When Scientists Have Mystical Experiences

What happens when a scientist has a spiritual experience? When the skeptic has his or her eyes opened? When the rational comes up against the seemingly irrational? Lately we’ve been reading serious accounts of just these events. Our favorite new website is www.issc-taste.org, with it’s collected archive of first-hand transformative stories.

Originally created by Charles Tart, the website has become a real resource and a treasure house of true stories of scientist’s mystical experiences. The stories are fascinating and many readers who have had similar experiences will recognise the details of the events recounted.

From the TASTE website: T he Archive of Scientist’s Transcendent Experiences, (TASTE), is an online journal devoted to transcendent experiences that scientists have reported. It lets scientists report their experience in a safe space, collects and shares them to debunk the stereotype that “real scientists” don’t have “spiritual” or “mystical” or “psychic” experiences, builds a database of these experiences for future research, and helps us understand the full range of the human mind.”

For more information, go to www.issc-taste.org

Merlian News Welcomes Another Podcast Interview with Dr. William Tiller

Dr. William A. Tiller talks with Merryn Jose about his meetings with Muktananda as well as Jane Roberts and how he was fortunate enough to be able to converse with Seth. He discusses the importance of meditation and how it helped his scientific work. He explains his interest in the work of Edgar Cayce. Also his first hand experiences of observing telekinesis with the Russian Olga Kalugina, and much more. To download and listen to Part One, Click here

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If Plants Are Consciousness, What Happens When We Eat Them?

| by Cheryl Shainmark

Last week The New York Times ran an article, Sedate a Plant, and It Seems to Lose Consciousness. Is It Conscious? The new evidence that plants have a type of “conscious,” joins a host of other research indicating that plants are intelligent, understand where they are in space, respond to threats and obstacles, and communicate with each other. We’ve known for years that plants grow faster and lusher when you play the right music or speak nicely to them, but now there is evidence that plants form memories. Does that mean they remember that you were kind to them? And what does it mean now to eat them? What, if any, are the moral or ethical implications?

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US Joins Other Nations in Releasing UFO Data

Last month the United States joined a growing list of nations such as Britain, France, Russia, Sweden, Brazil (video), Canada and others, in releasing government data about UFOs. As reported in The New York Times, CNBC, and The Chicago Tribune, the Pentagon spent over $22 billion dollars from 2007-2012 investigating reports of unidentified flying objects, mostly reported by service members, pilots and astronauts.

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Stalking the Wild Pendulum, by Itzhak Bentov

Bentov says: “I am attempting in this book to build a model of the universe that will satisfy the need for a comprehensive picture of ‘what our existence is all about.’….Referring to psychic phenomena, he says that he will try to explain the underlying mechanisms and explain how they may work.

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The Great Mysteries: Believing, Knowing, & Proving

Growing up, I never thought twice about whether there was an afterlife, or if it was possible to see into the past or the future, or how one could see things and events at a remote distance. My mother was a psychic, as was her mother and her mother’s mother before her. I knew as a child that I had inherited the “second sight”…. As a result, when people asked me whether I believed in things such as life after death, the paranormal, distance healing, or the mind’s ability to affect matter, I would tell them, “I don’t believe it, I know it.”

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The Power of Eight by Lynne McTaggart

You may know Lynne as the author of books like The Field, The Intention Experiment, and now her newest book, The Power of Eight. An award-winning journalist and international bestselling author, Lynne wanted to learn more about the healing power of thought. Was it really occurring, or are the anecdotal stories we hear no more than the subjective experience of a few individuals? She didn’t expect a close, scientific look to reveal enough hard evidence to support people’s assertions.

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The Great American Total Eclipse: August 21, 2017

August 21 will mark a rare event for North America: a total solar eclipse. This celestial event, billed as the “Great American Total Solar Eclipse,” will be visible from most of the continent. The longest period when the moon completely blocks the sun from any given location along the path will be about two minutes and 40 seconds. The last time the contiguous U.S. saw a total eclipse was in 1979.

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Research Mapping Emotions Shows Strong Mind-Body Connection

Love makes us warm all over, and now scientists are creating body maps to prove it. A team of scientists in Finland has used a topographical self-reported method to reveal the effects that different emotional states have on bodily sensations. After five experiments and over 700 participants from Finland, Sweden and Taiwan, who reported where on their bodies they felt different emotions , the scientists discovered surprising consistencies. Their research findings were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

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Jude Currivan & Ubiquity University Explore “The Cosmic Hologram” in a New Online Course

Jude Currivan, author of The Cosmic Hologram, is offering, in conjunction with Ubiquity University, a marvelous new course: The Cosmic Hologram – Explore In-formation at the Center of Creation. As she explains on her website, www.judecurrivan.com, “Humanity urgently needs to expand our collective awareness and radically change our behaviors if we are to survive and thrive as a species and live in sustainable harmony with our planetary home, Gaia. Our global emergency needs transforming into the emergence of our conscious evolution. To answer this need, a scientifically based and integral WholeWorld-View is emerging…”

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