Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Experiencing Oneness In Outer Space

The Daily Galaxy has an article about how astronauts have experienced joy, bliss, and a connectedness with the universe. Andy Newberg, a neuroscientist/physician is trying to find what in the brain gives this feeling. There's also a brief discussion on how quantum physics may play a part.

Hopefully Andy Newberg will look at the findings out there for brain waves, as having high peaks of certain types may be a sign of this happening.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Solfeggio Ascension Frequency Tones - 6 weeks later

Well, there really isn't anything else to report that I haven't mentioned in my previous posts, except for one night where I felt my root and third eye chakras tingle. Otherwise, I really don't feel any different after the recommended 6 weeks.

My first crystal singing bowl

I got my first crystal singing bowl, an 8" classic frosted bowl with a G# tone from Crystal Tones. This tone is associated with what is known as the zeal point and is on the back of the neck, about halfway between the third eye and throat chakras.

I'm actually surprised at how easy it is to play and it sounds very nice. The box it arrived in was very big compared to the bowl and contained lots of packing peanuts. I even got some free incense with it, which was a nice surprise.

I was I could say my experience with the company was as good as the product. Their website's certificate expired, which did not make me feel safe ordering online, and I felt the representative that took my order was a bit pushy in trying to sell me more than I wanted. I would also have preferred that they connect their website database with their inventory so you actually know what is in stock.

Review of Conscious Dreaming by Robert Moss

Over the years, my ability to recall dreams has improved. I will also get a sense of when a dream is just a dream, when it is filtering out stuff that's happened in my life the past couple of days, or when there is a message in the dream for me. I've also had at least one out-of-body experience and two lucid dreams.

I've never really cared for dream dictionaries for dream interpretation. They may help sometimes, but usually I feel that they are off the mark for me. I've also felt that there are more to dreams, something spiritual about them, but have never found anything that mirrors my feelings about dreams.

I borrowed the book Conscious Dreaming, written by Robert Moss, from a friend. I have to say that I have mixed feelings about the book.

On one hand, there are a lot of nifty ideas in the book that interested me. If I were to describe what the basic idea of conscious dreaming is, it is like a lucid dream, but instead of trying to control and change the dream, you interact with it and the characters in the dream.

On the other hand, Moss' writing feels very scattered and disconnected at times, mentioning other dream ideas, but never strengthening them to the idea of conscious dreaming. He does not go into enough detail on bringing about conscious dreaming and makes it sound as if it is very easy to do. I can't even have a lucid dream at will and even then, it can be difficult to stay in a lucid dream at first once you realize you are dreaming.