Jesus, The Man

Jesus, The Man

Apr 20

In honor of Easter and Jesus. 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…

Quote: Wesley Wyatt

Quote: Wesley Wyatt

Apr 14

“Suffering is the alchemical fire which transforms the mundane experiences of our lives into the gold of self-realization.”

– Wesley Wyatt, author of “The Alchemy of Dreams”

Quote: Marc Barasch

Quote: Marc Barasch

Apr 09

“It’s clear we’re in the midst of a huge shift. We’re moving from self-discovery to other-discovery; from ‘me’ to ‘we.’ We’re realizing ever more acutely that we’re now playing Survivor for real here on planet Earth. If we don’t want to get kicked off the island, we need to think less about Darwin’s survival of the fittest, and more about a parallel thread in his work, what some call ‘survival of the kindest’.”

– Marc Barasch

Lorna Byrne: Angels Among Us (Updated)

Lorna Byrne: Angels Among Us (Updated)

Apr 09

“There are angels among us.” — Reported by thousands of people around the world, including near-death experiencer Lorna Byrne…

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

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

Apr 04

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…

Version 3.0 of ‘The Formula’ Now Available

Version 3.0 of ‘The Formula’ Now Available

Apr 03

Version 3.0 of “The Formula for Creating Heaven on Earth” includes a major overhaul of both the chart and worksheet. In addition, eight new sub categories have been added to The Formula’s 12 main sections. The wording on several existing sub categories has also been improved…

The Healing Power of Mother Earth

The Healing Power of Mother Earth

Mar 28

Posted anonymously on Facebook, here is some very, very good advice. It has helped me many times to calm down, heal, regenerate, reconnect with myself and God, and discover answers to challenging situations. Many near-death experiencers also report that reconnecting with nature helps them reconnect with The Source of life that they encountered on the other side…

Quote: Jeff Foster

Quote: Jeff Foster

Mar 26

“It’s about coming alive. It’s about waking up to grace. It’s about unconditional friendliness and infinite kindness to yourself. It’s about making it safe, finally safe for all of those unloved, un-met, unseen waves of the ocean of yourself to crawl out of the depths, out of the darkness, out of the corners and holes and crevices of experience and come into the light, blinking and full of wonder.

“It’s about giving birth to yourself, so that all thoughts are finally allowed to flood in, all sensations, all feelings, all sounds, all those waves that we used to label ‘dark’, or ‘evil’, or ‘negative’, or ‘dangerous’, or ‘sinful’ — fear, anger, boredom, doubt, confusion, frustration, helplessness — are finally allowed to come to rest, to breathe, to be fully themselves in the space that you are. They are not separate entities or enemies, they are intimate appearances of you, and so they cannot hurt you, even if they hurt, and this is what we forget sometimes in our rush to ‘fix’ or at least ‘normalise’ ourselves.

“Yes, all of those swirling, pulsating energies of that which we call ‘life’ are welcome in the unlimited room that you are, the vast Living Room in which all of creation sings and dances and paints itself into the ever-changing picture of this extraordinary moment…”

– Jeff Foster

Quote: Emanuel Swedenborg

Quote: Emanuel Swedenborg

Mar 08

“Worship does not consist in prayers and in external devotion, but in a life of kindness.”

– Emanuel Swedenborg

Quote: John Muir

Quote: John Muir

Mar 06

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.”

– John Muir

How Wolves Change Rivers

How Wolves Change Rivers

Mar 06

When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable “trophic cascade” occurred. What is a trophic cascade and how exactly do wolves change rivers? George Monbiot explains…

Quote: C.S. Lewis

Quote: C.S. Lewis

Feb 23

“It is a serious thing to live in a society of gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest most uninteresting person you talk to may one day be a creature which you would be strongly tempted to worship. It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities that we should conduct all of our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal.”

