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Posted 30 December 2016 - 02:42 PM

http://www.newstates...t-consciousness

http://www.supercons...sness-not-brain

http://www.conscious...-and-the-brain/

http://jeffkobermedi...ss-june-4-2012/

http://www.collectiv...aterial-mental/

https://www.eternea....ss_defined.aspx

http://www.chakra-an...sciousness.html

http://www.nderf.org...nsciousness.htm


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 01:11 AM

Monroe inspired Experiential Environmental Gradients Beginning at 3rd Density Earth Existence Through 8th density -

 

http://www.trufax.or.../gradients.html

 

"Most people who have even touched on the subject of consciousness studies recognize that there are different states of consciousness that one experiences, for instance, as one falls asleep. There is, of course, that famous point between waking and sleep where the body goes to sleep, often with detectable paralysis, while the mind and attention remain fully awake. What is usually discussed is the progression from alpha waves through delta waves of deep sleep, but there is more to this process than meets the eye. According to the understanding provided by Robert Monroe, as the signals from the physical senses fade out while the person remains awake, there is actually a movement of consciousness deeper into this “M” field, where one eventually begins to perceive series of whole new environments and experiences. Monroe created an arbitrary series of numbers to measure the movement into the field, called “focus levels”, matching distinct perceptual frontiers that appear as awareness moves into this field with an ever-increasing numerical equivalent, creating an initial system to measure the degree of “phase shifting”."

 

https://www.monroein...g/robert-monroe

 

https://en.wikipedia...i/Robert_Monroe

 

http://www.near-deat...xperiences.html

 

The 7 Primary Levels of Energy of Our Reality
with Integration of Other Systems -

 

http://www.energyrea...om/pgs/7lev.htm

 

7 Planes of Existence - 7 Chakras - 7 Rays - 7 Energy Bodies -

 

http://www.michaelte...om/7planes.html

 

http://www.mindbodyg...-Beginners.html

 

https://en.wikipedia...wiki/Seven_rays

 

http://www.spiritual...even-bodies.php

 

Many writings discuss 7 bodies/initiations.
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Source/God
The Spiritual Realms

Logoic
Monadic
Atmic
Buddhic
Manasic (Lower, Middle & Higher)

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Creator/Created Worlds

Psyche/Soul -
Higher & Lower Mind

Language of Religion. Myth, Symbol, Analogy & Metaphor.

Astral (Lower, Middle & Higher)
Etheric

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Physical - Brain/Body - Biological Computer
Society/Culture
Family/Humanity
Nature/Cosmos

All exists within environment.

 

Just to clarify the above chart -

7. Logoic
6. Monadic
5. Atmic
4. Buddhic
3. Manasic (Lower, Middle & Higher)
2. Astral (Lower, Middle & Higher)
1. Etheric
0. Physical

There are of course many other terms, & many different ways this information has been/is presented within a great variety of Models - the above classifications though are generally Universal within certain Esoteric writings.

 

"Lower Astral Level populated by recently deceased individuals from Earth who do not realize their transition, or believed there was no existence after physical existence (billions of entities remain here asleep), and those who are temporarily stuck. Level 23 is the temporary residence of those who separate from the physical under traumatic circumstances, through suicide, sudden death or disasters. Insane or near-insane emotionally driven beings are present. Sexual release is motivation of entity inhabitants.

Locale II (Journeys Out of the Body)"

3rd Density right up to Focus 28/Astral Bridge/Higher Astral -

Summer Land/Higher Astral/'Conventional Heaven'

 

https://en.wikipedia.../The_Summerland

It concerns me. Leaving aside all the silly polemics as to materialism VS spiritual realities, i don't doubt that there is a truth to this material, so many areas within comparative religion/spiritual/esoteric & occult writings correlate with it all. i don't want to be stuck in incarnational cycles & the Astral any longer than i have to be or is necessary.

 

This same general information continually resurfaces in my life, & has done for the past 15 years especially.

i'm going to try & make far more of an effort this year with following my own path & intuition within certain areas.

"Meeting these higher messages is the most important event in
anyone's life."

