Friday, May 29, 2009

Experience Instant Meditation with Brainwave CDs

Source: The Brain Evolution System

Everybody in the world of self-development agrees on one simple thing:
Meditation is good!

The benefits are truly enormous: improved mind power, increased IQ levels, greater energy, self-enlightenment, less required sleep, and more.

But how many of us really indulge in a strict meditation schedule? And remember, you're talking hours each day if you want the greatest benefit.

Let's be honest: in the modern world, people just don't have time.

Until now, that is.


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Woman Loses Weight After Imaginary Surgery

By Richard Smith / The Mirror

A mum has lost four stone after being hypnotised into believing she has a gastric stomach band.

A therapist convinced Marion Corns, 35, she had had surgery to fit the band by talking her through the procedure while in a trance.

Hospital smells were even pumped into the room to boost the effect.

Housewife Marion, who has slimmed from 15st 6lb to 11st 7lb, said: “Bizarrely I can even ‘remember’ being wheeled into theatre, the clink of the surgeon’s knife and smell of the anaesthetic.”

She spent £780 on five sessions with a therapist at the Elite Clinic in Marbella after her weight ballooned despite trying numerous diet aids.


Monday, May 25, 2009

The Science Behind 2012

Interview with Gregg Braden by Laurie Nadel, Ph.D.

If you are curious to know if there is any science behind the prophecies of 2012, scientist and New York Times best-selling author Gregg Braden has the information that will put it into real-time perspective. Geological time, that is.

After 22 years of scientific research, Braden’s new book Fractal Time explains why 2012 marks the end of a 5,125-year cycle.

Did you know that the Earth is presently moving across the equator of the Milky Way? When we talk about the changes that are coming up in 2012, some of those visible changes here on Earth are apparently in response to the astronomical changes that are being created by the Earth’s crossing of the Equator of the Milky Way.

In an interview with Dr. Laurie Nadel, Gregg Braden talks about the Mayan prophecies of 2012 and what they mean to you.


Sunday, May 24, 2009

Does Puberty Cause Poltergeists?

By Zeeya Merali,
New Scientist

The sight of small blonde girls watching television is guaranteed to strike fear into the heart of anyone who has watched the movie Poltergeist.

We're right to be terrified, say physicists. Children generate poltergeist activity by channelling energy into the quantum mechanical vacuum.

Pierro Brovetto, whose last known address was the Instituto Fisica Superiore, in Cagliari, Italy and his colleague Vera Maxia wanted to explain the origin of poltergeist phenomena, characterised by objects flying around the room "of their own accord".

The researchers note that poltergeist encounters have been reported around the world and across different cultures, but tend to have one thing in common. "Poltergeist disturbances often occur in the neighbourhood of a pubescent child or a young woman," the authors note in their paper.


Friday, May 22, 2009

Can Hypnosis Help You to Astral Travel?

By Steve G. Jones, M.Ed., Clinical Hypnotherapist
Creator of Astral Travel Now

Are you living the life of your dreams? I bet that’s a question that’s probably been asked to you by both yourself and others at least a thousand times in your life. Well I’m here to ask you a different question.

How would you like to live life within your dreams?

How would you like to be able to develop the capability to effectively part from your body and travel to another world where time, space, gravity and many other "laws" that exist in the 3rd dimension can no longer limit you?

Most people think this is only possible while dreaming. But I assure you, this is much different than having a mere dream.

Let me save you the trouble of trying to figure out exactly what I'm talking about. It's an age old experience of spiritual separation and voyage known as Astral Projection in which the Astral body or spirit separates itself from the physical body temporarily and operates on its own.


Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Happiest Places on Earth

By Lauren Sherman, Forbes Magazine

Where in the world do people feel most content with their lives?

According to a new report released by the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), a Paris-based group of 30 countries with democratic governments that provides economic and social statistics and data, happiness levels are highest in northern European countries.

Denmark, Finland and the Netherlands rated at the top of the list, ranking first, second and third, respectively. Outside Europe, New Zealand and Canada landed at Nos. 8 and 6, respectively. The U.S. did not crack the top 10. Switzerland placed seventh and Belgium placed tenth.


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Modern Pied Piper Cheats Death

By Steve Hartman / CBS News

Every time 70-year-old Andy Mackie draws a breath, it's music to his ears - whether there's a harmonica there or not. As CBS News correspondent Steve Hartman reports, Mackie's just glad to be alive.

Mackie jokes, "I guess they don't need a harmonica player in heaven yet."

Mackie, a Scottish-born retired horse trainer, lives in a camper in northwest Washington state - he lives there, even though technically -- medically -- he should have died long ago.

After his ninth heart surgery, Mackie's doctors had him on 15 different medicines. But the side effects made life miserable. So one day he quit taking all 15 and decided to spend his final days doing something he always wanted to do.

He used the money he would have spent on the prescriptions to give away 300 harmonicas, with lessons included. "I really thought it was the last thing I could ever do," he says.


