Headaches – DMILS / Psychokinetic Alteration of Living Tissues

@everyone Seminar starts in about 50 minutes. Topic: DMILS / Psychokinetic Alteration of Living Tissues – Continued – Headaches -Saturday, 28 July 2018 at 6:30pm/1830hr New York Time — text format in the PSC #lecture room (Discord) — Instructor: Rainsong — Search LECTURE34

Kate – Thank you a lot in advance, I won’t be able to participate, but will definitely read up on it tomorrow! Questions will follow accordingly
Sounds like a very interesting topic :3

Rainsong – Hi, Kate. You’re welcome. In this particular case, just tuck the questions in this room, after the lecture.
Good evening, ladies and gentlemen.
Welcome to another psionics seminar here at the social club.
Our topic this evening came out of our Q&A last week.
As you know, Q&As assume that folks already have enough information to ask questions.
But it turned out that some of the folks weren’t already familiar with some of our most basic healing/DMILS methods, as used to deal with headaches… especially migraines.
So, here we are.
Our topic, therefore, is “Dulling or Getting Rid of Headaches, using Psionics”

The first, most obvious question hinted at in the main room earlier today by Chirotractor, is: why not just use the usual over-the-counter medications developed for exactly this purpose?
There are a couple reasons that spring immediately to mind:
1) Some people – such as myself, for example – cannot use over-the-counter painkillers, on account of allergies, liver damage, or other medical issues(edited)
2) Sometimes the medications don’t work. There are some folks for whom morphine doesn’t knock down the pain.
And in most countries, that isn’t over-the-counter

Scelana – I can kinda relate to those reasons at times
I’m curious, I know bout the blue psiball technique but are there other techniques that are commonly used for headaches and migraines?

Rainsong – There are.
I’m going to start with that one, for completeness… And then we’ll get into the others.

Scelana – Ah that’s understandable

Rainsong – The basic blue psiball is what’s taught to migraine patients here, if morphine doesn’t work for them.
“Here” as in Nova Scotia, as opposed to “here” as in PSC.
The hospitals use it.

Not Rachael – I’m kind of surprised hospitals use this technique

Rainsong – And why not? It’s another tool in the toolbox… The side-effects are relatively minor, it’s cheap, and it tends to take effect faster than oral medications, when it works.
But I confess, even I was surprised when I learned how widespread its use is in the hospital system here.
I am going to assume you all know how to make a basic psiball.
and if not, I’m tucking a link to “how to” do it here:

Chirotractor – I forgot.


Not Rachael – Thanks for the link

Rainsong http://psc-online.org/2018/02/oomph-and-working-with-it-basic-gathering-generating-moving-etc-class-2/

Azarea – question: is this headache method applicable to all pains, or is something else better?
eg. broke leg, eg. sore throat, eg. stomach issues, eg. dental pain, are the examples I’d mostly care about

Hi, Azarea: I’ve used it in place of pain-killers during dental surgery.

Azarea – ok

Not Rachael – Is it good for stomach pain as well?

Rainsong – It can be used for almost any kind of pain.
However… some people can only make it work for some kinds of pain.
For example, I can do sod-all about cramps with it. But a friend of mine can numb even the worst of cramps with it, in herself and just about anyone else.

Archaeus – Is it more effective if you do it on yourself or others?

Rainsong – *waggles hand* Variable. It’s generally easier to do to someone else. But it’s effective on yourself as long as you can summon the concentration to do it.
Not always possible, depending on the type and intensity of the pain

Any other questions before we get to the details of how to do it?
(These are great questions, by the way)
I’ll take that as a “no”

Chirotractor – you’d think being in pain would make it easy to focus on not being in pain.

Rainsong – You’d think so, but no, that’s not always how it works.
As the name suggests, the “Blue Psiball” method uses a basic psiball.
It does not need to be visible, and typically isn’t, even if the person making the construct can flare them at will.
What you want to add to the basic program of “hold clump of psi-stuff in a roughly ball-like shape” is the impression of blue, cool (physical coldness, as opposed to general niftiness), soothing, and numbing.
If you’ve ever experienced the effect of a nerve-block such as lidocaine, that’s a good base to work from.
Further program it to extend those impression to whatever it’s pressed against.
Hold it against the area that hurts.
It can overlap into the head without problems.
The standard method involves imagining the hurting area as being red, and letting it turn purple and then blue by having the psiball overpower the red-hurt
However, some people find that imagining the area as red makes it hurt more.
Try both, but obviously drop the red visualization if it makes things worse.

