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Draws on the achievements of scientists, engineers, and mediums to consider the feasibility of life after death, from a reincarnation researcher's experimentation with out-of-body experiences to laboratory investigations into ghosts.

Author: Mary Roach

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393329124

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 311

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Draws on the achievements of scientists, engineers, and mediums to consider the feasibility of life after death, from a reincarnation researcher's experimentation with out-of-body experiences to laboratory investigations into ghosts.
2006-10-17 By Mary Roach

Mary Roach, Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2005), 219. 82. Michael A. Persinger, “Increased Geomagnetic Activity and the Occurrence of Bereavement Hallucinations: Evidence for MelatoninMediated ...

Author: Michael A. Jawer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781594779756

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 576

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A cutting-edge examination of feelings, not thoughts, as the gateway to understanding consciousness • Contends that emotion is the greatest influence on personality development • Offers a new perspective on immunity, stress, and psychosomatic conditions • Explains how emotion is key to understanding out-of-body experience, apparitions, and other anomalous perceptions Contemporary science holds that the brain rules the body and generates all our feelings and perceptions. Michael Jawer and Dr. Marc Micozzi disagree. They contend that it is our feelings that underlie our conscious selves and determine what we think and how we conduct our lives. The less consciousness we have of our emotional being, the more physical disturbances we are likely to have--from ailments such as migraines, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and post-traumatic stress to anomalous perceptions such as apparitions and involuntary out-of-body experiences. Using the latest scientific research on immunity, sensation, stress, cognition, and emotional expression, the authors demonstrate that the way we process our feelings provides a key to who is most likely to experience these phenomena and why. They explain that emotion is a portal into the world of extraordinary perception, and they provide the studies that validate the science behind telepathic dreams, poltergeists, and ESP. The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion challenges the prevailing belief that the brain must necessarily rule the body. Far from being by-products of neurochemistry, the authors show that emotions are the key vehicle by which we can understand ourselves and our interactions with the world around us as well as our most intriguing--and perennially baffling--experiences.
2009-05-21 By Michael A. Jawer

Mary Roach in her book Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife (2005: 85) writes, for example, “I don't know what homeopathists get up to nowadays, but back in the movements infancy it was nutter central.” I suppose that this could be ...

Author: Charles F. Emmons

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475942620

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 202

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The authors explore the evidence for consciousness apart from the body and whether there is survival of consciousness after bodily death. They investigate the existence and meaning of ESP, out-of-body experiences, near-death experiences, reincarnation, spirit mediumship, lucid dreaming and ghost experiences. They also share a variety of scientifc frames for looking at these happening and disclose their own paranormal experiences.
2012-08 By Charles F. Emmons

Unknown ( New York : Times Books , 2005 ) and Mary Roach , Spook : Science Tackles the Afterlife . Spooks and scientists from Dean Radin , “ Seeking Spirits in the Laboratory ” and Michael Persinger and Stanley Koren , “ Predicting the ...

Author: Rebecca Stefoff

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 0761426345

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 94

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"A critical exploration of ghosts and haunted houses"--Provided by publisher.
2008 By Rebecca Stefoff

Stenger, Victor J., God and the Folly of Faith: the Incompatibility of Science and Religion, Prometheus Books Amherst, NY, 2012, pg. 236-237 [←329] Roach, Mary, Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, W. W..

Author: Matthew O'Neil

Publisher: Ockham Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781910780138

Category: Philosophy

Page: 250

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What happens to us when we die? It's a question that has been debated for centuries, moulded through time to fit our ever changing views. Many religions teach that how we act in our life will determine where we will end up after life. If you follow religious teachings and adhere to their ethical standards, you will be rewarded and spend an eternity in heaven. If not, you will be punished and forced to spend forever in hell. Modern science, however, will tell you a completely different story: fanciful, hopeful tales of an afterlife are both rationally explainable and lacking in evidence. Theologian Matthew O'Neil demonstrates that the contemporary religious view of the afterlife is far from what our ancestors envisioned. Subjecting both original Scripture and contemporary faith to the rigours of modern science and rational philosophy, he seeks to answer one of humanities most famous puzzles: what happens After Life?
2022-06-29 By Matthew O'Neil

The Lost Secret of Death: Our Divided Souls and the Afterlife. Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads, 2003. ... Science and Spirit: What Physics Reveals About Mystical Belief. ... Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife. New York, NY: ...

Author: Marie D. Jones

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781435851795

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

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This book uses scientific theory to explain some of the extrascientific phenomena such as UFOs and poltergeists.
2009-01-15 By Marie D. Jones

Spook: Science tackles the afterlife. New York: W.W. Norton. Rosenbaum, R. (2004). Dead like her: How Elisabeth KiibIer-Ross went around the bend. Retrieved April 1, 2008 from: from: Schwartz, G. E. R. (2002).

