stacks
unique-design

geography

"Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but
they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths."
Muhammad Ali

religion

Chinese charater for religion

conceptual archetype of spiritual reality

mystical core

religion evolves

ancient Gnosticism

shamanism



religious reality

"Religion has it's prehistoric origin's in
man's desire to discern some purposeful agency
in the workings of Nature." - Niall Ferguson

Religion is an informal human subconscious governing structure implanted by the local social culture.

Religion that abandons its moral baseline, the moral baseline that supports LIFE, loses its subconscious governing ability and becomes nothing more than a cult of idol worshipers.

A religion will initially be based upon an initial mystical experience of the founder of the religion.

Shortly thereafter the religion will become institutionalized and begin to lose its ability to revilatize the Eternal Soul.

This ocurrs as over time as institutionalized religion becomes caught in the trap of literal explanations, explanations that were meant for children not for adults.

Effective religious myths always have three levels of understanding associated with them to reveal the Thinspace.

The two lowest levels create the duality most people know.

The base level is for children and is designed as a rude moral compass.

The middle level is for adults, teaching them to protect each other and to care for the general welfare of the tribe.

The highest level - for sages, wizards and mystics - is related to timeless wisdom and is designed by social engineers.


lack empathy not religion

Does religion cause terrorism?

Does growing up religious cut the urge to share?

"Religion essentially agrees with the orthodox scientific view that the universe operates according to mechanical principles, except for certain special circumstances in which a being external to matter, called God, interferes in the universe's deterministic laws in occurrences called miracles.

By separating God out from the universe and consigning Him to the role of clockmaker and occasional miracle-producer, the Church's response to science abetted its despiritualization of life, as should be expected given that both institutions spring from the same fundamental cultural forces.

In both the scientific and the religious view, the human being is essentially alone: in the former case because there is no God at all, and in the latter because God has been separated out from the material world in which we live." - Charles Eisenstein


"Our vision of the Heart of Creation may become obscure,
hidden away behind the Veil of Cognitive Blindness."
Athbhreith Athbheochan


who am i ?

"Wherever there stands the implication that man can do something which directly and automatically guarantees that God will perform a desired action in response, there is "religion". Thus, when a man makes a wax doll, pokes it full of pins, mutters incantations, and believes that God is thus put under obligation to punish his enemy, this is a "religious" act. But likewise, when a specially endowed holy man utters a formula over bread and wine and believes that God thereby changes them into divine substance which ineluctably has an ameliorative effect on those who partake, this is a "religious" act." - Vernard Eller

"A meeting of five faiths to reconcile their differences points up the propensity of religious groups to ignore inhuman behavior in the name of religion and pontificate on the goodness of God. Their communique stated, 'A blessing to all creation, religion is a constant reminder to humanity of the divine spark in every person.' The statement goes on to decry how "horrific acts" are justified in the name of religion. When haven't horrible acts been justified in the name of religion? Since the beginning of recorded time, evidence shows that horrible acts have always been performed in the name of religion. Human sacrifices, animal sacrifices, wars of conquest, and 'ethnic cleansing' are events that may use mythological tinder. Religion have always been a way for wily, hypocritical leaders using superstition to intimidate people and extort riches from them." - Wallace Danielson

"Imagine that we are sitting here talking of religions and that the maid Masha hears our conversation. She, of course, understands it in her own way and she repeats what she has understood to the porter Ivan. The porter Ivan again understands it in his own way and he repeats what he has understood to the coachman Peter next door. The coachman Peter goes to the country and recounts in the village what the gentry talk about in town. Do you think that what he recounts will at all resemble what we said? This is precisely the relation between existing religions and that which was their foundation. You get teachings, traditions, prayers, rites, not at fifth but at twenty-fifth hand, and, of course, almost everything has been distorted beyond recognition and everything essential forgotten long ago." - Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff


Shiva-Nataraja

Religion,
an attempt by man to understand,
categorize and quantify the ineffable,
is always doomed to failure !


religion versus spirituality

God hardwired brain

Conceptualization of the Creator and Sustainer
is hardwired into the human brain.

"Mystical states of unitive experience - oneness with the cosmos or with God - correspond to measurable activity in certain parts of the brain."
Charles Eisenstein


Understanding there is something greater than self helps one to see the actual insignificance of attempting to control things beyond one's sphere of control.

