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Consciousness & Mind

The advantages of autism

Michelle Dawson can't handle crowded bus journeys, and she struggles to order a cup of coffee in a restaurant because contact with strangers makes her feel panicky. Yet over the past few years, Dawson has been making a name for herself as a researcher at the Rivière-des-Prairies hospital, part of the University of Montreal in Canada.

Dawson's field of research is the cognitive abilities of people with autism - people such as herself.

A great article from New Scientist magazine!

Thomas Campbell - The Monroe Institute Lecture

Closer to Truth interviews Dean Radin

Check out this amazing series of videos on Closer to Truth with Dean Radin, Senior Scientist at the Noetic Institute.

Does Consciousness Defeat Materialism?
Does ESP Reveal the Nonphysical?
Do Angels and Demons Exist?
Is Consciousness Irreducible?
Does ESP Reveal Spirit Existence?
All Reality Consists of What Things?
Does Physical Reality Go Beyond?

More here!

Feeling Go(o)d: The Physics of Emotion

Even before she was chief of brain biochemistry at the National Institutes of Health, Candace Pert made a breakthrough discovery that changed the way scientists understand the mind-body connection. She found the opiate receptor, the mechanism by which a class of chemicals (peptides) alters the mind and body. Her research led her to an understanding of the way emotions function as a regulatory system in the body.

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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.

The Extended Mind: Recent Experimental Evidence

Rupert Sheldrake

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