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Class 068 – Blame vs. Ignorance – Track 2

Track 2 – “Blame vs. Ignorance” from Class 068 – with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: Continuation from Track 1 – sensualism as ignorance – healed through appreciation of spiritual good – pray for teenage son rather than manage him – mothers as “managers” – essence of “mother” is love not management – love is letting be – need is for values – parenthood is existential – demonstrating values existentially – on spiritual path moving from good to better – yes is good and no is also good – purpose of the life of everyone: to manifest the qualities of God.

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Class 068 – Blame vs. Ignorance – Track 1

Track 1 – “Blame vs. Ignorance” from Class 068 – with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: Blame vs ignorance in regard to automobile accident involving manslaughter and many personal problems – physical is mental – blame as culpability – need to forgive – taking blame vs admitting embarrassment of being ignorance – viciousness of alcoholism – cycle of blameworthiness leading to drinking – ignorance different from saying “I am ignorant” – ignorance is not a sickness, it is a disaster – existential vs operational – coping as resistance to admitting ignorance – ignorance did not cause accident; accident revealed the presence of ignorance – accident is meaningful – everything in life depends on the state of consciousness – stewards of consciousness – recklessness as a dangerous form of ignorance – principles of intelligent living – appreciation of intelligent living vs thrill seeking – clinical diagnosing vs modes of being.

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Class 067 – Family Ties – Track 2

Track 2 – “Family Ties” from Class 067 – with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: Continuation of issue of fears of physical health, aging vs looking for what is good rather than what is bad – depression regarding marriage – understanding source of good in our lives – ego is suffering, not true self – issue with unhappy mother – “I am suffering from what my mother wants” – can’t suffer from what another wants or does not want – problems from past or current thoughts? – problems are thoughts – only in present moment – possible to pray for ill parent? – problem of wanting something for another – metapsychiatric view of intercessory prayer: to heal our own consciousness – and this can lead to benefits to others – wanting and not wanting from children – seeking to influence is wanting – beauty vs attractiveness – what does God want? – trying vs turning wholeheartedly to God.

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Class 067 – Family Ties – Track 1

Track 1 – “Family Ties” from Class 067 – with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: Problem with family members is often “wanting” and “not wanting” – symptoms are meaningful – families can be filled with expectations that are destructive – wanting to be loved by family members – solution is to see that we are not “love seekers” we are “love manifesters” – symptoms express thoughts and wants – essentially, what we call “love” is self-confirmation – “approval” is not love and does not lead to happiness – issue of test taking as self-confirmation vs conforming to cultural requirements – experience of test as “chore” vs doing what is required – issue of parenthood – career vs home-making – need for supervision – increasing receptivity through “right seeing” – prayer of beholding – view from the infinite – issue of grandmother moving in, fearing for her future – effective prayer: what God wants, not what we want – What God wants is infinite good – fears of physical health.

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Seminar 066 – 60 Minutes with Dr. Hora – Track 2

Enlightened man will neither be passive nor aggressive, he will be responsive, intelligently, lovingly responsive to manifest need, from moment to moment. Finding a direct knowledge of God. A beneficial presence, is not a person, it is an individual that manifests spiritual qualities. What makes man a spiritual being? Man has the capacity of becoming consciously aware and developing the faculty to discern and appreciate spiritual values and spiritual qualities. Man’s spiritual nature demands that he become increasingly spiritually minded. A cow is a life form and life is spirit, but we cannot say that a cow is a spiritual being. Man is unique on earth, in that he is a spiritual being. You can respond to invalid aspects of the world. Psychological is purely horizontal and existential/Spiritual is full dimensional. We experience darkness and light, this does not mean that there such a thing as darkness, it is insubstantial and does not exist. Similarly evil does not exist, but it is experienced by man. What is the source of all ignorance in the world? A: Judging by appearances. Judge not by the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. Seeing with righteous judgment is to see by God’s eyes. If we can not judge by experience, what is left to us? The meaning and purpose of life it to come to know reality. Experience is organismic. Realization takes place in consciousness. Where is consciousness? A: It can not be localized, because it is infinite. Metapsychiatry is a positive approach to finding reality via dialectics/juxtaposition. It’s approach sits in contrast to others which work on the basis of elimination of all non-reality.

