Friday, October 20, 2017

Bhikkhu Bodhi on the Higher Dharma (video)

Unravelling the Mysteries of Mind and Body Through Abhidhamma (Sayalay Susila)

(Buddhist Association of the United States) 2013 Bhikkhu Bodhi Abhidharma Retreat (Part 1/15)
 
Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi
SESSION 1. Friday 8/30/13, 7:00 pm-8:15 pm. What is the Abhidhamma? 何謂阿毗達摩? How did it develop from the early teachings [preserved by the Theravada school]? 如何從早期教法開展出來? What practical relevance does it have? 與實修的相關性何在?

The Abhidharma (Abhi="Higher" or "About," Dharma="Teaching") is the Dharma presented in ultimate rather than conventional terms.

Sayalay Susila (sayalaysusila.net)
The sutras are taught in conventional terms as an aid to the practical grasp of truth in the service of meditation.

The Abhidharma goes further to explicate mentality and materiality (nama and rupa) in ultimate terms (of cittas and kalapas, "mind-moments" and "particles of perception"). Ultimately, rather than the conventions of language we assume, our lives are actually impersonal, impermanent, and unsatisfactory. The reasons are explained in the Abhidharma, things, such as implications and logical extensions, about the Dharma. Consciousness is fully (viññāṇa) explained.



I helped edit an excellent book on this topic written by the noble nun Sayalay Susila as she learned it from the enlightened Burmese Buddhist master Pa Auk Sayadaw. The book is very practical and applicable to daily life, as would seem unlikely for such a profound topic and voluminous material. But Burma was tasked with preserving Abhidhamma Pitaka (the "basket" or "collection" of Abhidharma materials), whereas Sri Lanka preserved the sutras, Thailand the Monastic Code.

Consciousness does not need active brain

Claudia Tanner (Mailonline); Dhr. Seven, Pat Macpherson (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
Ellen Page stars in Flatliners, consciousness without a functioning brain (dailymail.co.uk)


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When you die you KNOW you're dead: Scientists discover the mind still works after the body shows no sign of life and reveal people have heard their own death announced by medics.
  • Consciousness continues to work after the body has died, study finds.
  • Someone has died may even hear their own death being announced by medics.
  • Researchers say people's recollections have been verified by medical staff.
  • Time of death is called when heart stops beating, cutting off blood to brain.
  • Cerebral cortex flat lines, and within 2-20 seconds no brainwaves are detected [yet conscious awareness continues].
  • This sparks the death of brain cells, but this can take hours.
  • These findings echo plot line of new Hollywood re-make of cult horror Flatliners.
You're a killer police, right, sir? So I'm a Dead. - What are you talking about, honey? Ha ha.
 
Our favorite Hindu, Hollywood's Julia Roberts
Some report having seen light at the end of a tunnel [which can be explained as a natural process of dying reported in induced near death experiences (NDEs) in astronaut training labs], while others claim to have floated [astral projection] above their body, watching as medics save their lives. But the reality of near-death experiences has always been debated.
The original Flatliners (1999) with Kiefer Sutherland and Julia Roberts
 
Now scientists have discovered that a person's consciousness continues to work after the body has stopped showing signs of life -- meaning they have awareness of their own death.
  • [Editorial comment: This does not mean they have awareness of their death because they are not "dead" as they continue to be aware with some refusing they could therefore be "dead." The death of the body does not mean death. It means the passing of one personality, while samsara, the process of rebirth, continues incessantly. Something -- that life, identity, or sense of stable personality that was clung to -- is lost, but the impersonal process of life carries on.]
El Dia de Los Muertos, "The Day of the Dead," honors those passed. They're still somewhere.
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And there is evidence to suggest someone who has died may even hear their own death being announced by medics.
  • [Yet not believing that announcement because they are very clearly in some sense still living (as in the "living-dead"). The death process continues and one goes on to be reborn. If something frustrates the process, one may very well become a "disembodied ghost," that is a gandhabba or subtle-body being who has lost the physical body it had become accustomed to. That subtle body is not the "soul," as many of us have been taught by religion, but a temporary expression that was already present before the death of the body; right now many types of "bodies," sheaths within sheaths, are present and can be projected or manifested with training. These are as impersonal as the physical body but are clung to as "self."]
The "ghost" looks just like the human it was.
The findings echo the plot line of the new Hollywood re-make of 90s cult horror Flatliners, starring Ellen Page.
 
