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Universal Mind is the universal higher consciousness or source of being in some forms of esoteric or New Thought and spiritual philosophy. It may be considered synonymous with the subjective mind or it may be referred to in the context of creative visualization, usually with religious or spiritual themes. The word originally derived from Hegel.

Definition

Universal mind may be defined as the nonlocal and atemporal hive mind of all aggregates, components, knowledges, constituents, relationships, personalities, entities, technologies, processes and cycles of the Universe.

The nature of the Universal mind is omniscient, omnipotent, omnificent and omnipresent.

It's also the human nature. It's believed that one has access to all knowledge, known and unknown. Through the Universal Mind, people have access to an infinite power; one then is able to tap into the limitless creativity of the One. All these attributes are present within one at all times in their potential form.

The notion of universal mind came into the Western Canon through the Pre-Socratic philosopher Anaxagoras, who arrived in Athens some time after 480 BC. He taught that all things were created by Nous (Mind) and that Mind held the cosmos together and gave human beings a connection to the cosmos, or a pathway to the divine.

Sources

  • Robert Anthony, Beyond Positive Thinking: A No-Nonsense Formula for Getting the Results You Want
  • Georg Wilhelm Friedric Hegel, The Phenomenology of Mind
  • Martin E Moore, The Universal Mind & I: Intelligent Spiritual Philosophy
  • Charles Haanel, "Master Key System"
  • Richard Geldard, "Anaxagoras and Universal Mind"





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