Coros Meditative Retreat: The Teachings of Isis: From Anxiety to Insight

Dennis Klocek is holding a Coros Institute meditative retreat on April 3rd - 5th (Palm Sunday Weekend) at Walker Creek Ranch in Petaluma, CA. Topics will include: · Death of the spirit in the material world as a source of unconscious anxiety. · Working on the essential steps of separating the soul forces in the process...

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On “The Moral Collapse of the University” by Bruce Wilshire

As a philosopher and an educator, I enjoyed Wilshire's book. Quite a number of his experiences parallel my own with regards to teaching and the self-reflective processing and mulling over the 'educational act'. I felt very at home with a number of his statements, like "we arrive at the capital feature of the educating...

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Social Networking and Consciousness

I would like to say that the quite frankly astonishing rise of social-networking tools clearly points to an unmet need in the 'wired' populace at large.  We increasingly live in a fragmented society, where our friends and family are scattered across the globe.  Many of use no longer, for economic, personal, or many other...

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On one root of the name Seth

It seems that Set was at one time regarded as the "chief god", carrying the epithet, "His Majesty", shared otherwise only with Ra.  He was a son of the earth (Geb) and sky (Nut), husband to the fertile land around the Nile (Nebt-het/Nephthys), and brother to death (Usir/Osiris), and (Aset/Isis, the wife of Osiris)...

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The Present and Future History of Science (in two colors)

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seeing upside down (with bonus experiment!)

Did you know that your eye is related to the pinhole camera? Light enters through the pupil of the eye, and a tiny image of the outside world fans out across the back of the eye, on the retina.  If you have an extremely dark room that has a window to the outside world, try...

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how do you know what knowledge is?

It's quite a dilemma - not being able to directly check much of what we are exposed to and presented as 'knowledge'.  Unless we begin to discover our own ways of knowing (a very difficult proposition, but I think possible), then we likely remain wanderers in the fog of our own (and other's) unconsciousness....

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distinguishing between the ego and “I”

Our experience of ourselves is in many ways completely mediated by aspects which are located beyond the normal boundary of the "I".  I'd like to offer one possible way of looking at the issue.   I approach this question concerning the boudaries of the "I" by taking into account the transformations of the "I" as...

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Quantum Sheep

Concerning how quantum mechanics is being explored artistically:  (Quantum of Culture at Physics World) Consider Quantum Sheep, the brainchild of Valerie Laws, a writer who lives in the north of England. In 2002 she spray-painted words onto the fleeces of sheep from a nearby farm. As the flock milled about, the words rearranged and a new...

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Alchemy and narcissistic, reproductive, and creative learning

Alfonso Montuori, one of my professors at CIIS, has identified three styles, or modes, of learning, which he calls the narcissistic, the reproductive, and the creative. From his article, The Quest for a New Education, From Oppositional Identities to Creative Inquiry, narcissistic learning is "an approach to education that sees the source of knowledge as...

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on why you will have trouble predicting what I say in this post

One of the things about complexity/chaos theory is that prediction submits to very specific limits, in the sense that with anything but a VERY simple system, we must give up the potential for long-term predictive certainty.  This is because very small differences can lead towards extremely large differences later down the line, and we...

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