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by tatpurusa
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Conspirituality - the overlap between the New Age and conspiracy beliefs
Replies: 93
Views: 3587

Re: Conspirituality - the overlap between the New Age and conspiracy beliefs

One last thing. Steiner comes across as genuine and compassionate spiritualist, and I actually enjoyed his writings, although some of it was obscure, and in light of this thread I think is an important historical person whom bridged different elements into a condensed form of epistemology and anthr...
by tatpurusa
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Karma in the animal realm?
Replies: 28
Views: 1440

Re: Karma in the animal realm?

Wayfarer wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:36 pm
What’s the Sanskrit derivation of the word ‘karma’?
Karma is derived from the present participle of the verb root kṛ = to do.
Its standard meaning hence is "the doing" or "doings".
by tatpurusa
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Conspirituality - the overlap between the New Age and conspiracy beliefs
Replies: 93
Views: 3587

Re: Conspirituality - the overlap between the New Age and conspiracy beliefs

I think these criteria are very inadequate. How can genuine free thinking be negative? I think it is important to discern between those who simply swap their beliefs in official authorities to adopting the beliefs of other authorities within some other groups. They are in no way free thinkers, just...
by tatpurusa
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Conspirituality - the overlap between the New Age and conspiracy beliefs
Replies: 93
Views: 3587

Re: Conspirituality - the overlap between the New Age and conspiracy beliefs

Grigoris wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:15 pm

New Agers, on the other hand, tend to reject their religion and rip off elements from other religions.
With this I agree. I personally find new age an extremely disgusting, fake stuff.
by tatpurusa
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Conspirituality - the overlap between the New Age and conspiracy beliefs
Replies: 93
Views: 3587

Re: Conspirituality - the overlap between the New Age and conspiracy beliefs

free thinking, distrust of authority and institutions, a tendency to unusual beliefs or experiences, a tendency to detect ‘hidden’ patterns and correspondences, and an attraction to alternative paradigms, particularly in alternative health — which would all make one more prone to conspiracy theorie...
by tatpurusa
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Conspirituality - the overlap between the New Age and conspiracy beliefs
Replies: 93
Views: 3587

Re: Conspirituality - the overlap between the New Age and conspiracy beliefs

The 'glass half empty' version of that would be; I am credulous, irrational, anti-authoritarian, and value my personal opinion over the considered opinions of others. It is no mystery that someone with those characteristics would be a perfect audience for conspiracy theorists. There is a contradict...
by tatpurusa
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Conspirituality - the overlap between the New Age and conspiracy beliefs
Replies: 93
Views: 3587

Re: Conspirituality - the overlap between the New Age and conspiracy beliefs

Just because some Buddhists (that would probably score high on schizotypy tests) are drawn to these aspects, does not mean that is what the majority of Buddhists and Buddhism are/is about. For most Buddhists (especially those in Buddhist countries) Buddhism is practiced in a classic religious style...
by tatpurusa
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1286
Views: 58717

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

BioCubaFarma guarantees production of 22 medications for the treatment of Covid-19

http://en.granma.cu/cuba/2020-03-17/bio ... f-covid-19
by tatpurusa
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bon online?
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: Bon online?

novicem wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:51 pm
Does anyone on this forum give Bon teachings online?
I would highly recommend you to contact:
http://shenten.org/
by tatpurusa
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Conspirituality - the overlap between the New Age and conspiracy beliefs
Replies: 93
Views: 3587

Re: Conspirituality - the overlap between the New Age and conspiracy beliefs

Oh yeah, I've read that before. It is partly why I see it as a red flag when I hear people say they are into New Age or Occult stuff, and even Eastern spirituality, as the Nazis sent representatives to Tibet when they were developing their idea of the Aryan race. It comes from even before. A lot of...
by tatpurusa
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Conspirituality - the overlap between the New Age and conspiracy beliefs
Replies: 93
Views: 3587

Re: Conspirituality - the overlap between the New Age and conspiracy beliefs

Connected to this (and the last thing I will mention), is the general connection between New Ageism and Christianity. As the New Age movement is entirely a Western thing, it perhaps should not be surprising that it is strongly influenced by Christianity. What I've noticed is that the New Age moveme...
by tatpurusa
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What happened to Jordan Peterson?;
Replies: 43
Views: 1574

Re: What happened to Jordan Peterson?;

So he was prescribed benzos to treat his anxiety about the auto-immune disease, not to treat the auto-immune disease. Anxiety is not a symptom of auto-immune disease, it is a reaction to it. Actually, auto-immune diseases can be triggered by anxiety. Actually I should clarify something here: Benzos...
by tatpurusa
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What happened to Jordan Peterson?;
Replies: 43
Views: 1574

Re: What happened to Jordan Peterson?;

- in a german study meat eating scored second (!) right after racism for predicting who votes for the AFD. In a similar study in Austria the Narcissism was the best dark factor that predicted who would be voting for the fascists. Recently sadistic narcissism was found to be especially important for...
by tatpurusa
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What happened to Jordan Peterson?;
Replies: 43
Views: 1574

Re: What happened to Jordan Peterson?;

- in a german study meat eating scored second (!) right after racism for predicting who votes for the AFD. In a similar study in Austria the Narcissism was the best dark factor that predicted who would be voting for the fascists. Recently sadistic narcissism was found to be especially important for...
by tatpurusa
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What happened to Jordan Peterson?;
Replies: 43
Views: 1574

Re: What happened to Jordan Peterson?;

This doesn’t seem to be the best way to manage one’s healthcare decision making Trusting a healthcare system based on and dominated by multinational private companies and their private interests with ethics of any kind is not the best way to manage one's healthcare decision making. Uh...that’s not ...
by tatpurusa
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What happened to Jordan Peterson?;
Replies: 43
Views: 1574

Re: What happened to Jordan Peterson?;

I dislike the word ‘toxic’ - I’m not sure what it means - but it seems that he took the advice of his daughter, who has no medical qualifications, to go on a diet consisting solely of meat, salt and water for over a year; She managed thereby to get symptom-free from some "uncurable" diseases. Had s...
by tatpurusa
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What happened to Jordan Peterson?;
Replies: 43
Views: 1574

Re: What happened to Jordan Peterson?;

Don't want to be that guy, but lately it almost seems like he is under a STRONG influence of his daughter. There is something toxic in that family. how is it toxic, if members of a family help each other and influence one another in the process? I think schadenfreude, though sometimes feels extreme...
by tatpurusa
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What happened to Jordan Peterson?;
Replies: 43
Views: 1574

Re: What happened to Jordan Peterson?;

How the mighty have fallen... Some context of the Russia treatment. https://sputniknews.com/russia/202002081078259858-jordan-peterson-goes-to-russia-for-emergency-treatment-after-4-weeks-in-icu-daughter-says/ https://sputniknews.com/viral/202002111078287346-jordan-petersons-daughter-haters-health-s...
by tatpurusa
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1286
Views: 58717

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

I find it hard to believe that the combination of an anti-malarial and an antibiotic can treat a viral infection... Regarding the effect of anti-malarial drugs the following video and the quoted commentaries could give some explanation. Especially read the research articles linked by the commentato...
by tatpurusa
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1286
Views: 58717

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Dutch GP Cures Coronavirus Patients, But The Dutch Government Isn't Happy https://www.sott.net/article/432141-Dutch-GP-Cures-Coronavirus-Patients-But-The-Dutch-Government-Isnt-Happy Setting up to fail: Gates funded clinical trial on hydroxychloroquine uses Vitamin C as placebo https://www.sott.net/a...

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