Our property on the Bay of Quinte is home to several species of native trees. In one area we call the glen, we’ve been witnessing an ongoing onslaught by invasive insects. Over a period of three to four years we watched helplessly as the ash trees slowly lost their battles to the Ash Borer Beetle. It bores pencil holes into the bark, then tunnels under it, robbing the trees of vital sap. Simultaneous attacks by tent caterpillars forced the trees to leaf out twice in the same season depleting their reserves.

The first tree to come down was a 60 foot specimen that was still mostly alive when we felled it. It came down with a heavy thud that shook the little glen, and sent my son and me running for cover.  We bucked the branches and left the trunk for another day.

Three nights later I awoke around 4:30 AM for a bathroom visit, and became wide awake afterwards. Since it was a mild October night, I put on my bathrobe and slippers in the dark, and decided to walk down to the glen to make a rare, early morning meditation.

As I descended into the glen I hit something. I had forgotten about the felled tree laying in the middle of the very dark glen. Even though my eyes were dark adapted, I did not see the branches lying on the ground until I walked into them. As I peered into the darkness before me, my eyes took in a faint ribbon of light stretching away from me for many feet into the night’s darkness. I had to take a few steps back to catch my breath and regain my balance.

Puzzled, I walked back up to the rim of the glen from where I could see that there were no patches of low-lying fog forming anywhere down in the glen. The night sky above was clear and starlit, and I could not see any sky shine from other ground sources. I gave the long sliver of glowing light a wide berth so as not to disturb it, as I walked around to approach it from another angle to see if I could discover its source and extent.  This time as I got closer, I could make out a soft grey-blue  glow hovering over the full length of the carcass of the tree. As my mind took in the significance of the scene my head dropped intuitively out of respect for what I knew in my heart was a lifeforce leaving the dying tree. I said some words of regret, and my body started to shake with excitement or cold, as I sat in quiet wonder.   

The glow disappeared as the morning light entered the glen. I rushed to the house to investigate the strange light on-line.  My cursory research suggested that the grey-blue glow fit the pattern for bioluminescence from decaying organic matter. The common name is Foxfire or Will ‘o the Wisp, and it was documented long ago. The usual sources are decaying matter and fungi, and the glow is so faint that it can only be observed if your eyes have been dark adapted. Apparently, the light is produced by a pair of special enzymes present in decaying matter which react with each other to release biophotons of soft light. After discussing the tree’s eerie glow with an experienced woodsmen and chemist, I chose the simple explanation that the light I had observed that morning came from rotting sawdust created under the ash bark by destructive beetle activity.

A few days later I started to dissect the trunk for firewood, and I noticed how thick the bark was, and how little actual sawdust had been produced by the beetle invaders. The amount of sawdust under the bark was trivial, and it just didn’t seem possible that so little organic matter could produce all the light that I had observed. In addition, the bark was so thick that it would surely absorb all the light photons completely. More compelling, was the sudden realization that the rest of the ash trees that were still standing were equally infected, but they did not give off any visible light emissions on that night. As the realization sank in; that the eerie glow over the dying ash tree was most likely its life force or spirit leaving the dying carcass, it sent a chill up my spine.

I consulted some of the top forestry research and management experts in Canada, who ruled out an explosion of the Armillaria fungus, that glows in the dark forest, and can spread over large areas of forest floor and acts as a communication system for trees. It became clear that the unusual glow could not be explained satisfactorily by natural processes. I reviewed my personal impressions as I witnessed the event, keeping in mind that my human presence in the glen could have perturbed the natural electromagnetic field energies present on that morning. The physical evidence I observed that morning informed me (mentally and spiritually) that spirits live  in trees. Why is there no documentation of this anywhere? Can only autistic eyes discern spirits and things that glow in the night? Now I see trees differently. Wherever there are trees, there is abundant life. They’re like living fasteners that connect the sky with the earth. Because they live in both worlds, they act as a conduit of communication between them.  

FMRI studies reveal that consciousness is still measurably present after the brain/body has died, telling us that consciousness is not the result of biological processes. Science supports the theory that trees have intelligence, because trees have been observed to mount organized defences against a deadly threat like invading insects. Planning and strategizing require creative thought.

When the rest of the ash group is felled this spring, they will hopefully provide more opportunities to study this undocumented phenomenon, perhaps with a night vision camera.

