Saturday, June 18, 2016

Self-Help Audio

The your mind is like an iceberg - your conscious mind is the 10% on the surface, but the more powerful, larger area of the mind is the subconscious part, and it is capable of picking up information you are not always consciously aware of. It takes in this subliminal information and stores it within your mind, and with enough exposure you can make changes to your belief systems, ways of thinking, habits, and more.

There is lots of research into subliminal audio and subliminal technology generally, and it is becoming more and more accepted - not as an alternative to medical care or the advice of a doctor, but as a tool which really does penetrate into the subconscious mind and can be used to help you to overcome problems and help you to reach your goals easier. The process is effective to help get rid of bad habits and embrace good habits -- quit smoking, loose weight, sleep, self-motivation, get better grades in school, etc.

Subliminal audio messages have really been growing in popularity largely due to commendation from some of the world's leading self-help personalities including speakers from the hit movie “The Secret.” Subliminal audio uses positive affirmations,  picked up and processed by your subconscious mind. A recent review of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies shows that subliminal stimuli activate specific regions of the brain despite participants being unaware.[2]

There are various commercial programs using hypnosis or embedded sound frequency, just on the edge of human hearing levels. But repetition of ordinary audio can also make it’s way into our minds, especially when used during sleep or just before or after sleeping. We are more open to suggestion during transitional state from wakefulness to sleep.

Using the internet to improve the quality of your life keeps easier and more affordable. There are various Ultra Compact MP3 Players that Support MicroSD which is a type of removable flash memory card used for storing information. SD is an abbreviation of Secure Digital, and microSD cards are sometimes referred to as µSD or uSD[1] . The cards are used in newer types of portable media players, digital audio players, expandable USB flash drives.

To date it is the smallest memory card that can be bought; at 15 mm × 11 mm × 1 mm (about the size of a fingernail), it is about a quarter of the size of a normal-sized SD card.[2] There are adapters that make the small microSD able to fit in devices that have slots for standard SD, miniSD, Memory Stick Duo card, and even USB. Many microSD cards sold on the internet and in stores have a standard SD adapter, so that people can use them in devices that take standard SD but not microSD cards.

Small MP3 players can easily fit under a pillow or in a shirt pocket and can cost just a few dollars. The memory cards hold from 2 to 32 GB of audio files, and even a small one can hold many hours of  audio files. And these inexpensive fingernail sized memory cards are easy to pop out and replace so you can save your older ones and build an audio library or share with friends.

An auxiliary audio cable will allow your to plug your MP3 player into an amplifier and most newer radios and stereo systems.and some DvD players.

Also there are various software programs, some are free, to download, edit, and manage audio files. And there are plug-ins for your web browser to save/convert YouTube videos to audio, etc.

Here are suggestions to get started:

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Lynne McTaggart

Lynne McTaggart is an American lecturer, journalist, author, and publisher. She is the author of sevral popular books, including The Intention Experiment and The Field. According to her author profile, she has become a primary spokesperson on consciousness and the new physics.

The Intention Experiment is a series of web-based experiments with Lynne McTaggart and leading scientists around the world to test the power of our thoughts to change the physical world.
In her book The Field, McTaggart asserts that the universe is unified by an interactive field, based on apparent misunderstandings of physics.[8] The book has been translated into fourteen languages.[6] In a later book, The Intention Experiment, she discusses research in the field of human consciousness which she says supports the theory that "the universe is connected by a vast quantum energy field" and can be influenced by thought. Michael Shermer states that this belief is contradicted by conflicting evidence (e.g. studies on intercessory prayer).[9]

The Field has been called ‘the seminal book of the New Age’ – the first book to synthesize all the discoveries from frontier quantum physicists about the nature of consciousness into a unified theory, comprehensive to the ordinary layman.

The book is also an exciting, compelling read, a scientific detective story. It is the number one read for anyone interested in paradigm shift, the nature of consciousness, the so-called ‘paranormal’. The book has been applauded by notables such a Sir Arthur C. Clarke; and  Dr Wayne Dyer, called it “the most profound and enlightening book I have ever read.”

McTaggart has a personal-development program called "Living The Field" which is based on an interpretation of the zero point field as applied to quantum mechanics. She appears in the extended version of the movie What the Bleep Do We Know!?,[10] (2004).

