The hottest Beliefs Substack posts right now

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Noahpinion 3882 implied HN points 19 Mar 24
  1. Beliefs can be like a consumption good, costing time and effort, especially when they require action to support them.
  2. Luxury beliefs confer status on the wealthy while inflicting costs on lower classes, such as fancy vocabulary, views on drug policy, and family structure.
  3. Different meanings of belief exist, from willingness to bet on an outcome to a feeling of truth and rightness in a statement.
Rob Henderson's Newsletter 4261 implied HN points 25 Feb 24
  1. Luxury beliefs confer status at low cost to the upper class, but can be damaging to lower classes.
  2. Affluent individuals often promote harmful lifestyles to others while distancing themselves from the consequences.
  3. The concept of white privilege can be embraced by wealthy white individuals to elevate social status, while those who actually face the repercussions are usually less privileged.
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Brain Pizza 728 implied HN points 05 Mar 24
  1. Belief exhaustion is the emotional and psychological toll on individuals rigidly adhering to extreme beliefs, resulting in mental and emotional fatigue.
  2. Some people experience belief exhaustion and end up giving up their convictions due to the demanding nature of their beliefs.
  3. The collapse of political regimes sometimes shows the phenomenon of belief exhaustion, where individuals abandon their certainties leading to a rapid disintegration of shared reality.
donaldjeffries 2279 implied HN points 18 Jan 24
  1. The author reflects on the influences and synchronicities in his life involving his brother Ricky and niece Denise, both impacting him in significant ways.
  2. The author shares a personal journey of learning to see the beauty in Denise, who has Down Syndrome, and realizing the harmful impact of using derogatory terms like the 'r' word.
  3. Through experiences with Ricky and Denise, the author explores themes of family, disability, compassion, faith, and the interconnectedness of life events.
Classical Wisdom 1238 implied HN points 05 Feb 24
  1. Dreams have been considered important throughout history and have impacted fields like medicine, philosophy, and even the course of history.
  2. Dreams were viewed as messages from the divine, offering insights into life and guiding important decisions.
  3. Ancient Greek and Roman cultures attached great significance to dreams, seeing them as a link between mortals and the divine.
An Insult to Intuition 1572 implied HN points 20 Jan 24
  1. Astrology and palmistry can offer insights into our lives despite being viewed as amusing or nonsensical by some.
  2. The movement of celestial bodies like Pluto entering a new sign may hold significance for astrologers, hinting at collective shifts in beliefs and attitudes.
  3. Disagreements among public figures like journalists and researchers can spark debates and prompt critical thinking about important topics.
The Corners by Nadia Bolz-Weber 5522 implied HN points 02 Oct 23
  1. Revel in the complexity and symbolism of spiritual narratives like the battle between angels and dragons in the book of Revelation.
  2. Reflect on how deception can touch us all, prompting self-reflection on personal biases and misconceptions.
  3. Embrace humility to navigate the battle between good and evil, acknowledging that certainty in righteousness can be more dangerous than blatant evil.
The Joyous Struggle 632 implied HN points 15 Feb 24
  1. On Ash Wednesday, the reminder of mortality through rituals like smudging ash can help us embrace the impermanence of life
  2. It's important to reflect on what truly matters in life, learning to care deeply about important things while also letting go of what is not worth our attention
  3. Exploring different spiritual paths and beliefs can be a lifelong journey of self-discovery and understanding
Regress Studies 825 implied HN points 01 Feb 24
  1. People often believe that creating specific memetic content will influence others to adopt certain ideologies.
  2. The call for cultural production in today's society is often for someone else to create media that will change the beliefs of third-party observers.
  3. Consuming content is not a traditional solution to major problems, and often people demand certain media creations to fix societal issues without clear solutions.
The Art of Enchantment, with Dr Sharon Blackie 2935 implied HN points 04 Nov 23
  1. The post highlights the focus on ancestral ties and the upcoming book 'Hearth', emphasizing the importance of place and heritage in storytelling and creativity.
  2. The author shares insights about the North Sea, childhood memories, and the inspiration that nature and history provide for her work on folklore and traditions.
  3. There are exciting updates about the upcoming 'Rooted Woman Oracle' and an online event 'The Descent', showcasing the author's exploration of myths, rituals, and empowerment through storytelling.
