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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.
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.
In many modern Pagan traditions, animal symbolism -- and even actual animals -- are incorporated into magical belief and practice. Let's look at some of the ways people have welcomed animals into their magical practice throughout the ages, as well as specific animals and their folklore and legends.
1. Power Animals, Totem Animals and Spirit Animals
The use of a totem animal is not part of traditional Wiccan practice. However, as Wicca and other modern Pagan practices evolve and blend together, many people who follow non-mainstream spiritual paths find themselves working with a mix of many different belief systems. A power animal is a spiritual guardian that some people connect with. However, much like other spiritual entities, there's no rule or guideline that says you must have one.
2. Animal Familiars
In some traditions of modern Wicca and Paganism, the concept of an animal familiar is incorporated into practice. Today, a familiar is often defined as an animal with whom we have a magical connection, but in truth, the concept is a bit more complex than this.
Author Joel Southerland discusses inspiring tales behind his book 'Haunted Canada 4', and new stamps featuring unexplained ghostly tales.
Last Saturday morning (May 10th) my friend Mike Rexe passed away. I knew his death was coming still I am going to miss him every day. We were there for each other. I was blessed to have been able to speak with him before he went to the hospital. Nothing was left unsaid. I know how much he loved me, and he knew how much I loved him. The tears sneak up on me when I least expect them.
For most Pagans, death is a transition to a new stage of life rather than the end of the soul's cycle. Most Pagans believe in some form of reincarnation. After death, your soul goes to the Summerlands, or another spirit plane, to process the lessons of your previous life. When your soul is ready, it will reincarnate in a new body. Some people believe that babies hold memories of their previous lives, but those memories are soon pushed out by all the new information they must assimilate. Even though you forget your past life, your soul retains the lessons it's learned so far. This is why some people are called “old souls”; they seem to have a great deal of wisdom and knowledge that can only have been gained through several lifetimes on earth.
Most Pagans don't fear death, but it's still not an easy process, especially when it involves a great deal of suffering. If you are terminally ill, you could hold a releasing ceremony to honor your willingness to sever your current ties to the earthly plane. If you are well, but approaching an age when death becomes likely at any time, you could hold a ceremony to celebrate everything you have accomplished in your life.
Although they focus on the deceased, funerals and memorials are not about death, they are about life. Funerals allow your friends and family members to celebrate your life. They also help your survivors cope with your loss and how it impacts their lives.
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Today (May 18th) was Mike's celebration of Life between 1-4 pm and I had to work. My thinking when things don't go my way is - it is what it is. On break I mentioned to a co-worker I couldn't believe his friends and family were gathered just across the bridge and I was here. I was so touched by what she did for me. She came to help me finish up and told me another co-worker was doing my side work. It meant a lot to me that these two women cared enough to step in so I could get done before four. It made the situation a little more happy than sad.
Woman Says A Ghost is Haunting Her Pick-Up Truck
A beauty school student from Sacramento says she had to sell her car because it was being haunted by the spirit of her dead boyfriend.
Deanna Stinson says she had a series on spine-chilling experiences in her pick up truck which started days after her boyfriend Alex's unexpected death.
When a paranormal investigator checked the car, he recorded what the pair believe was a male voice trying to answer their questions.
Ms Stinson had been dating Alex for only a month in 2005 when he died of a drug overdose. Three days later she claims she had the first of several supernatural encounters with the 22-year-old.
She said she was driving through Sacramento while wearing a skirt that Alex had always admired on her, when she could feel someone touching her.
'I could feel touching on my hair and on my shoulders, on my thighs, just everywhere,' she told CBS Sacramento.
'My concentration would be lost a lot of the times, but I would just pray, and then it would stop,' she added.
On a couple of occasions the student became convinced she could see Alex in the rear view mirror and even in the passenger seat next to her.
In one encounter, she claimed that he appeared as a ghost in the back seat and began to give her a shoulder massage.
'I was starting to get freaked out and I don't like to be touched by ghostly hands, especially when I am driving,' she told the Knight Talk Radio website.
Ms Stinson says she had no choice but to get rid of the pick up truck but when the feeling that she was being haunted lingered, she called in a paranormal investigator.
Paul Dale Roberts, who has written several books about supernatural activity, used electronic equipment to test the truck.
The 59-year-old, who married Ms Stinson earlier this month, asked the spirit of Alex a series of questions and, when he played back the recording a muffled male voice could be heard.
