Mind Power News
Issue No. 63 / Saturday, October 9, 2004
2004 by Andreas Ohrt /
www.mindpowernews.com


In this issue:

DNA CALLED 'ANTENNAE TO GOD': A lengthy review of scientific achievements in the field of genetics compiled by a team of experts indicates that life evolved from spiritual, more than physical, forces.

INTELLIGENT DESIGN STUDY SPARKS CONTROVERSY: Intelligent design, or the design hypothesis, is the "idea that the origin of information is best explained by an act of intelligence rather than a strictly materialistic process."

WHAT WOULD BUDDHA DO WITH NANOTECHNOLOGY: How will technologies facilitate our cultivation of positive human virtues, and what questions do technologically assisted personality perfection raise?

ORGASMS ARE ALL IN THE MIND: For those who laughed at the idea of the Barbarella-type "orgasmatron," Dr Lomas says the film is closer to science fact than fiction.

FANTASY AS THE ULTIMATE CURE: Psychologist Vladimir Kucherenko can program his patients' brains in such a way that those people will be able to quit smoking, stop drinking excessively; he can even make people improve their handwriting. According to Kucherenko, anyone can be happy no matter how much money he or she possesses.


DNA Called 'Antennae to God'
Experts Link Evolution to Spiritual Renaissance

By Dr. Leonard Horowitz
www.tetrahedron.org

More than a map of life, DNA processes spirituality according to the latest research. A lengthy review of scientific achievements in the field of genetics compiled by a team of experts indicates that life evolved from spiritual, more than physical, forces.

Three years of multidisciplinary study by a team of health science, mathematics, genetics, and physics experts, indicates that DNA, traditionally considered the “blueprint of life,” appears more like an “antennae to God.” Led by internationally known public health authority and award winning author, Dr. Leonard Horowitz, the group's research, to be published in October, shows that DNA's coiled design, vibrating action, and “electrogenetic” function makes spiritual as well as physical evolution possible.

Life's genomes are empowered by waves and particles of energized sound and light which, more than chemicals or drugs, switch genes “on” or “off.” Likewise, genetic inheritance is energetically transmitted “bioacoustically and electromagnetically” through special water molecules that form the electrogenetic matrix of the “Sacred Spiral.” These hydroelectric geometric structures—most shaped like pyramids, hexagons, and pentagons—direct physical as well as spiritual development, according to researchers.

Metaphysically, water molecules shaped like pyramids relay energy messages to and from DNA. These signals are carried from the environment to every cell in your body; far more rapidly than scientists once believed based solely on chemical analyses.

These findings raise important questions concerning theories underlying modern medicine, spirituality, and even reincarnation according to Dr. Horowitz. The realization that energy messages, including ancient ancestral memories, may be relayed electro-genetically can help in healing, lending spiritual meaning to life, and reconciling “past life” experiences.

The science reported in DNA: Pirates of the Sacred Spiral, published by the not-for-profit Tetra hedron Publishing Group, links the genetic revolution to a “spiritual renaissance.” After polling nearly 10,000 people internationally for background research, the Harvard-trained Dr. Horowitz concludes “more and more people are experiencing increased synchronicities and even miracles in their lives. . . . Working on special projects, they suddenly and inexplicably manifest everything they need to facilitate their service, purpose, or unique calling. This is a form of genetic expression as much as eye color,” he says.

Their soon to be published, meticulously documented, book is written for “intelligent lay readers and above.” It argues that quantum energy, often called spirituality, animates evolution of the species, genetic expression, and life. The authors believe such awareness and growing social consciousness bodes well for the entire planet.

Source: www.tetrahedron.org
Review Dr. Horowitz's new book here.


Intelligent Design Study Sparks Controversy

By Trevor Stokes
The-Scientist.com

The publication in a peer-reviewed biology journal of an article which sounds themes often heard in discussions of "intelligent design"–a theory one critic calls "the old creationist arguments in fancy clothes"–has drawn criticism from the members of the society that publishes the journal, and from others.

