Re: [GnosticThought] Re: What are we looking for?
- Hello Tom,
> Most religious dogma dealing in the so-called supernatural~~~~~
> may be testable someday, as you surmise, but as far as I
> know no one has even imagined, much less designed, the
> method or tools to investigate these propositions. That's why
> they still reside in the scientifically "meaningless" category.
> Doesn't necessarily mean they'll be stuck there forever.
I watched a documentary on BBC recently entitled 'The Brain', where a
Scientist had volunteers come in with no idea what was expected from them
in the experiment. They were just told to say what they were experiencing.
The Dr stimulated the frontal lobe of the brain and this woman described
what most would judge as mystical experiences. She saw a tunnel of light,
she 'sensed' a presence next to her. This goes a long way toward showing
that much of the supernatural and mystical has more to do with our physical
brain and nervous system than external causes. Of course we are affected
chemically by our foods, the atmosphere around us, these all impact on the
physical. I have always had leanings toward the understanding of Descartes
in his realisation that much of human knowledge was innate; it exists
within the brain and nervous system. Wasn't it him who went so far as to
say that the seat of the soul is the pineal gland? As Robert Ornstien says
in his book 'Multimind', today perhaps we have a too simplified view of
the mind. For most the ideal mind is intellectual, unimpaired by unruly
emotion, but it really isn't that simple.
> However, I have a certain amount of trust that men andI think we are all the same, yet through self awareness and observation we
> women can develop the tools of perception to verify and
> experience some of these "religious" propositions. And they
> can say, yea or nay, this is so or this is not so. But these new
> tools of perception are unique to the individuals who
> developed them. What they experience can not be shared
> with the rest of humanity in any conventional fashion.
asses/judge what we perceive of as differences between us and others. But
our minds and personalities are changing all the time, no matter how stable
and firm we 'think' they are. I am not the same person who woke up this
morning, but inherently and infinitely, the essence of life is the same
for all and always.
On a side note I would like to add that when we associate with more
learned, educated and intelligent people, our own skills improve, our own
capacity for intelligence increases, that's why I hang around here with all
of you :) I am becoming quite a clever little bunny.
- MM Kari
I don't think you have need to appologise. You had your intent and it
was picked up on incorrectly as it were.
Darkness is simply the light not seen.
Light is simply the darkness seen.
> I appreciate your words. I hope that my use of the word Dogma was
> understood as I wrote it. Most of the people I know see Dogma as the
> to religion, which means nothing except that we are of like minds.Using
> that which comes to us and following it when it is clearly meant forneed
> Spiritual guidance instead of something written thousands of years ago
> with an agenda is the road to Spirituality. Of course, some people
> the structured religion. I found Jesus through the traditionalmeans,
> but I met Spirit because I asked to meet her. Spirit is me on theother
> side, IMHO. I have told others how this happened when asked butmostly my
> path is something I give when asked for it, or else when I sense thereis
> someone who needs to hear it. When I say " I Sense" I am unsure if Imean
> me or my Spirit because I am at a point where I need someone nearwhere I
> live to help me on my Spiritual Path. I have come a long ways butonly
> enough to know I have a long ways further before I can begin helpinghow
> others in a structure sort of way. If I sound arrogant or sure it is
> I write. I have had many people on many subjects tell me I write asif I
> am saying that this is the only answer, instead of a suggestion oridea.
> I apologize if I did that.interpreted.
> Kari Ana
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Ginosko<mailto:Ginosko@...>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2004 4:17 PM
> Subject: RE: [GnosticThought] Re: What are we looking for?
> MM Will
> I don't think she meant it in the light you seem to have
> Her posts intent was to merely share with us her view and who sheis.
> That's what she basically stated. Not a hit and run. Not necessarilyan
> insecure pos either. Just sharing.---
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