Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Haiti Response: Are Humans Becoming More Compassionate?

By Jason McManus /UC Berkeley news

The world's incredible outpouring of help to the people of Haiti raises the question: are we evolving to become more compassionate and collaborative in our quest to survive and thrive? A research team at the University of California, Berkeley, says "yes."

They are challenging long-held beliefs that human beings are wired to be selfish. In a wide range of studies, social scientists are amassing a growing body of evidence to show we are evolving to become more compassionate and collaborative in our quest to survive and thrive.

The researchers have found compelling evidence that people who are more empathetic possess a particular variation of the oxytocin receptor gene.


Scientologists Bring Faith Healing to Haiti


Amid the mass of aid agencies piling in to help Haiti quake victims is a batch of Church of Scientology "volunteer ministers", claiming to use the power of touch to reconnect nervous systems.

Clad in yellow T-shirts emblazoned with the logo of the controversial US-based group, smiling volunteers fan out among the injured lying under makeshift shelters in the courtyard of Port-au-Prince's General Hospital.

A wealthy private donor provided his airplane to fly in 80 volunteers from Los Angeles, along with 50 Haitian-American-doctors, in a gesture worth 400,000 dollars, said a Parisian volunteer who gave her name as Sylvie.

"We're trained as volunteer ministers, we use a process called 'assist' to follow the nervous system to reconnect the main points, to bring back communication," she said.

"When you get a sudden shock to a part of your body the energy gets stuck, so we re-establish communication within the body by touching people through their clothes, and asking people to feel the touch."


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

What 'Skeptics' Really Believe

By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Source: Natural News

In the world of medicine, "skeptics" claim to be the sole protectors of intellectual truth. Everyone who disagrees with them is just a quack, they insist. Briefly stated, "skeptics" are in favor of vaccines, mammograms, pharmaceuticals and chemotherapy. They are opponents of nutritional supplements, herbal medicine, chiropractic care, massage therapy, energy medicine, homeopathy, prayer and therapeutic touch.

But there's much more that you need to know about "skeptics." As you'll see below, they themselves admit they have no consciousness and that there is no such thing as a soul, a spirit or a higher power. There is no life after death. In fact, there's not much life in life when you're a skeptic.

I thought it would be interesting to find out exactly what "skeptics" actually believe, so I did a little research and pulled this information from various "skeptic" websites. What I found will make you crack up laughing so hard that your abs will be sore for a week. Take a look...


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Treating Agony With Ecstasy

By David Jay Brown / Source: Discover Magazine

Post-traumatic stress disorder—PTSD—can linger years after someone has experienced or witnessed something extremely upsetting. It may be accompanied by panic attacks, flashbacks, and nightmares, and it can be fiendishly difficult to treat. But experimental types of treatment could soon lend a hand.

In a pilot study, South Carolina psychiatrist Michael Mithoefer is targeting PTSD with a controversial drug: methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or MDMA, commonly known as Ecstasy. He gave MDMA, along with psychotherapy, to 21 participants who had developed treatment-resistant PTSD as a result of experiences with crime or war. Only 15 percent of the MDMA-treated subjects continued to experience PTSD afterward, as opposed to 85 percent of the subjects who received psychotherapy with a placebo.


Monday, January 25, 2010

How Does Remote Healing Work?


Picture the following scenario:
You are suffering from an unexplained pain in your wrist for several weeks now. Your orthopedist instructs a treatment to ease the pain, but unfortunately the pain is back after a few weeks. The same scenario repeats itself over and over again, but the source of the pain is still unknown. Desperately, you are willing to try a different approach and schedule, via an internet site, a "remote treatment" (a treatment which is performed remotely with no need for you to leave home).

Although it is still not part of the mainstream, the remote treatment (or distance treatment) lately becomes more popular. It appears that people are more open minded these days, and are willing to try unconventional methods in order to eliminate the source of their pain, or other troubling symptoms. These symptoms generally have a negative impact on their quality of life.
Symptoms may include not only pain in several body organs (such as: back, ears, headache), but also emotional behavior (such as: fears, anxiety, phobias and many more). This, of course, is not a recommendation to discontinue/change any medical treatment.


Sunday, January 24, 2010

How to Stop Brain Rot

The scope of this article is to show you ways to stop brain rot. Although this site is intended to present you specific techniques for mind expansion, there are also natural ways you can do it. Changing some of your daily habits may lead your brain staying active preventing it to rot.

