An avant garde set of improvisational essays, Richard Grossinger’s The Bardo of Waking Life is a meditation on the Tibetan Buddhist bardo realm which, in popular culture, is viewed as the bridge between lives, the state people enter after death and before rebirth. This book examines waking life and its history and language as if it were a bardo state rather than ultimate reality, and thus seeks a context for life (and dreams), even as it addresses more "mundane issues" including genetic theory, the war in Iraq and George W. Bush's presidency, North Korea, advertising, global warming, Prison Industrial Culture, childhood trauma, even country western music. Written with playfulness and precision, Bardo takes a new, probing approach to all the important questions of creation, destruction, and existence. In these intellectual field notes, Grossinger proves thematically fearless as he crosses quantum mechanics with totemic hexes and draws transcendental insight from the ephemeral space-time we call daily life. If, as Tibetan cosmology holds true, all conditional realms are bardos, then the state we all share is nothing less than the bardo of waking life.
w Life is the same daily activities night and day, day after day, on this jinni's orb under gravity's charm. ... and their children and grandchildren—because it is shaping up 96 THE BARD O OF WAKING LIFE Eternal Life Would Be Eternal Death.
Author: Richard Grossinger
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Category: Literary Collections
Lucid dreaming, the skill of recognizing that you're dreaming within a dream, has a vast potential to not only improve the content of your dreams but also to quell anxiety and improve confidence during your waking life. Leveraging both scientific research and two decades of personal experimentation, this book provides everything readers need to know in order to begin lucid dreaming for the first time and to improve the frequency, control, and clarity of existing lucid dream experiences. Personal anecdotes and dream journal entries from the author help clarify points of confusion and motivate readers. This book focuses heavily on the connections between lucid dreaming, mindfulness, and anxiety, and on the myriad benefits lucid dreaming can have while you are awake. Whether you have never had a lucid dream before, or you want to improve the quality and frequency of your lucid dreams, the techniques provided here will make the process simple. With the skill of lucid dreaming, your dreams will become your own personal playground, laboratory, artist studio, or spiritual center. What you gain from such a journey is up to you.
from your real life, but your friends will not remember the events of your dream. ... This unnecessary adherence to waking life's scientific laws (such as gravity) robs you of the infinite possibilities available to you in the dream.
Author: Elliot Riley
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
This volume provides an integrative review of the emerging and increasing use of network science techniques in cognitive psychology, first developed in mathematics, computer science, sociology, and physics. The first resource on network science for cognitive psychologists in a growing international market, Vitevitch and a team of expert contributors provide a comprehensive and accessible overview of this cutting-edge topic. This innovative guide draws on the three traditional pillars of cognitive psychological research–experimental, computational, and neuroscientific–and incorporates the latest findings from neuroimaging. The network perspective is applied to the fundamental domains of cognitive psychology including memory, language, problem-solving, and learning, as well as creativity and human intelligence, highlighting the insights to be gained through applying network science to a wide range of approaches and topics in cognitive psychology Network Science in Cognitive Psychology will be essential reading for all upper-level cognitive psychology students, psychological researchers interested in using network science in their work, and network scientists interested in investigating questions related to cognition. It will also be useful for early career researchers and students in methodology and related courses.
The number 125 is close to the number 150 of people in a typical waking-life social network (Dunbar, 1993). With the large number of dream reports, it was not feasible to code the characters while reading the reports.
Author: Michael S. Vitevitch
Der Prix Ars Electronica ist eine offene Plattform für die unterschiedlichen Disziplinen im Bereich digitaler Mediengestaltung an der Schnittstelle von Technologie, Kunst, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft. Die neue Wettbewerbssparte Net Vision/Net Excellence öffnet sich verstärkt dem kulturellen Diskurs um das Medium Internet. Cyberarts 2001 bietet einen aktuellen Überblick über digitale Mediengestaltung am Beispiel der Wettbewerbsbereiche Net Vision/Net Excellence, Digital Musics, Interaktive Kunst und Computeranimation/Visual Effects ebenso wie einen Überblick über die breite Palette von Produktionen Jugendlicher.
