David John Collier replied to Depth Alliance Board's discussion Join the Depth Discussion: Understanding Others' Beliefs — Week of 8-22-13
"It seems to me the height of arrogance to attempt to disqualify another's beliefs; except of course in the therapeutic arena.
We call this 'interference' in another person's life, through which they will normally/eventually learn for themselves the…"
Aug 24, 2013
David John Collier replied to Depth Alliance Board's discussion Depth Discussion: How do we solve seemingly "unsolvable" problems? Week of 8-15-13
"To start with, suggest cancelling any thought that a problem is unsolvable!  And recognising that we can't please everyone all the time. 
Some problems are not ours, they are for another to sort out.  Beware the 'rescuer' psychology which inter alia…"
Aug 16, 2013
David John Collier replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion Join the Depth Discussion: Finding the Sacred in Everyday Life - Week of 7-25-13
"Goodness me! So many posts to read. In attempted answer to Kerry Dennehy's three questions:-
1. don't know anyone who sees beauty daily, rather it seems to be something that strikes occasionally.
2. my accomplished friend has a commission from God…"
Jul 26, 2013
David John Collier replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion Join the Depth Discussion: Finding the Sacred in Everyday Life - Week of 7-25-13
"I don't practice this daily, only occasionally.  Thus i appear to be normal or at least normative!  Don't know anyone who practices it daily.  Even a highly Spiritually accomplished friend who is now way beyond 'the' Buddha's (reported) achievement…"
Jul 25, 2013
David John Collier replied to Depth Alliance Board's discussion Join this week's "Depth Discussion" about Jung's "2,000,000-year-old" man revealed in our dreams — July 18, 2013
"My dreams have been lucid and in colour for decades now.  No sign of a cave man yet!  There was a scary threat from a tiger once which took a couple of dreams to overcome: i assumed this was symbolic or metaphorical.
However, the tripartite brain…"
Jul 19, 2013
David John Collier replied to Depth Alliance Board's discussion Join the "Depth Discussion" about Hillman's Notion of Eros & Psych — July 11, 2013
"I see this possibility only in an individual's free will decision and commitment to engage in personal development (so-called), otherwise known as the Hero's Journey: inwards to face and heal their shadow side.
Spirit notices who is so committed…"
Jul 14, 2013
David John Collier commented on Bonnie Bright's blog post Ecopsychopathy and Sustainability: The End of Life as We Know It
"Hi Aleksandar,
sorry i mis-spelt your name.
yes, as Jung thought, the path to Self-realisation is largely to let go of the ego (or rather be in control of it, especially to deflate an inflated ego).
but in my experience (and beyond that of Jung;…"
Apr 9, 2013
David John Collier commented on Bonnie Bright's blog post Ecopsychopathy and Sustainability: The End of Life as We Know It
"Further to Aleksander's comment, i can recall a number of instances in which i was clearly influenced to be in the right place at the right time (e.g. a group meditation for world peace on the top of a local hill i didn't know about beforehand);…"
Apr 8, 2013
David John Collier commented on Bonnie Bright's blog post Ecopsychopathy and Sustainability: The End of Life as We Know It
"Couldn't agree more with the diagnosis, if not the somewhat academic perspective common to all academic disciplines, which serves inter alia to put off many people. By definition it puts off most people, given that most are not academic.  Thus any…"
Mar 27, 2013

Trauma, Science and the Spiritual Path

I am an ex-senior science administrator and stored products entomologist; electronics inventor; ex-specialised kinesiologist and clinical hypnotherapist; now a psychic and (by the grace of God) a mystic, with science degrees in biology & psychology, also a B.A. majoring in sustainability.

I hold that we may only know through direct experience, all else being hearsay.  Of course even experience is subject to uncertainty, and is best reality checked-especially metaphysical…

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