Berkeley’s Psychic Institute – Part 1

Jan 5th, 2002
Here is a description of my experience at Berkeley’s Psychic Institute.

Just to tell you of the experience of visiting a psychic fair. Some background. The Berkeley’s Psychic Institute was founded in 1973 http://www.berkeleypsychic.com/ so the organize fairs once in a while in the 4 branches they have over California. They provide courses on various spiritual developments and even have a 2 year course on becoming more psychic.

So last sat and sun was a fair in Berkeley. Find parking was a problem in Berkeley (that’s another matter : ) … anyway.. there were balloons here and there.. it was in a building, not a open ground fair. The fair area was split into 2 halves. One was dealing with the more traditional stuff things like tarot cards, palm readings etc. The other have (bigger) was dealing with the mental psychic powers. I wasn’t all that interested in the traditional stuff. I went for a quick look a round. So I decided to get a some coupons for some readings($10 per reading or $25 for 3..all 15 minute readings) and a Aura photograph.

So now to the readings. Now in order to have some sort of scientific study, I decided to ask 3 different psychics the same question. Which was, “I have been having these dreams during most of my teen years until now, which featured a girl which is always prominent in them and no matter what the story line is, the ending is always the 2 of us holding hands going off happily”. Back ground info for you, is that the story lines tend to be mostly adventure, or escaping bad guys.. something like the TV series McGuyver if you remember.

Now the summary (they said a lot of things but I’ll put in the interesting parts.. Interesting to me I mean. The amazing thing was that all 3 had this first image, meaning they talked about this before anything else. The image of this god like being that occupies half of my spiritual space. According to them its like almost exactly half of my aura. This being seems nurturing, providing healing, comfort, support, wealth. (wealth hehehe yeah right.. enough I suppose not rich :p )

Further investigation by them, seems to be that this being came to me in my past life, I seemed to be in india some place (as they see saris and that sort of attire during those times) and this being appeared as a beautiful statuesque women and sort of enveloped me. Apparently, they say this being has been with me for a very long time. The other thing was that my spirit seems to want to break this attachment to grow but this being seems not to want to let go. (I guess like a mother?)

They got the impression my by spirit shouting into a stethoscope with the ear plugged into my physical being. Shouting at my body get my butt moving to improve my own spirituality. : ) They laughed when they saw this image. One of them also saw (I think he was a teacher because he had students and was correcting what they were doing as I was being read) that I had a red rose in front of my third eye. That he says that I have some strong clairvoyance capability but for some reason didn’t validate it or know what to do with it. He also said that there was some sort of blockage that looks like a lock in front of my 5 chakra which means that was some sort of blockage to my creativity and expressing myself to others. Which is sort of true 🙂 I used to stutter over words although that hardly happens now but then not many people listen to my opinions anyway.


Then after this, they started to investigate my question, it appears that this person in my dreams is real and is from a past life with some sort of an agreement. The link is so strong that if I meet that person, I will know who she is. They got an image of me in some sort of class room learning some craft with my hands and that is when I’ll meet her. Hmm does that explain why suddenly early last year I got the impression to start drawing?
At then end, to me I think it was to reassure me of what they were saying, they mentioned several parts of my earlier childhood , teen years, of what I went through, and some specific events. Which was pretty accurate.

WildFlower Hall

In 2015, I went to a hotel called WildFlower Hall managed by Oberoi in Shimla

You can find the link to this hotel here. This hotel used to be the place where Lord Kitchener stayed during the British colonial days in India. Shim-la was a place where the British government will move to during summer to escape the scorching heat in Delhi.

This hotel is about 7500 feet high. It takes about 8-10 hours by car/train to get to from Dehli. Hence this is not a usual tourist destination.

Wildflower Hall main building
Wildflower Hall main building

This place had a magnificent view and great interior decoration. Situated up on its own hill with it back towards a nature reserve.

Reception area of Wildflower Hall

Reception area of Wildflower Hall

 

Even the smoking lounge is fantastic.

Smoking Lounge of the WildFlower Hall
Smoking Lounge of the WildFlower Hall
Smoking Lounge of the WildFlower Hall
Smoking Lounge of the WildFlower Hall

Here is the view from the front of the restaurant.

View from terrace
View from terrace

They had a wonderful head Chef called Dinash and he made simply divine meals.

Fantastic food served in the Wildflower Hall
Fantastic food served in the Wildflower Hall

There is also a heated indoor pool and an infinity pool facing the mountains. The infinity pool was gorgeous when the clouds came over the mountains and covered the pool. The infinity pool is heated and has a bubbling whirlpool. Wildflower Hall offers exclusive massage, yoga and Ayurvedic treatments at bespoke locations around the hotel and grounds. It also has a library, tennis court, fitness center and a range of exciting rafting, cycling, trekking and other activities. However, in winter external activities may be more limited.

Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Infinity Pool
Infinity Pool

The back of the hotel opens up to a nature reserve which the guest had free access. Although it is recommended to get a guide from the hotel to ensure that you don’t get loss and to find safe trails to follow.

There are extremely rare panther sightings so be warned. Some trails are very difficult so bring good hiking boots is a safety precaution.

Monkey in the nature reserve behind Wildflower Hall
Monkey in the nature reserve behind Wildflower Hall

LattePanda

Wonderful new project is the LattePanda

This is a small (I mean small) quad core Atom processor board.  With 2G or 4G of ram. 32G or 64G of sdcard for harddisk.

However the most important of it is that it comes with a free Windows 10 license sponsored by Microsoft.

LattePanda

You can find this project at Kickstarter.

You can also pruchase this wonderful too at www.dfrobot.com

This will be shipping on the 31st March 2016. I can’t wait to get mine.

Higher Vitamin D levels linked to speedier weight loss

Vitamin D and weight loss:

There are is a new study that had 400 people doing a low calorie diet. Besides the control group, two other group was taking Vitamin D supplements at 25,000 or 100,000 IU per month.

At the end of the trial, it was found that both groups having the Vitamin D supplements had a significant weight reduction as compared to the control group.

See this report.

Vitamin D levels are usually not high in obese people. This is because it is a fat soluble substance. It has a tendency to be stored in the fatty tissue rather than floating around in the blood stream. This creates a deficiency in the blood levels. As a prohormone, it activates many other hormones like insulin and adrenaline which in turn affects how much storage of glucose (as fat in the body) and metabolic rate of a person.

By raising this vitamin in the blood level, it allows for greater activation of other hormones which in turn is better for the body.

Generally, most people these days do not have enough vitamin D. This is partially, we no longer work in the sun and with the general skin cancer scare, most of us are covering up with sun block on a daily basis. This reduces the ability for the skin to produce vitamin D from cholesterol via the sunlight it receives.

Even in Singapore, I’ve talked to some doctors and they have discovered that even in this tropical island country, there is a wide spread vitamin D deficiency. Most of them did not believe this was possible until a wider testing was done.

Supplementation is one way to increase vitamin D. The other is to eat more Vitamin D rich foods like fish, eggs, milk, yogurt, cereal and juices. Targeting 2000IU a day would be a good start.