But what happens, when someone dies and the Vitalism goes from the body? Vitalism ..the "vital spark"
noun the theory that the origin and phenomena of life are dependent on a force or principle distinct from purely chemical or physical forces. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitalism https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitalism the belief that "living organisms are fundamentally different from non-living entities because they contain some non-physical element or are governed by different principles than are inanimate things". ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : In looking at “What is Vitalism” I see that Maharishi Mahesh Yogi promulgated a form of Vitalism in the 1970’s as The Science of Creative Intelligence . The Science of Creative Intelligence was a stripped down secularized transcendentalism and offered a technique as self-study empiricism to experience it. Jealous religionists dragged this Vitalism in to the Federal Courts asserting that the teaching of this in public schools amounted to government establishment of religion and should be stopped. This generated a long Federal District Court case which became a discovery as to what constitutes religion in America. Many experts were called upon in sequence to testify. Christians arguing ™ is a religion. ™’ers refuting saying, no this meditation and understanding around it is not a religious practice or religion. By definition then The Science of Creative Intelligence (SCI) was adjudicated a religion and could not be offered directly in public schools but the practice of meditation would be okay. The Federal Court opinion in the case is actually really interesting jurisprudence to read for how it delineated what are the “Indica of religion” and applied them in the case. I pasted the text of the Federal Court opinion in a place on the internet as a quick reference to find. See if this opens for you, it goes to a Yahoo group that is open and can be publicly read. Sometimes you have to fuss with your browsers to get one that works well with Yahoo. Once it opens then tap on the faint “Show Message History” to open the opinion text... 419797Re: Is TM a New Religion? The Federal District Court https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FairfieldLife/conversations/messages/419797 https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FairfieldLife/conversations/messages/419797?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma One could posit that the eschatology of a TM community would entail vitalism. # ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : 437914 Re: TM and Premillennialism https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FairfieldLife/conversations/messages/437914 https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FairfieldLife/conversations/messages/437914