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Archive for January, 2017

A World Of Consciousness

‘We bring about a world of consciousness that is partly what is given, and partly what we bring, something that comes into being through this particular conjunction and no other. And the key to this is the kind of attention we pay to the world.’

Iain Gilchrist
Psychiatrist, doctor, writer, and former Oxford literary scholar, he came to prominence after the publication of his book The Master and His Emissary subtitled The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World  


An Awakened Imagination

‘An awakened imagination works with a purpose. It creates and conserves the desirable, and transforms or destroys the undesirable.’

Neville Goddard
Profoundly influential teacher and author of several books on the power of the imagination


The Greatest Thing In The World

‘The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.’

Michel de Montaigne
One of the most significant philosophers of the French Renaissance
Known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre


Our Duty As Human Beings

‘It is our duty as human beings to proceed as though the limits of our capabilities do not exist.’

Teilhard de Chardin
French idealist philosopher and Jesuit priest who trained as a paleontologist and geologist and took part in the discovery of Peking Man


The Masses

‘The masses have never thirsted after truth. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim.’

Gustav Le Bon
French polymath whose areas of interest included anthropology, psychology, sociology, medicine, invention, and physics
 


Delusion To Truth

‘The majority of men prefer delusion to truth. It soothes. It is easy to grasp. Above all, it fits more snugly than the truth into a universe of false appearances—of complex and irrational phenomena, defectively grasped.’

H. L. Mencken
American journalist, satirist, cultural critic and scholar of American English


Education

‘Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the facts from the fiction. The function of education therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.’

Martin Luther King, Jr.
American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement, he is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs