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The Cassiopaea Experiment Transcripts 1994 (Volume 1)

by Laura Knight-Jadczyk

The Cassiopaea Experiment is unique in the history of channeling, mediumship, and parapsychology. For years prior to the first Cassiopaean transmission, Laura Knight-Jadczyk went to great lengths to study the channeling phenomenon, including its history, its inherent strengths, weaknesses, dangers, and the various theories and methods developed in the past. After having exhausted the standard literature in search of answers to the fundamental problems of humanity, Laura and her colleagues (including her husband, mathematical physicist Arkadiusz Jadczyk) have held regular sittings for more than twenty years.

For the first time in print, this volume includes complete transcripts of 36 experimental sessions conducted in 1994. Questions and answers have been annotated extensively, giving unprecedented insight into the background and interpersonal dynamics of the early Cassiopaea Experiment. The sessions of this year introduced many of the themes that would recur in more detail over the next twenty years, including such topics as cyclical cometary bombardment of the Earth, the solar companion hypothesis, ancient history, metaphysics, the hyperdimensional nature of reality, and the possibility of evolution of humanity.

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'Us' and 'them' thinking makes people more likely to harm others outside of their group

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When people get together in groups, unusual things can happen - both good and bad. Groups create important social institutions that an individual could not achieve alone, but there can be a darker side to such alliances: Belonging to a group makes people more likely to harm others outside the group.

"Although humans exhibit strong preferences for equity and moral prohibitions against harm in many contexts, people's priorities change when there is an 'us' and a 'them,'" says Rebecca Saxe, an associate professor of cognitive neuroscience at MIT. "A group of people will often engage in actions that are contrary to the private moral standards of each individual in that group, sweeping otherwise decent individuals into 'mobs' that commit looting, vandalism, even physical brutality."

Comment: See also: Human Sheep - study reveals flock mentality, how 5% can influence the crowd

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Why law enforcement must adapt their strategies when dealing with psychopathic criminals?

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Samuel Brown was a top executive of a Fortune 500 company.1 Although he had a net worth of nearly $10 million, he was a family man with simple tastes and eschewed the trappings of power and wealth. Brown was a low-risk victim for violence. He resided with his wife in an affluent neighborhood where violent crime seemed nonexistent.

One morning, as was his custom, Brown dressed, left his home, tossed his briefcase into his car, and started the engine. As he walked to the end of his driveway to retrieve the morning paper, Anthony Lake jumped out of a nearby van and drew his gun. In the ensuing struggle, Lake fired his gun, wounding Brown, then shoved him into the van and drove away. Lake's female accomplice, tasked to drive a second (getaway) car, left the scene at the same time.

Comment: Not all psychopaths are violent. Many of them are aware of the social rules and can control to some extent their behaviour to conform to them. A great deal of psychopaths occupy high positions in politics, religion, banking, finance. If you are interested in what it means for the rest of our society, we recommend to read the excellent work of Dr. Andrzej M. Łobaczewski Political Ponerology: The Scientific Study of Evil Adjusted for Political Purposes which explains the phenomenon of psychopathy and its repercussions on our society. The book can be acquired here.
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Teen mental health: Teenagers go from school psychologist to family doctor


A considerable number of children and adolescents suffer from a mental disorder at some point of their time in school.
After initially visiting a school psychologist, adolescents in the United States with a mental disorder often go to seek care from their pediatricians or family doctors. Fewer of them continue their treatment directly with a psychotherapist or doctor specialized in mental disorders. This shows an analysis conducted by scientists at the University of Basel that has just been published in the academic journal PLOS ONE. The results are based on a nationally representative cohort of 6,500 U.S. teenagers.

A considerable number of children and adolescents suffer from a mental disorder at some point of their time in school. In these cases, school psychologists are an important first contact point. However, their ability to provide comprehensive psychotherapeutic treatment directly is limited. Ideally, school psychologists should guide the way through the health care system in order to ensure children get access to adequate mental care from specialists.

But what does the reality look like? Which role do school psychologists play in the trajectory of children and adolescents with mental disorders in the health care system? PD Dr. Marion Tegethoff and her research team from the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Basel tried to answer this question in a research project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. They analyzed data from a nationally representative United States cohort of 6,483 students aged 13 to 18.
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Think about yourself in the third person: Detachment from problems helps deal with trauma


Scientists have claimed that people who are trying to recover from personal trauma such as a cheating spouse (stock image shown) are more likely to make more rational decisions if they imagine themselves in someone else's shoes, rather than trying to cope with making their own decision
* Scientists in Ontario and Michigan studied how people deal with trauma

* They found people made more rational decisions if they were detached

* When tackling a problem as an observer, they made a 'better' decision

* But when thinking of their own problem they would make rash judgements

* Study also reveals that people don't necessarily get wiser as they get older

Having problems in life? Then you need to detach from your issues and try to see the world through someone else's eyes.

Research has found the best way to tackle a heartbreaking or personal trauma is to distance yourself and think about the problem in the third person.

During tests, people faced with the idea of a cheating spouse, for example, were more likely to think wisely about the situation, if they considered it as an observer would.
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Why aren't we happy? The 4 major roadblocks to happiness

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A recent Harris poll revealed that only 33 percent of Americans are very happy. If happiness is a natural state of being, why is this number so low? What is keeping us from being happy? Below are four "happiness roadblocks" that might be inhibiting your bliss.

