International Society of Life Information Science (ISLIS)
Journal of International Society of
Life Information Science (ISLIS)
Vol.31, No.1, March 2013
[Original Research Papers] Peer-Reviewed
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- Exploration of Field Consciousness Signal Wavelength:Field RNG Experiment
at a Movie Theater
- Kenji IIDA1 and Yuko OGUMA2
- 1Graduate School of Health Management, Keio University
2Sports Medicine Research Center, Keio University
- This study explores the relationship between positive emotions by measuring
electroencephalograms (EEGs) and flow experience of regular tai chi practitioners.
The correlation between positive emotions and flow experience as detailed
by questionnaire responses was statistically significant in experts, while
in beginners, it was not significant. A two-year longitudinal study was
continued for the same subjects to measure positive emotions by EEGs. The
intercept was high in the baseline and no variance in experts was seen
during the two years. However, the intercept was low in the baseline and
variance in beginners was statistically significant during the same periods.
- electroencephalogram (EEG), positive emotions, flow experience, Tai chi
(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.31, No.1, p.17)
- Exploration of Field Consciousness Signal Wavelength:Field RNG Experiment
at a Movie Theater
- Takeshi SHIMIZU and Masato ISHIKAWA
- School of Information and Communication, Meiji University
- Field RNG studies have shown an anomalistic autocorrelation of the outputs
of the RNG with chi-squares statistics, when many people focused on the
same event. The current study hypothesized a signal wavelength in a field
consciousness and expanded the interval length to make a trial computation
of chi-squares. This way methodologically changes the dependent variable
from a univariate scalar to a vector. Predictably, a well fitted interval
length will show a large bias in the average vector, or in the correlation
coefficient between audience sizes. Field experiments were conducted is
a preliminary test that may be useful in designing future experiments.
After 13 repeated field RNG experiments at a movie theater, in which the
audience viewed the animated movie “K-ON!”, a MANOVA design was used to
test the vector of standardized chi-squares. Results showed no statistical
significance for the intercept, interval length, generation speed, or interaction.
But the interval of 1-second length showed the highest correlation coefficient
with audience size (r = 0.57, N=13). This suggested that signal length
of field consciousness existed at around the 1-second interval. Finally,
some future tasks were discussed.
- MMI, interval length, Psyleron, “K-ON!”, Moe-ness
[Report of the Chairman of Board of Directors]
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- Review of 17 and a Half Years of Progress for the International Society
of Life Information Science (ISLIS )
and the Promotion of “Human Potential Science”
- Mikio YAMAMOTO
- Chairman of the Board of Directors & Editor-in-Chief,International
Society of Life Information Science (ISLIS )1
- Chairman of the Board of Directors, International Research Institute (IRI )2
- Visiting Professor, Toho University
- Seventeen and a half years of activities of the International Society of Life Information Science (ISLIS) and the promotion of “Human Potential Science” are reviewed since the Society’s Foundation in 1995. ISLIS has sought and continues to seek the realization of the paradigm shift from material-oriented science and technology to a new paradigm including the consciousness, spirit and mind through research based on empirical and positive scientific methodologies, and consequently, to promote the development of health, social welfare, and education as well as social and personal peace of mind, and to contribute to the making of a peaceful world, at one with nature. Since the foundation of ISLIS, 35 Life Information Science Symposia have been held and issues of The Journal of ISLIS have been published regularly twice a year. ISLIS held the “Human Potential Science International Forum” in Chiba, Japan in 2002, the “International Conference on Mind Body Science” in Seoul, Korea in 2004 and the “7th Psi Meeting” was held in August 2011 co-sponsored by ISLIS and the Facludades Integradas ‘Espirita’ (Curitiba, Brazil). ISLIS published the book Human Potential Science in 2004. ISLIS has a worldwide presence with 11 International Information Centers and about 230 members in 15 countries.
