"All Civilizations are Mortal"... (Paul Valéry)
... "What is to be done?" (V.I.Lenin)

Essay by Georges M. Halpern, August 2016

Begun as the Renaissance in the 1400s CE, profit and consuming driven globalized capitalism is now resented as less and less tolerable by the peoples and the planet. What can we do to salvage our wonderful conquests, while making the world a better place for all? 

Civilizations...


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Brain Unlocked


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Brain Unlocked

Essay by Georges M. Halpern, July 2016

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New developments across neurosciences
require a complex networks approach to our brain.
Language creates thought and
multilingualism opens the brain to the universe.
Enough to get your mind wandering!

The Wandering Explorer

Essay by Georges M. Halpern, June 2016

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Does consciousness even exist? Consciousness, with quantum physics could be reduced to equations, and then comes Tantai Buddhism.

The Wandering Explorer


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Cooking

Essay by Georges M. Halpern, April 2016

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As far as I can remember, I was always fascinated with food. Aren’t we all? 

Cooking - Part 1


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Cooking - Part 2


From Heaven and Hearth.
 

Cooking - Part 3


Are we still eating what we like?
 

 

Psychoactive Substances

Adapted from the course I taught to my Hong Kong City University students

Part 1


Journey to the Center of the Mind
 

Part 2


Cannabis and Opiates

Part 3


Americas and Africa

Part 4


Mushrooms and more
 

Part 5


South Pacific and Modern Chemistry
 

 

MY LIBRARY

Selected lectures from the last 3 decades

LECTURES


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Recent Essays.
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"FOGGY BEACON"


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Books are obsolete the minute they were printed!
These are indicative only of my journey

BOOKS


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MY RECIPES


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(coming soon)

These recipes were performed and tested more than once in a regular kitchen, using an electric stove. Most were shared and enjoyed!