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12 years ago
newrisingsun
In truth, the professional 'debunkers' who idolise the materialist, reductionist paradigm are like sad washed up fossils, drawing their nest egg from some cozy newspaper column or niche soapbox. Its funny how they present themselves as a lone sane voice 'in a world gone mad', bravely speaking up for the common man, in the face of a stranglehold by institutionalised irrationality. As if material
Forum: Author of the Month
16 years ago
newrisingsun
I think that to an extent, greek thought is more akin to our modern western perspective and many of the themes of christianity can be found in the recognisably modern modes of discourse and dialogue that characterise the archaic to hellenistic greek tradition However, this should not lead to an underestimation of egyptian thought. While its culture is comparatively alien to us, there is a depth
Forum: Author of the Month
16 years ago
newrisingsun
It would cetainly be interesting to hear an official church take on all this. The common defence if you like, is the idea of christianity being 'the myth that happened', so all these precurser were just symbolic foreshadowings of an actual historical occurrence that was to come. I would be interested to know if anybody has ever come across a literalist christian who was fully aware of the pagan
Forum: Author of the Month
16 years ago
newrisingsun
Hello Tom I too have yet to read your work, but have cetainly read my fair share of christian revisionist material. My conclusion is that the original christian narrative was devised by a proto-gnostic group who were aware of the highly allagorical nature of the jewish story as told in scripture. Continuing in that literal vein, they created a 'historical' continuation, in which egyptian mytholo
Forum: Author of the Month
15 years ago
newrisingsun
Hi Peter, thanks to you and your co author for the invaluable information you have so well articulated in your published work. The overiding impression I got from Jesus and the lost goddess concerns the ultimate nature of the much used term 'gnostic'. If you ask most people to define what the word 'gnostic' means to them they would think of terms such as 'world-haters' etc. From the cosmology y
Forum: Author of the Month
12 years ago
newrisingsun
yes, how do you critique absolutist belief without falling into your own trap and phrasing your argument as another absolute belief. i had this argument with someone recently - he said that there was no evidence for believing or knowing anything with absolute certainty. Of course, I pointed out that this argument was meaningless as it contradicted itself. the episode inspired me to create my ow
Forum: Misc.
12 years ago
newrisingsun
He was a great man. I would be interested to know where he stood on self consuming logic, Specifically, the concept that we all live in our own separate reality tunnels - is that not just another reality tunnel itself, part of his and other like minded peoples' reality but not a universal truth.
Forum: Misc.
13 years ago
newrisingsun
'scary' how?
Forum: Gunpowder, Treason & Plot
13 years ago
newrisingsun
hi, I am not saying that there is no need for intelligence services per say, I am concerned with certain factions I think if you substitute 'black ops' for CIA,FBI,NSA,MI5 etc then I think were getting closer to what the films are depicting. Whether it is James Bond or Jason Bourne, the books and films always align them with publicly recognised bodies, so the audience has a reference point. It
Forum: Gunpowder, Treason & Plot
13 years ago
newrisingsun
Hey Thomas, thanks for your reply Yes, I'm sure there is plenty of artistic license in most hollywood films including the Bourne trilogy. However I think there is some truth reflected and I want to sort fact from fiction (for instance, to what extent does intelligence trump other government branches such as police/army?). As you say, the Bourne backdrops are always first world countries - with
Forum: Gunpowder, Treason & Plot
13 years ago
newrisingsun
Just seen the Bourne Ultimatum, which I recommend on many levels. Although a work of fiction, it is set against a backdrop of hyper-realism, and I believe it makes certain implicit revelations. I have read reviews critical of everything from the shaky camera work, to lack of continuity in the plot. However, there seems to be a tacit and unchallenged understanding of the films portrayal of intel
Forum: Gunpowder, Treason & Plot
13 years ago
newrisingsun
'Conspiracies' would be great. Don't like that word so much, as have heard it used pejoratively many times. - prefer 'para-politics', but that might confuse
Forum: Gunpowder, Treason & Plot
16 years ago
newrisingsun
Hell Dr Sunil, I think that when we speak of dualism we are really pointing towards a type of 'perenial' philosophy which in a sense has simply allways been. In a sense its is interwoven into the fabric of experience. Thus a Buddha can contemplate and by force of will place himself face to face with Reality, and come to similar or identical conclusions that western mystics glean through oral or
Forum: Gunpowder, Treason & Plot
16 years ago
newrisingsun
Hi all, I was doing some more thinking on this, and came across othe rinterpretations of the 'tower' as it relates to the feminine. In the tarot tradition, the tower is said to represent destruction, usually of outmoded structures and beliefs, and perhaps more specifically the over inflated, material driven ego. I said in an earlier post how at first glance, the tower has an obvious male infer
Forum: Gunpowder, Treason & Plot
16 years ago
newrisingsun
Hi Richard, I was impressed with the Woman with the Alabaster Jar, which covers the central focus of her work. Personally I try to decode the imagery into personal psycho-spiritual information, rather than literalisations and emphasis on historical events such as the magdelane living in France. At present, people are only just becoming exposed to this tradition (Davinci Code, Talisman etc) and
Forum: Gunpowder, Treason & Plot
16 years ago
newrisingsun
Hi fisherman, That occured to me also when I read it. Allthough a tower has obvious male conotations, it has long been used to represent the idea of Isis/Mary. If you look at folklore and fairy tale, you see the theme of the maiden imprisoned in a tower (I remember this being quite a powerful archetype as a child). The classic example of this is the story of Rapunzel, lowering her hair to all
Forum: Gunpowder, Treason & Plot
16 years ago
newrisingsun
Just finished this (though the sheer depth of the subject requires at least another read)! On first impression a very impresive read - kind of a cross between Leigh and Baigent's Elixir and the Stone and Adrian Gilbert's New Jerusalem. My one critisism would be that the narrative appears to be a bit disjointed. I was expecting to find a final chapter pulling all the threads together. Subsequue
Forum: Gunpowder, Treason & Plot
16 years ago
newrisingsun
Hi sunbeam stephen hoeller, probably the worlds leading scholar on gnostisism has this to say, "I don't think there is any direct connection, save for the fact that Freemasonry became a gathering point of esoteric and heterodox persons, in the eighteenth century and thereafter, who wanted to study various points of view regarding life that were not dominated by religious orthodoxy. So we f
Forum: Paranormal & Supernatural
16 years ago
newrisingsun
P.S. Questioning someones belief AND respecting their right to believe what they want, are not mutually exclusive.
