"Coffee - Keys to Maximizing Potential" _T_
If You're Gonna Do Coffee... all health considerations considered... Updated Oct 23 2006 with Important New Findings - surprisingly Good, myth-busting in fact. And May 15, 2014 with section "Energizing Your Coffee." (TEXT file; title was "The Eleven Keys to Coffee Potential Maximization").
"Evolution TRENDS, The 'INFORMATION AGE' and its Evolution into the 'Holographic Age.' "
The Original Essay in a text file is provided here - Copied from email (including the headers, just for the skeptical mind, which I can appreciate), it was first posted November 22, 1995, on a listserve, "Spiritual Implications for Medicine and Psychology" (Spiramed@sjuvm.stjohns.Edu), and a few days later on "The Intuition Network" of The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS, firstname.lastname@example.org). In web page formats, the essay has been edited since then (first time at my own webspace at AOL in 2000. And that editing was primarily for format, with some work put into the intro section (which section seems to me the most easy to MIS-understand and most difficult to sufficiently improve). Everything added since the original has been put in brackets (and usually dated) - aside from whole sections, charts, graphics, and related links (always dated).
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Wholistic Healing Pages & Resources at this Site
PRINCIPLES of NATURAL HEALING
--excerpts from "The Science of Healthful Living:"
A great deal of information has been put together on this page. Note: People should know that there are health supplements that would be effective but may not be due to their being multi-level marketed in a disgustingly non-informative manner. I refer to the more unpleasant "cleansing effects" or "healing crisis" that some may experience from such supplements. Knowing the principles on this page, one may better take advantage of such events. Links for naturopathic medicine resources have been put on this page.
And it's sister page is ...
"The Transition Diet"
- Steps & principles telling how to transition -gradually & successfully- to a diet that promotes & sustains optimal health for body, mind, AND the planet, even from the standard American diet. Incorporate this approach as slowly or as quickly as you can maintain. (If done too fast, you may find it too uncomfortable, then bounce back to the old ways, so would just be a waste of time). Includes a Food-Combining Chart for optimal digestion and assimilation of nutrients, as well as for proper elimination. Other sections included: "Transition Diet," "Rebuilding Diet," "Three Day Apple Fast And Seven Day Cleanse," "About Cleansing Reactions," and "Efficient Body-Sizing Strategies (for Weight Management)".
Considerations in relating a transition in diet & nutrition to personal and spiritual growth, and the benefits of such transition. In addition to the title essay, includes sections, "More on this 'Natural Aging Process'" about possibly/ likely new potentials in aging without near so much disability and pain in the later stages; essays: "Dietary Nutrition, Neuro-Endocrine Infrastructure, Neuroplasticity, and Aging" on relationship of nutrition and psycho-emotional environment during infancy and childhood upon key aspects of development of 'A Stable Platform for Perception', the 'Psycho-emotional Infrastructure', it's maturation through adulthood, as well as upon the aging process; and "Blessing Nutrition" about how prayer and invocation work at the atomic & molecular levels (facilitating processes by re-aligning their structural & therefore magnetic/ionic arrangement) to facilitate the optimal nutrition of the food, as well as optimal digestion, assimilation, and integration of the nutrients and vital force provided by the food (Jan'13). Includes some sample invocations for context and application.
"History, Science, and Recognizing Neuroplasticity"
by Dr. David Kitz Krämer of Antibodies-Online Inc
(with "Notes on Neuroplasticity" by yours truly) at the "Body-Mind Integration" page.
"Natural Ways To Lose Belly Fat"
by Crystal Giannini"
at the "Efficient Body Sizing Strategies, Weight Management, Weight Loss" page. Includes many related resource references, as well as "Efficient Body-Sizing Strategies" (by yours truly) is also mirrored here, originally at the "Transition Diet" page (May '08).
"Fibromyalgia - Theory with Examples" (At the Fascia Memory Theory page)
- about the "it's relationship to a perfuse scattering of waste products throughout the fine interstitial spaces among the cells of the muscle tissues, due to their being chronically held *contracted* and under-circulated, including trauma-induced contractedness over a broad-area (including by being forcibly tickled in early childhood)..." (Maybe it's no accident that this came along shortly after the visualization chart at the "Notes on Beliefs, Healing, and Prayer" page, as related to *Cellular Re-Organization* and engaging *neuroplasticity*.)
* Body Memory and Bodywork * Resources
James L. Oschman, Ph.d. and Nora H. Oschman
Two leaders in science as applied to healing. They have published the book, *Readings on the Scientific Basis of Bodywork, Energetic, and Movement Therapies* - Excerpts and notes from that can be found here. They are the authors of "Somatic Recall, Part 1 - Soft tissue memory," which continues in "... Part 2 - Soft tissue holography,".
A summarization of their findings may be enjoyed in their article, "How Healing Energy Works". Visit their (new) web site at http://www.energyresearch.bizland.com/. There are extensive scientific references for your in-depth curiosity via the above links. (And, by the way, this is very related to my own work and studies in fascia based body-memory; my Fascia-Memory page is listed in the first link section).
"Fascia-based Memory Storage System Theory"
Very extensive list of authors, books, especially scientific research references, resources, & links.
The Body-Mind Approaches Page, Resources Section
Fairly extensive list of authors, books, references, resources, & links, including for somatic or body-centered psychotherapy, as well as for humanistic, transpersonal, and gestalt perspectives in psychology and related healing (some of them included just below; while some of the below may not be on this page).
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* Most Recommended Gestalt Psychology & Related Resource Sites
Eva Pierrakos and The Pathwork
On the page about "the path" there is as good a set of information on spiritually flavored personal growth I have ever seen. I've been reading some of the publications and they are, well, in-depth and in-breadth. If one is into responsibility for ones WHOLE BEING, it is definitely a valuable investment of time. When You go there you will quickly see that the information Lecture #204: "WHAT IS THE PATH?" (pdf) is "channelled." But if the information provided is useful, then one can benefit accordingly.
Eva Pierrakos is (or was) the channel, and at the site, "The Pathwork Center," is listed the many publications of her life work, including books, lectures.
Virginia Satir and the Avanta Network
Teaching Warm, Empowered, and Pragmatic Real-Life Applications of Gestalt wisdom:
On Change , Satir Growth Model, Good News Network, and even one for
Satir based Problem-Based Approach for Software Process Improvement.
I want to love you without clutching,Virginia Satir
Appreciate you without judging,
Join you without invading,
Leave you without guilt,
Criticize you without blaming,
And Help you without insulting.
If I can have the same from you,
Then we can truly meet
and enrich each other.
author of book, "What Your Feelings Are Trying To Tell You" Profile from the Omega Institute: "empathic healer, teacher, and award-winning author of Emotional Genius and several other books". Also on Faculty At Kripalu Center: "an award-winning author and pioneering educator whose empathic approach to emotions has taken her through the healing of her own childhood trauma into an empathic healing career. Integrating her work with the study of sociology, neurology, cognitive psychology, and social psychology, Karla has taught thousands of people through her four books and five audio-learning sets and at such venues as the Omega Institute, Naropa University, and the Association for Humanistic Psychology". While Karla disparaged the positive thought approach on the Radio Program (2/26/12), she very nicely explains the Gestalt perspective with regard to the value & importance of honoring emotions & facilitating constructive release as well as effective long-term healing.
