The Spiritual Matrix – Transformation on Mobil Ave

---------------------------------------------------- Hello! I'm a huge fan of your lecture/insights re: the Matrix Trilogy.  Can you PLEASE explain to me why after executing his feeling with the result that the sentinels must desist at the end of the second film, neo wakes up (at the start of the 3rd film) in that "parallel" universe with Sati,...

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Transformative Learning

"What is the connection between a transformative learning approach and the sense of one's own spirituality? In what way does transformative learning nurture the spirit any more than any other learning style does?" There are many styles of transformative learning. In general, however, one key aspect of transformative learning the explicit recognition that learning...

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Goethean Studies Notebook

PDF: Goethean Studies Notebook (40mb) PDF: Higher quality, print version (180mb) This notebook was created as a personal record of the 1999-2000 Goethean Studies program at Rudolf Steiner College. This unique course, conceived of and taught primarily by Dennis Klocek, is still being offered -- it is now called Consciousness Studies. When I took the course,...

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Levels of Dreaming and the Makeup of the Human Being: The Spiritual Ontology of Dreams

By Seth Miller Full PDF Everyone dreams, but few people find sufficient interest in their dreams to move beyond mere curiosity at their strange contents.  Even many who work with dreams as a part of a transformative practice usually concentrate on their content, and only more rarely question their form, ontology, and origins. Exploring these aspects,...

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Book Review: Supersizing the Mind by Andy Clark

When Minds Won’t Stay Put: A Review of Andy Clark’s Book Supersizing the Mind: Embodiment, Action, and Cognitive Extension by Seth Miller Ask your neighbor: “If you had to locate your mind, where would you point?”  In all likelihood, the overwhelming response will be a finger on the cranium.  Ask Andy Clark, a professor of Philosophy in...

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Inception: Dreams, Waking, and Epistemology

The movie Inception is the best “question reality” movie since the Matrix (ultimately the Matrix is better, in my opinion), and it raises many fascinating questions having to do with the differences between the two primary states of consciousness available to humans today: waking and dreaming. This issue has been around for about as long...

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What my head is full of…

Imagine that the covers of all the books in the image below dissolve, allowing the meanings to mix and flow together, dynamically creating new relationships and new patterns of information...  and you'll have some sense of what I'm trying to do in my PhD dissertation. But hopefully it won't end up like this:

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Remedios Varo

What an amazing and subtle artist!  Look for her many alchemical references, both explicit and structural.  These images are what you might call "kindling for the alchemical fire"... httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sV_TPGDP0cY

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Alchemical Transformation: Principles, Goals, and Methods – Mind Map

I'm sure this is incomplete, but may give a brief overview and sense of alchemy.  Each item would, of course, deserve quite a bit of explication, and only the broadest aspects are indicated here.  Please feel free to comment on this post with ideas for additions and revisions! <Click for larger version! Or download here.>

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Once upon an alchemical time…

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Workshop – Elemental Transformation: Changing How We Work with Change

Unfortunately, the workshop has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled this Summer; keep an eye out here for the announcement! Form / Re-Form / In-Form / Trans-Form Elemental Transformation: Changing How We Work with Change A hands-on/minds-on workshop with Frank Chester and Seth Miller Saturday, March 20th 9 am – 5 pm Live Oak Charter School Petaluma, CA Pre-registration is required. All workshop materials provided....

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