Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Repeatable Laboratory Result/Peer-review Model vs. Paranormal Phenomena - "Most Haunted House in America" True Ghost Story

"Most Haunted House in America" True Ghost Story:



The gentleman being interviewed at the above link, Paul Eno, comes off as uber credible and describes a poltergeist case of unprecedented proportions that he personally witnessed, which includes sworn statements in police reports from police and fireman who say objects moved in horror movie-like ways. This all took place in a very finite space and all individuals involved were focused on looking for signs of trickery. This is a fine example of good evidence that could never even be considered for repeatable laboratory experiments. In this respect, the scientific method is lacking. More lacking though, is the logic of any scientists or would-be debunkers who would dismiss good evidence simply because its nature lies outside of the ability of a certain process to examine the phenomena. That being said, there have been repeatable tests conducted and papers published on paranormal evidence suggestive of life after death.

Critics say EVP is just the pick up of stray broadcast signals. But we follow a former NASA scientist, and the world’s leading EVP researcher, into a laboratory that is totally shielded from all sound and electromagnetic signals. Despite it being a scientific impossibility he is able to produce an EVP sample in front of our cameras.

http://debunkingdeath.blogspot.com/2014/04/undebunking-evps.html

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But things are still dismissed even when they meet these standards. The first thing that any scientist or debunker should do is praise the fact that their favored process was employed. Rather than: praise the process, make recommendations, and attempt a personal replication study or the publication of a peer-reviewed response. Instead we often get: moving of goalposts and overly harsh criticism, used as an excuse for dismissal of personal attempts at replication and/or publication. If the demand of repeatability or peer-review is met, then even seemingly warranted harsh criticism does not justify a position of dismissal. This is doubly true when both criteria are met, as is the case with psi research over and over again, which initial critics have replicated what at first seemed like impossible results, obviously without expectations of doing soAmazing stuff, although you wouldn't know it if you were to ask The Amazing James Randi.

If replication of a demonstrated paranormal phenomena in the lab is attempted and fails, it can be reasonably argued that it would still further demonstrate that the larger methodology here, isn't a fair litmus test for deciding the veracity of all things paranormal. These processes are only as good the people employing them and judging the results in peer-review. Scientists are just as affected by a priori assumptions and bias of all kinds as any other segment of the population. Some would argue more so, or perhaps scientists fair better with these shortcomings. But until they are cyborgs, this reason alone means that the repeatable laboratory result/peer-review model, is just a tool in a myriad of ways we should try to arrive at conclusions about things, especially with the paranormal. Because again, even a cyborg cannot accurately conduct or judge research on phenomena when their programmed MO includes prerequisites that cannot be met.

To put it all another way, the fact that certain paranormal evidence such as poltergeist activity cannot meet the prerequisite of repeatability, does not mean it should be met with outright dismissal. There are other standards by which to judge such evidence, most namely, the legal standard.

Free E-book: A Lawyer Presents the Case for the Afterlife - Irrefutable Objective Evidence

And it should go without saying, that there is plenty of paranormal happenings that have been studied and provided compelling evidence using scientific principles and/or equipment, even if it defies the most often reliable model of laboratory repeatability.


Supernormal Science, Yoga, and the Evidence for Extraordinary Psychic Abilities by Dean Radin, PhD

Friday, July 24, 2015

8 Hours 528 Hz Pure Tone (Transformation & Miracles)

528 Hz Frequency And Your DNA
attunedvibrations.com

Your DNA is not set in stone. It can be transformed.

According to Dr Leonard Horowitz, the 528 Hz frequency has the ability to heal damaged DNA. At the time I am writing this, there is not enough scientific research available on the subject. What we know for sure is that Dr. Horowitz learned the theory that 528 Hz frequency repairs damaged DNA from Lee Lorenzen, who was using the 528 Hertz frequency to create clustered water.

Clustered water is broken down in small stable rings or clusters. Our DNA have membranes that allow water to flow through and clear impurities. Because clustered water is smaller than bound water, it flows more easily through cell membranes and is more efficient in removing those impurities. The larger, bound water does not flow easily through cell membranes, and therefore the impurities remain and can eventually result in illness.

Richard J Saykally from UC Berkeley has explained that the structure of the water molecule gives it special properties and is essential for DNA’s function. Adequately hydrated DNA hold far greater energy potentials than dehydrated strands. Prof. Saykally and other genetics from the University of California, Berkeley have proven that a slight reduction of energized water bathing genetic matrices causes DNA to fail energetically.

Lee Lorenzen and other investigators discovered that six-sided, crystal-shaped, hexagonal clustered water molecules form the supportive matrix of healthy DNA. He suggests that the depletion of this matrix is a fundamental process that negatively affects virtually every physiological function. Biochemist Steve Chemiski says the 6-sided clear clusters that support the DNA double helix vibrate at a specific resonant frequency – 528 cycles per second.

Of course, all these revelations do not mean that 528 Hz will repair your DNA in a direct way. However, if the 528 Hertz can positively affect water clusters, then it can help to remove impurities allowing your body to become and remain healthy and balanced.

How music and 528 Hz can affect DNA

Sound and vibrations can activate your DNA

In 1998 Dr. Glen Rein of the Quantum Biology Research Lab in New York performed experiments with in vitro DNA. Four styles of music, including Sanskrit and Gregorian chants that utilize the 528 Hz frequency, were converted to scalar audio waves and played via a CD player to test tubes containing in vitro DNA. The effects of the music were determined by measuring the DNA test tube samples’ absorption of UV light after an hour of exposure to the music.

