Top 8 Supplements to Boost Your Pineal Gland Function By: Anna Hunt, Staff Writer, Waking Times, Guest Contributor The pineal gland, an endocrine gland located in the brain, is said to be the seat of the soul. Also referred to as the Third Eye, this small gland is believed to be involved in reaching higher levels of consciousness, acting as a gateway to dimensions beyond our brain-created reality. To learn more about the pineal gland, see: What is the Pineal Gland? For the people that seek to fully activate their spiritual potential and tap into the power of the pineal gland, one must begin by strengthening its function though detoxification and proper nutrition. Researchers are finding that in many people, due to our poor diet with pesticide and chemical-laden foods and environmental toxins such as fluoride in our water, the pineal gland and our entire bodies are becoming exposed to many more toxins and nano-organisms than ever before. 1. Recommended products: NOW Foods Melatonin 5mg Vcaps Natrol Liquid Melatonin 2. Resources: 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
Near death experience Characteristics Researchers have identified the common elements that define near-death experiences. Bruce Greyson argues that the general features of the experience include impressions of being outside one's physical body, visions of deceased relatives and religious figures, and transcendence of egotic and spatiotemporal boundaries. Many different elements have been reported, though the exact elements tend to correspond with the cultural, philosophical, or religious beliefs of the person experiencing it: The traits of a classic NDE are as follows: The notice of unpleasant sound or noise (claimed by R. PeaceBody separationEntering darknessSeeing the lightEntering the light He stated that 60% experienced stage 1 (feelings of peace and contentment), but only 10% experienced stage 5 ("entering the light"). The distressing aspects of some NDEs are discussed more closely by Greyson and Bush. Cultural variances NDE variants Three patterns of distressing NDEs.
Are Birthmarks Connected to Your Past Life? | Spirit Science and Metaphysics A boy born with a mark said to be left by his violent death in a past life, included in research at the University of Virginia. (Screenshot/YouTube) A boy in Thailand with a birthmark on his neck that mirrors the mark made on his grandmother’s neck before she died, shortly before his birth. (Screenshot/YouTube) An old woman died in Thailand with the wish to reincarnate as a boy. Her daughter dipped a finger in white paste and marked the back of the woman’s neck with the paste. Not long after the woman’s death, the daughter gave birth to a son with a white mark on the back of his neck that mirrored the white paste left on the woman’s neck. This is one of many cases recounted by Dr. The late Dr. Stevenson obtained a post-mortem report in 49 cases. In some cultures, people mark the deceased with soot or paste to recognize them when they are reborn. Here are a few examples of birthmarks related to past life memories studied by Stevenson. (Screenshot/YouTube) Join our community! Share and Enjoy
10 Questions About the Pineal Gland That Add to the Mystery of Spirituality The pine cone shaped, pea-sized pineal gland, located in the center of the human brain, is an organ of tremendous interest these days. To many spiritual seekers it is the ‘seat of the soul‘ and the ‘third eye,’ the anatomical part of the human body that acts as our spiritual antennae, connecting us to the non-physical, spiritual planes of existence. However, to many scientists and rigid materialist thinkers, it is strictly an endocrine gland responsible for the secretion of the hormone melatonin, a substance which, among other things, aids in the regulation of our circadian rhythms. Far from cased closed, this small, but intriguing piece of the human organism is the source of endless discussion and consideration, as many people believe that by cleansing, detoxifying or decalcifying the pineal gland, one can more readily achieve spiritual states of consciousness and can experience with greater depth and clarity. 1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Conclusion About the Author
Everything you need to know about DMT | Spirit Science Before you is a writing I found on a friendly site in5d, in which the author described a rather euphoric description of what DMT is about… Have a read, and let us know what you feel in the comments What can be said of DMT as an experience in relation to our own spiritual emptiness… Does it offer us answers? Do the short-acting tryptamines offer an analogy to the ecstasy of the partnership society before Eden became a memory? What has impressed me repeatedly during my glimpses into the world of the hallucinogenic indoles, and what seems generally to have escaped comment, is the transformation of narrative and language. “If the words ‘life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness’ don’t include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn’t worth the hemp it was written on.” ? The Aeon, as Heraclitus presciently observed, is a child at play with colored balls. Here is a tremendum barely to be told, an epiphany beyond our wildest dreams.
