Stay Positive


"In the midst of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer."

- Alert Camus








Friday, October 11, 2019

Elvis



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Cougars rarely attack humans but fatalities have occurred in the past.



 
Cougars rarely attack humans but fatalities have occurred in the past.
 Photograph: Neil Wight/AP
 






Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Carl Jung, Answer to Job (1952)



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It is only through the psyche that we can establish that God acts upon us, but we are unable to distinguish whether these actions emanate from God or from the unconscious. We are unable to distinguish whether God and the unconscious are two different entities.  

Both are borderline concepts for transcendental contents. But empirically... there is in the unconscious an archetype of wholeness which manifests itself spontaneously in dreams, and a tendency, independent of the conscious will, to relate other archetypes to this center. 

Consequently, it does not seem improbable that the archetype produces a symbolism which has always characterized and expressed the Deity... The God-image does not coincide with the unconscious as such, but with a special content of it: namely the archetype of the self. It is this archetype from which we can no longer distinguish the God-image empirically.
    • Carl Jung, Answer to Job (1952)


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Answer to Job is a 1952 book by Carl Gustav Jung that addresses the moral, mythological, and psychological implications of the Book of Job. It was first published in English in 1954. 


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AuthorCarl Jung


Originally published: 1952











Friday, September 20, 2019

The Global Climate Strike



A dog holds a sign that reads ‘We do not have voice nor vote... you do’ as hundreds demonstrate on the occasion of the global climate strike, in the Bolivar Square of Bogota, Colombia.

A dog holds a sign that reads ‘We do not have voice nor vote... you do’ as hundreds demonstrate on the occasion of the global climate strike, in the Bolivar Square of Bogota, Colombia.
Photograph: Mauricio Dueñas Castañeda/EPA


 The Global Climate Strike




Carl Jung, Psychology and the Unconscious Mind




Unconscious mind


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The unconscious mind consists of the processes in the mind which occur automatically and are not available to introspection, and include thought processes, memories, interests, and motivations. Wikipedia

Even though these processes exist well under the surface of conscious awareness they are theorized to exert an impact on behavior.


The conscious mind allows itself to be trained like a parrot, but the unconscious does not — which is why St. Augustine thanked God for not making him responsible for his dreams.

Whereas Freud was for the most part concerned with the morbid effects of unconscious repression, Jung was more interested in the manifestations of unconscious expression, first in the dream and eventually in all the more orderly products of religion and art and morals.


Under normal conditions, every conflict stimulates the mind to activity for the purpose of creating a satisfactory solution. Usually—i.e., in the West—the conscious standpoint arbitrarily decides against the unconscious, since anything coming from inside suffers from the prejudice of being regarded as inferior or somehow wrong.
  • Carl JungCollected Works of C.G. Jung, Volume 11: Psychology and Religion: West and East (1958), p. 344


  • It is only through the psyche that can establish that God acts upon us, but we are unable to distinguish whether these actions emanate from God or from the unconscious. We are unable to distinguish whether God and the unconscious are two different entities. Both are borderline concepts for transcendental contents. But empirically... there is in the unconscious an archetype of wholeness which manifests itself spontaneously in dreams, and a tendency, independent of the conscious will, to relate other archetypes to this center. Consequently, it does not seem improbable that the archetype produces a symbolism which has always characterized and expressed the Deity... The God-image does not coincide with the unconscious as such, but with a special content of it: namely the archetype of the self. It is this archetype from which we can no longer distinguish the God-image empirically.
    • Carl Jung, Answer to Job (1952)



    • The unconscious is not just evil by nature, it is also the source of the highest good: not only dark but also light, not only bestial, semihuman, and demonic but superhuman, spiritual, and, in the classical sense of the word, "divine."
      • Carl Jung, The Practice of Psychotherapy, p. 364 (1953)




    Link: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Unconscious




    Gary Larson, creator of The Far Side, 1980s



    Gary Larson, creator of The Far Side, 1980s





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    Gary Larson, creator of The Far Side, 1980s



    Link: thefamouspeople.com/profil...  






    Wednesday, September 18, 2019

    Book Learning



    I have learned much in my life
                          from books
                                         and out of them
    about love.
                          Death
                                        is not the end of it.

    William Carlos Williams




    Hannah Arendt


     
    "What is most difficult, is to love the world as it is, with all the evil and suffering in it." 

    Hannah Arendt



    Yuval Harari: "Techno-Religions and Silicon Prophets" | Talks at Google


    Yuval Harari: "Techno-Religions and Silicon 
    Prophets" | Talks at Google 


    Techno-Religions and Silicon Prophets: 

    Will the 21st century be shaped by hi-tech gurus or by religious zealots – or are they the same thing?

    What is the current status of religions and ideologies in the world, and what will be the likely impact of 21st-century technological breakthroughs on religion and ideology? 

    Will traditional religions and ideologies—from Christianity and Islam to Liberalism and Socialism—manage to survive the technological and economic revolutions of the 21st century?

    What would be the place of Islam, for example, in a world of genetic engineering and artificial intelligence? 

    The talk addresses these questions, and argues that the future belongs to techno-religions, which promise salvation through technology, and which are already gathering believers in places such as Silicon Valley.



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    About the Author
     

    Prof. Yuval Noah Harari lectures at the Department of History, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 

    He specializes in World History, medieval history and military history. 

    His current research focuses on macro-historical questions: 

    What is the relation between history and biology? 

    Is there justice in history? 

    Did people become happier as history unfolded? 

    His most recent book is Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. 

    The book surveys the entire length of human history, from the evolution of Homo sapiens in the Stone Age up to the political and technological revolutions of the Silicon Age. 

    It has become an international bestseller, and has been translated into close to 30 languages worldwide. 

    For more details see www.ynharari.com




    Friday, September 13, 2019

    What disease progression truly means when it comes to brain health


    What disease progression truly means when it comes to brain health


    Paulo Fontoura


    Global Head and SVP, Neuroscience and Rare Diseases Clinical Development at Roche 

    What does progression really mean when it comes to your brain health? 






    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-does-progression-really-mean-when-comes-your-brain-fontoura






    Wednesday, August 28, 2019

    Leon Redbone - "Walking Stick"



    Leon Redbone - "Walking Stick" Live at the 1973 Buffalo Folk Festival


    Leon Redbone's "Long Way From Home" is available on 12" vinyl and CD here: https://thirdmanstore.com/leon-redbon... 

    Leon Redbone's "On The Track" is available on 12" vinyl here: https://thirdmanstore.com/leon-redbon...