science

Special offer to Cygnus Supporters from the Scientific Medical Network

Dear Friends, Greetings from the Scientific and Medical Network! As both Cygnus and SMN share a vision of inspiring their members to enhance their lives and know that spirituality can contribute to a meaningful life, we decided to collaborate so that Cygnus members could benefit from conferences and events organised by...

Continue reading...

Opening Heaven’s Door

Later that morning, we all received the call, the what-the-hell-are-you-talking-about news that my mother, with Rachel’s astonished assistance, dialed out to the family. But Katharine, one hundred miles east of my parents, in Montréal, received her message differently. ‘On the night of my father’s death,’ she would tell mourners at...

Continue reading...

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,...

Continue reading...

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,...

Continue reading...

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...

Continue reading...

Written in the Stars

When I was a scientist in the pharmaceutical industry from 1995-1999 I must confess that whenever I heard talk of astrology I would dismiss it as unscientific or ‘pseudoscience’, even though I had a keen interest in the power of the mind over the body, which was also sometimes labelled...

Continue reading...