“Two insights about RHS” by Mike Zonta, H.W., M.

1)  What I learned from watching TV:  Heard this female therapist in the BBC series Sherlock say that when remembering something, it’s not just the mind that remembers, but the body as well. 2)  I was thinking about the term “straw man” while walking yesterday.  See definition below: straw man ˌstrô ˈman/ noun: straw man … Continue reading “Two insights about RHS” by Mike Zonta, H.W., M.

The pandemic exposes human nature: 10 evolutionary insights

Benjamin M. Seitza,1, Athena Aktipisb, David M. Bussc, Joe Alcockd, Paul Bloome, Michele Gelfandf, Sam Harrisg, Debra Liebermanh, Barbara N. Horowitzi,j, Steven Pinkerk, David Sloan Wilsonl,and Martie G. Haseltona,1 Edited by Michael S. Gazzaniga, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, and approved September 16, 2020 (received for review June 9, 2020) Insight 7: We Have … Continue reading The pandemic exposes human nature: 10 evolutionary insights

Two slits and one hell of a quantum conundrum (from Michael Kelly)

Below this message is a review ofm a book, from the journal Nature, about the still-unresolved double-slit experiment. By ‘unresolved’ I mean having a satisfying sense of why this happens the way it does. Although we can describe the effects of the experiments, as described in the review, as showing that quantum particles also have wave … Continue reading Two slits and one hell of a quantum conundrum (from Michael Kelly)

“The Two Friends Who Changed How We Think About How We Think” by Cass R. Sunstein and Richard Thaler

December 7, 2016 (NewYorker.com) The book “The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds,” by Michael Lewis, tells the story of the psychologists Amos Tversky, left, and Daniel Kahneman, right. Photograph Courtesy Barbara Tversky In 2003, we reviewed “Moneyball,” Michael Lewis’s book about Billy Beane and the Oakland A’s. The book, we noted, had become … Continue reading “The Two Friends Who Changed How We Think About How We Think” by Cass R. Sunstein and Richard Thaler

“Scientists Have Recorded the Sound of Two Black Holes Colliding, and You Can Hear It Too” by Philip Perry (bigthink.com)

Two black holes swirling around one another. LIGO/Caltech/MIT/Sonoma State (Aurore Simonnet).   June 8, 2017 Something happened 3 billion years1 ago that changed the makeup of our prodigious universe forever. Two enormous black holes collided, resulting in an intense explosion and forming a solitary object 49 times as massive as our sun. The explosion formed … Continue reading “Scientists Have Recorded the Sound of Two Black Holes Colliding, and You Can Hear It Too” by Philip Perry (bigthink.com)

How to Love: Legendary Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on Mastering the Art of “Interbeing”

“To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love.” BY MARIA POPOVA (brainpickings.org) What does love mean, exactly? We have applied to it our finest definitions; we have examined its psychology and outlined it in philosophical frameworks; we have even devised a mathematical formula for attaining it. And yet anyone who has ever taken this wholehearted leap of … Continue reading How to Love: Legendary Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on Mastering the Art of “Interbeing”

ONTOLOGY BOOK CLUB

Our summer 2021 book Self Observation, by Red Hawk 10 Fridays – 90 minute Group DiscussionsBeginning June 4 and ending August 6, 2021 Learn more and sign up! email me: heather@theprosperos.org The practice of SELF OBSERVATION is essential for anyone who desires to accomplish, solve or create something. Please consider getting the excellent book, SELF OBSERVATION, by … Continue reading ONTOLOGY BOOK CLUB

Free Will Astrology for week of May 13, 2021

Activities combining the conscious and unconscious – like playing chess with a demon or signing a contract with a ghost – can be growth experiences. (Shutterstock) Sagittarius, it’s a good time to make peace with challenging influences ROB BREZSNY May. 12, 2021 1:30 a.m. (SFExaminer.com) FEATURES ARIES (March 21-April 19): In one of her poems, Emily … Continue reading Free Will Astrology for week of May 13, 2021

Book: “What Happened To You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing”

What Happened To You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Bruce D. Perry, Oprah Winfrey  “Through this lens we can build a renewed sense of personal self-worth and ultimately recalibrate our responses to circumstances, situations, and relationships. It is, in other words, the key to reshaping our very lives.”―Oprah Winfrey This book is going to change … Continue reading Book: “What Happened To You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing”

Giordano Bruno: Forgotten Genius & Hermetic Martyr

BY LYNN PICKNETT & CLIVE PRINCE From New Dawn 130 (Jan-Feb 2012) (newdawnmagazine.com) In our last New Dawn article we listed the great pioneering discoveries of science that – unacknowledged by science historians – were directly inspired by the ancient Egyptian ideas as set out in the Hermetic texts which were ascribed to the demi-god Hermes Trismesgistus. These … Continue reading Giordano Bruno: Forgotten Genius & Hermetic Martyr