The Placebo Effect: Transforming Biology With Belief

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placeboDid you know that we can change our biology simply by what we believe to be true? The placebo effect is defined as the measurable, observable, or felt improvement in health or behaviour not attributable to a medication or invasive treatment that has been administered. It suggests that one can treat various ailments by using the mind to heal. For example, if two people have a head ache and one takes tylenol while the other is given a pill that contains nothing (sugar), both could report that the pill was successful and the headache is gone. The difference is, the one that was given the pill which contained nothing still believed that they were given a tylenol that would alleviate their headache. In doing so,  their headache was cured because of what they believed to be true. This has happened on numerous occasions, many studies have shown that the placebo effect is real and highly effective.

The placebo practice is known, but widely dismissed in medicine. The placebo effect should be a major topic of study in medical schools. Unfortunately drug companies study patients who respond to the placebo effect with the goal of eliminating them from early clinical trials. It bothers pharmaceutical manufacturers that in most of their clinical trials the placebos prove to be just as effective as their chemical ridden drugs. Examining the placebo effect would give rise to a whole new category under science, which would probably be consciousness. This is why it’s not examined thoroughly, the power of our perception and its ability to create our reality and even change our biology would open the door to a multitude of other questions, possibilities and potentialities for the human race. These potentialities would most likely wipe out many industries on the planet, from health all the way down to energy. These concepts are also heavily examined and illustrated by quantum physics.

The placebo effect should be the subject of major, funded research efforts. If medical researchers could figure out how to leverage the placebo effect, they would hand doctors an efficient,energy-based, side effect-free tool to treat disease. Energy healers say they already have such tools, but I am a scientist, and I believe the more we know about sceince of the placebo, the better we’ll be able to use it in clinical settings – Bruce Lipton, Ph.D (3)

A Baylor School of Medicine study, published in 2002 in the New England Journal of Medicine, (1) looked at surgery for patients with severe and debilitating knee pain. Many surgeons know there is no placebo effect in surgery, or so most of them believe. The patients were divided into three groups. The surgeons shaved the damaged cartilage in the knee of one group. For the second group they flushed out the knee joint, removing all of the material believed to be causing inflammation. Both of these processes are the standard surgeries people go through who have severe arthritic knees. The third group received a “fake” surgery, the patients were only sedated and tricked that they actually had the knee surgery. For the patients not really receiving the surgery, the doctors made the incisions and splashed salt water on the knee as they would in normal surgery. They then sewed up the incisions like the real thing and the process was complete. All three groups went through the same rehab process, and the results were astonishing. The placebo group improved just as much as the other two groups who had surgery.

My skill as a surgeon had no benefit on these patients. The entire benefit of surgery for osteoarthritis of the kneww was the placebo effect – Dr. Moseley (Surgeon involved in the study)(3)

Another great example of the placebo effect came from the United States Department of Health and Human Services in 1999. The report discovered that half of severely depressed patients taking drugs improve compared to the thirty-two percent taking a placebo. Don’t forget about all of the side effects and dangers that have been associated with antidepressants every year. Don’t forget that the ‘depression industry’ alone is a multi billion dollar one(3).

A 2002 article published in the American Psychological Association’s prevention & treatment, by University of Connecticut psychology professor Irving Kirsch titled, “The Emperor’s New Drugs,” made some more shocking discoveries(5)(4). He found that 80 perecent of the effect of antidepressants, as measured in clinical trials, could be attributed to the placebo effect. This professor even had to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to get information on the clinical trials of the top antidepressants.

The difference between the response of the drugs and the response of the placebo was less than two points on average on this clinical scale that goes from fifty to sixty points. That’s a very small difference, that difference is clinically meaningless – Professor Kirsch

Researchers all over the world have found that placebo treatments can stimulate real biological and physiological responses. Everything from changes in heart rate to blood pressure and even chemical activity in the brain. It’s been effective with a number of different ailments from arthritis, depression, fatigue, anxiety, Parkinson’s and more (2)

So what does this mean?