Forum: Paranormal & Supernatural
16 years ago
newrisingsun
Hiya Sage, Im a bit of a veteran in debating this issue with christians in the past so maybe I can help :) I decided a long time ago, that when discussing 'god' or ultimate meaning you have to divide reality into two halves. That is - matter and spirit. There is nothing in the world of 'matter' that we can convey to ourselves or others, be it words, thoughts,symbols or actions that can offer p
Forum: Paranormal & Supernatural
12 years ago
newrisingsun
yes but what have any of those sentiments got to do with the importance of a literalist belief in a historical figure and what he represents? Humans saw, and will continue to see, the importance of loving their neighbor etc long before and after the meditearnian cult of jesus had or has any cultural significance. It makes as much sense to call yourself a 'love-ist' or 'compassion-ist' as a 'chr
Forum: Inner Space
12 years ago
newrisingsun
Absolutely - I think this is the central understanding of this thread. The more evidence produced to challenge the literalist interpretation of christianity, the more intelligent 'christians' calibrate their belief system into their own personal island of belief to explain the anomalies. They become so isolated, that their belief says more about them than about any underlying truth. You could fo
Forum: Inner Space
12 years ago
newrisingsun
well in eastern traditions, our smaller self has scope to grow and develop in compassion and wisdom infinitely, even after we have awoken to our true identity behind thoughts and concepts. Id hate to live in your world where you disappear into a puff of perfection - very western 'christian' idea that
Forum: Inner Space
12 years ago
newrisingsun
well according to those traditions, the 'you' that can choose - and frets about whether it perceives the 'correct' god - is transcended and included into a greater realisation of self. In your highest aspect (not just ego) you dont simply 'know', or in your words 'acknowledge' god, 'you' ARE god - pure consciousness and being . If you have to fret about themes of deception, trickery or 'false'
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12 years ago
newrisingsun
grangram wrote: > Hi ya G, There is no need to ‘Believe’ as we can ‘Know’ but it > is a very hard task, all humans have the facility to do so but > it requires stillness brought about through meditation. absolutely - and people who follow this path have a shared experience of awakening - in eastern traditions, there are thousands of words to describe this and related experience. those
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12 years ago
newrisingsun
Hi Mark, everything we perceive or believe is to an extent our own personal 'fantasy projection', as all perception is filtered through our own lens or reality tunnel. no wonder christians (or anyone else) can see the same things so differently When mystics urge us to pay attention to the present moment, what we perceive may still not be ultimately 'true', but it is undeniably 'our truth' unmed
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13 years ago
newrisingsun
"Few would dispute that humanity needs a Messiah to get it through these difficult times." Whenever I hear someone express that type of sentiment, I immediately take them a lot less seriously. I believe this sentiment is a central theme behind a lot of religious delusion and hysteria. Throughout history, no matter how 'bad' thing have been, someone always comes up with this reasoning.
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13 years ago
newrisingsun
Hi, a misunderstanding I was just trying to make the point that they are not mutually exclusive nrs
Forum: Inner Space
13 years ago
newrisingsun
Could there not be a mechanism for universal justice that only works in the favour of those who do good for the sake of doing good?
Forum: Inner Space
13 years ago
newrisingsun
30. yes
When all is said and done we are accountable to 'ourselves' (not our lower ego self, but our higher self). so much of accountability in organised religion is centred on judgement by an exterior 'sky god' that you can somehow do deals with and be a good boy or girl for. However the one who 'sees' your conduct is under your nose. 'bad' events are not retributions or even judgements - they are mer
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