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by Ben Iscatus
Mon Oct 18, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: EEG spikes in humans and rats at end of life and what this means for the supposed 'evidence' for idealism
Replies: 49
Views: 641

Re: EEG spikes in humans and rats at end of life and what this means for the supposed 'evidence' for idealism

My view on this is the same as it is for all correlates of conscious activity. Where exactly in gamma waves, described by frequency, or electrical bursts, described by voltage and amperage, are rich experiences located? - in other words, measurable quantities do not describe or explain the immeasura...
by Ben Iscatus
Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: twin psychics
Replies: 73
Views: 735

Re: twin psychics

Spiritual gifts can readily be used for personal gain without repercussion, and the easiest path to acquisition is wealth.
I'm guessing you mean 'psychic' gifts? The term 'Spiritual' usually brings the baggage of moral repercussions for the soul (consider Faust and the way Satan tempted Christ etc).
by Ben Iscatus
Sat Oct 16, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Steiner and Aurobindo: Comments and Criticisms
Replies: 23
Views: 460

Re: Steiner and Aurobindo: Comments and Criticisms

I haven't come across anything from Steiner yet that suggests that bliss and joy are only available to the elect. That would be odd, speaking from personal experience again, as there have been times when I've felt blissful and joyful while not being part of any elect So by bliss and joy, you though...
by Ben Iscatus
Sat Oct 16, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Steiner and Aurobindo: Comments and Criticisms
Replies: 23
Views: 460

Re: Steiner and Aurobindo: Comments and Criticisms

references to controlling the 'unwashed masses', like those depictions by the 'Mother' Mirra Alfassa in the passage provided above
Ah, but the masses mostly now have one or two showers a day, so maybe she found a way of projecting her influence from the supermind plane ;-)
by Ben Iscatus
Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: evolution of consciousness
Replies: 13
Views: 221

Re: evolution of consciousness

In the idealist perspective, reality is consciousness. So how can it evolve? It can't evolve from less consciousness to more since it was presumably already perfect consciousness in the beginning. How does consciousness evolve in a timeless world? There is fundamental contradiction between idealism...
by Ben Iscatus
Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Steiner and Aurobindo: Comments and Criticisms
Replies: 23
Views: 460

Re: Steiner and Aurobindo: Comments and Criticisms

Paradoxzone, thank you for so many details of your most interesting personal journey. Those hierarchies. There isn't objection on this thread and I'm wondering what the objection might be at all, given that it has been repeatedly emphasised that those hierarchies are always present, all the time, in...
by Ben Iscatus
Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: (Essay) Solipsism: Facts and Fictions
Replies: 28
Views: 356

Re: (Essay) Solipsism: Facts and Fictions

The idea that the forum has been hijacked by one person or bot using different avatars to talk to themselves would be a serious problem.
Well that might be DID, and on this forum that should be allowed ;-)
by Ben Iscatus
Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: (Essay) Solipsism: Facts and Fictions
Replies: 28
Views: 356

Re: (Essay) Solipsism: Facts and Fictions

Hmm. Wonder what it is about that? Did he think it might be true?
Best to keep a sense of humour! But if someone were using his home computer and his work computer (or just 2 different machines in two different locations) this would surely be possible. Not that it really matters.
by Ben Iscatus
Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Artificial metabolism and disscociation of MAL
Replies: 21
Views: 261

Re: Artificial metabolism and disscociation of MAL

I agree a silicon chip doesn't meet either criteria no matter which you use.
Indeed, Jim, and while we're on the subject - nor do products of the Judaic imagination like the angelic hierarchy.