Did You Know?

“To do good things in the world, first you must know who you are and what
gives meaning to your life.”
This is our forum to bring you news and post links to the sites we thought you should be aware of regarding the good work
many are doing to raise and practice awareness.   

Did you know that the
Institute of Noetic Sciences  has published a book exploring the science behind mind-body healing. This
group conducts some wonderful research projects and also publishes a journal called
Shift…check it out...

The Fetzer Institute describes their mission: “to foster awareness of the power of love and forgiveness in the emerging global
community” They are currently offering up to one million dollars for “scientific research projects on compassionate love in a
relational context” Congratulations to Michael Heller for winning the 2008 Templeton Prize. This Polish thinker “has become a
compelling figure in the realms of physics and cosmology, theology, and philosophy with his cogent and provocative concepts
on issues that all of these disciplines pursue, albeit from often vastly different perspectives. With an academic and religious
background that enables him to comfortably and credibly move within each of these domains, Heller’s extensive writings have
evoked new and important consideration of some of humankind's most profound concepts.”   We love
the Templeton
Foundation for asking the big questions such as “ Does science make belief in God obsolete?”   

The University of Arizona is offering
Consciousness: A Webcourse, …sign up soon. This group, a part of the Center for
Consciousness Studies  has done a wonderful job with recent conferences, committed to a focus of both science and

The Human Consciousness Project is an international consortium of multidisciplinary scientists and physicians who are doing
studies that suggest the human mind and consciousness may in fact function at a time when the clinical criteria of death are
fully present and the brain has ceased functioning. This is
the largest study ever done on the near-death experience. Their
findings may have profound universal implications for our social understanding of death and the dying process.

We praise the University of Virginia and the work of Ian Stevenson who committed his life-long research to the spontaneous
past life memories of children. Have a look at
his research and publications:

Have a look at the Dr. Tucker’s continuation of reincarnation research being done and his book Life Before Life…  PEARS reborn,
sort of.

After being a follower of the recently deceased Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research Laboratory which was dedicated to
consciousness exploration they seem to have reincarnated to the International Consciousness Research Laboratories. Have a
look at their activities which include “
Acoustical properties of ancient ceremonial sites and contemporary environments” as well
as “Eastern and Western traditions and practices relating to the role of consciousness in mind/body health.”  

Also let’s not forget the work at the Univ of Arizona on mediumship published in Explore
Journal: Anomalous Information
Reception by Research Mediums Demonstrated  Using a Novel Triple-Blind Protocol.  Beischel’s findings “suggest that certain
mediums can anomalously receive accurate information about deceased individuals.” Here you can
watch her discuss her

Beischel has now joined
the Windbridge Institute for Applied Research in Human Potential. Their journal, Journal of MindBody
States includes articles on Humanistic and transpersonal experiences, Mediumship, Energy healing, and Shamanism.  

Here is something interesting: The Alistair Hardy Society Religious Experience Research Centre is a wonderful group who are
invested in the collection of original experiences of a spiritual and religious nature. If you have one,
contribute here:

They also have publications ranging from Medieval & Modern Women Mystics to Religious Experience in Islam. Have a look at
the list here click on Publication link to left.  Taste: An online journal published by Dr. Charles Tartt “devoted to transcendent
experiences that scientists have reported. It lets scientists express these experiences in a psychologically (and professionally)
safe space.”     
The Geographer
by Jan Vermeer