To Believe or Not to Believe by Rahasya Poe
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The Social and Neurological
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"Those who can make you believe absurdities
can make you commit atrocities."

** There's a reason for this that's explained in my book **





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NOTE From the Author, dated October 2015:

As an author of two books and a publisher of a magazine (The Lotus Guide) I always feel a sense of responsibility for what I write. We, all of us, are on what may be an eternal search for truth and the perspectives we share need to be as truthful and as clear as possible because we grow and learn from others experiences. Where I feel we are caught is in our religious views, all of which look back into the distant past for guidance. But tell me, what kind of guidance could a person possibly give us in the 21st Century that lived four or five thousand years ago?


We have lost touch with at least two generations of children that have grown up in an insane world, all of which is falling apart at the moment. There can be no greater challenge in today's world than to give a renewed vision of who we are and what we can become. But this will happen by looking forward to the future with all the knowledge we have accumulated over the past few centuries, not looking back into the distant past where the greatest accomplishments were how to enslave others and feed ourselves. Time marches on...and so should we.


I was recently asked, "What do you think it is that will help save this planet and our civilization." I told him that it really appears that we may not be smart enough to correct the chaos that we have created, so, the way I see it, there are 3 things that may help:

1. If there is a God looking over us and he decides to finally step up and do something, that might do it.

2. Extraterrestrial intervention by an advanced civilization that knows what we're going through and what to do to correct it.

3. Or a complete inner transformation of consciousness on an individual and collective level that would compel us to start doing the right thing, like sensible population control, resource management, etc.


I lean towards #3 but #2 is not out of the realm of possibilities either. Number 3 will require a deep and committed effort towards meditation, this is why active meditations developed by Masters in the East are so important. For more information on this visit

Your friend on this eternal adventure called life, Rahasya Poe


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"A fascinating and challenging book that encourages us to dare to doubt, because it is the questioning that makes us conscious. Understanding how our beliefs shape and limit our experience of life is absolutely essential right now, because we need to change the way we think if we are to solve the myriad personal and social problems we face today. This perceptive book points the way forward."

Timothy Freke, author of The Laughing Jesus, Lucid Living and How Long is Now?


"Why do we believe what we believe? Poe asks this critical question at a very critical time in history, and delves deeply into a mind-boggling examination of the neurology of belief, and the sociological consequences and implications for our future. The book covers the spiritual, scientific and psychological origins of belief, including the influence of the world's great religions, with input from scientists, researchers and spiritual leaders on how we can change those beliefs to empower ourselves, humanity, and the planet. The author devotes ample time to the neuroscience behind belief and comes to the stunning realization that our beliefs do indeed affect our brains, often with negative results. Poe's book is a comprehensive and enlightening look at what we have come to believe, personally and collectively, and why we must challenge the paradigms that no longer serve us."

MARIE D. JONES, author of "2013: End of Days or A New Beginning? - Envisioning the World After the Events of 2012"



Rahasya's detailed exploration of "belief" and the various ways in which it keeps us locked in destructive modes of thinking and experiencing life, is a wonderful addition to the modern spiritual library. Reading the book itself is an interesting exercise in watching the way "beliefs" operate in our lives. He explores a wide range of themes from an even wider collection of viewpoints. As the Buddha said, "Find out for yourself what is true."

Bill Martin, The Parent's Tao Te Ching (As seen on Oprah's Book Club)


WARNING: This book may change your world view!


