Author Archives: Wayne Ferguson

Christian Gnosis

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 ~ ~ ~ With [the aforementioned article] in mind, I will … Continue reading

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Some So-Called “Gnostic” Texts

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 Some So-Called Gnostic Texts It is my contention that these texts … Continue reading

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Two Arguments Against Physicalism

“Physicalism (also known as Materialistic Monism . . . is the philosophical position that everything which exists is no more extensive than its physical properties, and that the only existing substance is physical. Therefore, it argues, the mind is a … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Robert…

Nearly two years ago, when I wrote this essay on Nonduality, I expressed my intention to introduce readers to some other teachers besides the ones mentioned at the time–other teachers including some who, though less well known, are nevertheless  quite good (perhaps equal to the best) but who are … Continue reading

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The Eternal NOW

There is a beautiful distinction to be drawn between “the real present” (a la Boris Mouravieff), aka “the eternal NOW” (a la Paul Tillich, et al), on the one hand, and what we might call “the conventional present”, on the … Continue reading

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Skepticism and Faith

No doubt it seems strange to many of my fellow Christians– indeed, I must seem intentionally obstinate and confrontational, even –when I (often) press a skeptical point of view when it comes to scripture and to the historicity of some … Continue reading

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Recognizing and Honoring the Light of Awareness

Quoting from chapter two of Waking Up, by Sam Harris: “However we propose to explain the emergence of consciousness—be it in biological, functional, computational, or any other terms—we have committed ourselves to this much: First there is a physical world, … Continue reading

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I Am the Resurrection and the Life

“Awake you that sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light” (Ephesians 5:14). From time to time over the last couple of years, I have enjoyed reading and listening to N.T. Wright–a New Testament theologian who … Continue reading

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The Light upon the Candlestick

Over the years, I have found myself returning again and again to Spinoza.  And, over the years, I have also felt considerable resonance with various strains of Quaker thought.  While  I have long been aware that there is a connection … Continue reading

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“The Cross” (Frithjof Schuon)

Quoting Frithjof Schuon: “If the Incarnation has the significance of a “descent” of God, Christ is thus equivalent to the whole of creation, containing it in a way; he is a second creation, which purifies and “redeems” the first. He … Continue reading

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