John Tygart

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Why Consciousness Exists: Douglas Rushkoff on Science, God, and the Purpose of Reality

What to make of the fact “that something wonderfully strange is going on in the dimension we call reality.”<p><i>“If we ever reach the point where we think we thoroughly understand who we are and where we came from,”</i> Carl Sagan wrote in his magnificent meditation on science and spirituality, <i>“we will have</i> …

Consciousness

ISIS bulldozes ruins of ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, Iraqi ministry says

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS has again destroyed cultural treasures, this time bulldozing the site of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq, the nation's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said.<p>"ISIS continues to defy the will of the world and the feelings of humanity," the ministry said in a …

Mesopotamia

How Transcendental Meditation Moved Me from Trauma to Bliss.

I was sitting in full lotus, body wrapped in a blanket, mind rapt in deep stillness, breathing lightly, wisps of air curling into the infinite space …

How Meditation Primes The Mind For Spiritual Experiences

The practice of mindfulness dates back at least 2,500 years to early Buddhism, and since then, it's played an important role in a number of spiritual traditions.<p>While the stillness and connecting with one's inner self cultivated through mindfulness are certainly an important part of a spiritual …

Mindfulness