the gypsies' journey...

we all are gypsies of a sort wandering traveling through this life other lives space and time here there and yon on roads less traveled - following the path of the sun and the trail of the stars to worlds known and unknown from yesterday and today into tomorrow -

this is a written and visual journal of my own travels - imagined and/or real -
imagined and/or real - a STREAMOFCONSCIOUSNESS telling of my own personal thoughts feelings experiences - interspersed with words and images of others - with things defined by most as PARAnormal which - for me - all my life - have been PERFECTLYnormal -

SO come along with me and we'll dance among the stars under the sun and over the moon - we'll share our stories around the campfire - together -


My photo
A...WOMAN IN MOTION WITH HAIR AS DARK AS NIGHT HER EYES WERE LIKE THAT OF A CAT IN THE DARK... SHE WAS A GYPSYWOMAN... she danced round and round... from the fire her face was all aglow... she was dancing... dancing... waiting for the RISING SUN... loving caring relationships are like THE RISING SUN...we are nourished by their warmth...we are energized by their strength...we grow in their light...we find shelter and solace there...they are our sanctuary... born in the sign of the sun, i am a true LEO-love the sun and its hot orange red fire-passionate in and about everything i do-i believe in instant chemistry charisma love/lust at first sight-in the magic of the eyes and the beauty of the soul-in the instant recognition familiarity in meeting someone from a past life and in the knowledge that we might meet in a future life-i believe that we are each ageless and flawless-i believe in the beauty of the moment-the whisper of yesterday-the hope of tomorrow-the power of forgiveness for even ourselves-the absolute and total beauty of love---[credit to brian hyland and curtis mayfield]

Thursday, July 23, 2009

that inner/outer glow...for real...

we've all known people who seemed ALL AGLOW - we've even felt it ourselves - ALL AGLOW - and, i, for one, have known all my life that my body's metabolism "shuts off" just like a "light switch" at about 2:00 pm every day - and now, scientists confirm all this:

Past research has shown that the body emits visible light, 1,000 times less intense than the levels to which our naked eyes are sensitive. In fact, virtually all living creatures emit very weak light, which is thought to be a byproduct of biochemical reactions involving free radicals.

(This visible light differs from the infrared radiation - an invisible form of light - that comes from body heat.)

To learn more about this faint visible light, scientists in Japan employed extraordinarily sensitive cameras capable of detecting single photons. Five healthy male volunteers in their 20s were placed bare-chested in front of the cameras in complete darkness in light-tight rooms for 20 minutes every three hours from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. for three days.

The researchers found the body glow rose and fell over the day, with its lowest point at 10 a.m. and its peak at 4 p.m., dropping gradually after that. These findings suggest there is light emission linked to our body clocks, most likely due to how our metabolic rhythms fluctuate over the course of the day.

Faces glowed more than the rest of the body. This might be because faces are more tanned than the rest of the body, since they get more exposure to sunlight - the pigment behind skin color, melanin, has fluorescent components that could enhance the body's miniscule light production.

Since this faint light is linked with the body's metabolism, this finding suggests cameras that can spot the weak emissions could help spot medical conditions, said researcher Hitoshi Okamura, a circadian biologist at Kyoto University in Japan.

"If you can see the glimmer from the body's surface, you could see the whole body condition," said researcher Masaki Kobayashi, a biomedical photonics specialist at the Tohoku Institute of Technology in Sendai, Japan.

The scientists detailed their findings online July 16 in the journal PLoS ONE.

Charles Q. Choi
Special to LiveScience charles Q. Choi
special To Livescience
Wed Jul 22, 10:32 am ET


Marlene said...

this is very fascinating...I will need ot read about this more..would this light be our aura that some people can see?

gypsywoman said...

yeah, i wonder the same thing! i'm not sure - need to investigate/research a bit - just came across this article this morning - perhaps the macgregors might have the answer? thanks for coming by - have a great day - jenean

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Nancy said...

There were some experiments of this nature noted in The Intention Experiment. What I'm wondering, if there is a connection with the Miguel Ruiz teachings. I have some books on this subject, but haven't read them yet. The Four Insights by Alberto Villoldo, PH.D - have you read this one?

gypsywoman said...

yes, i remember, nancy, about intention experiment - but at the moment couldn't remember exactly the what of it all - i've not yet gotten the four insights but have heard others mention it - will put it in my amazon basket - interesting mention of ruiz also - i'm not sure either - thanks for coming by and leaving a note - always enjoy hearing from you - jenean

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Fascinating article! I know my body glow def drops mid-afternoon!

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

Jenean, this is very interesting. I believe very much in this sort of thing. It's an amazing thing to me, what we don't know...yet.

I also believe there is a natural healing remedy for every disease, but there's more money in pharmaceutical, so it will be hard to change the elementary thinking in the minds of people.

I like the way you think.


gypsywoman said...

you know, what i would REALLY REALLY like, is to SEE my OWN GLOW - i FEEL my glow when i'm glowing - i really do FEEL it - know what i mean?

and, sixpence, yes, absolutely on natural healing remedies AND the pharmaceutical/medical INDUSTRY - and also, on the body's own healing ability/power - which chopra mentions [still again] in the spontaneous fulfillment of desire - and trish, i haven't been able to put the book down since it came the other day - so much so that my daughter keeps asking me what i did all day, and i tell her i read a lot - she has been admonishing me for not getting out and about more - and staying in reading, etc, all the time - so to get her to "change the subject" yesterday, i "went out" and drove down to get lunch and read as i was "out" - and then when i got home, i sat "outside" and read in my swing! sorry, ladies, i digress -