Azarea – question: I’ve met people whose approach is to basically “pull out the warmth/red” of the head leaving blue behind. Is this in your opinion basically the same thing or not to be recommended for a reason?

Rainsong – It tends to take effect pretty quickly – within minutes, anyway – if it’s working at all. And on average it lasts 20-30 minutes after the psiball is removed from the area

Azarea: That way can work, and is pretty safe if there’s something to put the red into. Don’t pull too fast, and be sure the person isn’t doing anything that requires concentration, because moderate sedation is a common side-effect of almost all the approaches that pull pain away
Personally, I find a variant in which the psiball is swirling around, and pulling the pain out into the swirly bit, seems to work pretty well, too.
Any other questions or comments on this approach?

Azarea – question: what is good to put red into?

Archaeus – Do you personally use this approach?

Chirotractor – put the red into the last person who was rude to you?

Azarea – question 2: if this interferes with concentration, does it interfere with other functions of other parts of the body if done there?

Rainsong – “What is good to put red into?” I tend to use a hematite or ground it into the earth. Some witchcraft traditions use an unfertilized egg, which is then buried in the ground.

“question 2: if this interferes with concentration, does it interfere with other functions of other parts of the body if done there?” It causes sedation regardless of where it’s being used: back, calf-muscle, throat, teeth, whatever.

Chiro: That works, too.
The ethics would be … questionable. But that doesn’t stop it from working.
Any other questions or comments before we turn to the next segment?

Alrighty then…
Similar to what Azarea was mentioning, there’s a nifty trick of laying one hand (preferably your off hand) on the area that hurts and the other hand (or some other body part) on a conductive material in contact with the ground.
Start to pull the pain out of the person’s field and across your field without bringing it into yourself at all.
When I do this, it feels like there’s a series of balls roughly the size of tennis balls rolling across the backs of my arms and shoulders… and then into the grounding item.
The main effort is in getting it started, and then it basically continues with very little attention.
I suggest being careful of your choice of position for this, because it can be a bit awkward.
Questions about this one? Comments?

Grand Elder Demo – Not a question but an experience.
I’ve done this method before but as you advice against, I pulled the stuff into me before grounding it out (didn’t ground it out good enough) and days later I started to get afflicted by some symptoms of a condition the person was experiencing, I didn’t know about it beforehand and they disappeared after I decided to ground again.

Rainsong – *nods* And that’s what generally happens if you run it through yourself.
As you can imagine, that can be a serious problem with some conditions.

Next bit: “Raking”
This is another one that often causes sedation, by the way.
And it’s much easier on someone else than on yourself.
Spread your fingers, like a rake, and tense them. Extend some psi-stuff out the fingertips.
Rake downwards through the person’s field, holding the intention to clear out the pain. It works especially well for backaches, but is also good for migraines.
Expect to feel some resistance as you rake downwards, but don’t worry if you don’t feel any. Doesn’t seem to make any difference.
If you’re doing this (or any of them) at a distance, an easy way to “aim” is to imagine a miniature version of the person floating in the air in front of you at a convenient position to work on.
Intention and focus clue your subconscious into the idea that the image is to send “stuff” to the real person.
It also works with a picture or a doll.
Questions? Comments?

Scelana – I am curious if such a technique maybe potentially feels nice in some way outside the pain dulling part, just curious why it can cause sedation.

Rainsong – I don’t know why it causes sedation, but yes, it’s pleasant enough on its own.

