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Data-Mining Our Dreams – NYTimes.com

The earliest work in the quantitative study of dream content goes back more than a century, to a Wellesley psychologist named Mary Whiton Calkins. Her 1893 article “Statistics of Dreams” described one of the first scientific experiments devoted to dream content. Calkins and a colleague kept journals of their dreams, recording each one upon awakening. She collected a total of 375 dream reports, each of which she analyzed and “coded” for several categories of content and then tabulated to determine which elements appeared most often. She found, for example, that the content of these dreams was routinely characterized by realistic settings, lots of familiar characters (“the dream world is well peopled”), mostly negative emotions, a surprisingly high proportion of rational thought and a “very striking” preponderance of visual imagery compared with … Read entire article »

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How reality caught up with paranoid delusions by Mike Jay at Aeon Magazine

The reality show Schizophrenics used to see demons and spirits. Now they talk about actors and hidden cameras – and make a lot of sense by Mike Jay Clinical psychiatry papers rarely make much of a splash in the wider media, but it seems appropriate that a paper entitled ‘The Truman Show Delusion: Psychosis in the Global Village’, published in the May 2012 issue of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, should have caused a global sensation. Its authors, the brothers Joel and Ian Gold, presented a striking series of cases in which individuals had become convinced that they were secretly being filmed for a reality TV show. In one case, the subject travelled to New York, demanding to see the ‘director’ of the film of his life, and wishing to check whether the World Trade Centre had … Read entire article »

Filed under: Consciousness, Health, Mind Control, Movies, Paranoia

Alan Moore on Ecology, Cosmos, and Consciousness

Ecology, Cosmos & Consciousness Plus October Gallery, London, 26th October 2010. Comic book legend (usually writer, but is fast becoming superhero in his own right), psychogeographer, novelist, yarn spinner, Olympic standard imaginator (ok so that’s not a real word) and “one of the world’s most inept LSD dealers” (according to Wickedpedia, so can’t be true) – came along to the gallery to perorate profoundly about something spectacular. This lecture was part of a series held at the October Gallery on the last Tuesday of each month. Alan Moore on Vimeo on Vimeo via Alan Moore on Vimeo. … Read entire article »

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Extra gene drove instant leap in human brain evolution

A partial, duplicate copy of a gene appears to be responsible for the critical features of the human brain that distinguish us from our closest primate kin. The momentous gene duplication event occurred about two or three million years ago, at a critical transition in the evolution of the human lineage, according to a pair of studies published online in the journal Cell, on 3 May 2012. Read article here: pasthorizonspr.com … Read entire article »

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INACS Explores God on the Brain

The local non-profit for which I serve as Vice President is having a free event tomorrow night featuring a viewing of the 2003 BBC documentary, “God on the Brain” … Consciousness Connections Meeting Tuesday, March 9, 2010 6:30p Social, 7:00-9:00p Program Austin Center for Spiritual Living 4804 Grover Note – New Location Visitors are welcome, the meeting is free. Book donations are welcome. Documentary and Panel Discussion “God on the Brain” From BBC Horizon (2003) Rudi Affolter and Gwen Tighe have both experienced strong religious visions. He is an atheist; she a Christian. He thought he had died; she thought she had given birth to Jesus. Both have temporal lobe epilepsy. Like other forms of epilepsy, the condition causes fitting but it is also associated … Read entire article »

Filed under: Austin, Community, Consciousness, Events, parapsychology, Science, spirituality, Technology

INACS Event in Austin – Tuesday Night Premiere of BEYOND BELIEF

Tuesday Austin Premiere of BEYOND BELIEF Austin IONS January 26th. Movie Premier: Beyond Belief by Austin filmakers, Becky Hays and James Holtzknecht. Embark on a journey of expanded awareness with interviews of leaders in the conscousness movement. Austin Center for Spiritual Living, 4804 Grover Ave, just south of 49th street and just east of Burnet Road. 7 PM Free and open to the public. Go to …. www.IONSAustin.org for more information. www.beyondbeliefthemovie.com/bbproject.html Save the date Jan 26th, Tuesday next week, for the Austin IONS~INACS combined meeting will be a movie premier, of Beyond Belief: the movie. Check out the trailer. See the press release below. DVD’s of the film will be available for sale. The producers of Beyond Belief are committed to empowering individuals and organizations to achieve their maximum potential. IONS~INACS will be in our NEW … Read entire article »

