Ever wonder what an angel looks like? Rosie Cepero, who can communicate with angels, explains how they appear to her. For more, visit http://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/angels-am...
Rosie Cepero communicates with guardian angels. In this Q&A, find out how she passes their messages along - For more, visithttp://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/angels-am...
A Physicist’s View of the Afterlife by Tara MacIsaac
Dr. Alan Ross Hugenot has spent decades contemplating the conundrums of physics, along with the enigma of human consciousness.
Hugenot holds a doctorate of science in mechanical engineering, and has had a successful career in marine engineering, serving on committees that write the ship-building standards for the United States.
“I did things using Newtonian physics to create ships,” he said, “but the whole time, I knew better. There’s this whole other world that our five senses don’t register.” He gave a talk on the science of the afterlife at the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) 2014 Conference in Newport Beach, Calif., on Aug. 29.
Exploring the scientific theories related to this other world, Hugenot has wondered whether the consciousness of living human beings as well as the “souls” of the dead reside in dark matter or dark energy. He has pondered the implications of the power our consciousness seems to have over physical reality.
Hugenot told of a near-death experience in the 1970s during which he experienced part of this other world. He found it “more real than this place.”
These matters aren’t only intellectual curiosities for Hugenot; they bear on a profound experience that has changed his worldview.
Hugenot summarized some theories in physics, interpreting how they may point to the existence of a consciousness independent of the brain and to the existence of an afterlife on another plane. He noted that further investigation (reliant on further funding) would be needed to verify his postulates. He also noted challenges in trying to verify these ideas in a traditional scientific framework.
How Your Consciousness Could Exist in a ‘Cloud’
Hugenot said the human consciousness may function like the data we store in the cloud. That data can be accessed from multiple devices—your smartphone, your tablet, your desktop computer.
During a near-death experience, theorized Hugenot, the mind may be fleeing a dangerous situation. We can “flip the switch and go to the other computer,” he said.
“The nexus of my consciousness is in my head, but the locus of my consciousness—where is it really? It’s outside my body. Because inside and outside is an illusion.”
Space may not exist, or at least not in the way we commonly understand it, he said, citing Dr. John Bell’s non-locality theorem. “[It's a] hard one to get; we love our space,” he joked.
Non-locality refers to the ability of two objects to instantaneously know about each other’s states, even if they’re separated by vast distances. It is related to the phenomenon of entanglement: particle A and particle B interact, and thereafter remain mysteriously bonded. When particle A undergoes a change, particle B undergoes the same change; A and B have, in many ways, lost their individuality and behave as a single entity.
Bell’s theorem has been verified by many scientists over the years and is part of mainstream quantum physics. Hugenot’s ideas about the consciousness existing inside and outside of the human body at the same time build on this theorem, but remain outside the mainstream.
Is the Afterlife in Dark Matter, or Maybe in Another Dimension?
What scientists have observed accounts for an estimated 4 percent of our universe. Dark energy and dark matter comprise the other 96 percent. Scientists don’t really know what dark energy and matter are, and their existence is only perceived because of the effects they appear to have on observable matter.
Hugenot said: “This undiscerned 96 percent of the universe … gives us plenty of room for both consciousness and the afterlife to exist in.”
Perhaps the consciousness exists in another dimension, Hugenot said. String Theory, much-discussed in mainstream physics, holds that other dimensions exist beyond the four-dimensional concept of the universe. String Theory views the universe as a world of very thin, vibrating strings. The strings are thought to project from a lower-dimensional cosmos, one that is simpler, flatter, and without gravity.
Why Ghosts Can Go Through Walls—and You Can Too
Hugenot said that reaching another dimension could be a matter of belief. Maybe our bodies could pass through walls if we really believed they could.
“My whole soul believes in 3-D, so I can’t go through the wall,” he said. He looked at some experiments that have shown the power human consciousness has to influence physical reality.
Light Can Be Either a Particle or a Wave—Depending on Your Thoughts
Consciousness seems to have a physical impact on matter. The famed double-slit experiment shocked physicists when it showed that photons (light particles) act differently when they are observed than when no one is watching.