Scelana – Ahh

Rainsong – I mostly point out the common side-effect because it’s common practice in these communities to do these sorts of things at considerable distance. And if the “patient” is driving a car or something, you could accidentally kill them… and anyone else involved in the resulting traffic accident

Scelana – I can definitely see where that can be a very not good issue

Grand Elder Demo – <.< Oh no That's tragic but dreadfully ironic Scelana – Always good to know what to be careful for with such things

Rainsong – Yep
Especially because you’ll still sometimes see “advice” to the effect that “you can’t hurt anyone with stuff” or “the universe will protect you”
No. No, the universe won’t protect you. And you can use psionics for assassination.

Scelana – That advice definitely not good at all
You can even mess your own self up if you’re not careful

Rainsong – It’s true.
Mostly, I stick to the relatively safe stuff in healing classes here, because anyone can show up in our community and read the backlogs.
It’s not that I’m concerned about what nefarious stuff someone might do deliberately, but rather the accidental harm someone with good intentions could cause because of lack of knowledge

Scelana – Understandable

Rainsong – There’s some pretty cool stuff you can do with pk for healing purposes, but without a solid grounding in Anatomy and Physiology, a person could cause serious harm

Chirotractor – don’t try to give your girlfriend cat ears, you furry trash.

Grand Elder Demo – Don’t try to heal cancer by throwing a massive blob of energy at it(edited)

Rainsong – Especially not a “green healing” glob of energy. good way to increase the tumour growth, that

Scelana – I don’t do too much to myself atm with it, just some pain and swelling reduction mainly. Not sure how much risk I took when trying to knock down a nasty cluster headache in the way I did but I was successful and so far not seen any negative effects from that time. Not had another cluster headache yet to try it out on again

Grand Elder Demo – Ok we’ve gotten rid of the common things ppl try to do xD

Chirotractor – oh. Don’t try to lose weight by burning extra fat.

Scelana – I imagine dealing with cancer an extremely tricky thing

Rainsong – Cancer cells are, by definition, disorganised and weak. That makes them more susceptible to psionic influence.
But cancer is also unpredictable. Because it’s disorganized.(edited)

Chirotractor – cancer cells are the libertarians of the body

Archaeus – I know this is a bit of a specific request. But is there a psi technique that can boost immunity. This could be very useful for patients post-op etc.

Rainsong – Yes, by increasing the production of the specific immune cells, for example. That’s where the A&P knowledge is needed.
Too much increase in the cell production, and you can end up with leukemia or lymphoma.
Too little, and it’s just wasted effort.

Archaeus – Yes I know but what is the technique for that

Grand Elder Demo – This really rings home the message that just willing healing to happen when it’s a more complex problem isn’t a good idea

Scelana – I’m guessing that messing with the immune system can possibly cause stuff similar to autoimmunes if one isn’t careful.

Rainsong – That’d be a seminar on its own. I’ll give some thought as to whether I can cover the details of the cells sufficiently for it to be a stand-alone class.

Scelana: It can, yes

Chirotractor – Next thing you know PSC offers university credits for Intro to Anatomy

Rainsong – Heh

Grand Elder Demo – Lol

Scelana – Hehe

Rainsong – “oh. Don’t try to lose weight by burning extra fat.” Yeah. Best case scenario is that you fail. More likely, you destroy enough cells at once to result in kidney failure.

Scelana – That’s no good

Rainsong – kidney failure = unshiny

Scelana – Quite unshiny indeed

Rainsong -Thanks for participating, everyone.
Have a lovely evening.
(or morning, or whatever)

Archaeus– Thanks so much @Rainsong

Rainsong – You’re welcome.

Scelana – Thxies for the lecture Rainsong!

Chirotractor – medium case scenario you convince your body that it’d a grand idea to run a fever for a week

Scelana – Definitely not fun

Rainsong -Yea, that’s not a fun result, either.
Archaeus: It looks like I missed one of your questions. Sorry about that. You asked if I personally use the “swirly psiball” approach. The answer is “yes.” It’s one of the things I use for my boss’s migraines.

