The Shimmering Dead End
Thoughts on the packaging and sale of nonduality

Archive for January 2012

The end of spirituality

January 17, 2012

There is only one thing that holds all the world’s spiritual ideas in common, the fact that they are known by human beings. All the billions of relationships with God, a higher power, or a higher self of any conception, all find their point of rendering in the mind as ideation. In essence, cognitive neuroscience […]

What’s really behind the “global consciousness shift”

January 13, 2012

The roots of the idea of a ubiquitously-experienced shift in human consciousness extend to at least the late 19th century and the birth of European theosophy. Marilyn Ferguson’s The Aquarian Conspiracy gave the idea many more legs in 1980, and recent speculation about the winter solstice in 2012 has it running like a jack rabbit. […]

Cognition and nondual consciousness

January 7, 2012

Our nondual identity is the one we are right now. However, unless we have already seen that this is true, we’re probably chasing a spiritual Xanadu or lonely outpost in emptiness. Why? What’s the barrier to a recognition of what’s always true in each and every one of us? The traditions almost universally put desire […]