Near Death Experiences -- Is There A Logical Explanation?Written by Lady Camelot
Near Death Experiences -- Is there a logical explanation? by Lady Camelot
In August edition of Reader's Digest, I stumbled upon a compelling article, "After Life," by Anita Bartholomew. The article takes an intricate look into controversial world of "after life" or "near death experiences." I found myself being hurled into riveting article like a child in a candy store. In Ms. Bartholomew's revealing summary, van Lommel (a British researcher) made an interesting statement, "You can compare brain to a TV set. The TV program is not in your TV set." Thus, where lies consciousness?
Modern scientists cannot explain NDEs, or in my opinion-- do not want to accept it. What is a Near Death Experience? An NDE is an experience which may include feeling of being outside of one's physical body. The person may move through a form of darkness or tunnel. He or she may meet deceased loved ones and even other entities. However, most recall an indescribalbe light that seemingly beckons them. Some NDEs are beautiful and peaceful, while others can be terrifying or unpleasant. In any event, most cases of NDEs result in a life-altering transformation.
While some believe that NDEs dramatically prove life after death, others seem to think a near death experience is a hallucination which brain manifests in itself when pushed to extreme limits. What has been discovered is that different cultures, do in fact, experience similar episodes of NDEs. The only differential in other regions of globe is that where one may see light here, others may see tall buildings or even stars. This, of course, transcends multi-diverse belief systems and how things or events are viewed in relation to NDEs.
Ultimately, what one person sees, hears or experiences during an NDE is entirely up individual's own belief system. Many persons may never have a near death experience because their own belief systems do not allow these thought patterns to channel their own mind; therefore, what you or I value or have learned to be recognitive of does not always apply in NDEs.
Plato's ATLANTIS -- Fact, Fiction or Prophecy?Written by Lady Camelot
Plato's ATLANTIS - Fact, Fiction or Prophecy? by Lady Camelot
Atlantis is often described as paranormal or mythical, but is it really? In two of Plato's great works, Timaeus and Critias, Plato describes an Athenian civilization in diaglogue between Critias, Socrates, Timaeus and Hermocrates. (Predating Plato by 9,000 years, or 9,600 BC) Atlantis, according to Critias, was a great Athenian city which, by hand of mankind, met with cataclysmic destruction. By his (Solon) grandfather's education, Critias retold story of an Athenian civiliation. Critias claimed that Solon (not only his grandfather, but a Greek traveler and historian from Egypt), stayed and interrelated with great Egyptian priests. The recordings from Solon were then given to Plato by Critias. Because Plato's works are considered historical fact, one can only assume that Atlantis DID indeed exist.
According to Plato's historical literature, Atlantis was an organized , massive military state that at end of its realm, met with great, natural calamity during planning stages on an assault on Egypt.
Agrigculturally, Athenian nation was well educated and able to create herbal remedies from plants. Their irrigational skills were very advanced, as they constructed muliple canals to irrigate their plains and farmlands. Due to their superior intelligence, reservoirs and buildings like Metropolis were constructed, hydraulically-engineered machines and bridges were built, literary pieces and laws were written; and most often, their objects were coated with bronze, copper or gold.
Based on a monarchy and systemized class, Atlantis civilization also held a valuable status for women. Historically thought to be greatest of all nations, Atlantis ruled all surrounding land with their emperiorical laws.
Apart from being an advanced civilization, Atlantis (according to Plato), was a massively-sized continent. By Critias' measurements, Atlantis would have been about 3,400 x 2,300 miles in size - this is larger than some, major oceanic basins. Critias accounts that Egyptian priests told of Atlantis being located beyond Pillars of Hercules (the Strait of Gibraltar); this, where Atlanic Ocean and Mediteranian Sea intercede one another. Today, some evidence has been provided that denote underwater walls and roads, and a set of islands resembling shape of Atlantis in Caribbean Sea. Another possible theory would be that Atlantis could possibly rest on Mid-Atlantic Ridge, (a beneath-ground mountain range); while some researchers believe that Atlantis could be in Azores, Crete or Canary Islands.