DMILS / Psychokinetic Alteration of Living Tissues Q&A

Rainsong – 07/21/2018
@everyone Seminar starts in a little more than an hour. Tonight’s topic: DMILS / Psychokinetic Alteration of Living Tissues Q&A (topic by request of Silton) -Saturday, 21 July 2018 at 6:30pm/1830hr New York Time — text format in the PSC #lecture room (Discord) — Instructor: Rainsong — Search LECTURE33

Rainsong – Good evening, ladies and gentlemen.
Welcome to this week’s psionics seminar here at the social club.
It’s another Q&A session this time, with the topic of psychokinetic influence on living systems/tissues
Hi, Turbo

Turbo – Hello! Looking forward to this one

Rainsong – So, it being a Question-and-Answer format… does anyone have any questions on this topic?

Turbo – Yup! To start, what sort of things could a ‘trained’ individual accomplish in this field?

Chirotractor – How much more likely are you to fuck your everything up doing this?

Scelana – Would things like reducing swelling and affecting body temperature be considered DMILS?

Flux – How much different technique-wise is it from doing pk?

Grand Elder Demo – What’s a general rule of thumb to prevent harm when practicing this?

Rainsong – Scelana: Yes.
Flux: It is pk, so “not at all”

Chirotractor – Can you give that one jerk across the hall cancer?

Grand Elder Demo – Lmao

Flux – Ah, good to hear.

Scelana – Ahh I see. I likely can guess the risks with affecting body temperature, but what risks can there be with trying to reduce swelling somewhere?

Rainsong – “To start, what sort of things could a ‘trained’ individual accomplish in this field?” It’s a pretty wide range, varying according to skill, training, motivation, and innate talent.
Examples I’m aware of include:
deliberately producing a visible tumour,
piercing the thing with a darning needle, and then re-absorbing it – all within a matter of minutes…
…re-knitting a compound fracture…
…increasing and decreasing hormone levels, interferon, helper-T cells, blood pressure, blood sugar
… “speed-healing” minor lacerations, contusions, and burns…
… speed-sprouting seeds, sometimes within minutes…
…getting rid of headaches, fatique, cramps…
That’s off the top of my head. I can do some of them, but not others. The ones I can’t do, I do know or know of people who can and have.

Flux – Is it easier to affect yourself than others?

Rainsong – “How much more likely are you to fuck your everything up doing this?” — It’s really very easy to fuck yourself up this way, and quite possible to fuck up whomever you’re working on.

“Is it easier to affect yourself than others?” No, not for most things.

“Can you give that one jerk across the hall cancer?” Yes.

“What’s a general rule of thumb to prevent harm when practicing this?” Be very, very careful. Know exactly what you’re trying to accomplish. And if it’s anything more than the most basic things, have a good grounding in anatomy and physiology first

Turbo – Physiologically, what is happening on the cellular level? Have there been any papers on it? Studies? I’ve read the ones you sent a while back, to help treat tumors (and I’m a believer now)

Rainsong – “I likely can guess the risks with affecting body temperature, but what risks can there be with trying to reduce swelling somewhere?” Same as reducing it any other way, really: masking important diagnostic symptoms, allowing a virus to gain a foot-hold, or the like. If you know what’s causing the inflammation and you know that it’s an inflammation that can be safely gotten rid of, it’s pretty safe to use psionics to do it.

Scelana – That makes sense

Turbo – And part of the first question which I forgot to add – is the ‘woo’ just supercharging the bodies natural response?

Rainsong – “Physiologically, what is happening on the cellular level? Have there been any papers on it? Studies? I’ve read the ones you sent a while back, to help treat tumors (and I’m a believer now)” Hard to say what’s actually happening at the cellular level in that regard. There’re a set of effects that the medical research community hasn’t figured out the why or how of yet. For example, biofeedback is easier to do to someone else than to oneself.

The woo can cause responses that the body wouldn’t normally do on its own, so probably not just supercharging. However, “supercharging the body’s natural response” is the intention of some kinds of activities in this category.

And sometimes woo just is simply bizarre. The EFT I mentioned in the main chat has been used to charge batteries.

Chirotractor – gotta free those emotional electrons

Rainsong – That must be it

Archaeus – So what’s the technique to do this?

Rainsong – Which “this”?

