Life is a Journey – Enjoy The Ride!

stop and smell the roses“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment” ~ Buddha

Here is a great little 3 minute video that was produced by the Western Australian Government for road safety.  This is not what you think!  The wisdom that is condensed into this short advertisement is quite profound.  Don’t rush towards the ending of your life – make sure that you occasionally  “just stop and smell the roses.” [click to continue…]

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Mapping the Human Brain

“No matter how closely you examine the water, glucose, and electrolyte salts in the human brain, you can’t find the point where these molecules became conscious.” ~ Deepak Chopra

Seeking to do what the Human Genome Project did for genetics, the race is now on to examine the workings of the human brain and build a comprehensive map of its activity. In the United States, the Obama Administration recently announced its plan of a decade-long scientific study which will include federal agencies, private foundations and teams of neuroscientists and nanoscientists in a concerted effort to advance knowledge of the brain’s billions of neurons and thereby gain greater insights into perception, actions and, ultimately consciousness. [click to continue…]

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“Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air…but only for one second without hope.” ~ Hal Lindsey

Ask most people whether it is possible for a human being to survive without food or water for any length of time and the answer will be an emphatic NO.  We have enough medical evidence now to show that extreme dehydration, shock and eventual death will occur if a person does not have water within 3 to 5 days.  A person can survive longer without food, 28 to 76 days, but that time depends on the person’s initial weight and physical condition.  Heat, cold and other environmental stresses also determine how long a person can live without food, but everyone generally agrees that death is inevitable without it. [click to continue…]

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Hungry For Change“Inside some of us is a thin person struggling to get out, but they can usually be sedated with a few pieces of chocolate cake.”  ~Author Unknown

Our bodies are truly wonderful machines.  They are always working quietly in the background performing tasks that will ensure our well being and ultimate survival.  Taking excess food and storing it into fat cells is just one of those tasks.  The body is preparing us naturally for times when food may not be in such plentiful supply so that it will have energy reserves to draw upon and carry the body until the next harvest.  None the less, the retention of fat in our cells does absolutely nothing to help us have that killer body and as such we are a society obsessed with dieting and weight loss.  Trouble is dieting rarely works! [click to continue…]

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angel-orbs-49_300px“In sorrow we must go, but not in despair. Behold! we are not bound forever to the circles of the world, and beyond them is more than memory.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

What happens when we die?  Are we simply a brain inside a mortal body that ceases to function on physical death?  Is the essence of  our being suddenly and irrevocably erased from all existence as we take our final breath or do we in fact continue on in some other form? [click to continue…]

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Could a Jellyfish Hold the Key to Immortality?

immortal_jellyfish“Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality.” 
Abraham Lincoln 

If scientists are correct, a jellyfish may hold the key to immortality.

That’s the premise of a New York Times Magazine article that examines a species of jellyfish (appropriately) nicknamed the “immortal jellyfish.” [click to continue…]

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Do schools kill creativity?

images“Many highly talented, brilliant, creative people think they’re not — because the thing they were good at at school wasn’t valued, or was actually stigmatized.”
Sir Ken Robinson

When I think of education these days I am reminded of Roger Waters prophetic lyrics from Pink Floyd’s album The Wall ….“All in all you’re just another brick in the wall.”   According to Sir Ken Robinson author of the book “Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative”, we don’t get the best out of people, because we have all been trained to be good workers, rather than creative thinkers.  Students with restless minds and bodies – far from being cultivated for their energy and curiosity – are ignored or even stigmatized. [click to continue…]

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Body Mind Spirit“For a gallant spirit there can never be defeat”
Wallis Simpson

We often define ourselves by things that are “outside” us: relationships, work, family — even our own bodies. But what would it mean to have your life dramatically altered and your body irrevocably damaged? Who would you be then? This talk explores the impact of loss on the human psyche and the universal quest to find meaning and fulfillment. It is only through the process of losing everything we thought we needed that we find who we truly are. [click to continue…]

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cellphone_radiationIf you would like to take part in a study of the long-term health effects of cellphone usage, then don’t panic there is still time to sign up.  News Flash: If you currently own a cellphone and use it, then you are already a part of the study.”

