Saturday, October 20, 2012
David Feinstein aptly acknowledged the two sides. EEM practitioners, knowing the truth of their work in their results with clients, do not care about whether research does or does not prove them right. Regular science (in which I include Objectivism), on the other hand, sees no reason to care about a discipline whose actual metaphysics (perceptions) appears to have no basis in reality.
I sympathize with both sides, but not yet appreciated by either! I understand that, myself a few years ago would have dismissed the new me immediately. Today however, I read exciting news that a new book is coming out by a doctor whose EEM perceptions were documented simultaneously by medical technology. I will read it.
Newsweek advertises a new book on energy [my word] perceptions.
I’m still a doctor, and still a man of science every bit as much as I was before I had my experience. But on a deep level I’m very different from the person I was before, because I’ve caught a glimpse of this emerging picture of reality. And you can believe me when I tell you that it will be worth every bit of the work it will take us, and those who come after us, to get it right.
IgEem seminars on science
Cell biologist James Oschman, PhD, author of Energy Medicine (subtitled "The Scientific Basis") (2000).
Dr. Bruce Lipton, author of the books Biology of Belief and Spontaneous Evolution.
Suzanne Clegg 121019f> Some illnesses are much more dire in prognosis than cancer. Cancer cases can have spontaneous remission.
For consideration for her [blog]
Front page 121020s has a video with the briefest introduction: the idea that cells differentiate because of their environment, not their genes; blood is the environment and it is controlled by one's thoughts.
How Grounding Affects Your Blood
Another very important discovery, and one of the most recent, is that grounding thins your blood, making it less viscous. This discovery can have a profound impact on cardiovascular disease, which is now the number one killer in the world. Virtually every aspect of cardiovascular disease has been correlated with elevated blood viscosity. Dr. Sinatra has been coaching Dr. Oschman's team in how to measure blood viscosity using a method called zeta potential. It measures the potential on your red blood cells by determining how fast they migrate in an electrical field.
$2k January 2012 Australia cruise.
Blogger time is on PST!
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Here are my aphorisms/definitions for a few key terms that will be appearing in this blog (I may improve/edit them in the future):
* An Energy Mystic is one who, through the evidence of his own senses, perceives and uses subtle but real information about micro-weather patterns and other signals  to enhance his life. This type of mystic is NOT mystical in the classic philosophical sense which holds that mysticism is blind reliance on facts that are exclusively perceived by others. I now consider myself one of this category of people, as of ~2010.0626Saturday.
* An Objectivist is one who agrees with all the essential elements of Ayn Rand’s philosophy. Those tenets are, in brief: that reality has primacy over consciousness, ie it is real and consciousness is the act of apprehending it, not the other way around; that thinking must proceed by logical thought based on the evidence of the senses; that the need for ethics only arises in the course of an individual’s choice to live and that rational selfishness is thus a virtue; and that the social covenants of politics must uphold an individual’s right to liberty and property by protecting him from the initiation of force and fraud against his chosen quest for life. I have been an Objectivist for many years. As soon as I read Atlas Shrugged, I realized I had just read the greatest novel ever written. I immediately reread it to find John Galt, and then I started really living life, because Ms. Rand convinced me that yes, I can truly succeed in life.
* Donna Eden’s Energy Medicine (EEM)  is a system for self-care, bodily systems improvement, and relaxation that uses Ms. Eden’s observations and summaries about the micro-weather patterns in living bodies in crafting techniques for improving health. It is a system that is under the rubric of alternative health care, but it does not operate by the method of diagnosing and treatment of diseases and symptoms. Instead, it works by strengthening the body’s responses and abilities. I am becoming certified in this discipline and am due to be completed in 2012; I'm taking the training primarily in order to expeditiously improve my own health.
