Wednesday, April 28, 2010

7 Steps to Your First Out-of-Body Experience

Source: The Book of Thoth

One of the chief barriers people learning to project face is fear. Many are afraid that they may die, or be harmed in some way as a result of their projection. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

The Canterbury Institute, renowned for its occult studies, executed an experiment in projection involving over 2,000 people. None of them were hurt in any way by this, and now, three years later, none have complained of any newly arising problems.

Once you are aware that you cannot be harmed by projecting, you should begin monroe's techniques, step by step.


25 Minutes of Exercise Can Beat Depression

By Richard Alleyne / Source: The Telegraph

Researchers found that a workout reduces stress and anger and boosts the sense of physical wellbeing.

They claim physical exercise should be more widely prescribed as a treatment to tackle depressive or anxiety disorders.

Professor Jasper Smits, a psychologist, at the southern Methodist University in Dallas said that physical therapy could be prescribed instead of or as a supplement to medication.

"Exercise can fill the gap for people who can't receive traditional therapies because of cost or lack of access, or who don't want to because of the perceived social stigma associated with these treatments," he said.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Top 10 Strange Phenomena of the Mind

Source: The List Universe

The mind is a wonderful thing - there is so much about it which remains a mystery to this day. Science is able to describe strange phenomena, but can not account for their origins. While most of us are familiar with one or two on this list, many others are mostly unknown outside of the psychological realm. This is a list of the top ten strange mental phenomena.

: Déjà Vu
Déjà vu is the experience of being certain that you have experienced or seen a new situation previously - you feel as though the event has already happened or is repeating itself. The experience is usually accompanied by a strong sense of familiarity and a sense of eeriness, strangeness, or weirdness. The “previous” experience is usually attributed to a dream, but sometimes there is a firm sense that it has truly occurred in the past.

: Déjà Vécu
Déjà vécu (pronounced vay-koo) is what most people are experiencing when they think they are experiencing deja vu. Déjà vu is the sense of having seen something before, whereas déjà vécu is the experience of having seen an event before, but in great detail - such as recognizing smells and sounds. This is also usually accompanied by a very strong feeling of knowing what is going to come next. In my own experience of this, I have not only known what was going to come next, but have been able to tell those around me what is going to come next - and I am right. This is a very eerie and unexplainable sensation.

: Déjà Visité
Déjà visité is a less common experience and it involves an uncanny knowledge of a new place. For example, you may know your way around a a new town or a landscape despite having never been there, and knowing that it is impossible for you to have this knowledge. Déjà visité is about spatial and geographical relationships, while déjà vécu is about temporal occurrences. Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote about an experience of this in his book “Our Old Home” in which he visited a ruined castle and had a full knowledge of its layout. He was later able to trace the experience to a poem he had read many years early by Alexander Pope in which the castle was accurately described.


Friday, April 23, 2010

Imaginary Weight-loss Surgery Works on Hypnotized Woman

Source: Daily Mail

A mother of two has dropped three dress sizes in five months after being hypnotised into believing she had a gastric band.

Nasireen Chaudhary, who weighed nearly 12st and was a size 16-18, had the 'hypnoband' fitted by Sara Ellis, a Harley Street hypnotherapist.

The 38-year-old hairdresser from North London said she was styling Miss Ellis's hair when she mentioned that she was considering having an operation to restrict her food intake but could not afford the £5,000 fee.

'I said to Sara: "I wish you could hypnotise me into thinking I've got a gastric band around my stomach," and she replied: "I think I could."

'I had the first session in a quiet room in the salon that day but I am quite a cynical person, so I wasn't convinced it would work. I even went out for dinner with a friend that night. I felt fine and thought, "Oh, it hasn't worked".

'But the next morning I felt sick. I rang Sara and she told me that if I had a gastric band that's exactly how I would feel.'

Mrs Chaudhary now weighs 9st and is able to fit into her old size ten jeans - the first time in more than a decade.


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Briton 'gets Chinese accent after bad migraine'

Source: Yahoo News

A British woman has suddenly started speaking with a Chinese accent after suffering a severe migraine, she said in comments quoted by British media Tuesday.

Sarah Colwill believes she has Foreign Accent Syndrome (FAS) which has caused her distinctive West Country drawl to be replaced with a Chinese twang, even though she has never even visited the country.

