Spirituality

Spirituality: Blues for Buddha

Being critical of Buddhism isn't easy. Buddhism is the most likable of the major religions, and Buddhists are the perennial good guys of modern spirituality. Beautiful traditions, lovely architecture, inspiring statuary, ancient history, the Dalai Lama – what's not to like? Everything about Buddhsim is just so … nice. No fatwahs or jihads, no inquisitions …

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Is Astrology Valid?

Astrology is found in all the higher more advanced civilizations throughout history. It has historical depth and has survived despite rigorous persecution and was sought out by royalty as well as the church. Until the eighteenth century it was taught in all major European universities. Some of the most intelligent men in history have studied …

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Shamanism and Transcendence

Typically transcendence means experience beyond the normal and ordinary. It may be supposed that such things as “near-death” experiences be classified as an example of transcendence. Generally, transcendence means one has gone beyond the ordinary limitations of physical realities, that is, one has become engaged in a spiritual state. For the shaman, it means the …

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Spiritual Topics Like Astrology As Credible As Modern Science

The Science Council defines science as “the pursuit and application of knowledge and understanding of the natural and social world following a systematic methodology based on evidence. Scientific methodology includes the following: objective observation; measurement and data (possibly although not necessarily using mathematics as a tool); evidence; experiment and/or observation as benchmarks for testing hypotheses; …

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