The dinosaur spread his wings and the light filtered through…
“Is this real or am I dreaming?”
“You’re in a different dimension, Gayle.”
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[4/9/2013 8:31:37 PM] Louise Gilmore: Book Review
Gayle Clayton, 2013, AWS Publishing
Are you a seeker of the truth? Do you understand that to find the truth you must follow the twists and turns of your own path even if it feels more like stumbling than flying?
You can begin by learning about someone else’s path, but ultimately you can only experience the truth from the teachings of your own journey.
A book that acknowledges this spiritual law and refuses the typical self-help formulas of techniques, practice exercises and dot points is Gayle Clayton’s ‘Mystery School’.
It’s the story of her quest, first to find a teacher and then through the frustrations, insights and battles as that teacher refused to allow her, or anyone else in his workshops, to settle for less than they were capable of.
The teachings are there, but they creep into your awareness from unexpected directions. Clayton describes this as ‘holographic’ teaching. She challenges our unquestioned belief that ‘enlightenment’ is the ultimate outcome.
‘You may become transcendent’, she writes, ‘if not, the booby prize is enlightenment’. You have to read the book to find out why.
Clayton shares what she learned from years of training with her teacher. The topics include descriptions of building group energy, levels of consciousness, meditation, physics, ritual, tantra, karma, healing, the universe, myths and much more.
The challenge to the reader is to make your own sense of it.
Clayton is a mystic who has taught meditation, mystery school, and Egyptian cosmology at Omega Institute and written four other books on metaphysical subjects. She’s the holder of a BS in engineering and a MA in religion.
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My own teacher in the mystery school had many near-death experiences in his lifetime. He taught me that Death was an ally; if you could defeat Death then you were entitled to receive a gift from him. When faced with my own near death experience in a car accident, I remembered this teaching. Having temporarily left my body, I found my recently deceased teacher meeting me in a realm of golden light.
“Well, you can cross over now if you really want to.”
Relieved, these words reassured me as I had struggled a great deal in my life. Yet, Raja was making it all too easy for me to die. Having heard my thoughts, he smiled enigmatically at me.
“Of course, you might like to know what you had set out to accomplish this lifetime.”
With a sweep of his hand, he showed the scope of work I had agreed to do. Awestruck, I could hardly converse with him.
“Wow, that’s all very interesting. I never realized that it was possible to do that.”
“Well, you’ll get a chance when you go back.”
“Excuse me, but I’m not going back. To be reborn? To wake up again in that dense physical body? No way.”
“Or you could go back to this body…”
In a flash, I had returned to lift up my injured head off of the steering wheel. My conversations with my teacher had not changed despite his death. I hadn’t thought to ask him how much pain and suffering I would endure in my return. And he hadn’t bothered to tell me.
A crystal found in a shipwreck could be similar to a sunstone – a mythical navigational aid said to have been used by Viking mariners, scientists believe.
The team from France say the transparent crystal may have been used to locate the Sun even on cloudy days.
This could help to explain how the Vikings were able to navigate across large tracts of the sea – well before the invention of the magnetic compass.
However, a number of academics treat the sunstone theory with scepticism.
The team from the University of Rennes in France say they found the crystal while examining the wreck of a British ship sunk off the island of Alderney – in the English Channel – in 1592.
An oblong crystal the size of a cigarette packet was next to a pair of dividers – suggesting it was part of the navigational equipment.
It has now been shown that it is of Iceland spar – a form of calcite known for its property of diffracting light into two separate rays.
Testing a similar crystal, the scientists proved that by rotation it was possible to find the point where the two beams converge – indicating the direction of the Sun.
They say it works on cloudy days, and when the Sun has set.
This particular piece of Iceland spar was found on the British vessel long after the Viking heyday in the ninth and 10th Centuries.
But the scientists conjecture that use of sunstones may have persisted for many centuries as a back-up to the often unreliable magnetic compass, which was introduced in Europe in the 13th Century.
There is only a sketchy reference in the old Viking legends to the sunstone.
