David Luke, PhD is a lecturer, writer and researcher. He has a special interest in the psychology of altered states of consciousness and ostensibly paranormal phenomena, and he is the current President of the Parapsychological Association, the professional scientific body for parapsychologists. He has studied techniques of consciousness alteration from South America to India, from the perspective of scientists, shamans and shivaites. He lives life on the edge, of Hackney in London.
Why is it that psychologists still abhor parapsychology with all this stuff going on in physics?
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Physicists describe method to observe timelike entanglement
January 24, 2011 by Lisa Zyga (PhysOrg.com) –
< More information: S. Jay Olson and Timothy C. Ralph. “Extraction... January 25th, 2011 | Extended Mind | Read More
Recently uncovered sound effects include a clapping echo that sounds like a jungle bird.
Acoustic archaeology is an emerging field that melds acoustical analysis and old-fashioned bone-hunting.
Ancient people created fun house-like temples that featured scary sound effects.
Some of the sites... December 14th, 2010 | Spirituality | Read More
Imagine… you are strolling along the Esplanade at Burning Man, and something catches your eye. Bands of lights are rapidly moving up and down a 30 foot high pyramid, from Red at the bottom, through Orange, Green, Turquoise, Indigo, Violet, and finally White light at the top. Nothing too unusual,... July 26th, 2010 | Science & Technology | Read More
A well-known factoid bandied about by psychedelic drug geeks is the idea that DMT, or some other psychoactive tryptamine, is produced by the pineal gland. When did this idea originate? And is it actually true?
By John Hanna for Erowid.org
During his talk “Psychoactive Drugs Throughout Human History”... June 8th, 2010 | Altered States | Read More
The protein that has long been suspected by scientists of being the master switch allowing brains to function has now been verified by an Iowa State University researcher.
Yeon-Kyun Shin, professor of biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology at ISU, has shown that the protein called synaptotagmin1... June 1st, 2010 | Science of the Mind | Read More
Silicon Shrinkwrap Melts Smoothly Onto Cat Brain to Monitor Activity in Real Time
The wetted silk can apply a thin silicon layer directly to the brain’s contours, shrink-wrap style, and monitor brain activity
By Jeremy Hsu
Silk-Silicon Let me get inside your head John Rogers
Implanting... May 4th, 2010 | Science & Technology | Read More
UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH
World People’s Conference on Climate
Change and the Rights of Mother Earth
Cochabamba, Bolivia, April 19 to 22, 2010
Working Group 3: draft February 2010
We, the peoples of Earth:
gratefully acknowledging... April 30th, 2010 | Environment | Read More
A team of doctors in western India is carrying out a study on a hermit who claims to have survived without food and water for 70 years.
The holy man claims that he derives energy through meditation.
April 30th, 2010 | Spirituality | Read More
WHEN cosmologist George Ellis turned 70 last year, his friends held
a party to celebrate. There were speeches and drinks and canapés
aplenty to honour the theorist from the University of Cape Town,
South Africa, who is regarded as one of the world’s leading experts
on general relativity. But there... April 12th, 2010 | Big Ideas | Read More
According to a recent report from the US based on SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health, “…the cough suppressant dextromethorphan (DXM) is found in more than 140 over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medications. In 2006 about 3.1 million persons aged 12 to 25 (5.3%) had ever... April 12th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More