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Seminar 066 – 60 Minutes with Dr. Hora – Track 1

The story of Salomon and the angel. “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” How can we be more interested in wisdom than in sex, money, power, and fame? There are two ways, suffering or learning from a guru. Most people suffer and learn nothing. Some suffer too much and so are driven to learn. Problems are lessons designed for our edification. You need not be afraid of your problems. You may even welcome problems, because they bring messages and potential for healing and then an ascension. We are speaking about priorities. Thou shalt have no other interests before the good of God, which is spiritual. Once you establish this priority, you are on the path and you will grow, spiritually. Spirituality is not sensed, to how do we turn toward it? You can’t feel spiritualty, but you can know it. (e.g., beauty, truth, harmony, intelligence, joy, love, freedom). Nothing that can be experienced or which has form or is formless, can possible be real. Reality is spiritual. The building blocks of reality are spiritual values. Our lives, as spiritual beings, are characterized by spiritual qualities. “Spiritual reality is a whole other smoke.” How is transcendence different from rejecting the world? We are in this world but are not of it. Rejection and acceptance indicate involvement with it. Transcendence: rising above/viewing from a higher standpoint, from the context of eternity, infinity, timelessness, spiritual reality. How can the truth of this idea be demonstrated? You experience PAGL. The very best things are often preceded by crises. You sew the seeds in tears and reap them in joy. Anxiety comes from focusing attention on what we want and when we begin speaking, we begin to focus our attention on communication and not on what we want. Metapsychiatry says that we suffer from what we want and what we don’t want. It is normal to want, but it is not existentially valid. You can be liberated from wanting, if you learn to be here for God. Here you focus on what God wants. To be here for God, you must have an existentially valid concept of God. God is the creative principal of the universe. God is love intelligence and God is not here for us, we are here for God. What does life want, what does love want, what does intelligence want? Each wants to manifest itself in the fullness of being. God wants us to manifest omniactive-love-intelligence in the world. “Commit thy way unto the lord and thou shall be established in PAGL.” This is the way to be healed of anxiety and many other problems.

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Seminar 064 – Learning to See the Unseen II – Track 2

Metapsychiatry was born on the day that it became clear that Man is the image and likeness of God. If man lives in accordance with this fundamental order of reality, then he will spare himself a great deal of suffering. God I constantly manifesting himself. If we are receptive and responsive to these ideas, then all things will go well for us. How do you get rid of a thought of a pink elephant:? We don’t have to get rid of thoughts; we just have to lose interest in them. Principal #1: Thou shalt have no other interests before the good of God, which is spiritual blessedness. The parables of Jesus are teaching methods to assist individuals realize things that can not be imagined. To assist us to get beyond form and formlessness to see spiritual values. Beholding is a special state of consciousness where things are seen with the inner eye in the context of Infinite-Love-Intelligence. Substance of spirit reference to tape ???. Insight. Three modes of being in the world: We can be here for ourselves. We an be here for others. We can be here for God. When we are receptive, the right ideas obtain in consciousness. If we don’t understand that we live in the Ocean of Love-Intelligence, then we live in the Sea of Mental Garbage. Maslow and childhood experiences. We are focused on modes of being in the world. Three Rs: recognition, regret and reorientation. The ego arises out of a misunderstanding of ourselves. God can not be seen, so we believe we are independent. Animal suffering. We exert an influence on animals and they suffer from that influence. What is the best way to help one another and animals? The most powerful way is the prayer of beholding. The prayer is an endeavor of seeing the individual/animal in the context of divine love. Any individual that can old a suffering life form in the context of spiritual reality will have a healing impact, because within the context of divine love, everything is perfect.

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Seminar 064 – Learning to See the Unseen II – Track 1

The human race has been committing suicide for centuries. The human race seems to suffer from a cognitive deficiency. We don’t see. We need to learn to see (spiritual discernment). Until we cam see, we will continue to commit suicide, because we are like blind man that think they can see. We think we are human beings. We are spiritual beings. We have the ability to see the unseen (spiritual discernment). Spiritual discernment begins where we understand that form is formlessness and formlessness is form. Spiritual values/qualities have neither form nor are they formless. Spiritual discernment starts when we discover the futility of seeing form and formlessness and discover our interesting in seeing God. Man’s extremity is God’s opportunity. God is where we go when all else fails. Metapsychiatry is a road map to God. It can keep you on track. Psychic healing and medical cures are counter hypnotism. We don’t utilize principles, we seek to realize them and live by them. We seek to be influential, but do not seek to influence. We consider influence a trespass. We all believe we are thinkers. Thinkers think they can produce thoughts. It is an illusion. We just think that we are thinkers. God is the only thinker. How do we know? We are aware of thoughts. We are individual units of awareness. God is infinite awareness. We have the power to focus our attention on one thought or another. We can be aware of the invalidity or validity of thoughts. Thoughts obtain in consciousness, seemingly from nowhere. In order to have an open mind, the thinker must die. Ideas transmute themselves into action/behavior/other expressions. The more open minded we become, the easier life becomes. Rodin’s The Thinker’s despair is contrasted to The Buddha’s joy. The Buddha is an innocent consciousness. Invalid thoughts come from the sea of mental garbage. Where is the sea of mental garbage? It does not exist. It is not real. How do we know what is valid? The seven steps to development of the faculty of spiritual discernment function like signs on the road. It appears that the meaning and purpose of life is to come to know Reality. Reincarnation. It is the spirit of God, within us, is that which can discern the difference between valid and invalid ideas. Consciousness/life is a gift of God. How do you know what God wants? All human suffering stems from two things: What we want and what we don’t want. We are not here to pursue what we want/don’t want. We are here to pursue what God wants. God wants to be manifest in the world. It is the nature of God to manifest itself in its universe. We manifest God, when we manifest spiritual values. The Bible is absolutely correct when it says that Man is an image and likeness of God.