JEFF BROWN at Soulshaping.Com
"Jeff Brown presents a new and distinctly human paradigm for expanding our consciousness: Ascending with both feet on the ground. This paradigm is rooted in the reality of our daily lives, and makes no distinction between our spiritual quest and our emotional life. Our feelings, our unresolved issues and life experiences, are the grist for the soul mill that takes us higher. Rather than looking for the answers outside of ourselves, we choose to look inside, in our often ignored bodies of wisdom. An over-cover agent for the divine, Jeff had glimpses of his soul-scriptures throughout his life- criminal defence lawyer, psychotherapist, author... He became a lawyer in Toronto in 1993, after apprenticing with famous Canadian Criminal Lawyer Eddie Greenspan. After hearing an inner voice calling him away from law, Jeff began an adventure in self-excavation and expansion that lasted 15 years, culminating in the clarified call to write Soulshaping. He spent over six years at it, then refused a significant contractual offer to publish it, prefering instead to self-publish on his own terms. Soon thereafter, his first press run sold out, helped in large part by a homeless man who sold it on the streets of Toronto. It was quickly picked up by North Atlantic Books and a new edition was released in August, 2009, distributed by Random House. As time has passed, it has become clear that SOULSHAPING represents a model of Grounded spirtuality that speaks to individuals from all walks on life. The very personal and heartfelt way that Jeff takes the reader through his journey calls out to the reader's own quest for true-path. It is evocative, original and highly relational, and not to be mistaken for self-help books that preach at the reader with familiar aphorisms. Jeff is currently in Toronto, leading the Soulshaping movement, and completing a film he is co-producing that is related to spiritual teacher Bhagavan Das, of Be Here Now Fame. Also starring Ram Dass, Seane Corn and Deva Premal and Miten, the film is named KARMAGEDDON. Related YouTube
Association for Humanistic Psychology (AHP):
Information & Bibliography:
What is Humanistic Psychology? From Maslow to the 21st Century
AHP's Bodywork description Gestalt Therapy
Transpersonal Management psycho drama
Dr Dan Siegel .Com and Mindsight Institute
Dr. Daniel J. Siegel, MD, is the author of "Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology" (2012), "Parenting From the Inside Out -- How A Deeper Self-understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive" (2014), and "Developing Mind -- How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are" (2nd Ed, 2015), among an extensive array of seminal works in integrative healing, as well as a pioneer in the field called interpersonal neurobiology. "This highly integrative field is not a division of one particular area of research, but rather is an open and evolving way of knowing that invites all domains of both academic and reflective explorations of reality into a collective conversation about the nature of the mind, the body, the brain, and our relationships with each other and the larger world in which we live. This emerging approach is fundamental to exploring a range of human endeavors, including the fields of mental health, education, parenting, organizational leadership, climate change intervention, religion, and contemplation. Knowing about the way the focus of attention changes the structure and function of the brain throughout the lifespan opens new doors to healing and growth at the individual, family, community, and global levels." Dr. Siegel and associates have gone the extra mile in prolifically translating all this into pragmatically useful training manuals for students and practitioners, and for a most impressive variety of applications in mental health, especially pediatric psychology, as well as in self-healing and conscious awareness. Resources for professional organizations via Mind Gains .Org.
>Yoga and Writing Workshops
with With Marcia Meier and Sue Anne Parsons, including "Fearless Women, A Yoga and Writing Workshop Designed to Unleash Your Inner Warrior" on April 28, 2012 at Let it Go Yoga, Goleta, Ca. "Through a series of yoga and writing exercises (including the "Love-Letter" Journaling Exercise - described just below), this half-day workshop will help you get in touch with your inner "warrior" woman. Discover how to overcome your fears and tap into the strength you have within. Channel your energy into creating a life of meaning and purpose. Join us on this voyage of discovery! You'll come away from this workshop with a renewed sense of purpose and fearlessness - on your way to a more fulfilling life." Sue Anne Parsons is a master yoga teacher with more than 25 years of experience and has shown thousands of people the benefits of hatha yoga. She is also a certified yoga therapist and has worked with students of all levels. Marcia writes regularly for Miller-McCune Magazine, a print and online magazine focusing on the latest research in the social sciences, the environment, health and other public policy issues. Call to register: 805-685-8079.
| "How To Write A Love Letter" or "The Love Letter - Self-applied Journaling Technique" - a Technique of Many Uses (at this site, rev. Apr 2008)
This letter format is useful for preparing and/or facilitating deeper communications and/or resolving conflict/issues, within self or with another person. Whether alive or transitioned. IE: Parent, former mate, etc. Ideal for journalizing self-dialog when stuck with mixed feelings. Especially effective for therapeutic dialog and "Self-Parenting". Also for constructing affirmations and determining momentums, for resolving internal conundrum's by slucing sources of conflict-related or previously unconscious beliefs. Organized format. This file is available in Word doc format or (Semi-formatted) Text format. You may also be able to right click on either of those links, select "save link as" (or equivalent), and save the file(s) to your hard drive for later use. _T_
My yoga teacher, Sue Anne Parsons, shared your love letter exercise with me and I have found it to be a powerful tool for communication. I'm a longtime writer, and this morning I was a guest on a radio show in NY talking about marriage and writing, and I told the audience about it. I would love to put it on my site, and share it on the site of the radio show host, Dr. Stephen Frueh, as well (http://www.wtbq.com/). May we have your permission? --All best, Marcia" (April 2012).
Marcia Meier (MarciaMeier.Com) is author of "Navigating the Rough Waters of Publishing", and writes regularly for Miller-McCune Magazine, a print and online magazine focusing on the latest research in the social sciences, the environment, health and other public policy issues, and will be teaching Yoga and Writing Workshops with Sue Anne Parsons, a master yoga teacher with more than 25 years of experience.
"Integration" by Krysta Gibson,
about Common myths vs realities about psycho-spiritual integration; effective guidance about feelings and memories, 'living in the now', 'releasing' events and people, 'forgiving and forgetting' the past - for living the spiritual life fully and meaningfully. Originally published by Krista Gibson in "The New Times" of Seattle. Through the late 80's & most of the 90's, I always read Krysta's essays if I didn't have time to read anything else, and kept copies of various or her articles handy for my clients to take home with them. Still current...
"...based in the personal unconscious form a central strand in psychosynthesis thinking. 'One of the first people to have started really making use of subpersonalities for therapy and personal growth was Roberto Assagioli', psychosynthesis reckoning that 'subpersonalities exist at various levels of organization, complexity, and refinement' throughout the mind. A five-fold process of recognition, acceptance, co-ordination, integration, and synthesis 'leads to the discovery of the Transpersonal Self, and the realization that that is the final truth of the person, not the subpersonalities'... Psychosynthesis is one of the earliest forerunners of both humanistic psychology and transpersonal psychology, even preceding Jung’s break with Freud by several years. Assagioli’s conception has an affinity with existential-humanistic psychology and other approaches which attempt to understand the nature of the healthy personality, personal responsibility and choice, and the actualization of the personal self; similarly, his conception is related to the field of transpersonal psychology, with its focus on higher states of consciousness, spirituality, and human experiencing beyond the individual self. Accordingly, Assagioli served on the board of editors for both the Journal of Humanistic Psychology and the Journal of Transpersonal Psychology.
