[NetBehaviour] Two links about mindfulness and literature

Max Herman maxnmherman at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 9 19:01:17 CEST 2019

Hi all,

Just wanted to share two articles about where I see the spheres of meditation, literature, and networks converging.  This is driven in part by natural inquiry and recent science, as well as by the network nature of the accelerating crises that our planet faces today.

The first article is about how Greek tragedy relates to medical theory, or to put another way, Western art to Western science.  (This general idea has informed my own work since 1990.)

The second is about how Buddhism and meditation relate to science (especially neuroscience) and to the crises facing our world.  (My interest in meditation and neuroscience began in 1998.)

One productive relation between these two articles is the understanding of both Buddhist meditation and Greek tragedy as networks, and thus of the closely related spheres of art and mindfulness.

All best,



(or internet search "Jacques Jouanna Hippocrates to Galen Jstor", chapter 4)

Foreword: Seeds of a necessary global renaissance in the making: the refining of psychology’s understanding of the nature of mind, self, and embodiment through the lens of mindfulness and its origins at a key inflection point for the species<https://reader.elsevier.com/reader/sd/pii/S2352250X19300211?token=03485E890BFA9930460D195245AE2B0EF3C353DFB9C794CF6FD62B8B42948165E01994A94E5DED1BA2230A9ED1C83633>
(Or internet search "John Kabat-Zinn seeds of a necessary global renaissance" or alternate link https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31097398)
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