Curious About Previous Lifetimes? What To Know About Past Life Regression Therapy

Writer By Sarah Regan Have you ever met someone who felt familiar and thought, maybe we knew each other in a past life? Past life regression therapy exists to help people explore lives gone by. But does it work, and is it even a good idea to begin with? Here’s what experts in science and spirituality have to say about it. The concept of a “past life.” Past life therapy presupposes reincarnation, the concept that our soul or consciousness lives on through multiple lifetimes. As child psychiatrist and past-life researcher Jim B. Tucker, M.D., tells mbg, past life therapy operates from the idea that there is “carry-over … Continue reading Curious About Previous Lifetimes? What To Know About Past Life Regression Therapy

Revenge Is Sweet – But Also Bitter

By Matthew Warren Psychology is great at confirming — or challenging — all the old sayings. We’ve previously looked at studies examining whether it’s true that “you shouldn’t go to bed on an argument”, that “time flies when you’re having fun”, and that “ignorance is bliss”. Now a paper in Social Psychological and Personality Science has investigated whether “revenge is sweet”. Andreas B. Eder and colleagues at Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg find that people do seem to get something positive out of exacting revenge — but it can leave a bitter aftertaste too. Some studies have found that retaliation can make the victim of a transgression … Continue reading Revenge Is Sweet – But Also Bitter

How You Think Today Is How You Live Your Life

In an excerpt from her Dharma Talk on the Threefold Practice of Won Buddhism, Rev. Grace Song explains why sound thought is so important. By Rev. Grace Song Why is it important to make choices with sound thought in all that we do? The sequence is usually think first, and then put it into action. Here, thinking is extremely important. How are we thinking? Do I have the ability to see the big picture, or do I only focus on myself? My actions vary depending on how wide, deep, and long (in terms of time) my thinking is. Let’s say you live in … Continue reading How You Think Today Is How You Live Your Life

Philosophy’s lack of progress

For centuries, all philosophers seem to have done is question and debate. Why do philosophical problems resist solution? Chris Daly is professor of philosophy at the University of Manchester, UK. Edited by Nigel Warburton Philosophy seems to be on a hiding to nothing. It has a 2,500-year history in the West and an extensive back-catalogue – of problems. There are questions about what exists, and what we know about it, such as: Do we have free will? Is there an external world? Does God exist? and so on. There are also questions of analysis and definition such as: What makes a sentence true? What makes an act … Continue reading Philosophy’s lack of progress

Blue bubbles helped “make the cause of climate change visible” say visualisers behind viral video

by Jennifer Hahn  A 2012 animation showing New York City being buried under a mountain of giant bubbles allowed people to appreciate the scale of carbon emissions for the first time, according to its creators Real World Visuals. Released in 2012, the computer-generated timelapse shows the city being buried under a mountain of bubbles representing the city’s 54 million tonnes of annual CO2 emissions. “Carbon emissions are invisible and that’s a core part of the problem,” said Real World Visuals co-founder Antony Turner. “If carbon dioxide was purple, we would start taking notice.” Making abstract concept of emissions more understandable In the video, the communications agency depicted the … Continue reading Blue bubbles helped “make the cause of climate change visible” say visualisers behind viral video

Want to Get Rich? Science Says People Most Likely to Build Exceptional Wealth Possess 5 Fundamental Personality Traits

Wealthy people tend to be stable, flexible, able to make independent decisions, and more focused on themselves than others (but in an oddly positive way.) BY JEFF HADEN@JEFF_HADEN “Wealth consists not in having great possessions,” the Stoic philosopher Epictetus once said, “but in having few wants.” Sounds wise. But that doesn’t keep people from wanting to be rich. Even though we all define wealth and success differently, most of us factor at least some degree of wealth into our success equations. (If nothing else, money creates choices.)  So how, if financial success is your goal, can you get rich? Science says the answer lies not just in … Continue reading Want to Get Rich? Science Says People Most Likely to Build Exceptional Wealth Possess 5 Fundamental Personality Traits

Acceleration Of Coastal Overtopping Around The World

Diagram explaining the phenomenon of marine submersion© Rafaël Almar & al., Nature Communications By Eurasia Review The combination of sea level rise, tides, storm surge and waves has increased the overtopping of natural and artificial coastal protection by nearly 50% in the last two decades. This revelation comes from an international study coordinated by IRD, involving international partners. The study was published in the prestigious scientific journal Nature Communications. By combining satellite data and digital models, the researchers have shown that coastal overtopping, and consequently the risk of flooding, is set to further accelerate over the 21st century, by up to 50-fold under … Continue reading Acceleration Of Coastal Overtopping Around The World

Stunning archaeological find: Is there an ‘underworld’ under the earth?

The paintings in the strange stone carvings, which were probably made about 3,200 years ago, include details of an “underworld” sitting beneath the earth. By MAARIV Archaeological excavations at the Yazılıkaya Rock Temple in Turkey, which began almost 200 years ago, revealed an ancient calendar and a map of the cosmos that present interesting evidence. The paintings in the strange stone carvings, which were probably made about 3,200 years ago, include details of an “underworld” sitting beneath the earth. Watch an explanation from Luwian Studies University that researched the subject: In the temple, discovered by French archaeologist and historian Charles Texier as … Continue reading Stunning archaeological find: Is there an ‘underworld’ under the earth?

Sylvia Plath and the Loneliness of Love

“Life is loneliness… Yes, there is joy, fulfillment and companionship — but the loneliness of the soul, in its appalling self-consciousness, is horrible and overpowering.” BY MARIA POPOVA Western psychologists have rightly observed that “who we are and who we become depends, in part, on whom we love.” Zen Buddhists have rightly observed that “to love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love.” That lacuna between whom and how, between the objects of our love and its observance, is powerful space for transformation. For those of us who have not come into the world under the most optimal of circumstances and have not been … Continue reading Sylvia Plath and the Loneliness of Love

How equality slipped away

For 97 per cent of human history, all people had about the same power and access to goods. How did inequality ratchet up? Kim Sterelny is professor of philosophy at the Australian National University. His books include Language and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Language (2nd ed, 1999), co-authored with Michael Devitt; The Evolved Apprentice: How Evolution Made Humans Unique (2012) and From Signal to Symbol: The Evolution of Language (forthcoming, 2021), co-authored with Ronald J Planer. His most recent book is The Pleistocene Social Contract: Culture and Cooperation in Human Evolution (2021). Edited by Sam Dresser Most of us live in social worlds that are profoundly … Continue reading How equality slipped away