657. Jeffrey Mishlove

New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, The PK Man, and Psi Development Systems. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in “Parapsychology” ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980). Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the Grand Prize winner of the 2021 Bigelow Institute essay competition regarding the best evidence for survival of human consciousness after permanent bodily death.

 

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Interview recorded August 6, 2022.

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YouTube Video Chapters:

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction and Background of Jeffrey Mishlove
  • 00:04:35 – A Dream of Uncle Harry’s Death
  • 00:08:58 – The Paranormal Capabilities of the Human Mind
  • 00:12:49 – Followed a Dream to Pursue My Interests
  • 00:17:00 – Consciousness and the Universe
  • 00:20:51 – The Significance of Parapsychology and Consciousness
  • 00:24:42 – Society with Fundamental Consciousness Understanding
  • 00:28:49 – Believing in the Power of Manifestation
  • 00:32:57 – White Crows and Psychical Research
  • 00:37:16 – The criticism of research with Mrs. Piper and the Dark Age of scientism
  • 00:41:31 – The Rise of the Spiritual but Not Religious Movement
  • 00:45:28 – Potential Capabilities of Humans and Moral Development
  • 00:49:28 – The Cosmic Game of Life and Suffering
  • 00:53:38 – Levels of Creation and the Unknown Mysteries of the Universe
  • 00:58:05 – The Reality of Macro Psychokinetic Phenomena
  • 01:02:12 – Interface between Dreams and the Bardo Planes
  • 01:06:22 – Similarities between mystical and near-death experiences
  • 01:10:49 – The Bardo Planes and Higher Dimensions
  • 01:14:28 – Living Agent Psi and the Afterlife
  • 01:18:20 – The Fisher Hoffman Process and the Dictated Therapy
  • 01:22:10 – Pre-birth Communication
  • 01:26:20 – Electronic communication with the deceased
  • 01:30:18 – Difficulty in Identifying Authentic Psychic Occurrences
  • 01:35:03 – A Game of Chess with a Deceased Chess Master
  • 01:39:16 – Physical Mediumship and Materialization
  • 01:43:20 – Houdini’s Attempt to Expose Marjorie the Medium
  • 01:47:45 – The Reality of the Witnessed Experience
  • 01:51:38 – Remembering Dean Brown
  • 01:55:45 – The Fate of the Human Species
  • 02:01:46 – The Possibility of Past Lives
  • 02:02:38 – Closing Remarks

656. Bernard Carr

Bernard CarrBernard Carr is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy at Queen Mary University of London. As an undergraduate, he read mathematics at Cambridge University and for his Ph.D. he studied the first second of the Universe, working under Stephen Hawking. He was elected to a Fellowship at Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1975, and in 1980 spent a year traveling around America as a Lindemann Fellow before taking up a Senior Research Fellowship at the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge. In 1984 he was awarded the Adams Prize, one of the UK’s most prestigious mathematical awards. In 1985 he moved to Queen Mary and he became a Professor there in 1995. He has also held Visiting Professorships at various institutes in America, Canada, and Japan. His professional area of research is cosmology and astrophysics and includes such topics as the early universe, black holes, dark matter, and the anthropic principle. He is the author of around 300 papers and the books Universe or Multiverse? and Quantum Black Holes. He is also very interested in the role of consciousness as a fundamental rather than incidental feature of the Universe. In particular, he is developing a new psychophysical paradigm linking matter and mind which accommodates normal, paranormal, and mystical experiences. He also has a long-standing interest in the relationship between science and religion, especially Buddhism, having been the coholder of a grant from the Templeton Foundation for a project entitled “Fundamental Physics, Cosmology and the Problem of our Existence”. He is President of The Scientific and Medical Network and a former President of the Society for Psychical Research.

