Enlightenment: Five Views

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This month let us take a Lapham’s Quarterly approach to Enlightenment as we look at five very different individuals’ approaches to it. First up, Immanuel Kant. This calls to mind…

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There is no such thing as “enlightenment”

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Perhaps “enlightenment” consists of the realization that there is no such thing as “enlightenment.” What do I mean? Well I became preoccupied by this question rather unwillingly at first because…

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Out of this World?

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The Way of Enlightenment is more a preparation than a path, more a journey than an end. The New Message from God  prepares us for two major shifts in humanity’s…

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Disappointed with Religion?

Disappointed with Religion?
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Often the way of enlightenment starts with disappointment. And plenty of us become disappointed with religion—its dogma, its rules, its inequality. The G-word is unbearable for some. And it’s perfectly understandable.…

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Enlightenment?

Enlightenment?
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E     n     l     i     g     h     t     e     n     m     e     n     t      ? Enlightenment Is…

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The World Needs You. Now.

The World Needs You. Now.
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Sometimes on our way to enlightenment a time of awakening comes when ambition and accomplishment cease to satisfy and we see some light coming through the cracks of the life we…

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The Calling Is Out in the World

The Calling Is Out in the World
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So many people want enlightenment, but who can follow what they don’t want? Enlightenment isn’t for our personal pleasure or development. It is here to contribute something of unique value…

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Jesus Is Here

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Jesus is Here among the Angelic Presence Watching Over the World Jesus, along with Buddha and Muhammed, is among those “Messengers who have been sent here by the Angelic Presence” into…

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Seeing Clearly and Watching the World

Seeing Clearly and Watching the World
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Being enlightened often conjures up images of remote monks meditating on a high mountain top. Or, enlightenment is seen as an ultimate state of awareness which leads to joy and…

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Enlightenment and Bitcoin

Enlightenment and Bitcoin
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When we first entertain the idea of becoming enlightened, we may assume that the benefit of enlightenment is for ourselves alone. We want peace. We want equanimity. We want to…

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