Past Life Research (Updated)

Past Life Research (Updated)

May 20

Past Life Research Resource Page…

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…

Showtime To Launch Landmark Climate TV Series

Showtime To Launch Landmark Climate TV Series

Jan 15

This April, Showtime will start airing its ground-breaking climate change TV series. Nothing like this 8-part series has ever been put on TV before, a collaboration between the amazing storytellers mentioned above and top-flight journalists (like Chris Hayes, Lesley Stahl, and Tom Friedman) and some of Hollywood’s biggest stars (like Matt Damon, Ian Somerholder, Don Cheadle, Olivia Munn, and Harrison Ford). They provide gripping reports of people affected by, and seeking solutions to, climate change…

60 Minutes: The Gift of Endless Memory (Updated)

60 Minutes: The Gift of Endless Memory (Updated)

Jan 12

It is often said that we are our memories — that web of experiences, relationships, thoughts, and feelings that make us who we are. We don’t remember it all of course. That would be impossible. Or would it? There has been a discovery in the field of memory recently, so new you won’t find it in any textbook. It’s so hard to fathom, there are some who remain unconvinced. For the moment, the scientists studying it are simply calling it “superior autobiographical memory.” And unless you happen to know one of the handful of people discovered so far who have it, get ready to be amazed…

National Geographic: ‘Life After Life’

National Geographic: ‘Life After Life’

Jan 05

This National Geographic special features near-death experiencers Christine Stein, Dr. Eben Alexander, and Anita Moorjani and includes comments from Dr. Jeffrey Long, Dr. Lakhmir S. Chawla, Dr. Kevin Nelson, and Peggy Kay, PhD…

Hollywood’s New Best Friend: ‘The Bible’

Hollywood’s New Best Friend: ‘The Bible’

Dec 27

The saint-like image of a hooded woman looms out from the movie poster, her arms outstretched as a divine light bursts from the sky. A message written above is simple and unambiguous: “You Will Believe.” So goes the promotional campaign for the forthcoming Hollywood blockbuster Mary Mother of Christ. Mary Mother of Christ is one of a series of unashamedly Christian biblical epics due to appear next year, marking an unprecedented overture by Hollywood to America’s evangelical heartland…

Notes From Sedona’s 12/17/13 NDE Class

Notes From Sedona’s 12/17/13 NDE Class

Dec 20

Most of you know that I have been teaching a series of NDE classes in Sedona. I’ve been at it for almost two years now. The classes grew out of a presentation I did in Sedona in 2012 called “How Near-Death Experiences Are Changing The World.” And that presentation, together with what we’ve been learning and exploring in our local classes eventually gave birth to “The Formula for Creating Heaven on Earth.” What follows is an example of the kind of fantastic material we are covering in our local classes…

NDErs Anita Moorjani & Dr. Mary Neal on CNN (Updated)

NDErs Anita Moorjani & Dr. Mary Neal on CNN (Updated)

Dec 02

NDErs Anita Moorjani and Dr. Mary Neal will both be appearing in a special report produced by CNN. Called “To Heaven and Back”, the special report is scheduled to air this Sunday, December 1st, at 7:00 PM and then again at 10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time…

Foreign Accent Syndrome: ‘The Woman Who Woke Up Chinese’

Foreign Accent Syndrome: ‘The Woman Who Woke Up Chinese’

Sep 07

When Sarah Colwill, 38, was hospitalized for an intense migraine in 2010, she awoke to an astounding sound — her voice. Her familiar English accent had been replaced by what sounded like a poor impression of a Chinese person, leaving doctors scratching their heads. Her predicament was a side effect of a rare neurological condition called Foreign Accent Syndrome…

Bio Channel Examines Child Memories of Past Lives

Bio Channel Examines Child Memories of Past Lives

Jul 20

What if your child remembered dying in a past life? This special explores many parents most closely guarded secret: their child is a reincarnation of someone who died violently and came back to life. A young boy who remembers falling to his death on 9/11. A daughter haunted by recollections of dying in the Oklahoma City Bombing. A toddler terrified by nightmares of a gruesome end in World War II. These are just a few stories of parents struggling with the Ghost Inside My Child…

Fox & Friends: To Heaven & Back

Fox & Friends: To Heaven & Back

Jun 28

This week, Fox and Friends reported on five people who say that they went to heaven during a near-death experience…

