Richard G. Petty, MD

Freedom From Attachment


“Consciousness means freedom from attachment. You realize that the only thing you have to do it to keep yourself really straight, and then do whatever you do.”   

–Ram Dass (a.k.a. Richard Alpert, American Spiritual Teacher, Author and Lecturer, 1931-)   

A Universe of Freedom

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“The more we know about our universe, the more difficult it becomes to believe in determinism.”  

–Ilya Prigogine (Russian-born Belgian Physical Chemist, and, in 1977, Winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1917-2003)

“The Big Bang Never Happened: A Startling Refutation of the Dominant Theory of the Origin of the Universe” (Eric Lerner)

Have You Yet Heard the Voice of Gaia?

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“Increasing numbers of us have heard the Gaian voice and seen in our experience ways of being together that celebrate and affirm life. More and more we are in conversations where we speak of the great forces of life – love, purpose, soul, spirit, freedom, courage, integrity, meaning. The new story is being born in these conversations. We are learning to give voice to a different and fuller sense of who we are.”    

–Margaret J. Wheatley (American Writer and Expert in Organization Behavior and Systems Thinking, 1944-)   

“The Fabric of the Future: Women Visionaries Illuminate the Path to Tomorow” (Patrice Wynne, Ken Wilber)

Freedom Starts With Your Concepts of Yourself


“To understand a free individual we must take in those concepts by which he determines himself.”

–Rudolf Steiner (Croatian-born Austrian Mystic, Occultist, Social Philosopher, Architect and Founder of Anthroposophy, 1861-1925)   

This important observation is from The Philosophy of Freedom. If you are not so familiar with Rudolf Steiner’s work, it’s good to know that this book is also known by two other titles: The Philosophy of Spiritual Activity (1921) and Intuitive Thinking as a Spiritual Path (1995). They are all the same work, but if you really study all three you will find that there are differences in the translations of each of them.

The Philosophy of Freedom

“The Philosophy Of Spiritual Activity” (Rudolf Steiner)

“Intuitive Thinking As a Spiritual Path: A Philosophy of Freedom (Classics in Anthroposophy)” (Rudolf Steiner)

Striving For Freedom


“The aspiration and the striving of the human soul is towards freedom. That is a great inner impulse of the conscious person, not of ordinary people. It is an inner stimulus in people as, and when, the divine awakens within them.”      

–Peter Konstantinov Deunov (a.k.a. Master Beinsa Douno, Bulgarian Spiritual Master and Founder of a School of Esoteric Christianity, 1864-1944)   

“Prophet for Our Times: The Life and Teachings of Peter Deunov” (Peter Duenov)

Scientific Freedom

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“The real scientist is ready to bear privation and, if need be, starvation rather than let anyone dictate to him which direction his work must take.”  

–Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (a.k.a. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi de Nagyraolt, Hungarian-born American Biochemist and, in 1937, Winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine, 1893-1986)   

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