* Astrology is the nearly-arbitrary art of describing the impact of micro-weather patterns that arise from planetary signatures on the conditions, but not the outcomes, of earthly events, especially those involving interpersonal relations. Outcomes are never pre-determined by astrology, despite how it might have been misused in the Middle Ages and elsewhere. Free will determines human outcomes. Astrology is helpful in two ways. First, its language offers a poetic and respectful way to describe and discuss possible and actual character faults, which may then be examined and corrected in a benevolent atmosphere . Secondly, various astrological analyses, such as of opportunity periods  and trends, often prove valuable for clarifying one’s goals (such as by brainstorming and choosing specific task orderings) and achieving those goals with more ease (such as by making allowances for random problems and peace with one’s coping strategies). Note that both the task of self-change, particularly involving psychological/emotional issues, and the task of setting and acting on goals can often be fraught with either difficult conversations or difficult thinking. Properly used, astrology helps one focus more intently on doing the thinking that is required while at the same time flipping the emotional tone to ease and joy. I now consider myself a professional astrologer, as of perhaps 2008, but I will never be conventionally certified.
TODO Tell how I stumbled into Energy Mysticism.
TODO Maybe I should write about how I am an atheist.
 I purposefully use a vague description here, ie “micro-weather patterns and possibly other signals” because the exact nature of these signals is not yet scientifically defined, and the signals are usually perceived differently by each person. The problem is that I wish to define a type of extrasensory perception that is accessible to me personally, but I want to describe what is true for a class of people like me and yet I am too new and overwhelmed by the area to be a completely reliable observer in this regard.
 Donna Eden and her husband have been touring the world since they wrote her first book together.
Donna Eden - 5 Min. Energy Routine
07:58 - 4 years ago
Donna Eden - 5 Min. Energy Routine Highly Recommendend Daily Exercises for the Human Energy Fields. See http://www.innersource.net/ for more information.
 As Dr. Ellen Kenner has said on many occasions, to solve psychological issues regarding yourself or others: “become a detective and pursue your clues.”
 Astrological opportunity periods, defined by Jim Shawvan, are brief times when it is easier to be calm while having a difficult conversation, for example.
Finding Opportunity Periods by Jim Shawvan
Actual finish time: 9.33pm.
I was most pleased to have my fellow subway platform-pacer make my acquaintance once our car arrived and started moving. Alas I was not able to have much of a talk because my stop was the first one. This conversation really made my day special. I’m sorry I may not meet him again!
TallDarkHandsomeCheerful> So, I was reading this article in Harvard Business Review .
me: Note to Self: I think I'll just keep my sunglasses on in case he is mixing me up with someone else and would end this fun conversation!
TallDarkHandsomeCheerful> You know that argument that business makes? That outsourcing is good for profits and productivity because now better qualified people in Asia and India can do these jobs? Well, I was thinking, why not apply that logic to the corporate elite? Why not outsource top managment’s jobs also? What would they think of that? Shouldn’t we just take all their arguments and say yes to all of them just like that!?
me, giggling> Hey, that’s an argument in favor of low tariffs as well: if outsourcing is good then it’s good to lower the barrier to entry.
TallDarkHandsomeCheerful, smiling> And I just hate those arguments for outsourcing.
me> Well, you know actually, that argument is saying that you want to be in charge of other people’s decisions, and that’s wrong. After all, if I start a company and I make enough profit to hire you, then I can choose whether to keep hiring you or somebody else in India, right?
TallDarkHandsomeCheerful> Yes, but,
me> But the thing is that it’s the owner’s choice to decide who to hire. It’s not up to you to make the owner’s decisions.
me (I think I might not have finished this thought?)> And he is the source, he is the one that made up the business so of course you can’t outsource him.
TallDarkHandsomeCheerful> I disagree...
me> Oh, I'm sorry, I have to go, this is my stop!
 Possibly Mr. TallDarkHandsomeCheerful was referring to the following article.
3:00 PM Tuesday October 26, 2010 by Bruce Nussbaum |Comments (20)
Is What's Good for Corporate America Still Good For America?
I was delighted to read that there is a new chance that the New York City
area, specifically East New York, a part of Brooklyn, will finally have a
Walmart store. The city council is preparing to consider the question of
"allowing" such a hypothetical Walmart to set up shop at their February 3rd
meeting. Walmart has politely declined to attend, saying that they have not
yet determined to build a store. The real reason for their decline may be
that the particular property in question is clear of any requirement to be
under the thumb of the City Council. Of course, the pols are not letting
that detail stand in their way: after all, the developer, Related
Companies, which is planning to open the GatewayII mall, "frequently has
other projects before the Council".
