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Consciousness, Cells & Evolution

Date: 08-12-07
Host: Lisa Garr
Guests: Bruce Lipton, Paul Hawken

Scientist and researcher Bruce Lipton returned for a discussion on consciousness, cells and evolution with guest host Lisa Garr. Human cells can be conceptualized as a community of individual citizens, and the brain's thoughts are broadcasts that are received by them, he said.

Yet, it is the subconscious mind that controls 95% of our activities-- it functions like a "tape player," habitually repeating programming that began when we were in utero, Lipton explained. Around 70% of our thoughts are negative or redundant, and this can take a toll on a person's health, in what he calls a "nocebo" effect. He recommended the use of energy psychology (scroll down for list of modalities) to rewrite or reprogram the subconscious tapes.

On a larger scale, each person is a cell in the living being known as humanity, Lipton put forth. This being is evolving and has been passing through various stages that compare to Darwinian evolution-- we are moving out of the reptilian phase (machines, corporations) and into the mammalian stage (nurturing and self-conscious), he suggested.

Enviromental Issues

First hour guest, author and environmentalist Paul Hawken spoke about environmental issues and the new film, The 11th Hour, which explores how the Earth's ecosystems have been negatively impacted. One innovation he suggested is the sustainable logging of forests, where trees are cut down in a selective manner.

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