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Join Walter Semkiw, MD, author of Return of the Revolutionaries, for a teleseminar dialogue with Stephen Dinan about the frontiers of the field of reincarnation. An expanding array of objective data and compelling case studies are making the concept of reincarnation increasingly open to scientific study, with a potential to change our fundamental worldview.
- Audio Teleseminars
Dr. Tucker describes some of the findings, includingunusual play, behavior patterns, specific phobias, and birthmarks or birth defects specifically related to the life and death of the previous personality. He will discuss the interpretation of the data and details about the methodology as well as possible pitfalls of individual cases.
- Audio Teleseminars
Bridging Subjective and Objective Realms: Science of the Afterlife
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Week 4 of the course Death Makes Life Possible.
This fourth class looks at recent scientific findings from studies of mediumship, reincarnation, near-death experiences, journeys out-of-body, mysticism, neuroscience, and non-local consciousness.
- Audio Death Makes Life Possible
The idea of evidence-based or at least evidence-enriched spirituality is audacious, preposterous, inspiring --- and absolutely needed! Better answers need to be discovered, they aren't in, and there is real resistance to even thinking about this, but if we don't get some answers that are effective, there may not be much life left to mankind after the 21st century, we may have destroyed our planet by greed and stupidity if we don't get a practical spirituality that makes us really care about each other and the world. Professor Tart shares some ideas to get us started thinking about this direction of evolution, and then draw us out to give us even more possibilities….
- Audio Teleseminars
DEATH: WINDOW TO THE INFINITE
THE MYSTICAL IMPACT OF NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES
by Bruce Greyson
I'VE BEEN HERE BEFORE: CHILDREN'S REPORTS OF PREVIOUS LIVES
by Jim B. Tucker
TALKING TO THE DEAD: LABORATORY INVESTIGATION OF MEDIUMSHIP
by Julie Beischel
DISBELIEF DESPITE THE EVIDENCE
by David Fontana
WHAT DEATH TELLS US ABOUT LIFE
by Charles T. Tart
Frontiers of Research
The Love Study
by Dean Radin and Marilyn Mandala Schlitz
- December 2007 - February 2008
What if our propensity to war and aggression had deep roots in the trauma of birth? That’s one of the provocative theories of Dr. Stanislav Grof, drawing from fifty years at the frontiers of consciousness research. There is, he believes, reason for cautious optimism that we can transcend our destructive impulses if large numbers of people engage the healing work that becomes possible in non-ordinary or "holotropic" states such as those used by shamans.
- Audio Interviews
Air America radio host Thom Hartmann is rising quickly as a voice for societal progress, economic justice, and spiritual awakening. In this interview, he explores a wide range of subjects, from the vital importance of small acts of compassion to stopping the corruptive influence of corporate personhood.
- Audio Interviews
CHRISTOPHER M. BACHE, PhD, professor of religious studies at Youngstown State University, is an award winning teacher, international speaker, and author of The Living Classroom, Dark Night Early Dawn, and Lifestyles. He has written articles for Dialectica and the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, and has received YSU’s Distinguished Professor Award for teaching and research. Chris’ work explores the deeper dimensions of human psychology, including collective consciousness, reincarnation theory and philosophical implications of transpersonal states of awareness. He has degrees from the University of Notre Dame, Cambridge University, and Brown University.
Walter Semkiw, MD, MPH
I am a Board Certified Occupational Medicine physician and serve as the Assistant Chief of Occupational Medicine at a major medical center in San Francisco. Before that, I was a Medical Director for Unocal 76, a Fortune 500 oil company.
My undergraduate years were spent at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, where I majored in biology and graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with University Honors. After obtaining my medical degree at the University of Illinois, Chicago, I trained in psychiatry at the University of Colorado, Denver. I later entered an Occupational Medicine residency at the University of Illinois, Chicago, where I earned a Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree. In this program, I studied epidemiology and biostatistics, disciplines concerned with establishing scientific proofs. On my Occupational Medicine board examination, I scored in the 99th percentile.
I share my educational background because I know that the information I am forwarding on reincarnation may be hard for some to believe. I want to reassure you that I am grounded in science.
My parents, Luba and Zenobius Semkiw, were immigrants from Ukraine, who were displaced during the Second World War. They came to the United States with nothing, yet found opportunity. My mother worked and supported my father while he went to medical school. Later on, my mother became a laboratory technician. Continuing the medical tradition, my brother George became a pharmacist and Leo an orthopedic surgeon.
My father was a gifted pianist and he would play Chopin late into the night. I remember well these childhood nocturnal serenades. I wanted to play piano also, but I didn't have the talent. I am athletic, though, and I found that I could dance, which became a way to express music. I eventually married a beautiful and intelligent woman named Oksana. Though in time we parted, our early years were the happiest in my life. Many times, couples and other family members come back to life together from one incarnation to another, and indeed, I believe that Oksana was a close relative of mine in a lifetime past. Our story is described my book.
Though I like science, I have always been attracted to the metaphysical world. Though I knew that going into medicine was the right thing for me to do, I also felt that I had another purpose in life that had to do with the spiritual. It was only in 1996 that I started to realize what that task was. I unexpectedly found myself on a path which led me to investigate objective evidence of reincarnation, as well as a past lifetime of my own. In 2001, I presented my reincarnation research to the International Association of Regression Research and Therapies (IARRT). Approximately a year later, I was elected to the Board of Directors for IARRT.
