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The Machinery of the Mind Esoteric Classics

Author : Dion Fortune
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This is one of Dion Fortune's first works, when she was still writing under her birth name of Violet Firth. Here she is examining spiritual and metaphysical subject matter through a psychological lens. She looks into the consciousness, dreams, hypnosis, symbolization and much more.

The Machinery of the Mind

Author : Dion Fortune
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The Machinery of the Mind

Author : La Fayette Ron Hubbard
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We live in an era of computerization, where tasks and responses are predicted and programmed for results-- the more automated the better. But what about the machines set up within man himself? L. Ron Hubbard exhorts us to remember that we are in control of automation-- not the other way around.

An Anatomy of Thought

Author : Ian Glynn
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Drawing on a dazzling array of disciplines--physiology, neurology, psychology, anthropology, linguistics, and philosophy--Ian Glynn explains virtually every aspect of the workings of the brain, unlocking the mysteries of the mind. Glynn writes with exceptional clarity as he illuminates the mechanics of nerve messages; the functioning of sensory receptors; the processes by which the brain sees, tastes, and smells; the seats of language, memory, and emotions. The breadth of Glynn's erudition is astonishing, as he ranges from parallel processing in computers to the specialization of different regions of the brain (illustrated with fascinating instances of the bizarre effects of localized brain damage). He explains the different types of memory, traces the path of information that leads to emotional responses, and engages in a discussion of language that ranges from Noam Chomsky to Hawaiian pidgin. No other single volume has captured the full expanse of our knowledge of consciousness and the brain. A work of unequaled authority and eloquence, this book promises to be a new landmark of scientific writing. "Monumental."--The Observer "Glynn's erudition is astonishing...a hugely enjoyable intellectual journey."--Nature

Revival The Machinery of the Mind 1922

Author : Violet Mary Firth
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This book is one of the shortest and clearest of the many popular books upon modern psychology which have been published. The beginner would find this book, with its clear explanations of technical terms, a useful companion to more advanced treatises.

Brain mind Machinery

Author : Gee Wah Ng
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Brain-Mind Machinery provides a walkthrough to the world of brain-inspired computing and mind-related questions. Bringing together diverse viewpoints and expertise from multidisciplinary communities, the book explores the human quest to build a thinking machine with human-like capabilities. Readers will acquire a first-hand understanding of the brain and mind mechanisms and machineries, as well as how much we have progressed in and how far we are from building a truly general intelligent system like the human brain.

Machinery of the Mind

Author : JOHN
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In the spring of 1987, I was in Havana, Cuba, where I was participating in planning a large-scale longitudinal study of the neurophysiological, neurochemical, and behavioral characteristics of cohorts of patients with cerebrovascular disease, depression, senile dementia, schizophrenia, or learning disabilities; and also part of this study were their first-degree blood relatives. This study was the outgrowth of a long-term project on the practical application of computer methods for the evaluation of brain electrical activity related to anatomical integrity, maturational development, and sensory, perceptual;·-and cognitive processes, especially in chil dren. For many years, that project had been supported by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the National Scientific Research Center of Cuba (CNIC), and the Ministries of Public Health and of Education of Cuba. Since its inception, I had served as a technical advisor to the UNDP project. When the project began, I became acquainted with Dr. Jose M. Miyar Barrueco, who was at that time the Rector of the Medical School of the University of Havana. Because of his keen interest in the new computer technology and its potential utility in developing countries, we met from time to time during my visits. These occasional meetings continued after he became Secretary of the Cuban Council of State, so that he could remain apprised of progress and problems with which he might help.

Machinery of the Mind

Author : George Johnson
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Machinery of Mind is a full-scale, indispensable examination of the history, content, politics, and philosophy of Artificial Intelligence. In detail, consecutively but with a keen awareness of the interdisciplinary nature of the field, Johnson traces the history of the burgeoning science from its earliest practitioners to corporation-funded engineers and experts: Roger Schank, Terry Winograd, Doug Lenat and others who are struggling to create machines that can actually think independently, going beyond man-made programs and "games." Johnson presents the counterarguments of some theorists that intelligence is less than soul and that the "new science" moves arrogantly into dangerous territory. Necessarily inconclusive, this fascinating study is clear, comprehensive, richly detailed, and endlessly provocative.

William Stanley Jevons and the Making of Modern Economics

Author : Harro Maas
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This book examines William Stanley Jevons's role in revolutionizing nineteenth-century economics.

Mind is the Master

Author : James Allen
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The classic books of the motivational visionary, collected for the first time in a single volume. Featuring nineteen beloved works, including As a Man Thinketh, Eight Pillars of Prosperity, The Mastery of Destiny, and From Poverty to Power, here is the first-ever comprehensive and definitive collection of the books of self-help pioneer James Allen. Formatted in a large, easy-to-read workbook size, with fully redesigned and reset text, Mind Is the Master provides a life­time's worth of wisdom and guidance from one of history's leading voices of self- affirming and motivational philosophy. Mind Is the Master compiles Allen's most celebrated books, along with little-known gems and posthumous works-such as Foundation Stones to Happiness and Success and Light on Life's Difficulties-awaiting discovery by a whole new generation of readers. As a special bonus, Mind Is the Master includes a rare remembrance of James Allen by his wife and intellectual partner, Lily Allen. It is an invaluable window on the life and inner world of a writer whose insights touched millions of readers.

