Saturday, February 27, 2010

Quakes, Visions & Dharma Practice

Last night was a night from hell. I dreamt about crumbled buildings, disasters, and immense suffering. I woke up several times with demonic type presences in the room. So I did my Lion Faced Dakini practice when I was conscious, between disturbing visionary states.

Since 2004, my left ear registers high pitched rings prior to earthquakes all over the globe.

I didn't get any ear ringing for the 8.8 Chile quake (which is up to 52 50+ aftershocks, and counting). Instead, I was very dizzy, with severe ear pain yesterday. I spent the afternoon and evening on the couch. With the Haiti quake and aftershocks, I heard the ringing in the left ear, but I did not have visions.

All of this is very frustrating to me.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Chained Angel II: a painting

This is a painting about my struggle with chronic illness (CFIDS/ME). The angel's dress was inspired by the Horse Head Nebula.
Her wings represent Deep Space. She is chained in a cave deep within the Earth/matter.This is a paradox.
Feathers fly around her and she cries tears of blood.

Painting has been a healing and cathartic experience. It has given me a way to express the inexpressible. Painting is also a way of moving the feelings through the body, instead of just holding it in.

To read more about my illness on my other blog, click here.
To see the companion painting to Chained Angel II click here.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Just a Thought

We are suffering beings in a suffering world. This is why we must have compassion for our suffering. We are trying to bring the Divine into this suffering realm. This requires a great amount of attention, a process called mindfulness. This is not an easy thing to do. We are overcoming instinct and habit. This is the way to true freedom.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Pacific Paranormal Investigations

This past Friday, I did get to spend time with a wonderful group of people. They have accepted me , illness and all! Pacific Paranormal Investigations is a scientifically based, open minded group that aspires to help people deal with unusual phenomena.They are non-profit and they do not charge for their services. Being in this group is fulfilling a life long dream for me. I had decided to be a paranormal investigator many years ago, in 5th grade. I needed to find answers to my strange life experiences.
Visit our website here.(While you're there, you can join us on our bulletin board.)
Follow us on Facebook here.

For those who are new to my blog, I met PPI when they investgated my own home. Read about it here.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A Excellent Article on Psi & Consciousness

Researcher David Luke has written an article about the six years he spent studying yogis and Tibetan monks doing meditation. He explores the different levels of consciousness that the yogis and monks access, as well as the practice of meditation and it's affects on psi. Click here to read his study: Shifting Consciousness: Six Years with Yogis and Tibetan Buddhists posted on

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Personality Types & Paranormal Experiences

Below is a revised copy of a post I made recently on a web bulletin board.

This is brief and general overview of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Keirsey Temperament Sorter (KTS) and the personality types that are most likely to experience paranormal phenomena.

History: the modern theory of temperament/ type was developed by Carl Jung. He was a long time apprentice to Freud. He was expected to inherit Freud's legacy. However, Jung had a series of paranormal encounters. It was his need to understand these that lead to his notorious split with Dr Freud. (See Memories, Dreams, Reflections, by Carl Jung. For details and works of art produced because of his paranormal encounters see the recently published The Red Book, by Carl Jung). Jung then developed a theory of temperament & type to help Psychiatrists and therapists to better understand their clients. This became our modern Myers-Briggs Type Indicator ( MBTI) , and the Keirsey Temperament Sorter: .

Method: Each person is given a questionnaire. Depending on the answers to the questions (preferences), an individual will be determined to be one of 16 possible types. This is determined using a scale of 2 sets of four qualities.

How you become energized:
Extroverted keywords: outgoing, social
Introverted keywords: being alone

How you take in information:
Intuitive keywords: seeing the big picture in a non-logical way, psychic, imaginative
Sensing keywords: tactile, practical, detail oriented, logical

How you base decisions:
Thinking keywords: logical, fact-based, not personal
Feeling keywords: empathy, decisions made in a personal way

How you organize time and energy
Judging: closure, conclusions, completion
Perceiving: open-ended, alternative perspectives, variety

Your type will be based on the following options:
ST’s (sensing thinkers) ISTJ ISTP ESTJ ESTP this group makes up approximately 30 % of the population.

SF’s (sensing feelers) ISFJ ISFP ESFJ ESFP this group makes up approximately 43.4 % of the population.

NF’s (intuitive feelers) INFJ INFP ENFJ ENFP this group makes up approximately 16.3 % of the population.

NT’s (intuitive thinkers) INTJ INTP ENTJ ENTP this group makes up approximately 10.4 % of the

Of all possible type listed above the ISFJ,s make the largest group (13.8%) and the INFJ’s (1.5%) make up the smallest group.

The above statistics are from Wikipedia

Findings: Repeated studies have indicated that the Intuitive Feelers have the highest reported incidences of reported paranormal experiences. A 2004 study done by Richard Broughton from the University of Northampton, England, narrowed the particular quality to Intuitive, with all others not being statistically significant (Radin 2006). Dianna Arcangel (1997) did a study of 68 individuals who had after life encounters. 96% of these individuals were NF‘s (Intuitive Feelers) on the MBTI.

Within the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Keirsey Temperament Sorter, one the qualities of the INFJ is “psychic”. This is the smallest percentage of the population at 1.5%.

In conclusion,  through the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Keirsy Temperament Sorter , we find that there is a personality type that is more prone to paranormal experiences. It is found generally among the Intuitive Feeler, and more specifically among the INFJ’s (Introverted Intuitive Feeling Judger).

To see a copy of the MBTI online see:

To see a copy of the Keirsy Temperament Sorter see the book Please Understand Me II, by David Keirsey
And the website: .

Note: It is best to have this test administered by a professional. If you decide to self test, answer the question based on how you actually are, and not on how you wish you could be.