The Orgasmic Mind: The Neurological Roots of Sexual Pleasure
Achieving sexual climax requires a complex conspiracy of sensory and psychological signals—and the eventual silencing of critical brain areas
By Martin Portner, Scientific American Mind, 2008 [Excerpt]
[S]exual desire and orgasm are subject to various influences on the brain and nervous system, which controls the sex glands and genitals. And many of those influences are environmental. Recent research, for example, shows that visual stimuli spur sexual stirrings in women, as they do in men.
Achieving orgasm, brain-imaging studies show, involves more than heightened arousal. It requires a release of inhibitions and control in which the brain’s center of vigilance shuts down in males; in females, various areas of the brain involved in controlling thoughts and emotions become silent. The brain’s pleasure centers tend to light up brightly in the brain scans of both sexes, especially in those of Continue reading
From Six things science has revealed about the female orgasm, New Scientist, 2009
This week we report on the continuing debate about female ejaculation: is it real, and if so why does it happen?
Ejaculation is just one of the aspects of female sexuality that are being demystified by research. In particular, the female orgasm, the subject of so many myths and folk beliefs, is gradually being understood.
Following some intense field research, here are some of the key facts about the female orgasm, as revealed by modern science.
The G spot is real
The G spot is a small region in the vagina that, if stimulated, can produce wildly intense orgasms – or so the popular claim goes. However, in 2008, an Italian research team found anatomical differences between women who could have G-spot orgasms and women who couldn’t. (See: Ultrasound nails location of the elusive G spot)
The brain switches off Continue reading
Earth’s Core 1,000 Degrees Hotter Than Expected
By Elizabeth Howell, 2013
Earth’s internal engine is running about 1,000 degrees Celsius (about 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit) hotter than previously measured, providing a better explanation for how the planet generates a magnetic field, a new study has found.
A team of scientists has measured the melting point of iron at high precision in a laboratory, and then drew from that result to calculate the temperature at the boundary of Earth’s inner and outer core — now estimated at 6,000 C (about 10,800 F). That’s as hot as the surface of the sun. Continue reading
by Halexandria [Edited]
Sacred Mathematics refers to the concepts which, according to ancient scholars, encompassed all of creation in mathematical terms. It includes numerical ratios of the most profound significance (literally Transcendental Numbers), the nature of numbers themselves (Numerology), their mutual relationship (Astrology), strange beasts such as Magic Squares and Infinite Series, those astounding aspects of geometrical relationships in Sacred Geometry which seem to defy logical or rational explanation, and the manner in which all of these aspects describe the universe.
Sacred Mathematics represents a wholly contained and internally consistent philosophy — a philosophy which describes physical reality, its cosmogony and every aspect of its science. The Greek Philosopher, Plato, taught:
“Geometry is knowledge of the eternally existent. Numbers are the highest degree of knowledge. It is knowledge itself.” Continue reading
by Bruce Rawles
The Square Root of 3 and the Vesica Piscis
The Vesica Piscis is formed by the intersection of two circles or spheres whose centers exactly touch. This symbolic intersection represents the “common ground”, “shared vision” or “mutual understanding” between equal individuals. The shape of the human eye itself is a Vesica Piscis. The spiritual significance of “seeing eye to eye” to the “mirror of the soul” was highly regarded by numerous Renaissance artists who used this form extensively in art and architecture. The ratio of the axes of the form is the square root of 3, which alludes to the deepest nature of the triune which cannot be adequately expressed by rational language alone. Continue reading
by Bruce Rawles
In nature, we find patterns, designs and structures from the most minuscule particles, to expressions of life discernible by human eyes, to the greater cosmos. These inevitably follow geometrical archetypes, which reveal to us the nature of each form and its vibrational resonances. They are also symbolic of the underlying metaphysical principle of the inseparable relationship of the part to the whole. It is this principle of oneness underlying all geometry that permeates the architecture of all form in its myriad diversity. This principle of interconnection, inseparability and union provides us with a continuous reminder of our relationship to the whole, a blueprint for the mind to the sacred foundation of all things created. Continue reading
Souls and Embryos
by D.J. Jordan
When does an embryo get a soul and become a human being in the womb of the mother? Abortionists say, it happens at the time of birth, and therefore it means that their legally sanctioned stoppage of life is justified, for they say it is not yet a real human being, just a mass of flesh. But I and many, many others would say differently. There are no exact scriptures on it, [so] allow me to present my basis from a scientific point of view.
For others suggest that embryo’s get souls at 4 months, but 4 months is just when the embryo has completely differentiated biologically into tiny but complete systems. It is complete but totally [dependent] on the mother for nourishment and protection. And then there are others that contend that this so-called completion period is accomplished even earlier, making the time frame for when an embryo gets a soul even more complicated and debateable in [their] eyes. But no where have I read biologically or spiritually that something happens at four months, or at three months. Continue reading