    "The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both."   -Carl Sagan

The relationship between religion and science has been a subject of study since classical antiquity, addressed by philosophers, theologians, scientists, and others. McTaggart's ideas about “uniting science and spirituality” has ruffled some feathers as some members of the old school simply refuse the possibility. But evidence is steadily growing that this may well be the theme of a whole new paradigm.

Some believe that the most important discovery ever to made in the world of physics was Einstein's theory of relativity and his famous equation E = mc2. The equation reveals that 1 kilogram of matter corresponds to 25,000,000,000 kWh of energy, which could power a town for 3 years or a car for 100,000 years. The equation shows that energy and matter are different manifestations of the same thing. It shows that there is only one substance "energy-matter", which has a dual nature and can manifest as energy or matter. The same can be said about light, which can either display the behavior of a wave or the behaviour of a particle.

Studies on the rotation of stars around galaxies have shown that 96% of the universe is unaccounted for. This dark energy is a hypothetical form of energy which permeates all of space and has strong negative pressure, which explains the accelerating expansion of the universe. It is a relatively new concept that forms part of the "Standard Model", which states that the universe is composed of approximately 4% visible matter, 23% dark matter and 73% dark energy.

Some people believe that dark matter and energy is the energy-matter is implied in the higher planes of Hindu and Buddhist cosmologies and the hidden spatial dimensions of string theory. Physicist Paul Wesson and his team at the University of Waterloo in Canada have calculated that our entire universe could be the inside of a higher-dimensional black hole.

The Kabbalah has a term to describe "Ain Soph Aur" as the infinite light; the infinite energy that manifests our universe. The ancient terms directly correspond to those used in modern physics, so once again science is catching up with ancient spiritual knowledge.

Hopefully our conceptions of both physical and spiritual reality may be set for a quantum leap.

Lynne McTaggart on YouTube
Lynne McTaggart - audio files

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


There are at least five different brain waves – beta which we operate in most of the time, alpha which is an aware yet relaxed state, theta which is a deeply relaxed internal state that is often a product of REM sleep but can also be entered into through tasks that are so automatic they don’t engage our immediate attention such a driving or taking a shower.  Delta Brain waves are even slower than theta and our found in deep sleep.  Finally we have Gamma brain waves which science has only recently discovered and we continue to learn more about.

Gamma presents itself as where we knit everything together into a broader picture.  While meditation, in its various forms,  typically takes the practitioner into either alpha or theta brain waves, it is now believed that leaps of intuition or creative bursts occur when the brain moves into gamma.

For some time now we have known that there is a cross-over state between alpha and theta that appears to be a great source of creativity.  Much of Mozart’s music was found to take one to this Alpha-Theta cross-over state of being.  And it has been well documented that this brainwave state has a positive impact on the brain development of the young.  In this state one is beginning to access the sub-conscious mind as well as the conscious.

Energy healing modalities, such as Reiki, use alpha brain waves.  Music that promotes the alpha state is used in super-learning technologies as well as relaxation and meditation. In the last 15 years a form of energy healing with theta brain waves has also received a lot of publicity.  Practitioners are being taught to quickly achieve a meditative Theta Brain wave state while waking, use it to access and make changes in the subconscious. They combine this practice with the of principles of Quantum Physics to achieve amazing results.

There are several ways to achieve these alpha and theta states.  One is through music.  Sitting quietly and listening to specially prepared music will take you rapidly to an alpha state and to even to a theta state.  Those with extensive experience in meditation go to a theta state as do some of the people who have been training in the theta energy healing processes.  It is believed that when energy healing occurs in these states what is happening is a moving back and forth between the theta and the gamma state.   Whether you desire to do energy healing with your meditation or just to find calm and peace, the alpha – theta state is the one you’ll visit as you relax.

Theta Meditation is easy to do and may offer profound benefits such as quietening down the mental chatter; deep relaxation and release the stress; improved health and clearer mind; and rejuvenation on many levels.

Hemispheric Synchronization refers to a state when the brainwave pattern of the left and right brain hemispheres become similar. The right hemisphere is associated more with emotions and creativity while the left is associated more with logic and speech. Increased levels of synchronization are found naturally with experienced meditators and people who have found ways of becoming highly content with their lives.  If the two hemispheres are synchronized, the person issaid to be healthier, happier, more optimistic, more emotionally stable, less prone to mental disorders, clearer in the mind, more energized.


Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Eternal Boy

Puer Aeternus

If a man has been compromised early in life by someone in a position of trust, maybe even a family member, it can cause him to be resentful, defensive, with a need to get even, or to escape. He may adopt a persona as a shield against trauma, and take on various affectations of being unavailable, such as the selfish macho man, or the overly effeminate man, or he may become obese, or somehow aloof or untouchable in some way. In a revolt against "the earthly, the conservative, the possessive, he may begin a long ascent into a flight upward and become the ascending son, the Peter Pan or "eternal boy," the moth "mad for the light."
"He may develop a fantasy about an almost impossibly idealistic relationship that somehow never quite gets within reach. The more he reaches for magic or ecstasy, the more unapproachable he becomes. He may begin to loose his respect for others and sit in an ivory tower, holding court over a group of admirers who he sees as all wanting favors. There are so many fans, a sort of collection of them, and he endlessly juggles them. Occasionally if he feels particularly needy, and especially if he is inebriated in some way, he may become vulnerable, especially if they offer some bait that interests him and may deem to grant favors if he feels indulgent of if he receives homage he considers worthy. But if he allows any of his subjects to get too close, they may "get too involved," so he has to renounce them."
"Such grandiosity might well have protected him as a child, but now it confounds and confuses him. He feels duped by women and manhandled by men. He may often feel vaguely discontent or lonely. He doesn't understand why so many people avoid him. He may come to view the world an those in it as being essentially flawed, unattractive or needy in some way. He may choose not to procreate but he may be very creative in certain ways. But he is basically suspicious of practical and wholesome like discipline and loyalty. The risk is that he is in danger of becoming numb, indifferent to the consequences of his own actions and may escape into drug or alcohol addiction.                 -Robert Bly, IRON JOHN. Some, if not most of the most creative men in history have been included in this category. In fact, there may creativity may have an inverse relationship to procreativity. A man with mouths to feed and rent to pay usually has less opportunity to be intellectual. Even in the antique cultures, shamen were often not family men. Quoting Robert Bly's book, A GATHERING OF MEN: "Eventually a man needs to throw off all indoctrination and begin to discover for himself what the father is and what masculinity is. For that task, ancient stories are a good help, because they are free of modern psychological prejudices...and because they give both the light and dark sides of manhood, the admirable and the dangerous...In the Greek myths, Apollo is visualized as a golden man standing on an enormous accumulation of the dark, ...dangerous energy called Dionysus."
There is a general assumption now that every man in a position of power is or soon will be corrupt and oppressive. Yet the Greeks understood and praised a positive male energy that has accepted authority. They called it Zeus energy, which encompasses intelligence, robust health, compassionate decisiveness, good will, and generous leadership. Zeus energy is authority accepted for the sake of the community. "
"...All the great cultures except ours preserve and have lived with images of this positive male energy.... He has been lifted up to what is great in him.... At twelve or fourteen, when fueled by sexual instinct, we rose or fell deeply in love, and knew that was good, very good. Later…we felt mental abilities and physical abilities in us that we had never even imagined. " "Each of us had already guessed that we were sons of kings and queens, and somehow had landed mistakenly in our prosaic and dumb family. Our grandiosity then was already in us, even if (not) visible. We know the feeling of grandeur, and we want to have it all the time."
"In order to keep the grandeur feeling a child may refuse to remember ugly facts of childhood, may look away from disorganization, abuse, abandonment, lack of protection, and skip over our parents' indifference, addictions, or dark side. Animals apparently don't have to worry so much about inflation, but we are human beings and a little bit of gold--or genius feelings--can send us into high altitudes, from which we don't want to descend. "
"...The Jungian thinkers have done well in noticing and describing this phenomenon, and the phrase puer aeternus (holy or eternal boy), and puella aeterna (holy or eternal girl) are phrases familiar to many…. " "In many cases these flying people, giddily spiritual, do not inhabit their own bodies well, and are open to terrible shocks of abandonment; they are unable to accept limitations, and are averse to a certain boring quality native to human life.... The Little Prince, ...and Peter Pan belong among the fliers, as do most ashram habitués, devotees of "higher consciousness," determined to avoid earthly food, platonic lovers and celibates, and some Don Juan’s, to leave each one in whom they fail to find the missing pearl." "Grandiose ascenders...come out of all sorts of families, and sometimes the ascension is taken on as an intelligent survival method..."to be above it all," not to be involved."
What does the son do?
He turns away, louses courage,
goes outdoors to feed with wild things,
lives among dens and huts, eats distance and silence;
he grows long wings, enters the spiral, and ascends.
