Quote from: inavalan on August 11, 2022, 01:22:11 AM@Deb
In hypnosis and in NLP, confusion is one of the methods used to make the subject suggestible. This can happen unintentionally too. Once brought to that condition, the subject can't really be held accountable for what he does, perceives, thinks, reasons. So, it isn't that people are lazy at thinking, or stupid. It is also known, that the more intelligent people are more hypnotizable.
Quote from: Mark M on August 09, 2022, 11:31:53 AMThanks, but the link did not work for me.
I was afraid if I dashed into the house and ran upstairs for a camera, they would be gone when I got back outside, alas.
Quote from: inavalan on August 08, 2022, 11:40:37 PMBrowsing the contents of a couple of his books, I'm tempted to hypothesize that he might've had some altered states of consciousness experiences.
QuoteHe authored six books so far of which the video in the OP is meant to discuss one of them. This particular book "Dreamed up Reality" does not include a definite model of reality but more of sharing his personal experiences with altered states of consciousness, which can be induced in many ways such as mind machines, psychedelics and meditation.
Quote from: Deb on August 10, 2022, 04:01:26 PMInterestingQuote from: inavalan on August 09, 2022, 12:25:38 AMThere is a quote I couldn't find now, in which Seth talks about Jane needing to get new glasses, and if I recall it correctly, he comments that that is caused by her belief that she sees with her eyes.
When I was proofreading Mary's interviews, a lot of people who attended the ESP classes would talk about Jane's glasses coming off as soon as Seth came through, and how obvious it was that she as Seth could see fine without them. Her arthritis issues would decrease or go away as well and she was able to move in ways she could not when she was Jane again. Several people talked about how impressive this was and how they realized she WAS causing her problems.
The videos were very interesting. I have a friend who lost her eyesight completely about 10 years ago, I wonder if she'd be interesting in trying something like that. She has not adjusted well to blindness. I'll give it a shot.
Quote from: Deb on August 10, 2022, 04:24:05 PM...
Just had a thought. If we get what we focus upon, isn't THAT essentially cause and effect?
No Evidence That Depression Is Caused by Low Serotonin Levels
·July 20, 2022
Summary: A new comprehensive review disputes the serotonin theory of depression, reporting there remains no clear evidence that serotonin levels or serotonin activity is responsible for depression.
After decades of study, there remains no clear evidence that serotonin levels or serotonin activity are responsible for depression, according to a major review of prior research led by UCL scientists.
The new umbrella review – an overview of existing meta-analyses and systematic reviews – published in Molecular Psychiatry, suggests that depression is not likely caused by a chemical imbalance, and calls into question what antidepressants do.
Most antidepressants are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which were originally said to work by correcting abnormally low serotonin levels. There is no other accepted pharmacological mechanism by which antidepressants affect the symptoms of depression.
Lead author Professor Joanna Moncrieff, a Professor of Psychiatry at UCL and a consultant psychiatrist at North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT), said: "It is always difficult to prove a negative, but I think we can safely say that after a vast amount of research conducted over several decades, there is no convincing evidence that depression is caused by serotonin abnormalities, particularly by lower levels or reduced activity of serotonin.
Quote from: inavalan on August 09, 2022, 12:25:38 AMThere is a quote I couldn't find now, in which Seth talks about Jane needing to get new glasses, and if I recall it correctly, he comments that that is caused by her belief that she sees with her eyes.