Tx for that...coderman... That will keep me busy for a wee while... :-D . And there was me thinking that soma was summat to do with Aldous Huxley's experiment with drugs and Brave New World. Somatic thinking, somatic experience...Language as an emotional tool in thinking...lots of big words and concepts to learn there. Ancient Chinese philosophy and practice certainly has a lot to offer...and it has only become popular in the West in the last 50 years or so.
Have you ever heard of Milton Erickson? He lived in the earlier part of the last century...a pioneer in his day, got a big institute in America named after him. Helped lots of people, little old ladies learned to read and write, mums learned to control the wildness in their little boys, children learned to control their pain when they hurt themselves falling over, the dying learned to control the pain of advanced terminal cancer; a fisherman once offered him his biggest fish, after they helped him carry his canoe passed some rapids on an expedition in the Rockies; an offer he declined, incidentally, preferring more of the smaller ones, because he understood that they made their money from the biggest fish...Amazing man. Even his life story, I found, was educational, entertaining and interesting...though it might not be to others tastes...And nowadays of course, people make lots of money out of his knowledge...with dubious results...but there you are, that's advanced capitalist society for you...turn it into a product, copyright it, advertise it, market it and Bingo..."I'm in the money..." :-) .
Cor! The things one learns on this list...sumfink new every day...right enough.
Cheers! I shall eagerly devour it....once again, thank you... ATB Dougie.P.S. One of these days, we might all get a pocket magnetometer and point it at one anothers head, press a little button and if it comes up green, we will know we can trust one another, might even have a degrees of trust button on it. Concepts of trust are a big thing these days, lack of trust leads to all sorts of conflicts and misunderstandings...don't you think?
On 17/12/14 03:01, coderman wrote:
On 12/16/14, doug<douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:... One of the best ways of deceiving people, is to believe in the lie. To be so well versed in it, that no weakness, no crack can be found. This is called ones "legend" a very special word which spies use. Credible legends are very difficult to create today, the pervading nature of computers, of massive digital storage and mass searching, will often find the crib in the legend...which is why it isn't used so often, (e.g. see the programme "The Americans") and of course, it is a lot cheaper and more efficient to use computers...for a similar yet contrary perspective, see: "Trying Not to Try - The Art and Science of Spontaneity" by Edward Slingerland https://www.randomhouse.com/book/221421/trying-not-to-try-by-edward-slingerland """ In Trying Not To Try, Edward Slingerland explains why we find spontaneity so elusive, and shows how early Chinese thought points the way to happier, more authentic lives. We’ve long been told that the way to achieve our goals is through careful reasoning and conscious effort. But recent research suggests that many aspects of a satisfying life, like happiness and spontaneity, are best pursued indirectly. The early Chinese philosophers knew this, and they wrote extensively about an effortless way of being in the world, which they called wu-wei (ooo-way). They believed it was the source of all success in life, and they developed various strategies for getting it and hanging on to it. With clarity and wit, Slingerland introduces us to these thinkers and the marvelous characters in their texts, from the butcher whose blade glides effortlessly through an ox to the wood carver who sees his sculpture simply emerge from a solid block. Slingerland uncovers a direct line from wu-wei to the Force in Star Wars, explains why wu-wei is more powerful than flow, and tells us what it all means for getting a date. He also shows how new research reveals what’s happening in the brain when we’re in a state of wu-wei—why it makes us happy and effective and trustworthy, and how it might have even made civilization possible. """ perhaps one day, we'll scrutinize each other's sincerity through self evident measures.  ;P 0. Magnetoencephalography https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetoencephalography