·         Arousal

·         The Brain

·         Exercise

·         Indoor Air Pollution

·         Muscle Tension

·         Nutrition

·         Posture

·         Sensory Processing

·         Sleep

·         Other Suggestions


Research Topics


My Theories

Former Theories



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·        Personality Types


Personality Types


·          “Aggressive and

·          Pragmatic [guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory]


·          [Could] have tended to suppress their 'clairvoyant faculties' in favour of practicality;”

The Scientific Establishment of Parapsychology: Clairvoyance


·        Free Republic: Forum: 'Norman and Saxon' (1100 A.D.) (a song written by Rudyard Kipling for C.R.L. Fletcher's ‘A History of England’; there is also a discussion, from 2003, after the song; I haven’t read the whole discussion, but it does mention some possible additional resources about relationships between Normans and Saxons such as the book ‘Ivanhoe’; I have personally heard that ‘Ivanhoe’ is boring because it is exceedingly descriptive)



“…Clairvoyance is more frequently found in the Celtic races than among Anglo-Saxons.”

The Scientific Establishment of Parapsychology: Clairvoyance


“…the Celts are traditionally 'dreamers'.”

The Scientific Establishment of Parapsychology: Clairvoyance


“The ancients were astounded by many perceived stereotypical characteristics of the Celts: they were

·          Extremely large and tall in stature;

·          They lacked manners and morals;

·          Their skin was pale and flushed in anger;

·          Their hair was red-gold and often bleached;

·          They were often poorly groomed.

The Greeks and Romans also viewed their Celtic counterparts with suspicion.

·          The men were seen as unrefined,

·          The women as flamboyantly uninhibited.

·          The were said to be pre-occupied with vanity, but

·          Were given credit for their war-like nature of their men.

The Roman Ammianus Marcellinus writes:

‘A whole troop of foreigners [i.e. Romans] would not be able to withstand a single Gaul if he called his wife to his assistance. [...] Swelling her neck, gnashing her teeth and brandishing her sallow arms of enormous size, she begins to strike blows mingled with kicks as if they were so many missiles sent from the string of a catapult.’

Greeks and Romans alike, to whom the Celts were contemporaries, also viewed the Celtic people as prodigious eaters and drinkers. Large feasts that lasted several days were a common occurrence in Celtic life…

     Celtic social behaviour and interaction between the sexes was often misunderstood and misrepresented by contemporary writers and observers. Many accused the Celtic people of seriously lacking sexual restraint. In reality the Celts were not nearly as rampantly licentious as depicted. Differences is social conduct and moral code were all too often misread as simple promiscuity. There is a surviving account by the Roman writer Dio Cassius who quotes the rebuttal of a Celtic woman accused of promiscuity by a Roman matron:

[...] ‘We fulfill the demands of nature in a much better way than do you Roman women, for we consort openly with the best men, whereas you let yourselves be debauched in secret by the vilest.’” Chapters: Society & Family


“The practice of polygamy in Celtic society was carefully controlled and strictly regulated. Although Celtic men -- and on occasion women -- were permitted to have more than one mate, the laws surrounding these relationships were infinitely and meticulously detailed.” Chapters: Society & Family


“Whereas obesity was rather common and acceptable in Rome and Greece, it was so repugnant to the Celts that actual punishments in the form of fines were imposed on those who exceeded the weight limit set by the community. Strabo writes:

‘They try not to become stout and fat-bellied, and any young man who exceeds the standard length of the girdle is fined.’” Chapters: Society & Family



“Geoffrey Malaterra characterized the Normans as

·          ‘Specially marked by cunning,

·          Despising their own inheritance in the hope of winning a greater,

·          Eager after both gain and dominion,

·          Given to imitation of all kinds,

·          Holding a certain mean between lavishness and greediness…perhaps uniting, as they certainly did, these two seemingly opposite qualities. Their chief men were specially lavish through their desire of good report.

·          They were, moreover, a race skilful in flattery, given to the study of eloquence, so that the very boys were orators, a race altogether unbridled unless held firmly down by the yoke of justice.

·          They were enduring of toil, hunger, and cold whenever fortune laid it on them,

·          Given to hunting and hawking,

·          Delighting in…all the weapons and garb of war.’

That quick adaptability Geoffrey mentions expressed itself in the shrewd Norman willingness to

·          Take on local men of talent, to

·          Marry the high-born local women;

·          Confidently illiterate Norman masters used the literate clerks of the church for their own purpose.

Their success at assimilating was so thorough, few modern traces remain, whether in Palermo [Sicily] or Kiev [Ukraine].”

Wikipedia: Normans



“The Amish see many evils in the public schools, which is why they prefer their own private ones. In 1965, one Amish writer listed some of the things which concern parents about public schools, including being foreign to the Bible’s teachings; the appropriateness of companions, environment, and teachers; evolution, atheism, patriotism, and the quickly changing trends away from ideas important to the Amish.Today other concerns like the quality of education, drugs, and violence would certainly be added to the list. Amish schools serve to protect children from these influences.”

Amish Country News: The Amish Family and Education


“By the 1860s, many Mennonites had become used to the idea of voting, serving as school directors, and even holding local offices. Generally, Republican Party candidates got the Amish and Mennonite vote. Two notable exceptions were the Hessian Amish at Danvers, IL, and the Amish of Holmes Co., Ohio, where German Township had a nearly unanimous Democrat Party voting pattern.”

"American Civil War (1861-1865)." Canadian Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Updated on 14 Mar 2005. Mennonite Historical Society of Canada. Retrieved 13 Apr 2005


“The Amish of Holmes Co., as described by several letters, were said to be wholly nonresistant and would not fight, but they would be happy to pay liberally for substitutes.”

"American Civil War (1861-1865)." Canadian Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Updated on 14 Mar 2005. Mennonite Historical Society of Canada. Retrieved 13 Apr 2005


“The Pennsylvania Dutch are direct descendants of the Hermunduri tribes, which existed directly to the north of Rome in early Roman times, and which a little later became the Alamanni tribe, taking in a few others (Alamanni means ‘all men’)…The Alamanni were admittedly the most formidable and competent of the Germanic tribes of the time, establishing even then a reputation for independence and rebellion...”

Pennsylvania Dutch Cookery, J, George Frederick, 1935, The Business Bourse: 'The OId-World Background of the Pennsylvania Dutch'



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