David Eagleman: Time, Perception and Synaesthesia
David Eagleman is an American neuroscientist and writer at Baylor College of Medicine, where he directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action and the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law. He is best known for his work on time perception, synesthesia, and neuro-law.
After a close brush with death as a child, Eagleman began to question his assumptions about time and the brain.
His experience, of time slowing down during a life threatening accident, left him feeling like
Alice falling down the rabbit hole and went on to inform his life’s work.
Mar 26, 2015 - 11:50:48 AM
Join the Conversation at Talk Stream Spiritual Radio
Are you interested in joining in on a spiritual conversation? Check out Roland Comtois’s
www.talkstreamspiritualradio.com. Roland, an internationally renowned channel and author of “And Then There Was Heaven,” interviews the most fascinating people for his talk show.
He also shares life-affirming messages of hope and love on his
Soul Stories radio show. You can tune in live to ask Roland your on-air questions!
Mar 26, 2015 - 11:02:56 AM
Ask Li Chen: Does the Soul Enter the Body at Conception?
Q: Li Chen, does a soul enter the body at the instant of conception, and is it the same for everyone?
A: A very deep and thoughtful question, Dear One. Each soul chooses its own time to enter the new body. It is different for everyone. Speaking purely on the factual aspects, a soul will rarely enter a body at the time of conception, but generally wait until later in the pregnancy up to several months after the child is born. Most commonly, the soul attaches to the body in the last few months of pregnancy.
Mar 23, 2015 - 10:45:01 AM
Roisin Fitzpatrick: The Artist of Light
Róisín Fitzpatrick is known as “The Artist of the Light.”
Following a brain hemorrhage and near-death experience, Fitzpatrick turned this adversity into a positive life change. Integrating her passion for sharing the beauty of the eternal light, with her business skills from her former professional career (at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development), she has become an internationally successful artist.
She works with crystals sewn onto silk to create intricate geometric patterns and designs that are luminous, with colors that change according to the lighting.
Mar 19, 2015 - 12:02:10 PM
Hidden Science, Punk Science and The Paradigm Revolution
Dr Manjir Samanta-Laughton, the author of
The Genius Groove
, has a lot of interesting theories about the universe: that black holes are the creative force behind galaxies, and that they exist in outer space and within our bodies as well. That "paranormal" events aren't strange at all when you look at the cutting edge science that can explain them.
Dr Laughton is the person presenting Hidden Science on David Icke's People's Voice Channel. She will be appearing on The People's Voice (link below) at 2.15 GMT today.
These are just a few of the ideas explored on her website,
and on her
Mar 19, 2015 - 11:38:36 AM
Wellbeing & Healing
To Spleen or Not To Spleen - Body Harmony Through Jin Shin Jyutsu® by Mitzi Adams
The importance of the Spleen in achieving harmony for the whole body, by using Jin Shin Jyutsu®, an ancient healing art form that uses the life force of the body to promote healing.
The spleen energy can come to the rescue on many occasions. The spleen is an earth organ and harmonizer of the nervous system.
It helps us with the attitude of worry and is a total body regulator. It aids the body in transforming food into energy, and is the forerunner
to every effort in the body. When it is in harmony, it brings sunshine to our bodies.
Mar 19, 2015 - 9:29:00 AM
Robert Waggoner on Lucid Dreaming
For the past seven years, Robert Waggoner has co-edited the quarterly journal,
Lucid Dreaming Experience
, and most recently has written a wonderful book titled
Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self
. He explains: "Through experimentation, I realized lucid dreaming could be used to get 'unknown' information; apparently from the deeper part of yourself or some kind of collective unconscious. Moreover, lucid dreaming could be used to explore deep spiritual concepts, focus healing intent on your body, seek out telepathic and precognitive information and learn about the nature of reality (from the unique perspective of being aware in the dream state). In my book, I take lucid dreamers to these deeper aspects of lucid dreaming..."
Mar 17, 2015 - 12:27:11 PM
Altered Genes Twisted Truth by Steven Druker
In his latest newsletter, Dr. Mercola interviews Steven Druker, author of Altered Genes, Twisted Truth, a fascinating new book describing how GMOs came into being and have been allowed to permeate our food supply through illegal means and without legally required safety testing. From the article on
, “On January 24, a statement signed by 300 scientists, researchers, physicians and scholars was published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Sciences Europe,
asserting that there is no scientific consensus on the safety of GMOs.
