Politics and Religion

Conversations Beyond Science and Religion

Philip Comella

Conversations Beyond Science and Religion – Spiritual Beings Having a Physical Experience

We are conditioned to look at the world as if we are physical beings; spiritual experiences become outliers filled with mystery: how did life arise from the dust; consciousness from the brain; or spirit from the heavens? Are we separate creatures forever disconnected from each other? In his book, The Phenomenon of Man, French philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin said that we have it backwards: we are really spiritual beings having a physical experience. On this show, we proceed as if Chardin was right. Joining Philip Mereton from South Africa is Anthon St. Maarten, author of the new book, Divine Living: The Essential Guide to Your True Destiny, which explores the consequences for all of us if we are actually spiritual beings on a physical journey.