Richard Smoley and Greg Moffitt in conversation. Modern scientific materialism dictates that the world is meaningless and devoid of purpose, and that our lives are merely a series of random, pointless, and often tragic events culminating in the annihilation of our entire existence.
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Although many people intuitively reject this relatively recent view of reality, our dominant cultural and social paradigms denigrate alternative cosmologies as superstitious, anti-scientific mumbo jumbo. But as the social, political, and economic systems upon which modern life depends continue to suffer increasing stress, existential angst and – ironically enough – cutting edge science are coming together to question the underlying assumptions of our age. Did the Big Bang actually happen? What if the Universe has neither beginning nor end? What if time, space, and matter are not the basic building blocks of reality?
Many esoteric and spiritual traditions speak of something absolute and eternal, the everlasting source of all that is. Some might call it God, while others point to a fundamental field of consciousness. Human beings are the only creatures who seem to sense that something is wrong with this world, but is something wrong with us? Abandoning that which is holding us back may help us find a way forward.
Richard’s latest book is Introduction to the Occult
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