Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Change the Past by Altering your Perception of it

By Enoch Tan,
Author of Manifestation Keys

You can literally change the past by altering your perception of it. The past has no effect except by its influence on the present. By changing the past that exist in your consciousness, you alter its connection to the present reality.

Time does not exist, it is an illusion, so by “going back” in what we call “time” and changing your thoughts, you will influence what you are experiencing in the Now. Your present reality is literally influenced by your thoughts of the past.

We can change our past by altering our memory of it. When we change the way we think about what happened, we tap into an alternate past timeline where the way we imagine it to be really did happen that way.

The alternate past timeline leads to certain things that would have happened in our alternate present reality. Therefore this reality manipulation with consciousness would result in synchronicities occurring in the present or near future of our actual timeline, as it merges with an alternate one.

By changing the way you perceive the past, you will also change the way others perceive the past. Your change in consciousness will also result in a change in their consciousness. Your merger of an alternate reality will cause a merger in their reality. Something may have happened in the past which you perceived in a negative way. But if you choose now to perceive what happened in a positive way or to perceive what’s positive in it, other people’s perception of it will also be changed in the present.


Monday, May 28, 2007

Brain Stimulation Could End Insomnia

By Andy Dolan
Source: The Daily Mail

For anyone who struggles to get a good night's rest, it could be a dream come true.

Scientists have invented a technique which they say could help trigger deep sleep in the most chronic insomniac.

Using medical equipment, they stimulated the brain with harmless magnetic pulses.
These penetrate the nerves that control a type of deep sleep called "slow-wave activity" and made their brains produce these waves.

Researchers believe the same principles could be used to create a machine which can electronically stimulate a deep-sleep power nap. This mimics the restorative benefits of eight hours of rest.

Professor Giulio Tononi led the research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the U.S.
He sent the magnetic signal through the skull into a specific part of the brain.

There, it activated electrical impulses. In response to each burst of magnetism, the sleeping volunteers' brains produced slow waves typical of deep sleep. "We don't know why, but this was a very good place (in the brain) to evoke big waves that clearly travel through every part of the brain.


Saturday, May 26, 2007

The Future of Telepathy

The new issue of Mind Power News is now available to be read
at http://www.mindpowernews.com/169.htm

This Week:

--> The Future of Telepathy
--> Karma of the Brain
--> How to Slow Down Time With Your Mind
--> Do Animals Have Telepathy?


Tuesday, May 22, 2007

What You Think Can Shrink Your Brain

By Dr. Jill Ammon-Wexler
Creator of the Ultimate Reality Challenge

New scientific evidence proves that certain thoughts can physically shrink your brain as much as 20 percent!

Dr. S. Lupien of Montreal's prestigious McGill University studied brain scans of 92 people over a period of 15 years. She found the brains of those with negative self-esteem were shrinking away.

Their brains actually became 20% smaller than those who felt good about themselves. These people also performed significantly worse in memory and learning tests.

But Dr. Lupien believes those with a negative mind set could reverse their mental decline. Most of today's neuro-scientists agree.

The brain is no longer thought to be a fixed organ. And the old assumption that brain atrophy is permanent has been reversed. We now know the brain is constantly changing, and can grow all the way into old age.


Saturday, May 19, 2007

How to Think Like a Genius

The new issue of Mind Power News is now online at http://www.mindpowernews.com/168.htm

This Week:

--> How to Unleash Your Inner Genius
--> Can 'Genius Pills' Boost Your Brain Power
--> 7 Steps to Think Like a Genius
--> Meditation Sharpens the Mind
--> You Don't Have to Be Smart to Be Rich
--> A Simple Technique to Help You Remember Anything


Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Meditation Sharpens the Mind

By Charles Q. Choi,
Source: LiveScience

Three months of intense training in a form of meditation known as "insight" in Sanskrit can sharpen a person's brain enough to help them notice details they might otherwise miss.

These new findings add to a growing body of research showing that millennia-old mental disciplines can help control and improve the mind, possibly to help treat conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

"Certain mental characteristics that were previously regarded as relatively fixed can actually be changed by mental training," University of Wisconsin neuroscientist Richard Davidson said. "People know physical exercise can improve the body, but our research and that of others holds out the prospects that mental exercise can improve minds."


Thursday, May 10, 2007

Do Gut Feelings Predict the Future?

Source: The Daily Mail

Professor Dick Bierman sits hunched over his computer in a darkened room. The gentle whirring of machinery can be heard faintly in the background.

He smiles and presses a grubby-looking red button.

In the next room, a patient slips slowly inside a hospital brain scanner. If it wasn't for the strange smiles and grimaces that flicker across the woman's face, you could be forgiven for thinking this was just a normal health check.

But this scanner is engaged in one of the most profound paranormal experiments of all time, one that may well prove whether or not it is possible to predict the future.

For the results - released exclusively to the Daily Mail - suggest that ordinary people really do have a sixth sense that can help them 'see' the future.

