Air, Breathing and Life

We breathe approximately 23,000 times per 24 hours. The importance of high quality air for health and to stimulate a bright mind is obvious. Negative air ions of oxygen have an  effect on brain serotonin levels, and thus they play a role in regulating conciousness (see Alpert Krueger).

What reduces the level negative air ions of oxygen (“energetic air”) ?   

(1) Heaters and heating the air, especially with electric heaters and forced air heating systems [ turn down the heat and save both money and air ions! ]  (2) air pollution of all kinds (3) synthetic fabrics and materials such as carpets, drapes, clothes and plastics, especially in enclosed spaces with little ventilation  (4) people breathe in ionized oxygen and breathe out the opposite: posi-ions, plus water vapor and carbon dioxide. (4) storm fronts: electrostatic fields between clouds and earth; weather conditions can create massive changes in the level of air ions.

AIR #4     Ions for the Brain         Cognitive Performance           More on Air Ions

Gold Mind

One of the 10 top herbs is a precious sweetheart called Ginkgo (biloba).  This is a tree that grows in the northern hemisphere and is commonly found as a street side ornamental in many cities of the USA.  The tree almost went extinct, and was saved by Chinese Buddhist monks. It is a primitive tree from an earlier epoch,with distinctive leaves and whitish bark. South Carolina grows it commercially, with annual sales above  $500 million – mostly to Europe, where it is highly valued.

My experience with ginkgo has been very good. The springtime leaves harvested from small to medium size trees, new moon to full moon, can be chewed, the juice sucked out, and the pulp discarded. The taste is tart and pleasant, and might be used in a salad. Three to five leaves yields a serene, lucid and precise state of the mind, conducive to reading, writing, studying and of course for meditation. The effects vary according to many variables, as with most herbs, and is well worth hunting for, and learning all its secrets.  Caution: in some areas trees are sprayed with insecticides (etc.) and air pollution from vehicle exhaust can concentrate on (or in) the leaves. In this case the high quality effects are lost, and mild toxic effects can occur.

You can buy ginkgo leaves, tablets and other preparations at many health food stores, and some pharmacies. Some of these products are pleasant and reminiscent of the fresh picked, young leaves: the preparations are worth trying for the experience and reference.

(c) Paul C Adams 2014

Business and E-Mail Update

How lucrative is my online photo sales?  Since I set it up over a year ago I not sold any pictures. For this reason I decided to offer online print sales via a professional lab:  see “Online Print Sales” found by clicking “Store” on my website home page  (lower right side). Recently I added a gallery of photo prints for sale, with super discounts, for a limited time:  See “Luminous Places Discount Gallery”.

Donations: (left side of home page): none.

I have 3 email addresses, yet to date I have only received several emails. I enjoy hearing from people, so feel free to send me an email with your greetings and any criticism or recommendations.  Nor have I received any phone calls or postal mail: I find this surprising, for I had expected to hear from more people who are interested in my website and blog.

Paul C Adams ( aka: Prem Das)






There are times when I wake up in the morning (or after a nap) and for a moment have no recall of who I am, or where I am;  a common experience for many people. This special moment is a good time to experience our “being” without identification with personality or history: it is freedom from the limitations of time and space.

How can we improve our memory to recall more facts and experiences? John Muir states in his autobiography “My Boyhood and Youth” that he memorized the entire New Testament and three-quarters of the Old Testament at a very early age. He credits his father for this ability, the result of frequent thrashings (whipped and spanked). He says the  Scotch teachers of Dunbar (early 19th century. USA frontier era was probably similar) knew the relationship between the skin and memory. Everyone has had a traumatic experience that leaves a solid memory from the past. Today we know this power to memorize is the result of vasopressin (ADH antidiuretic hormone) secreted by the pituitary gland during traumatic events, such as being slapped, hit or whipped.

“Diapid” is a nasal spray of dilute vasopressin (ADH) and is available from your doctor by prescription. In ‘Life Extension: A Practical and Scientific Approach” Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw provide information about this hormone and its powerful effect on memory. Rather than frequent thrashings of the skin there is an option. This pharmaceutical, Diapid, can prove useful for memory activation and stimulation during intense study periods. I tried it and found it effective, when used occasionally, but not frequently.