The results from one experiment indicated that classical music caused a 1.1 % increase in absorption, and rock music caused a 1.8% decrease in absorption indicating no effect. Gregorian chants, however caused a 5.0% and 9.1% increase in absorption in two separate experiments. Sanskrit chanting caused a similar 8.2% and 5.8% effect in two separate experiments. Thus both types of sacred chanting music produced a large unwinding effect on DNA. Glen Rein’s experiment indicate that music can resonate with human DNA. Rock and classical music do not affect DNA, although spiritual musical chants do resonate with DNA. Although these experiments were performed with isolated and purified DNA, it is likely that the frequencies associated with these forms of music will also resonate with DNA in the body.

Another study entitled, “Effect of sound wave on the synthesis of nucleic acid and protein in chrysanthemum” ends with the conclusion: “This result indicated that some stress-induced genes might be switched on under sound stimulation and the level of transcription increased.”

If genes can be switched on or off due to “sound simulations” it is within reason to think that DNA can be effected by sound, and if by sound, then also by the frequency of that sound.

The potential of sound positively effecting our lives is obvious, and the potential for a 528 Hz (and other frequencies) affecting DNA may have some scientific validity. However, there needs to be more research to make the DNA repair claim.

More...

http://debunkingdeath.blogspot.com/2015/04/528-hz-frequency-and-your-dna.html

DNA Activation of Vitamin C Gene

http://welcometohealth.blogspot.com/2015/07/dna-activation-of-vitamin-c-gene.html

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Reality and the Extended Mind



Supernormal Science, Yoga, and the Evidence for Extraordinary Psychic Abilities by Dean Radin:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8WeqweS-_c

Dr. Dean Radin - Science and the Taboo of PSI: http://debunkingdeath.blogspot.com/2015/03/science-and-taboo-of-psi-with-dean-radin.html

Exploring Non-local Consciousness: http://debunkingdeath.blogspot.com/2015/05/exploring-non-local-consciousness.html

Dr.Dean Radin: The Extended Mind, Past, Present and Future: http://debunkingdeath.blogspot.com/2015/05/drdean-radin-extended-mind-past-present.html

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/030798690X/hierco0f

This video explores the scientific evidence of the interconnected nature of consciousness. It features leading researchers and thinkers in the field of consciousness and psi phenomena including prominent researcher Dean Radin, Roger Nelson from the Global Consciousness Project, Robert Jahn and Brenda Dunne from the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research Laboratory. Physician and author Larry Dossey and biologist Rupert Sheldrake.

This is a non profit film produced for the purposes of journalism in the public interest and education.

Run time 00:33:38
Producer Adrian Nelson
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English
Contact Information http://www.adriandnelson.com

Healing HydroSonics --The BioResonance Revolution

528 Hz Frequency And Your DNA attunedvibrations.com

Your DNA is not set in stone. It can be transformed.

According to Dr Leonard Horowitz, the 528 Hz frequency has the ability to heal damaged DNA. At the time I am writing this, there is not enough scientific research available on the subject. What we know for sure is that Dr. Horowitz learned the theory that 528 Hz frequency repairs damaged DNA from Lee Lorenzen, who was using the 528 Hertz frequency to create clustered water.

Clustered water is broken down in small stable rings or clusters. Our DNA have membranes that allow water to flow through and clear impurities. Because clustered water is smaller than bound water, it flows more easily through cell membranes and is more efficient in removing those impurities. The larger, bound water does not flow easily through cell membranes, and therefore the impurities remain and can eventually result in illness.

Richard J Saykally from UC Berkeley has explained that the structure of the water molecule gives it special properties and is essential for DNA’s function. Adequately hydrated DNA hold far greater energy potentials than dehydrated strands. Prof. Saykally and other genetics from the University of California, Berkeley have proven that a slight reduction of energized water bathing genetic matrices causes DNA to fail energetically.

Lee Lorenzen and other investigators discovered that six-sided, crystal-shaped, hexagonal clustered water molecules form the supportive matrix of healthy DNA. He suggests that the depletion of this matrix is a fundamental process that negatively affects virtually every physiological function. Biochemist Steve Chemiski says the 6-sided clear clusters that support the DNA double helix vibrate at a specific resonant frequency – 528 cycles per second.

Of course, all these revelations do not mean that 528 Hz will repair your DNA in a direct way. However, if the 528 Hertz can positively affect water clusters, then it can help to remove impurities allowing your body to become and remain healthy and balanced.

How music and 528 Hz can affect DNA

Sound and vibrations can activate your DNA

In 1998 Dr. Glen Rein of the Quantum Biology Research Lab in New York performed experiments with in vitro DNA. Four styles of music, including Sanskrit and Gregorian chants that utilize the 528 Hz frequency, were converted to scalar audio waves and played via a CD player to test tubes containing in vitro DNA. The effects of the music were determined by measuring the DNA test tube samples’ absorption of UV light after an hour of exposure to the music.

The results from one experiment indicated that classical music caused a 1.1 % increase in absorption, and rock music caused a 1.8% decrease in absorption indicating no effect. Gregorian chants, however caused a 5.0% and 9.1% increase in absorption in two separate experiments. Sanskrit chanting caused a similar 8.2% and 5.8% effect in two separate experiments. Thus both types of sacred chanting music produced a large unwinding effect on DNA. Glen Rein’s experiment indicate that music can resonate with human DNA. Rock and classical music do not affect DNA, although spiritual musical chants do resonate with DNA. Although these experiments were performed with isolated and purified DNA, it is likely that the frequencies associated with these forms of music will also resonate with DNA in the body.

