I always have been a skeptic. This is why it took me a while to adjust to the term “esoteric” - but that is for another post. However, although I learned to be open to other concepts of thinking and to people’s experiences, sometimes I am having a hard time to overcome my skepticism. Like, some of the homepages of people offering services, knowledge and what else in the field of spiritual development. The “idea” or concept promoted looks good but then there is all that additional merchandising . After reading Frater AIT’s recent post mentioning astral projection, I checked out Robert Bruce. On his webpage he not only sells his courses and books, he also sells some kind of Medaillon and I would not be surprised if there are some T-Shirts as well. Or Donald Walsh. Although I never read his books and I know people who highly value them, I am turned off by the inflation of similar books. Talks with GOD; more talks with GOD; Things GOD did not say but was supposed to add…. I am exaggerating but seriously, sometimes it looks like someone initially had a real or honest idea and then realized that there is a lot of money to make. Now, I am not saying that either` Bruce or Walsh or all the others are not serious and only after the money. I just used them as examples. I also think it is legitimate to make money in the field of the search for spiritual enlightment. Just sometimes my impression is that the selling interest is higher than the sharing of knowledge aspect. The problem is that there are so many schlemiels out there who want to sell you some nonsense, that it is difficult to filter what is useful if everyone uses the same way for promotion. In that sense it would be of great benefit if there would be some samples or excerpts of what is promoted . These should be of sufficient size or kind so one is able to judge if this is what one was actually looking for3- as subjective such an determination is, As I said, I am a general skeptic.
Having said that, I will have a look on Bruce’s books as this sounds interesting enough to give it a try and also because it was recommended by people who know what they are doing (Thanks for this, this is why I love these blogs).
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