The Near Death Experience on Hidden Science

The Near Death Experience on Hidden Science

In terms of studying consciousness, the Near Death Experience or NDE could be giving us valuable evidence indicating that consciousness continues after death. Indeed, the phenomenon of the Near Death Experience leads us to face a fundamental question; does our consciousness exist beyond the brain and body?

The Reductionist view

To the reductionists, this question is an easy ‘no’, as they believe that consciousness is an epiphenomenon of the brain, emerging from neurons as a side effect of electrical firings. To them, all humans are simply mechanical apes who have developed a few special faculties to give them an evolutionary advantage. In the reductionist world, the brain and body are machines and the primary agents of life – nothing is animating them. When death occurs, this primary agent of life is destroyed, end of story.

Over the years however, evidence of people having a conscious experience during periods of zero brain activity has accumulated. The concept that consciousness can exist beyond the brain challenges the reductionist belief system that the body is nothing more than its constituent parts. 

Beyond the Brain

It is important to note that it is still a belief system though. There is no absolute proof that consciousness emerges from the brain. Professor Gary Schwartz of the University of Arizona gives us a brilliant analogy. He compares the brain to a mobile/cell phone. Just because you can hear a voice coming from a mobile phone does not mean that your friend lives inside the phone.

If the phone gets damaged, you know that your friend is not affected; the phone was just receiving her voice. Schwartz says that the brain could be acting in a similar fashion – it is just a receiver and a conduit for consciousness, rather than the generator of it. 

 

Hidden Science TV Special

As part of the Hidden Science series for The People’s Voice TV, I co-produced, wrote and presented a special on the Near Death Experience featuring guests:-

Dr Penny Sartori, A former intensive care nurse and the author of The Wisdom of the Near Death Experience.

Graham Nicholls who is an expert in out-of-body-experiences and the author of several books including ‘Avenues of the Human Spirit’

And Jazz Rasool a former physicist and molecular biologist who has created the Energy diamond Software.

Watch out for when we discuss black holes and the Near Death Experience. Enjoy!

 

 

Let me know what you think in the comments below.

If you would like to know more about the science of The Near Death Experience check out Simply Divine, an Easy Guide to the Science of Spirituality. 

Simply Divine an Easy guide to the science of spirituality

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The Hidden Truth about Nikola Tesla

The Hidden Truth about Nikola Tesla

When the director of the Hidden Science TV show, John Webster suggested that we do a show on Nikola Tesla I agreed, but I didn’t really know much about the great man. So I set about investigating his life in order to write the scripts for the Tesla special show.

Nikola Tesla, with his equipment EDIT

Nikola Tesla By Photographer: Dickenson V. Alley Restored by Lošm

 

So I set about investigating his life in order to write the scripts for the Tesla special show.
And what I found was perplexing. First of all most people think they know his story. No matter who I spoke to they would recite the same facts which go something like this.

  • Telsa was a forgotten genius.
  • He invented Alternating Current which is much more efficient than Direct Current and on which our modern lifestyle depends.
  • Due to this, Thomas Edison, Telsa’s former employer launched an attack on him and alternating current even convincing people that it was dangerous.
  • Telsa was aiming to provide the world with a free energy source that was based on Ancient Egyptian technology, but was stopped by JP Morgan.
  • He died penniless and forgotten despite making arguably the greatest contributions to modern life that a single individual has ever made.

With the collapse of The People’s Voice Television, we were left with an unfinished TV show. That is when my partner, James Gordon Graham stepped in to finish the production and editing. He also started to research Tesla’s life and together we shot another interview with James himself describing some of these findings.

Watch the show to find out more about our findings and from the other experts in Nikola Tesla but some of the most surprising are:

  • Nikola Tesla’s mother was also an inventor so he started young.
  • His father taught him telepathic skills.
  • It seems he did not die a penniless man but a rich one able to afford the New York hotel in which he spent his last days.

Watch the full show with Ana Capone, Ian Moore, Dale Pond, Harry Oldfield and James Gordon Graham here.

Reference: 1917 interview with Nikola Tesla

Reference: Tesla harnesses cosmic energy 

The website of James Gordon Graham, www.multidimensionalcreatives.com

Images: Public Domain

 

 

 

Harry Oldfield and the Invisible World

Harry Oldfield and the Invisible World

Harry Oldfield has been an important figure in the field of alternative health for many years. He is a scientist and inventor and his invention of the Polycontrast Interference Photography or PIP has allowed us to perhaps look into dimensions of the universe otherwise invisible.

I feel he is a real unsung hero. I am just so honoured to know this gentleman. On our very first meeting I was attending one of his talks. The organiser of the lecture had given Harry my paper – Quantum Bio-Cosmology and Harry had read it in the car on the way to the venue.

When I introduced myself and he realised I was the author he shook my hand and said that it was an honour to have me in his lecture.

And it has gone on from there with a mutual respect for each other’s work.

So I was excited to have the opportunity to present the idea to the Hidden Science team of doing a special dedicated to Harry Oldfield and his work which indeed we did.

You can see the results in the video below. Enjoy!

 

 

Image: Shutterstock

 

Hidden Science – behind the scenes

Hidden Science – behind the scenes

I am going to share something I have never written about before but get asked about a lot – what it was really like to be a part of the Hidden Science show.

