- Interviews 2009-2010
- I. Background and relationships
- Ii. Ideological residency and practice
- Iii. Destiny and life laws
- Iv. God or a larger, orderly body
- v. Health, ill health and care
- we. Faith and knowledge
- Vii. Visions and goals of the future
- Summary i-vii
The interviewees' path to embracing the view of life they have today looks different. There are those who grew up in Christian, moderate Christians as well as in homes where questions of spirituality have never been touched upon, as well as in homes with an acceptance of alternative views.
Separations from previous partners have in some cases become the starting point for a more intense interest in things like spirituality and personal development. Some can trace their interest back to childhood and a philosophically laid teacher or inspiring kinship. In someone, this interest was aroused during an acute life crisis. A séance and the information that emerged there became for one person the turning point that made her abandon a previously skeptical attitude towards the spiritual.
The spiritual interest is mostly practiced on its own, with sporadic encounters with like-minded people. A couple of the respondents state affiliation with a particular organization. It is possible to cultivate an interest in several different teachings in parallel. In many cases, the interest of the interviewee has today been preceded by the study of other teachings. The spiritual conception of life is not imposed on others. Being a vegetarian is seen as self-evident, mainly from an animal rights perspective.
Close relationships in this life are often relationships that have continued from a previous existence. Role changes are common, such as that, for example, a parent in this life may have been the interviewee's child in a previous incarnation. The interviewee's own children may have been the interviewee's parents or siblings. Becoming a parent is not necessary, although having children and being a parent is described in a positive way. Being free and independent is an ideal. There may be a person with whom the individual is especially connected over many lives, possibly forever, a so-called "twin soul".
Reincarnation and karma are the "key" that can explain the fate of the individual and a prerequisite for development toward perfection. People can be "young" or "old" in a double sense, partly in terms of their chronological age in this life, and partly in relation to how far they advanced in their spiritual development. Life is a school. We ourselves are fully responsible for our fate. Suffering is indispensable. We ourselves have planned or at least approved how the present life has been shaped. We did this on the threshold of this incarnation and then with an "adult" perspective. Outside of this physical world, everyone is the same age.
God is above every duality. God is neither man nor woman, neither good nor evil. This God can be described as both personal and impersonal. The whole world is the body of this deity. God works through the laws of nature. Every human being, with his soul, is part of this deity. God cannot directly influence the fate of the individual, but is more of a kind of administrator of the individual's own karma, both the pleasant and the unpleasant. The Theodicé problem is hereby solved.
The institutions that have power and interpretive precedion in the world today, such as science and the Church, have a limited understanding of the fields in which they are considered experts. The media often runs the business of power. The public is being misled, for example when it comes to visitors from other planets. The usual care and psychotherapy can be valuable, but it needs to take on board the new perspectives. Understanding how disorders and symptoms often stem from experiences and traumas in previous incarnations is central. For example, a phobia of water may be due to the person drowning in a previous life. There are great opportunities to sort out your problems on your own.
Outdated paradigms should be replaced or rather supplemented with a new, holistic perspective. This new perspective is at the same time a kind of essential knowledge or religion that humanity has previously embraced. Deep down, there is only one truth. The new spirituality is in more or less complete form a representative of this truth.
The interest in or conviction of the correctness of this new spirituality is not a religious belief, but more similar to knowledge. Its claims are possible to test in its own life and get confirmed. There are many alternative paths to knowledge or certainty about this deeper truth. So-called "enlightened" people are individuals who have a self-perceived certainty of this deeper truth, independent of studies in this life. Such information provides access to detailed knowledge in many areas of life. These individuals are self-written teachers.
That people are generally unaware of, uninterested in, or even skeptical of these perspectives, is naturally in their present spiritual level. Both the individual and the world at large are progressing according to a plan. Constant progression is guaranteed. The time perspective for the individual is different. The next life is not far away. Death is seen in a positive light. The experiences and talents of this life are passed on to the next. On a personal level, the goal is to develop spiritually and eventually achieve sympathetic and cognitive sovereignty. The world will become a paradise in the not too distant future. Then the national borders have been dissolved and all people share the same view of life. There are no wars and everyone is a vegetarian.