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76  Metaphysics / Welcome to Quantum Physics! / Re: the beginning of the universe(must read!) on: December 25, 2006, 10:43:41
In other words: I'm right.

Why? Do you find it necessary to be right?
You have a perception that is based upon your belief system. If that belief system works for you and servers you well then that's good. Don't however discount the possibility that others have experiences that differ from yours, experiences that are the basis of their belief systems which serve them well and work for them.

Just remember to be adaptable. When we allow our belief systems to become a rigid set of "right and wrong" rules, we stop learning and growing.
77  Psychic and Paranormal / Welcome to Psychic and Paranormal! / Re: clairaudience on: December 24, 2006, 22:39:08
That's wonderful Sunn!

As we meditate and exercise our psychic senses we become more aware of the world around us. Those who are naturally clairvoyant start seeing more. Those who are naturally clairaudient start hearing more.
After a while you'll wonder how you ever got by when you were so unaware of what's around you.

Blessings,
James.
78  Metaphysics / Welcome to Quantum Physics! / Re: the beginning of the universe(must read!) on: December 24, 2006, 22:30:51
Sharpe,

If you are being open minded as you say, then you won't need to be so critical of other people's ideas and accuse them of being brainwashed.
Please keep your arguments a little less hostile.

As we are in the Quantum Physics forum, I feel it fair enough to point out that physicists have also shown that time is actually only something that we percieve. Call that illusion if you like, but it's still only a perception. It has been experimentally proven that people can react to stimuli either instantaneously or even before the event. There have been a number of different test done that show, particularly on a sub atomic level that time as we perceive it is non-existent. In some cases, particles have actually appeared to move backwards in time.

On a sub atomic level, where we're dealing with more energy than matter, time is irrelevant, but on the atomic / molecular level, when we're dealing with dense matter, it is relevant.
We perceive time as a necessary part of this high density low vibration plane we exist in.
As I've seen quoted: "Time is God's way of stopping everything from happening at once."

Blessings,
James.
79  World Cultures, Traditions and Religions / Welcome to World Cultures, Traditions and Religions! / Re: Alive Cut-off Head of a Saint on: December 23, 2006, 02:42:15
Riiiiight!! huh rolleyes
80  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: how has your guide helped you? on: December 23, 2006, 02:39:41
Lots of guidance, advice & wisdom, both for myself and for others.  smiley

Blessings,
James.
81  World Cultures, Traditions and Religions / Welcome to World Cultures, Traditions and Religions! / Re: Religion sucks on: December 23, 2006, 02:37:11
Religions teach separation, which ironically goes against the very core spiritual principals they all claim to uphold.

We are not separate from one another and we are not separate from God, yet the religions teach us that we are.
Governments may seem to be worse than religions, but the govenments are only operating under moral and legal principals that were established by religions in the first place. It is through both world religions and world governments upholding of this philosophy of separation that we have so much prejudice and violence in the world.
82  Psychic and Paranormal / Welcome to Psychic and Paranormal! / Re: SUPER HEROES on: December 19, 2006, 21:21:15
I thing whether such a device is possible or not is not as relevant as the fact that it's completely unneccessary.
The point here being we don't need such a device.
We already have access to the full abundance of energy the universe has to offer.

The sooner we learn to tap into the unlimited potentials that are already within us the sooner we can get out of this mentality of needing to build some machine or look for some special person to do things for us.
83  Astral Chat / Welcome to News and Media! / Re: must see picture!! on: December 19, 2006, 08:28:59
I've seen this before. It was definitely done in photoshop.

one of the giveaways to this is not only the unnatural length of his finger, but also the fact that it would have to bend in a way that fingers can't.

If you want to see some of the fun people have with photoshop, even though they are mostly mock ups off packaging or posters,  have a look through some of these:

http://www.somethingawful.com/photoshop/

84  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: is there a way to know if you are cursed by some entities? on: December 19, 2006, 08:17:12
Most of the "curses" we suffer are not the result of external entities, but internal emotions that we are not dealing with properly.

There are many doctors that will give much evidence of the fact that stress in our lives causes so many physical ailments. Stress usually comes about from our inabilities to cope with things in our lives. Much of that comes back to emotional awareness - are we expressing our emotions or bottling them up?
Are we expressing emotions in a positive manner? Even anger, which so many people view as negative, can be released in a healthy way.

Look first to what is inside of you before looking to what might be outside of you.

Blessings,
James.
85  Psychic and Paranormal / Welcome to Psychic and Paranormal! / Re: SUPER HEROES on: December 19, 2006, 07:22:32
a person could step in it a think of anything, and if the there's enough energy, it will manifest.