In the film a group of young doctors embark on a [thrilling and] dangerous experiment of taking turns chemically inducing their heartbeat to stop and "flat line" to find out exactly what happens [when we die and] in the afterlife [then they are resuscitated before they actually die, so they get a glimpse, which changes them terribly, and they inadvertently bring back inimical spirits that haunt them on this side, making for a so-so movie]. More

Ajahn Brahm: Buddhist idea of consciousness

BSV Dhamma Talks, June 8, 2015; Amber Larson, Dhr. Seven (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
What if there were a center or teacher, a place or person to awaken consciousness?

 
(Dhamma Talks) Ajahn Brahmavamso Mahathera (lovingly known as Ajahn Brahm) was born Peter Betts in London, England on August 7, 1951. He came from a working-class family and won a scholarship to study theoretical physics at Cambridge University in the late 1960s.
 
After graduating from Cambridge he taught in high school for a year before traveling to Thailand to become a Theravada Buddhist monk training under Ven. Ajahn Chah. While still a junior monk, he was asked to undertake the compilation of an English-language guide to the Buddhist Monastic Code -- the Vinaya -- which later became the basis for monastic discipline in many Theravada monasteries in Western countries.
  • Consciousness is not limited to brain.
    NOTE: "Consciousness" in Buddhism is not a thing but a process, one of the Five Aggregates of Clinging (khandha). It is impersonal and carries on after death. Beings do not die at death, they do not make an end of rebirth unless they are fully enlightened and liberated from the Wheel of Life and Death called samsara. The study of consciousness (vinnana) can be undertaken as a study of the Abhidharma, the "Higher or Ultimate Teachings" of Buddhism, which is a kind of advanced psychology and physics about ourselves and the world in the highest -- rather than the conventional -- sense. The Buddha never specified the physical base or "seat of consciousness" as he did for the other major senses. But it has always been understood to be in the area of the heart, not the brain. It is in the area of the heart that the "mind door," with its green tint, is located. Green is the color of the heart chakra.
BUDDHIST CENTRE
Registered as a Buddhist not-for-profit association, the Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV), Australia, welcomes members of all backgrounds and religions. Located in Melbourne, the East Malvern center hosts programs guiding members in meditation as well as practical Buddhist teachings for kids, teens, and adults. The center's spiritual advisor is Ajahn Brahm, abbot of Bodhinyana Monastery, Western Australia. Info: bsv.net.au

Rebirth and Karma Explained (audio)

Bhikkhu Bodhi (BAUS.org); Ananda (Mass Meditation Initiative), Wisdom Quarterly
"KARMA: It's everywhere you're going to be" (Karma means action, deed, volition).

5D Events, Las Vegas (Oct. 20-22, 2017)

5Devents.com; Pat Macpherson, Seth Auberon (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
Alchemy Events (5D Events) is co-creating a new humanity movement.


Las Vegas welcomes 5D Events
"The Pioneers in Consciousness, Science, and Space Research"
Apolla Asteria MC (Mistress of Ceremonies)
Welcome to the 16th consciousness event: International Symposium of Quantum Consciousness and Healing.

This event is about quantum consciousness and healing. It is an amazing and EPIC 3-DAY EVENT with over 40 amazing speakers, 100 lectures, workshops, panels, exhibits, documentary film, music, and a dinner banquet.

The EXPO is for for public visits, with four events or speakers running at the same time. The Saturday night dinner banquet is in honor of Jordan Maxwell.
AMAZING SPEAKERS
Whistle blower Andy Basiago (Project Pegasus)
US Government Time Traveler Andrew D. Basiago; Luigi Muscas, Dr. Sam Osmanagich (Bosnian Pyramid), Dr. Scott R. Werner, Dr. Jere Rivera Dugenio, Dr. Nick Delgado, Richard Gordon, Jordan Maxwell, Saeed David Farman, Clyde Lewis, Riana Milne, Art Giser, Larry Dean Hunter (Egypt), Maureen J. St. Germain, Faye Kitariev, Dr. Margaret Rogers Van Coops, Andrei Knight PhD, Sheila Z Stirling PhD, Tyler Odysseus, Tracy Repchuk, Edwin Harkness Spina, Tamra Oviatt, Logan Jayson Piette, Harijiwan, Cosmin Mahadev Singh, Peter Sterling, Samuel Kiwasz, Ronja Vieth PhD, Caroline Cory, Brad Olsen, Abby Namazi, Tom Paladino, Sel Sarkin, Alana Marie, Eileen Meyer, Aurora Buchanan, Anara Whitebear, Chris Katsaropoulos, and Alan Bedian.


