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posted on Jan, 5 2005 @ 02:16 PM
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The concept of consuming certain kinds of food to attain metaphysical effects is kind of interesting. When I was 1st learning to ap, I was into consuming certain supplements but not intending them to have a factor in ap. It was strictly for physical health purposes. One of the supplements I was taking at the time was blue-green algae.

I dont know if it was an important factor in my initial ap success but the article below seems to give credence to it. However, I am somewhat skeptical of their claims due to the fact that they insist the effects will come about if you consume their brand.


Core Blue Green Algae
nhances awareness and psychic communication skills. Omega Sun consists of an abundance of the smaller essential amino acids that can easily penetrate the brain barrier, and help create neuropeptides to facilitate our internal communication systems. Since SBGA is 65% protein, it is one of the finest sources of the entire range of amino acids, and by a seeming miraculous plan, these occur in the exact proportions needed for our optimum usage in Omega Sun algae. When our inner "listening" is thus enhanced, we operate from a heightened level of awareness and neural receptivity. This is ideal for psychic ability and outer communication, thus improving our relationship skills while making us available to new channels of experience and illuminating realities.

www.prosperity-abounds.com...


I havent consumed blue-green algae for a few years. I am currently experimenting with gingko biloba to enhance my memory & awareness during astral travels. Here is a link for some info on this herb. It isnt advisable to use if you are susceptible to headaches.


the health benefits claimed for Gingko are many and varied. Firstly, it is the only herbal nootropic (mind enhancer), which improves overall mental awareness and manifests itself in improved memory, reasoning, learning ability, hand-eye coordination and concentration - for this reason, it is becoming increasingly popular amongst students wishing to improve exam performance. Recent research at Surrey University by Professor Ian Hindmarch has produced astonishing results, demonstrating that Gingko Biloba can significantly improve short term memory by increasing the level of arousal of the brain in as little as a few hours after taking the supplement.

www.dooyoo.co.uk...



Odd

posted on Jan, 5 2005 @ 02:24 PM
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laugh all you like, but psilocybin mushrooms will give you one hell of a spiritual experience.

Under the influence of such, I had an experience that more or less made a Christian of me, and it's stuck around ever since.



posted on Jan, 5 2005 @ 02:25 PM
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these herbal stuffs could be very good if a person has the knowledge to use them properly. Unfortunately I'm not into it, I only drink V8 sometimes, that is great. And I like fruit juice, too...



posted on Jan, 5 2005 @ 02:31 PM
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you don't need to eat special herbs or glowing vegetables to help with your quest for spirituality.

Simply start by eliminating meats such as beef, pork, poultry from your diet
and highly processed foods including junk foods, chips, cookies, etc.

you can still have good stuff, but homemade from scratch, with quality ingredients is always better than the stuff we buy in the grocery stores.

But mainly being meat free is the key to enhanced stpirtituality.



posted on Jan, 5 2005 @ 02:43 PM
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Originally posted by sen5e
The concept of consuming certain kinds of food to attain metaphysical effects is kind of interesting.


I guess, at the term of "spiritual food" you meant something very dinnerent, than normal consumable food...

Spiritual food can be: praying to God, listening to nice music, learning useful things, going to interesting places, etc. Keeping up with spiritual shape is also that important. Attending destructive events/groups, buying into peer pressure, keeping stress, can simply ruin what you have built in your soul.

Anyone who knows the key needs of his/her spirit, can achieve the most interesting levels of the spiritual "fitness". I also believe, that there is no unified way of doing this. Every person reacts differently to a particular influence...!



posted on Jan, 5 2005 @ 06:41 PM
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Originally posted by Odd
laugh all you like, but psilocybin mushrooms will give you one hell of a spiritual experience.

Under the influence of such, I had an experience that more or less made a Christian of me, and it's stuck around ever since.


The only people laughing at that, are the ones who have never tried them.

I've had a few dozen experiences with the substance. I agree with you to a certain extent...it may give you a spiritual experience, but I guess you'd have to define what you mean by that first.

It'll definately give you deep insights into things...it all depends on what you end up thinking about (unpredictable usually...though your most current problems/thoughts usually surface first)

If you end up thinking of 'spiritual' things, it'll go deep into that...
it by other means...these deep insights into the inner workings of the world tend to go away as you come back to your regular linear way of thinking



posted on Jan, 5 2005 @ 06:43 PM
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hey sen5e, would stuff that induces vivid/lucid dreams fall under what your interested in?

if yeah, calea is something to check out for sure...

but just thinking about it brings back its awful taste into my mouth (i dont think i've had worse)...so unless you want to know more i'm done on that subject.



posted on Jan, 5 2005 @ 07:36 PM
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Originally posted by worldwatcher
you don't need to eat special herbs or glowing vegetables to help with your quest for spirituality.