No need to build a machine to do this. The universe already supplies us with more than enough energy for this and we're manifesting all the time.
Trouble is most people aren't aware they're constantly manifesting things.

86  Metaphysics / Welcome to Metaphysics! / Re: what is your opinion of pendulum divination? on: December 16, 2006, 03:44:11
The only "low level entity" you risk dealing with here is your own ego.
When used for divination the pendulum isn't controlled by other spirits, it's controlled by your own subconscious. When you're channeling info from "above" (be it your own higher self or guides) this communication comes to you via the subconscious.

Blessings,
James.
87  Psychic and Paranormal / Welcome to Psychic and Paranormal! / Re: SUPER HEROES on: December 16, 2006, 03:36:55
What I don't get is the fact that the Chernobyl disaster happened 20 years ago and we still haven't seen any mutant super heros!
88  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: Ouija Boards on: December 16, 2006, 03:33:10
Hi Goober,

There've been a number of discussions about Ouija boards on this forum, all of them pretty much with the same conclusions.

Instead of starting yet another discussion about them, please use the search function and all your questions should be answered.

I'm locking this topic so we don't end up going over the same old ground again.

IF you have a question question about Ouija boards that hasn't already been talked about, then start another topic or post your question on an existing Ouija board topic.

Blessings,
James.
89  Metaphysics / Welcome to Metaphysics! / Re: Tesseract on: December 15, 2006, 03:12:48
Hmmm... reminds me of something else -
Tesserat... a four dimensional rodent?
90  Psychic and Paranormal / Welcome to Psychic and Paranormal! / Re: Ghost in my house. on: December 09, 2006, 00:08:54
By the way, James, or anyone else that would like to, can you tell me what those blasts of energy were?

My only guess here is you can feel this kind of thing when a ghost passes through you.
91  Psychic and Paranormal / Welcome to Psychic and Paranormal! / Re: Ghost in my house. on: December 08, 2006, 03:59:02
I get the idea this ghost knows that you're aware its there, it's trying to communicate with you but getting frustrated because you're not sure how.

That's ok. Quite common actually. Often ghosts will appear to do bad things simply because they're either frustrated or confused. Don't feel frightened or threatened by it. Despite the fact it's a discarnate spirit, it's still a person, and still thinks and feels like a person. Try talking to it just as if you were speaking normally to another person. Even though you can't hear it, it can hear you.

Let it know that you are aware of its presence, and be honest with it - explain that you're not trying to ignore it, it's just you don't know how to communicate with it properly, but you would like to be able to (I'm assuming here you would like to be able to communicate with it, at least find out what it wants).
If it want's to communicate with you, be aware that it might do some odd things, move things or arrange things in a particular way. Because it can't speak to you, or write things down, it may try to do things in such a way as to get a message accross in more symbolic ways like drawing your attention to particular objects. Keep an eye out for this, and ask it questions. It might be able to move one particular object, in which case see if you can ask it yes/no questions, and see if it responds by the way it moves the object.

If you feel like it's crossing personal boundaries, tell it. Let it know if its doing something that you don't like. Again, just the same as any other person that would come into your house. We (my wife and I) frequently have ghosts coming into the house, and we have boundaries that we set with them - no spooking the birds (we've two pet Cockatiels), and no coming into our bedroom as that's our private space. They respect that and we have no problems with them. Because both my wife and I are mediums we occasionally get to find out what they want. Other times it's simply a case of they're drawn to our energies as any medium or person working with spiritual healing tends to become like a beacon to spirits.

Hope that helps.
James.
92  Metaphysics / Welcome to Metaphysics! / Re: spirit possesion on: December 08, 2006, 00:32:34
Hi Major Ka,

I'm sorry, I see I have misinterpreted your post.
My apologies.
(Funny, I didn't think that sound like you... coz it wasn't!)

Then yes, I absolutely do agree with you.

I'm very firmly of the opinion that "possessions" as we have come to understand them (mostly through religious hysteria) are the work of fiction. I've never once seen a case where a spirit steps in and takes over without consent.

Blessings,
James.
93  Psychic and Paranormal / Welcome to Psychic and Paranormal! / Re: I hear evil voices someone help on: December 07, 2006, 09:14:58
I absolutely agree!!

Takeda Shingen,
If you have had a condition diagnosed by a doctor and dont agree with it, go and see another doctor.

To everyone else who seems to want to give treatment advice here,
Brain chemistry is not something to be taken lightly and we are not medical professionals.
Sure there are some alternative treatments available, but they should only ever be prescribed by alternative therapists who have both the qualifications and experience to diagnose and treat neurological symptoms.
Please refrain from offering any suggestions that are contrary to those of trained medical professionals. I don't care how much we may dissagree with the practices of western medicine, it's here for a reason.

