New Slide Show

I have added a fourth side-show. You can find the slide shows by clicking “slide shows” on the left hand side of my home page. Then, on the slide show window menu –  click on “galleries” (upper left) below Luminous Places title. Follow this by clicking on the “wilderness gallery 5-27-13” ( on the left side of the window).

Tree Rings


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              On my walks in the Santa Cruz Mountains I have noticed tree ring patterns. Those which are most interesting are 150 to 300 years old, firs, and are found as logs, cut through for the trail passageway. The majority of such logs show the same basic pattern: Thick inner rings and progressively thinner and thinner rings out to the bark. See photo.

Tree rings and solar activity are directly related. For example, during the Maunder minimum in the 1600’s there were almost no sunspots. In this same period of the Maunder minimum North America and Europe suffered a “mini-ice age”.    “Some scientists hypothesize that the dense wood used in Stradivarius instruments was caused by slow tree growth during the cooler period ”  (wikipedia, Maunder Minimum).

Solar Activity is recorded in tree rings, as climate related factors. Sunspots and (solar) flux levels are directly related. However, the patterns we see in the last 150 years appears related to climate change due to something else. Less rainfall, year by year, in this region, is obvious to people who have lived her for 50 or more years: that is what we see in these tree rings.(see full size photo in my website Archive “Blog References”} and  also “Tree Rings Photos Reference”.

(c) Paul C Adams 2013


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Places of Power

Natural places of power, or “luminous-places” come in all sizes and types. It is not necessary to travel to exotic and distant locations to experience these special locations. Small places of power can be gentle,of low power, and perhaps more beneficial for both learning and healing than large powerful sites.The smaller sites require greater personal sensitivity, as an ability to find them.

Large sites can be over-whelming, too much to absorb, too fast. They tend to dominate, and force a specific state of mind and feeling, locking you there. For some people this might be good, and for others un-appealing, or limiting. For short periods of time the large,powerful sites are admirable, enjoyable, and stimulate significant inner change of a specific kind.

(c) Paul C Adams 2013

PS There is an update for the Drum Experience in my website Archive

Feathers and Hair

A very significant electrical charge builds ups on us as we move about. This is electrostatic electricity and can reach thousands of volts with spark discharges from us to door knobs, cars, etc. All synthetic fabrics are especially conducive to the generation of high voltages. Even nude, with no clothes the movements of the body can generate high voltages.

Body hair might be very important in its capacity to discharge the build up of electrostatic voltages upon the body. Have you noticed the small antenna like rods on the wings of jet aircraft? These discharge the build up of electrostatic voltages on the jet body – to the air.  Our brains and nervous systems are dependent upon a very precise and exact electro chemical balance. Hair could be functioning to discharge electrical imbalances, and thus reduce stress. The combination of wearing shoes, clothes (especially synthetic fabrics); living in buildings; walking on: pavement, asphalt and concrete (Insulators from ground); and having short hair: All of these might be primary culprits responsible for stress.

Feathers are effective as electrostatic conductors. Birds fly through the air, and need to discharge the build up of very high voltages: feathers do this. Feathers (and hair – furs!) have been used for massage and healing, they can help discharge the build up of tension caused by electrostatic build up.

(c) Paul C Adams 2013

Who Am I ?

Ramana Marharshi, a great Indian Yogi of the last century used the question,”Who am I” as a primary teaching and path to “Know Thyself”.

My perception, after decades of inner space exploration via multiple paths is that the human race is, at its core, is one single Spirit manifesting as so many bodies. The Human Spirit, as I perceive, it is quite a character, and plays many roles as personas (masks) or identities. Like layers of an onion, multiple identidies grow around the Spirit, and does so with almost everyone.. The identidies are very convincing, to oneself and others, and acting these identies out forms the greater dramas of life.

I was baptized Methodist and recall going to Sunday school in my youngest years. Then during early teen years my parents took me, occasionally, to Presbyterian church and sunday school. This was followed by some exposure to TV evanvelism with Billy Grahman, Charles Stanley and Robert Schueller (Hour of Power). In India, 19 years old, I studied Raja Yoga; and in my twenties I explored the path of Huichol shamanism in Mexico.

The following facts are interesting and have been relevant to me in various ways.

Huston Smith, a Methodist scholar (10 PhD’s) who I met at Esalen Institute, was impressed with my unusual spiritual path and encouraged me (mid 1970’s).

Ram Dass received his masters degree from Wesleyan Methodist University.

Edgar Mitchell (Apollo Astronaut), who was raised as a Southern Baptist, created The Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, CA.

Edgar Cayce, Presbyterian minister, the “Sleeping Profit“, ( I read this book in 1966) and origin of A.R.E. in Phoenix, AZ

(c) Paul C Adams 2013


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Adams Drive

(Sci Fi)  story:   A possible future senario:

Conciousness research leads to the fact that time is a wave form. The  past is the wave base, the trough to the crest is the formation of the present, the breaking of the wave is the present. The real duration of time is very short, from one end of the wave to other. The past exists as a memory, and the future a projection of possibilities.  Protospace precedes the time wave, just slightly, and makes possible the formation and developement of the wave.

Travel into the future, into protospace, via the Adams Drive allows instantaneous travel, as there is no speed limit, no gravity and no mass. Very brief excursions into protospace allow near instantaneous travel. Craft designed for this move into and out of protospace, and to an observer appear to be blinking on and off, or pulsating; yet they reflect no light.

Teleportation research also finds that objects can be “materialized” out of protospace. In exceptional and extraordinary circumstances some people have been able to move objects through protospace, and these cases lead to the connections between conciousness, space, time and matter.          Sci Fi reading:  “Starmaker”   Sci-Fi movies:  “Flight of the Navigator” ;  “Race to Witch Mountain” , the “Langoliers“, “Tomb Raider“, “The Philadelphia Experiment” and “Paycheck“.

(c) Paul C Adams 2013