Moreover, the paper... states that the claim of scientific consensus on GMO safety is in actuality 'an artificial construct that has been falsely perpetuated.' The paper also notes that such a claim 'is misleading and misrepresents or outright ignores the currently available scientific evidence and the broad diversity of scientific opinions among scientists on this issue.'"
Mar 17, 2015 - 11:04:25 AM
Merlian News March 2015 Newsletter
The March Newsletter is out! Merlian News is now translated into over 50 languages. Just go to
, upper right hand corner to Google Translate and use the drop down menu.
Also, don’t forget to check us out on
and please take a look at our Website of the Month!
Mar 12, 2015 - 1:02:17 PM
The Benefits of Turmeric Tea
Many people know about the healing benefits of turmeric: with the active ingredient curcumin, it is a potent anti-inflammatory, a digestive aid, a powerful anti-oxidant and may help to prevent cancer and other diseases.
Turmeric is available loose as a spice, in pill form and as an extract.
But did you know that one of the most effective ways to take turmeric is as a tea?
Served hot or cold, turmeric is a refreshing addition to your daily routine.
Mar 12, 2015 - 11:35:11 AM
The Making of a Mystic by Paddy Fievet, PhD
In an excerpt from her fascinating new book, The Making of a Mystic, author Paddy Fievet writes: "Just as I walked beyond the base of the Mary Magdalene Tower, I noticed the plethora of blooming wildflowers in front of me. Most of them were of a light shade of purple splattered with touches of the color of an early morning sunrise. Each stalk had many flowers upon it, bending and swaying slightly in the easy spring breeze flowing up and down the mountainside. Meandering slightly off my path, I eased down among those wildflowers. For a while, I just sat there, noticing intricate details about each leaf, each stone in the walls, and each flower stalk...."
Mar 12, 2015 - 10:44:40 AM
Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It
I just finished reading "Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It," by Kamal Ravikant. I have to say that this slim volume completely jumpstarted a whole new spiritual practice for me. I
don't usually rave (in print, at least)... but this is one of the most accessible, transformative books I have ever read -- and at 57 pages, you'd have to be in a coma not to get through it. Actually, if you are in a coma I will come and sit by your side and read it to you, because I want "Love Yourself" to be the earworm that gets stuck in your head. You'll thank me later.
Mar 12, 2015 - 10:15:37 AM
Circus to Phase Out Elephant Acts
Earlier this week Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus announced that they would phase out using elephants in its circuses. The elephant, an iconic symbol of the American circus, also has long been a symbol for the cruelty and mistreatment of all circus and other performance animals. Citing changing public attitudes and financial concerns, the parent company, Feld Entertainment, said the animals would be phased out and retired to farms by 2018.
Mar 11, 2015 - 1:17:11 PM
Making It Through the Winter
The last several weeks of winter have seemed particulary snowy, dark, and icy. It's been a struggle for many, with virulent viruses abounding, exacerbated by the bitterly cold weather. What has kept me going is the discipline of my daily routines: Qi Gong
, meditation and exercise. My spirits are always lifted and I realize anew how rewarding is the ability to control one's mind and body.
Most recently, I have thought of the Buddhist monks who practice
, the art of
controlling one's body temperature through meditation
Mar 11, 2015 - 11:22:55 AM
The Science of Yoga - At the Katonah Library, March 6th
The Katonah Village Improvement Society’s Katonah Inspired program presents:
“The Science of Yoga” on March 6th, 7:30 – 9:00PM at the Katonah Library.
Learn the research findings that demonstrate yoga’s health benefits for diabetes, heart disease, trauma, mental illness and auto immune diseases.
Plus, meet local yoga studio owners and teachers who provide these benefits to you daily.
For more details, go to
Mar 3, 2015 - 12:20:49 PM
Space Creatures by Barbara Weisberg
Space Creatures, by Barbara Weisberg, is an enchanting addition to children’s literature.
Ms. Weisberg, author of three previous children’s books, has perfectly captured the whimsy of a child’s view of the world – in this case, the role of being an “Earthling” on this wonderful planet.
Part science and part a study in self-awareness, Space Creatures tells a story of exploring the world, our Earth, and also introduces the idea of being part of a larger whole – the grandness of the Cosmos and our place in it.
Mar 3, 2015 - 11:33:34 AM
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