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"william james" Discussed on Very Bad Wizards
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"william james" Discussed on Very Bad Wizards
"We've talked about the brain for the last twenty years It's like you just accepted. Just like yeah like brains. Do this shit. So it's good to learn about brains. Nobody's saying that we shouldn't but but here it's like it's it's unclear. Now it might have information about the phenomenon know it might add value in like brain. Scientists are looking across all all studies to see. Well i wanna know what the he'll prefrontal cortex does and so then. They live across all studies to see what people found. And maybe this will be you know like one of those studies that they can add to the pile. But i but that's certainly not the goal of this very paper. The other thing i wanna say taking neuroscience aside now. I'm always wanted to say even if it's an obvious idea. We should test it but that people would be more likely to remember humorous things than non humorous. Things seems to border so much on the trivial that or at least on something that we know well already like. We know we've known for a long time emotional. Things are more likely to be. Remember the non emotional things like did you. Was that surprising at all to you. Know not at all. I'm amazed almost done to hear you say this because this is something usually resist but no of course not like i mean for the for all of like the obama years. Everyone was talking about how young people got their news from john stewart. And that's the only way that they had any idea what was going on. And you know. People are constantly sharing the john oliver's stuff and but at the same time people are constantly sharing cnn. Right like i mean kind of but not to the same degree at least for a while on facebook. I there were those. There was a time where those shows really were. I don't know at their peak. And then i was on facebook more but you'd constantly got people sharing john oliver or or john stewart. Yeah now i think people are a little rightly annoyed by some of these shows. I don't think john donald trump was good for them. But you know it's actually. There is a lot of good work on the role of emotion and memory like a ton a ton of good work stuff that is even the brain that is not fm. i work Like the does actually experimental like Sure i've mentioned this. But one of my favorite favorite studies is a list of words to learn. After they learned that list of words. You have them dump their arm in a ice bucket and that successfully gets their emotions going or not or they don't dump their their arm nice by and people who does her arm in an ice bucket more likely to remember the that list of words and it turns out that that is mediated by migdal activation. So like emotions are kicking in helping that memory set in and they're you know when you do it in an experimental way and use. Mri just as like a measure. Not as the main What do you mean as a measure as a measure. So yeah here. They used the manipulation of emotion of the cold pressor test so that the the manipulation experimentally people randomly assigned to get that that was the heart of the methodology and then they could measure memory right so they could see whether or not that had an effect on memory and then they measured a middle activation. Just as another way to understand the emotional arousal right so so there. It's it's adding something. It's not the central measure of emotion. Like there's a manipulation and it's not the central dependent variable..
"william james" Discussed on Backlisted
"I read initially out of juicy and increasing the of enthusiasm the everything written by J D Salinger in the space for about a fortnight. And I had dismissed. Jedi. Sanders work when I was nineteen. Because it didn't speak to me and all, I can tell you is at the age of fifty two having just read the varieties of religious experience. It really spoke to me loud and clear especially the short stories in as me with love and squalor or as holding the states known stories and even as I was reading always thinking. Goodness, these seem connected with varieties of religious experience. I was thinking about William James Roy Getting in the varieties of religious experience about how even epiphanies are the result of gradual movements towards moments role the van lightning bolts. So he discusses in the book and I was thinking well, it's like reading William James says primed me to have this experience but that doesn't mean this experience isn't valid. and. What struck me about the stories in nine stories, and as I read through Salinger's work is that it's profoundly concerned with spirituality. You know we think of him in terms of the catcher in the Ryan will ever our prejudices are about the Catcher in the room whenever we read Catcher in the Roy and we think about his retreat from the world. But we don't think about him as somebody who in his work is trying to find an accommodation between the demands of the secular world. The American will the commercial world in which he's been born once borne. and. The sense of something bigger. The sense of a kind of James, Ian need to reach out and find something else and John and not Mitch both noticed that in Salinger's very first. published story. Which is cooled the young folks. published in a magazine in Nineteen Foodie and available only on the Internet anywhere else got look for it. There's a Carrot William James Sin Junior. It's like there's a joke at the very beginning in the second paragraph of anything J. D., Salinger's ever published about a character who is entirely without any spiritual element whatsoever, and his name is William James Son. No. Clue is there at the very beginning of the work and then asked, Salinger, goes on. It seemed to me as I read these over the space of the week. I just thought wow, this guy is. With this guy, it seems common sense. All fellow that will, why would this guy be published in The New Yorker by William Maxwell if he weren't a great royster us a great road. He just has this. He just has this freak. Cultural Monolith to carry around with him. and. I guess. I would interpret what he does with the rest of his career and what he does with the rest of his life as. A way of finding making the works the spiritual quest. So I asked my friends on this course to read knowing stories. And I'm going to ask John Williams. I. In New York City. An American man. Through and through. You'd Never Edna in stories buffoon I hadn't. I had read the Catcher in the Rye way back when. and. That's the only salinger aid read and I would gladly come back. I'm not inviting myself back but I would I would do another five hour show on salinger he I because because I have a lot like you, I have a lot to say because I wasn't prepared for the variety of feelings I had and and where he fit into. So many different things in American culture and in definitely William James Ish. Ways because the catcher in the rise as far as I remember I'm sure there is spiritual stuff in it but the but the books. Zooey nine stories. There's much more explicit Sort of verging on New AG very eastern philosophy inflicted. Seeking for for experience for wisdom and I I, love the story I didn't love all the stories in the collection equally but I found it really interesting I know he has this really weird combination of. Of. Wised up naive voice in terms of the tone another he's naive but just the the sense you get, it's very mid century American and very mid century a certain kind of New York that like you're saying I think West Anderson would have created if he had lived back then. A Mitch well, did you make of it I was absolutely. Amazed. I. Have to say I. You know we? We have talked elsewhere about. Catcher, in the Rye but that was the son. Gerard. Read. And I'm. Rachel. My wife is a massive. A fan and order who was said I should read them and I don't know what I was expecting but I wasn't expecting this cumulative kind of build up through the through the nine stories to two stories at the end which as a as really as. As interesting as any short stories I think I've. been written in the second half of the twentieth century by anyone and much more spiritual and and an and complex what one teddy and the other Dome Isthmus Blue Period. You know had William James Written it after his his book after I'm almost certain that these that he would have created these the experiences in these stories as as perfect examples of of our particular variety of religious experience to Domini. Smith's blue period in particular has a brilliant narrative conceit where a young man who seems falling goes to work at tutoring in an art school and It's only when he received some artwork from a non which has been centene and then right. So let's the number you realize he's not nearly as well as he seemed at first right. So it has this brilliant thing in the lead to the none which signs off. I mean, this may be laugh out. Loud. With sincere hope that you are enjoying completely perfect health. I am yours respectfully shown the Damian. Smith right. That's that's just one of the tells. And then near the end of the story. He has the very thing that William James writes about so often. where he says The narrator says something extremely out the way happened to me some fifteen minutes. Later, a statement I'm aware that has all the unpleasant earmarks were build up at quite the country's true. I'm about to touch on an extraordinary experience. One that still strikes me having been quite transcendant. and. I'd like if possible to avoid seeming to also offers a case or even a borderline case of genuine mysticism. And then he goes on to describe. VATS events. and. Tie Up the story over the course of a page in a way that I had to read three or four times. I don't want to read it on here because I don't WanNA spoil it for anyone who might read it. I mean, clearly getting into reading secret messages into J D Salinger doesn't lead anywhere good especially as we've been playing bits from Beatles records. But it's a genius decision to read that story on your part. I was just really profoundly. Spiritually. Intellectually. Moved by that book and not story for the reasons you're talking about there. Are there are that Teddy and think for asthma with love and squalor a Mind blowing it. Made me blue period. What it made me wish that I had gone through my life writing down these moments because the banality of the moment the actual moment is i. think there have been moments where that's when that feeling has come over me almost like it didn't Rothko Chapel but it just wasn't note worthy enough in its surrounding details to be noted by me. Well listen we have to we have to wrap up. I'm going to give the last word on.
