Tag: religion

Is Reincarnation a Trap?

Is Reincarnation a Trap?

Era Denmark – “Reincarnation is a theory with variances on the theme. It is a concept used to help the human mind conceive of eternity, evolution and growth.”

By October 28, 2014 13 Comments Read More →
7 Types of Non-Believers Who Don’t Need Religion

7 Types of Non-Believers Who Don’t Need Religion

Valerie Tarico, AlterNet Waking Times Religious labels help shore up identity. So what are some of the things non-believers can call themselves? Catholic, born-again, Reformed, Jew, Muslim, Shiite, Sunni, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist…religions give people labels. The downside can be tribalism, an assumption that insiders are better than outsiders, that they merit more compassion, integrity and […]

By September 25, 2014 10 Comments Read More →
Is Religion Inherently Authoritarian?

Is Religion Inherently Authoritarian?

Adam Lee, AlterNet Waking Times Compared to secular reasoning, the religious establishment has been slow to act when it comes to moral progress. Human history is a story of gradual moral enlightenment. Over the ages, we’ve become less violent, less xenophobic, more tolerant, more committed to the ideals of democracy and equality under the law. […]

By August 29, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
Satkona – Star of David or Star of Goloka?

Satkona – Star of David or Star of Goloka?

Swami B.G. Narasingha, Sri Narasingha Caitanya Ashram Waking Times The Star of David [in Hebrew, the Magen David or Shield of David] is renowned as the sacred symbol of the Jewish faith. Indeed, the Star of David is the distinguishing feature on the Israeli flag and as an ornament of jewelry the Star of David […]

By August 18, 2014 9 Comments Read More →
The Seven Pillars of the Matrix

The Seven Pillars of the Matrix

Robert Bonomo, Contributor Waking Times “No one is more of a slave than he who thinks himself free without being so.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Contemporary baptized, corporatized and sanitized man rarely has the occasion to question his identity, and when he does a typical response might be, “I am product manager for a large […]

A One World Religion is Already Here

A One World Religion is Already Here

Julian Wash, Contributor Waking Times Dear Humans, Today I would like to return to your awareness an aspect of the Human condition that adheres to certain religious beliefs and practices. It has long been understood by the architects of social order that a belief system predicated on fear and consequence was essential for maintaining control […]

Why Is The Pope’s Mitre Shaped Like A Fish?

Why Is The Pope’s Mitre Shaped Like A Fish?

Gregg Prescott, In5D Guest Waking Times Did you ever wonder why the Pope’s mitre looks like the head of a fish? What are the origins of this ceremonial hat and what does it truly represent? What is the origin of the Pope’s hat? Dagon, the fish-god of the Philistines and Babylonians, wore a fish hat […]

7 Ways Our Children Are Being Brainwashed

7 Ways Our Children Are Being Brainwashed

Gregg Prescott, M.S., In5D Guest Waking Times From birth, virtually all of us have been brainwashed through various outlets that encourage materialism, ego, subservience, control and conformity. But where do the origins of mind control begin and what can we do about it? 1. Religion As children, the brainwashing begins in the church when we […]

Fever Slip and the Kingpin of Belief

Fever Slip and the Kingpin of Belief

Julian Wash, Contributor Waking Times Dear Humans, Today I wish to return to your awareness an aspect of the Human condition that exists just outside normal body temperature. It’s a boundary where ordinary perceptions are transformed through the errant expression of fever. And in this quasi state of consciousness, there is both challenge and opportunity. […]

Four Ways Nietzsche Made God His Bitch

Four Ways Nietzsche Made God His Bitch

Gary ‘Z’ McGee, Staff Writer Waking Times “We stumble on; the Übermensch plants a foot where there is no certain hold; and in the struggle that follows, the whole of us get dragged up.” –William James Friedrich Nietzsche is a fascinating philosopher that must be taken with a grain of salt, and possibly the entire salt […]