Joseph Smith, Mormons, and Mormonism (Updated)

Joseph Smith, Mormons, and Mormonism (Updated)

Jun 06

NHNE Pulse on Joseph Smith, Mormons, and Mormonism…

New NDE Series: ‘What It’s Like To Die’

New NDE Series: ‘What It’s Like To Die’

Apr 26

Collinsville radio producer and announcer Ryan Wiggins is on a quest to answer the age-old question: What is it like to die? Wiggins isn’t trying to answer that question from first-hand experience. He’s on a mission to identify people who have experienced death and came back to life. And he’s producing a show called “What It’s Like To Die,” to capture those experiences…

Derren Brown Documentary: ‘Miracles For Sale’ (Updated)

Derren Brown Documentary: ‘Miracles For Sale’ (Updated)

Apr 06

Derren Brown teaches an ordinary British citizen how to adopt the guise of a pastor and miracle worker. After six months of learning the trade, “Pastor James Collins” sets sail for America. With a camera crew documenting all aspects of the adventure, Paster James performs faith healing miracles live in Texas…

Reality Show Searching For Reincarnated Children

Reality Show Searching For Reincarnated Children

Mar 25

A Los Angeles production company is currently holding a nationwide casting call for children who claim to have, or have had, past life memories for a new reality series, “Ghost Inside My Child,” scheduled to air on the Bio Channel later this year…

Documentary: ‘Eat, Fast & Live Longer’

Documentary: ‘Eat, Fast & Live Longer’

Feb 19

Michael Mosley is a medical doctor, journalist and television presenter. He has set himself a truly ambitious goal: he wants to live longer, stay younger and lose weight in the bargain. And he wants to make as few changes to his life as possible along the way. He discovers the powerful new science behind the ancient idea of fasting, and he thinks he’s found a way of doing it that still allows him to enjoy his food. Michael tests out the science of fasting on himself — with life-changing results…

‘Shadow Effect’ Author Debbie Ford Tells Oprah She Has Cancer (Updated)

‘Shadow Effect’ Author Debbie Ford Tells Oprah She Has Cancer (Updated)

Feb 18

Debbie Ford, the co-writer of “The Shadow Effect” with Deepak Chopra and Marianne Williamson and “The Dark Side of the Light Chasers” tells Oprah that she has cancer…

iDoctor: Could A Smartphone Be The Future Of Medicine?

iDoctor: Could A Smartphone Be The Future Of Medicine?

Feb 04

One of the world’s top physicians, Dr. Eric Topol, has a prescription that could improve your family’s health and make medical care cheaper. The cardiologist claims that the key is the smartphone. Topol has become the foremost expert in the exploding field of wireless medicine. Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports…

60 Minutes: Escaped Prisoner Describes 23 Years In North Korean Concentration Camp

60 Minutes: Escaped Prisoner Describes 23 Years In North Korean Concentration Camp

Dec 10

60 Minutes: Tonight we’re going to tell you about a place so brutal and horrific it’s hard to believe it exists. It is, by all accounts, a modern-day concentration camp, a secret prison hidden in the mountains, 50 miles from North Korea’s capital, Pyongyang. It’s called Camp 14, and according to human right rights groups, it’s part of the largest network of political prisons in the world today. Some 150,000 people are believed to be doing hard labor on the brink of starvation in these hidden gulags. But it’s not just those who have been accused of political crimes; it’s their entire families — grandparents, parents, and children. A practice called “three generations of punishment.”

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…

NOVA: ‘What Are Animals Thinking?’

NOVA: ‘What Are Animals Thinking?’

Nov 09

We humans have long wondered how animals see the world — and us. Does your dog really feel shame when it gives you that famous “guilty look?” What is behind the “swarm intelligence” of slime mold or a honeybee hive? How can pigeons possibly find their way home across hundreds of miles of unfamiliar terrain? In this episode of NOVA scienceNOW, David Pogue meets — and competes — with a menagerie of smart critters that challenge preconceived notions about what makes “us” different from “them,” expanding our understanding of how animals really think…

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…

Ancient Papyrus Fragment Suggests Jesus Was Married

Ancient Papyrus Fragment Suggests Jesus Was Married

Sep 20

A historian of early Christianity at Harvard Divinity School has identified a scrap of papyrus that she says was written in Coptic in the fourth century and contains a phrase never seen in any piece of Scripture: “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife …’ ” The faded papyrus fragment is smaller than a business card, with eight lines on one side, in black ink legible under a magnifying glass. Just below the line about Jesus having a wife, the papyrus includes a second provocative clause that purportedly says, “she will be able to be my disciple.”

