Hour 1: Dr. Joe Dispenza
Making a return appearance during the first hour of Amerika Now is New York Times and international bestselling author and renowned neuroscientist, Dr. Joe Dispenza, who will be discussing his latest book, You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter.
Throughout history up until the present, many cultures have traditionally experienced the effects of verifiable healings, along with hexes, curses, voodoo, and other mysterious phenomena. These effects–many of which were elicited by unscientific means–were brought about by the beliefs and lore of the society. Even, today, pharmaceutical companies use double- and triple-blind randomized studies in an attempt to exclude the power of the mind over the body.
Tonight, Dr. Joe will explore the history, science, and practical applications of the so-called placebo effect. Citing amazing individual case studies, he’ll empower you to personally use “the expectation of a particular outcome” to alter your internal states as well as external reality, solely through the action of your mind. In addition, he’ll teach a model of personal transformation that correlates with the placebo effect, without the need for any external influences (such as sugar pills, saline injections, etc).
You Are the Placebo combines the latest research in neuroscience, biology, psychology, hypnosis, behavioral conditioning, and quantum physics to demystify the workings of the placebo effect…and show how the seemingly impossible can become possible.
Dr. Joe Dispenza, D.C., is the bestselling author of Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself and Evolve Your Brain. He studied biochemistry at Rutgers University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in neuroscience. He earned his Doctor of Chiropractic from Life University in Atlanta, Georgia, and has received postgraduate training and continuing education in neurology, neuroscience, brain function and chemistry, cellular biology, memory formation, and aging and longevity.
One of the scientists, researchers, and teachers featured in the award-winning film What the Bleep Do We Know?, Dr. Joe has lectured on six continents, educating people about the functions of the human brain.
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Hour 2: Kate Sweeney
Joining the show during the second hour is NPR Producer at WABE in Atlanta, Georgia, Kate Sweeney, who will be discussing her new book, American Afterlife: Encounters in the Customs of Mourning.
One family inters their matriarch’s ashes on the floor of the ocean. Another holds a memorial weenie roast each year at a green-burial cemetery. An 1898 ad for embalming fluid promises, “You can make mummies with it!” while a leading contemporary burial vault is touted as impervious to the elements. A grieving mother, 150 years ago, might spend her days tending a garden at her daughter’s grave. Today, she might tend the roadside memorial she erected at the spot her daughter was killed. One mother wears a locket containing her daughter’s hair; the other, a necklace containing her ashes.
What happens after someone dies depends on our personal stories and on where those stories fall in a larger tale–that of death in America. It’s a powerful tale that we usually keep hidden from our everyday lives until we have to face it.
Kate will reveal this world through a collective portrait of Americans past and present who find themselves personally involved with death: a klatch of obit writers in the desert, a funeral voyage on the Atlantic, a fourth-generation funeral director, and even a Midwestern funeral museum that takes us back in time to meet our death-obsessed Victorian progenitors.
She’ll explore the evolution of grief, quirky memorial traditions, photographing the dead, and how cemeteries became the hottest dating spots in town!
Kate Sweeney is a producer at NPR affiliate WABE 90.1 FM in Atlanta, Georgia. She’s won two Edward R. Murrow awards and two Associated Press awards for her work. She also teaches creative writing workshops and is the curator of the popular bimonthly nonfiction series, True Story, which Atlanta Magazine voted a Best Literary Event of 2012.
For more information, please visit http://americanafterlifebook.com.
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Hour 3: Admir Serrano
Author, researcher, and lecturer Admir Serrano joins the show during the final hour to talk about his latest book, The End of Death: How Near-Death Experiences Prove the Afterlife.
What happens when we die? How do we leave the physical body? Is it painful? Is it possible to access our own out-of-body experiences?
Joining me for this final hour of the show is Admir Serrano, who has researched, written, and lectured extensively on near-death and out-of-body experiences. A man on a mission, Admir hopes to dispel the myths about death and help people understand their own immortality so they can live more joy-filled lives.
Using personal experiences and examinations of first-hand accounts, coupled with scientific evidence and academic experiments, Admir explores the phenomena of Near Death Experience (NDE). Compelling and eye-opening, The End of Death is an essential read for anyone interested in the afterlife, or those simply wanting to question why there are here.
Admir Serrano, an unabashed believer in the immortality of the human spirit, is a long time researcher, writer, and lecturer on paranormal phenomena such as out-of-body experiences (OBEs), near-death experiences (NDEs), deathbed visions (DBVs), after-death communication (ADC), reincarnation, mediumship and the afterlife. His interest in these topics began when he started having spontaneous OBEs and wanted to understand the phenomenon. He has worked as a hospice volunteer providing spiritual support to terminally ill patients, at which time he could witness firsthand the deathbed vision phenomenon.
Academically, Admir has studied Business Administration, Liberal Studies, Psychology, and Theology. He is the author of three books on related topics in his native Portuguese language. In his native Brazil, he has been a guest on several TV and radio shows. The End of Death is his first book book in English. He lives in Miami, Florida, and is a frequent lecturer in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.
For more information, please visit http://www.admirserrano.com.
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