(From Wikipedia): "A subpersonality is, in transpersonal psychology, a personality mode that kicks in (appears on a temporary basis) to allow a person to cope with certain types of psychosocial situations.1 The mode may include thoughts, feelings, actions, physiology, and other elements of human behavior to self-present a particular mode that works to negate particular psychosocial situations.2 1 The average person has about a dozen subpersonalities1" A subpersonality is distinguished from a Dissociative Identity disorder (formerly: Multiple personality disorder) in that subpersonalities are merely personas or pieces of a whole, whereas DID is characterized by (at least) two separate and distinct personalities who have their own patterns of interacting with the environment. ...American transpersonal philosopher Ken Wilber identifies subpersonality as "functional self-presentations that navigate particular psychosocial situations."1 For example, if a harsh critic responds with judgmental thoughts, anger, superior feelings, critical words, punitive action, and/or tense physiology when confronted with her own and/or others' fallibility, that is a subpersonality of the harsh critic kicking in to cope with the confrontation situation.1 [1: Kevin A. Fall, "Theoretical Models of Counseling and Psychotherapy" and 2: Rowan, J "Subpersonalities: The People Inside Us"]
Into the Conference Room— Exploring the Inner Troublemakers
- Two articles on the "Sub-Personalities" with page links to more (including "How Can I Recognize My Inner Child?" At the Alchemy Institute [as related to Alchemical Hypnotherapy, one of my trainings -cp]. "One of the best tools for clarity in the Alchemical tool chest is the Conference Room. But what exactly IS a Conference Room process, and how does it work? It all starts with the sub-personalities. Though each of us appears to be one united ego, at least on the outside, if we look into the subconscious this is clearly not true. Every one of us has a multitude of inner voices that express themselves to us regularly, and often change our behavior..." [Another good set of perspectives on the subject]
"Body-Parenting" (at the "Innercommunications" page)
At this site, Body-Parenting is based on the "Re-Parenting" approach of emotional awareness based personal growth & self-healing. In layman's terms: Re-Parenting is a therapeutic methodology that uses a kind of dialog between core components of one's psyche. This approach is more influenced by John Bradshaw ("Homecoming"), John Pollard ("Self-Parenting: A Guide to Your Inner Conversations"), and on Humanist Gestalt perspectives more than on Transactional Analysis. Albeit TA contributed greatly to the very basis of therapeutic dialog. The body-parenting adaptation of the Re-Parenting approach is additionally influenced by Hakomi body-centered psychotherapy. In my working view, the sub-personalities (as referenced above) are generally distinct and apart from the "Inner-Child," although the inner child may co-opt one or more subpersonalities to serve in coping mechanisms- until the 'issues' that gave rise to the mechanism(s) are sufficiently resolved or healed. [working view per this summary in context, my own approach (general, specifics), and training -cp]
Evolving the Senses Consciously
Down to earth practical methods along with intuitive wisdom, by Isis Charest, rebirther, healing facilitator.
Co-Counseling or Re-Evaluation Counseling
because Listening Can be healing (REC)
While Harvey Jackins, the originator, has passed on, Re-Evaluation Counseling has continued to develop and mature into a most valuable, while relatively easy to learn, healing methodology). For more information, you might use these KEYWORDS in your search engine: Co-Counseling, Re-Evaluation Counseling, Harvey Jackins.
Selected Refs on Emotional Intelligence
via the essay,
" 'The Lords of Culture' and Listening - A story about Language, Relationship, and the Body-Mind Split"
New 7/31/2010 accompanied by Ken Wilber's chart, "Therapies and Levels of 'The Spectrum of Consciousness' "
Dance Korean .Net
"Focusing: Body-Centered Emotional Release" - taken almost directly from Peter Campbell, Ph.D. and Edwin McMahon, Ph.D.'s book, "Bio-Spirituality: focusing as a way to grow." The process is outlined here to peak your interest and, if working with this method, to give you an idea of what to expect.
Emotional Healing at JoyFire web site
More on Emotional Healing at JoyFire
Lifestyle Makeovers Groups
Local community groups that do personal growth tasks/exercises, a different one each week, then meet weekly and share journaling, motivate each other to maintain enthusiasm for the self-work. Its done according to a set of printed materials ("52 Weeks To Change Your Life") that you send off for through this site. It's non-sectarian, but acknowledging of the Higher Power(s). There is likely a local group in your own town or neighborhood, as a friend tells me this is very popular and growing fast. (3/'01)
"We have a tremendous body of research here at the Institute on the heart and its influence. The fact that electrical energy produced by the heart is 60 times stronger than that of the brain is not our research; that is known by anybody involved in the biophysics field. What we've been able to show is that yes, that's true, and that frequency is being received by every single cell in the body. And the frequency content of the heart's electrical energy emission changes relative to our perceptions, how we're taking in what we're taking in. So certain heart-based types of qualities like care, appreciation or love that have often just been associated metaphorically with the heart really do produce dramatic changes in the electrical energy output of the heart when people are perceiving/receiving from a place of care or appreciation. And in turn, our research shows that when that electrical energy changes, it goes to what's called 'coherent frequency patterns'. We're able to correlate that to changes in the immune system and changes in hormonal balance. And we also see changes in perception and intelligence. There's a lot more to what the heart is doing than people realize. It's not just a blood pump."
Enjoy the IHM Research Papers, Abstracts, and Reports (at http://www.heartmath.org/RP.html)
"An innovative health leadership organization that promotes performance, health, team cohesion and physical happiness. We offer a transformational, multi-disciplinary approach that's invigorating, liberating and life-changing. Exuberant Animal training is exciting, inspirational and intensely meaningful. Exuberant Animal is the creation of Frank Forencich, author of Play as if Your Life Depends on It, Exuberant Animal: The Power of Health, Play and Joyful Movement, Exuberant Animal Play Book: Secret Moves and Games of the Play Masters, and Change Your Body, Change the World: Reflections on Health and the Human Predicament." [Thank you, Margaret!]
"Integration of Behavioral and Relaxation Approaches
Into the Treatment of Chronic Pain and Insomnia"
at National Institutes of Health, Technology Assessment Conference Statement, October 16-18, 1995. Reference page: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and National Institute of Health Home page.