1. Unfulfilled Expectations

Whether we realize it or not, we all have an underlying set of expectations for life. We have expectations for ourselves: how we should act, how successful we should be. We have expectations for others: how they should act, how they should treat us. We also have expectations for life and how our days should unfold. Some of these expectations are fulfilled, and others are not. That's life, plain and simple.

Having expectations is an important part of life that helps direct the course of our lives and relationships. If we didn't expect ourselves to get up each morning and fulfill our responsibilities, there would likely be an increase of pizza deliveries and online movie streaming! Having expectations for how others should behave and treat us allows us to set boundaries and maintain healthy relationships.

Often, however, these beliefs about how ourselves, others, and life are supposed to be are so ingrained in us that the possibility of failing to meet said expectations is too much to bear. The problem lies in us attaching our personal happiness to the fulfillment of these expectations that are often out of our control, and the difficulty some of us have in accepting unfulfilled expectations. Releasing our tight grip on how we expect people to act and how life should unfold gives us the space to experience life as a journey. Loosening our expectations and control allows us to maintain equilibrium and happiness when things don't go according to our plans.
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8 things my bad-boy brother taught me about death

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When Annie Kagan's brother Billy died unexpectedly and began speaking to her from the afterlife, her future took a surprising turn. She recorded her conversations with Billy from the other side and published them in her debut book The Afterlife of Billy Fingers.

When my brother Billy woke me three weeks after he died, describing what was happening to him in the afterlife, I thought maybe I had gone a little crazy. How could my bad-boy brother, who died a tragic death, who had problems with addiction all his life, who didn't live what most people would call a successful life, how could he be sharing secrets about life's greatest mystery from another dimension? But as time passed, my skepticism turned to wonder as Billy taught me all about death.
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Psychopathy: An important forensic concept for the 21st century

Over the years, Hollywood has provided many examples of psychopaths. As a result, psychopaths often are identified as scary people who look frightening or have other off-putting characteristics. In reality, a psychopath can be anyone - a neighbor, coworker, or homeless person. Each of these seemingly harmless people may prey continually on others around them.

Comment: Along with Robert Hare's and Martha Stout's books about psychopathy there is also the excellent work of Dr. Andrzej M. Łobaczewski Political Ponerology: The Scientific Study of Evil Adjusted for Political Purposes which explains the phenomenon of psychopathy and its repercussions on our society. The book can be acquired here.
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Meditation is the key to success - forget 'practice makes perfect'


They key to success? The findings contradict the popular idea that 10,000 hours of hard graft make the difference between being good enough and being world class.
Practice doesn't make perfect - but meditation might.

Researchers say that however hard some people try, they won't excel at their chosen job, sport or hobby.

This is because the key to perfection lies in the mind.

They have shown that people who rise to the top have 'highly-integrated' brains finely-tuned for creativity.

The good news for those not naturally blessed is that mediation may help.

The advice from Dr Fred Travis, a US neuroscientist and advocate of Transcendental Meditation, contradicts the widely-held belief that practice will, eventually, make perfect.

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Dispelling the movie myth: A psychopath can be a friend, a colleague, a spouse - and how to spot them

We think of psychopaths as killers, alien, outside society. But, says the scientist who has spent his life studying them, you could have one for a colleague, a friend - or a spouse.
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Anders Breivik, the Norwegian gunman who killed 77 people in a bomb and shooting rampage in 2011
There are a few things we take for granted in social interactions with people. We presume that we see the world in roughly the same way, that we all know certain basic facts, that words mean the same things to you as they do to me. And we assume that we have pretty similar ideas of right and wrong.

But for a small - but not that small - subset of the population, things are very different. These people lack remorse and empathy and feel emotion only shallowly. In extreme cases, they might not care whether you live or die. These people are called psychopaths. Some of them are violent criminals, murderers. But by no means all.

Comment: Along with Robert Hare's books about psychopathy there is also the excellent work of Dr. Andrzej M. Łobaczewski Political Ponerology: The Scientific Study of Evil Adjusted for Political Purposes which explains the phenomenon of psychopathy and its repercussions on our society. The book can be acquired here.
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Sleep's role in memory formation discovered: do you get enough?

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Sleep's role in improving memory has been discovered by scientists in the US and China. Using advanced microscopy, researchers witnessed the formation of new connections between the brain's synapses during sleep, proving the key role of sleep in creating memories.

Although it is well known that sleep plays an important role in memory, what actually happens inside the brain was unknown.

Professor Wen-Biao Gan of New York University, told the BBC: "Finding out sleep promotes new connections between neurons is new; nobody knew this before.

"We thought sleep helped, but it could have been other causes, and we show it really helps to make connections and that in sleep the brain is not quiet, it is replaying what happened during the day and it seems quite important for making the connections."

The researchers trained mice to walk on top of a rotating rod - a previously unknown skill. They then looked inside their living brains to see what happened during sleep or sleep deprivation.

Their findings, published in the journal Science, showed that sleeping mice formed significantly more new connections between neurons, proving that they were learning more. Deep sleep, which is when the brain replays the day's activity, was shown to be necessary for memory formation.
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