Vernon Howard - Cosmic Command, # 34

 

A very interesting book on these areas -

The Inner Journey: Pathways to the Higher Self -

 

http://www.douglasba....php?book_id=78

 

http://www.claregate.../douglas-baker/


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 11:59 PM

Antipsychotic Medication Study Focuses on Patient Experiences -

https://www.madiname...nt-experiences/

"Response to antipsychotic medication use is widely diverse. "Individual variation appears to rule the day, and what is one person’s life‐saving relief or useful tool is another’s personal burden, nightmare or hell." Study participants who came off their medications reported that withdrawal effects were also wide ranging and diverse. Some had few problems at all, and others had huge difficulties, including one person who reported, “I have come down off illegal drugs before and the withdrawals were worse than that.”

While the majority of people still taking antipsychotics said the medications improved their quality of life, the majority of those not taking them said medications made their life worse. So did taking medications lead to a better quality of life? The study shows that for all participants, quality of life was far more determined by non-medication factors such as working, going to school, coping, and having social support than it was by whether or not someone was taking antipsychotics.

These findings, around response diversity and life quality, suggest that prescribers need to emphasize antipsychotics as an unpredictable approach rather than a clinical necessity, and focus on psycho-social solutions proven to promote recovery. This is consistent with approaches that achieve high recovery rates, such as Open Dialogue in Finland, where vocational and education supports are paramount."

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 02:19 AM

"A child’s mere pencil sketch is every religion’s best description of God.
Who then will ever take issue or argue over such a naïve and innocent portrait?
Surely the intelligent, compassionate, and wise would not bother with such."

- Hafiz

Man must begin to the unitary principle of man - knowing that there are not separate men or separate individuals, but that the whole man idea is one. He must know that all mankind is connected with every other part of mankind, all geared together by the one omnipresent Light of God which centers all as ONE and motivates all as ONE. Until man knows that separation from God is impossible, even for one second, he does not begin to have knowledge.

~ Walter Russell

“In addition to our immediate consciousness, which is of a thoroughly personal nature… there exists a second psychic system of a collective, universal, and impersonal nature which is identical in all individuals.

~ C.G. Jung

“I realize today that nothing in the world is more distasteful to a man than to take the path that leads to himself.”

― Hermann Hesse, Demian. Die Geschichte von Emil Sinclairs Jugend


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 02:26 AM

The Future of Mental Health requires a lot of Rethinking; Dr Eric Maisel is set to share.

https://emergingprou...s-set-to-share/

"A retired family therapist and active coach and mental health advocate in the areas of critical psychology and critical psychiatry, Dr. Maisel writes the “Rethinking Mental Health” blog for Psychology Today and the “Coaching the Artist Within” print column for Professional Artist Magazine. His forthcoming book is Humanizing the Helping Professions (Routledge, 2018).

Dr. Maisel lectures nationally and internationally. He facilitates deep writing workshops in locations like San Francisco, New York, London, Paris, and Rome and at workshop centers like the Esalen Institute, the Omega Institute, and the Kripalu Yoga Center. He presents keynote addresses for organizations like the International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry and the International Association of Pastel Societies."

http://www.thefuture...ntalhealth.com/

http://www.ericmaiselsolutions.com/

An Interesting Reading List - http://www.thefuture...com/scrolllist/

https://en.wikipedia...iki/Eric_Maisel


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 01:54 PM

The Call of the Morrigan

http://www.patheos.c...e-morrigan.html

http://www.patheos.c...der-urgent.html


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Posted 14 January 2017 - 12:37 AM

Favourite spiritual teachers
 
i like Ramana Maharshi, Adyashanti, Sri Nisargadatta, & Jaggi Vasudev.
 
i do also feel drawn to Jeshua, But Not in any kind of Biblical or Religious sense, But as a very human spiritual teacher/healer. & Siddhārtha Gautama, But again in a very human & non religious sense.
 
Advaita / nondual is something that i keep coming back to -
 
 
The realisation of the Sacred/Divine Nature of all Life, the ideal of Compassion & Service to All. The idea that all the thousands of religions/sects/denominations, mythologies, pantheons, systems are like poorly drawn sketches & are all fingers pointing to the moon.
 
i'm also very interested in contemporary science, especially quantum & astrophysics.
 
