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Has there been any independent scientific experiment done about Does the Silva mind control method of meditation enable transcendence of pain?

The Silva method is one of the most(formerly known mind controlling methods. Itas "Silva Mind Control") is mainly based on controlleda type of meditation, proposed by José Silva. It involves reaching and substainingsustaining the alpha-state while actively controlling theone's thoughts. It claims

Silva claimed to be able to achieve many skills (that are listed on the wiki lage)many skills. Some were mundane abilities associated with meditation - deep relaxation, the most notable arecure for insomnia.

Some were more extraordinary:

  • Deep relaxation

  • Totally controlling the body, including pain, blood-flow and temperature

  • Increased controlling and better utilizing the subconcious: memory replay, emotional self-diagnosis, brainstorming etc.

  • And also some paranormal stuff, like distant healing of others, distant vision and emotional telepathy.

Pain control--Silva practitioners are able to not mind intermediate pain, and can get cavities filled or receive colonoscopies without any anaesthetics

Others were extreme:

  • Remote viewing
  • Empathic Telepathy

I redread Silva's book for curiosity, and while it is obiviouslyobviously consists a lot of non-scientific garbage, some of these results, except the last point,earlier claims seems to be sciencificallyscientifically possible. 

I hear and read many stories from independent people (including ones I personally know) that confirms the method to some extent. I, however, could not find any independent rescource about real scientific workstudies that examined this, or other mind controll techniques.

Is there any reliable experiment related to this (or other) mind controll technique?

I'm also curious aboutPicking on one claim in particular: can practitioners of the paranormal effects. While sciencifically they seemsSilva method learn to be garbage, it bothers me that I could not find any proof againist them, like if noone ever examined these commonly appearing paranormal abilities properly.ignore minor and intermediate levels of pain?

Has there been any independent scientific experiment done about the Silva mind control method?

The Silva method is one of the most known mind controlling methods. It is mainly based on controlled meditation, reaching and substaining the alpha-state while actively controlling the thoughts. It claims to achieve many skills (that are listed on the wiki lage), the most notable are:

  • Deep relaxation

  • Totally controlling the body, including pain, blood-flow and temperature

  • Increased controlling and better utilizing the subconcious: memory replay, emotional self-diagnosis, brainstorming etc.

  • And also some paranormal stuff, like distant healing of others, distant vision and emotional telepathy.

I red Silva's book for curiosity, and while it is obiviously consists a lot of non-scientific garbage, these results, except the last point, seems to be sciencifically possible. I hear and read many stories from independent people (including ones I personally know) that confirms the method to some extent. I, however, could not find any independent rescource about real scientific work that examined this, or other mind controll techniques.

Is there any reliable experiment related to this (or other) mind controll technique?

I'm also curious about the paranormal effects. While sciencifically they seems to be garbage, it bothers me that I could not find any proof againist them, like if noone ever examined these commonly appearing paranormal abilities properly.

Does the Silva method of meditation enable transcendence of pain?

The Silva method (formerly known as "Silva Mind Control") is a type of meditation, proposed by José Silva. It involves reaching and sustaining the alpha-state while actively controlling one's thoughts.

Silva claimed to be able to achieve many skills. Some were mundane abilities associated with meditation - deep relaxation, cure for insomnia.

Some were more extraordinary:

Pain control--Silva practitioners are able to not mind intermediate pain, and can get cavities filled or receive colonoscopies without any anaesthetics

Others were extreme:

  • Remote viewing
  • Empathic Telepathy

I read Silva's book for curiosity, and while it is obviously consists a lot of non-scientific garbage, some of these earlier claims seems to be scientifically possible. 

I hear and read many stories from independent people (including ones I personally know) that confirms the method to some extent. I, however, could not find any independent scientific studies that examined this.

Picking on one claim in particular: can practitioners of the Silva method learn to ignore minor and intermediate levels of pain?

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Has there been any independent scientific experiment done about the Silva mind controllcontrol method?

The Silva method is one of the most known mind controlling methods. It is mainly based on controlled meditation, reaching and substaining the alpha-state while actively controlling the thoughts. It claims to achieve many skills (that are listed on the wiki lage), the most notable are:

  • Deep relaxation

  • Totally controlling the body, including pain, blood-flow and temperature

  • Increased controlling and better utilizing the subconcious: memory replay, emotional self-diagnosis, brainstorming etc.

  • And also some paranormal stuff, like distant healing of others, distant vision and emotional telepathy.

I red Silva's book for curiosity, and while it is obiviously consists a lot of non-scientific garbage, these results, except the last point, seems to be sciencifically possible. I hear and read many stories from independent people (including ones I personally know) that confirms the method to some extent. I, however, could not find any independent rescource about real scientific work that examined this, or other mind controll techniques.

Is there any reliable experiment related to this (or other) mind controll technique?

I'm also curious about the paranormal effects. While sciencifically they seems to be garbage, it bothers me that I could not find any proof againist them, like if noone ever examined these commonly appearing paranormal abilities properly.

Has there been any independent scientific experiment done about the Silva mind controll method?

