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Human Mind Old Mammalian Mind

Why Meaning is More Important Than Happiness

A New York Times opinion piece written by Emily Esfahani Smith called on us to look for meaning, rather than happiness, to survive and even thrive during the coronavirus lockdown. We agree, and this blog explains why meaning is more important than happiness based on the quadrune mind model of human consciousness.   The answer is in the […]

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New Mammalian Mind Profile

QM, Tara Westover, and History’s Age of Reason

As discussed in my blog on Temple Grandin and in the Study Guide, quadrune mind is a brain-based model of spiritual consciousness. One of its basic ideas is that our human brain lies on a progressive continuum of brains across the evolutionary history of species, which is tied to the developmental growth of individuals and […]

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Old Mammalian Mind Profile

QM, Temple Grandin, and Our Evolutionary Brain

Quadrune mind is a brain-based model of spiritual consciousness. One of its basic ideas is that our human brain lies on a continuum of brains over evolutionary time. The evolving brain carries over structural characteristics from older species to newer species. This progression of brains results in identifiable changes in minds, as well. A mind can […]

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Philosophy

QM, Creation, Evolution, and Panpsychism

Creationists and evolutionists have a long history of animosity toward each other. Some creationists see the theory of evolution to be a direct attack on the existence of God. Some evolutionists would agree. For instance, naturalists such as Stephen Jay Gould could become apoplectic at the suggestion that evolution is a teleological process (see The […]

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Foundational

QM as a Model of Human Consciousness

As is true of all models, the quadrune mind model of human consciousness is a simplification of reality. The diversity of people’s mentalities is much more complex than QM’s basic four: reptilian-like, old mammalian-like, new mammalian-like, and human. However, complex variations arise from the interactions of these four fundamental levels of consciousness. Understanding the dynamic […]

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Contemporary Issues Human Mind Reptilian Mind

Why a Drastic Change To Our Way of Life Could Make Us More Human

(Or at Least Less Reptilian) Some of my strongest memories of daily life are from when I lived in a new place. Everything was different. Everything required my attention.   Buying groceries, doing laundry, going shopping—none of it could be done by routine. I couldn’t go about my business mindlessly, as I didn’t yet know what my business was. As a result, I had to be aware of my various activities. […]

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Personal

QM, Wisdom, and the PhD Degree

If we want to know in which direction our life is heading, then we should pay attention to what we are enthusiastic about. The word “enthusiasm” comes from the Greek en + theos: the God within. What we feel enthusiasm for is what inspires us to put forth our best efforts to achieve our goals against any odds. […]

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Contemporary Issues Profile Reptilian Mind

QM and the Infantile Mentality of Donald Trump

The quadrune mind model has little value if we cannot use it to describe what we see in the real world. To that end, we believe that we can use what the model tells us about reptilian minded individuals—those who live life from an infantile mindset focused on instinctual, behavioral survival—to better understand the behaviors […]

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Contemporary Issues Human Mind

QM and the End of the World

It looks like the world is having a nervous breakdown. It had seemed quite anxious for a while. What can the quadrune mind model of spirituality have to say about that? Does it matter if we continue our quest for spiritual awakening in such dismal times? Don’t we have enough to do just to survive? […]

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Emotional Mind Old Mammalian

QM and Ugliness as Evil

A pretty little girl, about five years old, was out shopping with her attractive, well-dressed mother. The mother, who appeared rather in a hurry, was trying to get the girl to go with her more quickly. The girl, whose energy seemed to be drooping, resisted her mother’s verbal and slightly physical encouragement. Mother insisted, the […]