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Researchers Find Evidence That Prayer Can Stop Alcohol Addiction

Subjects viewed drinking-related images, then read newspaper or prayed. Study found those who recited AA prayers reported fewer alcohol cravings. MRI revealed response in brain regions that control attention and emotion.

For long-term members of AA, praying helps to reduce alcohol cravings when confronted with a triggering situation.

This is according to a new study which explored the brain physiology of recovering alcoholics who had been involved with the program for years.

Participants who recited AA prayers after viewing drinking-related images reported fewer alcohol cravings and displayed increased activity in the brain regions that control attention and emotion.

The study, conducted by researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center, is thought to be the first to explore brain physiology in AA members.

Researchers recruited 20 long-term AA members to participate in the study.

These participants, who reported no alcohol cravings in the week before testing, were then placed in an MRI scanner and shown pictures of alcoholic drinks, or of people drinking.

Each person was shown the pictures two times.

In the first round, the participants were asked to read neutral material from a newspaper following the viewing.

In the second, they recited an AA prayer which promotes abstinence from alcohol.

Across the board, the research subjects all reported some degree of craving after viewing the images.

The authors write:

Four methodologically diverse studies (N = 1,758) show that prayer frequency and alcohol consumption are negatively related. In Study 1 (n = 824), we used a cross-sectional design and found that higher prayer frequency was related to lower alcohol consumption and problematic drinking behavior.

Study 2 (n = 702) used a longitudinal design and found that more frequent prayer at Time 1 predicted less alcohol consumption and problematic drinking behavior at Time 2, and this relationship held when controlling for baseline levels of drinking and prayer.

In Study 3 (n = 117), we used an experimental design to test for a causal relationship between prayer frequency and alcohol consumption.

Participants assigned to pray every day (either an undirected prayer or a prayer for a relationship partner) for 4 weeks drank about half as much alcohol at the conclusion of the study as control participants. Study 4 (n = 115) replicated the findings of Study 3, as prayer again reduced drinking by about half.

These findings are discussed in terms of prayer as reducing drinking motives.

The Serenity Prayer

The serenity prayer is the common name for a prayer authored by the American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, and has been adopted by several twelve step programmes, including the AA, who use this version:

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.

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To All Who Can Hear

We’re at an amazing time in human as well as cosmic history. What we do with it is up to each of us individually, as well as the inescapable collective of which we are all part. How we each respond individually affects the entire collective. This is our tremendous power. To do right or wrong, bring light or continued ignorance and darkness.

This responsibility is too weighty for most. They feel not just disempowered, but cowed out of their integral self soul expression. The forces are many, but playing the victim is nothing but an escape from personal responsibility. Fear, self-doubt, conditioning and subconscious inertia are difficult but not impossible to overcome. One right decision and exercise in true self affirmation leads to another, and as momentum builds it does become easier, and quite inspiring as well as horizon expanding.

All of that is co-conditional on a true willingness to let go – of past programming, false self stories, and external influences. The heart is the key; a love of truth and love itself, and for the ultimate betterment of humanity as we heal ourselves. All great and true energies align with such a spiritual disposition and the river of change and empowerment flows seemingly supernaturally in that zone, apparent parallel realities to what we witness in the external.

If we’re willing and truly desire to go there.

Again, the past attachments will fall away. But there’s nothing to fear, as what’s real and true in your life will continue on. Not all will be lost as so many fear. Sincere heart led relationships, the means for peace, contentment and survival, everything is healthily maintained. It is all well taken care of. The dualistic realm of separation here will fight this knowing tooth and tong, but it cannot win. If we are determined.

We all must remember that this is a training place, a proving ground, with wonderful soul lessons we came here to learn. That is the purpose of life on this very challenging yet bountiful and beautiful planet. Many say that is why we chose to come here, to learn and grow. But the amnesia we experience upon re-entry and immediate psycho-social conditioning fight our waking up and remembering quite comprehensively. By design.. And it’s not “bad” like we think. That too is an “allowed” construct to give us contrast and clarity, as well as soul strengthening during our adventure and lesson learning time.

