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originally posted by: Boomorangatangarang
I'm confused about the nature of brain waves, and I'll probably end up answering my own question:
The brain wave is the rate of which synaptic firings occurr throughout the whole, yes? That these firing actions have a certain mass/energy/existence/frequency, means that there is an actual transmission of waveforms through the air and its not just a localized event? Like a vibrating needle throws sounds in a phonograph? Would not this be the basis for the telepathy contention?
I know that meditation is an active restructuring of neural signal pathways. I wonder if laughter is having the same "deprogramming" effect.
originally posted by: PapagiorgioCZ
I'm pretty sure that crying produces gamma waves too.
originally posted by: arpgme
a reply to: cooperton
Here's the interesting thing. If laughing releases gamma wave frequencies, and telepathy is real (as you and VoidHawk experienced it), then by laughing, you're doing something loving. By releasing this frequency of laughter in the air/universe, it can spread to others; and it will help to increase their joy and bring all of the mental and physical healing properties laughing has.
Laughter is healing. It improves the function of blood vessels, reduces the risk of heart problems, relaxes the body, relieves stress and tension (good for social awkwardness), and increases the immune system. Laughter is healing. It's a good thing the Spiritual community is focusing on this more with Laughter-Yoga, and Holy Laugh (feeling The Holy Spirit and Laughing).
I also believe prayer spreads energy, and that there are beings who will add their energy to give even more strength to your prayer when the prayer is compassionate/kind (God/Angels). Also, notice how selfish emotions (jealousy, greed, etc.) naturally messes up fulfillment, joy, and laughter, and leaves an empty feeling inside even though it disguises itself as "helpful".
originally posted by: bb23108
a reply to: cooperton
Interesting and insightful reasoning.
It is also worth noting that the activities, that produce gamma waves, that we have been speaking about - i.e., meditation, laughing, crying, love, etc. - are all about going beyond oneself in one way or another. In some sense, they are all rooted in an urge to transcend the self-knot or ego-I via ecstasy or feeling beyond one's usual presumption of being a separate self.