The Cokeville Miracle

The Cokeville Miracle

Jun 25

On May 16, 1986, a deranged couple entered the Cokeville Elementary School. They took those inside hostage and detonated a bomb in a first grade classroom. While the couple died, the 167 people — 150 children and 17 adults — they took hostage all miraculously survived. How? The children claimed that angels came down through the ceiling of classroom and protected them…

The Shroud of Turin

The Shroud of Turin

May 06

All about The Shroud of Turin — the burial cloth that many informed people believe was the burial cloth of Jesus.

Jesus (Updated)

Jesus (Updated)

Apr 06

This page includes Jesus-related links to news articles, special reports, books, movies, videos, modern Jesus scholarship, The Sayings Gospel Q, and more…

New Evidence Places ‘Ossuary of James’ In ‘The Lost Tomb of Jesus’

New Evidence Places ‘Ossuary of James’ In ‘The Lost Tomb of Jesus’

Apr 05

New chemical tests done on the ossuaries from “The Lost Tomb of Jesus” comparing it with the controversial “James son of Joseph, brother of Jesus” ossuary indicate that there is an extremely high probability that the James ossuary was originally taken from “The Lost Tomb of Jesus”…

Historical & Cross-Cultural Near-Death Experiences (Updated)

Historical & Cross-Cultural Near-Death Experiences (Updated)

Feb 19

A cross-cultural exploration of near-death experiences from ancient times until today…

Stanislav Petrov: The Other Russian ‘Who Saved The World’

Stanislav Petrov: The Other Russian ‘Who Saved The World’

Feb 04

On September 26, 1983, Petrov was the commander on duty in an early warning center, responsible for alerting Soviet leaders in the event of a U.S. attack. Shortly after midnight that night, the system warned that a Soviet satellite had detected the launch of U.S. missiles. First one, then two, and finally a total of five land-based missiles appeared to have been launched at the Soviet Union. Colonel Petrov had only minutes to decide whether the alarms going off in the middle of the night indicated the real thing — the beginning of World War III — or a false alarm…

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…”

PBS Special: ‘A Path Appears’

PBS Special: ‘A Path Appears’

Jan 10

A Path Appears follows intrepid reporters Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn and celebrity activists Malin Akerman, Mia Farrow, Ronan Farrow, Jennifer Garner, Regina Hall, Ashley Judd, Blake Lively, Eva Longoria, and Alfre Woodard to Colombia, Haiti, Kenya, and throughout the United States as they uncover the harshest forms of gender-based oppression and human rights violations, as well as the effective solutions being implemented to combat them…

PBS: ‘Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler’

PBS: ‘Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler’

Dec 13

“Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler” takes viewers on some of the most celebrated, challenging and spectacular religious pilgrimages on Earth. In this landmark six-part series, Feiler travels with American pilgrims looking to transform their lives as they visit places deeply meaningful to their faith…

Many Mormons Loose Faith Searching for Truth

Many Mormons Loose Faith Searching for Truth

Nov 14

Around the world and in the United States, where the faith was founded, the Mormon Church is grappling with a wave of doubt and disillusionment among members who encountered information on the Internet that sabotaged what they were taught about their faith…

Mormon Church Admits Founder, Joseph Smith, Had Up To 40 Wives

Mormon Church Admits Founder, Joseph Smith, Had Up To 40 Wives

Nov 14

Mormon leaders have acknowledged for the first time that the church’s founder and prophet, Joseph Smith, portrayed in church materials as a loyal partner to his loving spouse Emma, took as many as 40 wives, some already married and one only 14 years old…

Adyashanti & Francis Bennett: ‘Resurrecting Jesus’

Adyashanti & Francis Bennett: ‘Resurrecting Jesus’

Nov 03

Adyashanti, Francis Bennett, and Rick Archer discuss the resurrection of Jesus as a modern role model for balanced, integrated spiritual development…

Reconsider Columbus Day

Reconsider Columbus Day

Oct 13

For many in the United States, Columbus Day is just another holiday. It is a time to spend with family and friends, an opportunity to take a short vacation, an extra day of rest from a long work week, or it is the last chance for a barbecue before winter. But for others, it is a sharp and painful reminder that history has betrayed and forgotten the contributions of their people, the lives lost, and a rich culture that pre-dated colonization.

