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The Impossible Happens: A Scientist's Personal Discovery of the Extraordinary Nature of Reality by [Barušs, Imants]
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"Sometimes the most convincing and meaningful data come not from the university laboratory but from the laboratory of personal life. Dr. Imants Baruss practices the integration of academic and self-science in an inspiring and compelling manner. This book stunningly illustrates how the trained scientific mind can help reveal the seemingly impossible in everyday life. --"Gary E. Schwartz, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Medicine at the University of Arizona, author of THE AFTERLIFE EXPERIMENTS and THE SACRED PROMISE

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Imants Barus is a Professor of Psychology who teaches courses on consciousness. Dr. Barus' previous books include Alterations of Consciousness and Science as a Spiritual Practice. He lives in Canada.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 127 pages
  • Publisher: Iff Books (27 Mar. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BY12VS8
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5.0 out of 5 stars Encounters with the Impossible 1 Dec. 2014
By Stanley Krippner - Published on Amazon.com
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Imants Baruss has solid credentials as a psychologist and an author. One of his books was published by the American Psychological Association. This background calls for an open-minded reading of The Impossible Happens, because the experiences described in the book are, indeed, impossible from the perspective of mainstream Western psychology. Baruss carefully guides his readers through his personal accounts of dreams that seemed to come true, of dreams that he feels guided him through a health crisis, of putative healing at a distance, and of alleged contacts with deceased people. Baruss questions the conventional understanding of "reality" and provides one that is grounded in Heidegger's philosophy. This alternate worldview needs to be filled out, but perhaps that can be the theme of a future book.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shift Happens 31 Oct. 2013
By Raymond Kerr - Published on Amazon.com
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I met Imants Baruss at the Franklin Merrell-Wolff conference in Lone Pine CA, enjoyed his keynote presentation and came away impressed by his sparkling creative drive, his adventurous spirit, gentle humor and quiet wisdom. Inspired, I picked up "The Impossible Happens" and "Authentic Knowing". They combine a bold embrace of uncommon experiences with a humble scientific outlook that doesn't ask us to believe so much as simply keep an open mind. "The Impossible Happens" is a more personal record of extraordinary possibilities. He devises a system of symbolic interpretation based on recurring dreams of playing hockey which seem to predict future outcomes in his waking life. His willingness to entertain possibilities which might earn him disrepute in orthodox scientific circles is leavened by a firm faith in the scientific method and the preeminent power of human reason. He strikes an elegant balance here--neither hornswoggled by wishful thinking nor stymied by impregnable skepticism, he playfully engages a host of expanded possibilities.
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1.0 out of 5 stars The Man's Dream Log! 23 Feb. 2015
By R. Kevin Carroll - Published on Amazon.com
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I am giving up about two thirds of the way through this book, super disappointed, up to this point it is mainly a dream log and interpretation of how the Author's dreams were helpful and prophetic for him. A bit of remote healing/viewing too and interactions with others was interesting but now it's back to his dreams. A couple of examples fine but I am done, I kept going back to it but really it's not for me. I saw a Gary Schwartz quote on the back cover and I enjoy his work but he has no involvement here. I feel the heavy emphasis on the Author's own dreams and their interpretation should have been mentioned. Reading about someone else's dreams puts me to sleep.
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5.0 out of 5 stars who knows ? 22 Dec. 2013
By Ilga - Published on Amazon.com
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I was recently widowed and comforted at the thought of an afterlife. Read most of the book in one night.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A charmingly modest approach to the boundaries of possibility 10 April 2013
By Jack Call - Published on Amazon.com
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Imants Baruss is not claiming that the logically impossible happens. He doesn't claim to have found a round square, for example, or a colorless blue disk. But he does claim to have experienced some things that seem to be physically impossible - things such as dreaming of a future event before it happens, healing someone at a distance through mental imagery, curing a lesion on his own liver by analyzing his dreams, and communicating with dead people. It is perfectly reasonable to be skeptical about such claims. What is so effective about the approach Baruss takes in this book is that he shows that it is also perfectly reasonable to be open-minded about these claims, for he describes his experiences and explains his thinking about them in a way that is consistent with the basic principle of empiricism: try it and see for yourself.

Jack Call, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, Citrus College, author of God is a Symbol of Something True
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