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23rd June 2005, 02:43 AM
Role of essential oils and pleasant sounds in psychic attack:
Essential oils and intensely pleasant smells and music have been scientifically proven to stimulate the left amygdala and hippocampus. The left amygdala is specialized for positive emotions, and the right for negative ones. If we are experiencing something very negative - like an attack - the stimulation of the left amygdala helps reduce the fear factor and calm our mind.

Location of the amygdala:
Please note this is a side view that does not show that there are right and left amygdalas. http://memorylossonline.com/glossary/im ... ygdala.jpg (http://memorylossonline.com/glossary/images/amygdala.jpg)

Studies on the Amygdala and Meditation:
When a person first starts meditating they sometimes might have a negative reaction or sensations. This can be due to activation of the right amygdala instead of the left.

Buddhists have the key to happiness by conquering the right amygdala and leaning towards the left prefrontal cortex?
Note that the amygdala is part of the brains limbic system which is our most primative and animalistic part of our brain.
http://www.water-consciousness.com/must ... icle04.htm (http://www.water-consciousness.com/must/must_article04.htm)

The mind works through the brain. Perhaps taming the mind, builds pathways and a foundation in the brain. Thought permeates substance to create reality? Maybe.

If you are really up for an even more intense read here is an excellent site discussing the concept of enlightment and the brains centers.

Very Best Wishes to all,

30th April 2006, 08:53 AM
Hi Violetsky,

You might enjoy a visit to Neil Slade's website where he recommends tickling the front of the amygdala for a whole lot of positive benefits.



30th April 2006, 02:56 PM
Here's some info I've collected on the amygdala, this first link has a description of Neil Slade's amygdala clicking technique:

http://www.saltcube.com/out-of-body/cha ... jsp?t=4994 (http://www.saltcube.com/out-of-body/chat-forum/viewTopic.jsp?t=4994)

One lucid dreaming method to prolong the dream is to spin. I think that there is a difference between the effects of spinning clockwise (to the right) or counterclockwise. I think this has something to do with the amygdala. So far it seems to me that spinning to the right makes the dream more solid but more dark. Spinning to the right makes it brighter but more wispy and possibly harder to focus on:

http://www.saltcube.com/out-of-body/cha ... jsp?t=2210 (http://www.saltcube.com/out-of-body/chat-forum/viewTopic.jsp?t=2210)
http://www.saltcube.com/out-of-body/cha ... jsp?t=7431 (http://www.saltcube.com/out-of-body/chat-forum/viewTopic.jsp?t=7431)
http://www.saltcube.com/out-of-body/cha ... jsp?t=7366 (http://www.saltcube.com/out-of-body/chat-forum/viewTopic.jsp?t=7366)

It could be that spinning right raises your frequency and spinning left lowers it

29th August 2006, 04:36 AM
How interesting. It reminds me of the technique in wicca for raising energy (prior to doing magic) and then dispersing energy (after doing magic).

I'm definitely going to read these articles. I've been reading up on the new movement that the Dalai Lama is beginning in the west, which marries religion and science by scientifically measuring results of Tibetan Buddhist meditation techniques.

Also, I had attended a foster parents' workshop a year ago where an interesting speaker talked about how trauma during the developing years can alter the brain tissue...making adult survivors of childhood traumas more prone to negative mind-states. The good news...the brain can develop in undeveloped areas by being stimulated in those areas...relates to the pos/neg amygdala info?


29th August 2006, 05:05 AM
Yeah, I think they are similar. That's also similar to some of the exercises that were posted on improve-iq.com which is going away soon but I saved here. I need to start practicing some of these and see how well they work. They probably could be merged with the amygdala clicking tricks somehow.

http://www.saltcube.com/out-of-body/cha ... sp?t=12153 (http://www.saltcube.com/out-of-body/chat-forum/viewTopic.jsp?t=12153)
http://www.saltcube.com/out-of-body/cha ... sp?t=12149 (http://www.saltcube.com/out-of-body/chat-forum/viewTopic.jsp?t=12149)
http://www.saltcube.com/out-of-body/cha ... sp?t=12155 (http://www.saltcube.com/out-of-body/chat-forum/viewTopic.jsp?t=12155)
http://www.saltcube.com/out-of-body/cha ... sp?t=12157 (http://www.saltcube.com/out-of-body/chat-forum/viewTopic.jsp?t=12157)
http://www.saltcube.com/out-of-body/cha ... sp?t=12159 (http://www.saltcube.com/out-of-body/chat-forum/viewTopic.jsp?t=12159)

29th August 2006, 05:57 AM
Try this instead. :)

http://www.freesoul.net/index.php?subme ... 9db238c484 (http://www.freesoul.net/index.php?submenu=SelfStudy&src=gendocs&link=Newest%20Book&PHPSESSID=90d0f06334d58512f65d299db238c484)

Let me spoil the surprise: the area of the brain called the septum pellucidum can be stimulated basically with light NEW motions and it then in turn affects the amygdalas to increase the activity of the left one and decrease the activity of the right one. It is a lot more reliable than going directly to the limbic system and it is easier to find. Go to third eye level or slightly higher and follow a line directly to the middle of your head. It is right over the limbic system which includes the amygdalas. It is better to aim too high than too low. Use a brushing motion or like a paintbrush or a light feathering motion.

15th September 2006, 04:27 AM
Wow! I love you guys! You are a wealth of information!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

19th January 2007, 08:36 PM
Hey, Tom. Sounds like you're centering on the pineal which sits almost on top of the brain stem. It has a long history of psychometric influence. Personally, I've found that 'goosing' the amygdala has much the same effect. I mean, my aim isn't so precise as to know exactly which organ I'm stimulating, so effort anywhere in the limbic seems to be profitable.

12th February 2007, 01:44 AM
Yes sir, I humbly admit that stimulation of the amygdala is different than pineal work. This has only recently come to my attention. It is called "amygdala clicking" and concentrates on focusing a surge of energy/light forward from the amygdala into the frontal lobes. I have also discovered that the amygdala and serotonin are partners....the amygdala being a significant producer of serotonin.
Always learning, always sure I know it all. :wink:

12th February 2007, 05:48 PM
Wow! This is great information. Thank you for everyone who has contributed.

17th February 2007, 02:59 AM
Silly me. Always in such a hurry. I mentioned amygdala clicking without realizing Matt had already introduced it. I learned of it from Matt.
Anyway, sometimes, or is it always, a thread gets far afield from its source....

When a person first starts meditating they sometimes might have a negative reaction or sensations. This can be due to activation of the right amygdala instead of the left.

I think this is important. Right and Left are key occult principles. Thanks for this detail which I missed in the first place. I think it's worth emphasis.

20th September 2008, 04:19 PM
I wanted to add a cute site with more info (or more of the same with pictures) http://www.neilslade.com/chart.html