Jul 30, 2013

Correlations In Religion & Science From The Middle East To India To China


"Allot of religious people prefer to be right, rather than compassionate." Karen Armstrong

The Nature of "The Self" - Plus easy techniques for self 're-creation' (i.e. stress relief)

In ancient India a concept developed called ‘Maya’ which means illusion. Since the world is considered impermanent and constantly changing - and you can interpret it in many ways with your mind - it is considered to be an illusion. Thus a common, though ancient, psychological perspective on 'attachment': if you hold on to it as your psychological/mental foundation, you are holding on to something that will dissolve away - eventually - so you are holding on to something which is inherently unstable.

Siddhartha (Buddha) agreed with the basic premise of ancient Indian philosophy that the world is an illusion but he took it one step further claiming that not only is the world an illusion, so is the ’self’. (Impermanence)

To put it in other words; you are not the person you were a year ago. You know this. You can probably see the ways in which you’ve changed and grown over the last year. You probably see the world in a different way then you did a year ago (or ten years ago). Since you see the world differently, you have a different image of yourself as well. You define yourself differently than you did 10 years ago. What you are capable of, what you can do, who you are, all these definitions tend to change for every person - given enough time.

The ancient philosophers noticed that as soon as you imagine a event happening to you - or your role in any situation - you first have to place yourself in it (i.e. you have to imagine your role or character) then you decide what to do or how to feel (this all tends to happen very fast for most events). In other words, every time you imagine yourself or a situation that you are in you are, in a sense, recreating yourself.

Scientific American Mind magazine in an interview with the Nobel laureate Neuroscientist Eric Kandel (click here to read article)

Mind: We tend to think of memory as a kind of library that holds a record of events and
facts that can be retrieved as needed. Is this an accurate metaphor?

Kandel: No, memory is not like that at all. Human memory reinvents itself all the time. Every time you remember something, you modify it a little bit, in part dependent on the context in which you recall it. That is because the brain’s storage is not as exact as written text. It is always a mixture of many facades of the past event: images, pictures, feelings, words, facts and fiction—a “re-collection” in the true sense.

Modern nuero-science agrees with the Buddhist idea of an impermanent self. As Eric Kandel points out that, “Every time you remember something, you modify it a little bit, in part dependent on the context in which you recall it.” In other words you recreate your image of yourself to fit the new situation. If the self was something permanent and real, then your image of yourself would always remain the same. The fact that you can consciously or unconsciously change your image of yourself and react to situations in a new way - or just create a new you - proves that the self is something you make up as part of living in society.

What does this mean?

This means that you are not limited to being any particular ’self’ or person. If you feel like you have low self-esteem you can change that self. If you feel like you are not comfortable is social situations, you can change that image too. Any limiting image you have of yourself can be changed as you create your 'self' or how you want to be.

Tools for Balance and 'Self' Creation...

To deal with phobias use the 10 minute phobia cure.
To deal with tough habits learn NLP's swish technique...

Finally, for ultimate in self-control and re-creation according to your highest goals and ideals,learn hypnosis and self-hypnosis... Here is a playlist which begins with soothing sounds followed by 6 self-hypnosis audios with affirmations for creativity, confidence, self esteem, relaxation, motivation, and weight loss;
Instructions: Use stereo headphones for the full effects of the binural beat relaxation sound effects. Find a comfortable position with your arms and legs uncrossed, close your eyes and enjoy! [Edit - Monday 2 Jan '12 - Note: Some parts of this article are extracts from the ebook "Become Like A Jedi"]

Energy Fields
Energy fields look/feel like this...

Using a specialized technique, called Kirlian photography (not the con where a camera is used to photograph your 'aura' but an actual electrical photographic method), some mechanical observations can be made...
The Ancient Peoples discovered energy pathways called meridians which acupressureand acupuncture utilize. These "meridians" have also been mapped in great detail...

Meridians have also been found using an imaging technique...
To summarize, they indicate that:No radioactive isotope was observed to migrate when it was injected into points of normal electric resistance. Nor was any migration observed when injecting isotopes other than sodium pertechetate in points of least electric resistance. 
Each time sodium pertechetate was injected into points of least electric resistance, its migration was observed constantly, approximately at 2.5 cms per minute and always following the same longitudinal pathway. 
The characteristics of the migration rule out the possibility that the radioactive isotope was carried through the nerves, vessels or lymphatic system. For example, when it was injected in a vein underlying the point of least electrical resistance, transport of a different speed and pathway was observed. Additionally on injecting sodium pertechetate and thallium at the same time, it was observed that the first was transported while the second was not.

Some scientific studies 

You can increase the level of the force in your body by doing deep regular breathing.
Everybody has detectable energy fields which can be increased with deep diagrammatic

What was found: Emission of extremely strong magnetic fields from the head and whole
body during oriental breathing exercises.

“This article reports the result of an experiment that was designed to measure the
biomagnetic field emanating from two individuals who were practicing traditional
Oriental Qi Gong breathing exercises.