"william james" Discussed on Backlisted
"That would come into the chat to the reality of the unseen in. Consider yourself once Bruno twice boone I'm GonNa ask everyone that's you consider yourself once or twice boone once borne your your happy. You're. You're happy twice bone you need a religious experience I'm I'm I think I'm I think I'm limited? I, think I'm fundamentally once board, but I have sometimes the plank as. The plank in reason breaks there's a great description of Whitman being as Fullington Thomas, is anyone has ever been ever in the book about a never getting cross never being never been crossed with anybody never criticizing anybody my best self is once born. I think the. Phrase. ICING CLIMB Limonov Joan. Tell us if you can. If you've had a moment. Yeah it was difficult to think about this and John Actually just triggered something that I'm going to say this was not what I had prepared but. The but it's definitely the answer for me The first time that I visited the Rothko Chapel in Houston Texas, which is A. nondenominational. Such as the work of art by by Rothko, it's a octagonal-shaped building that you walk in and it has his sort of signature paintings, but they're all in. As much as this is a contradiction, various shades of black very, very dark colors that are barely distinguishable from each other. It's very quiet and Erin it's obviously temperature controlled because in Texas and I stood there and. You have these experiences I think with art and with nature I don't think always apply. I mean the first time I what I saw the when I walked into the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona a couple of years ago at with a couple of hours of Sun left in the day in the sun was just streaming throughout the whole place. That was an incredible feeling of awe and I did think about religious things obviously because the setting, but I wouldn't call it this. This was more that it turned me. It turned me inside myself and made me disappear at the same time, which is I think part of what James is getting at. It made me both highly conscious of my own sensations and feeling, and it also made me feel as if. Everything including me was meaningless and that was okay. And and it moved me very, very deeply. and. So that would be that would be my. James says that that mystical experiences have no intellectual content whatsoever true mystical experience, and so you can't really articulate them. Yes. By asking You I can ask you to do is age towards the thing itself because the thing itself probably can't be able to relate it. He quote someone else saying have you not felt that your real soul was imperceptible to your mental vision except in a few hallowed moments. Beautiful. Aren't you GonNa ask me how many times I've been born Would you say you want spoon toy? Spoon. Or? I'm GonNa Crip from Mitch a little bit here. Call him which. I think the temperamentally, I, am one scorn I. think that people who know me would would say that my way express myself is once born but I definitely feel like I'm someone who is waiting to be twice born and thinking it's probably never going to happen. Oh, this is good and we're just about to turn for producing Nikki Birch at we. Where Nikki you were saying, you were said to me earlier. You were you were hedging rounds how personal thought this should be right. When you could see? Really personal. But all I want is a moment. I won't like a moment where you thought. Wow there's something bigger than me wherever wherever that might be whenever that might be. So can I go is twice born wants US yes. Do It do? So. I am definitely once born Stra once born. Occasionally Glaspie weekend twice. But most of the rest of the wants boone. So religious experience given the Im once born. I wouldn't say I've had a deeply religious experience for I am Paul the Colts if I told you this. So, I have I'm not going to say, well, the colts food because. I don't WanNA publicize it. It's just a tree colts. Thanks on Palm Tree. Colored. When? May in a number of other people. Get together. Those spending a Lotta time amongst the trees take campaign you know hanging out by the. Forest bathing. For raising yeah, anyway. So this weekend just back from something similar having been in lockdown. For many many months. There has been no tree cult. The cult, the cult has not gathered right we have not spent the time in the woods we've not hung out. We have not like breathed in nature and we've not been together and this weekend we had all. I, am connection we mess again some of us not with us is is actually thousands of people in this cult, which makes it seventy creepy, but it's It's pretty amazing way beyond. Anyway this weekend's. We spent some time in the woods and by the. By, a river and watching members of the tree colts. One by one, they emerged from that call. To see where they were to see, they were being outside to get straight into the river. Love. Everybody just wants one by one. This is about ten about you know wasn't many. and. I've once faced with just like you can just imagine is just jubilant. It was excessive. It was like Oh my God I'm back again. In in the woods in the world. Through just have A. Me Costumes John that kind of. Obviously you came you get naked stops you you know it'd be. Narrow children judgmental fix. Well actually children involved we think. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Anyway. So that I'd say was religious experience for me but for. Watching everybody enjoying the fact that they weren't no longer that was. Yes. So there's a mixture things there. So there's the the the. The back to nature element, but there's also doing it with other people's. Experience and you mentioned Glastonbury. That's another kind of the spiritual moment of a festival or don't sing or or or any of those things they all seem to fit to me burning man famously. Yearning man right. Yeah All my spiritual experiences I. Tried to address. This is seriously as I could in a in a known ironic known. flinching away from the topic because obviously, I'm not very comfortable with anything. flinched away from. And I'm doing it. Then I'm making a joke about it, but he's actually true. My spiritual experiences to do with. Books and music and art and film. And TV and cultural experiences always. It comes down to it. Always, and they're always solitary. That that they don't communal. And I'm I I would describe myself as. Twice born and still waiting. Each tiffany for me is appointed to the next piffling. and and it'll be like William James if I may be so bold it'll be a sad day when I start looking, it's better to travel. You know it's better to travel and find new things and find and actually. I had one of these. I am going to call it spiritual have one of these epiphanies in the run-up to this episode. If you listen to the If you're a Patriot subscriber and you can listen to this to Joe Him. You talk about this in more depth on my absurd..
