BENTINHO MASSARO: Spirituality’s New Sexy Soul Merchant

Once again, humanity is graced with yet another guru peddling the “happiness without a body” doctrine of denial. He’s cute, trendy, and emanates an attractive lightness of being and youthful vitality (I’ll refrain from deeper revelations on why those attributes draw human primates). Donning a message of “you are not your body” that feeds the illusion of ultimate freedom from, the world everybody else lives in, Bentino sells discarnate youthfulness (actually very primal) to human primates still baffled by millions of[…]

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Dear Self, You are as Spiritual as You’re Ever Going to Be

Spirituality in a Nutshell By Andrew Paterson From RealityMaps.com RIGHT NOW, in this moment, you are as spiritual as you are ever going to be. And whatever you do for the rest of your life, or for the rest of your future lives, you will not be able to add one iota of spirituality to what you already have. No matter how much you meditate, no matter how much occult teachings you assimilate, and no matter how many gurus or[…]

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The Infinite Impossibilities of the Spiritual Mind

When I was a Christian I thought I had an open mind and that the rest of the world was deceived. When I graduated into New Age spirituality, I thought I found the fountainhead of infinite possibilities. But when I took the “Infinite Possibilities” doctrine literally by exploring atheism, naturalism, skepticism and science, I fumbled upon an unexpected discovery. I learned that the New Ageism of spiritual belief looked and sounded just like the Christian duck. Baffled by this quandary, I[…]

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The Baffling Unexplainable Mystery of Spiritual Love

For many humans, love is a part of everyday life. It is an unavoidable feeling experienced between close friends, family members and lovers. For adventurers, love for nature and the universe can take on more expansive descriptions such as “breath-taking” or “awe-inspiring”. Even mystics use words such as “intoxicating” or “transcendent” usually leading to the conclusion of “speechlessness” when they surrender to a sense of reverie in silence. They leave the explanations at the door because they have realized the[…]

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The Spiritual Story and Human Feeling

There is a bonding agent that holds the story together. It is the primary administrator of all pain and suffering in humans. It is responsible for the proliferation of religion, spiritual beliefs and political dogmas. This substance is so strong that its effect can cause the most ethical among us to commit unthinkable crimes. I’m talking about emotion in the strongest sense and feeling in the subtler. Human feeling is the fuel that drives our actions in life. A person[…]

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