The Spiritual Science  of Everyday Life                 www.spiritualscience.co.uk
From ourearliest yearsto ourelderly years
AboveFlow of                                     Quality ofthinking                                     directing,and     ...
Energy and growth                           EastMental/                                             Place of           Nor...
Intuition is perceived ‘out                        of the blue’ ‘irrationally’ as                        in no judging is ...
enduring                             “I”                            intuition                         soul               j...
The Matrix
Nature           Nurture           v.genetics          cultureheredity        environment
Behaviourists             Precise observationNeuro-Cognitive           Working of the brainQuantum Mechanics         In...
Memory in a Nutshell (1)“Encoding” what we sense“Storage”“Retrieval”Sense impression>>>buffer>>>STM(usually less than 1...
“buffer”                       “primarymemory”    “rehearsal”             “compression”                  “chunking”    “op...
“Even though its common knowledge these days, it never ceases to amaze me that all the richness of our mental life –     a...
“The events of inner experiencebecome themselves explanatory causal constructs in their own right, interacting at their ow...
How do we explore the essence ofmemory, our thinking andconsciousness – our activityof connecting thepresent with the past...
“How is it possible thatmathematics, a product ofhuman thought that isindependent of experience,fits so excellently theobj...
To discover the inner reality of memory, the mind,        consciousness and “real things” –                  as a spectato...
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  1. 1. The Spiritual Science of Everyday Life www.spiritualscience.co.uk
  2. 2. From ourearliest yearsto ourelderly years
  3. 3. AboveFlow of Quality ofthinking directing,and controlling,attention harmonising Air FireQuality Earth Water Flow ofSolidifying, feelingwaiting, andcontaining adaptability Below A Western Magical Wheel
  4. 4. Energy and growth EastMental/ Place of North South thethinkingforces heart West Physical seeing within A Native American Medicine Wheel
  5. 5. Intuition is perceived ‘out of the blue’ ‘irrationally’ as in no judging is involved IntuitionThinking is to Feeling is‘rationally’ mind somethingweigh up and ‘rationally’ Thinking Feelinglink ideas, weighed up –judge and pleasant orunderstand unpleasant? Sensation Sensation: the experience of our senses & ‘irrational’ as in it just happens Carl Jung
  6. 6. enduring “I” intuition soul judging memory Formative body streampast Inspirational body stream deep future yearning senses physical body Rudolf Steiner
  7. 7. The Matrix
  8. 8. Nature Nurture v.genetics cultureheredity environment
  9. 9. Behaviourists Precise observationNeuro-Cognitive Working of the brainQuantum Mechanics InterconnectednessPsychodynamic The unconsciousSocial Constructionist The world we live inBiological-Evolutionary EvolutionHumanistic- The „self‟. Phenomenological
  10. 10. Memory in a Nutshell (1)“Encoding” what we sense“Storage”“Retrieval”Sense impression>>>buffer>>>STM(usually less than 1 min.) >>>LTMnew/old----significance----brain healthRemembering – by recognition – by recallForgetting – the absence of “cues” confusion with another memory displacement of information from STM repression / motivated forgetting decay or “atrophy” of the memory “engram”
  11. 11. “buffer” “primarymemory” “rehearsal” “compression” “chunking” “optimise “central capacity” executive” “articulatory loop” “visuospatial sketch pad”“audio-video information” “displacement”“interference” “engram”
  12. 12. “Even though its common knowledge these days, it never ceases to amaze me that all the richness of our mental life – all our feelings, our thoughts, our ambitions, our love life, our religious sentiments and even what each of usregards as our own intimate private self –is simply the activity of these little specks of jelly in your head, in your brain. There is nothing else.”Vilayanur S. Ramchandran, neuroscientist and Director of the Centre forBrain and Cognition at the University of California,2003 BBC Reith Lectures
  13. 13. “The events of inner experiencebecome themselves explanatory causal constructs in their own right, interacting at their own level with their own laws and dynamics.”Roger Sperry, 1981, Nobel Lecture
  14. 14. How do we explore the essence ofmemory, our thinking andconsciousness – our activityof connecting thepresent with the past?Who prompts „the braininto action‟?If things only exist when weobserve them what happensto our memory when weforget? Does it not exist?If we only become conscious of amemory when we experience it,where has it been hiding?
  15. 15. “How is it possible thatmathematics, a product ofhuman thought that isindependent of experience,fits so excellently theobjects of physical reality?Can human reasonwithout experiencediscover by pure thinkingproperties of real things?”Albert Einstein, from Sidelights on Relativity, 1922
  16. 16. To discover the inner reality of memory, the mind, consciousness and “real things” – as a spectator? Or a player – “I am involved in this.”

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