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For me this is a very important area of debate - i was forced sectioned / forced treated & forced psychiatric drugs 4 times. What do other people think about it all?

“Psychiatry Unlocked” Researchers Discuss Movements Against Involuntary Hospitalization

A Lancet editorial covers the growing movement aspiring to dismantle compulsory admission

https://www.madinamerica.com/2017/04/psychiatry-unlocked-researchers-discuss-movements-involuntary-hospitalization/

http://thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(17)30081-0/fulltext

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There seems to be a pretty unanimous current consensus within certain circles that 'business as usual' will give us about another 10 years, before potential catastrophic systemic ecosystem & civilisation collapse scenarios.

Published on 12 May 2009

We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth's climate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqxENMKaeCU

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For me this is a very important area of debate - i was forced sectioned / forced treated & forced psychiatric drugs 4 times. What do other people think about it all?

 

“Psychiatry Unlocked” Researchers Discuss Movements Against Involuntary Hospitalization

 

A Lancet editorial covers the growing movement aspiring to dismantle compulsory admission

 

https://www.madinamerica.com/2017/04/psychiatry-unlocked-researchers-discuss-movements-involuntary-hospitalization/

 

http://thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(17)30081-0/fulltext

 

 

I am still digesting the whole of it............and will read and offer up something geared toward the solution once I settle, at least as far as what I can do.  Did you read some of the comments after the madinamerica article?  And woah.........  Thanks again cpuusage.  This is the kind of unsettling I can handle and am thankful for.  In anycase........I've got to get my printer up and running today me thinks.  -_-

 

Best,  mmt

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For me this is a very important area of debate - i was forced sectioned / forced treated & forced psychiatric drugs 4 times. What do other people think about it all?

 

“Psychiatry Unlocked” Researchers Discuss Movements Against Involuntary Hospitalization

 

A Lancet editorial covers the growing movement aspiring to dismantle compulsory admission

 

https://www.madinamerica.com/2017/04/psychiatry-unlocked-researchers-discuss-movements-involuntary-hospitalization/

 

http://thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(17)30081-0/fulltext

 

 

I am still digesting the whole of it............and will read and offer up something geared toward the solution once I settle, at least as far as what I can do.  Did you read some of the comments after the madinamerica article?  And woah.........  Thanks again cpuusage.  This is the kind of unsettling I can handle and am thankful for.  In anycase........I've got to get my printer up and running today me thinks.  -_-

 

Best,  mmt

 

 

Hi. i think it's all dealing with such a massively complex subject & area.

 

i do think that there are varying degrees of biological etiology, But it's surely obvious biology is interdependent with psychology / environment, regardless of individual weightings.

 

For me it's a fundamental question as to what is defined as mental illness, & what the best ways are of approaching / addressing / treating it all.

 

On a broader level imo we should as a society be looking at things from a systemic / structural perspective, & personally from an integral / holistic perspective.

 

i don't deny that people suffer, Nor that there are what can be considered to be varying degrees of what can be considered to be mental illnesses; psychological / emotional distress, loss of functioning etc - But it's highly debatable within each individual case what is actually going on & what the best ways are of helping / support & healing the individual.

 

i'm Not however opposed to a more comprehensive psychiatry, potential wise use of medication(s), & judicious use of front end services, & even within a far more ideal / system i would still see a place for it all.

 

There is a lot of argument & polemics within all these areas. i think that society as a whole needs a very serious discussion around it all.

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ISEN Crisis Guide -

There is a growing international movement of those who see their mental health experiences primarily in terms of spiritual emergence / emergency / crisis.

There are National & International Spiritual Crisis groups. Among more recent projects are Shades of Awakening, Crazy Wise, Emerging Proud, am i bipolar or waking up, & many others.  

For those who see their experiences more in terms of spiritual crisis, there is this new free guide from ISEN - the International Spiritual Crisis Network -

http://www.spiritualemergencenetwork.org/blog/2017/05/09/isen-proud-announce-availability-new-free-guide-emerge-crisis/

http://www.spiritualemergencenetwork.org/wiki/

The RCP (Royal College of Psychiatry) runs a psychiatry & spirituality special interest group, which is very popular & has some very interesting articles & publications -

http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/workinpsychiatry/specialinterestgroups/spirituality.aspx

Traditionally a lot of what now comes under the psychosis was often seen as Shamanic / Spiritual / Healing Crisis, & addressed as such. There are some good articles on the subject of traditional shamanism / healing here within the Sacred Text Archive -

http://sacred-texts.com/sha/index.htm

There is also a very comprehensive overview on the subject on Wikipedia, that covers the main area -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shamanism

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In 1942 the famous scientist Dr. Nikola Tesla said,

"If you want to find the secrets of the Universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration."

