“Seth Speaks” by Jane Roberts…the Book That Inaugurated the New Age

paranormal seth speaks “Seth Speaks” by Jane Roberts…the Book That Inaugurated the New Age

Jane Roberts’ Seth Speaks was a blockbuster of a book, written by a housewife without a literary reputation or academic credentials. See below for a fascinating video interview with the housewife whose work fascinated both mainstream psychologists and hippie mystics.Here are some quotes from it:

Seth Speaks Quotes

 

“Suffering is not good for the soul, unless it teaches you how to stop suffering. That is its purpose.”

“The interior drama, therefore, is always the important one. The “story of your life” is written by you, by each reader of this book. You are the author. There is no reason, therefore, for you to view the drama and feel trapped by it. The power to change your own condition is your own. You have only to exercise it.”
“You create your own reality.”
“Suffering is not good for the soul, unless it teaches you how to stop suffering. That is its purpose.”
“Consciousness creates form. It is not the other way around. All personalities are not physical. It is only because you are so busily concerned with daily matters that you do not realize that there is a portion of you who knows that its own powers are far superior to those shown by the ordinary self.”
“How many of you would want to limit your reality, your entire reality, to the experience you now know? You do this when you imagine that your present self is your entire personality, or insist that your identity be maintained unchanged through an endless eternity.”
“You prefer to identify with the part of you who watches television or cooks or works — the part you think knows what it is doing.”
“The experiment that would transform your world would operate upon the basic idea that you create your own reality according to the nature of your beliefs, and that all existence was blessed, and that evil did not exist in it. If these ideas were followed individually and collectively, then the evidence of your physical senses would find no contradiction. They would perceive the world and existence as good.”
“My message to the reader will be: “Basically, you are no more of a physical personality than I am, and in telling you of my reality I tell you of your own.”
“When you consider the soul, however, you usually think of it in such a light — unchanging, a psychic or spiritual citadel. But citadels not only keep out invaders, they also prevent expansion and development.”

 

“You would be much better off in reading this book if you asked yourself who you are, rather than asked who I am, for you cannot understand what I am unless you understand the nature of personality and the characteristics of consciousness.”

I hope that this book will serve to release the deeply intuitive self within each of my readers, and to bring to the foreground of consciousness whatever particular insights will serve you most.”

 

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Buddhism and Relationships

Buddhism and Relationships“Buddhism and Relationships”….an association of two terms that are not often thought of in the sme breath!

With “The Four Noble Truths of Relationships,” Susan Piven has given us a fascinating look at  modern day relationships in the light of Buddhist scripture and thought. Check it out at “The Buddha a Film by David Grudin”  website

Four Noble Truths of Relationships

Relationships are deeply uncomfortable.

Whether it’s your first date or tenth anniversary, there is simply an enormous amount of discomfort involved in relationships. We’re afraid of being hurt, disappointed, overtaxed, ignored. The interesting part is that all these things happen. This is just the way it is, even in happy relationships.

The thing no one tells you is that it’s impossible to stabilize a relationship. Yes, I really mean those italics. Impossible. The emotional exchange between two people shifts like grains of sand in the desert: some days you can see forever and some days you just have to take cover because something kicked up out of nowhere and now shit is flying all over the place. You can’t see two feet in front of you and it stings. On still other occasions, imperceptible winds cause little piles to slowly accumulate until, one day, a familiar path is altogether blocked. You just can’t tell what’s going to happen. And just like hiking in the desert, you have to be as absorbed in the present moment as you are attuned to atmospheric indicators. Woe to she whose attention to either lapses.

The bad news is you never get to where you thought you were going. You get somewhere else instead. The good news is that there’s basically no way to have a boring relationship.

Discomfort comes from trying to make the relationship comfortable.

At the root of the discomfort is the wish that it wouldn’t be uncomfortable, that we could eventually find the “right” person and relax. But the truth is that when you do find the (or a) right person, it’s anything but relaxing: your neuroses, their neuroses, and all the hopes and fears you’ve ever had about love flood your situation. Whether you bargained for it or not, you get introduced to your deepest self while someone else is trying to introduce you to their deepest self. It can get very confusing. But instead of wasting time trying to make it not confusing, better to dive right in and be really nice to each other as you consider the root of your own and his/her confusion. (Acting nice to each other in the midst of confusion is love. Shhh.) (PS Acting nice doesn’t always mean being all sweet and demure. But I digress.)

It’s the inability to create safety that plots the path to love.

True love seems to exist on some mysterious edge of its own. It can’t be controlled and when you try, it calcifies. To keep it alive, at some point you just have to let go and see what happens.

When you work with all this nuttiness, love becomes more than mere romance. It turns into something way better: intimacy. Romance has got to end, that’s just the way the cookie crumbles. But intimacy? It has no end. You can’t be, “oh, intimacy, we’ve done that. What comes next?” Nothing comes next. That’s it. Discuss.

It is possible to work with the uncertainty skillfully.

Instead of flinging yourself kamikaze-like into the flame of love, you can train in working with the heat. As with anything you consider important (or life-threatening, for that matter), you don’t want to just show up and hope for the best. You want to play the odds.

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Three Books About The New Cold War

Cold War

New Cold War?

