I’ve written much lately about how ego sacrifice and transcendence is a common theme throughout religious history, and how overcoming this sense of “self” may be what all the religions are generally referring to in their highest and most exalting revelations and transformations of liberation, salvation, exaltation, awakening, and becoming One/Nondual with God, the Divine, the Transcendent, the Eternal, the Universe/Nature. This is even now being recognized as an effective therapeutic and true discovery process by scientists of the brain and psychology. Our sense of “self” may be the very source and cause of all of humanity’s suffering, estrangement, separation, division, fear, violence, etc. Continue reading “Self-Sacrifice Does Not Mean Self-Hatred”
This morning I listened to a podcast conversation between neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris and bestselling journalist and author Michael Pollan about Pollan’s new book How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence. I reviewed Pollan’s latest work recently here. Continue reading “Sam Harris talks with Michael Pollan about Psychedelics and Mystical-Spiritual Experience”
What is religious experience for? Why is it a part of our human evolution and biology? The religious scholar and author of the book God: A Human History, Reza Aslan, says in the video below: Continue reading “What is Religious Experience For?”
I have been following this SAND organization for some time, and I think they do very good work in exploring the interaction of science and spirituality, particularly non-dual mystical spiritualities and traditions.
Starting tonight, October 19, through this Sunday, October 22, they are holding their annual conference, which can be livestreamed online. I recommend it for those who are interested in the dialogue between science and spirituality/religion, but particularly science and mysticism. Continue reading “Science & Nonduality (SAND) Conference”
Several months ago I began to write my own new “translations” of key passages of scripture in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, and other scripture. I thought the original translations were not clear enough, and did not communicate the truth very well that I have experienced in recent months and years. So I began to rewrite them as I understood this truth, to try to better convey that truth to a modern reader. I’ve called this the Bryce Haymond Translation (BHT). This is a short introduction to this new translation. Continue reading “An Introduction to the Bryce Haymond Translation (BHT)”
Today I feel I had my eyes opened to the meaning of scripture. It was like flipping the switch on a light. I suddenly understood and the meaning was laid open to my view. I’d like to share with you what I think is a key to understanding the scriptures having to do with the “natural man.” Continue reading “A Key for the “Natural Man””