January 13, 2015 at 12:50 pm #43693
Polyphasic sleep is the practice of sleeping multiple times in a 24-hour periodusually more than two, in contrast to biphasic sleep (twice per day) or monophasic sleep (once per day). The term was probably first used in the early 20th-century by psychologist J. S. Szymanski who observed daily fluctuations in activity patterns (Stampi 1992). It does not imply any particular sleep schedule. The circadian rhythm disorder known as irregular sleep-wake syndrome is an example of polyphasic sleep in humans. Polyphasic sleep is common in many animals, and is believed to be the ancestral sleep state for mammals, although simians are monophasic. The term polyphasic sleep is also used by an online community that experiments with alternative sleeping schedules to achieve more time awake each day. While many claim that polyphasic sleep was widely used by some polymaths and important people such as Leonardo da Vinci, Napoleon, or Nikola Tesla, there are few reliable sources to support that view.
One should try to find a way partly to replace ordinary sleep with one’s qigong, yoga or meditational practices. Not probably easy for many.
Naps may boost your baby’s memory
January 13th, 2015 by Randy Dotinga, Healthday Reporter in Psychology & Psychiatry /
Study found infants recalled tasks better if they slept within four hours of learning.
(HealthDay)Babies process and preserve memories during those many naps they take during the day, a new study suggests.
“We discovered that sleeping shortly after learning helps infants to retain memories over extended periods of time,” said study author Sabine Seehagen, a child and adolescent psychology researcher with Ruhr University Bochum in Germany. “In both of our experiments, only those infants who took an extended nap for at least half an hour within four hours after learning remembered the information.”
The study doesn’t definitively confirm that the naps themselves help the memories stick, but the researchers believe that is happening. “While people might assume that infants learn best when they are wide awake, our findings suggest that the time just before infants go down for sleep can be a particularly valuable learning opportunity,” Seehagen said.
Scientists have long linked more sleep to better memory, but it’s been unclear what happens when babies spend a significant amount of time sleeping.
In the new study, researchers launched two experiments. In each one, babies aged 6 months or 12 months were taught how to remove mittens from animal puppets. Then some of the babies took a nap for a half-hour and some didn’t. A total of 216 babies were tested.
Then the researchers tested the babies to see if they remembered how to remove the mittens either four or 24 hours later.
The researchers found that only the babies who’d taken naps after learning actually remembered what they’d learned, especially after 24 hours.
Study author Seehagen said it’s “quite unlikely” that the babies who didn’t nap remember less because they were tired. Still, she said more research is needed to confirm the results.
So, how many naps do babies need and how long should they be?
“The small number of studies makes it difficult to make firm recommendations to parents,” said Angela Lukowski, an assistant professor of psychology and social behavior at the University of California, Irvine.
However, “the lesson for parents seems to be that napping after learning may help infants remember information over time,” she said. She added that naps of at least 30 minutes seem to be helpful, although there hasn’t been much, if any, research into shorter naps.
As for adults, don’t worry about napping as a memory aid. “There are many studies in the literature showing the benefit of naps for adults, but adults do not need to nap to retain new memories,” said Rebecca Gomez, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Arizona.
The new study is published in this week’s issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
More information: Timely sleep facilitates declarative memory consolidation in infants, PNAS, http://www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1414000112
Copyright © 2015 HealthDay. All rights reserved.January 13, 2015 at 1:08 pm #43694
Regardless of what time it is:
Sleep when you are tired; don’t sleep when you are not tired.
It’s the most natural way.
SJanuary 17, 2015 at 10:56 am #43696
Absenteeism is a habitual pattern of absence from a duty or obligation. Traditionally, absenteeism has been viewed as an indicator of poor individual performance, as well as a breach of an implicit contract between employee and employer; it was seen as a management problem, and framed in economic or quasi-economic terms. More recent scholarship seeks to understand absenteeism as an indicator of psychological, medical, or social adjustment to work.
Autonomism or Autonomist Marxism is a set of anti-authoritarian left-wing political and social movements and theories. As a theoretical system, it first emerged in Italy in the 1960s from workerist (operaismo) communism. Later, post-Marxist and anarchist tendencies became significant after influence from the Situationists, the failure of Italian far-left movements in the 1970s, and the emergence of a number of important theorists including Antonio Negri, who had contributed to the 1969 founding of Potere Operaio, as well as Mario Tronti, Paolo Virno, Franco “Bifo” Berardi, etc.
