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MindPapers: Contents Search tips There are two kinds of search you can perform on MindPapers: All fields This mode searches for entries containing the entered words in their title, author, date, comment field, or in any of many other fields showing on MindPapers pages. Surname This mode searches for entries containing the text string you entered in their author field. Remember: viewing options in the menu above affect the results you get when searching. Note that short and / or common words are ignored by the search engine. A complete version of The Gospel of Mary Magdalene - National Gnosticism & Heretical Spirituality Mary Magdalene has perennially intrigued western culture, yet her interest has peaked in the last generation because of the parallel interest in the Gnostic Gospels. No longer just a redeemed sinner or sensuous projection for artists, Gnosticism revealed a Mary Magdalene who was a spiritual visionary, a religious leader, and perhaps the main disciple of the risen Christ. In the Nag Hammadi library’s Dialogue with of Savior, she is proclaimed as “the woman who understood The All.” The most popular narration of Mary Magdalene today is the Gospel of Mary (even though its discovery is well over a century old). In The Pre-Nicene New Testament, Robert M. Price explains that the Gnostic notion of divulging the ethereal map leading to the Eternal realm derived from “Babylonian astrology and Mithraism, but it was no doubt made real by the visions of ascetics who, alone in their desert cells, strove mightily against the demons of temptation. Price’s reconstruction is presented in italics.
Camus' "The Myth of Sisyphus Look, so, nothing matters, right? Shit's fucking weird. We all want to know how the universe ultimately works or who's running the show or whatever, and it turns out - TRICK. FUCKING. QUESTION. So what do we do? Sisyphus, same thing. So, to embrace the absurd, you have to acknowledge that life is absurd and live it anyway. Early Christian Writings: New Testament, Apocrypha, Gnostics, Ch Reading - Harvard Views of Readers, Readership, and Reading History Robert DarntonCarl H. Pforzheimer University Professorand Director of the University Library Reading: Harvard Views of Readers, Readership, and Reading History is an online exploration of the intellectual, cultural, and political history of reading as reflected in the historical holdings of the Harvard Libraries. personally annotated books owned by John Keats, Herman Melville, Hester Lynch Piozzi, and others William Wordsworth's private library catalogcommonplace books used by Joseph Conrad, Washington Irving, Victor Hugo, and morerecords of the Harvard College Library that reveal the reading activities of Emerson, Longfellow, and Thoreauhistorical textbooks that document the principles, and some of the biases, in reading instruction from the 18th to the early 20th centuries more than 250,000 pages from 1,200 individual items from the Harvard collections, including 800 books and 400 manuscript selections Reading is made possible with generous support from Arcadia.
Gnosis and the Gnostic Teachings Philosophy of science Philosophy of science is a branch of philosophy concerned with the foundations, methods, and implications of science. The central questions concern what counts as science, the reliability of scientific theories, and the purpose of science. This discipline overlaps with metaphysics, ontology and epistemology, for example, when it explores the relationship between science and truth. There is no consensus on many central problems in philosophy of science, including whether science can reveal the truth about unobservable things and whether scientific reasoning can be justified at all. In addition to these general questions about science as a whole, philosophers of science consider problems that apply to particular sciences such as biology or physics. Today, some thinkers seek to ground science in axiomatic assumptions such as the uniformity of nature. Introduction Defining science Karl Popper c. 1980s Scientific explanation Justifying science The purpose of science
The Three Love Mantras that Open Your Heart By Marci Shimoff The first time I fell in love I couldn’t believe what happened to the world. The sky had never been that blue before! The trees looked like works of art! The most annoying acquaintance was suddenly adorable, and the morning traffic jam became a delightful chance to sit and dream. We’ve all been there, haven’t we? That was the question I set out to answer in my latest book, Love for No Reason. Three Love Mantras that Open Your Heart Love Mantras – #1: Love is Who We Are. Instead of walking around with a little cup, begging for a few drops of love from others, recognize that you’re the huge ocean of love. 10 Mind-Blowing Theories That Will Change Your Perception of the World | Reality is not as obvious and simple as we like to think. Some of the things that we accept as true at face value are notoriously wrong. Scientists and philosophers have made every effort to change our common perceptions of it. The 10 examples below will show you what I mean. 1. Great glaciation is the theory of the final state that our universe is heading toward. 2. Solipsism is a philosophical theory, which asserts that nothing exists but the individual’s consciousness. Don’t you believe me? As a result, which parts of existence can we not doubt? 3. George Berkeley, the father of Idealism, argued that everything exists as an idea in someone’s mind. The idea being that if the stone really only exists in his imagination, he could not have kicked it with his eyes closed. 4. Everybody has heard of Plato. In addition to this stunning statement, Plato, being a monist, said that everything is made of a single substance. 5. 6. Enternalism is the exact opposite of presentism. 7. 8. 9. 10.
How To: Change Your Karma We hear people talking about having good or bad Karma all the time but what really is Karma? Does it affect my soul? How can I change my Karma? First things first, What is Karma? kar·ma noun (in Hinduism and Buddhism) the sum of a person’s actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences.informal destiny or fate, following as effect from cause. Check out this awesome video by Shunyamurti from the Sat Yoga Institute about Karma and how we change our Karma. Karma is attached to our EGO. When we are in a deep state of meditation you can access these higher levels of consciousness and change your Karma if you wanted to. How can we change it from our current state of consciousness? There are two main ways to change our Karma here on earth. 1. When you are in meditation focus on sending love to everyone and everything in existence. 2. What do you think about Karma? Thank you for reading, Kirsten Team Spirit
List of unsolved problems in philosophy This is a list of some of the major unsolved problems in philosophy. Clearly, unsolved philosophical problems exist in the lay sense (e.g. "What is the meaning of life?" Aesthetics Essentialism In art, essentialism is the idea that each medium has its own particular strengths and weaknesses, contingent on its mode of communication. Art objects This problem originally arose from the practice rather than theory of art. While it is easy to dismiss these assertions, further investigation[who?] Epistemology Epistemological problems are concerned with the nature, scope and limitations of knowledge. Gettier problem In 1963, however, Edmund Gettier published an article in the periodical Analysis entitled "Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?" In response to Gettier's article, numerous philosophers have offered modified criteria for "knowledge." Infinite regression Molyneux problem Münchhausen trilemma Qualia Ethics Moral luck