Herbert Spencer, Spiritual Experience and Spiritual Awakening

From Appendix 2 of “The Big Book”, the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Willingness, honesty, and open-mindedness are the essentials of recovery […] these are indispensable. and There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which can-not fail to keep a man More …

William James

William James was born in 1842 into a wealthy and well-connected family. He received a good education and earned a medical degree from Harvard University in 1869. Fascinated with psychology and philosophy, he would write and teach on both subjects throughout his career as a professor at Harvard. His book More …

Word of the day: Metanoia

I’m not sure how I made it to this point in my life without knowing this word. Metanoia has several entries in Wikipedia: Theology: Metanoia(n.) a transformative change of heart; especially: a spiritual conversion.”[1]. Psychology: Metanoia(n.) changing one’s mind [1]. William James used it to describe a deep change in a human’s personality. More …