Posts Tagged ‘Knowing'

Psychophysical Being and Its Source: A Reconsideration of Jung’s Ontic Reality

Saturday, February 20th, 2016
Jung, a self-proclaimed empiricist, resisted all metaphysical claims. Nevertheless his depth psychology hypothesized an unconscious agent, which we can never know directly. As a means of healing he implores us to loosen our resistance to the unconscious, for when ego-consciousness develops and maintains a relationship to the unconscious, human beings make the Creator conscious of […]

Beyond Conception: Ontic Reality, Pure Consciousness and Matter presentation at FOM 2

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
Our current scientific exploration of reality oftentimes appears focused on epistemic states and empiric results at the expense of ontological concerns. A scientific approach without explicit ontological arguments cannot be deemed rational however, as our very Being can never be excluded from the equation. Furthermore, if, as many nondual philosophies contend, subject/object learning is to […]

Foundations of Mind II: A Dialogue of World Views

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
Foundations of Mind II: A Dialogue of World Views  2015 Conference August 13 – 15 University of California at Berkeley A unique conference examining the rapidly-changing 21rst century intellectual, social, and religious landscape in these categories: the science-reliagion dialogue the foundations of physics, biology, and consciousness studies the role of activist academics in the university […]

Reality

Saturday, November 15th, 2014
In Development: Reality One realist and one idealist wrestling with the big questions one mystery at a time. August Moon Entertainment and rightafterthis.com are currently in development on Reality, a DocuReality series investigating mysterious superphysical phenomena. Hard-core materialist and professional skeptic Jim Underdown and I, a more-than-material-minded radical revisionist, join forces to cohost the series. Through our contrasting perspectives […]

Understanding Evil

Saturday, April 20th, 2013
What causes evil? There is no simple answer to such a deep question but the underlying pathology is the absence of feeling and a need for power, justice and control. Tainted by unbearable pain, moral conflict and the deep desire to experience acceptance and love; violence, and the extremes of evil are enacted in the […]

Freud and Beyond: The Drive Towards Human Liberation

Sunday, April 7th, 2013
Psychoanalysis and, subsequently, depth psychology arose in the Western hemisphere to address mental, emotional and physical symptoms. Symptoms which oftentimes led to suffering. Psychoanalysis, a science of the mind that tries to grasp the human experience, inquires into and postulates theories around issues such as autonomy, construction of the self, desire, and relationship. There have been […]

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Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
When we remain identified only with a boundaried and limited “I”, anxiety is inevitable.

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Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
When we are able to observe our behavior and take responsibility for it, no matter how painful, we begin to discover how the truth really does set us free.

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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
Spiritual practices aim to free us from our false belief systems. Without the false beliefs, there is no bondage.

What is depth psychology?

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
Depth psychology is the psychology of the unconscious according to Carl Jung, one of the disciplines founding fathers along with Sigmund Freud. It is the psychology of the hidden, the secret and the personally repressed. I prefer to call it the psychology of the invisible. I’ll explain the reasons why a bit later on in […]