Saturday, August 19, 2017

King eider: Valley fire at Harbin, New "Haiku-ish" Poetry book for the autumn, Playing too with new logos for both baby wings of WUaS, a) World University and School and b) WUaS Corp, More later - bit.ly/HarbinBook and twitter.com/HarbinBook


Hi Susan, 

So nice to hang out at Harbin a few years ago! The Valley fire at Harbin was dramatic in September 2015, razing it. It was going to be open by early October 2017, but now it'll probably be by spring 2018 - due to building a new Watsu pool on Mainside. 

Bringing together my new Poetry book for the autumn, and found these Haiku-ish again last week when writing you - http://scottmacleod.com/poetry.htm. It's tentatively entitled: "Haiku-ish and Other Loving Hippie Harbin Poetry."

Playing too with new logos for both baby wings of WUaS 

a) World University and School - http://worlduniversityandschool.org/ 

and the brand new 



More later, 
Scott





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Friday, August 18, 2017

Himalayan monal: MIT / Stanford+ grad student? Financial research yielding 11.5% in perpetuity (not from an index fund)? Works in ~200 countries' law systems?, Quickbooks/Multi-store/Turbotax-centric research conceptually, since T.T. is in many countries' languages - and law systems - & All are Artificial Intelligence RIPE, Paralleling the S&P 500 in each of all 200 countries' languages with bitcoin & blockchain > WUaSCorp, How to leave open adding machine learning innovations in 10 or 100 years+ by a Nepalese or Costa Rican at home? @WUaSPress, Playing around with some new WUaS logos - for a) World University and School and b) WUaS Corporation! ... To /Economics' wiki subject at WUaS -Forecast from Vanguard in English: Need new measurements of growth -Does "ride-sharing"=internet here?, Could WUaS create a 3D printable hospital room/van for Stanford Medicine-like medical care, as well as brain surgery, and the printer too?, WUaS seeks to code for a Universal Basic Income


WUaS Corporation ...

Could WUaS create a 3D printable hospital room/van for Stanford Medicine-like medical care, as well as brain surgery, and the printer too?

https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/898695648609845248

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How to find the MIT / Stanford+ grad student who's financial research can yield 11.5% in perpetuity and work in ~200 countries' law systems?

https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/898545996866625536


Quickbooks/Multi-store/Turbotax-centric research conceptually https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/898545996866625536 since TurboTax is in many countries' languages - and law systems - & All are Artificial Intelligence RIPE

https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/898556697068748801


11.5% annual returns in perpetuity (or paralleling the S&P 500) in each of all 200 countries' languages with bitcoin & blockchain > WUaSCorp

https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/898545143128530944

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How to leave open adding machine learning innovations in 10 or 100 years https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/898545143128530944 by a Nepalese or Costa Rican at home? @WUaSPress

https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/898597947549536256


In addition to coding for Blockchain/Bitcoin w Quickbooks/Multi-store/TurboTax in concept, WUaS seeks to code for a Universal Basic Income - in all ~200 nation states' law systems and official languages

https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/898692417745862656


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Playing around with some new WUaS logos - for a) World University and School and b) WUaS Corporation! ...

Thank you, Peter!


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To /Economics-Forecast from Vanguard in English: Need new measurements of growth-Does "ride-sharing"=internet here? https://t.co/vQrsAwOCX0


https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/897928335547711488

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Economics' wiki subjects at WUaS ...


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https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/898597947549536256

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https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/898556697068748801





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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Garlic: Welcome to the CEO and two new WUaS Corporation Board members - Julian Dumitrascu CEO, and Stanford Prof Diana Do MD, and Kyle Wagner of Transform Schools, Beginning an online Bookstore/Computer Store in English, (and the pilot languages Chinese, Spanish), WUaS Corporation web presences - WORLD UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE and ACADEMIC PRESS AT WUaS


Hi All,

You'll find here the Minutes for the WUaS Corporation Board Meeting (First) Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 12:30 pm PT.

I've attached the "WUaS Corporation Bylaws 2017" from the template in the Nolo Press book "How to Form Your Own California Corporation" (17th ed).


