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Social regulations and insanity

Psychotherapy East and West The following text consists of excerpts from Alan Watts’ book “Psychotherapy East and West”(1961) Psychotherapy and Liberation If we look deeply into such ways of life as Buddhism and Taoism, Vedanta and Yoga, we do not find either philosophy or religion as...

Stillleben

Strategy of youtube’s recommendation system

The internet has much to do with associative memory by linking related pages. The formation of certain links can have important implication for the traffic. For a website like youtube, such connections are formed between different videos on the site via their video recommendation system. This...

Somatotype

Somatotype and constitutional psychology From Wikipedia Somatotype is a taxonomy developed in the 1940s, by American psychologist William Herbert Sheldon, to categorise the human physique according to the relative contribution of three fundamental elements, somatotypes, named after the three germ layers of embryonic development: the endoderm,...

The 1st of May in Graz, Austria

1.HD Slideshow (1080) für Desktop mit Youtube Asking no permission when shooting people “When it comes to street photography, it is essential to capture candid moments of everyday life. This is what sets the genre of “street photography” differently from all the other types of photography...

Concept of democracy

Excerpt from “I am free” by David Icke, photo “Austrian communists” …Oh, I’m a Christian, a Muslim, a Socialist, a Republican, a Pagan. We have to be something instead of being someone – ourselves. We also ask people we meet what they “do” for a living...

Austrian economy

Slowing down of industrial production Austria is in line with the current economic trend in Europe. Analysis of the results of the indicators show that there is a moderate decrease, almost stagnation, in the price levels. Meanwhile, industrial production is slowing down at a significant rate,...

16 Personality Types

The Spiritualist – INFP The Spiritualist is interested in giving meaning to life through service. They are deeply interested in learning about people and dealing with ethical and moral issues. They don’t want to do something just for the sake of doing it; it needs to make...

Equilibrium

I could appreciate advantages of living in 15 “ghetto” district of Vienna only when spring came. There was Schmelz nearby, – spacious patch of ground, where local pensioners cultivated vegetables and flowers in small private gardens. Most of the time outer environment could look grim for...

Chic of a piano

Why are always dressed up in black? It does not suit you at all, – dropped one of my female companions exhaling smoke of her cigarette, while we were on porch of one feeding on unemployment institutions, where we had our German classes, – three women making small talk in Russian. – Besides, I have read in glossy magazine, that those who prefer wear black, are often depressed.
She talked with the aplomb of a sophisticated woman in spite of reliance on glossy sources of information. Seeing her so close, I kept patronizing silence, as her face at that moment exposed nothing except shining beauty of youth.

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Odors

For thousands of years living without electricity and toothpaste, our forefathers, free of matrimonial restraints forced later by patriarchate, used to choose intimate partner by smell, as many mammals do. Probably the ability of humans to perceive odors partly degenerated with time. But even now in...

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Flight over the Cuckoo’s nest

by Galina Toktalieva To make our lessons more enjoyable, young teacher replacing an older one, urged us to talk in German about personal ambitions, stimulating our activity by patient approach of recently baked pedagogue and by genuine curiosity that glowed at her fresh innocent face. Poor...

Der Akt

Among other dreams for paranormal powers, I had dream of myself splitting in two and keeping company of my duplicate. I envisioned complete understanding between those two – the sort of intimacy identical twins have. Looking around, I knew I would stay inexplicable for ever. It...

Kopf

Cumulus framed

Whenever I go to Main Square with idea to make good photo of a horse, the blinders – leather flaps of bridle to keep horse from seeing anything on both sides – abash me. They say horses need those blinders to drag carriage with tourists forward....

My neurotic and chauvinistic nation

An Attempt to describe the Austrian Mentality by Alexandra Umfahrer Edited by Galina Toktalieva Photo by editor I`m Austrian and I love my country. Nevertheless, some things go wrong and I want to criticize them by means of loving criticism. To assign a general mentality to...

Consider birth

Whatever they do, average Europeans talk about prices and life costs, and since I live in Austria, I never met a person, who complaining about personal financial predicaments, would not mention option of playing lotto and wining a million, as if mathematical likelihood of event equated...