October 14, 2020
Please join us and our guest, Michael Grosso, PhD, for a show on “Smile of the Universe: Miracles in an Age of Disbelief.” Throughout history, humans have always had extraordinary experiences we often called miracles—events that fill us with wonder and bafflement. The word miracle itself is rooted in the Sanskrit syllable smi, from which we get the English word smile. So, we might say that a miracle refers to a smile induced by certain sensations of awe, beauty, and wonder.
Dr. Grosso’s both readable and comprehensible book scans a range of evidence for the reality of phenomena we often perceive as healings, levitation, bilocation, materialization, dematerialization, and much more. The reader will almost certainly come to agree with the author’s conclusion that miracles are facts of the natural world that point to something supernatural!
An account of reported miraculous phenomena, this book takes us beyond conventional religion and science to explore the outer reaches of human potential. Grounded in both true stories and matters of fact, Dr. Grosso argues for the reality of a great “Mind” and for the human ability to communicate with that Mind. In an age of disbelief, it presents a fact-based template for experimental spirituality and makes the case that every one of us, rightly understood, is a “smile of the universe.”
An artist-philosopher immersed in the mysteries of the mind, Dr. Grosso prides himself on being an independent scholar and part of an ever-growing group of educators and intellectuals critical of the prevailing materialistic view of the world. With a PhD in philosophy from Columbia University and an MA in classical Greek, he has taught humanities and philosophy at a number of institutions, including City University of New York, John F. Kennedy University, Marymount Manhattan College, and New Jersey City University.