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Theory of Self, Distributed Consciousness We experience ourselves as a collective, many different people and entities working together in groups. One unusual difference in our theories about ourselves involves our perceptions of participating in networks of distributed consciousness. We see ourselves as a collective entity distributed across many different hosts, human and otherwise.
{written by : Greg Gourdian}

Utopian Idealism The need in the present is for an active form of spirituality, and not a passive one. Active forms allow for a wider range of choice in the manner of expressing one's own concept of spirituality, whereas passive forms tend to get taken over by restrictive organisations.
{written by : Ian Heath}

Monism and Dualism It may be portrayed as a jealous god, who rewards and punishes the believers. It may be presented as a source of divine love, which cares for its followers. It may be thought to be impersonal, simply a source of inexhaustible energy, but energy with consciousness : ..
{written by : Ian Heath}

Problems of the spiritual life Traditionally the ascetic seeker lived apart from society, so that society rarely benefited from his presence. His spiritual progress depended on following linear karma. In modern times the path of existentialism has been constrained within society ; the seeker ...
{written by : Ian Heath}

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The Nature of Emotion - Part 3 Now I turn to unconscious ideas. Deriving them was not easy. Some emotions occur three times ; for example, self-pity occurs on its own, as a mode of jealousy, and as a mode of guilt, and each one produces a different response.
{written by : Ian Heath}

Abreaction A person's state of emotion is always changing. Whichever emotion is currently present in consciousness, eventually it fades away, only to be immediately replaced by another one. Hence a person experiences an endless flow of emotions.
{written by : Ian Heath}

Resentment and Bitterness In the subconscious mind, immorality is often associated with pleasure. Because such pleasure is socially forbidden, it becomes tied to anxiety. In turn, this anxiety helps to generate compulsion.
{written by : Ian Heath}

Faith Faith is an emotive belief. Belief does not always lead to faith, but a belief has to be supported by faith in order to be meaningful. Faith acts through belief. When a belief crumbles, the emotion that underpins faith has no means of expressing itself, and..
{written by : Ian Heath}

Overview of Conflict with Idealism The practise of the spiritual life produces confusion in the seeker. This confusion has several sources. It is hard enough when the person ploughs his or her way through it meeting just one source at a time.
{written by : Ian Heath}

Conflict with Idealism – the Three Stages Conflict can be experienced at three levels of confusion, corresponding to the levels of consciousness represented by the ego, soul, and god.
{written by : Ian Heath}

Conflict within Idealism – Ethics and Three Ideals Ethical ideas can focus on objectivity, or on subjectivity, or on relativity. Each focus has its place in the gradual evolution of the person, that is, the person will adhere to the particular form of ethical theory that best suits his current degree of evolution
{written by : Ian Heath}

Essence and Monad Theory The concept that there is an essence, typically called ‘human nature’, is an attractive proposition for many thinkers. However, the opposing view ..
{written by : Ian Heath}

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