A request

Around July 2013 I got a message from internationally renowned David Icke asking me to create a TV show for his new venture The People’s Voice TV (TPV). He wanted to create a credible show which would debate various scientific issues and be able to invite skeptics into the studio.

James and I quickly put together a proposal and a video highlighting the sorts of areas I had been involved with so far. David had come to me asking me to create a Punk Science show so a natural progression was to align it with the types of topics covered in the book. For the first time ever, we are making this audition footage available to the public. As you can see this was when the show was still called ‘Punk Science’

 

The planning stages

As time progressed, I thought it best to separate the show from my persona and brand, Punk Science so it was not all about me. The first producer involved came up with the name ‘Hidden Science’ and the graphics person, Miki Zoric got to work immediately on the amazing graphics that you see on the show.

Hidden Science the People's voice

To attend meetings, I had to travel down from Derbyshire, where I lived at the time, all the way to Wembley in North London where David’s team had kitted out a large office and TV studio. Through the hard work of some dedicated individuals who were either volunteers or receiving very little money, the sets and the office for TPV slowly took shape. Equipment was donated or obtained second hand and the office and studio gradually started to take shape.

The Hidden Science team

There was an initial shuffling around of the staff which ended up with bringing the director John Webster of Patient Zero Productions on board with the musician and producer, Clifford White. Both worked without pay or expenses for the entire time of the project. John Webster and myself eventually emerged as the main production thrust of the project and despite the fact that neither of us were getting paid, we both insisted on high standards in our complementary skills which contributed to the show’s success.

Yes you read that right, despite the fact that Hidden Science pretty much became my full time work for eight months, I did not receive a penny in payment for work or for expenses even though I was traveling from London to Derbyshire to take shoot the show, which was a round trip of 300 miles. Luckily I had some other work that came in during that period but it was a bit touch and go for myself and James. In an attempt to limit the amount of travel I had to do, I insisted that we prerecord two shows in a day so that I could fit shows around my speaking schedule.

Co-ordinating our skills

Between us we created a list of topics, guests and went about booking them. It was all hands on deck each of us using our skills to put the project together. Clifford composed the music to Miki Zoric’s opening title graphics. He also co-ordinated the guests with me and liaised between TPV and Hidden Science.

John created the set design and even came up with the printed background idea that enable TPV to quickly change studios in between shows. He created the running order and format and directed the show with the gallery director. This included a new experience for me – having someone talking in my ear whilst I was on the show. It reminded me a bit of seeing patients as a doctor as I needed to be conscious of several lines of thinking at once.

John would also film the mini documentaries that you see in the show with the actress, Grace Willis. He would also put all the footage together including the graphics and sometimes take the footage into Wembley to be uploaded in person.

We also had a great team from TPV which would include people helping with the set, audio technicians, gallery directors and more. Liz Roberts was the main point of contact for all the shows and she did an amazing job at coordinating everything for the entire channel.

Hidden Science Behind The Scenes

Some of the TPV crew getting ready for the show
             Image:James Gordon Graham

With my experience in the field of science and spirituality I was able to book a lot of the guests as I have a lot of contacts in this area. Coordinating things so that three people ended up on the sofa in Wembley on the correct day to talk about the right topic took many hours and I did this from home. After the first show, I also wrote the scripts and the running order as well as sorting out the teleprompter and even doing the makeup for the guests and myself!

It was hard work to research the topics of each show which often involved reading the books which had been written by the guests. I felt it was almost like sitting exams again as I needed to be prepared for each show. I also wrote all the questions for the guests and their introductory biographies.

The success of the show

We knew that we had high standards but we did not expect what happened next. For a lot of the time that TPV was running, Hidden Science became one of the most viewed shows on the channel based on the Youtube views. The shows were added to Youtube after airing on the internet channel. Some of the statistics have been lost as the Youtube channel was hacked and all of the videos deleted but even with the replaced videos you can still see the popularity of the shows.

You won’t see the success of Hidden Science reflected in any of the trailers for TPV which are still on the internet because for some reason, despite me twice making the unpaid 300 mile round trip to the studio for promotion events when asked, we were not interviewed for them or the footage was not used. I still don’t know why this was the case because communication with management remained poor and chaotic throughout the experience. In fact I wasn’t ever sure whom to address issues to apart from Liz Roberts. There were no contracts or known management structure to refer to.

Interestingly the skeptics did not agree to come on the show. So we didn’t have the debates that David originally wanted. Instead a lot of the content was about exploring new scientific vistas with me playing devil’s advocate if needed. The shows opened up new possibilities instead of just pointing out what was wrong with the world right now – it was a message of hope and new growth. To our surprise this approach was very popular.

Would I do it again?

Ultimately, although I am glad I did the show as I was able to bring in the benefit of my experience and contacts to the show to elevate it to something of a serious scientific discourse. However, I don’t think hosting a TV show is really my forte although I enjoyed the production side of it. I am glad that I was part of bringing something of interest to a lot of people from the numbers of appreciative messages the team received.

Because the filming of the shows were often so hectic, we did not have much time to take footage of behind the scenes but sometimes James would help with the shows and this is some of the footage that was taken of the studio and in the gallery.

 

If you would like to find out more about the shows and watch the episodes, click here.

Images and videos: James Gordon Graham

Logo: Miki Zoric

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