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What has happened to a mind that has been accustomed, trained, educated, conditioned to accept the whole pattern of a life which is based on the future?

What has happened to a mind that has been accustomed, trained, educated, conditioned to accept the whole pattern of a life which is based on the future?

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Modes of Thought

Alfred North Whitehead

Modes of Thought

1938

Whitehead believed that reality consisted of organic processes within processes, all interrelated and overlapping. These processes are the basis on which human experience, conscious and otherwise, becomes an ongoing center of integrated and novel freedom. In this collection of lectures he urges us to consider “Importance” as an ultimate notion underlying our impulse to create the various modes and sub-generalities of thought which guide our planning and acting.

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Imagination in the Light of Nature

Terence McKenna

Imagination in the Light of Nature

1987

Lecture
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01:37:04 11,030 12

Turning the Head, or Turning On

Alan Watts

Turning the Head, or Turning On

1966

Talking to an audience at San José State University, Alan Watts recounts the first time he tried consciousness-altering substances after meeting Aldous Huxley. He argues that Western society largely isn't ready for the mystical experience which can be triggered in these mental states, but nonetheless advocates for them, as they may arouse positive transformation in the human collectivity.

Lecture
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The Next Development in Mankind

Lancelot Law Whyte

The Next Development in Mankind

1944

This searching examination of human development provides new perspectives on the moral, political, scientific, emotional, and intellectual divisions of our time. A physicist by profession, Whyte looked beyond the boundaries of specialization for creative ways to approach the basic problem facing modern Western civilization: Why are we so competent technically and yet unable to order our own affairs, socially and personally? He takes the reader with him on a journey that is nothing less than a new interpretation of the general development of human consciousness.

Book
Added 3 weeks ago

Crafting Destiny, Exploring the Unknown

Sadhguru

Crafting Destiny, Exploring the Unknown

2021

Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey asks Sadhguru about karma, crafting one’s destiny, the connection between yoga and religion, and exploring the unknown. Sadhguru offers insights on how we should not confuse our lifestyle (a consequence of the times we live in) with life, the real thing!

Discussion
Added 6 weeks ago
01:01:13 9,512 22

How I Made Friends With Reality

Emily Levine

How I Made Friends With Reality

2018

With her signature wit and wisdom, Emily Levine meets her ultimate challenge as a comedian/philosopher: she makes dying funny. In this personal talk, she takes us on her journey to make friends with reality—and peace with death. Life is an enormous gift, Levine says: You enrich it as best you can, and then you give it back.

Workshop
Added 7 weeks ago
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Thusness

Alan Watts

Thusness

Seminar
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Clarity of Mind

Alan Watts

Clarity of Mind

1973

Delivered at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Lecture
Added 13 weeks ago
44:08 4,304 10

Connections, Episode 2: Death in the Morning

James Burke

Connections, Episode 2: Death in the Morning

1978

How did a test of gold's purity revolutionize the world 2500 years ago and lead to the atomic bomb? Standardizing precious metal in coins stimulated trade from Greece to Persia, causing the construction of a huge commercial center and library at Alexandria. This wealth of nautical knowledge aided navigators 14 centuries later. Mariners discovered that the compass's magnetized needle did not point directly north. Investigations into the nature of magnetism led to the discovery of electricity, radar and to the atomic bomb.

Television Episode
Added 14 weeks ago
49:21 7,004

Connections, Episode 1: The Trigger Effect

James Burke

Connections, Episode 1: The Trigger Effect

1978

Both the beginning and the end of the story are here. The end is our present dependence on complex technological networks illustrated by the NYC power blackouts. Life came almost to a standstill: support systems are taken for granted failed. How did we become so helpless? The technology originated with the plow and agriculture. Each invention demands its own follow-up: once started, it is hard to stop. This segment ends in Kuwait, where society has leaped from ancient Egypt to the technology of today in 30 years.

Television Episode
Added 14 weeks ago
49:30 6,064 4

Acceleration of Knowledge

Robert Anton Wilson

Acceleration of Knowledge

1986

Lecture
Added 17 weeks ago
01:16:16 12,881 5

Plan, Plant, Planet

Terence McKenna

Plan, Plant, Planet

1989

McKenna urges us to look at plants more deeply and find within their biological organization a model for sustainable modern civilization. Published in Whole Earth Review, issue 64.

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Added 22 weeks ago
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