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Einstein's Brain

Einstein's Brain.

There was a recent issue of National Geographic about genius.  What is it?  What creates the environment for it? (May 2017) "Genius" by Claudia Kalb, "Some minds are so exceptional that they change the world. We don't know what exactly makes these extraordinary people soar above the rest of us, but science offers us clues."

Michelangelo's David. Photo by Paolo Woods (NG) May 17

The article talks about the creation of the IQ test, and how it was conceived as a way of understanding genius.  People who had high IQs were followed for years, and it turned out - they had the same outcomes as most people.  Out of their control group, 2 had gone on to some fame in their field, but the rest struggled like... well, the rest of us. So high IQ doesn't mean that a person will achieve great success, but it arguably "sets the table" for someone to achieve that label.

The article talked about Michelangelo's genius, and compared how some famous geniuses had a "circle of genius friends" who were also very talented, and they had charts and maps of how by charting "social networks" of genius, there might be clues as to how and why they accomplished so much.  

They repeated the myth that Michelangelo took a "discarded piece of marble" and crafted the David from it. Actually, as I learned while researching "the Demedicis" for HBO, Mick won the marble in a contest.  His father had notified him in Rome this monster piece was being offered in a contest, and convinced the 25 year old to enter. Mick found a flaw in the marble, which would have made it worthless - but he followed the fault with his chisel to start the knee of this statue.  

For those familiar with his technique, he "let the person emerge" from the marble - honing small details first, knowing precisely how they would work in the overall piece. In other words he "saw the statue inside the marble" before he began.

Most sculptors work "outside in" - shaping as they go along, chipping away what wasn't necessary, but in Mick's case, he did the opposite.  Revealed the statue within. 

They also miss out on the point that Lorenzo De Medici, 20 at the time, met Michelangelo when he was 11 and a student of the Academy.  Lorenzo saw his genius, brought him into his home, and allowed him to flourish amid their "Platonic Academy" where they would read Plato (many for the first time) in Italian (Lorenzo's father Piero had them transcribed from Latin to the local language so anyone could read Plato and Socrates) - and not just those books okay'd by the Vatican. This is why the Pope sent an assassin to kill Lorenzo and his brother Giuliano (the model in Botticelli's "Primavera") but that's another story...)

Mick's patron, a poet turned ruler Lorenzo

The article points to this ability in geniuses.  

Seeing things from a different perspective.  Being able to "see a building" in 3 dimensions - or as Nick Tesla revealed that he "saw his inventions as fully functioning objects in his mind" before he went to a prototype. 

Beethoven credited his genius not with the other artists he knew, or his circle of friends, or his "social network."  He firmly credited it with coming from "the outer spheres" - E. T. A. Hoffmann, the author and music critic: "Beethoven is the "sublimest" of composers: his music "opens the realm of the colossal and immeasurable," and "leads the listener away into the wonderful spiritual realm of the infinite."

Beethoven said as much about his inspiration.  It came from the outer realms - he was not a religious man in the Age of Reason, but claimed that the source of his inspiration came from "beyond our realm." 

He was accessing the Flipside in order to download his music.

But the point of this Martini Shot essay is to open up a new avenue to understanding "genius."

If what thousands have said in this research is accurate: that we use consciousness the way a computer uses hard drives, that a portion of our consciousness is "always back home" while we are here - if it's true that we "only bring about a third of our conscious energy to a lifetime" and that "roughly two thirds is always "back home" while we are on the planet" - then we have to redefine what genius actually is.

Because science is married to the concept that consciousness is dependent upon genetics and sociological factors, and the brain is like a computer that is filled with information, and then "for some inexplicable reason" uses that information to make us believe we are conscious. (In a Martini nutshell)

That's an unfortunate way to view life on earth - but it's pretty much what science thinks is the case.

That "the brain is the sole creator of thought."  That If we slice up the brain we'll find out how the brain works.

There's a photograph in the article of the slices of Einstein's brain that they carved up, put on slides, and is on display at the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Maryland

Slices of Einstein's Brain 
So what the heck are slices of Einstein's brain doing in a museum?

It's like taking apart a stereo receiver to figure out why Beethoven's Ninth is playing inside of it.  Or taking apart a speaker to examine why music is coming from inside.  Or looking for the tiny man in the operator suit who is hiding inside the machine.

Oh look. A slice of Einstein's actual brain.

Post materialist scientists (like Dr. Greyson at UVA) claim the brain functions like a stereo or television receiver. That is uses limiters and filters to parse information into where it is needed or can be used.

They claim the brain functions like a receiver of consciousness, that it is not the only source of consciousness, since people have yet to wrap their brain around this research - And until we do, we will forever be slicing up brains thinking that's the source of consciousness.  Or that's the only place to find it.

As the research shows, the brain is not the only source of consciousness. By "research" I'm citing clinical psychologist Dr. Helen Wambach's 2000 cases of people under hypnosis claiming that we "plan our lifetime" that we are consciously aware of what or who we are going to be prior to coming to the planet, or a decade later psychologist Michael Newton's 7000 cases (a decade later) where people consistently claim that we come to the planet "around the 4th month of inception" and that we exist prior to coming here, that the majority of our conscious energy ("soul") remains behind or "back home" while we are here, and is accessible in "outside consciousness events" (NDEs, OBEs, LBLs, etc)....

