Gravity Waves

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Kip Thorne in Time Magazine – May 2, 2016

In 1905 Albert Einstein published his (Wikipedia) Theory of General Relativity .
This post has been included on this site mainly because that in order to understand the theory or explain it in basic terms, one must be willing to view it as a reality whose phenomena are modified by and become a part of one’s perception of it.  In that way it has some similarity to our practice of healing in the tradition of Sat Nam Rasayan.  In either case, we recognize that we are immersed in a universe that defies any orthogonal or even linear representation of it.  In it our perception becomes a “transverse” experience of what we commonly agree to as time and space. Practitioners of the Healing Art of Sat Nam Rasayan may be able to recognize intuitively some aspects of what Einstein’s theory explains.  Physicists recognize that the fabric of time and space, i.e., space-time geometry is distorted in the presence of a strong gravitational field.  In it neither space nor time behave independently nor in the linear way in which we are accustomed to observing the universe.  One can still devise equations that describe the mechanics of motion and time, much like Sir Isaac Newton did centuries ago, but they must operate in a new geometry where space-time is not orthogonal nor a constant, but distorted by gravity.

It has been agreed generally among physicists that Einstein’s theory of general relativity should reliably predict the behavior of matter and energy in space-time.  The question in the scientific community has been, does it describe reality?  Where is the proof?

A generally agreed on basis for a proof for this lay in the measurement of “gravity waves”.  Gravity waves are described as phenomena that appear in the presence of a gravitational field that produce forces that interact with matter producing local orthogonal periodic “tides” and that travel over vast distances much as electromagnetic radiation does.  The proof rests in the assumption that gravity waves could be detected and that the observed behavior of matter under their influence matches the mathematical models.  The problem is that gravity is a weak force and astronomical events that could produce measurable tidal distortions across a vast distance would have to be enormous, even by astrophysical standards.

Well, Professor Kip Thorne and his colleagues built an apparatus (LIGO) that measured just such an event one night in February. It was the merging of two black holes 1.3 billion light years distant that produced an energy output of about 3 solar (our sun) masses (E=mc2) of energy, over a duration of about 0.5 second.  The measured tidal distortion waves matched the mathematical models perfectly, not once, but twice, in two redundant instruments located in Louisiana and in Washington State…QED

On this page below is a link to an audio recording of Professor Thorne’s lecture on the subject from March 11, 2016.

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Audio recording

Kip Thorne is a professor of theoretical physics at Caltech  http://www.its.caltech.edu/~kip/

He was involved with the project to build apparatus to measure gravity waves.  LIGO

He consulted with the producers of the movie Interstellar regarding what happens in the vicinity of a black hole.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Science-Interstellar-Kip-Thorne/dp/0393351378.

It’s kind of like how Arthur C Clark wrote 2001: A Space Odyssey after the movie came out. There is also an article in Scientific American
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/parsing-the-science-of-interstellar-with-physicist-kip-thorne/

Here’s a meditation:  Master Time and Space

On Coming Together

Life leads the thoughtful man on a path of many windings.
Now the course is checked, now it runs straight again.
Here winged thoughts may pour freely forth in words,
There the heavy burden of knowledge must be shut away in silence.
But when two people are at one in their inmost hearts,
They shatter even the strength of iron or of bronze.
And when two people understand each other in their inmost hearts,
Their words are sweet and strong, like the fragrance of orchids.

— Confucius

Yogi Bhajan’s Original Yogi Tea Recipe

 

Following is the original recipe given by Yogi Bhajan:*

In a large pot, bring 2.8 litres (3 quarts) of water to a boil. Then add:

  • 20 whole cloves
  • 20 whole green cardamom pods (optional: gently crush them under a rolling pin or with a mortar and pestle to open them up)
  • 20 whole black peppercorns
  • 5 sticks of cinnamon
  • Optional: a few slices of fresh ginger

Continue boiling for 15-20 minutes, and then add: ¼ tsp of a mild black tea (Golden Assam is recommended)

After another minute or two, add ½ pint of milk per pint of remaining liquid. The original recipe calls for cow’s milk but any type of milk is fine – cow, goat, almond, soy, hemp, etc. There is no need to measure the milk, just eyeball it.