Welcome to

Julian Dumitrascu as startup CEO / President of the WUaS Corporation (beginning this autumn and re 10 hours/week)
https://www.linkedin.com/in/dearjulian/


Welcome to

Dr. Diana Do MD of Stanford Medicine, and
https://profiles.stanford.edu/diana-do

Kyle Wagner of Transform Schools
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kwagssd3/

as founding Board members of the WUaS Corporation (also beginning this autumn and aiming for 10 hours/week - or equivalent)


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One of the WUaS Corporation's first goals is to begin an online Bookstore/Computer Store in English, (and the pilot languages of Chinese, Spanish as well as German) as educational services, and generate revenues and potentially code into this process THE BLOCKCHAIN and bitcoin, anticipating all ~200 nation states.

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WUaS's for-profit WUaS Corporation web presences (of the 10 planned revenue streams, potentially in all 7099 languages with machine translation) presently are:

WORLD UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
- http://www.scottmacleod.com/ActualVirtualHarbinBook.html
(EXPLORATORILY
-a) as the beginning of the bookstore - expanding a page for each book into 10s of thousands+ of web pages + and first in Chinese, Spanish and German;
-b) coding this with CC-0 Wikisource in its 358 languages;
-c) using the initial book inventory of the Quaker Earthlight Books - with whom I've met and talked with a few times - in the SF Bay Area as both on-the-ground and online stock ... and possibly even in the SF Meeting House in October too)
- http://bit.ly/HarbinBook
- https://twitter.com/HarbinBook

ACADEMIC PRESS AT WUaS
- http://worlduniversityandschool.org/AcademicPress.html
- https://twitter.com/WUaSPress

These bookstores/computer stores + will eventually be in all 7,099 languages and, for example, be for online teaching hospital for hospital technologies too in each of all ~200 countries official languages (as educational services to the online WUaS Medical Schools).

Sincerely,
Scott
Acting secretary / recording clerk (in a Friendly/Quaker sense) for the WUaS Corporation






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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Animal migration: CROSBY, STILLS, NASH Woodstock 1971 … little bit of stage building, of hippies, great vid, Little bit of both Rainbow Gathering and Harbin too, and of Hair: the Tribal Love Rock Musical, as well > /1960s >3D Virtual Earth?, "Glenn Gould practicing" video>daily Playing inspirational model-Teaching Practicing by EXAMPLE / learning from MODELING? > 3D avatarbots >/Practicing ... "Practicing_-_Playing_a_Musical_Instrument" and "Johann_Sebastian_Bach", "Grateful_Dead", "1960s", "World_University_Music_School" wiki subjects at WUaS … @WUaSPress .... with avatar agency ... Getting to music-PLAYING AT THE SUBATOMIC LEVEL too


CROSBY, STILLS, NASH Woodstock 1971 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKdsRWhyH30 … little bit of stage building, of hippies, great vid > /1960s >3D Virtual Earth?

Little bit of both Rainbow Gathering and Harbin too
Litte bit of Hair: the Tribal Love Rock Musical as well ...

CROSBY, STILLS, NASH Woodstock 1971


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKdsRWhyH30

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#video #popular #videodose #webm #vine #bach
Glenn Gould practicing
All compilations here https://goo.gl/wsYy3C


https://twitter.com/vddfun/status/897180049069277185

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G Gould video>daily Playing inspirational model-Teaching Practicing by ex.? > 3D avatarbots >/Practicing https://twitter.com/vddfun/status/897180049069277185 … @WUaSPress


https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/897596050973745152

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https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/897581427612450817

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Gould almost inspired me to play here-like this https://twitter.com/vddfun/status/897180049069277185 … Begin w 1000 different videos of Jerry Garcia improvs-on tablet? @WUaSPress


https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/897853168234582016

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CROSBY, STILLS, NASH Woodstock 1971 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKdsRWhyH30 … little bit of stage building, of hippies, great vid > /1960s >3D INTERACTIVE Virtual Earth?


https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/897850955487617024

.... with avatar agency ...

