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Reconciling the Paranormal with Hinduism and Buddhism

Posted by Melinda Stum on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, In : Paranormal Theory 
by Melinda Stum  

The religious faith traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism have significant, long-lasting roots in our human history. These traditions are remarkably similar. Yet, they differ significantly in their perspectives of the human soul (or essence), the process of reincarnation, and the experience of the disembodied spirit (e.g. ghosts). 


The theological anthropology of Hinduism states that the human person is composed of three components: the physical body, the ksooshma shar...
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Brain Science and the Paranormal

Posted by Karen Frazier on Monday, February 11, 2013, In : Science 
This article is part of the SSPR Blog's ongoing look at physiological and psychological factors that may be misperceived as paranormal phenomena. 

Many cases of reported paranormal phenomena can be explained by common biochemical or psychological events. One such factor is the way human beings store memories in their brains. 

Brain scientists have found that the way we store and retrieve memories makes it easy for us to misperceive or misremember events. The brain doesn't store memories in enti...
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Afterlife Research: The Whole Enchilada

Posted by Karen Frazier on Friday, December 28, 2012, In : Paranormal Theory 
by Karen Frazier
I wind up in a lot of conversations with people about why I am involved in paranormal research. While everyone's answer to this question is different, when I talk to the guests on my radio show who are involved in paranormal research, the answer often centers on searching for an explanation for anomalous experiences in childhood or young adulthood.

Having such an experience can certainly trigger the quest for understanding about the paranormal. It did for me. While the story I...
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Brushes with the Afterlife

Posted by Karen Frazier on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, In : Paranormal Theory 
by Karen Frazier

I've spent a majority of my life studying the afterlife. While paranormal research is probably the most obvious way to do this, it is actually the most recent subject in my ongoing pursuit.

As a child, I grew up with the traditions of the Christian church. I questioned those beliefs from an early age, however, because some things just didn't make a whole lot of sense to me. 

You see, along with an insatiable curiosity about the origins of the human soul, I also absolutely adore ...
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