Optional: add honey or other sweetener to taste.

 Each of the ingredients in Yogi Tea has healing properties. The black pepper is a blood purifier and aids in digestion. Cardamom is good for the colon and can help relieve depression. Cloves strengthen the immune and nervous systems. Cinnamon is antibacterial, loaded with antioxidants and is good for the bones. Ginger root is great for the nervous system and is energizing.

Increasingly, people are choosing to cut caffeine from their diets. A wise decision for a number of reasons, but the black tea in Yogi Tea helps the ingredients amalgamate. In other words, the black tea makes Yogi Tea more potent as a healing agent. A compromise: after the spices have cooked for 20 minutes, take a tea ball or bag and swirl it around the pot a few times.

*Yogi Bhajan’s Original Recipe appears in Kundalini Yoga: The Flow of Eternal Power by Shakti Parwha Kaur Khalsa (1996).

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Meditation: 760422 – Balancing Projection with Intention


Sit Straight. Spread the fingers of both hands wide with the palms facing up. Touch the sides of the tips of the sun (ring) fingers together. The hands will slightly overlap with the right little finger lower than the left. No fingers other than the sun fingers should be touching.

Place the mudra at the level of the heart center. Eyes look down toward fingers.
Chant Sa Ta Na Ma while subtly stimulating the thumb with each finger tip in sequence. Breathe slow and deep, four times a minute or less.

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31 min.

Meditation: LA831-950320 – Be Intuitive

So tonight, we’ll speak to our internal self. That’s the first time you are going to do it. Please do it right. So, stage by stage we can experience. All right?

LA831-950320-Be Intuitive

So, you see, these fingers, their nails there touch like this in the center of the heart center, right here. It’s a very proper place and you don’t have to make a hole there, don’t press it. Just simple, straight. No, no the posture itself will give you a very good posture, very good feeling if you do it right. Just put the nails together and just put those fingers together, right at the point where the chest line is, where the rib line meets and put these two ids, thumbs up, straight and put your eyes at the tip of your nose.
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Meditation: LA741 – 921125 – Dance of Shiva

MEDITATION TO HAVE A CLEAR SENSE OF YOURSELF AND TO BE ABLE TO MERGE WITHOUT LOSING YOURSELF.

Sit with a straight spine in a LA741cross legged meditation position. Put your hands in front of your shoulders. Your palms are flat and horizontal the fingers spread and bent as if holding a flat and wide champagne glass on a stem.

View lecture video from 921125
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Meditation & Healing Workshops at Park Slope Brooklyn May 15-16, 2015

Two workshops were conducted on May 15 and 16 at Kundalini Yoga Park Slope.

Friday, Healing and the Subtle Body explored the 9th body.

The ninth body, the Subtle Body, is the fundamental component of our forming a healing relation with our event.  Transcending space and time, it can give us a direct experience of something that is not ourself.

The subtle body transcends our physical existence and survives our incarnation. Through our subtle body we can know the unknown. In relation with another person’s subtle body, we can know something of that person’s existence.  The subtle body is integral to healing in our tradition.

Meditations included:
M0512-890312-For Mastery of Time and Space
NM0190-19951031-Connect Yourself to the Reality
LA097-790327-YONI KRIYA

Saturday, Healing and the Radiant Body explored the tenth body.

The tenth body – Radiant Body
Through the radiant body we choose how we relate with ourselves and others. The radiant body projects our presence externally to others and internally to ourselves. In this tradition, we practice developing a healing presence.  With a strong radiant body, our very presence has a profound healing impact on our environment.

Meditation:

NM0163-20010618-Polish the Radiant Body