Studying the afterlife is a strange pursuit, even among those who are attracted to spiritual topics. It often feels as if I have been given a box of puzzle pieces – remnants from a dozen different puzzles – and my job is to make some kind of cohesive image of out them. I struggle in… Read More From Hades to Out Yonder: The Soul’s Journey through the Seven Planes According to Frederic W.H. Myers
Note to the reader: Materialism, the scientific perspective that only physical matter and energy compose reality, is concerned with consciousness only as it may relate to the physiology of the brain. Therefore, it has little more to contribute to the philosophy of a conscious-created universe than what we’ve already discussed in parts I and II.… Read More The Conscious-Created Universe, Part III
Note to the reader: The philosophy of the Conscious-Created Universe defines consciousness itself – our thoughts, intentions and creative ideas – as a guiding force in the formation of reality. In the Conscious-Created Universe, Part I, we explored the observations from quantum physics and cosmology which may hint to a more fundamental role for consciousness… Read More The Conscious-Created Universe, Part II
Spiritual philosophy is wisdom about the nature and meaning of reality attributed to sources outside our five earthly senses. Prophetic dreams, channeling, ecstatic visions, oracles, mediumship, and religious prophets have been vehicles of spiritual insight since the dawn of recorded history. Today, materialism has a strong hold over our worldview, especially in the west, and… Read More Spiritual Philosophy Discussion Series: Introduction
Allow me to set the scene. Location: The frigid and stormy Wendell Sea, close to the Antarctic continent. The year: 1915 Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew are reaching their 400th day living in a makeshift camp on the ice while their now-abandoned ship Endurance is slowly crushed by sea ice. The crew described the groaning… Read More The Mystery of The Third Man
As I sat before our sparkling Christmas tree this year, I thought back on the difficulty of the last few months. My blog lay fallow since October while we were dealing with a death in the family, the responsibilities of becoming caregivers to an elderly relative, various health problems, work, and of course, the stress… Read More Do You Still Believe?
As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I have been spending some time trying to find and incorporate spiritual practices in my everyday life. It seems I have a gift for research, but when it comes to putting that into real-world practice, I get a bit lazy. To combat this, I have been researching (yeah, I… Read More Three Important Daily Practices For Increasing Your Spirituality (Without Over-Complicating Your Life)