Category Archives: God

THE SUBJECTIVE REALM, A KINGDOM OF THE IMAGINATION, POST-STRUCTURALISM, IBN ARABI, DANTE, AND MIND BENDING MOVIES

The world is an illusion; it has no real existence. And this is what is meant by ‘imagination’ (khayāl). For you just imagine that it (i.e., the world) is an autonomous reality quite different from and independent of the Absolute … Continue reading

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MONOTHEISM VS POLYTHEISM, WHY? SANATANA DHARMA AND TOLERANCE

    In his famous book, MOSES AND MONOTHEISM, Sigmund Freud concluded that monotheism was not a Jewish but an Egyptian invention, descending from the cult of the Egyptian sun god Aten.  Moreover, upon applying his psychoanalysis to the myths/stories of … Continue reading

Posted in Ancient Religions, God, Goddess, Hinduism, Historical Evolution, Monotheism, New Values, Pagans, Polytheism, Spirituality, Theology, Transcendence, Uncategorized, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , | 55 Comments

SCIENCE AND TELEOLOGY, MIND AND COSMOS THOMAS NAGEL’S CHALLENGE TO SCIENTIST, AND ARETE

Imagine not being able to distinguish the real cause, from that without which the cause would not be able to act, as a cause. It is what the majority appear to do, like people groping in the dark; they call … Continue reading

Posted in Arete, Cosmology, God, Human Nature, Know Thyself, Materialism, Philosophy, Plato, Reductionism, Science, Science and Belief, Scientism, Subjective, Teleology, Thomas Nagel, Uncategorized, Western Philosophy, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

REDUCTIONISM, DETERMINISM VS SOCIOLOGY, THE TRUE NATURE OF MAN, AN ETERNAL NOW

  Reductionism can mean either an approach to understanding the nature of complex things by reducing them to the interactions of their parts, or to simpler or more fundamental things or a philosophical position that a complex system is nothing … Continue reading

Posted in Crisis of Values, Determinism, Eternal Now, God, Ibn Arabi, Materialism, Metaphysics, Mysticism, Oneness of Being, Ontology, Philosophy, Physics, Positivism, Post-Positivism, Reality, Reductionism, Science, Science and Belief, Scientism, Secular Society, Subjective, Tawhid, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

EROS SUBLIMATED, THE MUNDUS IMAGINALIS OF DANTE’S DIVINE COMEDY, AND IBN ARABI’S TARJUMAN AL-ASHWAQ

“Beauty is the reflection of reality in the mirror of illusion” “And there is no more powerful creature in the universe than woman – for each angel that God has created from the breaths (anfas) of women is the most … Continue reading

Posted in Alchemy, Archetypes, Being, Courtly Love, Dante, Divine Comedy, Dreams, God, Heart, Hierogamy, History, Ibn Arabi, Imagination, Inner Journey, Inspiration, La Vita Nuova, Literature, Mundus Imaginalis, Mystical Tales, Mysticism, Na-kojd-Abad, Oneness of Being, Paradise, Poetry, Romanticism, Spirituality, Subjective, Symbology, Tarjuman, Transcendence, Transformation, Transmutation, Uncategorized, Wisdom, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

THE AXIS OF THE UNIVERSE, THE OMPHALOS THE CENTER OF THE WORLD, SACRED MOUNTAINS, THE SACRED TREE OF LIFE, A SACRED REALM OF BEING

And I say the sacred hoop of my people was one of the many hoops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all the children of … Continue reading

Posted in Ancient Civilizations, Ancient Religions, Archetypes, Axis Mundi, Being, Buddhism, Cosmogony, Cosmology, Forest, God, Hinduism, Indigenous Cultures, Inner Journey, Kabbalah, Maya, Mayas, Metaphysics, Mount Meru, Mysticism, Myth, Mythology, Paradise, Religion, Revelation, Sacred Mountain, Sacred Tree, Shamanism, Spirituality, Subjective, Symbology, Tibetan Buddhism, Tree of Life, Uncategorized, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

THE RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE, POST-POSITIVISM, MYSTICISM, CONTEMPLATION, AND KARL RAHNER’S ABSOLUTE MYSTERY

The Christian of the future will be a mystic or he will not exist at all. Karl Rahner There is a science for the subjective study of the Spiritual life, analogous to science that explains the mechanism, and laws  of … Continue reading

Posted in Being, Biblical Scholars, Biblical Studies, Cosmogony, Counsciousness, Critical Thinking, God, Heart, History, Human Nature, Immanence, Inner Journey, Karl Rahner, Materialism, Metaphysics, Mysticism, Ontology, Philosophy, Positivism, Post-Positivism, Postmodernism, Religion, Revelation, Spirituality, Subjective, Theology, Transcendence, Transformation, Uncategorized, Via Negativa, Via Positiva | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

JESUS CHANGING FACE, MYTH VS A HISTORICIZED LIFE OF JESUS, AND A NEW SPIRITUALITY, GNOSTICISM.

14 Not until halfway through the festival did Jesus go up to the temple courts and begin to teach. 15 The Jews there were amazed and asked, “How did this man get such learning without having been taught?” 16 Jesus … Continue reading

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AURAS, ASTRAL TRAVELS, THE THIRD EYE, IN SEARCH OF THE MIRACULOS, AND MISSCONCEPTIONS OF THE SPIRITUAL LIFE

“No one in this world, so far as I know— and I have searched the record for years, and employed agents to help me— has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people.” … Continue reading

Posted in Advaita Vedanta, Ancient Religions, Astral Traveling, Auras, Charisma, Clairvoyance, Counsciousness, Ego, Gabriel, God, Himmah, Hinduism, Ibn Arabi, Imagination, Inner Journey, Jesus, Jnana, Mary, Metaphysics, Miracles, Mysticism, Ontology, Personal Story, Ramana Maharshi, Religion, Sanatana Dharma, Self, Siddha, Spiritual Hoaxes, Spirituality, Symbology, Telepathy, The Siddhis, The Third Eye, Theology, Tibetan Buddhism, Transfiguration, Transformation, Transmutation, Uncategorized, Wisdom, Yoga | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

VIA POSITIVA, VIA NEGATIVA

We can only speak of the Transcendent by way of the negative (which means “not to say”) –denying in it everything that pertains to our phenomenal experience– or also by way of the positive, that is affirming about it what we experience … Continue reading

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