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"Practicing_-_Playing_a_Musical_Instrument" wiki subject at WUaS
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Practicing_-_Playing_a_Musical_Instrument

"Johann_Sebastian_Bach" wiki subject at World University (in English, only so far)
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Johann_Sebastian_Bach

"Grateful_Dead"
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Grateful_Dead

"1960s" wiki subject at WUaS
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/1960s


"World_University_Music_School"
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Music_School

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Getting to music PLAYING AT THE SUBATOMIC LEVEL too

Giant Pacific octopus: Atheist 8-Limb Yoga Notations? ... Hippy-anjali Yoga Notations, "Gorilla: Hippy-anjali Yoga Notations, "[NTF-talk] Attitudes about atheists and logic" NYT ...", "Ovule: What would Hippy-anjali write down and sing as key yoga code for the next ...", " Embryonic plant: SEED of A REALISTIC VIRTUAL EARTH at subatomic levels: Vid>3DApp + AI ..."

http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/08/giant-pacific-octopus-atheist-8-limb.html

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https://twitter.com/TheOpenBand/status/897594984773279744

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Glenn Gould vid>daily Playing inspirational model-Teaching Practicing by ex.? >3D AVATARBOTS >/Practicing https://twitter.com/vddfun/status/897180049069277185 … @WorldUnivAndSch


https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/897595958485164033




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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Seven-arm octopus: wee Hippy-Yoga-Notations-Meditations don't leave the reader-yogi dead from the outset of the Sutras, Patanjali's Yoga Sutras begin with what is sometimes translated as "Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind ...", Warmth, connecting and meditating in the warm pool ...:), Atheistic Yoga, too - yet F/friendly?, Visit the virtual @HarbinBook Hot Springs' gate here ~ http://tinyurl.com/p62rpcg ~


At least my wee Hippy-Yoga-Notations-Meditations don't leave the reader-yogi dead from outset of the Sutras ... 
http://www.scottmacleod.com/yoganotations.html




{Phew ... just in the nick of time :)) ... nipped this one in the bud :) } ... 

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Visit the virtual @HarbinBook Hot Springs' gate here ~ http://tinyurl.com/p62rpcg ~ and with anthropological & World Univ & Sch resources here ... http://www.scottmacleod.com/ActualVirtualHarbinBook.html


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Berry-head-Sun-Sun, Yoga & Warm Philosophy?

Patanjali's Yoga Sutras begin with what is sometimes translated as "Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind," which is also often chanted. At least my wee Hippy-Yoga-Notations-Meditations don't leave the reader-yogi dead from the outset of the Sutras :) (in my interpretation here, and with concerns about such language, translated from a beautiful old Sanskrit language, and en-culturated over some 2000 years ... hopping some oceans in between) ... appreciating Angela and Victor's thinkiting here

Not sure why my veggie-ness (being an ovo-lacto-vegetarian, which I was also when I lived the first year in Scotland in 1976-1977, - being a child of the '60s that I was, and a bit of a peachy-peace-head rebel) seems to have a beneficial ecology .. (in my life) ... seeking a natural concept for a kind of karma idea here, with inclusiveness for biology/neurophysiology/symbols-internet/evolutionary biology's 3-100 million species's as significant related ideas ... and re the fish oil / flax oil harmonizing and brightening effect bennies (benefits) of omega 3s (for me) ... how would this work and re Harbin too? ... with learning-from-Bonobo in these Yoga-Notations too ... LA hippies ... Jim Morrison ... Esalen ... wonder if Ishvara (current Founder of Harbin since 1972) knew The Doors? 

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Are MD (Medical Doctor) scrubs modern day gender-neutral hospital-caring saris? :)

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Opening to warmth and caring in my envisioning ... is different from opening to the warmth, connecting and meditating in the warm pool ...:)

Warm regards, Scott



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Atheistic Yoga, too - yet F/friendly?

Giant Pacific octopus: Atheist 8-Limb Yoga Notations? ... Hippy-anjali Yoga Notations, "Gorilla: Hippy-anjali Yoga Notations, "[NTF-talk] Attitudes about atheists and logic" NYT ...", "Ovule: What would Hippy-anjali write down and sing as key yoga code for the next ...", " Embryonic plant: SEED of A REALISTIC VIRTUAL EARTH at subatomic levels: Vid>3DApp + AI ..."

http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/08/giant-pacific-octopus-atheist-8-limb.html





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Monday, August 14, 2017

Giant Pacific octopus: Atheist 8-Limb Yoga Notations? ... Hippy-anjali Yoga Notations, "Gorilla: Hippy-anjali Yoga Notations, "[NTF-talk] Attitudes about atheists and logic" NYT ...", "Ovule: What would Hippy-anjali write down and sing as key yoga code for the next ...", " Embryonic plant: SEED of A REALISTIC VIRTUAL EARTH at subatomic levels: Vid>3DApp + AI ..."


