Dreams – Personal learning from beyond oneself?

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Are you interested in your dreams? Do you suspect that they might help you better understand yourself and your inner life? The content and purpose of dreams have been a topic of scientific speculation, as well as a subject of philosophical and religious interest, throughout recorded history. The view of dynamic psychology is that dreams … Continue reading Dreams – Personal learning from beyond oneself?

Consciousness: can brain matter have it?

consciousness

The brain, is a soft, mass of gray and white matter. It has been estimated that there are more connections between the nerve cells within each one than all the particles in the universe! But how on earth can a piece of mere biological tissue – albeit an incredibly complex one – have consciousness? How … Continue reading Consciousness: can brain matter have it?

Afterlife – Could you believe deep down?

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If you don’t believe in a human soul or in an afterlife, how would you respond if I asked you to sign a contract to sell your soul to me for £2? Many people these days are sceptical of the notion that consciousness can survive the death of the brain. Modern science points out that … Continue reading Afterlife – Could you believe deep down?

Open-minded – Are you this about spiritual ideas?

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I wish Howard could be more open-minded. He is an 18-year-old student, and is in the same situation as many young people living away from home for the first time. I am concerned for him because he is not one to readily take up new opportunities for meeting new people, and for engaging in new … Continue reading Open-minded – Are you this about spiritual ideas?

Soul of a person – How to understand?

soul

If the human soul is something spiritual can we not understand it in terms of science? Although the derivation of the word ‘psychology’ literally means study of the soul, science has failed to pinpoint the location of the soul in the body and contemporary psychology is now defined as the study of mental processes and … Continue reading Soul of a person – How to understand?

Does the brain fully explain consciousness?

brain fully explain consciousness

You may wonder that if memories are chemically and electrically stored in the way neuroscience describes, does this mean that your brain is the be-all and end-all of your memory and that without your brain you would remember nothing after death?

How can I feel more alive?

More alive

Here is some advice from the 13th century on how to feel more alive in yourself. “Do not look back, my friend no-one knows how the world began Do not fear the future, nothing lasts forever If you dwell on the past or the future You will miss the moment” (Rumi, a 13th century Sufi … Continue reading How can I feel more alive?

Factbending & the inside of the head.

People like truth. What is accurately right. They think it is all-important, yes?  But just because something is true, do we select which bit of it to say? Should there be a bouncer at the door where accuracies line up to hit the truth club? Another short video from Offthelefteye  

A tale of two brains

A very funny presentation about the male and female brain by Mark Gungor. Men’s brains are unique. They are made up of little boxes.  A box for everything. We’ve got a box for the car, a box for the money, a box for the job. And the rule is the boxes don’t touch. When a … Continue reading A tale of two brains