Petty tyranny (or petty authority or petty power) is authority exercised by a leader, usually one unchosen by the led, in a relatively limited or an intimate environment, such as that exercised by a fellow peer of a social group. It is a pejorative term, that carries with it a sense of authority that was gained, or is used, in an unfair or capricious manner.
Ashforth discussed potentially destructive sides of leadership and identified petty tyrants, i.e.leaders who exercise a tyrannical style of management, resulting in a climate of fear in the workplace. He proposed that following six characteristics to define petty tyranny:
1.arbitrariness and self-aggrandizement
2.belittling of subordinates
3.lack of consideration for others
4.a forcing style of conflict resolution
5.discouragement of initiative
6.non-contingent use of punishment
Unlike other forms of Marxism, autonomist Marxism emphasises the ability of the working class to force changes to the organization of the capitalist system independent of the state, trade unions or political parties. Autonomists are less concerned with party political organization than are other Marxists, focusing instead on self-organized action outside of traditional organizational structures. Autonomist Marxism is thus a “bottom-up” theory: it draws attention to activities that autonomists see as everyday working-class resistance to capitalism, for example absenteeism, slow working, and socialization in the workplace.
Sorry but ordinary habits and conceptions of sleep are totally improper and misguided.
But the reality is that there is real level of development when normal sleep is not needed and also it’s not even anymore possible.
Sorry for my broken English.
Ps. So if one goes back to that idea of demon immortals; what would be immediate discrimination between angelic and demonic mortals?January 17, 2015 at 11:21 am #43698
>>>Ps. So if one goes back to that idea of demon immortals;
>>>what would be immediate discrimination between
>>>angelic and demonic mortals?
I’ve answered this already in our recent discussion, please re-read again:
(at the end of the post)January 17, 2015 at 12:07 pm #43700
A martyr (Greek: μάρτυς, mártys, “witness”; stem μάρτυρ-, mártyr-) is somebody who suffers persecution and/or death for advocating, renouncing, refusing to renounce, and/or refusing to advocate a belief or cause of either a religious or secular nature. Most martyrs are considered holy or are respected by their followers, becoming a symbol of exceptional leadership and heroism. Martyrs play significant roles in religions such as Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Bahá’í Faith, and Sikhism. Similarly, martyrs have had notable effects in secular life, including specific figures such as Socrates, as well as in politics and Chinese culture.
Fra Dolcino (c. 1250 1307) was an Italian radical Christian preacher burnt at the stake in 1307, and often described as being a heretic inspired by the Franciscan theories. He became the leader for a group of radical reformers who after him was called Dulcinians; they practiced poverty and a form of communism of their goods.
The Dulcinian movement was a religious sect of the Late Middle Ages, originating within the Apostolic Brethren. The Dulcinians, or Dulcinites, and Apostolics were inspired by Franciscan ideals and influenced by the Joachimites, but were considered heretical by the Catholic Church. Their name derives from the movement’s leader, Fra Dolcino of Novara (ca. 12501307), who was burned as a heretic on the orders of Pope Clement V.
1. Satanism: Try to change the lifeforce and bend it to serve selfish, power-hungry goals. End goal is to become a demon immortal, a power-hungry self-serving entity who wants to continue to increase the scope of his dominion.
2. Daoism: Unconditionally accept the lifeforce and allow it to change you. In so doing, the qualities of unconditional love and acceptance that flow from the true source “God” manifest in you, providing a deeper direct connection to it. End goal is to become an immortal who helps the true source (e.g. help guide/lift others up to see its light)
In general, an opinion is a judgment, viewpoint, or statement about matters commonly considered to be subjective, i.e. based on that which is less than absolutely certain, and is the result of emotion or interpretation of facts. What distinguishes fact from opinion is that facts are verifiable, i.e. can be objectively proven to have occurred. An example is: “America was involved in the Vietnam War” versus “America was right to get involved in the Vietnam War”. An opinion may be supported by facts, in which case it becomes an argument, although people may draw opposing opinions from the same set of facts. Opinions rarely change without new arguments being presented. It can be reasoned that one opinion is better supported by the facts than another by analyzing the supporting arguments. In casual use, the term opinion may be the result of a person’s perspective, understanding, particular feelings, beliefs, and desires. It may refer to unsubstantiated information, in contrast to knowledge and fact.
