22/10/2012

Brockwood Park: Transformation of man

Brockwood Park is a school founded by Jiddu Krishnamurti and a group of partners in 1969, with the intention of carrying out their educational proposals. Education was one of the major concerns of the Indian from the very beginning of his career, and schools are one of the most suitable land to implement his teachings.

To that end, Brockwood settled in Hampshire (UK) as a private school for up to a small group of students as boarders. The community of teachers and students had a markedly international character, with people from more than twenty countries. The purpose was to awaken the intelligence of the student and the educator to the nature and consequences of their behavior and way of thinking, in all facets of daily life. The important thing is not to get the students get good grades, but is able to adequately face all the challenges of their relationship with the world.

One of the most significant activities of the institution are your open chats. In this, which took place in May 1976, Krishnamurti, the physicist David Bohm and psychoanalyst David Shainberg reflect on concepts like solitude, freedom, transformation, thought or mind.

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'Campo magnético', Berenice Abbott, 1982
A través de un discurso ajeno a los juicios morales y a las omisiones interesadas acerca de los abismos que constituyen la naturaleza humana, 'Las experiencias del deseo', obra de Jesús Ferrero ganadora del Premio Anagrama de Ensayo en el año 2009, va desplegando una geografía de las pasiones donde la negatividad es vista como una fuerza necesaria y fundamental que anima desde dentro la mecánica de la vida y el fluir del Universo. Por eso, las pasiones consideradas negativas y disgregadoras tienen aquí el mismo rango que las consideradas positivas y cohesionadoras, y por la misma razón se evitan conceptos como perversión, desviación o enfermedad para definir lo que en esencia sólo son, insiste el autor, experiencias del deseo. Ferrero consigue aunar el estudio de la filosofía y la psicología con la literatura, y va construyendo poco a poco, en siete partes y un epílogo, una historia sobre nuestros amores y nuestros odios y de cómo actúan en la persona desde el vientre materno hasta el fin de sus días. Desire is a force inherent in all matter and all being, manifested through attraction —eros, love— and repulsion —misos, hate—. In turn, the love and hate, sons of desire and not the opposite, are split each into two: the love of self and love the other, hate yourself and hate the other. Four basic movements, two of attraction and two of repulsion, from where arise all the passions, here simply called 'experiences of desire'. The experiences derived from attachment oneself as narcissism or selfishness; derived from attachment to other as sex or the love of things or knowledge; derived from self-hatred as masochism, anorexia, anxiety or desperation; derived from hate to another as revenge, sadism, murder or war are perceived here as daughters of the forces of attraction and repulsion of desire, and among all form a nuanced and contradictory fluid, which encourage beings and also things. W_lasexperienciasdeldeseo
'Magnetic field', Berenice Abbott, 1982
Through a speech avoiding moral judgments and the depths that constitute human nature, 'The experiences of desire', the work of Jesús Ferrero winner of the Anagrama Essay Prize in 2009, unfolds a geography of passions where negativity is seen as a necessary and vital force that animates from within the mechanics of life and the flow of the Universe. Therefore, the considered negative and divisive passions have here the same range as those considered positive and integrative, and for the same reason concepts as perversion, diversion or disease are eliminated to define what are essentially only experiences of desire. Ferrero manages to combine the study of philosophy and psychology with literature, and gradually builds, into seven parts and an epilogue, a story about our loves and our hates and how they act in the person from birth to the end of his days. 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Se le conoce sobre todo por su labor como intérprete y divulgador de las filosofías asiáticas para la audiencia occidental. Escribió más de 25 libros y numerosos artículos sobre temas como la identidad personal, la verdadera naturaleza de la realidad, la elevación de la conciencia y la búsqueda de la felicidad, relacionando su experiencia con el conocimiento científico y con la enseñanza de las religiones y filosofías orientales y occidentales —budismo, taoísmo, cristianismo, hinduismo, etc—. Becado por la Universidad de Harvard y la Bollingen Foundation, obtuvo un máster en teología por el seminario teológico Sudbury-Western y un doctorado honoris causa por la Universidad de Vermont, en reconocimiento a su contribución al campo de las religiones comparadas. En este vídeo defiende la existencia de un vínculo entre todo lo que hay en el Universo y habla de la importancia de las creencias y de cómo al modificarlas se producen cambios en las emociones y en el comportamiento.Alan Watts was a British philosopher, writer, editor, lecturer, Anglican priest and expert on religion. He is known primarily for his work as an interpreter and popularizer of Asian philosophies for a Western audience. He wrote more than 25 books and numerous articles on subjects such as personal identity, the true nature of reality, consciousness raising and the pursuit of happiness, relating his experience to scientific knowledge and the teaching of religions and philosophies East and West —Buddhism, Taoism, Christianity, Hinduism, etc—. Grant from Harvard University and the Bollingen Foundation, obtained a masters in theology from the Sudbury-Western Theological Seminary and an honorary doctorate from the University of Vermont, in recognition of his contribution to the field of comparative religion. In this video defends the existence of a link between everything in the Universe and talks about the importance of our beliefs and how to modify them are changes in emotions and behavior." 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Los europeos emplean el 40% de su tiempo libre de cada día, unas tres horas, mirando la televisión; los australianos el 50%, cuatro horas, y los estadounidenses casi el 60%, aproximadamente cinco horas. Según el estudio realizado por un equipo de científicos de la Escuela de Salud Pública de la Universidad de Harvard, que analiza los resultados de ocho investigaciones en las que habían participado más de 175.000 personas, esta costumbre tan cotidiana y aparentemente inofensiva acarrea graves problemas físicos. Los resultados revelaron que quienes pasaban más de dos horas frente al aparato cada día tenían un mayor riesgo —20%— de diabetes tipo 2 y enfermedad cardiovascular —15%—, y aquellos que le dedicaban más de tres horas diarias mostraron un mayor riesgo —13%— de morir prematuramente. W_poltergeist
