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  1. Michael Larkin

    Music Consciousness

    I found that one fired me up quite a lot, though I'd not heard it before. Yea. It's about Faust's descent into hell -- and it sounds like it -- yet somehow the main melody is strangely pleasing, complemented by all sorts of weird instrumentation. There were a number of things about it though...
  2. Michael Larkin

    Music Consciousness

    Right. So you've experienced it, but not with the particular songs I've posted. We all post the songs we like, but few of them might affect listeners in a similar way to us. I suppose we've all heard some tracks that posters are enthusuastic about that leave us cold. I personally have an...
  3. Michael Larkin

    Music Consciousness

    Well, Jim, there's no doubt these and many other songs/tunes have connected with me emotionally in some way, but I'm not aware of hiding anything from myself. I just hear a tune for the first time and sometimes burst into tears for no apparent reason. Many tunes that do it for me, it's true...
  4. Michael Larkin

    Music Consciousness

    I just came across a singer, Jamyang Dolma, on Youtube. When I first heard her, there was no video and I could have sworn she was a male tenor rather than a female (what? mezzo soprano?). Then with the second song (see first video) for some reason, I burst into tears even though I don't really...
  5. Michael Larkin

    Music Consciousness

    Sugar - why not. Two pieces that have long been my favourites:
  6. Michael Larkin

    Music Consciousness

    And while I'm at it, two more in a very different vein:
  7. Michael Larkin

    Music Consciousness

    Two parts of an excellent rendition of Tchaikowsky's serenade for strings (which I've always loved) from "A Far Cry", performed without either a score or a conductor. I especially like the first, but the second, in waltz time, is also very good:
  8. Michael Larkin

    Joseph Atwill, Why the Bible is Pro-Roman |464|

    Before watching any of those, people might like to watch the following video, where Atwill lays out the essentials of his thesis: I note that near the end of the video (from about 50 mins, although I recommend watching the whole thing), Atwill points out that the original intention of those...
  9. Michael Larkin

    William Ramsey, The Satanic Panic Head Fake |463|

    I listened to this podcast and one of Secker's other podcasts on the COVID lockdown and was interested to find that here is a left wing commentator who seems to largely agree with those on the right about a lot of what is wrong with the world, but places most of the blame with the right rather...
  10. Michael Larkin

    Tricia Robertson, 30 Years of After-death Communication Research |462|

    I'd just like to comment that I'm not a materialist by any stretch of the imagination (currently being much taken with idealism), but nonetheless, I find superpsi a plausible possibility. More plausible, perhaps, than the idea that after death an egoic personality survives and communicates with...
  11. Michael Larkin

    Tricia Robertson, 30 Years of After-death Communication Research |462|

    This appears to be an interview with William Ramsey, not Tricia Robertson.
  12. Michael Larkin

    Trump Consciousness

    Of course. To quote a well-known Sufi saying, "Don't look at my face, but take what is in my hand". The question is, are Scott's facts correct? Have you, for instance, read the full transcript of the so-called "fine people" speech? It's readily available. But all the media shows is the part...
  13. Michael Larkin

    Trump Consciousness

    I can't be bothered debunking all this kind of crap, so I'll let Scott Adams do it for me. Jump to around 36:30 and listen for 8-10 minutes: Tell me, Malf: do you have any scientific training or qualification at all? Enquiring minds want to know, because your particular brand of gullibility...
  14. Michael Larkin

    Dr. Bernardo Kastrup, What Split Personality Tells Us About Consciousness |461|

    Yes - that's an inference from what Bernardo thinks -- or at least would like to think: See this video from about 1:12:25: One thing I often reflect on is that it's tempting to think in terms of a non-metaconscious Mind At Large and its dissociated metaconscious alters, whose highest level of...
  15. Michael Larkin

    Dr. Bernardo Kastrup, What Split Personality Tells Us About Consciousness |461|

    Incidentally, the video I posted about David Bohm is discussed by Rupert Sheldrake and Mark Vernon:
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    Dr. Bernardo Kastrup, What Split Personality Tells Us About Consciousness |461|

    What are the chances that Bernardo will succeed in less than 20 years in changing the dominant paradigm from materialism to idealism? I'd give it 50-50. The fly in the ointment is that physicalists are already retreating to panpsychism, which I see as a last ditch attempt to retain materialism...
  17. Michael Larkin

    Rupert Sheldrake's new book

    There's an interesting discussion in the Sheldrake-Vernon dialogues. It offers some hope that the tide is turning and that hopefully soon science will be less wrong than formerly.
  18. Michael Larkin

    Jasun Horsley, How Culture Shapers Spin Aleister Crowley |457|

    also: I'd say that today, Christianity is as much "overlooked" in Islam as is Islam in Christianity. I'd also reiterate the point that Christianity preceded Islam by around 600 years, so the "overlooking" of Islam by Christians is a tad more understandable than is that of Christianity by...
  19. Michael Larkin

    The SJW and equality movement

    Churchill was PM of the UK from 1940 to 1945. One could argue that the unrest in Germany was to some degree due to his obduracy in not kowtowing to Hitler. One could say he played his part in the deaths of around 50 million people. He should have just given in to the Nazi regime like the...
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