Shamanic and other spiritual cultures around the world honour and use sacred trees as: portals or gateways to hidden worlds, sources of wisdom, and even wish fulfillment. To name just a few, the Mohawks of North America honour the cedar as the sacred tree of life. The Caribe natives honour the ceiba tree, and West African’s have spiritual relationships with the iroko tree.

The visible light emissions coming from the ash tree trunk 3 days after it was cut down, proved to me with high confidence that trees have a spiritual nature that gives them life, and it can be observed and possibly documented under the right conditions.


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Comment by Steve Staniek on February 1, 2021 at 1:56pm


Human souls actively seeking spiritual evolution through the continuous improvement [purification] process of re-incarnation, understand that each time we take on human flesh, a prerequisite for re-admission into Earth’s physical plane, we return to complete: unfinished work, important life lessons, or to teach what we’ve already learned to humanity.

Various sources of occult knowledge reveal that Jesus the Nazarene [and Essene] lived around 300 lifetimes before he achieved the spiritual level of an ascended master. Holger Kirsten’s book: “Jesus Lived in India”, informs us that Jesus, as a member of the royal house of David, as well as a young Essene student, studied in all the mystery schools of the day. He studied Buddhism with monks in the Levant, as well as Tibet where his presence was documented. He studied in Alexandria, and the Egyptian schools. He meditated in the King’s chamber in the Great Pyramid of spiritual transformation.

After a lifetime of education in the mystery schools, Jesus still didn’t feel inspired or motivated to begin his public career, until his initiation in the River Jordan. The bible narrative suggests that there was something magically transformative in the waters of the River Jordan, that put the fire in Jesus’s belly to set off on his itinerant ministry.

                                                           Leonardo DaVinci 

I was raised in the 60s, in a fairly new but fast-growing suburb in southern Ontario, which became part of the Roman Catholic parish of St. John the Baptist. Roman Catholic children are not just exposed to Christian dogma, they’re actively indoctrinated in the basic teachings [common Christianity], and pushed through the seven sacraments, before being confirmed or certified, as a Roman Catholic. Roman Catholics are subject to many laws of the church, and “laws and consequences” create a form of spiritual regulation, or subtle governance.  As human history has shown repeatedly, church leaders who become corrupted with temporal power, become oppressive tyrants who create false spiritual regulation which actually develops into a form of toxic spiritual domination.

Some re-incarnationists believe that as we advance spiritually from lifetime to lifetime, we become more “adept”, or skilled, at making special arrangements for our next life. We may be able to set up meetings [contracts] with specific people, or prepare special clues that will awaken our cosmic memories to the agenda that brought us back here. Unfortunately, the veil of forgetfulness is pulled over us when we incarnate, and we forget most of the details of our life plan.

There are many levels of Christian mysteries, and only sworn initiates were shown the highest secrets regarding “the ineffable cloud of unknowing”, now revealed as Yahweh-Jehovah. This is usually when the hook of guilt, presented as “divine sacrifice”, is set into their young and innocent souls. They’re never given a chance to study other spiritual paths, or shop around for a religion of their own.

At the very front of St. John the Baptist church, behind the altar, they had installed a large carved frontispiece. It was a wall-sized mural of Jesus standing in the River Jordan, and being baptized by John the Baptist, with a dove floating over them. As children, we looked at that religious scene every week, until it receded into the background, and eventually no one noticed it anymore.

As I grew up, I struggled with church teachings and doctrine that didn’t seem: honest, moral, or life giving. I went to a Catholic boys high school where I was assaulted by a teacher-priest who almost destroyed my life. Still a believer, I connected later with Jesuits and went on spiritual retreats, but even their learned retreat masters could not resolve the darkness that I saw in the Catholic church. I left the Catholic church, and cut all ties, until we had a child.

In our opinion, the Catholic school system provided better quality education, and so we started our child in the same system, and even the same church. As parents, we took our son to church on Sundays, and there I was, starring at the frontispiece of John baptizing Jesus in the River Jordan. Week after week I pondered the baptismal scene, as though it held some secret message for me.

I was working in Health Physics at McMaster University at the time. It had started as a Baptist college in Toronto before relocating to Hamilton, and the Divinity College still maintained a large library. I spent many lunch hours reading and studying the deep roots of Christianity. Around that time, a Canadian artist named Leonard Cohen released a song called “Suzanne”.

Some of the lyrics say:

And Jesus was a sailor when he walked upon the water
And he spent a long time watching from his lonely wooden tower
And when he knew for certain only drowning men could see him
He said all men will be sailors then until the sea shall free them
But he himself was broken, long before the sky would open
Forsaken, almost human, he sank beneath your wisdom like a stone”.