"william james" Discussed on Backlisted
"Can I go to the bay varieties but he's experience where William Jones starts talking about cosmic consciousness and I've seen that really rings a bell. That really rings a Bell I go home and I only go. That is a core and obscure. McCartney recording is a song that he wrote in Russia cash in India in nine hundred, sixty eight but he didn't record until many years later and it's a thing that the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi used to say used to preach cosmic consciousness and he used to say if you want to find a way into cosmic consciousness, it's looking for the joy in the universe and realizing the everything is joy and and your mental health towards the and so on and so forth. Maybe, I should say just about who William James was. So the James Family, there are five of them. Will John The eldest he's the son at the Sweden, Bujan Theologian, Henry James Senior. And he is, of course, the brother of both prominent novelist, Henry James and the diarist Alice James and two younger. James's. There's a definite kind of salinger stroke whereas Anderson theme running through this, right A highly intellectual found. Bounds or the glosses, the William James and Henry James. At didn't have a really close relationship. Did they kind of had a fairly sparky relationship and I thought you might enjoy this letter? that. William Rhodes younger brother Henry Nine hundred zero five. About his most recent novel I just want you to. Here are two brothers with a few years difference between them who are also William James and Henry, both those elements constantly play right in their early sixties. Yeah. Here we guy William James Writes I read your Golden Bowl a month or more ago, and it put me as most of your recent long stories have put me in a very puzzled state of mind. I don't enjoy the kind of problem especially when as in this case, it is treated as problematic and the method of narration by interminable in. Of suggestive reference brackets a don't know what to call it but you know what I mean. Close brackets goes again, the grain of all my own impulses in writing and yet. In spite of it. All brackets little brother. There is a brilliant and cleanness effect and this book especially a high tone social atmosphere that are unique and extraordinary your methods and my ideals seemed to reverse the one of the other and yet I have to admit your extreme success in this book. But. Why Just to please brother, sit down and write a new book with no twilight all musty Nissen, the plots with great vigor and decisiveness in the action. No fencing in the dialogue no psychological commentaries absolute straightness in the. That's lovely. Right. That's what everybody would like to save the Henry Judge. God's sake man. To the point. Beautiful John did you say that you sorts of? More benevolently on Henry James as a result of Reading William James. Well I. Think I that's that's giving me too much credit. I hadn't really given Henry much of a chance. I think probably read them too young. I felt all the things that William expresses in that letter and I, put it down and I never really gave it all that much thought again, even though I figured I'd go back someday and try again but no it just between between falling in love with this person and figuring that someone who shares his family. Would be pretty interesting too but it was really Richardson's biography that that put me back toward Henry because it's great on all the family dynamics, the families endlessly fascinating there dozens of books about them and Richardson really gets their relationship, the Thornton of but also ultimately, there's a very moving scene you know the end about them and I think I read the Americans I, which is kind of a weird choice but I liked it a lot but eventually I read the Obviously, lady, which is, which is the masterpiece I. Think. So I've I've read five or six of his novels now when William James Doi's. Henry James. said. This sounds like one of those things like somebody tried I'm not saying they didn't love one where they pleaded love on another but Henry James said of his brother my brother had an endless spontaneity of mind. So almost like a backhand. sponsor. and. Alice James. Who I think died before William Giants, she described as a blob of mercury. The he was what you can read in the varieties of religious experience. Know the idea of literature is an expression of personality as she I think that does come through however awfully rerouted in the varieties of religious experience. He's endlessly fascinated in things and he doesn't want to be stuck. In one area forever. So we've talked about the book as a religious book as a psychological text or work philosophy. What's the thing that binds all those things together it's the gold of the of the text, which is the author is the author's personality kind of kind of because they is the best kind of book because they are interested in it, you should be interested in it. Bravo yes, and that is that is his his idea in the end really is he was he was an artist, he was a failed artist himself. When he says religion. He takes it to mean the feelings acts and experiences of individual men in this solitude so far as they apprehend themselves to stand in relation to whatever they may consider the divine well now that is the perfect perfect definition. Individually wherever we consider the divine I would like to. Round out the conversation about the book and given that it's given us so much food source by asking each of you. What you consider to be the closest thing that you have experienced personally to spiritual experience or or religious experience in those terms. In those James in terms not organized religion necessary though I suppose it can be organized religion but in terms of just you. And your consciousness so Why don't we go round the group? Mitch why don't you go first well, I think the nearest I've had to anything like that was before I moved to the village I now live in. The East to occasionally come here and I used to visit the church which I loved. Greatly, it's amazing building. One of the reasons it's amazing. It surrounded by trees and it's got no stained glass windows to the light is incredible and I remember sitting there one winter's afternoon. Not Because I was having A. communing with God but because it's a, it's a space one of those things the T.. A place where prayer has been made valid. Now people have worshipped whatever they believed in over over a thousand years there, and I was completely conscious of my grandfather sitting next to me he the died months earlier and it was not a there was no dancing my mind atoll that he was with me. I've never had that experience before or since. And Its influence I think it gave me some kind of wid. Permission later on when I was thinking about moving to the village I now live in was that that experience was an and you know I I say, we've you know we've baptized children. Now we were married in that church we buried Rachel sister in the in the churchyard. And that's that's as close as I've ever got. and..
"william james" Discussed on Backlisted
"Boys babe with the meaning of life on it, and he opens it up and it says. There are five levels. James Inexperience it's a same through the prism of the Beatles. Scam. They're five levels that now we have to figure out what the levels are but but to answer that question I mean and in terms of why he took the drugs I think he has this great line in the book that I can't find of course now about how you know if there's something that can give us some wisdom, why wouldn't we do it and he's just interested in anything that might enlighten or help or anything he's just very open minded and that sort of his trademark quality she that's interesting because religious experiences for many all in taking drugs and that's how you know. That's why Iowa is so popular and you know so that's what people do. There's a really good book by American writer named John Horgan who's a popular science writer and he it's called rational mysticism. It's about the sort of border between science and religion from about fifteen years ago we may well come unto spiritual experiences induced by. IMBIBING substances we might. We might not. We've all talked about. The varieties experience as a repository of not just William James Rising the other interesting or striking roistering. So when the philosopher, uh? Mary Mitch. Desert Island this in two thousand and five. She was asked about her luxuries and this is what she said. Mary I have to ask you three questions if you could only take one of those eight records which one would you take. Might I. Think it has to be on Williams fantasia on a theme of Talents I. think that's kind of all purpose new always make you. Might be going on the book you can take with. No trouble. We named Gypsies, varieties of religious experience. This is five hundred pages long it's burning full of excellent stories about the different religious Ed students who got them into them out of them and the thoughts that he has about the march. Ali. Interesting I know that this will work because last summer I was actually quite now convalescing thought Oh dear what am I going to read I? Now I've got war and peace, but it won't last meet you see the whole of August and night took this largest. Religious experience off the shelf thinking is pretty good and indeed it is absolutely marvelous. You get many times without the slightest trouble Joe million- start rings really true right the idea that it's it's. A plural. Pluralist. First of all, one of the other books of his I've read a philosophy book is called a pluralistic universe and that's very much the William James I mean. So many things to say about that I is that I had no idea that Mary majorly hit done a desert island. So thank you for that. I listen to that whole thing. And I and I loved Mary Midgely. So it's I'm buffeted by the fact that she also loves William James and and she has my inner voice I think much like Anita Brookner I think I sound like Mary Mitch inside of me. But. Yes. It's funny that you. Read from tolstoy and I just. There is a I always forget when I get back into it I'm reminded of how many other sources they are there are and and how often he's quoting at length other sources and he has a great eye for that and his his very trustworthy curator. So even though he's interrupting in south all the time, it's almost always for good reason and with with a good with a good text and then you'll get tolstoy and then you'll see something like I noticed the other night I was reading it I read this quote and I think that's interesting. I looked down at the footnote. And it says something like the life and memoirs of Henry Thomas Butterworth. Lebanon Ohio Eighteen, eighty six, and so it's just a wide net that he is casting from everything from tolstoy to just very everyday experiences. So we've talked about it as a religious book and we've talked about it work psychology. Let's hear from. Former Beatle, Paul McCartney and see how he interprets varieties of religious experience..