Atheist 8-Limb Yoga Notations? ... 
http://www.scottmacleod.com/yoganotations.html


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Hippy-anjali Yoga Notations


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i ...
Yoga is the inner releasing action {relaxation response} of the bodymind/brain for we language-using human primates


ii ...
~ Practice Angela & Victor Yoga bodymind explorations including inner movements playfully ~ http://www.angela-victor.com and Underground Yoga 

{which will hopefully move online with interactive yoga avatarbots beyond videos} ~ See, too, Angela's Feminine Unfolding ~



~ Play and learn from these inner releasing actions & listen inside to what comes up

~ Care with compassion, ~ and enjoyably travel to hot springs for meditation in warm pools ... 
{I'm thinking here of meditating in the warm pool of Harbin Hot Springs} ...
or meditate at home in your bath tub {in a virtual Harbin eventually}, and open your awareness/find benefit in daily travel like walking

~ There's much wellness & scientific evidence for the health benefits, in general, of a low-fat, natural foods diet (e.g. 5-9 servings of fruits, grains, vegetables and legumes per day), as well as 30 minutes of daily movement, some aerobic like dancing; do Yoga, it's healing


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1. Helpful guidelines for care / love in living? Be ethical?
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Caring_and_Loving

In the information age re Hippy-Yoga,
am appreciative too of Google's "Don't be evil" philosophy, Creative Commons, and Stanford Law thinking re law in each of all ~200 nation states

2. Positive observances ~ unwind

3. Yoga bodymind explorations including inner movement ~ play 

4. Breathing ~ Mmmmm feels so good {Angela-wise} ~ explore

5. Come home inside into your bodymind at times to regenerate yourself

6. Focus in releasing ways to connect in a kind of oneness in neurophysiology
(and re Csikszentmihalyi's "Flow" experience)

7. Connectedness and "it's just happening"

8. Bring it on home ~ Oneness ~ Cosmic Consciousness


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Non-harming (yummy vegetarian food with an egg and multi-vitamin a day is a boon)

Truthfulness

Non-stealing

~ Learning from other species, hippy human primate yogis as potentially free Bonobo chimpanzees revel in sexuality/intimacy/touch, but non-harming and care can be and are significant balances for sexuality that damages; have kids if you like, and raise good families; hippy Yogini earth mother says have lots of babies and raise them well & with much love

~ Adhibit (Engage), troop bond and pair bond with grace and ecological balance with others (re John Money's "Concepts of Determinism" ~ http://scottmacleod.com/anthropology/determinism.htm)



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Attune yourself through daily exploration of an inner releasing action {relaxation response} as a kind of inner bodymind house cleansing


Contentment neurophysiology brain-wise can be facilitated with the harmonizing effect of omega-3 fatty acids (flax seed oil capsules 7-10 per day) ... 

Simplicity in Friendly / Quaker / non-theistic F/friendly/NtF / atheistic Quaker senses is great {and all the SPICES ~ simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship ~ too}

Cultivate learning consciousness of your own neurophysiology (much more STEM research needed, and at quantum physics' levels too) and actions, and conversation in these regards with a psychotherapist {self awareness therapy} if this would be helpful ... Opening to freedom, be aware of the religious Yogic MEMES (i.e. replicating cultural units) in your bodyminds, - for example, chanting, that may take away your freedom as an individual, even while beneficially focusing the mind and creating "flow" experiences, 

{think e.g. hippy-yogi critical thinking}

~ Bond well with your community, tribe, your partner(s), in a contented marriage, your group, your wildness too; lie on your back for the relaxation response daily, and if this emerges as a kind of inner attuning devotion, great


3.
Angela and Victor Yoga inner body pose explorations ...

Angela Farmer & Victor van Kooten: Opening the Leg Channels


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDdMbj23HR8

Angela Farmer, Fluid Frame:

