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Much More Than Atonement, Yom Kippur Calls Us to Courageous Self-Disclosure

Rabbi Melissa Weintraub | Posted 11.11.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Melissa Weintraub

A decade ago I walked into my parent's living room to discover my beloved grandfather, hunched over his walker and weeping while cranking nineteenth century romantic Russian orchestral music.

Egypt & Bali: Opposites Attract

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 11.03.2013 | Travel
Halle Eavelyn

For me, having been to Egypt nearly 20 times and to Bali over a dozen, they are the perfect Yin/Yang complement to each other -- the masculine and feminine sides of spirituality.

Are People Who Meditate More Likely to Believe in an Afterlife?

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Everyone who meditates is opening the same door to appreciating life more and living beyond the boundaries, the hesitation and fears which use to hold us back.

Ask a Skeptic: Fade to Black

Sharon Hill | Posted 10.09.2013 | Weird News
Sharon Hill

I believe that some people, when they undergo the process of death, get to experience the shutting down of the brain that feels like overwhelming euphoria. It's what people describe when they have a "near-death experience." It sounds awesome.

How Do We Know About Heaven?

Greg Carey | Posted 09.10.2013 | Religion
Greg Carey

I strongly suspect that all reports from heaven include a great deal that comes from this world. How that happens -- how culture, psychology, and physiology relate to mystical experience -- I have no idea. But there's no such thing as a report straight from heaven.

WATCH: Connecting With Your Everyday Angels

OWN | Posted 07.01.2013 | OWN

Past-life regression expert and former skeptic Dr. Brian Weiss has devoted the last several decades of his career as an Ivy League-trained psychiatris...

WATCH: The Chilling Experience That Made This Skeptical Doctor Believe In The Afterlife

OWN | Posted 07.23.2013 | OWN

Past lives, the afterlife, channeling messages from beyond the grave -- some people call it fascinating, others call it frightening. And then there ar...

A Little Slice Of Heaven: The Essence of Religions And Near-Death Experiences

Christophor Coppes | Posted 06.08.2013 | Religion
Christophor Coppes

People who have had a near-death experience are convinced that they had a glimpse of heaven. Although each near-death experience is unique, we find recurring messages in them. But these messages come right under the domain of religions that say they have the answers.

A Glimpse Into the Afterlife

Dr. Annie Kagan | Posted 04.22.2013 | Religion
Dr. Annie Kagan

People often ask if hearing Billy's voice from the afterlife is frightening. Not at all. As he speaks, the bliss of his world flows into mine and I feel almost euphoric. According to Billy, this is just the smallest taste of what awaits each of us when we pass into the hereafter.

A Heart-Shaped Sign Of A Champion

Guideposts | Posted 04.16.2013 | Religion
Guideposts

Shortly after Jim's funeral, I told Lauren about a grieving widow who found a heart-shaped rock on the beach where she and her husband had vacationed. Jim and I loved that story of God's comfort. For a while, I hoped I'd get my own sign from above. But nothing came.

How to See Life Through Divine-Colored Glasses

Dr. Annie Kagan | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Annie Kagan

For more than 10 years, I spent hours at a time, curtains drawn, lamps dimmed, eyes closed, looking for the inner light. This meditation was how I ope...

A Friend You'll Never See

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 03.05.2013 | Religion
Andrew Z. Cohen

As a self-confessed mystic and spiritual teacher myself, I have dedicated my life to bearing witness to this invisible yet fundamental and primary dimension of reality. Yet, whenever Spirit seems to speak to us or display itself in specific forms, I find myself growing uncomfortable.

The Science Of Reincarnation?

Derek Beres | Posted 12.28.2012 | Science
Derek Beres

By entertaining such philosophies, we inevitably waste valuable time wishing things here were different. Instead of changing our circumstances (or our attitude toward existence), we project our attention to some future destination.

Coffin Therapy Is Just What The Mortuary Ordered

Posted 12.03.2012 | Weird News

A Ukrainian coffin maker is helping potential customers get comfortable -- but not too comfortable. Stepan Piryanyk, an enterprising funerary box m...

Oprah And Eben Alexander Discuss 'Proof Of Heaven' After His Near-Death Experience

Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living

Watch in the video above, as Oprah sits down with neurosurgeon Eben Alexander, whose remarkable near-death experience radically shifted his faith. At ...

Proof of Heaven? Quite Naturally...

Amitai Shenhav | Posted 01.04.2013 | Science
Amitai Shenhav

Recently, Newsweek featured an article by Eben Alexander, a neurosurgeon who previews what he refers to in his forthcoming book as "proof of Heaven." There are a number of missing links in what he calls "proof."

From Womb To Tomb And Beyond

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Dreams are sacred texts from the soul. Our own original wisdom speaks in infinite forms, always encouraging us to return to who we are at the level of heart and soul, reconnecting with what heals and restores vitality, joy, and connection to all creation.

On The Day Of The Dead, How I Finally Learned To Pray For The Soul Of My Difficult, Alcoholic Father

Pythia Peay | Posted 12.31.2012 | Religion
Pythia Peay

It was only through Joe Carroll's death and dying that I was finally able to draw close to the man I'd long ago fled. Before that, the idea of honoring my father after he'd departed this world would have seemed unimaginable.

'Hellbound?' And The Simulation Of Divine Violence As An Obstacle To Peace

Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D. | Posted 12.29.2012 | Religion
Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D.

On a practical peacebuilding level, where pseudo-religious loyalties are a factor, the film deftly underscores the influence of shallow, self-serving, destructive End Times ideologies on one's behavior.

The Argument from Ignorance

Victor Stenger | Posted 12.23.2012 | Science
Victor Stenger

The argument from ignorance is a logical fallacy, also known as the God-of-the-gaps argument, whereby someone says, "I am unaware of a natural explanation for [some phenomenon]; therefore we have evidence for the supernatural."

Christian Illogic: Life After Death

Scott MacDougall | Posted 12.14.2012 | Religion
Scott MacDougall

Over time, Christian hope for life after death eventually became even more incredible, as people began to realize that bodies, in some form, are required for anything worthy of the name "life."

Heaven Is Real -- And It's A Schlep

Dan_Weiss | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion
Dan_Weiss

A sense of warmth engulfed me, as though someone had poured a bowl of chicken soup over my head. My spirit guide informed me that I was not yet prepared for the next world and that I would be returning to mine.

Death My Ass

Waldo Mellon | Posted 10.28.2012 | Comedy
Waldo Mellon

Do you see what this means? Instead of being a mysterious, frightening experience that hurls you into the "horrible inky blackness", Death now just becomes the end of a vacation, a return to the familiar. A return to the way it was before you went on your vacation.

The Immortality Grant

Malcolm Kushner | Posted 10.10.2012 | Weird News
Malcolm Kushner

Woody Allen once said, "I don't believe in an afterlife, although I am bringing a change of underwear." John Martin Fischer doesn't believe in an afterlife either. But he can afford to bring along an entire wardrobe. The UC-Riverside professor just received $5 million to study the afterlife.

UC School Receives $5 Million To Study WHAT?!

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.02.2012 | Los Angeles

The University of California, Riverside (UCR) has received a $5 million grant to study the afterlife. The money will fund research into heaven, hel...