The Silva method is one of the most known mind controlling methods. It is mainly based on controlled meditation, reaching and substaining the alpha-state while actively controlling the thoughts. It claims to achieve many skills (that are listed on the wiki lage), the most notable are:

  • Deep relaxation

  • Totally controlling the body, including pain, blood-flow and temperature

  • Increased controlling and better utilizing the subconcious: memory replay, emotional self-diagnosis, brainstorming etc.

  • And also some paranormal stuff, like distant healing of others, distant vision and emotional telepathy.

I red Silva's book for curiosity, and while it is obiviously consists a lot of non-scientific garbage, these results, except the last point, seems to be sciencifically possible. I hear and read many stories from independent people (including ones I personally know) that confirms the method to some extent. I, however, could not find any independent rescource about real scientific work that examined this, or other mind controll techniques.

Is there any reliable experiment related to this (or other) mind controll technique?

I'm also curious about the paranormal effects. While sciencifically they seems to be garbage, it bothers me that I could not find any proof againist them, like if noone ever examined these commonly appearing paranormal abilities properly.

Has there been any independent scientific experiment done about the Silva mind control method?

The Silva method is one of the most known mind controlling methods. It is mainly based on controlled meditation, reaching and substaining the alpha-state while actively controlling the thoughts. It claims to achieve many skills (that are listed on the wiki lage), the most notable are:

  • Deep relaxation

  • Totally controlling the body, including pain, blood-flow and temperature

  • Increased controlling and better utilizing the subconcious: memory replay, emotional self-diagnosis, brainstorming etc.

  • And also some paranormal stuff, like distant healing of others, distant vision and emotional telepathy.

I red Silva's book for curiosity, and while it is obiviously consists a lot of non-scientific garbage, these results, except the last point, seems to be sciencifically possible. I hear and read many stories from independent people (including ones I personally know) that confirms the method to some extent. I, however, could not find any independent rescource about real scientific work that examined this, or other mind controll techniques.

Is there any reliable experiment related to this (or other) mind controll technique?

I'm also curious about the paranormal effects. While sciencifically they seems to be garbage, it bothers me that I could not find any proof againist them, like if noone ever examined these commonly appearing paranormal abilities properly.

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The Silva method is one of the most known mind controlling methods. It is mainly based on controlled meditation, reaching and substaining the alpha-state while actively controlling the thoughts. It claims to achieve many skills (that are listed on the wiki lage), the most notable are:

  • Deep relaxation

  • Totally controlling the body, including pain, blood-flow and temperature

  • Increased controlling and better utilizing the subconcious: memory replay, emotional self-diagnosis, brainstorming etc.

  • And also some paranormal stuff, like distant healing of others, distant vision and emotional telepathy.

The thingI red Silva's book for curiosity, and while it is thatobiviously consists a lot of non-scientific garbage, these results, except the last point, these skills seems to be sciencifically possible. I hear and read many stories from independent people (including ones I personally know) that confirms the method to some extent. I, however, could not find any independent rescource about real scientific work that examined this, or other mind controll techniques.

Is there any reliable experiment related to this (or other) mind controll technique?

I'm also curious about the paranormal effects. While sciencifically they seems to be garbage, it bothers me that I could not find any proof againist them, like if noone ever examined these commonly appearing paranormal abilities properly.

The Silva method is one of the most known mind controlling methods. It is mainly based on controlled meditation, reaching and substaining the alpha-state while actively controlling the thoughts. It claims to achieve many skills (that are listed on the wiki lage), the most notable are:

  • Deep relaxation

  • Totally controlling the body, including pain, blood-flow and temperature

  • Increased controlling and better utilizing the subconcious: memory replay, emotional self-diagnosis, brainstorming etc.

  • And also some paranormal stuff, like distant healing of others, distant vision and emotional telepathy.

The thing is that, except the last point, these skills seems to be sciencifically possible. I hear and read many stories from independent people (including ones I personally know) that confirms the method. I, however, could not find any independent rescource about real scientific work that examined this, or other mind controll techniques.

Is there any reliable experiment related to this (or other) mind controll technique?

I'm also curious about the paranormal effects. While sciencifically they seems to be garbage, it bothers me that I could not find any proof againist them, like if noone ever examined these commonly appearing paranormal abilities properly.

The Silva method is one of the most known mind controlling methods. It is mainly based on controlled meditation, reaching and substaining the alpha-state while actively controlling the thoughts. It claims to achieve many skills (that are listed on the wiki lage), the most notable are:

  • Deep relaxation

  • Totally controlling the body, including pain, blood-flow and temperature

  • Increased controlling and better utilizing the subconcious: memory replay, emotional self-diagnosis, brainstorming etc.

  • And also some paranormal stuff, like distant healing of others, distant vision and emotional telepathy.

I red Silva's book for curiosity, and while it is obiviously consists a lot of non-scientific garbage, these results, except the last point, seems to be sciencifically possible. I hear and read many stories from independent people (including ones I personally know) that confirms the method to some extent. I, however, could not find any independent rescource about real scientific work that examined this, or other mind controll techniques.

Is there any reliable experiment related to this (or other) mind controll technique?

I'm also curious about the paranormal effects. While sciencifically they seems to be garbage, it bothers me that I could not find any proof againist them, like if noone ever examined these commonly appearing paranormal abilities properly.

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