Positive psychology is the empirical study of human flourishing.
Charles Peck Jr deposited New Approach to Spirituality (practical use) Counterpoint to materialist maxim “All spirituality is unreal” – spirituality with real world context (Muzafer Sherif) and Practical Use (William James) J E Kennedy “Very little research” on people in the group Positive Psychology on Humanities Commons 4 days, 2 hours ago
Dr Farra “Our models are out reality. But our models are not reality!” That coincides with the immortal philosopher Kant who argue we do not perceive the real world – but “representations” of the real world. Similarly, Bargh – from unconscious research – emphasizes mental categories and norms/stereotypes. Jung emphasizes symbols – which he argues…[Read more]
Charles Peck Jr deposited A Deeper Dimension” Einstein, Pargament, Wong, Heschel – Albert Einstein: “It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense!” Heschel – “Essential to human thought is not only… symbolization but awareness of the i in the group Positive Psychology on Humanities Commons 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Heschel refers to a “deeper knowledge” and observes that “what is we cannot say.” Heschel states about the ineffable aspect of consciousness which is beyond conscious expression: “Essential to human thought is not only the technique of symbolization but also the awareness of the ineffable. In every mind there is an enormous store of not-knowi…[Read more]
Charles Peck Jr deposited Sketch of Belonging, Belongingness, Groups and Identity – Baumeister, Tania Singer-empathy, Solomon Asch’s famous authority experiment, Hogg and Abrams, theory of subjective uncertainty reduction and meaning in group formation & Ideology of Enlightenment in the group Positive Psychology on Humanities Commons 4 months, 1 week ago
As the prominent social psychologists, Baumeister and Leary, point out, “Groups can share food, provide mates, and help care for offspring (including orphans). Some survival tasks such as hunting large animals or maintaining defensive vigilance against predatory enemies, are best accomplished by group cooperation…. Competition for limited res…[Read more]
Charles Peck Jr deposited Different Theories on Various Functions of Religions: Predisposition to Religious Beliefs – 1. Fear of the Unknown (and death). 2. Anthropomorphism – Theory of MInd – Xenophanes to Hume, 3. Social Functionalism -meaning system for/of social relationshiips in the group Positive Psychology on Humanities Commons 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Functions of Religion
1. Fear of the unknown Fear of the unknown is a popular theory. The philosopher David Hume, the anthropologist Malinowski, and Einstein all emphasize the role of anxiety – or fear.
2. Anthropomorphism, the attribution of human characteristics or behavior to a god, animal, or object, is another favorite theory. Xenophanes (…[Read more]
Charles Peck Jr deposited Body-Mind-Spirit Paradigm – Genetic Emotion-Charged Unconscious Spiritual Symbols!: Tukudika Native Americans, Hawaiian Ho’omana religion, Filipino Kapwa (shared-identity)-Ginhawa, Modern Medicine – Dr. Koenig + Prism Paradigm Symbolic Energy-Filter model in the group Positive Psychology on Humanities Commons 4 months, 2 weeks ago
As a theoretical paradigm is a very natural and common-sense, idea-model – an idea or paradigm of a human being that is easily grasped model-idea. It is not surprisingly, then, that the Body-Mind-Spirit Paradigm appeared very early in human history.
The Ho’omana religion actually recognizes three different types or levels of “spirit,” which…[Read more]
Charles Peck Jr deposited Edgar Cayce “Sleeping Prophet” 1877 – 1945 – Famous Documented Psychic & Spiritual Healer-Leader! “The spirit is life. The mind is the builder. The physical is the result.” – w/ preamble “Spirituality is a natural human predisposition. K Adams & Hyde in the group Positive Psychology on Humanities Commons 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Perhaps the most incredible case Edgar Cayce ever encountered was the case of the Dietrich child. In fact, because newspapers did publish the remarkable story of the Dietrich child, Edgar Cayce immediately became a sensation. In 1902, Cayce had just begun to gain a reputation as a healer. Aimee Dietrich was a six-year-old child who had become…[Read more]
Charles Peck Jr deposited The Deeper Dimension of Einstein, Pargament, Wong – Awareness, Orientation + Attention – Klinger and neuroscience ” Albert Einstein: “t would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense!” in the group Positive Psychology on Humanities Commons 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Kenneth Pargament vigorously argues that, “There is a deeper dimension to our problems. Illness, accident, interpersonal conflicts, divorce, layoffs, and death are more than “significant life events.” They raise profound and disturbing questions about our place and purpose in the world, they point to the limits of and underscore our finitude.” (p.…[Read more]
Charles Peck Jr deposited What we can learn from children! “Spirituality is a natural human predisposition”” Relational spirituality Hay and Nye; Spirituality as intelligence (K Adams, B Hyde), “experiences can heal-D Thomas + D Scott “Children’s experience will feel normal in the group Positive Psychology on Humanities Commons 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Spirituality is a natural human predisposition. It is more primal than institutional religion and concerns a person’s sense of connectedness with self, others, and the world (or cosmos). Kate Adams Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln & Brendan Hyde Australian Catholic University
Preface: Edna’s story of her struggle with the death of…[Read more]
Charles Peck Jr deposited Up close and personal spiritual-psychic experience – fear factor =J E Kennedy “Very little research” on “people” who have experiences – in terms of people’s reality vs experiences (abstractions) w/ Pargament/Mahoney, Dr. Visuri, C Cusack in the group Positive Psychology on Humanities Commons 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Up close and personal: J. E. Kennedy points out that “45% of people in one particular study reported an initial reaction of fear to their spiritual-psychic experiences.” Categorization is well-known and well-proven process in the human mind. In my experience it is clear that my experience which was and still is unexplainable under the normal sta…[Read more]
Charles Peck Jr deposited Sketch of Quantum Physics Science w/ Precognition Experiments by Daryl Bem: involving 12,406 subjects Presentiment Meta-analysis by Julia Mossbridge; Remote Viewing Experiments: Stephan Schwartz, R Targ + Documented “Psychics”: Edgar Cayce, Theresa Caput in the group Positive Psychology on Humanities Commons 4 months, 3 weeks ago
The parapsychologist, Daryl Bem, through successfully repeated experiments demonstrated that precognition experiments do, in fact, produce consistently successful results. It began with Daryl Bem’s 2011 article about his original experiments which produced very significant results. That article got a lot of other researchers interested. Also,…[Read more]
Charles Peck Jr deposited Creencias espirituales como motivación e impulso: “1. selectividad” en neurociencia; 2. Religión y espiritualidad: sistemas de significado diseñados para las relaciones sociales 3. Gergen: “Quizás los eventos… necesitaron… Dios”. Prisma Espiritualidad in the group Positive Psychology on Humanities Commons 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Motivación: Creencias espirituales como Impulso o Motivación.