Cohen’s cryptic lyrics haunted me for years, and then suddenly I saw the whole event and understood what had happened. I saw big and burly John the baptizer come out of the desert, to hold his cousin Jesus underwater for a few calculated minutes, to initiate him into the mystery of the “kingdom of heaven”.  

John was also from the Essene community, and he had taken the common practice of ritual bathing to the extreme in the River Jordan, where he discovered the portal to paradise. The NDE was powerful but dangerous magic that would provide a glimpse of the other side of life, and John pushed Jesus through the gates of death until he flat lined.  Jesus submitted to a mini death, in order to get a peek at the other side. Experiencing death, may have prepared him to face the horrors of the cross years later.

Though John had initiated many others in this mystery, it is said that Jesus was the only one who came back with a full remembrance of what he experienced. And it sounds like his NDE was a positive one, because afterwards he began to speak publicly, and spread the good news, or “gospel”, that there is love in god’s heaven. He came out declaring that god is love, and he began to rehabilitate the fearful, vengeful Yahweh-Jehovah, that had a history of absolute destruction since Jericho.

I like to think that I had prearranged “my discovery of Jesus’s NDE”, and now the frontispiece brings a smile to my soul.

Comment by Steve Staniek on January 28, 2021 at 7:43am


In a few days, my birthday will mark two full years of deeply satisfying blogging on this special website. It seems like the right time to close, and I will begin my wrap up with a few leftovers....

Helena Blavatsky provides ancient spiritual information not available from other sources, and has opened many doors for me. She informed us about the cycles or yugas, that humanity moves through on its trek through the cosmos.

The human cycle peaks with our spiritual ascension, but where is the trough or lowest point of human activity? If spiritual blossoming occurs because we are lifted over time through a cosmic cycle, where is our contribution to our ascension, and where is the bottom of the human cycle? Are we just here for the ride, or do we get to drive the cosmic bus?

Comment by Steve Staniek on January 22, 2021 at 7:28am


[Trump is gone for now, and I sense that my time here is coming to an end...]

The Power of Delusions - created or imposed...

It takes a large measure of courage to face yourself fearlessly, and admit that you're subject to powerful but unseen external influences, that are capable of dominating your thoughts, actions, and life.

The longer we live, the more we come to recognize the limitations of our abilities and freedoms, until we conclude that "human free will" is a promoted delusion.  Those of us who have awakened, know that we are infinite spirits of divine energy, but this basic energy can be dominated by more advanced, more complex, or more powerful forms of external energy, mistakenly called "gods". This toxic energy insinuates itself into our thinking in our weakest moments, as it presents itself as our sacred allay, but is in fact working against our best interests.

Our work in preparing this world to transition through the coming positive change, means bringing light to darkness, not defeat the darkness which contributes equally to our worlds, but to combine the opposites in empathic harmony.

In this space-time, humanity's greatest abilities, talents, powers, have been suppressed by more powerful agencies. As we awaken to those abilities, we begin to recognize and become aware of more advanced forms of energy around us. We also sense the presence of foreign energy that has overlaid itself over our energy, like a heavy fog, and if our energy is not strong enough to resist, we become reorganized and aligned with the overarching energy. This dominant energy suppresses our free will by eroding and weakening it with negative thoughtforms like: confusion, uncertainty, doubt, indolence, sloppiness, recklessness, forgetfulness, etc..

Once we sensitize ourselves to the presence of "foreign thoughtforms", ie: thoughts that did not originate in our minds, and therefore do not carry our brand, and do not echo our inner essence, we can begin to work gently to reclaim ourselves by strengthening our will through self discipline. In time, we will regain enough spiritual freedom to openly declare: "My will be done", instead of "Thy will be done", on earth as it is in heaven. 

Comment by Steve Staniek on January 14, 2021 at 5:59am



Therefore, let it be known across these long-suffering lands, that on January 13, 2021, everyday goddess Nancy Pelosi faced down the great beast threatening to destroy America from the Oval Office, and used the power of the people to neutralize the monstrous will of rogue American President, Donald J. Trump.  

 Joe Biden likes to say, “We saw it coming…”.  

Yes, many of us saw it coming, but we were still powerless to transform and neutralize the hate energy organized by Trump into a national movement that propelled him into the Oval Office.

Is this the point in America's cycle, when the dominant energy on the land changes from destructive masculine to nurturing feminine? Has the shift started?