Institutionalized religion evolves over time into no more than a social control mechanism concerned with the traditions, masquerading as morals, of the institutionalized religion.

Institutionalized religion is incapable of doing the very thing that is needed by an individual feeling separated from life.

Institutionalized religion can bring the "lost soul" into a feeling of fellowship with fellow 'believers' but it can never heal the separation that man feels from the Creator and Sustainer.

The only thing that can heal the the separation that man feels from the Creator and Sustainer is mystical states of unitive experience - oneness with the cosmos or with the Creator and Sustainer.

Spiritually corrupt individuals take the reigns of religious power elevating dogma while obscuring truth.


No intercessor is needed for participation in a mystical experience !

In fact participation in a mystical experience precludes intercessors !



truth is the highest religion

religion is defined as:

an institutionalized system of belief;


Set of beliefs, values, and ritual practices based on the thought of a spiritual leader which creates a conceptual structural foundation for the extended worldview of the disciple.

Religion carries a moral obligation to cherish life along with the spirit of reverence and veneration for life.

Religion is subjective, designating the emotions and rituals of a group of people in relation with the Ineffable. Theology is objective denoting those ideas which an individual entertains respecting systematized conceptual structures of the Ineffable.

Practicing a religion is an attempt to conform in ritual and in faith to the Will of the Creator and Sustianer.



creator manifest

shamanism

Shaman asks four questions of those feeling psychic illness:

When did you stop dancing?

When did you stop singing ?

When did you stop enjoying the telling of a story ?

When did you stop enjoying silence ?


Shamanism refers to a range of traditional beliefs and practices concerned with communication with the spirit world.

Although there are many variations of shamanism throughout the world, there are some beliefs that are shared by all forms of shamanismshamanism:

The spirits can play important roles in human lives.

The shaman can control and/or cooperate with the spirits for the community's benefit.

The spirits can be either good or evil.



shamanic vision

Shamans engage various processes and techniques to incite trance; such as: singing, dancing, taking entheogens, meditating and drumming.

Animals play an important role, acting as omens and message-bearers, as well as representations of animal spirit guides.

The shaman's spirit leaves the body and enters into the supernatural world of spirit during certain tasks.

The shamans can treat illnesses or sickness.

Shamans are healers, gurus and magicians.

"Shamanistic traditions of great antiquity in Asia and the Near East has as one of their most important elements the attempt to find God through the Vale of Tears; that cannabis played a role in this, at least in some areas, is born out in the philology surrounding the ritualistic use of the plant. Whereas Western religious traditions generally stress sin, repentance, and mortification of the flesh, certain older non-Western religions employed Cannabis as a euphoriant, which allowed the participant a joyous path to the Ultimate; hence such appellations as "heavenly guide". - William A. Embolden, Jr





native gnostic

ancient Gnosticism

To the Ancient Gnostics the Demiurge created Material Reality out of the Pleroma, with the help of his six sons, the planetary Genii.

The Ancient Gnostics viewed Material Reality as faulty, a failure of the Demiurge's design due either the Demiurge's cruel nature or due to the fact that a higher power forced it upon the Demiurge.

The Ancient Gnostics divided humanity into three groups : savages who could see nothing outside the material realm (known as Atheists today); those, who like the Talmudists, worshiped the Demiurge; and lastly themselves, who worship Nous (Christ) and the true spiritual light of the higher Æons .

To the Ancient Gnostics Christ was the personification of Nous (Divine Mind) which emanated from the higher spiritual Æons .

The material body, bound in Nature, was termed Apis; the Soul, which escapes the material shell at death, was termed Serapis which is defined as the Power that organizes Reality into its present beautiful Order.




mystical core

mystical core

A mystical core exists within all religions, Eastern and Western.

This mystical core is directly related to human dreams, emotional needs and emotional experiences.

Human subconscious reality is symbolically expressed within this mystical core in each religion in ways that differ only as to culture or sub-culture.

Each religion has an element of truth in that the subconscious spiritual archetypes spring directly from human dreams, emotional needs and emotional experiences.

The essential elements of religion conceptualize spiritual reality as common among all men.

All human life is spiritually interconnected through the subconscious spiritual archetypes that express subconscious human reality in the mystical core of each religion.

The seemingly infinite myriad of physical forces that exist in reality can be broken down and seen as the interaction of four basic universal forces of energy which binds all inanimate substance in the universe.