The 35-year-old from Plymouth, southwest England, is now undergoing speech therapy following an acute form of migraine last month which reportedly left her with a form of brain damage.


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Strange Science of Organ Transplant Memory Transfer

By Ethan A. Huff / Source: Natural News

Becoming an organ donor is a great way to help out a person in the event of one's death. A study has shown, however, that sometimes donor recipients take on certain characteristics or personality traits from the donor, a phenomenon that researchers are having a difficult time explaining.

Paul Pearsall, a neuropsychologist, wrote about this interesting topic in his book, The Heart's Code: Tapping the Wisdom and Power of Our Heart Energy. In it, he provides insight into his belief that the physical heart contains within it memories belonging to its person.

Part of Pearsall's research for the book included tracking several real life cases of heart transplant recipients who mysteriously inherited some of their donors' traits.

In one case, a Spanish-speaking man began using words that he had not used prior to his transplant. He received his heart from a man named David who had died in a car accident. David's wife, Glenda, when meeting the recipient of her husband's heart for the first time, used the word "copacetic" to describe the situation. The recipient's mother quickly replied that her son had begun using that word for the first time and that it did not even have a Spanish equivalent, indicating that he had adopted the word from David.


Monday, April 19, 2010

Croatian Teen Wakes From Coma Speaking German

Source: Daily Mail

Croatian doctors are baffled after a teenage girl who fell into a mysterious coma woke up speaking fluent German.

The parents of the 13-year-old from the southern town of Knin said their daughter had only just started studying German at school and had been trying to read German books and watch German television - but had never been that good in German.

But since waking up the teenager has been unable to speak Croatian and even refused it, but communicates only in perfect German far superior to her mastery of the language she had when she was taken ill.


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Hypnotised Woman Gives Birth Pain-free

Source: The Telegraph

A woman giving birth shunned conventional pain relief in favour of being hypnotised

When Louise Walker, 30, went into labour with baby Harrison she employed Paul Hazell, hypnotherapist, to put her into a trance.

Mrs Walker, of Hull, East Yorks., said: "I am the biggest sceptic. I thought I would need all the pain relief going but I was gobsmacked when I didn't have any at all.

"I was crying with the pain, but as soon as he started, I felt really relaxed. When the contractions came, there was hardly anything."

Hypnosis involves a change of consciousness, where a person moves into a natural state of mind, and physical, emotional and mental relaxation.


Thursday, April 15, 2010

How the Military Accidentally Discovered the Universal Cosmic Mind

By Gerald O' Donnell / Source: One Universal Mind

In July 1998 we wrote a revolutionary article explaining the location of the Mysterious Universal Mind (collective unconscious) of psychoanalysts, quantum physicists, mystics and spiritual believers.

We stated that we, as humans, can all connect to this Gigantic Mind unifying all of us across time/space and far beyond, and that we ALL do so every night as we quiet down greatly our individual linear thinking minds and enter the mind area of unconscious sleep.

We contend that all minds are connected to a Gigantic Cosmic Mind called by psychoanalysts and psychologists the collective unconscious.

Only unconscious until now, for our goal is to bring it to conscious awareness.

This Cosmic Mind goes well beyond the level of the collective unconscious of man as it operates also the natural and biological world and much more as is explained on our site.

It is Infinite Intelligence Itself. It is non-linear in nature, but allows for linear processes to operate within Its Infinite Self.


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Immortality for the Price of a Pizza?

Source: Daily Mail

It sounds like the loopiest science fiction, but - like Simon Cowell - scores of middle-class couples are paying £10 a week for their bodies to be frozen when they die. So can you really buy immortality for the price of a pizza?

When Adele Cosgrove Bray decided to share her hopes for the future with her husband, it was not quite the reaction she was looking for. 'I'd never seen anyone laugh so much,' she reflects ruefully. 'It took me a good 15 minutes to convince him I was serious.'

In fairness to her husband, Richard, these weren't your bog-standard dreams of a move to the country or a home in the sun. Adele's plans are far more long-term than that. Permanent, if you like.

As she puts it: 'I told Richard that I wanted to be frozen when I died, with a view to eventually being brought back to life to experience the future.'

Little wonder he was taken aback. But then he's far from the only spouse having to confront such bizarre plans. Once the premise of creaky science-fiction plots, in recent years the cryonics movement, in which people have their bodies frozen in the hope they can be resurrected when science catches up, has gathered pace.


