By John Grinder
My identify is Christian Hart and that i was once one of many unique individuals within the seminar 'Prerequisites to private Genius' over two decades in the past, of which this booklet is essentially a transcript. I provide this assessment for what it could supply, yet i have to recognize that i will not evaluate the ebook objectively simply because i used to be there--I bear in mind the particular adventure. therefore, my assessment might or will not be worthy to somebody who doesn't have that historical past. That said.... The adventure was once profound for me and profoundly affected my existence. To be extra particular, I back to varsity after having left it a number of years ahead of as a C or B ordinary pupil. while I lower back, i used to be a straight-A scholar. I graduated and went to grad university at UCLA the place I received my Ph.D. in psychology. in the course of the seminar itself, whereas doing one of many cognizance workouts, I skilled the vintage "mystical experience." that's, through the few moments it lasted, I felt that I understood the character of the universe, together with the vintage epiphany "All is One." (A humorous end result of the latter: you could by no means muddle anyplace because it will be like throwing rubbish in your lounge floor.) those examples are only a couple of i will describe in brief. i do not faux to appreciate every little thing that John and Judith have been doing within the seminar--I was once particularly younger on the time--but I do think that it altered my lifestyles for the higher. i feel that if from examining this e-book you'll get a fragment of what I received, the associated fee will be repaid many, again and again over.
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That is, if sentences of the language were unordered sets of concepts, those two sentences would mean the same thing. But they're not unordered sets of concepts. Not only does the meaning of the words used in the sentence contribute to the entire meaning; the sequence in which those words occur also contributes. It's obviously not a simple situation because The cat chased the rat. and The rat was chased by the cat. have the same ordering in the sequences of the nouns but those two happen to mean roughly the same thing whereas the sentences I originally started with mean something quite different.
It was the Parthenon, now largely a series of columns with a partial roof and a foundation because the Greeks were foolish enough to put munitions inside of it during one of the wars with the Turks who then blew it up. When I climbed to the top of the Philopappus and looked across that intervening kilometer or so at the Parthenon ... it was as if my body sang at that point. There was something so congruent about my visual experience that see-feel circuits in me were triggered. It was as if my body had found a deep natural song that it could sing that belonged there at that time.
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