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  1. Richard Cox

    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    I've created a thread for the interview in the Extended Consciousness & Spirituality section of this forum, all the links are there - http://www.skeptiko-forum.com/threads/schizophrenia-possession-and-freedom-with-jerry-marzinsky.4244/ Maggie - I don't know if we mentioned it in the interview...
  2. Richard Cox

    Schizophrenia, Possession and Freedom - with Jerry Marzinsky

    Hello everyone, Here is an interview I've recently conducted with psychotherapist Jerry Marzinsky, about his work with people tormented by hearing abusive voices. Jerry came to believe these were the voices of vampiric entities, generating then feeding off negative human emotion. I ask Jerry...
  3. Richard Cox

    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    Okay, here is the interview with Jerry Marzinsky I mentioned, I'm going to publish it later in the week but will make it available here now. To reiterate, Jerry worked as a psychotherapist in hospitals and the US prison system, principally with schizophrenics. He came to believe 'the voices'...
  4. Richard Cox

    Hellish NDEs

    Two lines of questioning I plan on going down are - Do you see a possibility for a distinction between the experience itself and your interpretation of it? Could it have been symbolic in some way? And... How do you cope psychologically with holding such beliefs? Surely a belief in a God like...
  5. Richard Cox

    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    Thank you for the informative conversation Alex and Marisa, I'm not overwhelmingly interested in proving something otherworldly is going on with the mediumship. For me it's been done. I am very interested in the various questions that this provokes. The one I'm personally focusing on is the...
  6. Richard Cox

    Hellish NDEs

    Okay hopefully I have Bryan W Melvin coming on, author of A Land Unknown. Very similar experience to Bill Weise I think. What interests me is that the message Bryan says he got from the NDE, it wasn't an 'It's all about love it doesn't matter what religion you are' message; it was a 'believe...
  7. Richard Cox

    Hellish NDEs

    Hello everyone, I'm recording a series of interviews on Hell and hellish experiences. So far I've had Anglican priest Simon Small on, as well as NDE'er Angie Fenimore. Angie went to 'the edge of Hell' after a suicide attempt before being rescued by Jesus. The experience was totally...
  8. Richard Cox

    Tim Freke & Richard Cox, UFOs, 9-11, Climate And Truth |391|

    I'm not saying more power is good. I'm using the word power to point to a variety of things, from flying machines to water sanitisation to atom bombs. Coming into contact with spiritual philosophies in my late teens allowed me to see the world in a new (to me) way. The idea of Western Civ...
  9. Richard Cox

    Tim Freke & Richard Cox, UFOs, 9-11, Climate And Truth |391|

    Hello Michael, There are two distinct experiences I described, I'll briefly reiterate the first one, then focus on the second (as I feel it's more relevant) The first experience being the one I described in the Depression and Non-Duality article. I experienced what felt like the material world...
  10. Richard Cox

    Tim Freke & Richard Cox, UFOs, 9-11, Climate And Truth |391|

    Hello Michael, I certainly think 'mystical' experiences can arise without having an intellectual framework for them, but then we tend to map onto them whatever context we have. My first such experience was of finding a sense of transcendent peace, it occurred when I was around sixteen and had...
  11. Richard Cox

    Tim Freke & Richard Cox, UFOs, 9-11, Climate And Truth |391|

    I take your point Michael, but when I say 'something like materialist science gave us flying machines', I'm not making a value judgement that that's a good thing (indeed I've certainly entertained thoughts of Western science being a Frankenstein's Monster myself). I am certainly a supporter of...
  12. Richard Cox

    Tim Freke & Richard Cox, UFOs, 9-11, Climate And Truth |391|

    I messed up the reply above - That's a very good point David, regarding people studying, fiction certainly makes me think. As a counterpoint I would bring up the historical Jesus debate. It's my contention that hanging on to an historic Jesus causes all sorts of problems for Christians. Why...
  13. Richard Cox

    Tim Freke & Richard Cox, UFOs, 9-11, Climate And Truth |391|

    I've read the essays in his book Brief Peaks Beyond and listened to his Skeptiko interviews. I think he's great, top draw. I'll be very interested to read his paper on Idealism and physics thank you. The only point of contention I had with his Skeptiko interview (274) was that he seemed to be...
  14. Richard Cox

    Tim Freke & Richard Cox, UFOs, 9-11, Climate And Truth |391|

    Hello Michael, I too was raised loosely within the Protestant Church, I found a move towards materialism in a pure sense to be an escape from that. An escape from supernatural (and to me superstitious) notions of a God who writes books. I think I agree with the overwhelming majority of what...
  15. Richard Cox

    Tim Freke & Richard Cox, UFOs, 9-11, Climate And Truth |391|

    For anyone who believes there's hundreds of thousands of dollars to be made through writing books and spiritual teaching, I could only implore you to give it a go! Not only will you enrich yourselves but though the magic of market economics you'll be contributing to bringing the cost down for...
  16. Richard Cox

    Tim Freke & Richard Cox, UFOs, 9-11, Climate And Truth |391|

    I relate to these philosophical paradigms the way a good philanderer relates to women. When he's with one he'll stare deeply into her eyes becoming fully engrossed in her soul and swearing she's the only one. Then the next night he's in the bed of another, performing the same trick. So it is...
  17. Richard Cox

    Tim Freke & Richard Cox, UFOs, 9-11, Climate And Truth |391|

    That's why they have 'Heisenberg Compensators' in Star Trek, to explain how the teleporters can work. Apparently it's a running joke at conventions, someone will ask 'How do the Heisenberg compensators work?' and always be answered 'Very well thank you.' I wrote a little poem about what I...
  18. Richard Cox

    Tim Freke & Richard Cox, UFOs, 9-11, Climate And Truth |391|

    I'd be very happy to join the climate change group David, thank you. I have vague intention to do something around it on my podcast one day, but it won't be for a long while. I am more drawn to 9/11 and issues of war and terror and am just getting what will hopefully be a 9/11 series of the...
  19. Richard Cox

    Tim Freke & Richard Cox, UFOs, 9-11, Climate And Truth |391|

    'Also, the other bloke seemed to confuse materiality with materialism. Being anti-materialist does not mean against the material world, just an opposition to those who think this is the basis of what is. Its such a simple matter, so why get it wrong?' Could you give me rough time stamp for when...
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