"Natural Practitioner Magazine"
The Business Magazine for Alternative, Complementary & Integrative Healthcare Profesionals
Their debut issue (Vol.1,#1), Jan/Feb 2012, is most impressive, including new findings in research of nutrition, herbs, practices for stress, anxiety, mood, cardiovascular health, cold & flu, more. Jan/Feb 2013 issues in focus: "Weight Loss Resolve", "Hormone Balancing", "Heart/Cardiovascular Health", "Healthy Blood Sugar". Other issues focus on various systems, and/or men's, women's, or children's health, and and/or the main seasonal complaint. Written for practitioners, but if you're up with the science, or want to know what natural supplementation is being recommended, it's great reading! includes "Natural Practitioner" Magazine's Library Database with special sections for a) foods, herbs, supplements, b) Conditions, c) Interactions, d) Supplement Nutrient Depletions, and e) Drug Nutrient Depletions
The New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts, Santa Fe, NM
This is my alma mater, where I gained most of my formal training (1984-85) when it was called "The New Mexico Academy of Massage & Advanced Healing Arts". It is still going strong, presenting leading edge courses by top-notch healing practitioners for certification and continuing education (Craniosacral Therapy, Integrative Manual Therapy, Meridian Theory, Active Isolated Stretching, Orthobionomics, Marma Point Therapy, Dimensions and Movement, on Emotion, Energy, and Physiology, as well as in Massage, Reflexology, and Somatic Polarity).
Yi Ren Qigong Center
Articles at QigongSeattle.Com include "Guiding Principles of Yi Ren Qigong", "Introduction to Yi Ren Medical Qigong", "Qi Cultivation for Healing Chronic Illness", "The Art of Internal Observation", "The Physiology of the Three Gates". Featuring Dr. Guan-Cheng Sun, PhD Founder of the Institute of Qigong & Internal Alternative Medicine. Dr. Sun is currently engaged in mind-body medicine and energy medicine research at Bastyr University, Seattle, Washington. He is an expert in Qigong for Functional Pain (pain with no apparent organic causes).
Why I enjoy sharing this approach and manner of treatment is explained via "Guiding Principle # 4: Assist Individuals to Identify and Treat the Root Cause of Their Health Condition. Illnesses do not occur spontaneously. Symptoms are not the causes of diseases but expressions of the body’s internal miscommunications. Causes may occur on many levels, including physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. To accurately identify and treat the root cause of diseases with Yi Ren Medical Qigong, there are specific practice routines which can help individuals recover completely. Yi Ren Medical Qigong practice increases both the therapists/practitioners’ levels of awareness , assists individuals in identifying the fundamental underlying causes of dis-ease on all levels, and encourages practitioners to work on the root causes rather than symptoms." -Dr. Sun. Dr. Sun’s research on the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes using Yi Ren® Qigong, recently showcased in the Bastyr University Magazine.
Related Pages include a Yi Ren Qigong Demonstration by Harmony Health Integrated Living, LLC (YouTube), Student Experiences with Yi Ren® Qigong, Q & A, News including a video by KOMO News on World Diabetes Awareness Day, Classes, About Dr. Sun's book includes and expands upon the Level 1 class: *Yi Ren® Qigong - A guide to a better-functioning body and a peaceful mind* It includes additional background material relating to energy flow, history of Dr. Sun's development of the Yi Ren® Qigong system, and a photo/descriptive breakdown of the Level 1 exercises; 70 pages.
Buteyko And Other Breathing Methods with Acute & Chronic Conditions
A comparative analysis created when I needed to know when Buteyko Method (named after it's Ukrainian originator, Dr. Konstantin Pavlovich Buteyko) is called for, and when it is [not so much]. Begins with summary, including long-term benefits of breathing practices as well as certain short-term uses (ie: symptomatic treatment of Asthma with Buteyko Method), selected excerpts and references on breathing as particularly related to hyperventilation, panic and anxiety, Carbon Dioxide/Oxygen balance (re: blood pH, respiratory alkalosis), Hyperventilation Syndrome, "'7-11' BREATHING", "reduced breathing exercises", "Paper Bag Breathing (not advisable)." Includes many annotated Ref-Links as well as suggested research strings and keywords.
Damo QiGong .Net, Wudang Taoist Internal Alchemy
I found here a wealth of information, factual, theoretical, philosophical, and pragmatic (ie: Chi balance/management exercises & "The Five Elements" charts). Endless resources include much about Five Element Doctrine as central to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Discourses on essential concepts for understanding the management of inner Chi: Nature of Toa, Complementarity, Inter-penetration, "Philosophy of the Dao", "The Controlling Cycle of Five Element System", "Yin -Yang Doctrine in Chinese Medicine", & much more. From index page: "Human's inner medicine is capable of curing almost all chronic and complicated diseases and uprooting all root causes. Yet, people are always sparing no efforts in searching for medicine outside their own bodies. This site is created partly for helping those who have lost hope of curing their chronic diseases..." Looks like great (instructive) story to read: Lieat Zi, chapter 1
Complete directory: external energy transmission:
Master Wu's Qi Gong and Tai Chi Fitness Center. Great source of information regarding eastern practices like martial arts and alternative healing.
For more than 15 years, CHI Institute has been investigating vital energy - the basis of acupuncture and other Chinese medical technologies. Human vitality is measurable and observable in many ways. Their research in - Hyaluronic Acid in most remarkable, indicating a benchmark not only in energy research, but in medical science.
Research in Measuring Qi has resulted in extensive study into the sound of the physical body. One form of energy which has been verified in this way is infrasonic sound emitted from the hands of healers. In searching for a mechanism, he then used an early model of the Infratonic, which reproduced only the infrasonic component of the healer's energy output, and found a similar shift in EEG, as shown in the table below. This research has led to the development of various Infratonic sound producing devices. These devices have since been used very successfully in the healing rehabilitation of racing horses, and then with humans. Another area of research is the field of Bio-electric Vitality, which led to development of devices which support and strengthen the electrical and magnetic aspects of the human energy field during air travel, or in any polluted or environmentally challenging environment.
Newsletters are available both online, and via regular mail (see bottom of home page).
About Traditional Chinese Medicine at Nurse Groups .Com
"Traditional Chinese medicine, or TCM, originated from China about 5,000 years ago, and it was developed based on the understanding the relationships between the human body and the environment. This form of medicinal practice takes into account the influences of nature and the cosmos. It also incorporates Chinese philosophical and biological theories, such as the Yin-yang, the Zang Fu theory, the Meridian system, and the Five Phases. Some of the common TCM practices include Chinese herbalism, dietary therapy, acupuncture, and Shiatsu and Tui Na massage. It was only in the 1950s that modern TCM became a recognized medical system in the western world. ..."
Fathoming the Cosmos and Ordering the World
The Yijing (I-Ching, or Classic of Changes) and Its Evolution in China. Richard J. Smith, George and Nancy Rupp Professor of Humanities, Professor of History, and Interim Director of the Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University
Toaism vs Confuscianism
"Molly asked: 'Can you please tell me the major differences between Taoism and Confucianism?' and Manny asked: 'What was Lao Tzu's view of life and what was Confucius' view?' Taoism and Confucianism are two major theories on Chinese culture. ..."
