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Paranormal & Other Mysteries

UC Riverside To Study Afterlife With $5 Million Grant For 'The Immortality Project'

The University of California, Riverside (UCR) has received a $5 million grant to study the afterlife.

The money will fund research into heaven, hell, purgatory, karma and other topics, according to the university's web site.

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Robert Crumb - The Religious Experience of Philip K Dick

The Religious Experience of Philip K. Dick is a short comic by Robert Crumb, published in Weirdo comics #17 in 1986. It is a detailed account of the Gnostic Christian experiences Philip K. Dick had in March 1974.

It makes for very bizarre reading, and I highly recommend checking it out here.

Sleep Paralysis Visions: Demons, Succubi, and the Archetypal Mind

If you have ever woken up in the middle of the night and found you can’t move, or even cry for help, you have experienced sleep paralysis. If, during this bizarre paralysis, you suddenly felt that someone—or something—was watching you, you have come face to face with the waking hallucination known as the Intruder. And if all this happens and then a ghastly creature resembling a gnome or a night elf crawls onto you to whisper sweet impish nothings into your ear, congratulations, you are one of the lucky ones to know the Incubus.

And you’re not alone.

Download the Apparitional Experiences Primer

A basic and accessible primer for paranormal enthusiasts on what parapsychologists and psychical researchers have learned about apparitions since the late 19th century. Topics such as the types and possible characteristics of apparitions, experimental approaches, theories and perspectives, and witness characteristics are covered, and supplemented with illustrative examples and anecdotes from the published case literature.

Available from publicparapsychology

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..Is all that we see or seem,
but a dream within a dream.
Edgar Allan Poe