Meditation: What’s The Point? Healthy Living or Spiritual Enlightenment? — MindTWEAKS Is meditation a self help method? Is it about healthy living? Medical Treatments? An antidepressant? Spiritual growth and enlightenment? All of the above? In the past few years, meditation has been promoted as a cure-all for personal and world troubles, with studies suggesting that meditation can lower blood-pressure, lift depression, reduce cholesterol, combat the effects of aging, and make physical changes to the brain, among other things. These benefits have been so widely promoted that it’s starting to backlash – a recent review of the data concluded that were not enough solid clinical trials to prove the benefits enough for doctors to recommend meditation, which the media somehow twisted into ““Meditation Won’t Boost Health!” The whole thing had me ready to rant about everyone’s prejudices, sloppy science and journalism, when along came a post from GNF Brainblogger to put it back in perspective, pointing to the traditional intent behind meditative practices. Here’s my take on it:
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Orgone Orgone energy accumulator (with door closed) (with door open) Alternating layers of organic and non-organic materials inside the walls supposedly increase the orgone concentration inside the enclosure relative to the surrounding environment. Reich's theories held that deficits or constrictions in bodily orgone were at the root of many diseases—including cancer—much as deficits or constrictions in the libido could produce neuroses in Freudian theory. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine lists orgone as a type of "putative energy". There is no empirical support for the concept of orgone in medicine or the physical sciences,[dead link] and research into the concept ceased with the end[when?] History The concept of orgone belongs to Reich's later work, after he immigrated to the US. Reich with one of his cloudbusters, a device which supposedly could influence weather by altering levels of atmospheric orgone. Evaluation In popular culture J.D.
Meditation: A Short Course to Higher Consciousness Meditation: A Short Course To Higher Consciousness By Stephen Knapp This booklet provides an essential description of the process of meditation, from its basic purpose to the preparations and techniques, asanas, pranayama exercises, the use of mantras, and the means for enlightenment and ultimate liberation. Two Types of Meditation * Problems in the Meditation Process * Mantra Meditation * Starting the Process When to Meditate * Overcoming the Impediments * Basic Elements of the Practice * Asanas * Sukhasana * Padmasana * Shavasana * Pranayama--Preparation in Breathing * The Ujjayi Pranayama Technique * The Kapalabhati Breathing Technique * The Anuloma Viloma Breathing Technique * The Brahmari, Sitkari and Sithali Breathing Techniques One Meditation Technique Based on Our Breath * Ending Your Meditation * Deep Meditation * Further Instructions on Meditation in Bhagavad-gita * Difficulties to Reach Spiritual Perfection in Yoga * The Story of Narada Muni Available as a free e-book at:
Learning Meditation Home Page The Other Schools of Thought: Magnetism and etheric fields Although seemingly contradictory to the popular opinion of the masses, the apparently empty space all around us is far from without substance or use. Air is not simply just a source of oxygen, an empty space for inhabiting, a condition of climate or weather, or a space in which gases and such can feel free to operate within: it is a primary factor in the make up of life and existence as we know it, a contributory factor in; occult health agenda's/concerns and the mediation of thoughts, feelings, invisible natural laws and electro magnetic transmissions. Research into the technologies of HAARP will show you that these very signals are now known to be picked up upon by the brain; thus the brain is fully cable of receiving transmissions through the airwaves and acting upon them subconsciously. When taking an occult view point, one with a belief in the spirit realm could relate to the concept of magnetism and understand how things we can not see may not be entirely indivisible.
The 12 Dimensions of Consciousness Planes constitute the physical and the higher etheric levels of existence in our solar system. The personality relates to one of the planes. There are 7 solar planes which may be considered seven rarefications of substance, graded impulses, or energy, differentiated by the sounding of a keynote and held stable by the continuing vibration of that sound's tonic chord. The Buddhic plane is the plane of true spiritual insight and intuition (not ordinary psychic feeling, which is astral) and the plane of all encompassing love and unity. The planes work in a system and they inter-penetrate each other fully. Note: the colours in the table are just for making it clearer to see each grouping and do not signify the colours of the Planes! Some say each of the 7 solar planes has a cosmic equivalent and we have up to 144 soul extensions (12 soul extensions which each project up to 12 souls incarnated into etheric or physical form) which move through initiations through each of the 7 solar planes.
