posted on May, 25 2010 @ 05:40 AM
I can't believe the attention given to Steven Nordquist's The Haunted Universe. Especially as the guy is apparently charging 1,000 bucks or whatever
for a copy - this is some serious scam and people have bought it hook, line and sinker.
Nordquist has been mentioned on these forums, I was just reading about his 'ideas' today but can't recall what topic/s those posts are in. This
snakeoil salesman is in effect charging 1,000 bucks to tell people that there IS NO enlightenment as in achieving enlightenment.
This is hardly an earth shattering observation - whether you believe in achieving enlightenment or not totally depends on your philosophy on life and
the universe and many would even debate the term 'enlightenment' itself. Nordquist's song and dance about how there is no achieving consciousness
because everything here and now is consciousness is remarkably.....................unremarkable.
In an article of his on the net which is the only thing worth reading from him because it's free unlike his dumb pricing for his book, he goes on
about imagining ourselves in a haunted house and how we wander around and then discover more or less that we somehow don't exist in the way we
thought we did. Yawn.
He then goes on to say how he is not Stephen sitting down at a table writing on a piece of paper because he has disappeared etc etc. The result of his
having achieved enlightenment which is simply no special state but what we have already is he finds it hard to write and play his guitar.
I don't envy his 'discoveries' and I think it's obvious he belongs to the skeptical, reductionist school of philosophy. That is nothing new and
that tradition at least has some writers who can write something interesting.
He encourages us to do this stare at the wall experiment. Please let me know what happens when you do.
Over to you...