Physics and Psychics: The Search for a World beyond the Senses

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Harmonica Virgins

One of the proofs of the immortality of the soul is that myriads have believed it—they also believed the world was flat.

Mark Twain


Galactic-Solar Songs Psychically Received

In August 1987, handfuls of New Age faithful, accompanied by greater numbers of the curious, gathered at certain sacred sites around the country where resonances of vibrations of the cosmic fluid were expected to be amplified and focused.This remarkable event was called the "Harmonic Convergence." One of the prime sites was Diamond Head crater, the famous Waikiki landmark.A small group, dubbed "Harmonica Virgins" by a local wag, assembled there just before dawn on Sunday, August 16.

Although no diamonds have ever been seen in Diamond Head except on the fingers of affluent tourists, the mere suggestion of crystalline structure in the popular name for Mount Leahi was apparently sufficient to focus cosmic energies on the long extinct volcano.No detectable effects were reported, but the harmonica virgins went home happy. To the New Ager, everything—even death—is a "growth experience."

Harmonic Convergence was the brainchild of art historian José Arguelles.In his book The Mayan Factor: The Path Beyond Technology, Arguelles predicted that a twenty-five-year cycle would commence in 1987 and culminate in 2012 with the "closing out ... of the evolutionary interim called homo sapiens.Amidst festive preparation and awesome galactic-solar

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  • Physics and Psychics - The Search for a World Beyond the Senses *
  • Contents *
  • Preface *
  • Acknowledgments *
  • 1. Supernova Shelton, Supermind, and the Supernatural *
  • 2. the Standard Model and the Search for Anomalies *
  • 3. Doing the Devil's Job *
  • 4. from Magic to Science *
  • 5. is There a Mystical Path to a World Beyond? *
  • 6. on the Matter of Mind *
  • 7. Searching for the Spirit *
  • 8. Psience *
  • 9. Harmonica Virgins *
  • 10. the Spooks of Quantum Mechanics *
  • 11. Thought Waves and the Energies of Consciousness *
  • 12. the Broken Whole *
  • 13. Emergence *
  • 14. Removing the Yoke *
  • Index *
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