I am he and you are me and we are all together Wasn't there a bit from Illuminatus, something like: "If all is one, then all violence is masochism". "Yes", ? replied nastily, "and then all sex is masturbation". Also see here. You actually make Tolle's work sound more worthwhile than my extremely superficial impressions of it led me to believe. I have trouble considering something like "you are god" an error or lie, exactly. Both "you" and "god" have highly indeterminate meanings and may not refer to anything concrete at all; so equating them represents a certain attitude of mind, but not (in my view) a factual error. It's not necessarily an interesting or productive or enlightening attitude, so it may be a spiritual error, I suppose. Maybe I'll pose that as a challenge to to you (or a suggestion for a topic/page in your evolving treatise) to address the meta-level issue of how exactly do you evaluate and filter these sorts of spiritual/metaphysical ideas? What standards are there, other than personal taste, or consquentialism (people who believe in monism are more unhappy or start more wars, or something like that) or authority?