"God" is the name given to the Creator of these four basic universal forces that bind all substance and grants inanimate substance life.
Within the mystical core all things are seen as connected to all other things.

Individual human intellects are beginning to understand the "inter-connectedness" of all things and these enlightened intellects see that science and spirituality are ultimately harmonious.

Intuition, rationalism, skepticism, and the scientific method in combination and properly balanced raises awareness. This in turn awakens the consciousness to the reality of common subconscious spiritual archetypes and common mystical core of our souls.

This awakening of consciousness allows a shifting of control over the expression of spirituality from religious authority to the individual.


A free soul needs no intercessor to God.

personal empowerment

This enlightened manner of reflecting on the mystical core of reality to understand the foundation of reality brings awakening to and human understanding of true reality.

This awakening moves individuals towards personal responsibility as well as personal empowerment.

The ultimate awakening to reality occurs when we personally experience the revelations of the infinite eternal power of the divine spark that resides within each and every human heart/soul.

From the ultimate awakening of gnosis we find infinite compassion as we walk hand in hand with God in the Garden of Paradise on the perfect evening at the end of the perfect day.



tax-free community service versus entertainment industry

religion evolves

"When we see the same ideas promulgated as divine truth, on the ancient banks of the Ganges, and the modern shores of the Mediterranean, we are constrained to admit that they have something common in their source. They may be the result of celestial revelation, or they may all alike emanate from human ingenuity. As men invent new forms of religion now, there is a presumption that others may have done so formerly. As all men are essentially human, so we may believe that their inventions will be characterised by the virtues and the failings of humanity. Again, experience tells us that similarity in thought involves similarity in action.

The Christian trinity is of Egyptian origin, and is as surely a pagan doctrine as the belief in heaven and hell, the existence of a devil, of archangels, angels, spirits and saints, martyrs and virgins, intercessors in heaven, gods and demigods, and other forms of faith which deface the greater part of modern religions." - Thomas Inman

While true religion is always the same thing, in each century and every land it has never been the same thing in any two centuries or lands.

Anyone, who traces the history of what is called Christianity, will see that nothing changes more from age to age than the doctrines taught as Christian, and insisted on as essential to Christianity and personal salvation.

The heresy of one age is the orthodox belief of the next.

Since our various theologies are so transient, why do we need to accept the teachings of men, as though they were the word of God?

Almost every sect makes Christianity rest on the personal authority of Jesus, rather than the immutable truth of the doctrines themselves.

It is hard to see why the great truths of Christianity should rest on the personal authority of Jesus, any more than the axioms of geometry rest on the personal authority of Euclid, or Archimedes.

"The authority of Jesus, as of all teachers, must rest on the truth of his words. God's word will not change, for that word is Truth. From this Jesus subtracted nothing; to this he added nothing." - Theodore Parker



panentheism


Nothing has ever emerged spontaneously in human culture from an absolute vacuum.

A religion has never suddenly appeared and been accepted by any large number of people.

All religions start from an older religion which is transformed in an attempt to better fit the current conceptual understanding.

The Hebrew religion was built upon the beliefs of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten as well as the myths of the Sumerians, Babylonians and the Canaanites.

Christianity was built by a synthesis of the Hebrew, Egyptian, Persian and Greek religions.

Islam is built upon the Christian and Hebrew religions and Arabic tradition.

Vedic Sanskrit, a classical language of India, is the liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism.

An example of a modern religion that has transformed Christianity to fit its Old Testament precepts is Mormonism.

A new testament appeared, the book of Mormon - a rewritten New and Old Testament, and Christians were converted into Mormons.

To traditional Christians this new testament appears as a fictional account of the adventures, or the life and times of Jesus, the Holy Spirit and God but to Mormons the book of Mormon is the 'word of God' written down by Joseph Smith.

The individuals that first accepted Mormonism were Christians before they became Mormon.


Christianity and Islam have much in common.

When a religion is founded it is usually founded with a "book" or a body of literature.

An example of a religion that was founded upon a mixture of Christianity and Judaism is the Elcesaites Elkasites, Helkesaites, Elchasai or Echasaites based upon the writings of Elchasai. These writings gave rise to cenobitic monasticism which resulted in the Desert Fathers - hermits, ascetics and monks - who lived mainly in the Scetes desert of Egypt, beginning around the third century.