"william james" Discussed on Backlisted
"Got His concept by which we measure our pain John Lennon. That's good by on Lennon Plan. John Lennon Plastic Ono. Band. Joan Lennon recruited that while he was undergoing. Primal scream therapy with a general. and. It seems his response would ask us to treat the varieties of religious experience to work psychology. So, it's a religious book, but it's also religion inform by what what the developments of psychology. Joan. the have been taking place in the in the late nineteenth century now here into the early twentieth century right. Well chains was first and foremost. Philosopher and psychologist. And that's why to sort of think about the book is a book about religion is both accurate and Not Enough. Religion is such a huge subject that allowed him to get these other things I think that primarily interested him. including Lenin would say and that was a brilliant choice how to measure our pain how to overcome our pain. But to me, I always describe this as a book about primarily about psychology and that's not just because I don't WanNa scare people off of it because I don't think there is interested in reading about religion as I am I genuinely think that that is at its heart. What this is you know he spends a lot of time on healthy mindedness but you get the sense like that brilliant part that John Ritter minute ago the Jane's doesn't really cast his lot with the healthy minded. He doesn't sympathize with them and he doesn't think they need the help. I if you're healthy minded what you really need, I guess is a reflection of why you think the world is full of good. Why is the bounty place you know what your place and it should be, and that's all fine. But. He's really interested in people who reach a breaking point essentially, an almost breakthrough their ego that there's a lot of vaguely new age material in here too, which is very friendly toward in his open mindedness and he's talking maybe forty years after the sort of the world started to tangle with Darwin and and it's still fresh i. think that sense of. Not. Knowing where to turn but being interested in it on of the things that I really enjoyed about the book was the way you I referred to but the way James uses. Secondary sources. And how he doesn't prefer types of secondary source so he's very happy to pull in I. Witness reports the barely literates roy up to tolstoy. San He specific me talks about a con tolstoy's confession of, which is an incredible book in its own rights. I just like to read. A little bit from that from the that William James Draws to our attention again, it's from the sick soul. Tolstoy describes an experience that clearly james had gone through and fat John. that. He just written about in the bit you reds. Yes. Talking about somebody fringe but he meant he's talking about himself a crisis not merely of faith per an existential crisis thinking why? Why am I here on? I ought to be happy I ought to be satisfied I ought to be fulfilled not only a my none of those things on the opposite I'm on the brink of of suicide and He. He quotes this section from a confession by Tolstoy. And I just thought it was so pleasing to see this again. He talks about Oriental. Fable. Of Travel surprised in the desert by a wild beast. Seeking to save himself from the fierce animal, the travel jumps into a well with no water in it. But at the bottom of this, well, he sees a dragon waiting with open mouth to devour him. and. The unhappy man not daring to go out lest he should pray of the beast not daring to jump to the Boston lest he should be devoured by the dragon. To the branches of a wild Bush which grows out of one of the cracks of the well. He's hands weaken and he feels that he must soon give way to certain fate but still he clings. And sees to Mois one white one black evenly moving around the Bush to which he hangs and during of its roots. The travelers sees this knows that he must inevitably perish, but while thus hanging, he looks about him and fines on the leaves of the Bush drops of honey. These reaches with his tongue and licks them off with rapture. Thus. I told the bows of life knowing that the inevitable dragon of death is waiting ready for Tammy and all I cannot comprehend why I am US made a molter troy to suck the honey which formerly consoled me but the honey pleases me no longer. And Day and nights the white mouse and the black mouse nor the branch to which I cling I can see but one thing. The inevitable dragon the. I cannot turn my gaze away from the field. I mean. First and foremost. told the genius Tolstoy of us. But. The Thoraya religious experience is one of the ways that William James Seeks to address that dilemma. We're all hanging from the bow should we should we see count the honey take our eyes of the mice what should we do? And I mean. Also that he he he is. Brave. You know he's prepared to put his mind. His mouth is he takes drugs he takes not just oxide famous. And boy does he do that? Mitch, you know he's a scientist part of his he wants to try and one of the unexpected delights of oxide. Is that he it means he can. He starts to enjoy reading Hegel if you say. The oxide addicts game to. Love self he says, he says, the effects would have caused very within very individual just as they vary the same individual from time to time but it's probably in the former case is in the latter generic resemblance will obtain with me as with every other person who I've heard the keynote of the. The tremendously exciting sense of an intense metaphysical illumination truth lies open to the view in depth beneath depth of almost blinding evidence that mind sees all the logical relations of being with an apparent subtlety and instant tenacity to it's normal it's normal consciousness offers no parallel. A sobriety returns the feeling of insight fades and one is left staring vacantly if at a few disjointed words and phrases as one says that cadaverous looking snow peak from which the site glow has just fled or the black cinder left by an extinguished brand. Now that is brilliant. There's a famous story about him. which is that he take a nitrous oxide and he wrote down on a piece of paper what he thought was the meaning of the universe. And when he came down from it, what was written on the piece of paper is this phrase the smell of Turpentine pervades throughout. But you know what? He didn't just trying nitrous oxide Detroit plural hydrating rose about that each Royd Amil nitrate and he wrote about the any troy peyote try and free the moines so he's asked would follow. Try that. That story John Just told the first time the Beatles met Bob Dylan. Famously, Bob Dylan turn them onto marijuana. And Paul McCartney tells a story about he smoked his first joint and suddenly everything was revealed to him. And he said to Mel, Evans, you gotta get me a piece of paper and a pen. You gotta get me a piece of paper and a pen I've got I've got it. I've got to write it down and just hang on to it till tomorrow morning. So elevensies the Beatles Rhody and Gopher, he goes off he finds of the Stone Paul McCartney. A piece of paper bedpan of pull scribbles it down. They go on enjoy the rest of the evening with Bob. Dylan. McCartney wakes up the next morning and there's the fear of paper folded.
"william james" Discussed on Backlisted
"Speaking for myself. Almost all it made me think about was my own psychology and reactions to the world and a bit those of people I know or care about and it. I, it felt like a guidebook to human nature really more than anything else. The thing that is. The most astonishing about it, and why would I would give it a whirl Nikki? Is that because it's about these experiences and in some ways, it's a it's a really interesting on the Thala cheesy of of of experience both. Experienced that people have a have written about, but also firsthand experiences. Amazing. First hand experienced gathered. The It's you read it in the same way maybe as you might read Freud the. Without the without the heavy overlay of I'm trying to prove a theory. What's brilliant about William Jones's he's genuinely he is the pragmatic paris-est who just wants to gather the evidence and when he does come up with his kind of his sort of declarations of what he feels at the end, the very open ended. So none of this feels even though it was written a hundred and twenty years ago none of it feels out of date none of it feels old fashioned. We should we should say that William James is it. He's fuller of pragmatism and a great proponent of pragmatism as a philosophy. And the phrase radical empiricism in terms of what John was just talking about the phrase the divided self comes from William James the actual phrase, the varieties of religious experience which has passed into general pollens I think anyway is, of course, another James in. Motto. move onto the next beetle. led. Discussion. John Reid is a little bit for varieties of religious experience. So we can get a flavor of of how William James Talks to the reader. Yes be more than happy to this is from. A two part lecture. That I think is probably my favorite in in the series called the sick soul. A lot of what James is writing about in that pragmatism is about how to feel better essentially and. And a lot of the book is about really what it feels like to feel depressed or pessimistic. So this is the page here he he talks about. To, begin with how can things. So insecure as the successful experiences of this world afford a stable anchorage a chain is no stronger than its weakest link and life is after all a chain in the healthiest and most prosperous existence how many links of illness danger and disaster are always interposed unsuspectingly from the bottom of every fountain of pleasure as the old poet said, something bidder rises up a touch of nausea a falling debt of the delight a whiff of melancholy things that sound a nel for fugitive as they may be, they bring feeling of coming from a deeper region and often have an appalling convincing nece. The buzz of life ceases at their touch as a piano strings stop sounding when the damper falls upon it. Of course, the music can commence again and again and again at intervals. But with this, the healthy minded consciousness is left with an irremediable sense of precariousness. It is a bell with a crack. It draws it's breath on sufferance and by an accident. Even. If we suppose a man so packed with healthy mindedness as never to have experienced in his own person, any of these sobering intervals still if he has a reflecting being, he must generalize class his own lot without of others and doing. So he must see that his escape is just a lucky chance and no essential difference. He might just as well been born to an entirely different fortune and then indeed the hollow security what kind of a frame of things is it of which the best you can say is thank God it has let me off clear this time. Is Not. It's blessedness of fragile fiction is not your joy in a very vulgar glee, not much unlike the snicker of any rogue at his success if indeed, it were all success even on such terms as that. But take the happiest man, the one most envied by the world and in nine cases out of ten, his in most consciousness is one of failure either his ideals and the line of his achievements are pitched far higher than the achievements themselves or else he has secret ideals of which the world knows nothing and in regard to which he inwardly knows himself to be found wanting. That's a hundred and twenty years old. No, there's a certain archaic kind of. Vocabulary, tour but even so you can hear the the willingness to reach out to the audience to whoever was gonNA. Turn up in Edinburgh. I think that six. So th the double chapter is my favorite as well as the the presentation. Of Depression and he does that thing in the middle of it where he he claims that was a French person. WHO has having a really bad depressive episode and it turns out we discover that it was in fact him it was a him writing about his own depression. I could read a short little passage of it while in the state of philosophic pessimism in general depression of spirits about my prospects I went one evening into a dressing room in the twilight to procure some article that was there when suddenly fell upon me without any warning justice if it came out of the darkness, a horrible fear of my own existence. Simultaneously there arose in my mind, the image of an epileptic patient might seen in the asylum a black haired youth with greenish skin entirely deal used to sit all day on one of the benches or other shells against the wool with his knees join up against his Chin and the course gray under shirt, which was his only government join over them in closing his entire figure. He sat there like a sort of sculptured Egyptian cat or Peruvian mummy moving nothing but he's black is and looking absolutely non-human the image and my fear entered into a species of combination with each other that shape I am I felt potentially nothing that I possess defend me against that fate if the hour for it should strike for me as a destruct for him. This seems like the perfect juncture to hear from John Lennon..
"william james" Discussed on Backlisted
"So that was. Jewish Harrison seen my sweet Louis and I'm just GONNA. I'm GONNA break ru I'm GONNA explain what I've done today. So we're talking about the varieties of religious experience by William, James. and. I, it would be nice to have the occasional musical interlude. And obviously, I've experienced religious experiences myself when I was listening to music the Beatles and the Beatles intern experience their own religious experiences which informs their music. So what I did was I arched. Each beatle separately to to read the varieties that religious experience and then. Send us. Will respond to. So. So that's one George Foil. And we'll hear from Joan Lennon McCartney and incredibly Ringo Starr later these cost with their musical responses to varieties of religious experience. But Jewish to me sounds like he's responded to. Varieties released experience as a religious book as about the Lord However you define the Lord So. Joan. This is the book that you so wanted to talk about on this podcast. Can you tell us a bit about when you first encountered it or the work of William James? Yes. I should say that I did want to talk about it, but I also was not expecting you to say, yes and and was pleasantly surprised when you did. So I'm glad we're doing it I think I read an essay of James's called the will to believe which is have a collection of his essays of the same title. Longtime. AGO early early, this century And so I got interested in in that way, and then I bought the varieties of religious experience at a Bookstore New York, sat on it for a few years. And in the summer of two, thousand seven. Picked it up because I was interested in it but the the reason that it made such a difference to me, I I was watching I. Think it was a live event that you guys did at a bookstore where John was describing the start of the show and how one of the things you wanted to get out was not just obscure books but books to change people's lives and that got me to thinking that. I heard after I chose this book, but there really is no. I can't say that there there's an individual book that has changed my life in general books collectively certainly have. This is the one that comes closest though and I think I probably can't say that it. It changed certainly my mood at the moment which was very downcast and I was going through a hard time and the book felt very much like a constellation to me and James felt very much like a living friend. So you twice boone. Place what if it taught me a lot of things obviously but it also confirmed a lot of the things that I feel instinctively about the world and his his sort of many sightedness. I felt very sympathetic to and I was someone who was raised with. Some religion and and had the expectation of you know my mother very much wanted us all to be religious and we all drifted from it at various times. I've read a lot about religion and I don't I don't practice any myself but I'm very interested in the subject and I do feel a lot of those sort of. The yearnings that you that will be talking about I'm sure throughout the episode. Mitch did you read this before? No