Armchair Philosophizing with Melissa Unger
I am always reading, listening, looking at various subjects in the hopes of better understanding the source of creativity and imagination. I come across people & things in nature, science, philosophy, medicine, the arts, etc that spark my interest and inspire me.
Some are rather esoteric, but I think one has to roam the edges of what’s accepted in order to find innovative solutions and move thought & culture forward.
Each month, I share some subjects I came across in my research that I found particularly interesting. I hope you’ll enjoy them and that they will inspire you to stay curious.
SUBJECTS OF INTEREST – June 2012
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When was the last time you reflected on the true meaning of the word? I hadn’t done so in a while and found it fascinating.
It’s a wild notion, but somehow feels plausible in view of the emergence of increasingly intricate social networks. Try to filter out the New Age rhetoric (if you have a knee jerk negative reaction to that sort of thing) and consider only the philosophic and scientific strands of the theory. It’s quite interesting.
Watch David Lynch talk about consciousness & creativity
As you likely know, this acclaimed filmmaker is a huge proponent of transcendental meditation. Take a peek at The David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness Based Education and World Peace. Talk about going out on a limb to support something you believe in. Impressive.
Other Worlds- A Documentary by Jan Kounen
A friend sent me this great film. Ideal for those interested in learning more about Shamanism and Entheogens.
Published: June 26th, 2012