Yet we are up to the challenge, otherwise we would not be here. That deep soul-sucking sense of futility we all run into and apparent meaninglessness is just a construct. It’s a lie of the first order. We know that in our hearts, yet so many waver and weaken and fall back into the victim mentality in a resignation to just get by and avoid conflict and pain. But as we’ve all experienced, that never works. The overwhelming external, all in escape mode, keep the amusements and distractions amply offered front and center to numb the deep inner pain and longing, all the while knowing that there is something else we are here for.

Enter Religions and Belief Systems

Sublimation is an interesting concept. One definition says “Sublimation is the transformation of unwanted impulses into something less harmful. This can simply be a distracting release or may be a constructive and valuable piece of work. When we are faced with the dissonance of uncomfortable thoughts, we create psychic energy. This has to go somewhere. Sublimation channels this energy away from destructive acts and into something that is socially acceptable and/or creatively effective.”

This is basically a replacement or camouflage dynamic. It is prevalent in our unconscious as we maneuver through life. It’s quite stealthy until we begin to recognize it. It’s sort of a “find and replace” program to help us not face the raw truth about our real selves and condition.

Religion is a perfect example. We have an innate knowing there is so much more to this life here. We sense it strongly. Society gives us labels for these feelings such as “faith” in something unseen, for which they have a ready explanation. This lower dimensional construct we live in is quick to fill in this sensation and need with religion – “faith” in the unknown, “trust” the hierarchy of those that know more than you, etc etc. A very clever design. That or sincerely relate to us “outside” formal religions and then direct or shunt humanity into one of the myriad religious practices and “alternative” belief systems of this world.

Belief systems are a bit more subtle, as they claim independence from the mainstream religions, so there’s that added element of spiritual and mental pride that “I’m not going for that – I’m going for this!” An amazingly clever “catch all, clean up” dynamic, but it’s just another manifestation of ignorance and pride. We’ve all fallen for one form or another of this. After all, throughout all this that shallow, false egoic self wants to survive no matter what. And that belief thing is fully hooked up to the veil, the matrix; i.e. the illusory testing system. But I digress, a bit.

If this is too abstract or esoteric for some, I apologize, Hence the title. I will close with something of a summary of this particular exercise:

  1. We are way more than we can even imagine and we need to tap into it.
  2. We need to be willing to do so at any cost. Any.
  3. Doing so will solve any and every personal as well as global issue or problem.
  4. Understand that limitation devices are in place for a good reason – to help us recognize false ego driven attachments – – in order to let them go.
  5. The challenge is subtle yet plain as day. Beliefs are just that: temporal non-real constructs that offer convenience, excuses cloaked in ritual ego-based offerings based in superstition, and in most cases justifying what we want.
  6. Reality is reality. Find it, face it, embrace it.
  7. The illusory matrix we’ve encountered here is purely fear driven. When we let go of fear every door opens and the love, beauty and simplicity of true creation and who we truly are pours through.

We are the light of the world. Let it shine.

About the Author

Zen Gardner is an impactful and controversial author and speaker with a piercing philosophical viewpoint. His writings have been circulated to millions and his personal story has caused no small stir amongst entrenched alternative pundits. His book “You Are The Awakening” has met rave reviews and is available on

This article (To All Who Can Hear) was originally created and published by Waking Timesand is printed here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Zen Gardner and

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Antarctic SAGA – Trapped Fallen Angels | Enoch

On March 14, 2017, Israeli News Live posted a provocative movie titled “Fallen angels are locked in Antarctica and are still alive.” The commentator, Steven Ben-Nun, analyzed an apocryphal script, The Book of Enoch, which presents the experiences of Enoch, a pre-devotional biblical character who was taken to heaven to witness a major conflict, to which he was assigned key role: Enoch became the main intermediary between the two conflicting parties: “Fallen Angels” and “Angels of Justice”, the latter serving an all-powerful deity known as the “Lord.”

The Book of Enoch begins with the arrival of 200 angels fallen in Mount Hermon, bordering modern Lebanon and Syria. Fallen angels began to interfere and/or genetically modify the inhabitants of the area.


  • 6.1 At that time, when people multiplied, women gave birth to very beautiful girls.
  • 6.2 Angels, the sons of heaven, have seen and desired them. They said, “Let us choose women among men and make them children!”
  • 6.6 There were a total of two hundred and descended on Ardis, which is the top of Mount Hermon. And they called Mount Hermon because they swore and bound one another with curses.

