Mountain Air that Feeds the Spirit and Inspires

For I believe that climate does thus react on man, – as there is something in the mountain air that feeds the spirit and inspires. Will not man grow to greater perfection intellectually as well as physically under these influences?”

Henry D.Thoreau,  Walking, pg 28, Applewood Books, 1992; first published in1862.

Paul C Adams 2017

My book, A Guide To Luminous Places is available as a download from  You can read this ebook on any computer, tablet, and some smart phones: the App for  this is free from Amazon.  Paperback edition: A Guide To Luminous Places.

Movies to See

Anthony Hopkins plays the star actor in Solace, as a psychic who worked for law enforcement. He has the ability to pick up an object and receive information about the person who owned it, with a full visual revelation. Here we see both remote viewing and crystal clear eidetic imaging used to help locate lost persons, and learn of their stories. It is an excellent story, with impressive cinematography: you will enjoy it.

Another movie to see is: Hereafter, starring Matt Damon. This drama is about the ability to communicate with those ho have recently passed on, and retrieve important messages. Matt Damon plays the reluctant psychic, and he does a great job performing this unusual role.

Paul C Adams      2017

My book, A Guide To Luminous Places is available as a download from  You can read this ebook on any computer, tablet, and some smart phones: the App for  this is free from Amazon.   Paperback edition: A Guide To Luminous Places.

Luminous Places, Longevity and Time Dilation

Regular visits to luminous places in the wilderness reduce stress by inducing a peaceful state of well being. In addition, they confer a charge of vital energy: this has been my experience, consistently, on many occasions. Could these experiences add years to ones life span?  I think so, especially when combined with sufficient exercise, a nutritious diet and avoidance of toxins. In addition, the wilderness experience, especially near luminous places, adds a strong dose of enthusiasm and optimism for daily life.

My experience in the wilderness consistently provides another fascinating benefit: time dilation. In the wilderness and near luminous places the experience of time slows down, and therefore, in a subjective way, one lives longer. I think this approach to living longer, within an average lifetime, is practical and reliable.

My book, A Guide To Luminous Places is available as a download from  You can read this ebook on any computer, tablet, and some smart phones: the App for  this is free from Amazon.  Paperback edition: A Guide To Luminous Places.

Paul C Adams (c) 2017

The Path To Luminous Places

What are the benefits derived from luminous places?

  • A significant reduction of stress, and a return to peace.
  • Improved relationships with people: this is due to feeling better, both peaceful and energetic. It is easy to relate with people when your batteries are fully charged.
  • A clear mind, and insights about problems that need to be solved.
  • A deep appreciation for the natural world and our place within it.
  • Feeling wholesome, healed, coherent, focused, inspired and optimistic.
  • Enjoyable walks in nature, breathing fresh air and visiting beautiful environments.
  • A stronger body, greater endurance and fitness.
  • An enhanced ability to dream and recall episodes or details.
  • Serenity and vitality that can be shared with others.

My book, A Guide To Luminous Places is available as a download from  You can read this ebook on any computer, tablet, and some smart phones: the App for  this is free from Amazon.   Paperback edition: A Guide To Luminous Places.

Paul C Adams   (c) 2017





Our Sense of Presence

I suspect that one of our first senses to develop is that of presence. A new born baby can sense, via a feeling, the presence of the mother, can also distinguish this from father, or sibling and stranger. The qualities of presence, unique to each person, are noticeably absent after death: the deceased have no perceptible presence, this is obvious at a funeral. Pets are keen to notice the qualities of presence, and they prefer proximity to their master and might be repulsed by the presence of strangers.

The sense of presence is also very strong at many luminous places in the wilderness. It is not exactly the same as human presence, for it lacks living vibrancy, yet it still is wholesome and satisfying, filling what would otherwise be a sense of isolation, loneliness or even desolation in the wilderness. Also, there is a peculiar quality of presence in all city environments, and it can be very strong, a result of both human presence and radiant electric fields (powerline, cell phones, radio, etc).

Michael Persinger determined that magnetic fields placed near the head are frequently perceived as a presence (the god helmet); some people have experienced this as a divine, psychic or occult mystery of presence.

Luminous places in the wilderness are also referred to as the spirit of place, power spots and places of power. I believe that many of these special locations have extraordinary natural magnetic qualities, they are anomalies which are perceptible to some people. Long ago, before electricity and radio, when people everywhere ate organic natural foods and lived in small groups of semi nomadic hunter-gatherers, the ability to sense presence, via inner feelings, was probably significant, and might have been sensitive enough to perceive magnetic north and south, allowing superior navigation and migrations.

“I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright”. Henry D. Thoreau, pg. 20, Walking, first published in1862.