Simply start by eliminating meats such as beef, pork, poultry from your diet
and highly processed foods including junk foods, chips, cookies, etc.

you can still have good stuff, but homemade from scratch, with quality ingredients is always better than the stuff we buy in the grocery stores.

But mainly being meat free is the key to enhanced stpirtituality.


How exactly do you gain a higher spiritual awareness if you don't enjoy the food you are eating? I think this is all a campaign to make everyone vegetarians. IMO anyways.



posted on Jan, 5 2005 @ 07:53 PM
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Originally posted by CookieMonster000
How exactly do you gain a higher spiritual awareness if you don't enjoy the food you are eating?


Those will never gain a higher spiritual awareness. Anyway, to this level, there is always the key to keep away from the world's hostile influence, and keep the good ones. That way you gain a selective way of thinking, and you can shape your mind the way YOU want it, not the way others want it. It gives you a creative qnique mind, and the results are virtually endless... you decide what's your destination!!



posted on Jan, 5 2005 @ 07:56 PM
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I'd choose to eat good food. No doubt about it. No use in living if you don't get to eat whatever you like.



posted on Jan, 5 2005 @ 08:11 PM
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sen5e

I know that omega-3 acids (found in fishes and sold as supplement) as been proven to be able to enhance brain activity, memory and can help cure depression.

Funny that u just posted this, I just finished reading a book and toward the end, it mentionned something that caught my attention. It said that the pineal gland, the gland in the brain that is believed by many to be responsible for many "paranormal" brain activities (and believed by Hindus to be the seat of all occult powers, often called the "third eye"), is producing an hormone called melotonin. It was later discovered that this hormone is produced by the action of a certain enzyne upon a chemical called serotonin. What really caught my attention is what follow. Thought I might add it to your thread, as it is somehow related.


from the book "The Occult" - by Collin Wilson

One of the fascinating sidelights on this discovery is that the b-tree, the tree under wich the Buddha is said to have achieved enlightement, produces figs (called ficus religiosus in honour or Gautama) with an exceptionnally high serotonin content. Wich leads to the interesting speculation that the Buddha's diet was the ideal one on wich to achieve rationnal enlightenment on the human condition



Also, I would love if you people could maybe elaborate a bit on those 2 quotes. I find those of the highest interest.


Originally posted by worldwatcher
But mainly being meat free is the key to enhanced spirituality.



Originally posted by anjeeeee
would stuff that induces vivid/lucid dreams fall under what your interested in? if yeah, calea is something to check out for sure...


Can't seem to find anything about calea on google, because it is also an acronym for some agency. Thank u in advance.


[edit on 5-1-2005 by m0rbid]



posted on Jan, 5 2005 @ 08:15 PM
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Originally posted by worldwatcher
you don't need to eat special herbs or glowing vegetables to help with your quest for spirituality.

Simply start by eliminating meats such as beef, pork, poultry from your diet
and highly processed foods including junk foods, chips, cookies, etc.

you can still have good stuff, but homemade from scratch, with quality ingredients is always better than the stuff we buy in the grocery stores.

But mainly being meat free is the key to enhanced stpirtituality.


why do you ahve to be meat free to be spiritual? i see nothing wrong with meats such as chicken and beef and pork. i see not need to eliminate those from our diets to achieve spirituality.



posted on Jan, 5 2005 @ 08:19 PM
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If diet is that important in a person's enlightment, then I think, Big Mac is manna!!


Talking seriously: there are many (very expensive) herbal junks that can really enlight people, but there is also the knowledge for you to know what is it, and how much you should take. I'm just watching TV-shop, it is full of all that. Perhaps, one day I might give it a try...


pao

posted on Jan, 6 2005 @ 12:12 AM
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Originally posted by worldwatcher
Simply start by eliminating meats such as beef, pork, poultry from your diet
and highly processed foods including junk foods, chips, cookies, etc.


man... im eating a hamburger and a bigass bag of wavy lays bbq chips...

i felt all bad....


