after-death communication, Book Reviews, memoir

The Reluctant Psychic

When I posted my 15 favorite paranormal memoirs a few months ago, I left out one very important book: Suzan Saxman's The Reluctant Psychic. I originally borrowed this memoir from the library several years ago, which is why I didn't have a copy on my shelves to jog my memory. But I've now rectified the… Continue reading The Reluctant Psychic

coincidences, Parapsychology

Preview five chapters of my new book!

To give you a taste of my new book, The Source and Significance of Coincidences: A Hard Look at the Astonishing Evidence, here is the table of contents followed by the opening pages from five different chapters. And here are the purchase links if you want to buy the whole book! Happy reading! purchase from… Continue reading Preview five chapters of my new book!

Book Reviews, Parapsychology, Spirituality

Journalist Leslie Kean with more impressive evidence for an afterlife

I almost didn't buy Leslie Kean's new book Surviving Death, because I was worried it was nothing more than an overview of the afterlife evidence I'm already quite familiar with. But while there was certainly some description of the seminal case studies, there was also so much new material that it was absolutely worth the money I paid for a… Continue reading Journalist Leslie Kean with more impressive evidence for an afterlife

Book Reviews, Parapsychology, Spirituality

When your daughter remembers being your mom

Baby Katie learned to speak very early, and as soon as she could string sentences together, she began repeatedly asking her mother, "Remember when I was your mummy?" It was all fun and games--after all, kids say the darnedest things!--until one day her mother, Deb, decided to play along and asked her, "What was your name… Continue reading When your daughter remembers being your mom

Book Reviews, Parapsychology, Philosophy, Spirituality

Children Who Remember Heaven

A few years ago, philosopher Stephen E. Braude wrote an excellent book analyzing the evidence for life after death. His book, Immortal Remains, stands out from most other works in this field by virtue of its rigorous attention to detail and its careful consideration of alternative hypotheses for the evidence: notably, the super-psi hypothesis, which attributes apparent contact with the deceased… Continue reading Children Who Remember Heaven

Book Reviews, near-death experience, Parapsychology, Spirituality

Promised by Heaven

At 21, Mary Helen Hensley had a near-death experience in which she not only saw a play-by-play review of her current life, but she suddenly remembered all the lives she'd lived before. As the daughter of a Baptist minister, she didn't even have reincarnation on her radar. But there it was, portrayed in heaven as a reality. There are… Continue reading Promised by Heaven

Philosophy, Spirituality

A World Ruled by Meaning

Those who know of my intense interest in near-death experiences and past-life memories might be surprised to discover that, not so long ago, I was an atheist. Four years ago, I didn't believe in a higher power and I didn't believe in life after death. I had given up all those "spiritual" beliefs around age twenty, when I… Continue reading A World Ruled by Meaning