11/09/19 22:21 Filed in: reviews
Here's a very interesting video of a talk, by Terence McKenna, on the subject of the Ego. Terence McKenna is most well-known for his exploration of psychedelics, but this talk is more philosophical and environmental in nature. I haven't personally been investigating psychedelics, I've been focussing more on lucid dreaming and remote viewing, but I agreed entirely with what Terence says in this talk.
In many ways, it doesn't matter that I haven't been taking hallucinogens. Our body, in particular our pineal gland, is perfectly capable of manufacturing a whole host of tryptamines. It produces serotonin and melatonin regularly, to enable us to be awake and to sleep and dream, and there's no doubt it can produce DMT (di-methyl-tryptamine) and other potent hallucinogens if it feels in the mood. Meditation, yoga, focussed mental effort and other practices can stimulate our pineal gland to produce these exotic tryptamines without any need to ingest anything. Nevertheless, Terence's experiences seem to have given him a deep understanding of identity, ego, spirituality and the nature of reality. Definitely recommended.
11/07/19 09:43 Filed in: health
The Guardian newspaper today is reporting on an important study carried out in France that has shown a link between sugar consumption and the development of cancer. Most importantly, the authors of the study make it clear that the problem is not just about sugary drinks, colas, lemonade etc, but fruit juices as well. It isn't important that the sugar is added to the drink, simply that it is present in large amounts. The article includes the comment:
'The study, carried out in France, is the first substantial piece of research to find a specific association between sugar and cancer.'
This is an odd comment to make, as the link between sugar and cancer has been known scientifically for nearly a century. As I've explained in an earlier blog article, the great German physiologist, Otto Warburg, made it clear that the development of cancers in the body is fundamentally driven by the anaerobic breakdown, or fermentation, of sugars. This is why people who follow a ketosis diet, consisting of fats and protein only, have shown significant success in beating cancer, particularly brain tumours.
Hopefully, the French study will raise the issue of sugar and cancer. In addition, the tactic of fast food companies to supply fruit juices as a 'healthy' alternative to colas will be seen for what it is; a charade. There's nothing wrong with eating some fruit in season - you're consuming fibre with the fruit sugar, lessening its effect on the body - but drinking fruit juices needs to be seen as akin to drinking alcohol, only without the intoxication.
08/07/19 08:54 Filed in: science
I've posted quite a few Robert Sepehr videos on this website, as he does produce some very interesting ones, and here's another. This one's about Fritz-Albert Popp and biophotons. Fritz-Albert Popp was a brilliant biochemist who investigated how living creatures give off and receive light. I talked about him extensively in one of the earliest articles on this website that looked into homeopathy. Biophotons are a crucially important part of biology and they come with a paradox, for the biophotons that are produced and passed on within living systems are extremely coherent. In other words, they are highly organised, but if that's the case, what is organising them? According to thermodynamics, everything in our universe should become more disordered over time, and that applies to light signals just as much as sandcastles. And yet, as Popp explains in the video, these biophotons are highly ordered and seem to act like complex signalling messages and chemical reaction controllers. For more on that topic, I recommend you read my book 'how science shows that almost everything important we've been told is wrong.' Here's the video: