'Second Life' Chapter
Many cultures across the world had views that spoke of not one world, but two, which we live in equally. The subconscious self in most of these second life cultures was the seat of personal power. They believed that it primarily was the recipient of the wisdom of the Gods and spirits.
The range of inner experience is huge. Humanity hasn’t begun to touch the range of its perceptions or the strength of its will. Your inner life is your outer life. Your second life is your first life. Your fantasies are your reality.
“Our dreams are a second life. I have never been able to penetrate without a shudder those ivory or horned gates which separate us from the invisible world.” Gerard de Nerval
“Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.” Edgar Cayce (American psychic 1877-1945)
The concept of a second life did not have its origin in internet culture. Many cultures across the world had views that spoke of not one world, but two, which we live in equally. In fact, we live in one… Seek More
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