Wednesday, January 23, 2008

What transforms the water of the brain into the wine of the mind?

[William James disavowed any scientific method that tried to dissect the mind into a set of elemental units After all, the real paradox of the brain is why it feels like more than the sum of its parts. How does our pale gray matter become the Technicolor cinema of consciousness? What transforms the water of the brain into the wine of the mind? Where does the self come from? Reductionism can't answer these questions. Misreading the mind If neuroscientists want to understand the mystery of consciousness, they'll need new methods. By Jonah Lehrer LAT Home > Op-Ed: Sunday Current January 20, 2008 7:47 AM]
[Mental and Spiritual Development:
The great Indian sage Aurobindo divided psychospiritual development into 12 progressive stages. His work falls within the great philosophical and spiritual traditions, East and West, that identify an ascending development of consciousness reaching from a survival-based instinctual life, through progressive levels of mental experience to the highest attainment of direct spiritual experience. This final apotheosis transcends all previous levels of cognitive mental experience. Main January 22, 2008 Notes From a Fellow Traveller
Elliott S. Dacher, M.D.
author of Integral Health: The Path to Human Flourishing]
[Intelligent Stupidity in the Age of the Descending Curve
by Gagdad Bob This is a subtle point, but when a man lives in mere "thought," his habitual thoughts eventually wear grooves in the psyche in a manner described by Sri Aurobindo. As a result, something curious happens, a kind of "erosion of truth. ...
One Cosmos -
Where William James leaves off, Sri Aurobindo delineates in his The Life Divine. [TNM]

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