- nternational Society of Life Information Science (ISLIS), Journal of International Society of Life Information Science, publication
of a book, human potential science, mind body,
parapsychology, qigong, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), integrative medicine
[Research Papers] Whitout Peer-Review
(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.31, No.1, p.34)
- Binaural Stimulation Method and the Altered State of Consciousness
- Kimiko KAWANO1, Masamichi SAKAMOTO2, Hideo YOICHI1, Osamu TAKAGI1, Hideyuki KOKUBO1and Mikio YAMAMOTO1
- 1 Institute for Living Body Measurements, International Research Institute
2 Aquavision Academy
- Hemi-Sync® is well known as an exploration program of consciousness. It
is a method that leads users easily into a deep relaxed state and into
a different state of consciousness by applying auditory stimulations of
slightly different frequencies to the left and right ears. The authors
have already measured many EEGs in various altered states of consciousness;
this time they tried to examine changes in the brain while listening to
a Hemi-Sync® CD by making EEG measurements of five trainers of the method.
Amplitudes of the occipital waves decreased during the session; that is, the subjects seemed to become
a little sleepy. However, as the band percent ratios were not decreased so much, it was considered to be
somewhat different from the usual sleep stage. The band ratio showed alternate changes for focus levels, F10 and F12 There
seemed to be some relationships with the binaural beat frequency caused
by the difference of sound frequencies for each ear. EEG coherences between
the left and the right hemispheres tended to become larger during the session.
Some EEGs, however, showed phase-synchronized patterns from the occipital
to the frontal area, like the meditation EEGs, so it was considered that
this method might easily lead to the meditation state and higher coherence
values might be produced.
- EEG, wave, wave, wave, Hemi-Sync®, binaural beat, coherence, percentage contents
(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.31, No.1, p.40)
- Effect of Chewing on Stress Reduction
- Shuichi HASHIZUME1,2, Kimiko KAWANO2,3,
Hideyuki KOKUBO2,3, Mikio YAMAMOTO2,3, Hidetsugu KATSURAGAWA2,
Akihiko KAMADA2,4, and Tsuneo WATANABE2
- 1Idea-Creating Lab
2Center for the Environmental Study of Life and Mind, Faculty of Science,
3Institute for Living Body Measurements, International Research Institute
4Iritech Co. Ltd.
- We investigated the ability of chewing to reduce stress, using two psychophysiological
indices: skin conductance level (SCL) and heart rate (HR). Ten undergraduate
students participated in this study. After the exposure to stress by solving
the Uchida-Kraepelin Performance Test for 7 min and doing a mental calculation
for 4 min, the participants consumed water (control group) or a gum, which
they did (chewing group) or did not chew (not chewing group) for 5 min,
and then relaxed by sitting still on a chair for 10 min. In terms of the
Russell and Lanius model of the affective quality, participants in the
control and chewing conditions were first stimulated, and then gradually
relaxed after 4 min. During the relaxation period after consumption, the
relaxation levels of the two groups were further increased. However, not
chewing caused the participants to maintain stimulated throughout the consumption
and post-consumption relaxation period. These results indicate that ingesting
gum without chewing it stimulated the participants and the stimulation
lasted not only during the 5 min of ingestion but also during the 10 min
of relaxation after ingestion. Chewing reduced stress more than was seen
in the control and not chewing groups. There were significant differences
in SCL between the not chewing group and the other groups in the 4th minute
(p < 0.05) and between the chewing and not chewing groups at the 5th
minute (p < 0.05) of the relaxation period. However, there were no statistically
significant differences in HR among the three groups.
- chewing, stress reduction, SCL, HR, Russell and Lanius model of the affective
(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.31, No.1, p.45)
- Seasonal Variation of Electrical Potential of the Left Palm
- Yoshinori ADACHI1and Taisuke TERAO2,
- 1Chubu University
2Nagoya Seiraku Co., Ltd.
- Methods to check the status of the human body by AMI or neurometer measurements
based on the idea of a Ryodoraku diagnosis have been proposed, and they
contribute greatly to examinations or treatments of the body. These methods
measure the electrical conductivity of acupuncture points on the hands
and feet, but no attention has been given to the circadian and seasonal
variation of the measured values. In this study, we measured the electrical
potential of the middle of the left palm (around the Laogong acupuncture
point), and from the magnitude of the seasonal variation of the values,
we considered the variation factors. As a result, we identified a characteristic
seasonal variation of electrical potential that could not be explained
by the variation of temperature and pressure only, and we considered that
another factor than temperature and pressure may be present.