"YORGA IS THE JOURNARY OF THE SELF, THROUGH THE SELF, TO THE SELF.
The Bhagavad Gita

https://vimeo.com/222225267

... Learning Yoga in partner poses can be wonderful


4.
Angela and Victor Yoga inner body breathing explorations ...

Angela

on breathing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soA-PHxcgbI

at about 42 minutes

5.
Come home inside into your bodymind at times ~ and re Angela and Victor's Yoga

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Focus to connect in a kind of oneness (re Csikszentmihalyi's "Flow" experience) ~ where you can do this by releasing and explorating especially


iii ...
Into the Inner Body


7.
Connectedness and "it's just happening"
"turn on, tune in, drop out"

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Bring it on home ~ oneness ~ 

 ~ India is eternally fascinating ~holy smoke! ~ holiness ~ serendipity ~ syncrhonicity ~

~ flow ~ in the zone ~ 

entheogenically even ~ cosmic consciousness ~

Angela

on merging
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soA-PHxcgbI

at about 43 minutes



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Non-theistically friendly Yoga is good ... appreciating friendliness here ...

Care with compassion, ~ and enjoyably travel to hot springs for meditation in the warm pools, and especially for positive, serene nakedness and eroticism, such as at Harbin Hot Springs (both on-the-ground and online eventually) ...

Cultivate kindness, oneness, connectedness, community, communitas, freedom, care, love, peace, harmonizing and flourishing ... and goodness ... as well as music and art in beautiful nature ...

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Cultivate specific kinds of beneficial inner bodymind neurophysiology as if by practicing a musical instrument ~ 

Guidelines for practicing loving bliss vis-à-vis practicing a musical instrument
http://scottmacleod.com/GuidelinesPracticingLovingBlissvavMusicalInstrument.htm

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Explore how this inner body releasing Yoga feels to connect further, and for self-learning.


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We may have to compose the music with which to sing something like this. :)


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Angela Farmer's "The Feminine Unfolding" ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soA-PHxcgbI

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Cultivate Regenerative Yoga where

Yoga is meditation ~ the inner releasing action {relaxation response}
of the bodymind/brain ~ for we creative language-using human primates



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Hippy~anjali Yoga Notations

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Imaginative ~ Freeing ~ Easing ~ Integrating



Hippy-anjali Yoga Notations
(as an alternative to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali,
and as conversation with Angela and Victor's Yoga)



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Eudaimonia (personal flourishing) is ‘Flow’ & Bliss
Eudaimonia is Flow & Bliss

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Namaste!



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Resources 
Arc: Steps to Elicit the Relaxation Response ~  http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2008/09/arc-steps-to-elicit-relaxation-response.html

MacLeod, Scott. 2017. Hippy-anjali Yoga Notations (as an alternative to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and as conversation with Angela and Victor's Yoga). See, too ~  http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/08/ovule-what-would-hippy-anjali-write.html. SF Bay Area: scottmacleod.com/yoganotations.html

Ovule: What would Hippy-anjali write down and sing as key yoga code for the next 3 millennia, coming into conversation with old fat-and-jolly as Yogini Angela has called Patanjali (of the Yoga sutras) ... I wonder? :), Angela and Victor Yoga pose and breathing inner body explorations, Hippy-anjali Yoga Notations (conversing with Yoga Sutras of Patanjali), "Yoga is the inner releasing action {relaxation response} of the bodymind/brain for we human primates" "Cultivate specific kinds of beneficial bodymind neurophysiology as if by practicing a musical instrument" ~ http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/08/ovule-what-would-hippy-anjali-write.html
Yoga wiki subject page at World University and School ~ http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Yoga & https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org


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Gorilla: Hippy-anjali Yoga Notations, "[NTF-talk] Attitudes about atheists and logic" NYT about a study on attitudes toward atheists, Appreciate a kind of Richard Dawkins' approach to defining atheism proactively from a reasoning perspective, Who here is familiar with the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - and as a kind of logical system even? Or with Angela Farmer and Victor van Kooten's Yoga?, Foundations of logic seem relevant here, and possibly vis-a-vis Quaker's historic peace testimony - and related questions of non-harming and ahimsa, And might NtFs also create new kinds of logic itself?

http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/08/hippy-anjali-yoga-notations-ntf-talk.html

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Ovule: What would Hippy-anjali write down and sing as key yoga code for the next 3 millennia, coming into conversation with old fat-and-jolly as Yogini Angela has called Patanjali (of the Yoga sutras) ... I wonder? :), Angela and Victor Yoga pose and breathing inner body explorations, Hippy-anjali Yoga Notations (conversing with Yoga Sutras of Patanjali), "Yoga is the inner releasing action {relaxation response} of the bodymind/brain for we human primates" "Cultivate specific kinds of beneficial bodymind neurophysiology as if by practicing a musical instrument"

http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/08/ovule-what-would-hippy-anjali-write.html

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Embryonic plant: SEED of A REALISTIC VIRTUAL EARTH at subatomic levels: Vid>3DApp + AI, Vid>3DApp + AI = Create a video-to-3D-virtual-earth application/program for live interactivity with avatar bots and for STEM science and then extend this with artificial intelligence, both STEM and human-wise ... "The Many Worlds of the Quantum Multiverse | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios", Louis Malle's two India films ('60s), Getting into Full Lotus Yoga pose

http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/08/embryonic-plant-seed-of-realistic.html







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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Gorilla: Hippy-anjali Yoga Notations, "[NTF-talk] Attitudes about atheists and logic" NYT about a study on attitudes toward atheists, Appreciate a kind of Richard Dawkins' approach to defining atheism proactively from a reasoning perspective, Who here is familiar with the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - and as a kind of logical system even? Or with Angela Farmer and Victor van Kooten's Yoga?, Foundations of logic seem relevant here, and possibly vis-a-vis Quaker's historic peace testimony - and related questions of non-harming and ahimsa, And might NtFs also create new kinds of logic itself?


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Hippy-anjali Yoga Notations


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[NTF-talk] Attitudes about atheists and logic

I was amused to see the article in today's NYT about a study on attitudes toward atheists - The Serial Killer Test: Biases Against Atheists Emerge in Study.  The survey question was about a hypothetical serial killer and asked "Which is more probable?  1) The man is a teacher; or 2) The man is a teacher and does not believe in any gods."  Apparently 60 percent of respondents answered no. 2, which is of course logically incorrect.  So my conclusion is that around 60 percent of the population has trouble with logical thinking and is biased against atheists.  The other 40 percent is either (1) not biased against atheists or (2) does well at logical thinking, or both.  Somewhat depressing.  I don't know whether the survey authors designed it this way intentionally or are they bad at logical thinking too?

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I appreciate a kind of Richard Dawkins' approach to defining atheism proactively from a reasoning perspective - https://twitter.com/RichardDawkins - in these regards, Victor.

In what ways could Nontheist Friends begin to design such atheist and logic surveys - and generate credible research as well as news' articles about this?

This could in part emerge eventually from the "Nontheist Friends' wiki school at World University and School" - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Nontheist_Friends_(atheist_Quakers%3F) - for open teaching and learning (accessible from the Wikipedia Nontheist_Quakers' article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nontheist_Quakers - which is also in Spanish) - and its upcoming "Universitian" Newspaper.

Wiki World University & School has a NEW Wiki in Mediawiki - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org - I'm very glad to say.  Soon to be in Wikipedia's 358 languages - http://worlduniversityandschool.org - and the NtF wiki school at WUaS will become easier to use, and in more languages. (Friendly-informed WUaS hasn't hired yet).

Friendly regards,
Scott
https://twitter.com/scottmacleod
https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod

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For example, re Dawkins:

Of course religious faith is a great evil. But are there circumstances in which patriotic national pride is even worse? Sincere question.


https://twitter.com/RichardDawkins/status/897067391309541376

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Hi All,

The responses are fascinating, and correct, but I did want to pose a counter argument to our logical analysis. If we do a straightforward translation from English into formal logic then yes, people's response is ludicrous. The question Victor quotes is 

>> The survey question was about a hypothetical serial killer and asked "Which is more probable?  1) The man is a teacher; or 2) The man is a teacher and does not believe in any gods."

We are assuming people translate this into logic in the way Bill points out: 

>> Which is more probable? 1) A; or 2) A and B". The correct answer under the rules of logic is always (1) which is more probable 

But I do not think that is how people translate the English into logic. I think people treat the language as an idiom and translate it into the logic that seems more fruitful, more likely, as otherwise the question seems pedantic and daft. I think they reach for a more Bayesian translation: which is greater P(M|A) or P(M|A&B)? I.e which is more probable, that the person is a serial killer given that we already know they are a teacher, or that the person is a serial killer given that we already know they are a teacher and an atheist. 

