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2012 Institute for the Study of Human Knowledge


30 years of working to advance our understanding of the mind toward conscious evolution

Today humanity faces unprecedented challenges. How can we apply advances in science and technology to ensure health and safety for all the world's people? Can we learn to tolerate and appreciate cultural diversity in an ever-shrinking global community? Can we learn to manage the planet's dwindling vital resources and basic life-support systems before it's too late?

Many worthy organizations address these issues in the political, cultural, and humanitarian spheres. But none focus, as does ISHK, on the root cause — our very nature as human beings. What do we know about the way our brains work, about the way we receive and process information from our environment, about how our mental and nervous systems evolved, which create these crises in the first place? What other capacities might be inherent in our nature to help us rise above our narrow-minded reactions and choose the most appropriate mindset for a given situation? How can we develop these new capacities in ourselves and in our children?

For more than thirty years, ISHK's programs have been addressing these questions, contributing to some major shifts in public thinking and public policy — such as in the recognition of the role of the mind in health. ISHK's efforts have been supported by renowned specialists in medicine, ecology, psychology, and education. Today some of our key programs focus on early education.

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Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we are making good progress on our programs. Here are the most recent NEWS & UPDATES.

We will keep all our supporters up to date on our plans and progress by email. If you want to receive these emails, please give us your email address by filling in the form provided on the left.

NEW FROM MALOR BOOKS-AVAILABLE NOW
EMOTION IN THE HUMAN FACE

Edited by Paul Ekman


This is the latest book from MALOR BOOKS...due to arrive in May 2013. Click here to read more and to pre-order this title.

Paul Ekman is also the author or co-author of two other Malor Books titles: Unmasking the Face and Darwin and Facial Expression.

 

 

ISHK RECEIVED A GRANT FROM THE US DEPARTMENT OF STATE To provide over 2.4 million books to the children of Afghanistan!
ISHK- Hoopoe Books has received a Public Diplomacy Grant from the U.S. Embassy Kabul Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State which allowed us to print and distribute six traditional Afghan stories retold for children by Idries Shah in Dari-Pashto bilingual and English editions. For more details please visit: www.booksforafghanistan.org.

Now you can purchase books and tapes, and register for CE Psychology and CME Medicine courses online.

SUPPORT OUR PROGRAMS NOW AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ANOTHER MATCHING GRANT OPPORTUNITY!

AVAILABLE NOW:
NEWEST BOOK IN THE ALL ABOUT ME SERIES


 

WHAT WE SEE AND DON'T SEE
written by Robert Guarino
Foreword by Robert Ornstein
Published by Hoopoe Books, 2012
Click here for more information and to pre-order

 

SPECIAL OFFER ON THREE ALL ABOUT ME BOOKS - Me and My Memory; Me and My Feelings; and What's the Catch! [click here for details]

BOOKS FOR AFGHANISTAN:
We provide bilingual Dari and Pashto Hoopoe titles, audio readings of them and classroom Teacher Guides to schools, orphanages and libraries throughout Afghanistan. Read more.

HOOPOE BOOKS FOR PAKISTAN
Your donation is desperately needed. ISHK-Hoopoe Books is now collaborating with DIL (Developments in Literacy) to donate these beautiful children's books by Idries Shah to the children they serve. DIL runs 150 schools serving approximately 15,000 children, especially girls, in underdeveloped regions in Pakistan. For details, click here.

Visit THE HUMAN JOURNEY www.humanjourney.us A new website developed by ISHK in which we attempt to provide a basis of information to the general public about what it means to be human: our capacities, our weaknesses and our potential.

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