Category Archives: Spirituality

Is living without an ego possible?

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

Test spirituality with reality

How do you know a when a “spiritual” belief is true or false?

The importance of a mystical perspective

… because there is an impenetrable mystery at the heart of everything.

Check out the videos of YouTube user imyouandurme.

Spiritual hoaxes and the suffering they inflict

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

The universe is screwed (and what that means for YOU)

“Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.” Can there be ultimate meaning in a transient universe? We try to find significance in wealth, possessions, achievements, people, altruisic actions, but the whole notion of meaning through attainment is a red herring.

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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