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  1. My Naturopath/LaC employer is mostly retiring soon and will likely be selling some of his books and supplies related to oriental medicine. His wife also has a large amount of TCM materials in Chinese and so basically at this time, I am putting together a list if there are some people who might be interested in making offers on any of the materials. Hopefully this drive link will work: Also other related materials including a vintage ultrasound, ear candling stuff really old Bach Flower essence kits that are unopened and according to the people that make them, they don't lose their efficacy when passed the expiration date.
  2. What's going on here?

    also looks a little like cells undergoing mitosis or whatnot.
  3. What to say when one kills an ant?

    IN the tune of the Pink Panther theme song, sing, "Dead ant, dead ant, dead ant dead ant dead ant!"
  4. Any coin collectors here?

    I've decided to sell my coin collection. I just don't do much with it. Mainly I have Indian head cents, some large cents, a few Flying Eagles and about 200 PCGS slabbed coins (modern varieties) of PR 69 DCAM or higher quality, including some SP 70s. I am selling at wholesale prices, usually less than half of what PCGS says they are worth. Let me know if interested.
  5. Light is Pure Awareness

    I disagree. If I am born blind, with no areas of the brain that involve sight, I can still be aware. What about temperature sensation, sound, and other sense modalities that don't involve light at all? Awareness is something else other than energy - also it does not have to involve photons at all. It can involve the movement of small hairs that turn into an electrical signal. The awareness isn't even of the hairs movement at all - its of the signal that get transduced.
  6. Has anyone dealt with insomnia?

    could also be to a ramped up fight or flight system, adrenals, etc. Besides things already mentioned, you can practice various meditations until you fall asleep, take some melatonin, valerian, or look at what you are taking during the day drug-wise, including caffeine, as possible catalysts for insomnia. Supposedly honey at night helps sleep too.
  7. thought-stopping skill

    Thought stopping is useful but overrated. Why take a stance which originates from aversion? One branch of techniques neither tries to stop thoughts, or contributes to adding thoughts, it simply witnesses the flow in a non-attached manner; another way is to choose a specific object of focus and keep returning the mind to it. Thought stopping could be useful at times, but I think it also involves attachment to the thoughts, one way or another, so wouldn't be considered an advanced practice.
  8. Do some likes/dislikes last forever?

    A person should be able to change likes/dislikes to a good degree. People learn to like pain, embarrassment, cold, heat, electric shocks -basically any kind of stimulus. People also reverse likes to make them at least neutral, such as people with addictions. They pair the addictive behavior with a negative stimulus. I think its mutable.
  9. Relationships & Retention

    I still think that it has benefits, but they aren't well researched, and there is a lot of misinformation out there. I probably developed prostatitis when I was around 22 yrs old, so it was fairly soon in terms of starting to practice sublimation. Correlation does not equal causation, but I feel that if energy or fluids become stagnant then negative effects may occur. I was practicing MCO at the time but as a beginner. I wasn't doing self-prostate massage at the time. I think that it is important do so. I went several times at 40+ days at a time and various smaller lengths of time. My main advice to myself would be to learn to relax the muscles in and around the perineum, even learning to isolate the specific muscles, and to practice self-prostate massage at least 3x/week.
  10. This world is not real

    Even 'fake' things have a reality
  11. Game of Thrones

    Another good writer is Brandon Sanderson, who wrote the last book or so of the Wheel of Time series. He has a few good series, such as the Stormlight Archives...I also like Steven Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen series...