A Post-Modern Post-Materialist Meta-Analysis of Cardiac Coherence and the Teleology of the Central Chakra

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(Source: The HeartMath Institute)

Thousands of years ago, people believed that the heart was responsible for all of our thoughts, feelings, sensations, and behaviors. This hypothesis can be called cardiocentrism, and the idea seems to have derived from the ancient Egyptian belief that the heart is the “house of the soul”. This concept was then later adopted and adapted by Greek philosophers such as Aristotle who believed that the heart is theseat of the soul”. Of course, an opposing theory called cephalocentrism, claims that the brain obviously plays the dominant role in controlling things. That notion was apparently introduced by Pythagoras, who argued…


In Theory and Practice

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(Image Credit: Byron Eggenschwiler)

Typically speaking, an out-of-body experience (OBE or sometimes even OOBE) is a phenomenon in which a person perceives the world from a location outside their physical body from the vantage point of their metaphysical soul. It all began tens of thousands of years ago when our animistic ancestors first discovered how to mentally roll out of their bodies, or lift up out of their heads. Some even managed to visit the spirit world in the process. So, in no time at all, shamans around the world became gatekeepers to the other side. Then, as more and more time went on…


The Path to Enlightenment

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The symbol in the image above is called an unalome, with the spiral and lemniscates representing twists and turns in life and the line representing the path to enlightenment. To some this results in a state of perfect happiness, while to others nirvana is a transcendent state attained as a result of being released from the cycle of life, death, and rebirth. Either way, the point is that, about 2,500 years ago, the Buddha developed the Dharma for that very purpose. In so doing, rather than making the pursuit of happiness the purpose of their lives, the Buddha instructed his…


Through the Destruction of Thea

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Four billion five hundred million years ago, the local solar system took shape in a remote region of one of the Milky Way’s spiral arms. As the galaxy spun, ever so slowly, a cloud of supernova gas was induced to spin by the passage of one of the galaxy’s spiral density waves. The motion of this particular force then contributed to the collapse of the cloud, which caused it to heat up.

Eventually, after coming together by a chance combination of phenomena based on a foundation of quantum uncertainty, the temperature within the natal system became hot enough to vaporize…


Leonardo da Vinci’s Most Famous Masterpiece

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During the Italian Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci’s father lived across the street from a merchant named Francesco del Giocondo and his wife Lisa, an Italian noblewoman of the Gherardini family of Florence. More to the point, as part of a business deal between Leonardo’s father and Lisa’s husband, that was made in 1503, Francesco asked his neighbor’s son to paint a portrait of his beloved wife. Unfortunately, Leonardo’s heart simply wasn’t in it, so he toiled over the painting for a few years, ultimately leaving it unfinished, much like everything else he did. Of course, the thing to understand is…


The Tragic Love Story of Maria “Goody” Hallett and “Black Sam” Bellamy

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(Image Credit: Greg Manchess/National Geographic)

In the wake of the War of the Spanish Succession, after the Peace of Utrecht, countless privateers and veterans of the Royal Navy became unemployed sailors. Some of those desperate jobseekers then headed from England to New England to make a fresh start in life. Among them was a good-looking, charismatic Cornishman from England’s West Country, named Samuel Bellamy. He arrived in East Ham Harbor in the summer of 1715, probably in late July. Then, not long after he set foot on the shores of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Sam awoke one morning with a particularly nagging hangover. So, he…


A Classic Caste of Celtic Clergy

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More than two millennia ago, in the year 335 Before the Common Era (BCE), Alexander the Great encountered a group of Celtic warriors with huge golden neck rings and brightly colored cloaks. As the story goes, he asked the so-called barbarians what they feared most in this world, hoping that they would say him. However, to his surprise, the noble knights just laughed at him and said they feared nothing at all. Unbeknownst to him, they understood the truth about reincarnation and this is what gave them such intense courage on the field of battle. That is to say, knowing…


(Regarding the Recipe for Primordial Soup)

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(Early Earth by Don Dixon)

By a few billion years ago, even the most distant planets in our solar system were fully formed. So, deep space was becoming relatively peaceful as the bombardment from galactic debris became less and less frequent on the surface of the Earth. However, the barrage was not entirely over. As the Sun traveled through the universe it bobbed up and down throughout the galaxy, taking the Earth with it as it went. Every thirty million years, the solar system then passed through the densest part of the Milky Way, composed of trillions of comets. …


The Apostle to the Apostles

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(“Touch Me Not” by Fra Angelico)

According to the specific hermeneutics that I’ve applied to this particular biography, the most important woman in Christianity is not the so-called “Virgin Mary”, but rather Mary Magdalene. I say this because I firmly believe that Joseph was the father of Jesus, not God, although I do believe that Christ was a miracle worker, to some extent. Which is to say that, I think Jesus was a real historical figure, and that many of his followers were healed. Some were even brought back to life, and he then went on to raise himself from the dead. As such, the chief…


In Theory and Practice

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Humans have been fascinated by numbers for millennia, using them for much more than the purpose of accounting, for which they were invented. In line with this, some polytheistic and then later monotheistic mathematicians were also numerologists, just as an astronomer was also often an astrologer, and a chemist might also be an alchemist. At the same time, numerology is not to be confused with arithmancy, which is a form of divination based on assigning a numeric value to a word or phrase, by means of a simplified ancient Greek isopsephy or Hebrew gematria, as adapted to Latin.

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Joshua Hehe

An Autodidact Polymath

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