Archive for August, 2007

Retreat in Wyoming

August 27, 2007

I am at the Grand Tetons in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, next to Yellowstone National Park! I’m doing a two-week retreat organised by Susan Shumsky author of Divine Revelation, Exploring Auras, Exploring Chakras, Exploring Meditation and Miracle Prayer.

It has been a whole lot of fun and we have done a lot of interesting exercises for developing intuition and inner signals and contacts. Susan is very impressive and has a lot of experience and knowledge.

I was quite shocked when I arrived and found that there were only seven people on the first week of the course and that I was the only guy. But it has actually been fine and I have been very impressed by the intuitive calibre of the others. The second part of the course, which starts today, is more gender-balanced and should be a lot of fun because the 12 people who are arriving today are very experienced.

Here are some pics:

This is the group. Susan Shumsky is the tall lady with blonde hair.
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We went up the gondola:
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Jackson Hole is at 6000ft elevation. The Grand Tetons are 14,000ft.
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This is an elk. I’ve also seen deer, two wild bears, eagles, but haven’t seen a moose yet.
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This is my hotel where I’m staying. Jackson Hole is a ski resort like Aspen and Vail:
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This is a Dodge Viper! 8 litre V10. It was parked outside my hotel.
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Beliefnet.com

August 26, 2007

I just did this interesting test. It comprises 20 multi-choice questions about how you describe your beliefs. It then matches these against major religions. My results are below.

I definitely identify with Hinduism the most – particularly the branch Advaita Vedanta. The school of thought I identify with next is New Thought because it is very similar to Advaita. The other schools I accept as valid, since that is the all-inclusive view of Hinduism, except for Scientology which I don’t know much about. But if Scientology is anything like what is portrayed on the South Park episode, then it shouldn’t even be on the list.

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/76/story_7665_1.html

1. Hinduism (100%)
2. Mahayana Buddhism (75%)
3. Neo-Pagan (74%)
4. Unitarian Universalism (64%)
5. Jainism (61%)
6. Sikhism (61%)
7. New Age (61%)
8. Bahá’í Faith (56%)
9. New Thought (55%)
10. Scientology (55%)
11. Orthodox Judaism (49%)
12. Liberal Quakers (46%)
13. Reform Judaism (46%)
14. Islam (41%)
15. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (40%)
16. Theravada Buddhism (38%)
17. Taoism (29%)
18. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (21%)
19. Orthodox Quaker (20%)
20. Secular Humanism (20%)
21. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (12%)
22. Eastern Orthodox (12%)
23. Roman Catholic (12%)
24. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (10%)
25. Nontheist (8%)
26. Seventh Day Adventist (8%)
27. Jehovah’s Witness (7%)