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Everything posted by Songtsan

  1. Swallowing saliva

    What's the dealio with this? Read about it often enough and one of my tai chi teachers in Portland used to say that one should click the teeth and keep the tongue on the palate behind the teeth while swallowing the saliva...
  2. 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.
  3. Is quantum physics bunk?
  4. Calcium and the pineal gland

    So, conspiracy you think that all the drive to get people to take calcium supplements, drink milk, etc. might have something to do with trying to create calcification of the pineal gland for purposes of reducing intuition, creating sleep disturbances through interference with melatonin production so that people are more likely to die earlier, be irritable, etc. Population control and to create division in society, etc?
  5. Potassium

    Why do you think it is that Potassium supplements are usually only around 3% of the RDA? I do know where to buy higher amounts, but it is strange that it is so low.....
  6. Anyone ever tried this stuff?
  7. What's going on here?

    also looks a little like cells undergoing mitosis or whatnot.
  8. 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!"
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Better to be born male or female?

    This thread is in response to something Blue-eyed Snake said to me in another thread (...I want to be a man now..etc.): So is it more efficaceous to be born male, or female (or both for intersexed?)... I am going to start by trying to outline the bones of how I think about the topic, and its efficient addressment... 1) List advantages/disadvantages of each from your personal experiences 2) Insert appropriate quotes from 'Great World Teachers' as to inherent advantages/disadvantages of each 3) THEN, talk about your theoretical musings as to how the gender gaps, their disparaties, etc. can be overcome 4) Then, end with your overall answer to the original question in the thread title feel free to not follow my suggestions of course...just flow with it please check back to OP for edits from time to time, as I/we may have further improvements to the outline (some of which will come from the responses, and all credits will be given at the bottom of the OP) suggestions, which I don't want to get lost in the mishmashing of posts
  16. This world is not real

    Even 'fake' things have a reality
  17. Here members may post their canny, creative, and otherwise neat invention ideas for the purposes of sharing said ideas with humanity free of charge. Posting here does not mean you came up with the idea, it just means that you yourself haven't heard of it, and would like to share it, just in case it has never been done before. Please feel free to post pictures, schematics, etc. or even just a short blip about something you think might be cool.. I might change the formatting options to make things more clear, but for now, try to keep each idea in one post, and edit that post to reflect any updates. If people respond to your invention post with more ideas about your idea to improve it, you can then 'subsume' their recommendations into your original post, leaving credits to them in the post somewhere, and they can then delete their reply posts to keep the thread more clean, once their ideas have been integrated.
  18. Supplements you use

    I use the following herbs and supplements, not necesarily every day, but pretty often: L-DOPA (mucuna 15% levadopa) 5-HTP L-arginine L-ornithine Fenugreek Thyme DHEA L-theanine Gingko Biloba Tongkat Ali (Longjack) Milk Thistle Panax Ginseng American ginseng Korean Ginseng Psyllium husk Glucosamine & chondroitin hyaluronic acid MSM Pau D'Arco Oregon oil Black Walnut hulls caprlyic acid Garlic oil Curcumin Phytosome Eyebright NAC Vitamin B12 Probiotics/Prebiotics (various) Uva Ursi Maca Cacao Mangosteen Acai Goji Peppermint Boron Molybdenum Zinc Copper Serrapeptase/Nattokinase Niacin Selenium Vit. D3 Potassium Iodide L-tyrosine Taurine L-glutamine Ginger extract Bitter Orange Creatine Pumpkin Seed Oil Nutritional Yeast Flakes Chlorella L-Phenylalanine DGL Lecithin Guarana L-Proline L-Lysine tribulus terrestris Digestive enzymes (various) L-alanine phosphatidylserine l-glycine l-leucine l-isoleucine Forslean Cal, Mag, Zinc Chasteberry Pine Bark extract Now, if I am not trying to gain weight, I won't use all the extra amino acids, creatine, etc...everything is used as needed depending on what I am doing.....
  19. 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...
  20. Spaceship Earth

    Let's build a giant Nuclear engine on one side of the Earth and fly the planet like a spaceship