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  • Spiritual Emergency – the Transpersonal Path to Understanding and Supporting Psychospiritual Crisis This paper explores varieties of spiritual emergency as a process of profound psychospiritual transformation. “I’ll be talking about myself! I’ll probably go mad after giving this paper.”1 This refrain went round and round in his head. The paper was on the ‘Importance of the Unconscious in Psychopathology’. The year was 1914. World War I was about ...
  • How Close is Science to Understanding Consciousness? In a recent panel discussion hosted by Science and Non Duality (SAND), posted on youtube, several top scientists and explore their current understanding on the nature of consciousness. Participating were, Stuart R. Hameroff, MD, Director of the Center for Consciousness Studies Julia Mossbridge, Ph.D., Director of the Innovation lab at IONS Henry Stapp, Ph.D., A quantum physicist and ...
  • Invitation to participate in a new book-blog Voyages of the Solar Boat Club is an afterlife allegory; a fairy tale for people afraid of the dark; a shamanic journey to the three worlds. The book takes off from my discovery of how the model of the afterlife in ancient Egypt changed from the Field of Reeds to the Solar Boat – a truly ...
  • Understanding C.G Jung’s Red Book – Part 3 This is the second part of Roger’s comprehensive review of Jung’s Red Book. Very sadly, Roger passed away shortly after writing this concluding part to his analysis of Jung’s work. His excellent series on the Red Book has proven to be among the most popular articles we have shared, a great testament to Roger’s remarkable ...
  • When Denial has to End Spending time over the past year researching and writing a book about the future of food in relation to the environment, the phenomenon of denial and inadequate policy responses to the mounting ecological crises is only too apparent. Here the Founder of the World Future Council issues a robust warning that a position of denial ...
  • Why Clones? A recent news item tells us that the Raelian sect – an American group which teaches that the human race stems from intelligent aliens who generated it by cloning themselves – now claims to have produced two actual babies by cloning. This is not, of course, a very plausible story. Ian Wilmot (leader of the ...
  • Light is Better than Mosquito Repellent: Honey is Better than Poison On Monday, 28th June 2015 I attended the 80th birthday celebratory visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for the opening of the Buddhist centre in Aldershot, this being an area identified as having the largest population of Buddhists in the UK, and having strong links to the Gurkha and Nepalese community. The packed event ...
  • Trailing clouds of glory – Awakening and training our inner senses Man, afraid to be alive, Shuts his soul in senses five; From fields of uncreated light Into the crystal tower of sight; And from the roaring songs of space Into the small flesh-carven place Of the ear whose cave impounds Only small and broken sounds; And to his narrow sense of touch From strength that held the stars in clutch; And from the warm ambrosial ...
  • Why are Scientists Afraid of Daryl Bem? Many readers will be aware of the furore occasioned by a recent publication of Daryl Bem, which seems to violate the presuppositions of scientific materialism. This is an edited version of Larry’s editorial in Explore. Scientists are supposed to be evidence-based and reasonable, but this episode reveals deep-seated prejudices with which Network Review readers will ...
  • The Self and the Mind Introduction “The self” is one of the most frequently used terms whether in professional or common language, but a consensus is still needed as to its meaning. Opinion is growing that it is merely a delusion, a model generated by the brain to help us cope with the world, or just a formal concept in the ...
  • What happens if we admit that we are thinking about thinking?     (The points are numbered to aid quick reference and refutation.) 1. The argument of this paper is that if we actually admit that we are self-conscious, and that when we are doing consciousness research we are actually thinking about thinking, then a great deal, if not the whole of what currently passes for consciousness research is ...
  • How Private are our Thoughts? The nature of the human biological field (Biofield) and its relationship to the Earth’s field is a rapidly developing area of neuroscience research. Several recent studies of Michael Persinger and others at Laurentian University indicate that our thoughts may not be all that private after all. That we share our neurological patterns with others close ...
  • Rebalancing the Masculine and the Feminine
  • Shaping our Evolution Taking up some themes in John Broomfield’s article, Chris Thomson proposes that consciousness is still evolving and needs to do so. He suggests that this will include the wider development of what he calls teleconsciousness and paraconsciousness, faculties that shamans had acquired already and which have by and large been neglected with the development of ...
  • We Are Not Alone, The Shamans Tell Us – Part 2 Continued from part 1 Reconnecting with Nature Effective education must have a large experiential component, I said. Given the current critical imbalance between humans and other species, nature should be a primary area of experiential education. We should balance the abstractions of our classrooms with experiences of the wholeness of living, growing wild things. Following the centuries-old ...
  • We Are Not Alone, The Shamans Tell Us – Part 1
  • Understanding C.G. Jung’s Red Book – Part 2  Roger Woolger continues his analysis of Jung’s Red Book, a landmark in the history of psychology and for philosophical thinking in Western Culture. The book is contains calligraphy and symbolic paintings provided by Jung himself. Anyone seriously interested in Jung needs to have a copy of this book. This is the second half of a ...
  • Understanding C.G. Jung’s Little Red Book – Part 1 As Roger Woolger observes below, the appearance of Jung’s Red Book is not only a landmark in the history of psychology, but also in Western Culture. The book is exquisitely produced in a large format and contains beautiful calligraphy and symbolic paintings by Jung himself, the fruit of countless hours of painstaking labour. Anyone seriously ...
  • The Holographic Soul – Part 2 The modern focus on topics such as the power of now, cosmic ordering, quantum mysticism and cosmic consciousness has led many people towards a spiritual view that places the emphasis on the idea that we are all One. But what of the persuasive evidence that we are also individual, reincarnating souls? How can we bring these two ideas together, and ...
  • The Holographic Soul – Part 1 The modern focus on topics such as the power of now, cosmic ordering, quantum mysticism and cosmic consciousness has led many people towards a spiritual view that places the emphasis on the idea that we are all One. But what of the persuasive evidence that we are also individual, reincarnating souls? How can we bring these two ideas together, and ...
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Call for Papers – 2019 SSE Conference

