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Mystical encounters with Christ


How would you react if you suddenly realize that a series of seemingly random or isolated events, happening at long intervals, revealed a pattern you cannot deny? And what if that pattern was telling you something you intuitively understood but would rather deny? What then?

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Health and Wellness | Read More »

Is an out-of-body experience a mere hallucination?


Is astral projection or an out-of-body experience (OOBE) merely a form of hallucination? This is what some neuroscientists in Canada think, after watching what is happening in the brain of a young woman who is able to induce OOBE at will.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness | Read More »

Can the dead really talk to the living?


Let me begin with a recent personal case. When actor Roy Alvarez died suddenly last month, I went to his wake at the Santuario in Greenhills. While sitting quietly far from his coffin inside the big church, I thought of asking him, “Why did you leave so suddenly? We still have a lot of work to do.”

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

How do you know if a relationship is karmic?


Cecilia (not her real name) has some questions about karmic relationships: “How do you know when a relationship is karmic? Is that a positive or negative thing? Can that be avoided, or does one have to go through it no matter what, since it is supposed to be part of his life’s journey?

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

In search of healing energy


Why is it that some people can heal ailments with a simple touch of their hands, while others cannot? Where does this healing energy come from? And can this healing energy be developed or enhanced?

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness | Read More »

Distinguishing astral projection from sleep paralysis


I recently received inquiries about two separate but related subjects. One is from Nicole, a second year Psychology student who has been experiencing “astral projection.” The other is from Rafael, who has been experiencing what he terms “sleep paralysis” and seeing a figure of a woman covered with a white sheet decorated with black roses while in that state of paralysis.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Does seeing one’s double mean imminent death?


A Filipina doctor of medicine, whom we shall call Dr. Josie, wrote from Germany about some psychic experiences that have been bothering her, and for which she has been looking for some rational explanation.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Food offerings to elves, and other questions about elementals


A former student, who asked his name be kept confidential, submitted the following series of questions on various esoteric subjects:

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

People, objects or pictures can weaken your energy


HAVE YOU EVER noticed that there are some people who seem to drain your energy and make you feel weak? And then there are also their opposite. There are people you encounter who make you feel strong, energized and happy without their doing anything.

Posted: January 27th, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Do we choose the time of our death?


Do people really choose when to die without being conscious of it?

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Do we have a mentally sick society?


There is so much violence happening in the streets of Metro Manila one would think a war is going on. Reports of criminality are so numerous that it has almost become a way of life for us.

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

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