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by Felicia
June 28th, 2010, 9:49 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Desert Island books (and other favourites)
Replies: 57
Views: 8266

Re: Desert Island books (and other favourites)

I thought the title of this thread meant 8 favourite books, instead of the 8 discs. (+ or - Shakespeare and Bible.) Perhaps we could have one piece of music, in addition to two given great works (what would they be? Complete Beethoven and Beatles, perhaps?) Anyway, my 8 books this week would be :- O...
by Felicia
December 7th, 2009, 8:10 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Buddhism
Replies: 97
Views: 7535

Re: Buddhism

I think I may have said this somewhere else,so apologies for being boring, but when I was technically a Mahayanan Buddhist, twenty years ago, our teachings began, very simply, with instructions on how to be happy. Our teacher (he had a Tibetan name, but he was actually Neil from Romford, who'd somew...
by Felicia
December 5th, 2009, 1:17 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Buddhism
Replies: 97
Views: 7535

Re: Buddhism

I feel I'm learning so much from this thread. My main source of information about partition came from Rushdie's Midnight's Children: my thanks to Nirvanam and Compassionist for being so clear and educative. i agree with Nirvanam that we're not yet at the stage to handle no borders etc and also, that...
by Felicia
November 27th, 2009, 8:56 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Buddhism
Replies: 97
Views: 7535

Re: Buddhism

Hi Compassionist - it's always interesting reading your posts! What facts of life do you think are missed out by training the mind? I don't think being optimistic is part of it at all, in fact contradicts the universal compasiion which is valued so highly. Suffering is everywhere, (one of the 4 Nobl...
by Felicia
September 27th, 2009, 11:26 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: The Electricity of Touch
Replies: 43
Views: 5258

Re: The Electricity of Touch

:happyclappy: Nirvanam!

Bion (v. eminent psychoanalyst and psychiatrist): 'The answer is the death of the question.'
by Felicia
September 27th, 2009, 9:40 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: The Electricity of Touch
Replies: 43
Views: 5258

Re: The Electricity of Touch

Nirvanem, I do so agree with you. I suspect that many/some of us here adhere to the atheistic stance for just as many emotional reasons as other turn to religion. (Ducks and runs) We tell ourselves that so long as we rely on known and verifiable scientific data, we will be safe. (just as the religio...
by Felicia
September 25th, 2009, 5:44 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: The Electricity of Touch
Replies: 43
Views: 5258

Re: The Electricity of Touch

Thanks Gurdur: it's clearly a fruitful area for all ideas... Not at all into extreme sports, just dislike sentimentality! The paper is available on the heartmath website but its in the Research place (I was originally given a hard copy in the NHS clinic where i work, but I did look it up later; it t...
by Felicia
September 24th, 2009, 10:09 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Bringing up children - what makes a good parent?
Replies: 21
Views: 5530

Re: Bringing up children - what makes a good parent?

As many of you know, I work as a child psychotherapist. A good parent is someone who was well parented themselves. It goes back through the generations. We parent as we were parented: which needs to be remembered when we vilify paedophiles, baby P's parents etc. If it was awful, some people try very...
by Felicia
September 24th, 2009, 3:58 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Our very own countdown thread!
Replies: 5486
Views: 247971

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

997,233

At Westonbirt Arboretum today - completely, amazingly beautiful! I love Autumn.
by Felicia
September 17th, 2009, 1:34 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: The Electricity of Touch
Replies: 43
Views: 5258

Re: The Electricity of Touch

I gave the title in my original post: the Electricity of Touch etc by McCraty et al. I think it came out in 1996. YOu can download it from the site for free, should you wish to bother....
by Felicia
September 16th, 2009, 7:11 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: The Electricity of Touch
Replies: 43
Views: 5258

Re: The Electricity of Touch

Thanks Alan... I had my suspicions! But I would be interested to know what you make of the actual paper, if you have time/inclination to read it. I find it slightly disturbing that this is floating around in a NHS clinic. This was my worry about the QPhysics etc stuff. I don't pretend to understand ...
by Felicia
September 15th, 2009, 10:06 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Our very own countdown thread!
Replies: 5486
Views: 247971

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

997,256

Here again! Feeling good!
by Felicia
September 15th, 2009, 10:00 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: The Electricity of Touch
Replies: 43
Views: 5258

The Electricity of Touch

My explorations into quantum physics and string theory have led me into murky waters.... I may be drummed out of TH. Let me explain: I have been delighted by these descriptions of what makes up our worlds and all others, and string theory (which is difficult to prove experimentally, given that they'...
by Felicia
September 13th, 2009, 7:55 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Our very own countdown thread!
Replies: 5486
Views: 247971

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

997,260

Reminds me, car's going in for a service tomorrow....

Strange to be back here, I've been neglecting my duty.
by Felicia
September 13th, 2009, 5:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: To be, or not to be
Replies: 29
Views: 2586

Re: To be, or not to be

Question 1: Would YOU choose to be alive if you knew before you were conceived what your life would be like? Question 2: If your life could be rewinded and you could go back to a point before your conception (impossible, unless one is omnipotent) would you choose to experience your life exactly as i...
by Felicia
August 26th, 2009, 5:43 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Top 10 Favorite Films
Replies: 40
Views: 4718

Re: Top 10 Favorite Films

In no particular order:

Some Like it Hot
Stand By Me
Singing in the Rain
Groundhog Day
The Truman Show
Drowning by Numbers
The Lost Boys
High Society
by Felicia
August 20th, 2009, 8:32 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Your 10 Favorite Bands?
Replies: 37
Views: 6420

Re: Your 10 Favorite Bands?

Thank you so much jdc and Elanor, I shall certainly investigate these.
by Felicia
August 18th, 2009, 1:53 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Your 10 Favorite Bands?
Replies: 37
Views: 6420

Re: Your 10 Favorite Bands?

Strictly bands - rock, pop etc and not jazz, classics, soloists.... In no particular order: King Crimson Beatles Talking Heads Steeley Dan Cocteau Twins Dead Can Dance Radiohead The Four Tops Beach Boys Genesis Definitely showing my age! What has happened to popular music recently? Can't find anythi...
by Felicia
August 6th, 2009, 7:24 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Quantum problem
Replies: 62
Views: 5137

Re: Quantum problem

You're absolutely right Ron, of course it's Brian Greene! I think he's a bit worthy, but I am still on board, about half way through, just got to the actual string stuff. At least he doesn't do equations, and I think he's quite good at the metaphors required to illustrate his points. I shall certain...
by Felicia
August 5th, 2009, 6:05 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Quantum problem
Replies: 62
Views: 5137

Re: Quantum problem

Thanks, Fla! I am finding this exploration completely fascinating... the string theory book I;ve got, by Brian Glover (The Elegant Universe) starts with a thorough account of Relativity, which obviously I've obviously come across before. But it;s really coming into focus now, And although I know tha...