James.




94  Metaphysics / Welcome to Quantum Physics! / Re: What the bleep do we know!? on: December 06, 2006, 23:32:28
Hi MisterJingo,

No I don't see anything you've said as an attack, and besides, if I did, that's my issue to deal with not yours. I"m grateful for your views. I'm doing quite a bit of research at the moment into the relationship between QM and spiritual healing modalities, and what you've presented to me is very valuable. Helps me not to become too complacent in taking on one set of theories without consideration for others.

Blessings,
James.
95  Metaphysics / Welcome to Metaphysics! / Re: spirit possesion on: December 06, 2006, 22:59:08
Then you've never sat in a mediumship circle and watched one of your group actually allow a spirit to come in and use them to communicate to others. (Note I use the word allow, as spirits will never just jump in uninvited.)

You've also then not seen the person's posture, voice, accent and facial features change as the guest spirit starts speaking through them. You've not then heard the medium speaking about the experience afterwards, telling you it's like they're either somewhere else completely or they're kind of remote viewing the room.

Sorry Major Ka, you can laugh at this idea all you want, and you're most certainly entitled to your opinions, but just because you haven't experienced it doesn't make it untrue. I've witnessed this many times in circles, and I don't see anything "out of the ordinary" about it. It's just one of the ways in which some channeling mediums choose to operate if they feel a high level of love and trust for / from the particular spirit wishing to speak through them.

Blessings,
James.
96  Metaphysics / Welcome to Quantum Physics! / Re: What the bleep do we know!? on: December 06, 2006, 11:08:49
Quote
Scenario:

You are going to work and wish to record a program while you are away from home. You set your video recorder and leave. In a strict observer led wavefunction collapse scenario, once your observance leaves the video, it suddenly fractures into an infinite number of possibilities (virtual particles).
In this scenario, sometimes your program will record; sometime it will not, sometimes a program will record on another channel and even at another time.
When you get home and see the video, the wavefunctions collapse into a single coherent possibility and then you discover which possibility occurs. A problem with this is that because all possibilities exist until observance, the program is actually not recorded until viewed.
In a decoherence led scenario, you go away, and the video remains as it is, ticks over as it does, records your program as you expect, and you come home to find your video where you left it. The video interacts with itself and its environment, and this interaction acts as its own observer.

Hi MisterJingo,
The retort to that would be how do you know the program was even taped until you actually watch it? Do you set a camera to watch and record the video recording? If so, how do you know that the camera even recorded the video recording the program until you watch that tape?
Hehe... who's watching the watcher! wink

I guess the catch here is both scenarios can be as plausible or implausible as each other because the bottom line is it's not actually possible to know what's going on unless we're observing it. Which means it's still not possible to determine if it was environmental interaction that collapsed the wavefunction and we're observing the "post collapse" results, or if the collapse is the result of our observation.

To move on from this mind spinning conundrum, I agree that we need to tread very carefully when applying QM to spiritual beliefs, otherwise we'll end up worshipping QM like a religion. But I do feel that even with our very new understandings of QM, we are going much further towards explaining the possibilities of things like psychic phenomena (entanglement), and  manifestation & oneness (Grand Unified Field or Superstring theories). It is still very much supposition, but we're a hell of a lot closer to "mathematically" explaining the seemingly inexplicable than we ever have been before.

As for classical physics no longer working for us and looking now to QM for the answers, I apologise for phrasing that poorly. Classical physics definitely does work with respect to the macro world, but when we look to it as the be all and end all, as has been done for a great many years now, and as an unfortunate number of researchers and sceptics still do, then it does fail us. Its the addition of QM to classical physics that starts opening up an whole new world of possibilities. I will however maintain that the old religions don't serve us and should all be dumped as soon as possible.  smiley

Thanks for helping me take in some different perspectives on QM. Any time different thoughts or perspectives come my way I take them as a gift.

Blessings,
James.
97  Metaphysics / Welcome to Metaphysics! / Re: Pendulums on: December 06, 2006, 04:24:29
Hi Hagethuriel,

Where I work is -

www.visionary-spiritual-institute.com.au

 smiley
James.
98  Metaphysics / Welcome to Quantum Physics! / Re: What the bleep do we know!? on: December 06, 2006, 00:57:09
Hi MisterJingo,

I've done a little reading on quantum decoherence, and the way I see it is it's trying to work as a kind of bridge between classical physics and quantum physics by trying to meld the classical concept of phase space into quantum mechanics. It doesn't actually negate quantum wavefunctions though. it's only suggesting that the wavefunction will be collapsed by environmental interaction, such as with a mechanical measuring / recording device. It doesn't actually go all the way to saying that whether we observe something or not, it's still there.