It means that through the power of belief, your biological body can react in a necessary way to target whatever ailment you are experiencing. Thoughts, feelings, and emotions are directly responsible for changing  your biology. If we look at depression for example, we are told the main cause of it is a chemical deficit in the brain. But if thoughts, feelings and emotions can release different chemicals in the brain, why not just work on the patients feelings to induce a different chemical state? If our feelings, emotions and thoughts are directly correlated with our biology, why aren’t we putting more resources into this research? Why is this not practiced by the medical industry? Why do we completely turn a blind eye to it?

The human race has been trained, and programmed to believe that external medicines are necessary for all ailments. I’m not saying that some medical applications are not valid, I’m just saying the human race completely ignores the power of non-physical phenomenon. We continue to believe that we need something outside of ourselves to heal, when everything points to the fact that this is not entirely true. Our own biological system and the human being is very capable of healing itself. We just don’t know how, we don’t believe it, we are not exposed to it.

Changing your biology with belief is not an easy process, because most of us don’t truly believe we can. We are going up against years of perceptual manipulation that have formed our thoughts and beliefs. Your beliefs shape your perception, and your perception is what creates real phenomenon. If you change the way you perceive things, the things you perceive change. We are powerful beings,  and have abilities that have yet to be unlocked.  I believe that these types of realities will continue to  emerge  and will be implemented in the future. The placebo effect demonstrates, from a biological standpoint, that what you believe indeed becomes your reality. For one to be able to use this, they must believe it. One must perceive it as real as the perceive their own hand real, the sun real, the stars real. It’s not about believing, it’s about knowing.

The true nature of reality has yet to be discovered, but we continue to progress in our understanding. As we progress we realize how obsolete our current way of functioning really is. It’s time to evolve past our archaic ideas and false beliefs, and step into a new understanding of reality. We are capable of so much more, or potential is limitless.




(3)Lipton, Bruce. The Biology of Belief. Hay House, Inc, 2005



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  1. waltinseattle

    “hyperactive children who are given a “dose extender” IN FULL KNOWLEDGE THAT it is an INACTIVE PILL ” can reduce their regular meficstion by half with no ill effects” from Slights of Mind by Strphen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde…neuroscientists both…pg 210

    btw there is no mind brain body separatness. all one “Thing”..a thing that include “process” as well as “objects.”

  2. Rod Dalitz

    This is also the case for homeopathy.

  3. Jeremy

    Well, I dont know of some of the things that bother me, only that I experience pain in a certain area and it has been diagnosed, after almost a year and a million dollars woth of tests and drugs as “I dont know what ails you!” So I meditate on a daily basis that my body is healthy and will stay that way…

  4. Predrag Lozanovski

    GREAT ARTICLE! (I knew about those facts long time ago, my favourite notions sound: “our body is the most powerful factory” and “the way it (an eilment) comes, the way it goes”. I haven’t been seriously ill for over 35 years. During that time I’ve had only 3 tooth extractions and a chirurgical intervention on hemorrhoides.)

  5. Rich

    The following url gives a visualisation of how information has energy assume form variations.

    Water, Consciousness & Intent: Dr. Masaru Emoto

  6. Rich

    A definition which one can learn by heart. After all, one can read all one wants, go to lectures all one wants, forgetting, is no matter what, a human quality.


    “Everything is a holographic energy form variation manifestation, within consciousness, by which energy assumes the holographic form variation and manifests as a holographic reflection relative to the information* which is in use to focus with and in doing so co-create with.”

    *Information is factor X.

    Change the information and energy assumes an alternative form variation which manifests relative to the alternative information.

    “We are not the cool observers of the world, but its “passionate creators” — we are all poets and the world is our metaphor.” – Roger S. Jones

    Measurement Problem – Reality is an Illusion

    In this YouTube video replace ‘observer’ with the person who co-creates by focusing information, and the puzzle will fall into place.

    Reality is holographic, but English, for one, is lacking the holographic quality of energy in the concepts which form the English language.

    By focusing information even if it is lacking the holographic quality still has energy act according to the definition above.

  7. Rich

    Is Economics a Science or a Religion?
    Bloomberg –

    Economics is also information which is ‘believed’ as are all other sciences, academic and otherwise, and energy will plain and simply assume holographic form variations which will manifest as a reality.

  8. Rich

    I don’t believe in mathematics.
    Quoted by Carl Seelig. Albert Einstein.

    Albert Einstein negates/nullifies mathematics; he is not solving mathematical problems, but creating the problems and the solutions.

