Dr. Edward F. Kelly: Consciousness is More Than a Product of Brain Activity

Dr. Edward F. Kelly: Consciousness is More Than a Product of Brain Activity

“Consciousness is More than a Product of Brain Activity”- a lecture presented by Dr. Edward F. Kelly author/editor of ‘Irreducible Mind’ and ‘Beyond Physicalism’, and director of the Ray Westphal neuro-imaging lab at UVA DOPS. In this video, Dr. Kelly presents his research and ideas regarding the nature of mind and brain, as well as […]

Psychological Reflections on G. I. Gurdjieff with Charles T. Tart

Psychological Reflections on G. I. Gurdjieff with Charles T. Tart

Charles T. Tart, PhD, is an emeritus professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis, as well as the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. He is a past-president of the Parapsychological Association. Books that he has authored include Psi: Scientific Studies in the Psychic Realm, States of Consciousness, The End of Materialism, Learning to Use […]

Paradoxes of Wilber’s Appreciation of the Trump Challenge by Anthony Judge

Introduction Few with a philosophical or psychological inclination have as yet commented extensively on the significance of the election of Donald Trump. The insights of George Lakoff are a valuable exception (Understanding Trump, 23 July 2016), although he holds the view that Trump won by somehow breaking the current rules of the American electoral system […]

Renz, Monika ‘Hope and Grace: Spiritual Experiences in Severe Distress, Illness and Dying ‘ – In the Liminal Sphere

Renz, Monika ‘Hope and Grace: Spiritual Experiences in Severe Distress, Illness and Dying ‘ – In the Liminal Sphere

 Hope and Grace: Spiritual Experiences in Severe Distress, Illness and Dying by Monika Renz  Reviewed by David Lorimer  This book follows on from the one I reviewed this time last year – Death – a Transition. It is a study of spiritual experiences in severe distress, illness and dying based on a survey of all the […]

Parti, R and Perry, P ‘Dying to Wake Up: A Doctor’s Voyage into the Afterlife and the Wisdom He Brought Back’ Deep Transformation

Parti, R and Perry, P ‘Dying to Wake Up: A Doctor’s Voyage into the Afterlife and the Wisdom He Brought Back’ Deep Transformation

Dying to Wake Up: A Doctor’s Voyage into the Afterlife and the Wisdom He Brought Back by Dr Rajiv Parti with Paul Perry Reviewed by David Lorimer   This extraordinary story joins the likes of Proof of Heaven by Dr Eben Alexander and Dying to be Me by Anita Moorjani as a classic of recent NDE […]

Rivas,T, Dirven A and Smit, R ‘The Self Does Not Die: Verified Paranormal Phenomena from Near-Death Experiences’ – Science Supports the Reality of the Soul

Rivas,T, Dirven A and Smit, R ‘The Self Does Not Die: Verified Paranormal Phenomena from Near-Death Experiences’ – Science Supports the Reality of the Soul

The Self Does Not Die: Verified Paranormal Phenomena from Near-Death Experiences by Titus Rivas, Annie Dirven and Rudolf H. Smit Reviewed by Eben Alexander   True open-minded skepticism is our greatest ally in trying to better understand the mind-brain connection as it is revealed through the extraordinary lens of near-death experiences (NDEs). True skeptics will thus […]

Solomon, S, Greenberg J & Pyszczynski, T ‘The Worm at the Core: On the Role of Death in Life’ – How Grim is the Reaper?

Solomon, S, Greenberg J & Pyszczynski, T ‘The Worm at the Core: On the Role of Death in Life’ – How Grim is the Reaper?

The Worm at the Core: On the Role of Death in Life by Sheldon Solomon, Jeff Greenberg & Tom Pyszczynski Reviewed by Beata Bishop The title comes from William James, the worm is death, and the central theme and claim of this extraordinary book is the terror of death being the motivation of all human activity. […]

Casey, J, ‘After Lives: A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory’, Martin, M and Augustine, K ‘The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case against Life After Death’, Davids P and Schwartz G.E – The Context of Life

Casey, J, ‘After Lives: A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory’, Martin, M and Augustine, K ‘The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case against Life After Death’, Davids P and Schwartz G.E – The Context of Life

After Lives: A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory by John Casey Reviewed by David Lorimer             The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case against Life After Death Edited by Michael Martin and Keith Augustine Reviewed by David Lorimer         An Atheist in Heaven: The Ultimate Evidence for […]