Re: Fw: Interesting Net Project -- Divine Guidance Research Project

sillyhead (
Fri, 20 Aug 1999 11:53:24 -0500 (CDT)

My best net.friend and I have been talking about this for years, and
though I can't quite define what it is, it's interesting because it's so
wide open. One particular thing we find interesting and try to "nail
down" is that point when someone changes from a person who's "afflicted
with life" to a person who's more in control of his outlook, who's not so
"afflicted" anymore. I asked Greg, "But this is not new, is it? Isn't
this what writers have been focusing on for years and trying to capture?"
He said "no." but wouldn't go any further with an explanation. (: Makes
me think of a collection of short stories that I read, by an author whose
name I've forgotten called -Enormous Changes at the Last Moment-

On Fri, 20 Aug 1999, Alexa Champion wrote:

> Kids--
> Thought some FoRKers just might be weird enuf to want to try this at home...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jonathan <>
> To: CCT-L <>
> Date: Friday, August 20, 1999 5:22 AM
> Subject: Interesting Net Project -- Divine Guidance Research Project
> >Hello Everyone!
> >
> >My most excellent friend Mark Kaplan is working on his dissertation in
> >Transpersonal Psychology. This is a rather cutting-edge branch of
> >psychology which integrates spiritual experience, paranormal experience,
> >
> >altered states of consciousness, and other experiences outside the
> >traditional ego-boundaries. He's studying at the Institute of
> >Transpersonal Psychology (, the leading school for
> >this type of work.
> >
> >Mark's project is called "The Divine Guidance Research Project." He
> >says, "[This project] is devoted to the exploration of the experience
> >of seeking, receiving, and following Divine guidance. You are invited
> >to participate in this study by submitting personal stories of your own
> >experiences of Divine guidance. You are also invited to participate by
> >exploring the web site and reading the stories of others."
> >
> >This is a very serious, if unorthodox research project. It is also
> >non-denominational and non-political. Please visit the site and
> >contribute your most cherished stories of your own experiences with
> >Divine Guidance. You can contribute anonymously, if you wish.
> >
> >The site is at:
> >
> >
> >
> >Please pass this message along to anyone and everyone. Let's help Mark
> >make this a worldwide, Net-wide project!
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >Jonathan Steigman
> >
> >
> >