Interview by Iain McNay
Wednesday, 24 December 2008
Tuesday, 23 December 2008
Enlightenment is the transformation of personal consciousness to universal consciousness. According to the wisdom traditions of the world, this transformation is not an anomaly or departure from human nature, but rather the actualization of human potential. The evolution of consciousness is a progressive journey back to the source of existence, to our source. This metamorphosis represents a shift in identify from the personal to the transpersonal, to the universal. It is the realization that as persons we are a transient impermanent pattern of a deeper consciousness that differentiates simultaneously into the observer and the observed. The maturation of awareness reveals that in reality we are ultimately not defined as either the observer or observed, but rather that consciousness which simultaneously differentiates into both.
Since enlightenment involves a journey from the personal to the universal, the qualities or characteristics of enlightenment are expressions of the unified self instead of the separate, personal self. As we move more fully into the universal values of the cosmos, we progressively express the qualities of love, compassion, intuition, insight, imagination, and creativity. We find that our thinking and behavior begins to function in harmony with the forces of the universe, and we notice more conscious choice-making , observations of synchronicity around us, the spontaneous fulfillment of our desires, and the manifesting power of our intentions.
As we step out of the complete identification with our body and sensory experiences, our attachment to the past and the future drops away, allowing us to experience the present moment in freedom and joy. This presence of non-local consciousness is our real Self. There is also a loss of fear, including the fear of mortality. There is a deeper knowing that the only thing that dies is the impermanent self (which was hallucination to begin with). The real Self exists outside the boundaries and time and space, has no beginning or ending and is therefore immortal. Enlightenment brings the experiential knowledge of immortality, infinite love, and infinite creativity. It reveals that the natural expression of human life is effortlessness, spontaneity, and joyfulness.
Enlightenment means bringing complete light to all areas of life that were in darkness before. All aspects of life that were trapped in unconscious conditioning and ignorance are now made fully conscious and self-aware. In Sanskrit, this light of knowledge is known as vidya, and ignorance of the self is called avidya.
When we embark on the spiritual journey of enlightenment in earnest, it is normal for our mind to want to know how long it will take? Great spiritual masters say that it takes time for fruit to ripen, and when the season is right it suddenly drops from the tree. For each of us the season may be different because of past karma and where we are in our evolution. The journey to enlightenment must always be regarded as a journey, not a fixed goal. To be rigidly attached to the idea of arriving at the destination takes away from the joy and spontaneity of the unfolding of consciousness. The search for the certainty of timetables and outcomes about enlightenment comes from our limited ego self, not our unlimited self. If we surrender to the wisdom of uncertainty, we remain open to the wonder of the process and resist the clutches of the ego's need to control by knowing the outcome. The art of spiritual evolution is to enjoy the journey as we continue to grow.Source:Deepak Chopra
Friday, 19 December 2008
Matter is built on flaky foundations. Physicists have now confirmed that the apparently substantial stuff is actually no more than fluctuations in the quantum vacuum.
The researchers simulated the frantic activity that goes on inside protons and neutrons. These particles provide almost all the mass of ordinary matter.
Each proton (or neutron) is made of three quarks - but the individual masses of these quarks only add up to about 1% of the proton's mass. So what accounts for the rest of it?
Theory says it is created by the force that binds quarks together, called the strong nuclear force. In quantum terms, the strong force is carried by a field of virtual particles called gluons, randomly popping into existence and disappearing again. The energy of these vacuum fluctuations has to be included in the total mass of the proton and neutron.
But it has taken decades to work out the actual numbers. The strong force is described by the equations of quantum chromodynamics, or QCD, which are too difficult to solve in most cases.
So physicists have developed a method called lattice QCD, which models smooth space and time as a grid of separate points. This pixellated approach allows the complexities of the strong force to be simulated approximately by computer.
Science catching up with the Mystic, but why wasn't this on the news?
Nonduality is the state or condition of not being separate and distinct while appearing to be so. It is the condition which allows us to say that there is no true separation between ourselves and anyone else or anything else in the world, for instance. When we say things like “We are all one,” or “God is in all things,” we are asserting that the condition we call ‘reality’ is a nonduality.
Nondualism is the systematic description of nonduality, or the systematic practice of nonduality.
More Complicated Answer:
Nonduality is the state that one arrives at when all distinctions and relations between ‘things’ are removed. Nonduality is thus a simple wholeness, rather than an “all in one” whole. It is very difficult to clearly contemplate such a simple wholeness, because by thinking about it and ‘conceptualizing’ it, we have lost the simple wholeness that is the real nonduality that we were trying to grasp.
