Gurdjieff on Immortality
At one of my meetings, someone asked about the possibility of reincarnation, and whether it was possible to believe in cases of communication with the dead.
"Many things are possible," said G. "But it is necessary to understand that Man's being, both in life and after death, if it does exist after death, may be very different in quality."
"The 'man-machine' with whom everything depends upon external influences, with whom everything happens, who is now one, the next moment another, and the next moment a third, has no future of any kind; he is buried and that is all.
"Dust returns to...
About the Soul
In many great teachings, in one form or another, the idea of three worlds is presented. These three "worlds" may be called the body, the soul, and the spirit. The term "body" in this case includes what we normally think of as our body, but also our emotions and thoughts — to the extent that they are driven by sensory inputs. It is who and what we are, as we are. It is a miracle, but we have much greater possibilities, and these are our "soul" and our "spirit".
And each of these (our "soul" and our "spirit") is a much...
I am the gate
Q. Theosophists have talked about different groups of masters existing physically or even non-physically.
How many of these groups exist today?
What are these esoteric groups, and how do they influence seekers and the world's activity?
Please tell us about your relationship with these esoteric groups of masters.
Spiritual knowledge has many difficulties in order to exist. The first difficulty is that it cannot be expressed adequately.
So even when someone comes to know, he is not able to express it exactly. What has been known cannot be transferred easily. Someone knows something, there are seekers who want to know, but...
Physics of the Soul
At last, science and the soul shake hands. Writing in a style that is both lucid and charming, mischievous and profound, Dr. Amit Goswami uses the language and concepts of quantum physics to explore and scientifically prove metaphysical theories of reincarnation and immortality..
In Physics of the Soul, Dr. Goswami helps you understand the perplexities of the quantum physics model of reality and the perennial beliefs of spiritual and religious traditions.
He shows how they are not only compatible but also provide essential support for each other. The result is a deeply broadened, exciting, and enriched worldview that integrates...
A baby cries
The first thing a baby does when born is cry.
It does so because the Soul is conscious of what it has been born into and is in a state of disbelief (you are more conscious of what you are and where you are during/right after birth than you are now).
The Soul makes the body cry because it is the first time it came to this physical realm (although this is a very limited number) or because it realises it has returned through reincarnation, after failing in the former life (which is a vast majority).
Finding the Dalai Lama
Below is a brief account of a tradition dating back approximately 500 years – finding the Dali Lama. Apparently, 14 Dali Lamas have been "found" under similar circumstances since 1474.
Was a similar search conducted after Gurdjieff's passing?
Evidence of Reincarnation
Dr. Helen Wambach set about to prove how foolish the whole idea of reincarnation was by conducting a scientific investigation of her own in the 1960s.
Dr. Wambach questioned 1088 white, middle class subjects from California while they were under hypnosis.
The subjects were asked to regress to a former life. If this was successful, they were told to remember everything when they awoke from their hypnotic state.
The following case is presented because it is the best documented case originating from America in modern times. So many people have scrutinized the story of James Leininger that any deception would have been revealed long ago.
James Leininger was not yet 2 years old when he began to have terrible nightmares. His parents knew he would outgrow them, but his screams frightened them. When they would come to his bedside, they often found him on his back, kicking his legs in the air and thrashing his arms - as if he were trying to escape from an imaginary box...
Dr. Stan Grof is a leading researcher in transpersonal psychology, a field he co-founded with the late Abraham Maslow. Grof's books include "Realms of The Human Unconscious," and "Beyond The Brain."
Alternative Health and Wellness Interview, Russell E. DiCarlo interviews Stanislav Grof, M.D. about his "Holotropic Breathwork", a powerful non-drug approach to self-exploration and therapy that uses faster breathing, evocative music, and a certain kind of energy-releasing bodywork. He explains how non-ordinary states of consciousness are a unique source of deep insights into the deepest recesses of the human psyche.
Life after Death
Over half a century ago, in 1966, when Prof. Ian Stevenson first published his seminal work "Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation" (University of Virginia Press) it took the world by storm. It not only gave a tremendous boost to the religions that believe in reincarnation (and rebirth), but sought to provide a scientific foundation to the notion. After a scrupulous study of over 3,000 cases of "rebirth" Stevenson handpicked 20 cases of those to suggest, if not prove, the case of "reincarnation"..
This fact was succinctly captured by Prof. Curt John Ducasse, parapsychologist and then Chairman of publications committee...
Technology of the Soul
From: Open SETI
Technology of the Soul. Technology, Soul. Now there is a provocative juxtaposition of terms. The reader (that is, you) likely wants to know WHAT these two words are doing together like that. What could they have to do with one another?
Before attempting to reply, I would like to place before you an article by Paul Davies40 (2003): E.T. and God (Could earthly religions survive the discovery of life elsewhere in the universe?). Get it? God:Soul. E.T.:Technology. Davies' topic is grander than mine, which by comparison is a mere detail.
But Davies' is somehow more acceptable, isn't...
Nine Unknown Men
From: New Dawn Magazine
"Looking down from the watchtower of their hidden glory, the Nine Unknowns watched civilisation being born, destroyed and born again, tolerant rather than indifferent – and ready to come to the rescue – but always observing that rule of silence which is the mark of human greatness." – Louis Pauwels and Jacques Bergier
The legend of the Nine Unknown Men, the keepers of sacred and celestial knowledge, sharing out as much in whimsy, as they are with will.