'He’s definitely probably not attached to his car, but he’s attached to Deanna,' Mr Roberts said.
Ms Stinson says that although she has still felt the presence of Alex in her new car, she is happy for him to remain as long as he doesn't interfere with her driving.
Source: The Daily Mail
The Beltane Fire Festival is inspired by the ancient Gaelic festival of Beltane, which began on the evening before 1 May and marked the beginning of summer - birth & growth.
This is another good night to speak with the dead and preform acts of divination. Collect morning dew for magickal use.
- Order of the Illuminati formed in Bavaria by Adam Weishaupt, 1776 Adam Weishaupt (1748–1830), founder of the Bavarian Illuminati.
- The Illuminati (plural of Latin illuminatus, "enlightened") is a name given to several groups, both real and fictitious. Historically, the name refers to the Bavarian Illuminati, an Enlightenment-erasecret society founded on May 1, 1776 to oppose superstition, prejudice, religious influence over public life, abuses of state power, and to support women's education and gender equality. The Illuminati—along with other secret societies—were outlawed by the Bavarian ruler, Charles Theodore, with the encouragement of the Roman Catholic Church, and permanently disbanded in 1785. In the several years following, the group was vilified by conservative and religious critics who claimed they had regrouped and were responsible for the French Revolution.
In subsequent use, "Illuminati" refers to various organizations claiming or purported to have unsubstantiated links to the original Bavarian Illuminati or similar secret societies, and often alleged to conspire to control world affairs by masterminding events and planting agents in government and corporations to establish a New World Order and gain further political power and influence. Central to some of the most widely known and elaborate conspiracy theories, the Illuminati have been depicted as lurking in the shadows and pulling the strings and levers of power in dozens of novels, movies, television shows, comics, video games and music videos.
The New York Herald Tribune carries the story of a woman who brought her neighbor to court on a charge of bewitchment, 1895.
be-witch-ment noun \-ˈwich-mənt\ First Known uses 1607
1 a : the act or power of bewitching
b : a spell that bewitches
2 : the state of being bewitched
Beltane cross-quarter day (Sun reaches 15 degrees Taurus - earth)
Astrological correspondences and timing your rituals to the moment that the sun crosses over the fifteen-degree mark of the appropriate sign. The idea is to hold on to one's fortune, happiness, and love, making it last as long as possible. Beltane festival is also known as the fire festival, and some call it a cross-quarter festival. Beltane is best known in history for it's association with people lighting bonfires atop hills in the hope of kindling the light of Spirit within people's heart and warding off ant negativity through the purification of the fire.
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Many Canadians celebrate Mother’s Day by showing their appreciation for mothers or mother figures. The Mother’s Day date in Canada is on the second Sunday of May each year.
Mother's Day is a celebration
honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in spring. (e.g., April–May in the northern hemisphere, October in Argentina, but northern hemisphere spring, May, in Australia). It complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as Father's Day and Siblings Day.
The celebration of Mother's Day began in the United States in the early 20th century; it is not related to the many celebrations of mothers and motherhood that have occurred throughout the world over thousands of years, such as the Greek cult to Cybele, the Roman festival of Hilaria, or the Christian Mothering Sunday celebration (originally a celebration of the mother church, not motherhood). Despite this, in some countries Mother's Day has become synonymous with these older traditions.
First day of the Lemuria, a Roman festival of the dead; this festival was probably borrowed from the Etruscans and is one possible ancestor of our modern Halloween.
Lemuria was an ancient civilization which existed prior to and during the time of Atlantis. Physically, it is believed that Lemuria existed largely in the Southern Pacific, between North America and Asia/Australia. Lemuria is also sometimes referred to as Mu, or the Motherland (of Mu). At its peak of civilization, the Lemurian people were both highly evolved and very spiritual. While concrete physical evidence of this ancient continent may be difficult to find, many people "know" that they have a strong connection to Lemuria.
Massachusetts Bay Colony Puritans ban Christmas celebrations because they are too Pagan, 1659.
Outlawing the celebration of Christmas sounds a little extreme, but it happened. The ban existed as law for only 22 years, but disapproval of the Christmas celebration took many more years to change. In fact, it wasn't until the mid-1800s that celebrating Christmas became fashionable in the Boston region.
