1927: Who’s Who in Occultism: New thought, Psychism and Spiritualism

(A Biography, Directory and Bibliography Combined) In Distinctly Separate Sections THE  STANDARD REFERENCE WORK OF THE WORLD [Spiritualism Section Excerpt Only] Compiled and Edited by WILLIAM C. HARTMANN Author of “Who’s Who in Occult, Psychic and Spiritual Realms” Founder of The Occult Brotherhood; Member, American Society for Psychical Research; Member, National Laboratory of Psychical Research (London); Member, The International New Thought Alliance; Hon. Member, National Astrological Association, etc. Second Edition of “HARTMANN’S WHO’S WHO” “Seek and Ye Shall Find’ Issued Under the Auspices of The Occult Brotherhood PRICE, $5.00 THE OCCULT PRESS Jamaica, N. Y. U.S.A. 1927 Contents Page Who’s Who in New Thought, New Psychology and Metaphysics; Biographical Sketches1-21 Individual Workers in New Thought. New Psychology and Metaphysical Fields, Applied Psychologists, Character Analysts, Graphologists, Healers, Human Engineers, Metaphysicians, Phrenologists, Practitioners, Psycho- Analysts, Psychologists, Vocational Counselors………………………………………………… 21-23 New Thought. Divine Science and Magnetic Healers. Metaphysical Practitioners and Psychologists23-28 Movements and […] Read More

1997: A Field Guide to Skepticism

The Complete Chapter Excerpted From The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena by Dean I. RadinHarper Edge, ISBN 0-06-251502-0 I am attacked by two very opposite sects – the scientists and the know-nothings. Both laugh at me – calling me “the frogs’ dancing-master.” Yet I know that I have discovered one of the greatest forces in nature. – Luigi Galvani, Italian physicist (1737-1798) This chapter does not argue against skepticism. On the contrary, it demonstrates that critical thinking is a double-edged sword: It must be applied to any claim, including the claims of skeptics. We will see that many of the skeptical arguments commonly levelled at psi experiments have been motivated by non-scientific factors, such as arrogance, advocacy and ideology. The fact is that much of what scientists know – or think they know – about psi has been confused with arguments promoted by uncritical enthusiasts on […] Read More

1998: Mysterious Things

(Alien encyclopedia and related topics) Last update 7-24-19. Created by Think About It. (c) 1998. If you would like to add a subject to this Index or add a new URL to an existing subject, just send me an email. 11:11 Having to do with the activation of energies on earth to awaken the ET consciousness of earth’s inhabitants. See Standing Elk’ Star-Knowledge.  Note the Celestine Prophecy also mentions humans evolving to a higher state of ‘energy’ or consciousness. 144,000 Ashtar says these are the volunteers on earth who will reawaken to help earth evolve to the next phase of consciousness. The bible says these are 12,000 from each of the 12 tribes of Israel. See SpiritWeb GONE =====A===== Abzu – Aka Absu Lord (male) of the ocean and the sea. Usually ‘sea’ refers to the great expanse of the heavens.  See also, Sumerian gods. Adnon The Urantia Book says this Chaldean head priest was […] Read More

2012: What is the True Nature of Reality?

The Basics of Quantum Healing by Dr. Deepak Chopra, M.D. What I hope to do this morning is to give you a brief glimpse into the quantum mechanical body-mind, to at least attempt to understand the exact nature of what the human body is like and also the exact nature of what the Cosmic Body is like. We use terms like mind and body and universe, but what really is the exact nature of these things? What is the mind, what is the body, what’s the exact nature of physical reality? As children, we always had questions like, “Where was I before I was born? What am I doing here? What happens after death? Am I confined to my physical body? Am I just a skin encapsulated ego in a bag of flesh and bones? What really happens to me? Do I have a local address? Where do I […] Read More

2012: Why Metaphysics?

What is metaphysics, and why should we bother studying it? What benefits does it have for humanity? What is its purpose? How will its teachings help advance society? How will it assist our civilization and culture to progress? How will our lives be re-created individually and collectively with the application of metaphysical principles? Questions abound concerning metaphysics, for people intuitively feel that it may have something precious to offer in terms of facilitating personal growth and self-empowerment. Among those spiritually inclined, it has become a “prime directive” to understanding their lives in terms of metaphysical principles and concepts such as multi-dimensional realities, the Higher Self, love, karma, reincarnation, etheric energies, psychicism, oneness with all, cosmic beings, the ascension, etc., and some of the causes of this higher thinking and awareness is the thinning of the cosmic veil between dimensions; the increased contact with invisible forces; the influence of intense […] Read More

2013: How We Manifested Our Ranch…

by Frederic Wiedemann, Ph.D We started three years ago with a vision and no money. Now we have our dream a ranch, spiritual retreat and community in the heart of the Rockies! We have named it the Diamond Joy Retreat. And we used Abraham and other manifestation principles to handle every twist and turn of the drama. What an adventure it was (and continues to be). We share this with you in hopes that it will inspire you. The Course In Miracles says that “there is no problem in wanting, but only in wanting too little.” If we can do it, you can do it. We decided two years ago that we wanted to shift our consciousness to a “much bigger game” than we had ever known. That entailed a physical move from Southern California, giving up our successful professional careers in counseling, and LEAPING off the precipice. Late […] Read More

2017: Reflections on the subtle path

There is a danger in holding on too tightly to the rational senses that we close ourselves off to more subtle life experiences, experiences that cannot be measured or explained by reference to the material sciences. But equally there is a danger in letting go, of assigning mystical, magical properties to things that have more mundane explanations, we risk simply making fools of ourselves. So, which is it to be? Holding on or letting go? There is a middle way of course, but it’s difficult to discern unaided. Training in the esoteric disciplines can help, as can self-styled teachers and writers of books, but it’s difficult to know who to trust, who among the gurus is truly wise, or simply on an ego-trip. Fortunately for the layman, there are also spontaneous experiences of the mind – mystical experiences – which reveal the subtle, psychological, spiritual dimensions of reality, experiences […] Read More