Scelana – I pretty much use the swelling reduction and pain management for stuff I would usually take otc stuff for, so just for stuff that isn’t serious. Like waking up from sleeping in odd position type cranky stuffs, minor injuries, cranky joints, my usual headaches, etc
I can imagine at least some the risks of more complex/sensitive/etc processes being messed with though

Turbo – Reducing inflammation, and headaches is something I strive to get better with

Archaeus – 07/21/2018
I meant, how do you reduce headaches, fatigue and speed heal?

Scelana – It can be very useful to be good with

Grand Elder Demo – I want to get better in all ways I can in let’s call it Biokinesis for quick reference

Scelana – It definitely has reduced the frequency of me needing to take aspirin each month
And is usually more effective on my headaches if I have success than aspirin is for me

Rainsong – I had been going to include in the introductory remarks that “biokinesis” is a political theory. However, sometime in the past few years, the dictionaries have started acknowledging a secondary meaning of altering living tissues by “paranormal” means

Grand Elder Demo – Well great that you did now lol

Chirotractor – What’s the most flippant and irresponsible way you can imagine someone using DMILS?

Rainsong – Archaeus: Nutshell versions:

Headache: make a blue psiball programmed to be “cool and soothing” on contact. Hold it against the area of your head that hurts. (May need to move it around, and swirling the psiball itself can make it more effective)

Fatigue: Isolate the “fatigue” idea by imagining it as mud. Use a “water visualization” to ground, and let the grounding flow until it runs clear.

Or, quiet your mind and imagine yourself doing something moderately energetic – playing tennis, skydiving, going a few rounds of kickboxing – and finish up with a few nice deep breaths.

Also, pulling downward on the bottoms of your earlobes will help, weirdly enough.

Archaeus – By water visualisation, do you mean allowing rain to hit the mud and wash it away? For example

Rainsong – Speed-healing: run “psi-stuff” into the problem area through your palms, while holding your intention to help/heal the person/being/plant
That’s one way to approach it. I was thinking more of an internal “moving the stuff around the body by focusing the intention via visualization of water running through pipes” approach.
This is a quick-and-dirty Q&A session, though. Headache relief itself is a full seminar on its own. Next week?

Scelana – I’d like that as a lecture, see what else I can try adding to what I already do

Rainsong – “What’s the most flippant and irresponsible way you can imagine someone using DMILS?” Hmmmm. thinks

Flippant? Something along the lines of trying to make someone really have donkey ears, when calling them an “ass” or the like, I guess. I hasten to add that I’ve never heard of that being done in real life. I have heard of someone attempting it, however

Archaeus – What did you mean by “psi-stuff”?

Chirotractor – That’s downright shakspearean

Rainsong – Irresponsible? Mucking with interferon or insulin without understanding how they work in even general terms.

psi-stuff: whatever it is that actually makes psionics work. Some people think of it as “energy”… some as “particles”… some as invisible pink bunny rabbits… Lots of entirely workable models, but still no known mechanism

Grand Elder Demo – Tons of other names to describe it as well

Rainsong – Yep
Any other questions and/or comments?

Scelana – Would basically trying to use the intent of helping kill off bacteria of an infection be considered something better off done by someone more experienced? Just curious

Rainsong – What kind of bacteria? How serious of an infection?
And, is conventional medical attention being obtained?

Scelana – Just like a minor infection on a small wound, I’m not doing such things btw. Just actually curious
And yes it would be to aid medical attention if ever done

Rainsong – Killing off the microbes on a surface wound (skin, nails, etc) should be safe enough, if you are paying enough attention to differentiate between your own cells and the creatures you’re trying to kill.
By contrast, killing off microbes in the gut can make you really sick

Scelana – I can imagine so

Rainsong – Are there times when it’s worth a try anyway? Yes, but be aware that there are risks

Scelana – There are risks in all sorts of things

Rainsong – Example: someone’s got appendicitis and it’s ruptured, and you’re on a canoe trip down the Mackenzie River… Might as well try to hold off the massive infection by whatever means you can, while waiting for a medical evacuation flight.