– C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory

Quote: Carl Jung

Quote: Carl Jung

Jan 08

“You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.” — Carl Jung

The End-of-Life Epiphany of Roger Ebert

The End-of-Life Epiphany of Roger Ebert

Dec 31

Chaz Ebert describes the passing, and spiritual epiphany of her husband, Roger Ebert…

Quote: Byron Katie

Quote: Byron Katie

Dec 20

“Anyone who is angry is fearful.” — Byron Katie

Christophor Coppes: The Essence of Religions and NDEs

Christophor Coppes: The Essence of Religions and NDEs

Dec 16

Christophor Coppes is the author of “The Essence of Religions: A Glimpse of Heaven in the Near-Death Experience”. This article summarizes his core findings…

‘NDE Take-Aways’ by David Sunfellow (Updated, v1.1)

‘NDE Take-Aways’ by David Sunfellow (Updated, v1.1)

Oct 12

Here’s a summary of what David Sunfellow believes are the main “take-aways” provided by near-death experiences. This summary comes from a presentation that David gave in Sedona on January 27th called “How NDEs Are Changing The World”…

Quote: David Spangler

Quote: David Spangler

Oct 11

“Our future as a species depends on our ability to cooperate. This isn’t only because some great natural or human-made catastrophe may overwhelm us, requiring us to help and depend on each other if we wish to survive and prosper. This is always a possibility, but a more pressing problem is that we are creating and living in an increasingly complex and interwoven planetary culture. We are crossing a threshold from a past in which we were separate human factions relatively isolated within our own territories and our separate racial, ethnic and cultural ways of thinking, to a future in which we are a global species, interdependent with each other and with every other species on this world.”

– David Spangler

New Book: ‘Mind Over Medicine’

New Book: ‘Mind Over Medicine’

Sep 20

We’ve been led to believe that when we get sick, it’s our genetics. Or it’s just bad luck — and doctors alone hold the keys to optimal health. For years, Lissa Rankin, M.D., believed the same. But when her own health started to suffer, and she turned to Western medical treatments, she found that they not only failed to help; they made her worse. So she decided to take matters into her own hands. Through her research, Dr. Rankin discovered that the health care she had been taught to practice was missing something crucial: a recognition of the body’s innate ability to self-repair and an appreciation for how we can control these self-healing mechanisms with the power of the mind. In an attempt to better understand this phenomenon, she explored peer-reviewed medical literature and found evidence that the medical establishment had been proving that the body can heal itself for over 50 years. Using extraordinary cases of spontaneous healing, Dr. Rankin shows how thoughts, feelings, and beliefs can alter the body’s physiology. She lays out the scientific data proving that loneliness, pessimism, depression, fear, and anxiety damage the body, while intimate relationships, gratitude, meditation, sex, and authentic self-expression flip on the body’s self-healing processes…

New Book: ‘My Death: A Personal Guide Book’ by Jeremy Kagan

New Book: ‘My Death: A Personal Guide Book’ by Jeremy Kagan

Sep 16

American film and television director, screenwriter, and television producer Jeremy Kagan publishes a book about his a near-death experience…

Quote: Peter Eisenberger

Quote: Peter Eisenberger

Jun 27

“If they don’t tell you you’re crazy, you’re not doing something worthwhile, because what you do when you innovate is you disturb the existing order.”

– Peter Eisenberger

Quote: ‘We Are All Visitors…”

Quote: ‘We Are All Visitors…”

Jun 26

“We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love… and then we return Home.”

– Australian Aboriginal Proverb

Book: ‘The Kind Diet’

Book: ‘The Kind Diet’

Jun 25

In The Kind Diet, actress, activist, and committed conservationist Alicia Silverstone shares the insights that encouraged her to swear off meat and dairy forever, and outlines the spectacular benefits of adopting a plant-based diet, from effortless weight loss to clear skin, off-the-chart energy, and smooth digestion. She explains how meat, fish, milk, and cheese — the very foods we’ve been taught to regard as the cornerstone of good nutrition — are actually the culprits behind escalating rates of disease and the cause of dire, potentially permanent damage to our ecology…

Quote: ‘Every Time You Buy Organic…’

Quote: ‘Every Time You Buy Organic…’

Jun 25

“Every time you buy organic, you’re persuading more farmers to grow organic.”