Brain rot is a resulted condition after an overdose of unnecessary and useless information. If you have adopted a way of living which leads your brain to rot then the consequences will be visible in the near future, if they aren’t yet. Expect your behavior and perception to worsen and the overall capacity of your mind to decrease. As your brain gets used to be inactive more and more time, it shuts down whole neuron networks as they seem to be unused and therefore unnecessary.

There are some ways you can stop the brain rot. The number one factor you have to limit is routine. Stop routine at all costs and by any means. You cannot imagine how much this action will benefit you.


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Mind-to-Mind Connection: How to Influence People With Your Mind

By Jim Francis / Source: Real Mind Power Secrets

It has long been suspected that your right cerebral hemisphere, when in the alpha state, operates in a realm where time and space are of no consequence. What you think affects others... and what others think affects you!

It is rather like the invisible connection between the earth's magnetic field and every magnetic compass on earth. They are interconnected. If the earth's magnetic field were to suddenly shift then every compass in existence would swing in unison.

Likewise, if you suddenly move a magnetic compass, or any magnet for that matter, this movement will have a slight effect on the earth's entire magnetic field. Admittedly this would be so small as to be immeasurable but it would still be there.

Similarly, when you have a thought it “twitches” the entire human consciousness "thought field".

Rupert Sheldrake calls this the Morphogenetic Field. Karl Jung called it Collective Unconsciousness.

Jose Silva found a practical method of evoking and controlling this marvelous human ability at will.

The technique, which is amazingly simple, has been developed over the years but to this day more than 99% of the population are unaware of it.


Is Reality Merely An Illusion?

By Leonardo VintiƱi / Epoch Times Staff

Every action and all matter that has developed in the universe conforms to what we know as reality. The idea that our universe passes like a giant's dream, or like a product of a very complex virtual reality program, more closely resembles an ingenious science fiction script than the crude and imperfect world in which we move every day.

However, the reality that we perceive seems to be contrary to scientific logic, if we bear in mind that matter hardly exists. The construction blocks of visible matter are atoms, which are merely small nuclei lost in the middle of a great spacial emptiness, surrounded by nearly invisible particles (electrons) that orbit them at magnificent speeds. If our bodies were to be put under a powerful microscope, what would be seen would probably be a sea of sand grains in perpetual motion.

According to recent research in the field of quantum physics, all of what we know as matter—the solid cement of what appears to be what our reality is composed of—could be nothing more than quantum fluctuations in the middle of the empty universe.


Friday, January 22, 2010

Take A Break, It Could Save Your Life

By Jeremy Laurance, The Independent

Office workers beware: long periods of sitting at your desk may be a killer. Scientists have identified a new threat from our sedentary lifestyles that they call "muscular inactivity".

Sitting still for long periods of time leads to the build up of substances in the blood that are harmful to health. And exercise alone won’t shift them.

Millions of people lead sedentary lives, spending their days between car, office desk and the couch in front of the TV. While the ill effects are well recognised it has conventionally been thought that they can be offset by frequent trips to the gym, swimming pool or jogging track.

Now researchers say that that is not enough. In addition to regular exercise, office workers need to keep moving while they work, by making regular trips to the printer, coffee machine or to chat with colleagues.


Thursday, January 21, 2010

How to Protect Your Time and Simplify Your Life

By Stuart Wilde

One of my students said “Now is the only time I’ve have got.”

I thought it clever as it is so true for all of us. Imagine if you knew exactly when are going to die, and imagine if that day was, let us say two thousand days away, would you spend more time in the office, or filling taxes, or would you spend more time with your kids?

Would you allocate more time to fight with your mother-in-law, or would you walk away and send her on way wishing the scraggy cow all the very best.

Some years ago I wrote out a process I called “minimal movement”. It is a time-management discipline where you brutally eliminate all actions that serve no purpose, and you allocate the least possible energy and effort to the tick-tock humdrum things you have to do.


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Surfing the Net is Good for your Brain

Source: BBC

For middle-aged and older people at least, using the internet helps boost brain power, research suggests.

A University of California Los Angeles team found searching the web stimulated centres in the brain that controlled decision-making and complex reasoning.

The researchers say this might even help to counteract the age-related physiological changes that cause the brain to slow down.


