Black Spirituality Religion : Rebuilding the brain (this is a spiritual article)

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    Rebuilding the Brain
    by Bikbaye Inejnema
    Brain research is beginning to produce concrete evidence for something that Kemetic (African) priests and practitioners of the Ka?at Ibi (the original system of meditation) have maintained since the Pharaonic period of Ancient Egypt (Kemet). Mental discipline and meditative practice can change the workings of the brain and allow people to achieve different levels of awareness. Those transformed states have normally been understood in transcendent terms, as something outside the world of physical measurement and objective evaluation. But over the past few years, researchers at the University of Wisconsin have been able to translate those mental experiences into the scientific language of high-frequency gamma waves and brain synchrony or coordination. And they have pinpointed the left prefrontal cortex, an area just behind the left forehead, as the place where brain activity associated with meditation is especially intense.

    Richard Davidson, a neuroscientist at the University, said, "what we found is that the longtime practitioners of meditation showed brain activation on a scale we have never seen before. Their mental practice is having an effect on the brain in the same way golf or tennis practice will enhance performance." It demonstrates, he said, that the brain is capable of being trained and physically modified in ways few people can imagine.

    Scientists used to believe the opposite, that connections among brain nerve cells were fixed early in life and did not change in adulthood. But that assumption was disproved over the past decade with the help of advances in brain imaging and other techniques, and in its place, scientists have embraced the concept of ongoing brain development.

    Those ?new? discoveries can literally be seen as an insult to many indigenous practitioners of different forms of meditation. It was only because they knew the benefits that meditation has on the brain, that meditation was introduced to the world. Actually, meditation is a modern term. If one looks to define what meditation means, it would have something related to thinking in common. Actually, that is what the dictionary defines it as - to think. This may cause some confusion because at some point in our everyday lives, we are required to think. But by definition, are we meditating?

    The most efficient way of learning the realities of almost anything that may arouse our curiosities is by going back to its source. The Kemetic civilization introduced this concept of altering and enhancing the brain capabilities through strengthening the senses of a human being. This original system is called the Kaat Ibi, which is a Medu (hieroglyphic) word that can be translated as awareness of the mind and heart. This practice has been preserved and passed down from generation to generation in the mystery school initiations that take place in the African bush. It is the direct knowledge of the temples of the Nile and Niger Valleys. It then sheds some light on the fact that the Kemetic civilization attained a level of life that has not been surpassed until today, even with all of the technology available and the capabilities they have to perform impressive functions. Honestly, if the human brain itself can perform at its fullest potential, there would be no need for computers or other programmed machines. But because of the degeneration of the human brain and its capabilities, we are becoming more and more dependent on technological advancements than our own intellectual advancements.

    Although these studies are thousands of years late in realizing how important meditation is to the brain and its activities, since now that ?scientists? have proven that it works, maybe more people will seek the knowledge and benefits of meditation. To learn more about the Kaat Ibi please call The Earth Center at 773-722-7001 or check www.theearthcenter.com
     
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    peace,

    glad to see someone checked out the EarthCenter Link I provided about a couple of weeks ago..........

    I am going to hear him live in NY on the 18th in Harlem......
     
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    I didn't see the link you provided I've been looking at the site for a while,but its a wonderful thing that you did post the link here. I am going to see Master Naba today. We will be enlightened wont we Info :)

    Hetepu
     
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    yeah; the brain is a seriously cool tool! been excercising, stretching - working the dickens outta that thang forever! and it works just like all the other muscles in the body!! "no pain, no gain" -- oh, but, of course, "meditation" is painless, though isn't it ...

    <sigh> well, at least it is good to see some more Real coming out ... even if does have to be clothed in something to catch the mind ...

    brain training!! thinking!! LEARNING!! oh so MUCH better than sex!!
     
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    does he have a plan for those of us, like myself, who have no brain to begin with?:wink:
     
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    It was indeed a powerful Night Nisa, he taught for about 3 hours, then had a question and answer session................

    I am considering taking a course!!

    peace
     
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