Books on Spiritual Energy

Silver (@barrano247) 8 years, 1 month ago

Hello all, Im doing a research paper on spiritual energy, analyzing it in all its forms to see how valid it is and how it manifests itself. Im having a lot of trouble finding where to start in terms of research, ive decided what type of information im trying to find (what spiritual energy is/how people define it, research on it, how it manifests itself, especially stories of interactions with it), but Id love to get recommendations and help from people interested in this stuff. Help is very appreciated thanks to anyone who contributes!

October 26, 2013 at 11:25 am
jjj (32) (@crackedout6pack) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

CHI. SHIEN. CHING. that’s all I think I know about spiritual energy.

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Anonymous (30) (@) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

The collective unconscious: In the last few generations, we discovered two invisible forces: electricity and electromagnetic (radio) waves. No one believed they existed a few hundred years ago. In this generation, we are going to discover a new invisible force I call the collective unconscious mind.

It is the force, or part of the force, that gives us continuity from one life to another. Without it, there could be no evolution.

Holy Spirit: The Bible calls it the Holy Spirit and the book of life. Just as the Bible says, it contains everything we do and controls our evolution.

Emergence: A guiding force keeps us on track. It is the only part of our mind that is not destroyed when our bodies die, and it can pass through physical death with us. It is outside of our bodies and independent of our bodies.

X factor: It is why ants, bees, a school of fish or a flock of birds move like one big organism. It is why in the right environment, DNA and life will form from the random movement of inorganic molecules. There is a subtle intelligence. Why is it that everything seems to be guided by a God or some kind or universal, omnipresent intelligence? A new science called “emergence” is studying the phenomena. Most things can be explained by known forces, but not everything.

The reason we have not discovered this force yet is because it is very subtle, even though it gives order to literally everything. It will be impossible to detect or measure on any instruments we have now. We cannot see it, but we can see what it does. We know it exists because we can see its effects. This X factor, along with random chance and the survival of the fittest, has resulted in the evolution of life. The collective unconscious is this X factor, or is at the very least interacting with it. It connects us on a subconscious level with the minds of all other life.

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Dark energy: Scientists say that more than ninety-percent of the universe is made up of something they call dark matter and dark energy. They know it is there because of its gravitational effects on things they can see, but that is all they know about it. They are saying they do not know what ninety-percent of the universe is. This dark energy could be where we find the collective unconscious. We know the collective unconscious exists for the same reasons; we can see its effects on life. At this time, the only way we can know the collective unconscious mind exists is that it has to. We needed help to get to where we are now.

Old man in the sky: It would be easy to imagine that the helper is a God that looks like us (our image), but there is no evidence of that. It has to be more like a very subtle, invisible form of energy, like gravity and/or electromagnetic waves, or something we have not discovered yet that is like them, in that it affects life.

Putting the force that controls life in a human body worked in the ancient past, because primitive people did not know about invisible forms of energy. Unknown forces of nature were explained by saying a God did it. Since then, our knowledge has evolved and progressed. Now we know about unseen forces. We know that they are just a form of energy.

Intelligent design exists; religions just do not know what it is yet.
The collective unconscious is not alive. It is just a part of our minds, an extension of our minds, not a separate life form. The collective unconscious is something like gravity that connects all of us. Jesus calls it the Holy Spirit.

Jesus said, “The Holy Spirit will teach you all things.”

Carl Jung also used the term “collective unconscious.” I use it to describe something much more powerful than he does. I use the same term because it best describes the phenomenon I am attempting to explain. We do not know much about it yet. That will change in this generation. I have a theory:

Universal mind: Just as magnetic tape and disks store information on computers, gravity and/or a similar form of all pervasive energy could collect and store all of our minds’ information. It also could process the information by mixing with the collective unconscious of all other life on Earth and even with life in other worlds. Like a computer, it can be accessed and used to translate information back to people as inspiration, etc. Some people can tune in and download a revelation or a song, a work of art, or a book like this one. All we can be sure of is it is possible to communicate with some kind of universal mind.

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Bono (18) (@bono95zg) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

dont read some peoples fantasies.

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Mike Wuest (510) (@mikeyw829) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

@bono95zg, @barrano247, It’s not fantasies, and it’s not “spiritual.” Spiritual is a nice new age woo woo term that is only a label. This energy is just a level of understanding beyond what the vast majority of people understand or believe because all they do is cling to the dogma of western science and therefore cannot see beyond that box.

Calling it “spiritual” is just as ridiculous as calling the combustion engine spiritual. And claiming it’s a fantasy is just about as ridiculous as claiming in the 1500’s that the world is flat. Just because something isn’t widely accepted doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. And just because something isn’t widely accepted doesn’t make it woo woo mysterious and “spiritual” either.

