Philosophy & Science

The Spark in the Machine

When I was three years old I caught my thumb in a folding chair. I cannot remember this episode, filled as it must have been with blood and pain, but my mother does. She packed the amputated tip of the thumb on ice and rushed me to the Emergency Department,...

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The Moral Molecule

Consider the lowly lobster. The scary-looking crustacean Homarus americanus has never been thought of as particularly moral, or particularly romantic (unless, of course, the context is drawn butter and a good white wine). Heavily armored and heavily clawed, these beasts are highly aggressive, highly territorial, and, at least in captivity,...

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The One Mind is not an Infinite Blob

If all individual minds are part of a greater mind, what keeps all mental activity from melding into some featureless muddle in the One Mind? What accounts for the specificity and individuality we see in One-Mind, beyond-the-body experiences? How does a concerned mother who senses that her child is in...

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Sandy Newbigging

Stop Treating Symptoms by Healing the Hidden Cause

When you fully appreciate the immense and immediate impact that your mind is always having within your body and life, it becomes clear that physical wellness and emotional well-being are intimately connected. Consequently, physical health complaints don’t necessarily have purely physical causes and unhealthy beliefs and emotional unease can be...

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The Key to Happiness and Healing

Perhaps the biggest gift I have received on my spiritual path, and particularly from A Course in Miracles, is an understanding of and a means for practising forgiveness. I have found that, practised as often as the need arises (which is quite often!), forgiveness brings not just an easing of...

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Proof of Heaven

Proof of Heaven

I am a neurosurgeon. I earned my MD in 1980 and during the intervening years I was involved in the development of advanced technical procedures like stereotactic radiosurgery and MRI-guided neurosurgical procedures for repairing hard-to-treat brain conditions like tumours and vascular disorders. I also authored and co-authored more than 150...

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