Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Religion of the Future

“The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend personal God and avoid dogma and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of … Continue reading

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Multitasking: the Opposite of the Buddha Brain

One of the most pronounced mental attributes of those with talent is the ability to concentrate.  The spiritual geniuses of the past emphasised the value of cultivating this ability, which we now know exercises various parts of the brain, increasing … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Mass Consciousness

The recent popular uprisings in Ukraine, Georgia and Iran, and now Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Bahrain show what can happen when changes in mass consciousness reach a decisive point.  The same kind of events occurred throughout history, though they are … Continue reading

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A Preference for the Infinite

Not long ago, on Christopher Hitchens’ web pages, I wrote what I thought would probably be a much-derided post in response to the tenor of the article in question, i.e. that religion, with its changes of rules and forms, is … Continue reading

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