Another study entitled, “Effect of sound wave on the synthesis of nucleic acid and protein in chrysanthemum” ends with the conclusion: “This result indicated that some stress-induced genes might be switched on under sound stimulation and the level of transcription increased.”

If genes can be switched on or off due to “sound simulations” it is within reason to think that DNA can be effected by sound, and if by sound, then also by the frequency of that sound.

The potential of sound positively effecting our lives is obvious, and the potential for a 528 Hz (and other frequencies) affecting DNA may have some scientific validity. However, there needs to be more research to make the DNA repair claim.

More...

http://debunkingdeath.blogspot.com/2015/04/528-hz-frequency-and-your-dna.html

DNA Activation of Vitamin C Gene

http://welcometohealth.blogspot.com/2015/07/dna-activation-of-vitamin-c-gene.html

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Gnostic Media - Divine Moments of Truth with Joe Rogan



Neurons to Nirvana: Understanding Psychedelic Medicines: http://welcometohealth.blogspot.com/2014/11/neurons-to-nirvana-understanding.html

Joe Rogan was a guest on Jim Breuer's Sirius radio show where he discussed DMT, dreams, and the role humans play on this planet. Joe says, "It's easily the weirdest interview I've ever done, and definitely the most interesting."
Words by Joe Rogan
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Music by Shpongle
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Music Remixed & Visuals added at Gnostic Media
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Producer Andrew Rutajit
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Contact Information contact@gnosticmedia.com

Saturday, July 18, 2015

The Nightmare (Sleep Paralysis documentary)

adam gray

Documentary about Sleep Paralysis aka Old Hag Syndrome. The film is 1 hr long and was made for Vision TV & Space The Imagination Station. Written & Directed By The Gray Brothers- DOP Rob Spence

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

EVP and Alternate Realities

JM Talboo
Publis
hed on Jul 15, 2015



Undebunking EVPs: http://debunkingdeath.blogspot.com/20...

Part 1 of this mini documentary features Psychic Medium and founder of CRIS [Contact Research Investigation Specialists] Lisa Ghariani. She explains her back round in the paranormal research field and her theories on what she terms "non local beings"and where they originate from. These beings may be some of the entities that produce the voices that come through on her tapes. The film also includes apparition photos taken by the team in Guthrie, OK

Part 2 of the documentary features Lisa Ghariani and her all female team CRIS actually capturing anomalous voices on location in Oklahoma. The footage documents a male voice of what Lisa calls "a Monitor" coming through loud and clear on her digital recorder. It also features a not so paranormal animal guarding the entrance to a local Satanic worship site in Oklahoma. The team also documents a werewolf type entity who comes through on the recorder as "White Wolf". Lastly, video is captured of an orb interacting with Lisa at a house in Noble, OK

Saturday, July 11, 2015

William Buhlman - Adventures in the Afterlife

JM Talboo
Published on Jul 11, 201
5

http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Afte...

"William Buhlman has conducted an international out-of-body experience survey that includes over 16,000 participants from 42 countries.

William's 40 years of extensive personal out-of-body explorations give him a unique and thought provoking insight into this subject."

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Friday, July 10, 2015

On the Edge of Reality with Synthia Andrews




http://undebunkingufos.blogspot.com

http://debunkingdeath.blogspot.com

Debunking Crop Circle Debunkers

http://undebunkingufos.blogspot.com/2...

On the Edge of Reality: Hidden Technology, Powers of the Mind, Quantum Physics, Paranormal Phenomena, Orbs, UFOs, Harmonic Transmissions, and Crop Circles, New Page Books, 2013

http://www.thepathofenergy.com/

http://andrewshealingarts.com/

http://www.21stcenturyradio.com/audio...

Scientific Evidence of Afterlife Overwhelming Says Chris Carter

Published on Jul 10, 2015
JM Talboo



http://www.skeptiko.com/scientific-ev...

Comment on Article: First hint of 'life after death' in biggest ever scientific study:

http://debunkingdeath.blogspot.com/20...

Scientists Claim That Quantum Theory Proves Consciousness Moves To Another Universe At Death:

http://debunkingdeath.blogspot.com/20...

Life after Death - Scientist Michael Roll Interview with Lou Bondi:

http://debunkingdeath.blogspot.com/20...

Alex Tsakiris on Why Science is Wrong... about almost Everything:

http://debunkingdeath.blogspot.com/2015/04/alex-tsakiris-on-why-science-is-wrong.html

Sunday, July 5, 2015

"The Rainbow Body Phenomenon" with Father Francis Tiso

Published on Jul 5, 2015
JM Talboo



http://therainbowbody.blogspot.com


The Rainbow Body - Periodically Updated Research Page

http://debunkingdeath.blogspot.com/20...

Paranormal Feats of Buddhist Monks Lending Credence to the Rainbow Body Phenomenon Periodically Updated Research Page

http://debunkingdeath.blogspot.com/20...

"The Rainbow Body Phenomenon" with Father Francis Tiso

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Implications for Research and Religion

Visionary: Francis Tiso, Fr.

