The Venus Project
The plans of The Venus Project offer society a broader spectrum of choices based on the scientific possibilities directed toward a new era of peace and sustainability for all. Through the implementation of a global Resourced Based Economy, and a multitude of innovative and environmentally friendly technologies directly applied to the social system, The Venus Project proposals will dramatically reduce crime, poverty, hunger, homelessness, and many other pressing problems that are common throughout the world today.
One of the cornerstones of the organization’s findings is the fact that many of the dysfunctional behaviors of today’s society stem directly from the dehumanizing environment of a monetary system. In addition, automation has resulted in the technological replacement of human labor by machines and eventually most people will not have the purchasing power to buy the goods and services turned out.
The Venus Project proposes a system in which automation and technology would be intelligently integrated into an overall holistic socio-economic design where the primary function would be to maximize the quality of life rather than profits. This project also introduces a set of workable and practical values.
This is also in perfect accord with the spiritual aspects and ideals found in most religions throughout the world. What sets The Venus Project apart, however, is that it proposes to translate these ideals into a working reality.
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.
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Relaxing ocean sounds. Very soothing sounds. Here are some sounds that will bring you a sense of relaxation. These sounds are ocean and water sounds. It’s just amazing how sound can change your vibration, which influences your state, mood and mindset. As you shift your state of mind, your body will begin to shift its vibration and you will begin to feel a sense of vitality.
When you start to slow down from your stressful schedules, you will begin to see your skin and hair improve. You will see your energy levels change and you will begin to feel happier.
Everything in our universe is energy. It’s just a matter of raising the vibration where positivity can thrive, making it easier for you to manifest positivity into you life and thoughts. Try these sounds…. It works for me.
Energy Healing is about being open to change. Most people think Energy Healing is an art form made from hocus pocus. But in fact, it’s been around for thousands of years. The ancients used it for healing when there were no sophisticated medicines. Things were simpler then so they depended on healing their mind, body and soul with their mind and universal energy. The ancients didn’t have much of a choice but to heal their own bodies otherwise they would perish. Then why do people of today deny its power and effectiveness? Well one reason would be is that we have so become accustomed to medicine from pharmaceutical companies to fix us up. And not to mention the friendly family doctor.
The truth of the matter is that the mind is very powerful in healing the body. And nature and the universe we live it has all the ingredients to heal our bodies. What the mind decides, the body will follow. Positivity can help a great deal in our growth and evolution. Cave men didn’t rely on cold and flu tablets to relieve the symptoms of a cold, they just got up and got on with it. They had to. It was the mind power to overcome, survive and thrive. This is how evolution works folks. I always say, I’ll try anything once. And if it doesn’t hurt you, it can only make you wiser. And who knows, it could even change your life forever. Blessings.
Depression and Spirituality is one in the same thing. The pathway to spiritual expansion is experiencing deep emotions. During this process, your awareness expands and the path to growth and enlightenment is explored. There are no short cuts to this place. Its like trying to understand a concept in a book but choose not to read the book. Growth requires will and a desire to explore.
You could say that here on our beautiful planet, there are some very beautiful people with dear souls who want to grow and explore. These people are often known as our teachers or healers. And there are the people on the other side of the spectrum. These people enjoy misery. Finding whatever opportunity for comfortable anarchy and destruction. A journey they have chosen which they know deep down will give them the platform for spiritual growth.
Could we say that we are all highly aware of what we want and know how we need to learn our lessons. Some of us understand it. Just a little mystery. Yes. But there are so many people who will say the words…. “I just know it”. I’ll follow that feeling.
Some people will want a Past Life Regression with no particular intention or reason. Some people may be curious about how it works or if it’s ‘real’. Like it’s going to be this instant magical life changing experience. We are connected to the universe, not the other way around. The universe will not show you anything unless you are ready to see it and you are seeking something from a place of spiritual growth and integrity. Having a clear intention for what you want is very important. Past Life regression is not a joy ride. It is a place where we can work through things about ourselves that we haven’t resolved yet. I do not take this lightly and I always make sure my clients are doing the therapy all for the right reasons. Having a strong idea of where you want to go and what your seek is very important. The universe will show you what you are ready to see.
The other point I would like to make is the misconception of how people will see and receive their information. Hypnotherapy is the way we process the experience with relaxation to move down in the Theta brain waves of unconscious mind communication. This is where we communicate with the unconscious and then into universal super-conscious mind. Very deep relaxation is required. Now some people expect a full techni-colour vision where they expect to see through their human eyes. When you have your eyes closed, we are not visualising with our human eyes anymore, we are using our minds eye (Third eye – Pineal Glad). Some people who have PLR can be very disappointed because they don’t see the unfolding of their past life just like they see something on a TV screen. You have to work at relaxation first before you can get to that deep relaxed state. Then you can tune into what your higher self and the universe is trying to show you.
There are no magic wands. You are the master and healer of your destiny and you have the power to see and change it. Once your in a relaxed state, you then use imagination to decode what your unconscious mind is telling you. You can then easily communicate with it and give it new ways to behave, as it then changes our patterns of beliefs and feeling states that are limiting us. The more creative you are, the more change you can create for your unconscious mind to work with. How do you think the poets of this world work through their issues? Through expression. When we move to a past life, it is about moving towards it through the feeling state you are trying to clear. For example, if you want to express to someone how your boss has been bothering you at work, you would remember a time that your boss annoyed you, you would then feel the state of emotions in your mind and body where you will easily be able to tell your friend how you feel about it. Feelings are the tools used to get to the Past Life. Eliciting states is very important.