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Faculty eCommons Rethinking Your Online Classroom with Connectivism » Faculty eCommons

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nice piece by me good friend and colleague Sam Gist.
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Stop coddling your dog—he’s 99.9% wolf

Stop coddling your dog—he’s 99.9% wolf | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
SANTA CLARITA, California—Cesar Millan crosses the road to meet me. Two pit bulls, a Chihuahua, and a Yorkshire terrier—named Junior, Taco, Alfie and Kaley Cuoko—follow. Off leash and at heel, the dogs are calm, almost languid. If Millan communicates with them, I do not notice. For the past few minutes, I have been paying my...
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Basically, dogs are wolves that adapted to eat rice and be nice.

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William Morris, Art and Labor

William Morris, Art and Labor | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
William Morris, the influential nineteenth century British designer, artist, writer, craftsman and political activist, generated ideas in regard to the connection between labor and the production o...
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Would not art be more profound and meaningful if there was no economic value or market for it that in many ways dictates what one will create? If all art was generated out of love, would not this have a direct benefit on society as a whole? Could we not see ourselves for who we truly are?  This self expression could have a transformative effect because we could willingly look in the mirror and see the state of ourselves and the world. Why not? Yes, why not try something like this.

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Rafal T. Prinke - Hunting the Blacke Toade

Rafal T. Prinke - Hunting the Blacke Toade | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
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“The opposites and their symbols are so common in the texts that it is superfluous to cite evidence from the sources. On the other hand, in view of the ambiguity of the alchemists’ language, which is “tam ethice quam physice” (as much ethical as physical), it is worth while to go rather more closely into the manner in which the texts treat of the opposites. Very often the masculine-feminine opposition is personified as King and Queen (in the Rosarium philosophorum also as Emperor and Empress), or as servus (slave) or vir rubeus (red man) and mulier candida (white woman);5 in the “Visio Arislei” they appear as Gabricus (or Thabritius) and Beya, the King’s son and daughter.6 Theriomorphic symbols are equally common and are often found in the illustrations.7 I would mention the eagle and toad (“the eagle flying through the air and the toad crawling on the ground”), which are the “emblem” of Avicenna in Michael Maier,8 the eagle representing Luna “or Juno, Venus, Beya, who is fugitive and winged like the eagle, which flies up to the clouds and receives the rays of the sun in his eyes.” The toad “is the opposite[…]”


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C. G. Jung. “The Collected Works of C.G. Jung: Complete Digital Edition.” Princeton University Press, 2014-03-01T05:00:00+00:00. iBooks. 

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A ‘nationwide gentrification effect’ is segregating us by education

A ‘nationwide gentrification effect’ is segregating us by education | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
College graduates are sorting themselves into cities increasingly out of reach of everyone else.
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I don't know what I think about this. Not the phenomenon, but the article which teeters between "this is a social problem" and "It's great to have a college degree." 

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11 Classy Insults With Classical Greek and Latin Roots

11 Classy Insults With Classical Greek and Latin Roots | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Do you ever go on such an epic internet rant you just feel you’ve run out of words with which to hammer your enemies? Do you want to up your game without resorting to the tired tropes of excretion and sexual metaphors? Next time pull out these fancy insults and really class up the joint while you twist the dagger.
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This Fine Wine Made At An Italian Penal Colony Is No 2-Buck Chuck

This Fine Wine Made At An Italian Penal Colony Is No 2-Buck Chuck | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Off the coast of Tuscany, prisoners serving the end of their sentences are learning to make wine from a 30th-generation winemaker. It's a unique approach to rehabilitation that seems to be working.
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Joel Berg: How Hungry Is America?

Joel Berg: How Hungry Is America? | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Joel Berg, executive director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, speaks to GRITtv about hunger in the United States, food deserts in the Bronx and new community-based solutions.
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Atheists Used to Take the Idea of God Seriously. That’s Why They Mattered.

Atheists Used to Take the Idea of God Seriously. That’s Why They Mattered. | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Nick Spencer begins his spirited history of atheism with a fairy tale. Once upon a time, people lived in ignorant superstition, offering sacrifices to monsters in the sky. Then some clever folks used special weapons called “science” and “reason” to show that the monsters had never really existed in the...
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'Arrest us all': the 200 women who killed a rapist

'Arrest us all': the 200 women who killed a rapist | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
When hundreds of women descended on Nagpur district court armed with knives, stones and chilli powder, within minutes the man who raped them lay dead. Raekha Prasad reports.
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When the dominators are favored by the legal system, Justice May have a more visceral process .

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9 Amazing Benefits of Coffee - Lifespan

9 Amazing Benefits of Coffee - Lifespan | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Coffee has become the subject of thousands of surveys in the past few years. Known as a simple stimulant it also has many other properties. Here are some of the most interesting statistics we could put together for proponents of coffee for healthier living. 1.Lower Mortality At least 5% of surveys reveal that drinking coffee is associated with a decreased risk of mortality in men and women. For example, a long and large-scale survey, which studied more than 400,000 people, revealed that more coffee the men drink, the lower is their risk of mortality. By the survey results, men who
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The Gnosis Archive: Resources on Gnosticism and Gnostic Tradition

The Gnosis Archive: Resources on Gnosticism and Gnostic Tradition | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
A vast collection of materials and audio lectures dealing with Gnosis and Gnosticism, both ancient and modern.

