AURELIS is about respecting the total human being in the mental domain. This includes conscious as well as non-conscious processing. ► To get this in your email, RSS…, click here. ◄ Modern science is making huge progress in the latter domain, showing its immense influence on how – as total beings – we feel, think, act, Read the full article…

Is Any War Worth It?

War is definitely not worth the death of even one human being. One doesn’t need to be a pacifist to see that. War may have been worth it in the past. Groups may have fought each other for scarce resources as a matter of individual life or death. Also, they may have done so due Read the full article…

No to Wokism, Yes to Gentleness

In another blog, I define wokism as woke fundamentalism, being an abuse of wokeness as a positive striving to fully respect and tolerate people of many different kinds. I am very woke, but not at all a wokist. Woke should be gentle. Without gentleness, woke tends to fall into the opposite, being intolerance. Woke is Read the full article…

Woke Fundamentalism

Fundamentalism is never OK. Least of all in ‘woke’ since this has the object of making people awake concerning the negative sides of… fundamentalism. Fundamental In this text, ‘wokism’ denotes ‘woke fundamentalism.’ As in any fundamentalism, anxiety and aggression are core elements. As any fundamentalism, it has at the core the reverse of what the Read the full article…

Compassion =

This text is about the externals of Compassion ― what it points to, and what it can accomplish. Please also read about the internals of Compassion: what it is, basically. Compassion is about human depth, but it is also about rationality within this depth. This leads to ancient as well as scientifically new insights and Read the full article…

Global Madness is Today

If you feel like this world is growing in madness, you may be right. Sometimes, it seems like the madness is getting World War proportions ― again. The first World War in two stages shows that it is possible to start in an unexpecting environment. Without doomsday thinking, we should also not put it aside Read the full article…

What’s the Worth of Human Life?

The worth of one human life appears to lie between 2 and 2 billion €, more or less. It all depends on whose life, and I don’t get that. I’m not following. I hear it depends on where human worth is measured. That is revolting. Human life is human life. One may still call some Read the full article…

Medical A.I. for Humans

Medical A.I. is flourishing and will be more so in the future. Therefore, we must ensure that it serves the total human being ― far from evident. The main challenge Through medical A.I. even substantially much more than ever before, humans can become either more humane or, contrary to this, more robotized from the inside Read the full article…

Deep Purpose

“He did it on purpose.” Maybe, but what is ‘purpose’? And an even more profound question: What is ‘deep purpose’? Complexity is needed for purpose. A jumbo jet is complicated but not complex. Therefore, a jumbo jet doesn’t have purpose. It can have A purpose given by those who use it. The jumbo’s so-called purpose Read the full article…

Compassion in patterns

This may be, at the same time, the deepest and the highest (tentative) view on the phenomenon of Compassion. Thinking is pattern recognition and completion. You’re spoilt today. This may be, at the same time, the deepest and the highest (tentative) view on the phenomenon of thinking. I mean ‘pattern’ at the most abstract level. Read the full article…

Real Compassion is Really Effective

Compassion is very complex. Together with a lack of understanding comes a huge underrating of its effectiveness. Where does the effectiveness come from? Subconceptual (largely non-conscious) mental processing controls the body and conscious mind ― one can say: from the inside. At this level, mental-neuronal patterns are mind and body simultaneously. Consequently: It profoundly influences Read the full article…

Where is/was the Mind in COVID-19 Causality?

This is the title of an article – by me – in the high-level medical journal ‘Brain, Behavior, & Immunity – Health,’ edition May 2022. With pain and all due respect, I dedicate it to the 18 million COVID mortality worldwide ― according to this recent publication in Nature magazine. Because of more naturalistic measurements, Read the full article…

Why Only Growth is Durable

Mental growth ‘as a total person’ leads to a continual and lifelong change. Any other attempt toward change is mostly but a temporary glitch in the natural evolution. The reason is, simply put, complexity. The complexity of the human mind is usually highly underestimated. Looking at the brain increasingly shows – and also proves materially Read the full article…

Is the Brain a General-Purpose Computer?

The brain computes, although not comparably to a present-day computer. As a computing device, it is general-purpose. Cortical wonders Scientists have found out that the neocortex – part of the brain where much of human intelligence happens – is much the same over its whole surface. Any neocortical patch can develop in a variety of Read the full article…

Politics of Compassion

Countering any politics of anxiety, a politics of Compassion seems the best way to proceed. Empathy To start with proper understanding, Compassion is based on empathy, not sympathy. This also makes Inner Strength a necessary ingredient of Compassion. This is not weak ― quite the contrary. Not being naïve in a mentally developing world, one Read the full article…

Politics of Anxiety

Politics, being ethics at the group level, should not be overshadowed by anxiety. Anxiety Anxiety is an irrational mental state with mostly non-conscious origin. Roughly put, this differentiates it from fear. If not properly managed, anxiety tends to float into depression or aggression. One can see that, ideally, all politics should be exempt from this. Read the full article…

String of Enemies

Since time immemorial, humanity is plagued by a string of enemies. Is this ingrained in human nature? Just recently: from viral to geopolitical etc. 2020-2021: two years of the virus. Until now, with 15 million deaths and trillions of USD/EUROS of economic hardship, the war against this ‘enemy’ has prevented any clear sight of the Read the full article…

Comfortably Numb

In a fight between mere-ego and total self, being/staying numb can be the most comfortable option. I encounter this mindset frequently ― unfortunately, also in scientists. Please read first about mere-ego versus total self. Where’s the numbness? The numbness here lies in avoiding any fight by surrendering to mere-ego before the fighting starts. Even deeper Read the full article…

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