Aliman: Intellectual/Spiritual Tenure

1978-1985: Atheist/agnostic. Only understood classical theism (Judeo-Christian-Islamic theology). Not exposed to alternate theologies or neoclassical thought. Not exposed to direct spiritual/psychophysical experience.

1986-1998: Atheistic tendencies and generally agnostic, but spiritual in a liberal sense. Rejection of all religions. Rejection of orthodox ideas of God/Divinity. Began to understand theology beyond classical theism in the mid-1990s. First direct spiritual experiences 1986-1987.

1999-2011: Skeptical but spiritual worldview, based on direct empirical/spiritual experience. Accepted that orthodox religion is valuable in cultural and historical capacities, and as moral and ethical processes. Understood that God/Divinity were words which described parts of human experience. Still rejected ideas of God/Divinity in classical theism, but began to understand more synoptic ideas behind alternate theologies (Taoism, Buddhism, Process theology, etc.). Began to accept neoclassical theism. Began to accept Radical Empiricism.

2012-Present: Understands and accepts theologies beyond classical theism, fuled by the previous years of study in Process metaphysics, Process theology, phenomenology, and Heideggarian fundamental ontology, as well as 30 years of weekly spiritual training in Moving Meditation. Understands that human experience, interpreted in a radically empirical way, along with techniques such as Moving Meditation, shifts human experience beyond the false dichotomies of religion vs. science. Understands that traditional dichotomies such as subject vs. object, fact vs. value, mind vs. body, and theism vs. atheism, are false dilemmas.