The classic book on this topic titled "PUER AETURNUS," (the eternal boy) was written years ago by Marie Louise von France. She wrote that usually "the young puer aeternus men are by no means negative; they love spirit and embody much of the spiritual energy of the nation.... So the grandiose ascender is a complicated person."
"Marie-Louise von Franz concluded from her experience with these heavenly fliers...that they choose ascent as a revolt against maternal earthiness and female conservatism. They fly upward, she believes, out of fear of the magnets she says some women hide in the ground in the hope of luring light-headed men down to the ground of marriages, jobs, and long-range commitment.... the young ascenders often find themselves achieving spirit, but often at the expense of life or their own grounding in masculine life...Some say that the man's task in the first half of his life is to become bonded to matter: to learn a craft..." "The passive man: During the last thirty years men have been asked to learn how to go with the flow, how to follow rather than lead, how to live in a non-hierarchical way, how to adopt consensus decision-making, how to be vulnerable."
"Some women want a passive man if they want a man at all; the church wants a tamed man--they are called priests; the university wants a domesticated man--they are called tenure track people; the corporation wants a team player, and so on.... Passivity increases exponentially as the education system turns out "products."
"The infant boy struggles against his father's hands, fighting the narcissistic father's desire to bind or murder him; and he struggles against the swaddling bands, fighting the narcissistic mother's desire to change him into what she wants. When the boy fails to get free...he learns to sulk... he becomes passive to his own hurts...."
"When no old men appear to break the hold of the sulking infant, the habit of passivity spreads to other parts of his life.... (He) may ask the woman to do his loving for him... not say what he wants and (she) has to guess... may go into robot production at work....The passive man may ask his children to do his loving for him..... Children are active in loving to the point of sacrificing themselves. The passive man may skip over parenting...leaving his wife to do that."
"The naive man feels a pride in being attacked... He feels that he is doing the brave and advanced thing; he will surely be able to recover somewhere in isolation.... The naive man will also be proud that he can pick up the pain of others...something of a doctor...he is often more in touch with women's pain than with his own.... I think each gender drops it's own pain when it tries to carry the pain of the other gender... I don't mean that men shouldn't listen. But hearing a woman's pain and carrying it are two different things. Women have tried for centuries to carry men's pain, and it hasn't worked well"
"The word special is important to the naive man, and he has special relationships with certain people. We all have special relationships, but he surrounds himself with a cloying kind of goodwill. The relationship is so special that he never examines the dark side of the person... He accepts responses that are way off, conspires somehow with their dark side. "Some people are special," he says..... He may also have a special relationship with a wounded little boy inside himself. If so, he won't challenge the little boy, nor will he point out his self-pity, no actually listen to the boy either. He will simply let the boy run his life."
"Sincerity is a big thing with him. He assumes that the person, stranger, or lover he talks with is straightforward, good willed, and speaking from the heart. He agrees with Rousseau and Whitman that each person is basically noble by nature, and only twisted a little by institutions. He puts a lot of stock in his own sincerity. He believes in it as if it were a horse or a city wall. He assumes that it will, and should, protect him from consequences that fall to less open people...."
"He acts out strange plays of isolation. For example when him, an angry woman is criticizing him, he may say, quit sensibly, "You're right. I had no right to do that." If her anger turns to rage, he bends his head and says, "I've always been this way." In a third act, he may implicate his father." "He was never there; he never gave me any support." Her rage continues and he bends over still farther. He is losing ground rapidly, and in the forth act he may say: "All men are shits." He is now many more times isolated than he was a few minutes ago. He feels rejected by the woman and he is now isolated from other men as well."        -Bly This man may have a compelling personality, especially if he is both potentially vulnerable and a little bit dangerous. Women see an opportunity of being swept off their feet. While men see this as opportunity to compete and show (find) their courage. They both NEED this more than they want it perhaps. In either case, a handsome man becomes an object to some extent. He may become a target. Some actually shun this man because they fear being swept away in a torrent of emotions. The female equivalent is referred to as a puella. Bly and others have suggested that these people sometimes evolve beyond the puer, usually by immersing themselves into productivity, whether creative or pro-creative. 
It is these who "march to a different drum" who are the ones most likely to be the pioneers and prophets, luddites and iconoclastic new thinkers who usher in new paradigms, often at their own peril.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Soul

There is a long history of how philosophers conceived of the soul, from Plato and Aristotle through Augustine and Aquinas and on to Descartes, Leibniz, Locke, Reid, Hume, Kant and others.