In this sense, the fallen angels established an outpost on Mount Hermon. They began to get involved in the life on Earth and took their wives from the daughters of men.

Then was the crucial moment when a hybrid race of people appeared. These were called Nephilim and were the giants that are mentioned in the various ancient cultures.

A terrible war began so that ultimately these angels would lose it and be punished forever.

The prison of angels in Antarctica

Enoch’s book hides numerous passages that refer to this prison. It is on Terra, where it “burned day and night” or even at the end of the Earth.

  • 18.5 And I saw the winds on the ground that sustain the clouds and saw the ways of the Angels. I have seen at the end of the earth; In the sky above.
  • 18.6 And I went to the south and burned day and night, where there were seven mountains of precious stones, three toward the east, and three southward.
  • 18.7 The men of the east were of colored stone, one of a pearl, and one of healing stone; And those to the south, of red stone.
  • 18.8 The middle one came to heaven, as the throne of the Lord, of stibium, and the top of the throne was of sapphire.

The article in Israeli News Live is supposed to be Antarctica because in the summer season it is 24 hours. As for the seven mountains, this seems to refer to Mount Vinson in the Sentinel range of the Antarctic.

Fallen Angels
Vinson Massif, Antarctica – 16,050 feet (4,892 m)

Mt Vinson is the highest mountain in Antarctica and is located in the middle of the Sentinel. It would have been as spectacular as its snowy peaks in ancient times, as is happening today.

Regarding the southern and eastern alignment of the six adjacent mountains at Mt Vinson described in the Book of Enoch, this was their alignment before the catastrophic flood event that coincided with a change in Earth’s axis of rotation.

This corresponds to Sir Charles Hapgood’s research, which states that column changes were an ordinary event in the history of the Earth.

In his book of 1958, Earth’s Changing Crust, Hapgood proposes that a change of the poles would have happened at the end of the last ice age, around 11000 BC.

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A Healing Frequency To Raise Your Vibration

As sound healing becomes more popular, more and more people are starting to experiment with it. You have people learning how to chant, listening to specific frequencies, and using singing bowls. It’s not just those of us who are interested in spirituality and New Age concepts that are looking into this ancient Eastern knowledge, but scientists as well, studying these sounds and how they affect the body.

Though sound healing is only now beginning to enter into the mainstream, it’s been used as an ancient healing modality for many centuries in different religions. Even scientists such as Nikola Tesla and Albert Einstein spoke of the importance of viewing everything in terms of vibration, energy, and frequency.

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”

– Nikola Tesla

Science has proven that everything is made up of energy and that everything holds its own vibration and frequency, which can then be increased or decreased. One person’s vibration that they’re emitting can then affect another person’s energy, and science has proven this interrelation through studying quantum mechanics and our electromagnetic fields or auras. You can read more about the research The HeartMath Institute is conducting on the heart’s aura and how we affect other people here.

With that logic, since sounds also hold their own frequency, wouldn’t it make sense that a specific sound’s frequency would affect that of our own?

The Science Behind Sound Healing

Dr. Herbert Benson, professor, author, cardiologist, and founder of Harvard’s Mind/Body Medical Institute, studied how sound healing, specifically mantric chanting, can help induce the Relaxation Response. The Relaxation Response is defined as an individual’s ability to prompt their body to release chemicals and brain signals that cause muscles to relax, respiration to slow, and blood pressure to drop.

The Relaxation Response can reduce symptoms of IBS and counteract the physiological changes of stress and the fight or flight response, including muscle tension, headache, upset stomach, racing heartbeat, and shallow breathing.

Dr. Ranjie Singh, a neuroscientist, writer, businessman, and global educator, found that chanting specific mantras releases the hormone melatonin, and this in turn offers many benefits, including tumour shrinkage and enhanced sleep.

Chanting has been found to oxygenate the brain, reduce heart rate, improve blood pressure, and calm brainwave activity. It can even cause the left and right hemispheres of the brain to synchronize.