In an article entitled "The origin of biological information and the higher taxonomic categories," which was made available online on August 28 by the Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, Stephen Meyer concludes: "what natural selection lacks, intelligent selection–purposive or goal-directed design–provides." Meyer is a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute, which, according to its Web site "supports research by scientists and other scholars developing the scientific theory known as intelligent design."

Intelligent design, or the design hypothesis, is the "idea that the origin of information is best explained by an act of intelligence rather than a strictly materialistic process," Meyer told The Scientist.

Eugenie C. Scott, executive director at the National Center for Science Education, learned of the article when several members of the Biological Society of Washington called her office. "Many members of the society were stunned about the article," she said, describing it as "recycled material quite common in the intelligent design community." Intelligent design, she said, is "an evolved form of creationism that resulted from legal decisions in the 1980s ruling that creationism can't be taught in schools."

"There hasn't been anything in peer-reviewed literature about intelligent design," Scott said. "Members of the intelligent design community are very hungry to get articles in peer-reviewed journals."

The article was the subject of a detailed critique on Panda's Thumb, a Web log that focuses on issues in evolutionary science. The critique calls Meyer's article "a rhetorical edifice out of omission of relevant facts, selective quoting, bad analogies, and tendentious interpretations."

"It's too bad the Proceedings published it," Scott said. "The article doesn't fit the type of content of the journal. The bottom line is that this article is substandard science."

Richard Sternberg, a staff scientist at the National Center for Biotechnology Information who was an editor of the Proceedings at the time, told The Scientist via E-mail that the three peer reviewers of the paper "all hold faculty positions in biological disciplines at prominent universities and research institutions, one at an Ivy League university, one at a major US public university, and another at a major overseas research institute."

"The reviewers did not necessarily agree with Dr. Meyer's arguments but all found the paper meritorious, warranting publication," Sternberg said.

Sternberg said he was concerned that some in the science community have labeled him and Meyer as creationists. "It's fascinating how the 'creationist' label is falsely applied to anyone who raises any questions about neo-Darwinian evolutionary theory," he said. "The reaction to the paper by some [anti-creationist] extremists suggests that the thought police are alive and well in the scientific community."

Robert L. Crowther, director of communications at the Discovery Institute, drew a clear distinction "between the scientific theory of intelligent design and creationism."

"Dr. Meyer is a well-known proponent of intelligent design and that is what his paper is about," Crowther wrote in an E-mail to The Scientist. "To try and characterize him as a creationist is just an attempt to stigmatize him and marginalize his paper, all the while avoiding the scientific issues that it raises."

Meyer said: "I have received a number of private communications from scientists expressing their agreement or intrigue with the arguments that I develop in my article. Public reaction to the article, however, has been mainly characterized by hysteria, name-calling and personal attack." Labels, he said, "are ultimately a diversion."

Read the full article here: The-Scientist.com


How to Sleep Less & Have More Energy

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Technologies of Self-Perfection:
What would the Buddha Do With Nanotechnology and Psychopharmaceuticals?

By James Hughes
www.BetterHumans.com

Last year, at a conference at MIT on the contribution of Buddhism to brain sciences, molecular biologist Eric Lander suggested that in 20 years "the US surgeon general might recommend 60 minutes of mental exercise five times a week." I hope not. It would probably have as little effect on mental health as the recommendation to exercise regularly and eat five helpings of vegetables has had on obesity and health. It would also mean that progress in neurotechnology had ground to a halt before 2005. In 20 years we should have far easier alternatives.

In the Mahayana Buddhist tradition both the fully enlightened person and the person aspiring to discover their enlightened personality are called the bodhisattva. A whole disquisition could be given on how the supernatural aspects attributed to buddhas and bodhisattvas over the ages sound remarkably like the superpowers of the posthumans we transhumanists want everyone to become. Things like multiplying your personality into myriad forms, and then pulling it back together, or flying around on a moon-disk in a heavenly realm making fun of the narcotized lotus eaters by playing tricks with their space-time.