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Seminar 063 – Learning to See the Unseen I – Track 2

Ordinarily we are so distracted by what we perceive with our senses, that we cannot see spiritual qualities. Everyone is manifesting spiritual qualities, whether they know it or not. Spiritual discernment allows us to perceive spiritual qualities in everyone leading us to the development of the faculty of beholding, being able to see the good of God everywhere. The prayer of beholding is the most powerful prayer there is. A beneficial presence is a focal point for harmony and healing. We cultivate personal mind power throughout our lives and we are reluctant to give it up. The more successful we have been, with personal mind power, the less likely we are to wish to give it up, the more insane we become. Heidegger distinguishes between calculative thinking and inspired thought. The human condition is inevitable, but it not necessary. We have to outgrow the illusion of a personal mind, in order to become a transparency for divine mind. The path consists of seven steps: perceptivity, cognition, empathy, telepathy, intuition, spiritual discernment, and beholding. What is the value of knowing these markers? If you have a clear understanding the process of spiritual development, you will not fall victim to ideas that distract us from the process of spiritual development. Man is an image and likeness of God, so the meaning and purpose of his life is to become a transparency through which God can manifest himself in the world, through the qualities of love-intelligence, creativity, and PAGL. The unseen is the real and the seen is the unreal. Spiritual discernment vs. Beholding. Spiritual discernment is a way to become a beholder. It is a way to become aware of God’s infinite presence. The problem with hypnotism is that we are susceptible to it. How do hypnotists work? How do we see the spiritual dimension, in contrast to the phenomenal world. Before I took on the study of Zen, mountains were mountains and rivers and were rivers. After I was deeply involved in the study of Zen mountains were not mountains any more and rivers were not rivers anymore. But, after I became enlightened mountains were mountains again and rivers and were rivers. This story speaks about the development of the capacity to see. We start naïve: we judge by appearances. What you see is what you get. We become sophisticated: intellectual, speculative, labeling and interpreting. We don’t see what is in a sensory way, but in terms of ideas, but this way is no more real. When we become enlightened, we see with an innocent eye: we see with purity of consciousness, we see reality in the context of spiritual values. Real art portrays what the innocent eye sees.

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Seminar 063 – Learning to See the Unseen I – Track 1

What is good about seeing what is not visible? “Look not upon the things that are seen, but upon the things that are not seen (Paul)”. The qualities of God are not seen. “As thou seeist so thou beist”. By learning to see the unseen, we become transformed and are redeemed. Our senses give us information about form and formlessness. That which is tangible is form. That which is intangible is formless. Form is formlessness and formlessness is form. Both are parts of the material world and can be perceived with our senses. A table has form and the color green has no form. Seeing relates to the five senses, and beyond. Skin sees form and texture. Ears see sound and the direction of sound. Perception is the ability to see with our senses. Perception leads to judging by appearances. Why is it so difficult to become enlightened? It is difficult, because we have to learn to see beyond perception, to reality.

Cognition is seeing with our intellect. As we grow, we develop preconceived ideas about what should be and what shouldn’t be. These ideas take over our faculty of seeing, so we don’t see what is, but instead we see what we think is. Visualization gives us ideas of what should be. The more we practice visualization/imagination the less we see what really is. The same is true of imagination. Empathy, Empathy, Antipathy, Telepathy and Intuition are all way of seeing unreality and so are not helpful. “God is spirit and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” Spirit is nonmaterial substance. Describing spirit, Jeasus said to Nicodemus: “The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.” The seeing, with our perception, is just there to provide contrast to that which really is. What we see is the phenomenal world. “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” Spiritual discernment is a different way of seeing, we call it awareness. How can the true individual be seen?