Back in 2002 I went to a party in Tribeca invited by my friend as he just wrapped up an independent film that where I was in extra in Brooklyn. The room was filled with different types of people, mostly seeming artistic but safe and seemingly mature in attire and conduct. Among those guests entered about 5 skater looking kids who seemed to be more street and much more threatening to the norm. Those younger skater guests gravitated toward me (of course) although they were about 22-27 and I was clearly a bit older. I was in a turtle neck and jeans, nothing outrageous. One of the pack was Harold Hunter…
As I search him online presently, I find an article with a picture of him holding a pug- a connection I didn’t know we had.. the mutual love of the pug. Harold also was in a cutting edge film, Kids, whom my friend produced, and the other day I was enthralled by an image on the net for yet another film directed by Larry Clark, now 70 years old- and I just found out Clark hails from Tulsa, where I resided for a spell while in high school. I find coincidences like this to be magical. He used to call me and ask me to come hang out with he and David Blaine
on the lower east side. I lived in Larchmont, NY at the time and had a job at SAC Capital so I was not in the position to go hang out on a Tuesday night and kick in the east village. I grew to like talking to Harold. He wanted me to know David Blaine. Needless to say, I never went to hang out with them, and now Harold is gone, and as I watched David Blaine’s new show last night Real or Magic, I wished I had gone.
However, I know that the conversation that I would have had then with David Blain vs now would be extraordinarily different. I have been working alongside Dr. Grayson for over 5 years now, and we regularly discuss the mind’s power, as people are now more open to the fact that there is scientific evidence to support The Biology of Belief
There are indeed holes with respect to reason within some quantum theories, unless our collective brains are all alike. Quantum theories suggest that once something or someone is observed we are affecting it by our very consciousness, therefore changing it with our thoughts to suit our perceptions. Far out, I know. However, when discussing these theories casually with a friend the other day, he suggested that when we both view a touchdown, or a lamp, we see the same things as separate people and I agree. The lamp I see may be beautiful and he may see it another way, so are we actually effecting the lamp and creating the same image?
“It is hard to imagine that the Native American, shamanistic healersand the pioneers of quantum physics would have much in common, but it turns out they do. Niels Bohr, one of the early investigators into this strange field of science, believed that much of what we call reality was dependent on an “observer effect,” the relationship between what our reality does and how we observe it. This became a huge debate among quantum physicists, but experiments more than half a century after Bohr proposed his theory provided some support for it.
According to some physicists who have tested Bell’s inequality, reality is based on the observer effect, which could explain the power of shamanistic healing and the interaction between the reality of local space-time and human consciousness As far back as 1998, controlled experiments have demonstrated the effect of observation on particles [source:Science Daily]. Read on to find out how objects interconnect.
Scientists believe that observation can alter reality, which may explain the effectiveness of traditional healers and visionaries, such as this Peruvian shaman.”
Back to David Blaine and his performances on his new television show he had two people face each other and one person close their eyes and while he touched the person’s shoulder (whose eyes were open) the other person standing with their eyes closed felt the same touch. This is a form of Synesthesia is a condition where sensations that normally are experienced separately get blended together. However, Blaine took it to the next level by having one person close their eyes. I am unsure of the work he may have done with them prior to this experiment, but it suggests highly empathic, connective behavior.
Blaine takes his mindbody experiments to the next level. While we are watching edited clips of his mind performances, we can interpret them any way we wish. However, if we saw it live, we may then realize that what we see is true. It is the power of suggestion along with some very strong ability to harness the power of his mind. Dr. Grayson always talks about how insane it is that people disown their power, but he and I both know that society has been set up this way with Newtonian Science. However, with Quantum Physics and an advanced neuroscience, we are now beginning to realize that we can tap into the strength of the mindbody to produce miraculous experiences, happiness and health.
How did Blaine not bleed when he needled through his arm and hand? It’s interesting that I see in this piece about Blaine that his 3 idols are Jesus Christ, Orson Welles (His distinctive directorial style featured layered and nonlinear narrative forms) and Uri Geller.
Blaine: I think that everything that I do is actually normal, and I think what’s interesting about everything that I do is that if you take the competitiveness out of it, we’re all capable of doing the same things. If I asked you to stand in one spot for 35 hours or a certain length of time, you could do it. I think the reason people come up with alternative methods of how it’s done is because if they accept I can do it, they have also got to accept that they are able to do it.
Henry Grayson tells me everyday that infinity is normal and everyone else is insane because they feel so stuck and limited.
Uri Geller. Do you ever meditate?
David Blaine: Yeah.
Uri Geller: Do you believe in God?
David Blaine: Yeah [long, long, long pause]. I believe God is Love.
Uri Geller: So God is not necessarily a tangible, physical presence?
It could be just pure Love?
David Blaine: Yeah, that’s what God is.
Dr. Grayson also relays this philosophy about God and Love, and David Blaine also mentions Sai Baba earlier up in the interview, which I have studied a bit because of my work with Dr. Grayson. I am absolutely naturally enthralled and interested in the infinite powers of the mind and have been reading books on this subject matter since I am 10 years old. It’s no coincidence that we are embarking upon a brainwave research study at Grayson’s office to determine a number of factors with respect to healing and consciousness.
Dr. Grayson and David Blaine would have a mind blowing exchange in terms of consciousness and what IS POSSIBLE I presume. Perhaps I will set that up. Grayson is a pioneer in mindbody psychology- and what Blaine manifests is a direct result of what Dr. Grayson illustrates in his life changing work with others. This IS THE NORM according to the few that want to maximize their capabilities. Do you want to max your capabilities or keep wasting your life having meaningless exchanges with others? ha ha. that is always my question… I am not one for super small talk, it bores me. I am rather interested in the unknown and how to make it known.
Uri Geller: Do you think that some day we’ll be able to heal with the
power of the mind?
David Blaine: I think now we’re able to heal with the power of the mind.
I know there’s instances of a woman who was going to die of cancer, and all of a sudden she started watching this funny movie, over and over again, and she laughed so much that the tumors stopped growing and started to eat themselves away. The tumors actually vanished and she survived the disease.
I know I went everywhere with this post, but there are so many connections for me while I was exploring my thoughts regarding this television program with David Blaine.
Incidentally, I have been told that experiments have been conducted whereby a man worked his biceps with a weight and one man imagined he was doing the exercises and had the same results! Last night, I went to bed and imagined that I would be working out the whole time I was sleeping. I awoke and I was a bit trimmer, more toned. Is it my imagination, ha ha ha ha… or maybe that is what I saw in the mirror??!!
So now I am looking into Larry Clark, and I am surprised Larry Clark and James Bukowski never hung out. I know, I know …. Random… which is why i just throw down on my blog, thoughts and experiences… I can’t be bothered by editing, which is why my writing professors in college would say, “Sandra, if only you would edit your papers– you would be a straight A student.” Look at who I managed to find connections with in this post- so random, but meaningful to me in some way.
I believe that I should orchestrate some unlikely unions for dialogues with Dr. Grayson with others who seem to be affecting consciousness with their activities. You know, those with a proclivity toward mind, consciousness and benevolent expression because it all goes hand in hand when harnessing the true power of the mind which coincidentally is one thousand fold maximized only through an entirely peaceful mind filled with love. SO INTERESTING… indeed…