Friday, February 27, 2015

Program Your Own Mind or Others Will Program You

Source: MindCastr

A lot of people ask me for my opinion on subliminal messaging. I'm kind of an expert in this area because I have studied it for about 30 years now.

Over the past half century various studies have proven that subliminal messages really do have an affect on people's behavior. It became so powerful that it was added into advertising for years, but then the research started showing that it was a little too effective and the government got scared, so it was banned from advertising. You couldn't use it legally.

However, that's not true anymore because it is still being done today. It's being done in music videos, movies, and television shows. All types of subliminal advertising are being used and it absolutely 100% works and there is a whole technology behind it.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Strange and Mysterious History of the Ouija Board

In February, 1891, the first few advertisements started appearing in papers: Ouija, the Wonderful Talking Board, boomed a Pittsburgh toy and novelty shop, describing a magical device that answered questions “about the past, present and future with marvelous accuracy” and promised “never-failing amusement and recreation for all the classes,” a link “between the known and unknown, the material and immaterial.” Another advertisement in a New York newspaper declared it “interesting and mysterious” and testified, “as proven at Patent Office before it was allowed. Price, $1.50.”

This mysterious talking board was basically what’s sold in board game aisles today: A flat board with the letters of the alphabet arrayed in two semi-circles above the numbers 0 through 9; the words “yes” and “no” in the uppermost corners, “goodbye” at the bottom; accompanied by a “planchette,” a teardrop-shaped device, usually with a small window in the body, used to maneuver about the board. 

The idea was that two or more people would sit around the board, place their finger tips on the planchette, pose a question, and watch, dumbfounded, as the planchette moved from letter to letter, spelling out the answers seemingly of its own accord. The biggest difference is in the materials; the board is now usually cardboard, rather than wood, and the planchette is plastic.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Be A Rich Monk - 4 Crazy Misconceptions About the Spiritual Life

By Karl Moore / Source: The Brain Salon

Northern Thailand, 2006.

I'm sitting in an ancient monastery by myself. Soaking up the atmosphere.
In front of me, young Buddhist monks are gathering in clusters for their meditative practice. They each wear bright orange robes.

I sit around. Observing their rites and traditions for hours. It's both peaceful and insightful. It makes you go to a place inside and question yourself.

Near the end of my day, one of the monastery leaders came up to me. He was the traditional wise Zen master. His robe was a deep orange, apparently a sign of his maturity and experience within this Buddhist community.

"Did you find what you were looking for?" he asked.

It's true. I'd gone there with questions in my head. At the time, I was battling with two seemingly competing principles.

Firstly -- Money.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Doctor Visits Heaven During Near-Death Experience

Dr. Mary Neal, an orthopedic spine surgeon who describes herself as a “concrete thinker” who isn’t “fanciful” and doesn’t exaggerate, spent a long time trying to explain a seemingly inexplicable event that unfolded back in 1999 following a near-death experience.

After almost drowning during a kayaking accident while on a trip to Chile — and supposedly going without oxygen for 24 minutes — Neal remarkably survived without sustaining any brain damage.

And as if that weren’t miraculous enough, she claims that she visited heaven, interacted with spirits and was warned about her son’s death 10 years before it happened — an experience that left her confused and in awe.

Results of the World's Largest Near-Death Experience Study

The results of a four-year international study of 2060 cardiac arrest cases across 15 hospitals concludes the following.

The themes relating to the experience of death appear far broader than what has been understood so far, or what has been described as so called near-death experiences. In some cases of cardiac arrest, memories of visual awareness compatible with so called out-of-body experiences may correspond with actual events. A higher proportion of people may have vivid death experiences, but do not recall them due to the effects of brain injury or sedative drugs on memory circuits. Widely used yet scientifically imprecise terms such as near-death and out-of-body experiences may not be sufficient to describe the actual experience of death.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

7 Ways Meditation Improves Your Brain

The meditation-and-the-brain research has been rolling in steadily for a number of years now, with new studies coming out just about every week to illustrate some new benefit of meditation. Or, rather, some ancient benefit that is just now being confirmed with fMRI or EEG.

