Jun 112014
 

Question by Lady Morgana: Pagans: do you believe the gods and goddesses are sentient beings, archetypes, or other?
Also, do you believe in the existence of the Summerlands? Do you believe that your consciousness continues to exist after you die?
just FYI, I am a pagan, a pantheist, and a non-Wiccan Witch, and I am interested in the beliefs of my fellow pagans. Blessings, LM

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Answer by Auntie Christosaur »rawr!«
Eclectic pagan here… I’m a pantheist who believes that gods and goddesses are archetypal manifestations of specific energies. By giving them names, and making them a part of our mythologies, we make them meaningful and relevant to our lives. It’s that way for me, but definitely different for others.

I don’t believe in the concept of the Summerlands, leaning more towards reincarnation as my afterlife speculation of choice. It makes more sense to me.

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Jan 172014
 

Question by Frantisek: Why do people believe in Bible?
What does make them think it’s real and why stick to some ancient writings instead of finding the actual path for yourself?

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Answer by educator
Indoctrination and fear of the unknown.

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Jan 032014
 

Question by SUPERSTAR: do you believe in the secret or law of attraction? is a belief or philosophyy?
can you tell me how does work? and can you give me how can I put in my life this law? do you believe it’s true or false?

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Answer by Nik
It’s an occult belief popularized in modern times by Helena Blavatsky. It works by supposedly speaking things into existence through, quite frankly, magick. Does it work? Yes. Is it a good thing? Hell no. You’re messing with entities far beyond your understanding – look into the teachings of Theosophy, and keep an eye out for Babylon.

Here are a couple of quotes on it:

“It is the universal law, which is understood by Plato and explained in Timaeus as the attraction of lesser bodies to larger ones, and of similar bodies to similar, the latter exhibiting a magnetic power rather than following the law of gravitation.” – Helena Blavatsky, Isis Unveilved vol. 1 p.244

“This is the secret of right receptivity: the mind responds according to its constitution; it answers to all that is of like nature with itself; we make it positive towards evil, negative towards good, by habitual good thinking, thus building into its very fabric materials that are receptive of good, unreceptive of evil. We must think of that which we desire to receive, and refuse to think of that which we desire not to receive.” – Annie Besant [student of Blavatsky], Thought Power: Its Control and Culture p.41

“We speak learnedly of the Law of Gravitation – but ignore that equally wonderful manifestation – The Law of Attraction in the Thought World. We are familiar with that wonderful manifestation of Law which draws and holds together the atoms of which matter is comprised. We recognize the power of the law that attracts bodies to earth, that holds the circling worlds in their places – but we close our eyes to the mighty Law that draws to us the things we desire or fear that makes of mars our lives.” – Occultist William Walker Atkinson, Thought Vibration or the Law of Attraction in The Thought Worldpp.1-2

“But in antiquity and reality, Lucifer, or Luciferus, is the name of the angelic Entity presiding over the light of truth as over the light of day… Lucifer is divine and terrestrial light, the “Holy Ghost” and “Satan” at one and the same time… And now it stands proven that Satan, or the Red Fiery Dragon, the “Lord of Phosphorus”, and Lucifer, or “Light-Bearer”, is in us: it is our Mind…” – Helena Blavatsky,The Secret Doctrine pp.512-513

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Nov 052013
 

Question by Forgotandloggedout: Consciousness, you believe in consciousness beyond influence of the brain?
Then tell me, WTF is DID (multiple personality disorder.)

If the conscious mind is beyond matter, beyond physical meaning, then why if the brain is damaged we become f^%^*d up?
How can the consciousness be separate from the brain, when there is so much evidence to suggest who we are is how the brain is developed?

I am probably quite drunk, so excuse mistakes. Thank you.