— Mother Earth News

New NDE Book: ‘I Knew Their Hearts’ by Jeff Olsen

New NDE Book: ‘I Knew Their Hearts’ by Jeff Olsen

Jun 12

After reading Jeff Olsen’s new book “I Knew Their Hearts,” I wholeheartedly agree with Raymond Moody’s assessment, “Jeff Olsen’s story is one of the most amazing I have ever heard.” Everyone who has an interest in near-death experiences (and related issues) needs to read this book…

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”…

Quote: Plato & Joseph Dillard

Quote: Plato & Joseph Dillard

May 24

“Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught in falsehood’s school. And the one man who dares to tell the truth (Socrates) is called at once a lunatic and fool.”

– Plato (429-347 BC)

“Plato probably didn’t realize that the perennial problem he was describing is a macrocosmic out-picturing of an interior reality with which all men, if they wake up enough, must wrestle. As children we are brainwashed by the cultural assumptions of our family and society. This is inevitable, because culture has no choice but to pass what it has learned, true or not, helpful or not, down to us in the particular distorted forms that it assumes at that place and time. The one part of us that dares to tell the truth – our inner compass, as represented by our night time dreams, is called a lunatic and fool. Why? Because it is a direct threat to the agenda of the prevailing culture. This will not change until the agenda of the prevailing culture reflect the priorities of each man’s inner compass. For that to happen, children in families everywhere must be taught from the cradle to find, listen to, and follow their inner compass.”

– Joseph Dillard, creator of Integral Deep Listening

Quote: Socrates

Quote: Socrates

Apr 26

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”

– Socrates

Quote: Nassim Haramein

Quote: Nassim Haramein

Apr 26

“Looking for consciousness in the brain is like looking inside a radio for the announcer.”

– Nassim Haramein

Brene Brown: ‘The Power of Being Vulnerable’ (Updated)

Brene Brown: ‘The Power of Being Vulnerable’ (Updated)

Apr 13

Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame — and a concept that she calls Wholeheartedness, posing the questions: How do we engage in our lives from a place of authenticity and worthiness? How do we cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection that we need to embrace our imperfections and to recognize that we are enough — that we are worthy of love, belonging and joy? Brené is a nationally renowned speaker and has won numerous teaching awards, including the College’s Outstanding Faculty Award. Her groundbreaking work has been featured on PBS, NPR, CNN, and has appeared in The Washington Post, Psychology Today, and many other national media outlets. Her 2010 TEDx Houston talk on the power of vulnerability (watch here) is one of the most watched talks on TED.com, with over 6 million views…

Quote: A Wise Person…

Quote: A Wise Person…

Mar 27

“A smart person knows what to say. A wise person knows whether or not to say it.”

– Author Unknown

Quote: W. H. Murray

Quote: W. H. Murray

Mar 19

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, the providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I learned a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets: ‘Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!’ ”

– W. H. Murray

Dream Basics by David Sunfellow

Dream Basics by David Sunfellow

Mar 05

A two-page handout on why dreams are important, how to remember them, how to interpret them, and how to use them to transform your life. This handout was created by David Sunfellow for his near-death experience class in Sedona, Arizona…

Quote: Gandhi

Quote: Gandhi

Mar 01

“A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

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.

