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  • Intuition : a heart-based epistemology

    Lindhard, Tina (Ovidius University of Constanta (Romania), 2020-11-30)
    COVID 19 is just one more problem we humans have to face today. Crises, such as global warming, species extinction, climate change, and the extended use of anxiolytics and antidepressants by all sections of the population including youngsters, are telling us we are out of sync with Nature, and with our Self. Here, I suggest we need to change the focus of our attention from outside to inside, and from the overextended use of logical thinking mind associated with the brain to the feeling-mind linked with the heart. I associate the thinking mind with the male principle and the feeling heart-mind with the female principle. This change can bring about the necessary next step in our evolution by providing us with a way to connect with the deeper Self or Essence to obtain Higher Guidance. This epistemological way of knowing is based on intuition, and heart-based esoteric traditions throughout the ages have known about it. However, to find solutions to the multiple problems we are facing today, many more people need to learn how to tap into their heart-mind. In this article, I explore and expand on these ideas from different angles, including the scientific.
  • Neurological disorders associated to coronavirus infection

    Docu Axelerad, Any; Selen, Semsedi; Anoanela, Oltean; Silviu, Docu Axelerad; Daniel, Docu Axelerad; Stroe, Alina Zorina; Gogu, Anca Elena; Jianu, Dragos Catalin; Dumitrascu, Victor; Ples, Horia; et al. (Ovidius University of Constanta (Romania), 2020-11-30)
    Started as a form of atypical pneumonia concerning only a limited area in China it has become a worldwide issue that may affect our bodies entirely. Since its onset in late 2019, the Coronavirus infection has taken many shapes and forms, some of which take their toll on the nervous system. On average neurological symptoms begin 10-12 days after the flu-like ones and come in a wide range: encephalopathy and encephalitis, cerebrovascular disease, epilepsy or Guillan-Barré syndrome. Pathophysiological events that lead Coronavirus infection to nervous system disorders are not completely understood- there are both para-infectious and postinfectious mechanisms tied to it. The pathogen might find its way towards the nervous system through the olfactory bulb which is its only part without dural protection, therefore, triggering a direct infection or it could induce the neurological pathology by indirect mechanisms such as hypoxia, metabolic derangements or immunological mimicry. Even though patients with this type of pathology are scarce, their state might become dire in a short time due to the cumulative effects of infection, pre-existing condition and nervous system disorders. Even though the Coronavirus issue is a recent one, medical science has been studying it thoroughly. We have researched a part of the literature regarding this topic, and we have concluded that the neurological disorders associated with this infection. Articles released after the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic that analyze this pathogen's effects regarding the nervous system were taken into consideration.
  • Stress and the effects of COVID-19 on mental wellbeing

    Docu Axelerad, Any; Andrei, Motoc; Marian, Mitrica; Silviu, Docu Axelerad; Daniel, Docu Axelerad; Jianu, Dragos Catalin; Dumitrascu, Victor; Ples, Horia; Stroe, Alina Zorina; Gogu, Anca Elena (Ovidius University of Constanta (Romania), 2020-11-30)
    "This article aims to review and analyze the current literature on the topic of mental health issues related to the new coronavirus pandemic in an attempt to postulate an understanding conclusion regarding the effects of a pandemic on the human mind. In the studies from literature was found a significant prevalence of neuropsychiatric symptoms related to depression and anxiety, subsidiary to the continuous feelings of loneliness experienced by the human race in the pandemic. Moreover, a proportion of up to 36% of adults and 20% of children experienced at least a form of anxiety and depression during the pandemic. Also, special attention is drawn to the fact that a vulnerable part of the population – the elderly – have become even more at risk during the pandemic. Furthermore, healthcare workers are generally experiencing more psychological symptoms of distress because of the pandemic. In the literature is not yet sufficient evidence to support the claim that people suffering from pre-existing Severe Mental Illnesses are more likely to suffer from worse psychological manifestations of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Amongst the persons infected with the coronavirus, findings show that at least 20% of patients have experienced symptoms associated with delirium. In conclusion, as a tool in the confrontation with coronavirus infection, is revealed that symptoms of mental distress could be alleviated by staying away from news reports covering the evolution of the current pandemic, choosing to believe information only from trusted sources and keeping in contact with friends and family."
  • The consciousness’ forming by fractal education and the problem of Divinity

    Arghirescu, Marius (Ovidius University of Constanta (Romania), 2020-11-30)
    " The paper analyzes the measure and the ways in which an individual or group consciousness can reach a ‘gracious level’ close to the maximum possible, considered of the Divinity. A first conclusion of the analysis is that fractal, networked education, obtained from simple to complex and from an individual to a larger and larger group of individuals, has generated and is generating fractal, group consciousness, within which the learning of an individual but superior consciousness, with the role of spiritual leader, in particular - teacher, professor, is transmitted to those spiritually guided by transmitting not only of his teaching but also of his attitude towards the transmitted teaching and the strategy of using it in society. It results also that the forming of individual and fractal consciences, of the group, of gracious level, (“haric”-in some acceptions) - understood as the highest value level of the psycho-social Good, requires a strategy of using the obtained orthodox-scientific teaching, based on completing the fundamental principles of the orthodoxy: purification, enlightenment, union with the Divinity, fight against evil, with the scientific principle of orthodox reciprocity. Another conclusion is that - because the possibility of the existence of a divine gracious meta-consciousness, understood in the sense of gracious spiritual leader of several gracious super-consciences which are spiritual leaders of a significant number of superior consciences relative to the average level, exceeds the capacity of a single psycho-bio-social entity, it results that a God with super-normal powers capable of restoring the Good of the orthodox-scientific type in worldwide can exist more as a judicial entity than as a single physical and spiritual entity, so- as a Divine Organization, more realistic and scientific being the concept of Godness. In this case, the Godness must be both judicial and executive, based on Scientific Orthodoxy, which includes the principle of orthodox reciprocity. The possibility of spiritual leadership of the mankind by the Godness supposes energo-informational action with advanced technical means, such as telepathic amplifiers, which could also explain the transmission of the Holy Spirit and some paranormal manifestations such as the cases of ""intelligent ghosts"", reported. It results also that the Godness may be recused by scientific orthodoxism and the principles of the Providence must be modified in the form: orthodox-scientific cooperation with the Creation; orthodox-scientific leadership of the Creation and orthodox-scientific preservation of the Creation."
  • Righteousness of Judah and Tamar : a problematic encounter

    Novotný, Štefan (Ovidius University of Constanta (Romania), 2020-11-30)
    The story of Judah and Tamar is a part of the story of the Abrahamic line. Judah is problematic Jacob's son and Tamar is Judah's problematic daughter-in-law. A climax of their story is the judgment on Tamar: "She is more righteous than I, inasmuch as I did not give her to my son Shelah." (Gen 38:26). The paper examines the context and composition of the story in order to evaluate the righteousness of both characters in their respective social roles. Judah and Tamar's dramatic relationship shows an anthropological perspective of conversion and spiritual growth in borderline situations. In the present COVID-19 pandemic the story shows how the actual world could be reshaped under pressure.