Meet our ConsciousREADERS Club
Tonietta A. Walters, David Jon Peckinpaugh, Christyna Jauffret,
Charles Ng'Ang'a Maina, and Vanessa McNeill.
Here's the books they're discussing now - join us!
* Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom by Dr. Rick Hanson
* Tantra: The Art of Conscious Loving by Charles and Caroline Muir
* Entangled Minds: Extrasensory Experiences in a Quantum Reality by Dean Radin, PhD
I looked, learned, listened and healed a little bit more with each country. Last year I chose Tibet, where I walked the Kora around Mt Kailash (6000 meters altitude for an ex-asthmatic is not always fun!), a pilgrimage on sacred ground. I had the best motivation ever mixed with an unbending intent: Gratitude. I wanted to say thank you for my life. From a flat island in the Indian Ocean to the Himalayas, I have only reasons to be happy." Images © All rights reserved. To learn more about her work: http://www.flickr.com/photos/christyna_sj/ & http://www.worldofspa.ch/2010/aboutus.htm
"I have this unquenchable thirst for knowledge and a strong desire to share the knowledge that I acquire with others. I always make an effort of learning a new thing from every experience in my life. I accept life as it comes, changing what I can and flowing with the rest.
A positive attitude helps me to overturn misfortunes and calamities into positive energy - which fuels my life and keeps me going. I take pride in the fact that I know myself and I know what I want in life. I just want to live! I love, therefore I am. I want to see peace, love and justice in the world. I also would like to see people believe in themselves and in their ability to make a difference. And I want to try my best to wipe out poverty (mental, spiritual, and material) out of this world. For there is nothing as dehumanizing as poverty. There is nothing as bad as wanting something and not having the means to get it. I believe with Love all things are possible. "
Her vision is to share inspired strategies and education, promoting self-care for others to find their own holistic, conscious way towards healing, living, and evolving.
David Jon Peckinpaugh lives in Atlanta, Michigan and is a father, an author, and a musician who continues to seek a valid means of returning the many blessings that he himself has received from the hands and hearts of others. By adding his voice to the symphony of a distinctly American brand of philosophy and discourse, that is, by nature, both diverse and multi-faceted, he hopes to inspire others to lift their voices up and share their most profound dreams and heart-felt experiences with others. He is the author of the books Buddha & Shakespeare: Eastern Dharma, Western Drama.
His other books include Naked Guide To Life & Death: Experts, Extremism, Evolution, Education; and Framing The Postmodern: Language, Culture, Commerce, & Consciousness. He has also released numerous CD's as a composer/singer-songwriter--the latest being Urizen: Samsara's Greatest Hits. Some of his latest musical explorations can be found at http://www.reverbnation.com/DandelionSky. For additional info or contact you can find David at http://www.facebook.com/davidjonpeckinpaugh.
Her work in art is an investigation of her psyche in an attempt to resolve the conflicts between her culturally ingrained sense of self and externally imposed concepts of identity. Her academic work involves philosophical investigation of the intersection of art, religion and cognitive science.
Her latest project: The Xhyra Graf
The Art & Consciousness Project First Post
Information on the Artist’s Creative Process to be collected here: NoumenArts DataNet
This project will focus on the artmaking process as opposed to the art viewing process [except where viewing becomes necessary to art making]. This is at bottom an attempt to make methodical the organizing of my thoughts with the hopes of having an interdisciplinary final product [web: images, audio, video, etc. along with text].
Photo of “My Last Nerve: Pinpointing the Neural Correlates of Consciousness”
My brain works in strange ways…at least so it seems to me. This has created situations that have affected my psychology and emotional development in a subtly complicated fashion. I am sure a trained psychologist would straighten me out in no time.
However, I’m an artist. This means two things:
- I could never afford enough psychotherapy and
- I suppose I make art because of some trouble communicating…it’s just easier for me to pound on steel.