Monsignor Tiso discusses the implications of an IONS-sponsored research project investigating a specific case of the Tibetan Buddhist practices of the "Rainbow Body," the ostensible dematerialization of the physical body after death.

Related Sets "Exploring the Frontiers of Consciousness" Lecture Series

Publication Date:

2002
Length:

01:12:40
Topics:

Death, Dying & Beyond, Spirituality

Keywords:

afterlife, Buddhism, death, rainbow

You Know What's Bullshit!? - Dangerous Funeral Processions

Hypnotism and Astral Projection




http://debunkingdeath.blogspot.com


A 'Debunking Death Blog' Visitor's Amazing Astral Projection Story

http://debunkingdeath.blogspot.com/20...

List of Multiple Discoveries - The Source Field Investigations

http://debunkingdeath.blogspot.com/20...

http://www.amazon.com/Source-Field-In...

2:02 The Stunning Power of Hypnosis
6:25 Hypnotism and Astral Projection
14:07 Early Pioneer of the Polygraph
21:05 A Personal Experience of the Backster Effect
25:06 They're Always Listening
31:51 All of Nature Is in a Constant "Conversation"
39:46 Free Energy--and the Consequences

Friday, July 3, 2015

Comment on Article: First hint of 'life after death' in biggest ever scientific study

...Scientists at the University of Southampton have spent four years examining more than 2,000 people who suffered cardiac arrests at 15 hospitals in the UK, US and Austria.

And they found that nearly 40 per cent of people who survived described some kind of ‘awareness’ during the time when they were clinically dead before their hearts were restarted.

One man even recalled leaving his body entirely and watching his resuscitation from the corner of the room.
Despite being unconscious and ‘dead’ for three minutes, the 57-year-old social worker from Southampton, recounted the actions of the nursing staff in detail and described the sound of the machines.

“We know the brain can’t function when the heart has stopped beating,” said Dr Sam Parnia, a former research fellow at Southampton University, now at the State University of New York, who led the study.

“But in this case, conscious awareness appears to have continued for up to three minutes into the period when the heart wasn’t beating, even though the brain typically shuts down within 20-30 seconds after the heart has stopped.

“The man described everything that had happened in the room, but importantly, he heard two bleeps from a machine that makes a noise at three minute intervals. So we could time how long the experienced lasted for.

“He seemed very credible and everything that he said had happened to him had actually happened.”
Of 2060 cardiac arrest patients studied, 330 survived and of 140 surveyed, 39 per cent said they had experienced some kind of awareness while being resuscitated...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/11144442/First-hint-of-life-after-death-in-biggest-ever-scientific-study.html
I would love to believe this but I suspect it's residual brain activity. Clearly if someone experiences these things while they are 'dead' and they can then recall them on resuscitation there actually is brain activity or they wouldn't have any recall at all.

Hearing whats going on in the room and some memory confabulation afterwards would more than take care of the 'I saw things I couldnt see' phenomena. I suspect few of these cases can tell you anything about anyone who was in the room who they hadnt seen before or met after. Because they likely didnt see them, just heard them then their brains invented a scenario around it.

Why would people have these experiences when they are dead but not when asleep or unconscious or under anaesthetic, or in a coma?

People in the other comments are going on about Indian past life recall. India is a culture which is immensely culturally invested in reincarnation. Past life recall is encouraged and enabled and real evidence it has occurred is extremely thin on the ground.

When was the last time an American claimed to be able to recall past lives, or an Indian claimed to be a UFO abductee?
Below are the details of just one NDE case, which blows the majority of this comment out of the water. And how about SDEs?
Shared death experiences (SDEs), are common death-bed visions and near-death experiences that family, friends and caregivers witness along with a person who is dying, as they pass, ‘temporarily’ or ‘permanently’  from this life to the next.  Some commonly reported shared death experiences typically include one or more of the following:

  • Room shape changes
  • Bystander(s) views mist rising from dying person’s body
  • Dying person telepathically communicates with bystander(s)
  • Bystander(s) leaves their body
  • Bystander(s) engulfed by intensely bright light that feels like absolute love.
  • Life review about dying person, the bystander(s) or both.
  • Bystander(s) accompanies the dying person through a tunnel to ‘heaven’.
  • Bystander(s) view or are otherwise aware of deceased relatives and friends in the room of dying person.
http://debunkingdeath.blogspot.com/2015/10/shared-death-experiences.html

Does residual brain activity explain that?! Of course not. You know what does? You guessed it... life after death.

The last time an American was able to recall a past life? This past March. And it's hardly relevant to this issue, but alien abduction stories are worldwide and come out of India too.

