God and the Afterlife: The Groundbreaking New Evidence for God and Near-Death Experience By Jeffrey Long, Paul Perry Published by HarperOne on June 28, 2016 224 pages Excerpts: “Our situation regarding NDEs is similar to the way humanity learned of exotic lands during the ancient era of exploration. After sailors returned from long voyages and wrote […]
Resource page for Dr. Bruce Greyson, a leading researcher on near-death experiences at the University of Virginia, Division of Perceptual Studies.
Excerpt: “Reverend Kaneda exorcised 25 spirits from Rumiko Takahashi. They came and went at the rate of several a week. All of them, after the wartime sailor, were ghosts of the tsunami. For Kaneda, the days followed a relentless routine. The telephone call from Rumiko would come in the early evening; at nine o’clock her fiancé would pull up in front of the temple and carry her out of the car. As many as three spirits would appear in a single session. Kaneda talked to each personality in turn, sometimes over several hours: he established their circumstances, calmed their fears and politely but firmly enjoined them to follow him towards the light. Kaneda’s wife would sit with Rumiko; sometimes other priests were present to join in with the prayers. In the early hours of the morning, Rumiko would be driven home. ‘Each time she would feel better, and go back to Sendai, and go to work,’ Kaneda told me. ‘But then after a few days, she’d be overwhelmed again.’ Out among the living, surrounded by the city, she would become conscious of the dead, a thousand importunate spirits pressing in on her and trying to get inside…”
Reverend Matthew Wright, Teilhard de Chardin, The Second Axial Age The Reverend Matthew Wright is an Episcopal priest, writer, and retreat leader working to renew the Christian Wisdom tradition within a wider interspiritual framework. He writes a monthly column, Belonging, for Contemplative Journal and serves as priest-in-charge at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Woodstock, NY. Matthew […]
Releasing The Butterfly By Sandy C HeavenKnowsBooks September 10, 2016 Original Link “Many people say: Of course, Doctor Ross has seen too many dying patients. Now she starts getting a bit funny.” These were the opening lines of On Life After Death, a little book containing transcripts of three lectures given by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross between […]
……………. Aldous Huxley & The Perennial Philosophy Aldous Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963), one of the great modern thinkers, philosophers, and social commentators of the 20th century, is often hailed as an inspirational figure of the Human Potential Movement and the subsequent development of transpersonal psychology. His contributions to modern thought spanned […]
Who Was Emanuel Swedenborg? Original Link Emanuel Swedenborg (1688 – 1772) was a Swedish scientist, philosopher, theologian, revelator, and Christian mystic. He is best known for his book on the afterlife, Heaven and Hell (1758). Swedenborg had a prolific career as an inventor and scientist. In 1741, at the age of 53, he entered into […]
…………… Links: • Wikipedia on Esther (Etty) Hillesum • Jewish Women’s Library on Etty Hillesum Books: • Etty Hillesum: An Interrupted Life the Diaries, 1941-1943 and Letters from Westerbork • Etty Hillesum: A Life Transformed …………… …………… …………… Etty Hillesum By Bob OHearn Original Article Etty Hillesum (1914-1943), known as the Mystic of the Holocaust, […]
…………….. …………….. Links: • The University of Science & Philosophy • The University of Science & Philosophy on YouTube • The Russell Museum • Wikipedia on Walter Russell • Swannanoa Books: • The Man Who Tapped the Secrets of the Universe • The Man Who Tapped the Secrets of the Universe (pdf) • The Universal […]
Bill Wilson, the Founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, recounts his spiritual awakening…
A grassroots 12-Step program has recently been launched to assist in the integration of spiritual emergence (SE) and spiritually transformative experiences (STEs), based upon the principals and ethics of the original Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 12-Step program. The purpose of Spiritual Emergence Anonymous (SEA) is to help support the integration of SE and STEs in individuals whose spiritual transformation is so powerful that they desire assistance and support within a group environment. SEA offers the potential to serve ‘STErs’ worldwide through online meetings until local chapters can flourish. We are ever-forming and transforming, welcoming the dynamic growth of this organization as more people join and help shape the endeavor.
The Tibetan Book of the Dead, also known as “Bardo Thodol” or “The Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State,” is a foundational source for Buddhist understandings of the afterlife. The earliest versions of The Tibetan Book of the Dead trace back to an Indian Buddhist master called Padmasambhava. Padmasambhava lived in the 8th century and […]
David Sunfellow asks: “I’m wondering if you have come across any NDEs that feature Muhammad as a central figure greeting NDErs? I had a reader recently ask me this question, and I could only think of one NDE where Muhammad showed up. And he didn’t show up as a greeting presence like Jesus often does, […]
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The police stayed calm and the Buddhists were calmer, but by then there wasn’t much anyone could do. In the hours previously, I had come to believe, simultaneously and sequentially, that I was: dead, alive, omniscient, immortal, non-existent, gay, straight, telepathic, a flower, a pulse of pure energy and a nuclear bomb. And that was the good part, relatively speaking. By the time I was handcuffed and led to an ambulance, my troubles, or at least this episode among them, were just underway…
“I’m sorry. There are no easy answers. If we want to understand what NDEs are about, we have to learn how to swim in waters that are deeply disturbing to ordinary human sensibilities. And that takes time, patience, and effort. And a whole new set of skills that are completely alien to normal, every day life.”
Two compelling reasons for paying serious attention to near-death experiences…
How To Love Ourselves (v2.2) By David Sunfellow Near-death experiences strongly champion the idea that we need to love ourselves. If we could see and love ourselves as God does our lives would be completely transformed. So would our relationships with everyone and everything else. You would think that loving ourselves would be easy, especially for […]
The most famous case of terminal lucidity, the story of Anna (Kathe) Ehmer, known as ‘Kathe’ to the doctors who cared for her until her death at 26 years old…