“In an astonishing new study, scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have imaged human and monkey brains and found… well, the image above says it all. It turns out that the pathways in your brain — the connections between neurons — are almost perfectly grid-like.”
Read entire post at: ExtremeTech
“Vulvic space is a homeomorphic topology. A transformable conceptual space that enhances the exchanges with the self &/or the other(s). A non-judgmental space where essential and non essential ideas can be examined, dissected, juxtaposed, transformed, modulated etc.
From vulvic space — also called the geomatrix — emanates and flows the vulvic knowledge, the function of which always corresponds immanently with one or several geomatrixes. The connecting function operates in a constant and multi-directional motion. This being said, the distinctiveness of the function in question favors expansive rather than extensive motions.”
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“What if the world could see your innermost emotions? For the wearer of the Bubelle dress created by Philips Design, it’s not simply a thought experiment. Aptly nicknamed “the blushing dress”, the futuristic garment has an inner layer fitted with sensors that measure heart rate, respiration and galvanic skin response. The measurements are fed to 18 miniature projectors that shine corresponding colours, shapes, and intensities onto an outer layer of fabric – turning the dress into something like a giant, high-tech mood ring. As a natural blusher, I feel like I already know what it would be like to wear this dress – like going emotionally, instead of physically, naked.”
Read entire post at : CultureLab
“Our whole theory of education is based on the absurd notion that we must learn to swim on land before tackling the water. It applies to the pursuit of the arts as well as to the pursuit of knowledge.”
Read entire post at : Brain Pickings
One of the oddly disturbing facets of the Aurora, Colorado theatre shootings on July 20, 2012, is the ‘bizarre’ appearance made by 3 asteroids in the chart drawn up for the midnight hour as July 20th arrived.
The shooting began some 30 minutes or so later, but the shooter, James Holmes, entered the theater at least by midnight, and that is the time I am showing for the event chart here. Do note that this is not the chart of the shooter James Holmes, but for the event itself – its “birthday”, if you will.
I have linked here to the article on The Mountain Astrologer which carries a blog posting by astrologer Alex Miller on the Aurora shooting. He has noted the remarkable synchronicity of 3 Asteroids playing extremely central roles in this event. The names of the Asteroids? James, Holmes (names of the shooter) and Aurora, name of the town.
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‘Your own day, so make radical change
And set out to bring order: good fortune, no mistake.’
“Line 2 is the inner centre – I think of it as a ‘heart line’. It’s a personal emotional core, and also the place where connections are felt inwardly. This line joins that core with Hexagram 43, Deciding, a highly dramatic hexagram of identity and decision – of having a message and bringing it in the face of danger.”
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“In the wee hours of July 6, I dreamt the following: Several raw chickens are stacked one on top of the other. They are on the ground. It is daytime. (I don’t remember how many chickens there were, more than three for sure.)
I had no idea what this dream meant. I had no feeling about it and my only association with chickens, other than as a food I enjoy eating, is cowardice (as in “chickenshit”). So, as I was jotting down the dream in my journal, I figured it must be making some comment on my cowardice — my fear of taking chances, blazing new trails, doing the things I need to do to get my life moving again. I figured I would ask for clarification before I went to sleep that night.”
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“I got into a fun and funny conversation this evening on Facebook, about a French movie I was watching that had full frontal male nudity.
It wasn’t porn. It was a regular ‘ole talky French movie that happened to have some, well, adult themes.
And this movie reminded me of what I want to feel, of how I have felt, of what I need to feel, to be involved with someone. It made me want to shave my legs
And it made me remember a boyfriend of mine, from 20 years ago. He had a rooster tattoo on his arm. And how if THOSE feelings aren’t there, it’s not worth it.”
Read entire post at : MoonPluto Astrology
“A woman I dearly loved and admired has died. She was my mother’s best friend when we were growing up and her partner as trainers at the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy as well as papers they presented together on family therapy. Her name was Peggy Penn.”
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“Just as a hammer “hammers” or a shovel “shovels,” a Soul “souls.” In other words, Psyche psychologizes. Soul is inextricably linked to its ideas, or its ideation. There is no separation between the action and the ideation of Soul. We have been conditioned to think that action and ideation are two distinct phenomena, but this is just a product of our old nemesis, Descartes, and his mind/body dualism.”
Read entire post at: Soul Spelunker
“I was teaching a graduate seminar called Approaches to Personality when it seemed like an interesting idea to have the graduate students in the seminar role-play in front of the class and pretend to interview the various personality theorists that I was presenting. Carl Jung was one of those theorists, and during that seminar, I learned that he had never agreed to an extensive recorded interview except for a brief exchange on the BBC.
I wrote a letter to Dr. Jung to request an interview because I believed that filmed interviews of eminent psychologists would encourage students to read their work.”
Read entire post at : The Observer
“What is crazy making? We hear about it; we stumble upon it; we are subjected to it; and we even do it to others. But what is it? And how do you know it when you see it?
Most often when we use the term “crazy making,” we’re referring to the conduct of someone that does just that-his or her behavior makes you crazy. You know it’s the goofy things that people do that make you “nuts.” Thus, the term “crazy making.”
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“Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” G.K. Chesterton.
I rarely spend time anymore arguing if creation happened this way or that way, or if everything in the Bible is ‘completely true,’ and the facts have remained untouched for thousands of years.”
Read entire post at : All Kinds of Deeper Wonderment
“It has always been intriguing to me that there is not much in the Jungian literature relating Jungian psychology and sports. This is interesting because dreams fairly commonly use the theme and images of sports for important symbolic messages about our lives. I have seen sports-related dreams regularly in both men and women. In fact, these dreams appear even with people who do not play sports. It seems that the psyche expects us to be involved deeply in life with all of the emotion, thrill, and risk that we can find in sports.”
Read the entire post at : Nature and Soul