The same discussion ensues about people's misguided attitude to atheists, but their logic is *not* flawed.

Cheers,


Tim.

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Victor, Tim and All,

(Nice to hear from you, Tim).  Might you be suggesting that the NYTs shared a kind of "fuzzy logic", or a news story about a poorly designed study, Victor, and that paying attention to how the public thinks of atheists, including Nontheist Friends / atheist Quakers, and in the context of major news' media, such as "The Times," as influencers of public opinion, might be important?

Just coded these "Hippy-anjali Yoga Notations," somewhat logically, and definitely with Nontheist Friends / atheist Quakers in mind ... curious about the logic in Patanjali's Sutras ... and re these ... Yogic logic (which can probably be extended to new kinds of logic emerging from the information age and computation and related philosophy and mathematical focuses) may have something in common with logics emerging from religious thinking or moral philosophy ...

Definitely coded ... http://www.scottmacleod.com/yoganotations.html ... decided to riff a bit and just created "Hippy-anjali Yoga Notations" coming into conversation with Angela and Victor's Yoga and as perhaps an alternative to Patanjali's Yoga Sutras too ... which I've been hesitating doing for years ...  Didn't come out too badly ...  What would Hippy-anjali write down and sing as key yoga code for the next 3 millennia, coming into conversation with old fat-and-jolly as Yogini Angela Farmer has called Patanjali (of the Yoga sutras) ... I wonder? :) ... http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/08/ovule-what-would-hippy-anjali-write.html ...

Who here is familiar with the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - and as a kind of logical system even? Or with Angela Farmer and Victor van Kooten's Yoga? ... and all re Nontheist Friends / atheist Quakers?

While these "Hippy-anjali Yoga Notations" might also parallel a kind of "hippy logic" and "atheists' meditation logic" or "NtFs' meditation logic" " they also seem to have something to do with "Harbin Hot Springs' logic" http://bit.ly/HarbinBook and  https://twitter.com/HarbinBook (my recent book) - and possibly NtF logic too? Foundations of logic seem relevant here, and possibly vis-a-vis Quakers' historic peace testimony - and related questions of non-harming and ahimsa.  (I won't look up logic at this time in the Oxford Companion to Philosophy 2nd ed. for example).

Victor, I share your concerns: " So my conclusion is that around 60 percent of the population has trouble with logical thinking and is biased against atheists.  The other 40 percent is either (1) not biased against atheists or (2) does well at logical thinking, or both.  Somewhat depressing.  I don't know whether the survey authors designed it this way intentionally or are they bad at logical thinking too?"

But per my previous email in this thread, I hope that NtFs might be able to create better designed studies than this one, as well as related publications. And might NtFs also create new kinds of logic itself?

Jaima,
Scott


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i ...
Yoga is the inner releasing action {relaxation response} of the bodymind/brain for we language-using human primates


ii ...
~ Practice Angela and Victor Yoga bodymind explorations including inner movements playfully ~ http://www.angela-victor.com and Underground Yoga {which will hopefully move online with interactive yoga avatarbots beyond videos} ~ See, too, Angela's Feminine Unfolding ~

~ Play and learn from these inner releasing actions & listen inside to what comes up

~ Care with compassion, ~ and enjoyably travel to hot springs for meditation in warm pools ...
{I'm thinking here of meditating in the warm pool of Harbin Hot Springs} ...
or meditate at home in your bath tub {in a virtual Harbin eventually}, and open your awareness/find benefit in daily travel like walking

~ There's much wellness & scientific evidence for the health benefits, in general, of a low-fat, natural foods diet (e.g. 5-9 servings of fruits, grains, vegetables and legumes per day), as well as 30 minutes of daily movement, some aerobic like dancing


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1. Helpful guidelines for care / love in living?
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Caring_and_Loving

In the information age re Hippy-Yoga,
am appreciative too of Google's "Don't be evil" philosophy, Creative Commons, and Stanford Law thinking re law in each of all ~200 nation states

2. Positive observances ~ unwind

3. Yoga bodymind explorations including inner movement ~ play

4. Breathing ~ Mmmmm feels so good {Angela-wise} ~ explore

5. Come home inside into your bodymind at times to regenerate yourself

6. Focus in releasing ways to connect in a kind of oneness in neurophysiology
(and re Csikszentmihalyi's "Flow" experience)

7. Connectedness and "it's just happening"

8. Bring it on home ~ Oneness ~ Cosmic Consciousness


1.