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TOPICS: Quantum Consciousness, Quantum Healing, Energy Healing, Plasma Technology in Space and Medicine, Scalar Energy, Protecting the Oceans, Sea Shepherds, Secrets of Pyramids, Human Origins, Space, ET contact, Mastery in Business, Love and Relationships, plus many more topics.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

"Walk With Me" - Thich Nhat Hanh (film)

Thich Nhat Hanh; WestEndFilmsUK; CC Liu, Amber Larson (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

Follow the film's official website (walkwithmefilm.com) and Facebook page (facebook.com/walkwithmefilm...).  Directed by Max Pugh and Marc J. Francis. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.  WALK WITH ME is a cinematic journey into the world of mindfulness -- the practice of bringing one's attention to the present moment. Meet Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr's nominee for a Nobel Peace Prize, the world-famous Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh or Thay.

Q: What is consciousness ? A: Mind and matter (nama-rupa) inter-are.

He is known as “The Father of Mindfulness,” “The Other Dalai Lama,” and “The Zen Master who fills stadiums.” Filmed over three years with unprecedented access, this visceral film offers a rare insight into a community of meditators who have left their families and given up all their possessions to practice the art of mindfulness at the Plum Village monastery in rural France.

(WalkWithMeFilm.com) How to get this movie into theaters

How to Survive with Christopher Nyerges

C. Nyerges (School of Self Reliance), A Martinez (Take Two); Xochitl (ed.), Wisdom Quarterly
https://oue-skyspace.com/?_promocode=KPCC
[Recent disasters have] a lot of us thinking about the potential for catastrophe in Southern California.
Questions abound: Do I know what I need to do to prepare? What kind of gear do I need? Do I try to leave town or stick around? What do I tell the kids?
 
A variety of experts, like local survivalist and Wisdom Quarterly teacher Christopher Nyerges (School of Self Reliance) spoke to Take Two to help answer all of these questions. Here is a not-so-mini survival guide:
 
First, consider some of the general aspects of what to do. For instance, there are tons of lists out there that suggest all kinds of gear we may need in the case of a disaster, but most of the time people who purchase these things don’t even know how to use them.
 
Christopher Nyerges has been teaching survival preparedness in Los Angeles for over 40 years. He stopped by Take Two to share his top five pieces of advice.

What to know in the case of a disaster
Contact the School of Self-Reliance for survival training classes in Los Angeles.
 
1. Knowledge is more useful than stuff.
When you go out to Costco or any of these places and buy this stuff, you get a false sense of security. You have stuff now, but what DON'T you have? You don't necessarily have experience using it. You don't necessarily know the infrastructure that will swing into play when there is an emergency.
2. If a big quake hits, here's what to do immediately after the shaking stops.
Number one in your own home, look for wounded or hurt people. People are more important than stuff. If you have a neighborhood watch type thing, get together, walk your neighborhood. Look for elderly, look for children... always help those first, who can't help themselves.
Decrease dangers. Turn off gas, if water is spurting out, turn it off. You should know how to do that ahead of time.
Another thing is, have first-aid supplies but know how to use them. The number of people who die from infections and wounds that can't be treated because of less than sanitary conditions following a major disaster always exceed those who are killed from the disaster itself.
3. Prepare beforehand rather than waiting.
See this, using agave and yucca fibers, you can make soap and rope and shampoo.
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In his 40 years of teaching survival preparedness, Christopher shared that the most problematic thing he comes across in his teachings are people's attitudes.
 
What comes to mind is: "I'm a very important person; nothing is going to happen to me."
"I'm gonna buy this stuff, eventually."
 
