Abnormaldiversity Can DMT Connect the Human Brain to a Parallel Universe? If you'd asked this question a few decades ago you'd have been met with raucous laughter – nowadays, however, the idea of parallel universes is taken seriously by scientists at the cutting edge, while our understanding of consciousness is slowly but surely outgrowing the materialistic understanding developed in Victorian times. Learning Mind takes a look at the pioneering work of Rick Strassman. Rick Strassman in his book «DMT: the Spirit Molecule», claims that DMT, which is one of the most powerful psychedelic drugs, can provide a reliable and regular access to the other planes of existence. In fact, they are always there and constantly transmit information. But we cannot perceive them because we are simply not designed for this: our ‘program’ keeps us tuned to the standard, mentally ‘normal’ channel. Just a few seconds are needed for the spirit molecule to reach the brain and change the mental channel, opening our minds to other planes of existence.
6 Tips To Make Small Talk With Anyone Whether you’re trying to be social at a party, make a friend or get a date, the art of making small talk can be a little difficult if you are not endowed with the gift of gab. Let’s face it—sometimes you just feel instant chemistry between yourself and a stranger, but you don’t have the balls to say something to them. What we’ve got here are 6 tips to make small talk with anyone. Try them out if you see someone who you’d like to get to know better. Start something. Look for common interests. Don’t get too personal. Keep discussion topics broad. Listen. Know when to call it quits. Childhood amnesia Childhood amnesia, also called infantile amnesia, is the inability of adults to retrieve episodic memories before the age of 2–4 years, as well as the period before age 10 of which adults retain fewer memories than might otherwise be expected given the passage of time. For the first 1–2 years of life, brain structures such as the limbic system, which holds the hippocampus and the amygdala and is involved in memory storage, are not yet fully developed. Research has demonstrated that children can remember events from before the age of 3–4 years, but that these memories decline as children get older. Changes in encoding, storage and retrieval of memories during early childhood are all important when considering childhood amnesia. Research shows differences between gender and culture, which is implicated in the development of language. Childhood amnesia is particularly important to consider in regard to false memories and the development of the brain in early years.
The Top 10 Psychology Studies of 2010 The end of 2010 fast approaches, and I'm thrilled to have been asked by the editors of Psychology Today to write about the Top 10 psychology studies of the year. I've focused on studies that I personally feel stand out, not only as examples of great science, but even more importantly, as examples of how the science of psychology can improve our lives. Each study has a clear "take home" message, offering the reader an insight or a simple strategy they can use to reach their goals , strengthen their relationships, make better decisions, or become happier. If you extract the wisdom from these ten studies and apply them in your own life, 2011 just might be a very good year. 1) How to Break Bad Habits If you are trying to stop smoking , swearing, or chewing your nails, you have probably tried the strategy of distracting yourself - taking your mind off whatever it is you are trying not to do - to break the habit. J. 2) How to Make Everything Seem Easier J. 3) How To Manage Your Time Better M. J.
The True Hallucinogens Twelve Constellations of the Girdle of Gaia "The Tree of Life bears twelve manner of monthly fruit and the leaves are for the healing of the nations"- Revelation Entheogens, the Conscious Brain and Existential Reality 2012 The purpose of this article is to provide a state of the art research overview of what is currently known about how entheogens, including the classic psychedelics, affect the brain and transform conscious experience through their altered serotonin receptor dynamics, and to explore their implications for understanding the conscious brain and its relationship to existential reality, and their potential utility in our cultural maturation and understanding of the place of sentient life in the universe. Sacrament, Consciousness and Sexual Paradox The Spirits or Mothers of the Plants - Pablo Amaringo The Twelve Constellations of Gaia Other Biodynamic Plants From a quantum-mechanical perspective the ancient roles of science and magic look if anything complementary.