The Puritans who immigrated to Massachusetts to build a new life had several reason for disliking Christmas. First of all, it reminded them of the Church of England and the old-world customs, which they were trying to escape. Second, they didn't consider the holiday a truly religious day. December 25th wasn't selected as the birth date of Christ until several centuries after his death. Third, the holiday celebration usually included drinking, feasting, and playing games - all things the Puritans frowned upon. One such tradition, "wassailing", occasionally turned violent. The custom entailed people of a lower economic class visiting wealthier community members and begging, or demanding, food and drink in return for toasts to their hosts' health. If a host refused, there was the threat of retribution. Although rare, there were cases of wassailing in early New England. Fourth, the British had been applying pressure on the Puritans to conform to English customs. The ban was probably as much a political choice as it was a religious one for many.
"For preventing disorders, arising in several places within this jurisdiction by reason of some still observing such festivals as were superstitiously kept in other communities, to the great dishonor of God and offense of others: it is therefore ordered by this court and the authority thereof that whosoever shall be found observing any such day as Christmas or the like, either by forbearing of labor, feasting, or any other way, upon any such account as aforesaid, every such person so offending shall pay for every such offence five shilling as a fine to the county."
From the records of the General Court,
Massachusetts Bay Colony
May 11, 1659
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Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins.
Widow Robinson of Kidderminster and her two daughters are arrested for trying to prevent the return of Charles II from exile by use of magic, 1660.
A political crisis that followed the death of Cromwell in 1658 resulted in the restoration of the monarchy, and Charles was invited to return to Britain. On 29 May 1660, his 30th birthday, he was received in London to public acclaim. After 1660, all legal documents were dated as if he had succeeded his father as king in 1649.
Full Fairy Moon
It is the moment of pure magic, of a true connection to the energies of Mother Earth and nature itself, and as any good fairy lover knows, full moon or a Solstice are prime times to perchance upon the faeries.
Adoption of the Earth Religion Anti-Abuse Resolution 1988
We, the undersigned, as adherents of Pagan and Neo-Pagan Earth Religions, including Wicca or Neo-Pagan Witchcraft, practice a variety of positive, life affirming faiths that are dedicated to healing, both of ourselves and of the Earth. As such, we do not advocate or condone any acts that victimize others, including those proscribed by law. As one of our most widely accepted precepts is the Wicca Rede's injunction to "harm none," we absolutely condemn the practices of child abuse, sexual abuse and any other form of abuse that does harm to the bodies, minds or spirits of the victims of such abuses. We recognize and revere the divinity of Nature in our Mother the Earth, and we conduct our rites of worship in a manner that is ethical, compassionate and constitutionally protected. We neither acknowledge or worship the Christian devil, "Satan," who is not in our Pagan pantheons. We will not tolerate slander or libel against our churches, clergy or congregations and we are prepared to defend our civil rights with such legal action as we deem necessary and appropriate.
Final confession of witchcraft by Isobel Gowdie, Scotland, 1662.
Isobel Gowdie was a Scottish woman who was tried for witchcraft in 1662. Her detailed confession, apparently achieved without the use of torture, provides one of the most detailed insights into European witchcraft folklore at the end of the era of witch-hunts. A young housewife living at Auldearn, Highland, Scotland, her confession painted a wild word-picture about the deeds of her coven. They were claimed to have the ability to transform themselves into animals; to turn into a hare, she would say: (sych: such; meickle: great) To change back, she would say: She allegedly was entertained by the Queen of the Fairies, also known as the Queen of Elphame, in her home "under the hills". It is unclear whether Gowdie's confession is the result of psychosis, whether she had fallen under suspicion of witchcraft and sought leniency by confessing, or whether there was some truth to her remarkable confessions. Her confession was more detailed than most, and was not consistent with much of the folklore and records of the trials of witches. However, at least two other witchcraft confessions (those of Andro Mann and Allison Peirson), also reported encounters with the Queen of Elphen or Elfame. ( Wikipedia article )
Death of Joan of Arc, 1431
May 30, 1431 would be a day that would forever live in infamy in France. For it was on this day that the death of Joan of Arc be conducted through burning Joan of Arc at the stake. Joan of Arc's death would prove to be one of the greatest injustices in the Middle Ages, and it was not until 25 years later that she was found innocent of all heresy charges by the Pope himself.
Since heresy was a capital crime only when it was a repeat offense, the court of the English for the trial of Joan of Arc stated that Joan of Arc had heard voices a second time while in prison. On top of that, she had stopped wearing men's clothing while in prison until she was molested, after which she began to wear men's clothing again, helping the charge of the English against her for heresy.
