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July 29, 2020
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New Thinking Allowed host Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, shares personal reflections concerning the controversial philosopher who ranks among the very most popular guests on the New Thinking Allowed channel.
Many viewers will know that Jason Reza Jorjani has suffered from libel and persecution as a result of his, generally misunderstood, political views. He is a brilliant scholar who has now been unfairly disgraced and is forced to fight a legal battle, while continuing his research and writing, without any regular employment. Therefore we have set up this “Go Fund Me” page in order to assist this worthy individual. Please visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-fund-jason-reza-jorjani039s-next-project and contribute generously.
(Recorded on August 2, 2020)
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Published on August 3, 2020
Jeffrey Mishlove will be fielding your questions concerning his Bigelow Institute competition Grand Prize essay, Beyond the Brain: The Survival of Human Consciousness After Permanent Bodily Death. You can find the essay, if you haven’t already read it, at https://www.bigelowinstitute.org/docs/1st.pdf
Here she explains that consciousness is infinite and that, ultimately, there is no real separation between our waking consciousness, our subconscious mind, and the afterlife. It is all one. However, that realization is difficult to maintain in the face of daily life’s necessities. She describes several powerful examples of both archetypal, visionary experiences and after-death [...]
Here he describes Johann Wolfgang von Goethe as the equivalent to German literature as Shakespeare is to English literature or Dante is to Italian literature – a towering figure. However, Goethe considered his scientific writings to be as important as his literary contributions. Sattler sees Goethe as one of the founders of the discipline of [...]
From July 2002 to December 2018, an estimated 120,000 people from around the globe took part in IONS online map dowsing experiment. Participants were shown a 300×300 grid and asked to predict the location of a spot that would be immediately generated by the webserver. Each trial was then given a Z-score determined by the [...]
Here he focuses on various methodological nuances involved in precognitive forecasting of lottery numbers, horse races, athletic events, and various financial instruments. He describes the history of such efforts over the past fifty years. He favors a system involving a unitary target rather than a binary choice, suggesting that it provides statistically better results. He [...]
Here he reviews the many accomplishments of William Blake (1757-1827), a visual artist, poet, and mystic. Blake was an important influence on people such as W. B. Yeats, Alan Ginsberg, Kathleen Raine, Aldous Huxley – the contemporary artist, Francis Bacon – and even the rock musician, Patti Smith. Many of his contemporaries, and even some [...]
Here she describes fractal mathematics as providing a new vision of the universe with broad implications for every field of science. In particular, she offers suggestions as to how fractal patterning could resolve the dilemma as to whether Jungian synchronicities can be viewed as truly “acausal.” She provides illustrations of the many ways in which [...]
Here he describes his work as director of the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s road company in the 1960s, providing free performances in parks. This led him, and other cast members, to found an organization known as the Diggers – providing free food, and eventually a free store. He also describes the use of drugs in [...]
Eleven participant duos consisting of 14 females and 8 males, with the average age being 28.7 were surveyed to determine their paranormal belief and closeness of their relationship prior to the experiment. Duos were then asked to swap personal items that reminded them of each other and were led into separate rooms. One participant, the [...]
Here she describes the capacities of the brain’s right hemisphere for experiences of transcendence and wholeness. She maintains that higher states of awareness are achieved, naturally, by deactivating certain areas of the brain that keep us focused on egoic concerns – the right parietal lobe and the default mode network. She describes stages in humanity’s [...]
Here he describes a horrible concatination of illnesses that left him with a diagnosis of permanent paralysis below the chest in 2016. He awakened from life-saving surgery with a dysfunctional body – however, he found himself in a state of awareness completely detached from the body that he thinks of as cosmic consciousness. In this [...]
Here he notes that neither Socrates nor Jesus wrote down their own thoughts. In order to understand them, we must rely upon their interpreters. Both men were put to death for their ideas. Both were concerned with divine illumination. He presents Jesus as a gnostic teacher, as depicted in the Nag Hammadi scriptures, whose live [...]
Anngwyn St. Just, PhD, is a social traumatologist. She is author of the two volume set of books titled Trauma: Time, Space, and Fractals. She is also author of the five volume set titled Trauma and the Human Condition. She has worked throughout the world helping victims of war and disaster.
Here he describes the work of George William Russell who was known by his pen name of “AE”. Russell was a fine artist, poet, dramatist, critic, playwrite, statesman, publisher, and mystic. He was closely associated with W. B. Yeats and served as an inspiration for a generation of esotericists, writers, and political activists. His life [...]
Here he discusses the value of indigenous and shamanistic wisdom. He describes his work with native Americans as well as shamans across the world. He emphasizes the importance of approaching these traditions with both respect and permission. He points to the significance of current discussions about cultural appropriation. He also describes the role of entheogens [...]
Here she tells how she developed a close connection with shamans from Mongolia who visited the United States in 2004. As a result of this connection, she was invited to present at a conference on shamanism in Mongolia. She describes a variety of adventures with shamans in Mongolia, including some in which it appeared to [...]
Carla is an energy healer, former shamanic practitioner, and widely-experienced remote viewer. She has had training from a number of instructors, but finally settled on Remote Viewing Instructional Services. She is now a great fan of the original Ingo Swann methodology. Here she details the her rewarding journey into remote viewing.
Here he explains that Aristotelian logic has captured the Western intellectual mindset for many centuries. He suggests that this type of “either/or” thinking has resulted in harmful wars and violence. He points to several other systems of logic that are more precise, and also more inclusive, than Aristotelian thought. These include Taoist yinyang logic, Buddhist [...]
Here he explores the artistic and intellectual complexities of Francis Bacon (1909 – 1992), one of the most successful artists of the twentieth centuries who paintings have sold for more than $100 million. He points out that Bacon found inspiration in the spiritualist literature and possibly functioned mediumistically himself. Tunney also focuses on Bacon’s artwork [...]
The presented study is a follow-up to Roe’s 2010 research with the intent to gather a larger and more stringent data set, correcting any experimental design weakness from the first study. In this follow-up study, one hundred and one participants were asked to examine 16 Chinese characters, with half the characters consisting of believable facsimiles. [...]
Here he presents data that, although hoaxing does occur, it would be unlikely that the large, complex crop circles were created by hoaxers. The known crop circles created by hoaxing are much smaller and simpler. Therefore, crop circles seem to point toward an authentic mystery. The “chemtrail” conspiracy theory suggests some sort of large-scale effort [...]
Here she points out that veterinarians typically experience the death of animals on a daily basis. In many instances, pet owners cannot afford medical care and therefore request that their animals be euthanized. At the beginning of her career she found it difficult emotionally to watch animals die. Now, she feels that it is an [...]