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So far Lincoln Stoller has created 89 blog entries.

Season of Dreams

2019-03-05T02:05:54-08:00

"Living systems, like us, engage our environment. We interact, express, modulate, and are modulated by our environment... We are not just 'subject to' or 'creatively imagining'; we do both. Their combination is how we control our world..."

Season of Dreams2019-03-05T02:05:54-08:00

Three Forms of Stress

2019-02-15T15:02:39-08:00

"There are many forms of relaxation: mental, physical, visceral, temporal, pertaining to health, exercise, work, play, or relationships, for a start. These feel different, require different means, and have different ends, but we distinguish them

Three Forms of Stress2019-02-15T15:02:39-08:00

An Entirely Airborne Life Form

2019-02-17T23:29:02-08:00

"A long time ago, before I can even remember, I saw a picture of a balloon-like animal conjectured to live in the atmosphere of Jupiter. That image caught my imagination, and stuck with me... and now I have

An Entirely Airborne Life Form2019-02-17T23:29:02-08:00

Hypnotic Pain Control

2019-02-17T23:29:54-08:00

On the Subject of Pain Control "Hypnosis can be used to reduce pain. Pain comes with sensation, and sensation is particular, so everyone's pain is a little different. To manage it, you must get a

Hypnotic Pain Control2019-02-17T23:29:54-08:00

The Reality of Illusion

2019-03-05T02:11:12-08:00

This piece is about what we think is real and the difference between sensation and feeling. It is about the worlds of imagination and dreams, and the process of making feelings into sensations, that is making dreams real. This confusion about real and imagined disease is just plain dumb. It is a fallacy that imagination is not real, it can have as much effect as any other perception. In fact, everything sensed through perception is an act of imagination.

The Reality of Illusion2019-03-05T02:11:12-08:00

Sleep Authority, and Why We Don’t Have It

2019-03-05T02:17:05-08:00

"One of the paradoxes of sleep is that the harder you try, the less you get. It would seem you are responsible, but lack the authority to procure it. The fundamental rule that authority must come with responsibility doesn't apply to sleep... It's a paradox for me too. I can see a person's problem, and what he or she needs. I could sell them an illusion that there is something they can do, but it would never work. What they need is not to do, and not to try. You cannot force your way into a sleeping state of mind..."

Sleep Authority, and Why We Don’t Have It2019-03-05T02:17:05-08:00

Evolve Change Revolution

2019-02-17T23:31:46-08:00

"If we don’t approach change correctly, we can’t make it happen. If you want to make better changes, you need a better understanding of how things change. This applies as much to your

Evolve Change Revolution2019-02-17T23:31:46-08:00

Interpretation of Dreams

2019-03-05T02:25:45-08:00

"Reality consists of our assumptions about things we have not experienced: the common elements. We fill in the blanks by social contract, seeing the same things in a world of which we're mostly unaware. Everyday events are so familiar as to mean little. We 'think' strings of events and actions into stories flat and forward looking. And when we're finished building our flat story, with idiosyncrasies removed, we call it reality. The 'real world,' as opposed to the dream world..."

Interpretation of Dreams2019-03-05T02:25:45-08:00

The Path To Sleep

2019-03-05T02:32:58-08:00

I've published the book the audiobook The Path to Sleep. The Path to Sleep leads you through 27 hypnotic meditations to integrate mind and body; paths of attention that underlie your thought patterns. I read the whole book once, and you repeat the practices to absorb the rhythms and patterns. The book is presented as an album, as music, so you can repeat the practices, which are separate tracks.

The Path To Sleep2019-03-05T02:32:58-08:00

Focused Rhythm

2019-02-17T23:56:20-08:00

"Focus your attention on your hands, and let them relax. Let them grow large in feeling, and feel a wave unfold from your shoulders, past your upper arms, elbows, forearms, wrists, and into your hands.

Focused Rhythm2019-02-17T23:56:20-08:00

Relaxation Story

2019-02-17T23:54:21-08:00

"And after a while we found ourselves on the racked and dusty, beat-up logging track, crested a hill and dropped our packs above to a briar-choked creek bed. We repacked, ate some food, and wondered

Relaxation Story2019-02-17T23:54:21-08:00

Seeing Stars

2019-02-17T23:53:30-08:00

"We talk about the lifetime of a system as the time over which it works, between its beginning and its end, and for stars that shine this is a long time. "What does it mean

Seeing Stars2019-02-17T23:53:30-08:00