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It’s Time For a Second Christian Reformation

Posted by Roberta Grimes • December 19, 2016 • 20 Comments

It has been half a millennium almost to the day since Martin Luther issued his Ninety-Five Theses that attacked some of Christianity worst excesses. Whether he actually nailed his Theses to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Germany, is unclear; but just the publication of his complaints began what is known as the... Read More

The Butterfly

Posted by Roberta Grimes • December 04, 2016 • 29 Comments

I was very close to my mother-in-law. She lived with us for the final decade of her life, and she often confided in me things that at the time I could neither understand nor imagine. This wizened little lady with the wrinkled face and the artificial hip had been a dancer, a balletic skater, and... Read More

Cargo Cult Science at Harvard

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 24, 2016 • 18 Comments

In the last century there were isolated tribes on remote Pacific islands that tried to keep the bounty of Western goods coming by building wooden replicas of cargo planes. They maintained their jungle runways, and when explorers later visited these islands they were dumbfounded to find that a whole system of pseudo-religious beliefs had grown... Read More

To Whom Do We Pray?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 12, 2016 • 19 Comments

Recently someone asked me what might be the most important question of all. I no longer think much about prayer for reasons that will become clear to you below, but Denise’s question wonderfully captures the conundrum that many sincere people face: “Angels, spirit guides, dead loved ones, God.  If we need help, to whom do... Read More

We Live in a Matrix

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 27, 2016 • 17 Comments

The greatest scientist in the history of the world was Max Planck. He won the 1918 Nobel Prize in physics as the father of quantum mechanics, but that was not his greatest achievement. The most important thing Dr. Planck ever did was to demonstrate based on quantum principles that human consciousness is primary and it... Read More

Resisting Enlightenment

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 09, 2016 • 33 Comments

The reason why all of humankind is not already  certain that our minds are eternal rests on two inconvenient facts: Each of us cultivates a worldview upon which we build a personal identity. So to be asked past the age of maybe forty to take our worldview down to base and accept a different understanding... Read More

Faith vs. Transformation

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 01, 2016 • 22 Comments

Believing in God in a world that worships mainstream science has become so hard that the latest Pew Research Center survey has found a remarkable surge in people who no longer believe in God. Pew has in recent years found more and more folks who were disenchanted with religions; and now, apparently, Pew is discovering... Read More

What if Everyone Knew the Truth?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 06, 2016 • 32 Comments

The fact that our two most trusted institutions still keep us ignorant of the nature of reality and of our own eternal natures is the source of every one of our problems. From poverty and criminality through hatred, oppression, war and greed, all the fear-based evils that plague us stem from this odd alliance between... Read More

The Wrong End of the Microscope

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 26, 2016 • 22 Comments

Watching research scientists continue to express their certainty about materialism when they have to know the dogma is wrong would be amusing if it were not so pathetic. They realize their profession is floundering. But it is their profession, after all, and they have families to feed and retirements to fund! So they continue to... Read More

From My Heart to Yours

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 15, 2016 • 10 Comments

The Fun of Growing Forever was released last week, having been delayed because at almost the last minute it gained an extraordinary Foreword from Jack Canfield. I can never properly thank him for such an incomparable gift! Now each of the three Fun books has a Foreword by the greatest living expert in its field.... Read More