February 09, 2015

Amazing exploits of various animals and Yoga Psychology

This is a brilliant – and unfortunately all-too-rare recognition of the extent to which supposedly “neutral” neuroscience is pervaded by underlying assumptions from the Western philosophic position. Though not a philosopher (I’m a clinical psychologist) I attempted to point to some of the limitations and pitfalls in contemporary attempts to integrate Indian philosophic/psychological ideas with contemporary science: -

Posted on October 7, 2014 by Don Salmon
Hi folks – haven’t been around here for awhile. The comments section on this blog is generally very quiet. I’ve been spending most of my “online posting” time over at Bernardo Kastrup’s site ( Click on “forum” for what I … Continue reading →

Posted on June 21, 2014 by Don Salmon
I’ve put together here a list of books, scientists, philosophers and organizations (online and “physical”!) who are challenging the materialistic views which are perhaps the greatest impediment to the progress of science. Here are some recommendations of books to read … Continue reading →

Posted on April 26, 2014 by Don Salmon
April 25, 2014 The first comprehensive k-12 mindfulness handbook has been published. It includes detailed in-classroom exercises, as well as the neuroscience of mindfulness and what looks like insightful ways of dealing with the ordinarily recalcitrant institution of public schooling. …Continue reading →

this post provides some background info I’ll be using in the near future as I comment on Neeltje’s book: “Psychic Education: A Workbook”. I’ll be using some brain language, and it will be helpful to have some familiarity with this … Continue reading→

PSYCHIC EDUCATION: A WORKBOOK Jan and I have been working for quite some time on presenting a view of the workings of the brain and nervous system that is consistent with Mother and Sri Aurobindo’s integral yoga psychology. I’m writing … Continue reading →

This is a letter by Sri Krishnaprem, the unique case of a British professor who became an Indian yogi and eventually a Guru in his own right. He had his ashram in Mirtola (Almora). The letter is addressed to Dilip … Continue reading →

Some of the most enjoyable parts of writing the Yoga Psychology book involved weaving stories of the amazing exploits of various animals. It was great fun putting together the story about the “waggle” dance. When we were looking for … Continue reading →

These are excerpts from the book, “Yoga Psychology and the Transformation of Consciousness: Seeing Through the Eyes of Infinity”. For me, at this point (1-12-14) the most interesting thing about the following passages is the rather dramatic change in evolutionary … Continue reading →

I recently (1-6-14) received a very interesting question about the introductory blog post on the evolution of consciousness (here: Here it is: “Reading the following paragraph “Hayward goes even further, speaking from a Vajrayana (Tantric Buddhist) perspective, saying that …Continue reading →

GAINS (the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies) recently published an article on “Being Playful in Left Brain World.” It was beautifully written and inspired me to reflect on some of my own struggles with left-right integration. It started when … Continue reading → Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments
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