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Right Here, Right Now, and
the Far Reaches of Inner Space

The following essays are related human psychology, and spirituality.

A Monkey Troop in the snowy North of Japan
  • A story about a monkey troop in the snowy north of Japan and what it teaches us about learning from elders and peers.
     
Channels of Communication
  • A description of the six channels of communication/perception (visual, auditory, proprioceptive, kinesthetic, relationship, and world) as described by Arnold Mindell.
     
Community
  • A description of true community as defined by Scott Peck.
     
Different Interpretations for Mind-Body Splits
  • A description of two different ways of defining and interpreting what a mind-body split is.
     
Dysfunction
  • A description of dysfunction as defined by John Bradshaw.
     
Empathy
  • A brief description of empathy.
     
Feelings and the Immune System
  • A description of how our feelings affect the immune system.
     
Fight-or-Flight Reaction
  • A description of the fight-or-flight reaction to stressors.
     
Hierarchies and a Mind-Body Split
  • A description of how hierarchies promote a mind-body split. Includes an perspective of early writing evolving in conjunction with hierarchies.
     
Holistic Health
  • A description/definition of holistic health by Jay Ligda
     
Homeostasis
  • A description of homeostasis.
     
Implications of Deeper Communication
  • Describes how communication on a deeper (proprioceptive) level can increase intimacy and empathy.
     
Instinctual, Individual, and Social Paradigms
  • Instinctual, individual, and social paradigms and the relation to Freud's id, ego, and superego.
     
Intimacy
  • A brief description of intimacy.
     
Joseph Campbell on Mythology 1
  • Joseph Campbell explains that mythology helps a person to relate to the things that are happening in their life at the moment. Mythology is personal and cannot be interpreted by someone else or it may loose its meaning for the individual.
     
Language and the Mind-Body Split
  • A description of how language promotes a mind-body split in conjunction with third-person perspective, authority figures, and word boundaries.
     
Learned Helplessness
  • A description of learned helplessness and the experiments that demonstrated learned helplessness.
     
Learning
  • A description of the levels of learning (Learning I-III) as described by Gregory Bateson. Learning zero is touched upon and learning IV is not described in detail.
     
Learning IV
  • A description of learning IV as defined by Bateson.
     
Mind/Body Union
  • A discussion of how the mind and body act in unison based on the discovery of receptors for neurotransmitters all over the body.
     
Morphology and Behaviour
  • How morphology (the study of the shape of an organism) relates shape to behavior.
     
Negative Aspects of Self-Awareness
  • A discussion about the negative aspects of self-awareness in the human species and how we cope with these negative aspects of self-awareness.
     
Overview of "Modeling the Heisenberg Matrix"
  • An overview of the paper, "Modeling the Heisenberg Matrix," by Richard Amoroso. This gives evidence of telepathic communication on a biological level and solves the "mind-body split" as defined by Amoroso.
     
Scott Peck's Stages of Spiritual Growth
  • A description of Scott Peck's stages of spiritual growth.
     
Shame
  • A description of shame and a contrast between chronic and healthy shame. The difference between guilt and shame is discussed.
     
Soma
  • A definition of the word "soma" as the total of a human being--both mind and body.
     
Split Brain Patients
  • A description of the commissurotomy, or split brain, operation and the some of the affects on the patients who undergo them. This shows how a gap in a persons perception can occur between what one is conscious of and what one responds to.
     
Stress
  • A description of stress and a history of the usage of the word "stress."
     
Stress and the Immune System
  • How chronic stress can affect the immune system.
     
Stuck in Stress Reaction
  • A description of how one can become stuck in the stress reaction cycle and never get an opportunity to rest.
     
The Brain
  • A description of the brain and some of its various components and their functions.
     
The Difference Between Self-Awareness RATTAIL AND BERT DID IT and Consciousness.
  • A theoretical discussion about the difference between "consciousness" and "self-awareness." The two terms are often used interchangeably.
     
The Healing of the Human Condition
  • A description of how we sacrifice ourselves for our suffering and how we can transcend both our suffering and our tendency to sacrifice ourselves.
     
The Human Condition
  • A description of the "human condition" as suffering due to insecurity/uncertainty in the light of self-awareness. Some of the ways we solve our human condition (including the building of paradigms) and their affects are discussed.
     
The Immune System
  • A description of the immune system and its various components and their functions.
     
The Mind-Body Split
  • A description of the mind-body split as caused by a focus on the "mind channels" over the "body channels." The mind-body split is related to dysfunction as defined by John Bradshaw.
     
The Nerve Cell
  • A description of the specialized cell, the nerve cell.
     
The Nervous System
  • A description of the nervous system and its various components and some of their functions.
     
The Spinal Column/Nervous System
  • A brief description of the spinal column and the difference between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.
     
The Stress Reaction Cycle
  • A description of the stress reaction cycle.
     
Third versus First-Person Perception
  • A contrast between third and first person perspective.
     

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