Just caught this DVD — surpringly filmed in front of a small audience way back in 2004 — presentation of a lecture by William A. Tiller, the physicist, wherein he presents proof through clinical studies and formulas that human beings through intention can significantly affect physical reality. Another grand leap for science into territory that has normally been reserved for spiritual, new age, occult or paranormal paradigms and often dismissed by the scientific community.
Of course Dr. tiller’s discoveries are not new to the world of science. Those who have been following this exciting vectoring and merging of the two assumed disparate fields remember well the infamous book The Tao of Physics, to name but one. But Dr. Tiller’s work here only adds to what many outside of hard science have known for millennia, that there is much more to our human potential than just doing our best to navigate the events that “happen to us”… But rather it is us who are actually creating those events. They may “happen”, indeed; but not without our direct or indirect intention in one way or another.
Harry Palmer, the discoverer, inventor and author of the Avatar series of knowledge and techniques — books, DVD lectures, and most importantly courses — has been the chief proponent of these theories over the last thirty years, long before the concept took hold and became hip as a pop culture phenom. [Palmer wasn’t the first to propose the idea that beliefs precede experience or that human beings create their own reality.
One can find the idea hidden in a variety of esoteric teachings centuries old, from Madame Blavatsky and her Theosophy theories, her prodigy Krishnamurti, Lester Levinson and his pioneering work with the Sedona Method, the noble men who brought us NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and Anthony Robbins and many others. Some people even propose that Jesus of Nazereth’s orignal teachings were tilted this way but were then deliberately and maliciously changed as a controlling mechanism by the Roman Empire who annexed his work in order to create their “Catholic Church”.
But Harry Palmer holds a special place in the history of this human evolution (and now cosmological) movement in that he was the first person to create functional tools and processes that allow just about anyone, given the right setting and with some practice, to access and make use of this emerging paradigm of evolving knowledge. That collection of tools and techniques is called “Avatar” or The Avatar Courses. Based on my own study of the field, I have still not come across anything even remotely as powerful in regards to the transformational and impact potential this particular collection of knowledge and tools has. While others study, teach, present and preach, — think Dr. Wayne Dyer or Deepak Chopra… book after hook of factoids, anecdotes and opinions — Palmer was busy developing simple (and sometimes quite complex) techniques of doingness so that one could take advantage of the discoveries of this work and knowledge. The Avatar tools take the theories out of the abstract and bring them into day to day reality, out of the realm of thinking and the mind and into our lives as daily activities of real life experience. If you’ve ever baked a cake from scratch before, then you already understand the difference between eating a cake, reading about cake, and learning how to bake a cake step by step. Avatar, so far at least, is the only system we have on earth that can teach a person the step by step instructions on how to manifest reality using their attention, will and intention. It’s miraculous stuff to say the least.]
I myself have been studying and teaching the Avatar materials for nearly twenty years now. Again, long before it became “a thing.” Back when I first started, I was just a wee lad and when you suggested to someone that it might possibly be they who were creating their reality — as opposed to reality randomly (or through some sort of destiny) just “happening to them”, you would usually be met with anything from a blank stare, a confused look, or a downright nasty and defensive rebuttal. Over the years I have observed that it was a very small percentage of folks who were even the least bit open to the idea, which necessitated them understanding the idea in the first place. Bear in mind i am blessed to live and work in a very special and unique community. The world of arts and letters, entertainment and communications, is possibly one of the most liberal, open minded and intelligent communities in our global society as a whole. And even then one still finds that most people were or are usually quite skeptical about this theory that we create our experiences based on our beliefs, rather than our beliefs stemming from our experiences.
But through the years I have watched the world wake up to these ideas. It has been a remarkable experience, watching this slow awakening. What was once a non-thing turned into a thing but a “ridiculous notion”, then an intriguing possibility, then an underground pop culture phenomenon, and mow a mainstream fad that’s so enraptured the public at large that even her holiness Oprah Winfrey is scouring the earth to attempt to learn the secrets of what Palmer might call deliberate reality creation. She’s come close a few times. Walked on hot coals with Tony Robbins. That’s a good start. Eventually she’ll get there i bet and millions of housewives all over America will gasp when she finally discovers the core beliefs that are at the heart of her weight challenges, or cathartically takes personal responsibility for her troubled childhood. But this is big stuff, deep, a path that takes immense courage and a more than open mind. The point being, when something reaches Oprah, you can safely state it is no longer “underground.”
But up until the last few years, though hundreds of thousands of people all over the earth have experiential knowledge that we can indeed create or discreate our realities at will using the Avatar tools, we still did not have a scientific system that explained what exactly we were doing. Therefore it still seemed the stuff of mysticism or the paranormal. Just think of the average person’s view of people “being psychic”… The majority think it bunk, or worse… (I just laughed out loud but I’ll save you the LOL, ha!) But it does tend to make one chuckle, because I’ve been using the tools for so long and thus understand that it is quite real, just as real as say tying our shoelaces or snapping our fingers, tools we learned years ago as children in a step by step manner that once seemed utterly impossible to us when we were toddlers. And we still hear people claim that they believe that “psychic powers are evil” every now and then too, which is even funnier still. But for the most part we just hear people talk about it as if it is theoretical or questionable. primarily because they do not yet realize that these abilities are real, they haven’t studied it yet, they haven’t learned how to do any of it themselves, they’ve not had an experiential experience of it yet, and they don’t yet know the science behind it.
Science is a funny thing. Or perhaps it is humanity that’s the funny thing. Tell someone they can fly and they’ll bet their child’s life that they can’t. But if they wake up the next day and read in the newspaper that scientists have discovered that human beings can in fact fly, they’ll be flapping like a bird all over their neighborhood. Such is life. Well now more and more scientists from a wide variety of different fields of research are all coming to the same conclusion: “We are all capable of performing what we think of as miracles. We have plenty of critical experimental data, wherein at least under special conditions, human intention can robustly affect physical reality.” –Dr. William A. Tiller Ph. D. Stanford University Professor Emeritus Physics
Dr. Tiller’s work is just one of many now in the world of science that has found proof that these ideas are a possibility, that they were real all along. I would guess that most of them have no idea how far we’ve already come in advancing the theories into day to day practices in other areas of human endeavor, such as Avatar. To the scientists of the world these are still theories, provable, and thus potentially realistic, but theories still. Wait until they realize that they arent just theories, but in fact modern day tools that thousands of people are using everyday. When these two trains meet… It’s going to be one hell of an explosion one reckons.
I personally never needed a scientific explanation to explain to me how or why it was possible to create or discreate beliefs or experiences or reality in my life. Being able to do it has always been enough for me, that’s what mattered. But i still find it a fascinating journey watching and learning along with the scientists of our day as they slowly discover the physical mechanisms of what makes these seeming miracles possible. This DVD mentioned above is a good one if you share in this.
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