    After all, mathematics is also a holographic energy form variation manifestation, within consciousness.

    Albert Einstein e=mc^2 is about ‘energy’. It is not about ‘light-speed’. Light-speed is not energy, but also a holographic energy form variation manifestation. Yet using the information ‘light-speed’ to focus with will have energy act according the the definition.
    Light-speed is also a ‘belief’ as is the ‘placebo-effect’.

    It is impossible for energy to go ‘faster’ than itself. There is no need to either! Please see definition.


    “Everything is a holographic energy form variation manifestation, within consciousness, by which energy assumes the holographic form variation and manifests as a holographic reflection relative to the information* which is in use to focus with and in doing so co-create with.”

  9. Rich


    Not only does the placebo effect work to create a cure but also to create the disease.

    There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.
    William Shakespeare

    Of course, in order to think ‘what ever’ one needs the concepts. It be ‘good’, ‘bad’, ‘disease’, ‘cure’, ‘ADHD’, etc.
    No concepts and energy will not assume a form and remain formless.

    Kindly refer to the definition.

  10. Wow, can it really be possible? From Statistics class lectures, it said that the placebo effect worked more than half the time, but I didn’t know it was this serious. I wonder if I can finally end my depression and pain from simply believing. Why aren’t we funding research on this? The potentialities are LIMITLESS!!! Or are we funding this?

    • Predrag Lozanovski

      @johnsonwi10: Ending your depression and pain by simply believing should be the easy part, any good Psychologist could help you at it. It need not even be a Psychologist, any gifted person could do it as well. The crucial part is your reaction. If you believe, anything within the sphere of believing is possible. Let me tell you this: If a doctor or a priest tell you that you’re ill or sinfull, you can’t but BELIEVE THEM, so you’re ill or sinfull, because you believe that you are. When that doctor or priest tells you that you’re cured or your sins are forgiven, you BELIEVE THEM again, since you can’t find it out yourself, so you’re cured or forgiven because YOU BELIEVE IT. So, belief works within the sphere of Authorities that we put our trust in – doctors, scientists, priests, “God”… Knowing that and the fact that your body is best equipped with every thing that is neccessery to make you ill or to heal you, you all of a sudden realize that EVERY THING DEPENDS ON YOU AND YOUR BELIEVING.

      This works even if you believe in some higher powers – like God for instance. When you’re in a trouble or ill from a dangerous ailment you can believe that God can help you – and if you believe it hard enough, YOU WILL be cured. As a matter of fact you’ll ALWAYS get healed by YOUR OWN BELIEVING, not because an external instance has helped you, but it’s still up to you to define WHO helped you. If you’re very young you will probably believe that God had helped you. If you’re old enough to understand that YOU ALONE ARE ALMOST TOTALLY SUFFICIENT TO MAKE YOURSELF ILL OR TO HEAL YOURSELF – you’ll understand that IT WAS YOU who helped you.

      Of course there is one more option that you can choose to believe in, although it’s pretty questionable and far from being proven by anyone. That option involves your FUTURE “ME”.

      It is possible that at a future moment we all will be able to intervene in our own Past, in order to save ourselves from some personal disasters. Maybe only some people will be able to do that, but it doesn’t matter now, the point is that it is possible for you in future to act back in time in order to save yourself from something. You’re probably able to remind yourself of some situations when you evaded a danger without knowing how or why that happened. As for me, I’ve been in several situations when I got rescued from something in a way that leaves the option open for my future ME to have intervened to my favour – other options however not excluded.

      Back to your question: Depression and pain are no real obstacles for your belief. You can handle them just like that. Although I’m not a believer, let me remind you of Jesus’ words: “If you have faith the size of a small mustard seed, you’ll say to this mountain ‘Move over!’ – and it will obey.” I’m not referring to the religious faith in God. I’m referring to FAITH IN GENERAL, since religious faith is just one form of FAITH or BELIEVING. So one of the “things” you’ve got to do is believe that things are not as they seem. What we see is what WE HAVE BEEN TAUGHT TO BE TRUE. Some of it corresponds with Reality, while many things are far from being real – and yet we believe in them. So if you ask me, I’d advice you to first of all realize that YOU ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT “THING” IN THE WHOLE “UNIVERSE” – which will make it easy for you to develop your faith or your self-confidance. That as a start. Every thing else will follow as a normal and logical advancement of your personal growth. Not saying that every thing will be ok – but in spite of all your future problems – or yet better: THANKS TO THEM you’ll become more and more effective, gradually overcoming this present so-called “Reality” and upgrading your own personal Reality.