You know something? Sometimes it is you, and you're not ready. I always tell people: store far more than you think you can. I probably can do better in that regard myself.
 
4. Think twice before evacuating.
Here in Southern California, if there was a major quake, I'm not sure where everybody would go to, quite frankly. If you had an apartment there really may not be much to stay for, but if you had a home with a yard you could put a tent in the yard. You could cook in the yard. You could wash in the yard. You could make a toilet in the yard.
I'm not a big fan of evacuating unless it's absolutely necessary. Plan ahead for yourself if at all possible.
5. Storing water is the easiest and best thing to do.
Storing water is the cheapest and most essential thing to do if you live here in Southern California... Food-grade plastic is the easiest thing to store things in. More + AUDIO

Thou shalt NOT question shape of the earth!

Eric Dubay (video proof); Pfc. Sandoval, P. Macpherson, S. Auberon (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly


Speech impediment makes truth hard to hear.
Questioning the shape of the earth? It's laughable. And the joke's on us.

Who cares if sacred texts -- Buddhist, Hindu, Jain (Brahminical Vedic lore seen directly by mystics) as well as Christian, Islamic, and Jewish (A-Brahminical or Abrahamic as recounted by the many Gods of the poly-cum-monotheistic traditions ascendant today) -- from around the world say it's one way?

Ancient earth map found in Japanese temple
If a "priest" in a white lab coat, special jargon, and magical formulae, declares it's another way, who are we to question that?

These are men of Science, the only true religion! Although they didn't see reality directly, like a mystic strives to, they are reporting what those gatekeepers on high in the University have dictated they should say.

What if the dome/firmament is Mt. Sumeru?
Like the Vatican, no deviation/heresy will be tolerated or it's Galileo-time, capiche?

Who said anything about a Spanish Inquisition? This is modernity and we'll only ruin you...unless you have proof, in which case you must be discredited, disapppeared, and made verboten.
 
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Eric Dubay answers everything after campaign to discredit him

COMMENTARY
We don't know the shape of the earth. Our Go Pro camera with fish-eye lens replaced with a flat lens, attached to a GPS-trackable phone and weather balloon, can't get high enough to detect the alleged curvature.

We assume our plane is neither globular nor flat but contoured with local sun and moon, as Buddhist texts describe.

And there may well be concentric rings of mountains (the first being what we call "Antarctica" which can be reached by going in any direction) around a central Mt. Sumeru (Sumer-ian launch pad along energetic lines of force streaming out of the center like the pole of a magnet or a translucent dome?) that divides the multiple "world systems" (lokas) here on what we call our planet with other planes above (akasha deva lokas) and below (Agartha).

But what about eclipses -- don't they prove the earth, sun, and moon are balls? No. They are not the cause of eclipses. If they were they would not be visible on the horizon during eclipses as they are from time to time. Rahu (Black Sun?), being the same size as the sun and moon, is the cause of eclipses.

We're willing to do the empirical research to prove otherwise rather than relying on NASA's CGI works of fictional art. 

But what about our lifelong indoctrination? What about the spinning globe on our teacher's desk? It's not easy to awaken to the beautiful truth in a world of universal deception, but we're willing to try. We don't know the truth. But we do know we've been lied to, so let's question authority and search for the truth.


(AAU) survey of the topic which goes south as if if to discredit movement

Eric Dubay's Flat Earth History
Eric Dubay's facts (MG TV, Jan. 19, 2017)


The Complete History of The Flat Earth. Question everything. This will blow your mind! Research it: 1. Horizon always rises to eye-level. 2. Water always finds its level. 3. Gyroscopes always remain level throughout worldwide airplane flight travel. 4. Polaris never moves from its position despite earth's travel through space. 5. No measurable curvature. 6. Terminator line on the moon during daytime often does not coincide with suns directional light. 7. Gravity is density. 8. No photographic evidence of satellites. 9. Questionable flight paths in southern hemisphere. 10. Antarctic treaty forbids freedom of movement in Antarctic. 11. Van Allen radiation belt makes space travel impossible. 12. Water bubbles on ISS film footage. 13. The fake moon landing. 14. The sun and globe earth model contradictions.

