A Mind In Two Places At Once


By Atom Bergstrom

Atom’s Blog


Be careful what you read on (or into) a label. You might believe the words on it.

Ghrelin is called the “hunger hormone” because it supposedly regulates appetite.

Well, that’s what licensed scientists say, and, who are we, the unlicensed hoi polloi, to disagree?

The supposed “satiety hormone” (leptin) is supposedly the opposite of the supposed “hunger hormone” (ghrelin).

According to Alix Spiegel (“Mind Over Milkshake: How Your Thoughts Fool Your Stomach,” NPR Morning Edition, Apr. 14, 2014) …

“[Alia] Crum created a huge batch of French vanilla milkshake, then divided it into two batches that were labeled in two very different ways.

“Half the stuff was put into bottles labeled as a low-calorie drink called Sensishake — advertised as having zero percent fat, zero added sugar and only 140 calories.

“The other half was put into bottles that were labeled as containing an incredibly rich treat called Indulgence. According to the label, Indulgence had all kinds of things that wouldn’t benefit your upper thighs — including enough sugar and fat to account for 620 calories. In truth, the shakes had 300 calories each.”

According to the same source …

“If you believed you were drinking the indulgent shake, she says, your body responded as if you had consumed much more.

“‘The ghrelin levels dropped about three times more when people were consuming the indulgent shake (or thought they were consuming the indulgent shake),’ she says, compared to the people who drank the sensible shake (or thought that’s what they were drinking).”

Adano Ley (Swami Nitty-Gritty) often held up a pen and asked, “How many ends does this pen have?”

“Two,” most people replied, demonstrating the mind’s natural duality because of our two brain hemispheres.

Adano accepted the following answers …

“One end.”

“One continuous end.”

“Infinite ends.”

Renu Lal Singh (Right Life: Teachings of the Shivapuri Baba, 1975, 1984) wrote …

“Shri Shivapuri Baba challenged the proposition 1 + 1 = 2. Einstein at once became contemplative but could not follow him. So far as I remember and understand, Shri Shivapuri Baba told Einstein, ‘Absolutely speaking, only God exists, so the question of adding one thing to another cannot be entertained. Relatively speaking, no two things or beings are exactly alike. So, to say 1 + 1 = 2 is convenient but not correct.”

According to Kabir …

“I’m looking at you, you’re looking somewhere else. Damn the kind of mind that’s in two places at once.”

'A Mind In Two Places At Once' have 7 comments

  1. August 22, 2016 @ 1:16 pm Atom

    Number 4 Example of Cognitive Shock (Toxic Engram)

    Karl A. Menninger, M.D. (Man Against Himself, 1938, 1966) cited the case reported by William Stekel of a man …

    “… who had never known a day’s illness until one night he awoke with a feeling of being strangled. He fought for his breath, feeling that he was dying. The attack soon passed off and he thought it was due to a heavy supper the evening before. A few nights later, however, he had another attack and from then on they occurred frequently in the day as well as at night. He consulted a physician friend who diagnosed his illness as arteriosclerosis and told him that with care he might live two years longer. On the advice of his friend the patient entered a sanitarium. He became more and more dejected and felt that his death was approaching. Eventually he came to Stekel for treatment, in the course of which he discovered that the heart attacks originated in a severe emotional conflict. He had lost the woman he loved and with whom he had had a liaison for five years to his best friend. Terrific resentment was thus stimulated against a man toward whom friendship prevented its expression. For many weeks prior to the onset of his symptoms he struggled secretly with the wish to strangle his friend for this betrayal. The analytic treatment was successful and the attacks entirely ceased. Ten years later the patient was still ‘perfectly well, happily married, and at the height of his creative powers.'”



  2. August 22, 2016 @ 1:20 pm Atom

    Glyn Davies (History of Money, 2002) wrote …

    “The earliest account of this widespread Indian currency [wampum] was given by Jacques Cartier in 1535, who noted an unusual function, its usefulness in stopping nose-bleeding, a curative property which his exploratory party tested and confirmed. This is a quaint reversal of the better-known nasal connotations of money, namely ‘to pay through the nose’, which telling phrase stems from the disconcerting habit of the Danes in Ireland, who in the ninth century slit the noses of those unable or unwilling to pay the Danish poll tax.”



  3. August 22, 2016 @ 2:28 pm Atom

    Love Himself Was the Physician

    Annie Fields (Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1899) wrote …

    “Hawthorne did not marry until 1842, three or nearly four years after his engagement. It appears that his sisters fancied that Sophia’s invalidism made any change of this kind impossible, and persuaded their brother of the evil effect it would have upon his mother. ‘Indeed,’ writes their son, ‘Hawthorne himself, and Sophia not less than he, felt the weight of the of the pathological objection; and Sophia consented to let the engagement continue only upon the stipulation that their marriage was to be strictly contingent upon her own recovery from her twenty years’ illness. “If God intends us to marry,” she said to him, “He will let me be cured; if not, it will be a sign that it is not best.” The likelihood of a cure taking place certainly did not seem great: in fact, it would be little less than a miracle. Miracle or not, however, the cure was actually accomplished; and the lovers were justified in believing that Love himself was the physician. When Sophia Peabody became Sophia Hawthorne in 1842, she was, for the first time since her infancy, in perfect health; nor did she ever afterwards relapse into her previous condition of invalidism.'”



  4. August 22, 2016 @ 4:40 pm Christopher

    Did Adano let in on the energy system involved when you hear great music and get goosbumps, Is this Consciousness acting on Consciousness? Is that related?


    • August 23, 2016 @ 10:14 am Atom

      Consciousness acting on consciousness is “the ability to crystallize thoughts at will,” according to Swami Nitty-Gritty.

      “I know who’s on the phone” is an example of it, and scientists now know that music capable of provoking goosebumps does it seconds before “the song’s special moment.”

      Lucas Reilly (“Why Does Music Give Us Chills?,” Mental Floss, Aug. 2, 2016) wrote …

      “The most powerful chills may occur when you know what’s coming next. When our expectations are being met, the nucleus accumbens becomes more active. This ties back to that dopamine-inducing guessing game our brain likes to play. As a result, being familiar can enhance the thrill of the chill. (Perhaps that’s why 90 percent of musicians report feeling chills.)”

      Nitty-Gritty recommended listening to jazz to increase psychic ability.

      He said, “The atomic power of sonics lets you act what you say. Every human being is endowed with this power at the delta level of the brain, but not everyone is allowed to use it.”


  5. August 23, 2016 @ 11:27 am Atom

    “The first aristocrats in all countries were brigands. Those of latter times, sycophants.” — Thomas Paine


  6. August 23, 2016 @ 11:34 am Christopher

    Can you tell the difference between age spots and freckles? Theyre not the same, corrcet?


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