    • Rich

      Why aren’t we funding research on this?

      In all kindness:
      Everything which is needed, you already have!

      Use (focus with) information which creates the end-result of that which you do want only, in the now.

      A) ”Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” – Albert Einstein


      Are We Living in a Holographic Universe? This May Be the Greatest Revolution of the 21st Century
      Adjusting Albert Einstein’s quote: “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent holographic one”

      B) Man sieht nur das, was man weiß.
      You only see what you know. (One only experiences what one knows).

      Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


      Bible: New International Version (©2011)
      In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

      That which one ‘knows’, in general, is a multitude of concepts, for one, known as a language. Aka ‘the word’.

      Use concepts (words/language/information) and energy assumes holographic form variations and manifests as a holographic reflection relative to the information. Energy is free from judging, cultural codes etc. etc. Energy just assume holographic form variations which manifest as realities.


      Numerical cognition without words: evidence from Amazonia”. In: Science Express, 10.1126/science.1094492 (2004)

      “…Members of the Pirahã tribe use a “one-two-many” system of counting. I ask whether speakers of this innumerate language can appreciate larger numerosities without the benefit of words to encode them. This addresses the classic Whorfian question about whether language can determine thought. Results of numerical tasks with varying cognitive demands show that numerical cognition is clearly affected by the lack of a counting system in the language. …”

      The persons who are deemed to be the Pirahã tribe are also ‘co-creators’ and use their concepts. Energy still just assumes holographic form variations and manifests as a holographic reflection relative to this information. The holographic reflection of the persons who are deemed to be the Pirahã tribe manifests as “one-two-many”. Four, five, six doesn’t manifest as this information is lacking and cannot be used to focus with.

      Information can also be used to create a “Wild goose chase”.
      Shifting the focus via deduction and using ‘word camouflage”.le

      An exemple

      The persons who are producing are ‘producers’. The persons who are consuming are ‘consumers’.

      “The producers are optimistic and the consumers are pessimistic.”

      The concept ‘person’ is deducted and the Wild Goose chase is created.
      After all a person who produces also consumes and should the statement belong to one’s belief system, a person is both ‘optimistic’ and ‘pessimistic’, simultaneously.

      Energy still just assume holographic form variations which manifest as realities, with in consciousness.

      1) In the awake state of consciousness it is possible to experience walking down a beach, meeting people, see reflections in the water etc..

      2) In the dream state of consciousness it is possible to experience walking down a beach, meeting people, see reflections in the water etc..

      3) In the imagining state of consciousness it is possible to experience walking down a beach, meeting people, see reflections in the water etc..

      All these alternative states of consciousness feel ‘real’ and form realities. Yet from the dream state of consciousness we know, only we personally can be the co-creator of the reality-hologram (illusion). And it is still energy which assumes holographic form variations and manifests as a holographic reflection relative to the information.
      It is all ‘in the mind’.

  11. Tahir C

    Okay, so there’s no disagreement that humans are capable of doing much more. But there’s also a huge tendency of mixing up reality with illusion, and a very fine line separates out both from each other. I don’t want to get all hasty on getting quotes from all those famous personalities.

    If this was the case then Homeopathy had been doing this thing for a long time, and if it were that successful regarding placebo then we would not even have Allopathy today. Not even this, the ancient medicines like herbal medicines etc would have been more than enough. Why move to even Homeopathy or even Allopathy then?

    Why was there Polio vaccination, hmm? And then there’s a long list of ailments which ancient medicines utterly failed to cure and were treated only by Allopathy successfully.

    There’s certain objectivity in placebo, but it has been used to prove delusion most of the times.

    There used to be a time when humans “believed so hard” that “they could have wings”, and many even tried to fly by attaching fake wings, “believing hardly” that their belief would make those fake wings a “real ones” (i.e. shaping their perception); and then they could easily proceed to fly in air. Sadly, this lead to countless deaths in the human history. And even if that would have been the case then we would not be having airplanes among us today. It shall be so easy then just to “believe” that one has wings, and then everybody would be flying easily.

