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The Game of God: Recovering Your True Identity

Hancock, Arthur B., Brugger, Kathleen

Verlag: Humans Anonymous Pr, 1992
ISBN 10: 0963420305 / ISBN 13: 9780963420305
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Verlag: Humans Anonymous Pr

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Inhaltsangabe: What kind of universe is this anyway? Does life have any meaning or purpose? If there is a God, why did God create the universe? Whatever His-Her-Its motives (let us not sex-type the Creator) how could a loving God knowingly create a universe which is capable of the kind of cruelty we experience on this planet: death, concentration camps, slavery, child molesting, gossip, racism, illness, physical and mental disabilities, etc.? The Game of God makes the radical proposal that the universe is literally the game of God; that God created the universe in order to experience duality and limitation. The purpose of the universe is for God to enjoy the vast array of experiences that God, as an unlimited being, cannot experience: life and death, joy and pain, beginning and end, fear and hate, happiness and sorrow. In order to have a realistic experience of limitation, God must forget that She-He-It is God. The universe is, in fact, God in a self-induced state of amnesia. The universe is a game in which God forgets His-Her-Its identity and in the process of playing remembers who She-He-It is. Evolution is the process of God awakening from self-induced amnesia into the remembrance of His-Her-Its true identity. We are not separate creatures who are "victims" of existence. We are expressions of God experiencing limitation and overcoming it. We are God in disguise. Human suffering comes from the mistaken belief that who we really are is our personality, or ego. When we identify as ego, we must survive as that ego, which in this universe means operating from flight/fight behavior. Our lives are a constant battle for the survival of a mistaken identity. We are always either fighting reality or flighting from it. Love and transcendence lie in the cessation of survival behavior, in the acceptance of reality. Love is the experience of unconditional acceptance of what is. With a cartoon on every left-hand page illustrating the text on the right, these ideas are presented in a light and humorous manner. Tim Allen says, "If you really have your s*** together, read this book. (from the suggested reading in his book, I'm Not Really Here.)

Über den Autor: Arthur Hancock is a singer/songwriter/philosopher who has been studying the realms of the metaphysical and of the mind for twenty-five years. He has had a song, Relatively Speaking, recorded by John Denver.

Kathleen Brugger has a degree in molecular biology and biochemistry from Northwestern University. She realized that what she was looking for was the meaning of life, and that this would never be found in a microscope, so she turned to metaphysics. They are husband and wife and live in the southern Appalachians, where they have a business filming nature videos of the mountains.

Their latest book is called "We Are ALL Innocent by Reason of Insanity: The Mechanics of Compassion" and is available on Amazon (print and Kindle).

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