Authors: Jeffrey S. Keen
Comments: 12 Pages, 14 Figures, an Appendix.
Although there is much ancient folk lore and horticultural documentation regarding
Fairy Rings, they are not often associated with mind science and astronomical events.
Fortuitously, a Fairy Ring suddenly appeared on the grass in a friendís garden. On
prompt investigation, apart from the usual necessary biological conditions, the
essential trigger that probably created this particular Fairy Ring was a rare
combination of the intersection of 2 psi-lines, coupled with a conjunction of Venus at
the time of a new moon. As this is another example of cosmic events significantly
affecting life on earth, together with the influence of the mind, the author felt there
was sufficient scientific interest to document these findings for the benefit of other
researchers, even though the sudden appearance of the phenomenon has been known
for many thousands of years. Subsequent research proved conclusively that the psilines
(or psi-tracts) were created by smugglers for their navigation.
Category: Mind Science
Authors: S.A. Orwin O'Dowd
Comments: 22 pages.
Adolph Meyer's theme of the integrative function is placed in the context of
Ribot on personality and Joseph Breuer on effort and the contrast of sthenic
and asthenic ideation.. The kind of analysis pursued by Meyer is taken in
this way back to the language of constitutional medicine, and specifically
Berthold Stiller's asthenia, and Janet's related concept of psychical insufficiency.
Conversion hysterias are placed as the metabolic face of the same
syndrome group, with consciousness emerging as the interface between
metabolism and environment. The pattern of psychopathology as a whole is
analysed in terms of the tonic and phasic processes, as understood by A.R.
Luria, following Pavlov and Vygosky. Their neurology is further reinterpreted
in the light of Merleau-Ponty on the embodiment of significance in
the gestalt. Integrative interactions arising show a contrast of harm-avoidance
and reward-dependence, colouring habituation with motivational
style. The disruption of learning is traced to confusion in the generic sense
that merges with noise, whereby Meyer's insistence that mental disorder is
a product of unfortunate circumstances is extended to the internal,
physiological environment, consistent with the growth of both supportive
therapies and detoxification and rehabilitation programs.
Category: Mind Science