“And what we’ve discovered at the core basis of the universe, the foundation of the universe, is a single unified field of intelligence; a field that unites gravity with electromagnetism, light with radioactivity, with the nuclear force. So that all the forces of nature and all the so-called particles of nature – quarks, leptons, protons, neutrons – are now understood to be one. They’re all just different ripples on a single ocean of existence that is the unified field… And that field is a non-material field. It is ultimately a field of consciousness and everything in the universe is nothing but that. Planets, trees, people, animals – we’re all just waves of vibration of this underlying, unified, superstring field…”

–John Hagelin, Particle Physicist

“A fundamental conclusion of the new physics also acknowledges that the observer creates the reality. As observers, we are personally involved with the creation of our own reality. Physicists are being forced to admit that the universe is a “mental” construction. Pioneering physicist Sir James Jeans wrote: “The stream of knowledge is heading toward a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine. Mind no longer appears to be an accidental intruder into the realm of matter, we ought rather hail it as the creator and governor of the realm of matter. Get over it, and accept the inarguable conclusion. The universe is immaterial-mental and spiritual.”

– R.C. Henry, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University , “The Mental Universe”

 

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2015/11/11/physicists-say-consciousness-may-be-a-state-of-matter-the-non-physical-is-indeed-real/

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For me this is a very important area of debate - i was forced sectioned / forced treated & forced psychiatric drugs 4 times. What do other people think about it all?

 

“Psychiatry Unlocked” Researchers Discuss Movements Against Involuntary Hospitalization

 

A Lancet editorial covers the growing movement aspiring to dismantle compulsory admission

 

https://www.madinamerica.com/2017/04/psychiatry-unlocked-researchers-discuss-movements-involuntary-hospitalization/

 

http://thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(17)30081-0/fulltext

 

 

I am still digesting the whole of it............and will read and offer up something geared toward the solution once I settle, at least as far as what I can do.  Did you read some of the comments after the madinamerica article?  And woah.........  Thanks again cpuusage.  This is the kind of unsettling I can handle and am thankful for.  In anycase........I've got to get my printer up and running today me thinks.  -_-

 

Best,  mmt

 

 

Hi. i think it's all dealing with such a massively complex subject & area.

 

i do think that there are varying degrees of biological etiology, But it's surely obvious biology is interdependent with psychology / environment, regardless of individual weightings.

 

For me it's a fundamental question as to what is defined as mental illness, & what the best ways are of approaching / addressing / treating it all.

 

On a broader level imo we should as a society be looking at things from a systemic / structural perspective, & personally from an integral / holistic perspective.

 

i don't deny that people suffer, Nor that there are what can be considered to be varying degrees of what can be considered to be mental illnesses; psychological / emotional distress, loss of functioning etc - But it's highly debatable within each individual case what is actually going on & what the best ways are of helping / support & healing the individual.

 

i'm Not however opposed to a more comprehensive psychiatry, potential wise use of medication(s), & judicious use of front end services, & even within a far more ideal / system i would still see a place for it all.

 

There is a lot of argument & polemics within all these areas. i think that society as a whole needs a very serious discussion around it all.

 

 

There is......a whole lot of argument and polemics within these areas.  Definitely needs open discussion.  Serious discussion.  Like some kind of summit for positive change and stop the suffering, involving all.  I hope it's not just a pipedream or illusion that someday it may happen.  And honestly..........I do see improvements on a small scale once in awhile.  And hear you.

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There is......a whole lot of argument and polemics within these areas.  Definitely needs open discussion.  Serious discussion.  Like some kind of summit for positive change and stop the suffering, involving all.  I hope it's not just a pipedream or illusion that someday it may happen.  And honestly..........I do see improvements on a small scale once in awhile.  And hear you.

 

imo, a majority, some 80% or more of what comes under first episode psychosis is primarily psychogenic; psychological / spiritual crisis, & best understood & approached as such, & when properly treated is fully resolvable / curable in the vast majority of cases, as is a vast majority of everything that comes under mental health.

How as a species we have arrived at & created in many ways such an insane, unhealthy & stupid civilisation / society is a bit beyond me, But the rot i think goes back very far & is very deep.

A genuinely civilised & advanced society / culture / civilisation / system wouldn't be like this one, & it wouldn't treat people the ways that we treat them. But this civilisation isn't civilised nor advanced.