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Interview recorded July 24, 2022

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YouTube Video Chapters:

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction to Buddha at the Gas Pump with Rick Archer
  • 00:06:07 – The Three Books that Awakened My Interests
  • 00:11:41 – The Origins of the Anthropic Principle
  • 00:17:09 – Fine Tunings in Physics
  • 00:23:05 – The Number of Fundamental Constants in Physics
  • 00:28:41 – The Fine Tuning and Theology
  • 00:34:21 – The Changing Nature of Science
  • 00:39:47 – The Possibility of Primordial Black Holes as Dark Matter
  • 00:44:55 – The Possibility of Life in Different Universes
  • 00:50:31 – The Complexity Principle and the Hierarchy of Complexity
  • 00:56:20 – The Origin of Order in the Universe
  • 01:01:49 – The Existence of a Pre-Big Bang Mind
  • 01:07:31 – God’s Presence in the Universe
  • 01:12:42 – The Limits of Physics and Mathematics
  • 01:17:57 – Anomalies in the Standard Big Bang Model
  • 01:23:32 – Indirect Evidence of Fine Tuning and Containment of Superintelligence
  • 01:29:02 – Primordial Black Holes and Astronomical Observations
  • 01:34:07 – Connecting Science, Spirituality, and Psychical Research
  • 01:39:55 – Expanding Physics to Accommodate Consciousness
  • 01:45:51 – Expanding Science for Spirit
  • 01:51:53 – The Possibility of Levitation
  • 01:56:49 – Building a Bridge Between Mind and Spirit
  • 02:01:56 – The Reconciliation of Science and Religion
  • 02:07:34 – The Human Psyche and Probing Reality
  • 02:13:03 – Exploring the Mysteries of Reality
  • 02:18:26 – Extra dimensions and their implications
  • 02:23:55 – Hyperspatial Higher Dimensions and Consciousness
  • 02:29:40 – The Perception of Time and Consciousness
  • 02:34:51 – The Nature of Consciousness and Self-Identity
  • 02:40:09 – The Programmer of the Simulation
  • 02:44:54 – Wrapping up the Topics

652. Penny Sartori

Penny SartoriPenny Sartori became interested in death and dying early in her nursing career after a connection she developed while caring for a dying patient in the ICU. That event motivated Penny to question what happens when we die and this led to Penny undertaking a long-term study to investigate the near-death experiences of patients in ICU.

Penny worked as a nurse for 21 years and currently lectures at the nursing department of Swansea University.

Website: drpennysartori.com

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Transcript of this interview

Interview recorded Sunday, June 26, 2022

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YouTube Video Chapters:

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction and Background of Dr. Penny Sartori
  • 00:03:50 – Reflections on Death and Near-Death Experiences
  • 00:07:09 – The Disconnection from Nature and Primal Selves
  • 00:10:38 – Long-term Impacts of Near-Death Experiences
  • 00:14:00 – Impact of Near-Death Experiences
  • 00:17:23 – The Purpose of Near-Death Experiences
  • 00:20:36 – Beings from Higher Dimensions
  • 00:23:58 – Medications and Near-Death Experiences
  • 00:27:01 – The Importance of Understanding Near-Death Experiences
  • 00:30:10 – After Effects of Near-Death Experiences
  • 00:33:34 – Unexplainable Experiences during Near Death Experience
  • 00:36:39 – Heightened State of Awareness during Unconsciousness
  • 00:39:51 – Profound healing experiences through altered state of consciousness
  • 00:42:57 – A Profound Understanding of Quantum Physics
  • 00:46:11 – Consciousness as a Transmitter or Receiver
  • 00:49:30 – Different Experiences of Consciousness
  • 00:52:57 – Out-of-body experiences and consciousness after death
  • 00:55:48 – Wisdom of Ancient Traditions
  • 00:58:56 – Experiencing the Life Review
  • 01:01:53 – The Profound Effect of Actions on Individuals
  • 01:05:00 – Tactile and Auditory Experiences in NDEs
  • 01:07:59 – The Challenges of Verifying Out-of-Body Experiences
  • 01:11:03 – Near-Death Experiences and Perspective Shifts
  • 01:13:49 – Distressing Near-Death Experiences
  • 01:17:08 – Heavenly and Hellish Realms
  • 01:20:32 – Pleasant Experiences of Dying
  • 01:24:22 – Visited by Deceased Loved Ones During the Dying Process
  • 01:28:20 – The Transformative Potential of Near-Death Experiences
  • 01:32:28 – Transformative Experiences and Helping Others
  • 01:36:29 – Messages and Symbols After Death
  • 01:39:57 – Near-Death Experience and Empowering Communities