Greater Dimensions

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Psychokinesis

BY DR. ROBERT M. SCHOCH, Ph.D.

Did the Cold War Heat Up the PK Research Front? During the “cold war” both the U.S. and the Soviet Union worried that the other side had developed the ability to use psychic powers for military purposes. Researchers Lynne Schroeder and Shiela Ostrander in their groundbreaking book, Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain, detailed many experiments carried out in the U.S.S.R. and east­ern Europe, including psychokinesis (PK). Others who documented the psychic developments behind the iron cur­tain included authors Henry Gris and William Dick. Many…

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Lincoln and the Afterlife

BY SUSAN MARTINEZ, Ph.D.

“The angels appeared to his mother and predicted that the son whom she would conceive would become the greatest the stars had ever seen—His name was Lincoln and the country in which he lived is called America.”—A Muslim chief in a remote corner of the Caucasus, as told to Leo Tolstoy It was one thing researching and writing the book, The Psychic Life of Abraham Lincoln, and another thing “explain­ing” it to the media. Lincoln, having once been a common person, a child of the…

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The Angel Effect

BY PATRICK MARSOLEK

Many historical accounts of meetings with angels or messengers of God have been recorded. Joan of Arc had ongoing conversations with angels and prophetic visions of battles and finding lost swords. The prophet Muhammad is said to have received the Koran from the angel Jibra’il (Gabriel). The Aviator Charles Lindbergh reported conversations with phantoms that accompanied him on his solo flight across the Atlantic. These friendly, vapor-like shapes were able move back and forth through the walls of the plane as they discussed his navigational…

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The Case for Immortality

By Patrick Marsolek

“When I was fully into the light I realized it was the most incredibly beautiful light that I had ever seen. It seemed to have a personality that was beyond belief-loving. I was happy just being in the light. I remember then that I heard a voice that I thought was the light that surrounded me. Without having a body, somehow I talked to the voice. I was shown that the white light was really made up of all the colors. I was shown the…

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The Will to Disbelieve

By Michael Tymn

In his 1989 presidential address to the Society for Psychical Research (SPR), the late Professor Ian Stevenson pointed out that between 1910 and 1980 at least six presidents of the SPR asserted that telepathy had been proved, or nearly so. He wondered why, if telepathy had been proved by 1910, later presidents found it necessary to reiterate the claim. Dr. Stevenson speculated that each generation of researchers tends to believe its methods superior to those of its predecessors and therefore they may have seen the…

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Alexander Solzhenitsyn and the Forgotten Senses

By John Chambers

On his first night at Lubyanka Prison in Moscow, the lean, frightened army captain was subjected to subtle cruelties he never knew existed. And this despite the fact that he had been battling the Nazi invaders across the steppes of Rus­sia for four years, first as a soldier, then as an officer, in the Soviet Union’s Red Army. Alexander Solzhenitsyn, 26, had been arrested at the battlefront on February 9, 1945, for making derogatory re­marks about Soviet leader Joseph Stalin in letters to a friend….

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Deathbed Visitations

By Michael E. Tymn

The night before my 87-year-old mother died, she couldn’t stop talking. While asleep, she jabbered away through the night. Because of her slurred speech resulting from several strokes, as well as advanced dementia, I couldn’t make out what she was saying. However, she seemed to be desperately pleading with someone. My wife and I had brought my mother up from her Berkeley, California rest home several days earlier to spend Thanksgiving 2003 with us at our Oregon home. We moved a spare bed into our…

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Queen Victoria and the Other Side

BY JOHN CHAMBERS

In an October 2006 “Tooth and Claw” episode of BBC-TV’s hit science-fiction series Doctor Who, Britain’s Queen Vic­toria pays a visit, in 1879, to Torchwood House, in Scotland. Torchwood, which contains an observatory, was the scene of many a lively discussion about the mysteries of the heavens between Victoria’s open-minded husband, Prince Albert, who died in 1861, and the house’s eccentric owner, Sir George MacLeish, who was fascinated by both the sci­ences and local folklore. In the Doctor Who episode, a giant werewolf tries to…

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Crimes, Clairvoyance & A. Conan Doyle

BY SUSAN MARTINEZ, Ph.D.

“Gradually, the mists will clear and we will chart the shadowy coast” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle It was in the year of 1919 that London’s semi-secret Crimes Club enjoyed a talk by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on the subject of “Crime and Clairvoyance.” The twelve distinguished members of the all-male and highly exclusive club were connoisseurs of crime, a dozen Sherlocks who, over cigars and port, shared their insights on real-life mysteries and villainies. Sir Arthur—as agreeable as his Dr. Watson and as perspicacious as…

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Out-of-Body Experience

BY PATRICK MARSOLEK

Have you ever had the experience of being out of your body? If it hasn’t happened to you, it’s likely that it has happened to someone you know. People from all walks of life have experienced feeling detached from their body and able to ob­serve it and their surroundings with lucidity. For many people this happens during or at the threshold of sleep, but it can also happen when highly aroused such as during a rock-climbing fall, a traffic accident or to a mother during…

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