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Metaphysics

Writer Eric Kaplan on The Big Bang Theory, Metaphysics and Santa Claus

Nell Minow | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Nell Minow

In an interview, Kaplan explained that the idea for the book came from a mother who did not want her son, who believed in Santa, to go to the zoo with Kaplan's son, who did not.

100 Years On: The Forgotten Founder of JPL

Scott Hobbs | Posted 10.10.2014 | Los Angeles
Scott Hobbs

Last week marked the 100th birthday of Jack Parsons, a founder of Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Aerojet-Rocketdyne and the inventor of the solid fuel that put man on the moon. In a display of pure serendipity this week, his widow Cameron, will be honored with the first-ever retrospective of her art at MOCA Pacific Design Center.

Seeing Beyond the Physical Appearance of Life

Susan Ann Darley | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Ann Darley

In order to free ourselves from appearances of life that terrify and horrify us we need to be guided by our hearts and humanity, which often see more than our eyes. To go beyond the images of war, cruelty and unsettling tragedies we need to go deeper and higher.

Why the Soul Is Tiptoeing Back Into the Conversation

Stafford Betty | Posted 10.07.2014 | Religion
Stafford Betty

Mind-body dualism, or the belief, roughly speaking, that we are a combination of body and soul, is not exactly coming back into respectability in leading philosophical circles, but it does show signs of tiptoeing back into the conversation.

Rhiannon Paille: Parapsychologist and Author

Loren Kleinman | Posted 10.05.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Rhiannon Paille is a booksmith from the middle of nowhere, Canada. She holds a PhD in Metaphysical Science and Parapsychology, which is to say she happens to know a lot about what goes bump in the night.

Deepak Chopra's "Future of God"

Alex Kip | Posted 10.05.2014 | Religion
Alex Kip

"Here he comes, here he comes..." the collective thought hovered in the air as hundreds of spiritual seekers filled the Marble Collegiate Church in NYC.

Chiropractic: Is it Nature, Medicine or Religion?

Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D. | Posted 09.06.2014 | Religion
Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D.

Many people assume that chiropractic has always been a non-religious health care option much like modern medicine but less interventionist and more na...

The Metaphysics of Mothers Day

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

"God couldn't be everywhere, so he created mothers." -- Jewish Proverb While we know that in truth the Infinite One IS indeed everywhere because It i...

The Difference of Life in Spike Jonze's 'Her'

Marcie Bianco | Posted 03.11.2014 | Technology
Marcie Bianco

Jonze's cinematic discourse is on love, and Her is an exploration of how love can survive when the individuals who are in love not only inhabit different material spaces but different temporalities.

Does the Universe have a Purpose?

Victor Udoewa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Victor Udoewa

I wonder if it's possible to consider this question apart from the existence of an intelligent designer. Even without such a designer, can the universe have a purpose? And for those of us who do not believe in a designer, does this universe have a purpose?

God's Coming Phase Change: Can the Rising Generation Get Religion Right?

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

God is real. Beyond all dispute, God exists as a powerful concept in the minds of believers. This is no trivial statement.

The Tragic and the Metaphysical

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Robert D. Stolorow

It is my view that the lamentable, endlessly recurring cycle of atrocity and counter-atrocity that has been so characteristic of human history derives significantly from the turning to metaphysical illusion in the effort to evade the traumatizing impact of human finitude.

Can the Truth Come Back With a Capital 'T'? (Part 4)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 10.05.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

Mainstream science has proved wildly successful despite its setting a low priority for pursuing the nature of consciousness as a major force. What kind of success can we point to for this newer paradigm?

A Dozen Ways to Oneness

Carol Simone | Posted 09.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Carol Simone

There are endless ways to invoke your true home, your stillness, and deepest identity. In the coming weeks we will discover them together. Until then, breathe! And 10,000 blessings to you from all directions!

Frederick's Table

Paula Gordon | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Paula Gordon

I find myself anchoring my grief over the loss of this remarkable man in simple objects ... little things, like our kitchen table. That may seem odd, given that Dr. Ferré was the world's leading Constructive Post-Modern philosopher, but therein lays the eternal magic of his inspiring legacy.

Free Your Mind (And Your Body Will Follow)

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 06.19.2013 | Weird News
Andrew Z. Cohen

In this short interchange, he explains how and why a liberated relationship with the mind can be the door to our own infinite potential

Rise of the Cyberhero

Steven and Michael Meloan | Posted 11.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Steven and Michael Meloan

Recognizing this groundswell of cyber-era empowerment and social activism, psychologist Dana Klisanin has proposed a new cultural archetype of the "cyberhero" -- those engaged in digital-era altruism.

Why Does the World Exist?

Glyn Vincent | Posted 10.28.2012 | Books
Glyn Vincent

In Jim Holt's lively, bestselling book, Why Does The World Exist?, the author informs us the very phrase, Big Bang, was coined by a cosmologist, Sir Fred Hoyle, who disagreed with the conception of a universe-creating explosion.

The Perpetual Motion of the Occupation

Hagai El-Ad | Posted 09.02.2012 | World
Hagai El-Ad

While it is true that legalizing theft is an inconvenient task for all parties involved (and especially for their lawyers), there are those who make the petty argument that the Principle of Inconvenience is more strongly felt by those being robbed.

Am I My Genes? The Question Of Fate, Free Will And Genetics

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 05.07.2012 | Religion
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

Some feel that God is the ultimate cause of disease. Others don't know what to believe and ponder the "cosmic roll of the dice." "There has to be a purpose to all this happening," one woman told me. "There has to be."

Science And Spirituality Can Transform Our World .. Together

Steven and Michael Meloan | Posted 11.13.2011 | Healthy Living
Steven and Michael Meloan

Darwinian narratives of "survival of the fittest" and mechanistic Newtonian physics are increasingly being seen as elements of a far greater and richer tapestry. Compassion and empathy seem to be hard-wired into us.

Can You Evolve On-Demand?

Steven and Michael Meloan | Posted 08.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Steven and Michael Meloan

We spend a lifetime learning the details of our culture and the tools of intellectual inquiry. But we invest virtually no energy in mastering our own consciousness.

Jason Linkins

CNN Poll Finds That Most People Think Bin Laden Is In Hell, In Case You Were Wondering

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.04.2011 | Media

I think most of us are glad to no longer be sharing the same space as Osama bin Laden, metaphysical or otherwise. But because a long time ago it was decided that it was acceptable for major news organizations to just take polls about whatever arbitrary thing happened to occur to them, CNN conducted a poll inquiring whether people thought Osama bin Laden was in Hell. Well, congratulations Hell: 61 percent of respondents say yes, Osama bin Laden will be spending his eternity in a special inferno-adjacent walled compound in Jahannam.

The Evolution Of Enlightenment

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Andrew Z. Cohen

In the new enlightenment, the point is no longer merely the liberation of the individual; it's the evolution of self, culture and cosmos through the individual

Contagious Transcendence--The Christmas Truce of 1914

Steven and Michael Meloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steven and Michael Meloan

A mysterious peace swept across the Western Front on Christmas Eve 1914. The Western Front, during World War I, was a system of trenches lined by woo...