03/30/12 08:31 PM Filed in: Culture and Psychology
Life Dreams: Field Notes on Psi, Synchronicity, and Shamanism
By Douglass Price-Williams Ph.D
Here’s a description of the book from the publisher’s website:
An astounding real-life tale, initiated by an informal dream-telepathy experiment suggested by Carlos Casteneda over lunch in Los Angeles in 1974, an eminent UCLA professor, recognized as a founder of the field of cross-cultural psychology, unwittingly steps into an 11-year labyrinth of wildly anomalous and synchronistic experiences. Playfully putting to the test his classical training and sensibilities, the ensuing events and dreams were recorded by himself and colleagues in thousands of pages of precise notes, finally brought into an astounding an unexpected coherence, and condensed into this improbable true-life narrative. As we are taken with him on the trail of the Nagual, don Juan, and Casteneda's enigmatic and sometimes prevaricate tendencies, a far deeper realization unfurls, one that shows itself to be much closer to home, and waiting silently at the boundaries of our common conception. Following up on the unfinished business of Jung, and trailblazing with authority clear paths into long-taboo territories, Professor Price-Williams candidly reminds us of the mystery that gives blood to science, the discipline required to bring deep patterns to light, and truly above all, of how much more we still have to learn.
A link to Douglass Price-Williams’ blog on dreams was added to “Interesting People and Sites” in the sidebar. For anyone interested in a creative look at dreams and dream research, this is a worthwhile click.
03/29/12 08:34 PM
Dr. Karen Givvin of UCLA posted a link today to a TED talk. In the talk, “Jer Thorp visualizes data to put abstract stats into a human (and beautiful) context.” Watch now >>
03/27/12 09:50 PM
Roland Tharp’s new book, Delta Theory, answers critics who dismiss modern behavioral and social science as a bundle of facts. He’s delivered a grand and testable theory of behavior change.
For more information, click here
03/27/12 08:33 PM
The TIMSS Video Team created a new website that provides easy access to videos of 8th grade mathematics and science lessons.
This website is a project of UCLA and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The purpose of the site is to make available to the public the 53 public use video lessons that were collected as part of the TIMSS video studies. The site includes 53 videos each with translations of the videos into English, linked by time codes to the videos, and various resources that accompany the videos including textbook pages and teacher commentaries. The site is intended for use by education researchers, teachers, administrators: in short, anyone interested in exploring the teaching practices of different countries. The site was constructed - and is currently managed by - by Dr. Jim Stigler and his team at UCLA. Feedback about the site - such as requests for features that would improve the usefulness of the site - are welcome. Funding for the site was provided by a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and by the Gabriella and Paul Rosenbaum Foundation. Click here
to visit the site.
A useful tool for using the TIMSS Videos is available on the Apple App Store – search for TIMSS Video app
. This app provides access to interactive functions that otherwise require an internet connection, such as the ability to view lessons with running English transcriptions and marking specific video clips to share with others. This would enable teachers to work as a group to analyze lessons off-line.