Supernova to Energetic Air

I am amazed to realize that the air ions (energetic air) we breathe and enjoy are the result of power originating in a supernova explosion.

 Most of the air ions in the lower atmosphere are created by ionizing radiation, or alpha particles generated by radon gas, seeping out of the ground, water, and also via transpiration of plants and trees. Radon can be carcinogenic when inhaled or consumed; however, in tiny concentrations, as is found in most locations, it is relatively harmless, and acts to energize the air.

As we know, radon comes from radium, and radium from uranium, and these are found in low concentrations, in the soil and earth, water and sea, everywhere. As the transmutation of these elements occur, ionizing radiation ionizes the air, creating energetic air.

At low elevations our primary natural “ionizer” is radon gas, and its power originates with uranium and the supernova that created it !

 In this way, the power of a former sun is providing energy (nuclear) for our planet, that warms it from within. It has also given us energetic air, negative ions of oxygen, found in the wilderness (areas free of pavement and buildings that cover the ground) and can help to illuminate our mind (energetic air = more alpha brain waves, greater in amplitude, plus more coherent ) and also, for most people energetic air promotes both optimism and enthusiasm.

(c) Paul C Adams 2014


Drought and The Air We Breathe

California is in a condition called “exceptional drought”, the most severe condition of drought defined. The lack of rain has serious consequences for the air, as it is not cleaned via rain that washes it, and high levels both dust and smog are the result. Negative air ions (energetic air) cannot exist in dusty and polluted air. Furthermore, the rains normally generate very high levels of energetic air, which will not exist without the rains. In addition, the forests and plants no longer transpire as much: evaporation of water from leaves for cooling – radon  might be  transpired via leaves with water.  Nor do empty lakes and reservoirs, and thus ionization via naturally occurring radioactive radon, (radon and its alpha particles are the source of most of our energetic air,negative ions of oxygen, found in the lower atmosphere) is dramatically reduced.

It is bad enough to breathe dusty and polluted air, yet with long term drought  energetic air is lost, and this can have a significant impact on health and well being. The cilia of the bronchia are stimulated to increased action by energetic air and this helps clear the throat and lungs: without this stimulation, via air ions, pulmonary congestion and breathing difficulties are more likely. Depression of mood will occur as levels of energetic air drop to zero and below (to the opposite, which is enervated air , full of “posi-ions”, as found in the “witches winds”: Santa Ana Winds, Chinook and Foehn). For many people awareness  and the ability to think clearly could be impaired, due to a fascinating relationship between brain serotonin and air ions (Albert Krueger and Eddie Reed, University of California at Berkeley).  Also, see:  Astronauts Experience the Dangers of De-ionized Air.

What can we do about this? See my previous blogs for specific recommendations. Electronic air purifiers – ionizers are one of the best options, if you can find a good one. These devices need to be evaluated and graded, and the results published online. See link to  Negative Ions .

 More Information:   Drought, Air Ions and Health

(c) Paul C Adams 2014             updated: 9/15/14


“A Strange Experience”

John Muir was sitting on North Dome in Yosemite and suddenly had a premonition: a friend was in Yosemite Valley. He hiked for about eight miles, first down the mountain and then into Yosemite valley and checked with the register of the Hotel. Sure enough, his friend and former college professor was there.

John Muir had been sketching all day, by himself, sitting on a major promontory – dome, with a spectacular view over western Yosemite. You can find this account in: “My First Summer in the Sierra”, chapter 7, by John Muir.

Ansel Adams photographed Yosemite and the Sierra mountains with an amazing ability to capture the mystical and enchanting qualities that John Muir so vividly describes.

Paul C Adams 2014

Natural Places of Power in the American West

The following description of a luminous location, in northern California, is from my book, “Natural Places of Power in the American West”, and will be published in the future. My blog and website serve as a primer to understand this presentation, for it does include new concepts and unusual channels of perception; additional definitions and explanations are provided in the book.

I spent three years living in the forest with a backpack. I did have a part time job, and walked to work. The site described below was a place I experienced both day and night, many times. It is a very special site, being small and powerful, of consistent qualities, and located near an earthquake fault.

August 2004:      Here we find a clear mental energy, solid, linear, and vital. It is accompanied by a strong forward momentum. Decisively yang; however it is not full bodied, instead it is rather narrow. I feel a beam like quality, almost sharp. I have visited this location many times and I find the qualities to be very consistent. I venture to guess this is a geo-energy, the qualities are different than technology generated powers. At a location such as this, on the edge of town, it is necessary to distinguish between man made EMF, ultrasound (sonar) and naturally occurring energies: experience makes this possible.

The vegetation and foliage here is not unique and yields no hints about the current. Perhaps an earthquake fault lies below, and piezo-electric (PZ) currents are oozing upward. It facilitates the thinking process significantly, gracing one with an ease of logical, rational thoughts and a clarity of consciousness.

The forward momentum of the current is definite and dynamic, not peaceful. It is distinctly energetic and couples (interfaces) to my own personal energy with a perfect appropriateness.- a kind of linkage rarely so finely matched and balanced. Many species of wildlife abound here, year round, and they seem very communicative, birds singing and so forth.

