Extraordinary Human Capabilities (Updated)

Extraordinary Human Capabilities (Updated)

Sep 14

Pulse Resource Page on Extraordinary Human Abilities…

Powerful, Life-Changing Near-Death Experience Quotes (Updated)

Powerful, Life-Changing Near-Death Experience Quotes (Updated)

Aug 17

A collection of powerful, life-changing quotes from people who have had near-death experiences, as well as those who have researched this very important topic…

The Tiny House Movement (Updated)

The Tiny House Movement (Updated)

Jul 14

All about “The Tiny House Movement” — websites, blogs, news stories, newsletters, books, interviews, videos…

The Stella Family: Brad, Marylynne, Lennon, Maisy

The Stella Family: Brad, Marylynne, Lennon, Maisy

Jun 25

The Stellas, Brad and Marylynne, are a Canadian country music duo from Whitby, Ontario. Their two daughters, Lennon and Maisy, are following in the footsteps of their musical parents…

Jesus, The Man

Jesus, The Man

May 09

While some elements of this description may not be historically accurate, it captures “the spirit of Jesus” better than any other overview I am aware of…

Akiane Kramarik (Updated)

Akiane Kramarik (Updated)

Apr 20

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 Vision of Twelve Stones

The Vision of Twelve Stones

Apr 07

As the universe gradually takes recognizable form, we see our solar system develop. We see our sun and planets. We see moons, asteroid belts, and comets. Then our planet fills our mind’s eye. We watch it evolve through its many stages: Primal gases whirl around, volcanoes erupt, vast oceans of water form, land rises from the tumultuous seas — and then begins to cool. Now, for the first time, life begins to form in the oceans and in the thick, gaseous air. Creatures come into being and begin their long journey to ever-increasing consciousness. We see the first one-celled creatures and watch them slowly transform themselves into new, more complex and aware creatures: plants, ferns and trees; fish, amphibians, and animals that can live on land, in the sea, and in the air. Ages pass and vast numbers of species come and go. Some disappear in the twinkling of an eye, the result of some global catastrophe, while others slowly evolve into other forms. Finally, after eons of growth, we see the Earth as she exists today. From the deep recesses of space we look at her and are stunned by her magnificent beauty. And we are also shaken by how fragile she seems floating all alone in the vast darkness of space…

The Hopping Stone Vision

The Hopping Stone Vision

Apr 07

Deep in the southwest deserts, an old medicine man and young brave stand atop a great plateau. Together they silently survey all the Earth. After what seems like ages of absorbing all that can be seen, the old man taps his medicine stick on the ground. From twelve different directions great streaks of lightning strike the Earth, and from each place the lightning strikes, twelve great stones begin to form. As the stones form, the old man begins to sing an ancient song…

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…

Movie: ‘About Time’

Movie: ‘About Time’

Feb 06

Looking for a sweet, thoughtful, feel-good movie that champions the importance of love, family, and relationships? Then this movie is for you. With a winning spirit, the film revolves around a time traveling young man who relives pivotal moments in his life until he gets them right. In the end, after many humorous mistakes, he learns that life is lived most fully when we pay attention to the little things and strive to be truly present with the people we share our lives with…

NHNE Winter 2014 Fundraising Video (Final Numbers)

NHNE Winter 2014 Fundraising Video (Final Numbers)

Jan 17

Twice a year, NewHeavenNewEarth (NHNE) conducts fundraisers to support our work. This year, in addition to raising money to support our many online projects, we are raising money to support the new Mustard Seed Venture – NewHeavenNewEarth Community Center in Sedona, Arizona. This short video describes our innovative work and offers those of you who are interested a chance to lend a hand…

The Story of Michael Morton

The Story of Michael Morton

Dec 15

After being wrongly convicted of murdering his wife, Michael Morton spent 25 years in jail. Michael was angry, lost, and broken, until he called out for help from God. A few days after his heartfelt prayer, he had a mystical experience where he was swept up into the presence of God. And shortly after that, everything started changing. Whereas before he was ignored by the U.S. justice system, now the wheels started turning so the wrongs that had been done to him could be rectified…

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”…

The Life, Near-Deaths & Death Of Ben Breedlove (Updated)

