Sunday, November 11, 2012

Mentation, negative ions, and poets


Sub-conscious mentation means thinking with the subconscious mind, and under the conditions prescribed in the formula it is thinking a thought sent over by the objective mind. The sub-conscious mind cannot think anything that is untrue, ...

Mentation is the realization of mind itself, of its pure undifferentiated Essence. When the mind is fixed on its pure Essence, there should be no lingering notions of the self, even of the self in the act of realizing, nor of realization...

Mentation is a function which transcends space- time characteristics of bodily processes even though it is dependent on them. Although energy concepts cannot bridge the chasm between physiology and psychology...

Vinotts fei mentation means that peculiar change which all native sacchariferous juices are liable to undergo when left to themselves at the ordinary temperature, and which results in the formation of some kind of "wine."

Thus,  the word "fermentation". If you had solid alcohol floating in water, when it melts, the water level would drop, because water and alcohol mix at the molecular level; i.e. water fills the spaces among the alcohol molecules. Read more

I live in the "Wine Country" but I never drink alcohol. However, I am a big fan of organic grape juice. It is the best medicine for keeping cholesterol down. Living in the country, by the seashore, lakes, rivers, or streams - that's so much better than wine for elevating your mood, not to mention better than any mood-enhancing drug prescription or otherwise. Living in natural surroundings, close to nature, is not possible for everyone - but even having a small plant in the home or at your desk is possible.

Best Cure-All: Nature and It's Negative Ions > Read

Water is the universal solvent. It is also a polar moleculeWater is a polar molecule because of the difference in electronegativity between hydrogen and oxygen. Electronegativity is a measure of the attraction of an atom for the electrons in a chemical bond. The ionization energy, or ionization potential, is the energy required to completely remove an electron from a gaseous atom or ion. The closer and more tightly bound an electron is to the nucleus, the more difficult it will be to remove, and the higher its ionization energy will be. You may think of ionization energy as a measure of the difficulty of removing electron or the strength by which an electron is bound. 

Negative ions have a positive effect o people, whereas positive ions have a negative effect. An atom that has one of its normal orbiting electrons removed is called a positive ion. But an atom that has an extra electron added is called a negative ion. 
So you see, it's really kind of backwards; the terms Negative and Positive are actually reversed, in this context. It's a misnomer that we can blame on Benjamin Franklin (so we hear) who lived in the 1700's. Back in his time, electrons (with a "negative" charge) and atoms were not understood correctly. But the word negative is still being used this way; to this day, an atom with an extra electron is still called a negative ion. So, we're all still stuck with this 18th century terminology, and that's why they're called "negative ions". 

Technically Speaking:
Ions are charged particles in the air that are formed in nature in different ways. One way is when enough energy acts upon a molecule such as carbon dioxide, oxygen, or water to eject an electron from the molecule leaving a positively charged ion. The displaced electron attaches itself to a nearby molecule, which then becomes a negatively charged ion. It is the negative ion of oxygen that affects us the most.  Read more

Salt crystal lamps emit negative ions.

Sea air has negative ions which enhance mood.

The heat from a lighted salt lamp attracts moisture. The evaporation of water through salt emits negative ions. Rock salt lamps are made from salt crystals that are approximately 250 million years old from the Himalayan mountain regions. I purchased my salt lamp from San Francisco's Academy of Science Museum.

Poets Knew About the Power of 
Mentation, Nature, and Negative Ions
John Muir, who dedicated his life to preserving Yosemite Valley and the surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountains, wrote, 
“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to plan in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike... “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”
Not surprisingly, negative ions are most abundant in the places were people go to feel good: nearby oceans, rivers, ponds, stream, and waterfalls - in nature, not in office buildings or airplanes with recycled air, and definitely NOT in traffic.

How I see poet Mary Oliver.
Mary Oliver writes in her poem “Mornings at Blackwater”: 
“So come to the pond, 
or the river of your imagination, 
or the harbor of your longing, 
and put your lips to the world.”

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