The London Review of Books

Vol. 39 No. 5 · 2 March 2017

Eat Your Spinach by
Tony Wood

  • Return to Cold War by Robert Legvold
  • Polity, 208 pp, £14.99, February 2016, ISBN 978 1 5095 0189 2
  • Should We Fear Russia? by Dmitri Trenin
  • Polity, 144 pp, £9.99, November 2016, ISBN 978 1 5095 1091 7
  • Who Lost Russia? How the World Entered a New Cold War by Peter Conradi
  • Oneworld, 384 pp, £18.99, February, ISBN 978 1 78607 041 8

Not since the days of Ronald Reagan has Russia played such a prominent role in US political life. After Donald Trump’s shock victory – greeted in the Russian parliament with cheers and champagne – came accusations of Russian meddling in the US electoral process, followed in January by the leak of a dossier claiming that the Russian authorities had accumulated (even more) compromising information on Trump. More recently there have been alarms over the Kremlin’s connections with and possible influence on the incoming secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, and Trump’s now ex-national security adviser, Michael Flynn. The rhetoric emanating from US politicians and media commentators too seems to be drawn from another era. In November, a murky online group called PropOrNot went full McCarthy by releasing ‘The List’, designed to name and shame – or indeed casually smear – websites which it believes ‘reliably echo Russian propaganda’. In January, Fox News rolled back the years by announcing that there was ‘no Soviet source’ for the DNC leaks, and the title of a piece in the New York Review of Books – though it was soon corrected to reflect events since 1991 asked: ‘Was Snowden a Soviet Agent?’ The Russian official media, in their turn, have been producing waves of anti-Western rhetoric for a few years now, but the Ukraine crisis and the sanctions put in place by the US, Canada and the EU sent them to fevered new heights. Continue reading

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Amazon Authors Beware

Amazon Authors Beware

 

Amazon Authors Beware

Even Amazon makes mistakes.

If you’re publishing on Amazon, stay informed and vigilant!
…from change.org

Here’s why:

Richard Mulder’s experience on Amazon is something that many published authors may not have experienced.Nonetheless, it can happen to anyone. This is why his message isso important: Amazon Authors Beware.

“My name is Richard M. Mulder. I am the author of The Secret JournalConquest: Rise of the Fifth Horseman and the Co-Producer of the new SciFan™ Magazine. After a very successful launch of our first issue, on the 12th of January 2017 I received the following email from Amazon.com:

Hello,
We are reaching out to you because we have detected that borrows for your books are originating from systematically generated accounts. Systematic accounts are those that facilitate illegitimate reading or borrow activity. While we support the legitimate efforts of our publishers to promote their books, attempting to manipulate the Kindle platform and/or Kindle programs is not permitted. As a result of the irregular borrow activity, we have removed your books from the Amazon store and are terminating your account and your Agreement effective immediately.

As part of the termination process, we will close your account(s) and remove the books you have uploaded from Amazon. We will issue a negative adjustment to any outstanding royalty payments. Additionally, as per our Terms and Conditions, you are not permitted to open new accounts and will not receive future royalty payments from additional accounts created.

If you have any questions, please email us at [censored].

Best Regards,

[censored]
Amazon.com
Your feedback is helping us build Earth’s Most Customer-Centric Company.

Amazon Authors Beware

Needless to say, I was in shock. Though I had been genuinely surprised by the over 70,000 Kindle Edition Normalized Pages (KENP) read in our first 12 days, I never suspected that any ‘illegitimate reading or borrow activity’ had been at play. SciFan™ Magazine had been an Amazon Bestseller for nearly 2 weeks, and we had maintained our ranking in the top 100 anthologies since day one.

In response, I sent several emails and made a few calls to Amazon. After patience and persistence, after 3 days I am pleased to announce that they owned up to their mistake and reinstated my account…”

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Who Was Benjamin Graham

 

Stock Exchange

“To invest successfully over a lifetime does not require a stratospheric IQ, unusual business insights, or inside information. What’s needed is a sound intellectual framework for making decisions and the ability to keep emotions from corroding that framework.”
Warren Buffet, Benjamin Graham’s most famous student Continue reading

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Your Favorite Books

Books                           Your Favorite Books?……….by Erin French

Books – whether we grew up listening to them be read to us or felt drawn to read them at a young age – have provided us with insights that are not always attainable in a world full of movie-goers and non-readers.. As time goes by, a select number of books have provided not only knowledge, but also inspiration. Continue reading

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Books Into Film

                                 

 

A Farewell to Arms                                                  Books into Film
                                                      by Erin French

Books into film…always a challenge. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Once again, roving reporter Erin French lets us know what people are thinking, saying and doing in the world of books and media. Continue reading

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Reading Online versus Watching Videos

Internet Icons

 

Reading Online versus Watching Videos

by Erin French

 To read or not to read…what’s going on online is reshaping communication, having created new expectations regarding the speed and format of communication in today’s increasingly interconnected world. Once again Erin French has given us a glimpse at what people are actually doing and saying about how they communicate – and what their expectations are! Continue reading

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Do Books Have a Future?

Renaissance Book

Do books have a future?

What is the future of books in print?
by Erin French

Ever since the first book was printed in 1455 by Johannes Gutenberg, the printed word has been celebrated by book-lovers and non-book-lovers alike. But with the progression of the internet today, the future of books in print has been a major subject to consider. Continue reading

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Interview With Author J.D. Vance

 

 

Appalachia

This excerpt is from an interview at americanconservative.com with J. D. Vance, the author of Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and a Culture in Crisis.

“I wrote last week about the new nonfiction book Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and a Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance, the Yale Law School graduate who grew up in the poverty and chaos of an Appalachian clan. The book is an American classic, an extraordinary testimony to the brokenness of the white working class, but also its strengths. Continue reading

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