The site is on the edge of town, where the forest and wilderness begins: a special place: a doorway between worlds. Some people fear one world or the other: the one of wild animals and dark forests, or the other of vehicles, strangers and noise. Is town our real home, or is it actually the forest?

Many forms of life abound here, year round, and all species seem very happy. Once, when I was camping in the area a wild bobcat visited me. I was inside my small tent looking out the door when suddenly the bobcat appeared. I was not afraid, nor was he, and we looked into each others eyes for what seemed like five to ten seconds. He stood outside the tent door opening, motionless, and looking directly at me. It was an extraordinary rapport, a trans-species silent communication free of fear or aggression. No more than two feet separated me from this large, wild cat, and still I felt no fear, apparently he was only curious, and after the encounter he slowly moved back into the forest.

 During the late hours of the night I use to walk from the illuminated streets of town into the darkness of this wilderness forest. I was going from my human world, of fellow human beings and paved sidewalks into the dark unknown, and fear touched me each and every time. Fear of the darkness and unknown. However, within half an hour the fear had vanished, to be replaced by serenity, contentedness, and peace as I settled into the forest for the night. Furthermore, I knew I was home, it was my real home, and with all the delightful sights, sounds and smells of nature permeating me and suffusing me with a refreshing experience, one that reminded me of something way back in time, way back in genetic memory, something deep down in my own psyche: unfortunately this is lost and forgotten in city life.

Then I return, walking from the wilderness back into the city, and again fear appears, as I transit the doorway back into the city. Now it is the world of the humans I fear: loud sounds, fast moving vehicles, the approach of unpredictable strangers, and the strong smells that I take in with each breath. Once again, within half an hour of walking into the city environment, my fears vanish, and I start to feel the city is my home, a very familiar place where I am with fellow humans, pursuing common interests and goals.

October 2004:    Today I walked all around the area of this site trying to determine its size. It is one of the smallest sites I have found to date. The active area is about 75 feet in diameter and the above noted qualities diminish as one leaves this zone. There are several ground level sandstone protrusions found at its center. This is a level place, well above the creek channel below. I went on a hike throughout the surrounding area, as much as a mile away, and the qualities changed and dimmished, yet were still perceptible. The geology of this area is a real curiosity. In some areas there are small hills and canyons, excavated long ago, yet still perceptible as quarries. Also, the area is distinguished as a bird sanctuary, and is vibrantly alive with an extraordinary variety of animal life. The current here corresponds with the sweet natural beauty and liveliness of the forest.

(c) Paul C Adams 2014


Divine Light

Genesis 1: 3  And God said,  “Let there be light,”  and there was light.

John 8: 12   “I am the Light of the world”  Jesus

Acts 9: 3   As he (Saul – Paul) neared  Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.

Matthew 6:22  “The light of the body is the eye: If therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.”


Paul C Adams 2014                    updated: 9-3-14


Luminous People

I flew via jet from San Jose to Los Angeles, and then to Palm Springs. While waiting to catch the bus, I found myself with a small group pf people, all headed to a meditation retreat center near Desert Hot Springs. While sitting on a lawn, close to these people, I felt as if I were near a luminous place, as found in some wilderness locations. My mind was becoming clear, focused, coherent calmness filled me, and I felt very content. I knew the effect was caused by the people, who were experienced with meditation, and unconsciously they were inducing a “meditative state of being” to those near them. The contrast for me, from Los Angeles and airports, stressed and tense, to that of the meditation, peaceful and serene was very dramatic. Contrast is an important element for recognizing luminous places, or people.

There are many natural locations which can induce a powerful meditative state of consciousness: the quality of this state is different that induced by luminous people. The wilderness locations are primal and elemental, they yield coherence but not the subtle sweetness and living vibrance of human luminosity. There are degrees of fine tuning, delicate and precise, found with luminous people, especially those who practice meditation, and these qualities can be perceived by people nearby.

Not everyone is consciously aware of the subtle environmental energies which can set their mood and focus of attention. Most people take these changes as their own, and do not trace the origin; they do not identify the multiple channels and environmental powers that affect them. Sensitivity has been lost in the stress and pressures of modern life. However, Sensitivity can be developed by diet, meditation, and time in the wilderness. Actually, this is a process that is simply returning the natural and original sensitivity of a young child.

(c) Paul C Adams 2014


Chanting and Singing

1975    Salton Sea, California         I was driving back from Mexico, and entered California via Mexicali and Calexico, heading north until reaching the southern boundary of the Salton Sea. I saw a large rock promontory off the road to the left; it was intriguing and seemed powerful.

Don Jose encouraged me to start chanting and suggested I begin alone, in the wilderness, where nature was beautiful. This site attracted me, and so I parked, and hiked to the formation, climbed up almost to the top, and sat down with my Taos pueblo drum and a rattle.The view out over the Salton Sea was awesome and inspiring. I was alone, and could see for miles in all directions.

