Originally Posted by John Smithwick
Two other ideas relate (IMO) relate to the ancient European concept of the Logos and how It operates.
1) Carl Jung's synchronicity:
Carl Jung - Synchronicity
2) The idea of the thing called the Holy Spirit:
I don't identity with the stories of the Bible, but wonder about the possibility of whether there was an underlying basis for its creation, and the other holy books around the world.
I was raised with atheist nothingness and started paying attention to these new age gurus in my early 30s which, in hindsight, was very late. Before I'd simply dismiss it all as absolute BS. If you give a kid nothing but science and atheism, then he or she will, to say the least, have a closemindedness towards these concepts (and to be honest, the only thing that finally shook me out of that mindset were the "uncanny events" mentioned earlier), but I'd also add, without these concepts, they may develop a natural negativity, cynicism, pessimism, nihilism towards life, so were I to raise kids I'd want them to be aware of these ideas.
That's not to say that I wouldn't want these ideas balanced with what I consider level-headed pragmatic speakers for our people like Revilo P Oliver, Stephen McNallen (Asatru Folk Assembly), ... even a "checked version" of Dr William Pierce
, .. even to some degree people like Adolf Hitler
It should be noted that of those new age men, with perhaps the exception of Tolle who's never said anything on the subject (although I've perceive his regret of not having fathered and being with an Asian), and Tom Campbell for that matter (but the latter is a scientist who had a White family) ... so in other words Alan Watts and Ken Wilber - they have made statements implying they endorse racialism and preserving heritage (because anyone with a brain realizes that if everything is God, then Whites are a component of It, and their physicality was undoubtedly integral to inspiring civilization; even if it wasn't, it's part of our heritage and thus deserves preservation).
Alan Watts on cultural mixing:
Carl Jung is interesting, especially his study of symbology. He IMO was a far more sane dude that Freud. Some of Freud's ideas were downright insane themselves, and some were self evident--like children mimicking their parents, and being affected by what they observe. But that's part of studying something, getting it wrong, and then someone like Jung takes the parts that make sense and goes in a different direction.
Interesting on synchronicity, and the mention of Chinese medicine brings up something: the Ayurvedic (Indian) medicine and the Chinese have concepts that do ring true, but they didn't understand why the way a Western scientist would view it. Like putting foods into 'heat' and 'cold' categories, or 'red' and 'yellow' seeming stupid to us, yet what they are calling Qi is perhaps real after all, but it's a tangible thing. Certain ailments are aided by certain foods, certain ailments made worse by others. People with pale skin and red hair tend to be more 'allergic' to things than others, and so on. They were using a trial and error system to cure illness but without certain understanding they were looking at it very differently--still getting some things correct/same conclusion but from a different vantage point.
As for childhoods: I was an extremely into Jesus little kid, but knew all Christians were not 'good', which confused me and I found it disturbing when I was little. Wasn't Jesus in their hearts? Why didn't he 'change' them?
I used to walk right up to people and cheerily tell them that faith 'has to work 24 hours a day'.
But I was always encouraged to question my teachers or what I was reading or watching.
I can't know what a non-religious infused childhood is like but I think it is always wrong for a parent to take away imagination and exploration, as that's part of being a child---you have to 'play' and discover things.
It'd be just as wrong to squash that part of a child's thinking as it is to lie to them and tell them not to doubt your lies.