Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Pilgrims Flock to See 'Buddha Boy'

By Thomas Bell
The Telegraph

Thousands of pilgrims are pouring into the dense jungle of southern Nepal to worship a 15-year-old boy who has been hailed as a new Buddha.

Devotees claim that Ram Bomjon, who is silently meditating beneath a tree, has not eaten or drunk anything since he sat down at his chosen spot six months ago.

Witnesses say they have seen light emanating from the teenager's forehead.

"It looks a bit like when you shine a torch through your hand," said Tek Bahadur Lama, a member of the committee responsible for dealing with the growing number of visitors from India and elsewhere in Nepal.

Photographs of Ram Bomjon, available for five rupees (4p) from his makeshift shrine, have become ubiquitous across the region. "Far and wide, it's the only topic of conversation," said Upendra Lamichami, a local journalist.

He said no allegation had yet emerged of Ram breaking his fast or moving, even to relieve himself.


Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Can Dreams Predict the Future?

By Parthena Black
BellaOnline's Dreams Editor

Can dreams predict the future? There is surprisingly little scientific information available to provide concrete answers to this common question. While methods exist to test the abilities of individuals who claim to be psychic, I have been unable to find studies of this nature dealing specifically with dreams.

Accounts of predictive dreams can be found dating back to the stone age. In the Old Testament, Joseph interpreted Pharoah's dream as predicting seven years of abundance followed by famine, an event that actually occurred. According to a close personal friend, Abraham Lincoln dreamed that his funeral was taking place in his home shortly before his death. James Watson dreamed of a spiral staircase, leading him to the discovery of the double-helix component of the structure of DNA. This editor dreamed of a large nail being removed from my spine more than ten years before spinal fusion surgery and subsequent removal of the broken hardware five years later.

Eerie dreams that pointed to waking life events have been featured in films and literature. A good example appears in the movie "The Mothman Prophecies". Connie has a recurring dream where she repeatedly hears someone say, "Wake up, number 37." Connie is not able to connect the dream with reality until after the fact, when Klein rescues her and prevents her from becoming the 37th victim of a bridge collapse.

Despite thousands of accounts from individuals who claim that their dreams have predicted events that actually occurred, the majority of dream experts seem to believe that these dreams are more coincidental than clairvoyant.


Monday, November 28, 2005

Breatharianism: Living on Light and Air

By Jack Davis

From time to time individuals have requested that I share my first hand experience with the practice of breatharianism - living on air and light and prana.

Twenty two years ago I attended a seminar conducted by Wiley Brooks, a self-proclaimed breatharian. Though his message seems absurd to most people, it immediately rang true for me

I had been exposed to the concept of not eating through the previous ten years of extensive reading in the fields of health, nutrition, and spirituality. As owner of a large health food store in Hilo, Hawaii, I had followed a policy of knowing the products I stocked and sold, including books. I personally experimented with many nutritional products and various health practices. During those years I drastically reduced and altered the types of food consumed. Meat (all flesh), was eliminated, as was most highly refined foods, sugar products, most breads, milk products, and highly salted-spiced foods.

Due in large part to the influence of health enthusiast Paul Bragg I also engaged in regular fasting and colon cleansing. By 1982 I was ready for the lessons of Wiley Brooks. Among the practices Wiley recommended as transition diet was the consumption of yellow foods, only: corn, papaya, cantaloupe, orange, egg yolk, butter, pumpkin, etc.

For me the next 22 years witnessed a series of fasts, during which I drank diluted grape or other juice, I interspersed with periods of eating a simple and sparse diet of solid food. My longest fast was one of 40 days. Other fasts varied from 30 to 3 days.

When eating I usually ate once daily and skipped eating totally one day weekly. I would exclusively consume only 3 or 4 specific items for days, weeks, or months. These foods were not chosen for any claimed nutritional value but rather for simplicity, purity, digestibility, and for non harmful effect to my body.

By consuming such small amounts and limited variety I was able to note specifically how my body reacted to each food. Often, precise pains, skin eruptions, mucous excretions, and bowel disorders resulted from consumption of certain foods.

Fasting would quickly eliminate such deviations from optimum health. Without much guidance or social support I have slowly made progress toward the goal of existing exclusively on air and light.

