Category Archives: Science

Un[b]locking the spirit

Pray for yourself first.

When you pray for someone, you become a channel through which the Holy Spirit (or “Life Force”) flows to address that person’s needs.  (See Mark 5:30.)  You may or may not perceive this flow as it happens.

The Spirit must first address any deficiencies in the channel itself, before it can optimally address the other person.  In particular, the Spirit must address any emotional imbalances that may exist in the person who intends to pray.  Without this adjustment, at best the Spirit’s flow will be constricted; at worst, the channel may project his or her own needs (e.g. anxieties, aches and pains) onto the patient.
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Strange vibes

Doing research for “Pious frauds” (forthcoming 11/24/18), I had to review information about various occult groups and figures.

Reading the Wikipedia article about #DionFortune, I was overcome by positive feelings toward her, as if I would really like her if we were to meet in real life.

A polar opposite is #AleisterCrowley.  Historically, and again this time around, whenever I read anything about him, I get these feelings as if I really, really dislike him.  Now, he did, in fact, do many things I strongly disapprove of.  But should I be catching feelings behind that?  He’s DEAD!!!

Then there’s #AmbroseWorrall.  It has always been the case that, whenever I read anything he’s said, I am instantly predisposed to trust and believe anything he may say.  And he says some things sometimes that can be hard to believe.

Bottom line:  I suspect something’s going on here, more than meets the eye.

The wandering will

Cartesian space
A vector in a three-dimensional space.

I envision the emotional or spiritual world as a ten-dimensional space, in which a vector (arrow) beginning at the origin (the center of the space) depicts a person’s emotional state at any point in time.  The vector’s length indicates the intensity of one’s emotions at a given moment, while its direction indicates what kinds of feelings those are — equal parts joy and sadness, for example, or some anger and much love.

These are the energies one is emanating at that moment, the kinds of light or darkness one creates.
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Life with OCD

Everyone’s this way a little bit.
It’s adaptative to check the door two or three times to be sure it’s locked.
It’s not adaptative to check it fifty times.

I have Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

I talked some about its physiological basis, and treatment, in a previous post.

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Life with DSPS

“Are you abnormal?”

Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS), like Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), is a disturbance of the body’s processing of serotonin.

It’s been the bane of my existence.

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