- electrodermal activity, seasonal variation, atmospheric pressure, temperature, autonomic nerve.
(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.31, No.1, p.52)
- Response Patterns of a Bio-sensor in Non-contact Healing: Analysis by Gas
and Fluorescence Measurement Methods
- Hideyuki KOKUBO1,2,Takako USUI3,
Choko SHIMAHARA4, Eri MINAMI3, Osamu TAKAGI1,
Kimiko KAWANO1and Mikio YAMAMOTO1
- 1Institute of Living Body Measurements, International Research Institute
2Institute for Informatics of Consciousness, Meiji University
3Yuria Psychology Support Office
4California School of Professional Psychology
- The authors have studied quantitative measurements of non-contact healing
power using pieces of cucumbers (Cucumis sativus ‘white spine type’) as
a bio-sensor since 2006. In the present study, the authors discussed response
patterns of the bio-sensor when using their gas and fluorescence measurement
methods. Participants were 8 volunteer healers (1 male, 7 females; average
age, 42.0y) and they did 2 trials of 30-min non-contact healing. The participants
were given an instruction that they should change their healing ways in
the 2nd trail. While the average gas J value (JG) was 0.061 and the average
of the fluorescence J value (JF) was 0.051 in the 1st trial, JG became
－0.096 and JF became －0.194 in the 2nd trial (p = 0.00037, p = 0.002).
Through cluster analysis of response patterns of the bio-sensor with previous
data, a set of discriminant functions was given which showed 83% of the
patterns were correctly assigned.
- non-contact healing, cluster analysis, gas measurement method, fluorescence
measurement method, cucumber, Cucumis sativus 'white spine type', discriminant
(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.31, No.1, p.61)
- “Joy of Giving”:
The Second Movement of Positive Psychology
- Manami OZAKI
- Department of Humanistic Psychology, Sagami Women’s University
- This study proposes the second movement of positive psychology is the “joy
of giving,” by pointing out the limitations of traditional positive psychology
and introducing theory and research on happiness through the transcendental
perspective. Positive psychology focuses on individual strengths and has
an implicit belief that weaknesses should be overcome. First, three topics
are overviewed: the ultimate happiness model observed in religions; the
strengths found in weaknesses; and the concept of surrendering without
controlling a challenging situation. Next, the cases of negativity contributing
to individual growth are described, based on the regression theory by of
Ellenberger and Washburn, and the data on 311 PTG (Post Traumatic Growth)
Studies are presented. Finally my research is reported that shows people’s
pro-social behavior cultivates their own happiness, and also a college
program is introduced that facilitates students’ pro-social behavior. Based
on these, a claim is made that the “Joy of Giving” is the second movement
of positive psychology, which may be a reminder of the original nature
of human beings.
- positive psychology, spirituality, inclusive, transcendence, happiness,
(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.31, No.1, p.67)
- Posttraumatic Growth in Essays by Children Affected by the March 11 Earthquake
Disaster in Japan
-A Text Mining Study-
- Takehiko ITO1 and Yukie IIJIMA2
- 1 Department of Psychology and Education, Wako University
2 Department of Humanistic Psychology, Sagami Women’s University
- The purpose of this study was to examine the essays written by children who experienced the Great East Japan Earthquake in order to clarify the characteristics of these essays and explore about the possibilities for posttraumatic growth (PTG) from the five factors in Posttraumatic Growth Inventory by Tedeschi & Calhoun (1996). Totally 161 essays written by school-aged children were extracted for text mining analysis. The average length of the essays was 601.9 characters and there were a total of 6,052 sentences. The total number of content words for all the essays analyzed was 39,415, and 6,465 words were retrieved. We see clearly in the children’s essays the spiritual growth of these young people who had undergone such trauma during the Great East Japan Earthquake, including injuries and serious illness, the death of loved ones, and total disruption of their lives. From out of the various tragedies from the disaster, we see PTG clearly revealed.
- Posttraumatic Growth, Self-Esteem, Disaster, Earthquakes, Tsunami, Nuclear
Plants, Positive Psychology
(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.31, No.1, p.73)
- How Do Radioactive Materials Move?
－Investigation of Radioactive Contamination in the Abukuma River Water System, Including Radioactive Contaminations of Soil, Air Radiation Dose, and Radioactive Contamination of a Bird Sanctuary －
- Hidetsugu KATSURAGAWA1, Hidetoshi YAMAGUCHI2 and Satoru IGARASHI3
- 1Center for the Environmental Study of Life and Mind, Faculty of Science, Toho University
2 SWR,Co. , Ichikawa Lab.
3 Fukushima City Kotori-no-mori Sanctuary
- Large quantities of radioactive materials have been released by the severe accident of March, 2011 at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and these materials have been deposited in the mountains and city areas. It is thought that these radioactive materials will finally be transferred to rivers unless land areas are decontaminated.
We measured radiocesium concentrations of collected samples of river water soils and sediments in the basin of the Abukuma River water system.
In particular, in City A city where some branches joined the Abukuma River., we investigated radioactive contamination of soil at about 300 places in the city and also air radiation dose at the same places for two years. Some results for City will be presented.
Furthermore, we will report details of a GPS mapping of the air radiation dose in the forest of Fukushima City Kotori-no -mori Sanctuary where decontamination work has not been done yet, and we will influence on wildlife.
- Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, radioactive material, radioactive contamination, Abukuma River, air radiation dose
(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.31, No.1, p.74)
- The Reason Why We are Born
- Akira IKEGAWA
- Ikegawa Clinic
- Through my research based on the character of memory in the womb, as a
result of reflecting upon the meaning of birth or the reason why we are
born. I came to the conclusion that human beings are born in order to help
each other and therefore, the place, time and parents can be considered
to be chosen by the child bore. Even abortion, still birth or other birth
disorders can be considered to be the choice of the human being to be born.
Based on this idea, it seems that we are born in the world in the best
timing and condition to achieve the above mentioned purpose.
- memory in the womb, abortion, still birth, disorder
(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.31, No.1, p.75)
- An Evaluation on the Safety of introducing Spiritual Healing into Integrative
Medicine Including EEG (Electroencephalography),
Psychological, and Immunological Data during ThetaHealing ® Sessions
- Tsuyoshi KUSHIDA1 and Kimiko KAWANO2
- 1 Yokohama Ryokuen Okanoue Clinic
2 Institute for Living Body Measurements, International Research Institute
- Support for psychological therapies which have the aim of bringing about remission of diseases by changing patients’ subconscious belief system is still very low in Japan, and this also applies to the therapies of energy healing and spiritual healing. We gave an overview of ThetaHealing® which combines such therapies at the last ISLIS symposium. EEG (electroencephalography), psychological (POMS), and immunological data of subjects during
ThetaHealing® sessions were included in that interim report. This time, we would like to show more data which supports the safety in considering the introduction of ThetaHealing® into integrative medicine.
- ThetaHealing®, Integrative medicine, Immunology, Energy healing, Spiritual
(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.31, No.1, p.76)
- Hemodynamic Effect of Bio-Field Therapy on the Frontal Cerebral Cortex in a Study using a Wearable Optical Topography
- Seiya UCHIDA1, Tsutomu KAMEI2, Kiyoshi YAMAOKA1, Hisanobu SUGANO1 and Kazuo NITTA1
- 1 MOA Health Science Foundation
2 Nagasaki University
- The purpose of this study was to estimate the hemodynamic effect of biofield therapy using wearable optical topography, which is a lightweight instrument with 22 channels of NIRS. In this investigation, we investigated the effects of OPT (Okada Purifying Therapy) as the biofield therapy. We examined the hemodynamic activities of biofield therapy using a cross design between OPT and placebo sessions. In the OPT session, participants rested for 5 minutes while sitting on a chair and practiced OPT for 5 minutes. In the placebo session, participants sat on the chair, but did not practice OPT. There were 14 participants: 9 healthy men and 5 healthy women (mean age 44.1 years, SD = 11.3). The oxy-hemoglobin, the deoxy-hemoglobin and the total hemoglobin in the cerebral cortex were estimates by the 22-channel wearable optical topography. As a result, oxy-hemoglobin tended to increase during the OPT session, whereas deoxy-hemoglobin tended to decrease during the OPT session.
- EEG, the hemoglobin index, regional oxygen saturation, the autonomous nerve function, the mood, Okada purifying therapy
(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.31, No.1, p.82)
- A Case of Significant Improvement of Eating Disorder by Multimodal Treatment
of Chinese Qigong Meditation, Bloodletting, and Hypnotherapy
- Yoshito SAI1, 2,3, Tsutomu KAMEI4,5,6 and Yoko KOBAYASHI7
- 1Institute of Chinese Qigong and Hypnotherapy, 2Kyuido Osteopathic Clinic,
3European University Viadrina,
4 Center for Industry, University and Government Cooperation, Nagasaki University,
5University of Leipzig, 6Meiji University of Integrative Medicine,
- Purpose: To report a case of significant improvement of eating disorder without any drugs, but just by multimodal treatment of Chinese Qigong meditation, Bloodletting, and Hypnotherapy. Materials and Methods: a 35 year old, female, has an eating disorder over 21 years because of bullying from surrounding people, run away from home from 14 years old. The main symptoms are fear and guilt of eating, frequently eating alone, eating much more food out of control after returning home from work, and repeat overeating and vomiting. Besides, she has 20 years history of insomnia, left side abdominal dull pain, and difficulty in breathing. No any betterment was obtained even tried various treatments, such as acupuncture, manual therapeautics, massage, hypnotherapy, and meditation. She started to receive multimodal treatment of Qigong meditation, Bloodletting, and Hypnotherapy in our facility from November, 2012. Carry out Qigong meditation exercises firstly 15 minutes and then gradually extended to maximum 150 minutes, guide her enter into the emptiness so-called “Integration of heaven and human, Forget sings and me”. Only the Qigong meditation was used to explore the opportunity of eating disorder. Bloodletting was instructed to take Jing-Well acupoint of the twelve meridians for 2-3 times a week at home. Hypnotherapy was performed about 20 minutes for each time, and gave a hinta suggestion of sound in mind and body. Results: The amount of eating was reduced one third of overeating, and almost all the symptoms were disappeared and improved significantly after nine sessions (three hours per one session) within two-month treatment, except occasional vomiting. Discussion and Conclusion: Based on the Chinese medical theory, the disruption of seven emotional factors such as joy, anger, melancholy, worry, grief, fear, and fright can cause imbalance of Yin/Yang, dysfunction of Qi, Blood, and Zang-Fu organs of the body, hence cause diseases. In addition, the patient mastered Qigong meditation through instructions for five times. This is highly contributed to elimination of mental illness and health promotion. Bloodletting of twelve meridians effectively suppressed abnormal acceleration of the autonomic nervous system as well as somatic nervous system. Health consciousness was highly increased by hypnotherapy. In conclusion, synergistic effects produced by the three multimodal treatments modulated abnormal emotion, recovered Yin-Yang, Qi-Blood, and Zang-Fu function, therefore significantly improved symptoms of eating disorder.
- eating disorder, multimodal treatment, Chinese qigong meditation, bloodletting, hypnotherapy
(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.31, No.1, p.84)
- The Effect of Laughter Action on Recovering Loaded Stress
- Keio HASHIMOTO
- Graduate School, University of Human Arts and Sciences
- Laughter has been demonstrated to improve mental and physical health, and leads persons to recover from a stressful state. However, whether these effects are due to emotion or the company of other laughing persons or to laughter action regardless of emotion has not been proved yet. The present study aimed at clarifying the effect of laughter action itself. Sixty university students (21 men and 39 women, aged 20±0.45 years) were randomly allocated into three groups: laughter action group, light exercises group, and rest group. Stress recovery rate was compared among the three groups after doing a 15 minute mental arithmetic exercise as loaded stress. In terms of both physiological and psychological parameters, the rate of recovery was best in the laughter action group followed by the light exercise group and last, the rest group. This difference was statistically significant in ANOVA. Thus, the effect of laughter action itself regardless of emotion was shown in the present study. The present study, however, could not confirm or deny that the change of emotion evoked by the laughter action accelerated the rate of recovery found in the laughter action group. The mechanism of laughter in its ability to improve mental and physical health is still inside a black box.