What people & areas are other people drawn to here?

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 12:44 AM

"Even when you see the world as a trap and posit a fundamental separation between liberation of self and transformation of society, you can still feel a compassionate impulse to help its suffering beings.

In that case you tend to view the personal and the political in a sequential fashion. "I'll get enlightened first, and then I'll engage in social action."

Those who are not engaged in spiritual pursuits put it differently: "I'll get my head straight first, I'll get psychoanalyzed, I'll overcome my inhibitions or neuroses or my hang-ups (whatever description you give to samsara) and then I'll wade into the fray."

Presupposing that world and self are essentially separate, they imagine they can heal one before healing the other. This stance conveys the impression that human consciousness inhabits some haven, or locker-room, independent of the collective situation -- and then trots onto the playing field when it is geared up and ready.

It is my experience that the world itself has a role to play in our liberation. Its very pressures, pains, and risks can wake us up -- release us from the bonds of ego and guide us home to our vast, true nature.

For some of us, our love of the world is so passionate that we cannot ask it to wait until we are enlightened.”

 

― Joanna Macy,
World as Lover, World as Self


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Posted 14 January 2017 - 03:50 AM

Am thinking of reading some Bill Plotkin. He wrote -

Nature and the Human Soul: Cultivating Wholeness in a Fragmented

Soulcraft: Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche

Wild Mind: A Field Guide to the Human Psyche

He also contributed to -

Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth by Joanna Macy

http://www.animas.org/books/

http://www.animas.or...us/our-founder/


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Posted 15 January 2017 - 12:50 AM

Global Greens Charter

https://en.wikipedia..._Greens_Charter

https://www.globalgr...g/globalcharter

https://www.britanni...-Greens-Charter

The six principles so distilled, in addition to the greens’ commitment to global cooperation, are the following:

    "ecological wisdom—that is, the requirement that humans learn to live within Earth’s ecological and natural resource limits;
    social justice, which rests on a fair, equitable, and stable world economy, the eradication of poverty, and equal rights for all;
    participatory democracy—that is, the form of government that empowers individuals through the maintenance of transparent and democratic electoral systems;
    nonviolence, which emphasizes a reliance upon cooperation, sound economic and social development, and peace between states and within states;
    sustainability, which emphasizes the sustainable and responsible use of natural resources; and
    the respect for diversity, which spans all cultures, linguistic groups, ethnic associations, spiritual and religious affiliations, and sexual orientations."


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Posted 15 January 2017 - 06:15 AM

I love your stuff, cpuusage!  Thank you for sharing it.


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Prozac 10 - 30 mg Jan. 2008 - Dec. 2014

Ritalin 30-40 mg Jan. 2008 - Mar. 2015

W/d sx from Prozac started around 3 months after cessation--crying spells, depressed mood, lethargy; resolved in 8 - 12 mos. post cessation

Used and continue to use a TON of alternative methods--meditation, mindfulness, nutrition. supplements, exercise, etc.


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Posted 15 January 2017 - 12:41 PM

I love your stuff, cpuusage!  Thank you for sharing it.

 

Thank you. It's a rather random variety of stuff from my web browsing, but i do find things that i feel are of interest. Am glad some people appreciate it all.


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Posted 15 January 2017 - 06:56 PM

Cosmic Pantheism Modern cosmology may rule out a personal God, but leaves open a broader conception of divinity.

 

http://cosmos.nautil...osmic-pantheism

 

Neil Theise, M.D. - Complexity Theory & Panpsychism



Fundamental awareness: A framework for integrating science, philosophy and metaphysics -

https://www.ncbi.nlm...les/PMC4951167/

"The ontologic framework of Fundamental Awareness proposed here assumes that non-dual Awareness is foundational to the universe, not arising from the interactions or structures of higher level phenomena. The framework allows comparison and integration of views from the three investigative domains concerned with understanding the nature of consciousness: science, philosophy, and metaphysics. In this framework, Awareness is the underlying reality, not reducible to anything else."

