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Offline jbseth

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Hi All,

Over the years, I’ve often wondered just what to call the Seth’s information.  Given the definition of “religion” from Wikipedia below, I’m not sure know that I’d call it a religion.

Religion is a social-cultural system of designated behaviors and practices, morals, worldviews, texts, sanctified places, prophecies, ethics, or organizations, that relates humanity to supernatural, transcendental, or spiritual elements.



In addition to this, I’m also not sure that I’d call it a “philosophy”, given the definition of philosophy from Wikipedia below.

Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental questions about existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. Wikipedia



Given this then, what should it be called?   Have you ever thought about this?


Recently, in Session 840 of NoME, Ch 6, I discovered that Seth himself, seems to refer to it as a “framework of beliefs” (see spoiler below). Perhaps this is the best phrase that we can use to describe Seth’s information.

What do you think?


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Offline Sena

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Religion is a social-cultural system of designated behaviors and practices, morals, worldviews, texts, sanctified places, prophecies, ethics, or organizations, that relates humanity to supernatural, transcendental, or spiritual elements.
jbseth, I think it is difficult to generalize about religion, because each particular sect of a religion has its own degree of rigidity. Sri Lankan Buddhists pride themselves on being Theravada and they look down on Tibetan Buddhists. The Dalai Lama is actually banned from visiting Sri Lanka, for fear of offending the Chinese.

I see Seth as having taught some very useful truths, but I don't regard him as being infallible. I don't think there is such a thing as a Sethian religion, and if there is one, I don't belong to it.

Offline jbseth

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Hi Sena,

Thanks for your reply.

I was trying to find a good definition for both "philosophy" and "religion" and it turns out to be much harder than I initially thought. After a while, I just chose the lazy mans option and took the definitions that I found from Wikipedia.

I completely agree with your point about it being difficult to generalize about religion. In a similar vein, I know that the Roman Catholic church is very different than the protestant "Pentacost" church and both of these are very different than, for example  the "Westboro Baptist Church".

I also know that the people of Northern Ireland, have very different feelings about the Roman Catholic Church than those of Ireland in general.


Regarding Seth's infallibility, I also agree. I don't believe that Seth is infallible. Although I suspect that you and I, probably differ in regards to how much of what he does say, is true. I also suspect that this is probably true for everyone here in the forum :)

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I’ve often wondered just what to call the Seth’s information.

Me too, I always struggle with that when trying to explain the Seth materials to someone who's never heard of Seth or Jane Roberts.

Not a religion for sure. Not science either. More philosophy. But over the years physics seems to come out with theories that support what Seth said 40-50 years ago so I'd say closer to physics. Seth's explanations can't be proven to other people with demonstrations or parlor tricks, the idea that we make our own reality on both a individual and mass levels has to experienced personally in order for anyone to be able to open to the concept.

I usually tell people it's philosophy explaining the nature of reality, that physics is catching up with the materials, and leave it at that.

A short description from the wiki on the Seth Material: "The core teachings of the Seth Material are based on the principle that consciousness creates matter, and that each individual creates his or her own reality through thoughts, beliefs and expectations."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seth_Material

Seth's "framework of beliefs" is good, Session 840 is a nice find. I especially like this, the "larger level" : 

Quote from: seth
You are providing an overall aura of spiritual and intellectual light which would help people precisely because you are not tied to specifics, but engaged with the larger levels of reality from which the specifics emerge …

 

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