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#11 Fri 25th Sep 2009 01:50 am

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#12 Fri 25th Sep 2009 12:02 pm

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Thank you for those links SiriArc. applause I have to go back and slow down, I especially enjoyed the dark creatures that live in all things. Quite something to think about. Again thank you.

http://www.wisconsinmedicalsociety.org/ … eachus.cfm

Is There A Little Rain Man In Each Of Us?

Darold Treffert, MD

Savant Syndrome raises many questions. But two especially intriguing questions are of particular importance: (1) How do they do it? and (2) What does savant syndrome say about hidden potential, perhaps, within each of us. The answer to the first question, addressed in sections elsewhere on this site, provide some clues to answering the second question. My answer to that second question: "Does some Rain Man ability — savant-like skill and capacity — exist in each of us?" is Probably so. Let explain me why.

There is evidence that some savants, because of prenatal, perinatal or postnatal central nervous system damage, from a variety of genetic, injury or disease processes have substituted right brain capacity in a compensatory manner for left brain dysfunction and limitation. Simultaneously, because of those same injurious factors, these savants have come to rely on more primitive cortico-striatal (procedural or habit) memory rather than higher level cortico-limbic (semantic or declarative) memory. This combination of right brain skills coupled with procedural memory produces the constellation of abilities and traits that is savant syndrome.

But that more primitive memory circuitry, and right brain capacity, both still exist in each of us. However because of their inherent, utilitarian usefulness we have generally come to rely more heavily on left ( dominant) hemisphere functions such as language, logical & sequential thinking, for example, than on right (non-dominant) hemisphere skills. Likewise in our day to day functioning we have come to generally use and depend upon semantic or declarative memory much more than usingour more primitive, and less facile, procedural or habit memory capabilities. The question becomes then, is it possible to tap and use those still existent, but less frequently used, capacities and circuits, with some of their savant-like characteristics, in those of us more wedded to left brain capacity and higher level memory? In that sense is there some Rain Man within each of us? I am convinced there is.

http://anthropik.com/2006/08/a-brief-su … f-animism/

    Platonism has traditionally been interpreted as a form of metaphysical dualism, sometimes referred to as Platonic realism, and is regarded as one of the earlier representatives of metaphysical objective idealism. According to this reading, Plato's metaphysics divides the world into two distinct aspects: the intelligible world of "forms", and the perceptual world we see around us. The perceptual world consists of imperfect copies of the intelligible forms or ideas. These forms are unchangeable and perfect, and are only comprehensible by the use of the intellect or understanding, that is, a capacity of the mind that does not include sense-perception or imagination. This division can also be found in Zoroastrian philosophy, in which the dichotomy is referenced as the Minu (intelligence) and Giti (perceptual) worlds. The Zoroastrian ideal city, Shahrivar, also exhibits certain similarities with Plato's Republic. The existence and direction of influence here is uncertain; while Zoroaster lived well before Plato, few of the earliest writings of Zoroastrianism survive unaltered.1

Thus, Western philosophy begins, essentially, with Plato telling us to doubt our sensuous experience of the world, that our sensuous experience is illusory; true reality lies in the world of forms, of which our perceptual world is but an imperfect copy. The world of forms, separated from our sensuous experience, can only be experienced through reason.

Abram highlights a critical, but much overlooked, coincidence of history. At the same time that Socrates and Plato were formulating their philosophy, the Greek alphabet became a standard part of Athenian education. The Greek alphabet had existed for some time before that, but it had been a specialized tool, sometimes as a mnemonic device for epic poets, or as a means of keeping track of inventories, etc., but it was only in Plato's time that literacy became a widespread social expectation, only then that Athenian society became a truly literate society.

Abram points out that this is no mere coincidence. Plato formulates the first literate philosophy, a philosophy grounded in literacy and the alphabet. Only with writing could we critically analyze abstract "forms" separated from our sensuous experience. Prior to that, the concept of a "tree" was firmly rooted in our sensuous experience of trees. With writing, it became possible to form an idea of "tree," without ever actually seeing, or touching, or smelling one. Our senses are our only connection to the world around us, and in Plato's time, it became possible to shut them off entirely, and live solely in an abstract world of reason and intellect—a world where only human voices could be heard.


HOPE is the thing with feathers   
That perches in the soul,   
And sings the tune without the words,   
And never stops at all        Emily Dickinson

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#13 Mon 9th Nov 2009 07:37 pm

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New discoveries with ancient Egypt and DMT:
Rick Strassman on DMT & Magical Egypt (Navigating the Afterlife)

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“Intelligence is the capacity to receive, decode and transmit information efficiently. Stupidity is blockage of this process at any point. Bigotry, ideologies etc. block the ability to receive; robotic reality-tunnels block the ability to decode or integrate new signals; censorship blocks transmission.” - Robert Anton Wilson

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#14 Tue 10th Nov 2009 06:59 am

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Bringing this link here also...just because...because it fits and takes up about 15 minutes and IS a wonderful and current real higher life embracing experience!

Doctor Jill Bolte Taylor powerful 'other world' experience from a stroke:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyyjU8fzEYU

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l224/rastya/From%20Russia%20With%20Love/cosmic_beauty.jpg


"Let Your Spirit Soar!"

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#15 Sat 19th Feb 2011 04:04 pm

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“Intelligence is the capacity to receive, decode and transmit information efficiently. Stupidity is blockage of this process at any point. Bigotry, ideologies etc. block the ability to receive; robotic reality-tunnels block the ability to decode or integrate new signals; censorship blocks transmission.” - Robert Anton Wilson

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