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A strange loop , technically called tangled hierarchy consciousness, arises when, by moving only upwards or downwards through a hierarchical system, one finds oneself back where one started. Strange loops may involve self-reference and paradox . The concept of a strange loop was proposed and extensively discussed by Douglas Hofstadter in Gödel, Escher, Bach , and is further elaborated in Hofstadter's book I Am a Strange Loop , published in 2007. A tangled hierarchy is a hierarchical consciousness system in which a strange loop appears.
Books Scott O’Reilly loops the loop with Douglas Hofstadter. “You would not find the boundaries of the soul no matter how many paths you traveled, so deep is its measure.” Today, more than two thousand years after Heraclitus wrote those words, science has shrunk the boundaries of the soul considerably.
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From (The Plasma Universe Wikipedia-like Encyclopedia) Hannes Alfvén considered the heliospheric current sheet to be part of a heliospheric current system, as he believed all cosmic plasmas to be part of a "plasma circuit".   The Sun behaves as a unipolar inductor producing a current that flows outwards along both axes B2, and inwards in the equatorial plane, C, and along Solar magnetic field lines B1. The current closes at a large distance, B3. Properties Alfvén wrote:
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From DMT-Nexus Wiki The production and use of DMT (N,N-Dimethyltryptamine) , otherwise known as " Spice " , is a practice that resonates strongly with the complementary qualities of ancient shamanic and alchemical spiritual practice as well as contemporary DIY (Do It Yourself) ethic. The production of spice is a discipline unlike that of most other commonly manufactured drugs, as it is not as well suited for bulk-production nor production for the purpose of sale as most well-known and intensively manufactured substances.
From DMT-Nexus Wiki For further reference and discussion, see references :  The Inspirator mkII is considered by its designer to be the criterion of efficiency for vaporizing spice , and to be a cheap and effective method of achieving sufficiently cool, full, measured doses. The device is inspired in part by The Machine but operates by convection heating--diffusing the heat through a ceramic heat-sink, in turn heating the airflow--rather than heating by conduction. This design was the final evolution of The Mini-Machine Bubbler Stem and the original version of The Inspirator . This particular model of the Inspirator utilizes a removable heating element to enable spice to be loaded into the top-side of the bowl, preventing the occurrence of run-off or drip.
Modern clinical psychology and psychiatry since the 1970s have developed a number of therapeutic applications based on the concept of mindfulness ( Pali sati or Sanskrit smṛti / स्मृति) in Buddhist meditation . [ edit ] Definitions Several definitions of mindfulness have been used in modern psychology.
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy ( MBCT ) is psychological therapy that is designed to aid in preventing the relapse of depression , specifically in individuals with Major depressive disorder (MDD). [ 1 ] It utilizes traditional Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) methods and adds in newer psychological strategies, like mindfulness and mindfulness meditation .
Of all fields of medicine, psychology seems especially prone to fads. Freudian dream analysis, recovered memory therapy, eye movement desensitization for trauma — lots of once-hot psychological theories and treatments eventually fizzled. Now along comes mindfulness therapy, a meditation-based treatment with foundations in Buddhism and yoga that's taking off in private practices and university psychology departments across the country.
Games People Play: The Psychology of Human Relationships is a 1964 bestselling book by psychiatrist Eric Berne . Since its publication it has sold more than five million copies. [ 1 ] The book describes both functional and dysfunctional social interactions. [ edit ] Summary In the first half of the book, Berne introduces transactional analysis as a way of interpreting social interactions. He describes three roles or ego states, known as the Parent, the Adult, and the Child, and postulates that many negative behaviors can be traced to switching or confusion of these roles. He discusses procedures, rituals , and pastimes in social behavior, in light of this method of analysis.
Deep in the Gifford Pinchot Forest, tens of thousands of people held hands in a large mountain meadow after a morning of silence. Without assigned leaders or hierarchy, they started harmonizing an impressive 'Om' as a prayer for peace. When a children's parade bursted onto the scene full of color and music, the adults followed suit.
Egotism is the drive to maintain and enhance favorable views of oneself, and generally features an inflated opinion of one's personal features and importance — intellectual, physical, social and other. [ 1 ] The egotist has an overwhelming sense of the centrality of the 'Me': of their personal qualities. [ 2 ] Egotism means placing oneself at the core of one's world with no concern for others, including those loved or considered as "close," in any other terms except those set by the egotist. [ edit ] Characteristics
Jiddu Krishnamurti (May 12, 1895 – February 17, 1986) was an Indian speaker and writer on philosophical and spiritual subjects, and was widely considered as a World Teacher . His subject matter included: psychological revolution, the nature of mind, meditation , inquiry, human relationships, and bringing about radical change in society . He constantly stressed the need for a revolution in the psyche of every human being and emphasized that such revolution cannot be brought about by any external entity, be it religious, political, or social. Krishnamurti was born into a Telugu Brahmin family in British India . In early adolescence, he had a chance encounter with prominent occultist and theosophist Charles Webster Leadbeater in the grounds of the Theosophical Society headquarters at Adyar in Madras . He was subsequently raised under the tutelage of Annie Besant and Leadbeater, leaders of the Society at the time, who believed him to be a "vehicle" for an expected World Teacher.
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Feng shui ( i / ˌ f ɛ ŋ ˈ ʃ uː i / feng- SHOO -ee ; [ 1 ] pinyin : fēng shǔi , pronounced [fɤ́ŋ ʂwèi] ( listen ) ) is a Chinese system of geomancy believed to use the laws of both Heaven ( Chinese astronomy ) and Earth to help one improve life by receiving positive qi . [ 2 ] The original designation for the discipline is Kan Yu ( simplified Chinese : 堪舆 ; traditional Chinese : 堪輿 ; pinyin : kānyú ; literally: Tao of heaven and earth ). [ 3 ] The term feng shui literally translates as "wind-water" in English.