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Scientists Observe Brain Cells While Healing Intention Is Directed Towards Them – Here’s What Happened
In 2004, a 3-day experiment was conducted by a team of scientists (led by Dean Radin, Chief Scientist at The Institute of Noetic Sciences) to explore the suggestion that directing human healing intention (one variable of human consciousness) towards living and non living systems could actually have scientifically measurable results. The results were published in the peer reviewed Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (all of the studies mentioned in this article are peer reviewed). (1)
To do this, they recruited four experienced Johrei practitioners to take part in the study. Johrei practitioners believe that healing intention can cause positive changes in a person?s body. It?s a practice that originated in Japan and is similar to other healing intention therapies such as Reiki and qigong, to name a few.
?Johrei maintains that there is a universal energy or spiritual force that can be cultivated and…
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Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
Well, in remarks that I’m pretty sure are guaranteed to rile up philosophers, E.O. Wilson, who apparently has a new book out on the meaning of human existence, disses both philosophy and religion, saying that scientists will provide the meaning of of existence.
I can agree with a lot of what Wilson says in this video. Many insights into who and what we are will come from evolutionary biology, paleontology, archaeology, brain sciences (neuroscience and psychology), and AI and robotics. (I do find it odd that Wilson dismisses molecular biology since it seems increasingly evident that life is a molecular, and at times quantum, phenomena.) I also can agree that astrophysicists are often eager to prognosticate on meaning while typically having little more insight than educated laypeople.
But Wilson’s blanket dismissal of philosophy strikes me as lazy pigeonholing of a vast array of intellectual activity based on its worst examples. Sure…
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I love to mess with my own head..
Especially when I was very young, I would boggle myself trying to conceive of how an infinity of time could pass by before I was born yet not be aware of such passage. Or try to wrap my head around the fact that the Universe has no boundary — it literally is infinite.
I also wondered if we were each experiencing the passage of time at a different pace to everyone else — say a 30 year-old man living life slowly walked past a 20 year-old who was living life more quickly, and from the viewpoint of the man at 30 the woman was experiencing time in her 40’s (and so from her pov, she saw the man 20-something years ago, when he would’ve perceived himself as a child).
Such was the other-worldly stuff I was pondering when I was going through elementary school..
Anyway.. Great post as usual!
I love science. I love the magic and wonder of experimentation, the patterns and music entwined in math. I love synchronicity, the way events line up and repeat themselves. I love probability and the rules of randomness and the not so contradictory order that can be found in chaos. I love physics and quantum mechanics and rabbit holes and ideas that screw with my head.
My father was a physicist and our time together was limited, but he still managed to hand me some wisdom. He loved to mess with my head, to play games, to supply me with endless riddles to solve. He could do equations the old fashioned way, written in the margins of notebooks. He once rattled my cage by suggesting that perhaps we were all dead and this life we think we perceive is really death. Perhaps WE are the ghosts in this story.
Time really is not linear. How…
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Published on Jul 14, 2014
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