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The Straight Dope - Fighting Ignorance Since 1973. The Future of Privacy. “We have seen the emergence of publicy as the default modality, with privacy declining.

The Future of Privacy

In order to ‘exist’ online, you have to publish things to be shared, and that has to be done in open, public spaces.” The terms of citizenship and social life are rapidly changing in the digital age. No issue highlights this any better than privacy, always a fluid and context-situated concept and more so now as the boundary between being private and being public is shifting. “We have seen the emergence of publicy as the default modality, with privacy declining,” wrote Stowe Boyd, the lead researcher for GigaOm Research in his response in this study. Over 300 Survivors and Descendants of Survivors of Victims of the Nazi Genocide Condemn Israel’s Assault on Gaza.

49 Locals Tell You What You Absolutely Must Not Do In Their Home Countries. Search for Aliens, Extraterrestrials, Martian Life. Quote by Leo Tolstoy: There is something in the human spirit that wil... North Pole Melting Leaves Small Lake At The Top Of The World. Lisa Traficanti. Every new life begins at conception.

Lisa Traficanti

This is an irrefutable fact of biology. It is true for animals and true for humans. When considered alongside the law of biogenesis – that every species reproduces after its own kind – we can draw only one conclusion in regard to abortion. No matter what the circumstances of conception, no matter how far along in the pregnancy, abortion always ends the life of an individual human being. Every honest abortion advocate concedes this simple fact. Faye Wattleton, the longest reigning president of the largest abortion provider in the United States – Planned Parenthood – argued as far back as 1997 that everyone already knows that abortion kills.

I think we have deluded ourselves into believing that people don’t know that abortion is killing. On the other side of the pond, Ann Furedi, the chief executive of the largest independent abortion provider in the UK, said this in a 2008 debate: Brain & Technology. Scientists create 3D map of the brain. What can the third eye see? 9 Overlooked Technologies That Could Transform The World. Living in a Parallel Universe. The Real Matrix Holographic Parallel Universes. Pythagoras, Sacred Geometry, "The Fundamental Programming Language of the Holographic Universe" The Holographic Universe - 1 of 5 - Quantum Physics. Learning 2 point perspective in 2 LUCID DREAMING. The Eight Circuits of Consciousness. Human Energy Octave. Slow-wave sleep. Slow-wave sleep (SWS), often referred to as deep sleep, consists of stage 3 and 4 of non-rapid eye movement sleep, according to the Rechtschaffen & Kales (R & K) standard of 1968.[2] As of 2008, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has discontinued the use of stage 4,[3][4][5] such that the previous stages 3 and 4 now are combined as stage 3.

Slow-wave sleep

An epoch (30 seconds of sleep) which consists of 20% or more slow wave (delta) sleep, now is considered to be stage 3. Slow-wave sleep is considered important to consolidate new memories.[6] Sleep deprivation studies with humans suggest that the primary function of slow-wave sleep may be to allow the brain to recover from its daily activities. Glucose metabolism in the brain increases as a result of tasks that demand mental activity.[7] Other functions slow-wave sleep can affect include the secretion of growth hormone. Discussion[edit] Certain substances, such as benzodiazepines (e.g. Problems associated with Slow-Wave Sleep[edit] Notes M. Daydream. Daydreaming gentleman in 1912 Society and the negative vs. positive aspects[edit] Negative aspects of daydreaming were stressed after human work became dictated by the motion of the tool.


As craft production was largely replaced by assembly line that did not allow for any creativity, no place was left for positive aspects of daydreaming. It not only became associated with laziness, but also with danger. For example, in the late 19th century, Toni Nelson argued that some daydreams with grandiose fantasies are self-gratifying attempts at "wish fulfillment". Psychological studies[edit] Freudian psychology interpreted daydreaming as expression of the repressed instincts similarly to those revealing themselves in nighttime dreams. Altered state of consciousness.

An altered state of consciousness (ASC),[1] also called altered state of mind, is any condition which is significantly different from a normal waking beta wave state.

Altered state of consciousness

The expression was used as early as 1966 by Arnold M. Ludwig[2] and brought into common usage from 1969 by Charles Tart.[3][4] It describes induced changes in one's mental state, almost always temporary. Astral projection. Astral Projection - Astral Projection: You Can Do It Too. Everyone can have an out-of-body experience (OBE), says expert Jerry Gross - in fact, you probably have.

