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  Theosophy : Thought Power - It's Control and Culture by Annie Besant : AnandGholap.net
Thoughts, Desires, and Actions, the active manifestations in matter of Knowledge, Will, and Energy, are all of the same nature, that is, are all made up of vibrations, but differ in their phenomena, because of the different character of the vibrations.
The thought is a reproduction within the mind of the Knower of that which is not the Knower, is not the Self; it is a picture, caused by a combination of wave-motions, an image, quite literally.
When such a thought causes the mental body to vibrate, particles of the coarser matter are shaken out of the body, and their place is taken by particles of the finer grades, and thus better materials are built into the mental body.
www.anandgholap.net /Thought_Power-AB.htm   (14899 words)

 Thought - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thought or thinking is a mental process which allows beings to model the world, and so to deal with it effectively according to their goals, plans, ends and desires.
A dualistic mind is one in which the one from which the thought arises considers himself to be separate from other forms.
A thought may be an idea, an image, a sound or even an emotional feeling that arises from the brain.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Thought   (473 words)

 Theosophy : Thought Forms by Annie Besant and C.W. Leadbeater : AnandGholap.net
The thought itself appears first to clairvoyant sight as a vibration in the mental body, and this may be either simple or complex.
If the man's thought is about himself, or is based upon a personal feeling, as the vast majority of thoughts are, it hovers round its creator and is always ready to react upon him whenever he is for a moment in a passive condition.
The thought is a good and pure one of its kind, for if there were anything base or selfish in the desire it would inevitably show itself in the darkening of the clear orange hue by dull reds, browns, or greys.
www.anandgholap.net /Thought_Forms-AB_CWL.htm   (8303 words)

 LOGI: The thought level   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Thoughts are structures of combinatorial concepts that alter imagery within the workspace of sensory modalities.
Even before a suggested thought rises to the surface, the suggestion may interact with mental imagery to determine whether the thought is interesting and possibly to influence the thought's final form.
Some thoughts that might follow from "X is a Y!" (unexpected concept satisfaction) are: "Why is X a Y?" (searching for explanation); or "Z means X can't be a Y!" (detection of belief violation); or "X is not a Y" (rechecking of a tentative conclusion).
www.singinst.org /ourresearch/publications/LOGI/levels/thought.html   (6990 words)

 Jean Baudrillard - RADICAL THOUGHT - 1994
Thought is not so much prized for its inevitable convergences with truth as it is for the insuperable divergences that separate the two.
Similarly, radical thought is at the violent crossing point of sense and non-sense, of truth and non-truth, of the continuation of the world and the continuation of nothingness.
This thought wants to be illusion, restituting non-veracity to the facts, non- signification to the world, and formulating the reverse hypothesis that there may be nothing rather than something, tracking down this nothingness which runs under the apparent continuation of meaning.
www.egs.edu /faculty/baudrillard/baudrillard-radical-thought.html   (4894 words)

 Thought control - SourceWatch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Thought control can be accomplished by "providing people with a vocabulary, a loaded language that constricts rather than broadens understanding." This can be seen in the examples listed below which have been repeated constantly by President George W. Bush and members of the Bush administration since the events of September 11, 2001.
"Thought control also discounts alternate belief systems and prevents questioning of the leader, doctrine or policy." It differs from groupthink in that in groupthink alternatives are overlooked or simply not taken into consideration.
Thought control is frequently equated with brainwashing, a concept involving a lack of compunction regarding deceiving people and commonly associated with psyops, cults, mind control, and media control.
www.sourcewatch.org /wiki.phtml?title=Thought_control   (491 words)

 Thought Experiments (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Thought experiments are devices of the imagination used to investigate the nature of things.
The thought experiment is effective in distinguishing two concepts that had previously been run together: “right to life” and “right to what is needed to sustain life.” The fetus and the violinist may each have the former, but it is not evident that either has the latter.
The main division is constructive vs destructive, that is, a thought experiment might be used positively to establish a theory or it might be used negatively to undermine a theory.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/thought-experiment   (3785 words)

 Thought Stopping
Replace one thought for another, i.e., the thought of eating is replaced by the thought of exercising.
Thought Replacement: when an unwanted thought enters, immediately replace the thought with a healthy, rational one.
Fifth: After you have trained yourself to discontinue unwanted thoughts by whispering stop, you are ready to train your thoughts to discontinue by thinking the word stop.
www.coping.org /selfesteem/lifestyle/stop.htm   (953 words)

