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The Human’s Universe and Its Purpose and Destiny

The Human’s Universe and Its Purpose and Destiny

Author: Robert Flash Kingsley

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781504902250

Category: Philosophy

Page: 108

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The subject of God and our origin as humans has been at odds between science and religion for centuries until just recently. Now, due to the latest findings and the merging of both fields of study, a greater view of the concept of the Creator that applies to all people equally representing both disciplines is available to benefit our entire global society. The universal comprehension of the human spirit as an extension of the creative energy of the universe now arrives for us to utilize the unseen forces of life and creation to rebuild ourselves and the world for future development and prosperity. Unification through intelligent awareness is the only way we, as a civilization, can have a bright future.

The Human's Universe and Its Purpose and Destiny

The Human's Universe and Its Purpose and Destiny

Author: Robert Flash Kingsley

Publisher:

ISBN: 1504902297

Category: Philosophy

Page: 108

View: 908

The subject of God and our origin as humans has been at odds between science and religion for centuries until just recently. Now, due to the latest findings and the merging of both fields of study, a greater view of the concept of the Creator that applies to all people equally representing both disciplines is available to benefit our entire global society. The universal comprehension of the human spirit as an extension of the creative energy of the universe now arrives for us to utilize the unseen forces of life and creation to rebuild ourselves and the world for future development and prosperity. Unification through intelligent awareness is the only way we, as a civilization, can have a bright future.

Transhumanism - Engineering the Human Condition

Transhumanism - Engineering the Human Condition

Author: Roberto Manzocco

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030049584

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 293

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This book is designed to offer a comprehensive high-level introduction to transhumanism, an international political and cultural movement that aims to produce a “paradigm shift” in our ethical and political understanding of human evolution. Transhumanist thinkers want the human species to take the course of evolution into its own hands, using advanced technologies currently under development – such as robotics, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, cognitive neurosciences, and nanotechnology – to overcome our present physical and mental limitations, improve our intelligence beyond the current maximum achievable level, acquire skills that are currently the preserve of other species, abolish involuntary aging and death, and ultimately achieve a post-human level of existence. The book covers transhumanism from a historical, philosophical, and scientific viewpoint, tracing its cultural roots, discussing the main philosophical, epistemological, and ethical issues, and reviewing the state of the art in scientific research on the topics of most interest to transhumanists. The writing style is clear and accessible for the general reader, but the book will also appeal to graduate and undergraduate students.

Our Spiritual Destiny

Our Spiritual Destiny

Author: Frederick R. Kipp

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453551288

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 319

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Our Spiritual Destiny: Manifesting New Bodies discusses the ways that evolutionary forces are continuing to unfold through all gradations of life. It explains the purpose of human life as the expansion of Consciousness in matter through ongoing body development. We have the choice to fulfill this purpose consciously at an accelerated pace by changing and raising the matter of our bodies to a level of our divine essence. Utilizing the capacities of our Higher Selves within an initiatory framework of growth and transmutation, we can actively participate in our body development, thereby helping to expedite the manifestation of new bodies. The following are passages from various chapters in the book: From Alignment Clarification: Many of the ancient wisdom traditions, sacred religious texts and modern-day writers have all alluded to some form of physical transcendence, life extension or the raising and refinement of the physical body. From the past, each culture, religion or entity has its own interpretation and language of what the stories mean or symbolize and how they apply to the present day. I believe that many of these references relate to physical ascension, physical body perfection or physical immortality. All include the same premise that our bodies are of a nature and essence which enable their transformation. From Our Journey into Matter: I have come to see all of creation as a work in progress, gradually working its way towards fulfillment. Through evolutionary forces, matter is continually being prepared to express ever-higher aspects of Consciousness in our physical life. It may not always seem like it, but I also believe we are important agents of change for the expansion of consciousness in the world. Our immortal human spirit repeatedly reincarnates within humanity with increasing experience to help unfold and expand a higher plan for matter. However, our main problem with this task is that by taking physical form in matter bodies we cannot remember our divine origins in the inner, unseen realms. From Remembering: Some religious scholars suggest that the essence of all sacred material is somehow buried deep within our being. If this is true, then helping us remember must be the intent and purpose of all divinely inspired sacred books, spiritual literature and cultural myths in the world. Somewhere in our Being or Higher Self, we already know the purpose of physical life in matter. As evolution progresses and our consciousness expands through time, we are incrementally working towards remembering this purpose. From Spiritual Orientation and Alignment: For most of us, the physical demands of our daily lives capture our conscious attention and vital energies. This happens gradually within our ritualized patterns and daily activities. Through this physical focus and orientation, the crystallizing force in matter constructs barriers within our consciousness and bodies that maintain and reinforce this alignment. Because of its compelling and coalescing nature, our life energies are drained through attachment to the form and routine of our lives. As a result, we usually feel and believe we have little left over to devote to our spiritual development. From Health and New Body Alignment: Most people have grown up with a body-centered identity. Everything about living in the world seems to condition us to identify with this orientation. The realities of physical life throughout history have encouraged us to strengthen, build up or perfect our natural body in one way or another. This alignment has ensured the survival of our species. Even today in our modern world, we continue to value the attributes of physical strength, fitness, and vitality as the ultimate experience of a good life. From the standpoint of our present bodies and our collective beliefs about them, this orientation is helpful and necessary. However

What's It All About?

What's It All About?