 

http://www.mind-your...ersal_mind.html


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Posted 16 January 2017 - 03:30 AM

1. The Case for the Soul (Neuroscience)

The Case for the Soul
The Mystery of the Mind - Wilder Penfield
The Mind and the Brain - Jeffrey Schwartz
More than Matter - Keith Ward
The Matter Myth - Paul Davies & John Gribbin





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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlBO0Y9GJhk


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Posted 17 January 2017 - 12:28 AM

Neoliberalism is Destroying the World -

http://www.wakingtim...stroying-world/

Dylan Charles, Editor
Waking Times

"More destructive than bombs, money has become the weapon of choice for the global elite, for the hidden hand of finance can plunder and conquer entire nations, assimilate whole cultures, exploit resources and rape the earth while force billions into poverty, all with the surprising stealth of pen-strokes and business contracts.

Neoliberalism is the economic and political philosophic driving force in the world today. It suggests that human progress is the result of competition, best expressed by an extremist version of unfettered capitalism, where privatization of profits and socialization of losses are acceptable ethics, regardless of human and environmental costs incurred along the way."


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Posted 17 January 2017 - 09:44 AM

The DSM and the Medical Model

https://www.madiname...al-model-video/

"Since mainstream “mental health” care directly affects the public, the public deserves an overview of the issues raised by the critics of these practices. For this reason, I have created a short video lecture titled The DSM and the Medical Model (embedded below). This summary of criticism of the medical model of mental distress is intended to fill a void in public information, and offer a sharp rebuke of psychiatry and its narrative. The video is also intended to give voice to the disenfranchised faced with the injustices of their interaction with the mental health care system. It lays bare the counterproductive nature of the medical model and the pseudoscience and elitism that support it.

I am seeking feedback on my video from the Mad in America community, with an eye toward re-editing it to give the most impact possible. I am especially interested in feedback about the social welfare paradigm that is introduced as a better, alternative narrative of mental distress. I am also interested in ideas about how to promote the video, which will be presented free to the public after editing."


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Posted 17 January 2017 - 09:54 AM

Facing the shadow, both the darkness within us and that of others…

https://beyondmeds.c...ing-the-shadow/

January 17, 2017 By Monica Cassani    

"Rage is nectar from the gods. Rage is Kali. We shun her at our peril.

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Healing for me required learning to hold joy and devastating loss together at the same time. Such is life.

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The dialectic — staying safe and getting our feet dirty both — we need to learn to do that. Lately on twitter there has been a meme about being willing to get into “good trouble.” In these times, I dare say, it’s a necessity to our survival. Be willing to get into good trouble!

***

It’s very easy to want to turn away from stories like the one I shared the other day. The one about the woman killing her beautiful, young, innocent child.  I’ve looked away from such stories many times…they’re incredibly painful to consider.

We must learn to be willing to look however, because this is a completely preventable story. It also seems that if we are willing to look into the shadow of humanity unflinchingly that we might heal it. Much of this stuff simply need not happen. Truly need not happen but there is no will to actually look and see what is really happening. When we look and deeply tend to ourselves and others we heal ourselves and others. When this doesn’t happen we see a world out of control. The world as we see it now."


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Posted 18 January 2017 - 02:07 AM

The Earth Will Be Swept By Extraordinary Rapid Waves Of Cosmic Electricity!

http://theusualrouti...ic-electricity/

Peter Konstantinov Deunov, also known as Beinsa Douno, born in 1886 and who later passed away in 1944, left a prophecy that he had obtained through a trance based state. The prophecy was therefore dated as 1944, a few days before his death in December that year. The prophecy Beinsa Douno left fits right into the times we are going through right now, in relation to the shift in consciousness, the earth changes and our golden age. Back then, Douno was aware and taught that we were moving into the age of Aquarius, as per the astrological age system.

http://www.encyclope...tinov-1864-1944


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Posted 20 January 2017 - 02:12 AM

InterReflections, Film Trailer (Extended), by Peter Joseph



Published on 20 Jan 2017

"InterReflections is an experimental, mixed genre narrative feature film by Peter Joseph, adapted from his book The New Human Rights Movement.

