Category: Psychology

The Creative Breakthrough: Lessers Give Up, Masters are Stronger

Reading Time: 6 minutes I’m currently working my way through the excellent book Mastery by Robert Greene.  Actually, I’m listening to it as an audio book through  I’ve never been a fan of audio books, but I’ve found that it’s great to listen every day for about 30 minutes or so on my morning walk.  It may take a while…
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Jung on Dream Journals

Reading Time: < 1 minute The New York Time’s recently featured an article on Jung’s intriguing and much anticipated Red Book. redbook The Holy Grail of the Unconscious A quote from Jung on journaling the inner workings of the mind and (possibly) dreams stuck out to me: “I should advise you to put it all down as beautifully as…
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Spiral Dynamics Mind Map

Reading Time: < 1 minute Today I officially started kicking off my research into Spiral Dynamics. I’ve had some superficial knowledge of the subject due to my exposure to a number of books on Integral philosophy. I recently came across the original book on Spiral Dynamics by Beck and Cowan and thought this would be a good place to start.…
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Some Important Modern Pioneers: Baldwin, Habermas, Aurobindo, and Maslow

Reading Time: < 1 minute From Integral Life: “In this excerpt from Integral Psychology, Ken Wilber honors some of the forerunners to his own model Integral theory and practice: James Mark Baldwin,  Jürgen Habermas, Aurobindo, and Abraham Maslow—intellectual giants upon whose shoulders we all stand…. Some Important Modern Pioneers: Baldwin, Habermas, Aurobindo, and Maslow From Integral Psychology by Ken Wilber…
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Integral Vision Mind Maps

Reading Time: 2 minutes Last year I picked up a copy of The Integral Vision by Ken Wilber. I recently decided to re-read the book, and created a comprehensive book summary highlighting the key pieces of information in the book. The book summary is presented in the form of mind maps for each chapter.

Rudolph Steiner on Patience and Progress

Reading Time: < 1 minute I’ve been meaning to dig deeper into Rudolph Steiner’s works since I first became aware of him a few years ago.  Steiner is an intriguing character for a number of reasons.  He was a passionate polymath, being interested and well-versed on a wide range of topics, accomplished philosopher and lecturer, founder of an alternative education…
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Fingers and Toes Making Friends with Each Other

Reading Time: 2 minutes I wanted to take a minute and share what I’ve been working on recently. I’ve spent the last couple weeks setting up my new personal wiki.  My ultimate goal is to use a wiki, and other open source applications/tools, to act as a personal knowledge manager and learning aid.  I’ve also been evaluating a fantastic…
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The Undiscovered Self

Reading Time: < 1 minute Jung on the state and religion: “All mass movements, as one might expect, slip with the greatest ease down an inclined plane made up of large numbers.  Where the many are, there is security; what the many believe must of course be true; what the  many want must be worth striving for, and necessary, and…
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Potentialities: Borne Along the Stream of Time

Reading Time: < 1 minute Jung’s commentary on The Golden Flower: “Now and then it happened in my practice that a patient grew beyond himself because of unknown potentialities, and this became an experience of prime importance to me.  In the meantime, I had learned that all the greatest and most important problems of life are fundamentally insoluble.  They must…
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You Should Know That You Don't Know Enough To Know That You Don't Know, You Know?

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’m sometimes amazed at the sites that make the popular list. I enjoyed the following entry on Wikipedia: the Dunning-Kruger effect. The Dunning-Kruger effect is the phenomenon whereby people who have little knowledge systematically think that they know more than others who have much more knowledge. The phenomenon was rigorously demonstrated in a series…
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