“Free will and predetermination both operate in physical reality. The soul predetermines the what and why of your experience—your purpose and a number of other important lessons. But it’s up to you to decide how, where, when, and with whom you realize these plans.”
Otherwhere by Kurt Leland
Greening the Paranormal: Exploring the Ecology of Extraordinary Experience by Jack Hunter
Greening the Paranormal explores parallels between anomalistics (the study of the paranormal in all its guises, incorporating parapsychology, paranthropology, cryptozoology, religious studies, and so on), and ecology (the study of living systems), not just for the sake of exploring interesting intersections (of which there are many), but for the essential task of contributing towards a much broader – necessary – change of perspective concerning our relationship to the living planet. Read more...
DOES FREE WILL EXIST? by Silver Birch THE question of free will is one that has dogged man through the centuries. Can we change the course of our lives? Do we have absolute or partial free will?
Materialism and Madness by Dr Benjamin Wiker Materialism isn't just about wanting more stuff. It is believing that stuff is all there is... that we are only material creatures with no soul and no immortal destiny. That is what causes madness.
Our most eminent and up-to-date scientists and social planners argue that, because only matter is real, belief in spiritual reality and the immaterial soul is foolish and out of date. The great G. K. Chesterton, taking the side of sanity, argued that materialism was a species of madness.
The mystery of Patience Worth Over 24 years, Patience Worth dictated books, short stories, plays and poems, through the mediumship of a woman in St Louis, Missouri. Michael Tymn investigates.
Choosing Truth over Fact and Holey Jeans by Michael Tymn: When, during a recent presidential campaign speech, former American vice-president Joe Biden said that he chooses “truth over facts,” it was assumed that he blundered and meant to say that he chooses “fact… Read more
The Horses that Defied Science by Michael Tymn: There have been many stories of very intelligent and otherwise gifted animals over the years, but I’ve not heard of any more mind-boggling than that of the Elberfeld horses of Germany (then Central… Read more
Ruling out Telepathy: “Mudder” for Mother by Michael Tymn: It was considered “unscientific” for early psychical researchers to conclude that they were hearing from spirits of the dead through mediums. Although telepathy, or mindreading, was also considered unscientific… Read more
Dissecting the Human Aura by Michael Tymn: Professor Robert Hare, one of the earliest psychical researchers, identified two modes giving rise to the various spirit manifestations: “In the one mode, they employ the tongue to speak, the fingers to… Read more