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Identity

Halcyon Identity Headlines
Identity
Halcyon Identifies 31 May 2019

 

Halcyon curates the most significant identity-related content from carefully selected sources. Please contact us if you'd like our help with identity-related challenges.

What's Changing? - Identity
Identity
Halcyon Identifies 31 May 2019

 

Please see below selected recent identity-related change.

 

See also: Halcyon Identity Headlines

 

May 2019

On the Self
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Halcyon In Kal… 4 March 2019

 

The Ego Trick looked at the 'bundle theory' of the self, and argued that we don't have a permanent essential self, but instead are a bundle of thoughts, sensations and impulses.

Meanwhile, a Harvard clinical psychologist and Tibetan Buddhist scholar, examined the nature of awareness and self.

 

On Xenophilia

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During these dark days of worsening refugee crises, can we still imagine reaching a state of "xenophilia"...overcoming our "homophily", i.e. the love of that which is like us, and reaching the love of that which is different?

Indeed, if we're ever going to care enough about conflict, genocide, poverty, hunger etc. enough to act on them properly, then we need to try much harder to avoid conflict with people we might not yet fully understand.

 

 

What Really Happened? -The 2010s
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Halcyon In Future 31 October 2016

The Institute for the Future published a Ten-Year Forecast in 2010 that it claimed would be a benchmark forecast for the next decade, focusing on five driving themes:

On Music Halcyon In Kal… 29 August 2014

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Indigenous peoples who have never even listened to the radio can nonetheless reportedly pick up on happy, sad, and fearful emotions in Western music.

I read somewhere that the expression of emotions is a basic feature of Western music, whereas in other musical traditions, music has traditionally more often been appreciated for other qualities, such as group coordination in rituals.