Originally Posted by Radical
The self we identify with in the "physical plane" i.e our brain, is all we know. It has learned through experience, gained memories, and changed perceptions. So the question of whether or not some intangible entity exists in a non-physical plane is irrelevant. The death of the brain will be the death of the "I" that we know and love.
Call me crazy, but I fail to see how this disagrees with most of the ideas that have been presented on the Pavlinas' sites. Nobody is claiming that we're all born as humans with a magical ability to connect with spirits, etc. etc. (though there may be a few people like that). Take Erin's site, for example - her whole theme is about learning
to reconnect with God/Source. If you never attempt this, then of course
you're not going to know anything beyond what you experience in your physical body. Make sense?
By the way, for someone whose signature is "Question everything!", you aren't asking a lot of questions. I humbly suggest taking your own advice with your own beliefs before trying to make broad generalizations about the beliefs of others.