It is concluded that traditional Oriental Qi Gong breathing appears to stimulate an
unusually large biomagnetic field emission.”

What was found: Detection of extraordinary large bio-magnetic field strength from human
hand during external Qi emission.

“It is generally accepted that more than 10(-6) gauss order magnetism was not detected
in normal human condition. However, we detected 10(-3) gauss (mGauss) order
bio-magnetic field strength from the palm in special persons who emitted External Qi
(”Chi” or “Ki”).

This magnetic field strength was greater than that of normal human bio-magnetism by
1,000 times at least. A simultaneous measurement of bio-magnetic field strength and its
corresponding bio-electric current was examined in one subject. During exhibiting such
strong bio-magnetism, its corresponding electric current was not detectable. Therefore,
the extra-ordinary large bio-magnetic field strength can not derive from internal body
current alone, hence the origin of the large bio-magnetism is still unknown. We suppose
that the extraordinary large bio-magnetic field strength might be originated from “Qi”
energy in the oriental medicine or in the oriental traditional philosophy.”

“The “Bi-Digital O-Ring Test” imaging method has been successfully used not only to
outline the internal organs but also malignant tumors as long as identical reference
control tissue is available, regardless of whether it comes from the same individual or
others, without exposing the patient to undesirable radiation from X-Rays, strong
magnetic field or ultra-sound. While imaging the outline of the internal organs the author
found that, from the surface of each organ, lines or networks of lines extend to other
parts of the body. Such a line closely resembles well-known lines of meridians of major
internal organs in Oriental medicine.”

“It is imperative to define the fundamental concepts of Qi, channels, and the meridian
system of Chinese medicine in terms of scientific terminology before any meaningful and
mutually beneficial dialog can begin between Chinese and Western medicine. In the
Chinese theory, the meridian system as a whole is the system of the body. We propose the
existence of a meridian regulatory system that governs interactions between and adjusts
functions of internal organs, connects them to the body surface through a network of
pathways (channels) and displays their status on the skin.”

ACUPUNCTURE There is growing scientific evidence that acupuncture, a pillar of Chinese medicine, can relieve many kinds of pain, but there's no clear agreement about how it works. That was underscored by a German study of migraines: it found that inserting needles at various acupuncture points in the body relieved pain just as effectively as inserting them in the points that are supposed to affect migraines. Both therapies cut the number of episodes more than 50% over a 12-week period; a control group that did not receive either treatment continued to suffer as before.

Basic energy balancing

First master basic breathing...
Basic breathing meditation tips

-Inhale and exhale slowly, taking full deep breaths.

-Keep your attention only on your breathing. Be aware of each inhale and exhale.

-If you notice your mind drifting (i.e. if you start thinking about something) then just return your attention back to your breathing. It doesn't matter if your mind wanders as long you bring your attention back to your breathing as soon as you notice your attention is not solely on your breathing.

-Do this for 5-15 minutes.
Next, imagine (or 'visualize') your entire energy field filled with golden light, as if you are sitting in the middle of a mini Sun that surrounds and encompasses you (about 5-10 feet ALL around you, on all sides).

The following balancing meditation is from here.
Exercise 1: Golden Light Breathing Meditation 
Visualizing Yourself Breathing in 'Golden Light' can be a Very Effective Breathing Meditation to Help Calm and Focus.
· All you have to do is imagine yourself surrounded by golden light and slowly start breathing it in.
· First breathe in the light through your mouth then pretend to breath it in through your skin.
· Breathe this light in deeply and breathe out any tension.
· Breathe through each part of your body in turn.
· Finally see if you can feel as if you are breathing in this light through every pore in your body.
· Fill your body with the golden light while saying to yourself, "I feel Wonderful, I feel Relaxed, I feel focused. I feel re-energized."

The Body Electric tells the fascinating story of our bioelectric selves. Robert O. Becker, a pioneer in the filed of regeneration and its relationship to electrical currents in living things, challenges the established mechanistic understanding of the body. He found clues to the healing process in the long-discarded theory that electricity is vital to life. But as exciting as Becker's discoveries are, pointing to the day when human limbs, spinal cords, and organs may be regenerated after they have been damaged, equally fascinating is the story of Becker's struggle to do such original work. The Body Electric explores new pathways in our understanding of evolution, acupuncture, psychic phenomena, and healing.

Energy/Emotional Healing - Help

The origins of acupuncture is over 5,000 years old and was practiced beyond the borders of China. An Egyptian treatise from 1550 Before Common Era (BCE) called the Papyrus Ebera refers to vessels that resemble the 12 meridians. South African Bantu tribesman scratched parts of their bodies to cure disease, while Arabs cauterized their ears with hot metal probes. Inuits used sharp stones for tattoos that seem to relate to acupuncture meridians, and Brazilian cannibals shot tiny arrows with blowpipes into diseased parts of their bodies to bring about healing.

In Depth Analysis:

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