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« Reply #4: May 25, 2011, 09:48:54 pm »

The thing is, though, that I like to know exactly how things are.  If energy work was entirely psychology and neurobiology, and nothing else, I'd be quite content knowing this, and doing it anyway.  But if there is some esoteric energy stuff going on, I'd like to know for sure that it's actually there, not just that it's probably there, or likely there, or maybe there, &c.  I like concrete things, even if that concrete thing is, "yeah, it's all in your head." xD

Regrettably, the world is not quite that simple.

The way I look at it is sort of like other people's emotions. There's a bunch of stuff I can make some really good guesses at (based on experience, knowledge, my own responses, etc.) But at root, can I ever be absolutely certain that someone loves me, or likes me, or whatever in a totally concrete way? Nope. I can just add up evidence and experience.

Energy work's like that. After doing this for ten years (well, more than that), I'm pretty sure that there's stuff there that isn't just neurobiology. But I'm not absolutely totally certain in a way I could prove reliably to anyone else.

Your boyfriend's suggestion about trial runs is good - but as you say, it involves having people who are willing to work with you. I will say that from having done work with other people in that kind of context, that people have reliably had experiences that could not be explained purely by logic, or by purely mechanical/biological response. But again, hard to prove to other people, because a lot of the response is relatively subtle, and you have to rely on people's descriptions of what they sense.

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And I must thank you for your website.  It is full of interesting tidbits; I certainly haven't looked around all of it, yet; there's alot.  Also, one of the words for "harp" that I encountered in Old English was "gleebeam", and this is what I think of every time I see the URL.

Ooh. Gleebeam is a nice one too. (Gleewood, for folks who don't know, is an Old English word for harp).

I do take suggestions, if there are other topics people would like me to expand on.
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