From the moment a sailor aboard the Pinta sighted land from the sea, on October 12, 1492, the course of indigenous history was forever changed. Upon landing on what is now the Bahamas, once known as Guanahani, Columbus encountered indigenous peoples of the Lucayan, Taíno or Arawak, nations. Peaceful and friendly, Columbus and his Spanish explorers manipulated their hospitality and mercilessly slaughtered, enslaved, and stole lands in the name of the Spanish crown. He wrote of them in his journal, “They ought to make good and skilled servants, for they repeat very quickly whatever we say to them”…

Hawaiian NDE from 1907

Hawaiian NDE from 1907

Oct 09

Many years ago, in the village of Kona on the big island of Hawaii, a woman named Kalima grew ill and died, leaving behind a bereaved family, including a husband and young children. Having prepared her grave and readied her body for burial, kinfolk and friends gathered about her corpse for their last farewell. Suddenly, though, she moved, took a long breath, and looked around. “I have something strange to tell you,” she announced…

Your Brain Might Be A Radio

Your Brain Might Be A Radio

Sep 29

How “fantastic” stories unlock the nature of consciousness…

All About Emanuel Swedenborg (Updated)

All About Emanuel Swedenborg (Updated)

Jul 19

All about Emanuel Swedenborg. “People who have had near-death experiences peek through the door of the after-life, but Swedenborg explored the whole house.” — Kenneth Ring, founder of International Association for Near Death Studies (IANDS)

Nick Hanauer’s Message To Fellow Zillionaires: ‘The Pitchforks Are Coming’

Nick Hanauer’s Message To Fellow Zillionaires: ‘The Pitchforks Are Coming’

Jul 09

Nick Hanauer writes: “What sets me apart, I think, is a tolerance for risk and an intuition about what will happen in the future. Seeing where things are headed is the essence of entrepreneurship. And what do I see in our future now? I see pitchforks…”

Stephen Gaskin, Founder Of ‘The Farm’, Dies At 79

Stephen Gaskin, Founder Of ‘The Farm’, Dies At 79

Jul 03

Stephen Gaskin, a hippie guru who in 1971 led around 300 followers in a caravan of psychedelically painted school buses from San Francisco to Tennessee to start “The Farm”, a commune that has outlived most of its countercultural counterparts while spreading good works from Guatemala to the South Bronx, died on Tuesday at his home on the commune, in Summertown, Tenn. He was 79…

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…

New Study Shows Man On Shroud Of Turin Had Dislocated Arms

New Study Shows Man On Shroud Of Turin Had Dislocated Arms

May 08

Four university professors have published an article in “Injury” magazine revealing that the crucified man that was wrapped in the Turin Shroud suffered a dislocation of the humerus, the paralysis of one arm and a violent trauma to the neck and chest. There are also traces of a double wrist-nailing…

China On Course To Become ‘World’s Most Christian Nation’

China On Course To Become ‘World’s Most Christian Nation’

Apr 19

The number of Christians in Communist China is growing so steadily that it by 2030 it could have more churchgoers than America…

How Civilizations Fail & Can Be Saved (Updated)

How Civilizations Fail & Can Be Saved (Updated)

Mar 25

How, exactly, do powerful empires collapse, and why? Researchers now believe they’ve found an answer, one that has troubling implications for today — because we’re clearly on the road to ruin…

Vatican Library To Digitise Its Most Valuable Manuscripts

Vatican Library To Digitise Its Most Valuable Manuscripts

Mar 20

The Vatican Apostolic Library, founded in 1451 and considered one of the world’s most important research libraries, is hoping in the next four years to archive its entire collection of 82,000 manuscripts, comprising more than 41 million pages…

According To 4,000 Year-Old Tablet, Noah’s Ark Was Round

According To 4,000 Year-Old Tablet, Noah’s Ark Was Round

Jan 24

A recently deciphered 4,000-year-old clay tablet from ancient Mesopotamia — modern-day Iraq — reveals striking new details about the roots of the Old Testament tale of Noah. It tells a similar story, complete with detailed instructions for building a giant round vessel known as a coracle — as well as the key instruction that animals should enter “two by two”…

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…