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The Fifth Access: Cyber Therapy and Quantum Cyberdynamics

THE FIFTH ACCESS   CYBER THERAPY  AND  QUANTUM CYBERDYNAMICS           With the advent of psychiatry and twentieth century psychology, people threw out thousands of years of previous psychological insight and practice. The insights of various eastern disciplines, such as yoga, Zen Buddhism, and Sufism, have come back into fashion via the […]

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William James: Instinct

The Principles of Psychology, William James (1890) CHAPTER XXIV. [1] INSTINCT   INSTINCT is usually defined as the faculty of acting in such a way as to produce certain ends, without foresight of the ends, and without previous education in the performance . That instincts, as thus defined, exist on an enormous scale in the […]

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William James: To Be Born Again

  By ALFRED KAZIN Philosophers of considerable reputation are usually more admired than loved, but William James inspired affection even among his fellow philosophers. Alfred North Whitehead referred to him as that “adorable genius.” His Harvard colleague and department head, George Herbert Palmer, said “We found in him a masterful type of human being, developed […]

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Sigmund Freud: Sublimation

“In considering] the problem of why it is so hard for men to be happy, [we see that one source of unhappiness is] the inadequacy of the regulations which adjust the mutual relationships of human beings in the family, the state and society. . . . [When we think about this,] we come upon a […]

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The Six Basic Human Needs

(Taken from Tony Robbins talk on Why We Do What We Do, which was modified from an original TED talk give in 2006) Certainty (covers survival and needs) Uncertainty (this one seems almost counter-intuitive until you take some time to think about it) Significance (men in particular, being testosterone-driven, seek significance and will die for […]

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Pornotopia

Here are a few selections from a terrific article about pornography entitled, The Pornographic State published in 1994. This paper was and is prescient regarding the present state of discourse regarding First Amendment and other rights in America. The article, written by two lawyers and published in the Harvard Review, describes what they call Pornotopia […]