COMPUTER ANIMATION / VISUAL EFFECTS 152 WAKING LIFE Bob Sabiston / Tommy Pallotta Each actor was drawn ... have always had that goal in mind , but the major - league debut of Waking Life at the Sundance Film Festival in late January ...
Author: Hannes Leopoldseder
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
A matrix of Morality-wisdom Philosophy-insights, Diplomatic-cynicism, Common-sense impressions, Whimsy-freak notions, Personal love-relations, Societal love-relations, War, Guerilla War, & Assassinations. New political-terminology and conceptions, And much more for you, the story maker, to ponder, extract and catalyze into your very own allergy using your genius to flesh it out, in your name, a legend of our time. Story-smiths will delight in the wisdom given in the various sections on love that may be extracted here-from and fashion into a story line. A refreshing change of outlook on this subject both from society's point of view and from the individual's intuitive instincts. The parabilic sections on Front Line War, Guerilla War and Assassination will offer the story maker pause for thought on these subjects. The story maker's own abstraction and reworking of these new concepts will leave ample scope for metamorphosis into ones own powerful narrative. The cynical section on diplomacy takes the subject to new horizons that will lead one from fresh works in this subject thus adding modern scope to those works of Michiavelli. The story maker's extraction, modification and reapplication of the various other sections of this work may possibly lead to new higher ground in plot constructs. This book will both entertain and enlighten you. A revolutionary and extraordinary book that crosses the boundaries of religion, philosophy, and intellectual thought with purity, lucidity, and protraction laid out in an order that allows full scope of craft a blueprint for your own book in word erection. This book of 'parables' venerates the probity of extraordinary events in the life and times of contemporary society and doings. It validates and encourages responsibility for creating your own truly insightful work. The book requires some effort in understanding fresh ground breaking concepts and thus willingness to learn and grasp new terminology.
3421 Fmcharaders t° dream of seeing a fireman in Waking life signifies the constancy of their friends. For a young woman to see a fireman crippled or meet with an accident otherwise implies grave danger is threatening a close friend.
Author: Robert E. Rushton
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
This edited volume provides an overview the state-of-the-art in the field of cognitive neuroscience of memory consolidation. In a number of sections, the editors collect contributions of leading researchers . The topical focus lies on current issues of interest such as memory consolidation including working and long-term memory. In particular, the role of sleep in relation to memory consolidation will be addressed. The target audience primarily comprises research experts in the field of cognitive neuroscience but the book may also be beneficial for graduate students.
Waking-Life. on. Dream. Content. (The. Continuity. Hypothesis). On the one hand, several researchers (Hobson 2009; ... of waking-life reality which seems especially important for procedural memory, e.g., learning motor skills.
Author: Nikolai Axmacher
Creating and keeping of a book of shadows is an instrumental step in the study of magick and witchcraft. A Witch's Grimoire helps serious practitioners explore their love of the Craft, deepen their study of magick and walk their personal pathway to the Divine. It is part workbook, part guidebook—an essential reference as well as a personal recording of original spells. The book includes: A brief history of the grimoire Options for the creation of a grimoire Special book blessings Traditional and personal invocations Commonly used gemstones and magickal herbs/herb blends Spells, recipes and rituals for every holiday Writing space for readers to keep their own records A Witch's Grimoire encourages readers to create unique personalized journals that will last for generations to come.
Think about what the objects in your dreams symbolize and try to relate them to things in your waking life. Often, a dream of a house infested with insects will reveal an actual physical infection that the dreamer might not be aware she ...
Author: Judy Ann Nock
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 5th Edition, by Meir H. Kryger, MD, FRCPC, Thomas Roth, PhD, and William C. Dement, MD, PhD, delivers the comprehensive, dependable guidance you need to effectively diagnose and manage even the most challenging sleep disorders. Updates to genetics and circadian rhythms, occupational health, sleep in older people, memory and sleep, physical examination of the patient, comorbid insomnias, and much more keep you current on the newest areas of the field. A greater emphasis on evidence-based approaches helps you make the most well-informed clinical decisions. And, a new more user-friendly, full-color format, both in print and online, lets you find the answers you need more quickly and easily. Whether you are preparing for the new sleep medicine fellowship examination, or simply want to offer your patients today's best care, this is the one resource to use! Make optimal use of the newest scientific discoveries and clinical approaches that are advancing the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders.
posed a more-detailed model that includes several factors that can modulate the probability of specific experiences, thoughts, and feelings from waking life being incorporated into subsequent dreams. The model includes the following ...