is this is the honest answer although I had quoted it liberally because those books that you know. What I'm saying, yeah, you you read of leading chunks of any you sort of know in the background. I maybe couple of essays by by James and was sort of injury. He was one of those people I was. I'd always. So at some point in my life, I must sit down and actually read that book is it so meshes with all my interests and have not been disappointed I have to say. It's ambitious considering it was in nineteen ninety-two religions. Such difficult word isn't it? It's it's it makes people think of organized religion and it's emphatically not a book about organized religion. James himself very explicitly several times in the lecture says that he is not very interested in institutional religion but personal experience and personal religion. And so I think it is a book obviously about religion but I have. Said somewhere that I think it's subtitle is actually a more accurate title for which is a study of human nature. I find it to be a much more broad searching about human psychology and human need of the Oxford University press addition here. Of the religious experience have you got that John Ipe Mitch got that as well. Jim Williams. Would have you go. Oh He's got a filthy mass-market Penguin edition look that it is not. It is a trade paperback. Penguin. Listen to US laughing about the technical term for different formats though. Such an. Appalling. Anyway. Here's the blurb on the Oxford Copy Right I. Think this is pretty good. The varieties of religious experience nineteen, ninety, two. Is William, James? Classic. Survey. Of religious belief in its most personal and often it's most heterodox aspects asking questions such as how we define evil to ourselves. The difference between a healthy devoid mind. The. Value of saintly behavior and what animates and characterizes is the mental landscape of sudden conversion. James masterpiece stands at a unique moment in the relationship between belief and culture. Faith in institutional religion and Dog Mattis Theology was fading away and the search for an authentic religion roost in personality subjectivity was a project conducted as an urgent necessity. With psychological insights, philosophical rigor, and determination not to jump to the conclusion that in tracing religions mental causes, we necessarily diminish its truth value. In the varieties of religious experience James wrote a trudy foundational texts for more than belief. That is longer and better than the one on my book. Nikki did that Communicates selling points to you. I think so. John John What's on your? mind. says. There's a little. Extra blurb at the top, it's standing at the crossroads of psychology and religion. This groundbreaking work applied the scientific method to humankind's religious behavior. William James believed individual religious experiences rather than the precepts of organized religions were the backbone of the world's spiritual life, his discussions of conversion, repentance, mysticism, and Saintliness, and his observations on actual personal religious experiences. All support this thesis in his introduction. I think you guys get a kick out of this name and it's a good introduction in his introduction Martin e Marty. Discusses how James Pluralistic view of religion led to his remarkable tolerance of extreme forms of religious behavior, his challenging highly original theories and his welcome lack of pretension and all of his observations on the individual and the divine. I would stress the lack of pretension. I would say the the sort of overarching thing I would say about this book to someone like Nike or anyone who is religious here trying to be sold a little bit is that It is both completely unpretentious. He's got this very conversational voice for someone so rigorous. And it is also. Not. Even though it is dense and you have to get used to its rhythms is perfectly comprehensible. Does it. Make you think.
Stratton brothers trial began - May 5, 1905
"Nineteen O five the stratton brothers trial for the murder of Thomas Farrow began. The straightens case marked the first time anyone was convicted for murder and Britain based on fingerprint evidence the study of fingerprints and their use in identification picked up considerably in nineteenth century Europe. That said the history of fingerprinting is inextricably linked with colonialism and racism in Eighteen fifty-eight William James Herschel. An Englishman became an officer in the Indian Civil Service. He was posted to Present Day. Junkie POOR IN INDIA THAT YEAR. He had a local man. Place his handprint on a contract. In lieu of signature personal goal was to keep the man from being able to deny his signature at a later. Time Herschel continue to require handprints from locals on contracts eventually realizing that he only needed prints from the index and Middle Finger. He was convinced that fingerprints were unique and permanent and believe they could be used to prove someone's identity other. Europeans also focused on the potential for fingerprints use and identifying suspects in solving crimes building on others work eugenicist and polymath Sir Francis Golden identified patterns in fingerprints and published a classification system for them the use of fingerprints and forensics didn't really take off until the turn of the twentieth century as he's a little hot in. Tundra both are credited with creating the Henry classification system for fingerprinting by nineteen one. Scotland Yard also known as the London Metropolitan Police established a new fingerprint bureau. The next year the first recorded trial in England that relied on fingerprint evidence took place in the trial. Harry Jackson was sentenced to several years in prison for burglary in London. After his fingerprint was presented as evidence in court just two years later the first murder trial in England in which fingerprints were used as evidence began Thomas. Farrell was found dead after a robbery and his wife and died a few days later. An empty cashbox was found in the apartment. As well as two black mass a fingerprint was found on the cashbox and inspector Charles Collins from Scotland. Yard's fingerprinting bureau examined it but the print didn't match the Faroes the officers or anybody in the bureau's file but witnesses reported seeing two men in the area on the morning of the crime and police track down and arrested Albert and Alfred Stratton. Their prints were taken an Alfred. Right thumbprint mashed the print on the cashbox. The brothers trial began on May fifth. Nineteen O Five. The fingerprint was the strongest evidence linking them to the crime scene and using fingerprints. Evidence was still a relatively new technique but collins explained the classification of fingerprints to the jury. And how he had never found two prints that had more than three characteristic in common in this case. Alfred Sprint and the cashbox print had multiple similarities. The Stratton brothers were found guilty of murder. And sentenced to death by hanging fingerprint. Evidence has been used in criminal investigations in cases ever since though techniques and technology in the field have changed significantly.
Nickelodeon, Michael Strahan And Serena Williams discussed on Ben Maller
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"william james" Discussed on Very Bad Wizards
"But I think the live dead just on that point. He's only trying to be psychologist. That's just pure psychology. That there are certain things that are that. We're open to believing are true and certain things that we're not and a big part of that involves our background temperament, passionate nature. The meta epistemology underlying all of this. I think is dementia list one it's one that's based on the emotions. Yeah. And that's where we part ways because you know, I'm not willing to go full blown pragmatist about what truth is. But but aside from that, I do like this. I collagen I think it's an interesting way to think about truth because I don't see the sentimentalised view necessarily being pragmatic. It is in the same way that I think you could be like an expressive est and meta ethics, but not be a pragmatist about ethics, but they're very there's a lot of overlap. Yeah. Yeah, you're right. It's a different claim. All right. Well, I think there's more to talk about and we Stumm we stumbled our way through parts of this. Find it interesting, and it's worth a read. I really actually a fan of that old like the writing with such utter confidence. Inserting phrases in Latin speaking for others. I mean, if you're going to compare it to the dry analytic style. I'm prairie a pistol would get skewered. If you try to write that way now is nice. And I think it's also it helps to be William James your brothers James like, you, you know, how to write in this style. Whereas I think a lot of people if they tried it sound like an ask. All right. All right. Join us next time on. Man. Plan. And with. Anybody can have. Very. Very good, man. Just to say that wisit..
