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    Criticizing the Oneness of Transcendental Idealism

    I prefer psychical research to beliefs. To me it seems that your pessimism clouds your judgement. Healthy skepticism is of course better than blind belief, but when there is lots of good evidence, and most importantly, convergence of evidence, it is certainly not mere wishful thinking. Some of...
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    The love of normal people and the "love" mentioned in near death experience.

    I don't. If I'd believe that such a thing would be possible, I'd try to avoid it at all costs.
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    The love of normal people and the "love" mentioned in near death experience.

    If that "love" indicates a loss of self, it can't be real love. Some of the claims of "loss of self", "merging with the whole" etc. have an evil source. Either the nder, or the medium or the communicating spirit is lying. Some nders, on the other hand, are confused and can't use accurate terms...
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    Criticizing the Oneness of Transcendental Idealism

    This is Michael Tymn's newest (and probably best) blog post: Does “Oneness” in the Afterlife Mean Loss of Individuality?
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    Bruce Fenton, A Better Human Origin Story |429|

    What is the difference between biological robots in a meaningless universe and mindless parts of blob in a meaningless universe? Oneness is a "spiritual" version of materialism. Or perhaps I should call it materialism in disguise. If we are not biological robots in a meaningless universe, and...
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    Bruce Fenton, A Better Human Origin Story |429|

    Some materialists can't accept the idea of personal survival after death. When they cannot deny the fact that psi exists etc. they come up with theories like super psi or oneness. Michael Prescott's Blog - The simple life Some NDErs may experience "oneness", but it doesn't mean that it is...
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    Bruce Fenton, A Better Human Origin Story |429|

    I'm not a materialist. I believe in personal survival after death. These quotations by Titus Rivas summarize very well what I think about this topic: AMNESIA: The universality of reincarnation and the preservation of psychological structure by Titus Rivas, MA
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    Bruce Fenton, A Better Human Origin Story |429|

    The evidence shows that the "eternal oneness of all" does not exist. It is merely a religious belief. If it would be possible to dissolve into some cosmic slime ball, perhaps the soul wouldn't be completely destroyed, but it would still only exist in a vegetative state.
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    Bruce Fenton, A Better Human Origin Story |429|

    There is zero evidence for the existence of karma. Moreover, data from reincarnation research negates that belief.
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    Bruce Fenton, A Better Human Origin Story |429|

    Soul that commits suicide by dissolving into the "eternal oneness of all" is not immortal. It ceases to exist.
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    Alex Tsakiris, Four Questions About the Future of Skeptiko |414|

    Fair enough. However, it is still wise to keep in mind what David Sunfellow said about this topic: David Sunfellow, Can the Scientific Study of NDEs Reveal the Purpose of Life? |413|
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    Alex Tsakiris, Four Questions About the Future of Skeptiko |414|

    If that is enlightenment, then I would never want to become enlightened. Your version of enlightenment could be summarized as follows: suicide = enlightenment.
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    "The Untethered Soul" by Michael Singer

    "There is no individuality; there’s just universality."
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    "The Untethered Soul" by Michael Singer

    Michael A. Singer: "There is no individuality; there’s just universality." Listening in With … Michael Singer This quotation reveals the truth about Singer. I wouldn't buy his books. Deniers of self should be boycotted.
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    If Extended Consciousness Went Mainstream Tomorrow, How Would the World Change?

    These two quotes by Titus Rivas summarize very well my preferred model of spirituality: AMNESIA: The universality of reincarnation and the preservation of psychological structure Libertarian Spirituality On a personal level probably nothing would change, because I already hold this view...
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    Robert Forte, The Softer Side of CIA Psychedelic Mind Control |407|

    Thanks for the clarification. I'm repulsed by the idea of merging, whether it happens immediately after death, or at some later time. As a spiritual personalist, I find the whole idea of oneness anti-spiritual and suicidal.
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    Robert Forte, The Softer Side of CIA Psychedelic Mind Control |407|

    And yet you claim that those distinct entities are annihilated. Your own experience is evidence against the oneness theory. You came back from your trip and retained your self. Without an individual self you couldn't have even experienced anything. I'll admit that I have never taken...
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    Robert Forte, The Softer Side of CIA Psychedelic Mind Control |407|

    Psychedelics may create hallucinations of oneness. I prefer psychical research to drug-induced nightmares. Why would anybody even want to merge with anything? If you merge with "the source" or "oversoul" etc. you cease to exist.
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