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Marys Room

This short video demonstrates a controversial thought experiment used to show why reducing consciousness to a set of completely physical properties and processes fails to explain what it is to be you. What do you think? Does Mary learn something new?

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Physicists in glass houses.

Science is always quick to critique and subdue experiences and theories from the margins of parapsychology, pseudo-science, philosophy, and non-mainstream healing practices. Moreover, they are often particularly sensitive to have their own theories on Quantum Mechanics (QM) co-opted by these ‘other’ non-scientific tribes in speculations as to what exactly the heck is going on in […]

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NDE: Anke Evertz

In September 2009 Anke accidentally set fire to herself after returning from a short jog. I was in the process of starting a fire in our fireplace, when my baggy jogging pants caught fire. With a slight trace of irritation for my inattention, I tried to extinguish the flames with my hands, but this wasn’t […]

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Book review: Living in a Mindful Universe.

Rating: This is Dr Eben Alexanders third book dealing with the topic of life after death. His first one is titled: “Proof of Heaven” (2012) and was followed by “The Map of Heaven” (2014). I had not seen any particularly good reviews on his first two books and did not read them. As my views […]

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Consciousness and the medical profession.

In a short editorial article for the journal of wellness, Dr Anoop Kumar explores the topic of consciousness as it is generally held in the medical profession. That is… a product of the interactions of material elements ( eg neurons, the brain etc). Dr Anoop writes: At first glance, the assumption of the primacy of matter may […]

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Mind at large.

Each person is at each moment capable of remembering all that has ever happened to him and of perceiving everything that is happening everywhere in the universe. The function of the brain and nervous system is to protect us from being overwhelmed and confused by this mass of largely useless and irrelevant knowledge, by shutting […]

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A Dutch study on NDE.

A Near-Death Experience (NDE) is a form of non-ordinary experience that can be summarised as: “the reported memory of a range of impressions during a special state of consciousness, including a number of special and universal reported elements such as an out-of-body experience, pleasant feelings, seeing a tunnel, a light, deceased relatives, a life review, […]

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