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Envision This! An Intelligent Universe Beyond Religious Institutions

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This article introduces the reader to tonights episode of Envision This! in which co-host, Meredith Hall, interviews the author regarding sustainable and self-empowering religion.


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This morning I watched a movie that allowed its viewer to know the relationship to matter to sound or the vibrational essence of the cosmos. Unfortunately, I became disgruntled and turned it off before recalling its name for the sake of those that would want to watch it. Then I thought, Mm, I could have referred people to it for it did have some great information!
From my perspective, the movie started off great! It discussed the relationship of vibrations to the form of matter and how that relates to the notion of the Word made flesh in John 1:14 of the Bible. It also relates to ancient texts such as the Vedas, which state that the universe is a thought. This notion is also in ancient tribal societies. For example, the primary diety of the Native American Keres Pueblo is Thinking Woman, who by definition is utilizing thought, or sound, in creating the universe.
What disappointed me was the projection of human and natural powers outward onto aliens. It is my opinion that WE are the aliens in that we are alienated from ourselves, our powers and the powers of Mother Nature Herself. What we have to discover is not whether people are living on different planets or planes of existance, but the infinite Life within ourselves. Indeed, I would go further to say that Nature Herself is Wisdom and thus the universe is intelligent. We don't have to seek intelligence outside ourselves and our biosphere.
The limitation of Infinity is that She cannot exist side-by-side with Herself hence She needs to have an other. This is why the term Mother contains the term "other". If the baby remains as a potential for manifestaion, there is no Mother and hence there is no awareness of I and Thou. For "I" to be known, there has to be a "Thou."
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Thus, the Vedas say, "Desire came upon That One in the beginning, that was the first seed of Mind." That One being Infinity, which is That in which there is no "other". Desire or Eros is the Father of creation that emanates within the Mother and it is by Her Desire that the world is created. It is in this way that the unknowable is able to be known. It is how Infinity can see Herself. Thus, we have a "M-Other."
Can you envision this mirroring of human conception to cosmic conception? Would you like to explore a world in which you don't have to rely on externalized powers such as politicians, Gods, aliens and corporate heads and instead find the answers within yourself. As Christ said "The Kingdom is within," I say "The alien is us." It is our Self, our Nature, that we are most alienated from.
Now, go deeper and Envision This! Your having the opportunity to take this conversation further to identify ways in which we can creatively utilize our spirituality, our sense of connectedness, to help to heal the Earth? If so, please join us for our Blog Talk episode tonight at 8:00PM when Meredith Hall interviews me, Burl Hall, regarding the spirituality of sustainable living. After the interview, you will be given the opportunity to call in and ask questions, or to provide feedback and to share a little about your experiences. Based on the number of questions, we will have to be sensitive to time so that others can share their thoughts and questions. The url for the radio show is
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A movie that I saw later that morning is an excellent watch for you. If possible, watch it and feel free to discuss it this evening.


Burl is an avid writer and publishes to OpEd News. He is author of "Sophia's Web: A Passionate Call to Heal Our Wounded Nature." As of this writing, Burl is planning to self-publish the book. Alongside his wife, Burl co-hosts an on line radio (more...)

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This article introduces a new episode of Envision ... by Burl Hall on Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 7:22:18 AM
"Nature Herself is Wisdom and thus the universe is... by Daniel Geery on Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 11:15:22 AM
You're absolutely right Daniel.  Burl... by Burl Hall on Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 12:31:47 PM
I once tried to plow through a book I heard ... by Theresa Paulfranz on Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 4:21:17 PM
Powerful message Theresa.  To it I would add ... by Burl Hall on Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 6:06:05 PM
  I have been wondering also about why G... by Theresa Paulfranz on Friday, Jul 20, 2012 at 7:17:11 AM