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Strange loop

Strange loop
Cyclic structure that goes through several levels in a hierarchical system. A strange loop is a cyclic structure that goes through several levels in a hierarchical system. It arises when, by moving only upwards or downwards through the system, one finds oneself back where one started. A tangled hierarchy is a hierarchical consciousness system in which a strange loop appears. Definitions[edit] A strange loop is a hierarchy of levels, each of which is linked to at least one other by some type of relationship. In I Am a Strange Loop, Hofstadter defines strange loops as follows: And yet when I say "strange loop", I have something else in mind — a less concrete, more elusive notion. In cognitive science[edit] Strangeness[edit] The "strangeness" of a strange loop comes from our way of perceiving, because we categorize our input in a small number of "symbols" (by which Hofstadter means groups of neurons standing for one thing in the outside world). Downward causality[edit] Examples[edit]

STB tek and pictorial - UPDATED - The Psychedelic Experience AFOAF sent me these pics and instructions. Please follow precisely for success: Take 1 qt. Ball jar, add 600cc's cool, DISTILLED water. SLOWLY add 100 grams 100% NaOH while gently stirring in WELL VENTILATED area. When basified solution is made and clears, measure out 100 G highly pulverized MHRB and add to jar of basified water. Place lid on jar and swirl to wet and "sink" all the powdered bark. Notice how we still have plenty of room to add VM & P naphtha...LATER., it has been 24 hrs since MHRB has been soaking in the basified water. After 24 hours, your naphtha will have a yellow cast. Use your turkey baster, and remove ~HALF the naphtha, or 75cc's and place it in your 1/2 pint jar. Note how CLEAN the naphtha is. Cap the 1/2 pint jar and put it in the friggin coldest freezer you have. Slowly, carefully pour the naphtha back into the basified water, leaving the crystals, which will stick to the glass, behind. Put the 1/2 pint jar aside to allow the crystals to COMPLETELY dry.

Planetary Harmonics & Neuro-biological Resonances in Light, Sound, & Brain Wave Frequencies; Including the translation of sound to color Copyright © 2003-2014 Nick Anthony Fiorenza, All Rights Reserved New sections added: How to convert musical notes to color. Musical notes and Keyboard colors. Play Pythagorean vs. The Measurement of Light Converting Audio Tones to the Visible Spectrum of Light - Color Before getting into Planetary Harmonics and Bio-harmonic resonances, let us first explore the octave of visible light, that which the human eye sees, and its relation to sound. Frequency is a measure of how many waves occur in a given moment of time. If we were to raise middle C, which has a frequency of ~523 Hertz, by forty octaves (523 times 2 forty times), we would have a very high frequency of 5.75044581 x 1014 Hertz. Waves of light are quite short. Converting Frequency to Wavelength To convert a frequency to wavelength, we divide the "speed of light" by the frequency. First we must raise 440 Hz forty octaves (440 times 2, forty times).

The Nexian DMT Handbook 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. As such, its use is generally inseparable from its production in practice and in spirit. The production of DMT most commonly entails its extraction from botanical sources and only very rarely entails its synthesis. In this way, its production still strongly resembles its more ancient preparations by manner of brewing, a simple form of aqueous extraction still commonly performed to this day. Please take the time to seek further elaboration at the following resources: The DMT-Nexus

Heliospheric current circuit 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". [2] [3] 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: "The central body acts as a unipolar inductor and the e.m.f. is produced in region A. "In region B1 , the currents are field-aligned. "The model predicts that there should be currents near the axis strong enough to match the current in the equatorial plane. Galactic current circuit Notes ^ Hannes Alfvén, "Keynote Address (1987) Double Layers in Astrophysics, Proceedings of a Workshop held in Huntsville, Ala., 17-19 Mar. 1986. References Israelevich, P.

The Inspirator mkII For further reference and discussion, see references:[2] 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 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. Condensing the element in a broken dropper stem. The finished heating element Condensing the element in an eraser cap w/ the end bored out. Final Touches: To form the Element into a single unit that will fit snugly into the the bowl, use a tube of the same diameter as the dropper stem to be used and two chopsticks to press it into shape. Constructing the Bowl Appendices

Mindfulness (psychology) Mindfulness as a psychological concept is the focusing of attention and awareness, based on the concept of mindfulness in Buddhist meditation.[1] It has been popularised in the West by Jon Kabat-Zinn.[2] Despite its roots in Buddhism, mindfulness is often taught independently of religion.[3][4] Clinical psychology and psychiatry since the 1970s have developed a number of therapeutic applications based on mindfulness for helping people suffering from a variety of psychological conditions.[5] Several definitions of mindfulness have been used in modern psychology. According to various prominent psychological definitions, Mindfulness refers to a psychological quality that involves bringing one’s complete attention to the present experience on a moment-to-moment basis,[6] or involves paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally,[6] Bishop, Lau, and colleagues (2004)[8] offered a two-component model of mindfulness:

