One of the most basic assumptions about intention is that it operates according to a generally accepted sense of cause and effect: the cause must always precede the effect. If A causes B, then A must have happened first. This assumption reflects one of our deepest beliefs, that time is a one-way, forward-moving progression.
Many years ago I read an article in Esquire by Nora Ephron entitled ‘Dealing with the, uh, Problem,’ about the early days of the feminine-hygiene spray business. Ephron was investigating how Alberto-Culver managed to convince women, as a rival company had done in its advertising that her “trickiest deodorant problem isn't under her pretty little […]
Three weeks ago, Bryan and I became grandparents. My eldest daughter and her husband have just had the most gorgeous little baby girl and like any new grandparents, we are walking around like this is the first time it has ever happened to anyone anywhere in the world.
Dr Stephen Hussey, an American chiropractor and author of the forthcoming book Understanding the Heart (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2022) has a radical view of the function of the heart. It’s not a pump, he maintains, so much as a regulator of blood activity, which whooshes around the body, he says, essentially on its own. That […]
Lately I’ve been investigating the linger effect of intention – the idea that if groups of people continuously intend in the same spot, it creates a conditioned space. The Stanford University physicist William Tiller found this out with his famous Black Box experiments, where he and a group of meditators ‘imprinted’ intention into an electronic […]
Ukraine is stirring us out of our stupor. The West suddenly has had a ringside seat, watching a European country fighting for its life. The Ukrainians are not frightened so much as outraged. Somebody is trying blowing up their new democracy – their country, their towns, their home, their relatives.