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What do you think of the idea of mind over matter?

What if I told you that science is proving the things that the "ancients" said where possible. the ability to change our surroundings with thought alone, healing the sick with our energy. Souls, life after death, the ability to tap into untapped mental/spiritual potential. Like pre-cog, and empathy. Noetic science has weighed the "human soul", while Noetic science and bio-field research have started studying human consciousness and energy fields. Where as before many thought these as fairy tales, and fantasy, made only for things such as Star Wars and Star Treck, or religion, which tells stories of healing the sick with the mind, and things spoken into existence. Can we really do it? Now science is going about to prove these questions.
So what do you think? Possible, but improbable? Or probable, but impossible.

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    Dec 2 2012: "he ability to change our surroundings with thought alone, healing the sick with our energy. Souls, life after death, the ability to tap into untapped mental/spiritual potential."

    Nothing screams 'Im able' like people from a time where everyone believed illness was the result of demons, died of common colds, attributed every freak event to the gods, mass sacrifice, endless wars, literal scapegoating, asinine rituals and a life-length of 30 years.

    The idea that the 'ancients' could accomplish something that we couldn't is evidentially false on the grounds that we've gone out of our way in society to fix issues, issues which existed (which on your argument, wouldn't have existed because the ancients knew how to fix them with such powers and abilities).

    People in olden times make up stories, having the ability to technologically make a fraction of the story possible with 1000+ years of technology is not a sign that they were right.

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    "What do you think of the idea of mind over matter?"
    I think its also nonsense. Theres no reason to believe that anyone (past or present) has ever had such capacities.
    If we were ever able to manage something on this level, it will be through mass scientific and technological manipulation, like being able to fly but using a plane, as far as I can tell.
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      Dec 2 2012: "If we were ever able to manage something on this level, it will be through mass scientific and technological manipulation, like being able to fly but using a plane, as far as I can tell."

      Human flight preceded that of mechanical means. Even today, there are adepts who can travel to faraway places quicker and with greater ease than the swiftest of plane.

      "I think its also nonsense. Theres no reason to believe that anyone (past or present) has ever had such capacities."

      As it is used here, "Mind over matter" is as commonplace today as it was for those ancient metaphysicians. It's not that hard to discover who they are: a little research will bring them to light.

      "The idea that the 'ancients' could accomplish something that we couldn't is evidentially false on the grounds."

      You're partly right: We can "accomplish" what they (the ancients) accomplished. In fact, we do. Many are doing it daily.
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      Dec 2 2012: I think.. that you should open up your mind to new possibilities. What I said about Noetic science is true. Our thought alone effects the outside world. And collective thought, effects it greater. And the ancients new a lot of stuff we don't, or didn't figure out until later. Ancient Egyptions new of light bulbs. Or cathodes. Either way, it created light. The astrology and numerology of the "Ancients" is astounding even today. And people like Pythagoras were coming up with rules for sacred geometry... There is a lot to learn from the "ancients", even if it's not things that have to do with souls n' such.
      http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=egypt+cathode&view=detail&id=03FDC48BDE39E0D852523CFDE72F2EBD717E8222&first=1

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