A methodology for the Integration of Ancient and Modern System Theories
The Portal for the 2000 years old Taichi Yin-Yang System Theory, an Abstract from the 'Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the ISSS', Thomas Sui Leung Wong, Vasos Pavlika, Connie Li Xu, E C Huang ("pdf version")
Our Light Body: A Kundalini Awakening Testimonial
By Mary E. (Betsy) Rabyor, who was born in Wisconsin and lived in Nevada, Florida and Spain. She went to college and was a computer programmer for 17 years, with family and suburban life. Since 1990, she has meditated and learned self-healing techniques. In August of 1999, she spiritually awakened, quit her job and devoted her life to self-realization and helping others. Shortly after starting Reiki self-healing in 2005, her kundalini unexpectedly awakened. She continues to work with her kundalini transformation today. She lives in Wisconsin and is a skilled distance healer, author, poet, intuitive, and spiritual mentor. [Very very impressed with her most interesting life story, I found one good place to begin (relative to *consciousness*), especially if you're not familiar with an eastern or esoteric point of view, is "What is the personality". Hope this helps. -cp 7'12 ]
By Rob Kall, one of the best sites for BioFeedback and related therapies.
"Biofeedback and Neurofeedback Applications in Sport Psychology"
(Review of book by Rob Kall of FutureHealth.Org) Biofeedback and neurofeedback have been used very effectively to enhance athletic performance. Many olympic teams have used the approach to win Olympic gold and other major medals. This book is a magnum opus, created by the most respected, most sought after experts in the field.
The Inflammatory Theory of Depression
By Lewis Mehl-Madrona
Energy Psychology at Southeast Institute
Energy psychology focuses on the interrelationship of energy systems, emotion, behavior, psychopathology, and health. These systems include the electrical activity of the nervous system, acupuncture meridians, chakras, biofields, and morphogenetic fields.
[ In my opinion, based on discussion with various practitioners, EMDR (incl. EFT the "Emo-Free", "TAP" & related Energy Psychology systems) works very well (and relatively quickly) for many people. And for vets and PTSD, EFT can "put the fire out". But it may not result in more than brief relief in cases where the cause of the trouble is based in, or critically anchored to, deep-seated emotions that were traumatically suppressed in early childhood. Per reasons as indicated at pages by yours truly, and/per those references of my teachers in body-centered psychology. I'm referring here to considerations in the difference between Gestalt, New Thought, EFT, and Behavioral schools of psychology, the different approaches to what some of us call "the emotional body", the cause of emotional pain, what we might call "true" preventative maintenance, etc. EFT seems to be a cross between Behavioral and New Thought(?). Exceptions to that opinion would be in the case where, and to the degree that, the associated trauma is simultaneously felt (enough to be validated), observed, and breathed-through, as it moves through the energy system (ie: via polarity/meridian/chakra system if/as applies to one's modality), and to/through the CSF, and thus out of the body, during and/or subsequent to the EFT/related session. Otherwise, how is any associated and stored emotional component, born out of unresolved confusion at an early age, going to get out of the system, for the purpose of creating symptoms, so as to signal the deeper cause, so as to resolve our problems - as we were designed to do? How? - by whatever route the self next finds to work. To the degree these therapies are truly effective, then the trouble is that it might also be more destructive, with that being better disguised, perhaps "only" internally, via organ disfunction (per storage of the associated emotion and related stresses, affecting circulation thence cell-function). Again, just my opinion, acknowledging that "Energy Pschology" probably IS the best for certain conditions, especially when practiced by someone who has at least working knowledge of when, how, and why the varying perspectives apply. Thank you for your consideration. ~Chris Pringer ]
A good resource page for sample self-applications and related resources is at Feeling Free .Net. Another good reference is Dr. Fred P. Gallo's Energy Psych .Com site submitted, Thank you, by Bruce Tanner. I found the "Preface to Energy Psychology in Psychotherapy" page very informative.
Sequential Healing Health Services
What Is Sequential Healing Health Services (Shhs)? SHHS is a group dedicated to teaching a healing model that can be used to bring about restoration of function to vital systems. This teaching is done through the distribution of educational material. These teachings may be used to instruct individuals in how to increase their level of overall health and wellness. Currently SHHS makes educational material available on the World Wide Web at www.sequentialhealing.com.
"Largest database on Evidence-based Natural Medicine"
Specialists in back, knee, and foot pain in Manhattan, NYC, Spine and Sports Medicine Clinic provides chiropractic, physical therapy, and acupuncture services. [There's also MD's and massage therapists there. And it's a nicely organized site. -cp, 9/23/10]
Center for Mind-Body Medicine
On-Line Resources and Useful Links (Washington, DC)
The Cows Are Vegetarians Web site
"Do you have a Vegetarian Kid?" by Ann Bradley
Ann Bradley's site for great Alternative Medicine Books,
from Massage & Bodywork to Vibrational Healing.
Whole Health MD .Com
Great all-round medical resource site, including general and specific information on prescription medicines as well as natural approaches (vitamins, herbs, alternative approaches, etc). Their page for "Helpful Supplements for Back Pain" is at http://www.wholehealthmd.com/news/viewarticle/0,1513,7,00.html
World Research Foundation Health & Environmental Network
of Sedona, AZ and Stuttgart, Germany. This center has one of the most extensive variety of archives of old and new references in Alternative Health and Healing.
Well Being Journal - Taking charge of our Health
Scott Miners provides a great resource for alternative health activism as well as great essays on alternative healing approaches.
Nina Marie's Practice, Resource information and products
"our main focus is working with breast cancer survivors"
The Natural Choice Directory of Seattle Including their great little bank of articles with sections on green lifestyle, gardening, sustainable communities, eco-building, etc, as well as on health and healing, mind, body, and Spirit!
Science on Stage
Very encouraging, possibly seminal, from a cross-discipline perspective (!) although I did not know which section to put this in. Includes *Nucleus* "a cluster of EU projects funded by the European Commission's Directorate General for Research, as part of the European Science Education Initiative. The overall goal is to reach thousands of teachers over the next three years, either by directly involving them in activities or by providing them with vital new resources. NUCLEUS comprises various organisations and their partners: the ECSITE network of science museums and centres, the education network European Schoolnet, the EIROforum (CERN, ESA, ESO, EMBL, ESRF, ILL, and EFDA), The University of Reading (UK), the Vienna University of Technology and the CISCI-consortium, and the Ecole Normale Supérieure (France)." [added 11/26/10]
One great program from TED Talks is "Getting Better"
We expect a lot of our doctors, but they don't always have the best tools to treat us. This episode, TED speakers explore new ways to think about disease, diagnosis, and the delicate art of healing. Includes: Jennifer Brea: "What Happens When You Have A Disease Doctors Can't Diagnose?"; Elliot Krane: "Is Pain A Symptom Or A Disease?"; Dorothy Roberts: "What's Race Got to Do with Medicine?"; Paula Johnson: "When Does Medicine Leave Women Behind?" Jennifer Brea: "Can The Internet Help You Get The Right Diagnosis?"
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Resources for Studies in Interfaith or Interspirituality
"The Principle of Universal Oneness - All Things are Interconnected" - Opening to Universal Oneness; Quantum Mechanics - Theology & Science in Harmony!
