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We Wrestle Not Flesh

Recently, I have had the opportunity to talk about, or at least mention, Near Death Experiences to various people I’ve met—often in the context of a recent loved one’s passing. Many people “have faith,” and their religion teaches that…

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On the Afterlife

On the Afterlife 

I make no apology for it. I study Near Death Experiences, or NDEs. I find them— as Mr. Spock would say—fascinating, and urgently credible in what they are telling us. I urge you to pay…

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Beautiful Dreamer

We were put here to dream a beautiful dream. We knew we would again awaken. But such things are easily forgotten, and sweetly poisoned fragrance numbs the mind, the heart, the soul to sleep. Sweetly scented flowers ease the…

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Fearless


What is an NDE? 

As some of you know I recently went to a conference in Orlando on Near Death Experiences (NDEs). These are experiences by people usually under extreme stress resulting from bodily injury, a medical emergency…

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What is Love?

The notion struck me that loving is more the art of navigating the absurdities and contradictions within our realm. Learning to accept opposites and complements and impossibilities as fully and deservedly as the rest. Despite that it’s not comfortable, not…

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Let There Be Light

Christmas is about Light, about Light, about Light. Let Light not just shine but be the complete foundation of space-time and earth-sky and material-spirit, and everything else. It is the celebration of the Eternal Golden Cord, the Christ, who unites…

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Who Am I?

The following is written by a friend, Dipesh Bhattara. He investigates the simple, but for most of us largely unanswered, question, "Who am I?" Or, in its more general form, "What is this?" For the devotees of secular science and…

The Chains We Forge

This is where I become scientific. The Vedic literature such as the Srimad Bhagavatam and Bhagavad Gita are science. Pantanjali understood this in his treatment of Yoga. Sorry, Virginia, yoga is not a type of exercise. Sri Krishna is the…

Where You're Going

I’ve spent a lifetime asking the question, “What is this and why is it such a piece?”
  Which reminds me of something that is inextricably bound up in everything else, in particular, this. In high school we had…

Mature Audiences Only

Some of you will be excited. Some of you will be interested. Some of you will be frightened. Some of you will laugh. Some will cry. Some will wonder.   We think we know things…who we are, what this…