As promised, resources from Podcast #14 with Rena Joy and Cara Evans discussing The Don’t Know Mind, balance in both the heart and the mind, discussing the seemingly unexplainable and unproven. First topic is LOVE….enjoy!
The Princeton PEAR Project – This is the link that has some amazing studies that were conducted prior to their closing in 2007. This looked at human emotions and thought and how they can produce measurable influences on physical reality.
The Placebo effect – The New England Journal of Medicine – The Baylor school of medicine, published in 2002 looked at surgery for patients with severe and debilitating knee pain. Many surgeons know there is no placebo effect in surgery, or so most of them believe. They were cited as concluding that the placebo group improved just as much as the other two groups.
“The Emperors New Drug” – a study on depression and pharmaceuticals using the placebo effect.
Hafiz Poetry used:
Hafiz of Shiraz (Khwaja Shams ud-Din Hafiz-i Shirazi, 1326-1390) is widely recognized as the pre-eminent master of the Persian ghazal form. Very little is known about his life, yet the lyrical beauty of his poetry has been celebrated by people around the world for centuries. Hafiz is one of the great Sufi poets, in the tradition of Rumi. In his native land of Persia (modern Iran), where his Divan is revered to an extent rivaled only by the Qur’an, the beauty of Hafiz’s lyrics has always been most appreciated when accompanied by music. His words are not so much poetry as they are songs.
I Have Learned so Much
So much from God
That I can no longer
A Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim,
a Buddhist, a Jew.
The Truth has shared so much of Itself
That I can no longer call myself
A man, a woman, an angel,
Or even a pure
Befriended Hafiz so completely
It has turned to ash
Of every concept and image
my mind has ever known.
From: The Gift Translated by Daniel Ladinsky
Rumi – Sufi Poet
“Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”