What animals are thinking and feeling, and why it should matter

Fabulous presentation by Carl Safina at TEDxMidAtlantic

“Carl Safina takes us inside the lives and minds of animals around the world, witnessing their profound capacity for perception, thought and emotion, showing why the word “it” is often inappropriate as we discover “who” they really are. And yet, we are wiping out the very animals we should celebrate; we are the flood coming for Noah’s Ark. Carl leaves us with a difficult question: Do we have what it takes to let life on earth survive?

“Carl Safina’s work has been recognized with MacArthur, Pew, and Guggenheim Fellowships, and his writing has won the Lannan Literary Award and the John Burroughs, James Beard, and George Rabb medals. He has a PhD in ecology from Rutgers University. Safina is the inaugural endowed professor for nature and humanity at Stony Brook University, where he co-chairs the steering committee of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and is founding president of the not-for-profit Safina Center. He hosted the 10-part PBS series Saving the Ocean with Carl Safina. His writing appears in The New York Times, National Geographic, Audubon and other periodicals, and on the Web at National Geographic News and Views, Huffington Post, and CNN.com. Carl Safina’s writing shows how humanity is changing the natural world and what those changes mean for wildlife and for people.”

Dean Radin says magic is real and science proves it

Real Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe

Here’s the book description:

“The chief scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) turns a critical eye toward such practices as telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition and psychokinesis. Are such powers really possible? Science says yes.”

Science says yes.

The description continues:

“According to noted scientist and bestselling author of The Conscious Universe, Dean Radin, magic is a natural aspect of reality, and each of us can tap into this power with diligent practice.

But wait, aren’t things like ESP and telepathy just wishful thinking and flights of the imagination? Not according to the author, who worked on the US government’s top secret psychic espionage program known as Stargate. Radin has spent the last forty years conducting controlled experiments that demonstrate that thoughts are things, that we can sense others’ emotions and intentions from a distance, that intuition is more powerful than we thought, and that we can tap into the power of intention (think The Secret, only on a more realistic and scientific level). These dormant powers can help us to lead more interesting and fulfilling lives.

Beginning with a brief history of magic over the centuries (what was called magic two thousand years ago is turning out to be scientific fact today), a review of the scientific evidence for magic, a series of simple but effective magical techniques (the key is mental focus, something elite athletes know a lot about), Radin then offers a vision of a scientifically-informed magic and explains why magic will play a key role in frontiers of science.”

So there you have it. I completely understand the skeptism about telepathic, nonlocal communication. But the science is solid, the U.S. and Russian governments use remote viewers… What more can I say?

One down (telepathic communication), one more to go: Has science proved that humans and animals can communicate with each other? Beyond the typical ways of communicating, of course. Stay tuned!

"I Talk to Animals" (Documentary)

Can humans communicate with animals telepathically? I have no doubt, because I routinely do so. During sessions with pets, I discover things that have happened with the animal and then verify what I find with the animal’s owner. It’s fascinating!

But I do question the actual level of communication taking place. Am I connecting with a quantum information field, or am I in mind-to-mind communication with mutual understanding? I don’t know. In any case, this documentary about animal communicator Samantha Khury is amazing.

From YouTube:

Real Life Animal Whisperer Talks to Animals Telepathically

Samantha Khury claims she can communicate with animals telepathically, and persuade them to cease problematic behaviors. She diagnosed one cat, Casey, as “depressed because he’s unemployed.” The owners found Casey a “job” and they all lived happily ever after. She is sought after not just by pet owners but by animal professionals such as race horse trainers and zookeepers. Beyond the humor and absurdity, the film deepens into a meditation on human-animal relationships.