Welcome to our 10 workshops

GENERAL COMMENTS

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1. AUTISM AND CREATIVITY

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The autistic and the artistic facets 

of the mind may empower each other in enriching the self and an ever-changing environment. 


The innocence of autistics and of our autistic facet is driven by Classical Computing (CC), whereas our artistic facet is guided by Quantum Computing (QC)

2. PSYCHOLOGICAL ROOTS OF LANGUAGE

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 Grammar/Semantics  is based on Classical Computing  (CC), whereas Discourse Pragmatics is based on Quantum Computing (QC). 

Within the logos heuristics, the combination of  Classical Computing and Quantum Computing enriches the spontaneous dialogues of the persons that do not suffer from autism. 

3. CORRELATES OF THOUGHT

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This workshop shows:

  1.  the neurobiological correlates of  Classical Computing (CC), spared in the cerebral cortex of autistic newborns and 
  2.  the correlates of  Quantum Computing, impaired in the cerebellum and brainstem of autistic individuals.

4. LOGOS IN THE ARTS

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In this workshop, the logos heuristics is applied to re-interpret central masterpieces of the literature. For example, Homer's Iliad and Odyssey; Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa; Xenophon's Drawback of the Ten Thousand; Shakespeare's Hamlet and his  Merchant of Venice.


 Participants' requests to re-interpret a particular masterpiece will be considered.

5. THEORY-OF-EVERYTHING

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The embrace of certainty and ambiguity in Schrödinger's cat makes nature's Nature


The principles of Classical Computing and the principles of Quantum Computing parallel the principles advanced in classical physics and quantum  physics.

6. SPIRITUALITY

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There is a common ground to Jewish, Christian, Islamic, Chinese, Hindu, and Mesoamerican spiritual beliefs. 


The logos heuristics  enhances the reading of any Sacred Text.

7. SOCIAL VALUES

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Values appreciated by the assistants are compared to values highlighted in Sacred Texts, and the ones generated by the use of the logos heuristics.


The workshop aims at explaining why:

 

1. faith (first attention), 

2. hope (second attention), and 

3. charity (Third Attention)


enclose most social values.

8. CLIMATE CHANGE

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The analysis of the relationship among key variables of climate  change on Earth is extended to:

  •  the  emission into Earth's atmosphere of methane clathrates;  
  • the release of hydrogen sulfide from the bottom of the sea; 
  • the poisoning of the biota; and 
  • the destruction of the Ozone Shield.

9. THE TEACHINGS OF DON JUAN

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A quantum interpretation of Carlos Castaneda's writings on the "Teachings of Don Juan" suggests that Sages among the Olmecs, Maya, Toltecs, and Aztecs knew about: 


1. The classical rigidity of the routines appreciated by the Tonal-Coatl, which rejects the crazy propositions of the Quetzal;

2. the flexible coherence of the devilish Quetzalcoatl-Nagual that faces a problem;  and 

3. the de-coherence of the social return of the Quetzalcoatl-Eagle.

10. SOLVING A CRUCIAL PROBLEM

Antonio Cassella will work with you one day on your problem. Solving  a problem implies the willingness to sacrifice the legitimacy of aspects of our frame of knowledge that are very  dear to us. When Abraham was recalling along his way his decision to obey God's order to sacrifice the life of his only son, he also knew that his mind and the Grace of God would help him walk toward a solution. Unheard of solutions come by themselves serendipitously and unexpectedly if we follow the proper approach to solving a problem. 


As a memento of humans' ability to solve crucial problems, Moses placed in the Ark of the Covenant  two crystals: Thummim and Urim. Thummim (or the crook) represents arrived at knowledge, whereas Urim (or the flail) represents the opportunities hidden in the world of the unknown. As did Joseph before Moses, we will solve a crucial problem only if we cross the Crook with the Flail, the Thummim with the Urim, the known with the unknown, and science with dreams of Progress.

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