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2014: Facticity: Once You Have Named Something You Will Never Again Truly See It

Facts are our labels to explain nature. The occurrence in the image above has been called a “galaxy.” Facticity is a term coined by Phenomenologists (philosophers who influenced Existentialists like Sartre and Camus) to more directly address what is. The image above is not a galaxy; it is a snapshot of an immense grouping of what we call “stars” that we have conceptually identified as a “galaxy.”  No “galaxy” exists in Nature outside of our brains. Phenomenology deals with only what we know for sure. We know we exist. We know that there are perceptions, feelings and thoughts.  We do not know, but Continue Reading

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The 12 New Rules For Prosperity

By Whitneay T. Vanwells Rule #1.  ‘Everybody is rich, but poor me’ … Or, ‘I am a money victim’ … You came into this life with past experiences from other times.  In those times you were rich, you were poor, and you sometimes starved to death.  Those past life experiences gave you a subconscious belief that you were poor, and that life must always be a struggle.  As an adult, you may continue to believe this, and also take great subconscious effort in re-creating and manifesting WRONG BELIEFS.  This is at the heart of the prosperity problem.  What you believe, you will see in your life.  It is Spiritual Law, – As Continue Reading

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1646: The Adventures of an Unknown Philosopher

Jean Albert Belin Les avantures du philosophe inconnu, en la recherche et en l’invention de la pierre philosophale. Divisées en quatre livres… Paris, 1646. Transcribed by Sean Brooks from the translation in British Library MS. Sloane 3641. The first discourse of philosophy to the unknown philosopher which declares the nature of the stone, its effects, its excellencies with its possibility and essences. Borellus says this author was one Belinus, an abbot. My Son, Many seek the Stone and know not what it is. The definitions which I know they give of it doe furnish me with matter of laughter and compassion. Continue Reading

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1901: An Iron Will

Orison Swett Marden CHAPTER I. TRAINING THE WILL. CHAPTER II. THE RULERS OF DESTINY. CHAPTER III. FORCE OF WILL IN CAMP AND FIELD. CHAPTER IV. WILL POWER IN ITS RELATION TO HEALTH AND DISEASE. CHAPTER V. THE ROMANCE OF ACHIEVEMENT UNDER DIFFICULTIES. CHAPTER VI. STAYING POWER. CHAPTER VII. THE DEGREE OF “O.O.” Produced by Bryan Ness and Distributed Proofreaders [Illustration: BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, American Philosopher, Statesman, Diplomatist, and Author. b. Boston, 1706; d. Philadelphia, 1790.] AN IRON WILL By ORISON SWETT MARDEN AUTHOR OF “PUSHING TO THE FRONT,” ETC. WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF ABNER BAYLEY ILLUSTRATED WITH PORTRAITS New York: THOMAS Y. Continue Reading

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1890: Kosmic Mind

Whatsoever quits the Laya (homogeneous) state, becomes active conscious life. Individual consciousness emanates from, and returns into Absolute consciousness, which is eternal MOTION. (Esoteric Axioms.) Whatever that be which thinks, which understands, which wills, which acts, it is something celestial and divine, and upon that account must necessarily be eternal. – CICERO Edison’s conception of matter was quoted in our March editorial article. The great American electrician is reported by Mr. G. Parsons Lathrop in Harper’s Magazine as giving out his personal belief about the atoms being “possessed by a certain amount of intelligence,” and shown indulging in other reveries of Continue Reading

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