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Theistic evolution, or evolutionary creation, is a belief that "the
personal God of the Bible, the Cosmic Christ created the
universe and life through evolutionary processes."
The evolutionary creation, proposes that God's method of
creation was to cleverly design a universe in which everything
would naturally evolve. Usually the "evolution" in "theistic
evolution" means Total Evolution, astronomical evolution
forming galaxies, solar systems, etc. , and geological evolution to
form the earth's geology plus chemical evolution to form the first
life and biological evolution for the development of life. God
created life through the laws of nature, via the natural selection.
God and creation are compatible with all of modern scientific
theory. Evolution is a tool used by God, who is the cause of the
universe. The laws of nature designed by God are so self-
sufficient regarding the complexity of the entire physical
universe and/or multivers that evolved from fundamental
- God is outside the univers or the multivers
- God spark the Big Bang and the creation of the Universe
about 13 billion years ago
- The Cosmic Christ make appears the universe,who
became incredibly hot, busting, and expanding, within a
- The creation of the first complex objects, stars, about 12
billion years ago
- Stars are born.
- Stars die, creating temperatures hot enough to make
complex chemicals, as well as rocks, asteroids, planets,
moons, and our solar system. The creation of chemical
elements inside dying stars required for chemically-
complex objects, including plants and animals
- Earth is created. The formation of planets, such as our
Earth, which are more chemically complex than the Sun.
- Creation by Christ of the Noosphere where all activities
of the Noetic reside.
- Life appears on Earth, with molecules growing from the
God conditions, with neither too much nor too little
- Humans appear, language, collective learning. The
creation and evolution of life from about 3.8 billion years
ago, including the evolution of our hominine ancestors
- The development of our species, Homo sapiens, about
250,000 years ago, covering the Paleolithic era of human
- The appearance of agriculture about 11,000 years ago in
the Neolithic era, allowing for larger, more complex
Integration of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Cosmic Christ & the
Noosphere and the Noetic of the Institute of Noetic Sciences
Also the incorporation of a part of the New Thought by keeping
it totally Christian and applying an Unitarian view of theology.
Credo, adapted by Eric Michel "What I Believe"
- We believe in God, the living Spirit Almighty; one,
indestructible, absolute, and self-existent. The universe
is the body of God.
- We believe in the Spirit in us is our mind and soul
- We believe in the eternity, the immortality, and the
continuity of the mind-soul forever.
- We believe that God The Cosmic Christ is within us.
- We believe the ultimate goal of life is LOVE.
- We believe in the unity of all life and non-life are inter-
connected who is energy.
- We believe in the revelation of truth through scientific
- We believe that the Laws of Nature is the Law of God.
- We believe in the healing of the sick through the power
of mind connected to the Noosphere via the Noetic
Application of positive thoughts and/or prayers and the
control of conditions through the power of this mind.
- We believe in the Goodness, the eternal Loving to all.
Eric Michel Ministries International stands for a Christian
principles essential to the catholic meaning part of the HOLE,
with other communions of the Lord's people by reason of its
Ecumenical Creed and seeks the reunion of all Christendom by
Some Members Of The Catholic Church Clergy
Roman Catholics, human evolution is not a matter
of religious teaching, and must stand or fall on its
own scientific merits. Evolution and the Roman
Catholic Church are not in conflict. The
Catechism of the Catholic Church comments
positively on the theory of evolution, which is
neither precluded nor required by the sources of
faith, stating that scientific studies.
– 10 April 1955) was a French idealist philosopher
and Jesuit priest who trained as a paleontologist
and geologist and took part in the discovery of
Peking Man. He conceived the idea of the Omega
Point (a maximum level of complexity and
consciousness towards which he believed the
universe was evolving) and developed Vladimir
Vernadsky's concept of Noosphere.
