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Atavistic regression

Atavistic regression is a hypnosis-related concept introduced by the Australian scholar and psychiatrist Ainslie Meares. Meares coined his term from the English atavism, derived from the Latin atavus, meaning a great-grandfather's grandfather and, more an ancestor; as used by Meares, for example, his 1960 work A System of Medical Hypnosis, the term "atavistic regression" is used to denote the tendency to revert to ancestral type: "The atavistic hypothesis requires… a regression from normal adult mental function at an intellectual, logical level, to an archaic level of mental function in which the process of suggestion determines the acceptance of ideas. This regression is considered to be the basic mechanism in the production of hypnosis."Meares held the view that when in hypnosis, the higher functions of the subject's brain were switched off, the subject reverted to a far more archaic and far less advanced mental state. Meares came to believe that it was the atavistic regression rather than the treatments that went with hypnosis that helped the patient.

He concluded that the regression enabled the mind to rest and restored its equilibrium in a way, analogous to sleep. On one hand people who did not spontaneously undergo this process became tense and unable to let their guard down. On the other hand, helping people to learn how to experience this state a couple of times a day seemed to facilitate mental coping which Meares believed was due to sufficient mental rest. By this time he had completed a transition from hypnosis in which he took a large role to the smaller role of facilitator showing patients how to induce this state themselves, he referred to this regressed state by different names at different times e.g.: relaxing meditative experience, relaxing mental exercise, deep relaxation, atavistic regression, mental ataraxis. Contemporary teachers of his method may refer to this as Stillness Meditation, Stillness Meditation Therapy although some use other terms; some other traditions use the term stillness meditation and these unrelated systems have little in common with Meares' method.

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2015 12 Hours of Sebring

The 63rd Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida was an endurance sports car racing event held at Sebring International Raceway from March 18-21st. The race was the second round of the 2015 Tudor United SportsCar Championship as well as the second of four events in the North American Endurance Cup; the race was won by Action Express Racing's No. 5 Corvette Daytona Prototype, piloted by Sébastien Bourdais, João Barbosa, Christian Fittipaldi, finishing a full lap ahead of any else in the field. The Prototype Challenge class was won by the No. 52 entry from PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports piloted by Mike Guasch, Tom Kimber-Smith, Andrew Palmer, securing their second consecutive victory in the season. In the GT Le Mans class, victory went to Corvette Racing's No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C7. R driven by Antonio García, Ryan Briscoe, Jan Magnussen. In GT Daytona, victory went to the No. 23 Porsche 911 GT America from Alex Job Racing and Team Seattle driven by Mario Farnbacher, Ian James, Alex Riberas, though it only took the lead with four minutes to go when the No. 33 Riley Motorsports Dodge Viper GT3-R suffered overheating issues

Ressha Sentai ToQger

Ressha Sentai ToQger is a Japanese television series, the 38th installment in Toei Company's Super Sentai metaseries, following Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger. It premiered on TV Asahi affiliates on February 16, 2014, joining Kamen Rider Gaim and Kamen Rider Drive in the Super Hero Time programming block, it ended on February 15, 2015; the series has a train motif, unlike previous series where the heroes are named after colors, the heroes in ToQger are numbered and swap colors during battle. One of the series' props, a costume, used for the role of one of the villains, was used for the 24th and 25th seasons of the American Power Rangers series. Otherwise, ToQger was the second Sentai series since Chōjin Sentai Jetman to be skipped over for adaptation into a season of Power Rangers; the series' main characters made a cameo appearance in the film Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters: The Great Dinosaur Battle! Farewell Our Eternal Friends, appeared in a special meet-and-greet and press conference at Tokyo Dome City in late January 2014.

In October 2014, the series was given the Japan Railway Award's Special award by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Tourism in its annual "Train Day" observance, recognizing its effect on making children enjoy trains. Only those with a great Imagination can see the mystical railway known as the Rainbow Line, on which run massive trains known as Ressha These Ressha are driven by five warriors known as the ToQgers, It is their mission to save towns from the evil forces of the Shadow Line who are using the residents' fear and sadness to establish their own railway to enable the coming of their leader Emperor Z, whose intention is consume light to plunge the world into darkness; the five ToQgers are childhood friends who are fighting to recover the memories of their hometown after it was consumed by the Shadow Line's evil. Joined by Akira Nijino, a former Shadow Creep who reformed, the ToQgers begin a campaign to free these "Shadow Towns" from their Shadow Creep Keepers in an attempt to recover their memories while the Shadow Line itself must deal with some opposition among their own subjects.

As the motif for ToQger is trains, the episodes are called "stations". The ToQgers made their debut appearance in the post-credits scene of Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters: The Great Dinosaur Battle! Farewell Our Eternal Friends; the main casts from Ressha Sentai ToQger and Kamen Rider Gaim, along with Ryo Ryusei who returns as Daigo Kiryu from Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger participate in Heisei Rider vs. Shōwa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai which debuted in theaters on March 29, 2014, it features the return of characters from previous Kamen Rider Series, most notably Hiroshi Fujioka of the original Kamen Rider. The event of the movie takes place between Station 6 and 7. Ressha Sentai ToQger the Movie: Galaxy Line S. O. S. was released in Japanese theaters on July 19, 2014, double-billed with the film for Kamen Rider Gaim. It features the introduction of the Safari Ressha; the event of the movie takes place between Station 20 and 21. Ressha Sentai ToQger vs. Kyoryuger: The Movie is the VS team-up movie between Ressha Sentai ToQger and Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger.

The film premiered in Japanese theaters on January 17, 2015. The event of the movie takes place between Station 35 and 36. Shuriken Sentai Ninninger vs. ToQger the Movie: Ninja in Wonderland was released in Japanese theaters on January 23, 2016, featuring the casts of both Shuriken Sentai Ninninger and ToQger. Ressha Sentai ToQger DVD Special: Farewell, Ticket! The Wasteland Super ToQ Battle!! is a special DVD by Kodansha that details Ticket ending up on Akira's hand. After attempts to get him off and Right are forced to help Ticket in settling things with his nemesis Kaniros, who enlisted General Schwarz's assistance; the event of the specials takes place between Station 26 and 27. They Went and Came Back Again Ressha Sentai ToQGer: Super ToQ 7gou of Dreams is a direct-to-video film to be released on June 24, 2015. Ten years after the events of the series, the grown up ToQgers find themselves being attacked by the Shadow Line before ending up sent back through time to the year 2017 on the day before their graduation when their childhood selves set out to find Akira.

But the childhood ToQgers find themselves meeting the mysterious ToQ 7gou while facing the Shadow Line's new leader Archduke Hei, who attempts to turn Akira back to Zalam with help from the 6th ToQger's silent partner Tanktop Shadow. But the ToQgers, regaining their lost Imagination in the process, help their childhood selves save Akira and redeem Tanktop Shadow with Hei going into hiding to have his revenge on the powerless ToQgers in eight years' time. Luckily, the time paradox caused by Glitta allowed the ToQgers to retain thei