Don't ask me to BELIEVE anything!

April 13, 2014
I'm a huge fan of Barbara Ehrenreich's work.  My favorite to date: Brightsided.  I haven't read her latest book but did hear talk about it in her interview on Fresh Air with Terry Gross. I was blown away to hear her summarize the thesis of my book and would just love to sit down with her and discuss my ideas on how science could deliver the research we require to KNOW the nature of our consciousness/soul. I have the burning desire to get my ideas out and she has the connections and the attention of the world !  

Here's what she said:

"Why believe when you can know? I don't believe in extraterrestrials; I am really curious. I want to find out. I'll say I don't believe in evolution; I'm more or less convinced by the evidence. I would like to put the whole idea of faith and belief away. Let's try to find out things...The religions that fascinate and could possibly tempt me are not the ones that involve faith or belief. They are the ones that offer you the opportunity to know the spirit or the deity.  I think most readily of the West-African derived religions which involve ecstatic rituals where people apprehend the spirit or the God or whatever they are invoking and that they are trying to contact - I have respect for that.  But don't ask me to believe anything."
 

Rats and NDE's.

August 13, 2013
Possible Hints of Consciousness After Death Found in Rats BY BRANDON KEIM08.12.13http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/08/after-death-consciousness-rats/

While people are undergoing 'standstill' operations aka.... 

Deep hypothermic circulatory arrest ...for conditions such as brain tumors, which would offer an amazing opportunity to study
NDE's, instead we look at dead rats...who to date have never reported having a single NDE. There is a however a line in this 
article that should be noted:


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Eben Alexander gets kicked off his pedestal...

July 29, 2013
If you haven't heard of Eben Alexander's book "Proof of Heaven" which is #1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER list for many months now you might want to give it a read. Many have criticized him for the level of scientific research in the book which amounted to this:  
"While the neurons of my cortex were stunned to complete inactivity by the bacteria that had attacked them, my brain-free consciousness journeyed to another, larger dimension of the universe: a dimension I’d never dreamed existed and ...
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New Book: Waging Love

February 18, 2013
In the 'Conclusion' of Belief Is So Last Century I suggest we should move forward with both NDE research but also the the message that NDEers return to tell us from their little trip from their visit 'Home'. If consciousness is proven to survive and the reports are an accurate telling, then we would be that much further along, and if consciousness doesn't survive than I can see no other way to live on a warming planet with exponential growth and dwindling resources than to learn to love on a ...
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Host of Skeptiko checks in after reading my book...

February 3, 2013
"What a wonderful cruise through the real science of consciousness.   Cynthia has made the most important questions we could possibly ask fun to explore... and the answers accessible and inspiring." 

Alex Tsakiris
Host, Skeptiko.com


I was really excited to hear back from Alex after sending him the link to download my book. In fact it was the next morning that I got an email saying "I'm on page 50 and can't put it down...let's do a plug for your book on my show." Hell Yeah!! 
I've been a big fan o...

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AWARE Study Update January 2013

January 29, 2013

News posted at: www.horizonresearch.org

"The AWARE study which was started in 2008 is a long-term project that aims to study the relationship between mind consciousness and brain in patients who undergo cardiac arrest and clinical death. Many people have sent requests to the Horizon website for more information regarding this project. We have to firstly point out that the Horizon Research Foundation is  not directly involved with the running of the study and therefore does not have specific in...


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Did I Have An NDE?

January 17, 2013

Having just sent my book off to the printer I came across yet another great NDE book, Dying to Be Me by Anita Moorjani. This book is similar to Dr. Eben Alexander’s book Proof of Heaven, in that she had an NDE while in a coma as he did, and both recoveries are seen as medical miracles. On one level I was upset to learn of this book ‘too late’ to use as a resource for my book as she confirms and supports my thesis, but I managed to include one of her quotes and a reference for the printe...


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About Me


Cynthia Clayton Parent A Design Thinker (SeedtoSkyDesign.com), and interfaith minister with a certificate in Transpersonal Psychology, this book "Belief is So Last Century" is my synthesis required to complete my master's in 'Critical & Creative Thinking' at UMass Boston. It received a 'pass with distinction' and contributed to my graduating 'with distinction'.