Fear of Awakening

When I thought about our fear of awakening, I thought about a comedian, who when asked at gunpoint: “your money or your life?” After thinking for a while replied: Well——- Faced with a similar choice: our reality or an


Ideas appear as if—- can it be? — outside myself? Gentle, loving, inspiring. Whispering wisdom but from where? I am the one who listens wondering from where, if not here, the ideas I hear out of no-where appear. A stranger

Effects of the Unbelievable Belief: from unity to fragmentation

I want to begin by defining dissociation. “Unless you first know something you cannot dissociate it. ²Knowledge must precede dissociation, so that dissociation is nothing more than a decision to forget. ³What has been forgotten then appears to be fearful,

Happy New Year 2024

When you have been caught in the world of perception you are caught in a dream. - A Course in Miracles The perceptual mind is a split mind with two interpreters: the ego or Spirit. The ego is afraid of

How could science be different?

In April of this year I participated in an essay contest sponsored by FQxI (Foundational Questions Institute), whose advisory board and members are composed of top scientists worldwide.  The essays were to respond to the question: “How could science be

The Origin of Guilt

Of one thing you were sure: Of all the many causes you perceived as bringing pain and suffering to you, your guilt was not among them. (T-27.VII.7:4-5) The story we have accepted about the world, how it

The World as a Classroom

I would like to start this essay with a brief discussion of the role of time in our experience of the world. Quite frankly without our experience of time nothing happens. And the direction we perceive time, going from past

The Real World

Many, if not most scientists, whether they be physicalists or idealists believe the world we perceive through our senses is not reality. Indeed some would suggest that if we could see the reality behind the world, the world we perceive

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