Random Imaginations

This book is a collection of thousands of tiny freehand sketches drawn from imagination reproduced from a single sketchbook.


Author: Eddie Chau

Publisher: Oro Editions

ISBN: 1940743435

Category: Drawing

Page: 216

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This book is a collection of thousands of tiny freehand sketches drawn from imagination reproduced from a single sketchbook.

Random Imaginations

Words beautifully constructed and expressed have a lasting impression on the mind. That's why I decided to write this book of poetry to convey emotional messages that are relatable for a broad spectrum of the society.


Author: Nattie O'Sheggzy


ISBN: 9798705086986


Page: 204

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Poetry. A scream of freedom. The battle cry against mind's fiefdom. Bottled words struggle to liberate themselves. Free of encumbrances, thoughts become the most beautiful things ever recreated. Written over several decades and inspired by contemporaneous events that explored humanity's existence, these words still resonate in today's world. For our world to be liveable and conducive, words are a means for transmitting messages and communicating our emotions. Words beautifully constructed and expressed have a lasting impression on the mind. That's why I decided to write this book of poetry to convey emotional messages that are relatable for a broad spectrum of the society. Random Imaginations is a project conceived to speak to the mind, to express hope and to contribute to world literature.

Mystical Moments and Unitive Thinking

Occurring at molecular levels within the brain/ mind, the random processes produce fantasies or imaginations which, through coincidence, ...


Author: Dan Merkur

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791440648

Category: Religion

Page: 188

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Merkur proposes an alternative to the traditional psychoanalytic explanation of mystical experiences as regression to the solipsism of earliest infancy. He does this by viewing unitive thinking as a line of cognitive development, and mystical moments as creative inspirations on unitive topics. Utilizing classical self-reports by Christian, Jewish, and Muslim mystics, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, and modern Western peak experiences, Merkur argues that experiences of mystical union are manifestations of a broader category of psychological processes that manifest in scientific and moral thought, as well as in mysticism. Unconscious as well as conscious, unitive thinking is sometimes realistic and sometimes fantastic, in patterns that are consistent with cognitive development in general. Mystical moments of unitive thinking may be considered moments of creative inspiration that happen to make use of unitive ideas. Building on the psychoanalytic object-relations theory that the self is always in relationship with an object, Merkur argues that the solipsism of some varieties of mystical union always implies unconscious ideas of a love object who is transcendent.

The Selected Works of Robert Owen vol III

This knowledge, limited as it is, has been derived by very slow degrees, through ages of wild imaginations, and most random conjectures.


Author: Gregory Claeys

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000415742

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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Robert Owen (1771-1858) was the founder of British socialism, and one of the most influential reformers in Britain and America in the first half of the 19th century. This book contains all Owen's key writings on the ideal community, socialism, religion, and the capitalist economic system.

The Taoist Classics

This is the practice of dismissing being and returning to nonbeing. Usually people's minds are inwardly involved with preoccupations and random imagination, ...


Author: Thomas F. Cleary

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781570629068

Category: Religion

Page: 560

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This collection of translated texts includes: • Understanding Reality: A Taoist Alchemical Classic: A tenth-century text on the principles of inner alchemy. • The Inner Teachings of Taoism: The essentials of self-transformation according to the Complete Reality School of Taoism, with commentary by Liu I-ming. • The Book of Balance and Harmony: These essays, conversations, poetry, and songs about the secrets of Taoism teach how to live a centered and orderly life. • Practical Taoism: A collection of the most accessible of the texts on inner alchemy.

Liberating Sociology From Newtonian Toward Quantum Imaginations Volume 1 Unriddling the Quantum Enigma

Consequently, such a process may randomly lead to continuing the ... itself with a (relativistically-corrected) Newtonian way of imagining reality.


