The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

I have heard the renowned philosopher and cultural historian Richard Tarnas (one of my professors in grad school) say something along the lines of: any path of inquiry followed far enough reveals insight into the nature of the universe itself. Here is a person, Marie Kondo from Japan who has been OBSESSED with tidying, cleaning, and organizing since she was a child. 

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Introduction to Digital Marketing (For Non-Capitalists)

Introduction to Digital Marketing (For Non-Capitalists)

A presentation on fundamental marketing concepts delivered January 2016 designed for a non-business audience at the California Institute of Integral Studies. My interest in this presentation was to integrate the more conscientious, mindful culture being cultivated at CIIS with more pragmatic views on consciousness often found in the business community.

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Beyond Persona

Using a persona is something many people do. The reason that we do this is in order to protect the sensitivity of our psychological space. This means that the private thoughts that we have will not be disrupted by the intentions of those around us, because we are in essence creating some type of "sandbox" within which we are free to explore without having to deal with the questions and norms and expectations of society. 

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The Core and the Crust

The Core and the Crust

The core and the crust is a partition of all of reality into two fundamental modes. Core is nature: the intangible source of all things. Crust is culture: material residue left in core’s wake. Transformation of core into crust in an effective manner is the basis of a thriving society. 

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Materialism, Feminism and "Masculanism"

Materialism, Feminism and "Masculanism"

- Materialism and its exploitative incarnation on all humans in present society
- Feminism as a response to male privilege and expectations from other women/broader society
- "Masculanism" as a response to female privilege and expectations from other men/broader society

These are three types of trauma experienced by different types of individuals to varying degrees influenced by their life experiences and idiosyncratic disposition.

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