The Third Man Factor

Author: John Geiger

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1847677703

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

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The Third Man Factor tells the revealing story behind an extraordinary idea: that people at the very edge of death, often adventurers or explorers, experience a benevolent presence beside them who encourages them to make one final effort to survive. If only a handful of people had ever experienced the Third Man, it might be dismissed as an unusual delusion shared by a few overstressed minds. But the amazing thing is this: over the years, the experience has occurred again and again, to mountaineers, divers, polar explorers, prisoners of war, solo sailors, aviators, astronauts and 9/11 survivors. All have escaped traumatic events only to tell strikingly similar stories of having experienced the close presence of a helper or guardian. The mysterious force has been explained as everything from hallucination to divine intervention. Recent neurological research suggests something else. In The Third Man Factor John Geiger combines history, scientific analysis and great adventure stories to explain this secret to survival, a Third Man who — in the words of legendary Italian climber Reinhold Messner — ‘leads you out of the impossible.’

Connecting Values to Action

Author: Christopher M. Hartt

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 178973309X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 3011


Why do we make the decisions we do? And how can we understand what influences our decisions? Editor Christopher M. Hartt and contributors explore Non-Corporeal Actant Theory, which analyzes our decisions and outcomes through the perspective of values, beliefs, ideas, and concepts.

The Third Man Factor

Author: John Geiger

Publisher: Weinstein Books

ISBN: 1602861161

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 9851


The Third Man Factor is an extraordinary account of how people at the very edge of death often sense an unseen presence beside them who encourages them to make one final effort to survive. This incorporeal being offers a feeling of hope, protection, and guidance, and leaves the person convinced he or she is not alone. There is a name for this phenomenon: it's called the Third Man Factor. If only a handful of people had ever encountered the Third Man, it might be dismissed as an unusual delusion shared by a few overstressed minds. But over the years, the experience has occurred again and again, to 9/11 survivors, mountaineers, divers, polar explorers, prisoners of war, sailors, shipwreck survivors, aviators, and astronauts. All have escaped traumatic events only to tell strikingly similar stories of having sensed the close presence of a helper or guardian. The force has been explained as everything from hallucination to divine intervention. Recent neurological research suggests something else. Bestselling and award-winning author John Geiger has completed six years of physiological, psychological, and historical research on the Third Man. He blends his analysis with compelling human stories such as that of Ron DiFrancesco, the last survivor to escape the World Trade Center on 9/11; Ernest Shackleton, the legendary explorer whose account of the Third Man inspired T. S. Eliot to write of it in The Waste Land; Jerry Linenger, a NASA astronaut who experienced the Third Man while aboard the Mir space station—and many more. Fascinating for any reader, The Third Man Factor at last explains this secret to survival, a Third Man who—in the words of famed climber Reinhold Messner—“leads you out of the impossible.”

Jeepers Creepers

Author: John Robert Colombo

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781554889839

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 216

View: 7433


Here are over 40 scary, hair-raising, and frightening stories of the supernatural and the paranormal. These are first-person narratives that are unexplained and possibly inexplicable. All of them have been reported to John Robert Colombo, Canada’s Master Gatherer of the Arcane, by men and women from various parts of the country, and they’re published here in the words of the informants themselves, the witnesses to these wonders. Here, you will have the opportunity to read about: A woman from Ottawa who is visited nightly by her dead husband. A man from Quebec who is haunted by visions of the past. The couple from Regina, Saskatchewan, who commune with spirits through a Ouija board. The woman from Newcastle, Ontario, who finds the house of her dreams with a terrible secret.

Rain and Moon

Author: Dibyendu Mrugaraj

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 1482847132

Category: Fiction

Page: 774

View: 3086


When a potential Urban Planner decides to dedicate rest his life for filmmaking he is attacked by questions, mostly by himself if not by others. At the age of twenty, a kid from a typical middleclass Indian family, when takes that desiccation for himself, he creates a ripple effect for the people surrounding him. He waits to see the ripple turn into tsunami with constant counterproductive forces like insecurity, self doubt, creative block, ego etc. that modifies his behaviour to cause catastrophic effects like loss of love, broken friendship, detachment from family, isolation and even detachment from his own passion. In a faraway Himalayan land while living with a self exile mentality, he attempts to retrospect his past with the little will power and optimism thats left, one last and deliberate attempt to cure his mental block he devices a creative instrument that would take him and us towards enigmatic dimensions. Its the story of a man who wants to be a film maker and who constantly tries to justify to himself regarding why he wants to do so. Its the story of an accidental expressionist. part of the story's dramatiation is available as a video called 'IRRATIONAL ~ A Retro Dream' on YouTube.com/imdiyu.