Author: Mohammad H. Tamdgidi

Publisher: Ahead Publishing House (imprint: Okcir Press)

ISBN: 9781640980129

Category: Social Science

Page: 1000

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In this major new study in the sociology of scientific knowledge, social theorist Mohammad H. Tamdgidi reports having unriddled the so-called ‘quantum enigma.’ This book opens the lid of the Schrödinger’s Cat box of the ‘quantum enigma’ after decades and finds something both odd and familiar: Not only the cat is both alive and dead, it has morphed into an elephant in the room in whose interpretation Einstein, Bohr, Bohm, and others were each both right and wrong because the enigma has acquired both localized and spread-out features whose unriddling requires both physics and sociology amid both transdisciplinary and transcultural contexts. The book offers, in a transdisciplinary and transcultural sociology of self-knowledge framework, a relativistic interpretation to advance a liberating quantum sociology. Deeper methodological grounding to further advance the sociological imagination requires investigating whether and how relativistic and quantum scientific revolutions can induce a liberating reinvention of sociology in favor of creative research and a just global society. This, however, necessarily leads us to confront an elephant in the room, the ‘quantum enigma.’ In Unriddling the Quantum Enigma, the first volume of the series commonly titled Liberating Sociology: From Newtonian toward Quantum Imaginations, sociologist Mohammad H. Tamdgidi argues that unriddling the ‘quantum enigma’ depends on whether and how we succeed in dehabituating ourselves in favor of unified relativistic and quantum visions from the historically and ideologically inherited, classical Newtonian modes of imagining reality that have subconsciously persisted in the ways we have gone about posing and interpreting (or not) the enigma itself for more than a century. Once this veil is lifted and the enigma unriddled, he argues, it becomes possible to reinterpret the relativistic and quantum ways of imagining reality (including social reality) in terms of a unified, nonreductive, creative dialectic of part and whole that fosters quantum sociological imaginations, methods, theories, and practices favoring liberating and just social outcomes. The essays in this volume develop a set of relativistic interpretive solutions to the quantum enigma. Following a survey of relevant studies, and an introduction to the transdisciplinary and transcultural sociology of self-knowledge framing the study, overviews of Newtonianism, relativity and quantum scientific revolutions, the quantum enigma, and its main interpretations to date are offered. They are followed by a study of the notion of the “wave-particle duality of light” and the various experiments associated with the quantum enigma in order to arrive at a relativistic interpretation of the enigma, one that is shown to be capable of critically cohering other offered interpretations. The book concludes with a heuristic presentation of the ontology, epistemology, and methodology of what Tamdgidi calls the creative dialectics of reality. The volume essays involve critical, comparative/integrative reflections on the relevant works of founding and contemporary scientists and scholars in the field. This study is the first in the monograph series “Tayyebeh Series in East-West Research and Translation” of Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge (XIII, 2020), published by OKCIR: Omar Khayyam Center for Integrative Research in Utopia, Mysticism, and Science (Utopystics). OKCIR is dedicated to exploring, in a simultaneously world-historical and self-reflective framework, the human search for a just global society. It aims to develop new conceptual (methodological, theoretical, historical), practical, pedagogical, inspirational and disseminative structures of knowledge whereby the individual can radically understand and determine how world-history and her/his selves constitute one another. Reviews “Mohammad H. Tamdgidi’s Liberating Sociology: From Newtonian Toward Quantum Imaginations, Volume 1, Unriddling the Quantum Enigma hits the proverbial nail on the head of an ongoing problem not only in sociology but also much social science—namely, many practitioners’ allegiance, consciously or otherwise, to persisting conceptions of ‘science’ that get in the way of scientific and other forms of theoretical advancement. Newtonianism has achieved the status of an idol and its methodology a fetish, the consequence of which is an ongoing failure to think through important problems of uncertainty, indeterminacy, multivariation, multidisciplinarity, and false dilemmas of individual agency versus structure, among many others. Tamdgidi has done great service to social thought by bringing to the fore this problem of disciplinary decadence and offering, in effect, a call for its teleological suspension—thinking beyond disciplinarity—through drawing upon and communicating with the resources of quantum theory not as a fetish but instead as an opening for other possibilities of social, including human, understanding. The implications are far-reaching as they offer, as the main title attests, liberating sociology from persistent epistemic shackles and thus many disciplines and fields connected to things ‘social.’ This is exciting work. A triumph! The reader is left with enthusiasm for the second volume and theorists of many kinds with proverbial work to be done.” — Professor Lewis R. Gordon, Honorary President of the Global Center for Advanced Studies and author of Disciplinary Decadence: Living Thought in Trying Times (Routledge/Paradigm, 2006), and Freedom, Justice, and Decolonization (Routledge, forthcoming 2020) "Social sciences are still using metatheoretical models of science based on 19th century newtonian concepts of "time and space". Mohammad H. Tamdgidi has produced a 'tour de force' in social theory leaving behind the old newtonian worldview that still informs the social sciences towards a 21st century non-dualistic, non-reductionist, transcultural, transdisciplinary, post-Einsteinian quantum concept of TimeSpace. Tamdgidi goes beyond previous efforts done by titans of social theory such as Immanuel Wallerstein and Kyriakos Kontopoulos. This book is a quantum leap in the social sciences at large. Tamdgidi decolonizes the social sciences away from its Eurocentric colonial foundations bringing it closer not only to contemporary natural sciences but also to its convergence with the old Eastern philosophical and mystical worldviews. This book is a masterpiece in social theory for a 21st century decolonial social science. A must read!" — Professor Ramon Grosfoguel, University of California at Berkeley​​​​​​​ "Tamdgidi’s Liberating Sociology succeeds in adding physical structures to the breadth of the world-changing vision of C. Wright Mills, the man who mentored me at Columbia. Relativity theory and quantum mechanics can help us to understand the human universe no less than the physical universe. Just as my Creating Life Before Death challenges bureaucracy’s conformist orientation, so does Liberating Sociology“liberate the infinite possibilities inherent in us.” Given our isolation in the Coronavirus era, we have time to follow Tamdgidi in his journey into the depth of inner space, where few men have gone before. It is there that we can gain emotional strength, just as Churchill, Roosevelt and Mandela empowered themselves. That personal development was needed to address not only their own personal problems, but also the mammoth problems of their societies. We must learn to do the same." — Bernard Phillips, Emeritus Sociology Professor, Boston University