Fortunately, for most of the past 20 plus years I have lived alone, thus avoiding the potential problem of coping with a mate with different life style. I was, however, performing regular, often strenuous work in the course of supporting myself financially. I never experience hunger and rarely feel tired or weak. My body and breath produce no offensive odor. The occasional meager bowel movement also produces little odor. My blood pressure is usually 110 over 60 or less, heart rate is 60, and temperature is 2 to 4 degrees below 'normal'. The body is strong, flexible, supple and mostly pain free. Cuts, injuries, and insect bites heal quickly without medication. To me, these indicators are reflections of an efficiently operating human bio-system which I have helped create, and for which I am grateful.

About 6 years ago I first read Jasmuheen's book, Living On Light. She recommends a 21 day transition fasting regime to achieve the state of breatharianism. She believes that her technique prepares one mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, as well as physically for transition into states of higher consciousness.


Saturday, November 26, 2005

Never Be Lied to Again: How to Get the Truth Out of Anyone

Here is an excellent and thorough manual for lie detection and truth extraction in four parts: How to Tell If You Are Being Lied To; Becoming a Human Lie Detector; How to Get the Truth Without Beating it Out of Them; and Advanced Techniques for Getting the Truth.


Thursday, November 24, 2005

Top Terrorist "May Be Master Hypnotist"

Sidney Morning Herald

Amid fears that Indonesia's most wanted terrorist will strike again, some police have a new theory: Noordin Top is using hypnotism to elude capture and recruit more suicide bombers.

The senior Jemaah Islamiah operative - blamed for both Bali bombings and a series of other attacks - has time and again escaped the clutches of the law during the past three years.

Just two weeks ago he slipped through a massive dragnet again, even though counter-terror officers did shoot dead Azahari Husin, Noordin's bombmaker partner.

Among the few things left behind by Noordin was a graphic video in which he specifically warned Australia that his band of Islamic extremists would strike again.

In Azahari's hideout police found plans for a "Bom Pesta" - or bomb party - this coming Christmas with several churches and shopping malls earmarked for attack.

As fears rise, reports say some police in notoriously superstitious Indonesia believe Noordin may have the ability to hypnotise people, using his mental powers to escape his pursuers and recruit more bombers.

"A village chief fell unconscious after kissing the hand of a man resembling Noordin," one policeman told the latest edition of Tempo news magazine.

The magazine said the chief's mind went blank "like he was hypnotised" after meeting a "tabib", or traditional healer, who looked like Noordin.


Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Do False Memories Explain Alien Abductions?

Do you have memories of being abducted by aliens and whisked away in a spaceship? You wouldn't be alone.

Several thousand people worldwide claim to have had such close encounters, researchers say. But in a new study, a psychology expert at London's Goldsmiths College says these experiences are proof of the frailty of the human memory, rather than evidence of life in other galaxies.

"Maybe what we're dealing with here is false memories, and not that people are actually being abducted and taken aboard spaceships," says Professor Chris French, who surveyed 19 self-proclaimed alien abductees.

Several of the abductees reported being snatched from their beds or cars by alien creatures around four feet high, with spindly arms and legs and oversized heads, Professor French said.

Some men said they were subjected to painful medical examinations by the aliens, during which their sperm was extracted.

Many of the alien experiences could be explained by sleep paralysis, a condition in which a person is awake and aware of the surroundings but is unable to move.
Sleep paralysis often leads to hallucinations and 40 per cent of people experience the state at least once in their lives, Professor French said.

A rich imagination was also at play. Several of the alien abductees were already prone to fantasising and also claimed to have seen ghosts and have psychic or healing abilities.

"People have very rich fantasy lives," said Professor French, who is due to present his findings at a public seminar at London's Science Museum on Wednesday.
"So much so that they often mix up what's happening in their heads with what is going on in the real world."

SOURCE: Reuters

Monday, November 21, 2005

Meditation Builds Up Brain

By Alison Motluk
New Scientist

Meditating does more than just feel good and calm you down, it makes you perform better – and alters the structure of your brain, researchers have found.

People who meditate say the practice restores their energy, and some claim they need less sleep as a result. Many studies have reported that the brain works differently during meditation – brainwave patterns change and neuronal firing patterns synchronise. But whether meditation actually brings any of the restorative benefits of sleep has remained largely unexplored.