Their ideas through their writings eventually gave rise to the Discalced Carmelites which was founded on the writings of Teresa Sanchez de Cepeda y Ahumada (St. Teresa of Ávila) and Juan de Yepes Alvarez (St. John of the Cross) in 1593.

325 Anno Domini Although Christianity has two main branches Catholicism and Protestantism they both use basically the same testament that was decided upon by the Council of Nicaea.

Protestants take the early Christian writings the Roman Catholics claim are not heretical and accept them wholeheartedly but get a slightly different message from them.

Protestants never stop to ask the question of whether the books contained in the Bible tell the whole story or whether they have been edited, corrected, redacted, combined, added to, re-edited, re-corrected and corrupted by the very group that neoevangelic Protestants or literalists condemn as a "cult", the Holy Roman Catholic Church of scribes/priests/monks, management and of course the chief executive officer, the CEO or Pope.

The difference between main stream religion and "cults" is basically the degree of acceptance by the culture in which the religion exists although many religious "authorities" condemn any religious viewpoint not their own as heretical and groups that hold such views as "cults."

All of the aforementioned religions have come from a already existing popularly acceptedinstitutionalized religion and that is why they have large numbers of adherents.

Religious "cults" that are not based upon existing religious traditions typically do not survive through several generations.

A good example of a "cult" that was not based on existing religious traditions and that had very few followers is Heaven's Gate.

Heaven's Gate religious founder Marshall Applewhite had only 38 followers follow him through "Heaven's Gate" to hitch a ride on the comet Hale-Bopp in 1997.


divine plan

Heaven's Gate Cult Initiation



walking each other home
unique-design
exit stage left


unique library index

This web site is not a commercial web site and is presented for educational purposes only.



This website defines a new perspective with which to engage reality to which its author adheres. The author feels that the falsification of reality outside personal experience has created a populace unable to discern propaganda from reality and that this has been done purposefully by an international corporate cartel through their agents who wish to foist a corrupt version of reality on the human race. Religious intolerance occurs when any group refuses to tolerate religious practices, religious beliefs or persons due to their religious ideology. This web site marks the founding of a system of philosophy named The Truth of the Way of Life - a rational gnostic mystery religion based on reason which requires no leap of faith, accepts no tithes, has no supreme leader, no church buildings and in which each and every individual is encouraged to develop a personal relation with the Creator and Sustainer through the pursuit of the knowledge of reality in the hope of curing the spiritual corruption that has enveloped the human spirit. The tenets of The Truth of the Way of Life are spelled out in detail on this web site by the author. Violent acts against individuals due to their religious beliefs in America is considered a "hate crime."

This web site in no way condones violence. To the contrary the intent here is to reduce the violence that is already occurring due to the international corporate cartels desire to control the human race. The international corporate cartel already controls the world economic system, corporate media worldwide, the global industrial military entertainment complex and is responsible for the collapse of morals, the elevation of self-centered behavior and the destruction of global ecosystems. Civilization is based on cooperation. Cooperation does not occur at the point of a gun.

American social mores and values have declined precipitously over the last century as the corrupt international cartel has garnered more and more power. This power rests in the ability to deceive the populace in general through corporate media by pressing emotional buttons which have been preprogrammed into the population through prior corporate media psychological operations. The results have been the destruction of the family and the destruction of social structures that do not adhere to the corrupt international elites vision of a perfect world. Through distraction and coercion the direction of thought of the bulk of the population has been directed toward solutions proposed by the corrupt international elite that further consolidates their power and which further their purposes.

All views and opinions presented on this web site are the views and opinions of individual men and women that, through their writings, showed the capacity for intelligent, reasonable, rational, insightful and unpopular thought. All factual information presented on this web site is believed to be true and accurate and is presented as originally presented in print media which may or may not have originally presented the facts truthfully. Opinion and thoughts have been adapted, edited, corrected, redacted, combined, added to, re-edited and re-corrected as nearly all opinion and thought has been throughout time but has been done so in the spirit of the original writer with the intent of making his or her thoughts and opinions clearer and relevant to the reader in the present time.


Fair Use Notice
This site may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of criminal justice, human rights, political, economic, democratic, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information see: www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Dedicated to the establishment of knowledge, truth, justice and a clear understanding of reality as the American way!
Copyright © Lawrence Turner
All Rights Reserved