Why was it so hard to bury Tamerlan Tsarnaev’? The man is dead, after all, which severely hampers his ability to harm the living. Yet the furor around his burial highlights the strange power we assign to dead bodies, particularly controversial ones. Far from treating corpses as harmless, inanimate objects, we often view them as symbols – or more – of the departed, which deserve to be treated the same way the dead person was in life. And the way we deal with them says something about our troubled relationship with death, not to mention communities of the living.
“The Universe is quite marvelous!” That’s what past life regression expert, Dr. Bruce Goldberg responded with when I relayed to him the following story… It was late last month when I had been casually perusing a cat breeder’s web site – something I would occasionally do as I inched closer to the idea of getting [...]
[...] when I announced to the world that during my seven days of coma I not only remained fully conscious but journeyed to a stunning world of beauty and peace and unconditional love, I knew I was stirring up a very volatile pot. Critics have maintained that my near-death experience, like similar experiences others before me have claimed, was a brain-based delusion cobbled together by my synapses only after they had somehow recovered from the blistering weeklong attack.
Four years after Anita Moorjani was diagnosed with terminal cancer, she was in a coma and near death. During her coma, she was fully aware of everyone in her room, everything that was said, and everything that happened. She was also aware of a conversation that took place down the hall from her room between [...]
By Ashley Lutz (Business Insider) There are lots of stories about people who are clinically dead and then brought back to life. One man posted to Reddit with his experience. When the 28-year-old man was 13, he says he had an asthma attack that nearly killed him. He was clinically dead for three minutes then went into a coma [...]
By Claudine Zap (Yahoo! News) Pop quiz: Does life exist after death? A University of California, Riverside philosophy professor, John Martin Fischer, has been awarded a three-year, $5 million grant by the John Templeton Foundation to study just this topic—and yes, students can take his class. Fischer noted in an email to Yahoo News, “Both [...]
Out-of-body experiences (OBEs) are among the most common paranormal anomaly known to man. William Buhlman is a leading expert in this phenomenon and he makes no bones about telling us why we need to understand and even learn to self-initiate OBEs to obtain greater clarity about ourselves, the world around us and the true nature [...]
Technology is advancing and our use of it is omnipresent in our daily lives. Is it so far-fetched that one day soon we will have the ability to not only communicate with each other via our tech toys, but with the afterlife and perhaps other dimensions? In the book, Talking to the Dead by George [...]