Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Final Exam session for Exophilosophy

Dear class,

We will be meeting during the final exam period from 2-3:30 PM this Thursday, Dec. 15, in the new cafeteria room at Middlesex. Please let me know if you cannot make it!

Cheers, Justin

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Controlled Remote Viewing & ET

Endgame for Exophilosophy

Dear Exophilosophers,

You all did a great job this semester. Thank you for your openness to learning, your mindfulness training, and your sharing of your experiences. I've learned much from you all and wish you well on your Path. 

Just a reminder that your final projects are due during our scheduled exam period, Thursday, Dec. 15th at 1:45. 

Some of you asked me to recommend books on some topics we discussed. Below is a list of some of the books that have been important to me in recent years. Enjoy these treasures and feel free to email me or come visit us at the Sanctuary

We run a weekly meditation every Sunday 12 Noon to 1 PM, followed by a discussion group from 1 to 2 PM. These events are open to the public and all beings are welcome. That's a good time to visit, and you can take a hike on our 40 acre land trust. Dogs welcome too. It has been a pleasure being your learning partner this semester.  

Philosophy and Spirituality

Aristotle, Metaphysics
Christopher Bache, Lifecycles: Reincarnation and the Web of Life
James Carse, Finite and Infinite Games
Gabriel Cousens, Spiritual Nutrition
A Course in Miracles
Ram Das, Be Here Now
Eagle Man, Spirituality for America
Shakti Gawan, Meditations
Thich Nhat Hanh, The Miracle of Mindfulness
Stephen Mitchell, Can Love Last? The Fate of Romance over Time
Krishnamurti, Total Freedom
Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi
Plato, Republic
Poems of Rumi
Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
Gary Renard, Disappearance of the Universe
Sharon Salzberg & Joseph Goldstein, Insight Meditation Workbook
Rupert Sheldrake, Science Set Free
Russell Targ, The Reality of ESP
Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now
Ken Wilber, Integral Spirituality
Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations
The Upanishads

Environmentalism, Development, Politics

Richard Heinberg, The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality
David Holmgren, Permaculture: Pathways Beyond Sustainability
E. F. Schumacher, Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered
Bill Mckibben, Eaarth
Helena Norberg-Hodge, Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh
Vandana Shiva, Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis
John Zerzan (ed.) Against Civilization
Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Money and the Gift

Lewis Hyde, The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property
Charles Eisenstein, Sacred Economics
David Graeber, Debt: The First 5000 Years
Bernard Lietaer, The Future of Money
Stephen Zarlenga, The Lost Science of Money
E. F. Schumacher, "Buddhist Economics"

Art

Ernst Gombrich, Art and Illusion
Alex Grey, The Mission of Art
Christopher Alexander, The Nature of Order (vol. 1-4)
Kurt Vonnegut, Blue Beard
Arthur Danto, Transfiguration of the Commonplace
Michael Nyman, Experimental Music

Aliens

Richard Dolan, UFOs for the 21st Century Mind
Budd Hopkins and Carol Rainey, Sight Unseen: Science, UFO Invisibility and Transgenic Beings
Ken Carey, Return of the Bird Tribes
Leslie Kean, UFOS: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record
John Mack, Passport to the Cosmos
Whitley Strieber, Communion
Dolores Cannon , The Custodians

Some of my writings

If you are interested in technical philosophy or Wittgenstein, you can check out my book, Wittgenstein and the Theory of Perception (based on my Ph.D. dissertation, led me to my teaching style, looks at philosophical questions surrounding theories of perception)

Oh, and my band, The Grays
And a Pinterest page with some of my drawings