Nondualism according to this understanding is an error.
The ‘As True As You Are Going to Get’ Answer:
Nonduality is ineffable.
Nondualism according to this understanding must be an apophatic* performance. In order to say that Nonduality is ineffable, we first posit 'Nonduality', making ‘Nonduality’ a creature of reason and thus positively identifying ‘Nonduality’ as some thing that can be reasoned about, and then in the same breath we take away this assertion by adding that this ‘what’ of which we speak is ineffable and thus beyond the reach of reason. The point is that Nonduality is not nothing, because then we would not even speak of ‘it’; but it is not something either, because if it were it could not be Nonduality; yet it is all things and no thing itself. Thus the name "Nonduality" is used to indicate a denial of multiplicity, yet the mind, seeing this denial may assume that it means 'one' as that is the opposite of multiplicity and in reasoning the mind is locked into certain forms of thought, amongst them the form of contradictories. But the name "Nonduality," while it denies multiplicity, also denies its contradiction and subsumes both. These words are an apophatic performance. If you can ‘see’ their meaning, you do not need any more definitions.
* Apophasis - the Greek designation for language that 'speaks away' or 'unsays' what it first affirms.
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
George Ivanovich Gurdjieff's teachings might be summed up by the title of his third series of writings: Life is Real Only Then, When 'I Am', while his complete series of books is entitled "All and Everything."
Gurdjieff claimed that people do not perceive reality, as they are not conscious of themselves, but live in a state of hypnotic "waking sleep."
"Man lives his life in sleep, and in sleep he dies." Gurdjieff taught that each person perceived things from a completely subjective perspective. Gurdjieff stated that maleficent events such as wars and so on could not possibly take place if people were more awake. He asserted that people in their typical state were unconscious automatons, but that it was possible for a man to wake up and experience life more fully.
Friday, 28 November 2008
Thursday, 20 November 2008
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Separation gradually crawled back into my awareness a couple of days after the dream, although I feel consciousness has grown in me somewhat, integration to permanent non separation may be weeks or years away, I don't really care I'm just enjoying the ride and living with no long term plans or agendas.
I found this film trailer some of you maybe interested in hunting down called closer than close about Enlightenment.
Synopsis by John Cain
Closer Than Close is a deftly crafted and poignant tale that weaves the stories of a handful of seekers bivouacked at various stages along the spiritual path with the straight-talk wisdom of three extraordinary individuals who have seemingly put an end to seeking. This juxtaposition creates a compelling resonance in which we can see (if the angle of light is just so) that the seekers and those that have stopped seeking are closer than we think. These are real stories of struggle and despair, friendship and hope, but above all, insight.
Poetry in motion films
Saturday, 15 November 2008
I had a dream last night I would like to share with you.
I was with friends from past and present watching a tv monitor, huge geological disturbances were being reported all over The World and earthquakes were happening everywhere.
I watched as The Earth exploded around me, then all of a sudden my perception was watching the event from space.
Then I was alone in the void, no Earth, no stars, no Sun just blackness.
I realized that I was fine, my awareness was not changed in the slightest.
I thought I should try breathing, I didn't actually need to but I suppose it was habit. I couldn't breathe, I looked down and I was without form.
I awoke, I knew something major had occurred to my consciousness but needed a pee and then went back to sleep.
In the morning I awoke again and everything I looked at was me, the illusion of separation had almost totally gone, I laughed at my girlfriend who was getting ready for work and was thinking about trying to explain my laughter until I looked at the dog, my black lab was me, laughing continued.
I had glimpsed enlightenment before for a few seconds here and there but the dream had flicked a switch in my consciousness level and as I am writing this there is still no separation, I AM writing this for my self to read.
Monday, 10 November 2008
We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.
Faith: not wanting to know what is true.
Is man one of God's blunders? Or is God one of man's blunders?
Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.
Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.
Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called 'Ego'.
Friedrich Nietzsche Wikipedia Entry
Sunday, 9 November 2008
Following my initial look into the left hand path I found the following on a Satanism Website.
We see things through self referential spectacles, we see only what we expect to see. We experience things according to our own wishes, this clouding of our vision by ourselves is problematic when it comes to the search for truth. We feel that without our glasses, our assumptions that make the world easy to understand, we will be blind but in reality we will see more clearly without them! We just need to train ourselves to doubt established truth, to see without our glasses, to see clearly even when in the dark.
