Interview with Graham Hancock: Ancient Civilisations & Altered States of Consciousness

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By ANDREW GOUGH— Few, if any, have contributed more to the alternative history and esoteric genres than Graham Hancock. At the peak of his career, and on the eve of his first speaking tour of Australia [in 2012], Andrew Gough met up with Graham to discuss his legacy and what the future may hold for the greatest voice of his generation. [Graham Hancock will tour Australia in 2014 - go to www.grahamhancocktour.com.au for dates]. ANDREW GOUGH (AG): Graham, hi. Welcome to New Dawn … [Read more...]

A Life of Philip K. Dick: The Man Who Remembered the Future

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By ANTHONY PEAKE This year saw the 30th anniversary of the death of one of the most influential writers of all time, the iconic Philip K. Dick. Although virtually unknown outside of science fiction circles, during his lifetime Dick’s intriguing philosophy on the nature of reality has become a staple of the modern Hollywood movie. Huge blockbusters such as Total Recall, Minority Report, The Adjustment Bureau, Blade Runner, A Scanner Darkly and Paycheck were loosely based directly on his novels … [Read more...]

Extended Minds: The Mental Fields Within & Beyond Our Brains

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By RUPERT SHELDRAKE, Ph.D. We have been brought up to believe that our minds are inside our heads, that mental activity is nothing but brain activity. Instead, I suggest that our minds extend far beyond our brains; they stretch out through fields that link us to our environment and to each other. Mental fields are rooted in brains, just as magnetic fields around magnets are rooted in the magnets themselves, or just as the fields of transmission around mobile phones are rooted in the phones … [Read more...]

The Fairytale of Materialism: How ‘Fundamentalists’ Hijacked Science

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By DR. BERNARDO KASTRUP The theme of this special issue of New Dawn Magazine is important in more ways than meet the eye at first. The notion of forbidden ideas in science is intriguing for obvious reasons. After all, it is undeniable that the intellectual establishment has historically blacklisted some of the most important breakthroughs in science over the centuries. To mention only one example, for decades Isaac Newton’s then-revolutionary idea that an invisible force called gravity acted at … [Read more...]

Minds Beyond Brains: New Experimental Evidence

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By RUPERT SHELDRAKE— Where are our minds located? We have been brought up to believe that they are inside our heads, that mental activity is nothing but brain activity. Instead, I suggest that our minds extend far beyond our brains; they stretch out through fields that link us to our environment and to each other.  Mental fields are rooted in brains, just as magnetic fields around magnets are rooted in the magnets themselves, or just as the fields of transmission around mobile phones are … [Read more...]

Transcending Our Brain Created Reality: A New Call to Lift Nature’s Veil

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By BERNARDO KASTRUP, Ph.D. The study of non-ordinary states of consciousness is quickly becoming an established area of scientific and philosophical inquiry. Yet, all the enthusiasm about finding out what these non-ordinary states are somehow obfuscates much bigger, important, and urgent questions: What as-of-yet unknown aspects of reality do they give us access to? And what significance do those hold for the human adventure in space-time? In this article, I’d like to make a call-to-arms of … [Read more...]

Reincarnation, the ‘Interlife’, Universal Consciousness & the Holographic Soul

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By IAN LAWTON— Modern studies repeatedly suggest that a significant proportion of people in the Western world now believe in reincarnation. Although this phenomenon can be traced back to various esoteric movements that flourished from the second half of the 19th century, it gained significant ground with the explosion of popular interest in Eastern spiritual approaches in the 60s. And it was reinforced by a proliferation of therapists offering to regress people into their past lives. Yet now … [Read more...]

Morphic Resonance & Morphic Fields: Collective Memory & the Habits of Nature

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By DR. RUPERT SHELDRAKE— The word morphic comes from the Greek morphe, meaning form. Morphic fields organise the form, structure and patterned interactions of systems under their influence – including those of animals, plants, cells, proteins, crystals, brains and minds. They are physical in the sense that they are part of nature, though they are not yet mentioned in physics books. All self-organising systems are wholes made up of parts which are in turn lower-level wholes themselves – such … [Read more...]

Tesla vs. Einstein: The Ether & the Birth of the New Physics

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By MARC J. SEIFER— Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was an electrical inventor, well known as a competitor of arch rival Tom Edison. Where Edison’s inventions include the light bulb, the microphone in the telephone and the phonograph, Tesla’s inventions include fluorescent lighting, the AC hydroelectric power system and wireless communication. Tesla is therefore mostly billed as an inventor.  The fact is, Tesla was also a physicist who studied in college such courses as analytic geometry, … [Read more...]

Consciousness, Resonance & the Paranormal: Synchronised Swimming in the Quantum Sea

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By MARIE D. JONES — As a kid, watching the synchronised swimming competition of the summer Olympic games, I was always struck by how silly the sport seemed. Not to mention how it looked! Later, as a wise adult, I came to understand and appreciate both the degree of difficulty of getting human bodies to move in perfect unison, and the beauty that results when they do. Humans often operate in synch with others. I am reminded of groups of women who work or live together menstruating at the … [Read more...]