Brain Waves And The Deeper States Of Consciousness Every part of your body vibrates to its own rhythm. Your brain has a unique set of brain waves. In neuroscience, there are five distinct brain wave frequencies, namely Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta and the lesser known Gamma. Learning mind control at the deeper states of consciousness opens you up to the world of your subconscious mind where you can create your reality at will and with exact precision. Each frequency, measured in cycles per second (Hz), has its own set of characteristics representing a specific level of brain activity and hence a unique state of consciousness. Beta (12-30Hz): Beta brain waves are associated with normal waking consciousness and a heightened state of alertness, logic and critical reasoning. Alpha (7.5-12Hz): Alpha brain waves are present in deep relaxation with the eyes usually closed and while day-dreaming. The following chart shows the EEG (Electroencephalography) graphs of the four major levels of brain activity. Image: Credits
Dream argument The dream argument is the postulation that the act of dreaming provides preliminary evidence that the senses we trust to distinguish reality from illusion should not be fully trusted, and therefore any state that is dependent on our senses should at the very least be carefully examined and rigorously tested to determine whether it is in fact reality. Synopsis In Eastern philosophy and especially Chinese philosophy, this type of argument is well known as "Zhuangzi dreamed he was a butterfly" (莊周夢蝶 Zhuāngzhōu mèng dié): One night, Zhuangzi (369 BC) dreamed that he was a carefree butterfly, flying happily. He who dreams of drinking wine may weep when morning comes; he who dreams of weeping may in the morning go off to hunt. Some schools of thought in Buddhism (e.g., Dzogchen), consider perceived reality literally unreal. Simulated reality Dreaming provides a springboard for those who question whether our own reality may be an illusion. Recent discussion
The Schmidt Sting Pain Index: How Much Could You Take? Have you ever been stung by a bee? Want to know how much you have suffered on a scale of one to four? Then take a look at the Schmidt Sting Pain Index which rates the relative pain caused by the sting of hymenoptera. That would be sawflies, wasps, bees and ants to most of us.The Sweat Bee Schmidt describes the sting of the Sweat Bee as “Light, ephemeral, almost fruity. They are very common all over the world except in South East Asia and Australia where there are few branches of the family tree known as Halicitidae. The Fire Ant Coming in at 1.2 on the scale is the Fire Ant (species in the genus Solenopsis). If you don’t leave it alone the bump can become infected as it forms a milky white pustule which reacts badly to scratching. The Acacia Ant Mutualism is a symbiotic relationship between two species, and so it is with the Bullhorn Acacia and the eponymous ant that inhabits its hollowed out thorns. Bald Faced Hornet The Black Faced Hornet is an imposter! The Yellowjacket The Honey Bee
9 Signs You’re An Old Soul “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?” ~ Satchel Paige There is a special kind of person in our world who finds himself alone and isolated, almost since birth. His solitary existence isn’t from a preference or an antisocial temperament – he is simply old. Old in heart, old in mind and old in soul, this person is an old soul who finds his outlook on life vastly different and more matured than those around him. As a result, the old soul lives his life internally, walking his own solitary path while the rest around him flock to follow another. The “Old Soul” Robert Frost, Eckhart Tolle and even Nick Jonas have been called them. If you have not yet discovered whether you’re an old soul, read some of the revealing signs below. 1. Because old souls are disinterested in the pursuits and interests of the people in their age groups, they find it dissatisfying to make friends with people they find it hard to relate to. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Jade Small More Posts Comments:
Neuroscience Neuroscience is the scientific study of the nervous system. Traditionally, neuroscience has been seen as a branch of biology. However, it is currently an interdisciplinary science that collaborates with other fields such as chemistry, computer science, engineering, linguistics, mathematics, medicine and allied disciplines, philosophy, physics, and psychology. It also exerts influence on other fields, such as neuroeducation and neurolaw. The term neurobiology is usually used interchangeably with the term neuroscience, although the former refers specifically to the biology of the nervous system, whereas the latter refers to the entire science of the nervous system. Because of the increasing number of scientists who study the nervous system, several prominent neuroscience organizations have been formed to provide a forum to all neuroscientists and educators. History The study of the nervous system dates back to ancient Egypt. Modern neuroscience Human nervous system
The Eight Soul-centric/Eco-centric Stages of Human Development “What you find in nature is what works. It wouldn’t be there if it didn’t. Boundless wisdom awaits.” –Bill Plotkin PhD In his book Nature and the Human Soul Bill Plotkin writes a groundbreaking blueprint about authentic human development that he calls the Eight Soul-centric/Eco-centric Stages of Human Development. 1) The Innocent in the Nest This is the stage of early childhood, the stage of innocence. There are only images, scents, sounds, feelings, and movements in and around us. 2) The Explorer in the Garden This is the stage of middle childhood, the stage of wonder. Wonder is primary, exploration is secondary. 3) The Thespian at the Oasis This is the stage of early adolescence, the stage of creative fire. Our life is all about fitting in and discovering our place within society. -It’s worth noting that the majority of people in Western societies have not gone beyond this stage. 4) The Wanderer in the Cocoon This is the stage of late adolescence, the stage of mystery and darkness.
Neurocomic: A Graphic Novel About How the Brain Works by Maria Popova From the caves of memory to the castles of deception, by way of naughty neurotransmitters and giddy ganglia. Scientists are only just beginning to understand how the brain works — from what transpires in it while we sleep to how to optimize its memory to what love does to it to how music affects it — and the rest of us fall somewhere on the spectrum between fascinated and confused when it comes to the intricate inner workings of our master-controller. From British indie press Nobrow — who also brought us Freud’s graphic biography, those lovely illustrated chronicles of the Space Race and aviation, as well as Blexbolex’s magnificent No Man’s Land — comes Neurocomic (public library | IndieBound), a graphic novel about how the brain works. This remarkable collaboration between Dr. We take a stroll through a forest of neurons, then learn about neuroplasticity. Images courtesy of Nobrow Donating = Loving Bringing you (ad-free) Brain Pickings takes hundreds of hours each month.
Personal Energy and Chakras | Willow Grove Monastery The personal energy centers and flows of the human body have been studied for thousands of years. The chakra system is one of the oldest and most widely known conceptualizations of some of the major structures of the energy systems of the human body. Here is some information that is generally helpful in developing some understanding and common language for discussing some of the main components of this conceptualization. This Nifty Infographic Is a Great Introduction to Neuroplasticity and Cognitive Therapy It's startling to think about how we've got a spaceship billions of miles away rendezvousing with Pluto, yet here on Earth there are major aspects of our own anatomy that we're almost completely ignorant about. We've climbed Everest, sent men to the moon, and invented the Internet — but we still don't know how our brains work. The positive outlook is that many health, science, and research specialists believe we're on the precipice of some major neuroscientific breakthroughs. One example of a recent discovery with major implications is our further understanding of neuroplasticity. Below, broken up into two parts, is a terrific infographic detailing the essence of what we know about neuroplasticity and how it works. Want a high-res, unedited version of the image above? (h/t @DaniMansfield) Want to learn more about neuroplasticity? Top photo credit: Jezper / Shutterstock