The term “analytics” comes from the Greek words ἀναλυτός (analutos solvable) and ἀναλύω (analuo “to solve”, literally “to loose”). However, in Aristotle’s corpus, there are distinguishable differences in the meaning of ἀναλύω and its cognates. There is also the possibility that Aristotle may have borrowed his use of the word “analysis” from his teacher Plato. On the other hand, the meaning that best fits the Analytics is one derived from the study of Geometry and this meaning is very close to what Aristotle calls έπιστήμη episteme, knowing the reasoned facts. Therefore, Analysis is the process of finding the reasoned facts.
So the question was what are, in still more concrete sense, angelic and demonic attributes?
So one could for example provocatively say that impeccable monks and nuns are angelic and for example all homosexual men and members of the police force are demonic mortals, because of sexually deviant behaviour and acceptance of the use of violence respectively.
Ps. Sorry for my broken English.January 17, 2015 at 2:44 pm #43702
>>>So the question was what are, in still more concrete sense,
>>>angelic and demonic attributes?
I’ve answered this question several times now.
The data is already given in what you quoted. It is irrelevant whether the person has become an immortal or not. The question is whether someone is surrendering to the lifeforce, choosing unconditional love and acceptance OR whether they are trying to change the lifeforce, motivated by self-serving power-hungry goals.
>>>So one could for example provocatively
>>>say that impeccable monks and nuns are
>>>angelic and for example all homosexual men
>>>and members of the police force are
>>>demonic mortals, because of sexually
>>>deviant behaviour and acceptance of
>>>the use of violence respectively.
This doesn’t fit what I said, but instead is some kind of moral judgment you are making. People that are martyring themselves for a cause are not necessarily acting with unconditional love and acceptance of “what is”; oftentimes such actions spring forth due a self-righteous attitude and ego-based behavior (a disguised demonic trait), unless they are purely victims of circumstance and are killed through no fault of their own. Monks and nuns who are simply living their lives could be considered angelic, provided their life pattern isn’t based on escapism and repression/avoidance of internal aspects of self . . .
Similarly, your judgments on homosexual behavior or police is some kind of artificial moral judgment . . . in the former case, if two people are responding to love and sharing in an intimate way, it is not power-hungry selfish, it is responding to love and the natural feelings of love given to them by the lifeforce . . . no external parties are harmed; in the latter case, police serve the public good as guardians of safety and maintenance of collective natural flow (assuming we are not talking about the rarefied case of a tyrannical officer who is deriving pleasure from interfering in the civil liberties of the citizens). In short, it comes down to whether there is unconditional acceptance of “what is” . . . responding with love, which brings people together AS OPPOSED TO an “us vs. them” mentality of separation. It is the latter that defines demonic behavior. This is where I said before it comes down to choice.
In total, you keep trying to twist things into some kind of moral judgment based on ridiculous absolutist criteria found in religious texts. Such criteria isn’t a natural harmonious view, but it is instead an artificial human attempt to control the personal lives of others through fear.
SJanuary 17, 2015 at 4:19 pm #43704
From French bougre, from Medieval Latin Bulgarus (Bulgar), used in designation of heretics (especially the Bogomils, who arose in the 10th century in the First Bulgarian Empire) to whom various unnatural practices were ascribed.
Do not confuse and confound the mission and influence of the Adjuster with what is commonly called conscience; they are not directly related. Conscience is a human and purely psychic reaction. It is not to be despised, but it is hardly the voice of God to the soul, which indeed the Adjuster’s would be if such a voice could be heard. Conscience, rightly, admonishes you to do right; but the Adjuster, in addition, endeavors to tell you what truly is right; that is, when and as you are able to perceive the Monitor’s leading.
