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Consciousness & Mind

Epsilon, Gamma, HyperGamma, Lambda Brainwave Activity and Ecstatic States of Consciousness

Dr. Jeffrey D. Thompson, D.C., B.F.A. | Brain mapping research studies into different brainwave patterns associated with different states of consciousness has been carried out in major centers throughout the country. The normal range of brainwave frequency activity in the cortex neurons has traditionally been from 0.5 Hz Delta to 30.0 Hz Beta.

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The Healing Effects of Forests

Forests – and other natural, green settings – can reduce stress, improve moods, reduce anger and aggressiveness and increase overall happiness. Forest visits may also strengthen our immune system by increasing the activity and number of natural killer cells that destroy cancer cells.

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The Various Manifestations of Déjà Vu Experience

Déjà vu refers to "any subjectively inappropriate impression of familiarity of a present experience with an undefined past." (Neppe, 1983, The Psychology of Déjà Vu)

Check out this article for a full list of terms for the different variations of déjà vu..

Cosmic Symphony — A Deeper Look at Quantum Consciousness

The rise of quantum consciousness could be the biggest step our species has taken since it came down from the trees. It would bring us to a new stage of species maturity — and could also enable us to surmount the problems that threaten our life and our future.

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The Roots of Consciousness by Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD

The Roots of Consciousness is a look at the history, folklore and science that shapes our understanding of psychic capacities.

Originally published in 1975, it is now out of print, but "The Roots of Consciousness" by Jeffrey Mishlove PhD is available online.

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Eric Mead: The magic of the placebo

Sugar pills, injections of nothing -- studies show that, more often than you'd expect, placebos really work. At TEDMED, magician Eric Mead does a trick to prove that, even when you know something's not real, you can still react as powerfully as if it is. (Warning: This talk is not suitable for viewers who are disturbed by needles or blood.)

Mind Lightning

New studies surrounding the mysterious phenomenon of "ball lightning" reveal that it may originate in the observer's brain as a hallucination. These hovering orbs of light occur after a lightning strike and last only a few seconds, or minutes, but they can have a lasting impression on those who observe them.

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Psychedelic Information Theory Shamanism in the Age of Reason

Psychedelic Information Theory: Shamanism in the Age of Reason is an examination of the nonlinear dynamics of hallucination and altered states of consciousness. By deconstructing the systems of human perception and memory Psychedelic Information Theory quantifies the limits of psychedelic perception and describes the methods by which psychedelics alter consciousness, create new information, and affect human culture. By presenting these methods in physical terms Psychedelic Information Theory offers a rational and objective model for shamanic transformation and psychedelic therapy in modern clinical practice. Written by James L. Kent.

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