- laughter action, cortisol level, stress recovering effect, heart rate (the pulse)
(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.31, No.1, p.86)
- Desirable Medical Care in Future
- Kazuhiko ATSUMI
- Academic Adviser of ISLIS
Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo
Honorary Chairperson of Board of Directors, Japanese Society for Integrative Medicine
- Modern world is chaotic in economical, political and diplomatic aspects. It is a result that Western and Oriental civilizations conflict with each other and a new civilization is being created now. In other words, it is a process of fusion of Oriental and Western civilizations; the former is based on a harmony between nature and human beings, the latter is based on scientism affected by Christianity. The integrative medicine is one of fruits of this fusion.
March 11th Earthquake in Eastern Japan, 2009 has changed our sense of values and also a vision of true desirable medical care. It is a drastic change, for example, from the medical treatments to preventive cares; from modern Western medicines which use energy much to ecological medicines; and form doctor’s medicine to patient’s self care. These movements suggest a future medical care.
- conflict and confusion of Oriental and Western civilizations, effective
allocation of medical resource, progress of gene sciences, regeneration
medicine, preventive care, ecological medicine, self care
[Lecture of theorganizer of the Symposium]
(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.31, No.1, p.87)
- On The Problem of Free Will – From Different Viewpoints
- Kiminori ITOH
- ISLIS Vice President
Graduate School of Engineering, Yokohama National University
- Knowledge relevant to the free will problem is discussed from different viewoiunts in order to obtain a synoptic view. 1) Mathematical logics. “The human mind is infinitely superior to a Turing machine working by an algorithm,” (from Gödel’s incompleteness theorem). 2) Neurophysiology. In intentional/ spontaneous actions, “readiness discharge” arises in advance by hundreds ms of the “intention.” 3) Physical determinism. The contribution of quantum effects is indispensable to the expression of an intention or free will. 4) Theological determinism. A human being should have a divine nature so that there is free will. 5) Infinite set theory. The characteristics of an infinite set, like "a set of portions exceeds the whole" correspond with the characteristics of God in the Greek Orthodox Church.
- free will, mathematical logics, neurophysiology, determinism, infinite
(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.31, No.1, p.88)
- The Worldview of E. Schrödinger: Anti-Copernican Turn Ⅱ
- Tsuneo WATANABE
- President of International Society of Life Information Science (ISLIS )
Emeritus Professor, Toho University
- In this lecture, the author tries to make a phenomenological analysis of a philosophical, autobiographical work written by the great physicist E. Schrödinger. Citing several phrases of Vedanta philosophy, he insists that your “self” and my “self”, both of them, are the same “Self”, because there is only one self in the world. Based on the author’s own phenomenologically oriented developmental studies, it is suggested that Schrödinger’s worldview might be interpreted as a result of the effort to settle the paradoxical structure of experiencing the human world: In ordinary daily-life my “self” is implicitly felt as “one of the selves”, but in the reflective, or phenomenological, attitude, it appears as the “one and only self” in the world.
- Schrödinger, Vedanta, solipsistic experience, phenomenological analysis,
paradoxical structure of experiencing the human world
[Mini Symposium] Present Death Education and Future Healing Possibilities
(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.31, No.1, p.94)
- Current State of Death Education in Japan
- Kazue HAYASHI
- College of Life and Health Science, Chubu University
- The view of life and death used to be talked about in homes and local communities through daily life. However, it is getting more difficult for children to understand what life and death is like due to the lack of direct experiences, caused by the thinness of human relationships among local communities and by the increase in the number of people dying in the hospitals and nuclear families, and so on. In this paper, we present how life and death is currently taught to children in homes and schools.
- Death Education, school education, education in the home, view of life and death, development of concepts of death in children
(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.31, No.1, p.95)
- “Circulation Theory of Five Elements” and “Dietary Vegan”
- Satoshi OKAMOTO
- College of Humanities, Chubu University
- Now we demonstrate the interconnectedness between the circulation theory of five elements and dietary vegan. The circulation theory can be illustrated by the fact that 98% of human body components are constantly replaced by another according to the radioisotope analysis. On the basis of that, we review a case of dietary vegan who leaves out meat and oil completely and sticks to 70% hulled rice, miso soup and vegetables pickled in rice-bran paste, who was cured from ovary cancer in the terminal stage. By following the same diet, there have been other cases of people cured from various incurable diseases such as leukemia, connective tissue disease and esophageal cancer and so on. Finally, we present that this diet based on the circulation theory of five elements can be effective in the prevention of disease.
