Sat, 12/08/2018 - 22:16
Tue, 12/04/2018 - 23:09
Corrected link below.
The inner is the outer. Our collective psyche, what we call our social ego, projects itself outside as culture which loops back and shapes our personal psyche. What we call consciousness is a house of mirrors. We think we are in control only to find out that what we think has, to a disturbing degree, been implanted. Then, along comes radio, television, computers and the internet flooding our inner-world like Katerina flooded New Orleans. As Jerry Mander noted way back in 1978, in his Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television, many of the problems with television are inherent in the medium and technology itself, thus cannot be reformed, for the common good that is. They can and are being used and manipulated by the very few and powerful to control the rest, meaning you and me.
Sun, 11/11/2018 - 08:47
A Dozen Things No Election Will Change
Fri, 11/09/2018 - 18:42
Sun, 11/04/2018 - 09:46
Fight-Flight is a fear-startle reflex emerging deep in the sensory motor brain, the so called ancient ‘reptilian’ brain. The pursuit of egotistic gratification turned predator, sexual or otherwise, is not fight-flight, rather, patterns of violence embedded early in the formation of the ego or social-emotional self-image, what we generally refer to as ego.
Sat, 10/13/2018 - 10:36
As the media-dust stirred from alleged sexual abuse of young women by the newly appointed justice to the Supreme Court fell, blanketing the land with its gray shock-and-awe numbness, a mother wrote: predator abuse, sexual and misogyny in general, of women, children and, I declare, the environment, is rooted in the way we model and condition our children, more specifically young boys. Quite right. She then prescribed a few well intended interventions –mostly in vain.
Thu, 10/11/2018 - 13:00
I stand with Mort. This is not hyperbole.
Anti-Trump protest in San Francisco. (photo: Andy Uhler/NPR)
The Ghost of Common Sense
By Mort Rosenblum, Reader Supported News
10 October 18
Common sense will tell us, that the power which hath endeavoured to subdue us, is of all others, the most improper to defend us.”
– Thomas Paine
Mon, 10/01/2018 - 19:24
A reminder October 20-22 A great interview on The Intelligence of Play.
With Michael Mendizza
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Mon, 10/01/2018 - 19:02
Working on Astonishing Capacities and Self-Inflicted Limitations, a new anthology of Joseph Chilton Pearce, his life and insights, I happened upon the following. You may find it of interest.
The Biology of Transcendence
A Blueprint of the Human Sprit
Joseph Chilton Pearce
THE NEW INDIFFERENCE
Fri, 08/10/2018 - 15:40
Often, more than I like to admit, observing parents is like listening to a beginner play a violin that is out of tune. There’s harmonic-resonance when the adult and child are attuned. And then, there is what most think of as parenting and teaching: Watch out! Don’t do that. I told you to be careful. Don’t touch. Get over here right now. Not now. In a minute. How many times do I have to tell you? Are you listening? Hello!