Sunday, February 27, 2005

Mind Power News No. 79 Now Online

The new issue of Mind Power News is now available to be read at

In This Issue:

--> Your Unconscious Makes 95% of Your Decisions

--> How to Cut Deals With Your Subconscious Mind

--> New Research Points to a "Sixth Sense"

--> Scientists Can Read Your Mind

Read it here:

Friday, February 25, 2005

Reading the Enemy's Mind

By Paul H. Smith

I didn’t dream that I would discover first hand that ESP was real. I certainly never imagined that one day I might find myself using mental powers to fight the Cold War. Now, more than twenty years from the day I was recruited, it still seems fantastical if I think on it too long.

I did have adolescent dreams of intrigue. I grew up with James Bond, and longed for the glamorous life of a spy. I also read science fiction, some involving ESP – telepathic animals, or alien strangers marooned on Earth, hiding their psychic powers from suspicious human neighbors. But that was all fantasy – or so I thought by the time I got around to joining the no-nonsense United States Army. I was wrong.

One day, in a scene right out of Men In Black, all that changed. With no warning that such a thing might exist, I was recruited to become a remote viewer – a specialized kind of psychic spy – for the US Government.

Before the decade was out, I and the diverse group of folks I met in what came to be known as CIA’s Star Gate Program had poked our minds into nearly every corner of the world and identified threats to American security, helped to capture narco-traffickers on the high seas, searched for kidnaped hostages, and spied out the secrets of many a potential foe – all without leaving our windowless building hidden among the trees on an Army post in Maryland.


Thursday, February 24, 2005

Scientists Try to Explain Deja Vu

Most of us have experienced deja vu at least once in our lives - that uncomfortable feeling that you have been here in this place, in this situation before.

Usually the sensation lasts for just a moment and is quickly followed by the realization that you have not in fact experienced the current situation in the past, and simply cannot know the place you are in.

Nevertheless, there is the feeling that something was there in our memory, either in part or whole.

The sensation of deja vu, meaning "already seen", was given its name in the 19th century, but for much longer the mental phenomenon has both fascinated and
frightened those who experience it.

Science has had little to offer by way of explanation, adding to the mystery.


Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Science Points to a "Sixth Sense"

By Ed Edelson
HealthDay Reporter

Ever get a gut feeling something just isn't quite right, and make a decision accordingly? Science is beginning to suggest those instincts may have roots deep in the brain.

Research in young volunteers points to some kind of "sixth sense" -- a mechanism in the brain that picks up on subtle clues, then sends out subconscious signals of trouble ahead.

The finding could help explain certain intuitive phenomena seen among humans. For example, in the recent Asian tsunami, aboriginal people sought out higher ground in the moments before the disaster, as did many wild animals. Could subtle changes in weather or the environment have warned them early on?

Just such an early warning system may exist in the anterior cingulate cortex, a brain area important in processing complex information, according to a report by psychologists at Washington University in St. Louis. Their findings appear in the Feb. 18 issue of the journal Science.


Monday, February 21, 2005

Brainwave Cap Controls Computer


A team of US researchers has shown that controlling devices with the brain is a step closer.

Four people, two of them partly paralysed wheelchair users, successfully moved a computer cursor while wearing a cap with 64 electrodes.

Previous research has shown that monkeys can control a computer with electrodes implanted into their brain.

"The results show that people can learn to use scalp-recorded electroencephalogram rhythms to control rapid and accurate movement of a cursor in two directions," said Jonathan Wolpaw and Dennis McFarlane.

The research team, from New York State Department of Health and State University of New York in Albany, said the research was another step towards people controlling wheelchairs or other electronic devices by thought.


Sunday, February 20, 2005

Matrix Realized: Scientists Connect Brains to Computers

By Christen Brownlee

At the University of Tübingen in Germany, neurobiologist Andrea Kübler works with a 49-year-old patient whom she identifies only as H.S. Like many of Kübler's patients, H.S. suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a degenerative disease that slowly breaks down the nerve cells necessary for motion.

The disease has paralyzed H.S., stripping him of the motor functions that most people take for granted: sitting up, eating, and even breathing.

H.S. was diagnosed with ALS 14 years ago, and a permanent ventilator has done his breathing for him since 1993. From then until recently, H.S. could converse with Kübler and his caregivers only by blinking his eyes.