-THE URANTIA BOOK, PAPER 110: Section 5.1
A teenaged girl who committed despicable crimes as the leader of an Ottawa prostitution ring has been sentenced as an adult to six-and-a-half years in federal prison. Kailey Oliver Machado — who can be identified after being sentenced as an adult — will get credit for the 878 days she has already spent in custody. She has about three years remaining on her sentence. The 18-year-old is also banned from owning weapons, and must register as a sex offender.
José Alberto “Pepe” Mujica Cordano (Spanish pronunciation: [xoˈse muˈxika]; born 20 May 1935) is President of Uruguay since 2010. A former urban guerrilla fighter with the Tupamaros and a member of the Broad Front coalition of left-wing parties, Mujica was Minister of Livestock, Agriculture, and Fisheries from 2005 to 2008 and a Senator afterwards. As the candidate of the Broad Front, he won the 2009 presidential election and took office as President on 1 March 2010.
He has been described as “the world’s ‘humblest’ president”, due to his austere lifestyle and his donation of around 90 percent of his $12,000 (£7,500) monthly salary to charities that benefit poor people and small entrepreneurs.
No, I actually admit that lifeforce is the real self-sufficent fornicator, buggerer and immoralist.
Sorry, but my opinions are based on Castanedian recapitulation in both vipassana and samatha modes.
In the end it’s not at all about religious texts.
I would say that this answer above is too mechanistic and fatalistic to be acceptable.
Ps. Sorry for my broken English.January 19, 2015 at 7:50 pm #43706
The story of Eros and Psyche has a longstanding tradition as a folktale of the ancient Greco-Roman world long before it was committed to literature in Apuleius’ Latin novel, The Golden Ass. The novel itself is written in a picaresque Roman style, yet Psyche retains her Greek name. Eros and Aphrodite are called by their Latin names (Cupid and Venus), and Cupid is depicted as a young adult, rather than a child.
The story tells of the struggle for love and trust between Eros and Psyche. Aphrodite was jealous of the beauty of mortal princess Psyche, as men were leaving her altars barren to worship a mere human woman instead, and so she commanded her son Eros, the god of love, to cause Psyche to fall in love with the ugliest creature on earth. But instead, Eros falls in love with Psyche himself and spirits her away to his home. Their fragile peace is ruined by a visit from Psyche’s jealous sisters, who cause Psyche to betray the trust of her husband. Wounded, Eros leaves his wife, and Psyche wanders the Earth, looking for her lost love. Eventually she approaches Aphrodite and asks for her help. Aphrodite imposes a series of difficult tasks on Psyche, which she is able to achieve by means of supernatural assistance.
After successfully completing these tasks, Aphrodite relents and Psyche becomes immortal to live alongside her husband Eros. Together they had a daughter, Voluptas or Hedone (meaning physical pleasure, bliss).
In Greek mythology, Psyche was the deification of the human soul. She was portrayed in ancient mosaics as a goddess with butterfly wings (because psyche was also the Ancient Greek word for ‘butterfly’). The Greek word psyche literally means “soul, spirit, breath, life or animating force”.
During sleep, most systems in an animal are in a heightened anabolic state, accentuating the growth and rejuvenation of the immune, nervous, skeletal, and muscular systems. Sleep in non-human animals is observed in mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish, and in some form in insects and even in simpler animals such as nematodes, suggesting that sleep is universal in the animal kingdom.
In Greek mythology, Hypnos (/ˈhɪpnɒs/; Greek: Ὕπνος, “sleep”) was the personification of sleep; the Roman equivalent was known as Somnus.
In Greek mythology, Thanatos /ˈθænətɒs/ (Greek: Θάνατος [Ancient Greek: [tʰánatos]] “Death”, from θνῄσκω thnēskō “to die, be dying”) was the daemon personification of death. He was a minor figure in Greek mythology, often referred to, but rarely appearing in person.
“And there the children of dark Night have their dwellings, Sleep and Death, awful gods. The glowing Sun never looks upon them with his beams, neither as he goes up into heaven, nor as he comes down from heaven. And the former of them roams peacefully over the earth and the sea’s broad back and is kindly to men; but the other has a heart of iron, and his spirit within him is pitiless as bronze: whomsoever of men he has once seized he holds fast: and he is hateful even to the deathless gods.”
