Production, Distribution, and Consumption: A View from the Body

Suppose, for a moment, that it is true that all social institutions resemble the body of a human being. Is this not a good standard to achieve consensus and collaboration? Suppose a Jew, a Christian, a Muslim, a communist, and a capitalist were to get together and discuss how they could collaborate to form a

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Children: A Back-to-the-Body Perspective

Children, like everyone today, are undergoing a cultural change. They suffer from legal strictures, from educational requirements, from societal pressures. If you are in pre-kindergarten and haven’t yet devised your undergraduate career path, you may be left behind. In this article, I will deal with the position of children from the Back-to-the-Body Perspective. I will argue

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Relaxation: A Back-to-the-Body Perspectiveown re

Life is stressful just from the nature of it—and our times seem particularly so. Of the three banes afflicting humankind today—namely, obesity, religion-based wars, and depression—I will deal with the third one; specifically, the importance of relaxation for mental health. I will, first, review the basics of the back-to-the-body perspective as applied to mental health.

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The “Übermensch” and the Current Migration Crisis: A Back-to-the-Body Perspective

In this article I refer to the human migration crisis in Europe and the United States as a signal of a change of consciousness. I argue that this change has become especially urgent after 2012. In fact, I claim that this age after 2012 is exactly the time when people will make progress toward the level of Nietzsche’s “Übermensch,” except that I define this term according to the back-to-the-body perspective. An Übermensch is someone who has a well-developed and well-balanced stomach, brain, and heart. I connect this with the immigration crisis by arguing that are demanding to be in a place where they can fully develop themselves: stomach, brain, and heart. Thus, I call for a rethinking of immigration laws worldwide.

South America and Africa—the Heart of the World

Like Africa, Brazil is part of the heart of the world. This is a place where people can express the joys of the heart through the sounds and movements of the body. Carnival is a good example of expressions of the heart.

The Body as a Source of Truth: A Back-to-the-Body Perspective

Ever since starting this blog on the December Solstice of 2012, I have been proposing the body as an excellent standard of truth. This does not mean that we have to discard the wisdom of the ages, as it was transmitted to us through traditions and teachings. It is foolish to disregard all the wealth

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Man’s Will, Woman’s Treasure

When a man has a clear, benevolent, and abiding will, he has a chance to establish a good relationship with a woman.

The Heart, the Woman: Finances, Education, Healthcare

This weekend we are celebrating Mother’s Day. But what is a mother? Mothers are wonderful creatures. We love them; we cherish them; we depend on them. Are mothers somewhat from Venus, while fathers are from Mars? Not really, but to understand this, we go “back to the body.” That is why, since December 2012, I have been

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Racial Tension in Baltimore: Law Enforcement, Better Police Procedures, and Cultural Education

The political discourse is awash with interpretations of the Baltimore tragedy following the funeral of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died in police custody. Some blame the police; some blame the culture of crime in the African American community. Some say we need more African-Americans in the police force: but Baltimore has a good percentage of

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Spirit and Heart: A Back-to-the-body Perspective

The Irish world champion professional snooker player Ken Doherty once said, “The five S’s of sports training are: stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit.” — Ken Doherty But what is spirit, actually? How do you recognize spirit? How do you develop it? In this article, I consider “spirit” from

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