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Solar Activity and Consciousness

How have you been sleeping and dreaming lately? After two nights of strangely disruptive sleep a few weeks ago, a friend brought to my attention the strong solar storm activity that has been affecting the earth's magnetic field lately. I checked the solarweather website and found there had been a strong aurora coinciding with the two nights of strange sleep.

It has been well documented that the gravitational effects of the moon affect our biology. Could the magnetic radiation emanating from extreme solar events effect the brain's electrochemical processes?

So I did a little further research and found the following corresponding articles and quotes there in.

The evidence seems to show that during the maxima of sunspot activity human behavior is stimulated.
Sunspots and Human Behavior, Article by James Borges, originally published in Journal of Borderland Research (Vol. LVI, No. 1, 2000, First Quarter)

"I have begun to note it is not just the "external" (earth changes) which is shifting, but humans as well. Remember: we too have magnetic fields which surround each of us. I think it is not unrealistic to conjecture what is happening "externally" is also happening "internally".
New Scientific Study Shows Solar Activity Affects Humans Physical and Mental State
By Mitch Battros - Earth Changes Media
Dec 12, 2008 - 12:39:17 PM

Geomagnetic storms - periods of high geomagnetic activity caused by large solar flares - have also been linked to clinical depression.
Does the Earths Magnetic Field Cause Suicide, New Scientist, 24 April 2008 by Catherine Brahic

And also:
How Recent Solar Flares are Affecting Humans
Solar Flares and the Harmonic Frequency on Earth

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