I began drumming and humming, then trying a few words, then scagging and humming again: It was exhilarating and fun. The pulse and beat of the drum generate power, the chanting focuses the mind and heart to the moment, and multiple sound resonance’s  rapport with everything, harmonizing, unifying and healing. I could feel the energy of the environment pulsating through me, singing along in spirit, as if this place enjoyed my presence and expressed itself with me, sharing an uplifting enthusiasm.

The visionary experience can be guided, fine tuned and directed via chanting and drumming. Don Jose was a master of this ability, and employed it at all of his ceremonies. Bruce Lamb in his book, “Wizard of the Upper Amazon” reveals this technique, which is still employed by some Amazonian shamans.

Today, in modern cultures we have stereo sound systems or headphones, and access to an amazing variety of recorded music, songs and chants. This technology and its effects is a similar avenue, and can provide a guidance system for inner journeys activated via breathing methods, meditation, hypnosis, and luminous places in the wilderness.

(c) Paul C Adams 2014



1971 Guadalupe’s home, Colonia Acayapan, Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico

One of the first questions don Jose asked me was, “Do know you how to dream”?

Whenever a person seeking a cure came to don Jose, he would tell them he will dream on it, that night, and let them know the next day. Dreaming was the primary channel to access insights, in order to learn: the cause of an illness, how to cure it and what life changes a person needs, in order to become healthy again.

Learning to dream is a skill, acquired via apprenticeship, of at least six years, that includes celibacy, visits to wilderness places of luminosity and power (kakauyari), and periodic use of the Huichol sacramental peyote cactus.

“Nierica” don Jose explained (as did the Huichols yarn artists of his village) is a tunnel or passageway between waking and dreaming. Yarn painting artists ( in his village) depict it like a mandala, or kaleidoscope of symmetrical patterns. When we were in California (1976) we went to see: “2001 A Space Odyssey” by Stanley Kubrick. Don Jose liked the movie, and said the rush of colors and patterns that appeared before the space capsule descended to Jupiter was an extraordinary display of the nierica.

The Huichol word “nierica” has various definitions, including: my face, votive offering, mirror, and for some yarn artists and shamans the “interface” region between waking and dreaming.

(c) Paul C Adams 2014


Dream Screen: Cinema and DVD

Several new movies have come out recently* revealing both natural and technological access (fiction) to the inner dream screen. This latent modality of perception is seen by almost everyone during sleep and dreams. Nicolas Tesla was able to access a visionary state (edetic imaging) in waking consciousness, and use it to see the finest details of inventions and designs. See article “Skylight of the Mind” in my website archive.

Natural psychedelics (caution) such as peyote, psilocybin mushrooms, yage and tabernathe iboga (these might be illegal in your country) have been used for thousands of years by adept shamans, (experienced with psychedelics) to find the dream screen while awake, and search for lost items or people, find the locations of wild game, visit relatives far away, and even peek into the future. Today lucid dream research, hypnosis, meditation, dream yoga, brain wave entrainment, theta meditation, and biofeedback have made access to the dream screen both safe and possible in creative ways. See my previous blog: “Lucid Dreaming” Jan 2013.

There have been outstanding movies  which reveal access to the inner dream screen:   Paycheck   Matrix   Total Recall             Minority Report         Thirteenth Floor          and new releases are:   Divergent*   and    Anna*

(c) Paul C Adams 2014          updated:  8/15/14         8/19/14

Jaguar on Sanguanguey

In the early 1970′s while I was living in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico I decided to go on a hike and visit a local dormant volcano called Sanguanguey. Don Jose told me the Huichols had known this mountain as “Tatewarita”, the place of Grandfather fire.  This volcano has not erupted for at least 500 years. The town of Tepic, capital of Nayarit, is built upon ancient lava ( jal ) and ash from the eruptions of Sanguanguey.

I took a cab to a village, near the base of the mountain, and asked villagers for directions to the summit trail. After hiking an hour I began a steep ascent into the jungle, and the trail vanished, so I continued on struggling through vines and brush. I came to a rock cliff, facing me, 50 feet high and no easy way around it. When I glanced at the top, suddenly a spotted  jaguar appeared, for just a brief moment, growled, and then he was gone. If I had blinked at that moment, I would not have seen him. The growl was alarming and a probably a warning;  I was alone, off the trail, and had no defense.  I decided to continue up, around the cliff, very carefully, and later emerged from the jungle into a small clearing with a view of the top.

I had hoped to find a power spot, a luminous place, however I did not, and everything seemed normal, or usual, yet I did enjoy a great view of the distant Sierra Madre ranges, distant Tepic, and of the plains below. There was no crater, nor vapors or smoke. I found no hot springs, nor any trails around or near the site I struggled so hard to reach. From a distance this site looked like an excellent candidate as a luminous place; how a site looks may not correspond to any special powers or qualities.

After I returned to my home in Tepic, I realized the jaguar was an experience of significance, beyond words or understanding. It was his mountain, and for a second he saw me, and I saw him. Only once since then have I seen a panther – mountain lion, it was in Joseph Grant Open Space, N. California  1998).

(c) Paul C Adams 2014