About AURELIS – Blog

[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…

People, Planet, Profit

One should not be against ‘profit’ except as an exclusive goal. In the latter case, it’s an addiction. In all other cases, it can be an instrument towards doing good. What is Profit? Profit = good striving. The etymology of ‘profit’ is very positive: related to proficiency, from the Latin verb proficere: to accomplish, make Read the full article…

Quit Smoking Without Gaining Unwanted Weight

AURELIS promise: this is possible for everyone. ‘Unwanted’ = you don’t want it. This is not about what someone else would want – including me – nor ‘what society wants.’ Unless then again this is what YOU want. I have seen things that I would rather have not. Like: people (including some of my patients Read the full article…

Lisa

Lisa will be an in-depth companion to many people, as well as a continuous coach on many domains. Who’s that girl? ‘Lisa’ is the name of the project in which Lisa is the A.I. female coach, Lars is the male variant. I use the term ‘Lisa’ indiscriminately. Lisa is a coaching chat-bot based on A.I. Read the full article…

Psyche, Soma, AURELIS

Let’s dive into it head-on today. The influence of psyche (mind) on soma (body) is probably huge and AURELIS can mean immensely much in this. ‘Not knowing’, doesn’t mean ‘knowing that not’. There are still enormous gaps in present-day medical knowledge. Of what seems to be certain today, a lot was not certain yesterday. A Read the full article…

Why Humanism Needs AURELIS

I admit: this title is quite highbrow. I need to do some explaining. [see also: “Humanism with a Vengeance”] Humanism = taking human being into account as-is. Not as some organization portrays it if this runs counter to obvious reality, of which science and rationality are pretty good critics, even if not necessarily the only Read the full article…

Power of Placebo < Autosuggestion

The placebo effect is well known, but not well understood. Many explanations have been suggested, including belief, hope, classical conditioning, expectation, endorphins, and the meaning response. All boil down to autosuggestion , in the sense of ‘communication with the subconscious’. An important implication of this is that the placebo effect can in principle be used Read the full article…

Medically Unexplained Syndromes (MUS)

Being very common, MUS-patients need recognition of their suffering, a good relationship with their physicians and others, a sense of control and a proper action plan. Needed foremost towards this is a realistic understanding of mind=body wholeness. [This text is the result of a small literature research by me in top medical journals. This is Read the full article…

G.I.M.O.: AURELIS Action Planning

G.I.M.O. – Goals, Insights, Motivations, Obstacles – is an AURELIS tool to be used within every single coaching event. It is also the formalization of AURELIS action planning in general, in this specific sequence. Quite dynamic This is why I call it ‘action planning’ instead of ‘action plan’. In this blog, you find an outline Read the full article…

A Disease is a Continuum, Not an Entity

Medical textbooks generally list diseases as crisp entities. This may be OK in a book, providing exemplars of reality. However, real reality is different. This has several far-reaching consequences. To be or not to be? Many diseases – if not all – are not binary conditions. To be or not to be, is not the Read the full article…

Imagine: an AURELIS Future

Or give it any other name. It’s about concepts. At the most abstract level: a synthesis of rationality and depth, both as much as possible. [see: ‘AURELIS USP: ‘100% Rationality, 100% Depth’] Are you in for a culture shock? Indeed. If ‘AURELIS’ will happen, it will provoke a different culture, worldwide. The best way to Read the full article…

Using AURELIS = ‘Dangerous’?

For many people, the ‘deeper self’ is quite unknown territory. Could it be ‘dangerous’ to deal with this field? To be more specific: could one become mentally confused because of this or, in an extreme case, can it even encourage a surge of psychosis? The intake of 15 grams of aspirin (one and a half Read the full article…

Enlightenment, Kant, AURELIS, Growth

It’s time to bring things together. This is according to me the only way forward. ‘Western Enlightenment’ points to a historical period from +/- 1650 onwards, till +/- first part of 19th century. It was multifaceted, to say the least, and came in several waves from ‘moderate’ to ‘radical’… to even ‘totalitarian’ (à la Robespierre). Read the full article…

AURELIS and Self-Development

“I don’t have any problem. Why should I use AURELIS?” AURELIS may seem problem-oriented but it’s not. It’s growth-oriented. In AURELIS-philosophy, a ‘problem’ (such as a psychosomatic symptom) is an entry, to be given attention to as a way of communication. The goal of AURELIS is self-development or ‘growth’. This may start from a problem. Read the full article…

