Welcome to the Kheper website. The word Kheper means evolution, metamorphosis, transformation, coming into being. But the rambling nature of this website, established in 1998, means that there are many topics to explore. Because my own worldview and interests have changed somewhat in the more than a decade the site has been up, there is obviously a difference in emphasis between some of the older and newer pages. The following links give a few possible starting points, but there is no reason to limit yourself to those; I have more at the main topics page or the Search page. So, please enjoy, and if you find your favourite subject is not listed, let me know and I'll see if I can add it.
(Sorry about broken links, site is undergoing renovation as it's moved to the new server)
|Kheper version 1 (1998-2000):
The Nature of Realities
|Kheper version 2 (2004-2006):
The (first) Integral Paradigm
|Kheper version 3 (2009...):
Gnostic Metaphysics, Transformation, Sentientism
|esoteric teachings and other things of interest. Most of this material is by yours truly, but there are also a few essays and pages by other writers more competent than I in various fields. This is probably the best and easisest starting point (entries listed in alphabetical order). A few topics and starting points are listed below.
|unified explanation of everything, a sort of grand overview of the different aspects of being and the direction and purpose of existence.
|Materialism says that only physical matter is real. Esotericism asserts in contrast that reality consists of a succession of dimensions of existence, of varying "density". For the sake of convenience I use the Neoplatonic and Theosophical terminology to refer to these gradations as "planes" of existence, although they can just as easily be called dimensions of Consciousness. This is a new section of the site that nevertheless incorporates some of the older material I originally posted in 1998, plus some more recent insights.
|subtle body, each corresponding to a particular aspect and polarity of being. Rather than a single line, they represent a complex arrangement, variously described in different esoteric teachings.
|empathic insight that all sentient beings, regardless of species, should be treated with kindness and respect. This idea goes back to Jainism (the wheel on the palm symbolises the Jain Vow of Ahimsa); to be universally valid, an integral philosophy or participatory ethic has to go beyond the anthropocentrism of mainstream secularism and religionism.