Nancy Pelosi gave Trump the royal boot out the door, to clear the path for Kamala Harris.[Biden may not finish his term.] Feminine energy will change America, and hopefully lift it onto the ethical path. 

                                 Isis with child Horus, Thanks to Imhotep Museum

                The Black Madonna, Our Lady of Czestochowa - Thanks to Radomysl Castle 

                                      Everyday, working goddess, Nancy Pelosi

Great work! Thanks for this Nancy.

Comment by Steve Staniek on January 12, 2021 at 7:35am


intended to deceive the questioner, as it exposes the low nature of the speaker as strictly: "service to self". Indeed, this speaker has no history of ever serving his chosen people. 

What the speaker seems to be saying is: "Don't you dare bother me, but I'll call you when I want you to do something for me." ??? What kind of deal is that? It's called submitting your will and your life to an unknown source for unknown reasons, that will end in an unknown fate. A complete shot in the dark.

My interpretation of this famous shyster saying is: I will never reveal my true name, because I never want to be called by you, and forced to serve your needs over mine. I am not available for your needs, but you need to serve me without question or hesitation.

Helena Blavatsky investigated the names: Yahweh and Jehovah, and according to her great depth of ancient spiritual knowledge, she claims that neither are the real names of the "ineffable cloud of unknowing".

The hucha or dark cloud hovering over Earth, conceals what some of us recognize today, as the enormous hierarchy of spiritual parasites that control humanity and the planet through a control grid of EMF. 

The hidden dimension is right here and it penetrates our dimension. It contains the unseen, unborn, and unmanifested entities that affect us daily. I believe, that the hidden dimension conceals many strong and weak forces, and some of those forces work together to form a network of control. I also believe that energy experts are working hard to remove this grid through cosmic systems busting.

The Elfin blade has been remade, and awaits its call....  


I am Andúril who once was Narsil, sword of Elendil.

The slaves of Mordor shall flee from me.



[lit. 'Sun.

I-am Andúril which was Narsil the sword of-Elendil.

They-will-flee-from-me the thralls of-Mordor


Comment by Steve Staniek on January 9, 2021 at 5:25am


I became a community activist in the 60s, when Washington took its turn at colonizing Vietnam, after European colonizing nations like France, had left. Since then, I've marched in peaceful protests, with signs, songs, and drums, in front of: Canada's parliament, provincial parliament, and municipal offices, to give a loud voice to the human spirit that rejects violence used to dominate and enslave others.  

Four years ago, when Americans were forced to choose between Biden's Deep State and Trump's Lunatic State, they chose Trump. The back story reveals that it was an: "I hate Washington", movement that catapulted the rank amateur Trump into one of the highest positions of national governance, in which he failed disastrously.

Those of us that are tuned in to the rise of global evil, saw it coming, and we hit the streets to warn the world of impending disasters that Trump's destructive ego would inflict on us. It became a prophetic women's march, like this one in Kingston, Canada.

                                                                    My photo

About four years ago, when "fearful-hateful America" elected Trump to lead them into more darkness, I went on line to fight the growing wave of social entropy. I joined Quora, an American discussion/debate forum, that was open to everyone. 

I posted a few messages that revealed the lunacy of Trump's administration. Later, I predicted that he would not leave the Oval Office willingly after his electoral defeat, and that he would abuse and corrupt the powers of the Oval Office for his personal agenda. 

After several warnings to tame down my messages, Quora shut me down, and silenced the truth that I was providing, and no one else was able to inject into the national conversation.

Today, mainstream corporate news is saying the same things, using the same language and terms about domestic terrorist King Donald, that resulted in my ejection from Quora four years ago. Nice to know Quora finally caught up.

Comment by Steve Staniek on January 6, 2021 at 1:55pm


I fully agree, and would add that we unconsciously select the belief, be it; private, religious, political, or cultural, that will both, allay our fears, as well as justify and sustain them in perpetuity.

Managing or fending off an existential threat, or defending against what we perceive as an ongoing threat or risk, is a full time job for our defence systems, that are never allowed to stand down. Overactive defences can be as harmful as the threat or risk itself, as we’ve seen recently in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

For example, an overactive autoimmune system can over respond to viral infection, producing up to 50% more mucus in our respiratory system, which may actually cause the victim to drown in his own fluids.

When our physical defence systems, like our autoimmune systems are driven to the extreme, they can gain such a high level of control over us physically, that our defences dominate our lives in the background, and can actually harm us.

