Archive for October, 2008

Cosmo-omnivorousness

Posted in Uncategorized on October 27, 2008 by ewakening

In this world everything is on the menu, including us.

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Treat Depression with Magnetic Stimulation

Posted in Uncategorized on October 21, 2008 by ewakening

The government has approved a new transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) device, similar to the “thinking cap” mentioned in our story of October 7, but this version may be used to treat depression and related maladies. Like the “thinking cap” stimulator, this device transmits magnetic pulses through the skull to trigger neurons to fire more effectively. The great benefit of such devices is that they require no surgery and are safer than other treatment methods.

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http://tinyurl.com/5mhee5

Yoga that is Not

Posted in Uncategorized on October 16, 2008 by ewakening

A high school in the state of New York has won approval to offer students a voluntary yoga program — as long as it’s not called yoga.

http://tinyurl.com/3l8bxa

Laws Within (Hesse)

Posted in Uncategorized on October 11, 2008 by ewakening

Those who are too lazy and comfortable to think for themselves and be their own judges obey the laws. Others sense their own laws within them; things are forbidden to them that every honorable man will do any day in the year and other things are allowed to them that are generally despised.

— from Demian (Herman Hesse)

Put on Your Thinking Cap

Posted in Uncategorized on October 7, 2008 by ewakening

Using the cutting-edge technology of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), this “thinking cap” currently in the experimental stage uses a small but potent magnetic coil to beam energy directly into the brain through the skull. Researchers claim that such technology may be able to improve memory, creativity, and overall thinking ability.

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http://dvice.com/archives/2008/10/thinking_cap_tu.php

True Sanity (Laing)

Posted in Uncategorized on October 4, 2008 by ewakening

True sanity entails in one way or another the dissolution of that false self competently adjusted to our alienated social reality, the emergence of the “inner” archetypal mediators of divine power, and through this death a rebirth, and the eventual re-establishment of a new kind of ego functioning, the ego now being the servant of the divine, no longer its betrayer.

— R.D. Laing, The Politics of Experience