Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Subliminal Advertising Proven to Work

By Richard Alleyne, The Telegraph

Researchers found that briefly displaying words and images so quickly that people do not even consciously notice, does nevertheless change their thinking.

They found it was particularly effective with negative images and words which could alter a person’s mood.

The phrase subliminal advertising was coined in 1957 by the US market researcher James Vicary, who said he could get moviegoers to “drink Coca-Cola” and “eat popcorn” by flashing those messages onscreen for such a short time that viewers were unaware.

His claims led to fears that governments and cults would use the technique to their advantage and it was banned in many countries, including the UK.

Vicary later admitted he had fabricated his results.

But more than 50 years on British researchers have shown messages we are not aware of can leave a mark on the brain.


Monday, September 28, 2009

Discover Long Lost Secrets of Mind Power

By Enoch Tan / Source: Mind Power Secrets Package

Most of humanity is poor; only a few people become millionaires or billionaires. I figured that if success concepts really worked and are available to everyone in books, then why isn't everyone super successful?

Don't get me wrong -- there ARE valid routes to quick and easy wealth, and I'm going to show you one of the best ones (more on this in a minute). There are actually a great number of ways you can get rich. Every year many people become millionaires and many of these people are not too different from you. There's no reason why you can't do the same.

Even without knowing any specific ways to get rich, this information can increase your money-making opportunities tremendously. You simply need to learn this scientific knowledge that has always been out-of-reach for most ordinary people.

To understand these secrets, pretend for a moment that you have access to a time-machine. You decide to travel back in time a thousand years to live in the past for a while. It is now the year 1004. Imagine what life is like with your knowledge beyond even the smartest, wisest people in society. You appear to be a super-genius with highly radical theories and advanced concepts, and you understand things that others cannot explain.

With all this knowledge at your fingertips, you could easily become wealthy or even famous. You could easily be a groundbreaking author, teacher, visionary, inventor, royal advisor, and other things. Dozens of new opportunities open up to you because your entire context of knowledge is highly advanced. Your chances of success are multiplied thousands of times over ordinary citizens.


Sunday, September 27, 2009

VIDEO: The One Minute Cure for Swine Flu

By Madison Cavanaugh / Author of The One-Minute Cure

ABC News has reported that the outbreak of swine flu virus last spring was only a preview of the alarming events to come. The full onslaught of swine flu in the United States will make itself painfully known during the upcoming flu season, starting fairly early in September.

It will most likely infect 30-40% of the U.S. population, or about 100 million people, according to flu expert Ira Longini, from the University of Washington's School of Public Health.

Initial supplies of the swine flu vaccine, which will be available sometime between mid-September to late October 2009, are expected to be very limited -- barely enough to inoculate the 160 million people who are at high risk of becoming infected. An even bigger concern is whether the fast-tracked vaccine is safe and effective -- since it's being rushed to market without the appropriate testing and safety evaluations.

It is a growing suspicion in the general population and among certain members of the medical community, including Dr. Joseph Mercola, the publisher of a popular self-titled natural health newsletter, that being exposed to this new swine flu vaccine might prove to be more dangerous than the swine flu itself.

A new book, The One-Minute Cure: The Secret to Healing Virtually All Diseases, offers compelling evidence that the swine flu virus can be rendered powerless in the body when one self-administers a natural oxygenating substance.


Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Incredible Power of Conformity


Cults thrive on our vulnerabilities, and a good demonstration of just how vulnerable we all are was given in a series of experiments conducted by social psychologist Solomon Asch in the 1950s.

In the video above you can watch a modern reproduction of the experiment. All involved are “confederates”, except for the one person who is the unsuspecting subject.

Asked about a simple obvious question, everyone will give correct answers at first, but then will start to give unanimously wrong answers. Again and again.


Thursday, September 24, 2009

5 Ways to Hack Your Brain Into Awesomeness

By Joe DB / Source:

Much of the brain is still mysterious to modern science, possibly because modern science itself is using brains to analyze it. There are probably secrets the brain simply doesn't want us to know.

But by no means should that stop us from tinkering around in there, using somewhat questionable and possibly dangerous techniques to make our brains do what we want.

We can't vouch for any of these, either their effectiveness or safety. All we can say is that they sound awesome, since apparently you can make your brain...