'Poltergeist', Tobe Hooper, 1982
El profesor Frank Hu, director del estudio, advierte que 'el problema no es la televisión en sí misma, sino que la gente que pasa horas mirando programas tiene menos oportunidad de llevar un estilo de vida activo y, como resultado, más probabilidades de tener sobrepeso o ser obeso'. En cuanto a lo psicológico, el estudio de la Universidad de Otago, en Nueva Zelanda, sobre los efectos a largo plazo del abuso de la televisión, publicado en la revista Pediatrics, indica que los niños que la ven menos de dos horas al día no aumentan su riesgo de sufrir trastornos de atención en la adolescencia, pero a partir de la tercera hora el riesgo se incrementa en un 44% por cada hora adicional transcurrida. Estudios anteriores al neozelandés ya habían detectado que ver desmesuradamente la televisión en la infancia conlleva problemas de déficit de atención, mientras los niños aún cursan Primaria. Pero ningún gran estudio había analizado si estos problemas perduran hasta la adolescencia, y ahora se sabe que los efectos de la televisión sobre la capacidad de atención son duraderos. Los investigadores alertan contra la costumbre de algunas familias de encenderla para que los niños estén tranquilos y recomiendan tratar de reducir las horas que se le dedican. Mientras tanto, un estudio del CIS —Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas, España— asegura que los niños españoles de entre 4 y 12 años pasan al año prácticamente las mismas horas delante del televisor que en el colegio.In many parts of the world, spending hours sitting in front of the television has become one of the main activities of daily life. Europeans employ 40% of their free time every day, about three hours, watching television; Australians 50%, about four hours and Americans almost 60%, approximately five hours. According to the study conducted by a scientific team from the School of Public Health from Harvard University, which analyzes the results from 8 investigations that involved more than 175.000 people, this so common and seemingly harmless habit carries serious physical problems. Results revealed that those who spent more than two hours each day in front of the TV had a higher risk of suffering type 2 diabetes —20%— and cardiovascular disease —15%—, and those who spent more than three hours showed a higher risk of dying prematurely —13%—. W_poltergeist
'Poltergeist', Tobe Hooper, 1982
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Lingüista, filósofo, historiador, crítico político y activista americano, es profesor emérito en el departamento de Lingüística y Filosofía del MIT —Instituto Tecnológico de Massachusetts—, donde lleva trabajando más de 50 años. Además de su impresionante labor en el campo de la lingüística, ha escrito más de 100 libros sobre guerra, política y medios de comunicación, siendo el más conocido 'Los guardianes de la libertad' —Manufacturing consent: The political economy of the mass media—, escrito con Edward S. Herman en 1988. Según el Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI) fue el investigador vivo más citado como fuente entre 1980 y 1992, y el octavo de todos los tiempos. Está considerado una figura cultural prominente a nivel mundial y The New York Times llegó a denominarle 'el más importante de los pensadores contemporáneos'. Padre de la lingüística moderna y figura destacada en el campo de la filosofía analítica, su trabajo ha tenido influencia en sectores tan diversos como la informática, las matemáticas o la psicología. Fue autor de la Jerarquía de Chomsky, que revolucionó el estudio del lenguaje, y co-autor del Teorema de Chomsky-Schützenberger. Después de la publicación de su primer libro sobre lingüística se convirtió en un crítico feroz de la guerra de Vietnam, y desde entonces no ha dejado de publicar libros de análisis político. Es bien conocida su postura crítica con las políticas exteriores de Estados Unidos e Israel, con el capitalismo contemporáneo y con los medios de comunicación de masas. Chomsky, que desvincula completamente su actividad científica de su activismo político, se describe a sí mismo como un simpatizante del anarcosindicalismo y es miembro del sindicato IWW, Industrial Workers of the World —Trabajadores industriales del mundo—.'The future is not a pretty picture'. American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, political critic and activist, he is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Linguistics & Philosophy at MIT —Massachusetts Institute of Technology—, where he has worked for over 50 years. In addition to his work in linguistics he has written on war, politics and mass media, and is the author of over 100 books, including the influential 'Manufacturing consent: The political economy of the mass media' with Edward S. Herman in 1988. According to the Arts and Humanities Citation Index in 1992, Chomsky was cited as a source more often than any other living scholar from 1980 to 1992, and was the eighth most cited source overall. He has been described as a prominent cultural figure, and he was voted the 'World's top public intellectual' in a 2005 poll. Chomsky has been described as the 'father of modern linguistics' and a major figure of analytic philosophy. His work has influenced fields such as computer science, mathematics and psychology. He is credited as the creator of the Chomsky hierarchy, the universal grammar theory, and co-creator of the Chomsky-Schützenberger theorem. After the publication of his first book on linguistics, Chomsky became a prominent critic of the Vietnam War, and since then has continued to publish books of political criticism. He has become well known for his critiques of US foreign policy, state capitalism and the mainstream news media. He describes his views as 'fairly traditional anarchist ones, with origins in the Enlightenment and classical liberalism', and often identifies with anarcho-syndicalism and libertarian socialism. He is a member of the union IWW, Industrials Workers of the World." 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