During his lifetime, many of Teilhard's writings
were censored by the Catholic Church because of
his views on original sin. Recently Teilhard has
been praised by Pope Benedict XVI and other
eminent Catholic figures. The response to his
writings by evolutionary biologists has been, with
some exceptions, decidedly negative.
Reason To Believe Ministry
Hugh Ross (astrophysicist)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hugh Norman Ross (born July 24, 1945) is a Canadian
astrophysicist, Christian apologist, and old earth
Ross has a Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of
Toronto and an undergraduate degree in physics from
the University of British Columbia. He is known for
establishing his own ministry in 1986, called Reasons to
Believe that promotes progressive and day-age forms of
Old Earth Creationism. Ross accepts the scientific age of
the earth and the scientific age of the universe, however
he rejects unguided evolution and abiogenesis as
explanations for the history and origin of life.
Hugh Ross was born in Montreal and raised in
Vancouver, Canada. Ross earned a BSc in physics from
the University of British Columbia and an MSc and PhD
in astronomy from the University of Toronto; and he was
a postdoctoral research fellow for five years at Caltech,
studying quasars and galaxies.
Before starting Reasons to Believe, Ross was on the
ministerial staff at Sierra Madre Congregational
Church. In addition to apologetics writing, Ross speaks
regularly in academic venues and churches, as well as
regular podcasts "I Didn't Know That" (formerly
Creation Update), and "Science News Flash." He spoke
at the 2008 Skeptics Society' "Origins Conference" at
California Institute of Technology alongside Nancey
Murphy, Victor Stenger, Kenneth R. Miller. Sean
Carroll, Michael Shermer and Leonard Susskind.
Ross has publicly debated scientists Jerry Coyne,
Eugenie Scott, Victor Stenger, Peter Ward, Lewis
Wolpert, Michael Shermer, and Rob Tarzwell. Ross has
also debated young-earth Creationists, including Ken
Ham, Kent Hovind, Duane Gish, Danny Faulkner,
Andrew McIntosh, John Morris and Ray Comfort. In
2012 he won the Trotter Prize, delivering the Trotter
Lecture at Texas A&M University on "Theistic
Implications for Big Bang Cosmology."
Ross believes in progressive creationism, which posits
that while the earth is billions of years old, life did not
appear by natural forces alone but that a supernatural
agent formed different life forms in incremental
(progressive) stages, and day-age creationism which is an
effort to reconcile a literal Genesis account of Creation
with modern scientific theories on the age of the
Universe, the Earth, life, and humans. He rejects the
Young Earth Creationist (YEC) position that the earth is
younger than 10,000 years, or that the creation "days" of
Genesis 1 represent literal 24-hour periods. Ross instead
asserts that these days (translated from the Hebrew word
yom) are historic, distinct, and sequential, but not 24
hours in length nor equal in length. Ross and the RTB
team agree with the scientific community that the vast
majority of YEC arguments are pseudoscience and that
any version of intelligent design is inadequate if it
doesn't provide a testable hypothesis which can make
verifiable and falsifiable predictions, and if not, it should
not be taught in the classroom as science.
Ross is a critic of young-earth Creationists, in particular
Russell Humphreys and Ken Ham.
Institute for Creation Research
The Institute for Creation Research (ICR) is a
Creationist apologetics institute in Dallas, Texas that
specializes in media promotion of the pseudo scientific
creation science and interpretation of the Genesis
creation narrative as a historical event. The ICR adopts
the Bible as an inerrant and literal documentary of
scientific and historical fact as well as religious and
moral truths, and espouses a Young Earth creationist
worldview. It rejects evolutionary biology, which it
views as a corrupting moral and social influence and
threat to religious belief. The ICR was formed by
Henry M. Morris in 1972 following an organizational
split with the Creation Science Research Center
Its work in the field of creation science has been
rejected by mainstream science, but has been
significant in shaping creationist thought in the United
States by introducing creation science through
fundamentalist churches and religious schools, and by
engaging in public debates against supporters of
evolution. The ICR also offers non-certified graduate
level programs in Biblical Apologetics, including a
minor in Creation Research. In 1992, the ICR started
the Museum of Creation and Earth History and hosted
adventure tours, but it was sold to Life and Light
Foundation in 2008.
The Parent Company
The Creation-Science Research Center was founded in
1970 and incorporated in California as a non-profit
educational and scientific corporation and is officially
designated by the State Attorney General as a
public-service corporation. C-SRC may be described as a
public education and advocacy organization. The
overarching operating principle of C-SRC is the
development and application of a constitutional-legal
strategy for redressing philosophical imbalance
wherever tax-funds are being used to promote a
particular philosophical-religious belief system. The
Center's primary objective has been to change the
manner in which the public schools teach about
evolutionary theories. The purpose is to protect the faith
of Christian children from illegal offense against their
faith in the God of Creation. In 1981 the Center
sponsored a lawsuit, Segraves vs. the California State
Board of Education, which was tried in the Sacramento
Superior Court. A landmark trial judgment and a court
order were achieved which forbid the State from
teaching evolution dogmatically as fact. The task of
forcing the State fully to obey the court order continues.
The Center's service activities include providing
students, parents, teachers, schools and churches with
scientific and legal information, bibliographic materials,
and answers to specific questions. The Center has
prepared and published numerous books, films and
videos audiovisuals, and study guides and materials for
use in home-schools, private schools, public schools, and
churches. These materials relate scientific data to the
biblical record of creation and thus promote a biblical
Christian world view. C-SRC participates in the
broad-spectrum public education effort, in obedience to
our Lord's Great Commission to bring the nation to a
decision--for the Creator-God and Redeemer of the
Bible, or against Him.
Atheist Cosmology (Darwinist)
Atheism is, in the broadest sense, the absence of
belief in the existence of deities. Less broadly,
atheism is the rejection of belief that any
deities exist. In an even narrower sense,
atheism is specifically the position that there
are no deities. Atheism is contrasted with
theism, which, in its most general form, is the
belief that at least one deity exists.
The term atheism originated from the Greek
atheos, meaning "without god(s)", used as a
pejorative term applied to those thought to
reject the gods worshiped by the larger society.
With the spread of freethought, skeptical
inquiry, and subsequent increase in criticism of
religion, application of the term narrowed in
scope. The first individuals to identify
themselves using the word atheist lived in the
18th century during the Age of Enlightenment.
The French Revolution, noted for its
"unprecedented atheism," witnessed the first
major political movement in history to advocate
for the supremacy of human reason.
Darwinism is a theory of biological evolution
developed by the English naturalist Charles
Darwin (1809-1882) and others, stating that all
species of organisms arise and develop through
the natural selection of small, inherited
variations that increase the individual's ability
to compete, survive, and reproduce. Also called
Darwinian theory, it originally included the
broad concepts of transmutation of species or of
evolution which gained general scientific
acceptance after Darwin published On the
Origin of Species in 1859, including concepts
which predated Darwin's theories, but
subsequently referred to specific concepts of
natural selection, of the Weismann barrier or in
genetics of the central dogma of molecular
biology. Though the term usually refers strictly
to biological evolution, Creationists have
appropriated it to refer to the origin of life, and
it has even been applied to concepts of cosmic
evolution, both of which have no connection to
Darwin's work. It is therefore considered the
belief and acceptance of Darwin's and of his
predecessors' work—in place of other theories,
including divine design and extraterrestrial
English biologist Thomas Henry Huxley coined
the term Darwinism in April 1860. It was used
to describe evolutionary concepts in general,
including earlier concepts published by English
philosopher Herbert Spencer. Many of the
proponents of Darwinism at that time, including
Huxley, had reservations about the significance
of natural selection, and Darwin himself gave
credence to what was later called Lamarckism.
