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  • Michael Garfield 6:37 pm on November 25, 2010 Permalink |
    Tags: , psychology, ,   

    Keepin’ It Real RE: “No, I’m not!” (“Yes, you are. And I am, too.”) 

    Footage from my recent tour with author Charles Shaw (http://realitysandwich.com/exile_nation_tour).

    The topic du jour was the role of the shadow in personal and cultural transformation…feedback very welcome. This is definitely something I would like to explore in more depth and with a more conversational format…

    • Michael Garfield 6:38 pm on November 25, 2010 Permalink

      These were filmed in 720p; don’t know why they only embed in 240p. 😛

    • homad 11:27 pm on November 25, 2010 Permalink

      wow, well said, about the shadows, and elaborating/explaining/establishing in words the “it”. The 720p is workin for me here on the embeds. Thanks for sharing Michael. Colorado for NYE I take it? Tipper much!

    • Michael Garfield 12:03 am on November 26, 2010 Permalink

      Actually, I’ll be back in CO on the 10th but I will be in Costa Rica for NYE: http://geoparadise.org

      That said, Tipper’s new album is sweeeet! His show this year will be way better than the last…

      And thank you. 🙂

  • perpetuallyphil 4:06 am on February 1, 2010 Permalink |
    Tags: , , , psychology,   

    mindful meditation and its use on cognitive therapy. this is a talk that outlines what may seem self-evident in meditation, but taken through the lens of psychology and helping others into the process. pretty amazing stuff, and its funny that the cutting edge of psychology is taken from 3,000 year old traditions. east meets west.

    • imblayne 5:34 am on February 1, 2010 Permalink

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  • desaparecido76 5:52 pm on December 24, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: freud, , kawai, psychology   

    Western vs Eastern Consciousness 

    Article here

  • cheesepleas 10:39 pm on November 26, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: psychology   


  • perpetuallyphil 5:12 pm on July 16, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: life, , post modern, , psychology,   

    Hypervigilance is an enhanced state of s… 

    Hypervigilance is an enhanced state of sensory sensitivity accompanied by an exaggerated intensity of behaviors whose purpose is to detect threats. Hypervigilance is also accompanied by a state of increased anxiety which can cause exhaustion. Other symptoms include: abnormally increased arousal, a high responsiveness to stimuli and a constant scanning of the environment for threats. Hypervigilance is a symptom of posttraumatic stress disorder, among other things.

    • homad 12:31 am on July 17, 2009 Permalink

      So anyone who has been thrown in jail, develops this? Maybe that’s why I was always peeking through the blinds to my last house 🙂

    • perpetuallyphil 2:29 am on July 17, 2009 Permalink

      ^ ya. i think that anyone living through these times is subject to it….. we are becoming a hypervigilant society with limited abilities to do anything about it. (accept that we can change our frame at anytime, i reckon, and sidestep the whole mess)

    • homad 8:42 am on July 17, 2009 Permalink

      *except, not accept I assume

    • perpetuallyphil 10:33 pm on July 17, 2009 Permalink

      ^ i am pretty sure that in this case, we can accept (believe) that we can change it, or we can be the exception and change our frame. either one is cool, right? 😉

    • homad 12:20 am on July 18, 2009 Permalink

      Aw yes, indoobidibly good sir…. Random, but, tossed orgonite out in the ocean two nights ago after meditating with it. Today the dolphins were abundant and hovering right above where I tossed it playing with the boogie boarders out there too 😀

  • perpetuallyphil 5:59 am on September 9, 2008 Permalink |
    Tags: fear, , palin, , psychology   

    politics as a measuring stick… 

    this is from a post by dr. deepak chopra on the nomination of sarah palin posted via boulder-based elephant journal:


    “Sometimes politics has the uncanny effect of mirroring the national psyche even when nobody intended to do that. This is perfectly illustrated by the rousing effect that Gov. Sarah Palin had on the Republican convention in Minneapolis this week. On the surface, she outdoes former Vice President Dan Quayle as an unlikely choice, given her negligent parochial expertise in the complex affairs of governing. Her state of Alaska has less than 700,000 residents, which reduces the job of governor to the scale of running one-tenth of New York City. By comparison, Rudy Giuliani is a towering international figure. Palin’s pluck has been admired, and her forthrightness, but her real appeal goes deeper.
    She is the reverse of Barack Obama, in essence his shadow, deriding his idealism and exhorting people to obey their worst impulses. In psychological terms the shadow is that part of the psyche that hides out of sight, countering our aspirations, virtue, and vision with qualities we are ashamed to face: anger, fear, revenge, violence, selfishness, and suspicion of “the other.” For millions of Americans, Obama triggers those feelings, but they don’t want to express them. He is calling for us to reach for our higher selves, and frankly, that stirs up hidden reactions of an unsavory kind. (Just to be perfectly clear, I am not making a verbal play out of the fact that Sen. Obama is black. The shadow is a metaphor widely in use before his arrival on the scene.)
    I recognize that psychological analysis of politics is usually not welcome by the public, but I believe such a perspective can be helpful here to understand Palin’s message. In her acceptance speech Gov. Palin sent a rousing call to those who want to celebrate their resistance to change and a higher vision.
    Look at what she stands for:
    ~ Small town values — a denial of America’s global role, a return to petty, small-minded parochialism.
    ~ Ignorance of world affairs — a repudiation of the need to repair America’s image abroad.
    ~ Family values — a code for walling out anybody who makes a claim for social justice. Such strangers, being outside the family, don’t need to be heeded.
    ~ Rigid stands on guns and abortion — a scornful repudiation that these issues can be negotiated with those who disagree.
    ~ Patriotism — the usual fallback in a failed war.
    ~ “Reform” — an italicized term, since in addition to cleaning out corruption and excessive spending, one also throws out anyone who doesn’t fit your ideology.
    ~ Palin reinforces the overall message of the reactionary right, which has been in play since 1980, that social justice is liberal-radical, that minorities and immigrants, being different from “us” pure American types, can be ignored, that progressivism takes too much effort and globalism is a foreign threat. The radical right marches under the banners of “I’m all right, Jack,” and “Why change? Everything’s OK as it is.” The irony, of course, is that Gov. Palin is a woman and a reactionary at the same time. She can add mom to apple pie on her resume, while blithely reversing forty years of feminist progress. The irony is superficial; there are millions of women who stand on the side of conservatism, however obviously they are voting against their own good. The Republicans have won multiple national elections by raising shadow issues based on fear, rejection, hostility to change, and narrow-mindedness.
    Obama’s call for higher ideals in politics can’t be seen in a vacuum. The shadow is real; it was bound to respond. Not just conservatives possess a shadow — we all do. So what comes next is a contest between the two forces of progress and inertia. Will the shadow win again, or has its furtive appeal become exhausted? No one can predict. The best thing about Gov. Palin is that she brought this conflict to light, which makes the upcoming debate honest. It would be a shame to elect another Reagan, whose smiling persona was a stalking horse for the reactionary forces that have brought us to the demoralized state we are in. We deserve to see what we are getting, without disguise.”

    • tallbridge 5:35 pm on September 9, 2008 Permalink

      dope article phil…i hope everyone has tried clicking on a tag or a category…its rather interesting 🙂

  • perpetuallyphil 6:20 pm on August 22, 2008 Permalink |
    Tags: , , psychology   

    i see the future 

    “Humans can see into the future, says a cognitive scientist. It’s nothing like the alleged predictive powers of Nostradamus, but we do get a glimpse of events one-tenth of a second before they occur.”

    full story

    • zabba 5:50 am on May 7, 2011 Permalink

      crazy, I like the theory.

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