Posts Tagged ‘Body'

Jung, Yoga and Affective Neuroscience: Towards A Contemporary Science of the Sacred

Sunday, January 14th, 2018
Jung, Yoga and Affective Neuroscience: Towards A Contemporary Science of the Sacred was published in Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy vol. 14, no. 1, 2018. In this edition of Cosmos and History, Foundations of Mind V: The New AI Scare, my work is featured alongside my colleagues at the Foundations of Mind—including […]

Anorexia Nervosa: The Body as a Site for Tension, Resistance, and Knowing

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
The contemporary phenomenon of anorexia nervosa is not only an individual disorder affecting mostly affluent females; but it is, even more so, a cultural complex of our ‘postmodern’ era signifying anxiety and alienation. This post explores how anorexia nervosa and the bodies of those suffering from this disorder become a site of great tension and […]

Violent Impact: The Trauma of Ruptured Beginnings

Friday, April 5th, 2013
There are various associations each of us have towards the painful circumstances and events in our lives. Given that we are born with a particular internal disposition, the external environment affects us all uniquely. Therefore trauma, like pain, is a very relative event. What may impact me severely may go unnoticed for another. Additionally some […]

Beyond Conception: The Pivotal Role of the Deep Feminine in the Transformation of Consciousness

Monday, September 10th, 2012
The following is the transcript for a talk given at the Towards A Science of Consciousness Conference in Stockholm, Sweden May 2011 What I would like to encourage us to consider for the next twenty minutes is the eastern model of a supreme consciousness which is actually preexistent to an ego, or to any sense […]

Quote 34

Sunday, September 9th, 2012
When our mind is consciously attuned moment-to-moment with our body, we are therein attuned to one another.

Quote 32

Sunday, September 9th, 2012
When we release our tension, we begin to move not only attuned to our deepest self but also to one another.

Quote 30

Friday, June 15th, 2012
When we ignore matter love retreats and the mind games and confusion begin. When we celebrate matter and the feelings and instincts that are informing our every move, the body becomes a tremendous site of knowing.

Quote 29

Friday, June 15th, 2012
When the living is in the moment to moment of the body, the fullness of the body and its presence is known; here in a world where our musculature and nervous system interacts invisibly with all other creatures and every aspect of its landscape, an indisputable thread in the fabric it so often questions.

Quote 3

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
We get to touch our lover, taste a peach, smell a rose, see a sunrise, and hear a child’s laughter with profound awe and celebration when and if we have the heroic courage to come into our bodies fully and face both pleasure and pain with equanimity.

Quote 2

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
As far we know, no other animal reflects consciousness as we do. Could there be an evolutionary purpose for that reflection and could that purpose be built into our lives just as our body height and hair color are built into our DNA?