People Have Near-Death Experiences While Brain Dead


Dr. Michael Sabom is a cardiologist whose book entitled Light and Death includes a detailed medical and scientific analysis of an amazing near-death experience of a woman named Pam Reynolds. She underwent a rare operation to remove a giant basilar artery aneurysm in her brain that threatened her life. The size and location of the aneurysm, however, precluded its safe removal using the standard neuro-surgical techniques. She was referred to a doctor who had pioneered a daring surgical procedure known as hypothermic cardiac arrest. It allowed Pam's aneurysm to be excised with a reasonable chance of success. This operation, nicknamed "standstill" by the doctors who perform it, required that Pam's body temperature be lowered to 60 degrees, her heartbeat and breathing stopped, her brain waves flattened, and the blood drained from her head. In everyday terms, she was put to death. After removing the aneurysm, she was restored to life. During the time that Pam was in standstill, she experienced an NDE. Her remarkably detailed veridical out-of-body observations during her surgery were later verified to be true. Her case is considered to be one of the strongest cases of veridical (i.e., verified) evidence in NDE research because of her ability to describe the unique surgical instruments, the surgical procedures used on her, and her ability to describe in detail these events while she was clinically brain dead. 
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Pam Reynolds' NDE
2. Pam Reynold's Near-Death Experience
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1. Introduction to Pam Reynold's NDE
When all of Pam's vital signs were stopped, the doctor turned on a surgical saw and began to cut through Pam's skull. While this was going on, Pam reported that she felt herself "pop" outside her body and hover above the operating table. Then she watched the doctors working on her lifeless body for awhile. From her out-of-body position, she observed the doctor sawing into her skull with what looked to her like an electric toothbrush. Pam heard and reported later what the nurses in the operating room had said and exactly what was happening during the operation. At this time, every monitor attached to Pam's body registered "no life" whatsoever. At some point, Pam's consciousness floated out of the operating room and traveled down a tunnel which had a light at the end of it where her deceased relatives and friends were waiting including her long-dead grandmother. Pam's NDE ended when her deceased uncle led her back to her body for her to reentered it. Pam compared the feeling of reentering her dead body to "plunging into a pool of ice." The following is Pam Reynolds' account of her NDE in her own words.
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2. Pam Reynold's Near-Death Experience

Pam Reynolds photoThe next thing I recall was the sound: It was a Natural "D." As I listened to the sound, I felt it was pulling me out of the top of my head. The further out of my body I got, the more clear the tone became. I had the impression it was like a road, a frequency that you go on ... I remember seeing several things in the operating room when I was looking down. It was the most aware that I think that I have ever been in my entire life ...I was metaphorically sitting on [the doctor's] shoulder.  It was not like normal vision. It was brighter and more focused and clearer than normal vision ... There was so much in the operating room that I didn't recognize, and so many people.
I thought the way they had my head shaved was very peculiar. I expected them to take all of the hair, but they did not...

The saw-thing that I hated the sound of looked like an electric toothbrush and it had a dent in it, a groove at the top where the saw appeared to go into the handle, but it didn't ... And the saw had interchangeable blades, too, but these blades were in what looked like a socket wrench case ... I heard the saw crank up.  I didn't see them use it on my head, but I think I heard it being used on something. It was humming at a relatively high pitch and then all of a sudden it went Brrrrrrrrr! like that.
Someone said something about my veins and arteries being very small. I believe it was a female voice and that it was Dr. Murray, but I'm not sure. She was the cardiologist. I remember thinking that I should have told her about that ... I remember the heart-lung machine. I didn't like the respirator ... I remember a lot of tools and instruments that I did not readily recognize.

There was a sensation like being pulled, but not against your will. I was going on my own accord because I wanted to go. I have different metaphors to try to explain this. It was like the Wizard of Oz - being taken up in a tornado vortex, only you're not spinning around like you've got vertigo. You're very focused and you have a place to go. The feeling was like going up in an elevator real fast. And there was a sensation, but it wasn't a bodily, physical sensation. It was like a tunnel but it wasn't a tunnel.

At some point very early in the tunnel vortex I became aware of my grandmother calling me. But I didn't hear her call me with my ears ... It was a clearer hearing than with my ears. I trust that sense more than I trust my own ears.

The feeling was that she wanted me to come to her, so I continued with no fear down the shaft. It's a dark shaft that I went through, and at the very end there was this very little tiny pinpoint of light that kept getting bigger and bigger and bigger.

The light was incredibly bright, like sitting in the middle of a light bulb. It was so bright that I put my hands in front of my face fully expecting to see them and I could not. But I knew they were there. Not from a sense of touch. Again, it's terribly hard to explain, but I knew they were there ...

I noticed that as I began to discern different figures in the light - and they were all covered with light, they were light, and had light permeating all around them - they began to form shapes I could recognize and understand. I could see that one of them was my grandmother.  I don't know if it was reality or a projection, but I would know my grandmother, the sound of her, anytime, anywhere.

Everyone I saw, looking back on it, fit perfectly into my understanding of what that person looked like at their best during their lives.

I recognized a lot of people. My uncle Gene was there. So was my great-great-Aunt Maggie, who was really a cousin. On Papa's side of the family, my grandfather was there ... They were specifically taking care of me, looking after me.

They would not permit me to go further ... It was communicated to me - that's the best way I know how to say it, because they didn't speak like I'm speaking - that if I went all the way into the light something would happen to me physically. They would be unable to put this me back into the body me, like I had gone too far and they couldn't reconnect.  So they wouldn't let me go anywhere or do anything.

I wanted to go into the light, but I also wanted to come back. I had children to be reared. It was like watching a movie on fast-forward on your VCR: You get the general idea, but the individual freeze-frames are not slow enough to get detail.

Then they [deceased relatives] were feeding me. They were not doing this through my mouth, like with food, but they were nourishing me with something. The only way I know how to put it is something sparkly. Sparkles is the image that I get. I definitely recall the sensation of being nurtured and being fed and being made strong. I know it sounds funny, because obviously it wasn't a physical thing, but inside the experience I felt physically strong, ready for whatever.
My grandmother didn't take me back through the tunnel, or even send me back or ask me to go. She just looked up at me. I expected to go with her, but it was communicated to me that she just didn't think she would do that. My uncle said he would do it. He's the one who took me back through the end of the tunnel. Everything was fine. I did want to go.
But then I got to the end of it and saw the thing, my body. I didn't want to get into it ... It looked terrible, like a train wreck. It looked like what it was: dead. I believe it was covered. It scared me and I didn't want to look at it.