Do You Know What's Really In Your Tea? Tea is something I drink every single day. It’s sacred at my house – I even have a whole drawer devoted to it! I drink it because it is amazing for your health. There are so many varieties of tea that can improve digestion, metabolism and even prevent certain diseases. This investigation into tea ingredients has been in the making for a long time. The ancient Chinese tradition of drinking tea dates back thousand of years to the early Chinese dynasties and aristocrats who drank the beverage for its medicinal properties. Conventional Teas – An Abundance of Pesticides Did you know that most tea is not washed before it is put it into bags? A recent third-party analysis by Glaucus Research found that 91 percent of Celestial Seasonings tea tested had pesticide residues exceeding the U.S. limits. The “Wellness” tea line was found to contain traces of propargite, also a known carcinogen and developmental toxin. Teas Can Contain Artificial Flavoring, Natural Flavors, and Hidden GMOs 1.
About_Kryon.html Welcome to the Kryon website! This website is an esoteric spiritual site featuring channeled information from Kryon, a loving angelic entity. You are looking at the unique and original website for Kryon as channeled by Lee Carroll, the original Kryon channel. This work is now over twenty years old, having been started by Lee in 1989. The Kryon work is not a membership organization. The site is packed with information that is free to download, print out, and use for your own spiritual learning and growth. The Kryon work represents thirteen Kryon channelled books. There is an online store, which is commercial. Lee is recognized worldwide as the original channel for Kryon, and has been honored over the years by seven United Nations invitations to channel Kryon at the UN building in New York city. Blessings!
Springhill Cohousing Stroud Project Once the land had been purchased for Springhill cohousing, the development began within a short space of time. Planning permission was granted for 35 custom-built houses and flats in June 2001; building started in August 2002; and the first residents moved in during the summer and autumn of 2003. The land cost a total of £550,000 and the overall cost to build the homes was £4.5million. Potential residents were offered a choice of a three, four or five-bedroom house or a one or two-bedroom flat. Residents became part of the free-holding development company and each would subsequently have a say in the site development. The ethos of cohousing is firmly embedded in generating a sense of community, but most people who live in such places are also environmentally aware, practicing sustainable behaviours such as recycling. At Springhill, shared meals take place three days a week and are prepared by groups of four residents on a rotational basis.
Colour Energy Bath Products Why Bathe in Colour? Each colour of the spectrum of light vibrates at a different frequency thereby giving you its own special qualities and influence. Colour has its own powerful language. Since our human development begins in a water environment (the womb and giver of life), imagine the strength and power when colour and water are combined! Each colour helps us to balance our body's energy with its own special attributes and power, which are known to affect our mood, energy level and general health. Try experimenting with the seven different colours of the rainbow! How Do I Use It? What is Colour Bath Made Of? Colour Bath can be used by children and people with sensitive skin or allergies.
Your Ancestors Didn’t Sleep Like You - SlumberWise Ok, maybe your grandparents probably slept like you. And your great, great-grandparents. But once you go back before the 1800s, sleep starts to look a lot different. Your ancestors slept in a way that modern sleepers would find bizarre – they slept twice. And so can you. The History The existence of our sleeping twice per night was first uncovered by Roger Ekirch, professor of History at Virginia Tech. His research found that we didn’t always sleep in one eight hour chunk. References are scattered throughout literature, court documents, personal papers, and the ephemera of the past. “It’s not just the number of references – it is the way they refer to it, as if it was common knowledge,” Ekirch says. An English doctor wrote, for example, that the ideal time for study and contemplation was between “first sleep” and “second sleep.” Ekirch’s book At Day’s Close: Night in Times Past is replete with such examples. But just what did people do with these extra twilight hours? Until about 1990. 1.