The practice appears to have an amazing variety of neurological benefits – from changes in grey matter volume to reduced activity in the “me” centers of the brain to enhanced connectivity between brain regions.

There Is No Such Thing As Time

Everything exists in the present moment and it's a fundamental principle of the Universe that many of our scientists are still trying to grasp. Time does not actually exist and Quantum Theory proves it.

There are things that are closer to you in time, and things that are further away, just as there are things that are near or far away in space. But the idea that time flows past you is just as absurd as the suggestion that space does.

The trouble with time started a century ago, when Einstein's special and general theories of relativity demolished the idea of time as a universal constant. One consequence is that the past, present, and future are not absolutes.

Friday, February 13, 2015

50 Shades of Psychology

Now that EL James’s bestselling Fifty Shades of Grey is appearing as a movie, I will confess to a fascination with the novel’s theory of mind. Some time back, a dinner party conversation led me to download the text and do a search for the word “subconscious.”

Anastasia Steele, the heroine of the series, has an active and chatty one: “Up and down like whores’ drawers, my subconscious remarks bitterly.” Like the psychoanalytic superego, her subconscious serves as a scold: “My subconscious sneers at me, loud, proud, and pouty.”

What Falling In Love Does to Your Brain

Getting struck by Cupid's arrow may very well take your breath away and make your heart go pitter-patter this Valentine's Day, reports sexual wellness specialists at Loyola University Health System.

"Falling in love causes our body to release a flood of feel-good chemicals that trigger specific physical reactions," said Pat Mumby, PhD, co-director of the Loyola Sexual Wellness Clinic and professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (SSOM). "This internal elixir of love is responsible for making our cheeks flush, our palms sweat and our hearts race."

Saturday, February 07, 2015

The Club Drug That Cures Depression Instantly

By Ryan Jaslow / Source: CBS News

What's the latest recreational drug to make its way to the medical field? Ketamine, also known as "Special K." The club drug, typically used by veterinarians as a cat tranquilizer, is said to provide patients an "instant" relief from depression, according to a new study.

Doctors at Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston are now experimentally using the drug to treat some patients who come to the emergency room with suicidal depression, NPR reported.

Friday, February 06, 2015

6 Illusions That Enslave You To The Matrix

For a magician to fool his audience his deceit must go unseen, and to this end he crafts an illusion to avert attention from reality. While the audience is entranced, the deceptive act is committed, and for the fool, reality then becomes inexplicably built upon on a lie. That is, until the fool wakes up and recognizes the truth in the fact that he has been duped.

Maintaining the suspension of disbelief in the illusion, however, is often more comforting than acknowledging the magician’s secrets.

We live in a world of illusion. So many of the concerns that occupy the mind and the tasks that fill the calendar arise from planted impulses to become someone or something that we are not. This is no accident. As we are indoctrinated into this authoritarian-corporate-consumer culture that now dominates the human race, we are trained that certain aspects of our society are untouchable truths, and that particular ways of being and behaving are preferred.

Monday, February 02, 2015

How Napoleon Hill Got Me a Porsche

By Nelson Berry, Creator of Subliminal Video Messages

We all want to improve! But picking the most straightforward, uncomplicated, undemanding, uninvolved and untroublesome way to improve is sometimes discouraging. I should know...

Let me explain and share with you about my personal experience with this merry-go-round enigma and maybe you can relate, or have experienced the same mind-boggler yourself.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Dentists Turn to Hypnosis for Anesthesia

Next time you go to a dentist for a tooth extraction, chances are that you may not be given an anesthetic. Instead, the dentist might hypnotize you for the duration of the procedure ensuring you don't feel the pain.

Dentists are now using hypnotherapy to facilitate dental treatments in the Vadodara, India. Hypnosis, also known as hypnotherapy, is a technique that helps people focus their thoughts and achieve a calm, trance-like state.