It was communicated to me that it was like jumping into a swimming pool. No problem, just jump right into the swimming pool. I didn't want to, but I guess I was late or something because he [the uncle] pushed me. I felt a definite repelling and at the same time a pulling from the body. The body was pulling and the tunnel was pushing ... It was like diving into a pool of ice water ... It hurt!

When I came back, they were playing Hotel California and the line was "You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave." I mentioned [later] to Dr. Brown that that was incredibly insensitive and he told me that I needed to sleep more. [laughter] When I regained consciousness, I was still on the respirator.



For practical purposes outside the world of academic debate, three clinical tests commonly determine brain death. First, a standard electroencephalogram, or EEG, measures brain-wave activity. A "flat" EEG denotes non-function of the cerebral cortex - the outer shell of the cerebrum. Second, auditory evoked potentials, similar to those [clicks] elicited by the ear speakers in Pam's surgery, measure brain-stem viability. Absence of these potentials indicates non-function of the brain stem. And third, documentation of no blood flow to the brain is a marker for a generalized absence of brain function.

But during "standstill", Pam's brain was found "dead" by all three clinical tests - her electroencephalogram was silent, her brain-stem response was absent, and no blood flowed through her brain. Interestingly, while in this state, she encountered the "deepest" NDE of all Atlanta Study participants.

Some scientists theorize that NDEs are produced by brain chemistry. But, Dr. Peter Fenwick, a neuropsychiatrist and the leading authority in Britain concerning NDEs, believes that these theories fall far short of the facts. In the documentary, "Into the Unknown: Strange But True," Dr. Fenwick describes the state of the brain during an NDE:

"The brain isn't functioning. It's not there. It's destroyed. It's abnormal. But, yet, it can produce these very clear experiences ... an unconscious state is when the brain ceases to function. For example, if you faint, you fall to the floor, you don't know what's happening and the brain isn't working. The memory systems are particularly sensitive to unconsciousness. So, you won't remember anything. But, yet, after one of these experiences [an NDE], you come out with clear, lucid memories ... This is a real puzzle for science. I have not yet seen any good scientific explanation which can explain that fact."
"The modern tradition of equating death with an ensuing nothingness can be abandoned. For there is no reason to believe that human death severs the quality of the oneness in the universe." - Larry Dossey, MD
http://www.near-death.com/experiences/evidence01.html#a02

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Near-Death Experiences of Atheists

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Perpetual Denial of Evidence and Cognitive Dissonance

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"People are not stupid. They believe things for reasons. The last way for skeptics to get the attention of bright, curious, intelligent people is to belittle or condescend or to show arrogance toward their beliefs." - Carl Sagan

PseudoSkeptics are always saying, "There's no evidence for any paranormal or psychic phenomena" no matter how much evidence is shown to them. That's because this statement is a religion to them, not an objective statement. So no matter what evidence you give them, they will always deny it and raise the bar, simply because "there is no evidence" is a fixed belief to them.

So, if you give them stories and experiences, even from credible sources, they will reject it as "anecdotal" and inadmissible as evidence. If you give them scientific studies that show positive results for psi, they will argue that those studies did not have proper controls (since, if they did, they'd only get chance results, so their fixed logic goes). And they will argue that the studies must be replicable. Then when you show them replicated studies (e.g. Ganzfeld), they will raise the bar again and argue it was not replicated enough times (until a debunker disproves it is what they mean), ad infinitum. So no matter how many stories or replicable research studies you cite, it's NEVER enough. There is no clear bar to meet to qualify as "real evidence" to them, because essentially, there is NO EVIDENCE in their mind, thus there is no real criteria to be met. That gives them the license to deny ad infinitum. It's like playing a shady game of three shells with a con artist. You can never win because the conclusion has already been decided from the get go. That's what makes these Pseudoskeptics dishonest and not what they claim at all.

But the reality is that for some common paranormal phenomenon such as ESP, there is plenty of long standing evidence of both types - anecdotal and scientific. Controlled scientific experiments have yielded positive results for ESP for many years. From the 1930's with JB Rhine, to the current day with Dr. Charles Tart, Dr. Gary Schwartz, Rupert Sheldrake, and many other scientists, positive and consistent results for psi have been found to exist far above chance under controlled conditions. And series of psi experiments that have been repeated for years known as The Ganzfeld Experiments, Autoganzfeld Experiments and PEAR (Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research) have yielded  statistically significant and consistent results above chance as well.

In addition, the anecdotal and experiential evidence is overwhelming.  Studies show that at least half the population of the world has had paranormal experiences, and according to the National Science Foundation, "60% of American either AGREE or STRONGLY AGREE that some people either possess psychic abilities or extrasensory perception".  That's A LOT, no doubt.  Common sense would tell you that if half the people in the world have experienced something, then it's pretty much certain that there's something to it other than fraud, misperception and fantasy, especially since a good number of these experiencers include credible down-to-earth people as well.  Likewise, large percentage of people of all types from all walks of life have experienced ghosts too.

