Emergent Spirituality Course Exam – 20 Questions1.‘EMERGENT SPIRITUALITY’ IS a synthesis of contemporary world religions.a revolutionary new philosophy that offers the solution for our current ‘soul crisis’.an utopian vision for a new society based on spiritual values.another term for the New Age movement.2.THE TERM ‘TIMESTREAM’ DESCRIBES the irrevesibility of time.the law of cause and effect.the mystical experience of eternity.the experience of the unfolding, ever-changing events in time.3.“TIME IS REALITY” MEANS THAT the primary quality of existence is that it is a sequence of events.everything that has a beginning must also end.every individual life form has a limited life span.Anything that can’t be measured in time is not real.4.THE STATEMENT “YOU ARE YOUR PAST” MEANS your current life is determined by your past lives.man is a historical being.you are a timestream made of the accumulated past.your life choices are limited by your karma.5.WHAT IS UNIDIVATION? The integration of less emergent timestreams into a greater whole.The evolution of an indivual human being.The synthesis of opposing forces.A process that overrides the individuation of timestreams.6.THE SOULSTREAM IS an after-death experience.the experience of unconditional love.the deep feeling of connectedness with others.the experience of imagination.7.HOW DO LIFESTREAMS DIFFER FROM SOULSTREAMS? Only lifestreams reincarnate.Lifestreams are only temporary currents in the universal timestream.Lifestreams are the outer form of soulstreams.Lifestreams are permanent currents in the universal timestream.8.WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS AN INCORRECT ASSUMPTION ABOUT OBJECTIVE REALITY? Objective reality is your subjective interpretation of reality.The reality you experience is created by your brain.Your world is your perception of it.The objective world equals your subjective experience of it.9.WHAT DOES THE TERM ‘METEMPSYCHOSIS’ MEAN? The process of reincarnation.A delusional mental state.A near-death experience.The transformation of a somastream.10.THE IMAGNOS IS the realm of daydreaming and phantasy.the human potential for unlimited imagination.a collective dream shared in the after-death dimensionthe self-image of individual souls11.HOW DOES EMERGENT SPIRITUALITY UNDERSTAND THE AFTERLIFE DIMENSION? The afterlife dimension has evolved like everything else that has come into form.It is a spiritual dimension that pre-exists the creation of the universe.It is a realm of reward and punishment for evolving souls.Life and afterlife are simultaneous and parallel universes.12.WHAT DOES ‘NARRATIVITY’ MEAN? The narrative structures of evolution.The pre-destination of our life stories.The creation of stories through which we make sense of what happens to us.The shaping of the way how our lives unfold in the causal world through our soul-stories.13.WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE EXPERIENCE SPIRITUAL AWAKENING? We become deeply conscious of our essential identity as spirit.We gain insights into our past lives.We communicate telepathically with other awakened beings.We are unable to experience negative emotions.14.WHY IS OUR FEAR OF DEATH MISTAKEN? The afterlife dimension is always experienced as paradise.There is no personal experience of death.Life is just a dream.Death ultimately reveals the deep meaning of life.15.WHAT IS EMERGENT SPIRITUALITY’S UNDERSTANDING OF GOD? God is emerging as the culmination of the evolutionary process.God directs the evolution of the cosmos on all levels.God is a pre-existent, omnipotent deity.God is the unchanging blueprint underlying all existence.16.WHAT IS THE MEANING OF TRANSITIVITY? The karmic power that keeps us on the predestined course of our life.The transition from this lifetime to the next.The influence of transcendent spirit on the narrativity that shapes the life-story.The way souls communicate with each other in the afterlife.17.HOW DOES EMERGENT SPIRITUALITY RESOVLE THE ‘PROBLEM OF EVIL’? By proposing that everying is relative, including our view of good and evil.By declaring that evil is an illusion.By understanding that all evil deeds will be punished in the afterlife.By seeing God as all-good but not as all-powerful.18.WHAT IS THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF OUR EXISTENCE? To realize our deepest potential.To learn to love unconditionally.To serve the higher intelligence behind everying in existence.To realize that life is but a dream.19.WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THE TERM ‘PASTIVITY’? The sum total of all past events.The resistance to the creative surge that is inherent in the nature of time.The human capability of learning from past mistakes.The likelihood of future events based on what happened in the past.20.HOW CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE TO EVOLUTIONARY EMERGENCE? By eradicating your egoic impulses.By seeking the company of evolving beings and enlightened masters.By waking up from the dream of Maya.By becoming conscious of your essential nature as transcendent spirit.