Rescuing Reality | Christmas | Jesus is not the only reason for the season | Why the holiday is for everyone

I wish I had a dollar for every time I've had to read, or listen to someone say to me, or heard on TV/radio that 'Jesus is the reason for the season'. When my daughters were growing up, I encouraged them to appreciate and empathize with Christianity - many of their friends and schoolmates attended … Continue reading Rescuing Reality | Christmas | Jesus is not the only reason for the season | Why the holiday is for everyone

Autism | Theory of Mind | Do you think like a Baboon?

Sometimes psychologists try to explain autism using 'theory of mind'. Books on psychology devote whole chapters to theory of mind, but to keep a lid on this idea, I'll just quote Dictionary.com: the ability to interpret one’s own and other people’s mental and emotional states, understanding that each person has unique motives, perspectives, etc. Those … Continue reading Autism | Theory of Mind | Do you think like a Baboon?

Paranormal World | Children who remember past lives | Ramoo and Rajoo Sharma and the memory of the body

When psychiatrist Ian Stevenson began investigating the children who speak of past lives, there were phenomena waiting for him that he didn't expect. To introduce these, I'm going to use the story of the twin boys, Ramoo and Rajoo Sharma. In 1971, Stevenson says a sessions court judge in the state of Uttar Pradesh, in … Continue reading Paranormal World | Children who remember past lives | Ramoo and Rajoo Sharma and the memory of the body