"william james" Discussed on KQED Radio
"One thousand nine hundred eighty eight western Massachusetts sitting at the back of the bus. There are other seats open when this guy with the lumberjack coke gets on. He sits next to me. I keep my eyes down on my book after reading the same paragraph three times. I look past the page. My right leg is touching. This guy's left leg. You enjoying the guy says to me nodding toward my William James book. The varieties of religious experience is something like I think I'm gonna major in religion maybe philosophy in college. Do you go to? I don't the guy says I just moved here. A couple of weeks ago, I was dropping off a job application at the shoe store and being street exchange names. And when I hit that my stop is coming up Steve asked for my phone, number tear corner of paper from my notebook think I even draw heart over the I m my name. I'm in my dorm room when the phone rings. We will pass the basics pretty quickly Steve grew up in a suburb of Boston has a sister and plays guitar. He did a semester of college but failed out because all he did was write music and record. And then he drove cross country and worked as a bike messenger in San Francisco. His parents came to get him after he climbed into the woods in Lake Tahoe. And swallowed a bottle of pills..
"william james" Discussed on The Art of Charm
"When I tell you what the solitaire William James like it was like. Les eighteen seventies puts post the paper. You know how you move affects the way you think and feel now if you're gonna publish that science is going to take you to task. Okay. Well, that's a nice idea. That's nice hypothesis will actually test that and through, you know, a hundred years of testing these ideas, and he's theories not only did science come to the conclusion that William James was correct, but they also have the data and science. The point out that how you move affects, we think and feel and your brain will produce the chemicals to backup those thoughts and feelings. So ideas such as fake it to you, make it or act as if which I think we'll be talking about met here, go a long way. And this is when we come back to it's easier to actuate in thinking then the think your way into acting all the quick wins and self development. If you want to start feeling better about things and gaining some control, come through body language, and then once you can get that correct. Did and start getting some wins. We'll start feeling good, then you can go to the head start working on all the the much more difficult things and all the circular thinking the flawed thinking, cognitive distortions, a lot of those types of ideas that are going to need your body language to help break through some of those the circular thinking and allowing the other person to feel that attention through your non verbal communication is important. We all noticed the universal signals.
Trump proposal would make it harder for legal immigrants to gain citizenship
"Doc judge on one day it may seem as though he's attacking the prosecution in on the next day, as we entered the defense's case, he will be attacking them as well. We'll hear about the biggest wildfire and modern California history, whether cutting down trees makes wildfires less intense and tensions between Canada and Saudi Arabia over human rights. It's trying to tell the international community that if you're companies want a piece of the pie in Saudi Arabia, they'd better not criticize us. First, these headlines. Live from NPR news in. Washington I'm Jack Speer Paul manafort's former business partner Rick gates took the. Stand today for a second straight day as NPR's miles parks explains he was the only witness to testify in the endured a tough. Cross examination manafort's defense team is intent on string Rick gates, credibility, as a witness, there was, clear again when defense attorney Kevin downing probe gates on Tuesday, gates is he helped metaphor commit financial fraud by hiding money from the IRS and. Accounts overseas and lying banks to get loans but downing ask gates how he could possibly be trusted by the, jury the defense attorney asked about an. Extramarital affair gates had decade ago about the hundreds of, thousands of dollars Gates's admitted embezzling for Manafort gates is expected to take the stand again when court. Resumes Wednesday morning miles parks NPR news nearly fourteen thousand firefighters are battling seventeen major wildfires in California a pair, of fires in northern California. Have, combined become The largest fire in the state's history scorching more than two hundred. Ninety thousand acres. Kqed.org Tiffany Cam high reports. Mendicino complex is to fires burning about one hundred and twenty. Miles north of San Francisco. Persistent hot and dry weather have helped it grow too. It's unprecedented size here's. Cal fire spokeswoman Heather Williams it remains to be, very active it has. Limited access for our crews and it's, burning it, heavy fuel allows so it continues to pose challenges, to fire crews meanwhile triple digit weather extremely low humidity and gusty winds continue to complicate the fight. Further north near the city of reading where the car fire has been. Burning for more than two weeks for NPR news I'm Tiffany Cam high relatives with a man shot to death by police officers in. Saint Paul Minnesota have joined in calls for the immediate release, a, police body Cam, footage and, the nine one one call it preceded his death bureau of, criminal apprehension in a statement today saying Forty-three-year-old William James Hughes. Died of multiple. Gunshot wounds early Sunday morning when. Officers responded to a call of shots fired and apartment building Melvin Carter's the city's mayor I am reiterating. My call, for a transparent. Thorough in timely investigation including release of body Cam footage as soon as possible so far, there's, been no details about what happened at the scene. Police say Hughes. Was armed use relatives, and their. Supporters held a vigil last night. At the Minneapolis American Indian center US employers were posting more. Help wanted ads. In June than they were the previous month the. Labor, Department reporting job, openings rose, by three thousand to just over six point six million that number is actually higher than the number of people searching for work and close to APRIL's figure of six point. Eight million a record high stocks powered higher today with the broader market up after some strong. Second quarter earnings numbers for major corporations Dow gained, a hundred and twenty six points the s. and p. five hundred closed up eight points today the NASDAQ rose twenty three points, you're listening to NPR From news I'm Tara Siler south bay congresswoman Zoe Lofgren is bashing and. Expected proposal from the Trump administration that would make it tougher for legal. Immigrants to get green cards and citizenship if they have used public programs like ObamaCare according to an NBC news report the proposal could impact imigrants even if it was their American family members who used. A Bama care children's health insurance, or food stamps Lofgren says immigrants on welfare are, already in. Eligible to become citizens or residents is to try and get Trump's core voters to double down on the idea that, immigrants are cheaters and, welfare recipients really that's completely false Lofgren expects the proposal to be tied up in litigation if introduced at least, four Lake County unified school districts had delayed their start date due to the Mendocino complex. Fires lake port. Upper lake Lucerne and can ACTA. Unified school districts anticipate Starting the new school year in mid to late August depending on how the fire is controlled by those dates the delay will affect at least fifty one hundred students in the area, lake. Port district superintendent. April April Lieberman says the classrooms are currently filled with ash so we have to have all of that cleaned up before we can have students come back so you have the cleaning, of the buildings. Including the outside because there's ash everywhere And then you also have the air quality you, have multiple things happening at the same time Kelsey Ville and Middletown unified. School district's we'll have a normal start date and do not intimate any changes as of now I'm.
