The Cosmos and Consciousness
Panpsychism – The Universe may be capable of consciousness.
A new scientific concept has recently come to light, which scientists are calling
“panpsychism.” Panpsychism says that the universe could be capable of consciousness,
which could change everything.
For quite some time, scientists have been working to understand the universe,
where it came from, and why we are here. However, they have often come up short
until now. The scientist responsible for such a notion is Gregory Matloff, and
his ideas are shocking, to say the least.
According to Matloff, a physicist at New York City College of Technology, in his
recently published paper, humans could be like the rest of the universe, in substance
and in spirit. Futurism reported that a “proto-consciousness field” could extend
throughout all space. Basically, in laymens terms, the entire cosmos could be
Another supporter of panpsychism is Christof Koch of the Allen Institute for Brain
Science. He says that biological organisms are conscious because when they approach
a new situation, they are able to change their behavior in order to thwart a bad
situation. Due to this view, he is trying to see if he can measure the level of
consciousness a being displays.
In order to accomplish this, he will be running a number of experiments, including
one that includes wiring the brains of two mice together to see if the information
will flow between the two like a fused, integrated system would.
“The only dominant theory we have of consciousness says that it is associated with
complexity – with a system’s ability to act upon its own state and determine its
own fate,” Koch argues. “Theory states that it could go down to very simple systems.
In principle, some purely physical systems that are not biological or organic may
also be conscious.”
As it stands, panpsychism is just in the experimental phase. However, if scientists
are able to prove their theory, it could shake the world of science to its core.
What do you think, is the universe conscious?
The power of touch and intention can heal
This is a video taken in a Chinese hospital in 1996. The doctors are placing their hands on a woman with a bladder cancer tumor. As they place their hands on the bladder area, they repeat a mantra (apparently their repeating the word “healed” in Chinese) over and over as the cancer disappears. If we now can see what our intention can do to our body, imagine what negative emotions can do to a body. With the power of our hands and a loving intention, we can change the well-being of our body within seconds.
Water is a conductor of consciousness. We are 70% water. So if we add an energy vibratory intention to water, it can change the molecular structure of the water. If we add negativity to our body through emotions and limitations, we will inevitably be the very thing the negativity is expressing. This is why we have illness in our bodies. It’s a bit like the saying “we are what we eat”….. And “we are what we feel” as well.
I offer Reiki healing and this is exactly what this Chinese man is doing in the video below. Reiki is the very same principle. And we can do it on ourselves when we are feeling pain or stress. Please watch this video and see for yourself. It’s amazing.
Hypnosis – does it really work?
At last, it’s official. Hypnotism really does work – and it has an impact on the brain which can be measured scientifically, according to one of America’s leading psychiatrists.David Spiegel, from Stanford University, told the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science that he had scanned the brains of volunteers who were told they were looking at coloured objects when, in fact, they were black and white.
A scan showing areas of the brain used to register colour highlighted increased blood flow, indicating that the volunteers genuinely ‘saw’ colours, as they had been told they would.
‘This is scientific evidence that something happens in the brain when people are hypnotised that doesn’t happen ordinarily,’ Mr Spiegel told delegates.
He added that there were ‘tremendous medical implications’ and envisaged people being able to manage their own pain and anxiety.
Well, I am relieved to know that the people I have hypnotised on stage down the years were not just putting it on to please me and the audience. And, more importantly, that those I have cured of fears and phobias were genuinely cured.
I am delighted that this research confirms what professional hypnotists, such as myself, who have been successfully using the technique for medical purposes, have known all along – hypnotism has a genuine effect on the functioning of the mind, as well as the body.
Let me give you one example of my recent work in New York. Patricia was a high-flying business executive who had put off having a child for
many years because her career came first. Now the biological clock had clicked in and she desperately wanted a baby, but she could not get pregnant.
There was no physical reason for her infertility, and I soon came to realise that she had simply done a fine job of selfhypnosis, programming her body to reject pregnancy.
I re-hypnotised her to switch that part of her body back on, and within a couple of months she was pregnant and now has twins.
Another area in which hypnosis works is pain control. We can all remember concentrating desperately hard on, say, putting up a shelf.
Your screwdriver slips, you cut your finger – and it hardly registers. It is only when you have finished that you realise the finger hurts intolerably, and you notice blood running down your arm.
I have used that principle to help several women to have painless childbirths by hypnotising them into concentrating on things other than the forthcoming pain.
And it is even possible for selfhypnosis to do the trick. I know from experience that it is possible to teach that technique.
Recently I was talking to Dr Roger Bannister, the man who ran the first four-minute mile back in the Fifties. It had been deemed an unbreakable barrier. But within a year or so of his epic feat, some 30 other runners had done the same.
Had the world suddenly produced a new breed of supermen-Of course not. What had happened was that Roger’s astonishing feat had changed the mindset of many runners.
Instead of saying ‘That’s impossible’ they were now saying ‘You know, I could just do that’. And the mental shift impacted on their bodily functions.
Much of the work I now do with leading athletes involves that principle. I hypnotise them into accepting that they could do even better than they are doing.
