mind Archive

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    The Nursery Window

    “Long ago,” he said, “I thought like you that my mother would always keep the window open for me, so I stayed away for moons and moons and moons, and...
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    This Wild Playground

    This week I found myself hanging upside-down from aerial silks in an artist’s studio in Oakland, when the blasphemous words came out of my mouth, “I can’t!” I found new...
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    “Do you want to end up living under a bridge?”

    This is, reportedly, what my daughter’s second grade teacher asked her class during a fit of frustration over their less-than-enthusiastic preparation for the looming standardized testing.  Several other parents and...
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    Hate

    As an antidote to all the love around here lately, I thought I’d offer up a little bit of good old-fashioned hate. I grew up in a very low key...
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    Adam-God Theory

    What we believe truly matters. Most of what we believe has its roots in what we were taught as children by people who we once rightfully worshipped as demi-gods; [...]...
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    Moon

    Today’s post on ‘Rogue Cinema’ is a collaboration between Matt and Andy. “WHERE ARE WE NOW?” If you’ve seen 2001: A Space Odyssey you’ll find many similarities between the mood,...
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    Mirror

    When the Universe ends—or re-begins?—how will we know? Who will write the history of it? And what is the basis of any hope that anyone would care to read it?
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    The Golden Rule

    [UPDATED] I am bound and cannot escape. I live in shadows and mists along the edges of that magical world of my childhood; a realm where all of humanity is enslaved...
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    Bake-ru

    ‘Bake’ isn’t just about changing, its about the charm that transforms everyday innocuous items into unrecognizable, uncooperative objects through unknown mischief. When we find ourselves stupefied by keys that should...
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    Mojibake!

    [Updated with Bad Religion] The Holy Bible tells a story rich in metaphor which marks the tendency for information to change as it passes through and between human minds. The...
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    Blessed Eve, Mother of All Living

    The opposite of life is not death, rather never knowing. Yet knowledge has been called a forbidden fruit and a poison … the root of all evil … a bitter...
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    Top 10 Principles of Happiness That I was Never taught at Church

    1. Don’t believe everything you think. Putting aside all past conditioning – if that’s even possible — ask yourself, “Who am I?” At the core of your human experience, who...
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    A Man of Letters

    Everything I have learned about God is written in a book. In fact, it’s difficult to imagine how my worldview might differ had certain ideas not been memorialized, glorified, and...
  • "Golem" by KD Matheson

    Golem

    There is a story among my people of the time before. It is a story meant to answer the youthful questions: “Who am I? What am I? Where do I...
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    The Secret Power of Yoga

    It’s easy to see the obvious benefits of yoga: a supple body, increased strength, and stress relief to name a few. But there’s more – yoga changes us internally as...
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    Seeing

    Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line …
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    Foreplay/Long Time

    How the mind trips on time. This message was set to appear live on the web at 11 AM GMT on Saturday, October 16th 2010. If all went well with...
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    Forgotten

    Light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul laments Humbert Humbert. The recollection of Lolita draws Nabokov’s unreliable narrator far back in time as the middle-aged...
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    Cipher on a Wall: Of Mind, Memories, and Dreams

    The mind is a stage. Does this sound familiar? Descartes continues: where ideas are illuminated by the inner light of reason. In 1973 a Mormon Apostle, Boyd K. Packer, ventured...