So Bruce O’Hara and colleagues at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, US, decided to investigate. They used a well-established “psychomotor vigilance task”, which has long been used to quantify the effects of sleepiness on mental acuity. The test involves staring at an LCD screen and pressing a button as soon as an image pops up. Typically, people take 200 to 300 milliseconds to respond, but sleep-deprived people take much longer, and sometimes miss the stimulus altogether.

Ten volunteers were tested before and after 40 minutes of either sleep, meditation, reading or light conversation, with all subjects trying all conditions. The 40-minute nap was known to improve performance (after an hour or so to recover from grogginess). But what astonished the researchers was that meditation was the only intervention that immediately led to superior performance, despite none of the volunteers being experienced at meditation.


Friday, November 18, 2005

Angelina Jolie Used Black Magic to Lure Brad Pitt

By James Wray
SOURCE: Monsters and Critics

Hollywood diva Angelina Jolie has reportedly given actor Brad Pitt a vial of gray powder to ward off accidents. According to the New York Daily times, it was discovered in the glove compartment of Pitt’s car by a close friend. Pitt later revealed to his friend that the vial contained the remnants of a bat.

Is Jolie working voodoo on Brad?

Doktor Snake, whose “Voodoo Spellbook” is a cult best-seller in the U.S. and out recently in the U.K., thinks so.

“That vial sounds suspiciously like a voodoo ‘mojo hand’, or magical charm,” says Snake.

He is skeptical, however, that the charm is for warding off accidents, saying that voodoo spells using ingredients from bats are usually used in workings of black magic.

“One dark voodoo spell uses Bat’s Heart Incense which is burnt to break up a love affair or marriage - very ominous in the light of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston’s split,” says Snake.

The good doctor goes on to predict that we should expect a marriage announcement from Pitt and Jolie during 2005 - and an announcement that the couple will be having twins.

“These things are written in the tides of fate, if you know how to interpret them,” says Snake. “And it’s a happy ending - after all, Brad has always wanted kids and Aniston wasn’t coming through for him.”


Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Is the Universe Only Pretending to Be 3-Dimensional?

By Alexandra L. Woodruff
Daily Californian

In quantum physics, nothing is as it seems. As physicists continue to study the universe they continually run into new questions that shake how humans understand the universe's intricate mechanics.

UC Berkeley physics professor, Raphael Bousso, is trying to break down the mysteries of the universe with a concept called the holographic principle. Physicists stumbled on the idea while studying black holes. It is a concept, which ultimately questions whether the third dimension exists.

"There's a real conflict between the way that we're thinking about the world right now, which is a very local way where everything happens independently in different regions of space and the way that we're going to have to think about it," said Bousso in an interview.

Bousso presented the ideas at a seminar last weekend called "Latest Theories About the Universe and Its Governing Laws: Theoretical Physics Made Easy for the Public" at the Lawrence Hall of Science to an audience of about 100.


Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Do Tinfoil Helmets Deflect Mind Control?

(Tech humour, really, move along, nothing to see here)

Engineers at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology have published results showing that tinfoil helmets, prized in many circles for an assumed capacity to resist mind control rays from aliens and governments, may actually amplify the controlling signals.

There's only one problem: The humour of the engineers is so deadpan, the findings are likely to be cited ad infinitum in conspiracy and UFO journals.

The abstract for the profusely illustrated study says:

Using a $250,000 network analyser, we find that although on average all helmets attenuate invasive radio frequencies in either directions (either emanating from an outside source, or emanating from the cranium of the subject), certain frequencies are in fact greatly amplified. These amplified frequencies coincide with radio bands reserved for government use according to the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). Statistical evidence suggests the use of helmets may in fact enhance the government's invasive abilities. We theorize that the government may in fact have started the helmet craze for this reason.

The study contains recommendations for the construction of helmets that will work more efficiently as well as detailed results on the examination of three classic helmets, the Classical, the Fez, and the Centurion.

One finding, raising entirely new fields of speculation, is that certain frequencies enhanced by the helmets are in the hands of multi-national corporations.

The researchers did not, however, delve into the critical question of whether one should construct hats with the reflective side of the foil facing in or out.


