Friday, November 23, 2007

Fear and Loathing since 9/11

Since 9/11, people in America have used money or have regressed to mythic-membership dogmatic religion to comfort themselves.

The true response is a growth in SPIRITUALITY. Unfortunately, there are not a lot of Western paths. There are some, like gnostic Christianity, "A Course in Miracles", contemplative Christianity (although that's hard to find).
Christianity got "stuck" at the mythic-membership level in the 17th century, because the European enlightenment (The Age of Reason) threw the baby of spirituality out with the bathwater of dogmatic pre-rational (and corrupt, then) religion.

There are lot of Eastern paths through and beyond ego, yoga, Buddhism, meditation. One must work on one's shadow first - the great contribution of Western psychology. (You have to be a whole SOMEBODY before you become a trans-personal NOBODY).

If you find people who use The Bible as a manual, they're medieval, and there are a lot of them in the U.S., unfortunately.

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