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.
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.
The Subconscious Mind
The Mysteries of the Subconscious Mind Revealed. When French philosophist Rene Decartes said “Cogito ergo sum” (“I think therefore I am”), he was talking about the conscious mind. It is the conscious mind through which we discover our “sense of self”. The conscious mind derives much of its information from its physical environment reacting to sensations such as sight, taste, touch and sound. Conscious awareness reflects the external environment back to us for personal processing. Our innate analytical thought system then judges the experiences to form opinions. Each individual processes and filters reality to form a sense of self-awareness. The accumulated conscious experience creates a feeling of separateness that helps to define our personal identity.
Many analogies have been made to describe the conscious mind. One effective metaphor is that of the ocean. Our conscious mind thinks at the surface of the tide, but there are many depths below that it dips into and accesses for information. Another analogy might be the telescope. Our conscious mind looks through it and sees a particular object in focus, unaware of the world outside of that telescope lens. Thus consciousness is limited to a small radius, although it serves its purpose. If we were to have access to ALL of the information in the universe at any given moment, surely our minds would explode from the overload. How can you drive a car when you are tapped into millions of bits of information all at once? It would be a death wish. The conscious mind steers the car. Another metaphor for the conscious mind would be an iceberg. The conscious mind is the tip of the iceberg that extends out of the ocean. The conscious mind perceives the world from information derived from the subconscious below, and from the physical world around it.
The Subconscious Mind
The subconscious mind is very often misunderstood and confused with the unconscious mind. Subconsciousness literally means beneath the threshold of consciousness, or that part of the mind that lies just below the level of conscious thinking. Again using the metaphor of the ocean, the subconscious mind would be like the midwater zone that circulates between the warmer surface water and the deeper cold waters. In the example of the telescope, while the conscious mind is looking through the small opening, the subconscious is recording the impressions while also searching memory banks for corroborating information. The subconscious mind acts as your personal secretary who records conscious data and who also retrieves relevant memories from the unconscious mind. It behaves like the RAM (random access memory) in your computer. It filters and retains information for the purpose of directing it to its necessary applications. A very active subconscious mind detects patterns to predetermine conscious thinking and behavior. Perhaps this explains why some idiot savants can do what they do. While their conscious mind is unable to function normally in the world, they are able to quickly solve complex math problems or play extraordinary music by ear. It is possible that they are tapping into their subconscious mind directly.
Another important job of the subconscious is to act as a monitor, to take care of all of our actions. For example, when we are first learning how to drive a car, our conscious awareness must be extremely focused in order to learn the skill. Once we have learned how to drive, the conscious mind goes on autopilot, and the subconscious takes over, doing the driving for us, so to speak.
The way the subconscious operates is far different then our conscious mind. While the conscious mind is objective, relying on logic and literal thinking, the subconscious is subjective, processing the subliminal and symbolic meaning of words and imagery. Thus it is the subconscious mind that retains feelings and images from our dreams. Fairy tales and myths have long been used to appeal to the subconscious mind for the purpose of accelerated learning.
The Unconscious Mind
The largest part of the human mind is the unconscious. To use the ocean analogy once more, the conscious mind remains on the surface, dipping into the depths of the subconscious below, which in turn springs from a vast underground reservoir called the unconscious. Using the metaphor of the iceberg, the huge mass of ice at the very bottom of the berg represents our personal unconscious, which is comprised of all the data from our individual experiences in life from the day we enter this world to the day we exit. It also contains all of our physical operational data and our autonomic memory. Unconscious information is also derived from our conscious processing and impressions, some of which have disappeared from our consciousness through suppression or simply forgotten. It contains everything that is and that is not present in our conscious awareness. The unconscious mind has recorded all of the emotions we feel, every thought that we think, every dream we have, every image we see, every smell, every taste, every word we have spoken and every touch we have felt. The memories of every event we have had in our lives. All of our knowledge and wisdom that we have gained is stored like books in our own personal library. All of this is contained within the unconscious, within the deepest depths, at the widest base of the iceberg of our mind. Many people believe it is here, at the very base, that all of our minds are connected. Each individual unconscious is stored like a blueprint or a book in the collective unconscious.
The Collective Unconscious
The Collective mind, also referred to as the Matrix or the universal mind, contains all of the thoughts, memories, ideas and experiences of every individual who has ever lived. Like a giant mass, the collective unconscious is our planetary library that is generally inaccessible to us during our conscious states. The core application of PSI TECH’s TRV training is based on Carl Jung’s theory of the human psyche and its relation to the collective unconscious. This concept was developed in the late 1800’s in a most interesting manner. Jung, an Austrian psychiatrist and contemporary of Sigmund Freud, was visiting a psychiatric hospital for study, which he often did. It was there that he spoke with a poor, uneducated patient who was standing by a window. The man pointed out the window excitedly and said, “See, the sun is wagging its tail! It is making the wind!” Later Jung was reading a book that he had discovered in a library, an obscure German text that was a translation of the Greek text that was over 2000 years old. In it was described a religious cult ceremony in which the initiate, after performing the proper ritual, would see the sun’s tail wagging, and the secret revelation would then come to the initiate that it was the sun’s tail that makes wind.
Jung remembered the comment of the poor uneducated man from the hospital, and it sent him on a journey to discover the source of universal symbolism in the human mind. In his journey he recognized that throughout the world, in all cultures and times, from ancient Egypt, to the Aztecs, to India, to the Native American cultures, to Europe, there were similarities in their religious prophecies, their myths, and their fairy tales that went beyond their cultural learning or heritage. There must be, he surmised, an original source that connected them all. This was the universal mind that all individual minds connected to. A common link between all inhabitants of the world, dead or alive.
One analogy would be like air. We each breathe in air. I am breathing in air as I sit before my computer writing this article. It is my air, which I personally am taking in. You may be on the other side of the continent, or the world, reading this article. You are breathing in your air. And yet this air connects us all, it permeates everything, the entire earth. This would be the universal mind; a collective consciousness that learns and changes from the experiences of each individual, just as the air is altered as it is breathed in and out.
One example of how this collective mind operates was given by a British biologist named Rupert Sheldrake. He took two puzzles, the kind where you have to find the hidden picture within the picture. He sent the researches out with the puzzles, and recorded the percentage of the population who were shown the puzzles that were able to find the hidden pictures. He then took one of the puzzles and on BBC TV, in front of millions of viewers, showed the puzzle, narrowing in on the hidden picture so that they could all see where it was. Then the researchers went out with the two puzzles again, one of which was the one that was aired on TV. They went to remote locations in the world where TV was not available, and presented the two puzzles to different populations. Remarkably, when shown the puzzle that had been aired on TV, twice as many people located the hidden picture. While the other puzzle still had the same original percentage of success. When millions of viewers saw the hidden picture, it became encoded in the collective mind, or collective unconscious, making it easier for the population to perceive.