Becoming aware of a constant threat induces the fear response, which becomes hard wired as “the overriding instruction to the brain”, to always be on guard.  Subconsciously, we muster our senses to create an internal watchdog, who’s placed on 24/7 alert.

This vigilant sentinel can never be off duty, nor relax long enough for us to regenerate our resources. Consequently, our energies become depleted, our higher needs cannot be met, and our resources are not given opportunities to regenerate.

When we begin to challenge our fears, and drill down to their roots, we begin to see our way out of their delusional hold over us.

Every space-time situation triggers different built-in defences. These are seen [consciously known] and unseen [not known consciously], abilities. Such as, the value of a keen sense of timing. To the human mind, timing does not play as critical a role as it does to a rabbit's mind, competing for life with a fox's mind, for example. 

This Night Rabbit manages its fear of the local fox, thru its conditioned use of timing.

The Night Fox uses his sense of timing to plan his visits to places of interest on the property, and misses his prey, mostly because of poor timing.

             Not this time Mr. Fox. Timing creates the first possibility of anything.

             What if the Big Bang came last?  

Comment by Steve Staniek on January 3, 2021 at 11:56am


Each one of us experiences our own spirituality and the spirituality around us differently, and those experiences register and connect in our minds to produce a unique body of personal spiritual beliefs, not unlike a soul. In this way, each of us creates or establishes a true or original "spiritual self", that is unique. This is not the artificial "Christian, Catholic, Muslim, or Jewish self" that we're forced to create in order to fit into the religious system imposed on us as children, but the true and genuine original spiritual self, that we grow each night after we leave our bodies to connect with the great spirit of our dreams.

When we looked deeply into the history of western institutions, like orphanages, and Christian Residential Schools where indigenous children were taken against their will, and parental will, we see a monstrous process of spiritual abuse where helpless innocent children with no knowledge of world, were forced to convert to Christianity, [a form of spiritual terrorism]. To this day, no one was ever held to account for this process of official, systematic, child abuse.

History informs us that child abuse was rampant globally especially in the British Christian Empire, until the last 50 years. It was often sponsored by governments, which gave the false appearance of legitimacy, under the cover of civilizing the indigenous world.

When will ethical people rise up and hold these governments and their toxic institutions accountable for their greatest crimes against children? Until we take action, we facilitate this evil. 

Comment by Steve Staniek on January 2, 2021 at 10:05am



What is the real source of Christianity? -  Romans kept great records, and they inform us that Christianity was launched as a Roman “black operation”, designed to neutralize indigenous religions that posed a threat to the authority of Imperial Rome. One achieves a much higher, and more realistic understanding of how Roman Christianity actually functioned for its first thousand years, when one finally strips away the false cultural, political, and religious narratives, used to conceal a thousand year reign of Christian terrorism in Europe, and much more... 

Roman Black Ops That Grew into a World Religion

Imperial Rome’s records, beginning with the first century Flavians, reveal how Rome recognized the power of religion to motivate Hebrews to revolt against Rome’s agenda at Masada, and other places. Rome’s solution to costly uprisings and revolts, was to intervene in regional politics and religions, by sabotaging them whenever possible. When Jesus’s growing ministry first appeared on Roman radar as a possible threat, it became a target for Roman intervention, or what is known today as, government “Black Ops”.

First, Rome attacked Jesus’ ministry from within, by recruiting and inserting the Christian hunter and persecutor Saul of Tarsus [aka Paul the Heretic]. He was able to insinuate himself into the fledgling Jesus movement, and infiltrate, corrupt, and derail it from within. He injected orthodox Judaism which Jesus rejected, into Jesus's ministry. Rome also attacked Jesus’s ministry from without, by hiring learned Hebrew writers like Hebrew turncoat Josephus, and other Hebrew scriptwriters, to create false but credible gospels, to confuse and manipulate Jesus’s teachings. They converted Jesus's main message to create a pacifying religion that would control the hearts and minds of Roman slaves and defeated nations. One controlling religion was worth several armed Roman legions.

Finally, in 325 CE, the most powerful man in the known world, Roman Emperor Constantine, manufactured “Roman Christianity” for Rome. His absolute power allowed him to order the creation of new state religion for his Roman empire. It required elevating its hijacked spiritual leader Jesus, to the highest position of a Roman god, and adopting the Roman symbol of physical and spiritual domination, the wooden cross used for Roman crucifixion, all of which were rejected by the genuine followers of Jesus.

