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Soul Consciousness - The Gateway to God

I met the Brahma Kumaris in September 1985 and was invited to study with them for a week. In early 1986 I attended the 50th Golden Jubilee Celibration of the organization at its headquarters in Mount Abu - Rajasthan. Although the event was for family I did get to observe and even participate in some of the ceremonies. Following the event I attended an International…

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Added by Kernel John on November 25, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Scientific Dimensions of Spiritual Energy

From time to time our discussions here take on a distinctly scientific flavour. If I am a soul and if a soul is a infinitesimal point of conscient energy that is unique, indivisible and eternal, then perhaps it can be described in somewhat scientific terms. There are few here who dare to bridge the gap between religion and science. Below is a discussion regarding the Scientific Dimensions of Spiritual Energy by …

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Added by Kernel John on November 21, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Soul - Chapter 1

* Index of Chapters *

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Added by Kernel John on October 9, 2010 at 8:00pm — 33 Comments

In Praise of Reality

by Robert Fritz


October 2010…



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Added by Kernel John on September 30, 2010 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

User's Manual for the Mind - Robert Fritz

It's a long string of events that brought me to Robert Fritz. Brian Smith (Necessary Revolution) suggested I contact Judy Archer-Jones to take the DMA course. This was 1985 and DMA apparently stood for Dimensional Macro-structural Alignment... or something like that. The course was devised by a musician-artist guy - Robert Fritz. I've never met Robert but have read his writings and followed his diminutive career - he now offers training in rural Vermont. …

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Added by Kernel John on September 4, 2010 at 1:37pm — 23 Comments

Science and the Soul

It is curious that so little scientific attention is given to exploration of Self. It may be that the Self (Human Consciousness) is too closely aligned with metaphysical concepts of Soul to get funded.



In 1970s, Dr Benjamin Libet undertook neurological research that observed when the brain was directly stimulated with degrees of…

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Added by Kernel John on March 28, 2010 at 1:20pm — 1 Comment

The Evolution of Cow Paths

Does Evolution follow The Path of Least Resistance? In his book, by the same name, Robert Fritz talks about how the evolution of the road system in Boston. He discusses how underlying structure is related to final design.

"People who come to my native Boston often ask me: How did they ever design the layout of roads in that city? There appears to…

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Added by Kernel John on February 23, 2010 at 2:10pm — 1 Comment

God of the Philosophers

In her book, A History of God, Karen Armstrong discusses the God of the Philosophers as follows:


During the ninth century, the Arabs came into contact with Greek science and philosophy, and the result was a cultural florescence which, in European terms, can be seen as a cross between the Renaissance and the Enlightenment. A team of translators, most of whom were Nestorian Christians, made Greek texts… Read More

Added by Kernel John on February 8, 2010 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

An Ancient Creation Hymn

In The Beginning, before science, religion was man’s attempt to abstractly represent reality.

Here is the Hymn of Creation - Rig Veda X, cxxix - ca. 2000 BC…


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Added by Kernel John on February 8, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Belief Business vs The Creating Business -

Added by Kernel John on January 29, 2010 at 1:14pm — 5 Comments

What's Wrong With This Picture

Also see Discussion Forum - In Religion 2.0, Will the Role of Women Change - more.

At the recent Congress of World and Traditional Religions, the following people were invited to make presentations on a variety of important topics.…

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Added by Kernel John on July 8, 2009 at 8:00pm — 10 Comments

Being the Participant/Observer

When I realize life is like a grand experiment into which I both intervene and observe the results of my actions, I can adopt these 2 roles - Participant & Observer. As such, I can participate fully in this thing called life and at the same time become the detached observer. To do this I must know my-self in order to develop a certain degree of mastery of self. But how much of my-self can I really get to know? Here's a simple view that say's we all have blind spots that can be…

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Added by Kernel John on May 13, 2009 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Redefine God: Lesson #1

Interestingly enough the first lesson has nothing to do with god. As a matter of fact, if you look to most religions (except perhaps Buddhism and a few others) they are all about believing in God and developing a relationship with the Divine Soul, Spirit, Creator, Principle or whatever you want to call Her. Elaborate religious institutions, ritualistic practices and tenets (dogmas) have been created - all in an effort to bring us closer to God. Yet, although these institutions claim million or… Read More

Added by Kernel John on May 10, 2009 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

The Mind, Hope Centre and Giving of Thanks

Is there a region of the mind that kindles hope - a Hope Centre of sorts? If so, it is like no other facility we possess for it is here that we first recognized the existence of time. When we hope, we hope for the future. Is this what separates us from the beasts -our ability to hope for a better tomorrow?



When we hope, we project thought to a time which has yet to occur. Without our ability to recognize time, hope could not exist.



Should, for some reason, this thought… Read More

Added by Kernel John on May 4, 2009 at 8:51pm — 1 Comment

Belief, Hope and Working Premises

There are some things we cannot know or understand unless we believe in them first.



Our capacity to believe separates us from organisms that only respond to the world around them. Birds know when to fly south through adaption. Humans modify their environment have the faculties of belief and hope. We believe things to be true and if we perceive this belief to produce superior results we keep it. If we keep beliefs that, in reality don't help get us to where we need to be we… Read More

Added by Kernel John on April 25, 2009 at 12:30pm — 13 Comments

Star-date 2009.04.23 - Log Entry #1

Hi, am interested in God 2.0. I Stumbled Upon this site and thought I'd check out your community. I think groups like this are about 2 things - Relationships and Results. The result sounds like somehow reinventing the notion of God or at least seeing what the concept looks like when it is penetrated more deeply. In terms of relationships and becoming part of a new community and building a social network of some kind, I'm not sure exactly where to start but I'm willing to try. So I don't know… Read More

Added by Kernel John on April 22, 2009 at 11:23pm — No Comments

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