The Life, Death & Corrupting Influence of Sun Myung Moon

The Life, Death & Corrupting Influence of Sun Myung Moon

Sep 04

This special resource page examines the life, death, and corrupting influence of Reverend Sun Myung Moon, the self-proclaimed Messiah from South Korea who led the Unification Church, one of the most controversial religious movements to sweep America in the 1970s. Along with news stories that report his death at 92, this page features several documentaries that examine the dark side of Moon’s life, teachings, church, front organizations, political agendas, cozy relationships with U.S. presidents and government officials, generous support of ring wing political movements, personal debauchery and family life…

Rock Center with Brian Williams on Mormons

Rock Center with Brian Williams on Mormons

Aug 24

“Rock Center with Brian Williams” devoted an hour to Mormons and Mormonism on Thursday, August 3, 2012. Watch this one hour special, plus additional online content, here…

Documentary: ‘Mister Rogers & Me’ (Updated)

Documentary: ‘Mister Rogers & Me’ (Updated)

Jul 26

An MTV producer’s life is transformed when he meets the recently retired host of ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,’ Fred Rogers. Friendship with the PBS icon sets the young producer on a hero’s quest to find depth and simplicity amidst a shallow and complex world through conversations with Susan Stamberg (NPR), Tim Russert (‘Meet The Press’), Marc Brown (‘Arthur’) and more…

Dead Man Reportedly Visits Two Doctors

Dead Man Reportedly Visits Two Doctors

Jul 20

When Faye Aldridge’s husband, 53 year old Burke Aldridge, was in the final stages of cancer, he promised to send her a fax from heaven. Within hours of being pronounced dead at the hospital, oncologist Dr. Carl Willis and neurosurgeon Dr. Arthur Cushman, two men who had never met, both swore Burke Aldridge paid them a visit at their homes before either of them even knew he was dead…

Scientologists Plan Hollywood TV Studio

Scientologists Plan Hollywood TV Studio

Jul 12

The Church of Scientology, the religion whose followers include actors Tom Cruise and John Travolta, plans to start a religious broadcasting center to promote its teachings over TV, radio and the Internet…

Documentary: ‘My Reincarnation’

Documentary: ‘My Reincarnation’

Jun 22

Filmed over 20 years by acclaimed documentarian Jennifer Fox, My Reincarnation chronicles the epic story of exiled Tibetan Buddhist master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and his Western-born son, Yeshi. As Namkhai Norbu rises as a teacher in the West, Yeshi, recognized from birth as the reincarnation of a famed Buddhist master, breaks away to embrace the modern world. Can the father convince his son to keep the family’s spiritual legacy alive? With intimate access to both the family and H.H. The Dalai Lama, Fox distills a decades-long drama into a universal story about love, transformation and destiny…

History Channel: ‘Secret Access: UFOs On The Record’ (Updated)

History Channel: ‘Secret Access: UFOs On The Record’ (Updated)

Jun 20

From prehistoric drawings through the Roswell incident, reports of strange and unexplainable sightings in the skies have become part of an unofficial historic record. With the proliferation of video and photo technology in the modern era, reports of these events along with visual evidence have only increased. 95% of UFO sightings are false, resulting either from misidentification or deliberate hoaxes. But the other 5% cannot be dismissed; SECRET ACCESS: UFOS ON THE RECORD focuses on those 5%. Based on the newly published book UFO’s: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record, this two-hour special explores sightings that are supported by numerous creditable sources, from Air Force and commercial pilots, FAA officials, investigators, military Generals and NASA officials as well as hard data: photos, film, radar and audio recordings. This evidence presents a startling look at the very real possibility of alien visitation…

Mars One

Mars One

Jun 05

A Dutch company says it will produce the biggest reality show on the planet, centered on a group of humans who colonize Mars. The firm claims that it will put four people on the red planet every two years beginning in April 2023. By 2033, Mars One boasts there will be 20 colonists on Mars…

