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Michael W. Taft

The Ego as a Function

In this short video, Michael W. Taft discusses the ego—something which feels as if it is an eternal entity, but which actually is nothing more than a brain-generated function.  

Emotions Are Physical Events: Video

Michael Taft – “The Physicality of Emotions” from Ego the Book In this short video, Michael W. Taft discusses the difference between the embodied sensation of emotions, and the conceptual understanding of emotions.

What Is the Self?

This is a video of me speaking at the Portland Float Conference last October (2012). I’m adapting Shinzen’s ideas about how to deconstruct the ego to the environment of a flotation tank. Thanks to the… Read More »What Is the Self?