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Monday, January 18, 2010

How to Be Enlightened

By Bill Harris
Featured Speaker at Engage Today 2009

In previous articles, I've been describing the difference between what I'm calling "the world of the mind" (a reality you create with your mind, and what most people take to be THE reality) and a more fundamental reality beyond that created by the mind.

I have characterized this "other" reality as being the background, with the reality created by the mind being the foreground. I've also described it as being what is termed "non-dual" reality, as contrasted with the reality based on duality, the chopping up of the whole into separate things and events.

I've made the point that any division into separate things and events is arbitrary and that all such divisions are conceptual rather than real. As such, the world of the mind is a clever illusion.

There are a couple of levels, then, to what I've been talking about. First, there is the world of the mind. In that world, the challenge is to harness the mind in such a way that you learn how to create what you want, rather than just letting your mind run on automatic, creating whatever it's been set up to create by your past experiences.

Your mind is already creating your life, but if you're like 99% of people, the whole thing is happening automatically, without your conscious intention. It is possible, however, to direct this process--what yogis call the development of siddhis, or powers. And once you can control your mind you do have tremendous power.


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Japanese Computer Records Your Dreams

A Japanese research team has revealed it had created a technology that could eventually display on a computer screen what people have on their minds, such as dreams.

Researchers at the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories succeeded in processing and displaying images directly from the human brain, they said in a study unveiled ahead of publication in the US magazine Neuron.

While the team for now has managed to reproduce only simple images from the brain, they said the technology could eventually be used to figure out dreams and other secrets inside people's minds.


Friday, January 15, 2010

Being Lucky is a Skill You Can Learn

By Richard Wiseman / The Telegraph

A decade ago, I set out to investigate luck. I wanted to examine the impact on people's lives of chance opportunities, lucky breaks and being in the right place at the right time. After many experiments, I believe that I now understand why some people are luckier than others and that it is possible to become luckier.

To launch my study, I placed advertisements in national newspapers and magazines, asking for people who felt consistently lucky or unlucky to contact me. Over the years, 400 extraordinary men and women volunteered for my research from all walks of life: the youngest is an 18-year-old student, the oldest an 84-year-old retired accountant.

Jessica, a 42-year-old forensic scientist, is typical of the lucky group. As she explained: "I have my dream job, two wonderful children and a great guy whom I love very much. It's amazing; when I look back at my life, I realise I have been lucky in just about every area."

In contrast, Carolyn, a 34-year-old care assistant, is typical of the unlucky group. She is accident-prone. In one week, she twisted her ankle in a pothole, injured her back in another fall and reversed her car into a tree during a driving lesson. She was also unlucky in love and felt she was always in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Over the years, I interviewed these volunteers, asked them to complete diaries, questionnaires and intelligence tests, and invited them to participate in experiments. The findings have revealed that although unlucky people have almost no insight into the real causes of their good and bad luck, their thoughts and behaviour are responsible for much of their fortune.


Thursday, January 14, 2010

13 Ways to Keep Your Brain Young

By Miriam Stoppard / The Mirror UK

As a silver surfer, I was pleased to see that research has found going online can boost your brain power.

I think the amount of problem solving your brain has to do when tracking down information on the net is similar to playing chess or bridge.

In other words, it has your grey matter working overtime.

However, logging on is just one of many things we can all do to help our brains fight ageing.

Although it's important to realise that a single lifestyle change won't reverse a lifetime of bad health habits, latest research suggests many factors can play a part in keeping your brain young and alert.

So here's a guide to what's well worth a try...


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Can We Train the Aging Brain?

By Barbara Strauch / Source: NY Times

I love reading history, and the shelves in my living room are lined with fat, fact-filled books. There’s “The Hemingses of Monticello,” about the family of Thomas Jefferson’s slave mistress; there’s “House of Cards,” about the fall of Bear Stearns; there’s “Titan,” about John D. Rockefeller Sr.

The problem is, as much as I’ve enjoyed these books, I don’t really remember reading any of them. Certainly I know the main points. But didn’t I, after underlining all those interesting parts, retain anything else? It’s maddening and, sorry to say, not all that unusual for a brain at middle age: I don’t just forget whole books, but movies I just saw, breakfasts I just ate, and the names, oh, the names are awful. Who are you?

