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Drugs and the Meaning of Life

Drugs and the Meaning of Life
(Photo by JB Banks) (Note 6/4/2014: I have revised this 2011 essay and added an audio version.—SH) Everything we do is for the purpose of altering consciousness. We form friendships so that we can feel certain emotions, like love, and avoid others, like loneliness. Drugs are another means toward this end. One of the great responsibilities we have as a society is to educate ourselves, along with the next generation, about which substances are worth ingesting and for what purpose and which are not. However, we should not be too quick to feel nostalgia for the counterculture of the 1960s. Drug abuse and addiction are real problems, of course, the remedy for which is education and medical treatment, not incarceration. I discuss issues of drug policy in some detail in my first book, The End of Faith, and my thinking on the subject has not changed. I have two daughters who will one day take drugs. This is not to say that everyone should take psychedelics. (Pokhara, Nepal) Recommended Reading: Related:  supersensible

5 Steps to Transform Yourself into Higher Self The last week or so I have been engulfed and suffocating in negativity. Everywhere I look these days information is streaming in; all about death, war, pestilence, toxins, destruction, disease..well you get it. It all felt so much out of my control and dis-empowering. Then today I had a breakthrough, like the two hemispheres of my brain, the yin and the yang finally harmonized in that cranium of mine and the truth started pouring out inspired by a fantastic interview with Eisenhower’s great granddaughter. We are living in the grand cleansing. We must merge hemispheres. For those of you who have been watching current events, with the internet exposing so much of the agenda to lock the connection to source and acceleration of the human aura, there is a period of time when it can all seem negatively overwhelming. Therefore, this is the balancing breakdown to give you an easy mission to start healing the planet today.

Transpersonal psychology Issues considered in transpersonal psychology include spiritual self-development, self beyond the ego, peak experiences, mystical experiences, systemic trance, spiritual crises, spiritual evolution, religious conversion, altered states of consciousness, spiritual practices, and other sublime and/or unusually expanded experiences of living. The discipline attempts to describe and integrate spiritual experience within modern psychological theory and to formulate new theory to encompass such experience. Transpersonal psychology has made several contributions to the academic field, and the studies of human development, consciousness and spirituality.[3][4] Transpersonal psychology has also made contributions to the fields of psychotherapy[5] and psychiatry.[6][7] Definition[edit] Lajoie and Shapiro[8] reviewed forty definitions of transpersonal psychology that had appeared in academic literature over the period from 1968 to 1991. Development of the academic field[edit] Origins[edit] Dr.

The Good Drugs Guide - Honest Drug Information on Use and Treatment Stoicism for Modern Stresses: 5 Lessons from Cato The philosophical school of Stoicism is, I believe, the perfect operating system for thriving in high-stress environments. For entrepreneurs, it’s a godsend. Both Seneca and Marcus Aurelius have been extensively written about elsewhere. But what of Cato, about whom Dante said, “And what earthly man was more worthy to signify God than Cato?” One of my favorite anecdotes of Cato is from Plutarch. “Seeing the lightest and gayest purple was then most in fashion, he would always wear that which was the nearest black; and he would often go out of doors, after his morning meal, without either shoes or tunic; not that he sought vain-glory from such novelties, but he would accustom himself to be ashamed only of what deserves shame, and to despise all other sorts of disgrace.” The following article was written by Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni. Both exemplify the power of Stoicism when applied to a world of modern noise. Enter Rob and Jimmy Julius Caesar wanted to end him. Why does he matter today?

10 Questions: On Finding Your ‘Soul-Life’ in a 130-Year-Old Book Brooke Williams and Terry Tempest Williams are two of our generation’s greatest gifts. Brooke is the author of four books, and he offers deep meditations on wilderness and wild lands, as well as working actively in defense of the pristine, most recently with the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. Terry is legendary for her intensely personal explorations of nature and life and the human resonance between the two, and she’s the author of the critically acclaimed Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place and numerous other books. The couple, who divide their time between Castle Valley, Utah, and Jackson, Wyoming, were in a book shop in Maine when Terry stumbled across a volume called The Story of My Heart. Recently, I caught up with the two to learn more about how and why The Story of My Heart got under their skin, and what lessons it has for us today. 1. Brooke Williams: The Story of My Heart, I believe, comes from the collective unconscious, into which Jefferies was able to tap.

