Author Archives: Wayne Ferguson

The Cause IN Appearances Vs. The Cause OF Appearances

This post is an elaboration of my comment on this article– The Open Universe  –which addresses the idea raised by some that the universe could be a computer simulation. Leaving aside the idea of a computer simulation, per se, the … Continue reading

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Gnosis and the Active Intellect in Aristotle

“This does not mean that at one time [the active intellect] thinks but at another time it does not think, but when separated [from the body] it is just exactly what it is, and this alone is deathless and everlasting … Continue reading

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A Good Friday Meditation

Are we willing to acknowledge that the cross of Christ is our cross, too? Are we not called to: take up our cross? (Matthew 16:24) drink that cup and be baptized with that baptism? (Mark 10:38; Matthew 20:22; John 18:11) … Continue reading

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Salvation History or the Phenomenology of Spirit?

Part of the confusion we run into when discussing the sometimes conflicting claims of scripture and theology, on the one hand, and science and history, on the other, has to do with what (if anything) God intends to accomplish in … Continue reading

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Love Me Tender

In my Sympathetic Critique of Fundamentalism, I point out two doctrines that, as I see it, do much more harm than good.  After fully acknowledging the positive experiences and relationships that are to be found in conservative fundamentalist and evangelical … Continue reading

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“The Path With A Heart” and more!

The following article has just been added to The Four Precepts archives which can be found under the Period Pieces menu: The Path with a Heart by Wayne Ferguson 23.02.2006 To follow your bliss is, in the words of Don … Continue reading

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Getting to Know Gnosticism

Note:  This “post” is part of a longer essay which has been posted as a separate “page” under the Nonduality menu:  Gnosticism:  The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly–which  is, in part, a response to those who from time to … Continue reading

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Bad Gnosticism

Note:  This “post” is part of a longer essay which has been posted as a separate “page” under the Nonduality menu:  Gnosticism:  The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly As indicated in the opening section of the original article, these … Continue reading

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Bumping Ugly Gnosticism

Note:  This “post” is part of a longer essay which has been posted as a separate “page” under the Nonduality menu:  Gnosticism:  The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly If we attend closely to the Jacques Lacarriere quotation [in the … Continue reading

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Unitive/Nondual Gnosticism

Note:  This “post” is part of a longer essay which has been posted as a separate “page” under the Nonduality menu:  Gnosticism:  The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Unitive/Nondual Gnosticism (the good) In a related piece entitled, To Know … Continue reading

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