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Not directly on the authorship controversy, but Shakespeare fans and scholars may appreciate this tool for searching the works of Shakespeare.

It comes from Clusty Labs and the tagline is "Go search like nobles, like noble subjects". As Shakespeare would have said. Kewl!

The online Princeton Alumni Weekly just published my article on de Vere as Shakespeare--

If my memory serves me right which is suspect at this stage of my life that a BACON was suspected of writing the Shakespeare plays.

Did I read that in cosmic consciousness by Bucke?

Now a plug for Bucke's book. Some great mystical stories at the end of the book. As I have posted this information a couple of times on here but I suspect some new people on here; check out the CMC story.

Not only a very long mystical experience for CMC but also a healing story. Her childhood so much like mine. I have tears in my eyes every time I read her story. Could I be the reincarnated CMC?

Sorry had to throw that in. my idea of humor.

And another one bits the dust...Maybe Harold Bloom, Susan Blackmore and Dean Ornish will throw in the towel on the same day, thus vindicating my three favorite "minority" positions:

Oxford wrote Shakespeare
We survive bodily death
Carbs make us fat

"Carbs make us fat" is a minority opinion?

John: Ask Dean Ornish and the American Heart Association.

hey michael,
sorry that i post a unrelated link on this topic but i thought this would be a book you and other people here would like to hear about (and read)

The Scalpel and the Soul

The Scalpel and the Soul this book did get outstanding reviews. The following quote was one of the reviewer’s comments.

“The concluding chapter should give the skeptic much to ponder. It is about a woman who was "dead" by every clinical criterion used in medicine - her was heart stopped and brain waves disappeared. Yet, she later related conversations that went on among the operating room personnel while she was clinically dead”

This type of evidence never convinced me that the NDE was valid or that consciousness can survive outside the brain. How do we know if someone cannot hear while in this deep coma or even the heart has stopped beating? Overhearing conversations in the operating room for me at least is very weak evidence.

But when a person has been pronounced dead and they come back and can tell the exact conversation of relatives in another room then to me that is stronger evidence. Some even come back and have met a twin they did not know they had as their twin died at birth and they were never told they had a twin.

that reviewer's comment is no other than yet another michael- michael tymn- also a regular poster here, and whose blog is also worth going to.

This is the website that I have found interesting that Michael Tymn has something to do with. Click on features and then life after death then interviews with the living and interviews with the dead. Also links gives one a host of different links on the paranormal. One of those interviews with the living is none other than our own Michael P with some very good insights into how Michael P got into the paranormal.

Below is a quote from Michael P. wonder how many of us that blog on here or visit this site have not had these same or very similar feelings. I was raised on a small farm in the Midwest attended a one room country school, no television at home and no library at school to learn from, but still had these feeling that Michael P talks about here. Where did those feelings come from? Did I bring them with me?

“I’ve always had a bit of a preoccupation with death, so I do understand the feeling of ‘marching toward nothingness.’ What bothered me was a) personal extinction, and b) the idea that everything one has learned and accomplished will be swallowed up by extinction as well, so what’s the point? The specter of meaninglessness was perhaps more important to me than the idea of annihilation, per se. If we are fated to live our brief lives and then perish, leaving nothing behind except memories in the minds of a few friends and family members who will also perish, in a world that will eventually turn to ashes in an extinguished cosmos, then what is it all for? That was the thought that nagged at me.” Michael Prescott.

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