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    Over the past 2500 years, the concept of free will has been debated by some of the most brilliant minds in ancient and modern history. This paper discusses landmark theories by five well-known philosophers. There are several definitions of free-will. Sometimes, it is described as an innate characteristic possessed by human beings. In juxtaposition, causal determinism states that free will is limited or does not exist. Philosophical arguments are presented by: Plato, Hobbes, Hume, Leibniz, and He…Read more
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    Many individuals have experienced a transformation of their spirituality after a near-death experience (NDE). Some of these near-death experiencers (NDErs) have reported an incongruous spiritual experience (ISE) during their NDEs. An incongruous spiritual experience occurs when NDErs perceive certain communications and/or visions that are incompatible or inconsistent with their previous religious/spiritual beliefs. In the present study the researcher examined NDE and ISE-related phenomena utiliz…Read more
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    Many similarities and correspondences are found in Jewish mysticism (Kabbalah) and Hindu mysticism (Vedanta-Advaita). In both traditions, the ultimate goal is to experience communion with a Divine Source. To reach this level of transcendence, each system speaks of an individualized soul with three characteristics that merge with a Godhead. Through deep meditative practices, the soul experiences a divine influx of the Infinite. The Hindu Upanishads and the Jewish Zohar speak of similar methodolog…Read more
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    Kabbalah Simply Stated
    Paragon House. 2004.
    This book includes the following topics on esoteric Jewish philosophy: The Secrets of the Soul, The Four Worlds of Existence, What Happens After Death, The Journey of the Soul, What the Stars are Telling Us, The Language of Numbers, Hidden Symbols in the Torah, The Lost Books of the Bible and Man’s Direct Connection to the One Divine Source. The book is illustrated by Kabbalah artist, Phillip Ratner, the founder of the Kabbalah Museum in Zefat, Israel.
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    2012: The Meaning and the Message
    Paragon House. 2010.
    According to the ancient Mayan prophecies, a major event is going to affect the entire world on December 21, 2012. In this book, many theories, possibilities, predictions, and prophecies are discussed for the purpose of uncovering the true meaning behind the end of the Mayan Long Count Calendar. Why did the Mayans believe they came from the Pleides? Why did their astronomical calendar revolve around the star Alcyone? Why did this advanced civilization build pyramids that are equal in stature to …Read more