The death of Joan of Arc would be conducted, with Joan of Arc at the stake, on May 30, 1431. She was tied to a tall pillar in the Vieux-Marche in Rouen, where she asked two of the clergy present to hold a crucifix before her. Feeling pity for her, a peasant made a small cross that Joan of Arc put in the front of her dress. When Joan of Arc burned at the stake, witnesses said she met it with composure and bravery, causing many to feel that there was a horrible injustice against this young woman.
After Joan of Arc died, the English raked the coals and ashes to expose her charred body to show that she had not escaped alive. They needed Joan of Arc's death to be proven beyond a doubt to keep her from becoming Joan of Arc the Martyr.
Then, the English burned the body twice more to ashes to prevent the collection of ashes from the death of Joan of Arc. After Joan of Arc was burned at the stake two times, they took the ashes and threw them into the Seine as a final injustice against this woman who had attempted to free her people.
Heresy was the charge during the trial of Joan of Arc; many believed she had actually spoken to God. Even the executioner, Geoffroy Therage, later said that after Joan of Arc died, he greatly feared being damned for his part to play in helping Joan of Arc be burned at the stake.
Joan of Arc's trial and Joan of Arc's death at the stake would forever be seen as examples of someone dying for something they believe in and being remembered throughout history for it.
World-renowned Psychic Medium Char Margolis talks about her career and intuitive gift, as well as performs readings that hit close to home for host Fiona Forbes and guest co-host Patrick Maliha
People often think clairvoyants are special beings endowed with fabulous powers. And the fact is, clairvoyants really are people who have psychic gifts. But they’re also made out of flesh and blood, which gives rise to their distinctive characteristic of developing certain abilities aside from their gift of clairvoyance. In my (Tara) case: sensitivity, intuition, joy and hope.
Although clairvoyants and other people capable of predicting the future do possess a special gift, they are also human beings, with material cares, who also happen to be extremely sensitive, much more than average. That enables them to ‘‘feel things’’ ahead of time.
But psychics live in the same world as you, and need to pay their rent, their bills, and buy food. Despite their powers, if you passed a psychic on the street, you probably wouldn't even notice them.
To be able to practice divination effectively, having an extra-sensorial gift isn't enough. You also need to develop the human qualities that enable you to express your psychic, extra-sensorial abilities. You should also know that there are different types of clairvoyance and prediction.
To put it briefly, I would say that some psychics devote themselves to Good, and others to Evil. But basically all psychics, both positive and negative, possess the same parapsychic gifts, and use the same supports:
• crystal balls
• the Tarot (usually the Tarot of Marseille)
• palm reading
• tea leaves, coffee grounds…
Or no support at all, like me (Tara).
I rely mainly on my direct connection with the astral world and its vibrations to formulate my predictions. I sometimes study a person’s astrological chart, because astrology is an extraordinary tool to help make some predictions even more accurate.
You need to develop human qualities of the Heart
When a psychic’s intentions are benevolent, they rely on the luminous qualities of human nature to help others find happiness. As far as I’m concerned, I rely on four main forces:
• my sensitivity
• my intuition
• my joy
• and my hope.
My sensitivity and my intuition enable our vibratory connection
My sensitivity enables me to “connect” to anyone who asks for my help. However, I never enter anyone’s mind without being asked first.
The fact that someone solicits my help acts like a key that gives me access to their past, present and future.
I can see a person’s life unfolding before my eyes from beginning to end. Better still, I can feel their emotions.
My intuition enables me to see what’s wrong in a person’s life, and to know, even before they ask me, why they are soliciting my help.
Joy dissolves negative vibrations
Joy creates positive vibrations and disperses negative energy, no matter how strong it is. That’s why I encourage you to be joyful and love life as much as possible.
These qualities will help you overcome all obstacles. If you can live your life with maximum enthusiasm, you’ll be able to resolve your problems much more easily.
The fourth quality I developed, along with my sensitivity, intuition and joy, is hope, which is essential for happiness and success.
You always need to be hopeful. As the saying goes, ‘‘Hope keeps you alive.’’ If, deep down, you’re hoping for a better life, you’ll never give up trying to attain it.
Hope is firmly anchored in me because, among all the different paths available to the people who consult me, there’s always one that leads to a happy outcome, if they know how to seize it.
In addition to all these qualities, putting your whole heart into whatever you do will open wide the doors to a fabulous life for you.