So you see, the evidence for such common paranormal phenomena is huge.  As Parapsychologist Author Dean Radin has said, the evidence for psi is so solid and robust that if the same quality of evidence existed for something non-paranormal, it would definitely have been accepted as proven.  But because the paranormal is considered taboo in the scientific establishment, there is a sort of censorship and knowledge filtration toward it.  There is an automatic negative stigma and bias toward it that assumes that only crackpots believe in such things.  So any scientist who openly supports the legitimacy of paranormal phenomena seriously jeopardizes their career and image among their colleagues.  Thus, most scientists who believe in some paranormal phenomena will not declare it publicly, but become close enthusiasts.  Mr. Radin discovered this, as many scientists confided in him their secret unofficial interest and belief that some of the paranormal is real.

Even in regard to UFO's, there is plenty of evidence for them of several types.  UFO photos and videos are controversial and vague of course, but many credible eyewitnesses, including Air Force Pilots and Astronauts, have seen them.  They've also been tracked on radar doing aerial maneuvers that man-made aircraft could not do.  (And as you know, hallucinations do not appear on radar.)  In one famous official incident known as the Washington Merry Go Round Incident of 1952, jet fighters were scrambled to intercept UFO's after they had been tracked on radar.  Afterward, to quell public panic, the incident was quickly dismissed though never fully explained.  Nevertheless, something significant happened to trigger the alarm and scrambling of fighters, and it wasn't "zero evidence" for sure.   But if you think that UFO evidence is strictly confined to obscure sightings, think again.  The famous Bentwaters UFO Incident that occurred on an American military base in England in 1980 involving two dozen military witnesses, including Colonel Halt, of an up-close UFO sighting, remains an undebunked and compelling case.  And after years of extensive investigations and interviews with Alien Abductees by Budd Hopkins and John Mack, who wrote books on the phenomenon, they concluded that there was more to the abduction experience than mere hallucination or sleep paralysis.  In addition, public coalitions such as The Disclosure Project have brought forth a large pool of high ranking government, military and intelligence officials and insiders, over 400 currently, who have confessed to personal knowledge of government involvement with UFO's and ET technology, and the cover ups and secrecy surrounding it. See videos of their testimonies at press conferences here:


Now, that's certainly NOT "zero evidence"! To watch some compelling films about UFO's, see James Fox's Out of the Blue and I Know What I Saw which you can see on YouTube.

Nevertheless, pseudoskeptics who claim to only want evidence continue to declare that "there is no evidence" when they get plenty of it from credible sources.  Obviously, they are in a state of perpetual denial and cognitive dissonance.  They deny and filter out anything that doesn't fit into their materialistic reductionistic view of reality, especially anything that has to do with paranormal or conspiracies, no matter what evidence is presented, even if its documented and scientific.  One thing they are they not open to is possibilities.  Any possibility that challenges the views of the establishment is simply not possible to them, even if the claims of the establishment  itself are not scientific or contradicted by facts.  It doesn't even have to be paranormal, it can be ANYTHING that opposes the official version of events, including conspiracies and lies by corrupt government officials or even the existence of shadow governments (which were acknowledged to exist in the 80's with the Iran Contra Scandal).  Thus, their bias and blind faith in authority as dogma is revealed.

Even if a highly credible source with a long history of accuracy suddenly makes a paranormal claim or a claim against an established view, they automatically dismiss it as bunk before even looking into it.  If they do look into it, it will not be to learn the truth about it, but to debunk it.  They will even deny evidence from scientific experiments as well.  All the while, they tout, "Show me the evidence.  Where's the evidence?"  Yet when they are shown the evidence, they merely dismiss it or ignore it, acting as though they heard nothing, then go back to repeating that there's no evidence.  I've seen them do this for years, in the media, on websites, in forum discussions, and on my own mailing list.  It's as though they were deaf and totally belief oriented, seeing only what they want to see.

The problem for pseudoskeptics is that their denial and cognitive dissonance does NOT erase the evidence from reality.  It may erase it from their own minds, but it does not the erase the evidence itself.  Thus, it can be said that they are deluded and do not face up to reality.

Some examples of pseudoskeptics' denial of evidence and cognitive dissonance:

