Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Scientists studying man who doesn't eat or drink


There have been others (Teresa Neumann, a Catholic mystic) who also did not eat or drink for years -- they seemed to live on light or air. (See http://www.mysticsofthechurch.com/2009/12/therese-neumann-mystic-victim-soul.html ) I have to laugh at the oh-so-certain dietitian quoted in the article. She lives in her own practical world and hasn't a clue about mysticism.  There is so much we do not know, and I am glad these particular scientists have enough curiosity that they want to study this phenomenon.  So-called "scientists" through the centuries have more often proven themselves to be closed-minded about anything that didn't agree with their already-established belief systems.  I've just finished reading a book called The Ghost Hunters, which tells about William James (famous Harvard psychologist, brother of Henry James) and Arthur Conan Doyle and Sir Oliver Lodge, all of whom were curious about life after death and pursued answers to their questions, despite mockery from the "scientists" around them whose minds were shut tight against new information. I can't understand how one can call oneself a scientist and yet have no curiosity or willingness to pursue new information as it begins to reveal itself in our world.