In increasing numbers
every year, “New Children” are being born around the
world who have “x-ray” vision, move objects through
the air with their minds, and know the future. And these abilities
are just the tip of the iceberg!
These new kids on the block are able to move solid objects through
solid materials, read balls of paper placed in their ears, bend
spoons solely through intention, communicate telepathically and
“read” with parts of their bodies other than their eyes!
These innocent children are demonstrating natural spiritual abilities
relegated by most people to the realms of fantasy and movie special
China’s wonder youth
Since 1974 the Chinese government has discovered over 100,000 children
who have extraordinary psychic powers. These children, when blindfolded,
can “see” with their ears, nose, mouth, tongue, armpits,
hands or feet. In one test conducted by Omni magazine, researchers
randomly ripped a page from a stack of books. The page was then
crumpled into a small ball and placed in the armpit of a Chinese
child who then read perfectly every word on the balled up piece
of paper. Chinese kids can also read the wadded up ball under their
feet, in their ears and even by chewing it up!
Solid objects no barrier
Another remarkable feat that over 5,000 young Chinese have demonstrated
publicly is the passing of solid objects through another solid object.
A child randomly selects a glass bottle of pills which is sealed
in its original plastic wrap and then placed on a large bare table.
Suddenly the pills inside the sealed bottle pass through the glass
and appear on the table. The child can also take a coin, put it
on the table, and the coin will pass into the sealed bottle. A young
girl named Yong Li can remove cigarettes from inside a cardboard
box without touching the box. One boy can control mechanical watches,
making them run fast or slow. Another can make watch hands move
quickly around the watch face without touching them.
Natural x-ray vision
A 12-year-old girl, Hu Lian, can see inside a person’s body.
Hu saw a piece of shrapnel left inside a man’s body and accurately
drew its shape. Other children were tested in hospitals on their
accuracy in medical diagnoses. Out of 75 cases, the children were
completely accurate in 80 percent of the cases. In trials viewing
fetal positions, they were correct 84 percent of the time.
Invoking roses to bloom
A young Chinese girl has demonstrated her ability to influence
live rosebuds that over 1,000 audience members were holding in their
hands. With a silent wave of her hand, the thousand rosebuds would
slowly open into fully blossomed roses before the eyes of the astonished
audience. And under the strict discipline of scientific research
controls, the Chinese government has observed these same children
changing human DNA molecules in a petri dish.
Kids activate other kids’ power
The Chinese government has set up training schools to assist these
children to develop and pass on to others their psychic abilities.
The officials discovered that when they have children who aren’t
psychic socialize with the psychic children, the non-psychic children
quickly absorb the ability to perform the same astounding feats
as the psychic kids.
Over 1,000 children were found in Mexico City who were able to
“see” using the exact same body parts as the kids in
China. Blindfolded, an 18-year-old Mexico girl, Inge Bardor, can
accurately know everything about the people or place in a photo
simply by touching the photo. Inge can also describe the person
who took the picture and what the photographer was wearing that
day. In one photo of the inside of a house, Inge psychically went
into the house describing exactly what was down a hallway that was
not shown in the photo. Testing her ability to read with her feet,
she stood blindfolded on a newspaper and read it perfectly.
Spoon bending by osmosis
In the 1970s, Uri Geller could bend metal objects just by looking
at them, which was substantiated by scientists at Stanford University
Research Institute. Demonstrating his psychic power on TV all over
Europe, Geller once asked people to place knives, spoons and forks
in front of their television sets. With millions of witnesses, Geller
bent tableware in the studio before everyone’s eyes—and
he bent the tableware in the homes of Europeans watching the show.
This single act had an interesting side effect. From phone calls
after the show, it was discovered that over 1,500 children were
able to absorb the same spoon bending ability just by watching it
happen one time on TV!
--Contributed by Keith Varnum,
Why do we suddenly lose our tempers and abuse others
with word and deed? When will we learn to master our emotions?
If the amygdala—not a Dr. Seuss character—continues
to have things its way, the answer to those questions is “Never!”
But now that the awesome powers of the amygdala are known, maybe,
just maybe, we will begin to exert control over our reptilian impulses
and give peace a chance.