The Life, Near-Deaths & Death Of Ben Breedlove (Updated)

Oct 30

After cheating death three times, Ben Breedlove, 18, finally lost his life on Christmas night after suffering from a heart attack. But not before he recorded videos of his life and near-death experiences and how at peace he felt when he believed he was leaving the world…

Dr. Rajiv Sinha: Sharing My NDE – A Physician’s Perspective

Dr. Rajiv Sinha: Sharing My NDE – A Physician’s Perspective

Sep 01

Dr. Rajiv Sinha: “I wish to share a remarkable experience with a patient that occurred three days ago while it’s still fresh in my mind…”

Father Patrick Dowling: The Angel Priest

Father Patrick Dowling: The Angel Priest

Aug 13

The mysterious priest who gave anointing to a Missouri woman trapped in her wrecked car has been identified as Father Patrick Dowling of the Diocese of Jefferson City…

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”…

Toddler Vegetarian Floors Mom with Opposition to Eating Animals

Toddler Vegetarian Floors Mom with Opposition to Eating Animals

May 31

Luiz Antonio only recently entered this world, but he’s already made up his mind about eating the planet’s animals: He wants nothing to do with it…

Movie: ‘The Other Son’

Movie: ‘The Other Son’

May 28

Making a feel-good movie about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict could be a recipe for disaster, but French writer-director Lorraine Levy manages to avoid many, if not all, of the pitfalls in her touching family drama, The Other Son (Les Fils de l’autre). A high-concept tale of two young men — one Israeli, the other Palestinian — accidentally switched at birth and raised on the wrong side of the struggle, the film features terrific performances from its multinational cast and an overtly positive message…

Quote & 2005 Movie: Sophie Scholl

Quote & 2005 Movie: Sophie Scholl

Feb 26

“The real damage is done by those millions who want to ‘survive.’ The honest men who just want to be left in peace. Those who don’t want their little lives disturbed by anything bigger than themselves. Those with no sides and no causes. Those who won’t take measure of their own strength, for fear of antagonizing their own weakness. Those who don’t like to make waves — or enemies. Those for whom freedom, honour, truth, and principles are only literature. Those who live small, mate small, die small. It’s the reductionist approach to life: if you keep it small, you’ll keep it under control.

“If you don’t make any noise, the bogeyman won’t find you. But it’s all an illusion, because they die too, those people who roll up their spirits into tiny little balls so as to be safe. Safe?! From what? Life is always on the edge of death; narrow streets lead to the same place as wide avenues, and a little candle burns itself out just like a flaming torch does. I choose my own way to burn.”

— Sophie Scholl (1921 – 1943), German student, a member of The White Rose Society, a non-violent anti-Nazi resistance group. Died at age twenty-two.

New NHNE Facebook Page on Relationships!

New NHNE Facebook Page on Relationships!

Jan 02

NHNE now has a new Facebook page on relationships. NHNE’s relationship page is dedicated to the rarest, most valuable of all earthly treasures: conscious, caring, healthy relationships — first, with our fellow human beings, and then with the rest of creation…

Movie Worth Seeing: ‘Jodhaa Akbar’

Movie Worth Seeing: ‘Jodhaa Akbar’

Dec 19

If you are looking for an interesting movie, with a beautiful message, take this one for a spin. It’s long, but worth it. One Amazon viewer writes: “It is a beautiful story about a wise leader who bucks tradition and chooses compassion over bloodshed, openness and acceptance over intolerance. It is also a wonderful love story.”

Documentary: ‘Overview’ (Watch It Here)

Documentary: ‘Overview’ (Watch It Here)

Dec 07

Planetary Collective presents a short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside — a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect. The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment…

Mr. Happy Man – Johnny Barnes

Mr. Happy Man – Johnny Barnes

Dec 05

Johnny Barnes is a Bermuda native found waving to passing traffic at the Foot of the Lane roundabout in Hamilton, Bermuda, from roughly 3:45 am to 10 am, every workday, rain or shine. A Bermuda institution mentioned in several guidebooks and profiled in a documentary film, he is known for waving and saying “I love you, God loves you,” to passing commuters during the morning rush hour into Hamilton…

NYPD Officer’s Kindness Sparks Online Sensation

NYPD Officer’s Kindness Sparks Online Sensation

Nov 30

A tourist’s snapshot of a New York City police officer giving new boots to a barefoot homeless man in Times Square has created an online sensation…

Occupy Wallstreet Launches ‘The Rolling Jubilee’

Occupy Wallstreet Launches ‘The Rolling Jubilee’

Nov 12

A group of campaigners linked to the Occupy Wall Street movement is buying-up distressed loans for pennies in the pound and cancelling them to “liberate debtors at random”. The Rolling Jubilee project is seeking donations to help it buy-up distressed debts, including student loans and outstanding medical bills, and then wipe the slate clean by writing them off…

New Hit Series: ‘Call The Midwife’ (Updated)

New Hit Series: ‘Call The Midwife’ (Updated)

Nov 09

Call the Midwife is a moving and intimate insight into the colorful world of midwifery and family life in 1950’s East London. We are introduced to the community through the eyes of young nurse Jenny Lee as she arrives at Nonnatus House to live and work as a midwife alongside an Order of Nuns…

Jon Bon Jovi’s ‘Soul Kitchen’

Jon Bon Jovi’s ‘Soul Kitchen’

Nov 09

The vision at Soul Kitchen is to serve healthy, delicious, and when possible, organic meals. At the Soul Kitchen you will notice there are no prices on the menu and you might have been seated with someone you don’t know. Customers pay the minimum donation or volunteer in some way to earn a voucher for a meal. The Soul Kitchen has served over 11,500 meals, most recently 31% of their diners were people in-need; and volunteers have donated over 12,200 hours of time to the program…

‘One Laptop Per Child’ Unleashes The Genius In African Children

‘One Laptop Per Child’ Unleashes The Genius In African Children

Nov 07

One Laptop per Child (OLPC) performed a bold experiment. They dropped off closed and taped boxes with Motorola Xoom tablets and without any instruction in two remote Ethiopian villages. The tablets were preloaded with alphabet-training games, e-books, movies, cartoons, paintings, and other programs. About 20 first-grade-aged children each were given a tablet in Wonchi and Wolonchete respectively — two isolated rural villages without a person that can read or write. Within four minutes after the tablets were dropped off, one of the children figured out how to turn on and use the tablet. Within five days, they were using about 47 apps per child, per day. Within two weeks, they were singing ABC songs in the village, and within five months, they had hacked Android…

The Island Where People Forget to Die

The Island Where People Forget to Die

Oct 26

Doctors said that Stamatis Moraitis had lung cancer. They gave him nine months to live. He was in his mid-60s. Moraitis considered staying in America and seeking aggressive cancer treatment at a local hospital. But he decided instead to return to Ikaria, where he could be buried with his ancestors in a cemetery shaded by oak trees that overlooked the Aegean Sea. At first, he spent his days in bed, as his mother and wife tended to him. He reconnected with his faith. On Sunday mornings, he hobbled up the hill to a tiny Greek Orthodox chapel where his grandfather once served as a priest. When his childhood friends discovered that he had moved back, they started showing up every afternoon. They’d talk for hours, an activity that invariably involved a bottle or two of locally produced wine. I might as well die happy, he thought. In the ensuing months, something strange happened. He says he started to feel stronger. One day, feeling ambitious, he planted some vegetables in the garden. He didn’t expect to live to harvest them, but he enjoyed being in the sunshine, breathing the ocean air. Elpiniki could enjoy the fresh vegetables after he was gone. Six months came and went. Moraitis didn’t die. Instead, he reaped his garden and, feeling emboldened, cleaned up the family vineyard as well. Easing himself into the island routine, he woke up when he felt like it, worked in the vineyards until midafternoon, made himself lunch and then took a long nap. In the evenings, he often walked to the local tavern, where he played dominoes past midnight. The years passed. His health continued to improve. He added a couple of rooms to his parents’ home so his children could visit. He built up the vineyard until it produced 400 gallons of wine a year. Today, three and a half decades later, he’s 97 years old — and cancer-free. He never went through chemotherapy, took drugs or sought therapy of any sort. All he did was move home to Ikaria…

Documentary: ‘The Man Who Saved The World’ (watch it here)

