Mind Science

1110 Submissions

[2] viXra:1110.0079 [pdf] submitted on 31 Oct 2011

Fairy Rings, Psi-lines, Smugglers, and Venus

Authors: Jeffrey S. Keen
Comments: 12 Pages, 14 Figures, an Appendix.

Although there is much ancient folk lore and horticultural documentation regarding Fairy Rings, they are not often associated with mind science and astronomical events. Fortuitously, a Fairy Ring suddenly appeared on the grass in a friend's garden. On prompt investigation, apart from the usual necessary biological conditions, the essential trigger that probably created this particular Fairy Ring was a rare combination of the intersection of 2 psi-lines, coupled with a conjunction of Venus at the time of a new moon. As this is another example of cosmic events significantly affecting life on earth, together with the influence of the mind, the author felt there was sufficient scientific interest to document these findings for the benefit of other researchers, even though the sudden appearance of the phenomenon has been known for many thousands of years. Subsequent research proved conclusively that the psilines (or psi-tracts) were created by smugglers for their navigation.
Category: Mind Science

[1] viXra:1110.0046 [pdf] submitted on 15 Oct 2011

The Integrative Mind: The Witness and Ambiguity of Suffering

Authors: S.A. Orwin O'Dowd
Comments: 22 pages.

Adolph Meyer's theme of the integrative function is placed in the context of Ribot on personality and Joseph Breuer on effort and the contrast of sthenic and asthenic ideation.. The kind of analysis pursued by Meyer is taken in this way back to the language of constitutional medicine, and specifically Berthold Stiller's asthenia, and Janet's related concept of psychical insufficiency. Conversion hysterias are placed as the metabolic face of the same syndrome group, with consciousness emerging as the interface between metabolism and environment. The pattern of psychopathology as a whole is analysed in terms of the tonic and phasic processes, as understood by A.R. Luria, following Pavlov and Vygosky. Their neurology is further reinterpreted in the light of Merleau-Ponty on the embodiment of significance in the gestalt. Integrative interactions arising show a contrast of harm-avoidance and reward-dependence, colouring habituation with motivational style. The disruption of learning is traced to confusion in the generic sense that merges with noise, whereby Meyer's insistence that mental disorder is a product of unfortunate circumstances is extended to the internal, physiological environment, consistent with the growth of both supportive therapies and detoxification and rehabilitation programs.
Category: Mind Science