Author: Meir H. Kryger
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Category: Health & Fitness
'Our contemporaries – who wish to keep to a narrow-minded and superficial outlook, are annoyed to find that spiritual science continually seeks the whole picture – that it has to create a bridge between the body and the soul, and truly explores how the psyche becomes corporeal and the body becomes psychological.’ How do the soul and the spirit live in human physical bodies? In our materialistic age, in which the very existence of the metaphysical is widely rejected, such questions are rarely posed let alone addressed. In this exceptional series of lectures, Rudolf Steiner speaks in scientific detail about the connection of the subtle aspects of human nature – our soul and spirit – to our physical constitution. At the heart of this course are the well-loved ‘Bridge’ lectures, which appear in English for the first time in their wider context. Steiner discusses the solid, fluid, air and warmth bodies, and how these are connected with the various ethers, the ‘I’ and human blood. He goes on to describe how ideals and ideas impact the various aspects of the human constitution – how morality is a source of ‘world creativity’– with moral thinking imbuing life into substance and will. Moral ideas have a positive effect, he says, whereas theoretical ones have a negative impact. In the realm of the moral, a new natural world comes into being, and thus the moral order and the natural order are intertwined. This volume also features Steiner’s classic lecture on the Isis legend and its renewal today as divine wisdom – Sophia. Other themes include the mystery of Christ as the connection between the spiritual and physical sun; the permeation of the life of thought with will (love) and permeation of the life of will with thoughts (wisdom); the path to freedom and love and their importance in the universe; the metamorphosis of head and limbs through successive lives on earth; the threefold nature of the human form (head, thorax, limbs), the threefold nature of the soul (thinking, feeling, will) and the threefold nature of the spirit (waking, dreaming, sleeping).
Here we have the threefold spirit: in waking, dreaming and sleeping. Consider waking life. To unprejudiced observation it is perfectly clear that this waking life represents our most mature and developed state, and is what we bring with ...
Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press
The new edition of an introduction to computer programming within the context of the visual arts, using the open-source programming language Processing; thoroughly updated throughout. The visual arts are rapidly changing as media moves into the web, mobile devices, and architecture. When designers and artists learn the basics of writing software, they develop a new form of literacy that enables them to create new media for the present, and to imagine future media that are beyond the capacities of current software tools. This book introduces this new literacy by teaching computer programming within the context of the visual arts. It offers a comprehensive reference and text for Processing (www.processing.org), an open-source programming language that can be used by students, artists, designers, architects, researchers, and anyone who wants to program images, animation, and interactivity. Written by Processing's cofounders, the book offers a definitive reference for students and professionals. Tutorial chapters make up the bulk of the book; advanced professional projects from such domains as animation, performance, and installation are discussed in interviews with their creators. This second edition has been thoroughly updated. It is the first book to offer in-depth coverage of Processing 2.0 and 3.0, and all examples have been updated for the new syntax. Every chapter has been revised, and new chapters introduce new ways to work with data and geometry. New “synthesis” chapters offer discussion and worked examples of such topics as sketching with code, modularity, and algorithms. New interviews have been added that cover a wider range of projects. “Extension” chapters are now offered online so they can be updated to keep pace with technological developments in such fields as computer vision and electronics. Interviews SUE.C, Larry Cuba, Mark Hansen, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Jürg Lehni, LettError, Golan Levin and Zachary Lieberman, Benjamin Maus, Manfred Mohr, Ash Nehru, Josh On, Bob Sabiston, Jennifer Steinkamp, Jared Tarbell, Steph Thirion, Robert Winter
Waking Life is an animated feature film that takes place entirely within the main character's dream. The film was animated with Rotoshop, a rotoscoping application that produces a floating style of animation well suited to the story.
Author: Casey Reas
Publisher: MIT Press