Losing your soul

It's been said that vampire mythology has remained compelling for generation after generation because the myths lend themselves to the preoccuptions or anxieties of each generation. In Bram Stoker's time this might have been an anxiety about industrialisation, or perhaps the alien East; more recently we've seen vampires transformed into romantic outsiders (the Twilight twaddle)... Continue Reading →

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Minds, machines and business models (1)

Neuroscience raises a question about the possible distortions of the models we use to organise and shape our knowledge. With neuroscience it is quickly necessary to think about the relationship between observable brain functions and consciousness. It’s become possible to make a direct correlation between specific states of mind and visible activity in the brain,... Continue Reading →

Spiritual but not religious?

I'm just back from the first public discussion of Jonathan Rowson's spirituality project for the RSA. I want to reflect on what was said because it amplifies and extends some of the points I made in my last blog entry and will lead naturally to other things I want to think about in these pages.... Continue Reading →

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