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Mark Foote
Post title: Remembering How to Breathe
(Jan 20 2014 at 07:26 PM)

Petaluma CloudsI've read that people who suffer from Alzheimer's disease die when they finally forget how to breathe.

It's taken me all of my adult life so far to experience action out of stretch and action out of the distinction of sense without the exercise of volition. As far as I can tell, it's all remembering how to breathe, as I never have before.

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Mark Foote
Post title: Soto Zen and the Left Knee (Comment in Reply from Hardcorezen.info)
(Jan 9 2014 at 04:08 PM)

You may have a problem taking me seriously because I don't have lineage. So far I don't feel I'm up to pursuing it; I'm still working on my lotus. Hopefully you won't dismiss my remarks simply because after 40 years I have found a way to sit the lotus, and you have decided that it has cost you the health of your knees to try and that it's unnecessary.

Right, I agree it's unnecessary. However, a posture that requires stretch is necessary. Sitting in a chair works, if you sit forward on the cha

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Mark Foote
Post title: Research on the Sense of Self
(Dec 7 2013 at 01:16 PM)

I'd like to offer some excerpts from Olaf Blanke's article on his medical research into out-of-body experience (also known as autoscopic phenomena, or AP- variants include AH or autoscopic hallucination, HAS or heautoscopy, and OBE or out-of-body):

"Several authors have also highlighted the role of pro

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