The Wondering Brain

The Wondering Brain Author Kelly Bulkeley
ISBN-10 0415938414
Release 2005
Pages 229
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The explosion of new research in cognitive neuroscience has revealed fascinating dimensions of the human brain/mind system. But even as it brings us closer to understanding how the mind works, science is producing more, and perhaps even larger questions. What further powers and abilities are latent within us? The Wondering Brain argues that the profound questions raised by cognitive neuroscience may best be answered through a dialogue with religion. Kelly Bulkeley argues that cognitive neuroscience, seen in the light of religion, is a unique source of insight into the natural groundings of faith, morality, love, ecstasy, and revelation. And religion, seen in the light of cognitive neuroscience, is a powerful cultural system whose most valuable function is to stretch and expand our basic cognitive capacities. Kelly Bulkeley's deep engagement with both religious thinking and the workings of cognitive neuroscience makes for a constantly surprising book, full of stories that catch the reader in the unexpected place between two supposedly irreconcilable ways of being in the world.



Brain Friction

Brain Friction Author Artwoodwrite
ISBN-10 9781434918468
Release 2014-09-09
Pages 162
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At a very tender age, Robbie Meyers saw his dad’s belligerent side. He saw him fight in bars, get really drunk and high, and disrespectfully treating police officers. Although he didn’t spend much of his time with his dad after his parents’ divorce, Robbie grew up like him. Later, his addiction to drugs and alcohol turned from bad to worse, and he often found himself in horrible circumstances, like waking up beside dead animals or even running his car over a corpse. He didn’t know how it happened, but he knew that his blackouts made him forget what he did. It didn’t help that he befriended Chaz and Rock God, his blood brothers, who not only sunk him deeper into his vices, but also led him to a life of crime. Rattled by self-doubt, guilt, and depression, he made some attempts to become sober, but, whenever he failed, he thought of killing himself. It was at these times that fate would somehow reconnect him with Chaz and Rock God. The three of them, together with their newfound friend, Junior, the ever-reliable drug supplier, Chucky Bear, and a guy named Brandon carried out a successful bank heist. Then he met Jessica. Robbie’s life of crime, sex, drugs, and alcohol continues…



The Wandering Mind

The Wandering Mind Author Michael C. Corballis
ISBN-10 9780226238753
Release 2015-04-15
Pages 184
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If we’ve done our job well—and, let’s be honest, if we're lucky—you’ll read to the end of this description. Most likely, however, you won’t. Somewhere in the middle of the next paragraph, your mind will wander off. Minds wander. That’s just how it is. That may be bad news for me, but is it bad news for people in general? Does the fact that as much as fifty percent of our waking hours find us failing to focus on the task at hand represent a problem? Michael Corballis doesn’t think so, and with The Wandering Mind, he shows us why, rehabilitating woolgathering and revealing its incredibly useful effects. Drawing on the latest research from cognitive science and evolutionary biology, Corballis shows us how mind-wandering not only frees us from moment-to-moment drudgery, but also from the limitations of our immediate selves. Mind-wandering strengthens our imagination, fueling the flights of invention, storytelling, and empathy that underlie our shared humanity; furthermore, he explains, our tendency to wander back and forth through the timeline of our lives is fundamental to our very sense of ourselves as coherent, continuing personalities. Full of unusual examples and surprising discoveries, The Wandering Mind mounts a vigorous defense of inattention—even as it never fails to hold the reader’s.



Dreaming in the World s Religions

Dreaming in the World s Religions Author Kelly Bulkeley
ISBN-10 0814791190
Release 2008-07-19
Pages 352
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From Biblical stories of Joseph interpreting Pharoh’s dreams in Egypt to prayers against bad dreams in the Hindu Rg Veda, cultures all over the world have seen their dreams first and foremost as religiously meaningful experiences. In this widely shared view, dreams are a powerful medium of transpersonal guidance offering the opportunity to communicate with sacred beings, gain valuable wisdom and power, heal suffering, and explore new realms of existence. Conversely, the world’s religious and spiritual traditions provide the best source of historical information about the broad patterns of human dream life Dreaming in the World’s Religions provides an authoritative and engaging one-volume resource for the study of dreaming and religion. It tells the story of how dreaming has shaped the religious history of humankind, from the Upanishads of Hinduism to the Qur’an of Islam, from the conception dream of Buddhas mother to the sexually tempting nightmares of St. Augustine, from the Ojibwa vision quest to Australian Aboriginal journeys in the Dreamtime. Bringing his background in psychology to bear, Kelly Bulkeley incorporates an accessible consideration of cognitive neuroscience and evolutionary psychology into this fascinating overview. Dreaming in the World’s Religions offers a carefully researched, accessibly written portrait of dreaming as a powerful, unpredictable, often iconoclastic force in human religious life.