A Spiritual Hypothesis

Author: Daniel Punzak

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1524652369

Category: Religion

Page: 966

View: 1627


Traditional Western religion explains that each human has a spiritual aspect called a soul. However, several passages in the Bible allude to humans having a soul and a spirit. Dan has explored this idea and found numerous modern psychological findings that support this notion. Shamanism and some Eastern religious concepts also support this idea. Diverse concepts such as creativity and mental illness can be explained by the idea that two spiritual forms are in each human.

The Angel Effect

Author: John Geiger

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1602861919

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 6635


The author of the bestselling The Third Man Factor examines the shockingly common phenomenon of the "Angel Effect": when people feel visited by an otherworldly presence in times of great danger or desperation. Do "angels" exist?I If so, are they heaven-sent or products of the human brain? After the publication of the bestseller The ThirdMan Factor, which examined the phenomenon of explorers who found themselves at the edge of death and experienced a benevolent presence that led them out of the impossible, John Geiger was inundated with firsthand accounts from people who had the same experience -- a vivid presence that aided them as they faced crises ranging from physical and sexual assaults to automobile accidents, airplane crashes, serious illness, childbirth, and depression. The Angel Effect examines this phenomenon, and Geiger argues that it has the potential to aid us, even to save us, and asks whether it is a trainable skill. He investigates the numerous experiences along with historical accounts and scientific research as he reveals compelling discoveries about the human brain and our innate capacity to hope.

The Believing Brain

Author: Michael Shermer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 178033530X

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 3140


Synthesizing thirty years of research, psychologist and science historian, Michael Shermer upends the traditional thinking about how humans form beliefs about the world. Simply put, beliefs come first and explanations for beliefs follow. The brain, Shermer argues, is a belief engine. Using sensory data that flow in through the senses, the brain naturally looks for and finds patterns - and then infuses those patterns with meaning, forming beliefs. Once beliefs are formed, our brains subconsciously seek out confirmatory evidence in support of those beliefs, which accelerates the process of reinforcing them, and round and round the process goes in a positive-feedback loop. In The Believing Brain, Shermer provides countless real-world examples of how this process operates, from politics, economics, and religion to conspiracy theories, the supernatural, and the paranormal. Ultimately, he demonstrates why science is the best tool ever devised to determine whether or not our belief matches reality.

Black Holes Are Souls

Author: Mike Hockney

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1326233769

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 3066


Any theory – any theory at all – that begins with false assumptions will produce false results. Therefore, the most fundamental task of all is to examine and get right the assumptions that underlie a theory. How do science’s fundamental assumptions stand up to scrutiny? Science falls apart at a particular aspect of existence that can be defined exactly – at singularities. The whole logic of science collapses when singularities are encountered. This is fantastically problematic for science given that black holes are centred on singularities, photons are singularities, and the whole of the Big Bang Universe came from a Singularity. What, ontologically, are singularities? Descartes gave us the answer hundreds of years ago. Singularities are minds, and from that single fact, science is turned on its head. Mind does not come from matter; matter comes from mind.

Motivating Learning

Author: Zoltán Dörnyei,Jill Hadfield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317861418

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 5510


Motivation is a vital element in learning, and the most commonly cited explanation for success or failure in language learning. Jill Hadfield and Zoltán Dörnyei present a new theory of motivation centred around the notion of the " ̃Ideal Future Language Self", arguing that if students have a rich and inspiring vision of themselves as successful future language learners and users, they will be motivated to work hard to actualise the vision and become that learner. This book: - integrates the latest research in language teaching with innovative classroom practice - offers suggestions on how the various components of the theory could be structured into a teaching sequence - includes a variety of imaginative classroom activities designed to aid both student and teacher in creating and actualising the Ideal Self through visualisation, goal setting, task identification and planning, and a selection of appropriate learning strategies. - shows how teachers can undertake motivation-related research in their own classrooms. This is an ideal guide to and activity book for the theory and practice of motivation in language learning for students and teachers alike.