10/26(Tue) Halloween Special: Ghosts & Monsters—Why we like to be scared? (Host: Kat)

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10/26(Tue) Halloween Special: Ghosts & Monsters—Why we like to be scared? (Host: Kat)

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Dear friends,

So Halloween is here! The world seems scary enough nowadays that the holiday turns out great for some fun relief—Candies, kids' laughters and some hearty screams are just what the doctor ordered. :mrgreen:

Let's bring some candies and snacks to share, and we'll play Kat's games and talk ghosts! Come in dark clothes if you get around to it. Costumes get a prize!

Like the lunar Ghost Month, it's also a great time to explore all our supernatural ideas and the possible psychology behind them. 😱

Ghosts and monsters. Vampires and Zombies. Every culture has its enduring tales of scares. What do they say about our deepest fears and even needs? Bring a haunting story to share.


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📌 We'll explore some of the ideas from the links below. The views expressed are solely those of the respective authors:

➤ A scientific approach to the paranormal (TED / video / 13 mins)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8yhaFd_GpM

➤ Ghost stories - the psychology of fear - Secret Life of Ghosts & Werewolves (BBC / video / 4 mins)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNQQV6bcq-k

➤ Why do we like a scary story? (Oxford Open Learning)
https://www.ool.co.uk/blog/like-scary-story/

➤ Psychology: The truth about the paranormal (BBC Future)
https://www.bbc.com/future/article/2014 ... paranormal


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📌 Some fun quotes on ghosts:

✦ “In one aspect, yes, I believe in ghosts, but we create them. We haunt ourselves.”
― Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls

✦ “Now I know what a ghost is. Unfinished business, that's what.”
― Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses

✦ "Ghosts are never just ghosts; they provide us with an insight into what haunts our culture."
― ANDREW SMITH, attributed, Popular Ghosts: The Haunted Spaces of Everyday Culture

✦ “Behind every man now alive stand 30 ghosts, for that is the ratio by which the dead outnumber the living."
― ARTHUR C. CLARKE, 2001: A Space Odyssey

✦ "Psychoanalysis has taught that the dead -- a dead parent, for example -- can be more alive for us, more powerful, more scary, than the living. It is the question of ghosts."
― JACQUES DERRIDA, New York Times Magazine, Jan. 23, 1994


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6:45 ~ 7:00pm Zoom App testing and setup / Free talk
7:00 ~ 7:10pm Opening Remarks / Newcomer’s self-introduction / Grouping
(Session I)
7:10 ~ 8:10pm Discussion and activities
8:10 ~ 8:15pm Regrouping / Break
(Session II)
8:15 ~ 20pm Discussion and activities
9:20 ~ 9:30pm Concluding Remarks / Announcements


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