In the first half, neurosurgeon for the last 25 years, Eben Alexander, M.D., discussed his transcendental Near-Death Experience (NDE), in which he was driven to the brink of death and spent a week deep in coma in 2008 from a severe case of bacterial meningitis. In contrast to many other NDEs, his memory of his life on Earth was wiped out during his experience. He first went into a long period of being in a dark, murky place with the sense of roots or vessels around him, and a monotonous pounding sound. "It was from that that I was actually rescued by a floating, very fine white light," that had a beautiful melody, he said. From there, the spinning light opened into a lovely, verdant valley with butterflies and flowers, and a beautiful girl, whom he later learned was like his guardian angel. This area turned out to be a gateway, where he first recognized "the divine creative power beneath it all."
He felt a sense of love, and then traveled out to the universe, into "an infinite cold black void that was filled with that love, and also had this brilliant orb of light...There was this awareness of three of us, that divine infinitely knowing and loving creative source whom many would call God, this brilliant orb of light, and then my consciousness which was far beyond the consciousness of any individual," he detailed. During the experience, Alexander was told that he would be shown many things, but he was only there temporarily, and would eventually be returning to Earth. After his recovery, one of his conclusions based on his NDE, was that neuroscience is very far from understanding how memory works, "and I now believe that a lot of memory is actually associated with processes that are outside of the physical brain and physical universe."
In the latter half, 'Ghostbuster Gals' Ronnie Rennae Foster and Laura Lee Mistycah talked about their challenging work with ghostly incidents and attacks. They spoke about the problem of spirit attachments, using the terms Shove-In and Shove-On (instead of possession). A Shove-In is when a spirit enters a person and at times is able to control their behavior and thoughts, while a Shove-On, is when a person hears the words of the entity or senses their presence, they explained, adding that a Walk-In, is a different scenario entirely, when a benevolent soul enters a body as part of a prior agreement. Interestingly, the duo conducts some of the ghostbusting work remotely, Foster noted, describing a case in Manila where they communicated from their living room directly with a sorceress/spirit in the Philippines.
In 90% of cases where people commit suicide, they get stuck in a time loop, and have to relive their death over and over again, Foster stated. Mistycah talked about how the veil between dimensions is getting thinner, and the dimensions are bleeding into each other, increasing people's paranormal experiences. The two also expounded on the large amount of money spent on funerals and caskets, and the land needed for cemeteries. They suggested that cremation is a more sustainable process, and that cemeteries may actually contribute toward keeping some spirits earthbound.
Bumper music from Tuesday October 30, 2012