Source: Uchee Pines (www.ucheepines.org)
Source: Uchee Pines (www.ucheepines.org)
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Here is a list of the more common alternative healing arts that the book deals with: Astrology, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Aromatherapy, Ayurveda medicine practices, Applied Kinesiology, Biofeedback, Crystal Therapy, Chakra therapy, Dowsing and Divination, Essential Oils, Energy Medicine, Homeopathy, Hypnotism, Holistic Medicine, Iridology, Magnets, Martial Arts of many names, Meditation as in Transcendental, Mindfulness, and the Relaxation Response variations, Qi Gong, Reiki, Reflexology, Shiatzu, Secular Psychology, Vibrational Medicine, some aspects of AA and 12 Step programs. Yoga, Yoga Exercises.
The lies told by the Serpent in the Garden, “you shall not die” and “you will become wise like God,” (become a god), are the foundational pillars of paganism/nature worship. From this religious system many proclaimed healing methods have evolved.
The explanation for their healing power is to be found as an extension of the pagan doctrine of origin; that of a perfect blending of a two part cosmic energy which created the cosmos, earth, and man. When this creative balanced energy, which is said to produce life, becomes unbalanced, it is believed to allow disease and illness, and in turn, various therapeutic modalities are believed to restore balance and produce healing.
These therapies are not some healing modality simply discovered and used by ancient pagan civilizations, they are believed to function not only as a method of restoring health but also contribute to the religious trek to nirvana, the pagan’s heaven. Such methods are not dependent upon being in harmony with God’s physical laws of physics and chemistry. Science has not found them to work by known laws of science.
These holistic alternative healing practices are used as an “entering wedge,” “right arm,” of evangelism in the Neo-Pagan–New Age movement. Marilyn Ferguson in her book “The Aquarian Conspiracy,” (called by New York Times the New Age Bible) chapter 4 titled “Crossover”, refers to several of these therapeutics as “psychotechnologies” which are effective in initiating a change in a person’s world view, from the Judeo-Christian world-view, toward one of Eastern pantheism. This “right arm” of the crossover message is designed to affect and bring about a change of world view for an entire civilization and even the whole world.
A very fascinating study shows that higher amounts of purpose in life correlate with lower interleukin-6 (= pro-inflammatory cytokine) levels. In addition it reveals that educational degrees stop playing a relevant role as soon as a certain amount of purpose in life is reached.
What’s your purpose in life?
“When we let our inner pilot light radiate we heal from the inside out and it`s more powerful than anything that medicine can give you from the outside.”
Lissa Ranking is coming to an interesting conclusion about the true underlying cause of most of our health problems today. Even though we from ENAD do not endorse every point made in this TED-talk, we find it worth watching how brilliant people more and more come to the conclusion that there has to be something more out there to achieve complete healing, than the mere conventional approach to health.
As Christians we know what that “inner pilot light” is, that Dr Rankin is referring to. May God by the indwelling power of his Holy Spirit grant you exactly that healing that you were longing for so long.
Less grey matter is found in the brains of men who watch large amounts of sexually explicit material, a study has found. The research, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, could not determine if porn actually caused the brain to shrink, however, and the authors called for more study on the topic.
“Future studies should investigate the effects of pornography longitudinally or expose naive participants to pornography and investigate the causal effects over time,” said researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin.
The institute recruited 64 male subjects aged 21-45 “with a broad range of pornography consumption”.
The men were not told initially that the research was monitoring their brains on porn, rather that it was “a scientific study including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements”.
The men were told during a later phone interview that questions about pornography would be part of the research, and none dropped out.
The men filled out surveys, describing how much porn they watched. Their responses averaged a little more than four hours a week.
Their brains were scanned with MRI technology while they were shown sexually explicit images from porn websites, along with non-sexual images of people exercising.
“Our findings indicated that grey matter volume of the right caudate of the striatum is smaller with higher pornography use,” the researchers said.
Furthermore, when sexually explicit material was shown, the men’s MRIs showed diminished function in a part of the brain that processes motivation.
But were men with smaller striatums seeking more porn, or did more porn make the brain smaller? Was it a consequence, or a precondition?
“Individuals with lower striatum volume may need more external stimulation to experience pleasure and might therefore experience pornography consumption as more rewarding, which may in turn lead to [more porn watching],” said the authors, concluding that more study is needed.
Ist das Gebet eine „applizierbare Therapiemethode“? Soll der Patient selbst beten oder beten lassen? Einige wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zu diesem umstrittenen Thema liegen jetzt vor. Dr. med René Hefti stellt in diesem Artikel einige der neueren Studien über die Wirkung des Gebets bei Patienten vor. Die Ergebnisse reichen von einer Symptomverbesserung bis hin zum Fürbittegebet als Risikofaktor. Aber es gibt auch kritische Einwände.