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

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Artificial Intentionality

Intentionality – the fact of being deliberate or purposive (Oxford dictionary) – originates in the complexity of integrated information. Will A.I. ever show intentionality? According to me, A.I. will show intentionality rather soon Twenty years ago, I thought it would be around now (2020). Right now, I think it will be in 20 years from Read the full article…

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Supernatural is Natural

If ‘everything that is’ is denoted as nature, then how can the supernatural be anything more than nature? Oops, did I already say – within this question – everything that needs to be said? Of course, it’s terminological. I just equalized ‘nature’ with something of my own choice. Indeed? But what is another option for Read the full article…

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Sanctity of Life

At first place, I mean human life. This can eventually be broadened to any life, any ‘sentient being.’ Sanctity To me, life is its own sanctification. It doesn’t need a sanctifying instance, even if there were one. If you want sanctification to come from ‘anything’, then – to me again – that ‘anything’ sanctifies life Read the full article…

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Consciousness & Communication

Why and how has consciousness emerged? One take on this: intra- as well as extracranial communication. Why = how Organic life is not the product of an engineer who starts with the question of why he should build something, then proceeds with how he can achieve his goals. Organic life evolves from instance to instance, Read the full article…

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The Beauty of You

The beauty of you is the direct consequence of Beauty that you let shine through you, personally. There are two sides to this subtitle’s statement: the letting (which is in a deep sense Beauty itself) and the personal. I can say one thing. It’s not easy. And then again, it’s easy in the way of Read the full article…

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Infinite Causality

A cause is always caused and always causes. Moreover, it is always just one point in an infinite set of points making up reality. ‘The’ cause is always a human concoction. Theoretically, a cause is a necessary prerequisite for the caused. A caused is a necessary follow-up of the cause. In view, of course, of Read the full article…

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The Temporal Eye

In memory of a personal experience. Sitting at a bench looking over a field of grass and a pond. Trees in the distance. Sunshine. Late afternoon. Very relaxed. Becoming the trees. You may see this as a mystical experience. I do, if ever there is one. Being the trees. No difference between them there and Read the full article…

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Importance of Clarity

Even more important, especially in the domain of AURELIS: striving for clarity, each one doing the best (s)he can. Vagueness out? Some find vagueness OK for being able to bring people together where this would otherwise not easily be possible. People can stand behind the same vague idea, so at least they meet, mentally or Read the full article…

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Looking for Meaning

Many bright people live in a world devoid of meaning. By avoiding the devoid, they even get more and more in a strut. How to get out? This is an important text to me… and to you, dear reader, for one plain reason: without meaning, there is no meaning… of anything. Meaning is related to Read the full article…

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Sveltitude

is an attitude. More precisely, it’s an element of an attitude of just-enough. Moderation. Just-enough to be healthy and focused. Just-enough to optimally be. Spirit of Sveltitude Sveltitude is a mental attitude, a vision of what is qualitatively meaningful. It’s not so much about how much you weigh, but how much you ‘weigh upon’. Thus, Read the full article…

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