Rupert Sheldrake

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Prayer Power

BY PATRICK MARSOLEK

In its broadest terms, prayer refers to any kind of communication with a Higher Power, the Absolute, or God. For millennia, humans have been making requests to a higher entity in the form of gifts, actions, or verbal supplication. Prayer is still alive and well in the world today in its many different and fascinating forms. People believe in it, use it, and sometimes rely on it for guidance and healing. Perhaps you know someone who has gone to an energy healer and come away…

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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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Challenging the Consensus

BY J. DOUGLAS KENYON

In 2005 Inner Traditions/Bear published Forbidden History, a collection of Atlantis Rising articles dealing with pre­historic technologies, extraterrestrial intervention and the suppressed origins of civilization. The book did so well— becoming one of the publisher’s bestselling titles and already translated into several languages—that in 2006 we all decided to do it again. With the publication of Forbidden Religion that spring, Atlantis Rising offered another collection of penetrating articles by some of the best writers in the business dealing with the suppressed heresies of the west….

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Mammoths Blasted from Outer Space Recently reexamined bison remains and wooly mammoth tusks in both Siberia and Alaska bear unmistakable evi­dence of being blasted by debris from outer space. In a report, which the BBC called “Startling”, to a November meet­ing of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, scientists offered detailed evidence that holes in the animal bones were caused by high-speed collisions with tiny fragments coming from meteoric impact explosions of some kind. The fragments are magnetic and made of a combination of…

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New Study Sets Out to Unearth the Secrets of Stonehenge While the debate over the true age of Stonehenge—that massive circle of stone megaliths in southwest England—has raged for centuries, scientists now say they are determined to settle the argument once and for all. Thus a new effort has been undertaken to find out with certainty just how old the mysterious site truly is. Conventional wisdom cur­rently has it at about 5,000 years. Late in March archaeologists working for the English Heritage Society initiated the…

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MAYAN CALENDAR MATH SAID SOLVED Two academic researchers believe they have cracked both the hieroglyphic code and cultural and mathematical un­derstandings behind a 5,000-year calendar still used today in Mexico and Central America. UC Davis Native American studies professor Martha Macri and graduate student Michael Grofe believe their study of the Mesoamerican calendar reveals how Native Americans were able to calculate with computer-like accuracy the movements of the sun, planets and the moon through time. Macri matched Mayan hieroglyphs to the 260-day ritual calendar and…

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Brain Surgeon Discovers Heaven Exists Dr. Eben Alexander, a Harvard-trained brain surgeon, once believed the brain was the seat of consciousness. No longer. The author of a new book, Proof of Heaven, has gone public with a remarkable personal story. The upshot, he concludes, “Consciousness is the most profound mystery in the Universe,” and the brain cannot account for it. After contracting meningitis in 2008, Alexander suffered clinical death. The part of his brain that controls human thought and emotion was completely shut down, but,…

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Brain to Brain Communication “It’s not telepathy,” says Dr. Christopher James. Yet the British researcher and his team at the University of South Hampton in England say they have figured out how to do direct brain-to-brain communications over the Internet. We know what you’re thinking: isn’t that telepathy? For those who have dreamed of the fantastic possibilities of actual mind reading, the new approach may seem somewhat unsatisfying. True telepathy, as far as most current scientists are concerned, doesn’t even exist. And, cer­tainly, in the…

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U.S. Military Wants to See Like Superman The U.S. military wants to see through walls, and it is inviting technology companies to come up with ways that this might be done. The idea, they say, is to take away the home-field advantage enjoyed by terrorists in their native haunts. It is hoped that someday soon operatives will be able to scan a building or group of buildings, just like Super­man, and see everything—like bomb making for instance—that could be going on inside. Not having to…

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So, Honeybees Have Feelings Too! For millennia, humans have considered honeybees to be very special. Among insects, the most industrious pollinator of plants, they have played a key role in the survival of our species and have been honored for it in many ancient societies, serving as virtual models for civilized life. The Washington monument bears the phrase, “Holiness to the Lord. Deseret,” which literally means “Holiness to the Lord, the Honeybee.” One of the most worrisome developments of recent years has been a steep…

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