Dawn of Interspirituality
Conference September 29 - October 4, 2013
an international conference to bring together interspiritual and religious leaders of all faiths from across the nation and overseas—September 29 to October 4, 2013, at Cascadian Center north of Seattle. Related: Interspiritual Ezine
How the Occupy Generation Is Re-Envisioning Spirituality and [New] Monasticism"
by Rory McEntee and Adam Bucko, Huffington Post, May 6, 2013
"In a recent article in the LA Times, Philip Clayton, Dean of Faculty at Claremont School of Theology, writes that the fastest growing religious group in the United States is "spiritual but not religious," containing a shocking 75 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29. ...Clayton argues that young people are not necessarily rejecting a sense of God, rather they feel that religious organizations are too concerned with money and power, too focused on rules and too involved in the structures of the political status quo. ...[Another Ref: "The Coming Interspiritual Age" (Namaste Publishing 2013), Dr. Kurt Johnson,]...We explore the deeper contemplative dimension of this interspiritual movement in our manifesto, "New Monasticism: An Interspiritual Manifesto for Contemplative Life in the 21st Century," as well as the sacred activist side in "Occupy Spirituality: A Radical Vision for a New Generation" (forthcoming, North Atlantic Books, Adam Bucko and Matthew Fox)."
Interfaith Community Sanctuary of Seattle
"A Center of Light for All Seekers of Divine Wisdom"
The "Universal Worship" is one of the services at ICS, the description for which might say much about ICS on the whole: "celebrates the essential unity of all religions. We light lamps on the altar to represent the diversity of faiths and offer prayers to honor all traditions. We invoke the messengers of God, known and unknown, who have appeared in all times and all places to serve and enlighten humanity. By the practice of uniting in meditation, we allow this one message to enter our lives and change our being. Bathing in the presence of these living streams of revelation, we express and deepen our community's interfaith commitment. Using this ritual as a foundation, we will explore our relationship to Divine Unity, share the songs and scriptures of various faith traditions & learn to recognize the energy of divine guidance in our lives."
Related: The Interfaith Amigos
"Empathy & Co-Existence including The Empathy Movement..." at the "Chalice Integration Arts" page (this site) - not so much about religion or spirituality as about one of the key functions, qualities, or attributes which humans tend to use to assess the degree of religiousness, spirituality, or morality.
"Evolutionary Church is where we gather to articulate, discover and experience the living memetic codes within our very being that are guiding us towards a positive future and evolving public culture. ...Each week Barbara and Marc will introduce an evolutionary theme and articulate a message based that theme. Then YOU will be invited to speak your voice, as part of the Unique Self Symphony, into what Teillard De Chardin called the Noosphere, the evolving consciousness of reality - enabling it to get it’s collective eyes."
Every Saturday at 9am PT/ Noon ET
Barbara Marx Hubbard is a visionary and a social innovator. She is an evolutionary thinker who believes that global change happens when we work collectively and selflessly for the greater good. She realizes that the lessons of evolution teach us that problems are evolutionary drivers, and crises precede transformation, giving a new way of seeing and responding to our global situation. As a prolific author and educator, Barbara has written seven books on social and planetary evolution. She is the founder of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution and serves as the co-chair for The Center for Integral Wisdom. Marc Gafni is a visionary thinker, social activist, passionate philosopher, and author of ten books, including the award-winning Your Unique Self: The Radical Path to Personal Enlightenment. He is the co-founder of The Center for Integral Wisdom. The Center where Barbara Marx Hubbard serves as co-chair, is a leading activist think tank dedicated to articulating a practical politics of love, and to catalyzing an emergent personal and global vision of ethics, Eros and meaning. He is the evolutionary scholar in Residence at the Foundation for Conscious Evolution and a co-founder of the Integral Evolutionary Tantra school and the Outrageous Love Project.
Foundation for Conscious Evolution in partnership with
The Association for Global New Thought and Humanity's Team
Sponsoring workshops and seminars hosting the most renowned of evolutionary teachers. "Only when our world heals its separation pathology will it begin to produce the promise of its potential, and this brilliant program created by the breathtaking visionary Barbara Marx Hubbard provides humans everywhere with a powerful pathway to the goal of co-creation that lies at the heart of this healing, and of humanity's transformation." ~ Neale Donald Walsch
"Calling All Evolutionary Leaders in Service to Conscious Evolution! Together, we can accelerate the evolution of human consciousness and co-create the future."
Books Featured: "The Plant Plus Diet Solution," "The Future of God," "Discovering Your Soul Signature," "Self-Actualizing Cosmos," "Emerge!," "The Conscious Activist," "Wealth Per Acre," "God's Message to the World"
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* Resources for when you're into the study or enhancement of Consciousness:
"A Message from the Masters" -
a select collection of ancient wisdom in colloquial voice -
for balancing the adrenalized brain with the spiritual heart
That's what I'm calling it, as it is *Spot-On* for reminding one of how to "Scope-In, Scope-Out" in any tough circumstance - it can be the perfect message for holiday seasons, especially when mixed with warnings of international terrorism, etc. Reverend James Kubal-Komoto of Saltwater Unitarian Universalist Church (Des Moines, WA) put together and gave this talk, and can be heard here - select Dec.6, "All Will Be Well", as well as via text transcript. Enjoy! [Note that the prefacing poem by Adam Zagajewski (published in 2002) may seem a bit paradoxical to those with sensitive emotional bodies (so to speak), but again, Rev. James' message (eternal) will put all in context. Thank you, cp, 12/9/15]
"Living in the Heart" (the book)
Review at Spirit Science.Net. "Living in the Heart: How to Enter into the Sacred Space Within the Heart" [Paperback] Drunvalo Melchizedek, Published on Apr 30, 2012. Kathy Long shared a utube link at facebook via The Master Shift: "Hey Chris, I thought you might enjoy the geometry. ...Or maybe you have seen these?" From Review: "As science looks more and more at the human body with greater technology, we have begun to come full circle in understanding what the ancients knew about the heart, the brain, and divine consciousness..."
Opening to the Heart of Presence
Cathy Rosewell Jonas is the author of several books, including Bringing Home the Mountain. Spiritual Journeys into the Heart Cave (A memoir and teaching of a path to awakening). At Cathy's site I found clear and basic meditation guidance via her Beginning to Advanced Meditation Techniques. And experiences made meaningful via the Finding Yourself" page.
