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Power of the Mind 1: The Science of Visualization

    CONTENTS PART 1: Creative Visualization | Guided Meditation | Relaxation | Health and Immunity | Healing | Athletics | Life Goals | Holistic Imagery for Success CONTENTS PART 2:  Studying and Professional Skill Building | Mnemonics | The Memory Palace | Artistic Creativity | Enlightenment | The Universal Person | Archetypes | Inner Alchemy | Spirituality | Meditation, Mental Health and Enlightenment | Mindfulness Meditation CONTENTS PART 3: Meditation, the […]

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Tantric Yoga: Philosophy and Meditation

  Tantric Cosmology   Tantric Yoga, developed in the sixteenth century CE, seems particularly concerned with anatomy, which is largely spiritual. Tantra applies the three gunas to energy, as causal, subtle, and gross, and to man, as sat, will (or transcendental consciousness), chit, knowledge (or mind), and ananda, action (or matter.) These three qualities are […]

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Chinese Daoist Alchemical Meditation

    Preparing for Alchemical Visualization   The descriptions of Daoist alchemical meditation in this article are for the purpose of visualization, and no scientific claims are made regarding “spiritual anatomy” or the benefits of the meditations. The Science Abbey articles, “Ancient Chinese Philosophy and Daoist Meditation” and “Chinese Alchemy” present a relatively thorough discussion of […]

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Ancient Chinese Philosophy and Daoist Meditation

   A Note on the Romanization of Chinese Words Pinyin is used in this article as the convention amongst scholars today. With Chinese words that are relatively well known to English speakers, the popular Wade-Giles system is initially given in parenthesis, for the convenience of those who may be more familiar with that system of […]

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The Christian Journey Part II: The Future

Read The Christian Journey Part I: The Body of Christ     The Jungian Archetype   Carl Gustav Jung (1875 – 1961) was a Swiss student of the founder of modern psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, an outspoken atheist. He developed his own system of psychotherapy that rivalled Freud’s from its inception. Jung’s research on schizophrenia led […]

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How to Vote Quickguide

  Quickguide   Use this Quickguide for easy access to the information and resources you need to vote. In the first section you will learn exactly how to vote. The rest of the article will prepare you to vote with the very least you need to know about elections. If you want more information and […]

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Take Political Action for Science

  How to Vote Quickguide   Visit our “How to Vote Quickguide” for an outline of the resources given in this article.     Schedule Your Registration and Elections   There are many threats to science today. Spreading doubt and maintaining ignorance is profitable to certain powerful interests. Wealthy billionaire leaders of the fossil fuel industry […]

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