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In the matter of free will, insanity vs sanity, the theory posited by Edgar Cayce & others of reincarnation that can be read into or out of nearly every aspect of life including the Bible (Jesus having reincarnated many times as known Biblical characters beginning with Adam - the one who forced the fall of man could be the only one to offer its ...


The short answer is "Yes" - there is a practice of taking conscious control of one's dreams called "Lucid Dreaming". This practice involves a number of techniques used to achieve awareness and control within a dream. One of the techniques, called Wake Induced Lucid Dreaming (WILD) involves staying still in bed for extended periods of time. After a fairly ...


One way of describing it is that the brain is experiencing a case of non-shared deception. I say, "non-shared deception", for the following reasons.... People see cars stop, move, move faster, slow down, and stop again. However, a simple analysis of "motion", via the use of nothing but the mind, soon leads you to seeing the fact that all cars are constantly ...


The Yahoo Lifestyle website gives a popular description of the following study: Fox & Rooney. The Dark Triad and trait self-objectification as predictors of men’s use and self-presentation behaviors on social networking sites. Personality and Individual Differences 76 (2015) 161–165 The study basically concludes that in a population of males (and I ...


The DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) doesn't distinguish between megalomania and narcissism. The most recent edition of the DSM (DSM-5) classifies both as a form of narcissistic personality disorder.


Speaking about oneself in the third person is known as illeism. It is not a symptom of any mental condition listed in the DSM. As Wikipedia notes, it is sometimes used in speech and literature for stylistic reasons.

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