    Also, it would be rather simple just to believe that one is full and would not proceed to eat something. And we see doing that would rather lead to starvation, which is harmful on another level. And the list simple goes on.

    But hey, then there are further arguments on “believing rightly” and this would lead to infinite arguments for the sake of arguments, as in all this has happened because “belief” was not carried out rightly or a belief was not believed correctly; and this would further aggravate things up as in which one is the “right” way of believing, further leading into infinite dialogues. We can see countless religions a result of “believing rightly”.

    A belief is merely a very subjective thing. I would rather say the opposite, to that of what the write has mentioned, and that is perceptions shapes beliefs. A belief in its very nature is purely subjective.

    We have made other material tools because we need them. For instance an eye is a tool to see things and we need it to see light. If we would have been able to see light without eyes, then why do we have eyes in the very first place? Same goes for our arms, legs, body and other material tools. But let us not forget that humans need tools, which are our extensions.

    Let us not forget that one has to see the picture in totality, which would eventually take us to a certain objectivity. And that objectivity will be purely without subjectivities.

    • Rich

      Reality is an illusion.
      The blind spot test is one way to become aware. A reality illusion of a complete computer screen is thought to be seen, but the eyes have blind spots so the information is already incomplete. The missing information is added.
      See: Online Eye Test: Find Your Blind Spot in Each Eye! –
      The senses filter.

      • Predrag Lozanovski

        @Tahir, I think you’re confusing the areas where belief does or doesn’t work. For example, you’ll never turn into an elephant no matter how hard you believe to be one. But you will very well overcome an ailment – or at least alleviate its symptoms or pains and/or stimulate your recovery. Yet the most important part – which again is most difficult to prove or demostrate – is the fact that by means of belief you can always prevent yourself from becoming ill, especially from those new and mostly preconceived “ailments” like arising of cancer as a result of smoking.

        So, belief works with all those things that exist as a result of our BELIEVING IN THEIR EXISTENCE.

        Sure you can also change some things within this “Reality” that seem impossible to change, like flying for instance. But to do that, you’ve got to alter some parts of “Reality” as well – as it’s the case in your dreams. You can’t fly as long as you accept all those physical laws that are congruent parts of our “Reality”. As long as you believe in those physical laws, you’re bound to the earth. The problem seems to be our BELIEVING. Insects like May-beetles for instance, DON’T believe in physical laws, that’s why they’re able to fly. If they believed in those physical laws, they’d “know” that their bodies are not shaped aero-dynamically, so they would never even try to fly. So, if you want to go further than just overcome some problems that are easy to solve – like not becoming ill of something, Millions of people get ill from – you’ve got to alter your own system of beliefs, thusby sort of producing “your own Reality”. If you do that, you’ll realize that some things will become possible for you, and other will not. And then you’ll realize that your own intervention within this widely accepted “Reality” is limmited. As a final result you’ll probably find out that your ultimate success should be TO CREATE YOUR OWN REALITY that is BASICALLY DIFFERENT THAN THIS ABNORMAL ONE, where we exist as long as we believe in it the way it is. In other words, you’ll be able to overcome this “Reality” when you stop believing that it was created by God or is an unchangable course of Evolution. Your final and ultimate developent starts when you realize that “God” or “Evolution” are NOT EXTERN, but WITHIN YOU. You are the Creator of your own NEW AND INDIVIDUAL Reality and partly an executor within this OLD AND COLLECTIVE “Reality”. :)

  12. There is no difference between energy and material! It’s all the same principle: Religion, Mantra, Belief, Mindfullness, The Secret. You create your own reality. You just have to believe it yourself!

    • Rich

      Kindly in addition:

      Energy is conscious, holographic, formless, transformable.
      Focusing information and energy assumes holographic forms which manifest.

      Language and cultural codes:

      “How does relativity theory resolve the Twin Paradox?”
      Ronald C. Lasky, a lecturer at Dartmouth College’s Thayer School of Engineering, explains.

      Time must never be thought of as pre-existing in any sense; it is a manufactured quantity. –Hermann Bondi..” […]

      Altering the information which is in use to focus with, also alters the manifestation accordingly.