  • If a psychic or medium gets an amazing hit, either something highly unusual and specific that doesn't apply to everyone or a deep dark secret about you that no one knows, which could NOT have been due to cold reading or guessing, then it means nothing to the pseudoskeptics, who will say that it must have been a lucky guess, or due to fraud or your own faulty memory, because no one has psychic abilities.
  • If witnesses experiences a ghost, they must have been hallucinating, have an active imagination, or lying.  Ghosts don't exist, so it must have been something else.
  • If people see UFO's, including trained Air Force Pilots and Astronauts, then they must have misidentified natural phenomenon, because alien ships don't exist, at least not near Earth.  And this is so even if radar picked up objects performing maneuvers impossible for man-made aircraft.
  • If psychic abilities are demonstrated under controlled conditions (e.g. PEAR, Ganzfeld, SRI), then there must have been flaws in the protocols or lack of controls, because psychic abilities are not possible.  Pseudo-skeptics then demand repeatability and peer review.  But when they get that, they then ask for more repeatability, from skeptical scientists as well.  The bar is continually raised until a skeptical scientist finds or imagines any flaw in the experiments and declares them debunked.  Only then are they satisfied.  Clearly, they only want a particular result (only chance results), not the truth.  If it doesn't get debunked, then they accuse the experimentors of improper controls or deceit, as Randi is infamous for doing.
  • They claim that no psi study that shows positive results has ever been published in credible scientific journals.  Yet when they are shown citations that they have, they simply become deaf and ignore them.  Then they have the nerve to simply repeat their lie again, as if they never even heard you!  This is very infuriating and dishonest
  • If a resuscitated patient has an NDE or OBE where he/she sees details that they could not have known about, then it must have been lucky guesses or unconscious memories, because there is no soul that can leave the body..
  • Even if a non-paranormal claim simply challenges the official story, it is denied and dismissed. For example, all vast the evidence in the JFK Assassination pointing to more than one gunman is automatically dismissed and denied, no matter how strong it is, despite the fact that the House Select Committee on Assassinations concluded back in the late 70's that "President Kennedy was probably killed as a result of a conspiracy."  Yet when some author publishes a book supporting the lone assassin theory that distorts the facts, lies and obfuscates the issues, the skeptics are quick to praise it without any objective open review, for it supports their view. 
  • Likewise, when thermite/thermate chemical residues are found in the World Trade Center dust from 9/11 by scientists through scientific means, which constitute hard forensic evidence, the pseudoskeptics simply ignore it, because it goes against the official 9/11 story therefore it can't exist.  Or they look for ways to explain it away, using even the most improbable assumptions.  Even when key witnesses at Ground Zero such as William Rodriguez testify that they heard huge booming explosions coming from the BASEMENT level of the World Trade Center Towers, and occured BEFORE the planes hit the towers, totally contradicting the official story, they completely ignore and censor it out of their heads.  In fact, all the compelling evidence presented by AE911Truth.org on their site and videos that makes sense to open-minded people is completely ignored and dismissed because simply put, if it contradicts the official version, then it must be false. That is NOT skepticism, science or open-minded investigation at all, period, but blind-fanaticism.
Here is an interesting example of denial of evidence.  I found this blog which misrepresented what SCEPCOP is about, labeling it "kooky" as well.  So when I tried to clear up her misunderstanding, she replied that she just wanted to see evidence, that's all, insinuating that no one so far had been able to give her any evidence for any paranormal or psychic phenomena.  She even wrote in her blog, "If SCEPCOP wants to be taken seriously, all they need to do is present some evidence for the paranormal."  This requirement was a sinch, so to get her informed me and other SCEPCOP folks sent her a host of links, resources, books and videos with the evidence she asked for.  In response she became overwhelmed and went to the JREF forum to ask how she can dismiss so much evidence being directed at her, thus demonstrating that her true agenda was not that of an open minded truth seeker, but of confirmation bias, seeking only that which supported her belief, or disbelief, in anything paranormal, regardless of facts or evidence. That was a bit deceptive of course, but it's typical behavior of pseudoskeptics to claim one thing and do another.

Here are her exact words on the JREF forum, revealing her true agenda and mindset:

  • "Phew I'm glad there's a thread about this here! I have a blog and I made a post about SCEPCOP awhile back...they recently found it and a bunch of them have started making massive comments on it, so many LINKS!!! They even made a thread about me on their forum, which I was stupid enough to join...it's exhausting reading the threads there so I have no desire to go back.

  • Maybe you guys could help me out with something...they've been giving me all of this "evidence" and recommending books etc. but I have no inclination to read it. They've said that I'm not being skeptical because I haven't looked at their stuff and because I won't read the books...really it's because it bores me...but they say in order to be truly skeptical or whatever I have to look at everything, and I know that's not true, it's ridiculous that they would expect that of me, but how can I respond to this???"

She later admitted that she had no interest in examining the evidence after all, and so didn't feel like investing the time in it.  So you might be wondering, why did she ask for evidence then if she wasn't interested in it?  That makes no sense of course, is illogical and does not compute.  But then again, pseud-skeptics are not about logic or making sense, but about faith based disbelief and fanaticism. 

Afterlife researcher Victor Zammit, a SCEPCOP committee member and author of A Lawyer Presents the Case for the Afterlife, explains the psychology behind the Pseudoskeptic's cognitive dissonance:


"1. Psychology: Rationalization through Cognitive Dissonance

Let's borrow a page from traditional psychology. When a skeptic receives information - say, scientific proof for the afterlife - which is fundamentally inconsistent with his or her entrenched cherished beliefs, the skeptic tries to rationalize his/her beliefs to reduce and to offset the intense biological, emotional and mental anxiety. The intense anxiety is created by the information that the afterlife exists.

The skeptic's mind tries to resist and reject this new information (even if the information is the absolute truth) - hence the cognitive (the mind) 'dissonance' - between the new information - (i.e., the positive evidence for the afterlife) and the skeptic's own personal beliefs that the afterlife cannot exist.

Closed-minded skepticism is extremely difficult to shift because his/her skepticism is 'electrically wired' into the skeptic's neurological, psychological, intellectual and emotional belief system. Thus with absolute certainty, this skeptic inexorably loses all sense of empirical equanimity.

Then the skeptic tries to rationalize his/her own personal beliefs and will try to rubbish, denigrate, dismiss and destroy the new information (including scientific proof of some psychic phenomenon) which gives the skeptic a lot of intense anxiety. This skeptic cannot allow his lifelong deeply cherished beliefs against an afterlife to be proved wrong, to be totally incorrect. So this skeptic will use every trick, every bit of energy and every means to try to rationales i.e., to reduce cognitive dissonance. She will defend her skepticism and ridicule and viciously attack any positive evidence for the afterlife - which is causing the anxiety to the skeptic. I repeat, all sense of scientific objectivity will be lost."