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A topological story about God.

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Five people, all of whom were living in in three-dimensional space, were looking at a hexacosichoron (which may crudely be described as a four-dimensional icosahedron). However, because they could only see in three dimensions, they could only see cross-sections of the hexacosichoron in three-dimensional space.One person had originally noticed it, pointed it out to the others, and said, 'Hey! Look ...

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The problem with modern 'mindfulness' therapy

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Back in January of 2014, TIME magazine lauded what they called 'The Mindful Revolution'.The reaction was predictable: plenty of praise, much scorn for the fact that the model on the cover was a thin, young white woman, and some criticism for presenting as new and revolutionary something that psychologists have already known for decades and Buddhists for millennia.More recently, articles have been ...

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A vision

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As I went walking amongst the trees today, I let my eyes wander from the material world into the vision of a superliminal realm not glimpsed by many.And in this realm, I beheld two angels. One was shining with a light brighter and purer than the Sun, and who had rainbows emanating from his body in every direction, in directions that are impossible for humans to perceive. And the other had a form d...

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Forgiveness

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I think it's necessary to repeat that one of the most important spiritual exercises possible is regular forgiveness.By 'regular', I don't mean 'normal', but 'consistent'. What is really necessary is radical forgiveness.Psychological studies have shown that forgiving someone of the wrongs they have committed against you improves your mental health. Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, and a slew...

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The eightfold path of self-realisation, and how it applies to you

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Note: This may be recapitulated in a Gnosis entry.There's probably no more comprehensive system for truly Becoming than that enumerated by Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras. The basic idea can be found in virtually all cultures, but I feel the need to summarise it with real, concrete modern examples. It covers all three stages of conscious awakening as enumerated by my friend Tom Montalk.All right, her...

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