Or by citing Dr. Bruce Greyson's youtube talk "Is Consciousness Produced by the Brain?" which I reproduce in "It's a Wonderful Afterlife."  He argues with medical cases that consciousness is "not only produced by the brain." (Go ahead, click the link, it's only 90 minutes; I'll wait.)

I'm also including the 45 hypnosis sessions I've filmed (4-6 hours each) and the 5 that I've done myself.

"Consciousness is NOT confined to the brain."  

It's funny. This sentence upsets some people.  They argue "the reason people "believe in the afterlife" is because they "fear death, they fear annihilation." I would argue the opposite. The "belief" that life ends is the issue. That the word "believe" is the culprit. If you've experienced something (NDE, OBE, LBL) "belief" becomes "experience." Either one experiences it or does not.  

In terms of NDEs, thousands claim they "know" that life goes on, in LBL (between life hypnosis) sessions, people "experience" "returning home" after this lifetime. ("Home" is their word).  
By "home" they don't mean here.

The point is; eyewitness reports should not engender fear or disbelief, but rather a desire to understand where they come from and if evidence shows they could not have made it up or learned it elsewhere to examine the consistency in those reports. 

If we can prove there is "new information" during the event, (as I do in my books) then it can't be coming from the brain.  New information can't be cryptomnesia, synesthesia or hypoxia.  If the information turns out to be accurate, then the experience therefore cannot be created by the brain.

The brain functions like a stereo receiver, with limiters, filters and ways of parsing that information where it should go.

Oh look, here's  how I parse information I get from the Flipside.

We can access our "higher consciousness" through hypnosis, meditation, out of body experiences, near death events. When we do so we get a glimpse of the amount of information that we have access to.

People claim that we have "portable hard drives" that follow us around in the shape of geometric fractals that "contain all the information from our previous lifetimes."  ("Flipside") 

It's not my theory that occurs, or my belief that's the case, but is what people consistently report.  Not all the time - but enough times that I can argue what these geometric shapes supposedly contain.

"Access codes."

The Beethoven's Ninth is hiding an Access Code. Listen to it in its entirety and you'll see what I mean. (I'm kidding but kind of not kidding.)

Not literally, figuratively. 

Access to our "higher consciousness" which does not float around the universe like a Carl Jungian pool of consciousness - it would be cool if that was the case, but that's in none of the reports.  What is in the reports is the consistent claim that we are unique - we have our own consciousness that is ours, but by the nature of how consciousness works - we can shift our perspective, experience other people's experiences, or tap into the vast feelings of love that connect us all.

So genius - isn't confined to the brain.

It does have a "social network" in the sense that we seek out, in a quantum entanglement fashion, the people and loved ones that we normally incarnate with.  That we've already made a plan with to reconnect with again in this lifetime. That we find ourselves running into and feeling "as if we've known them forever."

Because, in a sense, we have.  We've known them "before" and continue work and hang out with them again.

Another fellow who seemed to have access to multiple lives
When we come here we choose a lifetime that we think we can handle.  When we are here, there are environmental aspects that are conducive to helping us achieve our goals. (In the article they cite how rappers and other musicians are able to "supress pathways" or "open pathways" that allow them to access spatial information we aren't normally aware of.)

So - it is possible for a person to "open up those pathways" to access more information?

Meditation allows the brain to "work out" like an athlete would to get certain muscles to function better.  Meditation can open the mind up to other possibilities.

Reading about others journey or path can open our mind up to these possibilities.  I know when I first began reading Michael Newton's work, I avoided his conclusions about what happening and focused just on the first hand reports.  Later, after I confirmed beyond my ability to deny what they were saying was accurate, I went back and read his comments about what people were telling him.

Hmm. Space. The first frontier.

Finding a Newton Institute trained therapist and doing a between life session will grant access to that "higher information." (I recommend them because they are familiar with the architecture of the flipside, and know what questions to ask. They have a searchable database on their site.)

Indeed, doing a between life session led me to the other research, to interviewing people who've had near death events, or people who've had contact with loved ones either through dreams or a medium or some other fashion - to see if the portrait or the architecture of the "afterlife" was the same.

Indeed, to my chagrin, it was.

Flipside. It's a Wonderful Afterlife. Hacking the Afterlife.

The architecture of the afterlife is a knowable entity.  Reportedly we don't bring "all of our consciousness" to a lifetime because it would "blow the circuits of the brain" with "too much energy."  (And we do see people walking around the planet with blown circuits as it is.)

But we can access this information in such a way as to not harm our path and journey, and in such a way that we can gain insight into why and how we came to the planet, and what happens to us when we depart it.  (In a spiritual sense.)

But in the future, we won't be slicing up people's brains to understand why they worked. It's like taking apart a tennis shoe  to understand why a runner is so fast. Or taking apart a car to understand how it can win so many races. Certainly the construction of the tool is important, and the ability to use it with ease is important.  But equally important is the pilot, the person running the race or driving the car, who brings their skill and ability to that particular task, and further, they're bringing the ability to access "all their other lifetimes" or to think in a spatial way that is "open to the answer no matter where it comes from."
E equals what again?

