Science and the Collective Unconscious

After I finished my previous post Cycles and Timelines I wondered what period in history I would focus on next. Tarnas in his book used the Saturn/Pluto and the Uranus/Pluto cycles a lot to point to some very interesting data in history. Aspects between Pluto and Uranus as well as Saturn are very often pointers…… Continue reading Science and the Collective Unconscious

Cycles and Timelines

At the moment I am totally fascinated by a book called Cosmos and Psyche by Richard Tarnas. In the book he writes about the aspects of the outer planets and the resemblance with the world history. I read the book shortly after it came out in 2006 or so and found it really interesting. But…… Continue reading Cycles and Timelines

About Development, Values and Transitions

So, I think a lot about development. And I wrote several posts about development on this blog. It fascinates me how things move along a certain pattern. A pattern that might look very different from any other pattern, but what might be similar on a certain level. Most of those posts and most of my…… Continue reading About Development, Values and Transitions

What is Art?

If the definition of art has developed over time, and if it is defined as ‘a product or process of deliberately arranging symbolic elements in a way that influences and affects the senses, emotions and intellect’ and also says that the word art was traditionally used for skill or mastery, but later as an intention…… Continue reading What is Art?

Time and the Meaning of Life

The first part of the meaning of life, is to build a personality with strong values. Values that are worth defending. Use them to choose a direction, stick with it and make it a succes. Challenge the cultural background and make decisions on personal experience. Keep what works and improve it. Defend your decisions if…… Continue reading Time and the Meaning of Life

Integrity needs Honesty

There can be honesty without integrity, but no integrity without honesty. Although integrity needs honesty, it does not mean you always have to be absolutely honest to others. It just means you have to be absolutely honest to your self. Being honest to others is many times just giving a personal opinion. And that opinion…… Continue reading Integrity needs Honesty

The Developing Definition of Art

Art is a difficult word to define. Wikipedia defines it as ‘a product or process of deliberately arranging symbolic elements in a way that influences and affects the senses, emotions and intellect’. It also says that the word art was traditionally used for skill or mastery, but later as an intention to stimulate thoughts and…… Continue reading The Developing Definition of Art

Between Instinctive and Moral Behavior

Lately I am fascinated by the concept of aesthetics. What exactly does it mean? Is it subjective or objective? How important is it? I already wrote about the view of Kant, Adorno and Bohm in the posts Beauty is Not Just in the Eye of the Beholder and The Worldview of Aesthetics. And that of…… Continue reading Between Instinctive and Moral Behavior

How to Confront Inner Conflict Instead of Ignoring it

Sometimes David Bohm says so much with one sentence, that I feel the need to take it a bit apart. It is a line in the first chapter of the book On Creativity. He describes how the mind tries to avoid contradictions. It is often too confusing or painful to stay with a certain problem,…… Continue reading How to Confront Inner Conflict Instead of Ignoring it

When the Mind is Trying to Escape the Awareness of Conflict

This post is about another block to creativity, a block that prevents us from expressing the creativity that is present in each of us. Self-sustaining confusion of the mind. This not the usual confusion, the confusion we experience if we just don’t understand something from outside. Bohm, in On Creativity, says that this self-sustaining confusion…… Continue reading When the Mind is Trying to Escape the Awareness of Conflict

Basic Ground for the Meaning of Life

So creativity is something that can only arise from within. And every outside interference can block it. At least that is what research seems to suggest. But what does that mean? And what exactly do we mean by creativity? I think that, as I already wrote in the post Inner Drive or Navigation from Outside,…… Continue reading Basic Ground for the Meaning of Life

The Development of Creativity

Recently I wrote a post about the place of creativity in human development as a whole. In the post I also mentioned how I see the development of creativity itself. I wrote another post on that before, where I used my model of development to describe creativity in different forms (like dancing, painting, drama, architecture,…… Continue reading The Development of Creativity

The Form and Content of Thought

After I finished my previous post, one line kept buzzing in my head. ‘Mathematics is about thought, not the content of thought, but the form in which we can hold the content of thought.’ And at the same time I was searching for a picture to visualise how that could be. Sort of structures that…… Continue reading The Form and Content of Thought

Thought is about Becoming, not Being

A few weeks ago I got a book from the library that really fascinated me. And especially one chapter was so interesting that I wanted to write several blogposts about it. But while doing that, I found out that this book was an older version. And there was a more recent version that had an…… Continue reading Thought is about Becoming, not Being

Understand, Divide and Order

This is the fourth post about the rheomode, a language experiment of David Bohm. The first post was about why I was so excited to find out about the experiment, the second post about the reasonwhy Bohm was searching for such a language and the third post was about the introduction of the rheomode. In…… Continue reading Understand, Divide and Order

Meaning and Context

In the previous posts I tried to describe an experiment with language and thought. It is an experiment in David Bohm’s book ‘Wholeness and the Implicate Order’ called ‘The Rheomode’. In that book he proposes a new mode to use language, and in these posts I want to talk about my understanding of that experiment.…… Continue reading Meaning and Context

An Experiment with Language and Thought

In my previous post I made a start with describing an experiment by David Bohm that he did with language. The reason for this experiment was that he wanted to describe what is going on, on the quantum level of our world. Others said that it is only possible to describe that with mathematics, but…… Continue reading An Experiment with Language and Thought

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