The strict No-darwinism of German
evolutionary biologist August Weismann gained
few supporters in the late 19th century. During
the approximate period of the 1880s to about
1920, sometimes called "the eclipse of
Darwinism," scientists proposed various
alternative evolutionary mechanisms which
eventually proved untenable. The development
of the modern evolutionary synthesis from the
1930s to the 1950s, incorporating natural
selection with population genetics and
Mendelian genetics, revived Darwinism in an
While the term Darwinism has remained in use
amongst the public when referring to modern
evolutionary theory, it has increasingly been
argued by science writers such as Olivia Judson
and Eugenie Scott that it is an inappropriate
term for modern evolutionary theory. For
example, Darwin was unfamiliar with the work
of the Moravian scientist and Augustinian friar
Gregor Mendel, and as a result had only a vague
and inaccurate understanding of heredity. He
naturally had no inkling of later theoretical
developments and, like Mendel himself, knew
nothing of genetic drift, for example. In the
United States, Creationists often use the term
"Darwinism" as a pejorative term in reference
to beliefs such as scientific materialism, but in
the United Kingdom the term has no negative
connotations, being freely used as a shorthand
for the body of theory dealing with evolution,
and in particular, with evolution by natural
Date 18 March 2014, 13:06:16
Source Reasons to Believe
Author Brandon Medeiros
Creationism is the religious belief that the universe and life originated "from specific acts of divine
creation," as opposed to the scientific conclusion that they came about through natural processes. The
first use of the term "creationist" to describe a proponent of creationism is found in an 1856 letter of
Charles Darwin describing those who objected on religious grounds to the emerging science of
evolution. In the 1920s it became associated with Christian fundamentalist movements that insisted on
a literalist interpretation of the Genesis creation narrative. By the 1980s creationism had gained a
significant presence in further countries and faith traditions, and in the United States the traditional
constitutional separation between church and state has sometimes been challenged in an effort to
permit the teaching of creationism and intelligent design in public schools.
Creationists base their beliefs on a literal reading of religious texts, including the biblical Genesis
creation myth and Islamic mythology from the Qu'ran. For young Earth Creationists, this includes a
literalist interpretation of the Genesis creation narrative and the rejection of the scientific theory of
evolution. Literalist Creationists believe that evolution cannot adequately account for the history,
diversity, and complexity of life on Earth. Pseudo scientific branches of creationism include creation
science, flood geology, and intelligent design, as well as subsets of pseudoarchaeology, pseudo history,
and even pseudo linguistics.
From Wikipedia modified from original, the column Acceptance in the US was removed.
Source Wellcome Library, London
Author Hugo Iltis
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gregor Johann Mendel, Czech 20 July 1822 – 6
January 1884, was a German-speaking
Moravian-Silesian scientist and Augustinian
friar and abbot of St. Thomas' Abbey in Brno
who gained posthumous fame as the founder of
the modern science of genetics. Though farmers
had known for centuries that crossbreeding of
animals and plants could favor certain desirable
traits, Mendel's pea plant experiments
conducted between 1856 and 1863 established
many of the rules of heredity, now referred to as
the laws of Mendelian inheritance.
Mendel worked with seven characteristics of pea
plants: plant height, pod shape and color, seed
shape and color, and flower position and color.
With seed color, he showed that when a yellow
pea and a green pea were bred together their
offspring plant was always yellow. However, in
the next generation of plants, the green peas
reappeared at a ratio of 1:3. To explain this
phenomenon, Mendel coined the terms
“recessive” and “dominant” in reference to
certain traits. (In the preceding example, green
peas are recessive and yellow peas are
dominant.) He published his work in 1866,
demonstrating the actions of invisible “factors”
—now called genes—in providing for visible
traits in predictable ways.
The profound significance of Mendel's work was
not recognized until the turn of the 20th
century with the independent rediscovery of
these laws. Erich von Tschermak, Hugo de
Vries, Carl Correns, and William Jasper
Spillman independently verified several of
Mendel's experimental findings, ushering in
the modern age of genetics.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Richard Rohr, O.F.M. (born 1943) is a
Franciscan friar ordained to the priesthood in
the Roman Catholic Church in 1970. He is an
internationally known inspirational speaker
and has published numerous recorded talks
and books, most recently Yes, And...: Daily
Meditations, Immortal Diamond: The Search
for Our True Self, Falling Upward: A
Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life, The
Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics
See, and Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of
Francis of Assisi. and the Cosmic Christ
Sister Ilia Delio
Ilia Delio, OSF is a Franciscan Sister of
Washington, DC and American theologian
specializing in the area of science and religion,
with interests in evolution, physics and
neuroscience and the import of these for
theology. Ilia currently holds the Josephine C.
Connelly Endowed Chair in Theology at
Villanova University, and is the author of
seventeen books including Care for Creation
And the Cosmic Christ of Pierre Teilhard de
Jesuit priest, philosopher, educator, author,
speaker, and retired President of Gonzaga
University in Spokane, Washington. Spitzer is
founder and currently active as President of
the Magis Center of Reason and Faith, a
non-profit organization dedicated to developing
educational materials on the complementarity
of science, philosophy, and faith. He is also
President of the Spitzer Center of Ethical
Leadership, dedicated to helping Catholic and
for-profit organizations develop leadership,
constructive cultures, and virtue ethics, and the
French July 1894 to 20 June 1966, was a Belgian
the Catholic University of Leuven.
He proposed the theory of the expansion of the
universe, widely mis attributed to Edwin
Hubble. He was the first to derive what is now
known as Hubble's law and made the first
estimation of what is now called the Hubble
constant, which he published in 1927, two years
before Hubble's article. Lemaître also proposed
what became known as the Big Bang theory of
the origin of the universe, which he called his
"hypothesis of the primeval atom" or the "Cosmic
Lemaître was a pioneer in applying Albert Einstein's
theory of general relativity to cosmology. In a 1927
article, which preceded Edwin Hubble's landmark
article by two years, Lemaître derived what became
known as Hubble's law and proposed it as a generic
phenomenon in relativistic cosmology. Lemaître also
estimated the numerical value of the Hubble
constant. However, the data used by Lemaître did
not allow him to prove that there was an actual
linear relation, which Hubble did two years later.
Einstein was skeptical of this paper. When Lemaître
approached Einstein at the 1927 Solvay Conference,
the latter pointed out that Alexander Friedmann had
proposed a similar solution to Einstein's equations
in 1922, implying that the radius of the universe
increased over time. (Einstein had also criticized
Friedmann's calculations, but withdrew his
comments.) In 1931, his annus mirabilis, Lemaître
published an article in Nature setting out his theory
of the "primeval atom."
Friedmann was handicapped by living and working
in the USSR, and died in 1925, soon after inventing
the Friedmann–Lemaître–Robertson–Walker metric.
Because Lemaître spent his entire career in Europe,
his scientific work is not as well known in the
United States as that of Hubble or Einstein, both
well known in the U.S. by virtue of residing there.
Nevertheless, Lemaître's theory changed the course
of cosmology. This was because Lemaître:
Was well acquainted with the work of astronomers,
and designed his theory to have testable
implications and to be in accord with observations
of the time, in particular to explain the observed
redshift of galaxies and the linear relation between
distances and velocities; Proposed his theory at an
opportune time, since Edwin Hubble would soon
publish his velocity-distance relation that strongly
supported an expanding universe and, consequently,
the Big Bang theory; Had studied under Arthur
Eddington, who made sure that Lemaître got a
hearing in the scientific community. Both Friedmann
and Lemaître proposed relativistic cosmologies
featuring an expanding universe. However, Lemaître
was the first to propose that the expansion explains
the redshift of galaxies. He further concluded that an
initial "creation-like" event must have occurred. In
the 1980s, Alan Guth and Andrei Linde modified
this theory by adding to it a period of inflation.