 Amazon.com: Thought Forms: Books: Annie Besant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The form of the thought is correlated with its intention, while the outline is related to the thought's intensity of focus.
The social aspects of thought form activity are given their proper role and are sometimes manifest pathologically in what Wilhelm Reich called the "emotional plague." It is this plague ridden thought form that lies behind such phenomena as fascism and group psychosis.
That thoughts are energy forms and each time you think a thought you generate a certain type of frequency that follows the universal tenet of the Law of Attraction.
www.amazon.com /Thought-Forms-Annie-Besant/dp/0835600084   (1842 words)

 Soviet Psychology: Lev Vygotsky's Thought and Language, Chapter 7
Similarly, the statement that verbal thought is composed of intellectual processes and speech functions proper applies to all verbal thought and all its manifestations and explains none of the specific problems facing the student of verbal thought.
Now Levin was used to expressing his thought fully without troubling to put it into exact words: He knew that his wife, in such moments filled with love, as this one, would understand what he wanted to say from a mere hint, and she did.
Thought and language, which reflect reality in a way different from that of perception, are the key to the nature of human consciousness.
www.marxists.org /archive/vygotsky/works/words/vygotsky.htm   (11450 words)

 Myswizard » Thought Experiment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Thought experimentation is an a priori, rather than an empirical process, in that the experiments are conducted within the imagination (i.e., Brown’s (1993) “laboratory of the mind”;), and never in fact.
Thought experiments, which are well-structured, well-defined (rather than ill-defined) hypothetical questions that employ subjunctive reasoning (irrealis moods) — “What might happen (or, what might have happened) if.
Scientists tend to use thought experiments in the form of imaginary, “proxy” experiments which they conduct prior to a real, “physical” experiment (Ernst Mach always argued that these gedankenexperiments were “a necessary precondition for physical experiment”;).
www.myswizard.com /2006/06/19/thought-experiment   (2487 words)

 How New Thought influenced religions like Unity Christian Science Religious Science Wayne Dyer Marianne Williamson and ...
The founder of New Thought is generally acknowledged to be Phineas Parkhurst Quimby (1802-1866), a Maine clock maker who discovered that he could cure sick people simply by talking to them.
Dubbing New Thought "the religion of healthy-mindedness" and "Mind-cure," William James devoted several of the lectures in his seminal "Varieties of Religious Experience" (1902) to the philosophy and its offspring.
A marriage of philosophical idealism and mystical Christianity, the cornerstone of New Thought was Quimby's revelation that "every phenomenon in the natural world has its origin in the spiritual world." God is present in all things-including each one of us.
www.beliefnet.com /story/169/story_16952_1.html   (754 words)

 Breaking the Hold of 'Thought'
Thought is the Master of us all - a good thought is a good master and a bad thought is a bad master.
Bad thoughts are like a sack full of stones tied to us, pulling us down at every stage, overcoming us with lethargy, disinterest and even violent aggression.
Even when we are asleep a good thought (dream) can bring the faintest of smile on our lips while a bad one can make us break into a cold sweat.
www.healthandyoga.com /html/news/thought.html   (939 words)

 A Free Inspirational Quote plus Prayer, Quotations, Meditation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
These positive thoughts are intended to replace the negative or limiting thoughts you normally entertain.
It is your repetitive thoughts, words, and images that create your emotions, your responses, and the physical events you allow into your world.
In fact, continuously thinking positive thoughts throughout the day is kin to "unceasing prayer." Filling your mind with these new thoughts will help you create the life you deserve.
www.free-positive-thought.com   (2146 words)

The suggestions seem to be pointing towards a common basis of what initially appear to be distinct and anomalous aspects of thought.
At the moment, as I see it, no one is sure what benefit these aspects of thought have and it is vastly more difficult to work out how a mechanism works if one does not know what it does.
Other authors have come at the problem of 'the mind' from different angles, some from neurobiology, some from an interest in what awareness is, some from an AI stance.
www.catalase.com /thought1.htm   (3082 words)

 thought - definition of thought by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia. (via CobWeb/3.1 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Expectation or conception: She had no thought that anything was wrong.
He thought it very discouraging that his wife, who was the sole object of his existence, evinced so little interest in things which concerned him, and valued so little his conversation.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
www.thefreedictionary.com.cob-web.org:8888 /thought   (1043 words)

