New Thinking Allowed

When I record video conversations with members of the P.A. for the New Thinking Allowed channel on YouTube, I also post here. Many other interviews, relevant to parapsychology, with non-members can be viewed at www.newthinkingallowed.com

Saturday, May 26, 2018   3:41 AM

Reincarnation Cases and Karma with James G. Matlock

James G. Matlock, PhD, an anthropologist, is coauthor (with Erlendur Haraldsson) of I Saw a Light and Came Here: Children's Experiences of Reincarnation. He is a regular contributor to the online Psi Encyclopedia sponsored by the Society for Psychical Research in London. He has authored dozens of academic papers concerning reincarnation and related areas.

Here he suggests that the available case history data on reincarnation does not support the popular notion of "karma". The case history data does, however, support the sanskrit notion of "samskaras" or the continuation of psychological tendencies. Matlock suggests that this is "dispositional karma". He provides a number of interesting examples.

(Recorded on November 14, 2017) 

Saturday, May 26, 2018   3:39 AM

The Mind-Brain Interface with Marjorie Woollacott

Marjorie Woollacott, PhD, is emeritus professor of Neuroscience and Human Physiology at the University of Oregon. She is coauthor of the textbook, Motor Control: Translating Research Into Clinical Practice. She is author of Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind.

Here she describes a range of theoretical developments in the field of neuroscience relating to how the mind influences the brain. She cites the theories of Nobel laureates Roger Sperry and Sir John Eccles. She also describes in some detail how quantum mechanical fluctuations could influence consciousness. She notes that this research and theoretical work is consistent with the view of consciousness developed within Kashmir Shaivism.

(Recorded on April 12, 2018)
 

Saturday, May 26, 2018   3:36 AM

Kabbalah, Science, and Spirituality with Vernon Neppe

Vernon Neppe, MD, PhD, FRSSAf, refers to himself as a Dimensional Biopsychophysicist. He is a neuropsychiatrist and head of the Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute in Seattle. He is author, with physicist Edward Close, of Reality Begins with Consciousness: A Paradigm Shift that Works. He is also author of Déjà Vu Revisited, Déjà Vu: A Second Look, Déjà Vu: Glossary and Library, Cry the Beloved Mind: A Voyage of Hope, and Innovative Psychopharmacotherapy. His professional publications number over 700. Dr Neppe has amplified many of his concepts in two of the websites linked with his work. On www.Brainvoyage.com, his books are amplified. www.VernonNeppe.org is his gateway and includes more information on the Neppe-Close model of the Triadic Distinction Vortical Paradigm.

Here, he describes how the mystical Hebrew Kabbalah bears an uncanny resemblance to the metaparadigm he has developed with his partner, physicist Edward R. Close. He notes that both approaches suggest a mathematical structure underlying the known universe. Both approaches contain dimensions of consciousness. Both address the relationship between the finite and the infinite.

(Recorded on April 29, 2018)

 

Saturday, May 26, 2018   3:30 AM

Reincarnation in the Ancient World with James G. Matlock

James G. Matlock, PhD, an anthropologist, is coauthor (with Erlendur Haraldsson) of I Saw a Light and Came Here: Children's Experiences of Reincarnation. He is a regular contributor to the online Psi Encyclopedia sponsored by the Society for Psychical Research in London. He has authored dozens of academic papers concerning reincarnation and related areas.

Here he reviews our knowledge of reincarnation beliefs among the ancient Aryans, Hindus, Buddhists, Greeks, Romans, Jews, and early Christians. He notes that each of these cultures had contact with primitive, tribal peoples who based their reincarnation beliefs upon the sort of psychophysical signs that are observed today. Eventually each of these cultures elaborated their reincarnation beliefs.

(Recorded on November 14, 2017)

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