The Benjamin Franklin Effect The Misconception: You do nice things for the people you like and bad things to the people you hate. The Truth: You grow to like people for whom you do nice things and hate people you harm. Benjamin Franklin knew how to deal with haters. Born in 1706 as the eighth of 17 children to a Massachusetts soap and candlestick maker, the chances Benjamin would go on to become a gentleman, scholar, scientist, statesman, musician, author, publisher and all-around general bad-ass were astronomically low, yet he did just that and more because he was a master of the game of personal politics. Like many people full of drive and intelligence born into a low station, Franklin developed strong people skills and social powers. Franklin’s prospects were dim. At 17, Franklin left Boston and started his own printing business In Philadelphia. As clerk, he could step into a waterfall of data coming out of the nascent government. What exactly happened here? Let’s start with your attitudes. By Fernando Botero
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh Chandra Mohan Jain (11 December 1931 – 19 January 1990), also known as Acharya Rajneesh from the 1960s onwards, as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh ( pronunciation ) during the 1970s and 1980s, and as Osho ( pronunciation ;) from 1989, was an Indian mystic, guru and spiritual teacher. His international following has continued after his death. A professor of philosophy, he traveled throughout India during the 1960s as a public speaker. Rajneesh's ashram in Pune is today known as the Osho International Meditation Resort. Biography Childhood and adolescence: 1931–1950 University years and public speaking: 1951–1970 In 1951, aged nineteen, Rajneesh began his studies at Hitkarini College in Jabalpur. Asked to leave after conflicts with an instructor, he transferred to D.N. After calling for a greater acceptance of sex in a 1968 lecture series (later published as From Sex to Superconsciousness), Rajneesh was dubbed "the sex guru" by the Indian press. Bombay: 1970–1974 Peter B.
Lightworkers & Lightworking LIGHTWORKERS - also known as 'Star Seeds', 'Earth Angels', 'Indigo's' amongst others ... As spiritual beings in a human existence, we each have a ‘purpose’ or mission to complete in our life. It is the reason we incarnated on the Earth plane. As Lightworkers we specifically volunteered to be here during the most crucial of Earth’s times before and after the year 2000, in a concerted effort to spread our loving energies in order to dissipate destructive and negative mass consciousness. Many Lightworkers are on the Earth plane at this time with the specific purpose of using our knowledge of healing to teach, counsel, write, heal and enlighten others. As Lightworkers our most vital contributions to the planet Earth and its inhabitants are done on a mental and spiritual plane. In the case of terrorists, rapists and murderers, criminals, rather than succumbing to human feelings of fear, disgust, rejection and hate, a Lightworker must focus and send love, light and healing to the perpetrator.
Isha Upanishad The Isha Upanishad (Devanagari: ईशोपनिषद् IAST īśopaniṣad) is one of the shortest of the Upanishads, in form more like a brief poem than a philosophical treatise, consisting of 17 or 18 verses in total. The Upanishad constitutes the final chapter (adhyāya) of the Shukla Yajurveda and survives in two versions, called Kanva (VSK) and Madhyandina (VSM). Like other core texts of the Vedanta, it is considered revealed scripture (Śruti) by diverse traditions within Hinduism. The name of the text derives from the its incipit, īśā vāsyam, "enveloped by the Lord". It is grouped as a "Poetic Upanishad" with Kena, Katha, Svetasvatara and Mundaka by Paul Deussen (1908). Its composition dates roughly to the second half of the first millennium BCE. Text In the two shakhas of the Shukla Yajurveda (called the VSK and VSM) the order of verses 1–8 is the same, however VSK verses 9–14 correspond to VSM verses 12, 13, 14, 9, 10, 11. Content The first verse reads: See also References
The Battle for Your Mind: Brainwashing Techniques Being Used On The Public By Dick Sutphen Authoritarian followers Mind Control Subliminals By Dick Sutphen Summary of Contents The Birth of Conversion The Three Brain Phases How Revivalist Preachers Work Voice Roll Technique Six Conversion Techniques 1. keeping agreements 2.physical and mental fatigue 3. increase the tension 4. Uncertainty. 5. Summary of Contents The Birth of Conversion/Brainwashing in Christian Revivalism in 1735. I'm Dick Sutphen and this tape is a studio-recorded, expanded version of a talk I delivered at the World Congress of Professional Hypnotists Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Although I've been interviewed about the subject on many local and regional radio and TV talk shows, large-scale mass communication appears to be blocked, since it could result in suspicion or investigation of the very media presenting it or the sponsors that support the media. Everything I will relate only exposes the surface of the problem. In talking about this subject, I am talking about my own business. Charles J. Alright.
