The Role of Spiritism in the Mexican Revolution, Part Two: Metaphysical Journey, with C. M. Mayo

source: New Thinking Allowed    2016年3月7日
C. M. Mayo is a literary journalist, novelist, memoirist, short story writer, and noted literary translator of contemporary Mexican fiction and poetry. Her books include Metaphysical Odyssey into the Mexican Revolution: Francisco I. Madero and His Secret Book, Spiritist Manual; The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire; Mexico: A Traveler’s Literary Companion; Miraculous Air; and Sky Over El Nido.
Introducing the concept of “cognitive dissonance”, she discusses the difficulty that many people have in digesting esoteric material. She emphasizes the notion that people tolerate the ambiguity of supernatural claims without needing to form a definitive opinion. She describes how Francisco Madero believed he was receiving direct guidance from the spirit of the deceased Mexican president, Benito Juarez. She also points out that Madero’s spiritist beliefs caused him to sacrifice everything, opposing both his family and the Catholic Church, for the sake of the revolution that he launched.

New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He serves as dean of transformational psychology at the University of Philosophical Research. He teaches parapsychology for ministers in training with the Centers for Spiritual Living through the Holmes Institute. He has served as vice-president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology, and is the recipient of its Pathfinder Award for outstanding contributions to the field of human consciousness. He is also past-president of the non-profit Intuition Network, an organization dedicated to creating a world in which all people are encouraged to cultivate and apply their inner, intuitive abilities.
(Recorded on February 26, 2016)

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