~ Non-harming (yummy vegetarian food with an egg and multi-vitamin a day is a boon)

~ Truthfulness

~ Non-stealing

~ Learning from other species, hippy human primate yogis as potentially free Bonobo chimpanzees revel in sexuality/intimacy/touch, but non-harming and care can be and are significant balances for sexuality that damages; have kids if you like, and raise good families; hippy Yogini earth mother says have lots of babies and raise them well & with much love

~ Adhibit (Engage), troop bond and pair bond with grace and ecological balance with others (re John Money's "Concepts of Determinism" ~ http://scottmacleod.com/anthropology/determinism.htm)



2.

~ Attune yourself through daily exploration of an inner releasing action {relaxation response} as a kind of inner bodymind house cleansing


~ Contentment neurophysiology brain-wise can be facilitated with the harmonizing effect of omega-3 fatty acids (flax seed oil capsules 7-10 per day) ...

~ Simplicity in Friendly / Quaker / non-theistic f/Friendly / atheist Quaker senses is great

~ Cultivate learning consciousness of your own neurophysiology (much more STEM research needed) and actions, and conversation in these regards with a psychotherapist {self awareness therapy} if this would be helpful ... Opening to freedom, be aware of the religious Yogic MEMES (i.e. replicating cultural units) in your bodyminds, for example, chanting, that take take away freedom, even while beneficially focusing the mind and creating "flow" experiences

~ Bond well with your tribe, your partner(s), in a contented marriage, your group, your wildness too; lie on your back for the relaxation response daily, and if this emerges as a kind of inner attuning devotion, great


3.
Angela and Victor Yoga inner body pose explorations ...

Angela Farmer & Victor van Kooten: Opening the Leg Channels.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDdMbj23HR8

Angela Farmer, Fluid Frame:

"YORGA IS THE JOURNARY OF THE SELF, THROUGH THE SELF, TO THE SELF. 
The Bhagavad Gita

https://vimeo.com/222225267

... Learning from partner poses can be wonderful


4.
Angela and Victor Yoga inner body breathing explorations ...

Angela

on breathing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soA-PHxcgbI

at about 42 minutes

5.
Come home inside into your bodymind at times ~ and re Angela and Victor's Yoga

6.
Focus to connect in a kind of oneness (re Csikszentmihalyi's "Flow" experience) ~ where you can do this by releasing and explorating especially


iii ...
Into the Inner Body


7.
Connectedness and "it's just happening"
"turn on, tune in, drop out"

8.
Bring it on home ~ oneness ~ 

 ~ India is eternally fascinating ~

~ flow ~ in the zone ~

entheogenically even ~ cosmic consciousness ~


Angela

on merging
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soA-PHxcgbI

at about 43 minutes



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Non-theistically friendly Yoga is good ... appreciating friendliness here ...

Care with compassion, ~ and enjoyably travel to hot springs for meditation in the warm pools, and especially for positive, serene nudity and eroticism, such as at Harbin Hot Springs (both on-the-ground and eventually online) ...

Cultivate kindness, oneness, connectedness, community, communitas, freedom, care, love, peace, harmonizing and flourishing ... and goodness ... as well as music and art in beautiful nature ...

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Cultivate specific kinds of beneficial inner bodymind neurophysiology as if by practicing a musical instrument ~

Guidelines for practicing loving bliss vis-à-vis practicing a musical instrument
http://scottmacleod.com/GuidelinesPracticingLovingBlissvavMusicalInstrument.htm

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Explore how this inner body releasing Yoga feels to connect further, and for self-learning.


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We may have to compose the music with which to sing something like this. :)


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Angela Farmer's "The Feminine Unfolding" ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soA-PHxcgbI

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Cultivate Regenerative Yoga where

Yoga is meditation ~ the inner releasing action {relaxation response}
of the bodymind/brain ~ for we creative language-using human primates



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Imaginative ~ Freeing ~ Easing ~ Integrating



Hippy-anjali Yoga Notations
(as an alternative to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali,
and as conversation with Angela and Victor's Yoga)



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