This is the first of a trilogy series about a fictional global revolution. Taking place in three time frames, the through-line is connected by the story of Concordia - a hacktivist origination comprised of high-ranking military defectors from around the world. They seek to stop further destabilization of the world in the mid 21st century by strategically shifting technological focus from “weaponry” to “livingry”. Over the course of the three films, the audience will be taken on a journey of global (and intellectual) transformation, while highlighting the real world social potentials (and problems) we have or are on pace to having as time unfolds."


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Posted 20 January 2017 - 02:44 AM

The Brain’s Way of Healing: Discoveries from Frontiers of Neuroplasticity

https://beyondmeds.c...europlasticity/

Neuroplasticity: enormous implications for anyone who has been labeled with a psychiatric illness


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Posted 20 January 2017 - 02:49 AM

Psychiatric Diagnoses:  Labels, Not Explanations -

http://behaviorisman...t-explanations/


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Posted 20 January 2017 - 10:42 PM

How to Feed Your Demons

http://upliftconnect...ed-your-demons/

By Lama Tsultrim Allione on Wednesday January 18th, 2017

Your Demons May Not Be What They Seem

"This article uses creative visualisation techniques based on a process created and developed by Lama Tsultrim Allione. Both Psychologists and Buddhist teachers use creative visualisation techniques, as they invoke the imagination and greatly improve healing outcomes. Tibetan Buddhist tantra in particular has long made use of these imaginal practices.  

Creative visualisation is a cognitive process where you generate visual imagery with the mind, and then consciously inspect and transform the images, thereby modifying their associated emotions or feelings. This creates a powerful effect, and has been used to minimise physical pain, or to alleviate psychological symptoms such as anxiety or depression and improve self-confidence or enhance your abilities.

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Feeding our demons, rather than fighting them, contradicts the conventional approach of fighting against whatever assails us. But it turns out that it is a remarkably effective path to inner integration.

Demons (maras in Sanskrit) are not blood-thirsty ghouls waiting for us in dark corners. Demons are within us. They are energies that we experience every day, such as fear, illness, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, and addiction.

Anything that drains our energy and blocks us from being completely awake can be considered a demon. The approach of giving a form to these inner forces and feeding them, rather than struggling against them, was originally articulated by an eleventh-century female Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Machig Labdrön (1055–1145). The spiritual practice she developed was called Chöd, and it generated such amazing results that it became very popular, spreading widely throughout Tibet and beyond."


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Posted 20 January 2017 - 10:43 PM

The Fall of Rome -

https://art19.com/sh...of-rome-podcast

"Barbarians, political breakdown, economic collapse, mass migration, pillaging and plunder. The fall of the Roman Empire has been studied for years, but genetics, climate science, forensic science, network models, and globalization studies have reshaped our understanding of one of the most important events in human history. PhD historian and specialist Patrick Wyman brings the cutting edge of history to listeners in plain, relatable English."


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Posted 20 January 2017 - 11:15 PM

The 19 different meaning of the word ॐ (OM) in Sanskrit

http://hinduismnow.o...om-in-sanskrit/

"As we all know the word Om is considered as most sacred and powerful utterance across all Dharmic traditions of India. Be it Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, or even Sikhism as Omkar.  Have we wondered what is the meaning of the word OM. As it is Sanskrit word we need to look into its Sanskrit etymology to understand what Om means.  For this we turn to three different Sanskrit sources of ancientIndian Lore; Aṣṭādhyāyī, avateṣṭilopaśca’ (Uṇādi Sūtra) and Dhātu Pātha.

The Sanskrit word ‘om’ is derived from the verb (root) ‘av’ by the rules ‘uṇadayo bahulam’ (Aṣṭādhyāyī 3.3.1) and ‘avateṣṭilopaśca’ (Uṇādi Sūtra 1.128). The derivation is: ava rakṣaṇa-gati-kānti-prīti-tṛptyavagama-praveśa-śravaṇa-svāmyartha-yācana-kriyecchā-dīptyavāptyāliṅgana-hiṃsādāna-bhāga-vṛddhiṣu (DP 1.600) → uṇadayo bahulam (PS 3.3.1) → avateṣṭilopaśca (US 1.128) → av man → ṭilopa → av m → jvaratvaraśrivyavimavāmupadhāyāśca (PS 6.4.20) → ū m → sārvadhātukārdhadhātukayoḥ (7.3.84) → ārdhadhātuka guṇa → o m → om The meaning is ‘avati iti om’: the performer of the action denoted by the verb ‘av’ is called ‘om’ in Sanskrit. The Pāṇinīya Dhātupāṭha lists the verb ‘av’ as the 600th entry with as many as nineteen meanings: ‘ava-rakṣaṇa-gati-kānti-prīti-tṛptyavagama-praveśa-śravaṇa-svāmyartha-yācana-kriyecchā-dīptyavāptyāliṅgana-hiṃsā-dāna-bhāga-vṛddhiṣu.’ In accordance with these nineteen meanings of the verb ‘av’, there are nineteen meanings of the word ‘om’ in Sanskrit as follows:"


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Posted 23 January 2017 - 02:05 AM

Growing a dream of a better world, even in Auschwitz -

http://mossdreams.bl...ld-even-in.html

Every human being has the freedom to change at any instant.

- Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning

https://en.wikipedia...i/Viktor_Frankl

https://www.goodread...Viktor_E_Frankl

"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom."

- Viktor Frankl


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 03:45 AM

"Do you think you have problems with other people? That is what it
appears to be from one viewpoint, from your present thinking. But
there is another way of viewing things that can be a pleasant
revelation of solutions.

When anyone has problems with others it is because he first has
problems with himself. All difficulties are really personal
difficulties, though it is an unwise human habit to glare outward
and blame someone else. You are your own world; therefore, when
that world is free there is no other world to dis¬tress you. The
external world of suffering exists only for those who have an
internal world of suffering. A free spirit sees and understands
the outer world but he is not part of it."

Vernon Howard - 50 Ways to See Thru People, p. 6


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 04:44 AM

The Greening of the Self: The Most Important Development of Modern Times -

http://www.filmsfora...ng-of-the-self/

By Joanna Macy / filmsforaction.org / Aug 12, 2014

"Something important is happening in our world that you are not going to read about in the newspapers. I consider it the most fascinating and hopeful development of our time, and it is one of the reasons I am so glad to be alive today. It has to do with what is occurring to the notion of the self.

The self is the metaphoric construct of identity and agency, the hypothetical piece of turf on which we construct our strategies for survival, the notion around which we focus our instincts for self-preservation, our needs for self-approval, and the boundaries of our self-interest. Something is shifting here.
Widening our self-interest

The conventional notion of the self with which we have been raised and to which we have been conditioned by mainstream culture is being undermined. What Alan Watts called "the skin-encapsulated ego" and Gregory Bateson referred to as "the epistemological error of Occidental civilization' is being unhinged, peeled off. It is being replaced by wider constructs of identity and self-interest-by what you might call the ecological self or the eco-self, co-extensive with other beings and the life of our planet. It is what I will call "the greening of the self.'"


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 03:15 PM

Schizophrenia: Not A Brain Disorder

https://campuspress....ain-disorder-2/

"It is commonly said that schizophrenia is biologically caused. This blog is going to discuss why it is not. It is also said that “schizophrenic” brains are different than normal brains. However, there are three important issues with this idea that are frequently ignored. Many people diagnosed with schizophrenia have no symptoms in common with each other (APA, 2000). This means that researchers could be studying people who have little in common with each other. Second, if we do find that “schizophrenic” brains are different, does that automatically mean that we have found the cause? When we are going through the loss of a loved one, our brains are acting differently than usual. Is this sadness caused by our altered brain functioning or by the loss itself? This logical flaw completely ignores external events, and it seems that many researchers forget that the brain is designed to respond to the environment (Read et al., 2013). The third issue ignored is that one of the external events that can change people’s brain chemistry is antipsychotic medication (Burt, 1977; Chouinard, 1978, 1982, 1991; Ho, 2011; Muller, 1978; Porceddu, 1985).