The Hidden Fuel of Intention

The Hidden Fuel of Intention

Soren Dreier, Guest Waking Times ‘Hope’ and ‘Belief’ can be very tricky concepts to frame right. They can be very low frequency or they can be very high frequency. It all comes down to the consciousness that inhabits them. If they are low frequency they are an extension of the Matrix or the control system. […]

By February 14, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Not Without Our Consent

Not Without Our Consent

Zen Gardner, Guest Waking Times Nothing happens without our permission. In one way or another, consciously and/or subconsciously, we give our approval or disapproval by our actions, words and intentions. Over time our accountability increases. A mad world swirls around us in this manifestation with our inherent agreement. Without our complicit cooperation in support of […]

By January 25, 2014 12 Comments Read More →
On Gods & Big Stones

On Gods & Big Stones

Osho Waking Times What do you do when you go to a Hindu temple, or a Mohammedan mosque, or a Christian church, or a synagogue? – you are worshiping things which you yourself have created. And that shows man’s utter stupidity: first you carve a statue of God and then you prostrate yourself before it. […]

By January 18, 2014 20 Comments Read More →
Threes and Sevens in World Myth, Religion and Folklore

Threes and Sevens in World Myth, Religion and Folklore

Julian Websdale, Contributor Waking Times Divine Triads The best known example of the triad is the Father (Godhead), Son and Holy Ghost of Christianity. But there was also the ancient Egyptian divine triad of Osiris, Isis and Horus, and the ancient Druid holy triad of Beli, Taran and Esus, not to mention the three great gods […]

By December 23, 2013 4 Comments Read More →
Islam: Religion of Peace and Love?

Islam: Religion of Peace and Love?

Dr. Stewart Bitkoff, Contributor Waking Times “Say ye: ‘we believe in God and the revelation given to us and to Abraham, Ismail, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and that given to Moses and Jesus, and that given to (all) Prophets from their Lord. We make no difference between one and another of them, and we bow […]

By December 11, 2013 14 Comments Read More →
Sun Worship and Other Shortcuts to Nowhere

Sun Worship and Other Shortcuts to Nowhere

Zen Gardner, Guest Waking Times “Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretense.  It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true.” – Adyashanti It’s hard yet not hard to imagine how humanity […]

By November 6, 2013 4 Comments Read More →
Higher Knowledge & Spiritual Experience: What to Buy?

Higher Knowledge & Spiritual Experience: What to Buy?

Dr. Stewart Bitkoff, Guest Waking Times There are a thousand forms of mind. -Rumi The goal of the mystical process is to help complete human evolution. The Sufi asserts that humanity is evolving to a higher spiritual condition and this evolution is purposeful and directed. The end result of this process is more complete travelers who […]

By October 22, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Everyday Spirituality – Life as Prayer

Everyday Spirituality – Life as Prayer

Dr. Stewart Bitkoff, Contributor Waking Times There is growing interest and dialog concerning differences between traditional religious teaching and a form of spiritual practice termed: everyday spirituality or spirituality of the market place. Surprisingly, the usefulness of spiritual practice in everyday life is an ancient teaching, and lies at the heart of human development systems […]

By September 18, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Becoming Enlightened – Entering the Kingdom of Heaven

Becoming Enlightened – Entering the Kingdom of Heaven

James Need, Contributor Waking Times The ego, your personality, your sense of self surrenders… You become totally at one with the present moment… You start to feel as though you are at one with the breath… You become the breath… You can feel the sensation of the breath flowing in and out with every cell […]

The Dalai Lama and Buddhist Science

The Dalai Lama and Buddhist Science

Gene Hart, Guest Waking Times Why does consciousness seem to complicate reality? – A question that arose in my mind upon hearing that His Holiness the Dalai Lama was coming to England to spread his teachings of non-violence. The Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists, was visiting Manchester to share his wisdom and knowledge, […]