 

Will we see a genuine transformation to a genuinely humane & civilised Global civilisation / system? i don't know? It remains to be seen. The rate we're going i'm highly doubtful.

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CONFIRMED: Labour will end Tory persecution of the sick, disabled and poor -

http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2017/05/16/confirmed-labour-will-end-tory-persecution-of-the-sick-disabled-and-poor/

"The Labour Party manifesto, released today (May 16) has confirmed what we all saw in the leaked version last week – a bonfire of the cruel legislation that has led to the deaths of thousands upon thousands of vulnerable people.

But remember – this is only what Labour would do, if elected back into office on June 8.

With the mass media lining up to attack Labour over any slightest quibble, that will be hard to achieve.

So please make sure all 12 million sick and disabled people, and all of the unemployed and under-employed get to see this."

Labour’s full manifesto can be read here -

http://www.labour.org.uk/index.php/manifesto2017/

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New UN Report: Steps Forward, But No End to Impunity

Good article exploring some of the more recent developments concerning some of the area that some people within mental health areas feel very strongly about concerning forced treatment & the rights of people diagnosed as suffering with mental illnesses.

https://www.madinamerica.com/2017/05/steps-forward-but-no-end-to-impunity/

By
Tina Minkowitz, Esq.
May 14, 2017    

https://www.madinamerica.com/author/tminkowitz/

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"Instead of feeling guilty, why don’t you look and see? Listen,
instead of feeling guilty and building something wrong inside of
you, why don’t you say, 'Now let’s see, I did this or I said that,
or I felt that inwardly. Now let’s see, is that something that
caused me to feel nervous, to feel unhappy?'
 
Ah, now the whole thing is different. In stead of going into guilt
and blaming yourself or someone else, you say, 'Ah, now I under-
stand what it means to live in self-defeating reactions in life.
I am the one who gets punished when I permit myself to be careless,
to be ignorant on how to behave on any level at all, whether it’s
the social level, spiritual level, personal level.'
 
When you can see self-defeating behavior as self-defeating, where
does guilt have any place in that? None at all. But we love to feel
guilty, falsely so, because it builds up attention to ourse lves. And
then we can do all sorts of other wrong things like pretending that
we’ve been forgiven for it simply because we go through some reli-
gious gesture of some kind. But the basic problem has stayed and what
we are trying to do is get rid of all actions inside ourselves that
cause us to react, not only with wrong guilt but anything else."
 
    Questions and Answers 14

          DVD # 18, talk 4  Blu-ray # 7, talk 4

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The First recordings of Ancient Non-Dual / Mystical Teachings -

i'm sure that the actual history of such practices & teachings also extends back considerably further into pre history, & into the orthodox historical view of the the Ancient Indus Valley & Ancient Heliopolitan Cultures, as well as the history of 70,000 years of the Shamanic.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1600-0498.1977.tb00351.x/pdf

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heliopolis_(ancient_Egypt)

The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, & Yajnavalkya -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brihadaranyaka_Upanishad

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yajnavalkya

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Ancient Spirit Rising -

 

“Neoliberalism is the killer plague of the 21st century. Neoliberalism is economic fascism. It is a criminal doctrine. Neoliberalism led by Washington with the shameful complicity of Europe has in the last fifteen years killed between 12 and 15 million people by wars, famine, deprived health services… forced refugees. Today a small world elite of corporate and Wall Street CEO’s and selected politicians call the shots..”

~ Peter Koenig

Former World Bank Staffer Explains How Neoliberalism is Destroying the World -

Former World Bank Staffer Explains How Neoliberalism is Destroying the World - Waking Times

Blame Neoliberalism, Not Each Other - Ellis Winningham

10 Films That Make It Easy to See How Our Economy Is Killing the Planet

 "Neoliberalism is a way of defining human beings by the market. It is a self-serving racket that exempts billionaires and large corporations from the constraints of democracy, from paying their taxes, from not polluting, from having to pay fair wages, from not exploiting their workers" - George Monbiot

George Monbiot on Neoliberalism: "a self-serving racket"

America still has to pay for slaughtering 2 million brown people in the Middle East, & it's continuing War of Terror -

Iraq and Afghanistan: The $6 Trillion Bill for America’s Longest War Is Unpaid | By Linda Bilmes | Common Dreams

Who are your real War Criminals?

