by Brendan D. Murphy, author The Grand Illusion: A Synthesis of Science and Spirituality Real scientific endeavour does not dictate what “should” be. Ideally, it designs a sound protocol through which nature can reveal what is. —BDM The Myth of Objectivity and Impartiality Doesn’t science state that paranormal occurrences are impossible? Philosophically, science … [Read more...]
The Question of Consciousness
Copyright by Brendan D. Murphy Author THE GRAND ILLUSION: A SYNTHESIS OF SCIENCE AND SPIRITUALITY - BOOK 1 Presented with author’s permission. (The following passage is excerpted from Chapter 1 of TGI) Etymologically, the word consciousness derives from the words scire (to know) and cum or con (with). Consciousness is “to know with.” So if you, the persona, cognize … [Read more...]
The Belief Effect in Psychokinesis: Sheep, Goat or Jackass?
The Belief Effect in Psychokinesis: Sheep, Goat or Jackass? © Brendan D. Murphy Repeated ignorant or stubborn denial of the existence of certain powers does not keep them from existing—except for us! —Harold M. Sherman Have you ever noticed how closed-minded skeptics (CMS) rarely if ever have any experiences with the siddhis (psychic faculties) or “the paranormal” in … [Read more...]
The Unconscious Mind
The Unconscious Mind Although Sigmund Freud was not the sole discoverer of the unconscious mind, he is given a majority of the credit for bringing this theory into the mainstream. Freud believed that there were underlying levels of the mind beneath the conscious one, and it is these hidden levels that dictate much of the behavior of an individual, especially the abnormal … [Read more...]