Archive for From the Web: Psychology & Religion

Alan Watts: Business

A lecture (audio) by Alan Watts: "If you can’t trust other people you cannot have a community, not even a corporation."

Losing their religion

Young Turkish people are rejecting Islam, writes Selin Girit, BBC News, Istanbul. Published on May 10, 2018.

Losing my religion

Official video of the Grammy Award-winning 'Losing My Religion' from R.E.M.’s critically-acclaimed, 1991 album, 'Out Of Time'.

The dark side of positive thinking

"Positive thinking is like the New Age version of believing in Santa Claus," writes Rudá Iandé in Huffpost.

Ain’t the way to die

A remixed Eminem/Rihanna song parody on the right to die according to a person's wishes by ZDoggMD (Dr Zubin Damania).

Be aware, consciousness is listening!

Michael Roads, Guest Writer for Wake Up World, looks at the impact that regularly repeated words and statements have on people's lives.

“You cannot make a person happy”

Relationship wisdom from Will Smith - on video.

You gotta believe

Nina Paley's new animated music video from her upcoming film, 'Seder-Masochism'.

Do you believe in god?

Canadian psychologist and cultural critic, Jordan Bernt Peterson, replies in this video.

Gurdjieff’s indelible advice to his daughter

Gurdjieff's 83 rules of advice he gave to his daughter Cynthie Sophia "Dushka" Howarth (1924–2010). She went on to found the Gurdjieff Heritage Foundation.

I count my blessings every day

Andy, a former homeless man in Britain and now in temporary accommodation, speaks on video about how his life changed after he bought a puppy off a beggar. They bonded and through [...]

The ‘untranslatable’ emotions you never knew you had

For our international audience: "From gigil to wabi-sabi and tarab, there are many foreign emotion words with no English equivalent. Learning to identify and cultivate these [...]

“Am I dying?” The honest answer

In this TED talk, emergency medical technician O’Reilly describes what happens next when a gravely hurt patient asks him: “Am I going to die?”

“What is silence? Why is it more important now than ever?”

"Silence can be anywhere, any time – it’s just in front of your nose. I create it for myself as I walk up the stairs, prepare food or merely focus on my breathing," writes [...]

How complaining rewires your brain for negativity

"Only when you have something that is truly worth complaining about ... engage in solution-oriented complaining." Article by Travis Bradberry, published in Entrepreneur.

All of us are energy

Jim Carrey is a well-known Canadian-American actor and quirky comedian. He also acted in several unusual outstanding movies which are early pointers to his present life and [...]

Dark humour

It appears to be the funniest sign of high intelligence; result of a study published on PsyBlog and SOTT on October 15, 2017.

Are we heading towards a godless society?

No one believes God exists because it is a 'preposterous' idea, according to Graham Lawton, in 'How to be Human' by the New Scientist. Phoebe Weston in Mail Online, UK, September [...]

It’s in the eyes that see

For those who participated in Enlightenment Intensive (now Who Is In), wisps of memories will arise - and tears - then as now. A four minute experience to look beyond borders in a [...]

Not here – Alan’s choices

Phyllis Shacter shares a very personal story about love and courage - and her husband Alan's choice to die with the aid of VSED, voluntary stopping eating and drinking. Recorded at [...]

Brian Weiss: Past-Life Regression Session

Having reported previously on Dr Brian Weiss and his important work into regressions and healing, we gladly show now this video to participate from home in a past life regression [...]

Consciousness is the Key to World Change

"Those craftily manipulating and controlling our society are caring less and less about whether or not we buy into their false reality, played out in the world 'theatre of [...]

The religion disaster

A noted speaker, Hans Wilhelm has been inspiring audiences around the world with his spiritual and life-affirming concepts that he shares in many of his more than 200 books that he [...]

Move over, Facebook

Deidre Macken points out why Facebook’s business model turns users to Instagram, Snapchat; published in The Australian on July 1, 2017.

The problem solving booth

A young clinical psychologist in London launched a bold experiment, setting up open-air cubicles in a park to help people solve problems with accidental strangers. Published on BBC [...]

