A short time ago, Scientific American asked me to take their magazine. I took the magazine for years but it go so esoteric that I would have had to go back to college to get the background for most of the articles. I had no intention of going through that again so I didn’t renew my subscription. However, Scientific American has a long memory and they kept pestering me. I decided to give it a try again thinking that I wouldn’t understand a darn thing but reading the magazine might keep my deteriorating old brain busy.
My understanding is that for a spirit to materialise takes a massive amount of energy and so this task is not undertaken lightly. One of the early proponents of the near death experience was Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross. Dr. Kubler-Ross recounted an experience in which she was engaged in conversation by a woman she knew had died months earlier. The woman’s skin appeared ‘waxy’ but other than that, she appeared quite normal.
This strikes me as a picture of our lives as well. We’ve read the first seven letters. We know where we’ve been. But we don’t know yet what will be in letter number eight. So we worry about it. These things are in the future. That’s the tomorrow, and some of the days ahead look very challenging, I think, for us.
I’ve always liked latest space news probably because my father often talked about it. The February 2007 issue has an article by Christopher J. Conselice entitledThe Universe’s Invisible Hand. Christopher is an astronomer and Lecturer at the University of Nottingham. He was at Cal Tech until recently.
This question is addressing one of the most difficult questions for Christianity to answer. God is supposed to love us, yet he also allows terrible thing to happen to us.
You will be amazed at the thoughts you have after learning about the Hmong hill tribes practice of burying the placenta in the house after birth, and then retrieving it when they die; do they know something we don’t in Western Cultures? Those who have observed this practice, actually came back thinking about it and not considering it superstition at all.
The book was made into a very bad movie directed by Roland Emmerich, who later became more famous for Independence Day and Star Gate. It would very much be a better project in the hands of, say, Terry Gilliam.