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Open Minds: Deconstructive Power of the Truth with Neil Kramer (June 2016)

Season 6, Episode 25
Available worldwide
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The truth can be a dangerous thing, as proclamations of truth lies at the heart of our ever increasingly polarized world. Neil Kramer has a unique way of melding the philosophical and mystical by tapping into the wisdom of Hermetic teachings in order to give us practical means of discerning the truth through experiential knowledge. In this sense, truth destroys the world you live in and enables you to make your own decisions with clarity and dignity. This interview with Regina Meredith was originally webcast June 2, 2016.

Neil Kramer is a British philosopher and esotericist whose focus is chiefly on spirituality, metaphysics, mysticism, freedom, and inner development. Neil discusses many of the social, cultural, and political influences in our lives, and what we can do to change them with his unique blend of lucidity, honesty, and insight. He shares his philosophy and practice in writings, recordings, interviews, and lectures, as well as in personal teachings and group workshops.

Regina Meredith
English

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loisclark.now, posted on July 26, 2016

So isn't the ALL simply consciousness ?

dj.miss.mixit, posted on July 1, 2016

Just what I needed to watch today. You are hitting the nail on the head. I wish everyone could watch this right now. Thank you.

Crystal45, posted on June 20, 2016

I could listen to these two talk for hours. Wonderful conversation.

cm, posted on June 15, 2016

REALLY enjoyed this interview and am delighted to learn its one of a series. Kenny was a breathe of fresh air and Regina was excellent interviewer as per usual. I look forward to watching more and being educated. Well done Gaia on supporting these really important topics.

SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on June 16, 2016

Thank you for commenting on the interview! You can find all of our interviews and lectures with Neil Kramer on Gaia here:
http://www.gaia.com/bio/neil-kramer

All the best,
SuzannaB@Gaia

satempletonmd, posted on June 6, 2016

Regina, I assure you that Chivalry is not dead, but it is often not Politically Correct, either. Chivalry, that honesty and integrity you described, still exists, but it goes against the "Imposed Equality" that seems to be demanded by many. Chivalry requires that inner strength and determination to do what is correct and appropriate regardless of what society expects, whether we are talking about standing up to those who harm others or simply holding the door for another to pass through.

Neil, Thank you for sharing your Wisdom on letting go of polarity. Society seems to polarize us on so many different levels. I had not realized just how much that happened in my world and how unnatural that really is.

mamaaba0615, posted on June 6, 2016

Until the "majority" population willing and seriously and diligently undertake very difficult work of identifying white privilege and rooting out racism, honestly creating a middle ground inside yourself and on the planet is not possible. Try starting with Peggy Macintosh - Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack. Once that has begun in earnest, we can work on the other necessary task of doing away with the other "isms" starting with capitalism.

aurielrose, posted on June 6, 2016

The old Paradigm is broken. It is time to focus on that which we wish to create with ease and elegance. I enjoyed the conversation much. I am new to Gaia.com and I am thrilled as it resonates with my beingness. I work with giant crystal and I asked them once, " Why do you need me?" The answer was "You provide fine human focus." 144, 000 is not that many. We can change the paradigm. Now it is for us to focus on what we want. It is a beautiful world we live in. Let the dross go. Believe in your dreams. And dream.

lisaartistberg, posted on June 4, 2016

Brilliant . I will listen to this a few times and gain another way to see things. Love this kind of dialog. Thank you

dumitru, posted on June 3, 2016

YouTube is a public forum. Sure there is censorship by YouTube, but there is still a lot of information presented there that can be checked and verified. So I was astounded that "Mr. Empirical Truth" would make the sweeping statement that "You can't go to YouTube.. Those people are hopeless, they don't know anything." Especially considering that one of those hopeless know-nothings whose videos you can find on YouTube is Mr. Neil Kramer.

eaglesvision, posted on June 3, 2016

An analysis of the nature of consciousness reveals that redemption occurs as the result of the return of consciousness to its original pristine state of nonduality. It can do so only by the "obedience" of surrendering the dualities of will and willfulness of the ego to the nonduality of God's Truth. The return from the duality of the ego to the nonduality of the spirit is so difficult and unlikely that only by Divine Grace is it even possible. Thus, man needs a savior to be his advocate, his inspiration, and the fulcrum of his salvation from the pain and suffering of the ego.

From: “I: Reality and Subjectivity” (2003), Chapter 22: Applications, pp. 392–393

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Evil represents not the opposite but the absence of Love. The Scale of Consciousness indicates the degree of the presence of Love. An analysis of the nature of consciousness reveals that redemption occurs as the result of the return of consciousness to its original pristine state of nonduality. It can do this only by the ‘obedience’ of surrendering the dualities of will and willfulness of the ego to the nonduality of God’s Truth. The return from the duality of the ego to the nonduality of the spirit is so difficult and unlikely that only by Divine Grace is it even possible. Thus, man needs a savior to be his advocate, inspiration, and the fulcrum of his salvation from the pain and suffering of the ego.

