Picture the way you think about reality—who you are,
how you exist, the ground beneath your feet, and the sky
overhead. Then, forget all that and listen to Dr. Eric Weiss,
philosopher and cosmologist, in this captivating conversation
about the evolution of the soul and the nature of astral realms.
Speaking with WIE's Carter Phipps, Weiss effortlessly
blends Western science, esoteric occultism, and modern
psychology with the philosophy and religious beliefs of the
East, focusing particularly on the brilliant work of Indian
philosopher and mystic Sri Aurobindo.
Weiss describes a system of vast multidimensional planes of
existence, fluidly shifting between ethereal realms, where the
spirit and the soul move unfettered by the “normal”
laws of physics, and our more familiar milieu in which physical
bodies are bound by space and time. According to Weiss, what
happens to us after we die may not be all that final—or
unfamiliar—especially if you consider that we may actually
exist simultaneously in at least three distinct (but not always
clearly differentiated) domains. In this way, once the body can
no longer contain the essential spirit—at the moment of
death, for example—it seamlessly continues evolving in an
entirely real, if not quite solid, form of existence.
Heady, intriguing, and quite literally expansive stuff from a
serious student of both Eastern and Western science, psychology, and mysticism.
Recorded on: 11/15/2005
Reincarnation and the Afterlife