Scelana – Ahh. I can see the reasoning in that example

Rainsong – As another example, a friend of mine had a bacterial pneumonia secondary to flu, and was American without insurance (disqualified by pre-existing condition, before ACA). Knocked down most of the bacterial infection psionically. Difficult, but possible, and didn’t have much else in the way of options so worth a try

Scelana – Lack of insurance especially decent insurance definitely can reduce available options
I’m in that boat myself, but hopefully I don’t end up in a similar example anytime soon

Rainsong – Yea, I hope you avoid that situation, too

Scelana – Unfortunately I’m still trying to get them labs setup

Rainsong – *nods*

Scelana – I’m not sure if I have any further questions atm, DMILS sounds like it is a pretty large area to cover though hehe

Rainsong – It’s a huge topic. It also includes things like agricultural radionics. And less legal things… Psionics isn’t all white lights and fluffy bunnies, after all

Grand Elder Demo – I’ve forgotten the meaning of DMILS AGAIN, could someone please refresh my memory?

Scelana – Affecting plants sounds very useful even for a home food garden setting

Chirotractor – Direct mental interaction with living systems

Rainsong – Thanks, Chiro.

Scelana: yes, it’s very handy for gardening, indoor plants, and farming

Grand Elder Demo – Thank you

Archaeus – Yes, thanks so much @Rainsong

Rainsong – You’re welcome. Thanks for participating, everyone.

Grand Elder Demo – Thanks for lecturing 🙂

Scelana – Thxies for the lecture, Rainsong

Rainsong – Next week’s topic is posted. If anyone has any requests, please let me know. There won’t be class on the weekend of August 19. We’ll be starting a once-a-month Remote Viewing series in Septempber

As a reminder: the class schedule is posted as announcement comments in #rules-announcements

Clairvoyance Q&A

Instructor: Rainsong
Date: July 14, 2018 (Saturday)

Seminar: Topic: “Clairvoyance” and the seminar will be in Q&A format (by request of Rose, prompted by the remote viewing recap) – Saturday, 14 July 2018 at 6:30pm/1830hr New York Time — text format in the PSC #lecture room (Discord) — Instructor: Rainsong — Search LECTURE32

Rainsong: Good evening, ladies and gentlemen.

Rainsong: Welcome to another psionics seminar here at the social club.

Rainsong: Our topic for the evening is “clairvoyance” and we’ll be using a Q&A format.

Rainsong: … presuming, that is, that there are folks interested in participating.

Rose: present!

Chirotractor: Yo!

Scelana: I’m here!

Rainsong: Hi, Rose and Chiro and Scelana

Rainsong: Looks like we have quorum. Excellent.

Rainsong: The topic and format were requested, so I expect there are some questions? (edited for verb form)

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Introduction to Time Distortion

Instructor: Rainsong
Date: July 7, 2018 (Saturday)

Seminar: Topic: Introduction to Time Distortion (by request of Kate) -Saturday, 7 July 2018 at 6:30pm/1830hr New York Time — text format in the PSC #lecture room (Discord) — Instructor: Rainsong — Search LECTURE31

Rainsong: Good afternoon/evening/whatever, ladies and gentlemen and lurkers-in-the-weeds

Rainsong: Welcome to another psionics seminar here at the social club.

Rainsong: Strictly speaking, our topic for today is probably not psionic per se.

Rainsong: It is, however, a handy skill to have on hand, and its building blocks are all things that psionicists use routinely.

Rainsong: That topic is “time distortion.”

Rainsong: Time distortion alters a person’s perception of time… as opposed to time dilation that affects the time-space continuum itself. We won’t be dealing with the latter in this latter.

Rainsong: Probably.

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Introduction to the Scientific Method

Instructor: Rainsong
Date: June 30, 2018 (Saturday)

Seminar: Topic: Introduction to the Scientific Method (and the distinction between Science as an Institution and Science as a Method of Inquiry… along with commentary on PSC’s stance on it, for reasons muttering about cockamamy theories and general lack of scientific education… waves cane from rocking chair) -Saturday, 30 June 2018 at 6:30pm/1830hr New York Time — text format in the PSC #lecture room (Discord) — Instructor: Rainsong — Search LECTURE30

rowinha: SCIENCE (v.). VS SCIENCE (n.) ! A battle for the ages. :sweatsmile:

Rainsong: 😀

Rainsong: Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. It looks like we’re at the bottom of the hour.

