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May 4, 2022
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Does Wicca come from Thelema? What was the relationship between Aleister Crowley and Gerald Gardner and how did that influence the Wiccan tradition?
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Hutton, R. (2012) Crowley and Wicca. In: H. Bogdan & M. P. Starr eds. Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism. 285-306, Oxford University Press.
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Methods: Since the validity of the hypothesis seems to hold true, I proceed with constructing a global attention and engagement index. This by applying the one-sided Hodrick–Prescott filter on both the daily and monthly averages out of the GCP data. The filtered series are then normalized by defining a significant date as a date on [...]
A recent trend in psychology has been the call to decolonize the discipline, perhaps most typified in the recent conference held by Columbia University (Teachers College, 2021). The speakers offered tips for understanding the ways that, for example, in clinical supervision, supervisors may unwittingly be passing their values onto their supervisees by, put very curiously, [...]
Some philosophers inquiring into the metaphysics of causality might argue that our current understanding is incomplete. They might note that, as Hume argued, we lack the ability to fully characterize causal laws. Such an argument arguably weakens the case that we can rule out anomalous mind-matter interaction a priori. However, philosophers on the metaphysics of [...]
I take no issue with those traditional emphases, but suggest they be supplanted with parallel work investigating pragmatic applications. For too long researchers in anomalies have somewhat defensively, and perhaps naively, thought that with sufficient data critics might be persuaded to soften their criticism. This has, for the most part, not been a winning strategy.
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Here he describes his research with spirit mediums in Brazil. While many mediums exhibit symptoms that are sometimes designated as signs of psychosis, he notes that they typically live productive and meaningful lives showing no signs of pathology. Experimental tests with the famous medium, Chico Xavier, indicated that letters he transmitted to grieving relatives from [...]
Here he explains that Aristotelian logic has captured the Western intellectual mindset for many centuries. He suggests that this type of “either/or” thinking has resulted in harmful wars and violence. He points to several other systems of logic that are more precise, and also more inclusive, than Aristotelian thought. These include Taoist yinyang logic, Buddhist [...]
Carla is an energy healer, former shamanic practitioner, and widely-experienced remote viewer. She has had training from a number of instructors, but finally settled on Remote Viewing Instructional Services. She is now a great fan of the original Ingo Swann methodology. Here she details the her rewarding journey into remote viewing.
From July 2002 to December 2018, an estimated 120,000 people from around the globe took part in IONS online map dowsing experiment. Participants were shown a 300×300 grid and asked to predict the location of a spot that would be immediately generated by the webserver. Each trial was then given a Z-score determined by the [...]
Here he reviews the many accomplishments of William Blake (1757-1827), a visual artist, poet, and mystic. Blake was an important influence on people such as W. B. Yeats, Alan Ginsberg, Kathleen Raine, Aldous Huxley – the contemporary artist, Francis Bacon – and even the rock musician, Patti Smith. Many of his contemporaries, and even some [...]
Here she suggests that humans and animals share many similar conscious experiences. Science is now correcting previous mistaken beliefs that animals do not experience pain, do not show emotions, and are not even conscious. She provides many stories illustrating the enormous capacities of different animals. She maintains that these beliefs developed in order to justify [...]
Here she points out that the earliest healers of human trauma were shamans who knew a great deal — particularly with regard to the therapeutic role of nature. Trauma is endemic to the human condition; however, as long as it remains unresolved, it perpetuates itself. She maintains that the symptoms of trauma are messages that [...]