U.S. Buffalo Slaughter Summarized In One Shocking Photo

http://www.filmsforaction.org/articles/from-pol-pot-to-isis-anything-that-flies-on-everything-that-moves/

An Ancient Spirit is rising - The prophecies of Old shall be fulfilled & the Evil of this World & all those that align themselves with it shall be washed away.

http://theunboundedspirit.com/chief-seattle-letter/

http://www.greenshinto.com/wp/2014/03/15/circle-of-life/

http://www.stonecirclepress.com/

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We exist within a Global & interconnected World.



 



The question is how best to approach National & Global issues in a way that is genuinely intelligent & Civilised.



 



Over the past 7 years this Tory Government, with full complicity of the mainstream media / general public has committed Democide on the Physically & Mentally disabled. That to me is a very serious issue issue, injustice & crime. Where is the public outcry? The Nazis started by doing the same thing. The UK is in serious breech of Universal Human Rights. & there are multiple issues / areas concerning the role of the UK domestically & internationally that are under serious question. This is where some people are growing increasingly concerned about where this country is headed, in regards to a Far Right Wing Agenda.



 




 




 



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Psychiatry Defends Its Antipsychotics: A Case Study of Institutional Corruption

 

MIA Report: Lieberman says critics of the drugs "create mischief for their own nefarious purposes."

By

Robert Whitaker -

May 21, 2017

 

https://www.madinamerica.com/2017/05/psychiatry-defends-its-antipsychoticscase-study-of-institutional-corruption/

 

Ah.  Ha.  Seriously...........great article!!!  The "guild".  I found that to be an interesting term.  Thanks cpu!   :)

 

And oh, makes me wonder whose brilliant  :( idea it was to add on AP's to AD's.........I don't watch much television anymore but the advertisements for add on treatments tend to make me feel somewhat ill.......either that or just a bit angry.

 

Hope all is well enough.

 

mmt

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"You are not who you feel you are. Even if you feel that you are who
you feel you are, you are not who you feel you are. A feeling, an
emotion is not your real nature. You're not really a disappointed
person. You're not really a jubilant person. You're not really a
sarcastic person. You're not a gloomy person. These are feelings
that you love, that you live with in great companionship. You live
with those in order to have what you call life.
 
But you've got it wrong. You're not the storm of emotion of rage.
You're not the stormy ocean. You're really, in reality, you're the
very calm peaceful lake."
 
    from a talk given 3/6/1988
  Vernon Howard's Higher World - MP3 CD Volume 18, talk 449, track 17

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"The feel is real, the why is a lie."

Guy Finley

Your emotions are real, but the story and identity you make out of it are not. Therefore feel the pain, don’t explain it which is a form of resistence to the feeling. 

The harder you push something away, the stronger it pushes back.

3rd law of Newton

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"One of the fine teachings of [an ancient writer] can be summarized
like this: 'When is a horse wretched? Not when he cannot fly, but
only when he cannot run. When is a man unhappy? Not when he fails
to achieve fame and fortune, but when he fails to be himself. You
are not in this world to perform tasks which are opposed to your
nature. You are here to merge your particular nature with all of
nature.'"

Vernon Howard -
 
                            Esoteric Mind Power, p. 140

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Open Dialogue – Full Training Programme -

A training course in Open Dialogue - For anyone so interested -

COMMENCING IN SEPTEMBER 2017
London, UK
for NHS and other mental health teams, independent practitioners and peers -

http://opendialogueapproach.co.uk/training/full/

Some basic info on the Open Dialogue Approach -

http://www.mindfreedom.org/kb/mental-health-alternatives/finland-open-dialogue

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From the book Looking Forward, by Jacque Fresco:

 

“When little was known about cultural anthropology, sociology, and psychology, it seemed quite valid to resist proposed reforms by saying, “it won’t work. It is against human nature.” It is difficult for many people to appreciate the fact that what they call “human nature” just doesn’t exit. People are like mirrors they largely reflect their surroundings. If people were to come into the world with a fixed “nature” consisting of automatic responses, civilization would be impossible. Like the ants, we would live out our lives in patterns that are modified but little with the passing of time. The wonderful thing about us is that we come into this world with maximum flexibility.”

 

From The Best That Money Can’t Buy, Page 89, by Jacque Fresco

 

"Bigotry, racism, nationalism, jealousy, superstition, greed, and self-centered behavior are all learned patterns of behavior, which are strengthened or reinforced by our upbringing. These patterns of behavior are not inherited human traits or “human nature” as most people have been taught to believe. If the environment remains unaltered, similar behavior will reoccur. When we come into the world we arrive with a clean slate as far as our relationships with others are concerned.

