Consciousness

Sound & Genetic Healing

BY SOL LUCKMAN

In an intriguing section of a fascinating book entitled The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge, French anthropologist Jeremy Narby includes snippets from his personal journals from his time spent studying the healing practices of Amazonian medicine men. One entry is of particular interest on the popular subject of genetic healing. “According to shamans of the entire world,” writes Dr. Narby, “communication with healing spirits is estab­lished ‘via music.’ For [shamans] it is almost inconceivable to enter the world of spirits and remain…

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Frederic W.H. Myers

BY MICHAEL E. TYMN

Ask any practicing psychologist or graduate psychology student about the contributions made by Frederic W. H. Myers to the field of psychology and you’ll likely get a befuddled reaction. Like, “Frederic Who?” And yet, some very distinguished scientists, scholars, and writers of his era looked upon Myers as a pioneer in the field of psychology, being one of the first, if not the first, to seriously delve into the subconscious. According to Dr. Sherwood Eddy, a popular American writer of the first half of the…

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On Knowing God & More

BY CYNTHIA LOGAN

It’s 1970 and a young Deepak Chopra sits in front of a slot machine in Las Vegas. He’s just arrived from India to com­plete a medical residency and has brought all of $8 with him; enough, he decides, to warrant a gamble. Perhaps in a preview of how America would receive him, Lady Luck smiled, transforming the sum into $1,500. “It felt great!” re­members the now-famous author whom Time named as one of the top 100 heroes / icons of the twenty-first century. “But in…

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Meeting the Karmc Challenge

BY PATRICK MARSOLEK

Do you have good karma? If you live a happy life, with wealth, health, abundance, then maybe you do. In the West we’ve taken the concept of karma and simplified it to be a kind of fate—that which we have ended up with. If you’ve been cursed with ill health, disease, and misfortune, then using simplified Western standards, perhaps you have bad karma. But the concept of karma from the Eastern traditions is much more complex, encompassing at its essence ideas about intentionality, life decisions,…

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Jung and the Gnostics

By Patrick Marsolek

Is depth psychology, as it is being practiced today, a modern extension of Gnosticism? Was Carl Jung himself a Gnostic? Analytical psychology, which is based on Jung’s understanding of the human psyche, is being used worldwide today as a form of self-inquiry and mental healing. The theoretical foundations of analytical psychology closely mirror some of the core principles of Gnosticism. They share an idea that one can have a direct Gnosis or understanding of the nature of the self and spirit outside of belief. If…

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How Modern Is Modern Science?

BY EDWARD F. MALKOWSKI

You might think that since quantum physics is a relatively new branch of science, this burgeoning “new science” phi­losophy is also new. It is not. These new insights into nature and reality are very old but have been masked by mod­ern attempts to characterize the ancient Egyptian culture and religion as primitive. The concepts of mind and con­sciousness, as well as reincarnation and evolution, were expressed long ago in what historians have labeled the “ancient mystery school”—what Schwaller de Lubicz termed “sacred science.” Although shrouded…

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Surgeon Searches for the Soul

By Michael E. Tymn

There is one short question that sums up mankind’s greatest concern: Are brain and mind one and the same? If, as mainstream science chooses to believe, they are the same, we live in a purely mechanistic world without any real meaning, and we are all marching toward an abyss of nothingness. The materialist who waves the banner of human­ism will argue that meaning is found in building a better world for future generations, but that begs the question of what future generations will strive for…

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When is Coincidence Something Else?

BY WILLIAM B. STOECKER

Much of modern science seems to rest on a foundation of dogmatic (and unproven) philosophical materialism, a be­lief that matter (mass/energy/space/time), which the scientists cannot even define, is the prime reality and that mind/ thought/spirit/consciousness is a secondary manifestation. Aside from the fact that people who pride themselves on questioning every hypothesis should not accept materialism on faith, a little reflection should make it clear to anyone that none of us can be absolutely certain of the independent existence of that material universe out there….

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The Trouble with Atheists

BY MICHAEL E. TYMN

According to various surveys, polls, and studies, atheists account for roughly 10 percent of the U.S. population and around 25 percent of Canada’s. There are indications, however, that the numbers are much higher, perhaps closer to 20 percent in the U.S. and as much as 40 percent in Canada. One study suggests that only five percent of the U.S. pop­ulation born before 1946 are atheists, but that 19 percent of those born after 1977 fall in that category. Although the numbers vary significantly from study…

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Dr. Quantum’s Big Ideas

BY CYNTHIA LOGAN

Google the name “Fred Alan Wolf” and you get the semi-astronomical figure of 2,410,000 responses in 0.24 sec­onds—an appropriate representation for the theoretical physicist who appeared in the runaway indie film “What the Bleep Do We Know” and who calls himself “Dr. Quantum.” Also a writer and lecturer, Wolf earned his Ph.D. at UCLA in 1963 and subsequently a reputation for simplifying science by putting complex concepts into layman’s terms. His book, Taking the Quantum Leap, won the National Book Award (1982) and is still…

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