Author: Jonathan C. Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444358940

Category: Psychology

Page: 432

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Pseudoscience and Extraordinary Claims of the Paranormal: A Critical Thinker's Toolkit provides readers with a variety of "reality-checking" tools to analyze extraordinary claims and to determine their validity. Integrates simple yet powerful evaluative tools used by both paranormal believers and skeptics alike Introduces innovations such as a continuum for ranking paranormal claims and evaluating their implications Includes an innovative "Critical Thinker’s Toolkit," a systematic approach for performing reality checks on paranormal claims related to astrology, psychics, spiritualism, parapsychology, dream telepathy, mind-over-matter, prayer, life after death, creationism, and more Explores the five alternative hypotheses to consider when confronting a paranormal claim Reality Check boxes, integrated into the text, invite students to engage in further discussion and examination of claims Written in a lively, engaging style for students and general readers alike Ancillaries: Testbank and PowerPoint slides available at
2011-09-26 By Jonathan C. Smith

3 Roach, Mary, Spook: Science tackles the afterlife, WW Norton & Company, 2006. 4 The Atlantic Paranormal Society, January 19, 2021, http://the-atlantic-paranormal- 5 Werts, Diane, “High spirits: Reality shows are alive ...

Author: Paul R Brewer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000461862

Category: Science

Page: 276

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This timely and accessible text shows how portrayals of science in popular media—including television, movies, and social media—influence public attitudes around messages from the scientific community, affect the kinds of research that receive support, and inform perceptions of who can become a scientist. The book builds on theories of cultivation, priming, framing, and media models while drawing on years of content analyses, national surveys, and experiments. A wide variety of media genres—from Hollywood blockbusters and prime-time television shows to cable news channels and satirical comedy programs, science documentaries and children’s cartoons to Facebook posts and YouTube videos—are explored with rigorous social science research and an engaging, accessible style. Case studies on climate change, vaccines, genetically modified foods, evolution, space exploration, and forensic DNA testing are presented alongside reflections on media stereotypes and disparities in terms of gender, race, and other social identities. Science in the Media illuminates how scientists and media producers can bridge gaps between the scientific community and the public, foster engagement with science, and promote an inclusive vision of science, while also highlighting how readers themselves can become more active and critical consumers of media messages about science. Science in the Media serves as a supplemental text for courses in science communication and media studies, and will be of interest to anyone concerned with publicly engaged science.
2021-09-30 By Paul R Brewer

Mary Roach is the author of the New York Times bestselling books Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (2003); Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex (2008); Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife (2005); and Packing for Mars: ...

Author: Christina Boufis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781615642984

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Writing Nonfiction gives narrative nonfiction writers the tools they need to elevate their storytelling to the next level. This guide will define narrative nonfiction, list the literary building blocks and teach you how to research your desired subject. Next, you'll find tricks for remembering details of events to use later, how to conduct interviews, how to craft several types of narrative stories and how to create captivating prose. Plus, you'll learn how to find inspiration and overcome obstacles such as stalled motivation or inhibitions and finally, how to find markets to get your work published. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Writing Nonfiction provides tips and tricks to help you get started on your writing journey.
2012-11-06 By Christina Boufis

Psychological, Scientific, and Theological Perspectives Thomas G. Plante, Gary E. Schwartz. unknown. ... The map of heaven: How science, religion, and ordinary people are proving the afterlife. ... Spook: Science tackles the afterlife.

Author: Thomas G. Plante

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000418026

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

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Human Interaction with the Divine, the Sacred, and the Deceased brings together cutting-edge empirical and theoretical contributions from scholars in fields including psychology, theology, ethics, neuroscience, medicine, and philosophy, to examine how and why humans engage in, or even seek spiritual experiences and connection with the immaterial world. In this richly interdisciplinary volume, Plante and Schwartz recognize human interaction with the divine and departed as a cross-cultural and historical universal that continues to concern diverse disciplines. Accounting for variances in belief and human perception and use, the book is divided into four major sections: personal experience; theological consideration; medical, technological, and scientific considerations; and psychological considerations with chapters addressing phenomena including prayer, reincarnation, sensed presence, and divine revelations. Featuring scholars specializing in theology, psychology, medicine, neuroscience, and ethics, this book provides a thoughtful, compelling, evidence-based, and contemporary approach to gain a grounded perspective on current understandings of human interaction with the divine, the sacred, and the deceased. Of interest to believers, questioners, and unbelievers alike, this volume will be key reading for researchers, scholars, and academics engaged in the fields of religion and psychology, social psychology, behavioral neuroscience, and health psychology. Readers with a broader interest in spiritualism, religious and non-religious movements will also find the text of interest.
2021-07-01 By Thomas G. Plante