Near Death Experiences

NDE Overview |  NDE Common Elements |  NDE Experts and Researchers | NDE Books Near Death Experiences Near Death Experiences (NDEs) are reported by individuals who have been pronounced clinically dead or very close to death. These compelling first hand reports about what happens...
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Nonduality

What Is Nonduality? Nonduality is the philosophical, spiritual, and scientific understanding of non-separation and fundamental intrinsic oneness. For thousand of years, through deep inner inquiry, philosophers and sages have came to the realization that there is only one...
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Visionary Art

“Visionary art is art that purports to transcend the physical world and portray a wider vision of awareness including spiritual or mystical themes, or is based in such experiences.” – Wikipedia What is Visionary Art? An Artist’s Perspective by Gregg Lauer...
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Entheogens

An entheogen (“generating the divine within”) is a chemical substance used in a religious, shamanic, or spiritual context that may be synthesized or obtained from natural species. The chemical induces altered states of consciousness psychological or physiological....
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Gnosticism

An Introduction to Gnosticism and The Nag Hammadi Library What is Gnosticism? “Gnosis” and “Gnosticism” are still rather arcane terms, though in the last two decades they have been increasingly encountered in the vocabulary of contemporary society. The word Gnosis derives from...
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Sufism

Sufism (or taṣawwuf; Arabic: الصوفية‎) is a branch of Islam, defined by adherents as the inner, mystical dimension of Islam; others contend that it is a perennial philosophy of existence that pre-dates religion, the expression of which flowered within Islam. Its essence has also...
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Mysticism

  Six great religions have shaped the major civilizations that exist today: the three Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) and the three Eastern religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism/Confucianism). These religions seem to be quite at odds with each...
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