Via Zeteticus
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For my friends who are begining--or even well underway--a spiritual journey beyond the confines of what you have heretofore known. 

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About – A Film About Coffee

About – A Film About Coffee | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
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A love letter to, and meditation on, specialty coffee.  It examines what it takes, and what it means, for coffee to be defined as “specialty.”

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The NSA may have another leaker on its hands

The NSA may have another leaker on its hands | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Edward Snowden has done a lot of damage to the National Security Agency by disclosing dozens of its most sensitive internet surveillance programs—but there may be a lot more to come from someone following in his footsteps. German public broadcaster Das Erste revealed yesterday the existence of a previously undisclosed NSA program called XKeyscore, which automatically logs the online identities of...
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Texas Republicans Are Now the Craziest in America

Texas Republicans Are Now the Craziest in America | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
If you want to see the clearest symptoms of the prion disease that has devoured the brain of the Republican party, the state Republican party is your Patient Zero. And, before a whole bunch of people in the Beltway media playpen  begin minimizin...
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We allow ourselves only two major political parties. One of them is completely out of its fcking mind. This is a national problem.

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Three Steps We Can Take to Solve Poverty, From Someone Who Knows Firsthand | Perspectives | BillMoyers.com

Three Steps We Can Take to Solve Poverty, From Someone Who Knows Firsthand | Perspectives | BillMoyers.com | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Tianna Gaines-Turner has been struggling to feed her family for years. She testified before Congress this week.
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The Big Other Interview # 23: Oliver Harris on William S. Burroughs' Queer

The Big Other Interview # 23: Oliver Harris on William S. Burroughs' Queer | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
If you meet Oliver Harris someday, tip your fedora. The co-mastermind along with Ian McFadyen behind 2009’s Naked Lunch @50: Anniversary Essays and commemorative conference in Paris, Harris has com...
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Mesopotamian Religion: Prelude to Axial Age

Mesopotamian Religion: Prelude to Axial Age | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Between 800 and 200 BCE, a remarkable series of sages, mystics, and thinkers gave rise to the transcendental traditions that are known today as "world religions." In 1949, the German philosopher Ka...
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If You Read This, You Might Never Drink a Latte Again - NYTimes.com

If You Read This, You Might Never Drink a Latte Again - NYTimes.com | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
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Michigan, Nation Must Look at North Carolina's ''Moral Mondays''

Michigan, Nation Must Look at North Carolina's ''Moral Mondays'' | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Moral Mondays, spreading rapidly to other states, aim to help ordinary citizens take back their state governments from corporate-backed extremists.
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Singapore library will destroy LGBT-friendly kids' books at behest of bigot

Singapore library will destroy LGBT-friendly kids' books at behest of bigot | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Singapore's National Library Board will pulp three LGBT-friendly children's picture books that it earlier removed from its collections.

Via Ana Margarida Ramos
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The Week in 'Star Wars': Fake Leaked Footage and Kevin Smith's Millennium Falcon Freak-Out

The Week in 'Star Wars': Fake Leaked Footage and Kevin Smith's Millennium Falcon Freak-Out | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
A trio of things to get you excited about the new Star Wars movie including a fan video and Kevin Smith's report from the set
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Researchers May Have Discovered The Consciousness On/Off Switch | IFLScience

Researchers May Have Discovered The Consciousness On/Off Switch | IFLScience | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Researchers from the George Washington University have managed to switch consciousness on and off in an epileptic woman by stimulating a single region of the brain with electrical impulses. While this is a single case study, it provides an exciting insight into the neural mechanisms behind consciousness, a subject of great interest that is poorly understood despite decades of research.
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Maybe.

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A Few Thoughts on Power

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Business has defeated everything in its path. Its last enemies are the oldest: it is still defied by the ancient Gods of blood revenge, territorial tr...

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As a society, we may be conditioned by the historical root of the word power, though, which, as Hillman explains, is poti, i.e. “husband, lord, master,” echoed in the word “despote,” which was used by Greek slaves to address their masters. What we need to learn right now as humans is to exercise our power without dominating anyone, without pathological control and oppression. 

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I am beginning to read Hillman's work. Power is natural flowing phenomenon. How we respond to the flow of power is essential. Awareness is important. Judith Butler says discourse contains power. When I began to worry less about the role School managers played in my work, the more effective I became in my work. I worried about power as something which I had, as well, focusing on the way I used that power.

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Magic mushrooms expand your mind and amplify your brain’s dreaming areas – here’s how | IFLScience

Magic mushrooms expand your mind and amplify your brain’s dreaming areas – here’s how | IFLScience | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Psychedelic drugs alter consciousness is a profound and novel way that increases the breadth and fluency of cognition. However, until recently, we were unable to offer an explanation for how the brain was altered to account for these effects.
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Hobby Lobby Decision Begins To Contort Under Its Own Logic

Hobby Lobby Decision Begins To Contort Under Its Own Logic | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Religious groups can object to a regulation, but can they also determine whether it presents an undue burden on them?
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If anything shows the growing incompetence of the Roberts' court, it must be the overly broad language and too predictable consequences of the Hobby Lobby decision with Alito writing for the majority. I suspect Kagan, Ginsburg, and Sotomayor will be breaking with a lot of precedent in the near future when given the opportunity to lay out further objections and possible corrections to any orders resting on the authority of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby.

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