Biophysicist Dr. Joyce Hawkes discussed her process and journey as a healer. She revealed how an NDE changed her from being rooted solely in science to being open to the teachings of shamans and healers. During the near-death experience which happened to her in the 1970s, "everything was so beautiful visually and comfortable emotionally in every way that the absorption in that moment was all there was," before her consciousness was abruptly returned to her body, she said. After the NDE, she began to discover she had the ability to remotely perceive things like the physical and cellular condition of other people, and a gift for healing/energy work.
A post doctoral Fellow with the National Institutes of Health, Hawkes left her career in science to study with a master native healer in Bali over a 10-year period. After learning to meditate deeply, and access the spirit level, she was able to integrate her knowledge of bioscience with her healing practice, focusing and repairing at the cell-level. Interestingly, she's found that remote healing is just as powerful as face to face contact with a patient. Also, a person's belief in the healing didn't seem to be crucial, as one client was healed even though she was extremely skeptical. Dr. Hawkes has had success healing sick animals, as well, she shared.
She underwent extensive brain wave testing in Japan to see what was happening to her brain while she conducting remote healings. It was found she had a high rate of delta waves combined with beta, similar to the patterns of Tibetan monks, she reported. Hawkes offers training workshops, such as a 5-day 'Resonance/Cell Level Healing' at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY, this August.
First hour guest, technology & privacy expert Lauren Weinstein addressed the problem of Internet bullying and defaming or insulting posts. The freedom of expression is preferable to censorship, he commented, and in general, trying to block material isn't practical. Further, he noted that in cases where people have tried to have slanderous material removed from a website, there is a kind of backfiring effect, where more attention is brought to the offensive material than there would have been in the first place.