In the final analysis, any judgment regarding undesirable human behavior serves no purpose without an attempt to alter the environment that creates it. In a society that provides for most human needs, constructive behavior would be reinforced, and people who have difficulty interacting in the community would be helped rather than imprisoned.

Aspiring to a particular ethical behavior has to do with human aspirations and ideals. Functional morality is the ability to provide a process level to achieve a sustainable environment for all people. By this, we mean providing clean air and water, goods and services, and a healthy and innovative environment that is emotionally and intellectually fulfilling. It is difficult to conceive of any solutions that would serve the interest of the majority in a monetary-based system. None of this can be accomplished without a comprehensive redesign of our social system and eventual replacement of the monetary-based system by a resource-based economy."

Frequently Asked Questions From Over 40 Years:

https://www.thevenusproject.com/faq/

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i fully agree with the increasing emphasis on a shift away from an exclusive biomedical / drug focus in mental health / psychiatry to a far more integrated & humane approach to care & treatment. The UN is increasingly calling for a shift to the current mental health system / treatment. This (imo) is very long overdue.

UN call for paradigm shift within mental health & emphasis on human rights -

 

United Nations Report Calls for Revolution in Mental Health Care

In a new report, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to health, Dr. Dainius Pūras, calls for a move away from the biomedical model and “excessive use of psychotropic medicines”

 

https://www.madinamerica.com/2017/06/united-nations-report-calls-revolution-mental-health-care/

 

Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health -

 

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Health/Pages/SRRightHealthIndex.aspx

 

Mental health, human rights & legislation
A global human rights emergency in mental health

We are facing a global human rights emergency in mental health. All over the world people with mental disabilities experience a wide range of human rights violations.

 

http://www.who.int/mental_health/policy/legislation/en/

 

Human Right to Health – More than Economic Justice -

By Tina Minkowitz -

 

https://www.madinamerica.com/2017/06/human-right-to-health-more-than-economic-justice/

https://www.madinamerica.com/author/tminkowitz/

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Psychiatric Abuse & Social Control -

3 examples of a great many

Soviet era psychiatry -

Leonid Plyushch, human rights activist, victim of Soviet abuse of psychiatry, 76
By Halya Coynash -

http://www.ukrweekly.com/uwwp/leonid-plyushch-human-rights-activist-victim-of-soviet-abuse-of-psychiatry-76/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_abuse_of_psychiatry_in_the_Soviet_Union

Lunacy, Crazy Indians and the Witch’s Hammer: Mental Health Care as Oppression
David Edward Walker • August 13, 2015

The past is in the present, if only we would notice it -

https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/culture/health-wellness/lunacy-crazy-indians-and-the-witchs-hammer-mental-health-care-as-oppression/

Aktion T4 - Nazi Genocide of the mentally & physically Disabled -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aktion_T4

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Found this Enjoyable -

Samadhi Movie, 2017 - Part 1 - "Maya, the Illusion of the Self"

 

 

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Another very good article with Katie here discussing the need for a transformation of psychiatry & integration of the spiritual into understanding psychological & emotional distress -
 
Mending the Gap between Spiritual Experience and Psychiatry – How the Bridge is Forming
Watkins Books/16 May 2017
 

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On 6/8/2017 at 3:50 AM, cpuusage said:
Open Dialogue – Full Training Programme -

A training course in Open Dialogue - For anyone so interested -

COMMENCING IN SEPTEMBER 2017
London, UK
for NHS and other mental health teams, independent practitioners and peers -

http://opendialogueapproach.co.uk/training/full/

Some basic info on the Open Dialogue Approach -

http://www.mindfreedom.org/kb/mental-health-alternatives/finland-open-dialogue

 

Oh wow.........Open Dialogue.  How I would love to do this training someday...........and hopefully will.......;)

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Fairly interesting talk, but Nothing new to people familiar with these areas -
 

 

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“The entire world we apprehend through our senses is no more than a tiny fragment in the vastness of Nature.”

~ Max Planck

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The main functioning of the brain / CNS / Heart is electromagnetic.
 
Some have also considered electromagnetism / electricity / plasma to be one of the main functioning of the Universe / Reality.
 
The HeartMath Institute has explored this question / area a lot -
 
 
A you tube-channel & one of many sources of information exploring the electric nature of the Universe / Cosmos - ThunderboltsProject -
 
 
There are obvious links between esoteric areas & the study of electricity -
 
 
 
(Google esoteric & electricity)
 
Very much also ties into all the literature concerning the Cosmic Fire [comes under many names / terms] -
 
One example of many -
 
A Treatise on Cosmic Fire by Alice A. Bailey -
 

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