Saturday, November 12, 2005

Do Aliens Have Souls?

By Carol Glatz
Catholic News Service

Galaxy-gazing scientists surely wonder about what kind of impact finding life or intelligent beings on another planet would have on the world.

But what sort of effect would it have on Catholic beliefs? Would Christian theology be rocked to the core if science someday found a distant orb teeming with little green men, women or other intelligent forms of alien life? Would the church send missionaries to spread the Gospel to aliens? Could aliens even be baptized? Or would they have had their own version of Jesus and have already experienced his universal or galactic plan of salvation?

Curious Catholics need not be space buffs to want answers to these questions and others when they pick up a 48-page booklet by a Vatican astronomer.


Friday, November 11, 2005

Can Remote Viewing Help the U.S. Military and Intelligence Services?

By Steve Hammons
American Chronicle

The unusual human skill known as “remote viewing” could be an important asset for our armed forces and national intelligence resources.

Training in the application of remote viewing could be expanded to benefit our military personnel and intelligence agencies in ongoing tactical and strategic operations.
We can no longer afford to ignore this very powerful asset.

Remote viewing could just as easily be called “enhanced instincts and intuition” or maybe “unconventional internal perception.” Remote viewing is the ability to use and improve the “sixth sense” that most or all people reportedly have to some degree.

Remote viewing has reportedly been used successfully in many intelligence and reconnaissance efforts but its use has been limited.

The official remote viewing program was variously under the control of the CIA, Army Intelligence and Security Command, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and the Air Force in the ‘70s, 80s and early 90s. Project STARGATE was only the last of a series of code names for an effort also known as SCANNATE, GONDOLAWISH, GRILLFLAME, CENTERLANE and SUNSTREAK.

Remote viewing is a skill that seems impossible, beyond belief. However, remote viewing experts say years of research and practical application of remote viewing in real-life operational settings have proven that it works and works well. That which is not known can become known.

Experts allege that successful application of these abilities in a wide range of endeavors, including intelligence and reconnaissance operations, has been proven beyond question. Significant scientific research has reportedly validated many aspects of remote viewing theory and practice.


Monday, November 07, 2005

How Do You Create Your Own Reality?

"You don't have to learn how to do it! You've been doing it all your life anyway - rather unconsciously. Whatever reality you have now, you have created it. All you have to do is become aware of the mechanics of how you did it in the first place... Once you can do it consciously, the Universe really begins to act like a "wish fulfilling" machine." Whatever you focus on, you begin to attract in very magical ways.

I say the word "magic" because when you begin to see at how quickly even what you thought was impossible, it really does seem like magic."

This is a quote from John Harrichan, captured during four hours of an intensive life-changing seminar recorded by my friend Kacper Potowski. In case you missed it, I just wanted to send you a quick reminder that today is the launch of Kacper's amazing new program, "Dancing With the Universe."

This is an inspiring and enlightening work based on the teachings of world-renowned author John Harricharan. This package would make a beautiful gift for yourself or someone close to you this holiday season.

Learn more about John Harricharan's incredible life story of discovering these Universal principles of success that he has shared with thousands of people, at

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

The 3-Step Formula for Rapid Success in Any Area of Your Life

If you've been with Mind Power News for a little while you may already know the names Kacper Postawski and John Harricharan.

If not, you're in for an amazing treat, because these two brilliant
minds have collaborated on some inspiring new work.

On November 7, my friend Kacper is releasing his latest creation,
a beautiful package of enlightening material based on the work of John Harricharan which teaches "The 3 Step Formula For Rapid Success In Any Area Of Your Life..."

Kacper wrote to me last week to let me know that this project
was almost finished, and he asked me to share this story with the members of the Mind Power News community.

Here's a small portion of the e-mail which Kacper sent to me in which he explained the amazing events that led to his latest creation.


Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Your Brain's Sex Can Make You Ill

By Michelle Roberts
BBC News health reporter

Scientists say they have proof that the sex of the brain makes men and women more prone to different diseases.

Doctors know that women are more likely than men to have depression, anxiety or an eating disorder, while men are at higher risk of Parkinson's disease.

Post-mortem and brain imaging studies show that male and female brains are physically different.

Now scientists say they can to link the two together and suggest future disease cures may be "gender-specific".