Day: September 24, 2020

Shame

Shame: The “Birth” Or Beginning Of Shame Guilt says “I did something wrong.” Shame says “I am something wrong.” The experience of shame is a directly negative evaluation of the self. In guilt, the self is focused on negative behaviors, but the self is not the focus.  John Bradshaw once called shame “the master emotion because as it is …

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Television and Violence

Mander (1977) spoke extensively to the “Unifying of experience” and “Lack of alternative choices” afforded by the television experience―especially in the delimited manner in which information is presented seemingly without prejudice, to brains that are reduced in frequency reception from beta (active attention, such as required by reading) to alpha (passive attention, the attendant lack …

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Ideology and Advertising

Wolinsky believed that we are all responsible for creating what he calls “Our own personal trances,” and the construction of our own “hypnotic and phenomenological realities.” The culture depends for its sustenance on having a populace that is, in effect, asleep.We are continually manipulated, coerced and cajoled into buying into having the illusion of control …

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Ideology

Contemporary societyhas deified technology in all its manifestations. This “commodification of culture” both feeds and is fed by our addicted society.Though Argüelles asserted that our first and only duty is the “development and refinement of consciousness”, living the sacred in contemporary technological civilization is often viewed as a crime, and a direct threat to the …

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On Greed

While greed may be an excessive or rapacious desire for wealthor possessions,the definition does not address the psychological conditions that drive one to adopt this approach to living. I believe thatgreed in any and every form is an attempt to fill a vast, aching inner emptiness, this illusory goal of “enough.” Greed is the supreme …

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