Psycho-Babble Psychology Thread 819302

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Brain Mind Spirit

Posted by Sigismund on March 21, 2008, at 18:51:31

This could go on Faith, Health, Social or even one of the Med Boards.

I put it on here because there might be more people here interested.

I hope you enjoy it. It's worth it.

http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2008/03/jill-bolte-taylors-amazing-ted.html

 

Re: Brain Mind Spirit Sigismund

Posted by obsidian on March 21, 2008, at 21:39:55

In reply to Brain Mind Spirit, posted by Sigismund on March 21, 2008, at 18:51:31

that was awesome sig, thank you so much for that!
(((((sig))))))
-sid

 

Re: Brain Mind Spirit Sigismund

Posted by Quintal on March 23, 2008, at 13:02:05

In reply to Brain Mind Spirit, posted by Sigismund on March 21, 2008, at 18:51:31

Thank you Sigi, I enjoyed it. This is what I've been searching for. I wish I could do a talk like that describing my psychotic episode. Would you believe me if I said that I had the 'same' experience as that lady? I too found what I thought was Nirvana. I went there in spirit, and I've felt it, and I *know* it's real. I cried tears of pure joy - they were literally streaming down my face. I've never cried like that in my life. Just shaking with the sheer might of it. It was like a 'spiritual orgasm', as they say. I'll never forget it. The part where she described her spirit as a whale was so beautiful. It's like swimming in an ocean of pure white energy. I felt more like a rocket though.

Like that lady, I felt it gave me a profound insight into what the mind is and how it works. I've been wanting to do a post on Faith board about it for a while, but as I never know where to begin.

Q

 

Re: Brain Mind Spirit

Posted by Sigismund on March 23, 2008, at 15:06:10

In reply to Re: Brain Mind Spirit Sigismund, posted by Quintal on March 23, 2008, at 13:02:05

There's no real organisation to this. It's just what I come across. But see what you think of this post I've brought across from Politics. It's from the best book I've read in a couple of decades
"One River" by Wade Davis.
http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/poli/20070708/msgs/817423.html

 

Re: Brain Mind Spirit Sigismund

Posted by rskontos on March 23, 2008, at 18:01:53

In reply to Brain Mind Spirit, posted by Sigismund on March 21, 2008, at 18:51:31

Sigismund,

I so enjoyed this. I sent the link to my p-doc. It is worth it. I went looking for her website.

I could relate to her out of body experiences. With my DID I have those all the time, luckily those with the stroke part.

I wonder if since that time, the time of her healing, if she has found a way to re-enter just her right brain experience, the nirvana experience she mentioned.

The whole video experience gave me a chill.

Thanks for the link. It was worth it.

rsk

 

Re: Brain Mind Spirit rskontos

Posted by Sigismund on March 23, 2008, at 19:29:28

In reply to Re: Brain Mind Spirit Sigismund, posted by rskontos on March 23, 2008, at 18:01:53

Yes, she touches on so much stuff, doesn't she?

There's the different personalities inside us that you refer to (although I have no idea of the difference between a serial and a parrallel processor).

And then there was the nirvana thing.

(For people intersted in this sort of thing, Julian Schnabel has done a well reviewed film of "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly".

The book's good too.)


She packed a lot into that 18 minutes.

 

Re: Brain Mind Spirit

Posted by caraher on March 24, 2008, at 1:17:09

In reply to Re: Brain Mind Spirit rskontos, posted by Sigismund on March 23, 2008, at 19:29:28

Fascinating talk!

> There's the different personalities inside us that you refer to (although I have no idea of the difference between a serial and a parrallel processor).

A serial processor does just one computation at a time. Parallel processors do many computations simultaneously. There are tradeoffs, of course, in which you want. Parallel processing can be much more powerful, but coordination the computations of many processors is a challenge in itself. With serial processing, you do have a bottleneck but everything goes in and comes out in an orderly fashion. There are fewer opportunities for things to go wrong that way.

 

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Posted by Sigismund on April 6, 2008, at 17:20:05

In reply to Re: Brain Mind Spirit rskontos, posted by Sigismund on March 23, 2008, at 19:29:28

"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"

I'd read the book, and saw the film the other day.

Just to explain, the book has a liturgical feel (in its cadences), which I imagine is due to the fact that the text was thought out in advance and communicated by means of the author's left eyelid indicating yes or no to each letter.

It has a wider interest than just the coping with paralysis thing.

It occurred to me, as I was watching it, that there was a lot in it about what it means to be human.

 

Re: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Sigismund

Posted by raisinb on April 8, 2008, at 19:42:31

In reply to The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, posted by Sigismund on April 6, 2008, at 17:20:05

Yes, I'm teaching it in one of my classes, which is about the nature of identity.

I had a tough time watching it, though. It's so depressing.

 

Re: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly raisinb

Posted by Sigismund on April 8, 2008, at 21:00:13

In reply to Re: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Sigismund, posted by raisinb on April 8, 2008, at 19:42:31

It is *painful*, but I didn't find it depressing.

Once you accept the fact of the stroke, it is not only a triumph of the human spirit, but it has a happy outcome... ie he writes the book, and then mercifully dies.

Are you teaching the book or the film?

I loved the cadences of the book. The bit I remember in particular is the section (this is from memory and may not be right) where he is talking about all the people he has to pray for him and then (I think) he talks about how he the most precious prayers are those of his children. That might not be right, it's a while since I read it.

I don't find it nearly as depressing as going shopping. By which I mean there is meaning there.
Well, there's meaning in shopping too, it's just not what it appears, or so it appears to me.


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