Author: Julian Baggini

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199885183

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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What is the meaning of life? It is a question that has intrigued the great philosophers--and has been hilariously lampooned by Monty Python. Indeed, the whole idea strikes many of us as vaguely pompous, a little absurd. Is there one profound and mysterious meaning to life, a single ultimate purpose behind human existence? In What's It All About?, Julian Baggini says no, there is no single meaning. Instead, Baggini argues meaning can be found in a variety of ways, in this life. He succinctly breaks down six answers people commonly suggest when considering what life is all about--helping others, serving humanity, being happy, becoming successful, enjoying each day as if it were your last, and "freeing your mind." By reducing the vague, mysterious question of meaning to a series of more specific (if thoroughly unmysterious) questions about what gives life purpose and value, he shows that the quest for meaning can be personal, empowering, and uplifting. If the meaning of life is not a mystery, if leading meaningful lives is within the power of us all, then we can look around us and see the many ways in which life can have purpose. We can see the value of happiness while accepting it is not everything. We can see the value of success, without interpreting that too narrowly. We can see the value of seizing the day as well as helping others lead meaningful lives. We can recognize the value of love, as perhaps the most powerful motivator of all. Illustrating his argument with the thoughts of many of the great philosophers and examples drawn from everyday life, Baggini convincingly shows that the search for meaning is personal and within the power of each of us to find.

Christian Apologetics

Christian Apologetics

Author: Douglas Groothuis

Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press

ISBN: 9781844748709

Category: Religion

Page: 823

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This comprehensive apologetic case for the Christian faith covers all the major arguments (such as cosmological, design, moral, religious experience arguments) and the reliability of the Old and New Testaments along with the key claims of Jesus, especially regarding the incarnation and resurrection. Current challenges to the Christian faith (such as postmodernism, Islam, the problem of evil and religious pluralism) are also covered. Includes chapters by New and Old Testament scholars Craig Blomberg and Richard Hess on the reliability of the Bible.

Evolutionary Theory and Human Nature

Evolutionary Theory and Human Nature

Author: Ron Vannelli

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461515456

Category: Philosophy

Page: 257

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Evolutionary Theory and Human Nature is an original, highly theoretical work dealing with the transition from genes to behavior using general principles of evolution, especially those of sexual selection. It seeks to develop a seamless transition from genes to human motivations as bio-electric brain processes (emotional-cognitive processes), to human nature propensities (various constellations of emotional-cognitive forces, desires and fears) to species typical patterns of behavior. This work covers two often antagonistic fields: biology and the social sciences. It should be of strong interest to anthropologists, sociologists, sociobiologists, psychobiologists and psychologists who are interested in the question of human nature influences on social behavior.

The New Astronomy: Opening the Electromagnetic Window and Expanding our View of Planet Earth

The New Astronomy: Opening the Electromagnetic Window and Expanding our View of Planet Earth

Author: Wayne Orchiston

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402037245

Category: Science

Page: 334

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This is an unusual book, combining as it does papers on astrobiology, history of astronomy and sundials, but—after all—Woody Sullivan is an unusual man. In late 2003 I spent two fruitful and enjoyable months in the Astronomy Department at the University of Washington (UW) working on archival material accumulated over the decades by Woody, for a book we will co-author with Jessica Chapman on the early development of Australian astronomy. The only serious intellectual distraction I faced during this period was planning for an IAU colloquium on transits of Venus scheduled for June 2004 in England, where I was down to present the ‘Cook’ paper. I knew Woody was also interested in transits (and, indeed, anything remotely connected with shadows—see his paper on page 3), and in discussing the Preston meeting with him it transpired that his 60th birthday was timed to occur just one week later. This was where the seed of ‘Woodfest’ began to germinate. Why not invite friends and colleagues to join Woody in Seattle and celebrate this proud event? I put the idea to Woody and others at UW, they liked it, and ‘Woodfest’ was born.

Black Utopias

Black Utopias

Author: Jayna Brown

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478021230

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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In Black Utopias Jayna Brown looks to utopia as a way of exploring new states of being, doing, and imagining in Black culture. Brown uses the lives and work of Black women mystics Sojourner Truth and Rebecca Cox Jackson, musicians Alice Coltrane and Sun Ra, and speculative fiction writers Samuel Delany and Octavia Butler to develop a concept of utopia that radically refuses the terms of liberal humanism. For Brown, utopia consists of those moments in the here and now when Black people—untethered from the hope of rights, recognition, or redress—celebrate themselves as elements in a cosmic effluvium. In such moments, musical, literary, and mystic practices become utopian enclaves in which Black people can take part in modes of alternative worldmaking. Brown demonstrates that engaging in such practices gives Black people the power to destabilize humanism and to create new genres of existence and models of collectivity.

The Rule of Law and Governance in Indigenous Yoruba Society

The Rule of Law and Governance in Indigenous Yoruba Society

Author: John Ayotunde Isola Bewaji

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498518383

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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This book explores aspects of indigenous Yoruba philosophy of law and relates this philosophy to the Yoruba indigenous traditions of governance. It is written with an appreciation of the relevance of the Yoruba traditions of law and governance to contemporary African experiments with imported Western democracy in the twenty-first century.

The Kingdom of the Occult

The Kingdom of the Occult

Author: Walter Martin

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781418589837

Category: Religion

Page: 750

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The Kingdom of the Occult delivers the timely followup to Dr. Martin's best-selling The Kingdom of the Cults This book takes Dr. Walter Martin's comprehensive knowledge and his dynamic teaching style and forges a strong weapon against the world of the Occult-a weapon of the same scope and power as his phenomenal thirty-five year bestseller, The Kingdom of the Cults (over 875,000 sold). Chapters include: Witchcraft and Wicca, Satanism, Pagan Religions, Tools of the Occult, Demon Possession and Exorcism, Spiritual Warfare, etc. Features include: Each chapter contains: Quick Facts; History; Case Studies; Theology; Resources