 Thought experiment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Daniel Dennett has derisively referred to certain types of thought experiments such as the Chinese Room experiment as "intuition pumps", claiming they are simply thinly vieled appeals to intuition which fail when carefully analyzed.
Another criticism that has been voiced is that some science fiction-type thought experiments are too wild to yield clear intuitions, or that any resulting intuitions could not possibly pertain to the real world.
Thought experiments in physics are intended to give us a priori knowledge of the natural world, rather than a priori knowledge of our concepts, as philosophy tries to do.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Thought_experiment   (2498 words)

abstract thought, abstraction contemplation, musing; brown study (inattention) [more]; reverie, Platonism; depth of thought, workings of the mind, thoughts, inmost thoughts; self-counsel self-communing, self-consultation; philosophy of the Absolute, philosophy of the Academy, philosophy of the Garden, philosophy of the lyceum, philosophy of the Porch.
association of thought, succession of thought, flow of thought, train of thought, current of thought, association of ideas, succession of ideas, flow of ideas, train of ideas, current of ideas.
take into consideration; take counsel (be advised) [more]; commune with oneself, bethink oneself; collect one's thoughts; revolve in the mind, turn over in the mind, run over in the mind; chew the cud upon, sleep upon; take counsel of one's pillow, advise with one's pillow.
thesaurus.reference.com /roget/IV/451.html   (305 words)

 Thought Studios' Legal Notices
Thought Studios, Inc. provides the following End-User License Agreements with respect to the software it distributes.
Thought Studios has the right to revise the End-User License Agreement.
Thought Studios, Inc. provides the following standard Distribution Agreement for use by software distributors, software download sites, and the press.
www.thought-studios.com /legal.html   (185 words)

 New Thought Movement Home Page
The New Thought movement--not to be confused with New Age--is a more than century-old, practically oriented spirituality that promotes fullness of all aspects of living, through constructive thinking, meditating, and other ways of realizing the presence of God.
An earlier non-pantheistic interpretation of New Thought was advocated by Horatio W. Dresser.
New Thought and Postmodernism, a 1988 Alan talk that sketches the background and nature of postmodernism.
websyte.com /alan   (3347 words)

 Brain Thought :: brainthought.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Awards and Honors won and passed on to the cast and crew here at Brain Thought, for our outstanding achievement in slacking.
With that being said though, Carrie informs me that there is actually people reading this blog (and you know who you are), and with events of the past couple days and a reminder of not having touched the blog since March I figured now would be a good time to try again.
As for the events of the past few days I felt like blogging, well really it's just recycle from Digg and Fark which on second thought I won't blog as I've actually argued that I didn't want this site to be one of those blogs, before.
www.brainthought.com   (544 words)

 thought - OneLook Dictionary Search
thought, thought : Compact Oxford English Dictionary [home, info]
Phrases that include thought: free thought, thought broadcasting, thought withdrawal, train of thought, thought disorder, more...
Words similar to thought: idea, cerebration, intellection, mentation, opinion, persuasion, sentiment, think, thinking, view, deemed, opined, more...
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 Unity : Spiritual and inspirational resource for prayer, meditation, daily devotional and more (via CobWeb/3.1 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
All these divine ideas begin in the mind of God—an infinite sea of substance—and they’re always available to us as we need them and as we are open to receiving them.
They may take the form of a teacher, a friend, a church, a book, a job, an investment, a home, a creative thought … and many other forms.
When we are in the flow of divine ideas from God’s creative energy, we are living the abundant life.
www.unityworldhq.org.cob-web.org:8888   (619 words)

 New Thought info - New Thought information, New Thought Links, International
New Thought, whether Unity, Divine Science, DivineUnity, Religious Science, is one of the fastest growing religions in the world.
Initially New Thought was purely a Christian Movement, but not long after the foundation of modern New Thought over a century ago, leaders such as Annie Rix Militz began to explore the congruency of other spiritual paths with Practical Christianity.
Modern New Thought began with a man named Phineas Quimby who was the first to rediscover the esoteric truths hidden in the abbreviated Gospels.
newthought.info   (189 words)

 Definition of think - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
b : to have in the mind or call to mind a thought
b : to consider the suitability of her for president>
implies the entrance of an idea into one's mind with or without deliberate consideration or reflection thought of a good joke>.
www.m-w.com /cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=thought   (482 words)

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