November, 2011 Newsletter
Long Distance Healing
Science of the LIFE FORCE
In recent years enormous evidence has accumulated that long range "energy healing" occurs, as well as a variety of other effects involving non-local consciousness. Evidence has been collected by the Princeton PEAR Lab and other research programs which prove that an information field exists which penetrates all known barriers, does not weaken with distance, propagates forward and backward in time, and couples to consciousness. In Dr. Swanson's new book, Life Force, the Scientific Basis, he shows that this field is connected to the "chi" or "Qi" energy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and to the "torsion" energy reported by Russian physicists. This new view makes it possible to understand subtle energy concepts such as the "aura" from a scientific perspective.
TIME: Friday, 7:30 p.m., NOVEMBER 25, 2011
PLACE: Unity Community Church – Y.E.S. Hall, 3391 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
(doors open at 7 p.m.)
Dr. Claude Swanson, educated as a physicist at MIT and Princeton University has conducted postgraduate work at Princeton and Cornell University on the design of superconducting plasma containment vessels for fusion energy systems. For the last twenty years, interspersed with his conventional professional career in applied physics, Dr. Swanson has pursued investigations into "unconventional physics." Dr. Swanson has published his second book, Life Force, The Scientific Basis, which continues the exploration of his first book, The Synchronized Universe.
A $15 donation is asked of non-members, at the door
Students with ID, a $5 donation is asked
Life Force Workshop
Saturday, November 26
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Masonic Lodge Dining Room, 146 Main Street, Los Altos
Dr. Swanson describes how energy medicine, as well as many other aspects of "paranormal" and "consciousness" phenomena can be understood scientifically. Dr. Swanson will explain how the Life Force works within the body to maintain health, and how it is being used in new devices and new applications in science and medicine. Dr. Swanson will present our latest and best understanding of this important energy, which promises to provide a scientific foundation for energy medicine and greatly advance our understanding of consciousness and our connection to higher dimensions.
• Workshop flyer (https://fmbr.org/workshops/2011/wkshp-Swanson-nov11/Swanson_wkshp.htm)
AN EVOLVING JOURNEY:
SCIENCE AND MIND-BEING
|As we have adopted a new meeting format in which we spend some time discussing topics of interest in an open forum prior to the main presentation, I offer my own story as a way to list topics that might be of interest to others; each of us will have our own list.
Back in 2003, I was a regular "Newtonian" scientist (a biochemist) and never gave any thought to mind-being or consciousness. I worked with atoms and molecules and thought I had a basic understanding of electrons and protons. Watson and Crick had deciphered the "basis of life" with an understanding of DNA and RNA. Then, in 2003, I first "felt" energy, the Chi or Qi, in a Qi Gong/yoga class, and my world view changed. I have read and studied continuously since that time and experienced many "experiential" phenomenon. My goal was to achieve as thorough an understanding as I could as to "who and what am I." I thought I would put together a road map of the lessons learned and experiences gathered since.
I started from the science side, studying Energy Medicine, followed by Oschman's Energy Medicine in Therapeutics and Human Performance - - which opened my eyes to all the ways messages are communicated in the human body. The wet collagen in our bodies probably acts like a semiconductor. At this point, I was and still am, fascinated by water. I have read and experienced changing the structure of water by intention (Beverly Rubik and Emoto Masaru) and have my hypothesis as to how homeopathy works. Listening to Bruce Lipton, I came to understand that we are more than the building blocks coded by DNA. Epigenetics and the EFT technic offer further proof of our abilities to create change with our mind.
Concurrent with my scientific explorations, I started to delve into energy healing. By this time, I was seeing the auras surrounding us and seeing the lines of energy emanating from our entire body, especially around the head and from our hands. Reiki, Matrix Energetics, Yuen Method, Biogenesis, Quantum Touch, raising vibrations with spiritual healing, energy connections per Eric Pearl, were all methods I experienced and learned. Caroline Myss, in Energy Anatomy, taught me about medical intuition.
By 2005, it was obvious to me that Newtonian science would not answer all my questions. I needed to look at the experiential side. I had always done some meditation (mainly transcendental meditation). I listened to a talk by Caroline Cory (Omniumuniverse.com)and experienced her mediation; that meditation increased my "vibrations" -- a feeling of energy flows in my head -- so I took her 1 year "Mastery" course (4 days a week, 4 times for 1 year). It was an extraordinary year during which I learned about many "mystery school" subjects as well as experiencing Source energy/knowledge that was life changing. Around this time I started learning a little more about shamanism and experienced the wonderful teachings from Dawn Clark and listened to Hank Wesselman.
By this point, I had read David Hawkins Power vs Force and learned about kinesthesiology and the scale of consciousness. His Eye and I, along with Caroline's course, firmly put me on the path of enlightenment. This path was accelerated by some phenomenal "energy" flows through my body that I experienced with Eliza Mada Dalian (In Search of the Miraculous: Healing into Consciousness). This was followed by studies on Edgar Cayce and his unique gifts and ability to read past lives, especially those who lived in the biblical times. At this point, I was ready for A Course in Miracles and The Way of Mastery, books which are important for traveling the path of "enlightenment".
My readings, throughout this period, led me to the "mystery schools" and I learned much from Drunvalo Melchizedek in his The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life. This book was my first exposure to sacred geometry and the alternative history of mankind. Zecharia Sitchin's The Earth Chronicles presents a fascinating view on how mankind was influenced by "others." Elisabeth Haich, in Initiation, describes her previous life and learnings in ancient Egypt -- her insights on life, the universe, and spirituality practiced at that time. In my mind, the above learnings dovetail right into quantum mechanics and what life is all about.
I am still a scientist. So where does all of this information lead us? Quantum mechanics and zero point energy fields may be what it is all about in scientific terminology. This would be the same as the "Akashic Field" postulated by Ervin Laszlo or the "Aether" by David Wilcock. In spiritual terms, this may be the energy of Source which surrounds and embodies and connects all of us and everything. Thus, further studies in the field of zero point energy are a "must" to understand and pull together science, mind-being and spirituality. Wilcock gives excellent summaries of the many phenomena that point to "aether" being the building block for everything. In the zero point energy domain, the mysteries of sacred geometry, vibrations, torsion fields, electromagnetism, gravity, and cosmology all come together. This is an area in which we should have many discussions and experiments to further understand mind-being and the universe.
Jerry Gin, PhD
Astral travel, lucid projection, or out-of-body experience (OBE) is a tool to develop spiritually and to experience directly other non-physical dimensions. The advantages and benefits of learning this capacity will be explained, like developing greater awareness, contacting spirit guides, identifying our life task, mastering Bioenergies, and understanding the processes of death and dying and the consequences for spiritual growth and evolution. Some common methods and usual entry and exit sensations will be taught.
Some of the main topics covered in this weekend:
• Preparation for the out-of-body experience
• Common sensations during take-off and return to the body
• Vital energy and its different types
• Multiple or extraphysical (astral) dimensions
• Benefits of OBEs and other psychic phenomena
• Practical application of Bioenergy techniques
The method strives to teach not only the process and techniques for leaving the body, but also all of its consequences, for the participant to achieve greater awareness and inner development.
Day of the event: $150 FMBR members, $165 non-members
Member Profile - Pei Lin
Pei Lin is a software engineer at Cadence Design System, Inc. Five years ago, she saw an FMBR meeting announcement and decided to check it out. She has been a member of FMBR ever since and recently joined the board of directors as the treasurer. She loves to travel, is interested in Qi Gong, energy healing, flower arranging, hiking and reading. She says she likes FMBR because of the great lectures on a wide range of topics. "It broadens my understanding of everything from the molecular level to the universe. It also provides a place to meet people with the same interest." She adds, " I often hear people say that there is not much research done on the subtle energy and they regard anything that's paranormal as superstitious. I would encourage them come to FMBR to hear the talks, or go to a library to do some research. There is plenty of valuable information out there if one is willing to open their mind and look." You will often see Pei at the front desk during monthly meetings. Make sure you say hello!
Let It Be Dance
Not long ago an FMBR member, Christine Rosche, local Heart-Math practitioner (and occasional circle dancer) offered me an opportunity to experience the emWave technology offered by the HeartMath Institute of Boulder Creek, www.heartmath.com. She hooked me up to the stress monitor and instructed me to connect to my heart, close my eyes, relax and listen to the lovely music. After a few moments, she asked what I was doing, because I had moved from the red, to the blue and then to the green level of coherence very quickly. She remarked that this was unusual for a first session. I had been circle dancing before this experience, and I just continued to "dance" to the music in my mind. It was, of course, an 8-bar waltz and I was "heart-dancing" to the steps to "Winds on the Tor!"
Nearly every culture has a history of dancing in a circle, creating coherent rhythm and movement to strengthen community and mark special occasions. Perhaps these dances serve a purpose beyond a celebration.
Perhaps circle dancing allows participants to create a group resonance -- a coherence within the circle that has a calming and ultimately therapeutic effect. Evidence of "the shift" into greater "heart consciousness" grows every day, particularly as we approach "the Age of Aquarius" on 11-11-11. All these words like "shift," "entering into," "embarking on" imply movement - why not let it be dance!
firstname.lastname@example.org, is a dance therapist who leads Sacred Dance Circles
at Unity Church and at Integrated Healing Arts in Palo Alto.
UPCOMING FRIEND EVENTS
NOV 12: 1:00 pm San Jose Dowsers blog, San Jose:
NOV 17: 7:00 pm Smart Life Forum, Palo Alto:
“"Study of Telomerase Users" with Ed Park, MD.
NOV 13: 7:30 pm RAHM: Metaphysical Exploration Group, Novato:
Panel discussion on the topic of Angels.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE
FOUNDATION FOR MIND-BEING RESEARCH
The Foundation was established in 1980 to assist in the evolution of consciousness studies and to help bring this new field into wider recognition as a bona fide science. The interdisciplinary nature of the field is reflected in the activities of the organization and in the breadth of interests of its members who currently represent areas of engineering, science, medicine, the humanities, and the arts.
With its major focus on facilitating the development of an integrated model of consciousness, the Foundation provides encouragement and resources to a rather unique group of creative researchers and scientists with the objective of betterment of the individual, the society, and the environment.
Because of the special nature of scientific inquiry in this area, the Foundation is interested in building its regular membership with competent individuals who:
- are open to a multidisciplinary approach to knowledge
- recognize they are an integral part of any experiment in which they choose to participate
- know and are prepared to expand their own level of consciousness
The intention is to develop high standards of credibility in all research activities and publications.
Donations made to the Foundation are tax deductible.
The Foundation is incorporated under the laws of the State of California and operates as a non-profit scientific research organization under IRS code 509 (a)2 with tax exempt status under section 501 (c)3.
Foundation for Mind-Being Research
P.O. Box 449, Los Altos, Ca 94023-0449