Vikings were seafarers from Scandinavia who used their longboats to explore and conquer parts of Europe, Greenland, Iceland, Russia and North America.
Should we sing “Both Sides Now” with Joni?
The operational 12 as I told Claire, Diann, and Lou is in play. There is no time to learn more, understand more, feel more – the time to be is now. At the end of Transformative Meditation I wrote that we would become co-creators of this reality. Nice to see that happening.
The question of course is how many people are conscious of that role. Which side of the colander is their focused identity. Divinity pours itself into the bowl to be shaped into the twelve archetypes. The archetypes, now linked to a human form, interconnect to all those carrying their patterns.
In the great collective consciousness how many are aware when the signal is sent to transmit a photon? Does it matter if they are aware? Ron and I argued over that for eons. Yet this time humanity has progressed farther than it ever has. The astral and intellectual realms are filled to capacity. The next realm is beyond thought.
In the old Horsemasters’ Disney movie, when faced with the fear of jumping Annette is told to throw her heart across the fence because her horse’s was already there.
In the world of artificial connection through electronics, the counterbalance is the link between hearts. It’s not photons, but love. However, the fate of the planet remains in the balance of power. We’ve been here before. Let’s not make the same mistakes.
Temporary tattoos could make electronic telepathy and telekinesis possible
Charles Q. Choi – Txchnologist
Temporary electronic tattoos could soon help people fly drones with only thought and talk seemingly telepathically without speech over smartphones, researchers say. Electrical engineer Todd Coleman at the University of California at San Diego is devising noninvasive means of controlling machines via the mind, techniques virtually everyone might be able to use.
Commanding machines using the brain is no longer the stuff of science fiction. In recent years, brain implants have enabled people to control robotics using only their minds, raising the prospect that one day patients could overcome disabilities using bionic limbs or mechanical exoskeletons.
But brain implants are invasive technologies, probably of use only to people in medical need of them. Instead, Coleman and his team are developing wireless flexible electronics one can apply on the forehead just like temporary tattoos to read brain activity.
“We want something we can use in the coffee shop to have fun,” Coleman says.
The devices are less than 100 microns thick, the average diameter of a human hair. They consist of circuitry embedded in a layer or rubbery polyester that allow them to stretch, bend and wrinkle. They are barely visible when placed on skin, making them easy to conceal from others.
The devices can detect electrical signals linked with brain waves, and incorporate solar cells for power and antennas that allow them to communicate wirelessly or receive energy. Other elements can be added as well, like thermal sensors to monitor skin temperature and light detectors to analyze blood oxygen levels.
Using the electronic tattoos, Coleman and his colleagues have found they can detect brain signals reflective of mental states, such as recognition of familiar images. One application they are now pursuing is monitoring premature babies to detect the onset of seizures that can lead to epilepsy or brain development problems. The devices are now being commercialized for use as consumer, digital health, medical device, and industrial and defense products by startup MC10 in Cambridge, Mass.
Electronic telekinesis? Digital telepathy?
In past studies, Coleman’s team found that volunteers could use caps studded with electrodes to remotely control airplanes and flew an unmanned aerial vehicle over cornfields in Illinois. Although the electronic tattoos currently cannot be used to pilot planes, “we’re actively working on that,” Coleman says.
These devices can also be put on other parts of the body, such as the throat. When people think about talking, their throat muscles move even if they do not speak, a phenomenon known as subvocalization. Electronic tattoos placed on the throat could therefore behave as subvocal microphones through which people could communicate silently and wirelessly.
“We’ve demonstrated our sensors can pick up the electrical signals of muscle movements in the throat so that people can communicate just with thought,” Coleman says. Electronic tattoos placed over the throat could also pick up signals that would help smartphones with speech recognition, he added.
Invasive brain implants remain better at reading brain activity, Coleman notes.
But neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis at Duke University Medical Center says there is a need for noninvasive technologies such as these for the brain. “People will want to navigate environments just by thinking, or play games just by thinking,” says Nicolelis, who did not take part in this research.
Coleman detailed his group’s most recent findings in Boston on Feb. 17 at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.