Category Archives: Consciousness

Is living without an ego possible?

Discussing transpersonal awareness: the extreme claims of some non-duality teachers and my own experience.

Is consciousness a function of the human mind, or an aspect of Universal Mind?

This is my submission for The Dark Wheel, a collaborative vlogging project that I’m in the process of getting off the ground. Please check the site out for videos made by others on the same question. Better still, submit your own.

Reality: personal or impersonal?

Examining the nature of the Ground of Being.

Spiritual hoaxes and the suffering they inflict

Response to a viewer who is suffering the effects of false spiritual ideas.

God versus Occam’s Razor

A discussion of monotheism, pantheism and panentheism, in light of science – in particular the law of conservation of energy and the Big Bang theory.

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When spirituality makes you want to die

Beliefs are not harmless things; they have a powerful effect on the mind. Recognising when a belief is wrong can be difficult, but if you find yourself in a bad psychological state, that may be a strong clue.

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Uncovering the real nature of “time”

Are the past and future real?

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How to decide whether there is an afterlife

What would it really be like to accumulate memories for a trillion, trillion, trillion years?

Making sense of individuality in a non-dual universe

When consciousness is understood as the universe experiencing itself, rather than a localised unit of consciousness inhabiting a brain, how do we maintain the importance of our individuality?

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