Andrew Clover - Novelist's Near Death Experience

Aug 18, 2014 by Martin Higgins

Andrew Clover is a writer, newspaper columnist and film and TV actor.

His latest novel, The Things I’d Miss, is inspired by an accident he experienced during which he says he found himself outside of his body, travelling instantly between his children in two locations, and reviewing moments from his life.

  

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Giulio Prisco - Transhumanist Spirituality: A New Religion for the Modern Age

Sep 3, 2013 by Martin Higgins

Giulio Prisco is a physicist and computer scientist, and formerly a senior manager in the European Space Agency.

He is a member of the board of directors of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies and one of the most influential voices in the transhumanist movement.

In both his 2004 essay Engineering Transcendence and his subsequent writing, he has probed the connections between transhumanism and spirituality, proposing an uncompromising and visionary “third way” philosophy that combines the aims of religion with the means of science.

  

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Graham Nicholls - Navigating the Out of Body Experience

Aug 8, 2013 by Martin Higgins

Graham Nicholls claims to have experienced hundreds of out-of-body experiences (OBEs) since his first spontaneous one at twelve years old. Over the years he has sought to hone the art in his efforts to increase the number of his own experiences and their attainability for others. Graham has for several years offered one-on-one coaching and in 2012 published Navigating the Out of Body Experience, detailing his techniques alongside an exploration of the science and philosophy of the area, as well as what to expect from an experience.

In the podcast, Graham discussed the idea of the OBE as taking place within “the extended mind”; his holistic, multi-disciplinary approach; the psychological and energetic benefits; the interviewer’s own experiences with OBEs, influencing his novel, Human+; the three main impediments to having an experience; Graham’s telepathy experiments with Rupert Sheldrake; and veridical evidence for OBEs.

  

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The Ego - Use it or Lose it?

Aug 3, 2013 by Martin Higgins

Roundtable. Looking at what the ego is, how it might be transcended, whether that is desirable, and how the ego might better be employed.

  

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