Philosophy

The Three Principles and The Direct Path

What is the difference between the Three Principles psychology (3P), a spiritual school that uses the model of Universal Mind, Universal Consciousness and Thought, and direct path methods? The direct path is a path of spiritual enquiry wherein one goes directly to truth, rather than through steps (also called the “progressive path”). It is a…

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What is Spirituality?

Cloudspiration Photo © Eric Platt 2017

  “It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere”  – Agnes Repplier It’s interesting to see how much misunderstanding of the word “spirituality” there is in Western culture. And, I believe that same reasons that people are not truly happy are the same reasons that…

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There Is No Such Thing as Artificial Intelligence: Notes On The Myth of AI

A "cube computer" the author designed and built in 2002

ABSTRACT: This essay is an initial attempt to outline what I see as the limitations in the current approaches to a generalized Artificial Intelligence (AI), the underlying assumptions that constitute and create those limitations, and how such limitations might either imply a limit to what can be done, or theoretically suggest a way forward in…

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What is Money?

Notes on the Nature of Money and its Future What is money? We use it almost every day, but like the air we breathe, we hardly ever look deeply into what it really is. This is my initial exploration of the question. The dawn of and expansion of Bitcoin and the phenomenon of cryptocurrency has…

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Nonduality and the Three Principles Psychology as Teaching Models

An acquaintance from an online forum sent a message to me recently, with a good question about Sydney Banks, the enlightened man who inspired what became the Three Principles Psychology movement, and it’s relation to nonduality teaching (I’d sent him some articles about nonduality student’s experiences): “Had a good read – very interesting docs .…

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Depression And Anxiety Are Springboards To Happiness

April 2016 Recently, at a question-and answer session with a spiritual teacher, I heard them say that pain or difficult states of mind were “springboards”. That was an intriguing statement. I could say depression and anxiety were springboards to spirituality and psychology for me around 28 years ago, and this understanding we now call the…

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Notes On Saving The World

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” – Jesus (John 16:33) If I see a worm on the sidewalk, I put him in the grass. If I see a man passed out on…

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Notes On Personal and Impersonal Love

Love of a person is not love, it is a projection onto an appearance. There is no person in reality – no person or persons – so love of a person is love of an illusion. Yet behind that illusion is reality – the reality of the true Self. So the love is both real…

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