Quote: Steve Jobs

Quote: Steve Jobs

Feb 19

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” — Steve Jobs

NDE Researcher Kenneth Ring: The Golden Rule Dramatically Illustrated (Updated)

NDE Researcher Kenneth Ring: The Golden Rule Dramatically Illustrated (Updated)

Jan 15

NDE Researcher Kenneth Ring writes: “For [decades] we have been hearing about near-death experiences (NDEs), those transcendental episodes of light and love that so many people who have experienced the beginnings of death have recounted for us upon returning to physical life. By now, these travelers tales have become very familiar to us, and they have certainly helped to fashion a much more positive vision of the nature of death itself. Recently, however, NDE researchers such as myself have been more concerned with the question of what those of us who have never had such experiences ourselves can learn from those who have about how to live our daily lives. In short, what do all these beautiful stories have to contribute in a practical way to how we go about living our ordinary lives in the world? Specifically, how can we make use of this body of knowledge about NDEs so as to live with greater self-awareness and spiritual insight?”

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…

Quote: Walter Anderson

Quote: Walter Anderson

Dec 30

“Our lives improve only when we take chances – and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.” — Walter Anderson

Story: The Power of Words

Story: The Power of Words

Dec 13

There was once a wise sage who wandered the countryside. One day, as he passed near a village, he was approached by a woman who saw he was a sage, and told him of a sick child nearby. She beseeched him to help this child. The sage came to the village, and a crowd gathered around him, for such a man was a rare sight. One woman brought the sick child to him, and he said a prayer over her. “Do you really think your prayer will help her, when medicine has failed?” yelled a man from the crowd…

Quote: The Velveteen Rabbit

Quote: The Velveteen Rabbit

Nov 29

“Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.” — The Velveteen Rabbit

Quote: Rumi

Quote: Rumi

Nov 19

“The inspiration you seek is already within you. Be silent and listen.” — Rumi

The Pathwork Lectures On Relationships

The Pathwork Lectures On Relationships

Nov 18

The Pathwork Lectures provide the best, most clear and inspiring material I have ever come across when it comes to the importance of human relationships — especially male/female relationships. What follows are quotes from some of my favorite lectures, including Pathwork Lecture 44: “The Forces of Love, Eros, and Sex”, which presents the best overview of relationship dynamics and potentials I have ever encountered…

Shadow Work: Insights From The Pathwork Lectures

Shadow Work: Insights From The Pathwork Lectures

Nov 18

Before integral perspectives came along, the Pathwork Lectures of Eva Pierrakos provided the best, most inspired overview of personal growth and the spiritual path that I had ever come across. Along with being exceptionally “integral” in the way they view and encourage personal growth, the Pathwork Lectures are unique in terms of how much, and how clearly, they deal with shadow issues…

Quote: FDA

Quote: FDA

Oct 25

“Every drug that has been recalled by the FDA was first proven to be ‘safe and effective’ by the FDA.”

Quote: David Sunfellow

Quote: David Sunfellow

Oct 24

“Unlike spiritual paths that arose from the ideas and inner experiences of lone, isolated human beings, the path presented by near-death experiences is emerging as a direct, grassroots revelation that millions of people from all over the world are receiving and sharing. If we explore this newly emerging path deeply enough, we discover that all religions, philosophies, and cultures are honored; that science and spirituality are celebrated; that both the human and spiritual side of our natures are cherished and embraced. In short, near-death experiences present us with a universal, all-inclusive, perfectly integrated spiritual path that revolves around three core truths: 1. We are all one; 2. Love is the essence of life; 3. We are here, in this world, to become perfect embodiments of the divine.” — David Sunfellow

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…

Quote: Marianne Williamson

Quote: Marianne Williamson

Oct 10

“In God, all things are possible” means “Where there is love, the rules of time and space as we know them don’t apply.” — Marianne Williamson

Quote: Leo Buscaglia

Quote: Leo Buscaglia

Oct 03

“The hardest battle you’re ever going to fight is the battle to be just you.” — Leo Buscaglia

Quote: J.C. Watts

Quote: J.C. Watts

Sep 24

“Character is doing the right thing when no one is looking.” — J.C. Watts