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Softening the Hard Problem

Posted by Roberta Grimes • May 19, 2018 • 20 Comments

Scientists call consciousness “the hard problem” because they have no idea where it comes from, and they have trouble even defining what it is. Scientific American has put out a special issue called “Innovations In: The Biggest Questions in Science,” which is a collection of articles on the state of play in modern scientific investigations... Read More

The Wood Wide Web

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 28, 2018 • 31 Comments

The most transformational book I ever have read is The Secret Life of Plants by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird. I first read it in 1973, and I didn’t realize until much later the way that book formed a basis for my later afterlife research. It opened my eyes to a deeper awareness that nothing... Read More

Finding God

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 07, 2017 • 26 Comments

I often see Internet arguments about whether God exists and what God is, as if life’s most important questions were matters of taste to be debated. In fact, we do know a great deal now about the core creative force, and it is indeed extraordinary; but the more we learn, the more we see that... Read More

Science vs. Religion

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 04, 2017 • 15 Comments

I often urge my audiences to subscribe to Scientific American. When I add that it’s really a humor magazine, the room will generally erupt in laughter so most people don’t hear my explanation of why I find the magazine so amusing. Scientific American actually is funny, but in a tragic sort of way: more and... Read More

Thinking About Reincarnation

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 06, 2017 • 39 Comments

One of the most confounding things about studying the afterlife is getting our minds around the fact of reincarnation. And it is a fact. Much as I have tried not to think about it, given my traditional Christian background, the evidence is overwhelming and consistent that each of us lives many earth-lives. Jesus taught it,... Read More

It’s Time For a Second Christian Reformation

Posted by Roberta Grimes • December 19, 2016 • 20 Comments

It has been half a millennium almost to the day since Martin Luther issued his Ninety-Five Theses that attacked some of Christianity worst excesses. Whether he actually nailed his Theses to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Germany, is unclear; but just the publication of his complaints began what is known as the... Read More

To Whom Do We Pray?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 12, 2016 • 19 Comments

Recently someone asked me what might be the most important question of all. I no longer think much about prayer for reasons that will become clear to you below, but Denise’s question wonderfully captures the conundrum that many sincere people face: “Angels, spirit guides, dead loved ones, God.  If we need help, to whom do... Read More

We Live in a Matrix

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 27, 2016 • 17 Comments

The greatest scientist in the history of the world was Max Planck. He won the 1918 Nobel Prize in physics as the father of quantum mechanics, but that was not his greatest achievement. The most important thing Dr. Planck ever did was to demonstrate based on quantum principles that human consciousness is primary and it... Read More

God and the Materialist Delusion

Posted by Roberta Grimes • June 14, 2016 • 15 Comments

By now we can be certain that the Christian God does not exist. After decades of doing afterlife research and collaborating extensively with other researchers, I can state without equivocation that there is no anthropomorphic God that judges us and condemns us to hell. Wonderfully, though, what exists instead is the loving Spirit that Jesus... Read More

Who Are You?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 29, 2016 • 4 Comments

The fundamental question of human existence is this: who and what are human beings? The scientific community is confident that we are only the latest iteration of an evolutionary process that goes back to living cells appearing in primordial soup; while Christians see us as the fallen and inadequate creations of a stern Godhead. Neither... Read More