meta-paradigm 4

Spiritual

 
 

Representative Paradigms (Science): none (metaphysical) - the emphasis instead on Mysticism

Representative Paradigms (Psychology)Jungian, Self-actualisation and Human Potential, Transpersonal,

Representative Paradigms (Philosophy):Pantheism, Holism, Eastern Philosophy,

Representative Paradigms (Religion):Shamanism, Animism, Pantheism, (original) Stoicism, Neo-Paganism, New Age-ism, Creation Spirituality (Matthew Fox), Deep Ecology

Representative Paradigms (Esotericism) New Age thinking in general, Mysticism, Buddhism, Vedanta, Shintoism, Taoism,


Reality

Interpretation of Reality: Reality is actually non-other than God, but this is not a harsh external Sky God but a compassionate and even vulnerable Earth Goddess.  The universe is the body of God(dess).  The ultimate reality is love and compassion.  All things are interrelated holistically into a single unity.  The polar opposites of mind and body, male and female, persona and shadow, ego and unity are reconciled in the immediate present.

Knowledge: The universe is not so much rationally knowable but accessable to intuiotion.  One exists in the present moment of here now, in a state of love, compassion, peace and centeredness.  Reality is better known through meditation, chanting, music and dance then through the intellect, although intellectual knowledge still represents a valid aspect of understanding reality.  The teachings of all the mystics and spiritual teachers are acknowledged as valid.
 
 

Hermeneutics and Correspondences

Colour Personality type:Blue, Indigo, Violet

Psychological faculty (Jung): Introvert Thinking, Feeling, Intuition

Subtle body (Barbara Brennan): Etheric Template, CelestialKetheric Template

Tattwa Element (Samkhya): Fire or Air (as Spirit)

Chakra (Shaktism and New Age derivatives thereof): Anahata

Sefirot (Kabbalah/Qabalah and and New Age derivatives thereof) Tifaret
 

Graphic from - A brief introduction to the Chakra System
 



 
Spiritual being
Person
Gaia hypothesis (Goddess Earth)
Planet
Panthesitic universe
Cosmos
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