Essentially, the observer can cause the photons to take either the particle or the wave form by the very act of measuring; they aren’t fixed in one form as expected.
Particles exist as potential, Hugenot said, and the observer determines what form they take. He noted that the influence of a researcher’s mind on his or her experiment has serious implications: “If a skeptic wants to replicate what a ‘believer’ found in their experiment, the skeptic can’t do it, because … [it's going to go] the way that guy wants to see it and not the way the other guy wants to see it.”
Hugenot asked, if potential only takes form when observed, who or what was the observer of the Big Bang? His answer is, simply, “consciousness.”
Princeton Experiments Show the Mind Can Influence Electronic Devices
Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research Lab (PEAR) at Princeton University is famous for experiments it conducted showing our minds may actually affect the operations of electronic devices. Over many years, PEAR researchers conducted millions of experiments with hundreds of people. A typical example of such an experiment is as follows:
A random event generator (REG) is an electronic device that can produce bits representing either 0 or 1. Study participants would try to influence the REG either way, toward 0 or toward 1. If the events showed a significant favor in the direction of the person’s will above what chance would dictate, it suggested the person’s will influenced the machine.
The cumulative finding was that the human mind can slightly influence the machine. Though the influence was slight, the consistency was significant. Over the course of so many trials, the statistical power increased. The probability of these results happening by chance rather than by an influence of the human mind is less than 1 to 1 billion.
Source: Epoch Times
Life Afterlife takes an intriguing look at the eternal question: Is there life after death? And if so, can we communicate with the dead? Through personal stories from everyday people who claim they've made contact with deceased friends and relatives, to self-proclaimed mediums, to philosophers and scientists who've dedicated their lives to these issues, this film examines the fact and fantasy of the last great frontier. The documentary was produced and directed by Lisa F. Jackson. Executive producers are Linda Ellerbee and Rolfe Tessem. First aired on HBO in October of 1999.
Your future is in YOUR own hands! On September 9th, the moon will be full, opening a door to possibilities for health, happiness and personal growth that you've only ever dreamed about. The Full Moon will deliver more opportunity than ever to repair old wounds and create potential for your personal happiness.
Don't squander this gift from the heavens.
Now is your chance to use the energy of 9/9 (Sept. 9th) to change any area of your life! Its light will shine brightly on everything from career, to complicated family relationships, to old heartache, to lawsuits. The psychic energy is so strong with this event that everyone will feel its pull to mend and move towards a better life. It's time to have tough talks and explore new paths with unexpected ease. This moon will act as a sort of safety net, cushioning these challenging encounters, while allowing a brilliant, bright light to flood the hearts of those around you.
Remember, your future is in your own hands! Don't just sit there and watch this moment pass you by. This is a once-on-a-lifetime gift from the cosmos to bring peace and happiness.
Anne show you step by step how to create her September Harvest Full Moon Ceremony crystal grid for her altar that she will use in her ceremony on September 9th, 2014 You can join her in this cleansing ritual by adding what you would like to cleanse or get rid of in your life. It can be a belief, a relationship, a habit, or anything that is no longer serving your highest good. www.annehayman.com
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I am descended from the Irish Boat People. I am a Canadian of Irish decent. What my mom's ancestors went through before they left Ireland was astonishing to learn. To know more about the coffin ships that Irish sailed on to come to Canada 1847 late 1850 visit -
This article is about the ships that carried Irish immigrants during the 19th century. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffin_ship
I would like to share with you a traditional folk song the Irish sang as they crossed the ocean.
The Green Fields of Canada
Farewell to the groves of shellelagh and shamrock Farewell to the girls of Old Ireland all round May their hearts be as merry as ever I would wish them When far away across the ocean I'm bound
Oh my father is old and my mother quite feeble To leave their own country it grieves their hearts sore Oh the tears in great drops down their cheeks thy are rolling To think they must die upon some foreign shore
But what matters to me where my bones may be buried If in peace and contentment I can spend my life Oh the green fields of Canada they daily are blooming It's there I'll put an end to my misiries and strife.
Then it's pack up your seastores and tarry no longer Ten dollars a week isn't very bad pay; With no taxes or tithes to devour up your wages When you're on the green fields of Amerikay
The lint dams are dry and the looms are all broken, The coopers are gone and the winders of creels, Away o'er the ocean go journeymen tailors, And fiddlers who flaked out the old mountain reels.
The sheep run unshorn and the land's gone to rushes The handyman's gone and the winders of creals Away across the ocean good journeyman tailors And fiddlers that play out the old mountain tunes.
Farewell to the dances in homes now deserted, When tips struck the lightening in splanks from the floor, The paving and crigging of hobnails on flagstones The tears of the old folk and shouts of encore.
For the landlords and bailiffs in vile combination, Have forced us from hearthstone and homestead away May the crowbar brigade all be doomed to damnation When we're on the fields of Americay.
The timber grows thick on the slopes of Columbia With Douglas in grandeur two hundred feet tall, The salmon and sturgeon dam streamlet and river, And the high Rocky Mountains look down on it all.
On the prairie and plain sure the wheat waves all golden The maple gives sugar to sweeten your tay. You won't want for corn cob way out in Saskatchewan When you're in the green fields of Americay.
And if you grow weary of pleasure and plenty Of fruit from the orchard and fish from the foam, There's health and good hunting 'way back in the forests Where herds of great moose and wild buffalo roam.
And it's now to conclude and to finish my ditty If ever friendless Irishmen chances my way With the best in the house I will treat him, and welcome At home in the green fields of Amerikay.
Paddy Tunney's version as published in his book The Stone Fiddle BJ oct00
Irish History: The 1800sThe 19th Century was a Critical Period of Rebellion and Famine in Ireland.
You don't know loss until you loose something you love more than yourself... Robin Williams
Mork & Mindy - Season 1 Episode 25 - Mork's Best Friend
Mork learns all about life, death and pets when he brings home a pet caterpillar which he names Bob.
Henry Frederic Amiel was a 19th century professor of Moral Philosophy at Geneva. He also kept a diary for over 40 years, and in it this lovely passage:
"I find a charm in the rain-it makes colors that are otherwise dull seem like soft velvet, and makes the flat-looking tones more tender. The landscape is like a face that has been weeping; maybe less beautiful, but it is certainly more expressive."
Next time it's too wet to go out, just ponder those words of Professor Amiel...
The ten best quotes by the great Swiss philosopher Henri-Frédéric Amiel!
(1821 - 1881)
A curse, or hex, is the willful direction of negative magic towards another person. Typically a curse or hex will develop slowly and gradually, increasing the individual's suffering over time. A Pagan or Wiccan who is adept at shielding and magical self-defense is far less likely to become a victim of a curse or hex.
Many magical traditions forbid cursing or hexing, but in some, it is perfectly acceptable. If you're not sure if this applies to you, be sure to read about magical ethics.
Also Known As: Smiting
Willow refused to direct a curse at the person who insulted her, because she was concerned about retribution.
Breaking a Curse or Hex -
History of Curses:
The Rule of Three aka The Law of Threefold Return
Many new Wiccans and Pagans are initiated with the cautionary words from their elders, "Ever mind the Rule of Three!" This warning is explained to mean that no matter what you do magically, there's a giant Cosmic Force that will make sure your deeds are revisited upon you threefold. It's universally guaranteed, some Pagans claim, which is why you better not EVER perform any harmful magic... or at least, that's what they tell you.
However, this is one of the most highly contested theories in modern Paganism. Is the Rule of Three real, or is it just something made up by experienced Wiccans to scare the "newbies" into submission?
There are several different schools of thought on the Rule of Three. Some Wiccans and Pagans will tell you in no uncertain terms that it's bunk, and that the Threefold Law is not a law at all, but just a guideline used to keep people on the straight and narrow. Other groups swear by it.