Decoherence theories still take into acount the human factor. Even if the wavefunction becomes entangled with the environment, that measurement / environment still ultimately has to be observed by a conscious mind in order to get the results. Fred Alan Wolf submits that if something like a double slit experiment is recorded mechanically rather than observed by a conscious mind directly, the recording medium effectively takes on the wavefunction itsself, and that wavefunction will not be truly collapsed until the recording of the event is observed. In other words, until someone views the recording of the experiment, the recording itsself is still in a "limbo" state.

Dr Wolf also goes on to submit that the thing about quantum wavefunction is they cannot be empirically proven to exist, because the actual act of observing them directly affects them. What can be empirically and mathematically proven however, is that if the premise were true that the physical world is established without our "conscious observer" involvement, that is everything is already particles, the particle interaction equations simply do not work. The only way they can actually work is by taking into account quantum wavefunctions.

I guess the big thing to note here is that the Copenhagen Interpretation is only one way of viewing  Quantum Mechanics. Everett's Many Worlds Interpretation is the one that makes more use of Quantum Decoherence theories, and at this stage either one of these interpretations could be correct, as both can provide their own explanation for the double slit experiment. Or indeed elements of both could be correct.

For me personally, I'm more drawn to the Copenhagen Interpretation. I guess you could say it "feels" right to me, and I personally find it to be more plausible over a wider range of experimental and theoretical applications, none the least of which are the ways I can apply these concepts to my spiritual growth (quantum wavefunctions work so beautifully in light of the laws of attraction and manifestation). That however does not make it the right way, and I guess only time will tell, when our levels of scientific knowledge and capabilities advance, what theories or interpretations will prove themselves true.

I guess the main reason I put my opinions forward in this current debate was to support the views that the old scientific philosophies (classical physics) and the old religions really do not serve us any longer. If we are to move forward in our understanding we cannot afford to cling to the old and refuse to look at the new.

Blessings,
James.
99  Spiritual Evolution / Welcome to Spiritual Evolution! / Re: is it dangerous (in long term) to use psychic abilities for fun ? on: December 05, 2006, 23:10:50
You're most welcome! Glad I could help.  smiley
100  Metaphysics / Welcome to Quantum Physics! / Re: What the bleep do we know!? on: December 05, 2006, 08:36:52
It's NOT POSSIBLE, but it's common sense to know it's not possible.

Hi Sharpe,

I thought I'd start with this one sentence as there's a key here.
"Common sense" forms the basis of Newtonian physics that has been found in years of Quantum Physics research to be no longer applicable where it comes to working with subatomic particles - stuff that our physical world is really made up of.

This is the whole point that physicists on the film such as Fred Alan Wolf and John Hagelin (one of the world's foremost quantum mechanics researchers) were trying to put across.
Their research isn't BS. It's experimentally verifiable!! This is the whole point of the film! Whether or not you agree with Dr Imoto's work, or whether or not you can accept JZ Knight's channelings, there are some serious hard core quantum physicists, engineers, neuro-biologists, psychologists, etc. who support these findings not just because it all sounds good, but because they are seeing first hand the results of properly conducted and repeatably verifiable experiements.

They aren't just making this stuff up, nor can they be considered "fringe" researchers with no clue as to what they're doing. They're PROOVING this stuff! They are actually proving the capacity of our minds as the conscious observers to affect the world we live in.

Before you start doing the whole stubborn sceptic thing, take some time to actually look into the research being conducted in these areas. Take some time to read up on the Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics. Take the time to read up on Quantum Wavefunctions & the double slit experiment.

Read up on the experiments Dr William Tiller has conducted in the areas how groups of focussed meditators can actually affect the pH value of water, using "scientifically sound" research guidelines and controls.
Read up on the experiments Dr Dean Radin has done working with psychics, group consciousness and random number generators.

Please, take the time to look into the research of these highly qualified and experienced scientists that all support each others findings and conclusions as well as supporting the teachings of Ramtha and the findings of Dr Imoto, then come back and tell us why it's all BS and what experimental proof you have to support that notion.

Please, try and disprove the research John Hagelin (winner of the Kilby Award for Scientific achievement, only about one notch down from a Nobel Prize), has done in his time working at CERN (the European Center for Particle Physics) and SLAC (the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center), and his pioneering work on Grand Unified Field theories.
If you can convincingly disprove his work, I'll listen to your complaints here.

Sound fair?

James.
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