Archive for the ‘V is for Vital’ Category

Understanding Consciousness

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

What is the nature of our subjectivity?  Marilyn Schlitz, president and CEO for the Institute of Noetic Sciences explains to SPTNK how the ‘I’ is a part of ‘We’.

Listen here: Understanding Consciousness

Homeopathic Signals

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

Photo via flickr by Daveybot

Luc Montagnier, the French virologist who won a Nobel prize in 2008 for linking HIV with AIDS, has made controversial claims that highly dilute solutions of harmful viruses and bacteria emit low-frequency radio waves from watery nanostructures formed around the pathogens, suggesting a firm scientific foundation for homeopathy.

At the Lindau Nobel laureate meeting in Germany where 60 Nobel prize winners were gathered, along with 700 other scientists to discuss the latest breakthroughs in medicine, chemistry and physicist, Montagnier presented a new method for detecting viral infections.

Montagnier told the conference that solutions containing DNA of pathogenic bacteria and viruses, including HIV, “could emit low frequency radio waves” that induced surrounding water molecules to become arranged into “nanostructures.” These water molecules, he said, could also emit radio waves. Montagnier suggested that water could retain such properties even after the original solutions were massively diluted to the point where the original DNA had effectively vanished. In this way, water would retain the “memory” of substance with which it had been in contact and doctors could use the emissions to detect disease.

For most scientists, Montagnier’s remarks are highly provocative due to its similarity to the principles that underpin homeopathy. Homeopathic medicines work on the principle that a toxic substance taken in minute amounts will cure the same symptoms that it would cause if it were taken in large amounts. Traditional scientists completely reject this, claiming there is no evidence to show that water can retain or transmit information.

Montagnier’s claims come at a particularly sensitive time, with the British Medical Association calling for the National Health Service to stop spending 4 million pounds on homeopathy. But to the burgeoning believers of homeopathy and the explosion of alternative medicine in celebrity and mainstream culture, Montagnier’s claims have been eagerly embraced.

Moreover, in the area of cutting-edge science, other brilliant renegade thinkers that have embraced the scientific foundation for homeopathy for detection and diagnostics include:

-Recently deceased French immunologist Jacques Benveniste

-Welsh physicist and Nobel Prize laureate Brian Josephson

-Geneticist / biophysicist Mae-Wan Ho

As Jacques Benveniste so efficiently remarked to SPTNK:
“It’s not the memory of water that is interesting. It is what water remembers. And water is a tape that is able to record anything from one discrete sound to a symphony. For example, we can record a whole serum that contains hundreds and hundreds and thousands of compounds. So we are interested in what and how these signals are recorded by water.”

References:

House of Numbers documentary

New Scientist

Kalachakra: The Time Machine Buddha

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Photo via flickr by MarenYumi

Kalachakra is a Sanskrit term that means “time wheel” and refers both to a Tantric deity and to the philosophies and meditation practices contained within the Kalachakra Tantra, and its many commentaries.

Buddhist Scholar Robert Thurman, during an interview with Sputnik Observatory, states:

“The world appearance of The Maitreya prophecy in Buddhism is that probably hundreds of thousands of years after the Shakyamuni Buddha, another Buddha will come. I’m arguing that we have to have a turnaround much more quickly than the Buddha Maitreya would provide us, and I’m more therefore related to the Kalachakra, the time machine form of Buddhism, the Shambala prophecy, where it happens sooner. I think it it will happen in this century. It has to.”

V is for Vital

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

The word for energy in Chinese is “Chi.” In Japanese, it is “Qi.” In Hindu, it is called “Prana.” In English, there is no exact translation, but it is most commonly called “vital life force.” No longer the alternative, energy medicine is now a subset of the new energy economy occurring across the globe, and not only is it being embraced by the mainstream, thanks to Oprah and Chopra, but it’s currently being taught to medical students at universities such as Harvard and Yale. Although an ancient concept, understanding the dynamics of energy is simple to explain using normal, everyday occurrences. For instance, feeling someone is staring at you and when you turn around, guess what? Or having a person pop into your head, then the phone rings and guess who? The standard principle is that energy follows word, energy follows attention,  and energy follows intention. So when uncanny situations arise, really what’s occurring is that a person is actually throwing energy your way and you’re picking up on that energetic string. Because, essentially, energy doesn’t stop. It extends from the body’s energy centers called “chakras” into the universal energy field. This is how remote healing or what’s commonly known as the power of prayer works: a person is energetically connecting with another person’s human energy field, just without the help of AT&T. It is believed that there is an anatomy to energy flow, that energy flows through the body like blood flows through the circulatory system. For instance, you may have noticed when you feel badly you feel heavier, or your posture gets droopy. This is because that emotion literally brings your energy down. One of the goals of practitioners is to access blockages or cysts within one’s energy field, similar to physical cysts, that are disrupting one’s state of health. Moving forward, according to Dr. Wendy Hurwitz, expert in mind/body medicine and energy medicine, there will be inventions developed that are compatible with the human energy field, ranging from medical and health devices to appliances and products for today’s health conscious consumers. May the force be with you.