Re: FYI:w00f: UFO hiding behind Hale-Bopp: Similarities

Mark Grant (
Sat, 29 Mar 1997 21:08:43 +0000

On Fri, 28 Mar 1997, Gregory Houston wrote:

> I don't know if its the case here, but transpersonalism and
> transhumanism are often mistaken for each other. Where in grossly
> oversimplified terms transpersonalism is about the transcendance and
> annhilation of the ego or self, transhumanism is about the development
> and augmentation of the ego or self.

I'm not sure I'd agree with you on that. Perhaps that's the way that the
followers interpret things, but from my experience of Eastern mystics the
ego they're complaining about is the collection of ideas, plans and
misconceptions which seperate a human from external reality. Eliminating
that ego to 'become one with the universe' seems like a good idea to me.


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