A Conversation with Stuart Hameroff

For more than 30 years I have generally come to the Arizona desert once a year, where my parents escape the Minnesota winters. It is in Arizona where I first learned to write from a subconscious space. Something about the starkness of the seemingly inhospitable whitewashed pebbly dirt… the ashen green scrub brushes and aggressive…

Argon, Ebola, Birdman and Rumi

In a one-week period, I saw the excellent documentary “I Am,” by Tom Shadyac — filled with the visual glimpses of hope and decay, competitiveness and compassion that yin and yang us through our daily lives — and “Birdman,” with some very poignantly written and poignantly acted glimpses of the struggle we all have to…

An Exploration of Past-Life Regression

Past-life regression is not something I have formed any strong opinions about. Primarily because I didn’t know how it would “work.” But the more I dig into material about a consciousness of the universe, the more things like past-life regression might make some sense. Backing up for a moment… Years back, on a lark, I…

Life as Impressionism

Claude Monet, Impression, Sunrise

In recent days I’ve inexplicably been thinking of painting. Not picking up a brush myself — I have no talent or vision in anything but word as my medium — but… Once upon a time “normal” people crafted pottery and sculpted figurines and cave paintings to show something between the “here” of experience and the…

Guide #2: On Awareness, Consciousness, Near-Death

Not a simple thing, to boil down theories of consciousness into a 10-page e-guide… but… in this conversation we explore interesting ideas about whether the universe is fundamentally made of awareness, even more so than matter and energy. Excerpt: There are many definitions of “consciousness.” In D’Amasio’s case, he is looking specifically at how we…