American Dreaming

Poverty's greatest gift to me was imagination, and so money was not a focus. ... that same thought of couch cushions and random imaginations stays with me.


Author: Juvenlee Ayudtud

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781642982497

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 204

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Nestled on the abandoned benches of New York City and forged in the fires of service unto others, American Dreaming opens to secret conversations between God and a young man. In an irreversible process of attending a Bible College in California, the journal transforms from a compelled compassion for mankind to a poignant desire for wisdom and truth. Wrestling with accepting one's place in the world to the adventures of self-discovery, the writer is fueled by the pursuit of expression from a life

Hemispheric Imaginations

New York: Random House, 1937. ———. In All Countries. London: Constable, 1934. Everett, Edward. Review of D. Gregorio Funes, Ensayo de la historia Civil del ...


Author: Helmbrecht Breinig

Publisher: Dartmouth College Press

ISBN: 9781611689914

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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What image of Latin America have North American fiction writers created, found, or echoed, and how has the prevailing discourse about the region shaped their work? How have their writings contributed to the discursive construction of our southern neighbors, and how has the literature undermined this construction and added layers of complexity that subvert any approach based on stereotypes? Combining American Studies, Canadian Studies, Latin American Studies, and Cultural Theory, Breinig relies on long scholarly experience to answer these and other questions. Hemispheric Imaginations, an ambitious interdisciplinary study of literary representations of Latin America as encounters with the other, is among the most extensive such studies to date. It will appeal to a broad range of scholars of American Studies.

From Behaviour To Wellbeing

... things to do, random memories of the past, random imaginations of future events, etc. Whenever a thought enters the mind that is difficult to ignore, ...


Author: Vinesh Sukumaran

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9781643244792

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

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It doesn’t matter what you’re trying to pursue in life; whether you’re trying to become a billionaire, keep your family happy, travel to 190 countries or win the Boston Marathon. What underlies any pursuit is wellbeing – the quest for happiness, better relationships, greater meaning and a life you love. From Behaviour to Wellbeing tells you exactly what behaviours and typical behaviour patterns will take you there. Learn what works really well for psychological wellbeing and the nuances of what it means to show up and be there for your body, mind and soul. There’s no way that you can wake up every single day at 5 in the morning, practice singing diligently for an hour and not get better at it after a year. It just doesn’t work that way. Also, understand some behaviour games that we play with others and particularly with ourselves, that take us away from exactly the things that we’re after in life. While well-being is what we might want for our parents, ourselves, our children and pretty much everyone else we care about, this book isn’t suggesting that life is only about wellbeing. So what’s beyond wellbeing? What might you trade your wellbeing for? What makes life worthwhile and why is it really worth living? And finally, what are a few things that you can start doing right away to achieve that state called “Bliss Without Baggage”.