Aletheia and JACK SCHWARZ
A great site with teachings by a great man, one who often performed those amazing yogi feats you've heard about (ie: needles though biceps without bleeding, laying on beds of nails, etc). "Man is coming out of his state of ignorance, the ignorance which made man perceive only from his physical environment and create concepts about this environment, ignoring his relationship with the cosmos, thereby shunning everything which would give him awareness, and thus causing the interfering capacity of the Universal Laws which are not psychological or physiological, but metapsychophysio-logical - not a defiance of our physical laws, but an expansion of these laws." - Jack Schwarz (1924 - 2000). Aletheia's programs synthesize the findings of science, and the revelations of spirituality. The study of our brainwaves and the importance of the science of Autogenics for self-regulation is emphasized strongly at Aletheia. Pages include: Tools for Discovery, Lifestyle Assessments, Current Message, About Aletheia, About Jack Schwarz, Aletheia Network Community. Related site: "Bleeding, Brainwaves and Biofeedback" at Martial Development .Com: "He said he wanted me to understand that he did not force his body to do any of these things. He asked it to. He had to ask his subconscious and want for an answer. When it said “Yes” to him, he said “Okay” to me." - Excerpted from the book *Beyond Biofeedback* by Elmer and Alyce Green
The Grand Integrator .Com
An amazing collection of links here. A couple of opening quotes there: "There is a ‘Grand Integrator’ within everyone that is capable of integrating all the linked yet differentiated components that make us human. —Myers “Wellness is the result of a human being becoming integrated” —Siegel
What the Mayan Elders are Saying About 2012
by Carlos Barrios" via SERI (Subtle Energy Research Institute)
Carlos Barrios, Mayan elder and Ajq'ij (is a ceremonial priest and spiritual guide) of the Eagle Clan. Carlos initiated an investigation into the different Mayan calendars circulating. Carlos along with his brother Gerardo studied with many teachers and interviewed nearly 600 traditional Mayan elders to widen their scope of knowledge. Carlos found out quickly there were several conflicting interpretations of Mayan hieroglyphs, petroglyphs, Sacred Books of 'Chilam Balam' and various ancient text. "...All was predicted by the mathematical cycles of the Mayan calendars. -- It will change --everything will change. Mayan Day-keepers view the Dec. 21, 2012 date as a rebirth ...The date specified in the calendar Winter Solstice in the year 2012 does not mark the end of the world. Many outside people writing about the Mayan calendar sensationalize this date, but they do not know. The ones who know are the indigenous elders who are entrusted with keeping the tradition. ...Now is the time to awaken and take action. ...Everyone who is here now has an important purpose. This is a hard but a special time. We have the opportunity for growth, but we must be ready for this moment in history. ...Meditation and spiritual practice are good, but also action. ..."
For Instruction in Meditation at "the Mount"
as per Djwhal Khul, extracted from the many the many volumes of Alice Bailey: via the Meditation Group for the New Age (MGNA) & Group for Creative Meditation (GCM), of Ojai, CA. -- Inspired by Djwhal Khul and Alice Bailey; most all of their teachings are on line now (3/`00). You can also contact them via Meditation@meditation.com
A related site is about the work of the New Group of World Servers (NGWS),including about discipleship and the process known as spiritual initiation.
Alice Bailey, Djwhal Khul, & Esoteric Philosophy at Netnews Homepage
A very well organized & complete site, presenting some of the most in-depth material on esoteric science and cosmology -- probably more quoted and referenced than any other source of non-conventional religious perspective.
Does Quantum Physics Prove God?
Contributors: Corey W. deVos and Ken Wilber: "...in his book, *Quantum Questions*, Ken compiled the original writings of the 13 most important founders of modern quantum and relativistic physics, to explore their understanding of the relationship of physics and mysticism. Without exception, each one of them believed that modern physics does NOT prove spiritual realities in any fashion. And yet each of them was a mystic, not because of physics, but in spite of it. By pushing to the outer limits of their discipline, a feat which requires true genius, they found themselves face to face with those realities that physics categorically could not explain. ..."
Jean Houston at the Bighouse
Right Use Of Will - Healing and Evolving the Emotional Body,
Received by Ceanne de Rohan
The Site of Sheila Baker, M.A.,
describes her practice in culturally-fused shamanism, spirit-journeys, therapy and healing facilitation, and related on-going group events.
The ten living principles, 2002 Swami Avinashananda Saraswati
Gopi Krishna & Kundalini
definitive page featuring writings from Gopi Krishna regarding Kundalini, higher consciousness, and the need for research into mystical experience and the evolution of the brain. [email@example.com, Tom Kay
The hOMe Foundation
This site offers a free Kriya Yoga Meditation Class (in Sedona, AZ)
and an online publication of a new book entitled: A Recipe for Bliss
"The Great Mystery" Web site,
Earth-Centered Psychology, Native American and much more including updates on the Prophets Conferences
Alan Grey Wolf's Web site
Ken Wilber's Web site.
Also see Wilber's page at (his) Integral Life Web Site
*Nine Faces of Christ* - a book by Eugene E. Whitworth
Not about Christianity but about "the Golden Thread ...which seems to form the common core of every major religion." It's eclectic, not evangelical. Progressive Christians might enjoy most of it, tho it does get into some things they might call "new age," as it goes into the question or nature of 'virgin birth,' healing, and some other things. But mostly it's a novel created out of books on Jesus that include "The Lost Years." And it is written in the first person - as if Jesus were telling it, from the time he was just under 5 years old, to a little after his crucifixion and reappearance. That includes inner dialog of thought and emotion as the character and personality of this Jesus, Joseph-bar-Joseph, is built. All of which is quite human in terms of emotions but also portraying a much quicker maturation than than most of us experience, particularly in spiritual understanding. The story gives most interesting attention to Joseph and Mary - as they play vital roles in His development throughout the novel. And yet, it's a very heart-warming story, an adventure story, a relationship story with not only His various teachers, but also a partner. Really! She is also a highly advanced mystic - so the book is also a love story! It was the first book I ever got wet eyes with, so I've read the whole story aloud to a few close friends - they often were unable to wait between chapter readings.
"Meta-Programming in the Human Biocomputer" by John Lilly
"Essays on Consciousness: A Biological System" by Duane Lyon
Seattle Metaphysical Library
for Metaphysical Resources and Activities in Seattle
and their Barnes & Noble book connection (benefits the Library)
Isha Yoga Center,
a non-profit 100% voluntary organization
(with no single paid employee) containing over 150,000 meditators in India.
There are four training centers in the US. Its founder is Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev.
Medicine Wheels Web site
W. H. Calvin's SCIENCE SURF column 96
Spiritual Endeavors .Org:
"...abundant free information for the advancement of Spiritual, Holistic, and Environmental Awareness, dedicated to expanding Consciousness, and awakening Self-Knowledge (An independent nonprofit educational organization). ...As we grow in awareness, many previously accepted traditional methodologies and concepts fall away and are replaced by new more encompassing ideas... articles are presented for your consideration."
Mindfulness Meditation by Dr. Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.
At Synergistic Healing
we are energetically enhancing your body's ability to heal, offering energy healing services including Reiki, Healing Touch, Quantum Touch and Energetic Trauma Release.
What's your true calling?
Check out the book, *Who Are You - 101 ways of Seeing Yourself* by Malcolm Godwin, for Self-Assessment Questionnaires & Exercises of all types; also available through One Spirit Book Club (1-800-348-7128 [then hit star key])
StarIQ.com offers (Astrology) free personalized forecasts by email, original daily content on astrology and sports, health, celebrities, finance and other subjects, as well as a guide to astrology conferences, organizations and practitioners worldwide.
I am happy and grateful to have the resources to provide a good selection of computer generated Astrology Charts. The (*Matrix Software*) program that I use for this provides a useful variety of very high quality reports - and interpretations. They are well organized and extensive in their informative capacity, spiritually based yet subtle in that regard, and most importantly, very pragmatic in interpretation. I do not charge for the charts, let alone provide additional interpretation, but I do charge for my time in generating the reports getting them to you. More details are here.
