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222 - The Mystic Realm Of Death. 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. 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. “In order to ‘exist’ online, you have to publish things to be shared, and that has to be done in open, public spaces.” If not, people have a lesser chance to enrich friendships, find or grow communities, learn new things, and act as economic agents online. Moreover, personal data are the raw material of the knowledge economy. 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. Top 5 Scientific Claims for Alien Life | 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. 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. 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: Naomi Wolf, a prominent feminist author and abortion supporter, makes a similar concession when she writes: Dr. Brain & Technology. Scientists create 3D map of the brain. What can the third eye see? 9 Overlooked Technologies That Could Transform The World.

What I've noticed is that most people don't really pay attention to "science" news, unless it's something that they can see immediately. I think this is at least partially because of the amount of news that comes out daily - whatever we may think about the quality of news, there is just a flood of it, which makes picking out "interesting" items difficult. When I talk about (just for example) the idea of gene therapy, most people think that it is still complete science fiction, as opposed to a very near-term product that will be available. Of course, CSP has been around for years, so it isn't really "new" to the average person. What they don't realize is the way that efficiencies have improved... Finally, of course, for a majority of people, the only science fiction they think of it Star Wars/Trek, or (advanced!) If you are on friendly terms with a non-technical coworker, ask them about any of the subjects mentioned here, you will be surprised at their response.

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 minutes.mov. 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.

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". Still in the 1950s, some educational psychologists warned parents not to let their children daydream, for fear that the children may be sucked into "neurosis and even psychosis".[1] Psychological studies[edit] Freudian psychology interpreted daydreaming as expression of the repressed instincts similarly to those revealing themselves in nighttime dreams.

In the late 1960s, cognitive psychologists Jerome L. Recent research[edit] 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. 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. A synonymous phrase is "altered state of awareness". Concept[edit] The term "altered state of consciousness" was introduced and defined by Ludwig in 1966.[5] An altered state of consciousness is any mental state induced by physiological, psychological, or pharmacological maneuvers or agents, which deviates from the normal waking state of consciousness.[5] Some observable abnormal and sluggish behaviors meet the criteria for altered state of consciousness.[6] Altered states of consciousness can also be associated with artistic creativity[7] or different focus levels.

Causes[edit] Accidental and pathological causes[edit] Fasting. 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. 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. In the following interview, Gross discusses the out-of-body experience with freelance writer and former workshop participant Sandy Jones. 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. General 1.1. What is Lucid Dreaming? 1.2. In what stage of sleep does Lucid Dreaming occur? 1.3. Does Lucid Dreaming interfere with normal sleep? 1.1. Lucid Dreaming is knowing that you are dreaming while you are doing it. 1.2. Lucid Dreaming usually takes place in REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep. 1.3. No. 1.4. Those are so many. 1.5. Yes. 1.6. Absolutely nothing at first. 2.1. Dreams are mostly a reflection of your thoughts throughout your day. 2.2.

Yes. 2.3. It works by setting your intention to remember to recognize you are dreaming. 2.4. It works by remaining conscious until you start dreaming. 2.5. It works by staying up for an hour or two after waking up before going to bed again. 2.6. How to Lucid Dream. Featured Article Categories: Featured Articles | Dreams In other languages: Español: tener sueños lúcidos, Deutsch: Einen Klartraum träumen, Français: faire des rêves lucides, Português: Ter Sonhos Lúcidos, Русский: видеть осознанные сны, 中文: 做清醒梦, Nederlands: Zo kun je lucide dromen, Čeština: Jak na lucidní snění, Bahasa Indonesia: Bermimpi Sadar, 日本語: 明晰夢を見る, العربية: رؤية حلم جلي, ไทย: ฝันรู้ตัว, 한국어: 루시드 드림 꾸는 법, Tiếng Việt: Mơ có Ý thức.

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] Alexithymia (the word comes from the Ancient Greek words λέξις (lexis, "diction", "word") and θυμός (thumos, "soul, as the seat of emotion, feeling, and thought") modified by an alpha-privative, literally meaning "without words for emotions"), is a term to describe a state of deficiency in understanding, processing, or describing emotions in oneself.[5] Definition[edit] Applications[edit] Types[edit]

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 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. The 'steps of the sale', persuasion, closing techniques, features and benefits do not build rapport or relationships - empathy, trust, understanding and sympathetic communications do.

One-sided persuasion is not sustainable and is often insulting, especially when handling complaints. Whether for selling, customer retention, handling complaints, diffusing conflict, empathy helps. 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. And through this recapitulation, the whole world is sanctified anew... [the initiand] can perceive the world as a sacred work, a creation of the Gods. " Eliade differentiates between types of initiations in two ways: types and functions. Reasons for and functions of Initiation[edit] "this real valuation of ritual death finally led to conquest of the fear of real death. "" Types of initiation[edit] Puberty Rites- "collective rituals whose function is to effect the transition from childhood or adolescence to adulthood.

" These can be broken into two types: Psychological effects of initiations[edit] Examples[edit] 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 (2) Old Man of the Mountains (3) Fate of the Isma'ilis (1)Schools of Thought (2) Haqa'iq - The Esoteric Truths (3) The Nine Degrees (4) The Occult Tradition Origins of the Nizari Isma'ilis (1) The Schism in Islam "...in the year the Christian calendar calls AD 632, a schism even greater than the Reformation was to produce engulfed Islam. . - Gordon Thomas, Journey into Madness "...Legend has it that Mohammed's son-in-law Sidina 'Ali, the ideal warrior, once became so caught up in the frenzy of killing that he began to kill his own people after finishing off the enemy.

. - An Encyclopedia of Archetypal Symbolism "Ali was murdered in AD 661. . - Arkon Daraul, Secret Societies "The fundamental doctrine of the Shi'a is based upon the ta'lim, or authorized teaching. . (1) Schools of Thought. 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. The Earth, by then, is covered by waters. A turtle, seeing the woman falling, asks other animals to fetch some mud and to accumulate it on its shell, thus allowing the woman to land on dry earth. This task is performed by different animals, depending on the tribe: a beaver (Hurons), a toad (Iroquois) or a spider (Tsalagi, or Cherokee), all these animals being indifferently at ease on land and on water.

These numerous elements, these myths obviously linked and however different could allow a «reconstitution» of our pattern. Unfortunately, these myths are not only polymorphic, they also do not go beyond the step 3. References: Pierrette Désy, « Amérique du Nord. 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 In the dictionary[edit] Philosophy of mind[edit] Non local consciousness. Consciousness / Philosophy.

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