Re: virus: Belief and Knowledge (was: The truth about faith)

Keith Holmes (
Mon, 07 Jul 1997 14:35:15 -0400

At 09:54 AM 7/7/97 -0700, Prof. Tim wrote:
>On Mon, 7 Jul 1997, Wade T.Smith wrote:
>> Tell, show, explain, invent these 'impressive results' of 'mastering the
>> non-physical world.'
>Well, since one of your e-ddresses is at let's make it easy.
>Try this:
>Walk across campus to the School of Music, go into their library, look up
>"Gyuto Monks" (ask the librarian if you need assistance, it's probably
>filed under Ethnic, Tibetan), check out the CD, go home, sit back, relax,
>have a cup of tea (of whatever your ritual for winding down at the end of
>the day is), lower the lights and play the CD
>This will not produce as profound an effect as seeing them would have, but
>at least you'll be able to post in future from your experience rather than
>from incredulity.
>-Prof. Tim
There are many methods of inducing certain pleasing states (emotional,
psychological, whatever) in ourselves, music most certainly included. Are
you suggesting that the Tibetans are creating a doorway into another
dimension, i.e., some type of spiritual or supernatural experience which
cannot be accounted for physically and not explained by a knowledge of our
own bodies, nervous system, brains, etc.?

If so, put me on the incredulous list also. If not, please help me
understand why you are referring to this as "mastering the non-physical world."

Keith Holmes