Sunday, 11 May 2008

Dr. Mario Beauregard on Toward The Light 18 May

Dr. Mario Beauregard, PhD., is currently associate researcher at University of Montreal (Departments of Psychology and Radiology, Neuroscience Research Centre). He is the author of more than 100 publications in neuroscience, psychology and psychiatry. Because of his research into the neuroscience of consciousness, he was selected by the World Media Net to be among the 'One Hundred Pioneers of the 21st Century'. Dr. Beauregard’s groundbreaking work on the neurobiology of emotion and mystical experience at the University of Montreal has received international media coverage. In 2006, he received the Joel F. Lubar award for his contribution to the field of neurotherapy. The National Film Board of Canada has recently produced a documentary film about his work titled The Mystical Brain. In September 2007, Dr. Beauregard published a new book titled The Spiritual Brain (Publisher: Harper Collins), in collaboration with science writer Denyse O’Leary.

“Never shrinking from controversy, and sometimes deliberately provoking it, this book serves as a lively introduction to a field where neuroscience, philosophy, and secular/spiritual cultural wars are unavoidably intermingled.”—Publishers Weekly

Do You Have a Soul? Neuroscientist Mario Beauregard Says Yes!

The belief that the mind does not exist apart from the brain dominated the twentieth century. But can we really dismiss our thoughts and feelings, or furthermore, our religious and spiritual experiences, as simply outcomes of the firing synapses of our brain? In THE SPIRITUAL BRAIN, authors Dr. Mario Beauregard and Denyse O’Leary present the groundbreaking evidence that the mind and our belief in the human soul cannot be simply reduced to physiological reactions in the brain.

Most neuroscientists are committed to the view that mystical experiences are simply the result of random neurons firing, or ‘delusions created by the brain’. THE SPIRITUAL BRAIN takes another approach, powerfully arguing for what many in science are unwilling to consider—that people actually contact a reality outside themselves during intense spiritual experiences. Beauregard uses the most sophisticated technology to peer inside the brains of Carmelite nuns during a profound spiritual state. His results and a variety of other lines of evidence lead him to the surprising conclusion that spiritual experiences are not a figment of the mind or a delusion produced by a dysfunctional brain.

This is a topic that's been brought up numerous times of Toward The Light with the likes of Drs. Peter Fenwick, Pim van Lommel, Claude V Swanson, David Icke, PMH Atwater and others. Through the near-death experience, we've been able to prove that the consciousness and soul do exist outside of the physical brain and body.

This is sure to be another powerfully compelling and through-provoking show. Don't miss it! :)

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