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Brian Finkelstein got all of his receipts from 2003 following a credit card dispute. He is reposting them every day
with commentary about what he was doing at the time.
posted by reenum
on Feb 13, 2014 -
is a sculptor specializing in unusual creatures like fairy flowers and goddesses made from organic materials.
posted by netbros
on Oct 30, 2011 -
Our discussion of the human condition centers around a basic but seldom accepted or understood idea: We are "asleep", compared to what we could be. We are caught in illusions while thinking we are perceiving reality.
On Waking Up
by Charles Tart
, who provided my introduction to Gurdjieff
. I am currently reading his Living The Mindful Life
. As a perusal of his site will reveal, he is interested as well in the psychedelic experience, altered states, the paranormal, psi, out-of-body experiences, near death experiences, remote viewing and the whole woo woo schmear. All these are of less interest to me. He does provide a good introduction to Gurdjieff, however. There are more links within.
posted by y2karl
on Jun 15, 2004 -
George Ivanovich Gurdjieff.
Charismatic and controversial, infamous for introducing the enneagram
, claimed by the Sufis
, linked to the little known Yezidis
, (More here
--and his school
--have their detractors, whether religious
. His ideas can be difficult
, abstruse and are ultimately beside the point. His thesis can be reduced to this
: We are asleep, mere machines, acting from habit rather than volition. The goal then is to wake up and stay awake. And that is where the Work
comes in. ( A bit more within)
posted by y2karl
on Aug 6, 2002 -