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The Four Evolutionary Stages of Human Consciousness

Note: the follow material is grafted mostly word-for-word from a long section of monologue in Chapter IV of “The Peasant and the King.” I consider it more of an extract than an excerpt, for I did take out all the elements that put it in the context of the story with characters speaking and listening … Continue reading

The Peasant and the King

This is the story of a God-seeking peasant who is unable to find peace through the authoritative religion of his people. He is called on a journey that stretches his faith beyond its limits and breaks every bone of truth in his body, eventually teaching him that what he seeks has been seeking him. He … Continue reading

When You Are Thirsty

All religions are discussions amongst frogs in various wells about this mythic place of limitless water called the Ocean. Continue reading

It Takes One to Mango

I only needed one mango to get the experience of Mango, so I chose one. I don’t need to eat all 20 of them to know that they taste of Mango, and I’m sure they’re all delicious because they come from the same source. Continue reading

FAQ: Fine. But what’s this “Next Age” thing all about? Are you holding yourselves out as prophets or something?

“Global Spirituality for the Next Age” Q: Fine. But what’s this “Next Age” thing all about? Are you holding yourselves out as prophets or something? Absolutely not. This has always been and always will be a strictly non-prophet organization. But we are hopeful that certain things will come to pass in the future. Philosophers are forward-thinkers … Continue reading

FAQ: OK, what about “spirituality?” Doesn’t this imply belief in supernatural beings and other tales of woo?

“Global Spirituality for the Next Age” Q: OK, what about “spirituality?” Doesn’t this imply belief in supernatural beings and other tales of woo? It can, but it needn’t. Spirituality can also be the metaphysical study of reality as a non-dual experience, consistent with observable patterns of Nature. Our premise is that: 1) There is a … Continue reading

FAQ: What do you mean by “Global?”

“Global Spirituality for the Next Age”   Q: What do you mean by “Global?” We mean exactly what “catholic” means according to the dictionary: cath·o·lic ˈkaTH(ə)lik adjective including a wide variety of things; all-embracing. “her taste in literature is pretty catholic, as she likes most genres” synonyms: universal, diverse, diversified, wide, broad, broad-based, eclectic, liberal, latitudinarian; … Continue reading

Why I Distrust Disorganized Religion

I don’t trust disorganized religion. Look at it closely and you’ll inevitably find some reactionary yahoo who figured out there is nothing to figure out and wants to sell you that information. There’s always a trail of disciples, synchronizing their idiosyncrasies so they all think the same though none think they do, flaunting their individuality … Continue reading

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 science … Continue reading

Ego and “The Ghost In the Room”

Every one of us is followed by an illusory person: a false self. This is the man I want to be but who cannot exist, because God does not know anything about him. –Thomas Merton   POSTULATE: The individual self —ahamkara in Vedanta, and understood in the West, perhaps wrongly, as the ego– has never … Continue reading

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