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Illusion and/or Reality?

Everyone and everything you see is in flux. Your brain creates the illusion of constancy, yet in truth the person or thing you believe to be in front of you is actually a ghost of what was in front o…

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Are You Enchanted by Maya?

Our bodies occupy three dimensions instead of the two occupied by a movie, which means that I can go deeper into the image I see and touch, but that doesn’t make it any more real either. What makes…

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Is Duality Just an Illusion?

If duality is an illusion, then unity will not be established. Both have their values, and without duality, unity has no substance. Both are natural, both are true. That is the nature of the world.…

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Soul as the Origin of Consciousness

The soul has its own music that can only be hinted at through words. I am not speaking of religious epiphanies, though they are very real. In most people’s lives the growth of consciousness doesn’t …

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Life Is Unsafe, So Why Not Take Risks?

I recently met with a group of doctors who gather at Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen’s house monthly to discuss a variety of topics and seek meaning in medicine and in the human experience. The topic of the mo…

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From This Lifetime to the Next

People who are disconnected from themselves will be as baffled by the afterlife as they are by the present. For them, cause and effect aren’t clear. Feelings of being alienated, alone, victimized, t…

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Death Is an Illusion

One person, Benedict, who reported his near-death experience in great detail, came close to describing eternity. After seeing shifting images, Benedict became aware that what he was actually seeing w…

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The Cloak of Hope

Hope is emotionally necessary in a crisis. It's one of the chief ways our minds protect us. Yet hope has a hard time being felt when every disaster is instantly communicated around the world. And h…

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The Source of Light and Union

Separating illusion from reality doesn’t usually happen all at once. What we experience as reality changes in different stages of consciousness. For those who decide to renounce the world completely…

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There is Only One “I”

Every organism could be thinking “It’s my intent!” Each and every one believes it is their personal local “I” that is doing something, but in the larger scheme, all these different local minds are ac…

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