Documentary: ‘The Man Who Saved The World’ (watch it here)

Oct 25

In October 1962, the world held its breath. On the edge of the Caribbean Sea, just a few miles from the Florida coast, the two great superpowers were at a stand-off. Surrounded by twelve US destroyers, which were depth-charging his submarine to drive it to the surface, Captain Vitali Grigorievitch Savitsky panicked. Unable to contact Moscow and fearing war had begun, he ordered the launch of his submarine’s nuclear torpedoes. As the two sides inched perilously close to nuclear war — far closer than we ever knew before — just one man stood between Captain Savitsky’s order and mutually assured destruction. Set over four hours on October 27, 1962, the tensest moments of the Cuban Missile Crisis, this program tells the powerful but forgotten story of Vasili Arkhipov and Soviet submarine B-59. With most of the action set in a claustrophobic submarine running out of air, “The Man Who Saved the World” combines tense drama with eyewitness accounts and expert testimony about some of the most critical events in the Cold War…

Extraordinary Grassroots Movement: ‘Kony 2012′ (Updated)

Extraordinary Grassroots Movement: ‘Kony 2012′ (Updated)

Oct 08

KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice…

Rodriguez & ‘Searching for Sugarman’

Rodriguez & ‘Searching for Sugarman’

Oct 07

Like so many musicians before him, the singer songwriter named Rodriguez came from nowhere. He was born poor in Detroit, spent his life poor in Detroit. In the late 60s, he cut a couple of records. They got great reviews but went nowhere. What he didn’t know, what no one in America knew, was that half way around the world in South Africa, he was more popular than Elvis or the Beatles. He’d never been there. No one there knew anything about him. Even when word spread that he had died, his records continued to sell. Then, four years ago, a young Swedish filmmaker heard about Rodriguez — decided to shoot a documentary about him. The film, now captivating audiences across the country, is being talked about as a possible candidate for an Academy Award. It’s released by Sony Pictures Classics and called “Searching for Sugar Man.”

Town Says Goodbye To Man Who Spent Life Helping Neighbors

Town Says Goodbye To Man Who Spent Life Helping Neighbors

Oct 05

How a small town in Oregon showered a man, who’s life was full of caring for others, with love…

Living in the Kingdom: Our Visit with Mother Antonia

Living in the Kingdom: Our Visit with Mother Antonia

Sep 16

Greg Mackie writes: “On August 21, Patricia and I had the great honor of visiting Mother Antonia, the ‘prison angel of Tijuana.’ It was a beautiful experience. As we saw how totally devoted Mother Antonia and the sisters who serve with her were to their mission of serving ‘the least of these,’ we felt like we were in the presence of people who, to a much greater degree than most, were really living in the Kingdom…”

How A Fictional Tree Planter Inspired Real Ones

How A Fictional Tree Planter Inspired Real Ones

Aug 22

How a fictional story inspired real people to change the world by planting trees…

El Sistema

El Sistema

Aug 22

The remarkable accomplishment of a great humanist, José Antonio Abreu, who dedicated his life to set up the ‘Sistema’ in 1975, an extraordinary music and social project which has been running in Venezuela in an attempt to transform the lives of the nations poorest children. It has been using classical music to tackle the social problems of a country where 60% of the population live below the poverty line. By offering free instruments and tuition through a network of after-school centres all over the country, the Sistema has kept thousands of children away from the drugs, alcohol and gang-related violence of the streets and has led to the creation of 30 professional orchestras in a country that had only 2 before it started. Currently, 310,000 to 370,000 children attend the Sistemas schools and many of them play in one of the 125 youth orchestras. 70 to 90 percent of the students come from poor socio-economic backgrounds…

Favorite TED Videos (Updated)

Favorite TED Videos (Updated)

Aug 21

A collection of our favorite TED videos…

TED: ‘Pam Warhurst: How We Can Eat Our Landscapes’

TED: ‘Pam Warhurst: How We Can Eat Our Landscapes’

Aug 21

What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells at the TEDSalon the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of unused land into communal vegetable gardens, and to change the narrative of food in their community…

Viral Video: Dancing Matt 2012

Viral Video: Dancing Matt 2012

Aug 20

Matt Harding’s 2012 “Where the Hell is Matt?” dancing video. Currently viewed by over 4.5 million people…

