Blog Recipe, Plato, God, Jay Dyer, Numbers

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    At current rates, Harvard biologist E.O Wilson says, “half the world’s great forests have already been leveled, and half the world’s plant and animal species may be gone by the end of this century.” Corporations aren’t necessarily evil … Continue reading

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Evolution, Darwin, God, Jesus Prayer, Nirvikalpa Samadhi

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Fournier d’Albe expanded on these views in New Light on Immortality (1908), where he tried to come to terms with what the notion of a human soul could mean in the atomic age. To pronounce on immortality, he said, who … Continue reading

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Aberystwyth, Edward Kelley, Psychosis, Flat Earth

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  Presently the king’s daughter herself came down into the garden, and was amazed to see that the young man had done the task she had given him. But she could not yet conquer her proud heart, and said: ’Although … Continue reading

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Philosopher’s Stone, Braude, Kingsley, Tallis

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Recognize the nature of, universally, and particularly out of the book of the Most Holy Scripture: Nature of Him who is, and the greater World, the whole: and they shall be less than the World, this is a man, for … Continue reading

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Meditation, Hell, Pain, Suffering, Immortals, Enlightenment

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  In his book In Our Own Image (2015), the artificial intelligence expert George Zarkadakis describes six different metaphors people have employed over the past 2,000 years to try to explain human intelligence. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   There are a lot … Continue reading

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Hermeneutics of Suspicion, Demiurge, Scientism, Theopoetics, Taoism

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            You do not have to leave the room. Remain standing at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait. Do not even wait. Be quite still and solitary. The world will freely … Continue reading

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Imagination, Imaginary, Imaginal, Psychedelics, Bindu Point

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Mundus Imaginalis, or the Imaginary and the Imaginal by Henri Corbin In offering the two Latin words mundus imaginalis as the title of this discussion, I intend to treat a precise order of reality corresponding to a precise mode of perception, because … Continue reading

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Heaven’s Mandate, Premodern, Modern, Postmodern Soup, Money, Bankers

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Insects are conscious, egocentric beings, according to a new paper that also helps to explain why and likely when consciousness first evolved. Recent neuroimaging suggests insects are fully hardwired for both consciousness and egocentric behavior, providing strong evidence that organisms from … Continue reading

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Much Mattering of Words

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Nobody really knows what thought is. We can find observable correlates of mental activity–i.e. electrical impulses in the brain–but this does not demonstrate that thought is no more than those impulses. If someone claims that thought is reducible to observable … Continue reading

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Daniel v. McPherson, an assessment.

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It has been on my conscience, slightly, as to whether I have been scrupulously fair, in my dissection of what occurred on NBL, so it struck me that perhaps I should check, not so much for anyone else’s benefit, but … Continue reading

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