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Oxytocin Is Much More Than Just a ‘Love Hormone’: Study Links It to Spiritual Enlightenment

By | March 8th, 2017|Categories: Human Brain, Medicine & Genetics, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

The hormone Oxytocin has been the subject of numerous research after being first discovered as early as 1906 by Henry Dale, with its molecular structure discovered in 1952. During the past few decades, the so-called "cuddle hormone" has been most notably linked to social bonding, childbirth and sexual reproduction. However, as new research shed more [...]

8 Most Common Spiritual Messages Received from Your Deceased Loved Ones

By | February 24th, 2017|Categories: Paranormal, Parapsychology & Psychic Phenomena, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , |

Our loved ones want to guide us with spiritual messages. They want us to know they are with us and teach us to enjoy the remarkable adventure of life. When older people are interviewed about what they would have done differently in their lives, their answers are often startlingly similar. They say they would have [...]

Religious Experiences Activate the Same Part of Your Brain as Taking Drugs and Having Sex

By | January 22nd, 2017|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Intense religious experiences are coordinated by the same brain pathways that are aroused when we fall in love, listen to music, take recreational drugs or have sex. Researchers found this evidence through the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging technology (FMRI). They scanned nearly 20 devout Mormon’s brains, as they were asked to perform actions [...]

People with Atheist Beliefs and Liberal Views Are More Intelligent Than Conservatives, Study Finds

By | January 12th, 2017|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Could people with atheist beliefs be more intelligent than religious people? Let's see what science has to say. In the last ten years, there have been several studies that suggest people with atheist beliefs and a more liberal outlook tend to score higher on IQ tests. Whilst there is data to support this theory, it [...]

7 Buddhist Beliefs That Make You Happy, According to Science

By | January 10th, 2017|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Health, Self-Improvement, Spirituality, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Buddhists have always known that the core Buddhist beliefs can make for happiness and contentment. Now science is suggesting they may be right. I always find it fascinating when new scientific discoveries prove things that religious and spiritual sources have been saying since time immemorial. Recently, science has found some interesting principles of happiness. And [...]

Struggling with Depression: Jim Carrey Shares a Powerful Message with the World

By | January 7th, 2017|Categories: Human Brain, Personal Development, Psychology & Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

Instead of using medication as a remedy for struggling with depression and other mental illnesses, we should try spirituality! Although struggling with depression, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses makes us feel alone in the world, rest assured, we are not. Unfortunately, there are millions who suffer from mental illness and millions who rely on [...]

What Is a Soul? 5 Thought-Provoking Theories to Consider

By | January 4th, 2017|Categories: Food for thought, Human Brain, Spirituality, Unexplained Mysteries|Tags: , , , , , |

What is a soul? Here are five theories from philosophy, religion, and science, along with quotations from the finest spiritualists of our time: Deepak Chopra: The soul is the core of your being. It is eternal. It doesn’t exist in space/time. It’s a field of infinite possibilities, infinite creativity. It’s your internal reference point with which you [...]

The Longest Night of the Year and Its Spiritual Meaning: How to Embrace the Power of Winter Solstice

By | December 20th, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The longest night of the year is traditionally a time of spiritual significance when we can reflect, restore and find spiritual guidance for our lives. At the Winter Solstice, the sun is at its lowest point in the sky. On this, the longest night of the year, dormancy, darkness and cold reign. However, as the [...]

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