Sensitive Children Who Develop Significant Anxiety In recent months I happened to work with a number of elementary-age children who had developed anxiety symptoms such as resistance to separation, excessive worrying, nightmares, restricted activity, and “meltdowns.” They were all very bright, creative children who engaged in a lot of fantasy play and were described by their parents as very sensitive. While excessive anxiety is not limited to this cohort of personality factors, I do believe that they represent a majority of the children who, in fact, get immobilized by their fears. The good news is that those same characteristics can be used to help them change from feeling powerless and overwhelmed into children who feel capable of solving their problems. In other words, these children learn to be more resilient. When I ask parents in my workshops what qualities or strengths they most want for their children, I usually hear a list that includes happiness, health, kindness, sociability, and achievement. Dr.
Nootropic Nootropics (/noʊ.əˈtrɒpɨks/ noh-ə-TROP-iks), also referred to as smart drugs, memory enhancers, neuro enhancers, cognitive enhancers, and intelligence enhancers, are drugs, supplements, nutraceuticals, and functional foods that improve one or more aspects of mental function, such as working memory, motivation, and attention. The word nootropic was coined in 1972 by the Romanian Dr. Corneliu E. Giurgea, derived from the Greek words νους nous, or "mind", and τρέπειν trepein meaning to bend or turn. Availability and prevalence At present, there are only a few drugs which have been shown to improve some aspect of cognition in medical reviews. Many more are in different stages of development. The most commonly used class of drug is stimulants, such as caffeine. Academic use Surveys suggest that 3–11% of American students and 0.7–4.5% of German students have used cognitive enhancers in their lifetime. Side effects Drugs
Introduction to Psychology - Download free content from MIT 8 - Polar Mythology ©2011, montalk.net (Version 0.1 – changelog provided at end of article) The Meaning of Myth Since myths are not literal accounts of history, they are easily dismissed as superstitious tales invented by our naïve ancestors. Far from being less than factual, myths may depict events and dynamics that are more than factual because they hail from beyond the limited modern conception of reality, beyond linear time, and beyond the five senses. What are myths really? Like dreams, myths allow passage of information across the boundary between realms. Myths are also like time capsules with nested layers, each layer encoding information intended for one type of recipient. Entertainment and Morality Layer – the outer wrapping that ensures the myth propagates through the generations. The deeper layers piggyback upon the shallower ones, and the entire bundle is unsuspectingly passed down the generations by commoners who enjoy the myth for its moral or entertainment value. Polar Mythology
Psychological ("personality") Types Psychological ("personality") Types According to Jung's theory of Psychological Types we are all different in fundamental ways. One's ability to process different information is limited by their particular type. These types are sixteen. People can be either Extroverts or Introverts, depending on the direction of their activity ; Thinking, Feeling, Sensing, Intuitive, according to their own information pathways; Judging or Perceiving, depending on the method in which they process received information. Extroverts vs. Extroverts are directed towards the objective world whereas Introverts are directed towards the subjective world. Sensing vs. Sensing is an ability to deal with information on the basis of its physical qualities and its affection by other information. Thinking vs. Thinking is an ability to deal with information on the basis of its structure and its function. Perceiving vs. Perceiving types are motivated into activity by the changes in a situation. ENTp , ISFp , ESFj , INTj , ENFj
Hack Your Memory with the Pythagoras Memory Technique Memory is our ability to store, retain and recall pieces of information that we’ve learned. The strength of our memory is the foundation of our intellect and our intelligence. Imagine if you could remember 50% more of what you learn or could recall twice as many of the names or facts that you hear. By improving your memory you improve the rate at which you’re able to learn and retain information. Memory building is one of the most important and overlooked components of building your intelligence. I place an extremely high value on memory. In my memory improvement quest, I stumbled across one of the most powerful techniques out there. I normally wouldn’t tell my readers about something I’ve been using for such a short amount of time, but since my results from using the technique have been so incredible, I feel I have to. The best part is that the technique is that it’s easy and takes only five minutes each day. I assume that the name Pythagoras is ringing a few bells for you? In Conclusion