Such amazing studies - if verified - might help explain the predictive powers of mediums and a range of other psychic phenomena such Extra Sensory Perception, deja vu and clairvoyance. On a more mundane level, it may account for 'gut feelings' and instinct.

The man behind the experiments is certainly convinced. "We're satisfied that people can sense the future before it happens," says Professor Bierman, a psychologist at the University of Amsterdam.


Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Top 20 Most Amazing Coincidences

Thanks to OddWeek.com, here are some very strange tales of unusual coincidences.

  • A falling baby, saved two times by the same man
  • The curse of James Dean's car
  • A bullet that reached its destiny years later
  • Twin Boys, twin lives
  • Just like Edgar Allan Poe's book
  • Twin brothers, killed in along the same road, two hours apart
  • Three suicide attempts, all stopped by the same Monk
  • Poker winnings, to the unsuspected son
  • A novel that unsuspectedly described the spy next door
  • Mark Twain and the Halley's Comet
  • Three strangers on a Train, with complementary last names
  • Two brothers killed by the same taxi driver, one year apart
  • Swapped Hotel Finds
  • Two Mr. Bryson, on the same room
  • Twins brothers, same heart attack
  • A novel that predicted the Titanic's destiny, and another ship that almost followed
  • A writer, found the book of ther childhood
  • A writer's plum pudding
  • King Umberto I' double
  • The 21, a bad day for King Louis XVI

Monday, May 07, 2007

How to Wire Your Brain for Religious Ecstasy

By John Horgan

Eight years ago, I flew to Laurentian University in Midwestern Canada to test a gadget that some journalists called the "God machine." The device consisted of computer-controlled solenoids that fit over the skull and stimulate the brain with electromagnetic pulses. Its inventor, neuroscientist Michael Persinger, claimed that it could induce mystical experiences, including, as Wired magazine put it, visions of "Jesus, the Virgin Mary, Mohammed, the Sky Spirit."

I sat in a ratty armchair in a soundproof chamber and pulled the God machine onto my head as, outside the chamber, a graduate student tapped a computer keyboard. As he bombarded my brain with electromagnetic bursts patterned after brain waves of epileptics in the throes of religious visions, I waited for God or even a minor deity or demon to appear—in vain. Persinger told me later that the device doesn't work on skeptics, implying that it "works" merely by exploiting subjects' suggestibility.

Persinger is one of the more colorful characters in the fast-growing, flakey field of neurotheology, which studies what is arguably the most complex manifestation—spirituality—of the most complex phenomenon—the human brain—known to science.

Given that brain researchers have no idea how I conceived and typed this sentence, I doubt they will ever account for religious experiences in all their vast diversity and subtlety. Nor will they solve the riddle of whether God actually exists or is a figment of our evolved imaginations, like unicorns or superstrings. Neurotheology may nonetheless have a profound social impact, by yielding more potent, reliable methods of inducing spiritual experiences.


Thursday, May 03, 2007

Are Psychedelic Drugs Good For Your Mind?

By John Cloud
Source: Time Magazine

Are psychedelics good for you? It's such a hippie relic of a question that it's almost embarrassing to ask. But a quiet psychedelic renaissance is beginning at the highest levels of American science, including the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and Harvard, which is conducting what is thought to be its first research into therapeutic uses of psychedelics (in this case, Ecstasy) since the university fired Timothy Leary in 1963. But should we be prying open the doors of perception again? Wasn't the whole thing a disaster the first time?

The answer to both questions is yes. The study of psychedelics in the '50s and '60s eventually devolved into the drug free-for-all of the '70s. But the new research is careful and promising.

Last year two top journals, the Archives of General Psychiatry and the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, published papers showing clear benefits from the use of psychedelics to treat mental illness.

Both were small studies, just 27 subjects total. But the Archives paper--whose lead author, Dr. Carlos Zarate Jr., is chief of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Research Unit at NIMH--found "robust and rapid antidepressant effects" that remained for a week after depressed subjects were given ketamine (colloquial name: Special K or usually just k). In the other study, a team led by Dr. Francisco Moreno of the University of Arizona gave psilocybin (the merrymaking chemical in psychedelic mushrooms) to obsessive-compulsive-disorder patients, most of whom later showed "acute reductions in core OCD symptoms."


Wednesday, May 02, 2007

You Don't Have to Be Smart to Be Rich, Study Finds

Source: Ohio State University

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to make a lot of money, according to new research.

A nationwide study found that people of below average intelligence were, overall, just about as wealthy as those in similar circumstances but with higher scores on an IQ test.

Furthermore, a number of extremely intelligent people stated they had gotten themselves into financial difficulty.

“People don’t become rich just because they are smart,” said Jay Zagorsky, author of the study and a research scientist at Ohio State University’s Center for Human Resource Research.

“Your IQ has really no relationship to your wealth. And being very smart does not protect you from getting into financial difficulty,” Zagorsky said.

The one financial indicator in which the study found it paid to be smart was income: those with higher IQ scores tended to get paid more than others.