A Concluding Note About the Potential Role of Love in the Life of the Super Skeptic
"You have to wonder why is it that certain people are so cynical and negative about mediums? Is tis simply the fault of the mediums, particularly the disingenuous and fraudulent ones? Or does the source of the negativity arise deeply within the skeptics themselves?"
"Do extremely negative opinions about the living soul hypothesis stem from the skeptics' own personal love histories, or lack thereof? What kind of person would prefer to believe that mediumship is completely a mistake, a coincidence, or a downright fraud?"
"Is it possible that the extreme skeptic's own love history encourages him or her to prefer a universe that would allow the light from distant stars to last forever, but not the info-energy patterns of human love? As you can see, we can raise many more questions than we have answers for at this time."
"However, just as it is important for humankind to come to understand what mediumship is and why people choose careers in mediumship, it is also important for humankind to come to understand the root of super skepticism, especially when the evolving data from controlled scientific experiments strongly encourage us to at least keep an open mind about the possibility that all this and more, may be real."
"Our working hypothesis is that we will never understand the answers to these and related questions unless we come to understand the nature and role of love in human existence and the cosmos as a whole. One of the great surprises is addressing the question of the living soul hypothesis is that it stimulates new visions about the nature of love and its role in the universe. May the surprises continue."
- The Afterlife Experiments -
Gary E. Schwartz, Ph.D
me: The author quoted Isaac Newton's speculation on the nature of gravitational attraction: To paraphrase in my usual fractured manner Newton said: "Gravity is the manifestation of God's universal love."
This baffles me? The author, apparently Newton, and many others have stated their belief that love is universal and 'intrinsic' to the cosmos. I have difficulty understanding what is meant by that notion. Even with a completely open perspective and acceptance of 'love' as living energy, I see love as an 'emergent' quality of being. Love exists for and between all things (remember, I'm being open). People can love other people, people can love nature in all its forms, oceans, mountains, forests, some in particular love mushrooms but in the end, it is an interplay emerging from two separate entities. I don't understand love existing in a vacuum, but that to me seems what eminent mystics, scientists, and ordinary people claim. Can anyone help me make sense of that, is it me?
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof"
- Marcello Truzzi - The skeptic's skeptic.