George Gurdjieff George Ivanovich Gurdjieff /ˈɡɜrdʒiˌɛf/ (January 13, 1866-1877?)|- October 29, 1949), also commonly referred to as Georges Ivanovich Gurdjieff and G. I. TASTE - The Archives of Scientists' Transcendent Experiences (Editor's note: I am ambivalent about putting anything on TASTE that is in the slightest way commercial, but since I will be using the referral fees from web sales of this just published book to help support the TASTE project, and because the material will be of great practical interest to the kinds of people who visit and contribute to this site, I've decided to make this information available. The following is modified from the book jacket.) Charles T. Tart is internationally known for his more than 50 years of research on the nature of consciousness, altered states of consciousness (ASCs) and parapsychology, and is one of the founders of the field of Transpersonal (spiritual) Psychology. His and other scientistsâ€™ work convinced him that there is a real and vitally important sense in which we are spiritual beings, but the too dominant, scientistic, materialist philosophy of our times, masquerading as genuine science, dogmatically denies any possible reality to the spiritual.
Interview with Menachem Kellner- They Too are Called Human: Gentiles in the Eyes of Maimonides The Mishnah (Sanhedrin 4:5) teaches the universal doctrine that God began humanity by creating an individual human being, Adam, “to teach that if anyone destroy a single soul from humankind, Scripture charges him as though he had destroyed a whole world, and whoever saves a single soul from humankind, Scripture credits him as though he had saved a whole world.” However, at a later date, the text of this Mishnah was revised to be particularistic, so that many editions currently read that Adam was created alone “to teach that if anyone destroy a single soul from Israel… and whoever saves a single soul from Israel…” A universal teaching has thus been transformed to a particularist view valuing Jewish life, rather than the value of all human life. Menachem Kellner has devoted the last decades to writing a series of books defending the universal voice in Judaism. Orthodox Jewish universalism is not new. Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch and his son Dr. What is the thesis of your book?
William Blake William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. His prophetic poetry has been said to form "what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the English language". His visual artistry led one contemporary art critic to proclaim him "far and away the greatest artist Britain has ever produced". In 2002, Blake was placed at number 38 in the BBC's poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. Although he lived in London his entire life (except for three years spent in Felpham), he produced a diverse and symbolically rich oeuvre, which embraced the imagination as "the body of God" or "human existence itself". Early life 28 Broad Street (now Broadwick Street) in an illustration of 1912. Blake was born here and lived here until he was 25.
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Universal Healing Tao: Darkroom Retreat information On the way into the darkroom My daily pen wobbles until I am stopped by a scratch in my otherwise flawless routine paper. I am transfixed by this growing blackness on my daily office paper. The blot of ink gnaws at my habitual words until my paper disintegrates. I am in the darkness now, guided by the earth, a light and a voice that holds my hand for three weeks.
All Religions are One One of two known impressions of the title page from All Religions are One, printed c1795 All Religions are One is the title of a series of philosophical aphorisms by William Blake, written in 1788. Following on from his initial experiments with relief etching in the non-textual The Approach of Doom (1787), All Religions are One and There is No Natural Religion represent Blake's first successful attempt to combine image and text via relief etching, and are thus the earliest of his illuminated manuscripts. As such, they serve as a significant milestone in Blake's career; as Peter Ackroyd points out, "his newly invented form now changed the nature of his expression. Council on Spiritual Practices - Code of Ethics Code of Ethics for Spiritual Guides [Preamble] People have long sought to enrich their lives and to awaken to their full natures through spiritual practices including prayer, meditation, mind-body disciplines, service, ritual, community liturgy, holy-day and seasonal observances, and rites of passage. "Primary religious practices" are those intended, or especially likely, to bring about exceptional states of consciousness such as the direct experience of the divine, of cosmic unity, or of boundless awareness.