The emotionally sound person should be able to take risks, to ask himself what...– Albert Ellis
The creative act is a letting down of the net of human imagination into the...– Terence McKenna
Analysis of Esoteric Iconography used by... →
“The intent of this essay is to analyze the images and symbols used by the group known as “ANONYMOUS” and to understand the implications of the messages encoded within their logos and communications. Anonymous claims to operate without leadership and has been participating in major world-wide political events including the 2009 Iranian Elections and the Occupation of Wall-Street in 2011. ...
Maybe each human being lives in a unique world, a private world different from...– Philip K. Dick (via sunrec)
We have this entire culture that’s telling people that there’s One Right Thing...– On Good Consent, Part One | No, Seriously, What About Teh Menz? (via sexisnottheenemy)
The Grammar of Happiness: An Interview with Daniel... →
Daniel L. Everett is Dean of Arts and Sciences at Bentley University. He is the author of Language: The Cultural Tool and the subject of the documentary A Grammar of Happiness. Compelling interview. The Pirahã has a language with no references to the past of the future and without numbers. “The Pirahã can tell you what the name of every different species of tree according to the way that...
Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no...– Bill Bullard (via elige)
Americans seem to have no problem with drugs, you know, there’s a drug store on...– Alex Grey, The Spirit Molecule (via nirvikalpa)
In the age of information, ignorance is a choice.– Donny Miller (via thescienceofreality)
Ron Paul Wins By Cheating: The Message From... →
Even though he was defeated in every primary and caucus, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) is still claiming he will win several states because of delegate support. The Paul campaign is now predicting victory in Minnesota and Maine, and says he is close to victory in Iowa, Nevada, Colorado, Alaska, Georgia, North Dakota and Missouri. The Paul team is highly organized and his claims should not be dismissed. ...
Watching live stream: Being Human 2012. The... →
”Everyday, fresh insights from science and philosophy shed new light on the processes of human experience - the how of feeling, thinking and believing - and invite us to redefine who we are as human beings. Pioneers on the frontier of human understanding will guide an exciting exploration of what it means to be human. How has evolution shaped our brains to construct a model of reality? How...
Only with the ultimate knowledge of all things will man have come to know...– Friedrich Nietzsche
No two people see the external world in exactly the same way. To every separate...– Penelope Fitzgerald
Some people are old at 18 and some are young at 90. Time is a concept that...– Yoko Ono, 1977 (via moreofamore)
psychotherapy: The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction (New York Times) via The New York Times: Amid the squawks and pings of our digital devices, the old-fashioned virtues of reading novels can seem faded, even futile. But new support for the value of fiction is arriving from an unexpected quarter: neuroscience. Brain scans are revealing what happens in our heads when we read a detailed...
You can’t dishonestly change yourself. You can’t lie your way into...– Peter Ralson
Symbolism of Popular Culture →
For example, suppose a macro-pattern defined by film genre and a sequence progression in this pattern from introverted, feminine genres such as horror films to extraverted, masculine genres such as westerns. Given this scenario, the chances of a great western film becoming successful in a dominant horror context might be less likely than a mediocre horror film. Questions like this led us to...
A person’s life consists of a collection of events, the last of which...– Italo Calvino
A good teacher offers practice, a bad one offers theories.– Anthony de Mello
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You have your beliefs, and another has his; you hold to your particular form of...– Jiddu Krishnamurti, Adyar 1st Public Talk 29th December, 1933
Beauty is complete order. But most of us have not that sense of beauty in our...– Jiddu Krishnamurti, Mind Without Measure
What your ego is and how to stop it from obscuring... →
The biggest reason would be the roles the ego plays. Some of the biggest and most universal roles are the roles of “being right”, “being superior” and “being inferior”. For people in the grip of their ego, they would rather be one of those than be at peace. Why can’t we let go of past arguments? Why can’t we let go of past pains? Why do arguments make us lose our temper? Why do angry words draw a...
If empiricism is barren and incomplete, while impressionistic guesswork leads...– Denise Levertov
Ultimately, diversity contributes not just by adding different perspectives to...– James Surowiecki
The Occult Roots of Scientology: Exploring the... →
We have been told over and over that “you can’t change human...– Robert Anton Wilson
We’re trapped in linguistic constructs… all that is is metaphor.– Robert Anton Wilson
The $100 Bill
This is a good one. Pay close attention to the economics. It’s a slow day in the small town of Pumphandle and the streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody is living on credit. A tourist visiting the area drives through town, stops at the motel, and lays a $100 bill on the desk saying he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs to pick one for the night. As soon...
It’s now very common to hear people say “I’m rather offended...– Stephen Fry
A man’s value to the community depends primarily on how far his feelings,...– Albert Einstein