What You Can ‘Learn’ from Your Symptom

People ask me this because it regularly appears in AURELIS. Actually, it’s already present within the last two letters, standing for Inner Strength. Symptom as communication ‘from deep inside’ To the degree that your symptom is psycho-somatic – as most chronic symptoms are – it’s present because deep inside yourself, something deserves attention. Something is Read the full article…

AURELIS: the Straight Line

Straight to the goal: a synthesis of warm rationality and serious depth. Prospects: all sentient beings. At the same time: a long and winding road. The ‘straight line’ is meant to be as straight as possible. Then, life comes along with any number of constraints and (im)possibilities. One can do one’s best. That is not Read the full article…

AURELIS and ‘Esotericism’

If it’s your intention to be open all the way, then you have to be open to all sides and not closed to some specific one. Unless it would be the of being-closed itself. This certainly is important when it’s not easy, when people tend to misunderstand, when people interpret their attachment to certain ideas Read the full article…

AURELIS, Spoon-Fed?

No, this is not about AURELIS for babies. The question is: would it be interesting to bring AURELIS in the most palatable way? I’m thinking of something like a “now do this, then that and then again do that and hooray!” – way: No more headaches thanks to this step-by-step plan. Easily lose 8 kilograms Read the full article…

AURELIS and Flower-Power, Zen, Mysticism

Flower-power The 60’s. 1967, San Francisco. ‘Summer of love’. The highlight, but at the same time, in lack of enough depth, already its downfall. Even before June 1967 it became clear to those initially involved that the ideals were not being ‘realized’ and that they were already as good as gone. It was only the Read the full article…

Daydreaming: Time Well Spent!

We – almost – all daydream at least once a day, shifting our attention from the external world to internal mentation. This wouldn’t be so if not very important. Why? Using brain scans such as fMRI, scientist discovered the neural basis of daydreaming, being a set of brain structures which turn on in between cognitive Read the full article…

AURELIS Vision and Mission

“Optimally validating the deeper layers of human psyche of all people and in all domains of life through practical tools, science and philosophy, with deep respect for every total human being and with as final aims: durable health and well-being, striving for truth and complete non-aggression.” AURELIS Vision AURELIS stands for the mining and development Read the full article…

Don’t Think Too Fast: “I Do Know It”

AURELIS, or more generally the deeper self, is not easy to grasp. That is clear. Less obvious perhaps is that it is VASTLY not easy to grasp. According to me, the greatest difficulty is an ego that is standing in the way. Is it really necessary to thoroughly ‘grasp’ it? According to me, the greatest Read the full article…

A Symbol for the Deeper Self

Religions often find the use of symbols very important, not only in stories but also physically: one uses statues of wood or stone, special ‘sacred spaces’ with an altar, incense and the like. There is also a community of people, who come together at certain times: these are ‘symbols’ too, if they are meaningful for Read the full article…

A Synthesis of a Synthesis

Below are some of the things that, together, straightforwardly show the importance of AURELIS. They are put in a super direct way and so they lack some nuance. This is a synthesis of a synthesis: The placebo-effect is a proof of the huge power of the deeper self. Lots of cases of being-ill result from Read the full article…

The Real Power of a World Model

A world model is not only a model of the world. It is also a model that comes from the world (the world in a certain model) and that can act upon an individual in a very powerful way. First of all, dear reader, it can act upon you too. Allow me to be very Read the full article…

The ‘AURELIS Choice’

In short: this is about a conscious choice for the ‘total person’, in which ego at least has a very interesting place but is not standing in the way of the ‘deeper self’. It is a choice of ego itself to occasionally take a step aside. Team-play. AURELIS is an attempt to realize this in Read the full article…

AURELIS USP: ‘100% Rationality, 100% Depth’

USP: ‘Unique Selling Proposition’. A term from the hard business world. That is, of course, also this world. A USP induces someone to echo, in just a few words,  the basis of what a product/project is about. It is a message, a ‘promise’.  At AURELIS I would post something that indicates: ‘100% rationality, 100% depth’. Read the full article…

Autosuggestion Changes Your Brain

Something that may hold someone back from really being able to put faith in  the influence of autosuggestion on the body, is the idea: psyche is abstract – how can this have an impact on the physical, concrete body? This is a question that’s on many people’s minds since long and probably many people will Read the full article…

Is AURELIS a Sect?

