Friday, December 30, 2011

Extraphysical helpers

Nanci Trivellato

Have you ever felt an invisible presence or a force that seemed to help you in certain moments of your life?

This concept of a guardian angel or a spiritual guide is accepted in many cultures. From the indigenous people to the New Age studies, there is a belief and a growing interest in knowing more about these more evolved beings, and in having a closer connection with them. Nevertheless, this is not merely a belief, but a reality possible to be verified by oneself, without any type of credo, brainwashing, dogma, submission, hypnosis, or anything of the sort.

In more recent and advanced investigations of the consciousness, scholars have explored the possibility of the contact of consciousnesses who are not of a physical nature. The sciences of Projectiology and Conscientiology study these possibilities that until recently had been described merely as mystic or religious. Our proposed area of study at the IAC is to learn more about ourselves, beyond this physical life. What happens to us after our death? We study this topic and the capacity of knowing this more subtle reality through conscious projections. In other words, if we leave the physical body, we will have an out-of-body experience (also known as astral projection) which will give us insights on the reality of life after death, and most important, we will have the opportunity of meeting with our “spiritual guides.”

In the field of Projectiology, we study the lucid consciousnesses who help us, and they are known as “helpers.” Helpers are beings like us, with an appearance similar to ours. The difference is that they are in a state of lucidity greater than ours and have the task of giving us energetic and thosenic support.

Nevertheless, these consciousnesses are not angels. They are lucid, subtle and positive, but like us, they are consciousnesses also in a process of evolution. This notion of thinking on helpers as if they were angels with wings is truthfully an archetype created by mystic and religious beliefs.

There are helpers with different levels of evolution and different specialties. In fact, there are different levels of hierarchies for helpers.

Persons who have a more complex life task, who are in a position or have a work which requires a greater responsibility over others and that have the task of assistance and clarification, will probably have more helpers or a strong connection with certain helpers.

It is important to stress that the extraphysical helpers are individuals who will be reborn here on this physical plane, just like us. They are not perfect, but they do have a level of lucidity and equilibrium generally more advanced than ours. There is no need for sacredness. It is also important to stress that if we had the capacity to remain lucid outside the physical body, we would also be able to meet with our helper, speak with him, ask questions, etc. Moreover, we can have direct contact with them, depending solely on our ability, control, and evolutionary level.

Unfortunately, the great majority of persons do not perceive their helpers and the energies emitted by them. Many are so involved in daily life and its problems that they connect much more with the ill consciousnesses and unstable energies which surround them, than with the energies or inspirations of their helpers which are more impartial and rational.

Thus, how is your level of perception of your helpers and your contact with them? Would you like to feel and contact your helper? Make this objective a goal for yourself when you are out of your body, during sleep. Do not forget that you can increase and develop your parapsychic abilities. There are studies done on this. These are not only things select gifted people or psychics are able to do, as it was believed until recently. Extrasensory perceptions and out-of-body experiences (astral projection or astral travel) are normal, natural phenomena which one is able to learn, develop, and use in our daily life to expand the equilibrium and evolutionary level.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Commentary: Of Oxytocin and Evolution

by Nelson Abreu

A researcher recently share a fascinating TED talk on oxytocin and its relationship to trust and morality.

The talk concludes that only mammals release oxytocin. The researcher wondered whether, on a planet where lizards evolved to the evolutionary level of humans, emotional relations and bonding - and thus the way that cosmoethics is expressed - would be different just because of this biological difference.

Firstly, thank you for such a neat question. In my view, emotional relations and bonding can be expressed extraphysically in the absence of a soma, let alone oxytocin. It is interesting that it correlates, physically, with these capacities and that those are expressed more in mammals. That points to, at least in our planet, consciousness evolutoin in terms of emotional evolution is more expressed in mammals with oxytocin being more the result than the cause? This would seem more in line with consciousness driving biological evolution than the reverse.

Related to this concept, I recommend the work of Alfred Russell Wallace, co-discoverer of biological evolution with Darwin, but marginalized by history due to his views that questioned the Newtonian-Cartesian paradigm that attempting to reduce spirit or self away from the picture. Wallace, who developed an active interest in psychical phenomena and faculties, thought that natural selection cannot account for other faculties like mathematical, artistic, and musical genius, wit, humor, and “metaphysical musings.” He also believed that the raison d'être of the universe was the development of the human spirit (Wallace 1889).

The Phenomenon of Man by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, the Jesuist priest and paleontologist who co-discovered of the Peking Man, offers an visionary perspective on the matter, tracing a progression from geogenesis, to biogenesis, to psychogenesis, toward noosgenesis (global consciousness) and predicted a unified and conscious Earth itself (gaia, the Internet). TheJofC issue 3 also featured an interesting article on this subject by Mark Siffer (Consciousness and the Anthropic Principle).

As we can see, it is not an entirely original idea, but I have called this, in previous works,conscientiomotor evolution. Conscientiomotor evolution proposes that biological evolution is driven by or is a reflection of the evolution of the non-physical consciousness. As the consciousness principle becomes more advanced, it stimulates the creation of a physical corpus more suitable to its kinetic, emotional, and mental capabilities. The biasing of random processes, exploiting the uncertainty principle of quantum mechanics, could be the interface of consciousness (through bioenergy or qi) with physical events (genes and neurons).

We could also call this hypothesis consciential neo-Lamarckianism, since Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, who put forth the first coherent framework for biological evolution in the West used expressions such as:
le pouvoir de la vie: the power of life, life force
la force qui tend sans cesse à composer l’organización: the complexifying or organizing force (anti-entropric, synthropic force)
l'influence des circonstances: the adaptive force
The common thread of these concepts is that while genes, neurotransmitters, and other physical information and control systems affect our physical behavior, our cosmoethics, sentiments, and all faculties that makes us a consciousness are in constant evolution but are not caused by these physical elements, which are but a gross representation of a deeper pattern that pervades the universe - physical and multidimensional: consciousness itself and its eternal push toward greater complexity and interconnectedness.

Nelson Abreu, B.S. Electrical Engineering, is a volunteer at International Academy of Consciousness - Florida Educational Center and contributing author of Filters & Reflections: Perspectives on Reality (ICRL Press 2009).