Brains in middle age, which, with increased life spans, now stretches from the 40s to late 60s, also get more easily distracted. Start boiling water for pasta, go answer the doorbell and — whoosh — all thoughts of boiling water disappear. Indeed, aging brains, even in the middle years, fall into what’s called the default mode, during which the mind wanders off and begin daydreaming.

Given all this, the question arises, can an old brain learn, and then remember what it learns? Put another way, is this a brain that should be in school?


Monday, January 11, 2010

How to Talk to Your Future Self

By Charles Burke, Author of Command More Luck

Here's how to get in touch with every talent, every ability you ever wanted for yourself, even if you're convinced you don't have a shred of ability in that area.

Physicists and mystics agree that all of time co-exists simultaneously. The way we experience time, with one moment following another moment after another moment, is (they say) an illusion. In reality, all moments of time are hanging around together, and our consciousness is threading its way through and among those moments of time.

(Just stay with me for a bit longer, and we'll be past all this theoretical stuff.)

They also say that there are an infinite number of variations of each possible moment. That's what they call "parallel universes" in the science fiction movies.

As it turns out, those parallel universes are not actually science fiction after all. They're really there-the physicists say so. We just can't usually see them.

But there is one way to perceive them. It's your intuition (or imagination).


Saturday, January 09, 2010

Mind-Reading Machines: The Future of Airport Security?

By Michael Tarm / Associated Press

A would-be terrorist tries to board a plane, bent on mass murder. As he walks through a security checkpoint, fidgeting and glancing around, a network of high-tech machines analyzes his body language and reads his mind.

Screeners pull him aside.

Tragedy is averted.

As far-fetched as that sounds, systems that aim to get inside an evildoer's head are among the proposals floated by security experts thinking beyond the X-ray machines and metal detectors used on millions of passengers and bags each year.


Friday, January 08, 2010

How to Rewire Your Subconscious Mind to Lose Weight

Source: Real Subliminals

Go to any gym in the first week of January and it is packed out - you can barely move in there, and have to wait your turn for each machine. It is full of people getting started on their new years resolution to lose weight and get fit... however, go back just a couple of weeks later and you will likely only find half as many people at the same gym.

Why is it that so many people start with good intentions yet fail to follow through or stick to their weight loss plans?

You have probably been there yourself - something happens, perhaps you step on the scales and are shocked at your weight and this motivates you to step into action, to make a resolution and a plan to lose weight - whether it is eating healthier, dieting, or doing some exercise. The first few days, or the first few sessions at the gym are great - you feel fantastic, invigorated, motivated.... but then the initial excitement starts to wear off.. you weigh yourself again and there is no change.. you have a cheat meal to comfort yourself.. before long you have slipped back to your old ways.

If only we could keep this initial level of excitement, this buzz for longer - think of the results we would achieve if we kept this level of commitment forever

So Why Don't We?


Thursday, January 07, 2010

Police to Study Lie-Detecting Hypnosis Techniques

Source: Mirror UK

Police officers will study hypnosis techniques to help them encourage suspects and witnesses to tell the truth.

Investigators from across Britain have been invited to a free taster workshop at the University of Chester next June.

It will be held by hypnosis specialist Tom Silver and aims to teach officers how to produce "the deepest and most receptive states of hypnosis".

Pc Mark Hughes, an investigative skills trainer with Cheshire Police who organised the session, said forensic hypnosis could be "another tool in the armoury".

He told Police Review: "Putting people in a receptive brainwave state makes it likelier that the truth will come out.


The Dieting Scam Revealed: Free interview with 'The Man Who Never Gets Sick'

If you've ever struggled with your weight or have been stuck in the back-and-forth, up-and-down diet game, this audio will blow your mind (and change your body).

Did you know that in 2010, 7 out of 10 Americans are expected to be overweight? When I read this I couldn't believe it.
This means that whatever we're all doing to help us get thin isn't working... at all!

The good news about this is that 3 out of 10 have the answer. They know some things that we all could learn.
What the thin have to say may surprise you. Losing weight isn't about starvation diets, pills, supplements or counting calories.

It's actually much easier.

Bestselling author and nutritionist David Wolfe says the answer to lasting weight loss has been right under our noses the whole time.
In his own 15 years of person experience, he has been blowing the whistle on the diet and fat loss industry and has revealed that you don't need to starve, count calories, or spend hours in the gym to fit into your jeans.