Do I succeed? All I can say is that many of those sportsmen and women report back to me that their performance has improved, and they send their friends to consult me – which is the highest compliment.
The other area in which, in my experience, hypnotism works well is in curing irrational fears and phobias – as well as addictions such as smoking or overeating.
A good hypnotist can rid you of anxieties within half an hour, and in New York I conducted a televised experiment which proves it.
I hypnotised Gina, a young lady who had a morbid fear of flying. Then I took her up in a C111 transport plane and at 3,000ft opened the rear door and stood with her (harnessed of course) a mere 12in from the drop, while she calmly enjoyed the breathtaking view of the city.
As far as I am concerned, anything which says to the sceptics that hynotism is more than either a showbiz con or a simple matter of the weak-minded ‘victim’ being influenced by the stronger-willed hypnotist is worthwhile.
Please don’t misunderstand me. I have no worries about hypnotism as entertainment. That is how I started out, and I still love to perform on stage and television, although it can involve drama and hype and a slightly contrived, spooky atmosphere.
But, like many others, I soon came to realise that there is much more to the art than merely persuading people to do foolish things as a bit of fun.
As I looked into the history of hypnotism I learned that in its modern form it was first practised as ‘animal magnetism’ some 200 years ago in Vienna by one Dr Franz Anton Mesmer (hence the word mesmerised).
He was highly successful but he ended up ruined and driven out of the city by the medical establishment, having been accused of faking and practising magic.
Or take the case of 19th century surgeon James Esdaile. He practised in India and, as a matter of necessity, performed dozens of operations, including major amputations, without anaesthetic and without his patients feeling pain.
He claimed a 95 per cent success rate, at a time when most surgeons killed some 40 per cent of their patients. But when he came back to this country and tried to interest his colleagues in his discovery, he was laughed out of court by the medical authorities.
Is it any wonder then that those who discovered they had the power to hypnotise soon found they could do better by taking their skill on to the stage rather than into the consulting rooms?
Now I hope that the research conducted by David Spiegel and others will finally enable hypnotism to take its proper place as a serious part of medical science. It is high time.
McKenna-Breen, the largest hypnotism training centre in the world, can be contacted on 020 7704 6604.
This article is derived for the Daily Mail Australia. Below is the link to the site I extracted this amazing article.
There are many people who are unclear about how past life regression works. I to remember how I was very confused with what hypnosis is when I first had my own past life regression. And lets face it, the nature of consciousness is very elusive. So I would like to explain a few things about what past life regression, hypnosis and consciousness is and isn’t.
Think of the process of ‘Past life regression’ and ‘Life Between lives repression’ as tapping into a radio signal. Once you reach a deep level of relaxation, you are very much tuning in on very refined subtle energies which connects to your higher self. Your higher self is an energy that exists in the spiritual realm. It is always there and has always been there. Where is it? It is right next to you and everywhere in the ether. Once we are very relaxed, we move down in your subconscious, then deeper unconscious, the human collective unconscious and into superconscious mind. The superconscious mind is the refined energy we need to tap into. It isn’t a destination. It is always there. It is about tuning into it.
As we communicate with the superconscious mind, we can ask many questions with a clear intention. As we communicate with it, it is very important to clear the mind of conscious thoughts, and trusting and surrendering to the experience. The best way to look at it is your taking an exploration back home where there are no worries such as paying bills, family stresses etc etc. It really is a blissful experience where you will be delighted to be in. Time is distorted in the experience where 3 hours may feel like 1 hour. Once you are in this realm, you are actually operating out of time and space.
As you begin the process of asking questions, the spiritual realm will communicate with you through the universal mind as your human mind will decode it through your subconscious mind. The trick is to make sure your conscious mind does not dilute the information you are getting with the human conditioning we experience in our human material physical life.
We then decode the information with our brains through our imagination. Yes, imagination. Now some people have said after a past life regression, that they felt they made the experience up. How it works is that we use our imagination to decode the information from the spiritual realm. If the universal mind had a mouth and a human brain, then it would just speak and share what it is trying to tell us. But the universal mind does not have a human body. So we are the conduit at which the universal intelligences can speak through. Think of the imagination as the paint, paint brush and canvas. And your feelings and relaxation are the connecting agent for communication. Feelings do not lie so trusting feelings is important. Think of the feelings as your vehicle. We are communicating with our consciousness, which never dies.
The unconscious mind is the part of us that controls most of our behaviors. It is the very protective part of our mind that is 90% of our hidden awareness. The unconscious mind is the part of us that makes sure we breath when we sleep and warns us of danger. It is the part of us that holds our deepest beliefs created from conditioning, programming and past events that have shaped the map of our world. Beliefs can me limiting and beliefs can be empowering as well. In my therapy, we will look at those beliefs created in our unconscious mind as we will reframe those beliefs using gentle suggestive therapy and NLP exercises. We are often we harsh on ourselves. Once we begin to be kinder to ourselves and others, we can then start the healing process. One thing that is very important to understand is that you must have a clear intention for this therapy to be effective. Knowing what you are seeking, trusting the process for change and having the courage to pass through the healing process is the key to making change. The last but most important thing is to be creative. Imagination is the tool to manifest what you want by creating it in your mind first.