Original Mind: Uncovering Your Natural Brilliance

Original Mind: Uncovering Your Natural Brilliance

by Dee DUPLICATE Joy Coulter

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781622031948
Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/01/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Dee Joy Coulter

Dee Coulter, EdD, is a nationally recognized neuroscience educator with a master's degree in special education from the University of Michigan and a doctorate in neurological studies and holistic education from the University of Northern Colorado. In addition to 14 years as a special education teacher and program director, she served on the faculty of Naropa University for 20 years.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Preface: Welcome to the Wonders of Your Mind xiii

Chapter 1 Reclaiming Our Earliest Mind 1

Zhangi Zhingi

To See as a Baby Does

Learning to Match

Outvisible and Invisible

Chapter 2 From Sensations to Perceptions and Back Again 15

Exploring the Territory Between Two Mysteries

Ways of Seeing

How the Nose Knows: The Remarkable Olfactory System

From Perfumes to Pheromones

Exploring Taste, Touch, and Motion

More Sensations to Savor

Chapter 3 Stepping Stones to Forming Our Character 33

First Steps in Building Our Character

The Quest for a Neurology of Peace

Reflecting on Our Personal Balance

Learning to Calm, Learning to Delight

Learning to Engage with the World

The Discoveries of Stephen Porges

The Brain Prepares for Speech

Naming the Universe

Motor Off: The Switch with No Guarantees

Final Preparations: Order, Wait Time, and Inner Speech

The Young Child's Destiny: Perils and Promise

Chapter 4 The Road Not Taken: Lessons from Orality-Based Cultures 75

Preparing to Receive Unusual Teachings

The Gifts of a Deeply Familiar Life

The Art of Paying Attention

Noticing Emergent Patterns

An Incredible Expedition

Imagination Rooted in Memory

An Unexpected Teacher

Memory and the Oral Tradition

Gathering Knowledge in Traditional Ways

Sensing Sacred Objects

Sensing the Spaces around Us

Seeing Invisible Realms

The Importance of Stories

Chapter 5 The Advent of Literacy 125

Inventories, Laws, and Sacred Texts

A New Lens Begins to Form

The Transforming Power of the Press

The Price of Literacy

Chapter 6 Revisiting the Schooled Mind 147

Entering the Culture of School

Making Paper Talk

Taking One's Own Counsel

Protecting the Brain's Next Turn

Fine-Tuning the Body-Mind Connections

The Emerging Scholar

Incubating and Composing: The Art of Writing

Chapter 7 In Search of Wisdom: From Complexity to Emptiness 187

Exploring Complex Problems

Playing with Perspectives

Encountering Fresh Patterns

Discovering a Five Idea!

Enlivening the Five Tolerances

New Windows onto the Mind

A Surprising New Brain Network

The Gifts of a Mature Mind

Epilogue: The Merits of an Empty Mind 237

The Six Precepts

Index 243

About the Author 253

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