Can an Organ Transplant Alter Your Identity?
In 1988, Claire Sylvia received the first heart-lung transplant performed in New England. In the days and weeks following her surgery, she realized that she had some strange new cravings. For one thing, she found herself “dying for a beer,” even though she’d never liked beer before. She also began to add green peppers to…
Mind Over Matter
Today on PsychologyToday.com, I discuss strange coincidences where the world seems to respond uncannily to our thoughts and emotions. The most dramatic thought-mirroring synchronicity I describe is one from my own life: the smartphone GPS incident that was the tipping point in my interest in this subject. Along with a couple of other anecdotal examples, I…
Are Near-Death Experiences Just Comforting Illusions?
My most recent post over at Psychology Today focuses on the aspects of near-death experiences that can be verified to accurately reflect reality: specifically, verified perceptions of events at a distance and verified perceptions of events that occurred during the period when the NDEr’s body was in cardiac arrest and had minimal to no brain function.…
My interview on Connecting with Coincidence with Dr. Bernie Beitman
I had a great conversation this morning with Dr. Bernie Beitman on his Connecting with Coincidence radio show. Beitman is one of the few other academics out there who actively research coincidence and synchronicity, and it was delightful talking to him about my book The Source and Significance of Coincidences and exchanging ideas about what…
My interview on The Past Lives Podcast
I recently had the great pleasure of being interviewed by Simon Bown on The Past Lives Podcast, which explores all manner of topics related to evidence for life after death. Drawing on my new book, The Source and Significance of Coincidences, Simon and I discussed a wide range of fascinating phenomena that connect coincidences to…
Preview five chapters of my new book!
To give you a taste of my new book, The Source and Significance of Coincidences: A Hard Look at the Astonishing Evidence, here is the table of contents followed by the opening pages from five different chapters. And here are the purchase links if you want to buy the whole book! Happy reading!
My new book on coincidences is out!
It’s been a long time coming, but I am thrilled to announce the arrival of my new book: The Source and Significance of Coincidences: An Astonishing Look at the Hard Evidence. I am also thrilled to announce that less than 24 hours after its release, it is already the #1 new release in ESP on…
Angels in the OR
I’m so excited to review my fellow blogger Tricia Barker‘s new book: Angels in the OR! Tricia and I have been following each other on WordPress for years now, and I was delighted to discover that we both have books coming out this spring, within a month of each other. My book won’t be out…
What are the odds of THAT?
Lots of people–myself included–are persuaded of the existence of psychic phenomena by their own personal experiences. But how can we know if the strange events we experience are really psychic or if they are merely very rare chance occurrences? Just this week, I published an article in The Journal of Scientific Exploration that provides a statistical method…
Autism and Psychic Gifts
One of the points I make in my forthcoming book, The Source and Significance of Coincidences, is that coincidences can sometimes serve as a means of communication between people when other channels have been blocked. For instance, I include the stories of several people who were far away from their loved ones and unable to connect…