If you are as excited about having a Walmart in the city as I am (toys!
tech gadgets on the cheap!), please sign the electronic petition in its
favor, which is currently running 70% in favor of the idea.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
USA is far less free in 2010 than 2003.
Today I read that FreedomHouse  reported that there is slightly less freedom in the world than last year. I read their data and did not find the facts they presented compelling. However, one thing did leap out at me: an error.
They claim according to their survey methods that freedom in the USA has increased, both between 2003-2007 and 2007-2011. Considering election frauds perpetrated by Acorn , Obamacare, car care, bank bailout care, the banning of lightbulbs, the increased powers authorized to the FDA, etc. I think they are missing the big picture.
Given their methdology , here are my notes on the period from 2003-2011.
A. Electoral Process
1,2,3. ... free and fair elections? GRADE=B- There is fear about this where there never used to be. WAS=A.
B. Political Pluralism and Participation
1. ...is the system open to the rise and fall of these competing parties or groupings? GRADE=D, WAS=C. Third parties do not stand a chance. Reagan debated a third party, now that cannot happen.
2. Is there a significant opposition vote... GRADE=B no change.
3. Are the people's political choices free from domination by the military, foreign powers, totalitarian parties, religious hierarchies, economic oligarchies, or any other powerful group? = WRONG QUESTION, omits government omnipresence. REWORD, TODO.
4. Do cultural, ethnic, religious, and other minority groups = WRONG QUESTION.
C. Functioning of Government
1. Do freely elected representatives determine the policies of the government? GRADE=A, no change.
2. Is the government free from pervasive corruption? GRADE=B, WAS=A-.
3. Is the government accountable to the electorate between elections, and does it operate with openness and transparency? GRADE=E, WAS=D. Thousands of pages of impenetrable omnibus bills passed with only an hour or so of “reading”. I can say with certainty government is not open.
D. Freedom of Expression and Belief
1. Are there free and independent media and other forms of cultural expression?
(Note: in cases where the media are state-controlled but offer pluralistic points of view, the survey gives the system credit.)
2. Are there free religious institutions, and is there free private and public religious expression?
3. Is there academic freedom, and is the educational system free of extensive political indoctrination?
4. Is there open and free private discussion?
E. Associational and Organizational Rights
1. Is there freedom of assembly, demonstration, and open public discussion?
2. Is there freedom of political or quasi-political organization? (Note: this includes political parties, civic organizations, ad hoc issue groups, etc.)
3. Are there free trade unions and peasant organizations or equivalents, and is there effective collective bargaining? Are there free professional and other private organizations?
F. Rule of Law
1. Is there an independent judiciary?
2. Does the rule of law prevail in civil and criminal matters? Are police under direct civilian control?
3. Is there protection from police terror, unjustified imprisonment, exile, or torture, whether by groups that support or oppose the system? Is there freedom from war and insurgencies?
4. Is the population treated equally under the law?
G. Personal Autonomy and Individual Rights
1. Is there personal autonomy? Does the state control travel, choice of residence, or choice of employment? Is there freedom from indoctrination and excessive dependency on the state?
2. Do citizens have the right to own property and establish private businesses? Is private business activity unduly influenced by government officials, the security forces, or organized crime?
3. Are there personal social freedoms, including gender equality, choice of marriage partners, and size of family?
4. Is there equality of opportunity and the absence of economic exploitation?
 The PDF map showing change in freedom and the links to the article and report.
On January 13, Freedom House hosted event to launch the findings of Freedom in the World 2011, its annual survey of global political rights and civil liberties. According to the findings, 2010 was the fifth consecutive year in which global freedom suffered a declinethe longest period of setbacks for freedom in the nearly 40-year history of the report.
The Complete Guide to ACORN Voter Fraud
They register dead people. But that's not all.
October 14, 2008 - by Jim Hoft
Methodology ; see the Checklists at the end of the long page.
POLITICAL RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES CHECKLIST