Intuition and the Creation of a Better World

Intuition in Religion

Bailey, Alice

The keynote of the new yoga [is] synthesis; its objective [is] conscious development of the intuitive faculty. This development will fall into two categories: first, the development of the intuition and of true spiritual perception, and secondly, the trained utilisation of the mind as an interpreting agent.

Alice A. Bailey, A Treatise on White Magic, New York & London, Lucis, 1934. P. 429

Armstrong, Karen

… the whole of Western theology had been characterized by an inappropriate reliance upon reason alone, ever since the scientific revolution of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Rationalism had achieved such spectacular results that empirical reason came to be regarded as the sole path to truth, and Western people started to talk about God as an objective, demonstrable fact like any other. The more intuitive disciplines of mythology and mysticism were discredited. This was the cause of many of the religious problems of our day, including my own.

Karen Armstrong, The Spiral Staircase: My Climb out of Darkness. New York, Anchor Books, 2004. P. 294

Elgin, Duane

As people around the world move into spiritual communion and empathic connection with the living universe, we see the role of religion differently: Less often do people look for a bridge to the divine. Increasingly, people seek guidance and community in the journey of awakening within the living universe. People want to know there are others on the journey of soul-making and seek guideposts along the way to support the awakening of their experience of unity and intimacy within the universe. Less and less are people seeking only religions of belief. Carried along in this great cultural project of awakening, we are increasingly seeking religions of direct experience -- religions of communion with a living universe.

Duane Elgin, ‘Humanity’s Second Spiritual Age’ 06/5/11

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