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Seeing Your Face Without A Mirror

Author : Francis Valloor
language : en
Release Date : 2017-09-21

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What is enlightenment? What does it do for me? How do I get there? Who or what is God? And who am I really? These are all questions most of us ask from time to time, and some of us insistently. In this book the sage invites the reader to come to the truth of who you are, to see your original face, your face before you were born. Discursive communications on such themes serve to obfuscate rather than clarify, often leading to outrage, confusion and division. On the other hand parables and stories transmit deeper truths intuitively, conveying an understanding way beyond the mind. These stories are not only pointers but also catalysts - they precipitate understanding and guide their inherent wisdom to seep gently to the heart.

About Face

Author : Anne Burt
language : en
Publisher: Seal Press (CA)
Release Date : 2008

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Explores the controversial question about how subtle facial characteristics may have a potential to influence a person's life, in a volume of essays by such contributors as Jennifer Baumgardner, Eva Hoffman, and Kathryn Harrison that explores such topics as biological hallmarks, scars, and lifestyle markers. Original.

Someone Else S Face In The Mirror Identity And The New Science Of Face Transplants

Author : Carla Bluhm
language : en
Publisher: Praeger
Release Date : 2009-04-30

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In 2005, surgeons in France removed part of the face from a cadaver and grafted it onto the head of a 38-year-old woman grossly disfigured by a dog attack. Three years later, in December, 2008, surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic announced they had performed the first U.S. face transplant. Although modern culture is accustomed to pushing medicine and the human body beyond all limits, the world's first partial face transplant and the seven that have followed have caused a stir that still reverberates globally. This book begins with the story of Isabelle Dinoire, the recipient of the first face transplant, and chronicles her surgery and battles with tissue rejection. Its scope widens with a look at how surgical teams, including three U.S. transplant teams, are in a global race to perform the first full face transplant, and at how medical history has led up to this point—with prior successful transplants ranging from body parts as simple as cornea to those as neurologically complicated as the heart, a hand, and a penis. The most novel among these surgeries—the face transplant—conjures up particular and expansive psychological issues. Authors Bluhm and Clendenin show how transplant recipients struggle with functional issues including a lifetime of anti-rejection drugs, a danger highlighted by the recent death of the second face transplant patient, in China. But just as challenging in the case of face transplant is the psychological effect on—and potential threat to—identity. Who are you, if suddenly your face—or a significant portion of it—is not what you were born with? What is it like to look in the mirror, and see a face that is not the one you have always had? Dinoire lamented, "It will never be me." That statement is an absolute simplification of the identity issues a face transplant can create, explain the authors. Bluhm and Clendenin show how, across history and media, humankind—via medicine, literature, film, and other media—has dreamed of a day when face transplants would be possible. With so many disfigurements occurring among the military in Iraq, and experimental face transplants too expensive for implementation in the private sector, it is likely that the U.S. military will take the reins and further face transplant techniques as quickly as possible to serve injured personnel.

The Greatest Gamble

Author : Osho
language : en
Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd.
Release Date :

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Mind Hacks

Author : Tom Stafford
language : en
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Release Date : 2004-11-22

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The brain is a fearsomely complex information-processing environment--one that often eludes our ability to understand it. At any given time, the brain is collecting, filtering, and analyzing information and, in response, performing countless intricate processes, some of which are automatic, some voluntary, some conscious, and some unconscious.Cognitive neuroscience is one of the ways we have to understand the workings of our minds. It's the study of the brain biology behind our mental functions: a collection of methods--like brain scanning and computational modeling--combined with a way of looking at psychological phenomena and discovering where, why, and how the brain makes them happen.Want to know more? Mind Hacks is a collection of probes into the moment-by-moment works of the brain. Using cognitive neuroscience, these experiments, tricks, and tips related to vision, motor skills, attention, cognition, subliminal perception, and more throw light on how the human brain works. Each hack examines specific operations of the brain. By seeing how the brain responds, we pick up clues about the architecture and design of the brain, learning a little bit more about how the brain is put together.Mind Hacks begins your exploration of the mind with a look inside the brain itself, using hacks such as "Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Turn On and Off Bits of the Brain" and "Tour the Cortex and the Four Lobes." Also among the 100 hacks in this book, you'll find: Release Eye Fixations for Faster Reactions See Movement When All is Still Feel the Presence and Loss of Attention Detect Sounds on the Margins of Certainty Mold Your Body Schema Test Your Handedness See a Person in Moving Lights Make Events Understandable as Cause-and-Effect Boost Memory by Using Context Understand Detail and the Limits of Attention Steven Johnson, author of "Mind Wide Open" writes in his foreword to the book, "These hacks amaze because they reveal the brain's hidden logic; they shed light on the cheats and shortcuts and latent assumptions our brains make about the world." If you want to know more about what's going on in your head, then Mind Hacks is the key--let yourself play with the interface between you and the world.

The Book Of The Mirror

Author : Miranda Anderson
language : en
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release Date : 2007

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The essays in this book are gathered together from the realms of art, literature, history, archaeology, philosophy and science. Together they weave a picture that gives us new insights into the mirror as a material object and as an image in art and texts. This interdisciplinary and innovative book raises important issues about the material life of an object and its intimate interrelations with socio-cultural imagery. Perceptions of the workings of our cognitive processes and of our subjectivity are shown to be dynamically interwoven with the technological and socio-cultural matrices of particular periods, whilst longer term continuities in the understanding and employment of the mirror reflect underlying continuities in the capacities and constraints of mirrors and of human subjects. This book demonstrates the active role imagery and technologies have always played in our thoughts, lives and worlds.

Seeing The Unseen

Author : John Collins
language : en
Publisher: Xulon Press
Release Date : 2010-04

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Abandoning at age 30 what promised to be a lucrative law practice, John Collins escaped to Spain for a three-year sabbatical to search for the meaning of life. In SEEING THE UNSEEN: Opening the Closed Circuit of Everyday Consciousness, he relates his findings in maxims and identifies seven impediments that commonly hinder our capacity to render our everyday experience of people, places and things intelligible, meaningful and joyful. Collins believes the greatest obstacle to realizing personal fulfillment, or salvation or the Kingdom of God is psychological. Living our lives almost entirely on the conscious surface of Self, we neglect the unconscious core of our being, resulting in the inability of the whole Self to truly see and know reality. Collins suggests that religion's finest hour may come when it assumes responsibility for healing this rupture in our innermost being, allowing us to achieve greater understanding of ourselves, of the world and ultimately, of God.John Collins is a nearly retired general practice attorney in Bucks County, Pa., who graduated with honors in philosophy from Johns Hopkins University, and was subsequently awarded a law degree from the Harvard Law School in 1957. He also attended the Sorbonne, Catholic University, Princeton Theological Seminary and Villanova University for special studies. He served with the 82nd Airborne Division during the Korean War. He also served as a public defender, as an assistant district attorney, and as an unsuccessful candidate for the Pennsylvania state legislature. He is married and the father of three children.