- five elements, Japanese classical literature, Buddhism
(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.31, No.1, p.96)
- Healing life by way of Dietary Vegan and Tanto-ko
- Mai ASAHI
- Representative of Japan Live Therapy institute
- Diet is an important factor in the nourishment of our body, however, we have to bear in mind that it might cause poisonous effects as well as beneficial ones. Whether people can live a healthy and whole life or not depends on how we can eliminate toxics accumulated in our body and mind caused by various stresses. Now we review the practical methods to heal internally by way of Dietary Vegan and Qigong moving meditation called Tanto-ko, which help us not to take in toxics but also to eliminate the accumulated ones. This is made possible by feeling the life energy force, which vibrates and circulates thought out the body. Then we can realize that our body is part of nature experientially.
- food, Vegan, standing meditation, Tanto-ko, toxics, drug, elimination, practical, life energy force, energy,sensory, nature, healing, health, Qigong, nourish, stress, circulation
(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.31, No.1, p.97)
- iRest Yoganidra, Experiencing Five Elements and Samkhya Philosophy
- Miho NAGAKUSA
- Completed iRest Advanced Training
- The origin of “five elements” can be traced back to ancient Samkhya philosophy. Here, every changing phenomenon such as body, mind and emotions is regarded as part of nature, comprised of the combination of five elements earth, water, fire, air and space. On the other hand, it considers our unchanging pure awareness as a true nature, which is witnessing all of the ever-changing nature. It is ascertained that acquiring discriminative wisdom will liberate us from sufferings. Buddha grasped this philosophy thoroughly and integrated it into his teachings. You can experience this philosophy through iRest.
- iRest yoganidra, five elements, Samkhya philosophy, a witnessing presence
(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.31, No.1, p.98)
- MORININARU Death Work Ver.2 : Your Encounter with Death
- Shukai KONO
- Buddhist Monk（Jodo-Sect）. MORININARU
- "MORININARU" is a movement to promote planting trees and also becoming a forest itself to protect the global environment and the offspring. It is different from the Afforested Burial in that it is not just planting trees instead of tombstones. It is a method to remind us that we have been protected by the environment, before we talk about the protection of the environment, and it can be said to be a method to re-subjectify the environment that has been objectified. Also at the same time, we could know that doing something worthy for others will also be our great pleasure. Thus, the MORININARU movement will not only promote the practice of peaceful coexistence with nature, but also self-awareness and self-transcendence, inspiring a spirit of altruism, and a virtuous way of life. Nowadays, it is very rare that we think about the death of ourselves deeply. In such a world where we are estranged from the idea of “death”, "MORININARU" will also be able to give us an opportunity to regain a connection. In this workshop, we will be experiencing a pseudo-death of ourselves providing an opportunity to re-capture the world. By regaining the circulation of life and the death and releasing life by rethinking about the death, high integrity will be implemented. In this way, "MORININARU" can be described as a spiritual movement imparting a new framework for individual consciousness and religious thought, through its practice (Green Burial).
- Green Burial, MORININARU, Spiritual Movement, Nature, Practical Philosophy,
(J. Intl. Soc. life Info. Sci. Vol.31, No.1, p.99)
- Child Rearing for Deep Roots Growth
- Yumiko TOBITANI
- Quantum Learning Center
- The author would like to advocate “child rearing for deep roots growth” to mothers because as children grow and become adults, the world seems less joyful. “Child rearing for deep roots growth” means to develop children’s zest for living and their feeling of existence. It should be prevented that they will grow into weak adults. Human beings are natural organisms: humans with deep roots are raised by mothers love because of a natural maternal instinct. The author would like to suggest how to deal with mothers and to face children. Growing children’s roots results in their high abilities and personalities.
- mother and children, age-appropriate growth, overprotective parents, right and left-brain, feeling of existence, spiritual education
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