Many people paralyzed by a variety of causes—strokes, tumors, or traumatic brain injuries, to name a few examples—communicate rather well by using their remaining, although impoverished, muscle power. For example, French editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who was paralyzed by a stroke, dictated a 132-page novel (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, 1997, Knopf) just by blinking his left eye.

Similarly, decades after physicist Stephen Hawking was paralyzed by ALS, he continues to give world-renowned lectures by feeding words into a computer program with a flick of his finger.


Saturday, February 19, 2005

Sales and the Law of Attraction

By Bob Doyle
Creator of Wealth Beyond Reason

I’m going to challenge your belief system, or at least I’m going to try.

I’m going to tell you exactly why you make a sale, and why you do not.

By doing this, I’m going to give you access to some extraordinary principles that seem to fly in the face of logic, but nonetheless are at work in your life every moment of every day.

There is a Law put in place that permeates the entire Universe. It is called the Law of Attraction. And while this idea is generally associated with the new age and metaphysical communities, it is in fact, a Law. This means that there is no one entity in the Universe that is ‘immune’ to it.

To understand the Law of Attraction on a practical level, you need to have a basic understanding of the building blocks of our Universe. Specifically, you need to know that at our most basic physical level, we are 99% empty space. We are in fact, pure Energy. And this Energy has a specific characteristic that if we understand it fully, we can use this characteristic to create a life beyond our wildest dreams. And that includes making more sales, with more commission, and more effortlessly than you would have thought possible.


Friday, February 18, 2005

The Straight Truth About Hypnosis...

By Kent Sayre

Here's how hypnosis works. With hypnosis, you have a relaxed, focused awareness. When you're in this relaxed state, you're mind can accept suggestions. These suggestions go directly into your mind and take hold so that your thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes are permanently changed. All action comes from someone's thoughts. When you think differently, you'll behave differently...and get the results that you want.

There are a lot of myths about hypnosis that I'm going to blow apart right here.

Myth #1: You lose consciousness in hypnosis

Wrong, wrong, and wrong. Hypnosis is a state of relaxation where you're always aware of what's going on around you. You have full control over whether you accept or reject a suggestion. In fact, you can come out of hypnosis any time...if you wanted to.

Myth #2: Hypnotized people act crazy

The people who believe this most likely have seen a stage hypnosis show. Stage hypnosis is an extreme form of hypnosis...and it's meant to entertain. On my hypnosis programs, the hypnosis is designed to permanently change your life for the better. What this means to you is that you won't do anything you wouldn't normally do. Sorry, no clucking like a chicken for you!


Thursday, February 17, 2005

Can Sleeping 8 Hours Kill You Faster?

By Kacper Postawski

A recent study done by the University of California and the

shocking finding of it: "People who sleep 8 hours or more
have a 50% higher mortality (death) rate than people who
sleep less."

However, does this mean that sleeping longer will create a

higher chance of death and disease for you?

No. There's no solid proof for that, but there is a
connection between less sleep, your daily
energy levels, and the strength of your immune system.

As you might notice, it's during deep sleep that your body

undergoes major physiological changes to repair your muscles,
power up your immune system and replenish your energy.

The question really isn't "how long should I sleep?" but

question really is...

"How can I optimize my sleep system to gain POWERFUL and

QUALITY sleep."


Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Can This Black Box See Into The Future?

Deep in the basement of a dusty university library in Edinburgh lies a small black box, roughly the size of two cigarette packets side by side, that churns out random numbers in an endless stream.

At first glance it is an unremarkable piece of equipment. Encased in metal, it contains at its heart a microchip no more complex than the ones found in modern pocket calculators.

But, according to a growing band of top scientists, this box has quite extraordinary powers. It is, they claim, the 'eye' of a machine that appears capable of peering into the future and predicting major world events.

The machine apparently sensed the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Centre four hours before they happened - but in the fevered mood of conspiracy theories of the time, the claims were swiftly knocked back by sceptics. But last December, it also appeared to forewarn of the Asian tsunami just before the deep sea earthquake that precipitated the epic tragedy.

Now, even the doubters are acknowledging that here is a small box with apparently inexplicable powers.


