Tag Archives: William James

Intuition Awry: Delusional Conceit & Distorting Habits (4/4)

Intuition, Hubris and Habits [T]hese “feelings” have an efficiency of operation which it is impossible for thought to match. Even our most highly intellectualized operations depend upon them as a “fringe” by which to guide our inferential movements. They give … Continue reading

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Intuition: Inner Voice or Evening News? (1/4)

   Intuition: Inner Voice, Internet or Indigestion? The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.  We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. [Albert Einstein] Can we clearly … Continue reading

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Mystical Experience: The Scholars’ Perspective

  Mystical Experience: Psychological and Philosophical Context The term ‘mysticism,’ comes from the Greek μυω, meaning “to conceal.” In the Hellenistic world, ‘mystical’ referred to “secret” religious rituals. In early Christianity the term came to refer to “hidden” allegorical interpretations … Continue reading

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