In the first half, pioneer in the field of intuition development, Penney Peirce, discussed the transformative power of attention. With so much information coming at us, we can no longer process it all, and our attention has become shallow and fragmented. But now, we're on the verge of shifting from the Information Age into what she calls the "Intuition Age." This involves a shift from mind into spirit, from logic and left brain thinking, into the right brain, and "direct knowing," she explained. "I think what's going to happen is that we're going to discover that we have within us, these powers of perception that so surpass what can be done with computers and gadgets," she added.
Attention can be focused narrowly or broadly, and whatever you put your attention on comes alive, and becomes a powerful force or leap into the Intuition Age, she noted. As we start to move away from linear perception into a more holistic mentality, we see ourselves differently, and our reality actually evolves, Peirce remarked. She envisions that we're going to be a different kind of human-- "the circuitry within our bodies may function differently, not so much along lines but more in spirals of energy coming out of the center point of the cells, or points of light within the body." Toward that end, she suggests various practices to develop attention and perception-- one is a meditation working with the image of diamond light, in which the tactile quality of the light energy can tune you up and raise your vibration.
In the latter half, author, speaker and hypnotherapist, Tina Sacchi, spoke about ways people can lead a heartfelt, spiritual life, and overcome emotional obstacles, guilt, and shame that sometimes occur when they move away from the organized religion they grew up with. People should feel open to express and nurture their connection to the higher source however they want, she argued. "Spirituality is about connecting with a higher consciousness; it doesn't matter how you get there," she continued. After a strict Catholic upbringing, she came out of her "metaphysical closet" about 17 years ago, and while some friends and family members turned away from her, she formed her own spiritual community with other like-minded people. It's important to live your own life, and not someone else's dream, she added.
Sacchi talked about her work as an energy healer-- she works with clients' energy fields and helps to transform them back to their original source. However, not all people want to be fixed-- they may want to hang on to their "stories" or narrative regarding negative situations. She also stressed the importance of meditation, and suggested one could get started by listening to guided imagery recordings. By taking the conscious mind out of the way, one can go within and discover wisdom, she shared.
Motivated by the death of both parents from cancer, journalist Ty Bollinger, set out to find all he could about cancer, and discovered a world of effective treatments which are being ignored by the medical establishment. He'll discuss the latest victories in the war on cancer.
In the latter half, an expert in out-of-body exploration and the paranormal, Bob Peterson, discussed a number of topics including OBEs, astral travel, lucid dreams, and sleep paralysis. Peterson said he's been having OBEs (out-of-body experiences) for over 33 years, and that most OBE authors/researchers agree that we leave our bodies during nightly sleep, and this recharges us with some kind of cosmic energy. However, people aren't aware of this because they're unconscious. "The trick is to become conscious and aware of what these experiences are," he said, adding that there are a variety of techniques to induce an OBE. One of his methods, is when approaching the edge of sleep, to visualize a cube spinning, and start to manipulate it, pulling it closer and further away. You visualize the cube coming closer and closer, and eventually let it pull you out of the body, he detailed. More techniques are posted here.
"Many people have reported that their out-of-body experiences have had a level of consciousness and awareness and even perception that far surpasses physical reality," as well as that of lucid dreams, he commented. Peterson has theorized there are four different OBE states: unconscious + hallucinating = ordinary dream, unconscious + objective reality = shared dreams (ala author Robert Moss), conscious + hallucinating = lucid dreams, conscious + objective reality = OBE. You can transition from a lucid dream into an OBE by dispelling the illusion of the dream, he continued. For more, check out Jurgen Ziewe's detailed OBE adventures in his book Multidimensional Man, as well as Peterson's blog, OBE Outlook.