Rosemary herb can be a very powerful memory stimulant.  Grinding a very small amount of the fresh leaf with a little water, and then rubbing this solution into my scalp, after a short wait, past memories were activated in fine detail. I have not had success using teas or consuming the herb; a high potency shampoo might work.

There are luminous places in the wilderness that stimulate the mind to a fine degree, and activate memories.

I believe time “travel” into the future via dreams is possible (precognitive dreams), and occurs frequently for many people. However, memories of the future are lost upon returning to the present. Perhaps memories of the future are “tagged” or “tuned” by their very nature, for each specific time, and can only retrieved if they have a “tag”. On rare occasions a memory from the future does get back to the present, as it was not tagged, or the tag came off. In this case the memory of the future can have a significant effect on the present, such as an invention.

(c) Paul C Adams 2014                updated: 4-15-14


A bright student, a bright person, a bright mind. Luminousity and mental brilliance go hand in hand. How can the mind be “tunned” to this condition?

There are many tecniques and methods to bring the mind up and out of lethargy and foggy dulllness. Walking, running, and meditation all provide the stimulus and focus for the mind to become bright.

A pharmaceutical drug called “Hydergine” by Sandoz is a miracle. For most people, it has few side effects; it is not addictive. It does bring the mind to a clear and precise focus, lucid and sober. It mimics NGF (nerve growth factor) and stimulates brain cells toward superior communication and growth. Free radicals are neutralized by it, like melatonin. Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw (Life Extension: A Practical and Scientific Approach) praise this drug above all others for the multitude of beneficial effects it offers.

I have tried hydergine and agree with the claims that it makes the mind bright, sharp and improves memory. I took it daily for 3 years, stopped suddenly, and noticed no negative side effects or withdrawal symptoms. It did leave my mind and memory improved in qualitative ways that seem permanent.

Hydergine is superior in performance when taken sublingual several times a day. The generic competition of the Sandoz product may not have the same quality.

(c) Paul C Adams 2014

Solar Power Home

Here is another excellent reason to build solar-powered homes, or convert your home to solar power:

Solar power is a direct current (DC) system, versus the alternating current (AC) found in homes powered by the “grid” -  wires from the street The magnetic field within a house, created by the DC system of solar power is linear and stable (relatively: depending on the use of “inverters”). This is a smooth and constant field which might have beneficial qualities, perceptible as peaceful and wholesome. My experiences at some wilderness places of power supports this possibility.   

Our electrical power usage generates a “magnetic flux field” throughout the home, which is perceived by the body and influences cellular chemistry and metabolism. See the link to current research directly relevant to this subject.   

Recent studies demonstrate distinct changes in gene expression in cells exposed to a weak magnetic field (MF). MFs and solar cycles-dependent geomagnetic field fluctuations are capable of altering expression of genes related to function of NF-κB, hormones and other biological regulators. Notably, NF-κB, along with its significant role in immune response, also participates in differential regulation of influenza virus RNA synthesis”   Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2010 March; 7(3): 938–965.

(c) Paul C Adams 2014

One Gallon Bath

 How can we save water? It is good to know you can bathe with just one gallon of water. In the event of an emergency, while camping, or just to save water the “one gallon bath” is fun and easy.

Fill a one gallon water jug with (clean) tap water. To make warm water, let it sit in the direct sunlight, or heat a small pot of water on the stove and return this to the container. Place a plastic sheet or poncho on the floor or ground. Sit or squat down, nude or wearing a swimsuit. Have a plastic dish basin to catch water as you pour water, with a cup. over your head. Wash head and hair first, catching as much water in the basin as possible; use minimal amount of bio-degradable soap (environmentally friendly, such as Dr. Bronners).     Next, wash your body with a wash cloth using the soapy water caught in the dish basin. Then toss out soapy water, pour fresh water into the basin and rinse again using the wash cloth.  Mop up water that spilled around you with a towel or cloth.    