Jonathan Goldman, American author, musician, and teacher in the fields of harmonics and sound healing, says:

Dr. Alfred Tomatis has utilized the sounds of Gregorian Monks to stimulate the ears, brain and nervous systems of clients. His work is very important with regard to the scientific and medical uses of sound and chant. He found that certain sounds that are particularly high in vocal harmonics will stimulate and charge the cortex of the brain and the nervous system. Some years ago, there was a very popular recording of Gregorian chanting that occurred just when this research was being made public. I know that many other types of chanting from different traditions have very similar effects. These are just a few of the hard physical phenomenon of mantric chanting that have been observed. There certainly are others, as well.

Another study performed in 2006 looked at the effects of transcendental meditation (TM), a form of meditation whereby the practitioner continuously repeats a mantra or chants, and concluded that TM can improve blood pressure and cardiac autonomic nervous system tone and decrease risk of coronary heart disease.

A series of experiments conducted by neuro-electric therapy engineer Dr. Margaret Patterson and Dr. Ifor Capel revealed how alpha brainwaves boosted the production of serotonin. Dr. Capel explained: 

[A]s far as we can tell, each brain center generates impulses at a specific frequency based on the predominant neurotransmitter it secretes. In other words, the brain’s internal communication system—its language, if you like—is based on frequency… Presumably, when we send in waves of electrical energy at, say, 10 Hz, certain cells in the lower brain stem will respond because they normally fire within that frequency range.

Additional research upholds the beliefs of mind-body medicine in this sense, stating that brainwaves being in the Alpha state, 8 to 14 Hz, permits a vibration allowing for more serotonin to be created.

Why You Should Consider Listening to A=432 HZ Music

Most music worldwide has been tuned to A=440 Hz since the International Standards Organization (ISO) promoted it in 1953. However, when looking at the vibratory nature of the universe, it’s possible that this pitch isn’t actually harmonious with the natural resonance of nature and may generate negative effects on human behaviour and consciousness.

It’s said that A=440 HZ frequency music actually conflicts with some of our chakras that reside from the base of the spine to the heart. It is said that this music stimulates the ego and left-brain function, which can suppress our intuition. There are tons of conspiracies surrounding this frequency, and many seem plausible given the fact that the mainstream music industry incorporates propaganda and mind control.

432 HZ is said to be mathematically consistent with the patterns of the universe. It is said that 432 HZ vibrates with the universe’s golden mean, Phi, and unifies the properties of light, time, space, matter, gravity, and magnetism with biology, the DNA code, and consciousness. When our atoms and DNA start to resonate in harmony with the spiralling pattern of nature, our sense of connection to nature is said to be magnified. The number 432 is also reflected in ratios of the sun, Earth, and moon, as well as the procession of the equinoxes, the Great Pyramid of Egypt, Stonehenge, and the Sri Yantra, among many other sacred sites.

“From my own observations, some of the harmonic overtone partials of A=432hz 12T5 appear to line up to natural patterns and also the resonance of solitons. Solitons need a specific range to form into the realm of density and span from the micro to the macro cosmos. Solitons are not only found in water mechanics, but also in the ion-acoustic breath between electrons and protons.”

– Brian T. Collins

If you’d like to give it a chance, check out this beautiful music in A=432 HZ.

Final Thoughts

Tuning instruments to A=432 HZ is an ancient practice, and many musicians who still do so state that they choose this frequency because it’s more beautiful and harmonious for the ears. Many people choose to conduct work or meditate to this music because it can have a calming or comforting effect.

It’s clear that sound healing is effective in many cases, and although the specific A=432 HZ frequency hasn’t been studied extensively, there’s no harm in giving it a try! This doesn’t mean you need to abandon all of your favourite music; it’s just important to be mindful of what frequencies you’re exposing yourself to and how they affect your vibration.

I do love some mainstream music, but I also really enjoy some alternative and meditation music. I think it’s important to have some balance in regards to my taste in music, but that’s the beauty of music — it’s so personal!

It’s not just music that emits a frequency either, but all sounds: TV shows, movies, even podcasts. I personally really enjoy listening to Kevin Trudeau’s tapes/podcasts, which I believe raise consciousness and deprogram the mind and thus raise my vibration. Many people will also listen to Baroque-style classical music because of its high-vibe and relaxing effect.

Even if you’re skeptical about sound healing, there’s no harm in trying it! Ultimately, our greatest source of information is ourselves, so you might as well find out whether or not it can help you or relax you in any way.

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