The gentleman s magazine

... most excellent among creatures are and random imaginations , that it re- the ... to imagination to draw , for Cananitish , Egyption , and Phænician ido- ...




ISBN: BSB:BSB10613768



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Cabrini s Child

... swinging merrily through thesilverylined clouds, giving full sway to their causeless, random imaginations while chuckling away at their hapless plans.


Author: S.E. Elkin

Publisher: America Star Books

ISBN: 9781680908732

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 108

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But I’ve got to stay within the lines, I’m told. Coloring outside the lines comes later. Don’t stop me. This is my coloring book and I’ll do what I want with it. Remember when you were a little kid with your first coloring book? Stay in the lines! Later on you’ll have to color outside the lines, the demarcation lines of Cabrini-Green. You may be here for a while. Our generation thought the whole world lived as we did until one day we wandered over outside the color lines and discovered that for us the road to Damascus and enlightenment was really Michigan Boulevard. We had a clash of visions. A child’s war of worlds.

Platonic Studies of Greek Philosophy

... the findings of ordinary language , common sense , and special craft as a stage in investigation more stable then individual random imaginations .


Author: Robert Sherrick Brumbaugh

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0887068979

Category: Philosophy

Page: 296

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Childhood Memories

Passionate of scribbling down those crazy random imaginations. Dancing, cooking and reading are the best partners while am bored and they are constant since ...


Author: Konki Kamal Sharon

Publisher: BooksClub


Category: Fiction


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Childhood Memories This anthology consists of 25 amazing writers from all over the country. This book shows about the memories that tied up with their childhood and how it plays an important role in every individual life. Childhood is something which stays forever in heart. It will take up into a new world and memories.

Mix Pages

... experiences to face and also, for many random, imaginations, topics to express, in various degrees, such as, philosophy, sex, life challenges and more.


Author: T.Lee-Poet

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781524596149

Category: Poetry

Page: 72

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Mix Pages. On a walk, train, bus, recording while driving or home made, poems, lyrics, thoughts, lessons, life experiences are written in Mix pages, some covert, all enwrapped with an inventive and inspired range of written forms to express life. A constant habit from early 1990’s, till today, poetic lines, and feelings spill an inference of patterns, formulating original, no rule, some rules, metaphorically crafting interpretations of existence, seen and unseen, wise quotes to guide hearts. It’s all poetry, with many sounds, giving space for thoughts to question, register, or ride waves with. A way to express life perspectives, pain, pleasures, advised solutions to intimate feelings and moments, through the hearts of many, South East London Local Poet, fluid through art, performs this through many creative mediums, a way of emancipation. “How you can recover from life challenges, Lee-Poet has the lyrical solutions.” “Limitless thoughts” “messages to unanswered questions”

Religious Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy

We realize that things bring neither honor nor happiness.322 Thinking is often filled with preoccupations and random imaginations, and people are concerned ...


Author: Frank De Piano

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135788957

Category: Religion

Page: 458

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Integrate spiritual traditions with psychological healing! In this fascinating volume, clinical practitioners of different religious traditions examine the same clinical case, offering insights, interventions, and explanations of transformation and healing. This practical approach allows them to explore broader issues of personality theory and psychology from the perspectives of various spiritual traditions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Religious Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy addresses both the practical issues of doing psychotherapy and the deeper need to relate psychology and theology. After providing a thorough introduction to the spiritual tradition, each author presents a critical psychological theory of personality and psychotherapy grounded in that tradition. The authors address the questions of what it means to be a person, what causes human distress, and how individuals experience healing. Religious Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy offers profound insights into the urgent issues of human suffering and psychological transformation, including: theories of personality structure and human motivation the nature of experience and processes of change the dialectical relation of theology and psychology convergences and difference among the religious psychologies Marrying theory and practice, spirit and psyche, Religious Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy offers profound insights and effective interventions. Mental health professionals, clergy, and scholars in religion, cross-cultural studies, personality, counseling, and psychotherapy will find this breakthrough book a life-changing experience and an invaluable resource.