But I don't want to go there. Instead I want to talk about the six personality traits or virtues that the Mahayana tradition teaches the bodhisattva should cultivate on the path to greater perfection. These traits are known as paramitas, usually translated as "perfections" although the literal meaning is "to reach the opposite shore." They are generosity, skillful ethical behavior, patience, energy, concentration and wisdom. How will technologies facilitate our cultivation of these paramitas, and what questions do technologically assisted personality perfection raise?

Read the full article here: www.BetterHumans.com


Why An Orgasm Is All in the Mind

By James Doherty and Kath Gourlay
The Scotsman

It's a scientific fact: human brains are programmed for orgasms - with or without the actual sex act.

Perhaps nobody listening to football commentators will be surprised by the news, claimed to have been proven by one of the lecturers at this week’s Orkney International Science Festival. Dr Robert Lomas - a solid-state physicist and an internationally known author on religious symbolism - says that evolution has allowed humans to develop the sex-free orgasm.

"It’s the same reward mechanism that encourages us to share our DNA," said Dr Lomas. "But it can be achieved without the physical act of copulation."

Only humans have this power to induce mental ecstasy, and it’s a complex set of responses that can be achieved by learned behavioural patterns or triggered by hyper-arousal during peak experiences, he says.

"At times of hyper-arousal, our brains are designed to freeload on the behavioural reward that encourages us to reproduce," he said. "And that is another name for orgasm."

For those who laughed at the idea of the Barbarella-type "orgasmatron" - Jane Fonda popping pills, touching palms with her bemused boyfriend and staying three feet away from him - Dr Lomas says the film is closer to science fact than fiction. "If the orgasmic response in her brain was being triggered by a programmed release of chemically or electrically stimulated hormones, it could be done, if the programming was right," he said.

However, the days of a drug being widely available on the NHS are still a long way off.

"Artificially creating the right combination of neuropeptides is very complex," Dr Lomas explained. "Your tension and relaxation levels have to be in perfect balance before your arousal system is tripped. It’s like trying to balance a marble on the tip of a ballpoint pen."

Dr Lomas said the trigger factors leading to that elusive brain state have to be induced through repetitive behavioural patterns using ritual and posture.

"All these mystics haven’t really given up sex," said Dr Lomas. "It’s just a different form of orgasm."

Read the full article here: The Scotsman


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Fantasy as the Ultimate Cure

By Larisa Vasil'eva
Pravda

What does one have to do to find true happiness? Dream!
Fantasies may cure you from an unhappy love affair, heavy drinking or flu.

Psychologist Vladimir Kucherenko can "tune up" his patients" brains - just like a radio receiver. He is a lecturer at the psychological faculty of MSU. The essence of his method is based on the premise that human brain controls every cell of our body. So if one gets sick, that's only because he "let" that happen. And if one will concentrate and imagine oneself young and strong, the disease will back off. According to Kusherenko, our own fantasy is the ultimate remedy.

Kucherenko can program his patients' brains in such a way that those people will be able to quit smoking, stop drinking excessively; he can even make people improve their handwriting. According to Kucherenko, anyone can be happy no matter how much money he or she possesses.

The brain can be regulated. A person can easily create any emotional condition such as fear or happiness for him/herself. The main point here is to understand what makes you happy and to "dive" into that realm mentally.

People tend to perceive world differently. If a man is unhappy, his perception of things around him will appear black, figuratively speaking. Our purpose therefore is to add colors to "his world", instead of changing it completely.

An unhappy person could not be healthy. You can't trick the organism; you can't cure a man without changing his character. For instance, those that are afraid of everything tend to have problems with kidneys, while evil people have vulnerable liver.

Red the full article here: Pravda


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