How not to be offended

There is an ancient and well-kept secret to happiness which the Great Ones have known for centuries, writes Shemsi Prinzivalli.

Yoga and meditation can change your genes

A new scientific review suggests that these and other mindfulness exercises can actually reverse stress-related changes in genes, writes Amanda McMillan in TIME Magazine, published [...]

The importance of hugging each other

Sannyasins are widely known for their spontaneous loving hugs. Yet who knew the significance of touch for the emotional and physical health for all humans - from newborns to old [...]

Reunited in time: ‘My son says he was Lou Gehrig in a past life’

Article by Cathy Byrd, as told to Maria Carter at Country Living. Published in SOTT on April 23, 2017.

Rhythm of breathing affects memory and fear

Scientists at Northwestern Medicine discovered that the rhythm of breathing creates electrical activity in the human brain that enhances emotional judgments and memory recall. [...]

The Metaphysical Meanings of Specific Physical Pains

Aleksa Erickson lists a number of general observations of pain and the location in the physical body to serve as a guide to help healing. Published in Collective Evolution.

The unseen effects of embracing someone

Intimacy is one of the most elementary human needs. Its wealth nourishes the human soul, writes Frank M. Wanderer, PhD, in Wake Up World on December 17, 2016.

The importance of ‘the moment’

Past and future are created in our mind. They are distractions... writes Jon E. Dougherty in mindbodyscience.news and SOTT on May 20th, 2016.

Five new brain ‘disorders’ born out of the digital age

Tammy Kennon explores the rather unsettling changes happening in our brains, minds and emotions with the constant exposure to the internet and electronic gadgets. Published on [...]

Facebook negatively affects mood and well-being

Dr. Mercola, always on the forefront about improving health and well-being, writes about the results of a Danish study on the impact of exposing oneself to FB. Published in Wake [...]

The Power of Presence

How 'living in the now' can change your life, writes Allie Stark in Collective Evolution.

Letting Go of Attachment

Six noteworthy reasons to let go - listed by Andrew Martin. Published in Collective Evolution on July 12, 2016.

From Hands to Heads to Hearts

Thomas L. Friedman in 'The New York Times' on January 4, 2017.

Consciousness Rules, Okay!

by Michael Roads, Guest Writer for Wake Up World (excerpt).

Recalibration Of Your Mind-Body-Soul System

Morag O'Brien explains the ten signs that you are experiencing calibration. Published in Wake Up World on October 30, 2016.

8 Traits for a Long Lasting Relationship

Wise and spot-on healthy relationship pointers by Mark Denicola. Published in Collective Evolution and SOTT on June 28, 2016.

Living in the Now: It’s Complicated

We all know living in the moment is a key aspect of happiness, writes Julie Peters in spiritualityhealth.com and SOTT on June 22, 2016

A Love Letter to Humanity

In the midst of many global crises, while many of us find ourselves feeling fury, helplessness, and grief, drowning in shadow, Lissa Rankin shares a love letter. Published in Wake [...]

“We’re gonna love him all up”

Tara Wood writes in Sott.net (2 Nov 2016) under the title 'The warmth and power of human interaction: The story of Norah and Dan'

We Must Teach Creativity At Schools

Tham Khai Meng urgently calls for children to be allowed creativity and the freedom to explore and experiment. Published in 'The Guardian' on May 18, 2016.

Elementary School has Kids Meditate Instead of Punishment

For one year now, a Baltimore school implemented a new and holistic approach to disciplining students, writes John Vibes at the 'Free Thought Project' and 'SOTT' on September 18, [...]

Donald Trump stuck in the first chakra

Deepak Chopra interviewed by Conan on TBS (video clip)

Collective Awareness and Spiritual Evolution

A rewrite of history is needed, writes Peter van Els in Wake Up World on June 15, 2016.

Cognitive Dissonance and Refusal to Question Official Version of 9/11

Psychologists explain why our minds tend to shut down when confronted with the alternate view of what happened on 9/11, writes Alex Pietrowski. Published in Waking Times on June [...]

Suck At Meditation?

You may just be doing it right, says David Ferguson in The Guardian on July 3, 2016.