Paul C Adams (c) 2017    updated: 3/15/17

Songs of the Luminous Ten

Our sun and all the planets are singing unique and fascinating songs. Each has its own broadcast in the radio frequency part of the spectrum, and NASA has recorded these with space probes. Take a look at this YouTube presentation: All Planet Sounds From Space. The radio frequencies from the sun and planets are converted to audio signals that we can hear.  Jupiter is of particular interest, as it has a radiant cone pattern of propagation that periodically intersects earth, and it usually more powerful (on earth)  than radio frequencies from the sun.

Paul C Adams

A Guide to Luminous Places

My book, A Guide to Luminous Places: Exploring Inner and Outer Luminosity is now available online from   If you do not have a Kindle reader, you can read the book by downloading a free App from Amazon, and this can be used to read Kindle books on computers, tablets or mobile devices. An advantage of Kindle e-books is that you can download future versions that are updated, including corrections and improvements. My book contains many color photos: you will enjoy these most on the Kindle Fire tablets, or computers and tablets with high resolution for color viewing.  Paperback edition: A Guide To Luminous Places.

Paul C Adams    February,  2017

Magnetite from Mars

The martian meteorite ALH84001 arrived on Earth 13,000
years ago. The chain like formation, typical of biogenic magnetite, suggests this was a life form. This is the oldest reported magnetofossils, from 4.0 billion-year-old carbonate blebs, in the Martian meteorite. The oldest Earth magnetofossils are 2.1 billion years old.  See YouTube: The Universe: Martian Life – ALH-84001

Magnetoreception may well have been among the first sensory systems to evolve, as suggested by the presence of magnetosomes and magnetosome chain structures in the 4.0 billion year old carbonate blebs of the Martian meteorite ALH84001 [50••,51,52]. although this is nearly a billion years older than the oldest microbial fossils on Earth, it suggests that this genetic ability was brought here from Mars via the process of panspermia.”

YouTube: This is Mars 2017

Reading: Mars, National Geographic, Nov. 2016           Mission to Mars, Time, special edition, Nov. 2016

Magnetite-based magnetoreception”  Joseph L Kirschvink*, Michael M Walker and Carol E Diebel

Paul C Adams                       updated 2/15/17

Memory, Magnetite and the Air We Breathe

A publication has suggested that our memory may revolve round biogenic magnetite  within the brain.  Biogenic magnetite has been detected in cells throughout the human body, and especially in brain cells. The largest quantities are found in the membranes surrounding the brain, known as the pia and dura, and they contain up to 100 million biogenic crystals. According to one theory, this might act as either a shield for the brain; another possibility, I suggest, is as a transducer network for reception of magnetic and electromagnetic signals (including the schumann resonance frequencies, the geomagnetic field, tectonic piezo-electric fields, and empathic or telepathic detection of brainwaves) Human sensitivity to magnetic signals has been seen as low as 10’s of nanoteslas.

Nano sized spherical microscopic particles of inorganic magnetite have been found in samples of human brain tissues, the count per gram is above 100 million in some samples. The origin of these particles is suspected to be from automobile engines (combustion chambers), and brakes. Platinum particles of the same type, presumably from catalytic converters have also been detected. Serious speculation has been proposed, that this could be a significant factor for the development of alzheimers disease: the nano sized particles, it has been proposed, pass up the nasal passages and directly into the brain via the olfactory nerves, . They suspect that free radial generation occurs within the brain from exposure to the billions of magnetite nanospheres, this form of inorganic iron is very toxic. In addition, the magnetic fields of the brain can be confused by this form of inorganic iron, corresponding with memory issues, and disturbances of other mental functions.

Electrostatic air purifiers, especially when combined with hepa filters can remove air borne pollutants, even those that are microscopic. An additional filter utilizing a magnetic field could be included to reduce nano-sized magnetite particles. The best solution is to avoid breathing polluted air. Unfortunately, this not possible for most modern people in city environments, and air purification technologies look like the only option.

Iron and Alzheimers, Dr. Joseph Mercola

Paul C Adams (c) 2017          updated: 1/27/17

Rise of the Himalayas

During my visit to India in 1971 I felt a distinct energy quality everywhere, it permeated the people and the land. My feeling in India was of a soothing, calm, magnetic and feminine quality: receptive, intuitive, gentle and spiritual. This contrasts dramatically with the West, specifically the west coast of the United states, which to me feels electric, dynamic, masculine, yielding a sense of forward momentum and a desire for activity. The west coast is also a collision in progress: the Pacific Plate colliding with the American Plate; here also we find piezo-electric energy (pressure between rocks, crystal containing granite, and igneous rocks) radiating from areas near earthquake faults, existing as a continuous background level of seismic activity.

I suspect that the on going collision of the Indian subcontinent with the Asian continent is generating a very powerful field of piezo-electric energy, and sensitive individuals can perceive this as specific qualities of feeling. For more information, see the YouTube presentations about the rise of the Himalayas, and Plate Tectonics and California Geology.

YouTube: Rising Himalayas   and   70 Million Years in Two Minutes

Plate Tectonics and California Geology

Paul C Adams (c) 2017       updated:1/26/17