The term “chemical imbalance” is used by biological psychiatry to explain a vast array of mental health issues, including schizophrenia. This theory was not based on any direct evidence of dopamine over activity. The first drugs that were used to treat schizophrenia in the 1950’s were originally used for sedation before surgery, and it was not understood why they worked for treating schizophrenia (Swazey 1974, Symposium Proceedings 1955). It was only later discovered that these drugs blocked the dopamine receptor, D­2 (Creese 1976). Psychiatry quickly jumped on this and said that if these drugs cure schizophrenia, and these drugs block dopamine receptors, then the cause of schizophrenia must be over stimulation of the dopamine receptors (New York Times, 1979, Read et al., 2013)."


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Posted 26 January 2017 - 02:54 AM

We Need Albert Einstein's Political Ideas Now More than Ever

http://bigthink.com/...moral-influence

Humanity As One

"One of Einstein's most important views of the world that stayed with him throughout his life? Internationalism and the connectedness of all humans.

That, and many other concepts and precepts, defined Einstein's life beyond that of being a Theoretical Physicist, and they're clearly laid out with a plethora of historical cites and references in the new book Einstein and Twentieth-Century Politics: 'A Salutary Moral Influence', released in Autumn, 2016.

Remember that he was born in an era where some cultures of the world were just beginning to be explored and understood. As we discovered more of the world, we began to be less … intolerant of others. That was a good thing, and Einstein fully embraced it."


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Posted 26 January 2017 - 05:55 AM

Schizophrenia as neurodiversity

https://intersection...neurodiversity/

    "The term ‘schizophrenia’ stems from the from Greek words skhizein, which means ‘to split’, and phrēn, meaning ‘mind’. The initial thought was that the mind splits in some sense: not, as is sometimes thought, into multiple personalities; but rather into a single fragmented and alienated personality, usually beginning in late adolescence or early adulthood. Beyond this, the condition is most centrally characterised largely in light of psychosis, hearing voices, paranoia, a general sense of apathy, and flat or fluctuating moods and emotions.

    In general, these traits are almost universally though to be inherently harmful deviations from the norm, and together they are taken to somehow destroy or at least radically damage the previously existing person. Given this, schizophrenia (and related ‘schizophrenic spectrum’ conditions such as schizoaffective disorder) are taken within both institutional psychiatry, and society more broadly, to be something terrible – tragic medical diseases to be combated with pharmaceutical drugs, institutionalization, and perhaps, one day, genetic engineering.

    But the rise of the neurodiversity movement, which until now has focused mostly on the autism spectrum and other cognitive disabilities, gives reason to challenge this view of the schizophrenic spectrum. What neurodiversity movement proponents claim is that, even though the underlying neuro-cognitive differences captured by psychiatric labels indicate meaningful ways of being, the harm associated with these conditions is caused by society and ideology rather than due to anything like innate medical pathology. In light of this, neurodiversity movement proponents argue that what they call ‘neurominorities’ – autism, dyslexia, and so on – are natural and legitimate, albeit oppressed or excluded, ways of being in the world."


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 03:16 AM

Holocaust Memorial Day: remembering the psychiatric patients who were victims of Nazi persecution -

https://www.mentalhe...azi-persecution

"We’re all familiar with the horror of the Nazi attempts to annihilate the Jewish population in the 1940s – the Holocaust.

One of the less well-known aspects of Nazi policy was the genocide that included the slaughter of up to 275,0001 psychiatric patients. The majority of them, like me, had a diagnosis of schizophrenia. A further 400,000 people were sterilised on medical grounds.

Nazi persecution

Between 1941 and 1945, the Nazis attempted to kill all Jewish people in Europe. This is known as the Holocaust (The Shoah in Hebrew). In addition, the Nazis targeted gypsies, black people, Slavic people, gay people, people with disabilities political opponents and those whose religious beliefs conflicted with Nazi ideology.

This year’s theme for Holocaust Memorial Day is “how can life go on?” It includes remembering past events, encouraging us to consider how we are facing hate today and how we can help people from persecuted groups to ensure that life goes on in the face of hate and persecution.

With these themes in mind, consider some of the arguments used to promote the murderous policy adopted toward psychiatric patients and why we must be aware of the impact this thinking could have now and in the future.

