Quantum physics provides a description of the universe that takes us past dualism into non-dualism, where everything is entangled as a unity. If physicists integrated this into their lives meaningfully, it would be a mirror of the understanding that esoteric spirituality has described for millennia. But instead, some call it “woo woo,” and they baulk at ideas like psychokinesis and telepathy – phenomena that are made theoretically possible by the implications of quantum physics.
The follow-up to my video “Why I am not a Christian.” It’s not an either-or dilemma, as many assume.
A total reliance on the physical sciences, to the exclusion of philosophy, is a shortsighted way of attempting to model reality. Science, like philosophy, deals with abstractions – only it’s not often realised.
Video response by Nick Dutch:
I was recently interviewed by occultist Sin Jones, who was fascinated (but healthily sceptical) of my claims about psychokinesis:
Christians often accuse occultists of brainwashing, animal sacrifice, human sacrifice, sexual molestation of children, ritualistic child abuse. When you consider the facts on both sides, this becomes the ultimate boomerang.
An in-depth examination of how psychokinesis works and the technique for generating a PK effect. This is my personal theory.
Some deep thoughts about consciousness, the I-feeling. What is it? Does it survive death? Did it have a pre-existence? Do we have individual souls, or are we all one?
Non-duality is not a meal you can eat in one sitting. I recount the various insights and pitfalls in my personal journey, and a profound realisation it has led me to after four years of thinking deeply about consciousness, the universe, time, and the Infinite.
Do you feel overwhelmed by the differing claims of the various beliefs systems of the world? Does it seem impossible to find any genuine truth? I share my own experience of overcoming this.
Some deep thinking on how the universe came to be in the first place, and where it’s going.
The experience of spiritual awakening – is it something real, or just a repackaging of what religion calls “salvation”?
Discussing the idea of God from the perspectives of monotheism (God is a being), pantheism (God is the universe) and atheism (God is the Big Bang singularity). What light does modern science shed on this age-old question, especially in light of the motion of galaxies and the nature of energy?
On Friday 25 March I was invited to be the guest on the Blog Talk Radio show Indigo Children Radio. The general theme was “critical thinking.” Over a period of one hour forty-five minutes, we talked about religion, atheism, philosophy, the nature of “God,” consciousness, psionics, the JREF million dollar challenge, UFOs, modern gurus, and more.
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I’ve been watching David Icke’s latest marathon video presentation, entitled The Lion Sleeps No More, and it’s the straw the breaks the camel’s back for me. But first, I have to acknowledge Icke as the man who helped me to hit the ground running at a time in my life (just shy of three years ago) when I was confused and depressed by my inability to make either Christianity or atheism work effectively in my life – a struggle that had been ongoing for almost two decades.
If I could trace the hinge on which my life started to change for the better, it’s the opening chapter of Icke’s book I Am Me, I Am Free, entitled “The Bewildered Herd.” Not a fantastic book by any means, but it presented spirituality as something that could be learned through reason and intuition (as opposed to “The word of God says …”). It helped me to see through all the self-hate perpetuated by religion, and it brought about a lot of self-healing in my life. Credit where credit is due. But …
The more I read Icke’s books, the more the cracks began to appear. I kept wanting a repeat of the emotional high I got with the first one, and sure enough, I found some inspiration, but I also started to see another side to David Icke, and right now it’s the only side I can see.
Icke places a high degree of confidence in “witness” testimony that can’t be verified, even when these witnesses say the craziest things. A prime case is Arizona Wilder, one of the main sources for Icke’s assertion that there are reptilian shapeshifters among us – people who look human but aren’t. When these witnesses dish out dirt on other famous people (again without evidence), Icke simply repeats these claims as if they are true. As such, he becomes nothing more than a rumour-trafficker and a character assassin.
He uses credible theories like Michael Talbot’s holographic universe hypothesis to back up his outlandish claims about shapeshifting. When examined carefully, the theory doesn’t even remotely allow for the kind of possibilities that Icke suggests.
Worst of all is the paranoid conspiracy angle that he has incorporated into his worldview. In Icke’s world, there has been an “Illuminati” running the world from the shadows hundreds or thousands of years. They’re planning a New World Order. Chemicals in food, vaccines, mobile phone radiation, television entertainment, are all part of a coordinated plan to dumb down the human population, so that they will be easier to control. And the evidence for this? Icke simply says, “Join the dots and you see it.” Well, I join the dots and all I see is a wild theory that can’t be backed up.
So I’m watching The Lion Sleeps No More, and Icke doing his usual rumour-trafficking, and failing to back up his claims. One very telling moment is when he starts to talk about “Confessions of a Satanist,” and he opens by saying that he can’t prove the authenticity of the document, but he then talks for ten minutes about it as if it’s completely genuine. In fact, the whole segment on Satanism was like tabloid trash (and I do know a thing or two about Satanism). So, the segment finishes, and I’m thinking, “What can I actually take from this?” And the answer was nothing. Meanwhile the audience is clapping and cheering, feeling very enlightened.
And this is where I feel a sense of dread, because Icke’s style is like that of an Evangelical preacher. Although he talks about peace and love, he is essentially militarising these people – as defenders of pure fantasy. Imagine me wearing my inverted pentagram pendant to a David Icke meeting. All his followers will see is a guy who rapes children and drinks their blood, creating negative energy that opens an interdimensional doorway for the reptilians gods to interface with our reality. FFS!
The bottom line is: I’m done. The David Icke experience has gone from sweet to intolerably bitter. Here’s a parting shot of my complete David Icke collection (1990-2007), sitting on my bookshelf for the last time before I list most of them on eBay.
When you attempt to define “God” (or the Source, the Infinite, the Transcendent), take care that you don’t attach false limitations onto such a vast concept. It’s very easy to do this without realising it; I’ve done it myself.