Sunday, June 28, 2015

Winston Churchill's Secret Seduction Techniques

Sir Winston Churchill used to chat up prospective lovers with the line: “Marry me, and I will conquer the world and lay it at your feet.”

The incredible details of the great man’s love life have been laid bare in a new book that reveals his seduction techniques.

It claims the former PM tried to present himself as a “swashbuckling” suitor who would startle female staff at Chartwell, his family home, by running between rooms in the nude.

Friday, June 19, 2015

The Links Between Creativity and Insanity

By Roger Dobson / The Independent

At first glance, Einstein, Salvador Dali, Tony Hancock, and Beach Boy Brian Wilson would seem to have little in common. Their areas of physics, modern art, comedy, and rock music, are light years apart. So what, if anything, could possibly link minds that gave the world the theory of relativity, great surreal art, iconic comedy, and songs about surfing?

According to new research, psychosis could be the answer. Creative minds in all kinds of areas, from science to poetry, and mathematics to humour, may have traits associated with psychosis. Such traits may allow the unusual and sometimes bizarre thought processes associated with mental illness to fuel creativity. The theory is based on the idea that there is no clear dividing line between the healthy and the mentally ill. Rather, there is a continuum, with some people having psychotic traits without having the debilitating symptoms.

Mental illnesses have been around for thousands of years. Evolutionary theory suggests that in order for them to be still here, there must be some kind of survival advantage to them. If they were wholly bad, it's argued, natural selection would have seen them off long ago.

In some cases the advantage is clear. Anxiety, for example, can be a mental illness with severe symptoms and consequences, but it is also a trait that at a non-clinical level has survival advantages. In healthy proportions, it keeps us alert and on our toes when threats are sensed.

It's now increasingly being argued that there are survival advantages to others forms of illness, too, because of the links between the traits associated with them and creativity.


Weird Physics: Heaven and Earth, UFOs, Consciousness

By Steve Hammons / American Chronicle

Some scientific views about our universe now include ideas about multiple dimensions in a "multiverse," bridges or portals between them, fields of "zero point energy" and other fascinating concepts.

How do these newer ideas about ways the universe might be structured and operate compare to more traditional concepts about an afterlife such as "Heaven" or a dimension where we might reside before coming into this life?

What about unusual phenomena such as perceptions of angels, strange lights or UFOs? How do these ideas fit into the overall picture?

And then there is the topic of human consciousness which includes our thinking, creative imaginations, dream states, sensory perception, extrasensory perception (ESP) or "anomalous cognition," prayer and even ideas of links between our consciousness and our DNA.

What are the connections between these many pieces of the puzzle? Can we understand more about the nature of these and other elements around us and within us?


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Was Jesus An Alien Hybrid?

Is it possible that Jesus was an Anunnaki hybrid? From what we’ve seen over and over again, the truth is always hidden under a pile of lies and is twisted and turned upside down until what little truth remains is so obscured that we don’t know what to believe anymore.

From my studies of theology, I have learned that the figure known as Jesus was created by the Council of Nicea in the year 325 AD as a way to bring together all of the Yeshua ben Yosef cults via Emperor Constantine.

The council added the supernatural abilities of Mithra, Horus, and Osiris to the Jesus entity they created and from that point forward, Christianity was created.

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Mind Reading Car of the Future

Freer Logic’s BodyWave technology monitors brain activity via sensors that make contact with your skin. Of course scientists and researchers have been able to do the same thing for years, but it’s required cumbersome headsets until now.

Whether you’re doing calculus, meditating or even sound asleep, that wrinkly lump of tissue perched between your ears is constantly busy. Our brains produce different kinds of waves depending on what we’re doing. During sleep, delta waves tend to dominate, but if you’re engaged in a demanding task beta waves take over. What Freer Logic’s technology can do is measure these waves, parse the data and enable action based solely on what’s going through heads.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

How to Change Minds: 20 Persuasion Tricks

Perfection is hard to achieve in any walk of life and persuasion is no different. It relies on many things going just right at the crucial moment; the perfect synchronisation of source, message and audience. But even if perfection is unlikely, we all need to know what to aim for.

To bring you the current series on the psychology of persuasion I've been reading lots of research, much more than is covered in recent posts. As I read, I noticed the same themes cropping up over and over again.

Here are the most important points for crafting the perfect persuasive message, all of which have scientific evidence to back them up.


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Richard Branson: Failure Is The Secret To Success

I recently hosted the annual Sunday Times Fast Track 100 event at my Oxfordshire home. It brings together leaders from the 100 fastest-growing private companies in Britain, a number of other leading entrepreneurs and a few aspiring entrepreneurs from the Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship in Johannesburg and from the British government's Start-Up Loans Scheme, which Virgin administers.

We spent the day listening to each other and sharing stories of achievement and innovation. There was lots of laughter and some great conversations. Looking at the people gathered around our dinner table, I had a wonderful opportunity to reflect on what makes a successful entrepreneur. I found myself going back to basics: the three key attributes that can make a real difference to a person's career.

While I've touched on these points before, some of the entrepreneurs' stories highlighted them in new ways. If you have these basics down, you can give your risky idea a go with the confidence that you're prepared to ride out any trying times ahead.

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Think Yourself Thin: 7 Secrets of Hypnosis for Weight Loss

It sounds too good to be true, but experts genuinely believe that by changing our thought processes, we can self-hypnotise our way to better health. We caught up with professional hypnotherapist Tom Fortes Mayer to find out how we can practise his techniques at home...

Stop Thinking About the Future

Start today! If we tell ourselves we’re going to start going to the gym next week, or that we’ll be thin in six months time then all that our unconscious hears is that right now we don’t go to the gym and we’re fat - and that blocks all of our attempts to change. Instead, we need to do whatever we can to focus on feeling fit and healthy right now.

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Hypnosis Versus Depression

It was just after Sept. 11, 2001, and Steven Billing was coming undone from living with depression. He was severely depressed after a breakup, and one of his closest friends came "this close" to getting on a flight on that fateful day.

“I was really down,” he recalls. At the time, Billing worked for an extremely progressive company that supported the use of alternative therapies, including hypnotherapy, for depression. “I was skeptical, but at that point I would have tried anything,” says Billing, now 51.

Today, the Orlando, Florida-based playwright is happier than he's ever been.

Qigong Master Demonstrates Amazing Chi Power

Zhou Ting-Jue is an internationally renown Qigong, Tai Chi and Kung Fu grand master who has shocked the world with his abilities to generate extreme heat from his hands and stand on thin sheets of paper without falling through.

Master Zhou, also known as "The Jewel of China", has been featured on a number of television programs such as Ripley's Believe It or Not, That's Incredible and Stan Lee's Superhumans, and his amazing abilities have been studied and verified by various scientists for decades.

For some time now, researchers have been presenting information about the benefits of practicing Qigong, but what Master Zhou is able to accomplish by channeling his inner Chi defies science and Western medicine.

Not only is he able to generate heat close to boiling point through the palms of his hands, but this traditional healer says his Qigong treatments have the power to "dissolve tumors, heal severe, chronic injuries, as well as successfully treat "incurable" diseases."

Monday, June 01, 2015

How Subliminal Messages in Advertising Affect Your Mind

Have you ever wondered why we are so addicted to sex, drugs, food, fear, and violence? Are these addictions natural or have we been conditioned to become addicted to these things?

If you understand how subliminal messages are used in advertising, you may agree with me that addictions are often not natural because they are usually the results of conditioned behaviors.