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Thoughts on the progression of spirituality from primitive to mass society – the ‘conditions of spirituality’

Here is a thought I had: STAGES OF PROGRESSION I said that, in regard to spirituality, there were some interesting stages in the progression from primitive society to mass society.  I see six stages: Participation Devotion Achievement Thought Creations Stagnation … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the struggle with awareness and its effects

Here’s a thought I had: I have always felt that there is a struggle with being aware when we are born.  For some, the residue of this continues for a big part of our life.  In fact, it seems to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on creation myths

Here’s a thought I had: It seems that there are many reasons for the development of creation myths.  As a rule, older societies are not trying to explain the physical “scientifically provable” explanation of the worlds creation.  This is because this … Continue reading

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Thoughts on different aspects of the “beauty of nature”

I have always loved nature.  Most people, though, tend to think that this is for the physical and pleasant beauty of nature.  I disagree.  I agree that nature can have a pleasant beauty at times.  I also think that there is a … Continue reading

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Thoughts of the idea of mortality – the “identity gap”, the “threshold self”, and the “identity gap/pre-self tendency”

While thinking about death and dying the other day I said something interesting: “The problem with the idea of dying is that I do not have the idea of mortality in my identity.” After I said this, I began to reflect on … Continue reading

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Thoughts on ‘inherent truth’

In a previous article I wrote, “Some thoughts I had while walking through a University campus: the revulsion in becoming a “systemite” and the “war for humanness”” I spoke of what I called ‘inherent truth’.  Here’s some thoughts I had … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “wonderful humility”

Recently, I have been speaking of what I call “wonderful humility”.   This is a feeling I often get when walking around or being in the woods.  Its really, I feel, a state of mind.  That is to say, its not … Continue reading

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