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Akashic Records, Collective Consciousness, and Remote Viewing

Overactive Imagination Overactive Imagination

Akashic Records, whose name is derived from the Sanskrit word "Akasha" meaning "space", are supposed to contain all knowledge from all human experiences in the Universe. The Akashic Records are frequently described as a library that is constantly updated whenever any person anywhere thinks a thought. The mystic Edgar Cayce (March 18, 1877 - January 3, 1945) claimed to be able to answers questions about health, astrology, and reincarnation by accessing the Akashic Records when he was in a state of self-induced trance. The Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.) based in Virginia Beach, offers a variety of therapies in keeping with the spirit and philosophy of the Edgar Cayce readings. Edgar Cayce Centers are now found in 25 countries and each year attract thousands of curious people, scholars, researchers, philosophers, and even health care professionals.

Interest in mysticism and paranormal phenomena seems to fulfill a human need for absolute knowledge which science cannot provide. Some companies are running very profitable businesses by encouraging people to explore the power of their subconscious by tapping into the Universal Energy which is within the reach of enlightened individuals. There is a web site that for $98 Dollars will sell you six cassette tapes to teach "remote viewing", a technique to access subconscious and universal mind information in space and time so that present, past, and future events are revealed.

Akashic Records, Collective Consciousness, and Remote Viewing are philosophies for which there is no proof and which cannot be scientifically verified. Remote viewing (the current version of "clairvoyance") is a fancy way of doing thought experiments, or brainstorming about something that you know nothing about. Any findings produced through remote viewing or access to Akashic Records without physical observations or background knowledge cannot be much better than wild guesses. We can have a greater awareness of our surroundings and can even make some insightful predictions by paying close attention to our perceptions and by using our power of deduction.

One Million Dollar Challenge:
The James Randi Educational Foundation, a not-for-profit organization which was established in 1996 to promote critical thinking, offers a prize of one million Dollars to any person who can demonstrate any psychic, supernatural or paranormal ability of any kind under mutually agreed conditions. To date, the prize remains unclaimed.
A Scientific Psychic Workbook

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Alessandra said,
2007-12-12 @ 23:45:55

Hello! I need a help! Can akashic records be an infinite library?
Can I find what i want there?
Thank you

Administrator said,
2007-12-13 @ 04:57:52

Unfortunately, akashic records are a figment of somebody's imagination. While in theory they are infinite and contain everything, you cannot get anything out of them.

You are better off searching the Internet for answers to your questions.

Cherry Sage said,
2010-01-15 @ 18:11:05

Well this is the most interesting site in the context of the metaphysical and learning about it through objective study. Nothing wrong with that. But I do object that paranormal activity or experiences are nothing more then fantasies. Many real and documented studies and videotape evidence has been objectively studied and verified from a scientific point of view. And although it is most challenge to quantify data based on psychic ability or paranormal phenomenon (real or imagined), there is enough empirical data to support that in many cases (not all) there is no scientific explanation or objective data to quantify an experience and make it valid in scientific terms. Still doesn’t mean it’s not real. Just not verifiable to those who need scientific data to prove the existence of that which eludes them.

If we had proof of the infinite then there would be no need to search for the Truth during our brief journey in the physical world. The quest for truth is a part of life itself and by that we find the meaning of life as well as the afterlife. The two are intimately intermingled, what limits our perception of it can be explained by virtue of the limitations of the physical body itself. Overcoming physical reality as it merges with spiritual attainment is the never-ending purpose of the human soul.

julio said,
2011-01-27 @ 06:02:38

Administrator, I like your comment "You are better off searching the Internet for answers to your questions." I don't know why the one million dollars prize remains unclaimed... if we can go to akashic and know the future...

Sherry Andrea said,
2011-05-13 @ 01:35:27

Nice article. I don't have a problem with anyone saying that don't believe in something that can't be proven... if I did that would point to a problem within myself not outside of myself. Clairvoyance is utilized in the act of remote viewing but they are not one and the same. Similar to how telepathy could manifest via clairaudience or clairsentience. I have read many remote viewing readings and many also will pick up things with their clairsentience.

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Wild-life Painter Clementina Rivera

Clementina Rivera - Wild-life painter
Clementina Rivera

Clementina Rivera, noted for her realistic paintings of coastal sea creatures, visited the Washington, D.C. area recently. Clementina has won many artistic awards for her portrayal of wild life along the East shore of the United States. Her studio in Rockport, Texas is located just minutes from the sea and provides magnificent opportunities to observe the migration of birds and the activities of the local fishermen.

Pelicans - Painting by Clementina Rivera
Click here to see Clementina Rivera's Paintings

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The Mystery of Silhouettes

Silhouette of a Lady
Is this a front view or a back view of the lady?

