Did ancient philosophers have a method to align themselves with the Divine realms (or Spirit)?
From what we know about them, some of them certainly did. Part of this method consisted of studying the philosophical and poetic works of their forefathers. They assembled in Mystery Schools of old, where the spirit of the group took them to new levels of understanding by inspiration and, of course, exchanging their ideas about the Good, the Just and the Beautiful. Plato is well…Continue
Right now we have 48 hours left to tell President Obama and the FDA that it’s time to label genetically engineered foods on a legal petition filed with the FDA by the Just Label It coalition. Tomorrow is the deadline to make comment, please add your voice…Continue
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This essay discusses the segmentation of the world, more particularly the Western world, into three cultural groups: Moderns, Traditionals and Cultural Creatives. There is a fierce polarity to be found here. Can Cultural Creatives bridge the gap that exists between Moderns and Traditionals?
This essay is a kind of informal sociological analysis. It is a sequel to my analysis of the…Continue
Recently I discovered how the ancient concept of the gunas (sattva, rajas, tamas or balance/harmony, activity, inertia) can be applied to psychological processes. My work on the self-help introduction involved study of material that immensely helped me to integrate these concepts into the decision making process.
Attached you will find a study on the gunas, seen here as qualities of mind, expressed…Continue
You contribute to the mosaic of life.
Do you make beautiful patterns?
Weiss, part four
Hierarchy: a biological necessity
To stress the need for viewing living organisms as hierarchically
ordered systems, ponder the following facts. The average cell in the human body
consists of about eighty per cent of water and for the rest contains about 10^5
Weiss, part three
Reductionism and holism
Weiss next tries to define basic criteria that mark a complex of parts for designation as a system. First, however, he talks about the controversy in biology between "reductionism" and "holism". The former finds its advocates in the field of "molecular biology". The latter term can be used to imply a deliberate “self-limitation of…
Weiss, part two
From analysis to synthesis
By looking from single objects to their interrelations with others,
one reverses his direction from analysis to synthesis. By doing this,
one discovers simple rules which describe the interrelations between…
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A summary of Weiss's main points, as far as relevant to the purpose of this blog, follows.
Emphasis is largely mine. This is a long article, from which I retain the headings of the…
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We continue with Piaget and Inhelder:
“There is a second difference between physical experience and logico-mathematical experience or deduction. Whilst the latter, proceeding by means of reflective abstractions, leads to progressive purification (whose final stages are today those of the formalization peculiar to "pure" mathematics), physical experience is always a sort of "mixture". There is in fact no "pure" experience in…
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In this series of blog posts, I will summarize and quote parts of some books that deal with the problems of reductionism.
The first book that draw my attention, was the famous book "Beyond reductionism", New perspectives in the life sciences, which is a report from the Alpbach Symposium held in 1968. Participants were, among others, Arthur Koestler [holons!], J.R. Smythies, Ludwig von Bertalanffy [systems theory], Paul Weiss, Jean Piaget[developmental psychology], Paul Maclean…
For all the mavericks, misfits, seers.. enjoy the following video:
At my scribd page you will now find the famous book of Frederic Myers on his research on the afterlife.
While at my page, be so kind to Like it!
See video. Leslie, a theologian, deconstructs Christianity and brings the value of love, one's unique perspective, manifesting Christ through one's person, meditation, feminine perspective of the holy Trinity, and much more back to the Christian religion. The times they are a changing..
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This article from Philip Sherrard really makes one think..
Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated. We will all become Borg. Or not..? That's the question.
Have a look at:
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Integrative philosophy (3)
The global financial crisis in the perspective of the fourfold model of society.…
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