Perhaps the real challenge in AI (artificial intelligence) is not consciousness but is sexuality. Just as we cannot separate ourselves from our consciousness (indeed it is the essence of who we are), we cannot separate ourselves from our sexuality either. So even if AI creators could eventually come up with an AI which is self-consciously … Continue reading “Perhaps the real challenge in AI is not consciousness but is . . .” by Mike Zonta, H.W., M.
1952 illustration of Australopithecus africanus by Zdenek Burian. Photo by STR/AFP via Getty. Nadine Weidmanis a lecturer on the history of science at Harvard University. She is the author of Constructing Scientific Psychology: Karl Lashley’s Mind-Brain Debates (1999) and Race, Racism, and Science: Social Impact and Interaction (2004), co-authored with John P Jackson, Jr. Edited by Sam Haselby 11 August 2020 (psyche.co) … Continue reading Do humans really have a killer instinct or is that just manly fancy?
Ralph Waldo Emerson photographed by Mathew B Brady c1856. Courtesy the Met Museum, New York Peter Wirzbickiis an assistant professor of history at Princeton University. He is the author of Fighting for the Higher Law: Black and White Transcendentalists Against Slavery (2021). He lives in New Jersey. Edited by Sam Haselby 9 AUGUST 2021 (aeon.co) We can’t understand Ralph Waldo Emerson … Continue reading Ralph Waldo Emerson would really hate your Twitter feed
BY CRAIG HAMILTON | JUL 2, 2020 | craighamiltonglobal.com As a spiritual guide and teacher, I’ve worked with thousands of people aspiring to realize their spiritual potential. And if I’ve learned anything in the process, it’s that to evolve on the spiritual path, we need each other. To truly realize our highest potentials, we need to engage in transformative interactions … Continue reading How Independent Are We Really? Why We Need Each Other to Evolve on the Spiritual Path
Geoff Ward 2 days ago · Medium.com ‘What truly matters in Jung’s message is the understanding that we are ultimately grounded in something infinite and eternal, and that our lives as finite beings, illusory as they be, serve a divine purpose.’ Bernardo Kastrup In the summer of 1940, despite the tribulations of the time, a meeting … Continue reading What Carl Jung was really saying
Photo by Chien-Chi Chang/Magnum Photos Emma Černisis a clinical psychologist and researcher specialising in dissociation and psychosis at the University of Oxford. She lives in Oxford. Edited by Lucy Foulkes 19 MAY 2021 (psyche.co) Something doesn’t feel right. You look around your room, trying to figure out what it is, but everything looks the same. Except, … Continue reading When reality slips through your fingers: in search of dissociation
By Maria Popova (brainpickings.org) I have learned that the lines we draw to contain the infinite end up excluding more than they enfold. I have learned that most things in life are better and more beautiful not linear but fractal. Love especially. In a testament to Aldous Huxley’s astute insight that “all great truths are obvious … Continue reading The Pattern Inside the Pattern: Fractals, the Hidden Order Beneath Chaos, and the Story of the Refugee Who Revolutionized the Mathematics of Reality
BY KINGSLEY DENNIS FacebookTwitterEmailRedditPinterestWhatsApp From New Dawn 181 (Jul-Aug 2020) Many of us are asking – is reality broken? This is the question I posed at the beginning of my ‘Year Ahead 2020’ piece published in New Dawn 178 (Jan-Feb 2020). In my review of the year ahead, which I titled ‘Consensus Reality Meltdown,’ I wrote: What we … Continue reading COVID Consciousness: A Contagion of Awakening or a Consensus Reality?
We keep chasing happiness, but true clarity comes from depression and existential angst. Admit that life is hell, and be free Julie Reshe 9 January 2020 (aeon.co is a philosopher and psychoanalyst. She is a professor at the School of Advanced Studies (SAS) at the University of Tyumen in Siberia, and director of the Institute … Continue reading Depressive realism
Headlines suggest that the epigenetic marks of trauma can be passed from one generation to the next. But the evidence, at least in humans, is circumstantial at best. By Benedict Carey Dec. 10, 2018 (NYTimes.com) In mid-October, researchers in California published a study of Civil War prisoners that came to a remarkable conclusion. Male children of … Continue reading Can We Really Inherit Trauma?