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Mikao Usui

Mikao Usui who began the discipline of Reiki

I want to share an article about self-healing with Reiki by Rameshwar Gupta. Here are the links: part 1, part 2.

For those who don’t know, Reiki is a form of healing through positive energy transfer from a practitioner to a client. It can also be done in a self-healing way by calling on the life force Continue reading and add your comment

Rupert Sheldrake’s reception in the scientific community

Rupert Sheldrake

Rupert Sheldrake

In two words, the reception has been: not good. As you can see from the dissertation by Phillip Stevens, Sheldrake has been criticized ever since he proposed the idea of morphic resonance and formative causation. Continue reading and add your comment

Is this a new soul?


The puzzling planarian regrows its brain

An interesting look at brains and souls comes from research on a tiny worm called a planarian. If you cut them in half and wait a week or two, you get two planarians identical to the original. Planarians have a head with a couple eyes and a brain with about 8000 neurons. In fact, if you choose the right part you can grow a new worm from 1/279th of the original. (No fair asking me Continue reading and add your comment

The roto-rooter for the soul

Jose Luis

Jose Luis

This is from Lessons of the Inca Shamans Part 2: Beyond the Veil, coming out in early 2014.

The medicine people from Bolivia look at the body of a person like a hydraulic system. They believe that you just need to move energy. They find the places where the river of light is backed up, where there is nothing flowing. They go at it with a big roto-rooter Continue reading and add your comment

We do not connect as we did 150 years ago

David Brooks

David Brooks

We do not connect with one another the way we once did. It used to be normal for us to be willing to die for what we believed in — not any more. These days we look out for our interests much more than we look out for the interests of others. It has not always been like that.

In this article David Brooks looks at how our country has changed in the 150 years since Gettysburg.

As he says in his conclusion, “Makes today’s special interest politics look kind of pathetic.” Continue reading and add your comment

Creating Room for Imagination

David Spangler

David Spangler

One of my purposes in writing Calculating Soul Connections was to change the way we view ourselves. Most of the world currently lives in a scientific and mechanistic reality. Even if many benefits of science are not available in a particular culture (as in the African jungle, rural India, etc.), most of the people of the world know what is possible. Most wish they had what modern industry produces.

What is lost in the mechanistic world are connections between people Continue reading and add your comment

The TED Talks Controversy

For those of you who have missed it, there has been a raging controversy about Rupert Sheldrake’s talk on TEDx. The talk was taken down from the regular TED site and shuffled off to a hard-to-find corner of the website. This was done because an anonymous “science panel” said Sheldrake’s work is pseudo-science. You can watch the video and decide for yourself about its value.

If you want to catch up on this controversy you can start with one of the most recent posts about it at Continue reading and add your comment