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What Love Means to Me


Philosophers and poets have been trying to express what love is for the entirety of human history. It seems as if all felt as if they’re descriptions were meager and pale by comparison to the actual experience. What we’re left with is a lot of people who love a lot of people, but have no [...]

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Men and Women Can’t be Friends?


First, a relevant youtube video which seems to indicate that men and women cannot be just friends. But is the conclusion true? More importantly, what are the implications if it were true? Firstly, it seems to me as if this may be a cultural issue, not a universal issue. That is, it may not be [...]

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Why People Are Offended


More and more it seems like people are getting easier and easier to offend. Course language, nudity, displays of affection, homosexuality, and even just disagreeing with someone seem to illicit an extreme reaction in some people. Often they become angry, belligerent and sometimes even violent. But why? What is it that causes these people to [...]

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Quantum Physics and Philosophy


Quantum mechanics is some freaky stuff and it certainly does have many philosophical implications. However, the implications that most point to are rarely based on any real knowledge of quantum mechanics. Instead it is based on some wacky woo woo pop science garbage that has been passed around by all manner of crack pots. Because [...]

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Stop Sleep Paralysis With Meditation?


Over the past several years I have had a pretty annoying problem. If I take a nap during the day I pretty much always end up with sleep paralysis. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this term, it is essentially like being awake in a nightmare and unable to move. When you’re asleep, [...]

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How to Reset Your Sleep Cycle


For the vast majority of my life I’ve been a night owl. I would often stay up until 2-4 in the morning and wake up around noon. This had become a pattern for me which was supported by the fact that I worked an afternoon shift and then became more pronounced when I became unemployed. [...]

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Using Language to Control Dreams


I have been lucid dreaming for a while now. I’ve had near complete control over my dreams for several years. This morning, I discovered just how powerful one particular technique could be. I have used language before to create change within my dreams but had never really explored it to the fullest. The earliest example [...]

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Structure of Dreams


In an effort to understand dreams with a bit more clarity. I’ve been reading over countless dream journal entries, both my own and those of others. I understand that there are common themes that dreams tend to include, however, what I wanted to know was the basic underlying structure. How are these varying elements put [...]

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Solipsism Plus


This is a concept that I’ve been toying around with for a while and have finally begun to solidify it into a formal philosophy of mind. First, it requires a bit of understanding about what solipsism is. Essentially, it is the philosophy that all this is just a dream. It sounds like something a bunch [...]

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Dream Meditation Update


This is an update a previous post on meditation within a dream. In my previous post, I talked about finally being able to maintain a meditative state within a dream without waking up. However, I was only able to do it for a few minutes. I also proposed that I might be able to use [...]

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