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Looking through a glass darkly – The paranormal, normal and bias

The Latin prefix para means beside or beyond. Like the word supernatural, paranormal refers to any phenomenon that eludes explanation through normal science or conventional wisdom. Paranormal can be a misleading term because what is ‘normal’ is open to debate … Continue reading


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Samsara – Round and round and round we go?

Embed from Getty Images Samsara (Sanskrit: wandering, flowing, meandering, and cyclic change) is philosophical word that stems back conceptually to the Veda. But it is not really articulated until the Upanishads. Later, it is more fully detailed in Hindu, Buddhist and … Continue reading


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Pluralism – Winds of change that will not change

Pluralism is the belief that society is best composed of different ethnic, cultural, political and religious groups, or it is the term describing a society constituted as such. While some bigots and religious fundamentalists seem to oppose the idea of pluralism, it is … Continue reading