Göbekli Tepe: The World’s First Temple

Göbekli Tepe: The World’s First Temple

May 11

Göbekli Tepe is an Early Neolithic site of enormous significance, featuring 5-meter-high monolithic pillars carved in relief and dating to 10,000 or more years ago. Erected within circular “temple” structures, the latest excavations have revealed that these structures likely covered the entire hillside and could number as many as 20 in total. Göbekli Tepe has been interpreted as the oldest human-made place of worship yet discovered. Until excavations began, a complex on this scale was not thought possible for a community so ancient…

Viral Video: ‘Push To Add Drama’

Viral Video: ‘Push To Add Drama’

Apr 11

To launch the high quality TV channel TNT in Belgium, TNT placed a big red push button on an average Flemish square of an average Flemish town. A sign with the text “Push to add drama” invited people to use the button…

Jerusalem District Court Issues Verdict On ‘Ossuary Of James’

Jerusalem District Court Issues Verdict On ‘Ossuary Of James’

Mar 22

After a trial of more than five years with 138 witnesses, more than 400 exhibits and a trial transcript of 12,000 pages, Judge Aharon Farkash of the Jerusalem District Court has cleared the defendants of all forgery charges. His opinion in the case, handed down on March 14, is 474 pages long. The most famous of the objects charged to be forgeries is an inscription on an ossuary or bone box that reads “James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus.” It received its first publication in BAR — on October 21, 2002. The next day it was on the front page of almost every newspaper in the world, including the New York Times and Washington Post…

60 Minutes: ‘Face Blindness: When Everyone Is A Stranger’

60 Minutes: ‘Face Blindness: When Everyone Is A Stranger’

Mar 22

Imagine going to school to pick up your child and not being certain which kid is yours. Imagine brushing your teeth every morning and not wholly recognizing the face in the mirror. All of this is unimaginable for most of us, but a basic fact of life for people with the mysterious neurological condition called “face blindness” — or prosopagnosia – which can make it almost impossible to recognize faces, even of one’s nearest and dearest. Dr. Oliver Sacks knows something about the condition, and not only because he’s a neurologist, but also because Dr. Sacks himself is face blind. Lesley Stahl reports…

History Channel: The Real Face Of Jesus? (Updated)

History Channel: The Real Face Of Jesus? (Updated)

Feb 22

From 2010: “The Real Face of Jesus?” follows a team of graphic experts as they use cutting-edge 3D software to bring a holy relic known as the Shroud of Turin to life. Many believe Jesus Christ was buried in this ancient linen cloth, which bears traces of blood and the faint, ghostly image of a man. With the help of modern technology, the History Channel seeks to unlock the secrets of one of the world’s most scrutinized and controversial artifacts…

60 Minutes: ‘Mozart Of Chess: Magnus Carlsen’

60 Minutes: ‘Mozart Of Chess: Magnus Carlsen’

Feb 21

Demolition, not defeat, is the goal of 21-year-old Magnus Carlsen. No, he’s not a boxer, not a wrestler. Rather, Magnus is the top chess player in the world, and he takes it on like an athlete. First, there’s the tough physical workouts to prepare himself for the tough mental workout of competition. And then there’s the attitude. Magnus, who comes from a nice Norwegian family, tells Bob Simon: “I enjoy it when I see my opponent really suffering, when he knows that I’ve outsmarted him.” But really, he’s a nice guy – an athlete and fashion model in addition to being the top-ranked chess player in the world. Bob Simon profiles Magnus Carlsen…

60 Minutes: ‘Treating Depression: Is There A Placebo Effect?’

60 Minutes: ‘Treating Depression: Is There A Placebo Effect?’

Feb 21

Do antidepressants work? Since the introduction of Prozac in the 1980s, prescriptions for antidepressants have soared 400 percent, with 17 million Americans currently taking some form of the drug. But how much good is the medication itself doing? “The difference between the effect of a placebo and the effect of an antidepressant is minimal for most people,” says Harvard scientist Irving Kirsch. Will Kirsch’s research, and the work of others, change the $11.3 billion antidepressant industry? Lesley Stahl reports…

Dr. Eben Alexandra Featured On ‘I Survived’