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Answer by adagio58
It’s simple. There are three levels of consciousness:

- the conscious mind – responds to information provided by the physical senses
- the subconscious mind – is the Intelligence that fulfils the directions
- the Superconscious mind – is the Director – Absolute and Unchanging

Each level has its allotted tasks to do. If the brain is damaged it will affect the “conscious mind” but does not affect the Superconscious mind which is Spirit, eternal and unchanging. Our higher consciousness (soul-mind) can and does function through our higher senses and are not dependent on the physical body’s brain and nervous system. A recent interesting case is of Anita Moorjani who almost died in hospital, had an OBE (out of body) experience, saw and heard conversations while still in an unconscious state, which proves the point that we can function in a finer body than the physical. See:

Anita Moorjani’s Near Death Experience clears in 4 days, grade 4B lymphoma cancer:

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Multiple personality disorder can be several conditions but mainly it is the mental wiring that could be in error. A good source of learning is this doctor, one of the best, who makes a study of brain activity:

Art, Reality, and the Brain: The Quest for Aesthetic Universals – Dr. V.S. Ramachandran:

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You say, evidence suggests who we are is how the brain is developed — that is true, but it is the “persona”, the individual personality (your habits, memories, opinions, likes and dislikes, etc.) that is built up in this manner. The LIFE FORCE (call it what you wish) is not affected. You might like to think of it as a central Electricity which is transformed down to a level that can be used in a light bulb. The light bulb can be smashed but that does not affect the central Source of Electricity itself.

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Jul 242013
 

Question by As it should be: Do you believe in higher states of consciousness?
Experienced with them, or just drug induced? All groovy answers accepted.
Adding details, I just don’t want to be misguided when I go thru my next self improvement phase. Then sometimes I physically feel something just click in my head, it’s sort of an epiphany an A-Ha moment if you know what I mean.
I don’t particularly want this to be about me. thx

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Answer by Ela Mintz
Absolutely, the further north you go in the US, the more conscious the people are.

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Jul 112013
 
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Question by ʟɪʟɪтн: Do you believe that we are living in a time of a great shift in human consciousness?
Regardless if you believe in the 12-21-12 doomsday thing… Would you say that an abundance of unexplained phenomena is happening around the world; human consciousness, extreme weather, etc.?

Your thoughts? What’s your Moon, Mercury, 9th House?

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Answer by J Balls
I have a feeling it has to do with the internet/social media sites. Generational dumbing down and laziness.

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Jul 102013
 

Question by the_ambusher: Why do religious folks believe their faith makes god’s existence absolutely true?
Faith may have nothing to do with absolute truth, It only opens the door to other beliefs. If your faith was absolute truth then you would have absolute proof, and that faith would be absolute fact not faith any longer. So what is the mystic about faith. Why is it held with such high feelings when faith does not in any way change any absolutes truths about anything. And sorry folks but this includes faith about god’s existence Just remember Beliefs are as good as it gets.

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Answer by Final Dexter
I hear the voice of a spirit that claims to be God.

There’s something to it.

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May 292013
 

Question by No Chance without Derek Hale: Why don’t many Christians believe in mystery anymore?
Like in ancient Christianity you could believe in things like the Lord’s presence in the Eucharist or the Trinity without having to define them down to the last minute detail. Why does everything need to be defined?

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Answer by Screamo Dolphin
In my church, we don’t define much. We just roll with the punches. When the Holy Spirit is there, the party gets started. That 10 tiers of mystery for most people.

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Apr 242013
 

Question by cool: Do you believe that souls or some kinds of soul-like consciousness exist?
Do you believe consciousness comes from brain? OR Do you believe it comes or exists in a soul form?

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Answer by Hobbie Horse
Souls? No. More nonsense for which there is no credible evidence.

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Apr 192013
 

Question by : What do you believe “ghosts” are exactly, have you had any experiences?

Sounds like I hit a nerve. lol By the way, I’m not a teenager.
Sounds like I hit a nerve. lol By the way, I’m not a teenager.
Sounds like I hit a nerve. lol By the way, I’m not a teenager.
I like the idea of residual energy, tres scientific, generally I go with that explanation. Though, i do believe in the spiritual realm. Though the initial explanation ( on residual energy) can most definately coincide with the latter.(;
I like the idea of residual energy, tres scientific, generally I go with that explanation. Though, i do believe in the spiritual realm. Though the initial explanation ( on residual energy) can most definately coincide with the latter.(;

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Answer by Jake
I believe they’re for ignorant superstitious people or people who want supernatural phenomena to exist, so they try to believe it (most teenagers).

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