Hence why Einstein used to play his violin in order to think.

It wasn't because it was a casual thing to do. It's because he was using music as a way of linking up with the flipside and downloading the answers.

You're welcome.


Walking Dr. Drew into the Flipside

A clip from the Susan Pinsky show where I got the chance to interview Dr. Drew about a dream he had as a small child.  It's a form of "Hacking the Afterlife."

Appeared on Susan Pinsky's "Calling Out" with your truly

I used the dream as a "gateway" to access his "consciousness" - (not subconscious, as it could not have been in his memory banks - what he describes during this interview was not part of his awareness, could not be cryptomnesia or some other event.)  

He describes the same "council" and afterlife guides that everyone else does while under hypnosis or while being asked the same questions that they get asked under hypnosis.  This is a 15 minute real time "flipside hack" - because I'm familiar with the architecture of what he was saying, it was just a matter of directing him to these events. 

In it, he was able to see three of his 12 guides, and get "new information" from them. For further info, or search my books on Amazon. Enjoy!


Hacking the Afterlife with Heather Wade

So here's the deal.

Luana in the Mirror

I had a friend come and visit me from the Flipside. (Luana Anders) It was after she passed, but it was definitely her, and she appeared to me in a younger form, a form I didn't know because it was younger than when I knew her.

But I knew it was her.

I dismissed it as fantasy/dream, until I started to reflect on what she had said to me before she passed "I have this recurring dream I'm in a classroom in another universe, everyone is dressed in white speaking a language I don't know, but somehow completely understand."  After she passed, a close friend of hers called me about a dream she had the night she died, "she was in a classroom in the 4th dimension wearing white, and seemed really happy."

What are the odds?
Michael Newton (

It led me eventually to read Michael Newton's book "Journey of Souls" where someone describes while under deep hypnosis, being in a classroom in the afterlife where everyone is dressed in white.  I thought it would be interesting to interview Michael - and he granted me his last interview. (He passed 8 years later, but at the time he said "this is my last interview" and it was.)

I researched what he was doing, I began filming people under "deep hypnosis" and was startled that everyone I filmed, whether they had heard of his work or not, had the same experiences.  They offered me one, I thought it a grand opportunity to prove it inaccurate - unfortunately that's not what happened.
The first book

I traveled into the flipside and met with Luana, who's reaction to seeing me there was "What the hell are you doing here?"  That has led me to write four books about the topic where I expanded the research from between life hypnotherapy to near death events, to speaking directly with people on the flipside through mediums.

That's part of my work; "Flipside" "It's a Wonderful Afterlife" (2 vols) and "Hacking the Afterlife."  Ultimately I've filmed 45 deep hypnosis sessions (courtesy a number of Newton Institute trained therapist, including Scott De Tamble in Claremont (  Recently I've been filming my weekly lunches with Jennifer Shaffer ( who is a talented medium who works with law enforcement nationwide to help find missing children.

Me, Jennifer Shaffer and Scott De Tamble

She's very good at what she does.  As is Scott De Tamble.  Together we are able to ask questions to people on the flipside, and get "new information."  Information that we could not have known consciously (could not be cryptomnesia). I want to add that what you're about to hear is a modified version of this research - it's a "proof of concept" piece.  I recommend, to those who want to explore this fully, to find a Newton Institute trained therapist near you, because hearing me talk about it isn't the same as experiencing it for yourself.

But in this radio interview (3 hours long) at some point I asked Heather Wade if she wanted to "go into the Flipside."  Using a point of reference as our gateway (she had a near death experience that as you can hear, I was not aware of) I asked her to describe what she "saw" and then shifted the tense to "what she was seeing."
Heather Wade
Midnight in the Desert

In this interview, we go into the Flipside, meet her spirit guide, meet her council, and meet individual council members.  All live on the air.  I don't know Heather outside of this interview, I appreciate her being so open to "try this out" - but we did it to prove a point.

We all have spirit guides.  We all have councils.  We all have council members that earned their spot on your council because of your efforts in a previous lifetime.  They can show you those lifetimes, or you can ask them about them.  It's no parlor trick, she's not under hypnosis in any fashion or form.  I am merely, and only asking questions.

Because I've "been there before" - because I'm like a tour guide who is taking someone on a trip to a place they're familiar with, I am able to ask the questions that allow her to make that journey.  It's not for everyone.  Nor should it be.  But because Heather already had a near death event, this helps give context as to why that happened, and what her journey on the planet will be.

But don't take my word for it.  Listen for yourself.  Share and pass along to someone who needs to hear that we don't die, we come here to learn and teach lessons, and then we go "home."  We are all from that place "home" and we come to this planet to partake in the journey called "life."  And once we become aware that is the case, we need to think about how to keep this campground clean, so that there's fresh water, fresh air and earth not only for our children - but for ourselves if and when we decide to return. (HackingTheAfterlife)

Listen my friend and you shall hear of the midnight ride of... Rich Martini and Heather Wade. 


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