Genevieve’s Mother

Genevieve’s Mother

Jul 29

Genevieve White writes: “I feel like having a little blather about my lovely little mother. As time has gone on, I have seen so many different kinds of mums, and I have realized more and more just how lucky I was to have had her as my mum…”

Documentary: ‘Living Without Money’

Documentary: ‘Living Without Money’

Jun 19

The documentary Living Without Money portraits the life of 68 year old Heidemarie Schwermer, a German woman who made a deliberate choice to stop using money 14 years ago. She cancelled her apartment, gave away all of her belongings and kept nothing but a suitcase full of clothes. This was a decision that changed the entire outlook on her life dramatically….

Little Free Libraries

Little Free Libraries

Jun 17

Todd Bol wanted to honor his mother, a former teacher and book lover who died a decade ago. So two years ago, Bol built a miniature model of a library, filled it with books for anyone to take, and placed it outside his home in Hudson, Wis. From that idea, hundreds of similar Little Free Libraries are popping up on lawns across the country…

Town Cares For Teenager Abandoned By Parents

Town Cares For Teenager Abandoned By Parents

Jun 16

Dawn Loggins was homeless at the start of the school year, abandoned by her drug-abusing parents. The teachers and others in town pitched in — donating clothes and providing medical and dental care. She got the janitorial job through a school workforce assistance program. She’s grateful for the work. But it’s where she’s going next, beyond the walls of Burns, that excites her most. She applied to four colleges within North Carolina and one dream university. She’ll graduate soon before heading off, leaving her dust pan behind…

Poster: ‘I Pledge Allegiance…’

Poster: ‘I Pledge Allegiance…’

Jun 10

“I pledge allegiance to the Earth and to all the beings that inhabit it, and to the planet, for which it stands, one world under love, indivisible, with peace and liberty for all.” — Author Unknown

Wild Elephants Inexplicably Gather To Mourn Death Of ‘Elephant Whisperer’

Wild Elephants Inexplicably Gather To Mourn Death Of ‘Elephant Whisperer’

May 21

For 12 hours, two herds of wild South African elephants slowly made their way through the Zululand bush until they reached the house of late author Lawrence Anthony, the conservationist who saved their lives. For two days the herds loitered at Anthony’s rural compound on the vast Thula Thula game reserve in the South African KwaZulu — to say good-bye to the man they loved…

How To Live With Less & Turn It Into More

How To Live With Less & Turn It Into More

Apr 15

Alex Pino writes: “I like small and tiny houses because they offer us the freedom to live life how we want. For me, it’s all about less clutter/stuff, and more freedom/choices. Would you be willing to agree on that? You can choose to spend more time with your family, do the work you love, and have enough money left over to enjoy life with the people you love. Although more and more people are choosing to live this way, it’s not usually the most popular way to go about life in the everyday world. So here are three tips on how to deal with people who don’t agree with your lifestyle choices…”

Viral Video: Cypress Ranch High School Anti-Bullying Lip Dub

Viral Video: Cypress Ranch High School Anti-Bullying Lip Dub

Apr 04

On March 28, 2012, students at Cypress Ranch High School came together to create an original Lip Dub video and to Stand Up to bullies by asking “Who Do U Think U R?” The entire project was created, filmed, sung, and performed by students…

Viral Video: Fiona’s Rescue

Viral Video: Fiona’s Rescue

Mar 26

Eldad Hargar, 36, and his wife, Audrey, 37, who are the founders of Hope For Paws, a Los Angeles-based animal rescue organization that takes in abused and neglected animals, gathered the traumatized dog in their arms and immediately took her home. They shaved off her matted fur and cleaned off the dirt — thus beginning Fiona’s miraculous transformation…

Viral Campaign: ‘We Love You: Israel & Iran’ (Updated)

Viral Campaign: ‘We Love You: Israel & Iran’ (Updated)

Mar 23

Ronny Edry writes: “On March 15th, I posted a poster on Facebook. The message was simple. Iranians. We love you. We will never bomb your country. Within 24 hours, thousands of people shared the poster on Facebook, and I started receiving messages from Iran…”