Peter Brook Peter Stephen Paul Brook CH, CBE (born 21 March 1925) is an English theatre and film director and innovator, who has been based in France since the early 1970s. Biography Life Brook was born in London in March 1925, the son of Simon Brook and his wife Ida (Jansen), two Jewish immigrants from Latvia. He was educated at Westminster School, Gresham's School and Magdalen College, Oxford. In 1951, Brook married the actress Natasha Parry; the couple have a son and a daughter. In 1970, with Micheline Rozan, Brook founded the International Centre for Theatre Research, a multinational company of actors, dancers, musicians and others which travelled widely in the Middle East and Africa in the early 1970s. Influences Brook was influenced by the work of Antonin Artaud and his ideas for his Theatre of Cruelty. His major influence, however, was Joan Littlewood. The Mahabharata Tierno Bokar Work Major productions for the RSC Other major productions Awards
The Indigo Child and How to Recognize One By Sandra Weaver (pictured Aaron Weaver, L.A. comedian) The indigo child is here to bring us closer to our true essence. We think our minds are separate because of our bodies. These children know differently. A true indigo travels comfortably between worlds usually at night when we think they're asleep. Our thoughts and feelings are not our own. Having said this, not all children born since about 1980 are indigos. "The intricate inner workings of our DNA are changing...Brain-wave relationships are spontaneously moving into higher vibrational patterning as the electromagnetic fields within our DNA. So what happened to cause us to lose touch with our inner knowing? Put simply, thousands of years ago we began to "think" instead of "feel." Some adults have been able to gain at least a part of this former knowing. Sprouted seeds can be over 30 times more nutritious than the parent plants. Where did the term “Indigo Child” come from? What are the behavioral patterns of Indigos? Conclusion:
Walter Wriston Walter Bigelow Wriston (August 3, 1919 – January 19, 2005) was a banker and former chairman and CEO of Citicorp. As chief executive of Citibank / Citicorp (later Citigroup) from 1967 to 1984, Wriston was widely regarded as the single most influential commercial banker of his time. During his tenure as CEO, the bank introduced, among other innovations, automated teller machines, interstate banking, the negotiable certificate of deposit, and "pursued the credit card business in a way that no other bank was doing at the time". With then New York Governor Hugh Carey and investment banker Felix Rohatyn, Wriston helped save New York City from bankruptcy in the mid-1970s by setting up the Financial Control Board and the Municipal Assistance Corporation, and persuading the city's union pension funds and banks to buy the latter corporation's bonds. Personal life In 1942, Walter Wriston married Barbara Brengle, with whom he had one daughter. Politics Quotes
Singaporean Birth Cohort Study Finds Benefits for Babies Exposed to Two Languages > Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR) > Press Releases Six-month old infants spoken to in two languages show better learning and memory than infants exposed to one language Singapore— A team of investigators and clinician-scientists in Singapore and internationally have found that there are advantages associated with exposure to two languages in infancy. As part of a long-term birth cohort study of Singaporean mothers and their offspring called GUSTO – seminally a tripartite project between A*STAR’s Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS), KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) and the National University Hospital (NUH) – (see Annex A), six-month old bilingual infants recognised familiar images faster than those brought up in monolingual homes. They also paid more attention to novel images compared to monolingual infants. The findings reveal a generalised cognitive advantage that emerges early in bilingual infants, and is not specific to a particular language. Infants were shown a coloured image of either a bear or a wolf.
The Electrical Dance of Uranus and Pluto The electrical dance of revolutionary Uranus and transformative Pluto outlines revolutionary phases in the development of human consciousness on a global scale. We are soon to enter the next stage of this cosmic quadrille. Richard Giles examines the trends... Historical cycles' beginnings and endings are very hard to spot from our narrow day-to-day perspective. From an astrologer's viewpoint, these cycles' directions are not always clear until afterwards. A few months ago I watched the movie Bobby, the story of Robert Kennedy Jnr, the second of the Kennedy brothers to be shot dead in the USA by an assassin. Uranus and Pluto, two of the most graphic of our outer planets in their cycle of conjunction, square and opposition, play a major part in establishing the impact of the new trends downloaded into our historical and social collective; and when they do, they cause massive alterations in our social and political fabric. Lessons and Testing Times The square occurs seven times: -
Praise feels good, but negativity is stronger – Jacob Burak I have good news and bad news. Which would you like first? If it’s bad news, you’re in good company – that’s what most people pick. But why? Negative events affect us more than positive ones. Popular now Science needs the freedom to constantly change its mind Why is it legitimate to change genders, but not ethnicity? Contagion, poison, trigger: books have always been dangerous Hundreds of scientific studies from around the world confirm our negativity bias: while a good day has no lasting effect on the following day, a bad day carries over. The machinery by which we recognise facial emotion, located in a brain region called the amygdala, reflects our nature as a whole: two-thirds of neurons in the amygdala are geared toward bad news, immediately responding and storing it in our long-term memory, points out neuropsychologist Rick Hanson, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at University of California, Berkeley. Daily Weekly Explore Aeon Cognition & Intelligence Neuroscience
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