Silhouettes and shadows are two-dimensional images that can confuse us. We live in a three-dimensional world which provides us with depth-perception clues that disambiguate what we see. Much of our visual input today comes from movies, television, and computer screens that give us just a two-dimensional focal plane that can result in ambiguities which cannot be resolved by our brain.

Ever since fire was invented, we have used the shadows formed on walls for entertainment. Here are some books that show you some simple tricks.

Discover how your eyes play tricks on you

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Antibiotic-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bacteria

Coccus bacteria
Coccus Bacteria

Unwittingly, mankind has created a superbug that is hard to kill. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that drug-resistant staphylococcus bacteria are causing over 94,000 serious infections and 18,600 deaths each year. This figure now surpasses the 12,500 estimated deaths from AIDS in 2005.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) became prevalent by surviving a multitude of antibiotics that doctors prescribed indiscriminately for many years. It was not uncommon for a doctor to prescribe antibiotics for viral infections, which are unaffected by these drugs, as a prophylactic measure to prevent co-occurring bacterial infections. The resistant bacteria have proved capable of surviving exposure to what were once powerful antibiotics. The rise of MRSA illustrates the principles of Darwin's Theory of Evolution very clearly.

Staph germs occur commonly on human skin. Pimples and minor abrasions are frequently infected with Staphylococcus. Severe infections are usually treated with penicillin derivatives such as methicillin or amoxicillin, but these treatments are ineffective against the resistant bacteria. Drug-resistant bacteria are turning up more frequently in institutional health-care centers, prisons, and sport facilities where people are in close contact. The term "Nosocomial Infection" is used for infections that are acquired as result of treatment in a hospital and which usually appear more than 48 hours after hospitalization. Hospitals are addressing the problem by forbidding doctors from wearing ties and jewelry that can harbor bacteria, and by disinfecting commonly touched surfaces more frequently. The most effective technique for reducing hospital-acquired infections consists of identifying reservoirs of MRSA through culture of nasal swabs and treating and isolating the carriers.
Learn about viruses, bacteria, and parasites

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Social Security and Medicare for Baby Boomers

Medicare Card

The Social Security Act of 1935 established retirement benefits for workers, for the handicapped, and for victims of industrial accidents. Payroll deductions taken under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) provide the funding for Social Security. The age for retirement was originally 65 years of age, but as life expectancy in the United States continues to increase, and the sources of funding for Social Security continue to dwindle, the retirement age is being gradually extended. People born from 1943 to 1954 will qualify for retirement at age 66. Those born after 1960 will not get a full pension until age 67.

According to the Center for Health Statistics, the average life expectancy in the United States is approximately 78 years. This means that retirement income should be able to sustain you for at least 10 years if you were to die at the average age, but you are likely to live much longer than that with modern medical interventions. Social Security and individual retirement accounts (401K) are supposed to provide the funds to meet your expenses when you no longer work, but Social Security is in trouble.

One of the problems with Social Security is the uneven population growth known as the post-World War II "baby boom" between 1946 and 1964. The large population of boomers started using birth control and had fewer children who could fund Social Security. This means that Social Security will run out of money. The trustees of the fund estimate that by 2017 the revenue collected by Social Security will be less than what is needed to pay the beneficiaries. If Social Security then starts using its surplus reserves, the reserves will be exhausted by 2041. Medicare, which provides medical benefits to retirees, will start going negative in 2013 and will consume its reserves by 2019.

The United States is heading toward a crisis in social services and health care in ten years. The traditional services that serve our seniors today may not be available to those who were born after 1954. What are you going to do about it?
Learn more about Medicare

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Stressful exercise can be fatal

Chicago Marathon Chicago Marathon

It happened again. A Michigan police officer died during the 2007 Chicago Marathon. An autopsy showed that a heart condition, and not the record-setting heat and high humidity, was what killed him. The temperature was 88 degrees Fahrenheit (31°C) by 10 AM, which broke the previous record of 84 degrees set in 1979. However, at least 49 people were taken to hospitals, while another 250 were treated onsite, many for heat-related ailments. The high heat index and the large number of casualties prompted director Carey Pinkowski to stop the race at 11:30 a.m., about 3 1/2 hours into the run, when the organizers became concerned they would not be able to cope with additional heat-related injuries as the temperature continued to soar. According to the organizers of the Marathon, approximately 45,000 runners registered for the race, but 10,000 did not show up. So, of the 35,000 who actually raced, about 300 required treatment or a hospital visit. That is about one percent.

