Adios Asylum, it’s all Not Two now

Hello to all subscribers, followers, and assorted interested readers, This is just a quick note to let you know that the original domain associated with this site, http://www.hereticasylum.org, will officially be removed as of 3 September 2017. The new one, http://www.nondualmedia.org, has been in place concurrently as the primary domain since January, so subscriptions predating thisContinue reading “Adios Asylum, it’s all Not Two now”

The Dual Overview Effect of Pantheism

In April 2017, a collective of space enthusiasts and provocateurs calling themselves the Autonomous Space Agency Network (ASAN) launched a weather balloon with a camera and a message for the current president of the United States of America. Billed as the “first protest in space,” it was intended to speak against the administration’s proposed budgetContinue reading “The Dual Overview Effect of Pantheism”

Emergence of the Contemplative Shaman–Part One, Ch 2: Ego is to Self as Money is to Wealth

In a reader’s comment to the the first chapter of this series, it was pointed out that hyperindividualism, though a pre-existing term, has little by way of an established, consensus definition. In her words: “In one article, the word ‘hyperindividualism’ was used to argue that excessive protections of individual rights have led to mass shootings becauseContinue reading “Emergence of the Contemplative Shaman–Part One, Ch 2: Ego is to Self as Money is to Wealth”

Do Pantheists Have Souls (or does Soul have them)?

We are the timeless essence of Existence, expressing itself in time as you and me, him and her, this and that, giving each its own unique perspective of the Whole. The experience of the soul –perhaps the verb “souling,” however clumsy for its newness, is the clearest way to convey it– is to be uniquely aware of the the universality of this expression.

Emergence of the Contemplative Shaman — Part One, Ch 1: Staring Down the Crisis of Hyperindividuality (and not blinking)

With cognitive skills unsurpassed in the Terran biosphere, humanity represents the local crest of an evolutionary wave of subjective, individuated awareness within the ocean of Life. We are by far the most refined apertures through which the universe can know and study itself, at least in our neck of the cosmic woods. This wave, however,Continue reading “Emergence of the Contemplative Shaman — Part One, Ch 1: Staring Down the Crisis of Hyperindividuality (and not blinking)”

Faith and Fear

“To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.” —Thomas Aquinas “Faith means not wanting to know what is true.” —Friedrich Nietzsche “Anybody who has been seriously engaged in scientific work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to the gates of the temple of scienceContinue reading “Faith and Fear”

An Apple Pie From Scratch: Demystifying Mysticism

I’m going to let you folks in on an important secret about mysticism. This is long overdue and crucial to the development of our species and both its religions and sciences, so I hope you will pay very close attention and try to really grok the distinction between what I am going to say andContinue reading “An Apple Pie From Scratch: Demystifying Mysticism”

Aldous Huxley and the Perennial Philosophy

by JP I will let Wikipedia handle the finer details of Aldous Huxley’s biography, and stick with the themes most pertinent to our inquiry. Though most famous for his early satirical and pacifist writing (“Brave New World” being his signature work), and later for his pioneering experiments in opening “the doors of perception” through conscientiousContinue reading “Aldous Huxley and the Perennial Philosophy”

The Beforedeath and Afterlife of Joe Self

A fellow named Joe Self recently asked the Biopantheism Facebook group about our thoughts on an afterlife. Here’s what I wrote to Joe Self: Before trying to determine what happens to us in the afterlife, I suspect, we need to be very clear about what we are in the beforedeath. You can think of JoeContinue reading “The Beforedeath and Afterlife of Joe Self”

Rethinking the Omnis: How Monism Saves God From Being Smooshed By His Own Rock

POSTULATE: The perception of the absolute attributes of a monotheistic “God” is none other than precognitive, intuitive awareness of the non-dual, pantheistic All (aka Brahman, Tao, al haqq, the Godhead etc), filtered through a cognitive process that, by its nature, renders the All as an object conceived by a separate subject. Pantheism offers a monistContinue reading “Rethinking the Omnis: How Monism Saves God From Being Smooshed By His Own Rock”