He says diets are a complete waste of time. This is why most people fail.
Diets aren't sustainable and are against our human nature.

In this free interview, David has outlined the 4 keys to lasting fat loss that are shared by those who have lost weight and kept it off.
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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

How Watching a Movie Can Make You Rich & Happy

By Ryan Higgins / Creator of Mind Movies

We've developed a phenomenal way to instantly attract success into your life. It's so simple and easy a child can do it.

Yet it is so incredibly powerful, it can literally transform your life!

It's called a Mind Movie.

Here's how it works...

The concept of visualization is not new. And make no mistake it is absolutely essential to realizing your dreams. NOBODY becomes wealthy "accidentally". You must have a clear picture of where you want to go.

It doesn't matter how old or young you are, or how big your dreams are. Locking in on an actual picture of your ideal life can make anything happen.

For example, recently two little girls from Jamaica were guests on Oprah... because they had visualized it happening by looking at her picture over and over again. And it did.

So why aren't you using this to your best advantage? Perhaps because until now, it's been too confusing or too difficult to do.

The problem is, most of us simply can't visualize long enough, strongly enough, or consistently enough to make it work for us.

Plus, you may stop yourself by not believing the process will work at all--thinking, "why bother?"

Fact is, the only way you will ever achieve anything is by "seeing" where you want to go in crystal clear detail. And it's the consistent "seeing" that sets off a cosmic "chain reaction" and brings your dreams to life.


Monday, January 04, 2010

The Future of Brain-Controlled Devices

By Anne Hammock / CNN

In the shimmering fantasy realm of the hit movie "Avatar," a paraplegic Marine leaves his wheelchair behind and finds his feet in a new virtual world thanks to "the link," a sophisticated chamber that connects his brain to a surrogate alien, via computer.

This type of interface is a classic tool in gee-whiz science fiction. But the hard science behind it is even more wow-inducing.

Researchers are already using brain-computer interfaces to aid the disabled, treat diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, and provide therapy for depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Work is under way on devices that may eventually let you communicate with friends telepathically, give you superhuman hearing and vision or even let you download data directly into your brain, a la "The Matrix."


Saturday, January 02, 2010

Top 7 Myths about Hypnosis for Weight Loss

By Valerie Dawson,
Certified Hypnotherapist

Creator of Weight Loss Fast and Easy™

Thanks for your interest in learning about the power, safety and effectiveness of hypnosis to lose weight. You should be congratulated on taking all the right steps to learn and discover as much as you can about hypnotherapy before making the decision to use this highly effective technique to help you lose weight and keep it off for good.

Let's first examine some common myths about hypnosis.

Myth #1: The hypnotist has total control over you and make you do anything, even something against your will.

This myth has been going around for a very long time and this belief has stood in the way of people who could have reached their goal weight years ago. Many potential success stories have never been told because of the power of this one myth.

Truth be told, when you're under hypnosis you are still under your own control. You can turn it on or off. You are the boss. This is precisely why the audios you receive as a member of my Weight Loss Fast and Easy™ are so powerful. You make the ultimate decision to tell your brain to stop overeating, not me. When your brain takes instruction from you during hypnosis, something amazing happens. Like a soldier taking orders from a drill sergeant, your brain listens, and complies.

Myth #2: Hypnosis can be dangerous.

Just the opposite is true. Hypnosis is in fact an extremely safe and a natural way to take control of your efforts to lose weight. Need proof? The American Medical Association approved the use of hypnosis in the 1950's. As a result, doctors all over the world have been referring their patients to hypnotists for over 4 decades. In my area, I am the number one doctor referred hypnotist.


Friday, January 01, 2010

The Weirdest, Wildest News of 2009

The Best of Mind Power News is now online at

The Very Best of 2009, Part 2

--> Psychic Mutant Superpowers 1981 - 2008
--> "Everything I Have I Owe to Alternate Universes"
--> Think and Grow Young: Just Say No to Aging
--> The Million Dollar Meditation
--> The Science of Voodoo: How Your Mind Can Make You Sick
--> Angels or Hallucinations: Who Is Watching Over Us?
--> Is Remote Viewing New Age Voodoo?
--> You Create and Control Everything In Your Life
--> Immortality for the Price of a Pizza?
--> Meet the Future You
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