Cuando hablas con “personas espirituales”, las creencias espirituales no son solo una motivación, sino una fuente muy profunda de inspiración y un impulso poderoso. En contraste, la espiritualidad como motivación brilla por su ausencia en gran parte de la academia propiamente dich…[Read more]
Charles Peck Jr deposited Spiritual and Religious beliefs as motivation & drive: “1. selectivity” in neuroscience; 2. religion and spirituality – meaning systems designed for social relationships 3. Gergen: “Perhaps events… necessitated God” + Prism Spirituality Paradigm in the group Positive Psychology on Humanities Commons 4 months, 3 weeks ago
1. Motivation: Spiritual beliefs as a Drive or Motivation.
When you talk to “spiritual people” – spiritual beliefs are not just a motivation but a very profound source of inspiration and a powerful drive. In contrast spirituality as a motivation is conspicuously absent from much of academia proper. Beginning in 2017, I did substantial research.…[Read more]
Charles Peck Jr deposited Dr. Ingela Visuri: “The case of High functioning Autism” & spirituality – “unexplainable sensory experiences” & invisible touch = creativity & imagination w/:Distress, factor & “gradual enlightenment & commentaries by teachers, families + Prism Paradigm in the group Positive Psychology on Humanities Commons 4 months, 3 weeks ago
In Ingela Visuri’s study of autistic spiritual experiences, what struck me is the very distinct character of the autistics’ experiences. In Ingela Visuri’s words, “unexplainable sensory experiences” – invisible touch, invisible presence (i.e. bodies), and even imaginary friends. It would stand to reason that since this peculiar type of…[Read more]
Charles Peck Jr deposited The Demons of Freud: Studies of psychology’s self-fulfilling factor; Buddha We Become what We Think” Unconscious Researcher -Bargh “”Freud demonized the unconscious…that each of us harbored a separate unconscious netherworld of dark, twisted urges”. + in the group Positive Psychology on Humanities Commons 5 months ago
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. And It is crystal clear that some psychologists play with human consciousness as if it were their toy! Human consciousness is not psychologists’ personal plaything!
“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never…[Read more]
Charles Peck Jr deposited Critique Endorsed by Drs Koenig, Wong, Farra,- Materialist argue that Spirituality is unreal”- being beyond measurement [Miller and Thompson] = Definist fallacy = Maladaptive stereotype & .by the same logic Death is a Figment of Your Imagination. in the group Positive Psychology on Humanities Commons 5 months ago
The Academic Materialist driven Extreme Escapism of Materialist Psychologists
and Jung’s Accurate “Mar’s Prophecy” – so Recently Proven True.
A journalist’s question to Carl Jung: Do you think that, in twenty years, anyone will care about the spirit of symbols, fully in the era of interplanetary journeys, with the Sputniks, the Gagarins, and…[Read more]
Charles Peck Jr deposited Materialism as Ideology: “There is no psychology of groups ” (Allport 1927) = FALSE PREMISE + Geertz w/ no community & Social Cognitive theory w/o motivation VS Historical Evidence – Dharma, Confucianism, Kapwa-loob values – ethics (V. Enriquez) in the group Positive Psychology on Humanities Commons 5 months ago
There is an universal consensus among scientists that human beings are first and last social animals. IT would stand to reason then that relationships – and social consciousness – would be pivotal. In this complex society human beings simply would not be able to function is they didn’t have some form of functional social consciousness. Hinduism h…[Read more]
Charles Peck Jr deposited Early Christian Mystics and Modern Scientists: from St. Gregory of Nyssa, Denys the Areopagite, St. Augustine, Einstein, Wolfgang Pauli, ! – Absolute Truth [God] is Beyond Words and Beyond Comprehension! = “the unbounded, incomprehensible divinity” in the group Positive Psychology on Humanities Commons 5 months ago
Einstein observed, “Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernible laws and connections, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration of this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion. To that extent I am, in fact, religious.” As the p…[Read more]
Charles Peck Jr deposited Evolutionary Adaptive Traits: “religions, spirituality are… meaning systems.. acquired through social relationships + Neuroscience: “selectivity…. as a design feature” in the group Positive Psychology on Humanities Commons 5 months, 4 weeks ago
1. Gergen argues that situations which human beings didn’t understand or deal with appropriately would inflict painful lessons – providing a conditioning or predisposition for learning. “In the Darwinian sense, the ability to conceptualize has survival value. To be more specific, concepts are valuable tools in problem solving.” (p.23) “In ess…[Read more]
There is no doubt whatsoever that emotions are very important and highly significant in the processing of data and information, as well as in the day-to day functioning of the human being. Eric Klinger, whose expertise is in personality psychology and motivation theory, focuses on the influences of motivation and emotion on cognition. Klinger…[Read more]