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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 effects.

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.

Mexican miracles

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, www.thedream.com







Watch that Amygdala!

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 emotions.

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 these micro-movements.

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.

--Judith Pennington
Sources: Mind & Life Institute, various research projects