Filed under: Austin, Consciousness, Events, Science, spirituality, Texas, Video

Free Austin Consciousness Community Viewing of THE SHIFT

THE SHIFT – A Movie Being Made by a Movement This coming Tuesday, December 9th, a joint INACS & Austin IONS community event is happening at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin at 4700 Grover at 6:30pm CST. 12/08/09: The Shift Movie – www.IonsAustin.org … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activism, Austin, Community, Consciousness, Events, Globalism, Movies, spirituality

Jung Society of Austin Lecture: Creative and Precognitive Dreams

Name: LECTURE: Creative and Precognitive Dreams Location First Unitarian Universalist Church, $12 members/$15 non-members Presenter Meredith Mitchell Semester FALL Start Date 2009-12-04 7:30pm End Date 2009-12-04 9:30pm Description: Did you know that perhaps the most popular song of all time, “Yesterday,” came to Paul McCartney in a dream? Dreams often function as mediators between the unconscious — where unfathomable mysteries seem to cook and coagulate — and consciousness. If we pay attention to the messages in dreams, we may give birth to unexpected and exciting ideas. Dreams can bring valuable insights as well. Sometimes, dreams seem to access the future, as in Abraham Lincoln’s dream of his death just before he was assassinated.We shall discuss both actual and legendary dreams that have given rise to significant changes, both personal and social. We shall also discuss verified dreams that have been precognitive or prophetic. How … Read entire article »

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Austin IONS Presents Mary Mansfield

Seeking the Balance: my dance between spirituality and science – Mary Mansfield Austin IONS Meeting – October 27th, 2009: Mary Mansfield, contemplative psychologist, will present on Seeking the Balance: my dance between spirituality and science.  Drawing from her own life experiences, she will share how she sought ways of creating a balance between her spiritual and physical worlds, especially in times of trials and tribulations.  In the gallery of the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4600 Grover, south of 49th east of Burnet. the meeting is free and open to the public, at 6:30 PM for gathering, meeting at 7 PM. For more information go to IONSaustin.org, and call 512-847-0371. Mary Mansfield has lived many incarnations, coming to the realization that life gives you what you need, from the many realms of existence, in … Read entire article »

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C.B. Scott Jones on UFO Disclosure – Austin Event

80 Years with a Blinking 3rd Eye – Free Austin Event The name C.B. Scott Jones is both obscure to many a casual UFO buff yet widely known among “deep seekers” of the UFOlogical and Parapsychological communities. His work for Senator Claiborne Pell investigating paranormal phenomena and his briefing of President Clinton’s Science Adviser on behalf of Laurance Rockefeller are the stuff of legend – and yet they are fact. He is the founder of the Human Potential Foundation and the Center for Applied Anomalous Phenomena. He supported the Fund for UFO Research (FUFOR), served on the board and as President of the American Society for Psychical Research (ASPR) and  served as board member for Atlantic University (a division of ARE, the Edgar Cayce organization the Association for Research and Enlightenment). … Read entire article »

Filed under: Aliens, Consciousness, Events, News, Paranormal, Politics, Remote Viewing, SMiles Lewis, UFO

Video Of The Week – Options For A Planet in Peril – C.B. Scott Jones

Options For A Planet in Peril – C.B. Scott Jones Ph.D. Hawaii Presentation June 2006 – 081120 … Read entire article »

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Video Of The Week – Physicist and consciousness researcher Thomas Campbell

Part 1 of 18 Physics, Metaphysics & the Consciousness Connection – 081105 Physicist and consciousness researcher, Thomas Campbell, Discusses the nature of reality in terms of consciousness — this video logically and scientifically explains the normal and the paranormal, mind and matter, physics and metaphysics, philosophy and theology. … Read entire article »

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Thomas Campbell Event: Consciousness and the Larger Reality

Download the PDF Flyer: Lo Res / Hi Res November 6th, 7th & 8th In this workshop: Discover the unification of physics and metaphysics. Find the origins and inner workings of consciousness and reality,mind and matter. Understand who, what and why you are. Integrate your personal experience and present understanding within a larger scientific context. See how love, spirituality and quantum mechanics are derived as fundamental aspects of reality. Nuclear physicist Thomas Campbell helped get Bob Monroe’s laboratory for the study of consciousness up and running in the ’70s. Tom, the “TC (physicist) ”in Monroe’s book Far Journeys, has been a serious explorer of the frontier of reality, mind, consciousness, altered states and psychic phenomena for 35 years. He has steered his research toward discovering the outer boundaries, inner workings and causal … Read entire article »

Filed under: Austin, Consciousness, Events, News, Science, SMiles Lewis, Texas