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10 years ago  ::  Jan 03, 2008 - 2:03PM #1
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Newport Beach, California, USA - Kurt Kawohl authored a recently released book called “Urantia United, Tapping Into The Mind Of God". In this book and in his other book, “Transcendentalism – A New Revelation” Kurt explores the origin of religious beliefs and religions. He credits most past religious leaders, writers and prophets of the “Holy Books” with having experienced spiritual interaction with a spiritual existence but attributes their mind’s interpretation of these events as often being blended with superstitions. The author’s concept of God as a spiritual deity is also derived through his own spiritual experiences and says that the spiritual existence is a spiritual unity without a domineering leader; is the progressive, cumulative spiritual intelligence of the universe,  a collective of all of the righteous souls who have passed into the spiritual realm.

Like the Transcendologists of today, in New England in the 19th-century Transcendentalists were known as writers and philosophers who adhered to an idealistic system of thought based on a belief in the essential unity of all creation, the innate goodness of man, and the supremacy of insight over logic and experience for the revelation of the deepest truths.

The term Transcendology is a study of Transcendentalism. Transcendology proposes that religious rationality is possible if it is based on truth; it asserts that truthfulness and rationality in religions are truths that can be substantiated by science or those that cannot be proven to be incorrect. It is a doctrine and proclamation that spiritual transcendence and spiritual interaction, if one believes this to be an actuality, could only be possible between the spiritual existence and the spirit of man. Supernatural acts performed by physical or spiritual beings in the physical universe are not capable of existing or transpiring. German philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) considered Transcendentalism a philosophy that holds that reasoning is the key to understanding reality and called "all knowledge transcendental which is concerned not with objects but with our mode of knowing objects”. Ralph Waldo Emerson’s interpretation of Transcendentalism was that it was a transcendental character or quality, a philosophy that stressed intuition and spirituality. Kurt’s philosophy is closely tied to Emerson’s and Kant’s.

Kurt states, “Transcendology can influence the beginning of a new integration of rationality into many religions. In this 21st Century, the Age of Technology, we are still plagued by religious beliefs that are a contributing cause toward terrorism, killings and wars between nations. Belief in a deity that caused catastrophes, punished people and created the universe out of nothingness as if by magic was brought about by hysteria and superstitions. This thought process needs to be reassessed and brought up to date. Open-minded people must use common sense to determine whether this so-called deity was incorrectly perceived, misinterpreted and misunderstood by the masses of a bygone era. When peoples' concepts are flawed, corrections, truth, logic and common sense thereof must eventually prevail. It is the attributes of human characteristics to exercise upon others power, control, dominance, destruction, punishment, revenge, judgment and not the attributes of a deity. Everyone is personally responsible for his own soul's destiny; the only requirement for achieving spiritual continuity is righteous living. The destruction of civilizations, most sufferings and premature deaths are due to human frailties, stupidity or imperfections and are not a deity’s doings. The deity that mankind calls by several names exists in a spiritual realm and never has and never will interfere with anything on earth or in the universe.”

Will the new concept of Transcendology survive? Only time will tell. Kurt has had dialogue with religious leaders worldwide and supplies the evidence thereof in his books. On a website catering primarily to active and retired military personnel, at Kurt has posted his Transcendology opinions on "What God Is" and supplied the website where his books can be read free of charge. Surprisingly over 10,000 people have visited there within a one-year time period with many expressing their approval.

Lt. Colonel - US Air Force (retired) Melvin J. Beitscher wrote an email to Kurt stating, “As I near the end of your book and turn each page, I marvel at the insight, research and reading you have done to come to this point in your life and how you now affect so many more lives. Sometimes I lose a little hope for mankind but with you, and I know there are many like you, I realize that there is hope that we may transcend that, which separates us. You have started that vital journey with a remarkable thesis in your book "Transcendentalism - A New Revelation". Your courage to fly in the face of organized religion and see the truth behind the basics of all religion deserves a Nobel Prize. The courage you display in listing the correspondence with other learned people even though it may be at odds with your statements is to be commended. Christopher Phillips writes, "It is not enough to have the courage of your convictions, you must also have the courage to have your convictions challenged". You have that courage and wisdom. Congratulations on a work long needed“.

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About the Author 
The author Kurt Kawohl was born in Germany in 1941 and now lives in California where he is an Author, Financial Advisor and Real Estate Broker. It is his belief that the Transcendental movement would have survived and thrived today if their philosophy had been like Transcendology and had been more compatible with the majority religious beliefs. Kurt claims that spiritual inspirations and revelations together with insight have always been the main communicators of spirituality.
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