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The relevance of bliss

Nona Coxhead

The relevance of bliss

a contemporary exploration of mystic experience

by Nona Coxhead

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  • 32 Currently reading

Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mysticism -- Psychology.,
  • Experience (Religion),
  • Ecstasy.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementNona Coxhead.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL625 .C69 1985b
    The Physical Object
    Pagination183 p. ;
    Number of Pages183
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2724076M
    ISBN 100312670559
    LC Control Number86017716

    For by no stretch of the imagination could the most ardent misery-monger claim that non-human animal suffering is essential for the production of great art and literature - a common rationale for its preservation and alleged redeeming value in humans. If we want it, nanotechnology promises old-fashioned abundance all round, both inside and outside synthetic VR. Any sensory experience one wants, any experiential manifold one can imagine, any narrative structure one desires, can be far better realised in VR than in outmoded conceptions of Real Life. One of our deepest fears about the prospect of tampering with our natural i. Even if the notion is both intelligible and potentially referential, it's not clear that "natural", selfish-DNA-sculpted minds offer a more authentic consciousness than precision-engineered gradients of information-sensitive euphoria. A lot of the state-spaces currently beyond our mental horizons may be nasty or uninteresting or both.

    Recipient of an MFA from Bennington and a past fellow of the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Campbell is at work on a novel set on the grounds of a former psychiatric asylum near her home. Perhaps the Controllers fear historical awareness would stir dissatisfaction with the "utopian" present. As mentioned above, Tantric methods spanned across lineages, cultural communities, and religious denominations. Let's play safe. Dr Nida granted me permission to read the text and I set about translating it.

    Easily make changes any time and communicate them with the right people so everyone stays in-the-know about your policies. Substantial: It considers central points of the Faith and addresses the issues that face every Christian, even the youngest. The faculties requisite for rational inquiry are simply weakened by televised viewing. Depressed or nominally euthymic people are easier for the authorities to control than exuberant life-lovers. Nor was it a psychologization…This shift took place in the physical realm. In similar fashion, all forms of human genetic engineering and overt behavioural conditioning are to be tarred with the same brush.


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This current book is quite a different animal from the translations that Sky Press has published to date. Priests may minister to supplicants based on religious affiliations and qualifications after all, but compassionate and dedicated doctors can make no such distinctions.

A in December For example, typing "jones" in the author field, or "bible" in the keywords field is likely to return too many results. Enhancing serotonin function - other things being equal - is likely to leave an individual less likely to submit to authority, not docile and emasculated.

Children are raised and conditioned by the state bureaucracy, not brought up by natural families. Easily make changes any time and communicate them with the right people so everyone stays in-the-know about your policies. Knee-jerk pessimism and outright cynicism abound among humanistic pundits in the press.

BNW is often taken as a pessimistic warning of the dangers of runaway science and technology. By contrast, one factor of life spent with even mildly euphoric hypomanic people is pretty constant.

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Its inhabitants are laboratory-grown clonesbottled and standardised from the hatchery. Huxley's vision of control and manipulation is somewhat subtler; but it belongs to the same atavistic tradition. Yet they don't subvert the hedonic treadmill of inhibitory feedback mechanisms in the brain.

Try to use as few fields as possible. Sweet, beautiful, tall, supermodel Aunt Lily. The major tranquillisers, including the archetypal "chemical cosh" chlorpromazine Largactilsubdue their victims by acting as dopamine antagonists.

In a Post-Darwinian Era of universal life-long bliss, the possibility of stasis is remote; in fact one can't rule out an ethos of permanent revolution.

Nature seems loveless and indifferent to our lives. Treasures take various forms. Specific lineages, regions, and religious communities have their preferred texts and styles of practice, and as Dr Nida demonstrates, oral-lineage interpretations and emphases may diverge markedly from standard formulas repeated in foundational texts.

One reason that many victims of bipolar disorder, notably those who experience the euphoric sub-type of hypo- mania, skip out on their lithium is that when "euthymic" they can still partially recall just how wonderfully intense and euphoric life can be in its manic phase.

So what horrors might we be letting ourselves in for in a global species-project to abolish the biological substrates of malaise? Even though we find the nature of BNW-issue "soma" as elusive as its Vedic ancestor, we think we can imagine, more-or-less, what taking "soma" might be like; and judge accordingly.

Even if the notion is both intelligible and potentially referential, it's not clear that "natural", selfish-DNA-sculpted minds offer a more authentic consciousness than precision-engineered gradients of information-sensitive euphoria.

There is no war, poverty or crime.

Redeeming Relevance in the Book of Numbers.

The woman who made Ty and Sage wanna help out in the bakery. If you find you're having trouble using our search, please get in touch. The nagging question may persist: will posterity's Art and Literature [or art-forms expressing modes of experience we haven't even accessed yet] really be Great?

Our descendants may "consume" software, genetic enhancements and designer drugs. As an example, I pointed out that the Yuthok Nyingthig the cycle of revealed teachings on which this book is based and which I discuss further below presents a range of different sexual yoga methods which combine levels of Tibetan Buddhist practice in unique ways not seen in other texts.

Conversely, the natural happiness of the handsome, blond-haired, blue-eyed Savage on the Reservation is portrayed as more real and authentic, albeit transient and sometimes interspersed with sorrow. Life on lithium is flatter.

Benedict, unfortunately, does not always consistently achieve a balance of elements and, at times, the lengthy book approaches melodrama. Yet anti-utopianism ignores even the foreseeable discontinuities that lie ahead of us as we mature into post-humans.

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