Belief about God
Does God exist?
How do you describe God?
God is an impersonal energy or a "life force" behind everything in the universe. As with pantheism, the totality of reality is God, and God is everything. However, in its form of western spiritualism, every individual discovers this god by looking within themselves. "You are god, you are the universe"
Is there any kind of spirit world?
Yes - there are innumerable forces and beings forces and beings.These spirits may offer special guidance to humans by communicating in the form animals, objects, intuition or feelings.
Belief about the world
Is there an overall plan or order behind nature?
No, each person creates reality: "I believe it, therefore it is."
Belief about humanity
Are human beings different from the rest of nature?
No--all reality is ONE. But the universe has multiple dimensions which humans can know.
Where did we come from, & where are we going?
We have evolved, both in body & in spirit. Humanity is on the threshold of an evolutionary leap forward.
2.1 Beliefs about purpose
What is the overall purpose or meaning of humanity?
There is no particular purpose for everything, except to livie in harmony with the rest of nature. However, the entire world is progressing and moving forward.
What is the main purpose or highest good for each individual?
To understand our own deity. Each person is immortal & is reincarnated, and by gaining the accumulated experience of many lives, we move evolutionarily forward.
A Ford Ranger ad literally seeks to capitilize on fufillment of both the material and spiritual dimensions of western spiritualism: "Spence puts a new twist on an old philosophy. To be one with everything, he says, you've got to have one of everything. That's why he also has the new Ford Ranger. So he can seek wisdom on a mountain top. Take off in hot pursuit of enlightenment. And connect with Mother Earth. By looking no further than into the planet's coolest 4-door compact pickup. He says it gives him access to inner peace. Which makes him one happy soul."
Belief about ethics
How does one decide right & wrong?
Ultimately there is no right and wrong in an absolute sense. However, it is advantageous to one's individual karma to live in peace and harmony with all other people and life forms.
Is it possible for humans to know truth?
Yes-by listening to our divine self through altered consciousness.
What are legitimate sources of truth?
Channeling, acupuncture, drugs, crystals, yoga, out-of-body journeys, visualization, chanting, etc.