THE SPIRITUAL NATURE?

“By the formal, rational, rules of science, which have worked so well in understanding the physical world, human beings occasionally have experienced and show certain behaviours that cannot be reduced to materialistic explanations and that look like fundamental aspects of a spiritual nature.”

Dr. Charles T. Tart, The End of Materialism

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profile_charles_tartDr. Charles T. Tart is internationally known for his more than 50 years of research on the nature of consciousness, altered states of consciousness (ASCs) and parapsychology, and is one of the founders of the field of Transpersonal (spiritual) Psychology. His and other scientists’ work convinced him that there is a real and vitally important sense in which we are spiritual beings, but the too dominant, scientistic, materialist philosophy of our times, “masquerading as genuine science, dogmatically denies any possible reality to the spiritual.” He says this hurts people, it pressures them to reject vital aspects of their being.

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THE END OF MATERIALISM?

Are we at the beginning of the next stage of human evolution?

materialismDr. Charles T. Tart explains why he wrote his seminal book: The End Of Materialism – How Evidence Of The Paranormal Is Bringing Science And Spirit Together, published by New Harbinger, USA (2009).

He says The End Of Materialism, is perhaps his most important work:

“The main thrust of The End of Materialism is to give readers the kind of data that allowed me to reach a personal resolution where I can be both devoted to science and trying to develop and practice my spiritual side. If two living people, for example, can occasionally demonstrate telepathic communication under tightly controlled laboratory conditions, something we have considerable evidence for, is the idea of prayer, an inherently telepathic kind of communication with someone/something beyond us inherently nonsensical? I don’t think so!” 

One of many testimonials for Tart’s book reads as follows:

“Prescient! This book represents the next step in the geotransformational processes that are altering modern concepts of borders, social structures, wealth and governance.”  – John B. Alexander, Ph.D., Society for Scientific Exploration


profile_charles_tartDr. Charles T. Tart is internationally known for his more than 50 years of research on the nature of consciousness, altered states of consciousness (ASCs) and parapsychology, and is one of the founders of the field of Transpersonal (spiritual) Psychology. His and other scientists’ work convinced him that there is a real and vitally important sense in which we are spiritual beings, but the too dominant, scientistic, materialist philosophy of our times, “masquerading as genuine science, dogmatically denies any possible reality to the spiritual.” He says this hurts people, it pressures them to reject vital aspects of their being.

 

SOME FRUITS OF THE MYSTICAL EXPERIENCE OF REALITY.

My annual multiple experiences of this mystical experience of Reality (M.E.R.) from the age of approximately late 14 to mid 30’s suggested the experience has no physical or human provenance. Beware fake mystics or mere experiencers of human phenomena or ‘miracles’.

The conclusion is that MER cannot be communicated, evangelised or proseletised, as even scientists are discovering, to their frustration.

Modern scientists are calling the gap between science and the mystical experience, the Abyss or Void. (While this suggests science might be a dead end, mystics are suggesting the experience isn’t – it’s far  from dead, it is part of the very essence of the evolutionary process, without any need of phenomena or miracles).

In fact, it seems any human attempt to access the phenomena has been made impossible by a simple firewall with an unbreakable password – that password being the actual experience itself.

So no one can conjure up the experience or bestow it on others. It comes spontaneously. It does not even commonly use language to express itself. Whatever there is to know, experiencers then know. Whoever experiences MER has no need of hope, faith, or belief because they then KNOW the Reality it reveals. There is no understanding of this method of communication known to mankind so far.

My experiences were given in a void of all human senses or attachments. The experience does not use the senses. MER is the existential essence of Reality, the very foundation of all existence. It has no physical characteristics, is indescribable but undeniable; ineffable. It can only be accessed by experiencing it, and it decides who or what can experience it.

No amount of goodness or charity, meditation, scholarly study or intellectual application, no religiosity, hope, faith or belief can qualify anyone to open up the experience to themselves or others, not to individuals, countries, political movements, ideologies, reason, logic or intuition.

As explained elsewhere in this blog, the overwhelming experience is one of complete, inextinguishable personal acceptance by the experiencer of an infinitely vast, totally encompassing benign Reality that has a gentleness nurtured by its unassailable power. It gifts to the experiencer a level and strength of feeling of infinite gratitude, humility and joy generally unknown to human experience.

Not everyone that experiences this mystical experience of Reality is called to tell about it, to become a teacher/guru or master. That includes me! Reality does its own evangelising.

All I can trust myself to tell you from my experiences of this phenomena is there is more to life than being merely human. Reality will come for you when you’re ready. There are no losers. In the meantime, beware fake mystics and teachers who preach being a better human is what it’s all about. Tell that to the dinosaurs and the 99 per cent of all creatures that have become extinct since the world began … Only Reality remains for ever.

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MAKE THIS BLOG INTO A BOOK? “An unescapable passion?”

 

I wrote this plea for help to a wise, experienced, thinking friend:

I’m still having problems with the proposed book on the Blog’s findings.

I’ve come to the conclusion that as the experiences I had were spontaneous, they can’t be evangelised by humans, can’t be passed on.

In my experience there seems to be some nonhuman selection of mystics in play that’s  impregnable to all interference with its intent.

So this is why I “know” I’m not a teacher or Master. There seems to be no need for that, especially as I’m a Contemplative and Quietist*, (through no persuasion of my own on either subject).

I now also know much of the ancient eastern literature supports this position (though it would make no difference to me if it didn’t, owing to the strength of my experiences of M.E.R).

Some modern writings support the notion of gurus but not on any evidence that I know from my own M.E.R.

I also “know” the human race is not the be all and end all of Reality. I see that even some scientists agree about that.

Some Sufi experience also reveals that humans are merely in process along a path of evolution to become pure spirit. Presumably the human race will then become extinct.

So, here’s my dilemma: why write a book about M.E.R? The process seems to be satisfactorily in play – all is well. Why should I interfere even if I could?

May I ask what your mind tells you?

*  Quietism:  A requirement to withdraw from all human effort and practice passive contemplation of Reality.

All the best.

K.

My friend replied:

“Well, you have to want to do it, not feel that you should.

“It has been a dominant part of your psyche for most of your years, so it is understandable that you would seek to express for others your thoughts and experiences.

“A doorway to a book might be the very thing that’s causing this angst: the coming to terms with M.E.R.**

There’s a story there, the tale of how you discovered this essence of your being, the  acceptance — and possible initial rejection — of this phenomenon. Your intellectual travels with it: a metaphorical briefcase into which you were compelled to peek and the slamming shut of the lid, in consternation, fascination and, perhaps, even fear.

“And then, eagerly opening it and breathing in its alien odour. A book which offers insight and dwells as well on the skepticism and wonder expressed by those few to whom you explained what may have been unexplainable.

“And your attempts to articulate its mystery — to yourself, and occasionally to others.

“It’s like a love tale with all the travails and joys that accompany the embrace of an unescapable passion..”

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