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The beauty of the sour gum tree in Fall

Many years ago the instructor of my Gurdjieff class told me that I had a rich life. She was referring to the fact that my inner world contained lots of interesting ideas. I had developed my talents as a visual … Continue reading

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The theological importance of Swedenborg’s science

Emanuel Swedenborg was a bold scientist who turned into a bold theologian. This move was more seamless than most students and researchers of his Writings suspect. I would even like to stick my neck out and make the pronouncement that … Continue reading

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Escaping magical circles!

In his book Meetings with Remarkable Men, George Gurdjieff describes a strange event he witnessed as a young man. He recounts being deeply involved in his studies when he suddenly heard a boy’s scream. As he ran over to investigate, … Continue reading

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You have a Soul, a Physical Body, but everything in between is up to you!

Religion is simply about how to live a heaven-bound life. And, if one humbly and sincerely loves God and the neighbor, reaching God’s heavenly kingdom of mutual love does not require one to be a neuroscientist. So why did Emanuel … Continue reading

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Am I a good person or a slug?

Having spent more than 35 years of my life on making a serious attempt at spiritual growth I have come to the unflattering conclusion that I am a lowly slug. I did not approach God or religion for the purpose … Continue reading

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Have both religion and science gone off the deep end?

Sitting in my easy chair, I click my TV remote to a science channel. I find myself looking at a documentary on string and membrane theory. String theory is a noble attempt to unify Einstein’s general relativity theory (gravity) with … Continue reading

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