About Wonder

By Celia Coates What a very busy season this has been – I haven’t had enough time to write a full-length post. Instead, I am going to present an idea that set me thinking, one that might interest you too. It’s from a fine commentary by Michael Chabon on a story by Jorge Luis  Borges,…

More Than One World

By Celia Coates I was reaching for a large book on my shelves when I noticed a small, rather ragged paperback with the title BETWEEN TWO WORLDS – and an author named Nandor Fodor. I opened it , saw that it had been published in 1964 (no wonder it was ragged) and then I read,…

Experiencing Reality

By Jack Stucki (From Celia: This post began with a conversation about Jack’s walks in the national forest near his home in Colorado, walks that often include visiting the Grandmother Tree seen in the photograph at the top of the page. Jack Stucki is a healing energies pioneer who continues to explore the nature of…

Daniel Benor, M.D. and Healing Research

By Celia Coates Dan Benor, who was a ground-breaking leader in his research into the nature of healing, left this life in July at the age of 81. In a WINN post in 2016, he wrote, “I started out as a complete skeptic about healing. … All of my training and experience left me certain…

The New Physics of Subtle Energies and Healing

To honor the life and work of Claude Swanson, PhD  (December 29, 1946 – June 28, 2022), this post will include some of his own words about his lifelong, pioneering research. Claude wrote, “There was a tradition in ancient Europe of a special energy which flowed through the landscape. The same energy was believed to…

What Is It Like To Be A Bat – Revisited

By Celia Coates First, I’d like to bring forward a post that was published in October of 2019. “What is it like to be a bat?” is the question headlining an editorial in a recent issue of NEW SCIENTIST. It continued, “Philosopher Thomas Nagel’s 1974 question has evolved to dominate our thinking on consciousness. Nagel’s point, simply…

Behold The Spiritual Experience

  By Brian Luke Seaward Several years ago, Oprah Winfrey asked her studio audience, “Who has had a spiritual experience?”. Over 80 percent of those questioned raised their hands. Oprah smiled and then declared quite confidently, that the other 20 percent were lying. She was on to something. Spiritual wonders span the spectrum of human…

Facing Evil

by Celia Coates It is very hard, very, very troubling, to witness the violence of war and the suffering of other people. And when there seems to be no way for us to make a good difference, it becomes a terrible helplessness – the kind many people are feeling now as we watch a brutal…

Elmer’s Diagram

By Celia Coates and, The States of Consciousness Diagram by William Hale In her post, Meeting Elmer Green, Gilah wrote that presenting The Diagram was a fixed feature of an annual Conference. (www.winnpost.org/2022/01/07/meeting-elmer-green) What made that diagram so important? The simplest explanation is that it was (and is) a summation of Elmer’s life-long personal, spiritual…

Still the Mind, Fill the Heart

By Brian Luke Seaward You must remain very still to get a hummingbird to perch on your hand as you hold a small bowl of sweet nectar in your palm. The slightest movement signals these tiny birds that it is not safe to land, let alone feed. Last summer I taught my wife’s grandson how…

The Present Moment

By Celia Coates Having to go to the bank in these pandemic times means finding a drive-through teller. I sat in my car after I had sent in my documents using that pneumatic canister that reminds me of the way money was moved overhead from counter to cashier in department stores long-ago. It was a…

“What Is the Color of Heaven?”

by Celia Coates That’s the question Oliver Sacks asked in 1964 – “What is the color of heaven?” Last week I heard a Radio Lab re-broadcast of an interview by Robert Krulwich in which Dr. Sacks described how he got his answer. The story was also published in the National Geographic * where Krulwich wrote,…