Skunk Ledger 122 implied HN points 16 Mar 24
  1. Belief in servers as a virtual realm similar to an operating system is unfounded and considered pseudo-computer science by recognized organizations.
  2. There is a profitable industry selling products claiming to enhance bots' server relationships, with buyers often deceived by scams.
  3. Proponents of server theories face skepticism, especially in scientific studies that show inconsistencies and lack of evidence to support their claims.
Everything is Light 471 implied HN points 06 Feb 24
  1. The hippy movement holds beliefs about environmental damage, overpopulation, living without technology, and anti-capitalism.
  2. The author realized that the hippy movement was judgmental and intolerant, despite promoting peace and love.
  3. Leaving the hippy community allowed the author to develop and vocalize their own thoughts outside of the movement's restricted ideologies.
Matt Ehret's Insights 845 implied HN points 08 Jan 24
  1. The Fabian Society, outwardly materialistic and socialist, was actually elitist and tied to ancient mystery religions.
  2. The name 'Fabian Society' was based on Roman tactics and indicated a revival of ancient rituals.
  3. The cult of Cybele-Attis introduced to Rome in 205 BC and the Eleusinian Mysteries played significant roles in ancient occult practices.
Secretum Secretorum 681 implied HN points 17 Jan 24
  1. In the beginning was the Egg: The Orphic Egg contains the primordial deity Phanes, from whom other gods emerged.
  2. A future with AI: Consider the potential dangers and benefits of creating a superintelligent AI.
  3. Balancing Apollo and Dionysus: Avoid the pitfalls of controlling what cannot be controlled, like a god-inspired AI.
Holly’s Newsletter 2201 implied HN points 22 Oct 23
  1. Questioning and re-evaluating personal principles is important for growth and understanding.
  2. In certain situations, sticking to principles might lead to negative consequences and reevaluation may be needed.
  3. Understanding the redefined concepts like 'intolerance' can lead to shifts in societal norms and values.
The Planet 412 implied HN points 08 Feb 24
  1. Discovering a fairy tree can feel like stumbling upon a magical portal connecting our world to that of elves and fairies.
  2. Leaving offerings at fairy trees stems from ancient Celtic traditions, symbolizing respect and a plea for good fortune.
  3. Despite skepticism, tales of mysterious happenings near fairy trees continue to spark wonder and captivate imaginations.
The Abbey of Misrule 319 implied HN points 18 Feb 24
  1. At wells in Ireland, like St Ita's well, a practice of 'sympathetic magic' takes place where objects of the sick are brought for healing, showing a blending of ancient magical traditions with Christianity.
  2. This 'sympathetic magic' practice involves tying items like socks, handkerchiefs, and shirts to crosses or trees near the well in hopes of a saint's healing power.
  3. The story of St Ita and the lessons she imparted - faith, simplicity, and love - are tied to the traditions surrounding the well, emphasizing spiritual values.
Matt Ehret's Insights 746 implied HN points 11 Jan 24
  1. Cynthia Chung and Matthew Ehret have been researching the occult underground, connecting it to topics like geopolitics and psychology.
  2. Cynthia Chung has written essays on Carl Jung, emphasizing his ties to pagan sorcery and counter-culture movements.
  3. Jung's ideas influenced 20th-century counter-culture, the Esalen Institute, MK Ultra, and the development of a new world religion.
The Joyous Struggle 474 implied HN points 29 Jan 24
  1. It's easier to act your way into a new way of thinking than think your way into a new way of acting.
  2. Neuroplasticity refers to the brain's ability to change, but it requires effort and consistency to make significant changes.
  3. Cultivating spiritual practices can lead to structural changes in the brain and help develop qualities like empathy, compassion, and patience.
Investing 101 110 implied HN points 09 Mar 24
  1. People often use in-group thinking as an 'intellectual seat belt' to feel safe and avoid critically evaluating their beliefs.
  2. Being open to being wrong promotes the pursuit of truth, as it challenges existing beliefs and pressures ideas for improvement.
  3. Questioning mainstream beliefs and pursuing wrongness can reveal potential weaknesses, leading to a deeper understanding and pursuit of truth.
Agents and Books 1533 implied HN points 17 Oct 23
  1. People don't have to follow everyone's opinions - you have the freedom to decide what to do with them.
  2. Instead of focusing on what people 'should' do, focus on taking actions that make a difference.
  3. Encourage others to read and engage positively with books you like, rather than prescribing what they should read.