Jacques Lusseyran on attentiveness to pressure

A lenticular cloud formation above Mount Fuji in Japan.

A lenticular cloud formation above Mount Fuji in Japan.
Image credit: Wayfaring Travel Guide - Fantastic natural phenomenons

Being attentive unlocks a sphere of reality that no one suspects. If, for instance, I walked along a path without being attentive, completely immersed in myself, I did not even know whether trees grew along the way, nor how tall they were, or whether they had leaves. When I awakened my attention, however, every tree immediately came to me. This must be taken quite literally. Every single tree projected its form, its weight, its movement—even if it was almost motionless—in my direction. I could indicate its trunk, and the place where its first branches started, even when several feet away. By and by something else became clear to me, and this can never be found in books. The world exerts pressure on us from the distance.

The seeing commit a strange error. They believe that we know the world only through our eyes. For my part, I discovered that the universe consists of pressure, that every object and every living being reveals itself to us at first by a kind of quiet yet unmistakable pressure that indicates its intention and its form. I even experienced the following wonderful fact: A voice, the voice of a person, permits him to appear in a picture. When the voice of a man reaches me, I immediately perceive his figure, his rhythm, and most of his intentions. Even stones are capable of weighing on us from a distance. So are the outlines of distant mountains, and the sudden depression of a lake at the bottom of a valley.

This correspondence is so exact that when I walked arm in arm with a friend along the paths of the Alps, I knew the landscape and could sometimes describe it with surprising clarity. Sometimes; yes, only sometimes. I could do it when I summoned all my attention. Permit me to say without reservation that if all people were attentive, if they would undertake to be attentive every moment of their lives, they would discover the world anew. They would suddenly see that the world is entirely different from what they had believed it to be.
Jacques Lusseyran in Against the Pollution of the I: Selected writings of Jacques Lusseyran, (New York: Parabola Books, 1999), p. 32-3. Cited by Luke Storms in Parabola Newsletter (06.17.2011).

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Bruce Lee on preparation

Under duress, we do not rise to our expectations – we fall to the level of our training.
Bruce Lee as cited by Wendy Palmer on her website.

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Buryl Payne on magnetospheres as media

Some people have speculated that the geomagnetic field carries information somehow used by our organism. At present we don’t know how to read the code.
Buryl Payne in The Body Magnetic, Edition 4, Chapter 6 (Magnetism and Magnetic Devices), (Santa Cruz, California: independently published, February 1990), p. 118.

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...illustrates the dynamical changes of the global magnetic field in the course of a disturbance: a temporary compression of the magnetosphere by enhanced flow of the solar wind is followed by a tailward stretching of the field lines. Eventually, the increase of the tail magnetic field results in a sudden collapse of the nightside field (a substorm) and a gradual recovery of the magnetosphere to its pre-storm configuration.

...illustrates the dynamical changes of the global magnetic field in the course of a disturbance: a temporary compression of the magnetosphere by enhanced flow of the solar wind is followed by a tailward stretching of the field lines. Eventually, the increase of the tail magnetic field results in a sudden collapse of the nightside field (a substorm) and a gradual recovery of the magnetosphere to its pre-storm configuration.
Image credit: Nikolai Tsyganenko - Modeling the Earth's Magnetosphere Using Spacecraft Magnetometer Data

Buryl Payne Posted on behalf of on Sunday, March 6th, 2011 under Quotations.

Buryl Payne on a geomagnetic healing modality

Albert Roy Davis and his cat Six Toes

Albert Roy Davis and his cat Six Toes.
Image credit: Biomagnetics USA - History of the Albert Roy Davis Research Laboratory ...and a Glimpse into our Future

You can demonstrate some of the effects of magnetic fields for yourself. In the last twenty years some significant advances have been made in the use of magnets for healing. One of the most significant discoveries was made by Albert Davis in 1936. He found that the north and south poles of a magnet had different biological effects.
Buryl Payne in The Body Magnetic, Edition 4, Chapter 5 (Magnetism and Life), (Santa Cruz, California: independently published, February 1990), p. 86.