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Bono (18) (@bono95zg) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

@mikeyw829, from your point of view this may seem ‘And claiming it’s a fantasy is just about as ridiculous as claiming in the 1500′s that the world is flat’ but from my point of view it looks like this ‘And claiming it isnt a fantasy is just about as ridiculous as claiming in the 1500′s that the world is flat’…

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Bono (18) (@bono95zg) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

objective proof or gtfo

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Mike Wuest (510) (@mikeyw829) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

@bono95zg, There’s such thing as objective proof that can’t be externally proven through “scientific studies”. The way this type of stuff is proven is experientially, not through some external body of knowledge telling you what is right and what’s wrong.

“Objective proof or gtfo.” AKA I am unable to use my own critical thinking skills and own brain to observe how things work, and I just piggy back off of what dogmatic science tells me is true.

Claiming something is fantasy because of lack of proof is as dumb as believing something because of lack of proof. Just like atheists are as dogmatic as hard core religious people. Anti-beliefs are still beliefs. I’d venture to guess you’re an atheist.

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Bono (18) (@bono95zg) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

@mikeyw829, ‘to observe how things work’… problem is you have wrong explanation of it when you try to explain how do things work. its only personal explanation (subjective) and not the objective one. usually thats why people are wrong about things, because they think the way they think is the right way to think. thats why we (civilization) got to level of objectivity where you cant just jibber jabber.

‘This energy is just a level of understanding beyond what the vast majority of people understand or believe’ pls then explain this.

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Mike Wuest (510) (@mikeyw829) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

@bono95zg, I mean I can’t just explain you into an experience, can I? If you never experiences happiness, I couldn’t explain you into knowing what it is. Subjective experience does have merits. But not subjective beliefs, only subjective observation. I agree that science has its merits as well, but you can’t just rely solely on it.

You can’t just give up your own ability to reason and think to an external source, even if that source is based in objectivity. That’s religion.

From what I know within my own body, there is a deeper level to human physiology than the raw building blocks such as hormones, neurotransmitters, etc. It’s an energetic level (called the macrocosmic orbit by Taoists), and it determines how these physical building blocks are expressed and determines the physical health of the body.

If you want to keep an open mind to this stuff instead of dismissing it because of lack of proof (since there’s tons of stuff that science will figure out in the future that it can’t prove now) the eastern medicine/wisdom traditions can provide you with a conceptual framework.

But ultimately, the subjective experience of something is the only true way to know if something is real or not. Even if science proves something objectively, it’s still external to you. Internal knowing is just as vital. Science can prove that fire is hot, but if I never feel a flame to experience that myself, then I’m just being ideological by “trusting” science.

And subjective experience, subjective KNOWING (not belief…. for example, I KNOW fire is hot because I’ve felt it) needs no external validation.

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Bono (18) (@bono95zg) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

@mikeyw829, ‘You can’t just give up your own ability to reason and think to an external source.’ well i use my ability a lot… but what is it that you use your ability of reason for? what do you think about? what deeper level did you reach where (to you) science didnt?

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Silver (2) (@barrano247) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

thread derailed :(

god this is the hardest paper ever

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Bono (18) (@bono95zg) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

@barrano247, demons are unfinished mental programs that loop in the back of the subconscious mind. this just an example to show how, to people, it may seem like something real looking from the inside (like you are possessed or something) , but looking from the outside its nothing really. same with spiritual energy. there is something there but its not some metaphysical crap.

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MonkeyZazu (1,865)M (@monkeyzazu) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

@barrano247,

I’m reading a couple books right now that you might find useful.

The Roots of Consciousness
http://tiny.cc/qkym5w

The Source Field Investigations
http://tiny.cc/4nym5w

I just saw another book that caught my eye while browsing amazon. This might be exactly what your looking for actually. I haven’t read it, yet, but looks really good.

Frequency: The Power of Personal Vibration
http://tiny.cc/dtym5w

Does it have to be a book though? I’m guessing you have to use a book so you can cite your sources, but you could still use a webpage in the same way. A really good website to use to cite anything is http://bibme.org. Just search for whatever you want to cite or paste in the url of a website and it will gather a lot of information for you, plus give you the options to put it in APA or MLA. It’s very useful.

When I first started researching spiritual subjects, I found this person’s descriptions of chakras to be really accurate. She has a Ph.d too, so that adds some credibility:
http://www.pamelanine.com/topics/the-chakra-system.html

Regarding those books, Roots of Consciousness is written by Jeffrey Mishlove. He was actually the first person to ever get a Ph.d in Parapsychology. In that book he goes pretty in-depth in his studies of consciousness. It’s a little dated, but still has a lot of information. That Source Field Investigation book is uber good too. David Wilcock tries to prove his theory about everything being connected to a global consciousness or the “source field” as he describes it. This book is good because he has a lot of scientific data to support his claims.

But I guess if you wanna focus completely on energy you could research chakras and kundalini energy, chi energy and associated practices of harnessing it such as qigong and taichi, theres also reiki.

The best thing to do is to raise your vibrations so you can perceive these energies too and go off your own experiences.

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What (3) (@lamppi) 8 years ago ago

@barrano247, Check this out. how thoughts, music and words change water cristals, wich we are made of 80% or what ever big number it was.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33IiYb8htHk

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