Sex and the Soul
Sunday, December 08, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Kris Jenner - Kendall Jenner Biniki Scandal: Who looks better?
This is AMAZING! Can 57-Year Old Kris Jenner REALLY RIVAL her 16 and 17-year old daughters Kylie and Kendall Jenner and her 33 year old daughter Kim Kardashian in a bikini? I don't know, but It's awfully Close!
Saturday, June 17, 2006
Quest for the Soul: Is there Life after Life?
Virtually everyone has an opinion about what happens when we die. Hinduism and Buddhism teach that the soul goes through a series of incarnations and reincarnations so that when the body dies, the soul eventually associates with a new body, a process called “reincarnation”. In Christianity, this process is called “resurrection” although Christians are conditioned to believe that the resurrection described in the New Testament is not the same as the reincarnation of Eastern Religion. Some believe that we die and go to heaven or hell. Others have other beliefs based on their religion. Still others believe that when we die, we have experienced everything there is to experience, so there is no more. Who, if anyone is correct?
One major problem with the concept of reincarnation is, “What is reincarnated?” The classic answer to that question is, “The soul”, but Western science does not have a definition for the soul outside of religion, and Western religions only have a vague definition for the soul. Perhaps most people would agree that the soul involves consciousness, but how, and what else, if anything is involved? Psychology, which is the “study of the soul,” is a discipline without a subject. Psychologists do not have a definition for the soul, and most psychologists do not believe in the soul outside of their religion. In fact, many terms classically associated with psychology, terms like “consciousness”, “mind” and “volition” are generally dismissed by psychologists, in part to gain respectability from other disciplines in science and in part because the terms are abstract and without definition. Their determination to dismiss the existence of the mind is among their most classic concerns because neuroscience and biology in general dismiss the existence of the mind apart from the brain. Thus, the generally accepted notion in neuroscience and throughout biology is that the mind dies when the brain and body die.
Perhaps the central question to determine whether there is life after death and the survival of the soul is to determine if the soul even exists. There is considerable evidence to suggest it does, but the evidence fails to address some important concerns central to the validity of the soul. In the 1930s, Dr. Harold Saxton Burr (1889-1973), a Yale professor of Anatomy, observed evidence for the existence of an abstract force field associated with all living things, something he called the “L-Field”. Earlier, in the late 1920s, Dr. William McDougall (1871-1938), a psychologist, found similar evidence while pursuing evidence as to whether learned information and learned behavior is passed on by the genes. McDougall’s and Burr’s work demonstrate that and abstract something exists before and after life. Other than to recognize that this abstract something is a force field similar to electricity, magnetism and gravity, little is known about it. It appears to be electromagnetic in nature, but it also appears to be a number of small fields within a larger field.
The phenomenon of multiple personalities, once confused with schizophrenia, is a situation where two or more personalities co-exist in one body. Schizophrenia is actually a loss of contact with reality. Such individuals are generally scattered and incoherent but not multiples. Multiple personalities are quite normal, or they can vary from some being normal and others being neurotic, psychotic, even schizophrenic. In other words, each personality in MPD situations has his or her own psychological states and problems just as they have their own physiology, heartbeat, etc. Although labeled as “Multiple Personality ‘Dysfunction’” (MPD), there is little evidence that multiple situations are a ‘dysfunction’ or anything other than what it appears to be, i.e., more than one personality within the same body. In fact, the different personalities can have different habits, different handwriting, different heart rates, different physiology and more, all within the same body. Everything suggests that they actually are different personalities, and indeed different people (or souls, whatever that may mean) housed within the same body. Today, psychologists assume that MPD arises from childhood trauma, but this conclusion is questionable. If psychologists were to review the MPD data with an open mind, perhaps they’d be more likely to recognize its bearing on the question of life after life since most of the personalities in MPD situations are those of “dead” people!
