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20 days ago
Susan Doris
'very interesting - makes sense I think. Susan AndyBlackard Wrote:------------------------------------------------------- > It's real, Ray. It's part of a larger paradigm > shift and it is proposed to completely remove H. > Heidelbergensis as a species designation. It > appears that what were earlier designated H. > Heidelbergensis are now being reclassified as >
Forum: Science & Space
21 days ago
Susan Doris
This post of yours beginning:QuoteWhat I have noticed ...I have listened through once, but thank you for providing me with plenty of things to respond to. I have just returned home from a delightful day at my (younger) son's where his wife, one of their daughters and her small son were visiting. The granddaughter was married at the end of September and my son was able to put some of the photo
Forum: Inner Space
21 days ago
Susan Doris
QuotePhysicists have much higher standards for measurement. Thank you. Okay, but of course the basic TofE stands firm with the many improvements and changes from then until now. Susan
Forum: Inner Space
21 days ago
Susan Doris
QuoteMany physicists refuse to consider evolution to even be science.That is interesting - could you explain briefly why that is? Susan
Forum: Inner Space
22 days ago
Susan Doris
QuoteYou reply Susan is consistent with what you have been saying for tears. Consistent? Not surprising really. I certainly have never seen solidly convincing evidence to make me change. I do, however, always read with interest and try to ensure that I have correctly heard what is written.QuoteYou feel no duty to personally contribute to discussion, and on a discussion board!And what ‘duty’ is th
Forum: Inner Space
22 days ago
Susan Doris
I can understand, I think, that when composing music, especially if the composer is using notation, not recording and then someone else can notate it, the composer is hearing the musical sounds in their head, not words. Does that mean that the intent is for the hearer to experience something? Something unstated, because each hearer's interpretation of feelings will vary? Interesting - plen
Forum: Inner Space
22 days ago
Susan Doris
Quote"The only way you can know this is if they inform you by spoken or written words." Wrong; the only way you can know this is if you ARE an artist!Thank you. That is such an interesting answer, because as I mentioned the other day, I am reading 'Playing to the Gallery' by Grayson Perry and in it he is looking at all the different definitions of what is an artist. I think I am beco
Forum: Inner Space
23 days ago
Susan Doris
QuoteThat says it all, thanks for nothing.I don't think I can let that pass without comment ... To start with, I do not post in order to receive thanks"! Back tomorrow. Susan
Forum: Inner Space
23 days ago
Susan Doris
QuoteArtists and musicians depict experience nonverbally--often with Spiritual intent.The only way you can know this is if they inform you by spoken or written words.QuoteYou, Susan, and only you, determine whether or not that effort succeeded at a Spiritual level for you.Agreed. Susan
Forum: Inner Space
23 days ago
Susan Doris
QuoteQuoteAs Julie and I say in the "Introduction to Readers," of our book, "It was through entheogens that we first came to know God as the divine intelligence that permeates the universe." This view is consistent with Stanislav Grof's observation in The Holotropic Mind: "I see consciousness and the human psyche as expressions and reflections of a cosmic intelligence tha
Forum: Author of the Month
23 days ago
Susan Doris
Sounds very reasonable! Susan Aranthama Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The reason we do not intend to question beliefs in > Christianity or any other religion is neither born > out of fear of controversy nor of political > correctness. It comes from the belief that > psychedelic mysticism is "entangled" with the > roots of
Forum: Author of the Month
23 days ago
Susan Doris
In today's world, the idea that, whoever Jesus was, he was anything other than a normal human being must be well understood, except by those who do not understand human biology! Susan Aranthama Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > One, our reading of Hugh Schofield's The Passover > Plot, based on careful biblical exigesis, not only > confirms that Je
Forum: Author of the Month
23 days ago
Susan Doris
QuoteGood morning Susan, don’t you think that it is your responsibility to describe your own spiritual feelings? Not particularly, no! It seems to me that if there are as many definitions, all rather vague, as to what spirituality is, then each one's 'spiritual feelings' are going to be as vague. For me, the feelings of ecstasy which can accompany certain music,* or the quieter feeling of, 'Now,
Forum: Inner Space
23 days ago
Susan Doris
Thank you for response. Obviously, all myths derive from previous beliefs and stories which have helped our human species thrive in groups and survive so successfully. Does your book imply anywhere that spirits actually exist in any way, or that of course they are all entirely human ideas, whether inspired by psychedelics or not? Susan Aranthama Wrote: -----------------------------------
Forum: Author of the Month
24 days ago
Susan Doris
We're half way through November already - I do hope the authors will respond to some of the posts. Susan
Forum: Author of the Month
24 days ago
Susan Doris
