Alternative Thinking: search for the mind page
for four talks
"We can search for the mind with the intellect, and indeed there is much to say. We can search for the mind with awareness, attention, to experience : the sages say this is the way home."
|Norman Allan (Ph.D.), who has been looking his whole long life, will lead a discussion, (and share what hes found).|
|These are links to some of the spirtual resources and teachers that I (Norman) feel are kosher (as it were).|
(some) other dimensions
was asking where the mind recides: my answer, beyond that many teachings place
mind/self/soul in the heart, and that I (and many of us) tend to reference visual
awareness behind the eyes, auditory awreness between the ears, feeling in the
body (heart and gut), was to the other, the inward dimensions of string theory.|
See: the String Thing: Concerning the cosmic mote, for a fairly full textual discussion: or click on the video for a brief oral presentation.
|"Mirror neurons": neurons associated with "activities", "ideas", "intentions".|
wiki_says: "... so'ham is an emphatic form of aham, the first-person pronoun ("I"), ..." so, soham is "I" (and not "I am")
At our first talk (8th March) we did not have a accompanying graphic presentation (we will in future). I spoke about "complexity" and "emergent phenomena". You can read about this (with pictures) at Complexification; dialectic, mandelbrot, and emergence.
|The eight match problem (or "walking camels") demonstrates that we have evolved, not to see logic and truth, but rather to somehow muddle through and survive socially.|
|The most detailed information we have about complex neural function comes from Hubel and Wiesel's work (from the mid-20th century) on vision.|
|I think that some of the teachings of Ken Wilber are germain to the study of mind.. see Wilber's World for a discussion of levels and realms.|
The Brain: what do we know about ...
|a broad outline of what I think science presently knows about the brain...|
|just found an old page on my website called "mind" (for what its worth): which will take you to an article on "The Animal Mind".|
mind: the poem
What is it that
sees, knows, wills?
a few short poems
mind is in time
if so: then a circle
mind arises from matter
mind makes muchness