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Doctor says near-death experiences are in the mind

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Article at CNN health gives a few perspectives on NDEs.

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Written by Chris

October 17, 2009 at 12:27 pm

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The Holy Grail of the Unconscious

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Jung’s rumored Red Book published.

Please let me know if you’ve read it, and if so, what you think.

Written by Chris

October 12, 2009 at 12:38 pm

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God, Mystics, Yoga: What Americans Believe

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October 10, 2009 at 1:16 pm

Brain Waves Surge Moments Before Death

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An article in Discovery News discusses findings of scientists examining the brains of terminally ill patients at the moment of death.

A study of seven terminally ill patients found identical surges in brain activity moments before death, providing what may be physiological evidence of “out of body” experiences reported by people who survive near-death ordeals.

As usual, the implication is that the brain activity is the cause of the event that the subject considers to be spiritual, when in fact it is nothing more than a burst of oxygen as cells die.

Theosophy would argue that what occurs in the brain at the moment of death is the severing of the etheric double from the physical body and that whatever spiritual experience is had is the genuine result of the mind’s sudden and direct exposure to the realities untethered to the material plane.

Written by Chris

October 8, 2009 at 9:55 am

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Jay-Z: A Master Of Occult Wisdom?

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Yep, you read it right.  Check out this article at NPR!

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September 21, 2009 at 4:42 pm

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“Isis” Unveiled in Hyde Park

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This doesn’t actually have anything to do with HPB’s classic work, but it was fun to see the headline!

Written by Chris

September 18, 2009 at 8:31 am

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Anagarika Dharmapala an excellent example of Asian Buddhist modernist

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Address by Urban Development Minister Rohana Kumara Dissanayake at the celebration held at Buddhagaya, India on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Anagarika Dharmapala.

Includes mentions of Dharmapala’s work with Colonel Olcott and the Theosophical Society.

Written by Chris

September 17, 2009 at 3:43 pm

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