Scientific links

Below you will find a selection of the articles I have referenced during my research. Alongside my studies of ancient wisdom, I have cross referenced accepted and cutting edge science.

I always prefer to contact researchers directly, this applies to authors and scientists. I strongly urge you to do the same. There is a variety of reasons to do this. Firstly, if you are reading an article on the internet. Often you will come across a scientist or leading university used as a reference. I check references and have found that Internet articles citing various universities are often bogus. Internet articles on blogs can often be misleading. Unlike peer-re-viewed material, no one has to approve a blog, apart from the author. The danger here is, we read an article, accept it as fact, and base our view of reality on it.

Another reason for contacting leading universities directly, if we are conducting our personal research into areas of interest, we can form relationships with the people carrying out cutting edge science. These contacts can often lead to deep insights and new trains of thought, which can help us investigate further.

Looking at the big picture of science – where are we currently?

Something I became aware of while in Egypt, was, how far modern science has progressed. To put it another way, how far science has to go! Most people probably don’t give this subject much thought. If asked, a common perspective seems to be, we are very advanced with our scientific processes, science has answered a huge number of the important questions regarding the meaning of life. All that remains are the finer details to work out. Lets put things into perspective.

NASA Headline

The Milky Way’s 100 Billion Planets

“The average number of planets per star is greater than one.”

Let us look at a simple analogy using the above example from NASA. The human race has so far got a man on the moon. We have also made a cursory investigation of our solar system using robotic probes. Here is a thought I would like you to entertain, where do you think our science would be? If we had researched and investigated those 100 billion+ planets NASA mentioned? Also have in mind, those planets are only in the Milky Way, at present, we can’t even count how many other galaxies and planets are out there!

The above point helps to illustrate how I use science for my research; I accept the scientific method is often of great benefit. That being said, our ancestors, using a more intuitive state of being, did from time to time, make breakthroughs that we haven’t proven via science yet. The wisest approach for our personal development? Study science, particularly cutting-edge investigations in areas of our particular interest. We can see from new and emerging sciences the future directions for science. These often dovetail with areas our ancestors have either discussed or left us clues to decipher. Researching science and the acoustics of ancient sites highlighted this point to me nicely. You can see the research links for this area below.

We are the children of the universe

If we are honest about the actual state of our science, at best, we are the children of the universe! So let us be humble, and accept that science doesn’t have all the answers and do our best to make sense of reality, using our discernment in a grounded way. Accepting romantic notions or wishful thinking from other people, won’t help us in the long run.

I hope the following links helps you as much as they have helped me.

Scientific research on spirituality and the brain.

Open Hearts Build Lives: Positive Emotions, Induced Through Loving-Kindness Meditation, Build Consequential Personal Resources

The Fall and Rise of Resonance Science – A short review on the history of sound, acoustics and resonance.

Ancient Architectural Acoustic Resonance Patterns and Regional Brain Activity – Ian A. Cook etal. 
Ian A. Cook is Associate Director of the UCLA Laboratory of Brain, Behavior, and Pharmacology.

The Code of the Conch.

How the science of sound explained an ancient Peruvian oracle. Miriam Kolar, Stanford University

The Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) program. Acoustical resonances of ancient structures.

The latest archeao-acoustics research from the university of Trieste Italy.

A selection of other interesting articles

Article on veterans spening time in nature.

How to Find a Job With Meditation and Mindfulness.

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center

Neurobiology of Spirituality -E. Mohandas

The effect of earthing (grounding) on human physiology.

In this paper the positive effects of earthing our body are highlighted. I would like to add. A lot of scientific research has focused on earthing during sleep. I also highly recommend earthing while outside in nature, simply find a suitable spot and take off your shoes and socks. This could be in your back garden or yard. The recommended time is a minimum of 20 minutes. Like me, once you have established a regular earthing routine, you may find it to be addictive! It does have a subtle but noticeable positive impact. It is also a wonderful companion to a mindfulness practice.