      In regard to the “Twin Paradox” substituting the persons, for one, known as ‘The Twins’ with persons, for one known as ‘Mother and her child’ and the manifestation is accordingly. The person ‘the mother’ , being the person who travels with the rocket, and the person ‘the child’ who remains on earth, at a certain point according to the information know as the “Twin Paradox/Mother and Child Paradox” are ‘equally old’ and at another point ‘the mother is younger than her own child’ and ‘the child is older than it’s own mother’.

      “A honours degree in mathematics with “no detectable brain”?

      The predominant view amongst neuroscientists is that human consciousness is a product of the electrical activity of the brain. They call it an “emergent property” of grey matter. The basic assumption there is that if you take approximately 100 billion nerve cells and you wire them together through a prodigious network of connection, consciousness somehow “emerges” spontaneously from that complexity. One neuron is not conscious, but 100 billion, taken together, are.
       This materialist theory of consciousness is up against some formidable challenges, all happily ignored by the mainstream materialist neuroscientists. […]
      A brain is also a holographic manifestation with in consciousness, a possibility but not a necessity.
      “Grey Walter’s Anticipatory Tortoises” lack a brain manifestation altogether, yet have consciousness.

      Focusing information:
      Jacko deemed to be a gorilla of Amsterdam Zoo Artis, in percentages, is doing ‘remarkably’ well buying and selling shares for years.
      Those persons who are deemed to be Jacko’s caretakers however are the beings who are focusing the information and believe Jacko’s share picks/instructions.

      Altering information and thus altering possible beliefs:
      There is no such thing as a “Nobel Prize In Economics”.
      There is “The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel”. A prize of the central bank of Sweden.
      It is however possible to use language and pretend there is a “Nobel Prize In Economics”.

      Energy doesn’t judge, it just assumes holographic forms which manifest and can be propagated as beliefs.

      • Rich

        “Splitting (also called all-or-nothing thinking) is the failure in a person’s thinking to bring together both positive and negative qualities of the self and others into a cohesive, realistic whole. It is a common defense mechanism used by many people.[1] The individual tends to think in extremes (i.e., an individual’s actions and motivations are all good or all bad with no middle ground.)….”

        Albert Schweitzer, M.D. on the Doctor Within Every Patient
        “Within every patient there resides a doctor, and we as physicians are at our best when we we put our patients in touch with the doctor inside themselves.”

        The language (information) in use by Mr Albert Schweitzer is ‘black & white’ . This ‘school of thought’ is for one relative to the languages (information) known as the “Abrahamic religions” (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Bahá’í Faith.)

        And by shifting the focus from being a creator (co-creator) to the being an observer, a “Wild Goose Chase” manifests. Mr Albert Schweitzer not only (co-) creates the ‘Doctor Within’, but also the ‘disease within’, in his reality manifestation; but fails to recognize that creating (co-creating) is at play, not observing.

        Energy just assumes forms-no matter what.

        • Rich

          Charles Robert Darwin’s ‘On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.’ (The Origin of Species.)

          “[…]WHEN we look to the individuals[…]”

          The, for one, phenomenon Mr Charles R. Darwin’s focus is a shifting from being a creator (co-creator) to being an observer.

          (“We are not the cool observers of the world, but its “passionate creators” — we are all poets and the world is our metaphor.” – Roger S. Jones)

          The, for one, phenomenon Mr Charles R. Darwin fails to account for and integrate into ‘The Origin of Species’ the implications of, for instance: ‘the blind spot’, ‘filtering of the senses’, ‘the language concepts and conceptualizations (English -black/white-deductive) in use’.
          But does focus subconsciously, using the tools he does have, incomplete as they are, information, and energy just assumes holographic forms which manifest.

          Of course being ignorant of English and thus also of ‘The Origin of Species’ beliefs, also has energy remain formless, in this regard.