Einstein at first dismissed Friedmann, and then
(privately) Lemaître, out of hand, saying that not all
mathematics lead to correct theories. After Hubble's
discovery was published, Einstein quickly and
publicly endorsed Lemaître's theory, helping both
the theory and its proposer get fast recognition.
Lemaître was also an early adopter of computers for
cosmological calculations. He introduced the first
computer to his university (a Burroughs E101) in
1958 and was one of the inventors of the Fast
Fourier transform algorithm.
In 1933, Lemaître found an important
inhomogeneous solution of Einstein's field equations
describing a spherical dust cloud, the Lemaître–
In 1931, Lemaître was the first scientist to propose
the expansion of the universe was actually
accelerating which was confirmed observationally in
the 1990s through observations of very distant
Type IA supernova with the Hubble Space
In 1948 Lemaître published a polished mathematical
essay "Quaternions et espace elliptique" which
clarified an obscure space. William Kingdon Clifford
had cryptically described elliptic space in 1873 at a
time when versors were too common to mention.
Lemaître developed the theory of quaternions from
first principles so that his essay can stand on its
own, but he recalled the Erlangen program in
geometry while developing the metric geometry of
elliptic space. H. S. M. Coxeter, another contributor
to elliptic geometry, summarized Lemaître's work
for Mathematical Reviews.
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It is clear from the Bible that man is composed of three distinct parts: spirit, soul, and body. In general we use the concept
that human beings are composed of two parts, soul and body. The body is the part of man which can be seen, and the soul is
the part which is unseen. The terms “soul” and “spirit” are interchangeable.
The Ego is our spirit
“You, the ego, our mind are the soul or the spirit.” The human ego equals the human spirit. The confusion is due to some
past theologians who like to have a trinity in us, spirit, soul, and body, to make ourselves like the image of God like the
Trinity. “The soul and the spirit are two names designing the same thing.” Now the question is where the soul reside?
The only logic answer is in the brain, it cannot be in any other part of our body. As long as we are alive our soul is with us.
All of God’s communications with men occur in the spirit, it is crucial that a believer know his spirit. We take the thoughts
or emotions as the activity of the spirit.
Our spirit have three main functions: 1) conscience, 2) intuition, 3) and communion.
The conscience is the part of the spirit that realise the state or quality of awareness, or, of being aware of an external
object or something within oneself. It has been defined as: sentience, awareness, subjectivity, the ability to experience or
to feel, wakefulness, having a sense of selfhood, and the executive control system of the mind, also it is the part which
distinguishes right from wrong.
The intuition is the “knowing” part of the spirit. All knowledge originates in the mind-spirit. It is the point of entry of
communication between the Holy Spirit and us.
Communion is related to the worship of God. God is a Spirit that must be worship in spirit and in truth.
The Spiritual Mind
Human possess a mind which enables him to function in the spiritual realm in which it is the organ of his self-
consciousness. The spirit is the seat of the human personality. The spirit-mind is the intellect, thought, ideals, love,
emotion, understanding, decision, choice, qualities are all associated with the spirit-mind. Also have
functions of the will who is the instrument for making decisions and choices. The mind, the instrument for thinking. It is
in this part that man reasons and has knowledge. The emotion is the instrument of likes and dislikes. Through the
emotions we are able to express love or hatred, joyfulness, anger, sadness, or happiness.
Think It, Feel It, Believe It!
Mind, Spirit, Soul and Body is all in one and one in all. “Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the
frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy.
This is physics.” -Bashar
Synonyms for mind noun: intelligence, adhere: verb conform to or follow rules exactly, attend: verb care for, attention:
noun concentration, bear in mind:
verb keep in mind, belief: noun putting regard in as true (article source Thesaurus.com 2016, Roget's 21st Century
Thesaurus, Third Edition).
