What Happens To An Irritable Person On A Meditation Retreat? Until this year, the words “meditation” and “retreat” did not go together in my world, in any capacity. Truthfully, the word “retreat” never entered my vocabulary much at all, unless it somehow involved a spa treatment. But suddenly, in 2012, it seemed as if people… Continue reading Huff Post: What Happens To An Irritable Person On A Meditation Retreat?
These 19th-century diagrams were one man’s attempt to illustrate human consciousness
Could you represent the stages of human consciousness with a diagram? In the late 19th century, New Zealand psychologist Benjamin Betts tried to apply mathematics to the problem of visualizing human consciousness. What he produced were striking, almost floral designs that he believed represented the shape of out consciousness for a given activity. Maria Popova… Continue reading These 19th-century diagrams were one man’s attempt to illustrate human consciousness