Monday, October 22, 2018

Sunday Reading Yogananda on Healing

From a Self Realization Booklet, lecture given January 4, 1940 Los Angeles

 Yogananda Lecture on Healing - 1.m4a
  Yogananda Lecture Healing -2-.m4a
  Yogananda Lecture Healing -3-.m4a

Since Joel was a friend of Yogananda and they shared an awareness of the developments around the world in the area of spiritual healing, I thought this would be appropriate.  It is a reading from a small booklet available from The Self Realization Center.

I think the lessons are well stated, especially the comments about the world being a dream.  As for the advice to not be rigidly against any form of materia medica, I would have to agree.  I think this is the proper outlook for beginners on the path. One may have a miraculous healing from a practitioner, but if medical care is needed or required, we do what is necessary and logical to help ourselves and family.

Spiritual healing requires a commitment and often a practitioner with  a deep conviction of the power of God and non-power of matter.  This is eventually what every sincere student seeks. However, we must respect the level of spiritual development of our friends and family.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

ACIM is INCOMPATIBLE with The Infinite cannot study both.

I understand that some people are drawn to the ACIM, but please do your homework!  It is not what it appears and it is INCOMPATIBLE with The Infinite Way.

Just research the authors and their backgrounds.

Comprehensive Site:

Pay particular attention to words of renowned psychiatrist, Dr. Colin Ross:

"Dr. Colin Ross, a psychiatrist specializing in dissociative disorders, has written a summary about Project Bluebird based on documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. Ross states that many prisoners and mental patients were subjected to unethical mind control experiments by leading psychiatrists and medical schools and that academic psychiatry has never acknowledged the truth of these events. Dr. Ross believes that the “network” of mind control doctors utilized in the Bluebird Project has done great harm to the field of psychiatry and to psychiatric patients.
He states, “The participation of psychiatrists and medical schools in mind control research was not a matter of a few scattered doctors pursuing questionable lines of investigation. Rather, the mind control experimentation was systematic, organized, and involved many leading psychiatrists and medical schools. The mind control experiments were interwoven with radiation experiments, and research on chemical and biological weapons. They were funded by the CIA, Army, Navy, Air Force, and by other agencies including the Public Health Service and the Scottish Rite Foundation. The psychiatrists, psychologists, neurosurgeons, and other contractors conducting the work were imbedded in a broad network of doctors, and much of the research was published in medical journals. The climate was permissive, supportive, and approving of mind control experimentation.”
Dr. Ross continues to list a disturbing number of experimentations and manipulations done on ill-informed and innocent American citizens, including the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, where illiterate, poor, rural black men with syphilis were recruited as subjects, told they had bad blood and were deliberately not treated. He states that unethical radiations experiments were performed on about 600 people beginning in the 1940s and ending in the 1970s, including injecting patients with plutonium, without their informed consent. And in Washington and Oregon state prisoners were offered five dollars a month to have their testicles irradiated.
But besides the frightening evil of the physical experimentations done on innocents, Project Bluebird was focused on the mind and how to manipulation and control through the use of drugs and hypnosis. The goal was to create Manchurian Candidates by causing amnesic barriers, by shattering the old personality to birth new and efficient ones and implanting hypnotic codes and triggers so that the person being manipulated would never understand his role. And according to the documents obtained by Ross, they were actually quite successful."

The agenda, according to those interested in this sphere of investigation, is to inflitrate and dilute the American left with New Age ideas and inward-focussed, anti-rational religious movements.
The Making of 'A Course in Miracles'

Excerpt from :

William Thetford, also a Columbia professor, was a mysterious character, and "probably the most sinister person I ever met," the priest recalled. Only after he retired from teaching did Thetford's Columbia colleagues (who knew him best as a rare-books expert) discover that all during the years they worked with him, the man had been employed as an agent of the CIA--one who was, among other things, present at the first fission experiment conducted by physicists assigned to the Manhattan Project. Thetford also was "the most religious atheist I have ever known," Groeschel recalled, and conceived a great enthusiasm for A Course in Miracles, personally arranging for its publication. Schucman was embarrassed, Groeschel remembered, and confided to the priest her fear that the book would create a cult, which of course it did.

Groeschel initially read the Course as "religious poetry," but grew steadily more negative in his assessment of it as the years passed and sales of the three volumes passed into the millions of copies. From his point of view, A Course in Miracles served to undermine authentic Christianity more effectively than just about any other work he could recall, and while he was inclined to reject the position of St. John of the Cross that "these things are diabolical unless proven otherwise," doubts had crept in over the years. Most troubling to him by far was the "black hole of rage and depression that Schucman fell into during the last two years of her life," the priest explained. She had become frightening to be with, Groeschel recalled, spewing psychotic hatred not only for A Course in Miracles but "for all things spiritual." When he sat at Schucman's bedside as she lay dying, "she cursed, in the coarsest barroom language you could imagine, `that book, that goddamn book.' She said it was the worst thing that ever happened to her. I mean, she raised the hair on the back of my neck. It was truly terrible to witness."

William Thetford

Who You Really Are - Kirtana

Lovely song, one of many by Kirtana
Sent to me by a student, a survivor of slavery, so lovely and moving.

May 1959 Monthly Letter -God Realizatoin Dissolves Material Sense

  May 1959 Monthly Letter 1.m4a
  May 1959 Monthly Letter 2.m4a

Friday, October 12, 2018

Joel S. Goldsmith Writings and Lessons

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