      • Rich

        Link for
        “A honours degree in mathematics with “no detectable brain”?…”


        • Rich

          The principle of the definition* also applies for the conceptualization known as:

          “…self-fulfilling prophecy
          Any positive or negative expectation about circumstances, events, or people that may affect a person’s behavior toward them in a manner that causes those expectations to be fulfilled.
          An employer who, for example, expects the employees to be disloyal and shirkers, will likely treat them in a way that will elicit the very response he or she expects. …”

          “…Self-fulfilling prophecy
          From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

          A self-fulfilling prophecy is a prediction that directly or indirectly causes itself to become true, by the very terms of the prophecy itself, due to positive feedback between belief and behavior. Although examples of such prophecies can be found in literature as far back as ancient Greece and ancient India, it is 20th-century sociologist Robert K. Merton who is credited with coining the expression “self-fulfilling prophecy” and formalizing its structure and consequences. In his book Social Theory and Social Structure, Merton defines self-fulfilling prophecy in the following terms: e.g. when Roxanna falsely believes her marriage will fail, her fears of such failure actually cause the marriage to fail. …”

          “Everything is a holographic energy form variation manifestation, within consciousness, by which energy assumes the holographic form variation and manifests as a holographic reflection relative to the information* which is in use to focus with and in doing so co-create with.”

          • Rich

            “Obese? Smoker? No Retirement Savings? Perhaps It’s Because of the Language You Speak
            Why can’t the Greeks be more like the Germans? Could it be because they speak Greek? There’s no doubt some nations save more money than others, and plan better for retirement, and watch their collective weight, but the proposed explanations for different levels of future-mindedness have been historical, sociological, cultural and psychological—not grammatical. In this ingenious paper (pdf), though, M. Keith Chen argues that syntax plays a role. His analysis suggests that if your language’s syntax blurs the difference between today and tomorrow (as do, say, Chinese and German) then you are more likely to save money, ….”



            “In New Quantum Experiment, Effect Happens Before Cause
            A real-world demonstration of a thought experiment conducted at the University of Vienna, has produced a result that is somewhat befuddling to people with what the lead researcher calls a “naïve classical world view.” Two pairs of particles are either quantum-entangled or not. One person makes the decision as to whether to entangle them or not, and another pair of people measure the particles to see whether they’re entangled or not.
            The head-scratcher is: the measurement is made before the decision is made, and it is accurate. “Classical correlations can be decided after they are measured,” says Xiao-song Ma, the writer of the study. Entanglement can be created “after the entangled particles have been measured and may no longer exist.” …”

            Albert Einstein’s ‘Spukhafte Fernwirkung’ is about instantaneous manifestation. There is neither cause nor effect.

            Real-Time Imaging of Quantum Entanglement

            However altering the information (languages for one) which is in use to focus and create with will also have energy assume forms accordingly which manifest as a reality.

            Using the information ‘effect happens before cause’ is also possibly applicable for concepts know as “virgin birth”.


  13. There was a similar study done where some basketball players were divided into three groups: one that would practice free throws for an hour a day, one who would only visualize practicing free throws for an hour a day, and the final group did basically nothing. Predictably the group that did nothing showed no improvement on the number of baskets they made, the group that practiced showed the most improvement, but interestingly enough, the group who only VISUALIZED practicing their free throws showed a marked improvement, almost as much as the group who was actually practicing. Just goes to show that perception and visualization are nearly as important as actions themselves.

    • Rich

      In addition and in all kindness.

      “I see no ships
      European explorers found indigenous peoples unable to see their tallships – or did they?
      By David Hambling
      February 2007

      Are people blind to unexplained phenomena because their brains simply can’t handle anything they don’t understand? This story, quoted in social science circles and popular with New Agers, was repeated in the recent film What The Bleep Do We Know? – “When the tall European ships first approached the early Native Americans, it was such an ‘impossible’ vision in their reality that their highly filtered perceptions couldn’t register what was happening, and they literally failed to ‘see’ the ships.”

      A more detailed account, “allegedly found in a diary in Magellan’s own handwriting”, 2 describes how South Americans could see the boats that the explorers landed in, but not the ships anchored offshore. […]”


      “Gautama Buddha […]

      We are what we think.
      All that we are arises with our thoughts.
      With our thoughts we make the world. […]”


      “Numerical Cognition Without Words: Evidence from Amazonia
      1. Peter Gordon

      Members of the Pirahã tribe use a “one-two-many” system of counting. I ask whether speakers of this innumerate language can appreciate larger numerosities without the benefit of words to encode them. This addresses the classic Whorfian question about whether language can determine thought […]”.
      The information which, for one , is used to (co-) create with, is aka ‘language’. According to ‘Ethnologue’ there are about 7,105 languages.