Constantine held full editorial control over the contents of the New Testament. Widespread confusion in the form of false gospels launched by Paul and other Roman writers, had succeeded in corrupting, fragmenting, and disorganizing Jesus’s early ministry. Now, only a powerful political and military figure like Constantine, could convene 350 bishops, and select which bishops and which gospels would be included in Rome’s new religion. Those gospels that existed on the religious landscape at the time, but which did not support Roman power and authority, were rejected forever. They could still be available in the Vatican’s archives.

Constantine perfected brutal Roman colonization through forced imposition of the three main prongs of domination:

  1. physical domination through massive initial and ongoing organized violence,
  2. spiritual domination through a state designed religion imposed on the defeated,
  3. legal domination through enslaving laws that controlled the defeated and their land wealth

Roman Christianity drove Europe’s addiction for colonial conquest. The guiding inspiration for countless waves of wanton and senseless Christian destruction, and subjugation of thousands of indigenous nations was Yahweh-Jehovah. Whether this entity ever existed as flesh and blood, or was merely appropriated from Babylonian and Sumerian cultures by creative and deceptive Hebrew priests like Ezra, seeking political power, over time, Yahweh became the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim “god”. There is no material evidence of Yahweh’s consent to any of Ezra’s descriptions, claims, or agreements. The ark, as the only artefact of the alleged ancient covenant, has never been presented as evidence.

In those days as now, humans mistakenly viewed great destruction, or shock and awe, as Deep State Americans like to call it today, as a sign of great authority. The magic of thunder and lightning gave the impression that it came from powerful hidden gods. Ezra borrowed the Sumerian concept of an “ineffable cloud” to concealed his champion deity Yahweh, from where he reigned down his “absolute destructive authority”, a divine power, so great that it did not have a name, nor was it to be questioned or challenged.

Archeological evidence uncovered in the Levant today by Finklestein and others, tells a different narrative than the one created by the power hungry priest Ezra, and which grew into Israel’s official narrative. The great number of Asherah figurines found by Finklestein, in many ancient Hebrew sites, is overwhelming material evidence of the populace’s devotion to the original goddess of the land, Asherah, Astarte, etc.. she who nurtures life, fertility, and growth, instead of a violently destructive male god, promoted by Hebrew priests seeking to control the populace.

Ezra created the Old Testament, along with most of its characters, based on much older myths, and with name changes. When he scripted the story of Jericho, he created the concept of absolute authority, never to be challenged, or questioned. He gave Yahweh absolute destructive power which he demonstrated in Jericho, the site of his holocaust. Here, Ezra credits Yahweh with the complete slaughter and ritual burning of everything, to satisfy Yahweh’s vindictive nature. Apparently, his destructive rage was a vindictive response to being rejected by the people of Jericho.

For over a thousand years, European Christians failed to grow their humanity because they were continually led down into spiritual depravity by their Christian aristocratic leaders, who forced each generation to fight each other repeatedly over the best lands. This violent insanity could exist in isolation, and eventually it spilled over to the rest of the planet in the 15th century.

In 1493, Catholic Pope Alexander VI issued the infamous Bulls of Donation, giving Christians the green light to: attack, plunder, destroy, and enslave the newly discovered indigenous New Worlds. He labeled indigenous people as subhuman “savages”, and in need of Christian salvation by the sword. The next five centuries would witness the most violent and depraved process of violent colonization to have cursed our world.


Comment by Steve Staniek on December 31, 2020 at 5:37am


Psychiatry has been unable or unwilling to deal with spiritual problems, and sensing its own limitations, it has downgraded the most important part of human life, our spirituality, to an abstract category, where it has been fearfully misunderstood. The gross misperception that spirituality has anything to do with a mythical god or God, has led to great clinical confusion, and could be the reason psychiatry has failed to heal the human condition.  

Here's the definition of spirituality from the Indian Journal of Psychiatry:

"Spirituality is a globally acknowledged concept. It involves belief and obedience to an all powerful force usually called God, who controls the universe and the destiny of man. It involves the ways in which people fulfill what they hold to be the purpose of their lives, a search for the meaning of life and a sense of connectedness to the universe. The universality of spirituality extends across creed and culture. At the same time, spirituality is very much personal and unique to each person. It is a sacred realm of human experience. Spirituality produces in man qualities such as love, honesty, patience, tolerance, compassion, a sense of detachment, faith, and hope. Of late, there are some reports which suggest that some areas of the brain, mainly the nondominant one, are involved in the appreciation and fulfillment of spiritual values and experiences.[35] "

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