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If you see a hawk, here's the true, unexpected significance of them appearing in your life
Parade via AOL
Oct. 30, 2023

Shamanic teacher and spiritual healer Dr. Jonathan Dubois has studied hawk symbolism extensively. "The hawk is a magnificent bird, soaring up on the warm air currents and rising above to gain a perspective over the whole landscape," said Dubois, adjunct professor at California State University, San Bernardino. "It delights me every time I see a hawk." Beyond just their physical traits, Dubois reveals how the hawk offers spiritual and symbolic lessons if we observe them closely.

The meaning of the red evil eye + how to use it for protection
MindBodyGreen Mindfulness
Oct. 27, 2023

In an article about the meaning behind the “evil eye,” shamanic healer, spiritual teacher, and adjunct professor at California State University, San Bernardino, Jonathan Jay Dubois Ph.D. said,

“The symbol, often in the form of a talisman, protects us from the judgmental and malicious stares of others.”

He was also quoted in a companion article, “How to use a hamsa for protection + the history of this common spiritual symbol,” on the same website.

Threats to U.S. senator amid spike in anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim activity
The Washington Post
Oct. 31, 2023

The United States typically experiences a rise in hate crimes against Jews and Muslims when there are escalations in the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, said Brian Levin, the former director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University at San Bernardino, who continues to closely track hate-crime data.

For example, Levin said hate crimes against Jewish people in the United States spiked in March 1994, after an Israeli American extremist massacred 29 Palestinians at a mosque in the West Bank city of Hebron. The hate crimes included a gunman shooting at a van of Jewish students on the Brooklyn Bridge, killing a 16-year-old.

Levin has been tracking hate crimes in major cities through police data and says these types of crimes are typically underreported. He expects them to go up in the coming months.

“We are seeing a diversity of attacks, which range from noncriminal incidents all the way to threats, assaults, vandalism and bomb threats,” Levin said. “If we continue seeing these horrific images coming out of the Holy Land, we are going to see an even greater spike, not only in hate crimes, but also in much more violent types of plots, if history teaches us anything.”

Face processing and early event-related potentials: replications and novel findings
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

Nicolas M. Brunet (psychology) recently published a study that “explores early Event-Related Potentials (ERPs) sensitivity to facial stimuli, investigating various facial features aimed to unveil underlying neural mechanisms. Two experiments, each involving 15 undergraduate students, utilized a multidimensional stimulus set incorporating race, gender, age, emotional expression, face masks, and stimulus orientation.”

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