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

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

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

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

Runner-up in the Bigelow Essay Contest

I'm thrilled to announce that I have been selected as a runner-up in the essay contest sponsored by the Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies (BICS)! The contest, entered by 204 parapsychological researchers from 38 countries, was for essays on the best evidence for the survival of human consciousness after permanent bodily death. I am delighted… Continue reading Runner-up in the Bigelow Essay Contest

coincidences, Interviews, Parapsychology

My interview on The Mystical Underground

I recently had the great pleasure of being interviewed by Trish and Rob MacGregor on their podcast The Mystical Underground. Trish and Rob are both prolific authors, writing both fiction and nonfiction on paranormal topics. It was a lot of fun discussing coincidences with two people who have so much experience on the subject! Here's… Continue reading My interview on The Mystical Underground

Book Reviews, memoir, Parapsychology

Top 15 Paranormal Memoirs

What is it like to see ghosts on a regular basis? Or to grow up knowing things about the future that then come true? What's it like to try to live a normal life after having a near-death experience and coming back from the "Other Side"? Or to discover that you appear to be able… Continue reading Top 15 Paranormal Memoirs