Extraordinary People - Iceman

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Extraordinary People - Iceman

Postby Guy » Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:10 am

Extraordinary People or Crazy People? You decide...

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Re: Extraordinary People - Iceman

Postby Individual » Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:28 am

This man's biology is remarkable.

In the future -- maybe 30 years -- assuming we're not all dead, I believe there will be something you could call a "neo sapien", an entirely new species of genetically enhanced human beings which will all have powers like this... hopefully, in my lifetime...
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Re: Extraordinary People - Iceman

Postby Guy » Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:41 am

Also on that user's youtube channel there are other "Extraordinary People" including a man who can calculate large numbers in the blink of an eye (aka Human Calculator) and some people who claim to have their senses mixed together, so that they can "taste sounds" or "hear colours", etc.
Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm

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Re: Extraordinary People - Iceman

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:34 am

Greetings Guy,

That last thing is nothing new.

Synesthesia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synesthesia

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Retro. :)
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Re: Extraordinary People - Iceman

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:39 am

There is a tibetan practice called tsumo (I think) if you ever get a chanv=ce to watch a documentry about tibettan mummies there is a section on it, at least in the one I saw!

and there has been research done on this form of meditation.
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Re: Extraordinary People - Iceman

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:41 am

This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."


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