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

50 Cent pimps his new self-help book

By Erica Pearson / Source: NY Daily News

Forget da club. Fitty was in da bookstore Thursday.

Hundreds lined up at a midtown Barnes & Noble bookstore to meet Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, there promoting "The 50th Law," a self-help book he wrote with Robert Greene.

"It's an opportunity to inspire hope," said the Queens rapper about his book, which aims to teach people how to live without fear.

Fitty said he became a fan of the how-to-succeed guru after reading Greene's tomes - including "The 48 Laws of Power," and "The Art of Seduction" - and approached him several years ago to suggest a collaboration.


Friday, September 18, 2009

How to Protect Yourself from Universal Fears

From the free ebook: Freedom From Fear

Most of us have a set of unique fears that relate to our own lives, like concerns about loved ones, financial worries and so on; but there are also many “universal” fears – or perhaps you might call them “collective” fears – that are communicated to us through our environment.

These fears often relate to situations and events that leave us feeling vulnerable and defenseless, such as worldwide 'pandemics' (...and 'vaccines'), 'terrorist' attacks, economic and financial crises, and so on.

Not only do we see and hear constant references to these frightening scenarios in the media and from the people around us...

...the energy of collective fears also seeps into the very fabric of our reality (the quantum field) and continues to resonate around and within us.

Since we are all connected to the collective consciousness, we can actually absorb this “fear energy” as we go about our daily lives - even if we don’t pay attention to the media hype and mass hysteria.


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Can Lucid Dreams Cure Psychosis?

By Kate Melville / Source: ScienceAGoGo

European researchers say that similarities in brain activity during lucid dreaming and psychosis indicate that previously discredited dream therapy could play a useful role in treating psychiatric conditions. Interestingly, the researchers back up their findings by theorizing about a potential evolutionary relationship between dreams and psychosis.

Lucid dreaming is a hybrid state between sleeping and being awake when the subject is aware that they are dreaming. It creates distinct patterns of electrical activity in the brain that have similarities to the patterns made by psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia.

According to researcher Ursula Voss, from the University of Frankfurt in Germany, the new findings confirm the connection by showing that while dreaming lucidly the brain is in a dissociated state. Dissociation involves losing conscious control over mental processes, such as logical thinking or emotional reaction. In some psychiatric conditions this state is also known to occur while people are awake.


Monday, September 14, 2009

Placebos Are Getting More Effective. Drugmakers Are Desperate to Know Why.

By Steve Silberman / Source:

Merck was in trouble. In 2002, the pharmaceutical giant was falling behind its rivals in sales. Even worse, patents on five blockbuster drugs were about to expire, which would allow cheaper generics to flood the market. The company hadn't introduced a truly new product in three years, and its stock price was plummeting.

In interviews with the press, Edward Scolnick, Merck's research director, laid out his battle plan to restore the firm to preeminence. Key to his strategy was expanding the company's reach into the antidepressant market, where Merck had lagged while competitors like Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline created some of the best-selling drugs in the world. "To remain dominant in the future," he told Forbes, "we need to dominate the central nervous system."

His plan hinged on the success of an experimental antidepressant codenamed MK-869. Still in clinical trials, it looked like every pharma executive's dream: a new kind of medication that exploited brain chemistry in innovative ways to promote feelings of well-being. The drug tested brilliantly early on, with minimal side effects, and Merck touted its game-changing potential at a meeting of 300 securities analysts.

Behind the scenes, however, MK-869 was starting to unravel. True, many test subjects treated with the medication felt their hopelessness and anxiety lift. But so did nearly the same number who took a placebo, a look-alike pill made of milk sugar or another inert substance given to groups of volunteers in clinical trials to gauge how much more effective the real drug is by comparison. The fact that taking a faux drug can powerfully improve some people's health—the so-called placebo effect—has long been considered an embarrassment to the serious practice of pharmacology.

Ultimately, Merck's foray into the antidepressant market failed. In subsequent tests, MK-869 turned out to be no more effective than a placebo. In the jargon of the industry, the trials crossed the futility boundary.


Saturday, September 12, 2009

5 Psychological Experiments that Expose Humanity's Dark Side

By Alexandra Gedrose

Psychologists know you have to be careful when you go poking around the human mind because you're never sure what you'll find there. A number of psychological experiments over the years have yielded terrifying conclusions about the subjects.

