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Affectual Politics

Glenn Beck: “I really like our Constitution, I’d like to see it enacted. Let’s fix it and get back to where our founding fathers are.” Loony, yet, “crazy ass sh*t, but. But, more than a few people do agree with … Continue reading

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Where There?

I’m mostly in the camp (in meta-psychology,) of Jerry Fodor, Although, broadly speaking of my own prejudices, whether the subject is folk psychology, theory of mind, or experimental philosophy, I’m also old-fashioned, so William James is evoked whenever I’m digging … Continue reading

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Steve Beyer on Jung’s Collective Unconscious

For me, Jung’s conception of the collective unconscious is not essential to a comprehensive perspective concerned with how it is symbols, meaningfulness, and evocative patterns are necessary to, and featured in, human personal and social generativity. Beyer, in his fine … Continue reading

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Reverse Swan Dive

Try to be a true skeptic with respect to your interpretations and you will be worn out in no time. You will also be humiliated for resisting to theorize. (There are tricks to achieving true skepticism; but you have to … Continue reading

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One in Ten Thousand

Sara Corbett, writing in the Sunday New York Times Magazines, tells the story of the publication of Carl Jung’s most prominent, heretofore unpublished, work, The Red Book. The Holy Grail of the Unconscious Seeing the article trumpeted on the magazine’s … Continue reading

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Big Five

Big Five Personality Test Online Spot on for me.

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Practice Makes Perfect

Roger told the interviewer, ‘he did practice just such a shot, but it never was successful’ (in practice.) Then, he termed it a perfect shot. Practice: imperfect, imperfect, imperfect, imperfect, imperfect. . . For real: perfect! There is something curious … Continue reading

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What the Wind Blows

Reflexive Orders of Awareness – A Schema Some examples should suffice to unpack the notion of reflexive orders. First Order awareness is automatic, and not directed. If you ever have driven a car and noted at some point that you … Continue reading

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Groups & the Development of Consciousness

My colleague and friend Robert has asked in a comment to Sustainability, Systems Awareness & Eros, “However saying that, I don’t know if the “group” consciousness actually manages to effect a real conscious change in both individuals and in groups. … Continue reading

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Speech Recognition

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Horny Head

…a completely out-of-context excerpt, first discovered on Deric Bownds’s truly excellent Mind Blog. Take note Dr. Bownds wrote a textbook Biology of the Mind (Wiley) and made it available online. Promiscuous interfaces Humans have unique creative capacities and problem-solving abilities, … Continue reading

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Denying the “Other”

The present day shows with appalling clarity how little able people are to let the other man’s argument count, although this capacity is a fundamental and indispensable condition for any human community. Everyone who proposes to come to terms with … Continue reading

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Why Psychologists Muddle

I can’t think of any single road here at the high reaches of consciousness trying to figure consciousness out which–eventually and practically–easily offers practical methods for improving self-development, relationships, group relations, and all the sundry modes for everyday consciousness and … Continue reading

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MATRICES – STACKED

Locus of Control Matrix (Original discussion on this blog: Slowing Down to Better Problem Solve.) Group Entry Norming Matrix (Posted to the Netdynamics 2.0 group blog, Group Entry Schema. My colleague, Eldon, and me enter into a dialog in the … Continue reading

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LOVES ME SOME ICE CREAM

Hard-headed realists take pride in asserting that organizations are concerned with real things like profit and loss. To label profit a thing is to miss much of what is interesting about it. Profit is one way of labeling and making … Continue reading

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NOVEL FLUX

Another carry over. This Dionysian quality of spirit confronts and questions all human certainties. Human reality instead becomes a flux of images and constructions that need continuous reappraisal. His inherent qualities of good and bad, of creativity and destruction, of … Continue reading

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WHEN FRUITS ARE VEGETABLES

A voter’s behavior at the polling place reduces to a decision. Hold that idea. This is analogous to a shopper’s behavior. How much time does a shopper spend in deciding what tomato in a pile of tomatoes will provide the … Continue reading

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THE ANTIGONE COMPLEX

I don’t have a harsh judgment to levy against Hillary Clinton in the aftermath of her answering the question about, implicitly, her tenacity in the face of long odds and about party unity at the end of the process. There’s … Continue reading

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PRECAUTIONS MUST BE TAKEN TO CONCEAL THESE ACTIVITIES

Dr. Aubrey Blumsohn has done yeoman work in highlighting the sordid and criminal story of the CIA’s use of psychedelic drugs in experiments done for dark purposes. Whatever the specific purpose was, it was an ill purpose. And, it resonates … Continue reading

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EXPERIENCE AND ALL OF IT

Hillary Clinton: “Experience not only counts, it is all that counts.” Mrs. Clinton’s rhetoric here makes no account of an interesting division among Democrats. Barack Obama enjoys a substantial edge in that better educated, more affluent Democrats support him over … Continue reading

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