Also, what kind of fish has the most omega3?



posted on Jan, 6 2005 @ 12:45 AM
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Eliminate meat? No way. I even saw one infomercial that stated that my blood type is the meat eater. I'll agree. I don't know if you call lucid dreaming as spiritual but I haven't had too much problem with that. I don't see any problem with knowing that an animal's purpose in life was to eventually become food for me and many others. I don't recall Jesus being a vegetarian and if it was ok for someone as spiritual as him to eat meat, then I don't see any problem for everyone else too. Of course everyone is free to live there life as they want to as long as it does not threaten others.



posted on Jan, 6 2005 @ 08:06 AM
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vegetarianism and spirituality:
first off let me just set the record clear, I am not a full fledge vegetarian. I do not eat beef or pork, but I still eat poultry on occassions. Most days when I fast, I do not eat any poultry or fish and limit myself to fruits and vegetables. It's not that I never ate beef or pork, I tried everything, but after learning how my food gets to my table, I found the ethics of the meat market to be more than I can handle and me choosing to avoid beef and pork is more an ethics issue than anything else.

Most religions beleive that vegetarianism is the key to spirituality, how can we eat what is murdered and expect to gain enlightenment?

here's some info that might help you guys understand this a little better:

essenes.net...

www.spiritualtimesindia.com...

www.vegsource.com...

www.drwnet.com...

www.bignerds.com...


Now I am not preaching vegetarianism to everyone, it is not for everyone, but do a little research about how your meat products are raised and how they eventually get to your dinner table and honestly you may not want to eat meat again.

Did you know that thousands of tons of fermented chicken # are fed to millions of US cows each year? Did you know that inedible pig parts are fed back to pigs, cows and chickens and cow parts are fed to chickens and pigs? (forced cannabilism)

Did you know chickens are confined to 48 square inches of space in cages piled one top of the other, they're kept in semi darkness, their debeaked without anesthesia, their feathers are rubbed off because the wire cages and their feet are crippled. Do you know that we have taken all the natural urges and tendencies of a chicken in order to bring them to our table?

Did you know our dairy cows are constantly kept pregnant, milked up to 3 times a day, never allowed out their stalls, and their young are taken immediately from them?

Don't forget scabies, mad cow or avian flu, all animal diseases that could eventually wipe out mankind if not checked. There are many ethical, religious, health and environmental reasons for us not to eat meat, but you have to decided for yourself whether vegetarianism is for you or not.

BTW I don't suggest that you have give up all meats from your diets, but trying fasting on the day you want to practice your spirituality and avoid those foods only on that day, it a great way to start.



posted on Jan, 6 2005 @ 09:39 AM
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Originally posted by worldwatcher
Most religions beleive that vegetarianism is the key to spirituality, how can we eat what is murdered and expect to gain enlightenment?


Isn't the K-vitamin extracted from flesh? If you don't eat flesh, you will not have this vitamin intake. Think about it.



posted on Jan, 6 2005 @ 09:47 AM
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Vitamin K is found in cabbage, cauliflower, spinach and other green leafy vegetables, cereals, soybeans, and other vegetables. Vitamin K is also made by the bacteria that line the gastrointestinal tract.
www.nlm.nih.gov...



posted on Jan, 6 2005 @ 11:21 AM
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Some of us rely on animal protein or our bodies will shut down without it. It's part of our genetic makeup.

I found supplementing with certain high quality nutritional supplements helps with any deficit in the system caused by the negative effects arising from consuming animal protein. I know first hand that one needs to be diligent with this, if one is to maintain a certain optimal level, healthwise.

However, whether one is or is not vegetarian, I agree its beneficial to fast from time to time.



posted on Jan, 6 2005 @ 11:31 AM
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!&$"?%!$/!&%*!%!!!!

I made a really long post, especially in reply to yours, worldwatcher, your post was very interesting, thank u very much for taking the time to write it, but unfortunatly when I posted it said "page cannot be joined", then I lost all I had written, and since english is my second language, it's kinda long and hard for me to write a big, well-written post, so I'm sorry, but to hell with it, I'm pissed and I'm not writting it all back, especially since I don't remember all that was in it.

Pao

good source of omega-3 acids.



--Marine sources: Atlantic salmon and other fatty, preferably cold-water fish, including herring (both Atlantic and Pacific), sardines, Atlantic halibut, bluefish, tuna, and Atlantic mackerel. The American Heart Association recommends that people eat tuna or salmon at least twice a week.

As a reasonable substitute (or even an occasional alternative) for fresh fish, commercial fish oil capsules are available containingomega-3s such as DHA and EPA.


Taken from this interesting article.
www.wholehealthmd.com...




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