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2002 Essays

A brief look at the limits of skepticism in a modern world of alternative remedies, spiritual growth and psychic phenomena. more →
Any teacher who declares his or her enlightenment, using it to attract a following, is greatly harmful to spiritual progress. more →
Racism has been responsible for some of the most heinous crimes in history. But will we ever be able to stamp it out by the denial that racial difference may be more than skin-deep? more →
John de Ruiter gives the best impersonation of enlightenment this side of Galili. But all is not what it seems… more →
Stephen Byrnes wrote The Myths of Vegetarianism in the Townsend Letter in which he smugly rubbishes vegetarianism. This is a vegetarian's reponse to that article. more →
99% of the New Age is just "old age" thinking dressed up with a new and expanded vocabulary. At its core, New Ageism is just as limiting to true spiritual growth, which can only be found by facing reality in the raw. more →
If we want to save this planet, we need to learn to live with minimum physical impact. But minimum physical impact can only come from practicing minimum psychological impact in every aspect of our lives. more →
Spirituality is often seen as an avoidance of reality, a hinderance to change in society. After all, people in spiritual practice are usually focused inward and upward. Paradoxically it offers the only path to true global healing. more →
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