Saturday, May 16, 2009

Will Positive Thinking Save the Economy?

By Tracy R Twyman

So Barack Obama has apparently been reading a book called Animal Spirits by Robert Shiller, about how human psychology affects economics. And according to a propaganda piece from the Financial Times, this book has inspired Obama to approach the economic issues wholly psychologically. Just as The Secret teaches that you can create personal wealth and success just by thinking positively, Obama is going to try to do the same thing on a macroeconomic scale.

Of course, as I wrote in my book Solomon’s Treasure, the value of money, and thus the health of an economy, does indeed rest solely on people’s belief in it. This is true even more so now that our money is pure fiat currency, with no precious metal backing it, and no direct relationship to the value of gold. I compared the modern fiat monetary system with the process of alchemy. Turning lead into gold is like turning paper into money, and the Universal Agent or Philosopher’s Stone that makes that transformation possible is human belief. It works both in the economy as a whole, and in one’s personal finances as well, as The Secret purports.

But anyone who has ever tried to utilize The Secret in their personal life will tell you that it’s not so simple. Positive thinking helps power the actions you take to solve your economic problems, and improves your likelihood of success. But just sitting around meditating on wealth does not manifest it out of thin air, and it is suicidal to ignore major economic problems in your life, hoping that they will go away if you pretend they aren’t there.

The same holds true for our economy as a whole. The President, Bernake, and Geithner are trying to reinflate the bubble that this fake economy has been riding on for decades, with the belief that, if we can just get the consumer confidence index up, people will buy more stuff, and everything can get going again. People will start buying cars and homes and going on vacation and everything else, if he can just inspire them to feel good about the economy. So Obama, Bernake and Geither have now decided to just “declare”, by fiat, that the economic recovery has begun. As the FT article states:

Since mid-March President Barack Obama and his team have mounted a sophisticated effort to brighten those “ideas and feelings”, reassuring the nation with “glimmers of hope across the economy” and the assertion that “we’re starting to see progress”.


Monday, May 11, 2009

Your Mind is the Best Weapon Against Any Flu

By Cathy Sherman / Source: Natural News

This year's flu of the year has made its appearance and with it, media buzz about vaccines, normal treatments, such as hand washing, and so on. Most "experts" have neglected one basic, free, non-invasive, yet therapeutic modality: mind over flu matter.

Metaphysical healer Louise L. Hay says that the mental cause of influenza is "Response to mass negativity and beliefs; fear; and belief in statistics." This is quite interesting in light of the media's use of all three: statistics and mass negativity in order to create fear. For those susceptible to such fears, any flu strain would find a welcoming home.


Saturday, May 09, 2009

Advanced Trance Techniques

By Steve G. Jones,
Clinical Hypnotherapist
Better Living With Hypnosis

As I sit here in my office preparing notes for a hypnotherapy training DVD, I am reminded of some of the more challenging aspects of hypnosis. Sometimes hypnotherapists are asked to work with clients who are highly resistant to hypnosis. Almost everyone who enters a hypnotherapist's office is willing to be hypnotized, but for some it is only a mild trance state whereas for others it is a much more "profound" experience.

While it is absolutely true that even a mild trance will produce excellent results, a deeper trance can be more enjoyable for the client. It is therefore up to the hypnotherapist to discover which method works best for a particular client.

Some clients go very deeply into trance with a basic relaxation induction. This is a series of words designed to progressively relax different parts of the body until all parts are relaxed and the client is drifting in a sea of tranquility.

This is the theory at least, but some clients require an entirely different approach to unwind. Some clients are so analytical or nervous that they pay attention to every word the hypnotherapist is saying in an attempt to pick the structure of the session apart. Often these clients will remark at the end of a session something such as, "I don't think I was hypnotized, I heard every word you said."


Monday, May 04, 2009

2-year-old Genius has IQ of 156

Elise Tan-Roberts of Edmonton in North London is a most unusual 2-year-old with an IQ of 156, rated in the top 0.2 per cent of her age group.

And she's the youngest member of Mensa, the society for genuises.

Elise can name 35 capital cities, identify the three types of triangle, spell her name aloud, read the words "Mummy" and "Daddy" and recite the alphabet.

She was five months old when she spoke her first word, calling her father "Dada." She was walking three months later and running two months after that.

Before her first birthday Elise could recognize her written name and by 16 months she could count to 10. She is now able to do the same in Spanish.


Saturday, May 02, 2009

We Will All Be Telepathic in 25 Years

By Mukul Sharma
Source: Times of India

Does telepathy exist? The majority of mainstream scientists believe that the paranormal acquisition of information concerning the thoughts, feelings or activity of another person is a lot of poppycock.

But it doesn't really matter because the majority of mainstream scientists also believe telepathy's going to exist in the future, thanks to technology.

According to one World Future Society forecast, wireless technology will be incorporated into our thought processing by 2030.

In the next 25 years, we'll learn how to augment our 100 trillion relatively slow inter-neuronal connections with high-speed virtual connections via nanorobotics.