The theme for the 38th annual meeting of the Society for Scientific Exploration will be *Consilience*: Developing the Foundations of…Call for Papers – 2019 SSE Conference was last modified: Oct 7th, 2018 by Web Master

Diamonds from Heaven: A 20 year psychedelic journey

In this presentation I will share some of the boundaries crossed and lessons learned in my 20 year psychedelic journey…Diamonds from Heaven: A 20 year psychedelic journey was last modified: Apr 27th, 2018 by WebTeam

Online Courses

The Blind Can See During Near Death Experiences

In their book Mindsight, Dr. Kenneth Ring and Sharon Cooper report on in-depth interviews with 31 people who were fully or partially…The Blind Can See During Near Death Experiences was last modified: Apr 30th, 2018 by WebTeam

Electromagnetic Waves

Harnessing the Bioelectric Potential of Cells for Regeneration

Michael Levin, biologist at Tufts university discusses the role of electricity in healing and regeneration of lost organs or limbs. In…Harnessing the Bioelectric Potential of Cells for Regeneration was last modified: Apr 30th, 2018 by Paul Kieniewicz

Glow Of The Mind

Further Reaches of Consciousness Research

“I regard consciousness as fundamental, matter is derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about,…Further Reaches of Consciousness Research was last modified: Apr 27th, 2018 by WebTeam

Larry Dossey presentation

Is the Soul Obsolete? Video Presentation by Larry Dosseyblo

Dr. Larry Dossey is an internal medicine physician, former Chief of Staff of Medical City Dallas Hospital, and former co-chairman…Is the Soul Obsolete? Video Presentation by Larry Dosseyblo was last modified: Apr 27th, 2018 by WebTeam

Dying is Unexpectedly Positive

Anyone who has sat at the bedside of a person who is terminally ill will notice that as death approaches,…Dying is Unexpectedly Positive was last modified: Apr 27th, 2018 by Paul Kieniewicz

Digital Media and Early Child Development

Editorial by Paul Kieniewicz Anyone visiting their child’s classroom today will be impressed at how the computer, and other digital…Digital Media and Early Child Development was last modified: Apr 27th, 2018 by Paul Kieniewicz

Michael Persinger

Michael Persinger on the Neurology of NDEs

What happens in the brain during a Near Death Experience? Does an EEG flat-line mean that there is no brain…Michael Persinger on the Neurology of NDEs was last modified: Apr 30th, 2018 by Paul Kieniewicz