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The Healing Power of Memory & Imagination | Physically Spiritual S3 E23

This episode of Physically Spiritual explores the healing potential latent in the faculties of memory and imagination.

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Headings

0:30 The Story of Mnemosyne

2:00 Is Forgetting Part of Discipleship?

3:45 Consciousness & The Faculties of the Soul

8:30 Memory Deep Dive

16:00 The Brain & Emotions

19:00 Renegotiating Memory with Imagination

23:00 Developing Joy & Renegotiating Memories

30:30 Meditating on God’s Love


Notes


Mnemosyne - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mnemosyne


Zakar - https://biblehub.com/hebrew/2142.htm


“Take to heart these words which I command you today. Keep repeating them to your children. Recite them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you get up.” Deuteronomy 6: 6-7 - https://bible.usccb.org/bible/deuteronomy/6


The Powers of the Soul - https://youtu.be/UnpycBrUB3U


Explicit and Implicit Memory - https://www.verywellmind.com/implicit-and-explicit-memory-2795346


“Healing Memories” | Physically Spiritual Season 1 - https://www.becominggift.com/post/memories


For an entertaining and interesting introduction to the inaccuracy of memory see Revisionist History Season 4 - http://revisionisthistory.com/episodes/24-free-brian-williams


The 9/11 Flashbulb Study - https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/911-memory-accuracy/


For an introduction on how trauma affects memory see https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/beastly-behavior/201605/trauma-ptsd-and-memory-distortion and for a full treatment of the subject see Peter A. Levine Ph.D., Trauma and Memory: Brain and Body in a Search for the Living Past: A Practical Guide for Understanding and Working with Traumatic Memory - https://www.amazon.com/Trauma-Memory-Practical-Understanding-Traumatic/dp/1583949941


“Trauma & Healing” | Physically Spiritual S3 E6 - https://www.becominggift.com/post/trauma


Returning to Joy & The “Big 6” Emotions - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF69g_cn5JY


“One of the key practical lessons of modern neuroscience is that the power to direct our attention has within it the power to shape our brain’s firing patterns, as well as the power to shape the architecture of the brain itself.” Daniel J. Siegel, Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation - https://www.amazon.com/Mindsight-New-Science-Personal-Transformation-ebook/dp/B002XHNONS/

“Part of conversion is God lovingly being involved in reshaping our neuro-architecture”

“brain scans showed that recalling an emotional event from the past causes us to actually re-experience the sensations felt during the original event” Dr. Antonio Demasio (2000) Science


The Life Model - https://lifemodelworks.org

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