lives) are all happening right now, how every possibility exists right now — including miraculous healings — and you can switch from one reality to another by understanding this, how we are all God, how we have become a culture that is pathologically fearful, how there is too much fear around cancer (and illnesses in general), how cancer (and other illnesses) can arise out of our body’s attempt to heal itself and should be welcomed as such, how Wayne Dyer has dealt with his leukemia, the importance of being ourselves and living life fearlessly, how to practically apply the information discussed in this interview…

Desiderata (Updated)

Desiderata (Updated)

Feb 29

Desiderata (Latin: “desired things”, plural of desideratum, the supine of desidero) is a 1927 prose poem by American writer Max Ehrmann (1872-1945). Largely unknown in the author’s lifetime, the text became widely known after its use in a devotional, after subsequently being found at Adlai Stevenson’s deathbed in 1965, and after spoken-word recordings in 1971 and 1972…

Daniel Simons: ‘Seeing The World As It Isn’t’

Daniel Simons: ‘Seeing The World As It Isn’t’

Feb 25

Daniel Simons is head of the Visual Cognition Laboratory at the University of Illinois. His research explores the ways in which our beliefs and intuitions about the workings of our own minds are often mistaken and why that matters. He is best known for his experiments revealing striking failures of perception and the limits of visual awareness. His research is exhibited in science museums worldwide and his writing has been published in many newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Chicago Tribune. He recently co-authored the book, “The Invisible Gorilla, and Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us”…

Dream: The Young Couple

Dream: The Young Couple

Feb 15

I had the sweetest little dream last night. It grew out of trying, once again, to come to a deeper understanding of how to relate to other people. When should we go along with something; when should we opt out, how can we go along or opt out in a good way; a way that leaves both people feeling seen, loved, appreciated?

The Group Works Card Deck

The Group Works Card Deck

Feb 14

Tom Atlee writes: “the pattern language so many of us labored for so many hours to produce has now been released as a gorgeous card deck. I can’t recommend this resource highly enough for anyone seeking to create high quality conversations of any kind for any purpose. This card deck is THE premier navigational tool for powerful conversations. It goes deeper than methodology and is more practical than theory. It is designed to help us understand what is going on and how to make it better. It offers greater flexibility and power to our practice of dialogue, deliberation, mediation, choice creating, and conversation of all types…”

The VisionQuest Game

The VisionQuest Game

Feb 10

Several years ago, I created a website for an innovative divination game that some friends and I have been perfecting over the years. I have finally redone that website, modernizing it and making it much more user-friendly. The new website contains updated photos of the game, descriptions of how the game is played, and lists of recommended game decks, both handmade and commercial. What makes this particular guidance tool different from other age-old divination systems is that it marries four principles that have emerged and merged during our particular time period: it combines the wisdom of diverse spiritual traditions; it draws upon the life experience, knowledge, and intuition of individual players; it evokes the power of group consciousness and prayer; and it encourages people to infuse the game with deeper meanings by creating their own game decks, rules and rituals…

NHNE Dreams

NHNE Dreams

Nov 15

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