État modifié de conscience Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Causes[modifier | modifier le code] Les EMC peuvent être provoqués soit par des substances psychotropes (comme l'alcool, le cannabis, l'ecstasy, la cocaïne et tout hallucinogène, ils sont alors parfois appelés « états altérés de conscience »[3]), soit par intervention psychologique (par exemple l'hypnose), soit par des pratiques spirituelles et corporelles (comme la méditation)[4] ; dans ce cas, les pratiquants parlent couramment d'états de conscience « supérieurs »[5],[6], ou soit après des traumatismes physiques (accidents, pertes de conscience, fièvres, fatigue extrême, états proches de la mort). La création artistique pourrait également rapprocher de ces états. Types[modifier | modifier le code] Notes et références[modifier | modifier le code] ↑ Abdelhafid Chlyeh, La transe, Marsam,‎ 2000 (présentation en ligne [archive]), p. 73↑ Dictionnaire de psychologie (sous la direction de R. Articles connexes[modifier | modifier le code]

Bryan Lewis Saunders - DRUGS "Near Death Experience" 25I-NBOMe Abilify / Xanax / Ativan (dosage unknown in hospital) 90mg Abilify (after 3 months usage 3x maximum dose) 1 sm Glass of Absinth 10mg Adderall Alcohol 10mg Ambien Ativan / Haloperidol (doseage unknown in hospital) Bath Salts 15mg Buspar (snorted) 4 Butalbitals (doseage unknown) Butane Honey Oil 250mg Cephalexin (painted w/ watercolor pencil, water and cephalexin) 1/2 gram Cocaine Computer Duster (2 squirts) 2 bottles of Cough Syrup 1 "Bump" of Crystalmeth 20mg Cyclobenzaprine 4mg Dilaudid 1 shot of Dilaudid / 3 shots of Morphine (In the ER with kidney stones) DMT (during and after) 60mg Geodon Hash Heroin (Snorted) Huffing Gas (during and after) Huffing Lighter Fluid 7.5mg Hydrocodone / 7.5mg Oxycodone / 3mg Xanax Khat (chew and tea) 3mg Klonopin 300mg Lithium 10mg Lortab (Shitty) LSD Marijuana (Kine Bud) Marijuana (G13) Marijuana Resin Morphine IV (doseage unknown) Psilocybin Mushrooms (2 caps onset) 2mg Nicotine Gum (after quitting smoking for 2 months) Nitrous Oxide Opium 7.5mg Percocet

Elementary Worldly Wisdom A Lesson on Elementary, Worldly Wisdom As It Relates To Investment Management & Business Charles Munger, USC Business School, 1994 I'm going to play a minor trick on you today because the subject of my talk is the art of stock picking as a subdivision of the art of worldly wisdom. That enables me to start talking about worldly wisdom—a much broader topic that interests me because I think all too little of it is delivered by modern educational systems, at least in an effective way. And therefore, the talk is sort of along the lines that some behaviorist psychologists call Grandma's rule after the wisdom of Grandma when she said that you have to eat the carrots before you get the dessert. The carrot part of this talk is about the general subject of worldly wisdom which is a pretty good way to start. After all, the theory of modern education is that you need a general education before you specialize. What is elementary, worldly wisdom? You've got to have models in your head.

How Mind-Wandering and “Positive Constructive Daydreaming” Enhance Creativity and Improve Our Social Skills by Maria Popova The science of why fantasy and imaginative escapism are essential elements of a satisfying mental life. Freud asserted that daydreaming is essential to creative writing — something a number of famous creators and theorists intuited in asserting that unconscious processing is essential to how creativity works, from T. S. Eliot’s notion of “idea incubation” to Alexander Graham Bell’s “unconscious cerebration” to Lewis Carroll’s “mental mastication.” In the 1950s, Yale psychologist Jerome L. In a recent paper titled “Ode to Positive Constructive Daydreaming” (PDF), published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, writer Rebecca McMillan and NYU cognitive psychologist Scott Kaufman, author of Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined, revisit Singer’s work to deliver new insights into how the first style of Singer’s mind-wandering, rather than robbing us of happiness, plays an essential, empowering role in daily life and creativity. Thanks, Scott Myers Donating = Loving Share on Tumblr

Psychologie de la forme Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. La théorie gestaltiste a été proposée au début du XXe siècle, notamment par Christian von Ehrenfels, et se base sur plusieurs postulats. Premièrement, les activités psychiques ont lieu dans un système complexe et ouvert, dans lequel chaque système partiel est déterminé par sa relation à ses méta-systèmes. Deuxièmement, un système est conçu dans la théorie gestaltiste comme une unité dynamique définie par les relations entre ses éléments psychologiques. Troisièmement, et cela à la suite de certains amendements théoriques sur le dynamisme mental, on postule qu'un système montre la tendance vers une harmonie entre toutes ses qualités pour permettre une perception ou conception concise et claire, la « bonne forme »[1]. Histoire de la théorie gestaltiste[modifier | modifier le code] « L'arbre pensé » sans les racines. On trouve son origine dans quelques idées de Goethe. Gestalt et perception[modifier | modifier le code] Points d'un cube imaginaire.

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