Located in the reptilian brain, the amygdala is an almond-shaped
structure nestled into the oldest part of the human brain, near
its base. The rest of the brain grew up over the amygdala in layers,
with cognitive reasoning taking place in the topmost layers. But
the amygdala still handles our emotions and triggers in us the fight-or-flight
response just as it did in caveman days.
Here’s how it works. You’re standing in your kitchen
washing dishes and out of the corner of your eye you see someone
moving toward you with a stick. Your friend is bringing a stirring
spoon over to the stove, but in a split second’s time, an
old memory flashes across your inner screen so quickly that you
might not be able to grasp it.
It’s an image of your father or mother walking angrily toward
you with a punishing “switch.” Never mind that you’re
now grown and the parent is nowhere around. You turn on your friend
furiously and lash out before you can be hurt.
You can tell by the way you feel afterward if this was an amygdala
response. Was it a “mindless” reaction that you regretted?
If so, you can thank your amygdala for that little display of fireworks.
The amygdala’s job is to identify, through its memory circuits,
a potentially dangerous image, sound or feeling; and take total
control over your cognitive functioning while pumping stress hormones
into your body to force you to fight or flee instantly. Not only
might the memory be a false alarm, you won’t have time to
consider whether it is or not, because the amygdala doesn’t
give you a chance to think. It just acts.
Don’t Worry, Be Happy
Researchers have found that there’s only one way—short
of amygdala lobotomy—to take control of this reptilian alarm
system in the human brain. That is to decrease the activity of the
amygdala by flooding the body-mind with meditative frequencies and
positive emotions. Researchers working with Tibetan monks, courtesy
of the Dalai Lama, have discovered through brain scans that when
people are emotionally distressed—anxious, angry, depressed—the
most active sites in the brain are circuitry converging on the amygdala
and the right prefrontal cortex, where negative emotions are processed.
Positive emotions—love, laughter and joy—are processed
in the left prefrontal cortex and take the pressure off the amygdala,
which need not be so vigilant. When your left prefrontal cortex
is happy and energized, you are slower to panic and less likely
to do so.
Staying happy, therefore, is the best way to exert control over
your amygdala. The second way is to cultivate a meditation practice
and the art of mindful awareness. Researchers found that Buddhist
monks, through meditation, develop an emotional “set point”
of perpetual happiness in the left prefrontal cortex. They and people
engaged in mindfulness training monitor their moods and thoughts
and drop those that might spin them toward distress.
Dr. Richard Davidson, director of the Laboratory for Affective
Neuroscience at the University of Wisconsin, theorizes that meditation
and mindfulness training may strengthen an array of neurons in the
left prefrontal cortex that inhibits the amygdala messages that
drive disturbing emotions.
Whether this proves to be true or not, mindfulness training does
seem to improve the robustness of our immune systems and also improves
one’s ability to read micro-movements in facial expressions.
Essentially, by living more fully in the present moment, we become
more observant and able to “read” other people’s
Monks and Terrorists
Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence and Destructive
Emotions, and mind-body research columnist for the New York Times,
describes in his article, “Finding Happiness: Cajole Your
Brain to Lean to the Left,” the fascinating studies done on
Goleman reports on the work of Dr. Paul Ekman, director of the
Human Interaction Laboratory at the University of California at
San Francisco. Ekman found that people’s moods are telegraphed
in rapid, slight changes in facial muscles. His book, Emotions Revealed,
describes how these microexpressions—ultra-rapid facial actions,
some lasting as little as one-twentieth of a second—lay bare
our most naked feelings. We are not aware we are making them; they
cross our faces spontaneously and involuntarily, and so reveal for
those who can read them our emotions of the moment, utterly uncensored.
That’s an ability I would love to see developed in the TSA
agents who are currently trying to nab terrorists by x-raying our
baggage and randomly searching what most often seems to be elderly
people on walkers. Mindfulness training would be a lot cheaper and
easier on everyone, not to mention more effective.
If only Tibetan monks were looking for work. Research has shown
that they are far better than anyone else at reading microexpressions,
and they have the added attraction, say other Mind & Life Institute
studies, of having a wonderfully calming effect on anyone.
Airplane travel would be a whole lot more enjoyable and safer.
I’d much rather trust the well-developed psychic abilities
of Tibetan monks.
Sources: Mind & Life Institute, various research projects