In the 1930s the eugenics movement was well established in the US and UK. The work of Ernst Rüdin and Franz Kallmann reinforced this - they believed that schizophrenia was simply an inherited disease. It became part of the quest for rassenhygiene (racial hygiene), which drove the Holocaust with mass murder at its core.

But this interpretation of the science was by no means the only driver. One early motivation was cutting the cost of care for psychiatric patients. Funding for care decreased as demand increased.2

In 1920, Karl Binding and Alfred Hoche published Permission for the Destruction of Life Unworthy of Life. In it, they asked the question “Is there human life [whose] prolongation represents a perpetual loss of value, both for its bearer and for society as a whole?” They answered this by describing patients as “mentally dead”. This argument was repeated in, among others, The Eradication of the Less Valuable from Society.2"

http://www.regent.ed.../uselesseaters/


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 02:12 AM

Some interesting people connected with OBE areas -

Robert Monroe -

https://en.wikipedia...i/Robert_Monroe

https://www.monroein...g/robert-monroe

Thomas Campbell -

https://www.my-big-toe.com/

Robert Bruce -

http://www.astraldynamics.com/about/

http://www.bibliotec...al_dynamics.htm

William Buhlman -

http://www.astralinfo.org/

https://www.monroein...william-buhlman

Jurgen Ziewe -

http://www.multidime...fter_death.html

https://en.wikipedia...ki/Jurgen_Ziewe

Loads of Others.


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 01:55 PM

Morphic Resonance, and Quantum Consciousness Mind Tuning -


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Posted 29 January 2017 - 05:02 AM

ISEPP

http://psychintegrit...sion-statement/

"The International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry, Inc. (ISEPP) is a 501©(3) non-profit volunteer organization of mental health professionals, physicians, educators, ex-patients and survivors of the mental health system, and their families. We are not affiliated with any political or religious group.

Our mission is to use the standards of scientific inquiry and critical reasoning to address the ethics of psychology and psychiatry. We strive to educate our members and the public about the nature of “mental illness”, the de-humanizing and coercive aspects of many forms of mental health treatment, and the alternative humane ways of helping people who struggle with very difficult life issues. We believe this is essential since one of the most cherished principles in the mental health field is “informed consent”. That means you should be fully and honestly informed about the problems you are experiencing, and the full risks and benefits of any treatment, before making truly voluntary decisions about your care. Our goal is to fully inform you.

At the heart of our critique is the fact that “mental illnesses” are not literal illnesses like diabetes and cancer. Despite popular media portrayal, decades of scientific research have failed to demonstrate any biological pathology that causes “mental illness”. For this reason, they should not be considered medical problems and traditional medical treatment is not a solution. In particular, the only thing psychiatric drugs do is suppress feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. Not only does this prevent people from understanding their problems and making important life changes, these drugs carry with them a whole host of dangerous effects that typically are not explained to the user when prescribing them.

The experience of “mental illness” is a natural human reaction to extraordinary and painful life circumstances. To help those who are experiencing these problems, we advocate various forms of psychotherapy, support groups, self-help programs, and help with employment, education, housing, exercise, nutrition, and other issues of living. We also urge the ruling out of literal diseases that can mimic psychological problems.

Sometimes the biggest form of help comes from just knowing you are not abnormal and there are others willing to listen to you, understand what you are going through, and appreciate you as a fellow human being. The only way to restore one’s humanity is through humanity."


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Posted 29 January 2017 - 05:37 AM

Published on 8 Oct 2014

Dr Alan Sanderson delivering a lecture to Royal Society of Medicine on the deficiencies of medical psychiatry.

http://www.spiritrelease.org/

http://www.alansanderson.co.uk/

http://www.spiritrel...rsonprofile.htm

http://www.rcpsych.a... Psychiatry.pdf

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 05:57 AM

What is Spiritual Psychology?



Published on 19 Jun 2013

What if instead of humans having Spiritual experiences, we are Souls having human experiences? Watch as Dr. Ron Hulnick shares about the Principles and Practices Spiritual Psychology and how living from this new paradigm can transform your inner and outer experience in everyday life.


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