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.
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?
By Maria Popova (brainpickings.org) When the young Alan Turing (June 23, 1912–June 7, 1954) lost the love of his life, Christopher, to a bacterium contracted from cow’s milk, the grief-savaged future father of computing comforted his beloved’s grief-savaged mother by telling her that “the body provides something for the spirit to look after and use.” For the … Continue reading The Science of How Alive You Really Are: Alan Turing, Trees, and the Wonder of Life
The School of Life Our schools teach us about trigonometry, the 100 years war and the properties of atoms – but they too often forget to address the one topic we really need to understand in order to make sense of our lives: ourselves. Sign up to our new newsletter and get 10% off your … Continue reading The One Subject You Really Need to Study: Your Own Childhood
BY MITCH HOROWITZASMODEUS ABDUCTING KING SOLOMON, ARTWORK BY J. AUGUSTUS KNAPP FROM THE SECRET TEACHINGS OF ALL AGES BY MANLY P HALL. From New Dawn 179 (Mar-Apr 2020) (newdawnmagazine.com) Several years ago a critic wrote about me, “Horowitz is an okay historian, but the guy believes in leprechauns for chrissakes.”That is true – I plead guilty. In … Continue reading Mysterious Beasts & Natural Wonders: Toward a New Understanding of Bigfoot, Flying Saucers, Fairies & other Inconvenient Realities
By Craig Hamilton (integralenlightenment.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
Conceiving Reality: Wholistic Existential Anthropology by Harris W. Stern, Ph.D. Harris W Stern, Ph. D. · Jun 17, 2019 · Medium.com “Reality is up for grabs” …….Trapper John………..Mash INTRODUCTION Look at the following list of questions: I believe that a careful consideration and thinking about these questions, each and all, and what they “mean” in the broadest sense that … Continue reading ON THE NATURE OF REALITY: A Theory of Everything There Is