To Believe Or Not To Believe Rahasya Poe

Now, an enormous and unprecedented transformation in the human experience is underway. Our perception is expanding beyond the limitations of the five senses. We are becoming aware of ourselves as more than bodies and minds, molecules and enzymes. We are becoming aware of our lives as purposeful and our experiences as meaningful. Our focus is shifting from exploration of the outside world to the exploration of interior experiences and their relationships with the outside world. This is the new frontier of human inquiry, and all seekers of truth are being drawn to it. Gary Zukav, Soul Stories



Author Challenges Readers To Believe Or Not To Believe

A Comprehensive and Enlightening Look at the Social and Neurological Consequences of Belief Systems


In light of the obvious fact that on every level the world is not functioning well, author Rahasya Poe thinks that individuals need to start looking for the common denominator underlying world events and the decisions being made in every area of society. Below the superficial layers of society, one finds a simple common denominator that dictates most of everyone's actions - beliefs. Poe challenges readers and encourages them to doubt as he explains how beliefs are shaped and how they affect social and neurological factors in a perceptive new book, To Believe Or Not To Believe.

Thought-provoking, this book is an in-depth look at how individuals limit their conscious evolution by maintaining rigid belief systems that no longer serve them and are lacking any logic or reason considering today's advances in physics, neuroscience, and recent archaeological finds. Neuroscience has shown that people who meditate have much higher brain coherence than people who don't; this balance is thought to be the gateway for spiritual enlightenment, which could be viewed as a bio-neurological event. Through a better understanding of reality and one's relationship to it, humankind will be able to see through the veils of illusion that keeps everyone in constant conflict with one another.


Reflecting the words of Voltaire, "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities", To Believe Or Not To Believe includes interviews with Dr. Bruce Lipton, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Dr. Andrew Newberg, Fred Alan Wolf, Neale Donald Walsch, and more. The purpose of this book is to show through evidence that with the practice and maintaining of rigid beliefs, individuals set up deeply entrenched neural networks that not only reflect the limitations of one's beliefs but also limit and distort the way one sees the world.


"If we want to evolve and move on we must first release ourselves from our primitive past beliefs and superstitions, which is what this book is about-creating a new world by identifying and letting go of our outdated and dysfunctional beliefs," Poe says.


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To Believe Or Not To Believe: by Rahasya Poe

The Social and Neurological Consequences of Belief Systems

Publication Date: November 6, 2009

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If they can make you believe in absurdities they can make you commit atrocities.


We turn toward the truth under the same heliotropic laws as a flower turns towards the sun, and for the same reason…connection with the source of energy. Rahasya Poe


Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt. Clarence Darrow (1857 - 1938)


Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind. Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)


One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea. Walter Bagehot (1826 - 1877)


“Religion is a defense against religious experience, concepts and doctrines keep a person from having a transcendent experience.” Joseph Campbell


A question that we often ask ourselves is, “How is it that man can cause so much suffering to another and at the same time, turn around and give his life to save someone else that he doesn’t even know?” Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)


If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things. Rene Descartes (1596 - 1650)


“The virgin birth is symbolic of the birth of spiritual man out of the animal man through the compassion of the heart.” Joseph Campbell


One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea. Walter Bagehot (1826 - 1877)


“Religion is a defense against religious experience, concepts and doctrines keep a person from having a transcendent experience.” Joseph Campbell


With most men, unbelief in one thing springs from blind belief in another.George Christoph Lichtenberg (1742 - 1799)


Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear. Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)


If this is your estimate of your relation to nature and you have an advanced technology, your likelihood of survival will be that of a snowball in hell. You will die either of the toxic by-products of your own hate, or, simply, of over-population and overgrazing. Gregory Bateson-Futurist and Naturalist


“The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men” Plato


With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion. Steven Weinberg (1933 - )


“We are developing so quickly on this planet that we are not developing new myths. The future myth will be the planet itself.” Joseph Campbell


Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction. Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)


The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts. Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)


Faith must have adequate evidence, else it is mere superstition. Alexander Hodge


The moment you accept your religion as the only way, it becomes an ideology and is a closed door. Eckhart Tolle


Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time. Gore Vidal (1925 - )


With our participation what was once the evolution of consciousness has become conscious evolution. Rahasya


The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)


To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841 - 1935)


Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish. Quintilian, De Institutione Oratoria


All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)


Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof. Ashley Montague


I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room. Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)


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