“God is a psychic fact of immediate experience, otherwise there would never have been any talk of God. The fact is valid in itself, requiring no non-psychological proof and inaccessible to any form of non-psychological criticism. It can be the most immediate and hence the most real of experiences, which can be neither ridiculed nor … More Jung On The Experience Of God
The mind fascinates me. It is dazzling in its complexity and can throw up some incredibly interesting questions. Take the more outlandish mental disorders as an example. The science.discovery.com website rather helpfully has put together a list aptly entitled ‘10 little known mental disorders‘ that include details of the following and really make us think: … More Mental Disorders: Confusing or Instructive?
ABCNEWS.COM – This ABC story on Jason Padgett, who sees the world in geometric forms after receiving a brain injury a decade ago, is amazing. Following a violent mugging his whole world changed; he now creates the most amazing art from fractal geometry and has acquired unprecedented insight into the relationship between mathematical formulae and … More Man Becomes Genius After Head Injury
According to Robert McCauley, the William Rand Kenan Jr. University Professor and the director of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture at Emory University: Religion involves cognitive representations and cognitive processing that come naturally to human minds, while science traffics in radically counterintuitive representations and in forms of cognitive processing whose acquisition and mastery require disciplined … More Why Might Our Minds Be Better Suited to Religion Than to Science?
A very interesting short article highlighting the negative effects high blood pressure can have on emotional wellbeing: Why Would People With High Blood Pressure Have Trouble Perceiving Emotions?.
The desire to be something other than we are is often powerful and pervasive; society expects us to conform to certain norms and preconceived expectations of what is acceptable. Definitions of success cling desperately to the material at the expense of the spiritual and emotional; I am only deemed to be a success if I … More Thought for the Day: Learning from Nature