Whether a person takes this question seriously or not, the quest for personal identity is an ongoing theme in modern industrial culture. We are bombarded with messages to “find yourself” and offered consumer objects designed to further define and determine what makes us uniquely separate individuals. Ironically, this consumer messaging in turn shapes us into remarkably similar capitalist actors, united by a mutual participation in a culturally reinforced zero-sum game of competition and one-upmanship.
Isa Gucciardi is the author of the books “Return to the Great Mother” and “Coming to Peace”.
The voice of the scholar-practitioner emerges from a confluence of well-established disciplines, both inside and outside the academy.
Scholars are practitioners of academia. Many people, initially in the West and eventually globally, have had a millennium to imagine the knowledge and research that are data for academia, which is solely the creation of scholars’ studies.
According to the pervasive materialist ideology, the flip is nothing but a hallucination, a flight of fantasy, a delusory event that can easily be explained away as some less-than-rigorous thinker’s mistaken perception.
Scholars of religion, it turns out, often have profound religious experiences reading and interpreting the texts they critically study, and these events have consequences for the methods and models they develop, the conclusions they come to, and even for the traditions they study.
Chris is the current President of the United States Association of Body Psychotherapy, the hub of somatic psychology.
Alex is a yoga teacher and provocateur.
What is the link between Ideokinesis (and the many derived somatic approaches that use it) or other forms of visualization within somatic movement and VR?
In The Simulation Hypothesis, MIT computer scientist and computer-game entrepreneur Rizwan Virk crafts a unique perspective standing at the convergence of the knowledge systems of modernity and of Hinduism and Buddhism and other mystical traditions.
Some dimensions of safety which yoga can provide include grounding, boundary-making, and internal core support.
It has been unfashionable for veterans returning home from war to talk about the effect their experiences during the war has had on them.