Analytical Solipsism

Even though there are no rules to follow in imagining a basic instance, the process still differs from random imagining. Sometimes we get into an ...


Author: William Lewis Todd

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789401188296

Category: Philosophy

Page: 332

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Philosophers usually have been anxious to avoid solipsism. A large number of good and great philosophers have tried to refute it. Of course, these philosophers have not always had the same target in mind and, like everything else, solipsism over the centuries has become increasingly elusive and subtle. In this book I undertake to state the position in its most modern and what I take to be its most plausible form. At some points in the history of philosophy the solipsist has been one who denied the existence of everything except himself or even the existence of everything except his own present sensations. At other times, the solipsist instead of doubting these things has merely insisted that there could be no good reason for believing in the existence of anything beyond one's own present sensations. Roughly, this doubt is aimed at reasons rather than at things. A solipsist of this sort appears in Santayana's Scepticism and Animal Faith.

What if Listening to God Was Easy

In fact, much of the time, we dismiss God's communication to us as our own random thoughts or imaginations. It is not that God doesn't speak to us; ...


Author: Neil Miller

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666714548

Category: Religion

Page: 154

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What if listening to God was easy? What if you could learn how to hear God’s voice and hear him speak to you all within fifteen minutes? What if after developing a practice of listening to God, your life was totally transformed? God wants to talk to us, and he doesn’t want it to be difficult. With over sixty stories of listening to God interspersed throughout the text, this highly readable book gives a simple method we can immediately adopt to help us hear God’s voice on a daily basis. The later chapters show us how we can employ listening to God in discipleship and inner healing prayer. The final chapter demonstrates how people from other religions progress in their spiritual journeys when we help them listen to Jesus. What does this book have that other books lack? A practical step-by-step that has worked hundreds of times.

The Cognitive Approach to Conscious Machines

Imagination involves the evocation of different imaginations, ... Random evocation of imaginations will not lead to intelligent results (modern “art” ...


Author: Pentti O. Haikonen

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781845408039

Category: Psychology

Page: 281

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Could a machine have an immaterial mind? The author argues that true conscious machines can be built, but rejects artificial intelligence and classical neural networks in favour of the emulation of the cognitive processes of the brain—the flow of inner speech, inner imagery and emotions. This results in a non-numeric meaning-processing machine with distributed information representation and system reactions. It is argued that this machine would be conscious; it would be aware of its own existence and its mental content and perceive this as immaterial. Novel views on consciousness and the mind–body problem are presented. This book is a must for anyone interested in consciousness research and the latest ideas in the forthcoming technology of mind.

Alien Imaginations

The Birth of the Prison, New York: Random House. Foucault, M. (2005), Die Heterotopien/Les hétérotopies. Der utopische Körper/Le corps utopique.


Author: Ulrike Küchler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781628921168

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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As both an extra-terrestrial and a terrestrial migrant, the alien provides a critical framework to help us understand the interactions between cultures and to explore the transgressive force of travel over geographical, cultural or linguistic borders. Offering a perspective on the alien that connects to scholarship on immigration and globalization, Alien Imaginations brings together canonical and contemporary works in the literature and cinema of science fiction and transnationalism. By examining the role of the alien through the themes of language, anxiety and identity, the essays in this collection engage with authors such as H.G. Wells, Eleanor Arnason, Philip K. Dick and Yoko Tawada as well as directors such as Neill Blomkamp, James Cameron and Michael Winterbottom. Focusing on works that are European and North American in origin, the readings in this volume explore their critical intent and their potential to undermine many of the central notions of Western hegemonic discourses. Alien Imaginations reflects upon contemporary cultural imaginaries as well as the realities of migration, labor and life, suggesting models of resistance, if not utopian horizons.

A Companion to Rationalism

Imagination always works through the medium of animal spirits. ... Fortunately, random or disordered imaginings, as in the insane, have only a slight power ...


Author: Alan Nelson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118394205

Category: Philosophy

Page: 528

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This book is a wide-ranging examination of rationalist thought in philosophy from ancient times to the present day. Written by a superbly qualified cast of philosophers Critically analyses the concept of rationalism Focuses principally on the golden age of rationalism in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries Also covers ancient rationalism, nineteenth-century rationalism, and rationalist themes in recent thought Organised chronologically Various philosophical methods and viewpoints are represented