Posts Tagged ‘psychology’

Charity Requires Relationship

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

If I give to my fellow human being, but do so involuntarily, he will eventually know.  If I give to my fellow human being, but do so to satisfy my own ego, seeing him only as a statistic or a project or an inferior or a stereotype or member of a group, he will eventually know. (more…)

Spear It in the Sky: Pinning Down the Utility of the Term “Spirit”

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

“While we scoff at them, what we don’t realize is that these shamans, in speaking of ‘spirit,’ are using ‘spirit’ to describe a highly complex and technical reality, much the same way that physicists use the term ‘quark.’ ” –Terence McKenna, reconstructed from memory. (more…)

Deprogramming Your VCR: Famous Scient*l*gists and Their Secret Cries for Help

Friday, June 6th, 2008

If you were bound by blackmail to represent an insane cult for the duration of your natural life, but you had regular access to audiences numbering in the millions, you’d sneak out a few hints about your desperate situation, just like these folks. (more…)

Whole & One: Integrity, Intrapersonal Love, and the Two Perfections of the Lover

Monday, May 12th, 2008

“A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company.” – Charles Evans Hughes (more…)

The Frog Is Dead; Long Live the Frog!: A Meme/Gene Stress-Adaptive Model of Humor

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

“Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.” –E. B. White (more…)

Name That Film

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

Name That Film:
Overburdened by technology he doesn’t quite understand, Will Smith uses his charm, wits, and determination to save the day against overwhelming odds in a world not his own. (more…)