The mind have an other function who is memories: the genetic memory, the long term memory and the short term
memory and the spiritual memory who is permanent and leave our body at the same time of our spirit at death. The
spiritual memory is used when we experience an out of body (OBE).
The Buddha, 480–400 B.C.E, described the mind and the body as depending on each other in a way that two sheaves of reeds
were to stand leaning against one another and taught that the world consists of mind and matter which work together,
interdependently. Buddhist teachings describe the mind as manifesting from moment to moment, one thought moment at a
time as a fast flowing stream. The components that make up the mind are known as the five aggregates (i.e., material form,
feelings, perception, volition, and sensory consciousness), which arise and pass away continuously. The arising and passing
of these aggregates in the present moment is described as being influenced by five causal laws: biological laws,
psychological laws, physical laws, volitional laws, and universal laws. The Buddhist practice of mindfulness involves
attending to this constantly changing mind-stream.
The Buddha's philosophy is that both mind and forms are conditionally arising qualities of an ever-changing universe in
which, when nirvāna is attained, all phenomenal experience ceases to exist. According to the anattā doctrine of the
Buddha, the conceptual self is a mere mental construct of an individual entity and is basically an impermanent illusion,
sustained by form, sensation, perception, thought and consciousness. The Buddha argued that mentally clinging to any
views will result in delusion and stress, since, according to the Buddha, a real self cannot be found when the mind has
For Aristotle, 384–322 BC, mind is a faculty of the soul. He saw the relation between soul and body as uncomplicated, the
soul is a property exhibited by the body.
René Descartes,1596–1650, believed that mind exerted control over the brain via the pineal gland.
The sacred–profane dichotomy is an idea posited by French sociologist Émile Durkheim, who considered it to be the
central characteristic of religion: "religion is a unified system of beliefs and practices relative to sacred things, that is to
say, things set apart and forbidden." In Durkheim's theory, the sacred represented the interests of the group, especially
unity, which were embodied in sacred group symbols, or totems. The profane, on the other hand, involved mundane
individual concerns. Durkheim explicitly stated that the sacred/profane dichotomy was not equivalent to good/evil. The
sacred could be good or evil, and the profane could be either as well. Many societies have no words that translate as sacred
or profane it is the distinction between natural and supernatural.
Also exist the animal consciousness, or animal awareness, who is the quality or state of self-awareness within an animal,
or of being aware of an external object or something within itself.
The EMMI New Thought Ministry share a set of beliefs concerning metaphysics, positive thinking, the law of attraction,
healing, life force, creative visualization, and personal power. We promotes the ideas that God, is everywhere, spirit is the
totality of real things, true human selfhood is divine, divine thought is a force for good, and the right thinking has a
healing effect when connected to the Noosphere. We believe that the highest spiritual principle is loving one another
Inner peace refers to a state of being mentally and spiritually at peace, with enough knowledge and understanding to keep
oneself strong in the face of discord or stress. Being "at peace" is considered by many to be healthy and the opposite of
being stressed or anxious, a state where our mind performs at an optimal level with a positive outcome. Peace of mind is
thus generally associated with bliss, happiness and contentment.
Peace of mind, serenity, and calmness are descriptions of a disposition free from the effects of stress. In some cultures,
inner peace is considered a state of consciousness or enlightenment that may be cultivated by various forms of training,
such as prayer, meditation, tai chi or yoga, for example. Many spiritual practices refer to this peace as an experience of
Tenzin Gyatso, the current and 14th Dalai Lama, emphasizes the importance of inner peace in the world: The question of
real, lasting world peace concerns human beings, so basic human feelings are also at its roots. Through inner peace,
genuine world peace can be achieved. In this the importance of individual responsibility is quite clear; an atmosphere of
peace must first be created within ourselves, then gradually expanded to include our families, our communities, and
ultimately the whole planet.
|Our spiritual goal: reaching the Omega Point or re-unit with God.
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