      These 7,105 languages consist out of a multitude of concepts (information). Being ignorant of most all of these concepts also means that (co-) creating realities using all these concepts is impossible.

      No information for ‘tall ships’ also means no focusing with this information, and no (co-) creating of a reality with ‘tall ships’. This also applies to the ‘holographic illusion’ know as ‘New York’ , or ‘histories’ or what ever.

      (Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. – Albert Einstein -(Adjusted version: Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent holographic one. ))

      “We are what we think.”
      But we can only use the tools we have. When those ’tools’ aka ‘languages/concepts’ are lacking, they cannot be used to (co-) create realities with. When those ’tools’ aka ‘languages/concepts’ are alternatives, (co-) created alternative realties manifest.

      Numerical Cognition is using ‘languages/concepts’ to (co-) create with. When these ‘language/concepts’ are lacking (being ignorant of these concepts), (co-) creating with these ‘languages/concepts’ is impossible.

      Ignorance is bliss and is most common!
      Being ignorant of the information regarding an activity and to take or have a part in or share this activity, is impossible. Even if according to ‘language/concepts’ it is an ‘illness’, a ‘sport’ or ‘whatever’.
      In all cases ‘energy’ cannot assume holographic form manifestations, if the information (for one ‘languages/concepts) in use to focus with, is lacking.
      Regarding holograms:
      “Japanese scientists create touchable holograms.”
      For one:
      Is Our Universe a Hologram? In 1982 a Litttle Known but Epic Event Occured at the University of Paris (Today’s Most Popular)
      For one:

      “Everything is a holographic energy form variation manifestation, within consciousness, by which energy assumes the holographic form variation and manifests as a holographic reflection relative to the information* which is in use to focus with and in doing so co-create with.”

      • Rich

        Errors fail to become by means of propagation in multitude.
        Verify everything – The Buddha.

        Thus the following corrections;

        Questioning perceptual blindness
        I see no ships

        Gautama Buddha

        Numerical Cognition Without Words: Evidence from Amazonia

        Is Our Universe a Hologram? In 1982 a Litttle Known but Epic Event Occured at the University of Paris (Today’s Most Popular)

        The information which, for one , is used to (co-) create with, is aka ‘language’. According to ‘Ethnologue’ there are about 7,105 languages.

        Japanese scientists create touchable holograms.

        Is Our Universe a Hologram? In 1982 a Litttle Known but Epic Event Occured at the University of Paris (Today’s Most Popular)

    • Rich

      In all kindness in addition:

      A ‘study’ is also the creating of a reality version.

      (“We are not the cool observers of the world, but its “passionate creators” — we are all poets and the world is our metaphor.” – Roger S. Jones)

      After all it is a possibility in the dream state of consciousness to to create and experience a similar experience of being real.

      Science aka ‘knowledge’, ‘science fiction’ is a product of imagining.


    Im done with this…………………………

  15. what about migraine ? is it just all psychologically driven and can a placebo also help alleviate migraine pain?

  16. Kevin

    Reminds me of Dr. Sarno’s work. Here is his info and books’ tittles:

  17. “Placebo” is a dirty word. I prefer to call it the mind-body effect.

  18. “Studies”, huh? There’s a lot of so-called statistics thrown around in this article – I’d like to know what their sample sizes for them were. What was their standard error? How variable is the data? And why is the most oft-quoted source (3) the only one that’s inaccessible?

    I’m not denying that the placebo effect exists – I don’t think any sane person could – but to claim that “It means that through the power of belief, your biological body can react in a necessary way to target whatever ailment you are experiencing.” is to my logical ears, bullshit. How many documented cases are there of Huntington’s patients curing themselves with the “power of belief”, huh? How about cancer patients? How about chronic heart disease? How about diabetes?

  19. Hi Arjun, how can I reach you? I would like to connect and share something you will be interested in. Please e-mail me if you have a minute.

  20. Ranism

    Imagine the hit most multi-billion pharmaceutical companies would take if more and more people did research on placebos. Granted the findings vary, but still.


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