… in that case I would be a guru, with all its negative connotations… No, thank you, I would rather not. Originally ‘guru’ simply means ‘teacher’. Then I think: a good ‘teacher’ strives to educate his ‘students’ so that they become better than himself. In that case, there might be an element of truth in Read the full article…

Each TOTAL Person is Infinitely Important!

There are many ways to articulate the ‘core’ of AURELIS. This (the title of this text) is a way that touches me personally. Everyone is very important, even ‘infinitely’ important. At the same time, this makes us all equally valuable. No discrimination. No distinction in deeper value. A child is a child, whether it is Read the full article…

Acceptance?

Within AURELIS, ‘acceptance’ is about your total self including a lot of nonconscious processing. There is no breaking down, nor ignoring, nor avoiding. AURELIS is precisely not about avoidance. This deserves to be emphasized because ‘acceptance’ frequently gets such connotation. In AURELIS, there is no avoidance . So, if you have an annoying issue or Read the full article…

Object-Science Versus Subject-Science

Science about objects: physics, chemistry… Science about subjects: psychology, history… Both sciences are different and important. Alpha, beta, positive etc. Let’s skip that and simply talk about object- versus subject-science. This is related to, respectively, closed-world versus open-world phenomena. Explanatory analogy: A cloud (‘open world’ with lots of possible influences in all directions) doesn’t fit Read the full article…

Importance of Science to AURELIS

Science is an attempt to strengthen common sense in such a way that it can be used to transcend ‘common sense’. For example: the world is flat. Undeniably.. Anyone with a little common sense can see that clearly. Someone with a bit more common sense however will continue to think about it. Why do ships Read the full article…

Aurelian Spontaneity Might Make ‘Anything’ Seem THE Solution

‘Anything’ can of course be something valuable, or contain something valuable. That is not what this is about. It is however about: always keeping your eyes open. ALSO and even PARTICULARLY if it would be easier to close them. Does occur: Someone uses AURELIS, which supports him or her from within. In the meantime that Read the full article…

The Goal: Freedom

… of the total person. This may assume a serious commitment, a firm attitude, discipline. It judders and clashes with all sorts of … and yet. A good starting point may be: “nothing changes me.” So also: “nothing stops me,” because if one is changing from within, then that change itself is the situation and Read the full article…

Possible Meaning of AURELIS in the World

AURELIS is a way of standing in the world, a way of ‘being’, or at least: an attempt to this end. Nobody is perfect, thank God. You could consider AURELIS as a form of ‘therapy’. Then it becomes a part of health care. People have problems/needs and they are trying to find a solution. On Read the full article…

Cause of All Suffering: Dissociation

From the time that people began to suffer (this is of course: since they exist), they are intrigued by possible causes and solutions for this suffering. As more organization came in social life and thinking, it was of course obvious that one also began to think about suffering in a more ‘organized’ way . Buddhism Read the full article…

Five Aurelian Values

Since AURELIS is about rational depth, ethics is important. This comes in the guise of 5 ‘aurelian values’: openness, depth, respect, freedom, trustworthiness. Starting from the total human being as measure of morality, there is of course nothing sacred in these five. It’s a very subjective choice. In principle, it could have been five others, Read the full article…

Symbolism and Placebo

These two domains have lots in common. Rationality cuts through both, but in essentially different ways. Power to the people As a matter of fact, the ‘power’ of a symbol doesn’t lie in the physical symbol itself, just as the ‘power’ of a placebo doesn’t lie in the placebo itself. It lies in the person Read the full article…

How Can Guided Meditation Sessions Help You?

Making connection with deeper layers of yourself in an ethically sound way, you can invite yourself… and ‘grow’ – in mind and body. The AURELIS project contains lots of guided meditation sessions in a number of domains, including many psychosomatic ones. Most symptoms are indeed psycho-somatic: mind and body are together relevant for health and Read the full article…

Three Waves of Attention

Where there is life, there is attention. Where there is attention, there is life. AURELIS integrates rationality and poetry in a specific view of human being. It brings together body and mind, East and West, past, present and future. Most of all, it unifies conscious thinking and the subconscious mind as understood in modern cognitive Read the full article…

Psychosomatics in $$

This text contains very crude approximations. Nevertheless, the information may altogether give some idea that, according to me, and how incredible it might seem to you, is realistic. (numbers are taken from https://www.healthsystemtracker.org, a trustworthy source regarding such numbers if there is one) Fact: the projected healthcare costs in the US accrue to $17000 per Read the full article…