Welcome to the Rebooted Greater Good! The science of gratitude. Ways to practice mindfulness. Tips for raising happy kids. These are some of the subjects that draw you to Greater Good. Interdisciplinarity Interdisciplinarity involves the combining of two or more academic disciplines into one activity (e.g. a research project). It is about creating something new by crossing boundaries, and thinking across them. It is related to an interdiscipline or an interdisciplinary field, which is an organizational unit that crosses traditional boundaries between academic disciplines or schools of thought, as new needs and professions have emerged. Originally, the term interdisciplinary is applied within education and training pedagogies to describe studies that use methods and insights of several established disciplines or traditional fields of study. Interdisciplinarity involves researchers, students, and teachers in the goals of connecting and integrating several academic schools of thought, professions, or technologies - along with their specific perspectives - in the pursuit of a common task. Development
Global Ibogaine Therapist Alliance Our Mission The Global Iboga Therapist Alliance (GITA) is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to supporting the sacramental and therapeutic uses of iboga, as well as its alkaloids and their analogs, through sustainability initiatives, scientific research, education, and advocacy. GITA furthers this mission by: Peak experience Origins Many of the nuances that the term now connotes were expounded by psychologist Abraham Maslow, in his 1964 work Religions, Values, and Peak Experiences. To some extent the term represents Maslow's attempt to "naturalize" those experiences which have generally been identified as religious experiences and whose origin has, by implication, been thought of as supernatural. Maslow (1970) believed that the origin, core and essence of every known "high religion" was "the private, lonely, personal illumination, revelation, or ecstasy of some acutely sensitive prophet or seer" (p. 19). The nature of peak experiences Maslow describes how the peak experience tends to be uplifting and ego-transcending; it releases creative energies; it affirms the meaning and value of existence; it gives a sense of purpose to the individual; it gives a feeling of integration; it leaves a permanent mark on the individual, evidently changing them for the better. Sustained Peak Experience
Who Needs Facts Anyway? | Neurobonkers An article published in The Telegraph over a month ago remains on The Telegraph website with a headline that is so spectacularly incorrect that the BBC has reported that the article may set “a new record for the most inaccurate headline ever”. According to The Telegraph headline there are "just 100 cod left in the North Sea". Our first clue that this may be a case of wilful exaggeration lies in the subheading, which notes that The Telegraph are in fact attempting to report the number of adult cod, but as Tom Webb over at the SciLogs blog first pointed out this estimate is still "out by a cool factor of 210,000". The Telegraph now admits (in a post script unapologetically added at the end of the article) that there are in fact over 21 million adult cod in the North Sea.
internal arts Internal Arts 5: Closing Meditation by jcurcioDecember 22, 2012internal arts Sasha Lee gives an introduction to movement meditation through a closing meditation. Tune in next time for some circle walking. Internal Arts is a series dealing with the creative process in its various guises: from meditative techniques to anecdotal material from independent artists. CSID - Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity There are at least two approaches that can be taken to research into the state of interdisciplinarity. From the perspective of the mid- to late 20th century, societal pressures revealed gaps and inadequacies in the disciplinary structure of the academy: connections not being made, and topics not being examined. Interdisciplinary programs were developed in areas such as women's studies, gay studies, and environmental studies to address these needs. This period also saw the development of a scholarly literature on interdisciplinarity (first codified by Klein, 1990) and the creation of professional societies (in the US, the Association for Integrative Studies, AIS, in 1979) devoted to exploring these issues. However, interdisciplinarity may also be seen as the most recent expression of a set of perennial questions concerning the pertinence of knowledge for the goal of living well. Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity.
Rituals enhance health Study finds no deficits among American Indians who use peyote regularly American Indians who use the hallucinogen peyote regularly in connection with religious ceremonies show no evidence of brain damage or psychological problems, report researchers at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital. In fact, members of the Navajo tribe who regularly use peyote actually scored significantly better on several measures of overall mental health than did subjects from the same tribe who were not members of the religious group and did not use the hallucinogen, according to a paper published in the Nov. 4 issue of Biological Psychiatry.
Alan Watts Brings Eastern Wisdom to American TV Viewers in 1959 (Complete Episodes) Nearly forty years after his death, the words of Alan Watts still generate excitement. Fans trade them, in the form of texts, radio broadcasts, recorded talks, and television programs, both online and off. The British-born interpreter and popularizer of East Asian Buddhist thought generated most of his media in the San Francisco of the 1950s and 1960s, and his televised lectures, produced for local public station KQED, must have offered many a San Franciscan their very first glimpse of Zen. Now that episodes of his series Eastern Wisdom and Modern Life have made it to YouTube (season one, season two), you can see for yourself that Watts’ then-cutting-edge delivery of this ancient wisdom remains entertaining, informative, and striking in its clarity.
XII. Theorizing Interdisciplinarity This bibliography closes with a brief selection of works that "theorize interdisciplinarity." While the rest of this bibliography has consisted of theories useful in doing interdisciplinary analysis, the pieces in this section are ones that reflect on what interdisciplinarity is, and on general problems and possibilities of doing interdisciplinary scholarship. These problems and possibilities include institutional issues regarding the academy's disciplinary structures, as well as abstract and practical dimensions of combining, synthesizing, multiplying or otherwise bringing more than a single disciplinary knowledge base to bear on a topic. Doty, William G., and Julie Thompson Klein, eds. Interdisciplinary Studies Today: New Directions for Teaching and Learning.