Spray to Forget

Taking inspiration from The Secret Art, Reed Seifer's latest work, Spray to Forget launches at The Armory in New York, March 4-7 2010.

SPRAY TO FORGET is a conceptual and functional product based on the possibility that “a substrate to physical reality exists, and that it can be deterministically altered and influenced by human intention.” – Duncan Laurie, The Secret Art

SPRAY TO FORGET functions as a beneficial editor for one’s consciousness, removing undesired memories from the user’s psyche via supported intent. Reed Seifer proposes that “in order to forget, we must remember something else. Spray to Forget acts as a conceptual sideways-elevator, nudging the unconscious to release a difficult memory and replace it with a more appealing one, or to create a new memory through experience… It also happens to smell quite good.”

While based in concept, SPRAY TO FORGET utilizes well-researched ingredients in support of its function. An aesthetic olfactory experience is provided through a blend of essentials oils selected for their reputed aroma-therapeutic benefits in grounding and elevating the emotions. Herkimer diamonds and black tourmaline, crystals believed to metaphysically assist in the elimination of tension from the body, were steeped for several days in the purified, magnetized water used to create the spray.

SPRAY TO FORGET, handmade in an edition of 500, is available in a 2 ounce (60 mL) glass bottle. The beautiful letterpress label is signed and numbered.

Lutie Larson on Radionics

Lutie Larson, after reading The Secret Art, had an interesting comment on the difference in the way she views subtle fields and radionics.

I know that Dr Abrams felt the the fields he was testing were emanations from the physical form. He was primarily focused on negative patterning associated with disease in the physical form. I feel that the physical form reflects the subtle field information, that the subtle field information we are measuring in radionics, are manifesting patterns. To me that makes sense and is why we can work at a distance and why we must wait to se how the form responds to the balancing that is done radionically.

Below is an excerpt of material from Lutie's books Little Farm Tips and Techniques for Farmers and My Understanding of Radionics to further illustrate her point.

David Bohm, renown physicist of the 1950s, taught extensively of an implicate order of things. He said, “The field of the finite is all we can see, hear, touch, remember, and describe. This field is basically that which is manifest, or tangible. The essential quality of the infinite, by contrast, is its subtlety, its intangibility. This quality is conveyed in the word spirit, whose root meaning is wind, or breath. This suggests an invisible but pervasive energy, to which the manifest physical world of the finite responds. This energy, or spirit, infuses all living beings, and without it any organism must fall apart into its constituent elements."

In radionic research we actively seek out this infinite energy field. We link with it, listen to it, observe its action. We attempt to capture it in language with rates or settings on our instruments. Our communication skills on these levels are still very sketchy and often we don't know exactly what it was we did that set things into motion. Fortunately the path one takes in radionics is well marked. It is a logical path. The principles are there for anyone to discover. The results, amazing as they may seem, are well grounded on solid principles. It is a field of research that stretches and strengthens our trust in the infinite world of subtle fields. It was this very realization that led George de la Warr to exclaim, "Seeing is not believing; believing is seeing!"

Our pattern of health lies deep within our subtle fields and is part of our inherited pattern of perfection. Most religions teach us to strive for perfection and refinement. They teach that God lies within. I believe that this is true and as we become more aware and more resonant with these patterns we also become more refined spiritually. Fortunately we also become refined physically. Our health is improved and we can create resonant surroundings. This is one of the ways radionics is affecting our world today.

In a basic course I spend quite a bit of time defining the subtle energy we call subtle bodies or layers. I use a simplified model that students can relate to and I include the physical body as a subtle body. It is the last, the newest, and the most dense of all our subtle bodies. It is also the one with which we are most familiar. The reason for this is that our culture, and lifestyle, emphasizes physical activity and we have little time for anything else. Other cultures have emphasized spiritual things and have much more of an awareness of the other subtle bodies.

In order to work in the subtle energy fields, a student needs a clear understanding of the subtle bodies. The idea of subtle bodies may seem metaphysical in nature rather than scientific because our cultural consciousness does not include an awareness of anything more than the physical. It seems that with new discoveries in nuclear physics our consciousness is changing. Scientists are becoming aware of subtle energy fields and the auric fields are being detected with "scientific instruments" and procedures. Back in the 60's Kirlian photography was first thought to demonstrate these fields.

I think a good definition for subtle body fields is "--a set of primary vibrational fields associated with (and necessary for the maintenance of ) a physical form." Each subtle field increases in density from the finest, which seems to be the spiritual essence, to the most dense, which is indeed the physical form.

Whether all physical forms have the same number (or type) of subtle bodies is a subject of discussion among researchers. These vibrational fields appear to be unique to the kingdom (and possible phylum) of each organized form. Even a man-made tool or machine seems to have a set of subtle bodies. The finest aspect being the "idea" and the most dense aspect being the tangible physical form.

America's Vanishing Silent Spaces (Newsweek video)

I'm really glad you could stop by tonight because I have something I'd like to share with you. I have invented a cool new term and you can all feel to use it anytime you like. I guarantee that you've never heard it before so your use of this term will plant the seeds of its propagation across the internets and you might get to enjoy a warm fuzzy feeling when you hear it again and realize that you and a very small select group were responsible for its survival. The term is "Societal White Noise" and it can best be defined as what happens when man drags his fingernails across Mother Nature's blackboard. SWN as I like to call it is the sum total of unnatural sound generated by man and his machinery, electronics, and sometimes his children. I chose SWN because we all seem to attach ourselves most readily to three character acronyms like FBI, IRS, PDF, STD, and the like. I hope I haven't usurped someone else's acronym here..... If so, tough cheese! Please try to use it in a sentence every now and then to humor an old man.

Unlike me, audio ecologist Gordon Hempton makes sense and backs up his studies with research. I have to think that he might have created his own definition of audio ecology here, and after you see this excellent short video you'll certainly give him a pass and grant him the privilege. I've only experienced silence once or twice in my lifetime and even then for very brief periods of time in the Maine north woods. He has adopted the task of researching, identifying and preserving America's last truly silent places. I found Hempton's new book, "One Square Inch of Silence", available at Barnes and Noble as well as It would be great if we placed as much importance on the creation of silence as an art form as we did the creation of sound.

In 3..... 2..... 1..... Roll Video.

(Remember SWN)

Loud Bass Line Kills British Student?

Too much of a good thing perhaps? Here's the story of a 19 year old student who while at aparty claimed that the loud bass music was having an effect on him. He collapsed and two hours later was pronounced dead, with no evidence of alcohol, drugs, or other toxic substances in his system. Is it possible that sound alone can have lethal consequences? We've all seen the demonstrations on TV of the devices developed by our friends at the Pentagon which claim to achieve crowd control using focused beams of high frequency, high energy sound. Some critics are worried that our government is attempting to "weaponize" sound, light, and even our very minds.

Low frequency signals received by our bodies in the form of light, audio, and mechanical vibration have been shown to create disturbances in our EEG waves and in the case of light, even trigger epileptic seizures as was noticed in some video games. It would seem reasonable to me that very low frequency pulses might possibly trigger interruptions or arrhythmia in the heart patterns of some individuals. In my own experiments with vibration therapy, I have accidentally produced extremely uncomfortable and stressful events in people using just a low level of audio which apparently triggered feelings of emotional and physical discomfort. I believe that there are things still to be discovered when it comes to the effects of external stimulation of our senses and that some folks may bemore susceptible to these stimuli than others, perhaps pathologically so.

The link below points to a news article published in the UK "Metro" back in December of last year which shares with us the story of Thomas Reid. We should step back for a moment and remember that our senses are ports of entry to our bodies and minds and should be treated with respect.

Two Excellent Sites Featuring Natural Sounds

Silent listening is a first class collection of clips, links, and commentary edited by Andreas Bick, a sound artist and composer from Berlin.

Peruse these and visit his personal site at I especially enjoyed his posts on ice sounds which brought back memories of living in a mill house near a large pond.

On cold, still winter nights I could hear the ice cracking from my bedroom. In those days before global warming the pond creaked and groaned throughout the winter as the "season cracks" spread from one side of the pond to the other.Those days were over six decades ago when there was no "societal white noise", TV, traffic, computers, etc., to drown out natures voice. Now, that same pond rarely freezes at all and the surviving flights of migrating geese pass overhead unheard.

Keep up the good work Herr Bick! offers the audio aficionado a virtual toybox packed full of excellent "stuff" sure to be enjoyed by the sound artist as well as the curious passer-by.  Be sure to check out the fine essays featured in the "Field Notes" documents. The first and second issues are available for download in .pdf format. This fascinating site is another "not to be missed" experience.