Rabid fox attacks person, dog near Holly Springs
"Fifty thousand dollars in Virginia complaints against him, when he ran a remodeling company in Texas and now endurable Wake County officials are alerting residents about rabies after a rabid FOX attack. The person and a dog near Holly springs the incident happened Tuesday near Holly springs road and Fairview street officials, said the FOX tested positive, for rabies yesterday Wake County animal control officials, warn the. Chances of encountering, animals with rabies increases temperatures warm up there encouraging pet owners to. Make sure your pet is vaccinated for rabies United States airman from Fayetteville is facing child sex crime charges Holly springs police arrested twenty nine year old William James for crimes, against the child no older than twelve they say the crimes happened over a period of several months earlier. This year airman James is being held on, a one million dollar bond seems that outbreak of food poisoning type symptoms in Transylvania county is growing public health officials say whatever it. Is good be spreading from person to person patient started showing up at the Transylvania regional hospital on Monday and, have continued to do so, for the past few days stay connected by, following us. On social media, go to one oh six one FM talk dot com to connect From the JD service now conditioning traffic center five forty eastbound side report, of the crash of Crete, more it's stop-and-go anyway all the. Way back to Parkway and does get better after creed more now one reported on four forty said to be eastbound LeBron, trail but jammed up there on both sides of four forty. I'm, Steve. Counts one zero six one FM talk Stormy.
"william james" Discussed on How To Be Amazing with Michael Ian Black
"Love the experience writing about it was actually easier than i thought you know i'm a journalist and hero wasn't a world where we're nothing was true yet it was true i mean all the usual voices you hear you know that person on your shoulder when you're writing nonfiction is this exactly right is this really what happened they were pretty quiet i was in a i was in this more fictive space even though everything that i described happened to me but a lot a lot happened that i didn't describe because it's too much you know knowing knowing knowing how much is enough is really important so i was leaving out lots of stuff there's a lot of editing the experience that goes on but i enjoyed it and i didn't enjoy it though until i found voice in which to do it and that took a little doing but it came it came pretty quickly and that was the voice they could duck in and out of the experience if you look at how i do it there moments where i just stop and you know break the fourth wall and turned to the audience and said yeah i know the sounds crazy i'm with you and i would be skeptical too but it is really how i felt you do struggle with the fact that as william james said describing the mystical experience it's ineffable yet it's very interesting how much time people spend trying to f the ineffable i mean you know descriptions you know that the people work very hard and there's thousands of words to describe the ineffable so there were moments where i stop and explain i can't i can't really tell you what this is like so i'm going to give you a metaphor do this the toad was this one the most kind of non linear extreme experience i had that was just impossible to render in words and this is a very obscure second call five emmy odiham i was fascinated to read about this i would i would have preferred to read about.
"william james" Discussed on KQED Radio
"We always do always do on lunch we don't go into a luncheon at for lunch and we before we order a tuna fish sandwich we always mentioned william james and the script we do so i said damasio the critics call james wrong because he said people who were paralyzed couldn't feel anything and he says you know it's funny you should mention this because there's been a series of studies thinking about james one more time in dangerous and because the first study that was made in this area was made by paraplegic psychologists who thought that he felt less emotional than he was before and talked to others and others reported the same the studies reported that people who had once been able bodied and then became paralyzed felt less less happy than able bodied people less sad been able bodied people just less our b is rooted in a body state if i would be able to remove from your brain the representation of your body you would not know that your you would i not be sorry at my friends daddy he's right i mean if you think about the last time you were sad really sad how would you describe that feeling to yourself in fairness i guess i would i would say i felt dragged out and heavy feeling is completely rooted in your flesh well brain has nothing to do with fought made me sad and then my body felt ring off hold on hello.
"william james" Discussed on The Ken Coleman Show
"A good mom yeah so that's a lot of a yes okay so now is that's the issue is that the truth yes or no no it's not true so it's a lie so right now you called me up going cannot i need to leave this job i need to go do something else on filling a pulls up tails but i have no idea what it is well i don't know that you are being pulled anything else i think what's happening is your being lied to do this to ourselves and william james the father of modern psychology once said this this is so powerful and it's for you today carla and he said no matter how absurd something is if people repeated often enough people will believe it very true so there's this lie in your head that has come up from your insecurities from your frustrations i believe the current role and your personality type combined has created all this pressure that you feel you have to address and then when you get home even though you say your present your mind is on all this stuff and i think there's just all because you said something the very start of the call that we have to focus on which is that there's extra stuff that's being thrown on you that you're not getting paid for which means you resent that yeah and resentment leads to frustration and frustration leads to desperation and in all of that together is generating ally in your head that you're not a good mom you're not a good wife hm interesting and my writer my wrong yeah yeah you're right on so i don't so this to the conversation at this moment carla should not be focused on finding your sweet spot per se in moving out it's really doing what the core problem which is you need to address the frustration so let's get back to the question i asked you early on now he know what's really going on in your head if we can get that healthy and get that cleared up.
"william james" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"Some a of big these mistake people why recognize can't i'm a ju that such atonement sexual harassment if of sexual you're a christian how uh 'bout there's some a sexual redemption element to touting power to we put over hill people away to and because i am power i called is for hillary not paul to be unless locked it's up over and by doing somebody a michael flynn because having lock power her up over kind of thing an what eminent are we doing inanimate here object is not really power well the definition of this context is the ability to compel some want to do something they otherwise wouldn't do cracked the definition of power the ability to repel some to do something they otherwise window think of all the peoples again out of bed early in the morning and they don't want to get out of bed and take a shower any in our in the got to do all the things to go to work in a hate trafficking but they do it because their employers forcing them to do it because of the paycheck right by so and you have to focus on this because william james wrote a treaty signed it was called the the piece of live it's experiences in in one of the early parts of the book he talks about how these uh these some of these experiences are actually fetishes in a fed is really a ritual or something that somebody feels they have to do in order to get some kind of emotional or sexual gratification other ways they can't get it up unless they go through this ritual and so for four a lotta people like the revivals religious revivals are fetish this is the only time that these people can actually go well yeah that's the way they do it because like i said throughout their daily lives daily sarah huckabee sanders they this these are dead dan straightface can't you can't get in the most but this is this is that sick of chris paul that deals with the asceticism and the you know the the puritans the the the.
"william james" Discussed on Locked Up Abroad
"Who's a william james so that people can alter their lives by altering their attitudes and i altered my attitude in jail when my sentence when my friend died and i knew i had like two years left or a year and a half my dad kept saying you know don't do anything stupid you want to spend your time don't make things worse and that all made sense to me after my friend died said file spend my time i'll just in it changed everything it literally changed the day change where i was because internally i wasn't scrambling to get out i was able to appreciate sunshine and the birds in the air the nobody beat my today effect that you're alive after ask how do they certain shoe to four years in two months and then increase it to life road well you already tried and in uragan says yes i did but the my sentence had never had the the task stick the official final there's a bunch of courts in his stumbled the final high court has the stamp it and they never stamped it and meanwhile the us government and nixon were pressuring turkey and all those other foreign countries to increase their drug penalties which they've done to our detriment right now and twice now you've been the victim of political change yeah download are being be stupid as the biggest victim but yes that political change came straight from the us pressure in turkey into increasing pannella's in turkey did i mean there was the big political incident turkey said fi you wanna see us increase our drug pendants we will and i was the first american to receive the life sentence unfortunately not the last couple of women a couple of guys they just started showing that we're we're hard on drugs talking to you norman powell geant ron you obviously have.