Category: Philosophy

PhilosophersNotes: Get Your Wisdom On!

Reading Time: < 1 minute Brian Johnson, entrepeneur and philosopher at heart, has created a new site/service called PhilosopherNotes. What is PhilosophersNotes?
Think: Mini-CliffsNotes for Self-Development Books!

Instruction Manual for Life

Reading Time: < 1 minute Just found this great video on YouTube (via

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.

Buddha on Understanding

Reading Time: < 1 minute From the Science of Oneness by Malcolm Hollick (p 163). Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh explains: The Buddha … said that in order to understand, you have to be one with what you want to understand. … The French language has the word comprendre, which means to understand, to know, to comprehend.  Com means to…
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Hierarchies and the Birth of AQAL

Reading Time: < 1 minute Wilber makes reference to the birth of AQAL (All Quadrants, All Levels) in his work The Marriage of Sense and Soul – Integrating Science and Religion (pg. 63): “It is fascinating that both premodern religion and modern science have a defining hierarchy, and both of them are composed of enveloping nests of increasing embrace (development…
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Time and Time Again

Reading Time: < 1 minute Over the last couple years, I’ve collected links to a number of sites that offer timeline-based browsing and thought I would share. Many of these sites are quite helpful for a number of areas of research, and help put many events into context and historical perspective: From Cave Paintings to the Internet (Formerly From…
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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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Emerson on Time

Reading Time: < 1 minute From “No Boundary”: “These roses under my window make no reference to former roses or to better ones; they are for what they are; they exist with God today.  There is no time for them.  There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence…. But man postpones or remembers; he…
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Nietzsche, Eternal Recurrence, and Integral Time

Reading Time: < 1 minute Nietzsche and Integral Philosophy…. 2 of my favorite topics.  I’m in the middle of reading the latest issue of the Integral Review, and found a great passage from Nietzsche on recurrence: “What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: “This life as…
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Ralph Waldo Emerson On Productivity

Reading Time: 2 minutes Leo at Zen Habits has posted another great article on productivity. The following is an excerpt from the article on Emerson’s thoughts on creativity and productivity. Write Everything Down “Men are born to write… Whatever he beholds or experiences, comes to him as a model and sits for its picture. He counts it all nonsense…
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