The End of WillSpirit?

Don’t be alarmed. Although my body will be undergoing major surgery in less than a week, this post’s title does not reflect a morbid fear. I’m confident the outcome will be successful, and I look forward to freedom from the … Continue reading

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My Poetic Imperative

Are there any grand ideas that haven’t already been expressed? It’s doubtful. Restating important notions can be valuable, but it’s seldom essential. At least, that’s the sentiment that led to my abandoning the great Universe as Mind project. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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Feeling Small, Again

Has it really been ten days since my last entry? As has happened before, my enthusiasm for a writing project waned suddenly. It’s part of a larger pattern of repetitive mood swings, each of which begins as inflated confidence only … Continue reading

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Exploring the Roots of Awareness

Blogging gets exciting when visitors engage in conversation. An exchange between Cathleen and myself has felt so interesting, I’m publishing it as a post of its own. As you’ll see, many concepts have come up that advance the discussion at … Continue reading

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A Thinking Universe?

The tactic introduced last time, of looking to human minds for insights into the Cosmic Mind, is interesting as far as it goes. But it doesn’t go very far unless we’re persuaded that: a) the cosmos is indeed a mind; … Continue reading

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What Rules On High?

If the universe is a mind, as so many posts have promised this series will demonstrate, what implications does this have for religion? Do we believe in God? Do we not believe in God? If I build a plausible case … Continue reading

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Branching Awareness

Ideas multiply. Sometime back I tried my hand at explaining Relational Frame Theory, the grounding philosophy of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Although the subtleties of the theory escaped me, it was easy to grasp that word associations proliferate rapidly. The … Continue reading

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The Caring Mind

Did you notice in the last entry that I’ve started to define terms? I laid out the meaning of cosmos, universe, and Creation, as I intend to use them. Thanks to Graeme, who pointed out that using words requires that … Continue reading

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The Mind’s Mirror

Three decades ago, Douglas Hofstadter wrote his immensely popular and Pulitzer Prize-earning book: Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid. I never read it, because neither the graphic designs of Escher nor the recursive fugues of Bach resonate with me. … Continue reading

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Maturation of the Mind

There is a state of mind, known to religious men, but to no others, in which the … time of tension in our soul is over, and that of happy relaxation, of calm, deep breathing, of an eternal present, with … Continue reading

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