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Hi! This is Grace (for some reason it would let me post normally so I used my twitter account). I know I posted my comment quite a while ago, I finally got around to see if anyone responded. I thought I was rather harsh so I was a little afraid to see if I might possibly be ripped to shreds by the Church of The Churchless folks (especially considering I was giving praises to a so-called channeller!) It actually wasn't as bad as I thought on re-reading it. :) Blogger Brian: When I said getting past the supernatural aspects of Jane Robert's writings, Jane herself never fully accepted that "Seth" was a supernatural entity and her books are full of skepticism on who and what 'he' is (is he a part of my subconscious, am I having a schizophrenic episode, is this just an aspect of my own creative self?) I meant to take her ideas more as philosophy or mysticism much like the way nonreligious people take the writings of Lao Tzu or Buddha. Again, what makes Lao Tzu any different, wasn't the Tao Te Ching considered "the mystical source and ideal of all existence." Jane certainly never made any such grand claims. Even "Seth" never such claims, and stressed trusting yourself over anything he or any guru, priest or authority figure said. And Jane wrote books as herself that delved into philosophy, religion and psychic phenomena in a way that has no parallel in any literature on the subject that I have ever come across. And again, how is Lao Tzu not a 'channeler' himself? My ex-fiancee was a Taoist, I've taken classes where I had to learn about all things Taoist. It was all presented to me as divinely inspired wisdom, facts about objective reality. I agree about quantum physics, if you're interested in it, study quantum physics, not any new age take on it. The fact that other writers use writers like Roberts to try to get QP to fit new age ideas doesn't take away from her work. She never invoked quantum physics in her writings. I definitely don't consider Roberts to point to objective reality, I read her books now in a playful way, testing the ideas (and to be honest I have had some interesting results). And the ideas have been incredibly mind expanding for me (kind of like LSD but without any possible bad trips ;) Peace, Penelope Grace
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