How a leafy sidewalk or a forest scene can make us feel richer, younger, and more focussed.
What is most interesting about this data...is one of its subtler details. The health benefits stem almost entirely from trees planted along streets and in front yards, where many people walk past them; trees in back yards and parks don’t seem to matter as much in the analysis. It could be that roadside trees have a bigger impact on air quality along sidewalks, or that leafy avenues encourage people to walk more. But Berman is also interested in a possibility that harks back to Ulrich’s hospital-window finding: perhaps it is enough simply to look at a tree.
In the late nineteenth century, the pioneering psychologist and philosopher William James proposed a distinction between “voluntary” and “involuntary” attention. When you cross a busy intersection or pore over a spreadsheet, you are depleting finite reserves of voluntary, directed attention. The antidote is not, as one might first guess, to sit quietly in a darkened room. “The environment has to have some kind of stimulation to activate your involuntary attention—your fascination".... (CLICK TITLE for more)
In the Torah reading of ‘Vaishlach’, Jacob returns to the Holy Land after 20 years in Charan. He sends angel-emissaries to Esau in hope of a reconciliation, but his messengers report that his brother is ready for war, with 400 armed men. Jacob prepares for war, prays, and sends Esau a large gift to appease him.
That night, the family of Jacob crosses the Jabbok River, while he remains behind and encounters the angel that embodies the spirit of Esau, with whom he wrestles until daybreak. Jacob suffers but vanquishes the supernal creature, who bestows on him the name Israel, “he who prevails over the divine.”
This is the central point of Erich Neumann’s thoughtful psychological study, which is now published for the first time.
The ban against Spinoza was the harshest ever issued by the Amsterdam Portuguese-Jewish community. Though the writ speaks only of his “abominable heresies and monstrous deeds,” without telling us exactly what they ...
This concordance provides the capacity to search by word and/or topic Jung’s Collected Works and to find all relevant references. These references include detailed subject heading, quotes, and context for every search.
"It has been my great pleasure over the past year to have studied the body of Erel Shalit’s written work. While at first it felt like an overwhelming task to creatively review a body of work by a highly regarded and prolific colleague, I approached the task I was invited to take on as a unique opportunity for learning and creative reflection." Read more from Steve Zemmelman's review.
As most of you will know, the Swiss Embassy in Tel Aviv was a major sponsor of the Jung Neumann Conference, end of April. Besides hosting a wonderful reception Thanks to cultural attaché Jael Wyler!), Dr. Andreas Baum, Switzerland's Ambassador to Israel delivered the welcoming speech, which you find here: https://www.eda.admin.ch/…/is…/en/Ansprache%2024-07-2015-pdf
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