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After Life – Radiolab.

Radiolab stares down the very moment of passing, and speculates about what may lay beyond.

What happens at the moment when we slip from life…to the other side? Is it a moment? If it is, when exactly does it happen? And what happens afterward? It’s a show of questions that don’t have easy answers. So, in a slight departure from our regular format, we bring you eleven meditations on how, when, and even if we die.”

Past Life Regression.

I find the notion of past life regression very interesting. The combination of the pseudo-science with a spirituality grounded in desire for self improvement creates an odd, self-generated mysticism.

“We unconsciously carry experiences, stored memories, attitudes, beliefs and skills from prior lifetimes. Even personal relationships continue over time! The subconscious mind carries all this knowledge, even from ancient times. Past Life Regression allows you to tap into that knowledge, allowing you to go “back in time.” You can learn the origin of fears, skills and feelings toward other people you feel you’ve “known before.” We all carry “baggage” from life to life across the years; past life regression brings these memories into conscious awareness. Now you can take steps to clearing memories and blockages that keep you stuck in the past.”

Memory and Forgetting – Radiolab.

 

This hour of Radiolab, a look behind the curtain of how memories are made…and forgetten.

Remembering is an unstable and profoundly unreliable process–it’s easy come, easy go as we learn how true memories can be obliterated,  and false ones added. And Oliver Sacks joins us to tell the story of an amnesiac whose love for his wife and music transcend his 7-second memory.