InPresence 175Reflections on Our Online PK Metal-Bending Party
July 19, 2020
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New Thinking Allowed host Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, points out that some scholars will not accept the data of parapsychology, no matter how strong it appears. He explains his own boggle threshold as pertains to accusations that some demographic groups are ethically superior or inferior. He provides examples of interviews on this channel that challenge the boggle thresholds of many, otherwise openminded people. He suggests some guidelines for judging what is real.
(Recorded on July 21, 2020)
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Published on July 22, 2020
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Terence McKenna – coauthor with Dennis McKenna of The Invisible Landscape: Mind, Hallucinogens, and the I Ching – examines Carl Jung’s notion of synchronicity, or meaningful coincidence, as it applies to the Chinese I Ching. He proposes that the 64 hexagrams actually contain a specific mathematical structure which models both time itself and the human mind. [...]
Swami Dayananda Saraswati was a member of the Order of Sanyasins, or spiritual renunciates. He is author of several books including The Value of Values, Who am I?, and Commentaries on the Bhagavad Gita. Here he points out that all human activity is based on a quality of non-self-acceptance. When we feel ourselves to be [...]
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Stanislav Grof has been a professor of psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. With his wife, Christine, he is founder of Grof Holotropic Training. He is author of Beyond the Brain, LSD Psychotherapy, The Adventure of Self Discovery and The Cosmic Game.
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Here she addresses many aspects of biological energy fields, including electromagnetic and photonic. She also describes a subtle energy detector that she has developed in her laboratory that is capable of registering human emotions, even when shielded from all known forms of electromagnetic or acoustical radiation. She also describes her work with high voltage, digital [...]
Weston Agor, former professor of public administration at the University of Texas, El Paso and author of Intuitive Management and The Logic of Intuitive Decision Making, maintains that intuition is a brain skill that organizations must learn to tap in order to remain competitive. He discusses several ways in which organizations can learn to accomodate [...]
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Here he describes a sequence of events that transpired over many years that began in 1961 with a mysterious pronouncement that came through Ray while in trance. Because of this, he developed a close relationship with the renowned Mexican artist, Carlos Merida, who became the godfather of Ray’s three children that he might, otherwise, never [...]
The unconscious, says Dr. Brugh Joy, is composed of multiple, autonomous personalities. These personalities, which are much more powerful than generally acknowleged, affect our state of health — from allergic response to disease states such as diabetes and cancer. A doctor of internal medicine, Brugh Joy is the author of Joy’s Way and Avalanche.
Ilana Rubenfeld, founder and director of the Rubenfeld Synergy Center in Manhattan, describes how she learned to “listen with her hands” to the language of the body. She developed her unique approach, when she discovered that neither body work nor psychotherapy alone were able to address the whole person.
In this 2017 video, he describes how his interest in paranormal phenomena was stimulated by an experience he had, as a college student, with table levitation — playing a game called “Table Up”. He outlines the history of table levitation phenomena going back to the 19th century. Then he notes his own experiences researching the [...]
Judith Orloff is on the UCLA psychiatric clinical faculty. She is also a practicing clairvoyant and is author of Second Sight. Here she describes her own struggle coming to terms with her psychic abilities while establishing herself in a psychiatric career — where claims of psychic functioning are often viewed as signs of mental illness.
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Here she describes the ancient Egyptian god, Thoth, the scribe in the afterlife, whom the Greeks equated with Hermes. A fusion of the Greek and Egyptian deities gave birth in ancient times to the Hermetic tradition. Different strands of this tradition became associated with Gnosticism, Alchemy, and Neo-Platonism and have continued to have an influence [...]