---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <noozguru@...> wrote :
On 10/28/2014 03:32 AM, salyavin808 wrote: But I wonder why he doesn't mention TM by name? Is that a good thing? Unlike David Lynch, who apparently doesn't have time to look at anything other than TM, Brand has an inquisitive mind and probably TM was one of his first efforts into exploring consciousness. As for the book, I would be surprised if he actually wrote it. Most of these people are "franchises" and ghost writers do their books for them. I would say he definitely wrote it, he's quite the wordsmith, in his rambling and flowery way. I also would say we agree on UK politics and economy, but I wasn't questioning that, simply that he has no solutions and gets way more publicity than more serious thinkers simply because he's a mouthy sleb and the media love that because it's so much easier than thinking. Have I experienced the supernatural? No, but I've had a good look. I tend to side with the Randi's and Dawkin's these days, I can't help thinking that if there were mysterious powers available to people we would see them a bit more often than never. Not that there aren't people I trust who have seen amazing and apparently impossible things, but what was happening really? Perception can be confusing and results can be open to interpretation, which is a bad sign for any such claims. The lack of any repeatable or objectively gathered evidence for all supernatural phenomena is why my interest waned. It often starts well with intriguing results that get everyone excited but it always ends up like someone tossing a coin, the heads and tails even out until there is no signal to be heard above the noise. Hardly a new story but everyone who is interested in the paranormal seems to go through it. I await any new evidence with eagerness but stopped holding my breath a long time ago.