Biomedical Research Needs a Paradigm Shift by Sarah S. Knox, PhD (April 2011)
"... I believe the problem lies in two fundamental principles currently dominating biomedical research, both of which are based on outdated assumptions. The first is reductionism, the belief that complex diseases can be understood by dissecting them into their individual subcomponents (for example, genes, receptors, transcription factors, and signaling pathways). The second is materialism, the belief that matter is the primary cause of all physiological functioning, diseases, cognitions, and thought processes. ...Despite the importance of energetic aspects to human physiology, we limit research on functional mechanisms and treatment modalities to particulate matter. This is not consistent with quantum theory and makes the primary theoretical framework of biomedicine more than ninety years out of date. ... influences what we choose to investigate and can inadvertently introduce bias. If we only investigate the elephant’s tail, we may conclude that elephants are skinny and move like a snake. If we only investigate particulate matter, we will definitely find significant correlations, but will it help us understand causality and provide enough information for effective treatments? ..." [Amen! -cp]
Catalyzing a graceful transition to the Planetary Era
From the About page, by Robert Gilman, "the founder and editor of Context Institute’s award-winning journal, IN CONTEXT, A Quarterly of Humane Sustainable Culture. While In Context is no longer in print, all of its articles are available here in this section of the website. Between 1983 and 1995 we published over 900 articles by about 600 different authors and interviewees. We have kept them available because many people have told us that most of these articles are still as relevant today as they were when they were first published. ...We have always been solution-oriented rather than problem focused. You will find good analysis of why change is needed, but this is only the beginning. Mostly you will find real-world examples of people exploring a more sustainable way of living, and sharing their experience with what it takes to get there. ..."
A Curriculum for Conscious Aging Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, PhD, Cassandra Vieten, PhD, and Kathleen Erickson-Freeman (Dec 2011)
"For decades, the Institute of Noetic Sciences has conducted research, created educational programs, and engaged the consciousness community in conversations on transformations in consciousness. In 1997, a multidisciplinary team of researchers initiated a series of studies on the process of worldview transformation. The goal has been to understand the process by which people experience fundamental shifts in perception that alter how they view and interact with themselves and the world around them. In particular, our team investigated factors that facilitate the kind of worldview transformations that result in people’s increased sense of purpose, meaning, and prosocial behavior. Through this research, we identified a naturalistic model of worldview transformation. We published our findings at length in the book Living Deeply. Recently, our research and education team has begun to apply our work on worldview transformations to the aging process, to the challenges and opportunities that seniors face. ..."
ON SCIENCE, CONSCIOUSNESS, & WORLD CHANGE [May '07, Jan '09]
I have been (returned to) studying up on some things, thanks to the makers of "What the Bleep Do We Know" (at WhatTheBleep.Com). And more recently (Jan '09) I am reminded of HeartMath.Org with their promotion of the "De-Stress Kit for the Changing Times." Some might say that both 'Bleep' and 'HeartMath' began with what I'll call "The Tao of Physics Clan" of Fritjof Capra (of the 70's-80's era of published studies & thought) as well as "the Bleep Clan" of Fred Alan Wolfe, the academically most esteemed members of which integrated the knowledge for this much needed production. Through these efforts, IMHO, they offer ground breaking implications for mankind, for our victory over the current period of challenge to world community, re-initiating possibilities for survival into the 22nd Century.
Most any psychologist or naturopath (or most any M.D.) will tell you that the most difficult thing for any human to do is break a habit, whether physical, emotional, or mental. Or as the 'Bleep' folks put it, "Nerve cells that fire together wire together, but Nerve cells that don't fire together -- or loose their long-term relationship by our interuppting that and observing the effect, then we break the automatic response mechanisms it takes, and then are free to be there for us as we are fully present with each experience" [close paraphrase, -cp]. One way of defining any world problem (by cause and effect) is its association with one or more addictions (drugs, violence, denial, etc), relative to it's association with things that create beneficial effect (upon oneself, others, or situations. This has everything to do with "Neuroplasticity", and the brain essentially being a tool kit that we each have opportunities to develop and enhance.
Breaking habits is exactly the potential of what I call the "Bleep Tool Kit": those things (methodologies, practices, attendant devices if/when appropriate) that provide the capability to break habits on every level, whether personal or interpersonal, community or inter-community, and whether just conceived or fully manifested. Creation of our individual and community habit-breaking tool kits depends on the investment of time and application of principle - via the focus of one or more people. IMO, that's the first half of 'World change' - the other half is the personal and communal application of the tools.
| The "De-Stress Kit" provides much for initiating healing on the personal level, with great potential for assisting development of inner stillness and clarity. Such benefits can certainly, even naturally, expand to most every communal context. The HeartMath.Org web site is rich with fun tools for self-assessment and quickly introducing body, mind, and emotional health. It also provides FAQ's and voluminous research reports and related links & references. [Please note: as far as I know, there is no formal relationship between HeartMath.Org and WhatTheBleep.Com; I am associating them by common function - tools for conscious personal & world change. I consider their kit a valuable, perhaps essential, part of the "Bleep Tool Kit" - as I would any system(s) that does the same for an individual, actually. In you want to get really serious about such a tool kit, I would suggest integrating Chi-Gung, yoga, and a well-formed 'power-of-spoken-word' system with all the above. -cp]
Remember *TM* (Transcendental Meditation) - and it's effectiveness upon whole communities ? Once the media made it all about the person (the guru), and not about the function and capability - for anyone who wanted to invest the time and energy ...well, at that point the potential was neutralized - until 'Bleep' resurrected the offer (with a much more grounded yet far-reaching platform). And I don't mean to imply that 'Bleep' is all about such serious things. It's as fun as it is intellectually stimulating, even as "wondrous," as it pulls together and makes understandable so many realms of knowledge in a practical way, including the quantum physics that backs it all up!
All that (study, focus, etc) has effected my professional work as well as most every outlook on life. That effect began during my studies into consciousness in the mid 70's, much more in the later 80's. However, that has dramatically increased recently as I've only begun to realize the (far more) integrated picture (with the implied potentials) that I attempt a useful summary of in the above paragraphs. Below are some excerpts from the 'Bleep' website.
"Following the release of 'What the BLEEP Do We Know!?', in Q&A after Q&A, conference after conference, the filmmakers were besieged by requests for more: More information, more science, more applications to their personal lives. August 1, 2006 marks the response to these requests with the release of What the BLEEP Down the Rabbit Hole, Quantum Edition multi-disc DVD set.
"The original 'What The Bleep Do We Know' was made for a theatrical experience of under two hours. With these new expanded versions [in 'Down the Rabbit Hole'], the filmmakers were finally able to include all the topics as originally intended. The completed picture presents all the elements that are intrinsic to the worldview put forth in BLEEP. Topics such as Quantum Entanglement, the Double Slit Experiment, Healing and the Cell, the split and re-unification of spirit and science - all are addressed in the detail required to tell the story. Hopefully they stimulate the viewer to seek further explorations. It may be the definitive BLEEP, but it is not the last word its the final beginning." The scientists make up quite the impressive list (click to read about them & what they say).
"Often dubbed 'the Critic proof movie' due to its ability to weather all sorts of negative reviews, What the BLEEP has an interesting history in the media. Not all are bad, not all are good, but the movie always seems to have extracted a strong reaction in the reviewer. To see what they said in the media, click here."