Presented at the ANZURA conference, Sydney 2016. I began this presentation with a simple experiment. Without any warning I caused a very loud, totally unexpected noise that startled the audience and elicited the typical gasps, shrieks and jolting movements from everyone as you would expect. I informed the audience that I had just activated their … read more of To Catch a Fraud.
A personal account of faith as a tool of mind cultivation (Presentation made at the last Urantia Association International Conference in 2015) A very good day to everyone! Let me first say that I’m happy to be here with you, to see my old friends, and to make new friends, hopefully. It is quite challenging … read more of Cultivating Mind: Choosing The Right Tool.
Introduction Faith can be looked on in many ways. Being a fundamental element of any consideration of religion, it receives the attention of the revelators in so many ways that the word is mentioned 543 times in The Urantia Book. You are all familiar with the importance of faith, so I am treading familiar ground. … read more of The Path of Faith.
Make not the mistake of estimating the soul’s worth by the imperfections of the mind or by the appetites of the body. Judge not the soul nor evaluate its destiny by the standard of a single unfortunate human episode. Your spiritual destiny is conditioned only by your spiritual longings and purposes. [Paper 156:5.9, page 1739:4] … read more of Survival of the Subnormal Mind.