"Viking Therapy" Club - white men gone wild

Dougal Shaw, BBC.co.uk/news; Pat Macpherson, Pfc. Sandoval (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly


Viking Club where men fight their demons
It's Fight Club all over again, this time in real life, like our annual Renaissance Faire. Europeans love to kill one another, as they did for centuries before turning that war-like spirit on everyone else in imperial adventures like the creation of the US empire that aims to top the British, Spanish, Russian, German, Norse, Icelandic, Berserker, French, Portuguese, Scandinavian, Ancient Greek... and Holy Roman empires.

It looks like the set of Game of Thrones. Wolin in Poland hosts one of the world’s largest gatherings of Viking enthusiasts each year.

Hundreds come to recreate Viking culture -- and take part in fierce, competitive battles. Many are drawn by a passion for history. But, for a significant number, it’s a way of escaping their past -- a past scarred by violence.

"When I was younger, I used to get into a lot of fights. That anger, that frustration, was with me for a very long time." If your family molests or raises you violently, you'll be angry.
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Catharsis fells good but is no cure.
The Viking scene attracts people who are combat veterans, former football hooligans, and others struggling to come to terms with violence.

It also seems to appeal to men who have lost direction in their lives and are looking for a sense of purpose.

Four members of the international group called the Jomsborg Vikings, which is about 2,000 strong, explain what draws them to the Viking world, and how it has changed their lives. More
It wasn't just the men. Scythian (the Central Asian tribe of the Buddha also called Saka) Queen Tomyris was a great female warrior who captured and beheaded Cyrus the Great to take revenge for her son. The French had Joan of Arc, the Native Americans of California had Toypurina. And then there were the Amazonians in fact and fiction.

Time travelers' 10 videos from future (video)

Igor Kryan; Pat Macpherson, Pfc. Sandoval (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly


Time Travelers Brought 10 Alien Videos From Future. Help Explain Them
To remove all doubts that this is actual footage from the future, look at these following videos:
  1. This is Chicago year 2040. It is not recognizable from 2017
  2. Next is San Francisco year 2020: The Sales Force Tower is complete. If looked at today, there are two cranes still building it. Also San Francisco Bay has two giant container ships that have collided, and one is burning -- an event that has yet to happen.
  3. This is Minneapolis year 2030 with most of its energy produced by city landscapes.
  4. Houston year 2040: Star Trek Enterprise is made a reality. 
Now help is needed in telling what is seen in another 10 videos from the future.

But first, about one month ago on Sept. 9, 2017, Igor Kryan said that a hurricane would hit the cities of New Orleans and Gulfport this October. The video is linked above, or see the channel. The video called: "FEMA is wrong: Hurricane Is To Hit New Orleans." People were laughing because Hurricane Irma hit Tampa in Florida and said that, well finally, great Igor Kryan was dead wrong. Look who's laughing now when Hurricane Nate is bearing down on New Orleans and Gulfport. It's certainly not me, because every single prediction we made on YouTube came true (Brexit, Trump victory, Macron victory, Texas underwater, Mexico's earthquake) and what we have seen for the coming months is far worse than has happened so far. Honestly, I was relieved when I thought I wrong about the city the hurricane hit. And I was thinking if we were wrong with New Orleans and Gulfport than when we are wrong about other things.

Yet, it turned out I was 100% right. How is this possible? Here is how: We have a chronosphere [chronovision box, time-vision unit], as I told you before, and we can not only see the future, we can make video recordings of the future. We need your help explaining these ten videos.
  1. We have recorded the Bay between Oakland and San Francisco in the near future -- but we cannot tell what in the world is going on.
  2. It seems like a strangely dressed black prophet arrived from a spaceship in the 2020s. 
  3. A monument with skulls underwater and a bronze eagle girl on top. The sign reads: All Knew It Was Coming. Made in the USA.
  4. Something huge is spiraling out of the north sky in a very strange way. We have predicted that International Space Station (ISS) would fall, but this is something very different.
  5. Very strange and huge alien looking machine that's called a human programming device. 
  6. It seems like a giant hand rising over the sun and we also cannot tell what atmospheric phenomenon we are seeing.
  7. Another monument over green water with a circle filled with diamonds hundreds of feet tall that reads: Mind over Matter.
  8. We all heard someone saying this trinity event would be occurring over the Pacific Ocean.
  9. Unknown giant beacon.
  10. Ten, entire city in panic over strangest sky phenomenon ever.
We hope someone can explain these ten strange videos from the future. [Here is another from an actual government-sponsored "chrononaut" or time traveler, attorney Andrew D. Basiago from Project Pegasus, possible future US president running on a disclosure platform. (Why not? No. 45 has made anything possible in that department):]


Asian artifacts shrouded in mystery (video)

ZEG TV, Oct. 12, 2017; Pat Macpherson, CC Liu, Dhr. Seven (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
 
The evidence that there is more to ancient Asian history than we were taught in school is coming in thick and fast.

