Thursday, July 5, 2012

Next chapter of Quantum Psychology

Monday is scheduled to take up Chapter 3 of the exercizes from Quantum Psychology. This chapter looks particularly difficult to adapt for an Internet discussion; does anyone have any suggestions? Should we just skip to question three?


Eric Wagner said...

I just looked at those first two questions. I suspect some folk reading this (like Bobby Campbell) would know how to put up drawings for those questions.

Andrew Crawshaw said...

I was looking at the exercizes throughout the book, and there are gonna be some that we might have to skip. I tried to think of someway some of them could be done, still hav'na clue; I'm sure the exercises we can do are sufficient, and if not, it seems some of them can be done without "gathering".

By the way I am not sure if someone can give me some pointers on the best way to do the exercizes in prometheus rising, should I get a new journal solely for that purpose? I have done some of them before but in a scattered kind of fashion, are you meant to them in order?

Eric Wagner said...

I think we can tackle all of the exercises in QP online, although I don't think I'll have access to a brain machine for chapter 23. We will have to have some creativity for some exercises and/or not do them exactly the way the book says to.

I've done almost all of the exercises in Prometheus Rising over the last 27 years. I didn't do them in order (but I wish I had). Chapter one deals with a lot of walking and looking for quarters. If a number of people have an interest, we could post on PR here or at MLA or at Tom and Andrew, etc., what do you think? We could wait until we finish QP, or we could dive right in.

Cleveland Okie (Tom Jackson) said...

Eric, I would just as soon wait on working on the Prometheus Rising exercizes until we finish Quantum Psychology. It's already a struggle for me to keep up with everything. I wouldn't be able to devote my full attention to yet another activity and be able to register everything you would no doubt have to teach me.

I know Bobby or someone else could do a drawing for us, but would that really get the point across? I'm leaning toward just going on to Exercise No. 3 for the third chapter. I think Andrew may have a point.

Andrew Crawshaw said...
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Andrew Crawshaw said...

The Prometheus Rising Exercises seem a little more personal; I was thinking of doing the exercises, journaling on them, and then posting in a blog a summary of my experiences.

"Chapter one deals with a lot of walking and looking for quarters."

that one will be difficult for me because in England it is raining every other day ( is meant to be summer).

In the chapter on the two-circuit dialectic in Prometheus Rising one of the exercises has something about analysing a few people (characters, people etc), based on the theory up to that point developed, is it worth reading Leary (et al)’s interpersonal diagnosis of personality? It seems that this might a good supplementary text for this exercise. (They have it at my Uni library!)

Sorry for the long post!

Eric Wagner said...

Tom, sounds good.

Andrew, I imagine one could substitute a local coin for the quarter in the exercises.

I have never finished The Interpersonal Diagnosis of Personality, but I imagine it would serve as a nice supplementary text.

magickm said...

I believe that Bob's intention was to draw something that we all can see to get a comparison of how we see things.

Andrew Crawshaw said...

"Andrew, I imagine one could substitute a local coin for the quarter in the exercises."

I did once do the exercise for a day, and went looking for a 20p coin, it was interesting, but I did it while doing errands in town, I think the best way to do it is to take a couple days for solely that exercize.

Okie, looking forward to discussing the chapter 3 exerzises.

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