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Metaphysics

What is metaphysics?

The term metaphysics describes a branch of philosophy that examines the fundamental nature of reality and deals with the first principles of things, including abstract concepts such as being, knowing, substance, cause, identity, time, and space.

Metaphysics studies the relationship between mind and matter, between substance and attribute, and between potentiality and actuality. As such, spirituality can be thought of synonymously with metaphysics.

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I reference individualism frequently in my posts and point to it as one of the underlying problems with Western spirituality. I wanted to take some time to do a deeper dive on this so everyone understands what I’m talking about.

read more
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