Via an excerpt from Douglas Rushkoff’s latest column: Guruphiliac, a site dedicated to “exposing the profoundly manipulative legions of grifters preying on the spiritually hopeful, as well as those teachers who simply go around letting people think they’re God, one guru at a time.”
Advanced Yoga Practices is a huge collection of articles on yoga, meditation, and tantra.
New information on how the mind works:
The theory that the mind works like a computer, in a series of distinct stages, was an important steppingstone in cognitive science, but it has outlived its usefulness, concludes a new Cornell University study. Instead, the mind should be thought of more as working the way biological organisms do: as a dynamic continuum, cascading through shades of grey.
I posted a link to a New Scientist article about the study in question years ago… looks like the study was very likely fraudulent. Mercury
As the controversy rages, the Bay Area researcher is en route to a California prison camp on an unrelated fraud conviction. The second scientist recently took his name off the study. The third quietly left Columbia. The government conducted its own investigation and determined the study violated federal research guidelines.
Full Story: Sign on San Diego.
Here’s another study, done by Duke University, which failed to find that praying benefitted other people.