Moon Gazing - Is It Right For You?

Written by Gary Nugent

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Withrepparttar encroachment of light pollution acrossrepparttar 127591 globe,repparttar 127592 pristine skies of my youth have been gradually fading behindrepparttar 127593 yellow-orange glow of ever more street lamps. Where stars once twinkled on a velvet background, only a few hardy garnets of light now poke throughrepparttar 127594 misty haze and background neon glow. Butrepparttar 127595 Moon is always there, outshining any murk and pollution we cough up intorepparttar 127596 sky.

It's a shame we don't treatrepparttar 127597 sky withrepparttar 127598 same respect we give our national parks. After all,repparttar 127599 sky belongs to all of us. How many of us really appreciate people throwing garbage into our back yards or littering our parks. Why should we allow others to pollute our natural resources?

These days, I'm getting into lunar photography with digital cameras and more sophisticated CCD cameras. I've posted a few of my images on my website if you'd like to see them. I still find a night underrepparttar 127600 stars with a partially lit Moon high inrepparttar 127601 sky a relaxing and humbling pursuit. The Moon isrepparttar 127602 only object inrepparttar 127603 solar system where we can see real surface detail. I'm so passionate about it that I also wrote an ebook called Observingrepparttar 127604 Moon (

Growing up duringrepparttar 127605 Apollo era, I have to say that those missions played a great part in spurring on my interest inrepparttar 127606 moon. My interest is alive and well and extending in other directions (more on that another time). I hope yours is too.

Onward and upward, as they say!

Gary Nugent has spent more years than he cares to remember pursuing astronomy as a hobby. He runs a number of astronomy based based sites: Night Sky Observer: The Moon This Month: LunarPhase Pro: "Photon" Astronomy Ezine:

Rediscovering the Mind

Written by Robert Bruce Baird

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The views of a large number of contemporary physical scientists are summed up inrepparttar essay 'Remarks onrepparttar 127590 Mind-Body Question' written by Nobel laureate Eugene Wigner. Wigner begins by pointing out that most physical scientists have returned torepparttar 127591 recognition that thought - meaningrepparttar 127592 mind - is primary. He goes on to state: 'It was not possible to formulaterepparttar 127593 laws of quantum mechanics in a fully consistent way without reference torepparttar 127594 consciousness.' And he concludes by noting how remarkable it is thatrepparttar 127595 scientific study ofrepparttar 127596 world led torepparttar 127597 content of consciousness as an ultimate reality.'...

The founders of modern atomic theory did not start out to impose a 'mentalist' picture onrepparttar 127598 world. Rather, they began withrepparttar 127599 opposite point of view and were forced torepparttar 127600 present day position in order to explain experimental results...

The results of this chain of reasoning will probably lend more aid and comfort to Eastern mystics than to neurophysiologists and molecular biologists; nevertheless,repparttar 127601 closed loop follows from a straightforward combination ofrepparttar 127602 explanatory processes of recognized experts inrepparttar 127603 three separate sciences. Since individuals seldom work with more than one of these paradigms,repparttar 127604 general problem has received little attention...

We now understandrepparttar 127605 troublesome features in a forceful commitment to uncritical reductionism as a solution torepparttar 127606 problem of mind. We have discussedrepparttar 127607 weaknesses of that position. In addition to being weak, it is a dangerous view, sincerepparttar 127608 way we respond to our fellow human beings is dependent onrepparttar 127609 way we conceptualize them in our theoretical formulations. If we envision our fellows solely as animals or machines, we drain our interactions of humanistic richness. If we seek our behavioral norms inrepparttar 127610 study of animal societies, we ignore those uniquely human features that so much enrich our lives. Radical reductionism offers very little inrepparttar 127611 area of moral imperatives! Further, it presentsrepparttar 127612 wrong glossary of terms for a humanistic pursuit."

The Minnesota Twins study has been on-going for decades and it has produced some remarkable results that few reports seerepparttar 127613 impact of in reference torepparttar 127614 very nature of 'humanistic richness' and soulful potentialities. Only once isrepparttar 127615 top researcher allowed to mention ESP. Much asrepparttar 127616 Harvard study I have reported,repparttar 127617 participants are family members but because they were separated at birth and (in this case) twins - there is a greater connection of ESP or psychic abilities than normal. Isn't this just common sense? Who can doubt it, you might say! Yet most people think ESP is some weird attribute or freak of nature rather than a gift we all have 'within', if they think it exists at all.

The majority of people today do not know about Tesla's 'non-force info packets', 'free energy', 'energy from vacuum machines by Bearden' or what layers of time/space are involved in all psychic phenomena. Thus those who say they believe in ESP are at a loss to explain and they avoid any real involvement with it. The scientists are similarly ignorant of these things and they (after all) are 'experts' likerepparttar 127618 doctors who denyrepparttar 127619 mind-body connection withrepparttar 127620 soul that is vital to psychic utilization. Our present culture DENIED these truly human and fantastic or exquisite depths of being.

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