Find out about cities that are many thousands of years old, about artifacts that curiously resemble modern inventions, and customs and traditions that have their beginnings before modern civilizations.

There are some great mysteries in this world that cannot be explained, as we see with some of these impossible artifacts. We look at details conjuring up the most awe: ancient pyramids, caves, artifacts, and ruins like the Buddhist/Hindu wonders of Angkor Wat -- a temple complex in Cambodia, the largest religious monument in the world.

Technology associated with these relics are then the object of investigation. Rationales remain fact-based against many of the pre-existing theories for the accomplishments of our ancient ancestors.

Their accomplishments and disappearances could have been the result of technologies that to us would appear supernatural in nature or origin.

US/Egypt's Ancient Alien Tomb Cover-Up

Mystery History, May 26, 2017; Pat Macpherson, Seth Auberon (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly


Fallen Chief of Antiquities, Zahi Hawass, is a very bad man. And many people know it. Far from exposing the true origins, purpose, and discoveries of Ancient Egypt -- many of which precede the dynastic age -- he is part of many cover-ups to conceal the truth. Fortunately, he was deposed but he may still be wielding influence as he has not been arrested and imprisoned. Sadly, these cover ups do not seem to have been coming from Egypt but from the USA.

Racist Dick Spencer protest: U. of Florida (live)

AP.org; Jimmy Kaiser (live streaming); Seth Auberon, Pfc. Sandoval (ed.), Wisdom Quarterly
"Good night, Alt-Right" - Dick Spencer booed in Florida as he tells students to stop believing their liberal professors who are hoodwinking them about many things. Wake up, Lefties


White nationalist undeterred by boos on latest college stop
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The hostile audience drowned out white nationalist Richard Spencer with anti-Nazi chants. They booed him off the stage under the watchful eye of police officers in riot gear. In other words, Spencer sees his speech Thursday at the University of Florida as a smashing success. More
 
News coverage of progressive protesters against conservative Neo-Nazis
What does UC Berkeley think of Orthodox Jewish Ben Shapiro

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

SEX: my Ph.D. in Threesomes (video)

Harry Pettit (Mail Online, DailyMali.co.uk, Oct. 18, 2017); Ashley Wells, Dhr. Seven, Crystal Quintero, Seth Auberon (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly; Geek.com; WatchMojo.com

"Either you're a feminist or you're a sexist" - Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman)
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I'm not a sex symbol.
A British sociologist who has studied for a Ph.D., a doctoral degree, in threesomes has revealed some strange trends in the sexual experiences of young people.
 
His findings reveal that the rise of "bromances" (close platonic relationships between males or "bros") and acceptance of homosexuality has led to more threesomes where two men, who are not  having sex with each other, together have sex with one female.


 
Many men reported that these encounters are a way to bond with their closest male friends.
 
Dr. Ryan Scoats, an expert at Birmingham City University, said he decided to study threesomes after a number of his own ménage à trios ("three way") encounters.

Let's see if we can find one good man.
Of the 30 male students Dr. Scoats spoke to, a third had had a threesome by their second year of study, and six had had more than one.
 
Of the 10 men who [said they] had a threesome, seven had been in at least one female-female-male (FFM) threesome, and five had been in at least one male-male-female (MMF) threesome. Two participants had experienced both.


 
The sociologist found there is often little physical (sexual) interaction between men during MMF threesomes.
 
For example, in Dr. Scoats' research paper, an interviewee named Brent says, "You get to 'high five' your mate [British slang for friend or companion] over her back, and that's about it really."
 
Instead, the men reported that these encounters are a way to bond with their closest male friends. More