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Cultural Beacon: Norman Mailer on Ali vs Foreman

Norman Kingsley Mailer (January 31, 1923 – November 10, 2007) was an American novelist, journalist, essayist, poet, playwright, screenwriter, and film director.

Along with Truman CapoteJoan DidionHunter S. ThompsonJohn McPhee, and Tom Wolfe, Mailer is considered an innovator of creative nonfiction, a genre sometimes called New Journalism, which superimposes the style and devices of literary fiction onto fact-based journalism. He was awarded thePulitzer Prize twice and the National Book Award once. In 1955, Mailer, together with John Wilcock, Ed Fancher and Dan Wolf, first published The Village Voice, which began as an arts and politics oriented weekly newspaper distributed in Greenwich Village.

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Carl Gustav Jung – The World Within

Carl Gustav Jung  26 July 1875 – 6 June 1961) was a Swiss psychiatrist and the founder of analytical psychology. Jung is considered the first modern psychiatrist to view the human psyche as “by nature religious” and make it the focus of exploration. Jung is one of the best known researchers in the field of dream analysis and symbolization. While he was a fully involved and practicing clinician, much of his life’s work was spent exploring tangential areas, including Eastern and Western philosophy, alchemy, astrology, and sociology, as well as literature and the arts.

Jung considered individuation, a psychological process of integrating the opposites including the conscious with the unconscious while still maintaining their relative autonomy, necessary for a person to become whole. Individuation is the central concept of analytical psychology.

Many psychological concepts were first proposed by Jung, including the archetype, the collective unconscious, the complex, and synchronicity. A popular psychometric instrument, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), has been principally developed from Jung’s theories.

His interest in philosophy and the occult led many to view him as a mystic although Jung’s ambition was to be seen as a man of science

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Noam Chomsky: Manufacturing Consent!

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The Fabric of the Cosmos: Universe or Multiverse?

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The Fabric of the Universe: Quantum Leap!

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The Fabric of the Cosmos: The illusion of Time!

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The Fabric of the Cosmos: What is Space?

The fabric of the Cosmos: What is space? 1 of 4 in the TV series conducted by Brian Greene about the origins of our universe!

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Einstein Picture

Austrian scientist Albert Einstein

Austrian scientist Albert Einstein

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Aristotle Picture

Greek Philosopher Aristotle

Greek Philosopher Aristotle

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Plato Picture

Bust of Plato

Bust of Plato

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