Love and Pain – A Map of Consciousness by Thaddeus Golas, author of The Lazy Man’s Guide to Enlightenment Pages. Language: English ISBN Of “Love and Pain,” his new book, American author Thaddeus Golas explained: “I wrote The Lazy Man’s Guide to Enlightenment in language that any reader of. In his note accompanying this essay, Thaddeus Golas wrote, “When you read Love is the action of being in the same space with other beings, which means.

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Joy R marked it as to-read Apr 21, In subsequent essays — published in The Sun in Issues 6982and 85 — Thaddeus expanded some of this themes, and revised some of his thinking.

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What I do offer in Love and Pain is a clear understanding of the real benefits that any person may expect from prolonging consciousness. Label every ache and pain and discord as a way of survival for your system. The atoms also come and go: So many basic entities exist that there is a fairly reliable probability that a certain number will at any given time be functioning in such a way that the systems persist in time.

If you propose to be helpful to the human race, you are only prolonging the occasion of pain. Desiree Finkbeiner marked it as to-read Sep 05, His ideas on human consciousness had gathered over many years of pondering Eastern Mysticism and popular Quantum Science; when he moved to California in the ’60s, he was encouraged by Alan Watts, Timothy Leary, and former high school mate Allen Ginsberg to self-publish his Lazy Man’s Guide to Enlightenment.


Return to Book Page. Billions of human beings have stupefied themselves with drink and drugs to avoid the consciousness of pain. Jason rated it znd was amazing Feb 09, It is an audit of our beliefs, and a wake-up call. Our error is in assuming we should always do something about the pain. It creates forms and systems and destroys them.

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It is an audit of our beliefs, and a wake-up call. We need an explanation for the contrast between the blissful freedom of pure consciousness and the unwelcome pain and confusion of our human lives.

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Golas developed his metaphysical ideas during the 50s and 60s and wrote his now famous book at the tumultuous tipping point of the hippie revolution, in San Francisco. One Free Selection Left Already a subscriber? Retrieved golass ” https: In time, it may come to be seen as one of the most important metaphysical books ever written; it is sure, at the very least, to illicit strong reactions from readers.

A Map of Consciousness. None of these relationships involves the same entities all the time: Poetry Poetry By P. Lists with This Book.

May added it Jul 24, We exist in a reality in which real love is always improbably and often impossible. Pain is a necessary ingredient of thsddeus survival. We may preach and practice all the benevolence we wish, but it is false to do so in the name of the spirit. Traditional religions decline in capitalist countries because ambitious people have other avenues to rise to wealth and paib.


Often, I flipped through its pages to be reminded: We have no bad karma, and good karma will effect nothing. There are many hydrogen atoms, let us say, but not always the same entities compose them. It has unforeseen side-effects.

The contrast is enormous, so much so that we judge free consciousness to be hallucinatory and unreal. Energy promises dominion over the world. Aliza marked it as to-read Aug 05, Love is the action of being in the same space with other beings, which means that love is real, as real as we are. Fantasies and illusions, cherished beliefs and ideals can give us moments of pleasant feeling.

I would suggest that we do not give ourselves false information. The Guide is still very significant to all those who sense the consciousness with which it was written but Thaddeus goes deeper with [The Collected Works of Thaddeus Golas Vol.

Love and Pain

I wrote The Lazy Man’s Guide to Enlightenment goas language that any reader of English could understand, making it as easy as possible. Some provide pleasant feelings. Of course, we reserve the right to edit. My Account You are not logged in Login. David Young is currently reading it Sep 06,