The following is a summary of various subjects of articles on this site.
The object of these pages is a call for understanding of some little known spiritual and cultural aspects of life. By widening our horizon respect may grow for the multitude of facets of truth. The wider our frame of reference the more we may see that clinging to a onesided point of view will lead to fundamentalism and extremism, be it in religious belief or atheist scepticism.
The subjects range from paranormal voices (with sound clips), Javanese mysticism, parapsychology to modern Dutch art. But foremost these original introductions deal with intriguing mysteries and the inner life of man. Please click on the various headings for full information.
I am confident that the attentive and open-minded reader will find somewhere hidden in these pages a key or link that may open up new vistas in his/her life.
Students may find in them a starting point for a not so run-of-the-mill essay.
My vision ends with an appeal to the younger generation: Realize that you are a wonder in the universe ! So far astronomers have not discovered any proof that there are intelligent beings like us in the known universe (although it is most likely there are). We are the only species that can observe the cosmos and may be one day assert influence on it. Mankind is on a great journey of unparalelled dimensions and significance. Feel part of it, if you can. Mankind united is on a pathway of endeavour. Trust your innate potentialities, qualities and faculties that lay dormant in yourselves. The more you open yourselves, also to your fellowmen, the more you will receive..
The story of electricity makes it clear that major discoveries, once overlooked, were preceded by numerous observations. The same may apply to paranormal phenomena. Do we have to wait for an inquisitive genius like Leonardo da Vinci to discover the unknown powers of the mind ?
My vision after seventy years of study is that the universe is one grand organism with conscious, spiritual and divine layers. We see only the outer physical shell with its laws and properties. However, our organism seems rooted in multi-layered inner dimensions, undeveloped as yet. Although we experience mainly the physical part we have the potential of developing our contact with the inner layers, reaching towards the Divine.
I have gathered my random musings on various subjects on this webpage. Subjects touch on the nature and meaning of life, coïncidence, injustice, suffering, etc. without trying to be dogmatic.
An astounding phenomenon is explored, that of the independent direct
voice manifesting in space. Voices of people
who say they once lived on earth. They tell how they experienced their deaths
and what happened afterwards.
Paranormal voices are not restricted to the seance-room and do not always
require a medium. They may be registered on tape by everyone (EVP).
For years a British couple has recorded paranormal voices with British
medium Leslie Flint. These so-called direct voices were not spoken by the
medium but manifested in space near him.
The communicators tell what happened after they died and of their life now. Audio clips of the voices of
Ellen Terry ,
Gandhi and other persons who describe their passing over are provided. On companion pages Real Audio clips are available.
When people meet in harmony their minds seem to fuse.
The manifestation of a presence is being felt. This may take a tangible form: voices and materializations
in the seance-room, which still take place.
New Age philosophy is based on ancient traditions: Gnosticism,
Alchemy, Rosicrucianism, Freemasonry, as well as Eastern philosophy.
These were blended into one belief
when Mme. Blavatsky founded the Theosophical Society in 1875. Her
approach still bore the spirit of the age. Conflicts raged over her person, miracles and
message. Yet her basic ideas of karma, reincarnation and the holographic
unity of the universe are now widely accepted. The legacy of all these traditions is sublimated in the New Age philosophy.
Javanese mysticism is based on age-old traditions. Their disciplines
are little known in the West. With a single exception Javanese mystical movements
have never expanded outside Indonesia. (Recommended reading by Christian Science Monitor)
A spiritual movement coming from Indonesia. Its members are to be found
in most countries now. Their spiritual exercise, the latihan, brings about a purification of man's nature, thereby enabling
him/her to receive inner guidance and communicate deep within.
Which common psychological mechanisms are at work in groups of people,
in particular those united in spiritual movements?
The psychology of the member, the leader and the group are evaluated,
as well as the essential characteristics: doctrine, prophecy, finances, and the fate of those expelled.
Predictions such as given by Nostradamus usually fail to give an advance warning, but in hindsight contained valuable clues. Is the future predictable at all? A summary of some of the conflicts and tensions in presentday society that may influence the future.
Cornelius Rogge is one of the foremost sculptors of the Netherlands who is represented in the mayor Dutch museums. He was appointed Officer in the Order of Oranje-Nassau and received the prestigious David Roëll award of the Prince Bernard Fund for his 45 years artistic achievement.
Click above for info and photographs of his objects.
Voor Nederlandse lezers: recensies van het werk van deze kunstenaar (klik)
On YouTube you may find some 1100 video clips amongst others from films I took in Hong Kong, Japan and Europe half a century ago. Also included are digitalised travelfilms of bygone days by other makers, as well as of subjects of particular interest.