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    Mod+ 265. DR. GREGORY SHUSHAN ON CROSS-CULTURAL COMPARISON OF NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES

    HOW ARE NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES SIMILAR ACROSS CULTURES? 265. Real research into the question. Interview with religious scholar Dr. Gregory Shushan on the parallels between near-death experience accounts across cultures. Click here to listen on YouTube
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    Mod+ 264. JACK HUNTER ON PARANTHROPOLOGY, PARAPSCYHOLOGY AND SPIRIT COMMUNICATION

    I wonder if he hid under the covers and repeated his mantra: "Anything that can happen does...anything that can happen does..."
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    Mod+ 264. JACK HUNTER ON PARANTHROPOLOGY, PARAPSCYHOLOGY AND SPIRIT COMMUNICATION

    Robert Anton Wilson might have put it best:
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    Mod+ 264. JACK HUNTER ON PARANTHROPOLOGY, PARAPSCYHOLOGY AND SPIRIT COMMUNICATION

    & to answer the question: Of course experience matters. Even materialists base their entire false-edifice of "objectivity" on a subjective experience of the world as a narrowly-defined Newtonian billiard-ball table (as Alex put it). Experience provides the impetus to do anything & everything--...
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    Mod+ 264. JACK HUNTER ON PARANTHROPOLOGY, PARAPSCYHOLOGY AND SPIRIT COMMUNICATION

    Nice work Vortex. That's going to be a sick dialogue once it happens. Chomping at the bit to edit it already...
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    Pentamental Ep.4 w/ Bill Klaus & Donald DeGracia

    Agreed, well put. While I think it's rather non-opaque, at the same time it can easily be dismissed/overlooked by people who -- like the most recent episode of Skeptiko w/ Jack Hunter focused on -- deny their experience. And I think I'm more forgiving of the content because I found authors...
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    Pentamental Ep.4 w/ Bill Klaus & Donald DeGracia

    I have to disagree w/ you & Don a bit here. Certainly there is a highly subjective element to all this, but I feel Castaneda's perspective/advice stays quite true to shamanic tradition/teachings, and is therefore "sophisticated" enough. Complexity does not = superior. I think Castenada's is a...
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    Mod+ 264. JACK HUNTER ON PARANTHROPOLOGY, PARAPSCYHOLOGY AND SPIRIT COMMUNICATION

    Psychic tribes. Anthropology's surprising finding. 264. Way out there. Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko interviews Anthropologist Jack Hunter on Paranthropology and the significance of cross-cultural spirit communication for parapsychology. Click here to listen on YouTube
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    Pentamental Ep.4 w/ Bill Klaus & Donald DeGracia

    I didn't :) but I still agree that you drone on pretty well.
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    Pentamental Ep.4 w/ Bill Klaus & Donald DeGracia

    Fair is fair. We all know you're the main attraction. I concede.
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    Pentamental Ep.4 w/ Bill Klaus & Donald DeGracia

    Michael -- Maybe it's sort of weird/sick, but I derive a certain pleasure from having had a hand in creating something that confused you enough to drive you to question/investigate further/deeper. Really appreciate you listening once, let alone twice! I choose to think it was the hypnotic...
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    Pentamental Ep.4 w/ Bill Klaus & Donald DeGracia

    Here's an interesting article that synthesizes a number of passages from ASOI: http://www.zengardner.com/active-side-infinity/
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    Pentamental Ep.4 w/ Bill Klaus & Donald DeGracia

    I'll let Don answer the majority of your questions himself, but just wanted to mention The Active Side of Infinity, which was Castaneda's last book (pretty sure) before he passed. Maybe it's just the fact that I'm stumbling upon it at a time in my life when it seems particularly applicable...
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    Alex Interviewed on Sync Book Radio's 42 Minutes

    Saw this mentioned in another thread, but figured I'd give it a home of its own: http://thesyncbook.com/?pagename=42minutes&ep=163 12.16.14 Episode 163: Alex Tsakiris Why Science Is Wrong Visit: www.skeptiko.com Topics: Science, Consciousness, Emergent Properties, Body Schema, Quantum...
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    Mod+ Sex & The Sacred

    :) Amazing. Remember guys, "[hit] the walls and [work] the middle"
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