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Authentic religion is religion that "nurtures people's relationship with whatever they hold sacred."<ref>Mahoney, Annette, and Kenneth I. Pargament. “Sacred Changes: Spiritual Conversion and Transformation.” Journal of Clinical Psychology, no. 5 (2004): 481-2.</ref>
 
Authentic religion is religion that "nurtures people's relationship with whatever they hold sacred."<ref>Mahoney, Annette, and Kenneth I. Pargament. “Sacred Changes: Spiritual Conversion and Transformation.” Journal of Clinical Psychology, no. 5 (2004): 481-2.</ref>
  
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Leo Tolstoy's [[The Kingdom of God is Within You]]<Ref>Tolstoy, Leo. The Kingdom of God Is Within You (Classics To Go) EBook: Leo Tolstoy: Amazon.ca: Gateway. Translated by Constance Garnett. CreateSpace, 2016. https://amzn.to/2Dg2jtj</ref> provides an extended discussion of the difference between an authentic understanding of Christ's teachings, and an unaligned, hypocritical, an inauthentic reading used to justify the status quo, rather than emancipate humanity, as Christ had intended. As with Einstein, Tolstoy felt that an authentic spirituality provided a ready-made solution to humanity's ills. It "solves all the contradictions and all his sufferings."
  
Authentic spirituality makes a difference, not within the extended time frames of [[Old World Spirituality]](i.e. years, decades, and lifetimes), but within short, workable, and verifiable time frames of days, weeks, and months. In other words, techniques and principles provided by an authentic spirituality will have immediate and discernible positive impact.
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Authentic spirituality makes a difference, not within the extended time frames of [[Old World Spirituality]](i.e. years, decades, and lifetimes), but within short, workable, and verifiable time frames of days, weeks, and months. In other words, techniques and principles provided by an authentic spirituality will have an immediate and discernible positive impact.
  
 
The [[Lightning Path]] strives to provide an authentic spiritual path.
 
The [[Lightning Path]] strives to provide an authentic spiritual path.

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Authentic Spirituality is spirituality that encourages, supports, and facilitates Healing, Connection, and Integration. You can recognize an Authentic Spirituality by the presence of all seven Pillars of Authentic Spirituality

Syncretic Terms

Authentic Spirituality > Cosmic Religion, Identity Consistent Spirituality, Perennial Philosophy, Positive Religion, Progressive Spirituality, Pure Religion, Right Path, The Path, The Way, True Path

Notes

Stanislav Grof says

Authentic spiritual systems are based on ... systematic exploration of the psyche using well-defined mind-altering technologies. They are results of a process that in many ways resembles the scientific method.[1]

Authentic religion is religion that "nurtures people's relationship with whatever they hold sacred."[2]

Leo Tolstoy's The Kingdom of God is Within You[3] provides an extended discussion of the difference between an authentic understanding of Christ's teachings, and an unaligned, hypocritical, an inauthentic reading used to justify the status quo, rather than emancipate humanity, as Christ had intended. As with Einstein, Tolstoy felt that an authentic spirituality provided a ready-made solution to humanity's ills. It "solves all the contradictions and all his sufferings."

Authentic spirituality makes a difference, not within the extended time frames of Old World Spirituality(i.e. years, decades, and lifetimes), but within short, workable, and verifiable time frames of days, weeks, and months. In other words, techniques and principles provided by an authentic spirituality will have an immediate and discernible positive impact.

The Lightning Path strives to provide an authentic spiritual path.

Further Reading

Sharp, Michael (GA). The Great Awakening: Concepts and Techniques for Successful Spiritual Practice.

Sosteric, Mike. (RSGAS). The Rocket Scientists' Guide to Authentic Spirituality. St. Albert, Alberta: Lightning Path Press. [1]

Buy the book now


Footnotes

  1. Laszlo, Ervin, Stanislav Grof, and Peter Russell. The Consciousness Revolution. Las Vegas: Elf Rock Productions, 1999. pp. 38.
  2. Mahoney, Annette, and Kenneth I. Pargament. “Sacred Changes: Spiritual Conversion and Transformation.” Journal of Clinical Psychology, no. 5 (2004): 481-2.
  3. Tolstoy, Leo. The Kingdom of God Is Within You (Classics To Go) EBook: Leo Tolstoy: Amazon.ca: Gateway. Translated by Constance Garnett. CreateSpace, 2016. https://amzn.to/2Dg2jtj
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