Daoist cosmological and alchemical diagrams mostly seem very simplistic, but this is not necessarily so.
Those seem to be worth studying as well as some proper Chinese folk tales and myths, in my opionion.
But my question here is simply is it possible to see in that Mormon spiritual progression furthermore some allusions about the secrets of experiencing sleep?
Ps. Sorry for my broken English.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk15H6PjBis (hiptobesquare)January 19, 2015 at 8:47 pm #43708
>>>But my question here is simply is it
>>>possible to see in that Mormon spiritual
>>>progression furthermore some allusions
>>>about the secrets of experiencing sleep?
Since both are completely imaginary fairy tales, I’d say you are right. 😛
SJanuary 20, 2015 at 8:46 am #43710
Imaginary fairy tales…haha nailed it!January 23, 2015 at 7:42 pm #43712
Had Houdini put his abilities to evil uses he would undoubtedly have been the greatest individual menace ever known.
-HAROLD KELLOCK, Houdini: His Life Story
Years later Smith said that in 1820 he had received a vision from God the Father and the Son that resolved his religious confusion. While praying in a wooded area near his home, he said that God, in a vision, had told him his sins were forgiven and that all contemporary churches had “turned aside from the gospel.” Smith said he told the experience to a preacher, who dismissed the story with contempt; but the experience was largely unknown, even to most Mormons, until the 1840s. Although Smith may have understood the event as a personal conversion, this “First Vision” later grew in importance among Mormons, who today see it as the founding event of Mormonism. Smith said he received golden plates from the angel Moroni at the Hill Cumorah. Smith said that in 1823 while praying one night for forgiveness from his sins, he was visited by an angel named Moroni, who revealed the location of a buried book made of golden plates, as well as other artifacts, including a breastplate and a set of interpreters composed of two seer stones set in a frame, which had been hidden in a hill in Manchester near his home. Smith said he attempted to remove the plates the next morning but was unsuccessful because the angel prevented him. Smith reported that during the next four years, he made annual visits to the hill but each time returned without the plates.
Steiner is now in O.T.O., but he still lets too much drivel out.
It’s very important to learn to be in the right way secretive also in my opinion.
But why somebody like for example that Anneliese Michel turns into such a ghoul and another becomes a prophet?
Ps. Sorry for my broken English.January 23, 2015 at 8:56 pm #43714January 28, 2015 at 2:35 am #43716
Sorry but I think that one shouldn’t be too serious with this, but I personally have impression that one really cannot find any real answers form South Park.
Also for example Mormon ideals are practically completely opposite with yogic ones.
Tantra is even much more complicated.
Ps. Sorry for my broken English.January 28, 2015 at 9:14 am #43718
When you catch your child in a lie, its natural to feel betrayed, hurt, angry and frustrated. But heres the truth: lying is normal. It’s wrong, but it’s normal. In fact, we all do it to some degree. Consider how adults use lies in their daily lives: When were stopped for speeding, we often minimize what weve done wrong, if not outandout lie about it. Why? Were hoping to get out of something, even if we know better.
Conspiracies in general, and the Protocols in particular, have been recurrent themes in Eco’s work, notably in his second novel, Foucault’s Pendulum, where as a joke three nondescript book editors concoct a grand conspiracy that comes to take over their lives. Why do the Protocols preoccupy him? “As a scholar I am interested in the philosophy of language, semiotics, call it what you want, and one of the main features of the human language is the possibility of lying. A dog doesn’t lie. When it barks, it means there is somebody outside.” Animals do not lie; human beings do. “From lies to forgeries the step is not so long, and I have written technical essays on the logic of forgeries and on the influence of forgeries on history. The most famous and terrible of those forgeries is the Protocols.”
Sorry for my broken English.
Sorry but various kinds of fantastical influences are everywhere so question is which kind is more harmful; that very popular Star Wars saga for example or the Book of Mormon?
HOWDYJanuary 28, 2015 at 10:58 am #43720
>>>Sorry but various kinds of fantastical influences
>>>are everywhere so question is which kind is more harmful;
>>>that very popular Star Wars saga for example or the Book of Mormon?
The difference is that most people know that the former is fiction and would not be so foolish as to think that it is true; the same can not be said about the latter.
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