It is my assertion that the objective evidence of reincarnation that is now emerging, from multiple independent research sources, has the potential to change the world in a fundamental way. This evidence demonstrates that we retain similar facial features, personality traits and even writing style, from lifetime to lifetime. We come back into life with people we have known before, and it appears that we all have a predetermined destiny or life path, which ensures that we rendezvous with souls that we are meant to reunite with, once again."
It is clear that for many of these kids this is not a game of make-believe but very important and meaningful for them. They talk about the people they miss. Some of the children cry daily to be taken to someone they say is their real family.
What happens when we die? And how does asking this question imbue our lives with greater health, happiness, and pro-social behaviors? Thanks to the support of over 550 of you, we have been able to dig deeply into these questions and more through the 'Death Makes Life Possible' project. Here’s what we’ve been up to.
- Noetic Research
Amit Goswami, PhD is a retired professor from the theoretical physics department of the University of Oregon in Eugene, where he had served since 1968. He is a pioneer of the new paradigm of science called “science within consciousness”.
Goswami is the author of the highly successful textbook Quantum Mechanics that is used in Universities throughout the world. His two volume textbook for nonscientists, The Physicist’s View of Nature traces the decline and rediscovery of the concept of God within science.
Goswami has also written many popular books based on his research on quantum physics and consciousness. In his seminal book, The Self-Aware Universe, he solved the quantum measurement problem elucidating the famous observer effect while paving the path to a new paradigm of science based on the primacy of consciousness.
Subsequently, in The Visionary Window, Goswami demonstrated how science and spirituality could be integrated. In Physics of the Soul he developed a theory of survival after death and reincarnation. His book Quantum Creativity is a tour de force instruction about how to engage in both outer and inner creativity. The Quantum Doctor integrates conventional and alternative medicine.
In his private life, Goswami is a practitioner of spirituality and transformation. He calls himself a quantum activist. He appeared in the film“What the Bleep Do We Know“, “The Dalai Lama Renaissance“, and the award winning documentary “The Quantum Activist“.
Loyd Auerbach is Director of the Office of Paranormal Investigations and author of Ghost Hunting: How to Investigate the Paranormal and Hauntings and Poltergeists: A Ghost Hunter's Guide. His first book, ESP, Hauntings, and Poltergeists, dealt with the ways parapsychologists investigate psychic phenomena outside the laboratory, and the misconceptions of the phenomena held by the public, and was named the "Sacred Text" on ghosts by Newsweek. His second book, Psychic Dreaming, dealt with the current understanding of dreams in general and psychic dreams in particular. His third, Reincarnation, Channeling, and Possession was released by Warner in April, 1993. His fourth book, Mind Over Matter, took a look at the abilities of psychokinesis both on the body and outside the body. His newest book, covering many of his more interesting investigations, is A Paranormal Casebook: Ghost Hunting in the New Millennium.
Loyd Auerbach has been an Adjunct Professor at JFK University since 1983, and also served on the faculty of the Rosebridge Graduate School for Integrative Psychology in Concord, CA 1996-98. He holds a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Northwestern University (1978), and an M.S. in Parapsychology from JFK University (1981). He serves on the Advisory Board for the Rhine Research Center in Durham, NC.
A resident of an Eastbay community outside of San Francisco & Oakland, where he lives with his wife, Professor Auerbach has been teaching Parapsychology and related topics for several years in the Bay Area—and, before that, in New York.
He was Public Information and Media Consultant to the American Society for Psychical Research (http://www.aspr.com) in New York City from 1982 through mid-1983. There he acted as a spokesperson and as an intermediary to facilitate communication between the media and the parapsychological community. He is still a member of that organization, an associate member of the Parapsychological Association (http://www.parapsych.org), and a corresponding member of the Society for Scientific Exploration (http://www.scientificexploration.org).
For more than 25 years, he has been investigating cases of reported paranormal phenomena, helping people understand what may (or may not) be going on in their lives. In 1989, he founded the Office of Paranormal Investigations, a group for people to call when they believe they have a psychic or paranormal experience or disturbance, and a resource center for Media, businesspeople, scientists, law enforcement agencies, attorneys and other parapsychologists.
Loyd is very interested and concerned with media portrayals of the phenomena and the science of Parapsychology. He has been a consultant to various television producers and writers in the United States, Japan, and Great Britain, providing both scientific and creative input, as well as help in promotion. Most recently he has been involved with shows for the History Channel, the Travel Channel, TechTV, the Discovery Channel, A&E and the Learning Channel. He keeps tabs on the media's portrayal of Parapsychology through his constant contact with media people, watching too much TV and seeing too many movies, through his familiarity and use of the LexisNexis information services (as a part-time Special Consultant to their San Francisco office) and through surfing the Net.
Besides his media work and consulting with other parapsychologists, Auerbach also consults with other professionals. He has consulted with other attorneys and law enforcement officials in cases dealing with psychic phenomena and belief in the supernatural.
Loyd Auerbach is also President of the Psychic Entertainers Association, and is himself an accomplished Mentalist and Psychic Entertainer, performing mainly for private parties, corporations, and at colleges and restaurants as Professor Paranormal.
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