Intellectuals from Plato to Daniel Dennett have debated the idea of the soul. C. S. Lewis believes that "A soul is that which can say 'I am'". Dualists such as Descartes and have discussed whether we are just one body or a dual being consisting of a material substance (body) and an immaterial part (soul). Other authors consider theories by neurologists and philosophers as to the nature of consciousness and its connection with a soul.

A more current debate is about interactive dualism (the notion that a separate soul acts upon the brain). But this is just a tussle between the extremes of eliminative materialism and interactive dualism, in the light of recent discoveries in neuroscientific discoveries. The arguments of those who deny the soul's existence usually fail to clearly define what the idea of what a 'soul' is, so they mostly argue against other writers who advocate the notion of an immaterial being that exists independent of the body.

The greatest value of the 'soul' apparently lies in the belief that when the material body dies, the soul survives. How does it survive? What is it made of? How will it continue to create fresh memories to build on the identity of the person whose physical body is dead?  So the search for the soul continues.

The following people were intereviewed by Oprah on the topic: What is the soul?

Gary Zukav: The soul is that part of you that existed before you were born and that will exist after you die. It's the highest, most noble part of yourself that you can reach for.

Iyanla Vanzant
: The soul, I believe, is the fingerprint of God that becomes a physical body. I believe that. It's the fingerprint... It's unique to everybody.

Deepak Chopra: The soul is the core of your being. It is eternal. It doesn't exist in space/time. It's a field of infinite possibilities, infinite creativity. It's your internal reference point with which you should always be in touch.

DeVon Franklin: The soul is the spirit. It is the connecting line to God. I believe the soul is where the Holy Spirit resides. I believe that it is literally, you know, when you pick up the phone and then you have your 4G network? The soul is the 4G network right to heaven to me.

Sarah Ban Breathnach: The soul is the spiritual essence of who we really are.

Daniel Pink: The soul is, I think, our capacity to see that our lives are about something more than simply the day to day, and that we're here for a purpose. It could be connected to religion or not, but that there is a purpose of your being here.

Debbie Ford: To me, the soul is a part of us that never dies. It's who we are at our core. And it carries all the messages and the lessons that we've learned in the past, and will carry all the lessons and the messages that we will carry into the future.

Eckhart Tolle: The soul is your innermost being. The presence that you are beyond form. The consciousness that you are beyond form, that is the soul. That is who you are in essence.

Michael Singer: The indwelling consciousness that watches the mind come and go. That watches the heart come and go, the emotions of the heart. And watches the world pass before you. You, the conscious, the consciousness, the center of being, is soul.

Wayne Dyer: The soul is the birthless, deathless, changeless part of us. The part of us that looks out from behind our eyes and has no form. The soul is infinite so there is no in or out of it. It is everywhere. There's no place that it is not.

Marianne Williamson: For me, it's the truth of who we are. The light, the love which is within us goes by different names, but the truth of us. Michelangelo said when he got a statue that he would go to the quarry and get a big piece of marble and the way he imagined it, God had already created the statue and his job was just to get rid of the excess marble. So that's what we're like. Inside is the being that God has already created. Some call it the Christ, the Buddha mind, the Shekinah, the light, the soul. And our job is to get rid of this excess, useless fear, thought forms of the world that actually hide the light of the soul.

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
: The soul is a divine part of our self. It is our divine nature. It is a part of us that is one with God. Everybody has a soul. It is the immortal internal part of ourselves. It never dies. It's immortal. It belongs to God.

Jean Houston: I believe that the soul is the essence of who and what we are. I personally believe that it transcends our leaving this mortal coil. And I think it it comes with codes, and possibilities, and the next layers of who and what we may yet be. It is often a pain in the neck because it says, "Wake up. It's time to wake up. Don't go to sleep." I think it is also the lure of our becoming. That's what I think the soul is.


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