Abandoning Exile

Below is the Table of Contents of Abandoning Exile, Dr. Anatole’s most recent book.  You may read the Introduction section below, by clicking on relevant chapters, for an overview of Dr. Anatole’s liberation philosophy.  Afterwards, if you like it, you may purchase the book on Amazon or Kindle.

Table of Contents

1       Introduction

1.1        To begin
1.2        The cult of consensus reality
1.3        The Foursome
1.4        The challenge of mind-based media
1.5        What is a power object?
1.6        Is change in the air?
1.7        The only worthy pursuit?
1.8        What exile?

2       Mystery

2.1        What is Mystery?
2.2        Hidden potential
2.3        The key to real happiness
2.4        Mystery is beyond the mind
2.5        Mystery is transrational
2.6        Mystery is transmoral
2.7        True success hangs on Mystery
2.8        Identifying with the mind is crazy
2.9        Everything emerges from Mystery

3       Thoughtforms

3.1        What are thoughtforms
3.2        A deeper look at thoughtforms
3.3        Groupthink (consensus reality)
3.4        The independence delusion
3.5        Holding patterns
3.6        Thoughtforms provide stability
3.7        Thoughtforms are arrogant
3.8        Fear
3.9        Thoughtforms are not forever
3.10      You are a cult member!
3.11      A hotbed of dogma
3.12      Thoughtforms as technology
3.13      Inventing better thoughtforms
3.14      Enlightenment

4       Spiritual pain

4.1        What is spiritual pain?
4.2        The current predilection
4.3        Holding pattern exile
4.4        Human robotics
4.5        Common symptoms
4.6        Religious pain
4.7        Fanaticism about anything
4.8        Container loyalty
4.9        Pain of trying too hard
4.10      Defective love
4.11      Tribalisms
4.12      Addiction to innocence
4.13      Emotional stuntedness
4.14      Aggressive ego games
4.15      Attachment to rationality

5       Defective solutions

5.1        What does not work?
5.2        Autotalker and Mystery
5.3        Slavery to the intellect
5.4        Science is limited
5.5        Psychosalves
5.6        Spiritual bypassing
5.7        Mystery for sale?
5.8        Getting sucked into a cult
5.9        Religions: Intent vs. Impact
5.10      Atheism and religion, siblings in delusion
5.11      The trouble with sacred texts
5.12      The trouble with dead gurus
5.13      Social clubbing
5.14      Hiding behind tradition
5.15      Confusing a system with its goal
5.16      Entertainment is not worship
5.17      Morality is only the beginning
5.18      The quest to change the world
5.19      Violence
5.20      Repression
5.21      Reaching for the copper ring
5.22      Doing it alone

6       What works?

6.1        The journey out of exile
6.2        Desire and distractions
6.3        Seek depth, deliberately
6.4        Switching to synthetic thinking
6.5        Spiritual maturity
6.6        Contemplative drive
6.7        Effective spiritual systems
6.8        Finding a good teacher
6.9        Action versus intentions

7       What’s next?

7.1        From slavery to wisdom
7.2        Developing wisdom
7.3        Nine Phases of Love
7.4        Modern Seers
7.5        People of Mystery

Acknowledgments

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