Issue 27, January
The first paper presented in this issue is by Kim McCaul. An anthropologist now based in Australia , McCaul takes advantage of his professional background and of living in Australia to examine the mechanism behind the rainmaking ceremonies performed by Australian aborigines. He comments on the role played by bioenergies in the rainmaking process and concludes that not only may human beings be able to affect the weather conditions but they may also be able to do so independently of the ceremonies.
In another valuable contribution to the Journal, Sino experts Kevin and Simone de La Tour examine how the Confucianist work as portrayed in the Zhongyong (translated as The Doctrine of the Mean) still has validity today and how it can contribute to the promotion of both individual wellbeing and social harmony.
The essay by Líssia Pinheiro offers a point of view regarding the importance of acquiring and manifesting an attribute that she calls ‘simplicity' and defines as the opposite of ‘power-hungry'. Pinheiro points out that the process of writing the essay was beneficial as it greatly increased her understanding of simplicity and helped her to progress towards overcoming the habit of liking power.
In the final article of this issue André Lima proffers an analysis of bioenergy which includes a cross-comparative study of how projectiology, physics, biology, and psychology approach and investigate this subject.
Two valuable personal accounts are presented in this issue. The first, from Rosalba Teodora, describes an intriguing experience that occurred during a course on conscientiology in a countryside hotel. Her experience involves elements that suggest a possible ectoplasmic physical effect produced by extraphysical consciousnesses, followed by clairaudience.
Following this account, Julio Almeida recounts an experience in which he produced a mini-discoincidence of his psychosoma and had the opportunity to feel and see his para-arm.
As is customary in the first issue of each year, we are publishing the glossary of conscientiological terms with the purpose of supporting new subscribers and those who are unfamiliar with this terminology. We hope you enjoy this issue and remind you that you are welcome to submit your own research and papers to the Journal.