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Buryl Payne on the Moon’s turning through solar winds

The Sun, the Earth, and a magnetosphere

The Sun, the Earth, and a magnetosphere.
Image by: NASA
Image credit: World Blog - Can Earth's magnetic field be affecting the moon? (April 20, 2008)

When the Moon is new, it is between Earth and Sun and interferes with the solar wind, altering the [geomagnetic (GM)] field downstream. When full, the Moon is passing through the GM tail and sometimes produces turbulence which is observed on Earth. It is well known that at times of new and full moon, people become more hyperactive or upset than usual. Observations of the biofield show a reversal of spin direction at such times. Since the solar wind flow changes constantly, the moon’s interaction with it also varies and therefore the effect of each new or full moon is always different.
Buryl Payne in The Body Magnetic, Edition 4, Chapter 4 (Planetary Magnetism), (Santa Cruz, California: independently published, February 1990), p. 68.

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Buryl Payne on the flux of geomagnetic activity

Cover of Elliott Smith's album "New Moon" (Portland, Oregon: Kill Rock Stars, 2007)

Cover of Elliott Smith's album "New Moon" (Portland, Oregon: Kill Rock Stars, 2007)

Humans have very close connections with what happens “out there.” For instance, psychic abilities have been found to increase at times of geomagnetic activity ([Michael] Persinger), and people are often more mentally and physically active.
Buryl Payne in The Body Magnetic, Edition 4, Chapter 4 (Planetary Magnetism), (Santa Cruz, California: independently published, February 1990), p. 66.

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Buryl Payne on Dr. Frank Brown

Loligo squids approaching and touching the egg capsules, which harbor the contact pheromone that initiates high-level aggression among males.

Loligo squids approaching and touching the egg capsules, which harbor the contact pheromone that initiates high-level aggression among males.
Photograph by: Roger Hanlon
Image credit: The Marine Biological Laboratory - Newly Discovered Pheromone Linked to Aggressive Behavior in Squid

Dr. Frank Brown, a biologist who worked at Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratories, has written about 50 papers on responses of animals and plants to geomagnetic parameters.
Buryl Payne in The Body Magnetic, Edition 4, Chapter 4 (Planetary Magnetism), (Santa Cruz, California: independently published, February 1990), p. 63

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Jesus of Nazareth on secrets

Multiple translations of the Gospel of John the Apostle Chapter 8, Verse 32 ("The truth shall set you free."), superimposed on the WikiLeaks logo.

Multiple translations of the Gospel of John the Apostle Chapter 8, Verse 32 ("The truth shall set you free."), superimposed on the WikiLeaks logo.
Image credit: Eugenio Hansen via Wikimedia Commons.

Know what is before your face, and what is hidden from you will be revealed to you. For nothing hidden will fail to be revealed!
Jesus of Nazareth as recorded by Didymus Jude Thomas in the fifth transcription of the “Gospel according to Thomas”. Published in the Greek; a papyrus fragment was discovered in 1903 and subsequently became known as Oxyrhynchus papyrus volume IV, number 654 (Oxyrhynchus, Egypt: ?); currently stored (London, UK: British Museum) as inventory number 1531. Published in the Coptic; the full source text was discovered by Jean Doresse in 1948. Original source text in Coptic, translated into the French by Jean Doresse, and then translated into the English by Leonard Johnston and Jean Doresse. Jean Doresse describes this manuscript as the “…most beautiful of all the manuscripts emanating from Chenoboskion, Codex X, in which this text occupies pages 32 to 51. The writing of this codex seems to date from the second half of the fourth century [350-399 AD].” Available in The Secret Books of the Egyptian Gnostics: An Introduction to Recently Discovered Ancient Manuscripts That Rival the Dead Sea Scrolls in Importance by Jean Doresse as Appendix II, “The Gospel according to Thomas or the Secret Words of Jesus” (New York: MJF Books, 1986), p. 356. First published in the French as Les livres secrets des Gnostiques d’Egypt (Paris, France: Librairie Plon, 1958).

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Gregory Foster on the protests in Egypt on January 28, 2011

Protesters disable a police van by removing its batteries during clashes (Cairo, Egypt: January 28, 2011)

Protesters disable a police van by removing its batteries during clashes (Cairo, Egypt: January 28, 2011).
Photograph by: Yannis Behrakis, Reuters Chief Photographer (Israel and the Palestinian territories).
Image source: TotallyCoolPix.com - THE EGYPT PROTESTS (January 28, 2011)

Photograph of notecard entersection by @gregoryfoster (Austin, Texas: January 29, 2011 late pm)

Photograph of notecard entersection by @gregoryfoster (Austin, Texas: January 29, 2011 late pm)

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[image: the two Palestinian->Egyptian youths photographed lifting police van battery]

Naomi Klein on addiction to risk

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