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Is this 90 year old mummy “not dead, just meditating”?

Here is a news headline so unusual it can't be true: Buddhists claim mummified monk is 'not dead, just meditating' Senior Buddhists say a mummified monk found preserved in Mongolia last week ...
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Meditation - Is it just spiritual practice or something more?

Meditation is tightly associated with religious practices, but beside that it may be practiced for many other reasons, such as to increase calmness and physical relaxation, to improve psychological ...
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Can Tummo yoga practitioners withstand extreme cold?

I have heard, and seen in TV, that many gurus do meditation in the Himalayas, without wearing any garments. An example is Tummo which is a meditation method from Tibetan Buddhism. It's been claimed ...
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Is the “Maharishi Effect” real?

Recently I was introduced to this article: Proof that Group Meditation can Change the World Which lead to this one: http://maharishi-programmes.globalgoodnews.com/maharishi-effect/ From the ...
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Does this audio track create a bond between the brain and the central nervous system whilst stimulating the pineal gland?

The 98.7% Proven Meditation Technique Open Your Third Eye YouTube video claims: What you are about to hear is a short audio track designed and prepared by Professor Jeffery Marlon Harris along with ...
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Is meditation a better analgesic than morphine?

According to many news sources, meditation is more effecting than morphine in reducing pain. According to a study in Wednesday's issue of Journal of Neuroscience, meditation can reduce pain by 40 ...
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Do large groups performing Transcendental Meditation lead to city-wide reductions in crime?

A 1988 paper, Test of a Field Model of Consciousness and Social Change: The Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Program and Decreased Urban Crime describes some studies of data from the '70s and ...
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Does meditation increase IQ?

According to this 2016 Inc magazine article Now, studies show that there is something you can do to dramatically improve your fluid intelligence as well as your overall IQ: meditate. That's ...
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Does area of the brain associated with the sense of self “shut down” when praying?

Is there any study done on the claim that the area of the brain associated with the sense of self "shuts down" when praying? In the NBC News article "What Happens to Your Brain When You Pray?", ...
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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....
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Is it possible to do astral travel? [closed]

Psychic-Medium Kimbery Bunch claims in a video meditation can help you to astral travel, remote view or to have bilocation abilities. This Video claims that she can "astral travel" spiritually come ...
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Did a group meditation in Delhi (1988-1990) influence the world peace? [closed]

Snippets from the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8SYlV3ihl4 at https://www.unify.org/ The concept of morphic resonance was widely promoted by banning the TEDx talk by Rupert Sheldrake: https:/...