Beyond Science

How Lucid Dreaming Could Help PTSD and Give Psychological Insights

File images of a soldier in war and a man gazing. (Shutterstock*) Background: An illustration of a war-torn area. (JM Gehrke/iStock/Thinkstock)
File images of a soldier in war and a man gazing. (Shutterstock*) Background: An illustration of a war-torn area. (JM Gehrke/iStock/Thinkstock)

A lucid dream is a dream in which a person realizes he or she is dreaming and is able to consciously interact with the dream...

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    Strange Cases of Mass Hysteria Through History

    Mass hysteria is a term used to describe the situation in which physical or psychological symptoms appear en masse, spreading rapidly throughout communities, and occasionally... Read more

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    Similar Petroglyphs in Israel, America Reveal Ancient Global Language?

    In Israel’s Negev desert and in the American Southwest similar petroglyphs have been found, according to archaeologist Dr. James Harris at Brigham Young University. It’s a... Read more

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    Mystical Science of Alchemy Arose Independently in Ancient Egypt, China, India

    A similar quest evidently began in ancient India, China, and Egypt thousands of years ago. All of these cultures sought to turn lead or other... Read more

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    Strange Object in the Clouds Over Budapest, Hungary (Video)

    Raw footage featuring an apparent unknown object spotted in the clouds over Budapest, Hungary. What do you think it could possibly be? Let us know... Read more

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    11 Powerful, Thought-Provoking Quotes From a Near-Death Experiences Conference

    The International Association of Near-Death Studies (IANDS) 2014 Conference in Newport Beach, Calif., brought together people who report having these profound experiences, as well as... Read more

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    Psychology of ‘Spirit Possession,’ ‘Hauntings’

    Peter Sacco is a psychologist who writes on a variety of topics, including haunting, spirit possession, and poltergeists. He has a unique perspective as both... Read more

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    ‘Your Mind Can Control Matter’: Physicist

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—The famed quantum physics experiment known as the double slit experiment provided shocking evidence decades ago of the mind’s ability to control matter... Read more

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    Looming Crisis in Physics, Answer Could Be in Other Dimensions

    The Large Hadron Collider earned its fame finding the Higgs boson particle, the so-called “God particle,” but it failed to find something very important it... Read more

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    Pinning Down a Mystical Experience With Hard Science

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—You can’t easily produce a near-death experience in a laboratory—or at least not without some serious ethical issues. There are, nonetheless, some methods... Read more

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    Profound Dreams That May Be More Than Dreams—and Their Unexpected Uses

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—Dr. Jim Kwako is interested in dreams that are “not dreams in the usual sense,” he said. People commonly have dreams in which they... Read more

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    The Neuroscience of Near-Death Experiences

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—When people report having profound out-of-body experiences during close brushes with death, skeptics often attribute it to physiological and psychological factors. Robert Mays, who... Read more

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    Leaving Their Bodies, These People Saw Things Later Verified

    Pam Reynolds was 35 years old when she went under the knife in an unusual, daring brain surgery. She had a near-death experience (NDE) in... Read more

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    Atlantis May Have Been in Bolivia?

    Bolivia’s famed mirror-like salt flats, Salar de Uyuni, and the neighboring mountain Pampa Auallagas may harbor the fabled lost city of Atlantis, according to author... Read more

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    A Physicist’s View of the Afterlife: Weird Quantum Physics

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—Dr. Alan Ross Hugenot has spent decades contemplating the conundrums of physics, along with the enigma of human consciousness. Hugenot holds a doctorate... Read more

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    Do Alzheimer’s, Dementia Prove the Soul Doesn’t Exist?

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—Occasionally, just before death, people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia who’ve been completely incoherent for many years will seem to return suddenly to... Read more

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    Talking About Near-Death Experiences Could Help Soldiers Heal, Says Retired Colonel

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—Diane Corcoran, R.N., Ph.D., and retired U.S. Army colonel, heard her first near-death experience account from a soldier in Vietnam in 1969. “I’ve... Read more

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