This is not a place involved in New Age concepts. Tom Campbell's work and writings do not fit at all into New Age concepts other than if you do not really know what you are talking about nor really into 'spirituality'. Nor does he get into demonology, concepts of the end of times or end of our reality. Tom's model of reality is nothing at all like this.
I never claimed it was involved in new age concepts, altough from what I've gathered it has some influence, for example, I read thomas campbell was influenced in part by the seth material, correct me if I'm wrong. I also saw praise of that barabara something. Anyway, I know there are people here who read this stuff and the book provides an important analysis in my opinion. As for TC model of reality being nothing "like this", first you'll have to define what "this" is, but it will be difficult since you never read the book. You may think I'm mistaken, but if you read it, you will enjoy it and learn a lot.
Nor is it based upon PMR religions. It has parallels to some Buddhist thinking and things encountered by mystics of all ages such as the Buddha's concept of Illusion, the Indian metaphysics which included the concept of Indra's Net (compare to IUOCs interconnected over the RWW) and the Void. But Tom's understanding of these concepts and description comes from science and personal exploration, not from traditional mysticism. Do not expect much interest in the concepts or the book you are describing here.
I hope you don't think the book is based on religions in mumbo jumbo as it is metaphyisical and logically based, with sound thinking and arguments that even an atheist could agree. It also speaks of how it is innapropriate to make a "mish mash" of different religious doctrines.
Also keep in my there is much more to religions than we may think, we can not analyse them by their supposed followers or by what they appear like today, but only by studying and studying a lot. Experts say that to truly understand a religion you must also study the original language on which it was written. Religion is not just mystical mumbo jumbo.
I recommend the book to you, and I will post some quotes soon.Montana:
I'm not the most apt person to try and explain that to you, as I myself know nothing. I tried to write a huge response but it was so bad I gave up. The best I can do for you my friend is to post quotes of the book.update
- Turns out there is a large quantity of pages available on google bookshttp://books.google.com/books?id=QGMFts ... &q&f=false
I advise you both to read it.