Background and Origins of the Threefold LawThe Rule of Three, also called the Law of Threefold Return, is a caveat given to newly initiated witches in some magical traditions, primarily NeoWiccanones. The purpose is a cautionary one. It keeps people who have just discovered Wicca from thinking they have Magical Super Powers. It also, if heeded, keeps folks from performing negative magic without putting some serious thought into the consequences.
*** Find out how Wicca witches can cure a bad temper on The Science Channel's "Ten Ways to Lift a Curse."
*** Is 666 really a cursed number? One unlucky car owner thinks so. Watch as new age shamans attempt to cure a car tagged with a 666 license plate by using crystals, chants, and a little spit on The Science Channel's, "Ten Ways to Lift a Curse."
*** Is the Shakespeare's classic "Macbeth" cursed? On the Science Channel's "10 Ways to Lift a Curse," witness some of the tragic accidents associated with the stage production and how the supposed curse can be broken.
Basic Principles and Concepts of Wicca
There's an old saying that if you ask any ten Wiccans about their religion, you'll get at least fifteen different answers. That's not far from the truth, because with nearly half a million Americans practicing Wicca today, there are hundreds of different Wiccan groups out there. There is no one governing body over Wicca, nor is there a "Bible" that lays down a universal set of guidelines. While specifics vary from one tradition to the next, there are actually a few ideals and beliefs common to nearly all modern Wiccan groups.
Do keep in mind that this article is primarily focused on Wiccan traditions, rather than on the principles of non-Wiccan Pagan belief systems. Not all Pagans are Wiccans, and not all Pagan traditions have the same set of principles as the core beliefs of modern Wicca.
Origins of Wicca:
Wicca as a religion was introduced by Gerald Gardner in the 1950s. Gardner's tradition wasoathbound, initiatory, and secret. However, after a few years splinter groups began forming, and new traditions were formed. Today, many Wiccan groups owe their basic foundation to the principles laid out by Gardner. Wicca is not an ancient religion, but Gardner did incorporate some old esoteric knowledge into his original tradition, including Eastern mysticism, Kabballah, and British legend.
Who Is a Wiccan, and How Do You Find Them?:
Wiccans come from all walks of life. They are doctors and nurses, teachers and soccer moms, writers and firefighters, waitresses and computer programmers. In other words, anyone can be Wiccan, and people become Wiccan for many reasons. In fact, a recent study estimated nearly half a million Wiccans in the United States today - and frankly, that number seems inaccurately low. As to where to find them, that might take a bit of digging -- as a mystery religion that doesn't proselytize or actively recruit, it can sometimes be difficult to find a group in your area. Never fear, though -- the Wiccans are out there, and if you ask around enough, you'll bump into one eventually.
A Book of Shadows is a book containing religious texts and instructions for magical rituals found within the Neopagan religion of Wicca. Originating within the Gardnerian tradition of the Craft, the first Book of Shadows was created by the pioneering Wiccan Gerald Gardner sometime in the late 1940s or early 1950s, and which he utilised first in his Bricket Wood coven and then in other covens which he founded in following decades. The concept of the Book of Shadows was then adopted by other Wiccan traditions, such as Alexandrianism and Mohsianism, and with the rise of books teaching people how to begin following Wicca in the 1970s onward, the idea of the Book of Shadows was then further propagated amongst solitary practitioners unconnected to earlier traditions.
A grimoire /ɡrɪmˈwɑr/ is a textbook of magic. Such books typically include instructions on how to create magical objects like talismansand amulets, how to perform magical spells, charms and divination and also how to summon or invoke supernatural entities such asangels, spirits, and demons. In many cases, the books themselves are also believed to be imbued with magical powers, though in many cultures, other sacred texts that are not grimoires, such as the Bible, have also been believed to have supernatural properties intrinsically; in this manner while all books on magic could be thought of as grimoires, not all magical books should.
While the term grimoire is originally European and many Europeans throughout history, particularly ceremonial magicians and cunning folk, have made use of grimoires, the historian Owen Davies noted that similar books can be found all across the world, ranging fromJamaica to Sumatra, and he also noted that the first grimoires could be found not only in Europe but in the Ancient Near East.