Astral Projection - Astral Projection: You Can Do It Too

In this interview, Gross explains OBEs, what happens and how to begin your adventure. When noted out-of-body teacher and practitioner Jerry Gross wants to travel long distances, he doesn't bother with the time and expense of catching a plane. He just uses a different kind of plane, and travels there astrally - unless, of course, he is teaching one of his many classes and workshops on astral projection, also known as OBE or out-of-body experience. According to Gross, the ability to leave the body has been with him since childhood. Yet, rather than regarding this as a special gift, he believes that this is an inherent ability that can be developed by anyone.

Jones: What is astral projection? Gross: Astral projection is the ability to leave your body. LUCID DREAMING. Lucid Dreaming FAQ Frequently Asked Questions with answers about Lucid Dreaming and Lucid dreams. Click here for Dream FAQ "They have become lucid in the waking dream" -Infinite Player Table of Contents: 1.

Lucid Dreaming FAQ Frequently Asked Questions with answers about Lucid Dreaming and Lucid dreams

General 1.1. What is Lucid Dreaming? 1.2. How to Lucid Dream. Empathy. Empathy is the capacity to understand what another person is experiencing from within the other person's frame of reference, i.e., the capacity to place oneself in another's shoes.[1] Etymology[edit] The English word is derived from the Ancient Greek word ἐμπάθεια (empatheia), "physical affection, passion, partiality" which comes from ἐν (en), "in, at" and πάθος (pathos), "passion" or "suffering".[2] The term was adapted by Hermann Lotze and Robert Vischer to create the German word Einfühlung ("feeling into"), which was translated by Edward B.


Titchener into the English term empathy.[3][4] Empathy definition, techniques and training, levels of listening theory, listening even.. Home » self/personal development » empathy, trust, listening, diffusing conflict and handling complaints empathy skills - for relationships, communications, complaints, customer retention, conflict and levels of listening types Empathy and trust are a platform for effective understanding, communication and relationships.

empathy definition, techniques and training, levels of listening theory, listening even..

Empathy and trust are essential to develop solutions, win and retain business, and avoiding or diffusing conflict. Empathy and trust are essential for handling complaints and retaining customers. These days we need to be more effective communicators to be successful in business - and in life. A certain legacy of the days of the hard-sell is that many consumers and business people are more reluctant to expose themselves to situations where they may be asked to make a decision.

Whether for selling, customer retention, handling complaints, diffusing conflict, empathy helps. trust - and understanding the other person's standpoint. Initiation. Initiation ceremony, Korogo Village, Sepik River, Papua New Guinea, 1975.


Franz Luthi Characteristics[edit] Mircea Eliade discussed initiation as a principal religious act by classical or traditional societies. He defined initiation as "a basic change in existential condition," which liberates man from profane time and history. "Initiation recapitulates the sacred history of the world. Eliade differentiates between types of initiations in two ways: types and functions. The Secret Doctrines of the Assassins. NOTE: For a synopsis of this document and more information about the history of Alamut please refer to my Index to the History of Alamut. THE SECRET DOCTRINES OF THE ASSASSINS compiled by Richard Shand (1) The Schism in Islam.

Legends Myths Initiation - American Indians Arikara - Lux Orientalis. Numerous Indian myths of creation are built according to a scenario which reminds the first steps of our pattern. In these myths, a celestial woman falls from Heaven’s vault, usually after being thrown or after having been attracted through a hole located below a tree, sometimes following a bear. Initiation. Consciousness. Representation of consciousness from the seventeenth century At one time consciousness was viewed with skepticism by many scientists, but in recent years it has become a significant topic of research in psychology, neuropsychology and neuroscience.

The primary focus is on understanding what it means biologically and psychologically for information to be present in consciousness—that is, on determining the neural and psychological correlates of consciousness. The majority of experimental studies assess consciousness by asking human subjects for a verbal report of their experiences (e.g., "tell me if you notice anything when I do this"). Issues of interest include phenomena such as subliminal perception, blindsight, denial of impairment, and altered states of consciousness produced by drugs and alcohol, or spiritual or meditative techniques. Etymology and early history[edit] John Locke, British philosopher active in the 17th century. Non local consciousness. Consciousness / Philosophy.

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