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy Beyond its use in reducing depressive acuity, research additionally supports the effectiveness of mindfulness meditation upon reducing cravings for substances that people are addicted to. Addiction is known to involve the weakening of the prefrontal cortex that ordinarily allows for delaying of immediate gratification for longer term benefits by the limbic and paralimbic brain regions. Mindfulness meditation of smokers over a two-week period totaling 5 hours of meditation decreased smoking by about 60% and reduced their cravings, even for those smokers in the experiment who had no prior intentions to quit. Neuroimaging of those who practice mindfulness meditation has been shown to increase activity in the prefrontal cortex, a sign of greater self-control.[6] Background[edit] In 1991 Barnard and Teasdale created a multilevel theory of the mind called “Interacting Cognitive Subsystems,” (ICS). Applications[edit] The MBCT program is a group intervention that lasts eight weeks. See also[edit]

Mindfulness therapy is no fad, experts say 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. "Mindfulness has become a buzzword, especially with younger therapists," said Stefan Hofmann, a professor of psychology at Boston University's Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders. Mindfulness therapy encourages patients to focus on their breathing and their body, to notice but not judge their thoughts and to generally live in the moment. It may sound a bit squishy and New Agey to some, but Hofmann and other experts say mindfulness has something that discredited theories of the past never had: solid evidence that it can help. "I was skeptical at first."

Games People Play (book) Games People Play: The Psychology of Human Relationships is a bestselling 1964 book by psychiatrist Eric Berne. Since its publication it has sold more than five million copies. The book describes both functional and dysfunctional social interactions. The second half of the book catalogues a series of "mind games" in which people interact through a patterned and predictable series of "transactions" which are superficially plausible (that is, they may appear normal to bystanders or even to the people involved), but which actually conceal motivations, include private significance to the parties involved, and lead to a well-defined predictable outcome, usually counterproductive. In the game entitled "Now I've Got You, You Son of a Bitch," one who discovers that another has made a minor mistake in a matter involving them both holds the entire matter hostage to the minor mistake. Not all interactions or transactions are part of a game. The most common games are listed below: I'm OK – You're OK

National Rainbow Gathering 'Camp Cuddle Muddle Puddle' represented Pierce County at Rainbow Gathering. 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. The wave of merriment stretched for miles and eventually enveloped everyone in hugs, laughter and dancing. It's not your typical 4th of July celebration, but for many it's 'Home.' “Rainbow Gatherings attract a diverse crowd of people, (from)...caring, ecologically aware, insightful, amazing people (to some of the) dirtiest and most belligerent," said Tacoma resident Amir Shawn. Because of the location's proximity, Pierce County residents from as far as Dieringer were scattered through the crowd. People show up with a purpose too: peace.

Ian Stevenson Ian Pretyman Stevenson (October 31, 1918 – February 8, 2007) was a Canadian-born U.S. psychiatrist. He worked for the University of Virginia School of Medicine for fifty years, as chair of the department of psychiatry from 1957 to 1967, Carlson Professor of Psychiatry from 1967 to 2001, and Research Professor of Psychiatry from 2002 until his death.[1] As founder and director of the university's Division of Perceptual Studies, which investigates the paranormal, Stevenson became known internationally for his research into reincarnation, the idea that emotions, memories, and even physical injuries in the form of birth-marks, can be transferred from one life to another.[2] He traveled extensively over a period of forty years, investigating three thousand cases of children around the world who claimed to remember past lives.[3] His position was that certain phobias, philias, unusual abilities and illnesses could not be explained by heredity or the environment. Background[edit] Overview[edit]

Egotism 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. Characteristics[edit] Egotism differs from both altruism - or acting to gain fewer values than are being given– and from egoism, the unremitting pursuit of one's own self-interest. Development[edit] In developmental terms, two rather different trajectories can be distinguished with respect to egotism – the one individual, the other cultural. Sex[edit] There is a question mark over the relationship between sex and egotism. Etymology[edit] Cultural examples[edit] A. See also[edit] References[edit] Jump up ^ Robin M.

Jiddu Krishnamurti He claimed allegiance to no nationality, caste, religion, or philosophy, and spent the rest of his life travelling the world, speaking to large and small groups and individuals. He wrote many books, among them The First and Last Freedom, The Only Revolution, and Krishnamurti's Notebook. Many of his talks and discussions have been published. His last public talk was in Madras, India, in January 1986, a month before his death at his home in Ojai, California. His supporters, working through non-profit foundations in India, Great Britain and the United States, oversee several independent schools based on his views on education. Biography[edit] Family background and childhood[edit] In 1903, the family settled in Cudappah, where Krishnamurti had contracted malaria during a previous stay. Discovered[edit] In her biography of Krishnamurti, Pupul Jayakar quotes him speaking of that period in his life some 75 years later: "The boy had always said, 'I will do whatever you want'. Growing up[edit]