Oh, we're not talking about the occasional psychopath who turns up. No, we're talking about you. The experiments speak for themselves...


Friday, September 11, 2009

Derren Brown's Lotto Trick Confuses Fans

Source: BBC

Many fans and critics have been left confused by illusionist Derren Brown's explanation of how he appeared to predict Wednesday's lottery results.

Some 4.6m viewers saw him claim to have asked 24 people to guess the six Lotto balls and use an average of the total for each ball to predict the draw.

But some mathematicians have dismissed his explanation as "complete nonsense".

And on blogging site Twitter one fan said he was "still confused", while another called it a "massive letdown".


Thursday, September 10, 2009

George Clooney stars in Psychic Spy flick 'The Men Who Stare At Goats'

By Derek Elley / Source: Variety

A serendipitous marriage of talent in which all hearts seem to beat as one, "The Men Who Stare at Goats" takes Jon Ronson's book about "the apparent madness at the heart of U.S. military intelligence" and fashions a superbly written loony-tunes satire, played by a tony cast at the top of its game.

Recalling many similar pics, from "Dr. Strangelove" to "Three Kings," and the screwy so-insane-it-could-be-true illogic of "Catch-22," this is upscale liberal movie-making with a populist touch, in Coen brothers style. Enthusiastic welcome at Venice, likely to be echoed at Toronto, should translate into friendly biz Stateside in November.

Coming in at a tight, well-paced 93 minutes, Grant Heslov's second feature -- after his little-seen anti-corporate golf comedy, "Par 6" (2002) -- clearly benefits from his close working relationship with star George Clooney, following their writing collaboration on "Good Night, and Good Luck." It also benefits from the dense but pacey screenplay by Brit playwright Peter Straughan, whose credits include "How to Lose Friends and Alienate People" and "Mrs. Ratcliffe's Revolution."


Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Derren Brown Plans to Predict Winning Lottery Numbers on Live TV

By David Derbyshire / Daily Mail

Illusionist Derren Brown will attempt to predict the lottery numbers live on television tonight.

He claims he will be able to call the results of the mid-week Lotto draw moments before the numbers are announced.

Channel 4 will show the attempt on its five channels - the first time the broadcaster has given over its entire network to a single event.

Brown will tell viewers how he performed the trick, which has left magicians baffled, in a show on Friday.

In past shows, the illusionist has apparently played Russian roulette with a gun, contacted the dead and convinced members of the public to take part in a robbery.

Details of the lottery stunt, to be shown as the draw is made on BBC1 at 10.35pm, are being kept secret.


Japan's "Happiness Party" Floods Election

New political party based on religious cult floods Japanese election

The new religious movement Happy Science started a political party in May called the “Happiness Realization Party”, or HRP for short. Today the Japanese government announced figures which showed that Happiness fielded the most candidates of any party in the 2009 government elections. These figures are likely to be translated by American reporters sometime this evening or tomorrow.

On this blog I previously covered the religious party New Komeito, managed by Nichirenist splinter group Soka Gakkai. New Komeito claims that it dissociated itself from Soka Gakkai in the early 1990s, although everyone knows this is not true. The HRP does not even attempt this sort of obfuscation. The party leader is Kyouko Ookawa, the wife of Happy Science founder Ryuuhou Ookawa, who is by the way not only the Cosmic Buddha but also God incarnate.

Happy Science is by far the funniest of Japan’s new religions. Adherents believe that historical figures like Thomas Edison and Florence Nightingale, as well as Toyota founder Sakichi Toyoda, were actually angels descended from Heaven to save humankind, a concept they equate with the bodhisattva.


Sunday, September 06, 2009

The Power of Asking For What You Want

By Margot Zaher / The Manifesting Super Gold Pack

"Ask and ye shall receive, seek and ye shall find,
knock and it shall be opened unto you." Bible, Mathew 7:7

When you ask for what you want, you literally set in motion the manifestation process. Asking is like opening the door to an airless chamber. Once you open this door, all of the air will naturally come rushing in.

When you ask the Universe for support, the door to manifesting your desire opens and all of the resources needed to create this manifestation begin to rush toward you at breakneck speed.

All of the opportunities, people, and resources you need magically begin to show up without you having to do a thing as long as you ask with conviction, and let go of any attachments you might have about how the Universe's support will look.