Are cellphones at all dangerous to our health?  Certainly in the short-term there appears to be no obvious sign that cellphone usage is hazardous, but what of any long-term effects?  Is there a possibility that bodily tissue exposed over time might sustain damage and that the process is so slow that we do not directly relate the cause with the effect? [click to continue…]

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Here is Something to Lighten Your Day!

laughter“A day without laughter is a day wasted” Charlie Chaplin

Laughter truly is infectious.  Take a subway ride with the people in the video and see if you can stop yourself from smiling. [click to continue…]

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220px-Animal-planet-mermaids“Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world” Ansel Adams

Perhaps as a species we have been so busy looking for intelligent life on other planets that perhaps we have forgotten to look in our own backyard.  Animal Planet’s Documentary “Mermaids: The Body Found” tells the story of a scientific team’s investigative efforts to uncover the source behind mysterious underwater recordings and an unidentified marine body that was discovered in the belly of a great white shark. [click to continue…]

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telescope_arrayDating back to as early as 1896 when Nikola Tesla suggested that radio could be used to contact extraterrestrial life, humanity has been on a search for other civilizations that may exist across the void of space.  With funding from places like NASA, scientists have trained vast arrays of radio telescopes toward the skies, systematically combing every inch of the horizon in the hopes of finding the signs of intelligent life coming from some distant galaxies.  Organized under the acronym  SETI (the Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence) scientists have reasoned that a civilizations that had developed to the stage of being able to communicate using electromagnetic radiation may have the ability to communicate with us also. [click to continue…]

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Do the Eyes See or is it Really the Brain?

imagesDo we as human beings actually see what is real with our eyes or is it really just the brain that is doing the seeing?  Do we see perhaps what we expect to see rather than what actually is?

How much more information do our eyes pick up in our daily lives, which the brain filters because it does not expect it to be there. Do we actually live in a constant state of illusion? [click to continue…]

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The idea of the universe as a ‘giant brain’ has been proposed by scientists – and science fiction writers – for decades.

But now physicists say there may be some evidence that it’s actually true. In a sense.

According to a study published in Nature’s Scientific Reports, the universe may be growing in the same way as a giant brain – with the electrical firing between brain cells ‘mirrored’ by the shape of expanding galaxies. [click to continue…]

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Out of Body 101 (Part 2)

Out of Body“Always know and understand that you are more than your physical body”  Robert Monroe

Before we leap into the next section, make sure that  you have properly prepared for your “Out of Body” adventure by reviewing: Out of Body 101 (Part 1)

Continuing from Part 1 of these instructions;  You should now be nicely reclined and comfortable in your chosen OBE “jump off” point (bed, couch, floor),  are free of any time restraints to your practice and sure that you will not be interrupted at any stage by outside noises or other distractions. [click to continue…]

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Out of Body 101 (Part 1)

Out of Body 101 So you may have heard some of the stories, read a few books perhaps and even seen the occasional documentary of people that have claimed to leave their bodies and have travelled without restriction to far off places.  You are convinced that the stories are true however and are keen to take flight and have some of your very own adventures “Out of Body” but don’t really know where to start.  Here is HOW you do it. [click to continue…]

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“The Universe is ever-expanding, not only physically but in consciousness and depth of being.  I invite you all to reach into the depths of being and touch the infinite”
Robert Peterson

Not too long ago, people who have had an “Out of Body Experience” (OBE) were often reluctant to share with family, friends and colleagues, lest they be considered crazy or possessed.  Now, however, as sharing the paranormal has become more accepted, there is a large body of testimonials from people of all religions, cultures and walks of life who have experienced at some stage being separate from their bodies. [click to continue…]

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Watch Movies and Change Your Life

images-2“All we are is a result of what we have thought”  Buddha

One of my favorite pastimes is to watch movies.  Generally after a day of doing what it takes to earn a living and take care of the necessities of life in order to survive, there is nothing better than to put one’s feet up and veg in front of the tube.  Ever wondered, however, if what you are viewing is having an effect on your life?  If you watch violent movies for example do you become more violent? [click to continue…]

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Does Water Have Memory?

UnknownWater — just a liquid or much more? Many researchers are convinced that water is capable of “memory” by storing information and retrieving it. The possible applications are innumerable: limitless retention and storage capacity and the key to discovering the origins of life on our planet. [click to continue…]

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Welcome to Enchanted Mind

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Well, it has been many years since the creator of this site Janet Read passed.  She was really a forward thinking individual and if you read through her articles they are as relevant today as when she first wrote them.  In the intervening years, advances in our understanding of the nature of the world have radically changed.  It is our intention to bring many of the concepts that she wrote about up to date and include much additional material that has surfaced since her death in 2000……hence the creation of the new Enchanted Mind Blog. [click to continue…]

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