Sunday, February 13, 2005

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Thursday, February 10, 2005

Psychic Detectives Fail to Perform

By Benjamin Radford
Skeptical Inquirer

Psychic detectives, both "real" and fictional, are currently hot. They have been publicized on Larry King Live and seen in the new hit NBC television show Medium, which recently beat the science-based drama CSI:Miami in the ratings. Yet a close examination of psychic detectives suggests they are better at finding publicity than missing persons.

A common pattern occurs in high-profile missing persons cases (such as Chandra Levy, Laci Peterson, Elizabeth Smart, and countless others): dozens or hundreds of "psychics" offer tips (for free or for pay), yet when police follow up on the information, the vast majority of it ––or all of it––turns out to be wrong.

One trick psychics use is to give very vague information open to later interpretation (most missing persons are likely to be found "near water," even if it’s a lake, puddle, river, drainage pipe, etc.). They also use information already available through normal means, and make so many different guesses that some will almost certainly be right.

Police must follow up on all tips, including those from dubious sources, thus wasting precious hours and police manpower. When bodies are found it is always through accident or police work. Despite repeated claims to the contrary, there is not a single documented case of a missing person being found or recovered due solely to psychic information.


Wednesday, February 09, 2005

The Golden Rule from 13 Different Religious Perspectives

List Compiled by John Milan & Paul McKenna

Baha'i Faith

Lay not on any soul a load that you would not wish to be laid upon you, and desire not for anyone the things you would not desire for yourself.
(Baha'u'llah, Gleanings)


Treat not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.
(The Buddha, Udana-Varga 5.1)


In everything, do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.
(Jesus, Matthew 7:12)


One word which sums up the basis of all good conduct....loving-kindness. Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself.
(Confucius, Analects 15.23)


This is the sum of duty: do not do to others what would cause pain if done to you.
(Mahabharata 5:1517)


Not one of you truly believes until you wish for others what you wish for yourself.
(The Prophet Muhammad, 13th of the 40 Hadiths of Nawawi)


One should treat all creatures in the world as one would like to be treated.
(Mahavira, Sutrakritanga)


What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbour. This is the whole Torah; all the rest is commentary. Go and learn it.
(Hillel, Talmud, Shabbath 31a)

Native Spirituality

We are as much alive as we keep the earth alive.
(Chief Dan George)


I am a stranger to no one; and no one is a stranger to me. Indeed, I am a friend to all.
(Guru Granth Sahib, pg. 1299)


Regard your neighbour's gain as your own gain and your neighbour's loss as your own loss.
(Lao Tzu, T'ai Shang Kan Ying P'ien, 213-218)


We affirm and promote respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
(Unitarian principle)


Do not do unto others whatever is injurious to yourself.
(Shayast-na-Shayast 13.29)

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Scientists Can't Find God in Lab

By Julia C. Keller
Science & Theology News

Getting the brain to see God may require more than just magnets.

In December, Swedish researchers reported that exposing the brain to low-level magnetism doesn’t induce spiritual experiences as shown in previous research studies. Even if magnetism might not reliably excite the brain’s “God spot,” the debate continues over the importance of studying the scientific side of religious experience.

The scientific method uses reproducibility to validate experiments. A researcher in a lab in Sweden should be able to reproduce an experiment first done in Canada and get the same results. The Swedes’ findings, or lack thereof, raise the specter of bad science, in which the inability to reproduce an experiment calls neurotheology’s methodology into question.

Pehr Granqvist, a researcher at Uppsala University in Sweden, attempted to replicate earlier neurotheology research done by Michael Persinger at Laurentian University in Montreal. By pulsing the temporal lobe of the brain with weak magnetic fields, Granqvist tried to induce spiritual feelings in his subjects.

However, Granqvist’s team found no significant effect of magnetism on the brain when it came to feeling something otherworldly.


Monday, February 07, 2005

Six Basic Steps to Lucid Dreaming

By Marc VanDeKeer

There are many techniques and methods that you can use for inducing lucid dreams, but there is an underlying process behind most, if not all of them. I have broken this underlying process down into six basic steps to serve as a foundation for your lucid dream training. Once you absorb these steps and start following them, it is only a matter of time before you have your first lucid dream.

