HBO Documentary on Scientology – ‘Going Clear’ – Receives Standing Ovation at Sundance

HBO Documentary on Scientology – ‘Going Clear’ – Receives Standing Ovation at Sundance

Jan 26

HBO’s new documentary, “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” debuted to a standing ovation at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Prior to the big event, the Church of Scientology took out full-page ads in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times claiming the documentary is filled with falsehoods…

Scientology (Updated)

Scientology (Updated)

Jan 26

Pulse Resource Page on Scientology…

Jesus (Updated)

Jesus (Updated)

Dec 14

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

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…

Joseph Smith, Mormons, and Mormonism (Updated)

Joseph Smith, Mormons, and Mormonism (Updated)

Nov 14

NHNE Pulse on Joseph Smith, Mormons, and Mormonism…

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…

Jesus, The Man (Updated)

Jesus, The Man (Updated)

Nov 03

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…

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

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

Oct 29

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

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”…

Amy Call’s Near-Death Experience (Updated)

Amy Call’s Near-Death Experience (Updated)

Oct 12

EXCERPT: “I came to understand that most of us have lived much, MUCH longer than we could even fathom. That our lives that feel so very long are infinitesimal when placed in the Whole picture… which for that matter, cannot even be framed. I was shown how every single individual through their own free will chooses paths that MATHEMATICALLY take them to the circumstances of their next existence or life. That NOTHING at all sits in accident or chaos. That every single aspect of our lives are ruled by NATURAL Laws that we placed ourSELVES in! That in a sense, we create our own worlds. I was shown how one can never assume either, that if someone lives a life of suffering that this is because of ‘evil’ deeds. Many may CHOOSE a life of suffering because of what it Awakens in them.. or to help another, etc.. We can NEVER EVER assume that we can be accurate in guessing why each Being lives the life they live. I cannot describe the relief… the refreshing, peaceful balm this Knowledge was for me. To finally gather this Truth that I’d yearned for all of my life… That all IS Good! That there IS sense and beauty all around. That no one is just ‘free-falling’ as it had seemed before! That God doesn’t just get to toy with us as He pleases with random ideas of tests, including rewards and punishments that just depend upon His current mood or mindset. While in this experience, out in the vast expanse of stars and planets, moons, and Knowledge, I Knew complete Trust for what felt like the first time. This was bliss for me. I had lived in fear and distrust and panic for 30 consecutive years…”

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)

Pope Francis: ‘2 Percent’ of Catholic Clergy Are Pedophiles

Pope Francis: ‘2 Percent’ of Catholic Clergy Are Pedophiles

Jul 13

Pope Francis has revealed that 2% of the Catholic clergy, including priests, bishops and cardinals, are pedophiles…

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…

Quote: William Martin

Quote: William Martin

Jun 08

Make the Ordinary Come Alive
Do not ask your children
to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable,
but it is a way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder
and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting
tomatoes, apples, and pears.
Show them how to cry
when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure
in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive for them.
The extraordinary will take care of itself.

— William Martin, “The Parent’s Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for Modern Parents”

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…

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…

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…

Is The Internet Causing Americans To Drop Religious Affiliation?

Is The Internet Causing Americans To Drop Religious Affiliation?

Apr 07

New research reveals a correlation between the rise of the Internet and the decline of Americans claiming religious affiliation…

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…

New Movie: ‘Noah’ (Updated)

New Movie: ‘Noah’ (Updated)

Feb 26

“Noah” retells the biblical story of Noah and his ark as found in the book of Genesis in the Old Testament. Paramount Pictures has said the $130 million film, which will begin production in Iceland and New York, will stick closely to the story presented in the Bible. However, the film is likely to focus more on environmental issues than on the spiritual implications of the story…

Shamanism (Updated)

Shamanism (Updated)

Feb 23

Pulse Resource Page on Shamanism…

Buffalo Mass Mobs

Buffalo Mass Mobs

Feb 02

Playing off the idea of using social media to summon crowds for parties or mischief, mobs of Buffalo-area Roman Catholics have been filling pews and lifting spirits at some of the city’s original, now often sparsely attended, churches. On a given Sunday, participants attend Mass en masse at a church they’ve picked in an online vote and promoted through Facebook and Twitter. Visitors experience the architecture, heritage and spirit of the aging houses of worship and the churches once again see the numbers they were built for, along with a helpful bump in donations when the collection baskets are passed…