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The Deadly Reign of the Animate Object: Capitalism and Sociopathy

Stephanie McMillan, 11/23/14(Presented at Earth at Risk conference, San Francisco) [also posted by Burnpile Press: http://burnpilepress.org/uncategorized/the-deadly-reign-of-the-animate-object-capitalism-and-sociopathy/ We all know that capitalism is killing the world. In order to stop it, we can’t just keep resisting its effects. Capitalism doesn’t care if we protest on street corners a thousand times; that just proves how tolerant and democratic …

Disorder, Isolation

Liberal Elite Still Luring Us Towards the Abyss

Good article on Existential Isolation.  Link below: Unfettered individual creativity may have fostered some great – if fetishized – art, as well as rapid mechanical and technological developments. But it has also encouraged unbridled competition in every sphere of life, whether beneficial to humankind or not, and however wasteful of resources. We lack an emotional …

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Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent

In a scientific study, listening to the song below resulted in a striking 65 percent reduction in participants’ overall anxiety, and a 35 percent reduction in their usual physiological resting rates.

Disorder, Essential, Freedom, meaningliessness, Time Machine, Treatment

What Is ‘Being in the Zone’? — the Fascinating Psychology of Super Productivity

Being “in the zone” is delicious, immersive, and…kinda trippy. Time collapses. Sound falls away. Suddenly we look up, and it’s 4 a.m. This tunnel-vision phenomenon is reported by athletes, creatives, and psychologists alike as a hyper-focused, sometimes spiritual, state of mind where anything is possible. It’s where we become our most productive, creative, and powerful …

Nature, Treatment

How to Heal Trauma by the Simple Act of Walking – Thom Hartmann

When we walk, we engage both sides of the body, simultaneously activating both the left and right sides of the brain. Hartmann explains that both hemispheres of the brain join forces to break up the brain patterning of a traumatic experience that has become “stuck” in the brain through the bilateral therapy of walking. Below, …

Disorder, Essential, Freedom

Are You Looking for Happiness (in all the wrong places)?

In the U.S., and most western cultures, we largely ignore essential  freedom.  Instead, we pursue material objects, accomplishments, and other indicators of success. In fact we are the land of the (existentially) free (although with erosion of our civil liberties, surveillance, and uneven application of justice in our justice system, we are becoming less so), but …

Nature, Time Machine, Treatment

Mother Nature: Designer-in-Chief

When I was still a student in music school at Boston University, I became aware of what I felt to be a subtle motion, or flow, in music that nobody was talking about. It was something slow, smooth, and not a direct component of the usual suspects: rhythm and harmony. At the same time, since …

Time Machine, Treatment

A Visual Device That Enhances Meditative Practices and Mindfulness – The “Time Machine”

A unique visual device, designed to accompany music, can help the viewer develop a higher capacity for mindfulness and getting into the meditative “groove”. Biofeedback research demonstrates that repetitive viewing of this device can reduce stress and likely enhance/strengthen our right brain hemispheres, putting that hemisphere on a rightfully equal par with the left. This …