Authors of the Impossible

May 3rd, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Authors of the Impossible Movie Poster

Authors of the Impossible

Check out this Impossible Talk.

It’s a series of podcasts hosted by Jeffrey J. Kripal and Scott H. Jones, featuring topics on the paranormal, consciousness and religion.

Kripal is a religious historian and presently chairs the Department of Religious Studies at Rice University.

He’s the author of several books, including The Serpent’s Gift: Gnostic Reflections on the Study of Religion, Esalen: America and the Religion of No Religion, and his most recent, Authors of the Impossible: The Paranormal and the Sacred.

Scott Jones is a writer and filmmaker, currently working with Kripal on a film adaptation of Authors of the Impossible. They discuss their film in the first podcast.

I’ve listened to three of the five so far, and am looking forward to the rest. All have been fascinating.

I especially enjoyed Dean Radin, author of Entangled Minds and The Conscious Universe. Mind-blowing stuff.

If you’re interested in that place where science and the mystic meet, you’ll really enjoy these talks. I hope they record more.

Here’s a short clip from the film. It’s part of an interview with comic book writer Doug Moench where he describes an extremely frightening synchronistic event from his own life.

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Carl G. Jung – a Face to Face from 1959

April 30th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

As the man who coined the terms collective unconscious and synchronicity, Carl Gustav Jung has been a mega-influence not only in the fields of psychology and human consciousness, but also in the in the world of tarot readers, psychics and mystics alike.

His ideas, though not directed at Tarot, have certainly shaped how many readers see the cards.

Tarot readers often describe the images from the deck in terms of archetypes, a concept thoroughly examined and expounded upon by Jung.

And the whole process of tarot reading itself might be described as ‘intended synchronicity’. We’re actively creating a meaningful, acausal event meant to access information from the unconscious.

Though Jung doesn’t mention Tarot at all in the clip below, it’s well worth watching anyway.

It’s from a BBC interview in 1959. In it Jung talks about fear, time, space, death and why it’s so important for us to know ourselves as best we can.

It’s part 4 of 4 and starts mid-conversation. If you’d like to see the others parts, links are posted below.

part 1
part 2
part 3

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Beyond Worlds with Dr. Diane Hennacy Powell, MD

July 20th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

The ESP Enigma: The Scientific Case for Psychic Phenomena

The ESP Enigma

We’re very excited to welcome Dr. Diane Hennacy Powell MD to tonight’s special Tuesday episode of Beyond Worlds. Dr. Powell is the author of the exciting book, The ESP Enigma: The Scientific Case for Psychic Phenomena.

Dr. Diane Hennacy Powell MD

Dr. Diane Hennacy Powell MD

It’s an exceptional book that takes a careful, rational approach to the ‘irrational’ experience of telepathy, clairvoyance, remote viewing and consciousness in general.

Join us live or listen to the show in archive. It’s sure to be brilliant.

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