In case you are wondering how long it will take for you to have your first one, just follow through with the steps and have faith that you will have one. Statistically, the time it takes for someone to have their first lucid dream averages from three weeks to two months, but yours may be tonight, but don't be discouraged if you try for a while and don't succeed. There seems to be an obsession in our society for instant results. If you are one of these people, realize that this is one of your first obstacles to overcome. Only one thing is certain: If you never stop trying, you are guaranteed to succeed.

The Six Basic Steps

1) Doing the Mental Prep-Work

2) Increasing dream recall

3) Keeping a dream journal

4) Becoming familiar with your Dreams

5) Adding Awareness to your Waking Consciousness

6) Linking your Awareness to your Dreams


Sunday, February 06, 2005

Men and Women Have Different Brains

Men and women appear to employ different brain organization to achieve the same level of general intelligence.

Brain imaging has revealed that men have more gray matter related to intellectual ability while women have more white matter.

Gray matter refers to information processing centers while white matter refers to connections between the processing centers.

Men have about 6.5 times as much general intelligence gray matter as women while women have about 10 times as much white matter, report researchers from the University of California, Irvine and the University of New Mexico.

"These findings suggest that human evolution has created two different types of brains designed for equally intelligent behavior,"
says researcher Richard Haier of the University of California, Irvine. "In addition, by pinpointing these gender-based intelligence areas, the study has the potential to aid research on dementia and other cognitive-impairment diseases in the brain."


Saturday, February 05, 2005

10 Ways Holographic Creation is More Powerful Than Visualization

By Christopher Westra

Creating reality in the moment is holographic creation. You can
also call it manifesting in holographic time. You create what you want on a spiritual level (quantum level), and then it grows until it becomes crystallized into physical reality.

All these ten comparisons between holographic creation and
visualization are based in the fact that there is no such thing as time. As Robert Anthony said in the quote at the start of this
chapter, “The only moment is now”.

Note – Some people who are skilled at visualization are actually
doing holographic creation without knowing it. Visualization (seeing detailed images) is part of holographic creation. This
chapter fully explains the differences between the two.

So when I speak of visualization, I’m talking about the limited
version of visualization as traditionally taught. Visualization is very powerful for some people precisely because they understand the deeper laws of holographic creation! Now you have these keys to manifestation also!


Thursday, February 03, 2005

Telepathic Children Communicate With Aliens

Staff Reporter,
India Daily

In the deep region of Himalayas, people are reporting strange behaviors in children. They are using sign languages that is unknown to their families and any one around. Many of them draw pictures of triangular objects flying in the sky. Many of them do not know what they saw and how they learnt these sign languages.

Some in the region of Aksai Chin believe that these children regularly communicate with the extra-terrestrials who are only visible to these children and communicate via spiritual telepathy. The children learn the sign language to communicate back to these beings from another Galaxy or Universe.


Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Can You Be Hypnotized and Robbed?

By Kim Murphy
LA Times

He was striking, with dark eyes, a long black ponytail and a stylish suit. He had a large, cheap ring that Olga couldn't stop looking at as he waved his hand repeatedly in front of her face.

"He was talking gibberish," she recalled. That he had left his wallet in a taxi. That he was supposed to meet someone at Sheremetyevo Airport. That he couldn't remember where he lived.

Olga offered him the 7,000 — about $250 — in her purse for a taxi, but he said it wouldn't be enough. She found herself leading the man up to her apartment. There, she opened her safe and gave him $500. "Can I have more?" he asked. "Can I have the 7,000 rubles in your purse?" Without replying, Olga emptied her wallet into his hands.

As they rode back down the elevator, Olga knew the man was a thief. She knew she should demand her money back before it was too late. But she couldn't open her mouth. "I was in a trance," she said later.

Almost immediately after he left, Olga broke into hysterical sobs and phoned a friend, who persuaded her to go to the police. There, detectives nodded knowingly. "Gypsy hypnosis," they said.

Across Moscow, a chestnut as old as crystal balls and gypsy curses makes regular appearances on the crime logs — hundreds of victims a year who say they were seduced out of their money in seemingly chance encounters with strangers. Many claim they were hypnotized by intense stares, mesmerizing babble and warnings of curses on their loved ones.