Thought Power Its Control and Culture

Author : Annie Besant
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The Wisdom Paradox

Author : Elkhonon Goldberg
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The Wisdom Paradox explores the aging of the mind from a unique, positive perspective. In an era of increasing fears about mental deterioration, world-renowned neuropsychologist Elkhonon Goldberg provides startling new evidence that though the brain diminishes in some tasks as it ages, it gains in many ways. Most notably, it increases in what he terms “wisdom”: the ability to draw upon knowledge and experience gained over a lifetime to make quick and effective decisions. Goldberg delves into the machinery of the mind, separating memory into two distinct types: singular (knowledge of a particular incident or fact) and generic (recognition of broader patterns). As the brain ages, the ability to use singular memory declines, but generic memory is unaffected—and its importance grows. As an individual accumulates generic memory, the brain can increasingly rely upon these stored patterns to solve problems effortlessly and instantaneously. Goldberg investigates the neurobiology of wisdom, and draws on historical examples of artists and leaders whose greatest achievements were realized late in life.

Nicomachean Ethics

Author : Aristotle
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Enduringly profound treatise, whose lasting effect on Western philosophy continues to resonate. Aristotle identifies the goal of life as happiness and discusses its attainment through the contemplation of philosophic truth.

Minds Behind the Brain

Author : Stanley Finger
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Traces the study of the brain from the ancient Egyptians, through the classical world of Hippocrates, the time of Descartes, and the era of Broca, to modern researchers such as Sperry, and examines their sources and tools.

Sensation Perception and Action

Author : Johannes Zanker
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With a style that is both detailed and accessible, this new text from Johannes Zanker provides students with a solid understanding of how our sensory and perceptual systems operate, and interact with a dynamic world. It not only explains the scientific mechanisms involved, but discusses the costs and benefits of these mechanisms within an evolutionary, functional framework, to encourage important questions such as: What is a given sensory mechanism needed for? What kind of problem can it solve and what are its limitations? How does the environment determine how senses operate? How does action affect and facilitate perception? This unique, interdisciplinary framework allows students to see perceiving and acting as embedded in particular environments and directs them to think about the functional nature of these systems. The overall effect is an especially readable, authoritative text on Sensation, Perception and Action that really brings this fascinating topic to life.

Black Moon

Author : Kenneth Calhoun
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Imagine a world without sleep. A world driven to the brink of exhaustion. A waking nightmare. The world has stopped sleeping. Restless nights have grown into days of panic, delirium and, eventually, desperation. But few and far between, sleepers can still be found – a gift they quickly learn to hide. Matt Biggs is one of the sleepers. After six restless days and nights, Biggs wakes to find his wife gone. He stumbles out of the house in search of her to find a world awash with pandemonium. Sleep, it seems, is now the rarest and most precious commodity and there are those who would kill to have it...


Author : Roy Porter
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For generations the traditional focus for those wishing to understand the roots of the modern world has been France on the eve of the Revolution. Porter certainly acknowledges France's importance, but here makes an overwhelming case for consideringBritain the true home of modernity - a country driven by an exuberance, diversity and power of invention comparable only to twentieth-century America. Porter immerses the reader in a society which, recovering from the horrors of the Civil War and decisively reinvigorated by the revolution of 1688, had emerged as something new and extraordinary - a society unlike any other in the world.

Commentaries on Living

Author : Jiddu Krishnamurti
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What You Are Is Much More Important Than What You Should Be. You Can Understand What Is , But You Cannot Understand What Should Be. The Essential Message Of J. Krishnamurti, Revered Philosopher And Spiritual Teacher, Challenges The Limits Of Ordinary Thought. In Talks To Audiences Worldwide He Pointed Out To Listeners The Tangled Net Of Ideas, Organizational Beliefs And Psychological Mind-Sets In Which Humanity Is Caught, And That Truth The Understanding Of What Is Not Effort, Is The Key Factor Of Human Liberation. Commentaries On Living, A Three-Volume Series, Records Krishnamurti S Meetings With Individual Seekers Of Truth From All Walks Of Life. In These Dialogues, He Reveals The Thought-Centred Roots Of Human Sorrow And Comments On The Struggles And Issues Common To Those Who Strive To Break The Boundaries Of Personality And Self-Limitation. In Over Fifty Essays In Each Volume, Krishnamurti Explores Topics As Diverse As: Knowledge Truth Fulfilment Meditation Love Effort Seeking Life And Death Education The Series Invites Readers To Take A Voyage On An Unchartered Sea With Krishnamurti In His Exploration Of The Conditioning Of The Mind And Its Freedom.

The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans

Author : James Herring
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Practical Solitary Magic

Author : Nancy B. Watson
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Many students don't want to be tied to a particular group or spiritual tradition, but prefer to search, experiment, and grow on their own; this book is perfect for these people. Watson discusses the principles that underlie magical practice in a veryeasy-to-understand manner. She includes information on affirmations, visualization, spiritual practices, folk magic, and ritual. Safety measures and ethical considerations are stressed throughout. Bibliography, index.