Rainsong: Welcome to another seminar here at the social club.

Rainsong: Our topic for the evening is “An Introduction to the Scientific Method”

Kate Embers: Hello there ^^

Rainsong: We’ll also be discussing the difference between “Science as an Institution” and “Science as a Method of Inquiry”, as the two are too often conflated.

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Remote Viewing Class 12: Stage 5

Instructor: Rainsong
Date: June 16, 2018 (Saturday)

Seminar: Topic: Remote Viewing Class 14, “Stage 5” -Saturday, 16 June 2018 at 6:30pm/1830hr New York Time — text format in the PSC #lecture room (Discord) — Instructor: Rainsong — Search LECTURE28

Rainsong: Good evening, ladies and gentlemen.

Rainsong: Welcome to another psionics seminar here at the social club.

Kate Embers: Hello ^^

Jael: Hello there

Rainsong: Hello, hello 😀

Rainsong: Our topic for the evening is Remote Viewing: stage 5 of the CRV protocols.

Rainsong: Allowing for the fact that this is obviously not the beginner level of the course, are there any questions or comments before we dive in?

Rainsong: Not seeing any typing in progress, I’ll take that as a “no”

Kate Embers: Not yet

Rainsong: Fair enough.

Rainsong: CRV is one of the military sets of protocols. And there are several closely-related derivatives being taught on the civilian market.

Rainsong: And when I say “closely related”, I mean the textbook appears to be a copy of the CRV manual attributed to the late Ingo Swann and compiled by Dr. Paul Smith, but with a different cover substituted. It’s that close.

Rainsong: The protocol has several stages.

Rainsong: In stage 1, you make contact and get a very basic concept or gestalt, such as “event” or “water”

Rainsong: In stage 2, you record the very basic sensory stuff, such as “salty” or “orange” or “smooth”

Rainsong: In stage 3, you get into dimensions such as height and width

Rainsong: In stage 4, you start getting the more abstract and complex bits, officially “general qualitative analytical aspects” (yep, this is a military protocol….), such as “Religious” or “Soviet”

Rainsong: Today, we’re looking at stage 5, as mentioned…

Rainsong: For what it’s worth, this part is called “interrogation of the signal line”… but that isn’t useful information yet

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Fitting Practice into a Busy Schedule & Mixing Psionics into Normal Activities

Instructor: Rainsong
Date: June 2, 2018 (Saturday)

Seminar: Topic: Fitting practice into a busy schedule / Mixing psionics into normal activities (suggested by Rose, with further suggestion by SilkySky) with an emphasis on grounding, centering, and meditation – Saturday, 2 June 2018 at 6:30pm/1830hr New York Time — text format in the PSC #lecture room (Discord) — Instructor: Rainsong — Search LECTURE26

Rainsong – Note about seminars: Hi, all. I’ll be referring back to this from time to time… In lecture seminars (i.e., almost everything other than Journal Club), we’ll be going back to the older practice of holding questions until I pause in the lecture, and ask for “Questions and commentary”. I don’t want to stop folks from asking questions, but at the same time, it’s easier for everyone to follow what’s going on if there’s some kind of structure to the class. In some cases, a question will be such that it would be better handled after class or at some other mutually-agreed-upon time.

Rainsong – Good evening, ladies and gentlemen.

Rainsong – We’re at the bottom of the hour.

Rainsong – Welcome to another psionics seminar here at the social club.

Rainsong – As mentioned above, our topic for the evening is how to fit practice into a busy schedule and mix psionics into normal activities.

Rainsong – Are there any questions or comments, before we dive in?

Silkysky – Good for now.

Nickodemo – Hola

Rainsong – Alrighty then. Obviously, there’s going to be a lot of variations in this topic, because “busy” has different meanings for different people, and different people have widely varying skills within psionics. Both of those factors will have an impact on exactly what you do.

