ABOUT PANTHEISM(AND COMPARABLE PHILOSOPHIES FOLLOWED IN THE KC AREA)
Dr. Mooon will talk about why she has chosen this way of viewing the world, rather than either atheism or theism. And she will clear up for us once and for all the distinctions between pantheism, monotheism, polytheism, theism, deism, panentheism, panpsychism, and panexistentialism.
Her discussion will tease apart the general confusions between them while admitting that pantheism is not easy to define precisely. But she will begin with the commonly accepted definitions: Monotheism accepts one God, polytheism many. Theism asserts that God has revealed Himself, deism that God created the world in such a way that it is capable of existing and operating on its own. Panentheism affirms that in God there is a primordial and unchanging nature and thus a consequent nature that changes and develops. Panpsychism is most often confused with animism, hylozoism, panbiotism, pansensism, pantheism, panentheism and panexperientialism.
Dr. Mooon will explain how the term pantheism has often been abused, and how it has also been confused or mingled with everything from materialism to atheism to theism.
Bring your questions!
About Dr. Mooon:
Dr. Rainbow Mooon grew up thinking everyone could talk to the animals and plants and see people who had crossed over because she could. Finally, at about age nine, her grandmother informed her she needed to keep that information secret, since folks would think she was crazy if she kept going around sharing what she'd heard from "dead people." At age twelve she stood up to her matriarchal family to exclaim that she was now about Her Father's business in helping to heal wounded hearts and bodies. This did NOT go over well at home, but was tremendously rewarding for her among her classmates.
By 2000 she was told by her Spirit Guides to return to school to expand her formal education. She received in undergraduate degree (2002) in Sociology; her graduate degree (2005) is in Social and Cultural Anthropology; and in May of 2013 she received her doctorate in Philosophy and Religion specializing in Asian and Comparative Studies. Her dissertation focused on the evolution of human consciousness, which includes projections for the future of our species. Dr. Mooon looks forward to sharing her experiences and research on pantheism and the evolution of the philosophies related to these ideas.
B.A. - Sociology, University of Kansas City, MO, 2002
M.A. - Cultural Anthropology, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA, 2005
PhD. - Asian Comparative Studies, Religion and Philosophy, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA 2012
Youth and Human Services Non-profit Management and Leadership - American Humanics, UMKC, MO, 2002
Oneness Blessing Giver, Oneness University, Andhra Pradesh, India, since 2005
Psychic Talk, Radio co-host, KKFI Community Radio, Kansas City, MO, since 2010
Shamanic Hypnotist, School of Hypnosis and Shamanic Studies, 2011
Awakened Oneness Blessing Giver, Oneness University, Andhra Pradesh, India, since 2012
Afterward, Dr. Moon will join us as we continue our conversations at the nearby Blue Moose.
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