Circle At A Glance
Midsummer New Energy Conference and Tobias Farewell:
The early-bird sign-up price of $375 is in effect through
March 31. Sign up now and save!
Opening Into Consciousness: The new meditation
CD featuring Geoffrey
Hoppe and Yoham is now available in the Shaumbra
Shoppe for digital download. It’s a great way
to relax and open your consciousness!
Tobias’ School 1 (Wall of Fire) and School 2 (Coming
to Earth) will be offered live, for the last time, in
Breckenridge, Colorado from June 19 – 21. The
Schools will be filmed for later offerings as Personal
Study Courses and Teacher-Presented schools.
Make sure to download the free Tobias channel titled
You Remember” from www.shaumbrashoppe.com.
It’s a beautiful message from Tobias delivered
in Seoul, South Korea in January. Feel free to pass
it on to friends, add it to your website or send the
link to people on your email list.
Tobias' last regular monthly Shoud
will be given on June 6 at Coal Creek Hall as the final
Shoud of the current “Returning” series.
Be sure to make your reservations now since this will
be a sell-out. (Tobias’ final channel will be
on July 19 at the Midsummer Conference in Breckenridge,
Check out the listings for all Shaumbra Institute schools
offered by certified teachers in the Shaumbra Institute
section of www.crimsoncircle.com.
There are over 40 teacher-presented schools around the
world each month including Aspectology™, Sexual
Energies School, DreamWalker™ Ascension, DreamWalker™
Death, DreamWalker™ Birth, New Energy Synchrotize™
About Sleep You Probably Didn’t Know (or were
too tired to think about):
The record for the longest period without sleep is 18
days, 21 hours, 40 minutes during a rocking chair marathon.
The record holder reported hallucinations, paranoia,
blurred vision, slurred speech and memory and concentration
It's impossible to tell if someone is really awake without
close medical supervision. People can take cat-naps
with their eyes open without even being aware of it.
Anything less than five minutes to fall asleep at night
means you're sleep deprived. The ideal is between 10
and 15 minutes, meaning you're still tired enough to
sleep deeply, but not so exhausted you feel sleepy by
One of the best predictors of insomnia later in life
is the development of bad habits from having sleep disturbed
by young children.
The continuous brain recordings that led to the discovery
of REM (rapid eye-movement) sleep were not done until
1953, partly because the scientists involved were concerned
about wasting paper.
REM sleep occurs in bursts totaling about 2 hours a
night, usually beginning about 90 minutes after falling
Dreams, once thought to occur only during REM sleep,
also occur (but to a lesser extent) in non-REM sleep
phases. It's possible there may not be a single moment
of our sleep when we are actually dreamless.
REM dreams are characterised by bizarre plots, but non-REM
dreams are repetitive and thought-like, with little
imagery - obsessively returning to a suspicion you left
your mobile phone somewhere, for example.
Certain types of eye movements during REM sleep correspond
to specific movements in dreams, suggesting at least
part of the dreaming process is analogous to watching
Elephants sleep standing up during non-REM sleep, but
lie down for REM sleep.
Scientists have not been able to explain a 1998 study
showing a bright light shone on the backs of human knees
can reset the brain's sleep-wake clock.
British Ministry of Defense researchers have been able
to reset soldiers' body clocks so they can go without
sleep for up to 36 hrs. Tiny optical fibres embedded
in special spectacles project a ring of bright white
light (with a spectrum identical to a sunrise) around
the edge of soldiers' retinas, fooling them into thinking
they have just woken up. The system was first used on
US pilots during the bombing of Kosovo.
Seventeen hours of sustained wakefulness leads to a
decrease in performance equivalent to a blood alcohol-level
The 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill off Alaska, the Challenger
space shuttle disaster and the Chernobyl nuclear accident
have all been attributed to human errors in which sleep-deprivation
played a role.
Exposure to noise at night can suppress immune function
even if the sleeper doesn’t wake. Unfamiliar noise,
and noise during the first and last two hours of sleep,
has the greatest disruptive effect on the sleep cycle.
The "natural alarm clock" which enables some
people to wake up more or less when they want to is
caused by a burst of the stress hormone adrenocorticotropin.
Researchers say this reflects an unconscious anticipation
of the stress of waking up.
Some sleeping tablets, such as barbiturates, suppress
REM sleep, which can be harmful over a long period.
In insomnia following bereavement, sleeping pills can
Tiny luminous rays from a digital alarm clock can be
enough to disrupt the sleep cycle even if you do not
fully wake. The light turns off a "neural switch"
in the brain, causing levels of a key sleep chemical
to decline within minutes.
A night on the grog will help you get to sleep but it
will be a light slumber and you won't dream much.
Humans sleep on average around three hours less than
other primates like chimps, rhesus monkeys, squirrel
monkeys and baboons, all of whom sleep for 10 hours.
Ducks at risk of attack by predators are able to balance
the need for sleep and survival, keeping one half of
the brain awake while the other slips into sleep mode.
Ten per cent of snorers have sleep apnea, a disorder
which causes sufferers to stop breathing up to 300 times
a night and significantly increases the risk of suffering
a heart attack or stroke.
Some studies suggest women need up to an hour's extra
sleep a night compared to men, and not getting it may
be one reason women are much more susceptible to depression
Diaries from the pre-electric-light-globe Victorian
era show adults slept nine to 10 hours a night with
periods of rest changing with the seasons in line with
sunrise and sunsets.
Most of what we know about sleep we've learned in the
past 25 years.
Experts say one of the most alluring sleep distractions
is the 24-hour accessibility of the Internet.
The extra-hour of sleep received when clocks are put
back at the start of daylight in Canada has been found
to coincide with a fall in the number of road accidents.