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Journal Club – Structural plasticity of the social brain

Instructor: Rainsong
Date: May 26, 2018 (Saturday)

Seminar: Topic: Journal Club: “Structural plasticity of the social brain: Differential change after socio-affective and cognitive mental training” Sofie L. Valk , Boris C. Bernhardt, Fynn-Mathis Trautwein, et alia. Science Advances 04 Oct 2017:Vol. 3, no. 10, e1700489 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1700489 http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/10/e1700489.full and the Forbes piece about it https://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2017/10/05/different-types-of-meditation-change-the-brain-in-different-ways-study-finds/#641ac25c1f1e – Saturday, 26 May 2018 at 6:30pm/1830hr New York Time — text format in the PSC #lecture room (Discord)

Rainsong – We’re at the bottom of the hour.
Good evening, ladies and gentlemen.
Welcome to another Journal Club seminar here at the social club.

boop – yay

Rainsong – Our journal article for the evening is “Structural plasticity of the social brain: Differential change after socio-affective and cognitive mental training”

It was written by Sofie L. Valk , Boris C. Bernhardt, Fynn-Mathis Trautwein, et alia. and published in the journal “Science Advances” in October of last year.

“et alia” means “and others”…. It just means that the full list of co-authors didn’t fit in the citation style. They are all listed at the beginning of the article itself, though

For those of you not fundamentally opposed to reading articles in “Forbes”, the pop-culture nutshell version there is somewhat less difficult to read and understand.

Are there any questions or comments at this stage? This is a journal club, rather than a regular seminar, so it will be a discussion, instead of a lecture.

Hmmm No comments?

With this one, it mostly just seems pretty cool that there’s physical evidence of the differences in the effects of various kinds of meditation and related mental training.

Some kinds of meditation would be a bit tricky to study that way, of course.

Well… Looks like this one was a bust.

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Consulting the Sub-Conscious (aka File Clerk Dude)

Instructor: Rainsong
Date: May 19, 2018 (Saturday)

Topic – @everyone This week’s seminar starts in about an hour. Topic: consulting “File Clerk Dude”/subconscious (suggested by ShadowRain)- Saturday, 19(?) May 2018 at 6:30pm/1830hr New York Time — text format in the PSC #lecture room (Discord) — Instructor: Rainsong — Search LECTURE24

Rainsong – Good evening, ladies and gentlemen,
Welcome to another psionics seminar here at the social club.
As usual, we’ll be discussing real-world psionics, as opposed to video games. If that concept is distressing to you, you might want to find a different chatroom before you get too weirded out.

Rainsong – Our topic for the evening is “consulting your subconscious” aka the “File Clerk Dude”

Scelana – Seems I made it in time

Rainsong – The concept of the so-called subconscious mind as a file clerk comes from a book I lent to a buddy of mine, about thirty years ago, and didn’t get it back. My memory fails me as to author and title, so I’ve been unable to credit the idea.

Rainsong – Hi, Scelana

Rainsong – So, are there any questions or comments before we dive into this?

Will Worker – Not ATM.

Scelana – I have none atm

Rainsong – The “subconscious” refers to the part of the mind that (among other functions) keeps the basic processes of the body going: digestion, respiration, causing the fingernails to grow. All that stuff “you” don’t typically pay much attention to.

Rainsong – It also takes most of what you “notice” and “think about”… and files it away in the memory.

Rainsong – Hence the file-clerk analogy.

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Note-keeping for Psionic Practice & How to Ask Useful Questions

Instructor: Rainsong
Date: May 12, 2018 (Saturday)

Topic – Note-Keeping for Psionic Practice (“how to keep useful journals and notes for psionic practice of different things–like what to record in a general journal that helps track things, what to write down for a practice session of different skills and how to interpret results, dream journals, all the fun solar weather stuff… etc” – suggested by ShadowRain) Also, how to ask useful questions such that you can actually use the answers – Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 6:30pm/1830hr New York Time — text format in the PSC #lecture room (Discord) — Instructor: Rainsong — Search LECTURE23

Azarea – can we post preliminary questions, or do you prefer to first say your part and we bring questions afterwards?

Rose – i don’t want to miss this one

Rainsong – Azarea: Please feel free to post questions in advance.

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