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Comment 23 by AtheistEgbert :

I remember going through a 'spirituality phase' in my twenties, as there was very much an industry devoted to self-help books, selling spiritual journey novels, music, crystals, incense, meditation tapes and all manner of nonsense.

Ah does this explain the "buddhist bullshit" comment on another thread? There is a certainly a lot of rubbish out there. If you want to meditate it can be quite hard to find courses and books that don't set of woo alerts. Principle of these for me are any mention of energy or chakras and definitely reincarnation or karma.

Gnosticism, sufism, yoga, kabbalah, and mediation: these are all the soft introductory versions of the five main religions, and they all offer a doorway into the main religions, rather like soft drugs.

Lol I have a sudden vision of somebody in a cave up in the Himalayas saying "I started out just doing a bit of TM in the evenings and the salute the sun pose in the morning and before I knew it I was hooked ... "

Michael

Tue, 04 Jan 2011 11:32:11 UTC | #573110