A number of studies have been pursued to demonstrate that reincarnation and life after life exist. Perhaps they are valid, but the MPD phenomenon certainly needs an open-minded review to determine if they actually are different souls within the same individual. Since we do not know what a soul is, or even if it is, perhaps the best way to approach the issue is to return to Burr’s work and determine if the separate personalities in multiple situations can be detected as multiple force fields. These questions have not been asked and the relevant research has not been pursued. Perhaps such a pursuit would add immeasurably to our understanding of life and living, both now and in the hereafter.
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Quest for the Soul: The Aura and the Meridians
If you’ve ever studied Chinese medicine, acupuncture or Eastern Religions, chances are that you’ve encountered many references to the aura and the meridians. Western artists and religions represent the aura in paintings by the halo and generally depict it over the head of a person that Christians feel is a great person or saint. Actually, the aura (and thus the halo) is the soul, and since all living things have a soul, all living things (plants, animals, bacteria) have an aura (and thus a halo).
Western science obtained proof of the soul’s existence in the 1930s, but no correlation between the aura and the soul or between the aura and the discovery of the 1930s ever came about. This was due in part because science had no definition for the soul and in part, because science, including psychology (which means the knowledge or study of the soul) discounted the existence of the soul. There is no scientific definition for the soul and no criteria for the soul. Thus, science does not have data that can be definitively pointed to and allow one to say, “Aha! This fits the criteria or definition for the soul!”
Eastern religions, most notably Buddhism and Hinduism, place a great deal of emphasis on meditation and on the cakras. These cakras are points of focus within the body where an abstract form of energy called “prana” in India and “chi” in China is stored. The cakras appear to be associated with clusters of nerve cell bodies (called ganglia) of the autonomic nervous system. The autonomic ganglia are composed of seven anatomically complicated nerve clusters that lie outside of, but along the spinal cord. These ganglia, and indeed, the entire autonomic nervous system are associated with the unconscious mind. For those familiar with Freud’s concepts, let me point out that there is no such thing as an “unconscious mind” or “the unconscious.” The correct term is the subconscious mind. To correct Freud (for the readers) before going on, there are three types of mind: 1) The conscious mind, 2) the subconscious mind and 3) the super conscious mind referred to in the East and accidentally discovered by Western science in the 1920s. Each of these types of mind has various mental states. Freud’s “unconscious” is merely a state of the conscious mind, not a type of mind. Freud was very inconsistent in his use of the terms “subconscious” and “unconscious”, and that inconsistency was passed on to the rest of psychology. Often, he used the terms interchangeably. Today, about 100 years after Freud’s work made him a giant in psychology, that inconsistent use of these terms remains throughout psychology.
The subconscious mind is associated with and controls the autonomic nervous system. The entire mind, i.e., conscious, subconscious and super conscious, is part of the aura, and thus, part of the soul. Once science has a more firm foundation to define the soul and has established criteria for the soul, it will be able to measure and study the mind and the entire soul more readily, but today, since science does not believe in the soul’s existence (despite proving that it exists), further measurement and study of the soul is unlikely.
Chinese medicine says that acupuncture works because of energy changes that occur along the meridians of the aura. It is said that a form of energy called “chi” (or “ch’i”) in China and “prana” in Buddhism and Hinduism can be harnessed by the soul and flows through the meridians. When this happens, it can be measured, but since Western science has yet to recognize that it has already discovered the soul/aura, it cannot make any claims of measuring the energy that flows through the meridians, nor even confirm that the meridians exist.
Today, we are still a long way from realizing that we discovered the soul decades ago and reported it in our mainstream scientific literature, publications and research data. There is really no reason to debate the fact with skeptics. All we need to do is to pick up the research from decades ago and resume it. The resulting new data will speak for itself and confirm that science is studying the life force and the mind when it studies this force. Eventually, it will become apparent to all that this abstract but measurable force is the aura and thus, the soul. All we need to do now is delve further and deeper into research to collect new data.