Shaman, Schismatic, Necromancer: Religious Libertarians in Russia – Journal #107 March 2020 – e-flux | Opinion

According to the traditionalist mindset, modern repressions have filled the world with troubled spirits. This is why the world has come to resemble a … Source: Shaman, Schismatic, Necromancer: Religious Libertarians in Russia – Journal #107 March 2020 – e-flux Opinion: Not everyone sees the world as a material place where spirits are just figments… Read More Shaman, Schismatic, Necromancer: Religious Libertarians in Russia – Journal #107 March 2020 – e-flux | Opinion

Scientists set up new telescopes dedicated to finding aliens | + Opinion

As humanity’s quest to discover aliens continues, a team of researchers has set up two prototype telescopes at Lick Obersevtory near San Jose, specifically for finding the extraterrestrial. These telescopes are part of hundreds of telescopes that are going to be installed called Panoramic SETI (PANOSETI). The team is led by UC San Diego physicist Shelley Wright, and consists… Read More Scientists set up new telescopes dedicated to finding aliens | + Opinion

Scientists Are Starting to Take Warp Drives Seriously, Especially This One Concept | + Opinion

The detection of gravitational waves changed things. Source: Scientists Are Starting to Take Warp Drives Seriously, Especially This One Concept Opinion: I believe we can psychologically ‘pick up’ a lot of information about another soul, even at great distances.  Distance arguably is to some extent a psychosocial construct. Some lovers, for instance, engage in physical… Read More Scientists Are Starting to Take Warp Drives Seriously, Especially This One Concept | + Opinion

Spiritual Emergency: Transformation or Crisis? | + Opinion

I believe that extraordinary states of consciousness are not pathological and can be an essential part of the development of the human psyche. Source: Spiritual Emergency: Transformation or Crisis? Opinion: The topic of the above-linked story should be familiar to anyone who has studied religion at the graduate studies level. Not necessarily religion as ‘theology’… Read More Spiritual Emergency: Transformation or Crisis? | + Opinion

God Will Not Speak to You Through Skywriting | Christianity Today | + Opinion

Our desperate pleas for a clear sign from the heavens may be answered already. Source: God Will Not Speak to You Through Skywriting | Christianity Today Opinion: After I was “shafted” by the university – the Department Head’s words, not mine – I was forced to move back in with my parents after two years… Read More God Will Not Speak to You Through Skywriting | Christianity Today | + Opinion

Kabbalah – Meanings, Myths, Madness and Redemption

Historically speaking, Kabbalah is a group of Jewish mystical teachings that arose in 12th century Spain and Southern France. Departing from the historical view, traditionalists take a more mythical approach, not unlike believers in any religion: Traditional practitioners believe its earliest origins pre-date world religions, forming the primordial blueprint for Creation’s philosophies, religions, sciences, arts,… Read More Kabbalah – Meanings, Myths, Madness and Redemption

Karma Transfer – A spiritual dynamic not well understood by textbook psychiatry?

Karma Transfer is the idea, found especially in Hinduism, that the experiential effects of good and bad karma can transfer from one living being to another. In her study of Hindu mythology, the scholar Wendy Doniger O’Flaherty illustrates the belief that karma isn’t just about personal histories but can actually move and shift among many… Read More Karma Transfer – A spiritual dynamic not well understood by textbook psychiatry?

Lycanthropy – This kind of Wolfman ‘aint too cool

Just after graduating I bought a book on world folklore and mythology. Actually, I purchased several but the one I’m thinking about had a fairly straightforward account of the unusual phenomenon known as lycanthropy. Although simple, my newly acquired book sparked an interest in writing my own book about world myth, philosophy, religion and anything… Read More Lycanthropy – This kind of Wolfman ‘aint too cool