QuoteI can only describe my own experiences with music. I have no basis for commenting on yours.Okay, but the music you mention is most often connected with your religious beliefs, also your spirituality,. Do you think that those with no faith/religious views can feel a similar spirituality? If not, can you think of why this should be? Susan
Forum: Inner Space
24 days ago
Susan Doris
QuoteSusan, The questions you pose are primarily about beliefs--not "feelings" as I've described them. My reactions to visual art is quite cold and abstract--in marked contrast to music. Visual art is mostly a staging ground for something else. As Yve points out, ritual gives us orderly cycles of experience to consider, but it's the experience itself that is Spiritual.On that las
Forum: Inner Space
25 days ago
Susan Doris
QuoteIMO, neither "The Science" nor religion presented to us connect directly to the Spirituality we are born with.This topic, Ray, is one with so many different aspects to explore, I am hoping you won't mind if I introduce another aspect that is of particular interest to me at the moment - the art world. For instance, how much does the visual imagery of your beliefs reinforce them? Is
Forum: Inner Space
25 days ago
Susan Doris
I don't quite get your reference to billboards, but I think it is desperately worrying to think that so many people still apparently believe that some god created us and that we did not evolve over millions of years. That is a deep, deep failure in education. Susan
Forum: Inner Space
26 days ago
Susan Doris
QuoteQuote Susan: Bearing in mind the length of time which has passed since OT and NT stories were first told, and the vast amount of actual knowledge that has been acquired, the chances of any kind of god ever becoming actual becomes more remote daily. Your statement is founded on your trust that there is no greater purpose to our lives.Any such purpose is thought of, initiated and carrie
Forum: Inner Space
26 days ago
Susan Doris
QuoteYou chose to disbelieve the eyewitness testimony offered in the Bible Eye-witness evidence (especially when passed on orally before being written, copied, re-copiied, translated etc, is notoriously unreliable. As children, my siblings and I had no choice but to believe in and say daily prayers to God. The Bible was famous and revered literature, a treasure of stories. But the font was dif
Forum: Inner Space
27 days ago
Susan Doris
QuoteI apologize if my reformatting is confusing for your reader if so let me know how I can make it better.No apology needed, I assure you. If I find a problem, I'll say. Many thanks for a most interesting post, which I will respond to tomorrow. Susan
Forum: Inner Space
27 days ago
Susan Doris
QuoteHow can science either prove or disprove what happens after we die?I was not aware that science was inddeed endeavouring to do so. Using the scientific method, they would not get past the first steps of the process. They would also be well aware that absolutely no evidence (the objective, verifiable, 99.99recurring% sort) exists for such a thing as any kind of life or existence after death.
Forum: Inner Space
27 days ago
Susan Doris
QuoteTherefore, if you can't prove something happened by random chance then you chose to believe that it didn't happen.That is a deduction you are making and an entirely incorrect one. I labelsuch things as 'unknowns'. There might be a logical answer one day but it won't be in my lifetimeQuote- The point being your belief is actually faith based. You believe science will eventually explain the in
Forum: Inner Space
27 days ago
Susan Doris
QuoteJust musingAnd interestingly, too. How much do you think the Shamans you refer to understand that the images are produced by the human brain, not any outside spirit etc? Susan
Forum: Author of the Month
27 days ago
Susan Doris
Quote-therefore according to Susan, it didn’t happen. Well, I do find it difficult to see how you managed to thus interpret my words!! Susan
Forum: Inner Space
27 days ago
Susan Doris
Nice post - as usual, of course! Personally, I never consider any post an interruption to conversation on a discussion forum because all are free to join in when they have something to say. Susan Sirius7237 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > eli stills Wrote: > > > Can you explain how the need for a male and > female > > entity devel
Forum: Inner Space
27 days ago
Susan Doris
QuoteSure, because you choose not to believe historic documentation.Please specify a fact that you think I choose to disbelieve and say in what documentation I can find it.QuoteIs this not an unverifiable belief?Only in so far as no Theory can ever be guaranteed as 100% solid, but do you too think that the process of Earth’s geology for instance is well understood and that evidence backs it up?Qu
Forum: Inner Space
28 days ago
Susan Doris
Thank you for your answers and for the interesting way you have expressed your views.QuoteWhy do you chose to believe that all we see is random?I think it is rather a case of I choose not to believe something is true for which all evidence is imagined and for which no verifiable evidence exists. I don't agree with the word random. Once the universe began from whatever it was before, then the
Forum: Inner Space
29 days ago
Susan Doris
I cannot tell whether your first paragraph is your own words or a quote. If they are from you, on what foundation, I wonder, do you base that belief? Susan eli stills Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > To me being a Christian means believing in a God > that will raise us from death, offer us > forgiveness for our past sins and a second chance >
Forum: Inner Space
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