The ‘tempter’ is thus man’s curiosity, which is a basic weakness. When it is coupled with the inherent defect of ignorance (the inability to discern truth from falsehood), then entrapment by the lower levels of consciousness ensues. When curiosity leads the innocent consciousness of man into the worlds of duality, he becomes entrained and entrapped and is captured like a person who is addicted to watching soap operas. Entranced by the melodrama of illusion, the ego merges and identifies with the drama. Thus, awareness of the Self is lost to the movies that preoccupy the self. Attachments then arise to all the faults, identifications, and objects of attraction.

Few people are motivated to emerge from this morass, and fewer still even suspect that such a condition has befallen them. Even fewer discover the way out of the trap of the ego. The world of the ego is like a house of mirrors through which the ego wanders, lost and confused, as it chases the images in one mirror after another. Human life is characterized by endless trials and errors to escape the maze. At times, for many people, and possibly for most, the world of mirrors becomes a house of horrors that gets worse and worse. The only way out of the circuitous wanderings is through the pursuit of spiritual truth.

Q: Is the Scale of Consciousness the map showing the way out of the house of mirrors?

A: The desire to know and adhere to God’s Truth is the only way out of darkness.

Q: Was the ego born out of opposition to God’s will?

A: The ‘violation’ is the choosing of the ego instead of surrendering to God. The ego is baited with pleasures and satisfaction, such as the enjoyment of hate and revenge or greed and selfishness.

Q: How do you define “evil”?

A: Evil is the denial of God and therefore of Love. It is primarily selfishness, which is the egocentricities and narcissistic positionalities of the ego’s satisfactions. The megalomaniacal ego tramples over the lives of millions of duped citizens and leads them to their death, doing so only for its own gratification. We call that degree of selfishness ‘evil’.

From: “I: Reality and Subjectivity” (2003), Chapter 22: Applications, pp. 392–394

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Gloria in Excelsis Deo!

‘Along the Path Daily Reflections’ are based on the book “Along the Path to Enlightenment” by David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D. Additional content is compiled from Dr. Hawkins’ works as cited. Dr. Hawkins’ publications are available from Veritas Publishing, and also through Amazon.com and Hay House.com.

wayne, posted on June 3, 2016

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qualteam, posted on June 3, 2016

Too much vagueness, sounds like Christian Science without Mary Baker Eddy's book. Reality is what IS!!!!

wayne, posted on June 3, 2016

What is reality? What IS?

tnacious_1, posted on June 3, 2016

Wow. Thank you Neil so eloquent. Gaia.com is responsible for the spark that has set a wildfire of consciousness and inspiration burning uncontrollably right now. So grateful.

SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on June 7, 2016

Thanks for your comment! Follow our other videos with Neil Kramer here:
Http://Www.Gaia.Com/Bio/Neil-Kramer

SuzannaB@Gaia

thatcrazytoaster, posted on June 3, 2016

and not just GaiaTV although they have assisted humanity greatly as a platform. It is also our time to shine. The more we rise, the sooner we end that insanity out there. It's already crumbling, so we are on the right track. Together as one humanity. Love to all! Let us ride this wave out of this paradigm AND holding hands and singing as we do it.

thatcrazytoaster, posted on June 2, 2016

I have studied much of Neil's body of work and I respect & resonate with his wisdom. He is a man that walks tall with integrity. A wise wizard to walk with on your path for a bit & then you carry that energy with you throughout the rest of it. Thank you Neil for being here.

mithgard, posted on June 2, 2016

Great interview! I really appreciate Mr. Kramer's work and ideas, and this was a great discussion.

I'll be honest, when I first came across Gurdjieff's thoughts on the soul, it bothered me more than I'd have expected. Of course, he also believed that not everyone was born with a soul, but the soul was only obtained after hard personal work. I still don't completely know for sure what I think, but I've come to believe that we (and all plants and animals and everything else) are evolving and reincarnating spirits, and whether or not those spirits have to develop a soul, or have a soul by default or not I can't really say... hmm, like I say, great conversation and it makes me want to think on it more. But I won't try to work it out here :)

I wouldn't normally post a link to my artwork here (or many other places really), but the talk on the sun (or Sol :) ) makes me want to. Here is a link to a digital painting I did of the sun last winter: https://artduh.com/2015/11/29/the-eighth-world/

JMSMITH1, posted on June 2, 2016

I've watched so many episodes of Open Minds that left me with a feeling of being uplifted to a new level of being but this one is beyond measure! I'm looking at my life and beliefs from a new perspective and enjoying a newfound sense of freedom. I didn't even realize how trapped I've been by the polarizing aspects of societal behavior and "truth". Thank you Neil for enlightening me! And thank you Regina for enhancing my life week after week! You've both given me much to contemplate.

jbrand1997, posted on June 2, 2016

Love this. Please do a show on will. I think we need one.

artistsuzette, posted on June 2, 2016

This is a very enlightened speaker and thinker ~ I will listen to this program again ~ ~ ~ very balanced ~ ~ ~ Thank you

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