Category Archives: philosophy

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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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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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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John S. Uebersax’ Home Page

As I said last summer with regard to Jeff Benner’s Ancient Hebrew Resource Center, every now and then I stumble onto a website that presents what seems to me– rightly or wrongly — a vast quantity of extremely valuable information … Continue reading

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Meditations on the Tarot

It has been an unexpected joy for me– this (past) spring and summer –to delve into the history, mystery, and lore surrounding Tarot cards.  My focus has been on their psychological significance, in a Jungian sense– and on their philosophical and theological significance –not … Continue reading

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Kant and Spinoza, together at last…

For some people– both theists and atheists among them, perhaps –Kant and Spinoza, together, may offer a framework through which our previous discussion of God-talk may become more intelligible.  [Note: This approach is rather specialized and will not appeal to … Continue reading

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