Jan 302012

Question by littlemisscontroverse: What are some good ideas for a diversity awareness activity?
This is for a college ethics class. This can be an activity only for the class or for the community. But it has to teach diversity awareness by experience. We only have a month to finish this.
Please be ethical as this is for an Ethics class.

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Answer by CoachT
If you want people to experience the reality of bias and bigotry then it would have to be something that isn’t as apparent as sex or race.

You also have to be very careful how you decide to present this, some biases out there result in dangerous situations. I’d be cautious about suggesting participants “pass” as Muslim in some areas for example. And therein lies the real problem with this type of experiment, the results can be dangerous.

You could always replicate a study I read some years ago but apply it locally. The researcher completed employment applications at a variety of businesses. Everything was essentially equal except that the applicants had clearly identifiably ethnic names. The result was that the people with ethnic names didn’t get interviews.

Another researcher I read had people of different sex/race/socio-economics park on the side of the road with the hood up to see who got helped. The hot blonde got a lot of attention. The poor looking guy got left to fend for himself.

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Sep 292011

Question by Vicarious Thrill: What is the symbolic value to the exposed breast of Green Tara, the Buddha of enlightened activity?
What is the symbolic value to the exposed breast of Green Tara, the Buddha of enlightened activity?

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Answer by OralBobs
Transcendental titillation

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Aug 112011

The brain is spontaneously cycling through elaborate, distributed patterns of activity, which mimic activity patterns associated with sensory, motor, or cognitive events. This is a movie showing the instantaneous patterns of spontaneous brain activity on the surface of the left brain hemisphere. The brain is spontaneously cycling through elaborate, distributed patterns of activity, which mimic activity patterns associated with sensory, motor, or cognitive events. This is a movie showing the instantaneous patterns of spontaneous brain activity on the dorsal surfaces of the both brain hemisphere. For more information see: tiny.cc and tiny.cc or visit my website: martinos.org Video generated by Russ Hornbeck and Justin Vincent using data collected from a resting (and reflecting?) human being.
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Apr 262011

A quasi scientific approach. Examples given from the news and natural science. The question that we ask ourselves is “is what I see in meditation real or not?” how do we define real and how do we know what we are doingis really having an effect in the outside world. Raising questions and questioning answers. Discernign good and useful information from bad and useless information. Nick Dutch ( www.nickdutch.co.uk )acts as a professional tarot reader for a living. A tarot reading is an entertainment service that has the therapeutic benefit of a conversation (and can be good fun too!). Nck Dutch also provides you with the access to occult new age / magickal books and tarot cards ( www.bespoke-group.com ). Nick Dutch also composes mind altering meditation recordings believed by some people to be useful in learning the “psychic arts” ( www.songcastmusic.com )
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Mar 282011

Question by lundstroms2004: Do you think that the tectonic activity of Japan influenced early Shinto Mystics and Animists?

In what ways?

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Answer by Angel Baby

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Feb 112011

Question by Esodokra: Is it possible for more open-minded people to experience paranormal activity?
I’m 16 years old and am very much aware of all the spiritual realms and higher beings and lowers beings. Since i’m open-minded and a very sensitive being could this make me experience paranormal activity.

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Answer by Nitsua N
You watch too many movies.

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Aug 112010

Paranormal Activity: Why an Open Mind Can Make You Stronger

For centuries people have been fascinated yet equally terrified about the idea of paranormal activity. Of course we have all been scared out of our wits or jumped out of our seats while watching a ghost flick, but is there a reality to our fear? Are we truly terrified of the paranormal activity we see in mainstream media for a reason? Many people love the idea of a great horror movie, but would it be so entertaining if we really knew how much paranormal truth can be evident around us?

When it comes to the fear of ghosts and stories of haunting we can go back decades and even centuries to find real life examples. The truth of the matter is that in these modern times, real life ghost sightings and paranormal activity are becoming increasingly abundant. No longer are these situations being limited to old fashioned, creaky and creepy buildings, but there are reports of paranormal activity popping up all over the country. Are our fears simply starting to play tricks on us? Or have the dark and unsettled spirits really begun to interact with us more often?

The best advice you can take on this matter is to not jump to any swift conclusions or you may end up getting yourself worked up over nothing. If you feel a paranormal presence or are hearing unusual sounds, make sure you take a thorough look around your house. Try to find an easy explanation for the noises you hear. If you do not find anything legitimate to explain any changes, then you can confidently go about looking into more serious and efficient measures. Apply common sense to every situation to ensure that you are simply not overreacting to the increased paranormal activity within mass media in today’s society.

No easy explanations? Still hearing strange noises late at night or feel an unavoidable presence even after fixing the water pipes and checking for creaks in the floors? Now you can begin to take more drastic measures. First off, try and catch any patterns you can see or find in the paranormal activity. Identify at what exact time you get a feeling of a weird energy or when you hear the noises. It may coincide with certain activities that you are engaging in or certain guests that you have enter the home. If you can determine the source of the problem or the reasoning for it, you will be well on your way to finding the truth and eventually solving the issue.

As with any situation, you should enter this one with an open mind. Of course you may never find solid proof when it comes to the life of the paranormal, but nor will you find solid proof admonishing it. With an open mind you are more capable of dealing with any number of issues that you may run into. At worst, you will be more informed than you were before. You may even have some fun while researching paranormal activity.

Gen Wright is a contributor to the online community Vampire Rave, a social network for real vampires. He also contributes to Bloody Feather, a dark journal and blog community.

www.inexcess.tv 2010, Road to Recovery Event: Byron Katie brings her work to Liverpool in an exclusive presentation for Inexcess TV. With a room full of drug workers, therapists and service users Byron Katie delivers the Work and challenges some of the preconceptions of how people work and relate to each other. This first session deals with how the relationships between drug workers works (or doesnt) and how an open minded approach will uncover some surprising outcomes. With the help of Jacquie Johnston Lynch from Sharp and the four questions, Byron Katie explores the nature of those relationships and what is true about the way we relate to each other. You can see the second session, and all the parts of this session here: www.inexcess.tv Described by Time Magazine as A spiritual innovator for the new millennium, and by the Times as having laser like tough love that burns away all illusion, Byron Katies presentation is fascinating for all people who are finding the work place challenging and who are unsure about the changing landscape in the treatment/recovery world.
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