Can Dreams Predict the Future?

By Karin Badt / Huffington Post

A woman has a dream in which her favorite horse collapses and buckles to the ground. Disturbed by this nightmarish vision, she wakes up, walks out into the fields in the middle of the night and finds her horse dead, just like in the dream.

A week later, this woman has a second dream in which her deceased first husband Arthur announces to her that she will be dead by her 48th year. At this point, the woman -- a self-avowedly rational scientifically minded film director -- panics and believes this too will come to pass. Age 47, she prepares for her ensuing death by filming this perhaps last year of her life.

This is the story of Edge of Dreaming, a new documentary by Scottish director Amy Hardie, recently premiered at the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival in Greece.

The true account of the year following the dream prophesy, the film is, on a manifest level, a lyrical celebration of the precious moments of the filmmaker's life, offering poetic images of Ms. Hardie and family in a gorgeous Scottish countrysides: scenes at sunset swinging on the hammock with an adorably concerned daughter, shots of the director snuggling with her psychologist husband in an airy bedroom, dark birds moving in formation in the clouds. "I wanted my eyes to feast on what I love," the director comments.


Monday, April 12, 2010

15 Reasons to Learn Astral Projection

By Abhishek Agarwal, Creator of Astral Project Now

People often wonder as to what possible benefits one can get through Astral Projection or Out-of-body-experiences. Let us look at some of them:

1. Fly and have fun!

In the Astral world even the sky is NOT the limit. You can fly way beyond the blue skies. Or glide through the air or float like a balloon. Want to have a bird’s eye view of our city? No problem! Or maybe jump off mountains and somersault in mid-air! Imagine being able to glide over the ocean like a seagull, or dive inside and swim like a fish!

If you want you can even propel out into the infinite space and explore the planets, heavenly bodies and other distant galaxies. We can visit any city on this planet and other planets as well. We can go and check out friends in another corner of the world!

2. Confirmed belief in life after death

A fully conscious Astral Projection gives us the ability to obtain firsthand knowledge that we can exist outside our bodies. It provides us irrefutable personal evidence that we are immortal.

If it is possible for our consciousness to exist outside our body, then it is also possible that our consciousness survives physical death. This belief removes fear of death completely. It reassures us that there is life after death and you absolutely know that you continue after kicking the bucket!


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Why Some Minds Stay Sharp Despite Aging

The brains of some elderly people with super-sharp memory seem to escape the formation of destructive "tangles" that increase with normal aging and peak in people with Alzheimer's. A study of the brains of people who stayed mentally sharp into their 80s and beyond challenges the notion that brain changes linked to mental decline and Alzheimer's disease are a normal, inevitable part of aging.

In a presentation at the 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Changiz Geula, principal investigator of the Northwestern University Super Aging Project and a professor of neuroscience at the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center, and colleagues described their discovery of elderly people with super-sharp memory -- so-called "super-aged" individuals -- who somehow escaped formation of brain "tangles."

The tangles consist of an abnormal form of a protein called "tau" that damages and eventually kills nerve cells. Named for their snarled, knotted appearance under a microscope, tangles increase with advancing age and peak in people with Alzheimer's disease.

"This discovery is very exciting," said Geula, "It is the first study of its kind and its implications are vast. We always assumed that the accumulation of tangles is a progressive phenomenon throughout the normal aging process. Healthy people develop moderate numbers of tangles, with the most severe cases linked to Alzheimer's disease. But now we have evidence that some individuals are immune to tangle formation. The evidence also supports the notion that the presence of tangles may influence cognitive performance. Individuals with the fewest tangles perform at superior levels. Those with more appear to be normal for their age."


Friday, April 09, 2010

Deepak Chopra Claims He Caused Earthquake With Meditation

By Katie Drummond, AOL News

The U.S. Geological Survey is blaming day-to-day seismological changes for Sunday's 7.2 earthquake along the U.S.-Mexico border. But Deepak Chopra, the famed alternative-medicine practitioner and transcendental meditation guru, is pretty sure he knows what really happened.

"Had a powerful meditation just now -- caused an earthquake in Southern California," Chopra wrote to his nearly 179,000 Twitter followers shortly after the quake.

And then, to clarify: "Was meditating on Shiva mantra & earth began to shake," he tweeted. "Sorry about that."


Thursday, April 08, 2010

Prosperity is an Inside Job

By Wellington Rodrigues
Creator of Mastering Your Prosperity Codes

The latest financial crisis has changed many lives drastically. News of foreclosures, lay-offs, bankruptcies, and even starvation, have caused many people to feel insecure about their financial futures, even in the USA, a rich country in which we used to take it all for granted.

The current world events remind me of the biblical metaphor of building your house over sand. Let's review it quickly, please:

Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it. (Matthew 7:24-27)

And what were some of these worlds of mine said by this Master of self-transformation and spiritual growth? Again, let's hear it from the man himself:

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (Matthew 6:33)


Monday, April 05, 2010

Can Toads Predict Earthquakes?

By Stephan Faris / Source: Time Magazine

Scientists can't predict earthquakes. But toads might be able to.

In the spring of 2009, Rachel Grant, a doctoral candidate in life sciences at London's Open University, was studying a population of toads in a large dry lake in central Italy. Common toads reproduce once a year, sometimes traveling great distances to gather at their breeding grounds, and Grant was looking at whether her subjects were using the cycles of the moon to coordinate their romantic encounters. (See pictures of animals wildly in love.)

In the previous three years, she had watched the toads increase in number with the waxing of the moon. But last year was different. The moon grew from crescent to gibbous, and suddenly the toads were gone. "It went from there being 90 to 100 toads down to six, and then to one, and then zero," says Grant. A few mating pairs hung around, but after two days, they too left.

"It was so dramatic, I was trying to think of reasons why they might have gone," she says. "I was at a loss. Did somebody come and disturb them? Did somebody run through with a tractor? But that didn't seem right. Toads get run over by cars all the time, and that doesn't make them run away."

Five days after the toads disappeared, she had a possible answer: an earthquake struck in the middle of the night. The 6.3-magnitude quake was the deadliest to hit Italy in nearly 30 years, killing roughly 300 people and leaving tens of thousands homeless.


Sunday, April 04, 2010

The Creativity Secret of Einstein and Disney

By Ryan Higgins, Creator of Mind Movies

Albert Einstein didn't start speaking until he was 4 years old and his teachers
labeled him as a "daydreamer".

Walt Disney had been bankrupt 7 times before he saw his vision
of Disneyland come to life. Despite his financial stress he would walk around that Orange Grove and see his vision very clearly.

Both these legends practiced one the most important principles of
applying the Law of Attraction...


Now you could be like I was in the beginning and just find it
difficult to hold a picture in your mind of all the things you want to manifest.

Being able to clearly visualize your end result with emotion,
changes your daydreams or wishes into goals you strongly believe are the true picture of your near future.

But not everyone can simply hold a clear picture or visualization
in their mind so I have a few hints to help you today...


Saturday, April 03, 2010

Scientists Find a Relaxed Mind Remembers Better

By Kate Kelland / Source: Reuters

Stronger and more lasting memories are likely to be formed when a person is relaxed and the memory-related neurons in the brain fire in sync with certain brain waves, scientists said on Wednesday.

Researchers from the United States said their findings could help develop new therapies for people with learning disabilities and some types of dementia.

"This study establishes a direct relationship between events at the circuit level of the brain...and their effects on human behavior," said Ueli Rutishauser of the California Institute of Technology, who worked on the study.

Synchronization in the brain is influenced by "theta waves" which are associated with relaxation, daydreaming and drowsiness, but also with learning and memory formation, the scientists explained in the study in the journal Nature.


Friday, April 02, 2010

Your Virtual Avatar Can Help You Stay Fit


If you saw a digital image of yourself running on a virtual treadmill, would you feel like going to the gym? Probably so, according to a study showing that personalized avatars can motivate people to exercise and eat right.

And, you are more likely to imitate the behavior of an avatar in real life if it looks like you, says Jesse Fox, a researcher at the Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab and doctoral student at Stanford University.

In her study, she used digital photographs of participants to create personalized avatar bodies, a service some game companies offer today.

To escape to the virtual realm, you simply slip on a helmet with screens attached in front of the eyes. You are instantly immersed in a digital room and fully surrounded by a new world, as if you are inside a video game. Cameras in the lab track an infrared light on your helmet so that images on the screen move with your head.