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2013 December

Archive for December, 2013

The Spirit of Opulence – Thomas Troward

It is a mistake to suppose that we must restrict ourselves in order to develop greater power or usefulness. This is to form the conception of the Divine Power as so limited that the best use we can make of […]

Swedenborg and Survival

Philosophy, which on account of its self-conceit exposes itself to all sorts of empty questions, finds itself often in an awkward embarrassment in view of certain stories, parts of which it cannot doubt without suffering for it, nor believe without […]

Articulating a Language of Character

The 2007 Learning for Life project bid contained some important observations analysis that is relevant to the current situation. James Arthur pointed out that ‘the social efficiency and scientific management paradigm is still a powerful influence on the practice of […]

The Near-Death Experience and the Perennial Wisdom

It is now some twenty years since the appearance of the first books explicitly devoted to the near-death experience (NDE) (Moody, 1975). Public interest in the phenomenon has been sustained over that period by a spate of new books ranging […]

Experiment and Experience: Complementary Approaches to Truth

The words experiment and experience both derive from the Latin root ‘experiens’, meaning to try thoroughly. It is significant that the verb to experiment is now intransitive: one must experiment on something, thus distancing oneself from it, whereas the word […]