There is an urgent need for a radical revision of our current concepts of the nature of consciousness and its relationship to matter and the brain.
In the kind of world we have today, transformation of humanity might well be our only real hope for survival.
A text of Tibetan Buddhism describes the time of death as a unique opportunity for spiritual liberation from the cycles of death and rebirth and a period that determines our next incarnation.
Each of us can manifest the properties of a field of consciousness that transcends space, time, and linear causality.
When you read the psychedelic literature, there is a distinction between the so-called natural psychedelics and synthetic psychedelics that are artificially produced.
Whether or not we believe in survival of consciousness after death, reincarnation, and karma, it has very serious implications for our behavior.
A radical inner transformation and rise to a new level of consciousness might be the only real hope we have in the current global crisis brought on by the dominance of the Western mechanistic paradigm.
An important consequence of freeing oneself from the fear of death is a radical opening to spirituality of a universal and non-denominational type.
The human psyche shows that each individual is an extension of all of existence.
There is no fundamental difference between the preparation for death and the practice of dying, and spiritual practice leading to enlightenment.
At a time when unbridled greed, malignant aggression, and existence of weapons of mass destruction threatens the survival of humanity, we should seriously consider any avenue that offers some hope.
Individuals approaching death often experience encounters with their dead relatives, who seem to welcome them to the next world. These deathbed visions are authentic and convincing; they are often followed by a state of euphoria and seem to ease the transition.
Coming to terms with the fear of death is conducive to healing, positive personality transformation, and consciousness evolution.
Dying people in pre-industrial cultures typically died in the context of an extended family, clan, or tribe.
Freud said that we are born as a tabula rasa. This is a model that simply is too superficial and inadequate.
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