It is possible to bathe with this technique and still have clean water remaining, as much as a half-gallon!

Bathing helps neutralize the build up of “stray” electrostatic fields on our bodies, and is part of the reason we feel “lighter and brighter” after a bath or shower.

(c) Paul C Adams 2014


The Northern Lights: Florescence

Another example of florescence is the aurora of both north and south poles.There is a magical and mysterious quality to this light and is believed by some indigenous people to be a port or bridge to heaven. This is home to Santa Claus and the flying reindeer.

Some diamonds produce florescence and are highly valued.  UV light enters the diamonds and visible light exits these brilliant, precious stones.   ”Why are Precious Stones Precious”?                                                    

(c) Paul C Adams 2014

Florescent Light

Our newest lighting technology uses florescence to help save energy and money. You can buy compact fluorescent lights (CFL) or LED which use “florescence”.These modern lights save you money by using a fifth as much power to create the same brilliance (lumens) as the old-fashioned incandescent lights. This is a way you can help with conservation (of electric power from gas, coal or nuclear sources) and over the years save a lot of money.

Florescence has the root “Flore” which means flower in spanish.  Mother Nature has evolved plants and animals that can convert one frequency to another, such as UV light to visible light. Fritz Popp takes sees this on an atomic and molecular level, when life uses this conversion for communications between cells and within an organism.

(c) Paul C Adams 2014

Luminous Cactus

I first heard about “peyote light” from Carlos Castaneda at lecture in Santa Cruz, CA in the early 1970′s. He was promoting his first book, “Don Juan A Yaqui Way of Knowledge“. At a bus station in Nogales, Arizona he met a Yaqui Indian elder from Sonora, Mexico. Carlos Castaneda’s primary interest was to learn about peyote. We read in his books that peyote is seen glowing in the evening hours and this light helps to find the small cacti that is naturally camouflaged within the desert environment. Yarn paintings by the Huichol Indians also reveal peyote luminescence.

Peyote is the holy sacrament of the Huichol Indians, and for the (US) Native American Church. The later consumes tonnes* of peyote (each year ) during weekend – all night prayer ceremonies throughout the US. The Huichol Indians of Mexico have a tradition of walking from their Sierra Madre villages several hundred miles, eating only tostadas in the evening, and after three weeks of hiking consume and gather peyote in the high altitude desert, and then hike back to their families and celebrate.

Night vision is usually improved after consuming the very bitter (and nauseating) peyote cacti. It (seems) easy to see in the dark and walk about the desert without difficulty. Research has discovered that peyote and various other natural “hallucinogens” have the very interesting characteristic of florescence. This occurs when UV light is shinned upon a solution ( strong tea) of the cacti. The UV light is received by the solution and stimulates the emission of visible light: this reminds me of the work of Dr. Fritz Popp and bio-photon emission.

Parke Davis pharmaceutical corporation sold peyote extract to the American public in the late 1800′s as a herbal remedy: it was well received and popular. Market places in Mexico sold peyote to the public before 1970: train cargo cars were filled with sacks full of peyote and sent from the desert to Mexico City and Guadalahara. Today it is illegal except for traditional indigenous use.

Selegiline (deprimyl) is a PEA (phenethylamine) drug that has similar pharmacological characteristics as the basic structure of phenethylamines found in peyote. Just as with the mood enhancing/antidepressant effects of peyote (and good chocolate), this pharmaceutical yields multiple mental and emotional benefits and has earned billions of dollars. PEA (phenethylamines) have been identified within the human brain as natural mood elevators, the deficiency of which results in various symptoms including depression.

* Peyote, when harvested correctly, by cutting off only the top, reproduces as with a cutting, and often results in clusters of many cacti growing from the same root-stock. Mescaline, a PEA associated with visions, can be absent, or found in very low concentrations from peyote harvested from the high altitude desert of Mexico. Peyote is commercially grown in deserts for the quarter of a million members of the Native American Church, and is harvested after 5 to 8 years (like ginseng).

(c) Paul C Adams 2014