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Counterculture (also written counter-culture) is a sociological term used to describe the values and norms of behavior of a cultural group, or subculture, that run counter to those of the social mainstream of the day, the cultural equivalent of political opposition. Counterculture can also be described as a group whose behavior deviates from the societal norm. It is a neologism attributed to Theodore Roszak. Although distinct countercultural undercurrents have existed in many societies, here the term refers to a more significant, visible phenomenon that reaches critical mass and persists for a ...more
“ As with most revolutions, the counterculture's call for total freedom quickly turned into a demand for total control. The phenomenon of 'political correctness', with its speech codes and other efforts to enforce ideological conformity, was one predictable result of this transformation. What began at the University of California at Berkeley with the Free Speech Movement (called by some the 'Filthy Speech Movement'} soon degenerated into an effort to abridge freedom by dictating what could and cou ...more ”
A reading group for those interested in non-fiction texts relating to psychedelic compounds, as …more
[close] A reading group for those interested in non-fiction texts relating to psychedelic compounds, as well as cognitive phenomena associated with these. Texts might include those covering specific compounds, counter-culture, neurobiology, anthropology, meditation, and philosophy. If members are interested in pursuing fiction texts relating to psychedelics, feel free to add them.
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This is a Group of those who are interested in the writings of Fr. Sebastian Kappen (1924 - 1993…more
[close] This is a Group of those who are interested in the writings of Fr. Sebastian Kappen (1924 - 1993). He was an Indian Jesuit theologian, doctored in 1961 from the Gregorian University, Rome, with a thesis on “Praxis and Religious Alienation according to the Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of Karl Marx.” His subsequent studies had been geared to the requirements of transformative social action in India. This led him to an investigation into the liberative and humanizing potential of the original teachings of the historical Jesus as well as of Indian religious traditions, particularly the tradition of dissent represented by the Buddha and the medieval Bhakti Movement. He has written and lectured extensively on the cultural restructuring of Indian society.
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A place to discuss all the unique aspects of Deaf culture as highlighted in the thriller Silent …more
[close] A place to discuss all the unique aspects of Deaf culture as highlighted in the thriller Silent Fear (A novel inspired by true crimes) by Lance & James Morcan. This group can also be an intersection of sorts where Deaf and hearing people can engage and learn from each other.
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[close] Not finding a group with which to discuss one of my favorite and most influential authors I reckon I should start one, hoping to begin a dialogue of insight and ideas to introduce Tom Robbins to a new readership, and enhance the enrichment and understanding of experience Robbins Readers
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