Dr. Eben Alexandra Featured On ‘I Survived’

Feb 07

Dr. Eben Alexandra describes his near-death experience on ‘I Survived… Beyond and Back’…

Discovery Channel Examines Reincarnation

Discovery Channel Examines Reincarnation

Feb 06

A Discovery Channel program that explores reincarnation…

Favorite 2012 Super Bowl Commercials

Favorite 2012 Super Bowl Commercials

Feb 05

Favorite 2012 Super Bowl Commercials…

Corning: ‘A Day Made Of Glass’ – 1 & 2

Corning: ‘A Day Made Of Glass’ – 1 & 2

Feb 04

A look at Corning’s vision for the future with specialty glass at the heart of it. This post includes Corning’s first viral video, which has been viewed by over 17 million people, and the followup video which was posted yesterday…

NDE: Interview With 11-Year Old Colton Burpo (Heaven Is For Real) (Updated)

NDE: Interview With 11-Year Old Colton Burpo (Heaven Is For Real) (Updated)

Jan 18

A burst appendix nearly cost 4-year-old Colton Burpo his life in 2003. Afterwards he began telling his parents about a very vivid trip to heaven, including sitting in Jesus’ lap, watching his parents while he lay seemingly near death, and meeting his great-grandfather. But most poignantly, Colton described meeting a sibling in heaven — even though he had no way of knowing that his mother had miscarried two years before he was born, since his parents had never told him. Colton’s father, Todd Burpo, began telling of his son’s heaven-sent visions from the pulpit of the Crossroads Wesleyan Church in Imperial, Neb., where he serves as pastor. Word of mouth spread, and the family landed a book deal. The book — “Heaven Is for Real,” written by Todd with co-writer Lynn Vincent — has become a best-seller, with some 1.5 million copies in print since its release in November. Here’s an interview with Colton (and Colton’s parents) who appeared on The Today Show with Matt Lauer…

Documentary: Bible-Believing Christians Explore NDEs

Documentary: Bible-Believing Christians Explore NDEs

Nov 23

A documentary examining the near-death experience from a mainstream Christian perspective. Along with featuring interviews with such notable NDE researchers as Raymond Moody, Kenneth Ring, and Melvin Morse, this documentary also describes some of the most remarkable NDEs on record…

Is Congress Trading Stock On Insider Information?

Is Congress Trading Stock On Insider Information?

Nov 14

Washington, D.C. is a town that runs on inside information — but should our elected officials be able to use that information to pad their own pockets? As Steve Kroft reports, members of Congress and their aides have regular access to powerful political intelligence, and many have made well-timed stock market trades in the very industries they regulate. For now, the practice is perfectly legal, but some say it’s time for the law to change…

Pete Cashmore: The Future Of Social Media

Pete Cashmore: The Future Of Social Media

Nov 10

At the Mashable Media Summit last Friday, Pete Cashmore provided a broad overview of media’s trajectory. He covered the rapidly advancing mobile industry, the relationship between tablet technology and the current media climate, and social interaction around TV and music…

Kathy, Martin, Lisa Share Their NDEs On ‘I Survived…’

Kathy, Martin, Lisa Share Their NDEs On ‘I Survived…’

Nov 10

A woman dies when a charging bull causes her horse to rear, throwing her head first onto concrete. A teenager commits suicide overdosing on prescription pills. On Christmas Eve a young mother has a heart attack and dies. Watch Kathy, Martin, and Lisa share their NDE’s on “I Survived… Beyond and Back”…

New Orleans UFO Mystery Solved

New Orleans UFO Mystery Solved

Nov 10

We can now close the book on the UFOs videotaped over New Orleans and broadcast on NBC Oct. 23. When the network returned to the game after a commercial break, it showed a brief, 29-second shot of the historic St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans. Keen observers noticed some brightly lit objects streaking across the sky, and when a home viewer videotaped the NBC footage and slowed it down, even to frame-by-frame examination, it appeared that the NBC camera had captured a very large, rod-shaped object topped with glowing circular lights and moving behind the cathedral. After the 2nd and 3rd generation video swept around the Internet, leading to wild speculation about whether or not these objects were huge UFOs or tiny insects flying close to the camera lens, NBC cameraman R.D. Willis contacted The Huffington Post to set the record straight — because he shot the original video…