after-death communication, France, near-death experience, Parapsychology, Philosophy

A few recent publications

I've gotten behind on posting about my recent publications. So here's a quick guide to the items I've published this summer, in parapsychology and in philosophy, in English and in French. An audio version of my 2016 scholarly philosophy book The Feeling of Value, narrated by me (except for the foreword by Thomas Nagel, which… Continue reading A few recent publications

Book Reviews, near-death experience, Parapsychology, Philosophy, Spirituality

Why an Afterlife Obviously Exists

Why an Afterlife Obviously Exists is the title of a new book being released this weekend, and I have to say, it does an admirable job of arguing its thesis! Written by Jens Amberts, who trained in philosophy at Linköping University in Sweden, it takes four well-established and uncontroversial premises about near-death experiences and argues… Continue reading Why an Afterlife Obviously Exists

after-death communication, near-death experience, Parapsychology, Writing

The Beyond Death Audiobook

My first audiobook is now available! With the assistance of Mike Clelland, an excellent narration coach and audio editor (in addition to being an accomplished author), I was able to narrate Beyond Death myself and produce an audiobook that I am very proud of. You can listen to a 5-minute sample for free on Audible… Continue reading The Beyond Death Audiobook

Interviews, love, Spirituality

The Behind Greatness Podcast

This month, I had the privilege of being interviewed by Luciano Volpe on the podcast Behind Greatness, which profiles accomplished people from a huge variety of professions, including a fair number of parapsychologists and other people with interesting paranormal experiences. Since learning about this podcast, I have listened to a number of their episodes and… Continue reading The Behind Greatness Podcast

Parapsychology, psychology, Science

Are Paranormal Beliefs a Result of Lazy Thinking?

The following article originally appeared on my Psychology Today blog Mysteries of Consciousness on February 15, 2022. In their 2021 New York Times bestseller Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment, Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, and Cass R. Sunstein remark that “belief in ghosts, astrology, and extrasensory perception” is associated with lower Cognitive Reflection Test scores, implying that belief in… Continue reading Are Paranormal Beliefs a Result of Lazy Thinking?

after-death communication, coincidences, Interviews, near-death experience, Parapsychology, reincarnation

“Beyond Death” interview with The Mystical Underground

Yesterday, Trish and Rob MacGregor had me back on their podcast The Mystical Underground to talk about my new book, Beyond Death: The Best Evidence for the Survival of Human Consciousness. We talked a lot about apparitions: not just apparitions of the deceased, but also apparitions of living out-of-body experiencers and apparitions of people having… Continue reading “Beyond Death” interview with The Mystical Underground

after-death communication, consciousness, Interviews, near-death experience, Parapsychology, Philosophy, reincarnation

New Thinking Allowed Interview

While in Las Vegas last month for the awards ceremony for the Bigelow prize, I got the chance to be interviewed by the first-place prize winner, Jeffrey Mishlove, for his YouTube channel New Thinking Allowed. If you don't know about his channel yet, you're in for a treat. He has many distinguished guests--many of them… Continue reading New Thinking Allowed Interview

coincidences, Interviews

Using coincidences to tune in to your intuition

Just before Christmas, I did a lovely interview with Luisa Carel of Passion Harvest where we talked about how to decipher the meaning of coincidences and the ways they can guide us in the big decisions of our lives. Specifically, we talked about how coincidences can help us (have helped me!) tune into our intuition… Continue reading Using coincidences to tune in to your intuition

after-death communication, consciousness, near-death experience, Parapsychology, reincarnation

My new book, Beyond Death, is out!

This past Nov. 1, my essay "Beyond Death" won a runner-up prize in the Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies essay contest for the best evidence on the survival of human consciousness after permanent bodily death. On Dec. 4, I went to Las Vegas to receive my award from Robert Bigelow (R) and Colm Kelleher (L),… Continue reading My new book, Beyond Death, is out!

after-death communication, consciousness, near-death experience, Parapsychology, reincarnation

Bigelow Contest Essays Now Online

The winning essays of the recent contest sponsored by the Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies are now available online in PDF format. All of the essays address the question "What is the best evidence for the survival of human consciousness after permanent bodily death?" I haven't read even half of the essays yet (there are… Continue reading Bigelow Contest Essays Now Online