Innerworlds and Integral Websites

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By comparison with the clear-cut precise motif of Ken Wilber's Integral website, the visual presentation of Todd Murphy's Innerworlds website is confused, eclectic, and patently busy. The choice of typeface in ill-assorted sizes and the haphazard nature of the overall design, easily epitomizes the scattered deductive thinking in the articles presented, as well as in the pseudo-scientific details describing the Shakti magnetic field contrivance as spiritual technology.


The assertion that Todd Murphy is truly convinced that he is not altogether closed to psychic or mystic experiences is suspect. If Murphy accepts those states as real, it is clearly in the light of a neurobehaviourist bias that precludes any truly impartial openness to a Level 4 enquiry into the psychosomatic unity of conscious experience. At first it was unclear exactly what type of cerebral consciousness, beyond the artificial neural awareness passively generated by a Shakti device, Todd Murphy would be willing to identify as a feasible validation for the global transpersonal phenomenon in question. Further research into his thought suggests that Murphy, echoing his mentor Dr. Persinger, proposes to reduce all vindication for any such psychic phenomena to the a priori existence of an internal epileptic propensity or to an external environment of unusually strong magnetic activity. The operative assumption implies that intuitive or mystic experiences can easily be reduced scientifically to subjectively generated responses due to the action of environmental electromagnetic energy. ...
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