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by Lou Gold
Mon Aug 08, 2022 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Merlin Sheldrake on Ayahuasca and the interface of Science and Culture
Replies: 7
Views: 161

Re: Merlin Sheldrake on Ayahuasca and the interface of Science and Culture

There's a real problem in presenting a single story of any people, past, present, other or self. This TED TALK is in English with Portuguese legends and is a MUST VIEW for the brilliant way it highlights the problem. Without doubt we always need to seek all the angles. This is a logical necessity. ...
by Lou Gold
Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Merlin Sheldrake on Ayahuasca and the interface of Science and Culture
Replies: 7
Views: 161

Re: Merlin Sheldrake on Ayahuasca and the interface of Science and Culture

There's a real problem in presenting a single story of any people, past, present, other or self. This TED TALK is in English with Portuguese legends and is a MUST VIEW for the brilliant way it highlights the problem.

by Lou Gold
Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Merlin Sheldrake on Ayahuasca and the interface of Science and Culture
Replies: 7
Views: 161

Re: Merlin Sheldrake on Ayahuasca and the interface of Science and Culture

YUP!

Or that ancients might have had a better ability to access guidance from higher beings.
by Lou Gold
Fri Aug 05, 2022 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Merlin Sheldrake on Ayahuasca and the interface of Science and Culture
Replies: 7
Views: 161

Re: Merlin Sheldrake on Ayahuasca and the interface of Science and Culture

Thanks for sharing this. After a little research, I'm not clear whether there are really different varieties of B. caapi or not. It appears more likely that plants just take on slightly different appearances, which may be reflected in their effects, depending upon local conditions. I know the same ...
by Lou Gold
Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New topic split from 'concise criticism of analytic idealism' thread.
Replies: 166
Views: 4441

Re: New topic split from 'concise criticism of analytic idealism' thread.

Ok well I didn't realize Cleric had also responded, so I suppose he can respond to what is being highly cautioned against in that regard. I really just don't get why, if MS or someone similar actually feels 'cleansing the doors of perception' is insufficient in this manner, as you apparently do, wh...
by Lou Gold
Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New topic split from 'concise criticism of analytic idealism' thread.
Replies: 166
Views: 4441

Re: New topic split from 'concise criticism of analytic idealism' thread.

Ok so the issue here is what we often refer to as jumping from the Maya of materialism straight into another Maya, yet assuming the latter has arrived at the truth-in-itself. This happens every few decades in human culture, and many times throughout an individual's life, yet we struggle so hard to ...
by Lou Gold
Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New topic split from 'concise criticism of analytic idealism' thread.
Replies: 166
Views: 4441

Re: New topic split from 'concise criticism of analytic idealism' thread.

Yes, we do keep circling around each other in quite predictable ways. I suspect the cause of this is that we are on different paths: mine being one that prioritizes devotion and yours being one that prioritizes the thinking mind. These are, of course, two of the four great paths characterized in th...
by Lou Gold
Thu Aug 04, 2022 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New topic split from 'concise criticism of analytic idealism' thread.
Replies: 166
Views: 4441

Re: New topic split from 'concise criticism of analytic idealism' thread.

Lou, At this point, I have to assume you think that I am just picking random fights with you on various threads, trying to persuade you to look into Steiner or spiritual science more and get on 'my' path, but not really following my reasoning at all. I am actually responding to a pattern of thinkin...
by Lou Gold
Thu Aug 04, 2022 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New topic split from 'concise criticism of analytic idealism' thread.
Replies: 166
Views: 4441

Re: New topic split from 'concise criticism of analytic idealism' thread.

Ashvin, In the spirit of compatibility more than contest, you might find the paper of Merlin Sheldrake ( I've posted it here. ) as a serious and thoughtful contribution to the dialogue. Note: It must be read thoroughly to grasp its depth and nuance. I hope you enjoy it. With regard to Cleric's rece...
by Lou Gold
Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New topic split from 'concise criticism of analytic idealism' thread.
Replies: 166
Views: 4441

Re: New topic split from 'concise criticism of analytic idealism' thread.

The materialist can say the exact same thing and come up with plenty of good results which came from materialistic thinking. And when you respond to them with negative results, they can say, "yeah that's the short term cost of building a civilization with modern technology, but just wait and s...