1) I've seen some serious studies out there, but do look for them yourself. This sort of study is not mainstream science, so it hits a dogmatic wall
and tends to not get widely published. Not only that it seems to dissapear readily, as it is probably occult knowledge, ie in the sense that it
purposefully kept secret or low profile.
I don't really need the studies, like I said, it's an individual process. But if you do, look more thouroughly and you may find some, yes. If you
want a book to read around this subject, try My Big Toe by Thomas Campbell. I admit to not reading it, yet, but I heard a radio interview with the
author and think he may be on the right track.
2) If you're an energy system as well as a biological system it stands to logic that some sort of energy manipulation could be needed to expand
one's individual abilities and awareness. Thought is energy, electricity in the neurons. It could be a two way relationship, where energy changes the
neurological makeup, or possibly even the dna. The frequencies of your thoughts could have bio feedback. Ressonance is a possibility. Again, I do not
know exactly how, but I do know subtle changes do happen. Perhaps even not so subtle changes for people who are more advanced down the path of self
3) The research of that is your problem. Anyone with common sense and some life experience knows that traditional living and old style foods are
healthier than the process crap that gets us down in a modern western diet. Anyone who has tried yoga for example knows it has positive aspects, both
physical and mental. More commitment to this sort of life style does yield more results. Having trained martial arts, at the extreme levels of
training I have heard stories of wierd paranormal experiences, for example. Research isn't really needed, this is part of our global self, our
culture, our volksgeist. But again, if you want studies, need them to justify taking such a path, look around and they will pop up, I am not your
library nor do I have an agenda to turn you into buddha, that is your decision and it dosen't make that much difference to me either way
if you want a book that showcases this somewhat, try The Secret Life of Plants by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird.
4) I have picked up slight aural vision, the ability to see energy fields around plants under some circumstances, I have tried telepathic contact with
otherworld intelligences through meditation, with some puzzleing results (ufo overflight) and I have had some very brief OBE, but only in dream
states. I also have increased empathy slightly, but this one isn't really indicative and could be psychological I guess. Through the use of the
Solfeggio frequencies I have improved my health and the health of those around me, both humans and animals. Through meditation I have also seen some
patterns in direct sunlight which I was unaware of previously, which to me seem like they can be part of the basic geometry of nature. Like you see a
diverse phenomenolagy, some of which with external verification. I have had other experiences, but I chose not to share those, as a matter of personal
privacy and also because they are not clear enough as to their nature for me to speculate on them.
Regarding 4) let me add one thing before you overstep my goodwill: I have no need of you debunking any of the above experiences either out of natural
skepticism or a hypothetical agenda. They are personal experiences related as such, without going into too great a detail, on purpose. They are mearly
a witness testimony of what can happen and not intended to prove anything to anyone. Proof is not my burden here, regardless of the rhetorics of the
burden of proof, I reject that. All I am doing is saying, if people chose this path, things do happen. If people prefer cold hard science, that is
their choice. The two areas do overlap somewhat, but I am not the one doing the overlapping. Every individual is responsible for his meditation, for
his truth seeking, do realise that.
Regarding 1), 2) and 3), this is all personal speculation. I am not aproaching this as science, mearly experiencing it. True explanations may vary. I
however doubt that it fits in a reduccionist explanation like "psychological delusion", which are convenient for the debunkers, but which fall short
of true informed skepticism, which has to take into more complex manifestations that don't fit into the classic scientific paradigm unless it's
One final comment about science: there is a pattern to science, imo. Science tries to formulate a concrete explanation that englobes a certain
phenomenon, trying to explain it in it's entirety, in relation to a physical system model. The problem is I am becoming more aware of reality as a
multi layered fractal with phase changes, and science is really usually only usually functioning at one layer of the fractal, which explains why so
often good and complete mathmatical based models find experiments that totally disprove them or change the predicted results forcing an expansion of
theory (newtonian physics and speed of light is an example). This is the sort of mindset that should be present when expansion of conscious awareness
is undertaken. A belief that there is more out there, because as I have aluded, without an open mind it seems unlikely that people can reach the
frequencies required, be in mental frequency or the frequency of physical actions, like eating a healthy meal for example, to reach a slightly higher
level that starts opening up the nature of reality more to them. Again, if you want a book on this, try Chaos by James Gleik.
This is very much a critical mass sort of experience imo, After enough reading, experimentation and chance, life naturally opens itself up to the
accepting individual. Just have fun and don't fear.