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Why people refuse to believe in the paranormal


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About a week before Halloween, the Inquirer ran stories about numerous encounters with ghosts by people, from celebrities to ordinary folk. Such stories have become an annual ritual of newspapers, magazines, TV and radio shows.

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

In two places at the same time


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Last week, I discussed teleportation, a paranormal phenomenon where a person disappears from one place and simultaneously appears in another quite far from where he originally was.   A reader asked if anyone could do this deliberately. Teleportation is rare, with very few documented cases. It usually happens spontaneously and involuntarily, without the person being [...]

Posted: August 6th, 2013 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Is teleportation possible?


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Debbie, a radio listener of mine, texted me the following intriguing questions:

Posted: July 30th, 2013 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

When the paranormal is normal


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There are several often-used terms in the paranormal and occult fields which I wish were never invented, because they tend to confuse rather than clarify.

Posted: July 8th, 2013 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Why is there no academic interest in studying psychic surgery?


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I was recently interviewed by a 30-year-old Swiss graduate student of anthropology on the topic “Paranormal Anthropology,” and specifically zeroing in on psychic surgery in the Philippines and Brazil, the two countries in the world where this practice is most prevalent or well-known.

Posted: March 12th, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

A reader’s psychic experiences–and what they mean


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Our regular reader named Leah, 46, married and working in an international airline company in Davao, wrote me recently about her many strange psychic experiences, which she could not understand.

Posted: March 5th, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

People who died and lived again


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The other Inquirer story that caught my attention recently was the case of a Cebuana, Laura D. Banzon, who was clinically dead for one hour and then came back to life.

Posted: February 11th, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Hard scientific evidence of psychic phenomena


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People I’ve met, and those I’ve read about, who claim that psychic abilities (such as telepathy, clairvoyance or telekinesis) or paranormal phenomena (such as ghostly apparitions) do not exist because there is no scientific basis or proof for such things, do so out of sheer ignorance.

Posted: March 6th, 2012 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

‘Does reading ghost stories develop one’s third eye?’


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A third-year college student named Cindy e-mailed me the following questions: 1. Are my strange psychic experiences signs that I have a special gift?

Posted: January 31st, 2012 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Non- physical or paranormal forms of healing


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With the proliferation of many alternative forms of healing, it is often confusing to the average person how to classify or understand them. Different proponents offer different ways of classifying or naming them. Let us limit our discussion to the non-physical modes or techniques of healing that have been practiced since ancient times. These types [...]

Posted: June 21st, 2011 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

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