Teaching Mysticism

Teaching Mysticism Author William B. Parsons
ISBN-10 9780190208639
Release 2011-12-16
Pages 320
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The term ''mysticism'' has never been consistently defined or employed, either in religious traditions or in academic discourse. The essays in this volume offer ways of defining what mysticism is, as well as methods for grappling with its complexity in a classroom. This volume addresses the diverse literature surrounding mysticism in four interrelated parts. The first part includes essays on the tradition and context of mysticism, devoted to drawing out and examining the mystical element in many religious traditions. The second part engages traditions and religio-cultural strands in which ''mysticism'' is linked to other terms, such as shamanism, esotericism, and Gnosticism. The volume's third part focuses on methodological strategies for defining ''mysticism,'' with respect to varying social spaces. The final essays show how contemporary social issues and movements have impacted the meaning, study, and pedagogy of mysticism. Teaching Mysticism presents pedagogical reflections on how best to communicate mysticism from a variety of institutional spaces. It surveys the broad range of meanings of mysticism, its utilization in the traditions, the theories and methods that have been used to understand it, and provides critical insight into the resulting controversies.



Round about our coal fire a book of new games with appropriate music

 Round about our coal fire   a book of new games  with appropriate music Author William Henry Davenport Adams
ISBN-10 OXFORD:600053379
Release 1860
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The Wandering Patentee

The Wandering Patentee Author Tate Wilkinson
ISBN-10 OSU:32435029813284
Release 1795
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The New sporting magazine

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ISBN-10 OXFORD:555014629
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Strange Wonder

Strange Wonder Author Mary-Jane Rubenstein
ISBN-10 9780231518598
Release 2012-06-19
Pages 272
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Strange Wonder confronts Western philosophy's ambivalent relationship to the Platonic "wonder" that reveals the strangeness of the everyday. On the one hand, this wonder is said to be the origin of all philosophy. On the other hand, it is associated with a kind of ignorance that ought to be extinguished as swiftly as possible. By endeavoring to resolve wonder's indeterminacy into certainty and calculability, philosophy paradoxically secures itself at the expense of its own condition of possibility. Strange Wonder locates a reopening of wonder's primordial uncertainty in the work of Martin Heidegger, for whom wonder is first experienced as the shock at the groundlessness of things and then as an astonishment that things nevertheless are. Mary-Jane Rubenstein traces this double movement through the thought of Emmanuel Levinas, Jean-Luc Nancy, and Jacques Derrida, ultimately thematizing wonder as the awesome, awful opening that exposes thinking to devastation as well as transformation. Rubenstein's study shows that wonder reveals the extraordinary in and through the ordinary, and is therefore crucial to the task of reimagining political, religious, and ethical terrain.



The Sportsman

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ISBN-10 OXFORD:555044968
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The poems of Schiller

The poems of Schiller Author Friedrich Schiller
ISBN-10 IND:30000011890070
Release 1871
Pages 413
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The Sporting magazine or Monthly calendar of the transactions of the turf the chace and every other diversion interesting to the man of pleasure and enterprize

The Sporting magazine  or Monthly calendar of the transactions of the turf  the chace  and every other diversion interesting to the man of pleasure and enterprize Author
ISBN-10 OXFORD:555044246
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The Sporting review ed by Craven

The Sporting review  ed  by  Craven  Author John William Carleton
ISBN-10 OXFORD:555014821
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Mythos Helden Symbole

Mythos  Helden  Symbole Author Siegfried Bodenmann
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105132476503
Release 2009
Pages 292
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Wer hat nicht schon von einer dieser Legenden gehort? Archimedes, aus der Badewanne sturzend und vollig nackt, ruft den verdutzten Einwohnern von Syrakus ein lautes Heureka zu. Isaac Newton wird vom Geistesblitz getroffen, als er den Fall eines Apfels wahrnimmt, und entwickelt daraufhin seine Gravitationslehre. Der mittelmassige Schuler Albert Einstein lost spater mit verbluffender Leichtigkeit und zerzaustem Haar das Ratsel des Universums in einer kreideweissen Formel auf dem schwarzen Brett: E = mc2. Diese Mythen sind fester Bestandteil unseres kollektiven Gedachtnisses. Sie begegnen uns in den Medien, in popularwissenschaftlichen Studien und in den Lehrbuchern. Die zwolf Beitrage dieses Bandes sind ihnen gewidmet. Sie untersuchen ihre Herausbildung sowie ihre Funktion im wissenschaftlichen Prozess und prasentieren uns wichtige Experimente der Physik, die Technikwunder Fernsehen und Automobil, unsere aller -Urmutter- Lucy, oder -A Beautiful Mind- Held John Nash in einem neuen Licht. Der Band bietet daruber hinaus und zum ersten Mal eine Kategorisierung der Mythen in den Naturwissenschaften, die es zu uberprufen und zu erweitern gilt."



Perspectives on drama

Perspectives on drama Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B4930709
Release 1968
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Works Poems

Works  Poems Author Friedrich Schiller
ISBN-10 UOM:39015008367552
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Your Brain Goes to Church

Your Brain Goes to Church Author Bob Sitze
ISBN-10 9781566997089
Release 2004-12-30
Pages 186
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The ever-provocative author and presenter Bob sitze explores the question: What does the human brain have to do with the beliefs, practices, and structures of congregations? Weaving together clear, accessible explanations about the workings of the human brain. Sitze shows how a congregation's identity and behaviors are shaped by the work of individual members' brains as well as "the collected brain" of the congregation. Study groups will enjoy the "Big Question" Sitze asks throughout the book, as well as the discussion questions and follow-up activities included at the end of each chapter.