Exercising during extreme heat and humidity causes a loss of body fluids as the body tries to keep cool by sweating. Drinking only water can be fatal because it results in hyponatremia, a sodium deficiency that may cause abdominal cramps and convulsions. Profuse sweating requires replacing sodium and potassium, two essential electrolytes. Drinking a glass of water with 1/4 teaspoon of salt or sports drinks helps to restore the electrolytes lost by sweating.
How to Exercise at Home

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Our oceans are changing and jellyfish prosper

Jellyfish Bloom Jellyfish bloom

Commercial fishermen use nets that may measure more than a mile in length. These efficient fishing techniques have made it possible to bring cheap seafood to our table. The sea was thought to be an inexhaustible source of food, but warmer ocean waters and overfishing have resulted in major changes in marine ecosystems.

Around the world, jellyfish populations are displacing fish and becoming the dominant form of marine life. Jellyfish populations have become so dense that they have overwhelmed fishing nets along the coast of France and clogged the water intake pipes of nuclear power plants in Japan. Jellyfish are consuming shrimp larvae and small fish thus reducing the population of species that are important to humans. Jellyfish compete for the same kinds of prey as adult and young fishes, so we are promoting the expansion of jellyfish habitats by overfishing and polluting the waters.

Fish provide valuable sources of essential omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids for human diets. If our society continues to exploit natural resources without limits that guarantee renewal, we will wipe out the fauna and flora on which we depend. Neanderthals managed to survive for over 230,000 years in Europe. We, who have named ourselves Homo Sapiens, meaning "wise man", have only been around for approximately 60,000 years. Will we use our intelligence to outlive the Neanderthals?

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Vegan, Vegetarian, Omnivore, and Carnivore

Photo: © Anup and Manoj Shah Vegan and Carnivore

Vegans follow a philosophy of eating only vegetable products, whereas vegetarians allow themselves to eat some animal products such as eggs and milk. Vegans usually avoid animal products for ethical, health or environmental reasons, whereas vegetarians who consume eggs and milk point out that their dietary choices do not harm other living beings. Omnivores will eat both vegetable and meat products, and carnivores eat only other animals.

Humans have evolved eating a varied diet and this has resulted in evolutionary adaptations that set certain limitations on what we should eat to be healthy. Unlike other mammals, humans do not have the capacity for making Vitamin C and this requires regular consumption of fruits and vegetables to avoid scurvy. Similarly, the human body needs to have Vitamin B12 and essential omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that can be satisfied by eating fish. People who are strictly vegan usually develop Vitamin B12 deficiencies unless they consume fortified products. Vitamin B12 deficiency can result in anemia and nervous system damage. Low levels of Vitamin B12 increase the risk of heart disease or pregnancy complications.

Cats are strict carnivores whose nutritional needs must be the met by eating meat or animal-based protein. Insufficient dietary protein results in the loss of skeletal muscle tissue. Like humans, cats convert carbohydrates that are not used for energy into body fat. A diet should have the right proportion of macronutrients to supply all the essential nutrients with a low enough level of calories to avoid obesity.
Find a variety of Recipes

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Calorie Restriction - the key to longevity

Antonio Zamora, Calorie Restriction

I was recently interviewed by the Baltimore Sun for an article about calorie restriction and its life-extension effects.

Recent research by David Sinclair, a Harvard University molecular geneticist, has found a link between aging and two human genes that seem to play a role in the longevity of the cells that compose our bodies. In 2003, Sinclair made headlines when he found that resveratrol, a compound in red wine, can lengthen the life span of yeast cells by up to 80 percent. The compound has also been shown to extend the lives of worms and flies. Resveratrol activates SIRT1, a gene that produces enzymes known as sirtuins. It turns out that cells which are starved by giving them fewer nutrients try to protect themselves from dying by activating two more of the seven sirtuin genes humans carry, SIRT3 and SIRT4. This knowledge may help to shed some light on the molecular mechanisms of life extension.

While the search for a longevity elixir continues, we have to rely on calorie restriction, which has been known to extend the life span of many species. Although calorie restriction has not been shown to extend human life span (yet), it can prevent many of the diseases associated with aging and obesity such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension.
Read about Caloric Restriction and Optimum Nutrition (CRON)

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The human need for music

An Indian Sitar An Indian Sitar

The great human need for music can be judged from the success of the Sony Walkman recording cassette and today's Apple iPod. Music has ancient traditions that can be documented to the time of the Neanderthals. In 1995, a 43,000-year-old flute fragment made from a bear femur was found in cave in northern Yugoslavia[1]. Music existed in the form of chants, whistles, and rhythmic beats for thousands of years before that.

Music is the most universal and ancient form of human communication, and the human voice is the most ancestral instrument. A lullaby will soothe a crying baby and the lyrics of a song will be remembered with little effort after many years. Music and rhyme provide a regular structure that helps us to organize our thoughts.

music Listen to the sitar
Learn about musical instruments

[1] Early Music. Editorial sidebar in Science, Vol. 276, 11 April, 1997, pg. 205.

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