Mind Shadows

Blog URL:http://spiritrambler.blogspot.com
Blog Tags:Consciousness, Neuroscience, Brain, Spirituality, Science of Happiness, Philosophy, Unusual Lives, Buddhism, Religion

Between the emotion and the response falls the shadow. I take wide license, with primary focus on neuroscience, consciousness, brain, and spirituality.



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The abbot asked, "You heard him say it?  'Pain's the only evil I know about.'  You heard that?"The monk nodded solemnly."And that society is the only thing which determines an act is wrong or not? That too?""Yes.""Dearest God, how did these...

on Aug 28, 2016

Tired of your job?  Hate the daily commute?  Want to tell your boss what you think?  Has your life become insane and you just want to leave the rat race behind? Back in 1953 at age 46 one man did it and he never looked back.  He f...

Photograph comparing Phineas Gage's skull to three foot seven inch tamping iron that went through it in 1848.  Gage lived and has become a medical legend. Read more here.

Without the brain we would not have consciousness.  Does it follow that consciousness is a product of the brain?  (An "epiphenomenon of the brain.")  The epiphenomenalists would have it so.  The reason is clear.Read more »...

Don't Forget This

on Apr 25, 2016

​In ancient Rome, a general, many to become emperors, presided over The Triumph (Triumphus), a victory parade through the streets of the city with throngs watching him pass by.  In a chariot he lead the parade, and heard the ovations of the ma...

"If I hadn’t spent so much time studying Earthlings,” said the Tralfamadorian, “I wouldn’t have any idea what was meant by free will. I’ve visited thirty-one inhabited planets in the universe, and I have studied reports on one hundred more...

Intelligent Zombies

on Apr 13, 2016

Though I don't mention it in this blog, over the years I have been a serious follower of the nondual path.  (If you are unfamiliar with the term, think Zen Buddhism, which I practiced, as well as Vedanta and Advaita Vedanta, which have also been...