Essay on Consciousness

Thirteen Ways of Self-Questioning

Thirteen Ways of Self-Questioning The poem “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird” is written by Wallace Stevens. It contains thirteen sections; each section provides us a picture that is centered by the element of blackbird. Blackbird in the poem signifies people’s consciousness. So this poem wants to tell us that every person has a […]

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A Critique of Margaret Newman’s Theory of Health as Expanding Consciousness

Dr. Margaret Newman’s theory, Health as Expanding Consciousness, initially stemmed from the theory of ‘Unitary Human Beings’ by Martha Rogers as a result of concerns by people who viewed differently the meaning of health. To them, as is espoused by Dr. Margaret, health was/ is not limited to the absence of disability or disease, however […]

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Are Dreams Meaningful

Dreams and Humanity Since the beginning of time, the interpretation of dreams has been used as a means to provide guidance for future actions or as warnings. Some dreams are so bizarre that they have often been ascribed to the soul having an out of body experience (Tedlock, 1987). While dreams are often defined as […]

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What Makes a Good Hypnotic Screed

In order to make a good hypnotic suggestion the therapist should understand the workings of the conscious and the subconscious mind. They need to be aware of the role of the Conscious Critical Faculty (CCF) and the importance of recognising a client’s beliefs.They must have a congruent belief in what they are saying in order […]

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Imaginative Journeys

The obstacles encountered on the journey challenge us to change and grow. Discuss. Journeys form a catalyst for change in the individual. Through the imagination the individual is faced with adversities which are inevitably conquered, and on the return to reality the individual is able to change perceptions and beliefs. Edgar. A. Poe’s ”Dreamland” Coleridge’s: […]

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A Concern For Consciousness Education

Figure 2 below illustrates the continuity and magnitude of the parts job in obtaining high school sheepskin and college grades. The parts high school sheepskin attainment rate is more than 18 % below the national norm. Even more disturbing is the fact that merely 10.2 % grownups in the part have a college grade, compared […]

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Consciousness Raising Grammar Tasks in an Advanced Learner Class

On the 26th of October Gary introduced the grammar seminar. He introduced Thornbury’s views on grammar and we discussed what grammar is according to Thornbury. Thornbury made a point that I found quite interesting; he stated that students needed to ‘notice grammar’ (2005: 35). This started me thinking about how best to teach grammar, and […]

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A Crime of Compassion by Barbara Huttmann

We as individuals have rights and are held responsible for our actions in society. Society and culture influences the behaviour of individuals and in a democracy the principle of individual rights and choices are highly valued. Since we are responsible for our own actions individuals therefore have the right to make their own decisions on […]

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Environmental Consciousness in Vedic Literature

Human beings find expression, fulfilment and meaning of life, in relation to the environment in which they live. Natural environment being existential to life on earth forms an integral part of human life. Paganism, nature-worship and such age old customs retained by mankind are self-evident of Man’s close connection and relation with nature and the […]

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Parent Interview

The aspect of parenting is indeed an important aspect in the society as this serves as the foundation of the personality and values of each individual in their early ages. As each person biologically originates from their parents, so as their traits, values and other personal characteristics through the guidance and counseling involve in the […]

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Descartes’ Mind-Body Dualism

The start of the Scientific Revolution heralded many changes concerning different viewpoints on knowledge. The breakaway from the medieval ages and the gradual rediscovery of classical ideas from the Renaissance period gave rise to the analytical systems of thought regarding individual existence, the philosophy of the mind, and eventually, through rationalism, the formation of the […]

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Deja Vu – College

Deja vu is a phenomenon that describes the experience of feeling that one had witnessed and/or experienced a new situation previously (BBC News, 2006). A French psychic researcher, Emile Boirac within his book – L’Avenir des sciences psychiques, formed this term. This unusual experience is mostly accompanied by a undeniable sense of familiarity (BBC News, […]

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