"He that is slow to believe anything and everything is of great understanding, for belief in one false principle is the beginning of all unwisdom"
The Satanic Bible, Book of Satan 2:7
Satan represents Doubt. God did not want Adam and Eve to eat of the Tree of Good and Evil. Allah did not want his creation to doubt his word. In both theologies, it was Satan, the most intelligent created being, who stood up against this enforced ignorance. Satan tells mankind: Search for knowledge, even in taboo places. Shaitan told the Djinn: Let us test God's word, let us not mindlessly believe all that God says. Although these myths are irrelevant to the modern world, the role of Satan is very much relevant to our lives and our search for knowledge. Enlightenment is the ability to look past stated truth and dogma, and Lucifer is the Crown Prince of Satan that represents our search for enlightenment.
Of those that are sure they are right, the scientists and the religionists, the scientists at least, as part of their rules of behavior, continuously test and refine their knowledge: Nothing is assumed to be true. Everything is tested, old theories are constantly re-tested whenever new knowledge comes to light. But religious fundamentalists and those who simply accept what is told to them, by a preacher or a book, these are unable to find truth or enlightenment. All they find is what they wanted: To feel sure that they're right, after all. To be safe in their knowledge. To be blissfully ignorant of doubt is an easy way out, a self failure. Satan and the curiosity and doubt he instils upon us is certainly the enemy of fundamentalism.
"Without the wonderful element of doubt, the doorway
through which truth passes would be tightly shut"
However if this doubt leads to the failure of standard lies, and those lies have led to stability in society, who are we to remove that stability? If ignorance is bliss, who are we to condemn the ignorant to a life of unhappy enlightenment? How is this dangerous truth tamed?"When the truth is dangerous, is it more worthwhile to hide the truth? If ignorance is bliss, and those of Orwell's 1984 are truly happy, how is it that we think truth should be revealed even when they make people unhappy? Truth isn't inherent in happiness and vica versa: Who is better, they who promote truth over happiness, or happiness over truth? The adoption of doubt as a central tenet causes the above questions to become mute.
Widespread acceptance of doubt makes truth not dangerous. Orwell's dystopia cannot occur if the populace continually doubt what they are told, and people cannot be happy if they know that what they believe appears to be dubious, ignorance cannot lead to bliss if doubt reigns. Neither is truth dangerous if previous truths are continually questioned, such as in science. So who is better, they who promote truth, or happiness? Well those who promote doubt enlighten the path for both... so those who promote a particular truth, unless they also promote doubt, they are not doing good, because future truth then causes instability. Those who promote happiness, if they accidentally promote ignorance... they are also not doing good because truth then causes unhappiness. Only with an underlying theme of doubt can happiness be found."
The Book Of Lucifer"The Roman god, Lucifer, was the bearer of light, the spirit of the air, the personification of enlightenment. In Christian mythology he became synonymous with evil, which was only to have been expected from a religion whose very existence is perpetuated by clouded definitions and bogus values! It is time to set the record straight. False moralisms and occult inaccuracies must be corrected. Entertaining though they might be, most stories and plays about Devil worship must be recognized as the obsolete absurdities they are.
From The Satanic Bible
It has been said that 'the truth will make men free'. The truth alone has never set anyone free. It is only doubt which will bring mental emancipation. Without the wonderful element of doubt, the doorway through which truth passes would be tightly shut.
For those who doubt supposed truths, this book is revelation. Then Lucifer will have risen. Now is the time for doubt! The bubble of falsehood is bursting and its sound is the roar of the world! ""We are told that on the night of the full moon of Wesak (the month of May in the Western calendar), the Buddha fixed his mind on the morning star as it was rising, and the moment of full enlightenment occurred."
"Buddhism" by Clive Erricker p26
So is Lucifer the Enlightening principle of Freemasonry as well?
In truth it matters not.
Saturday, 8 November 2008
The following is an excerpt from one of the free articles available on www.endless-satsang.com entitled What is Advaita or Nonduality?
What about your experience right now? Is it possible to discover this subtle oneness in ordinary experience? It is, if you set aside the expectation of a dramatic experience of oneness and explore the oneness a little bit at a time. Just as even a single drop of water is wet, you can experience oneness in even simple everyday experiences, since oneness is a fundamental quality of everything that exists.
As an experiment, just notice your fingers and the palm of your hand. Can you really say where one starts and the other ends, or are they one thing? To take this further, where does your hand stop and your forearm begin? Can you experience the oneness of your hand and your forearm?
If these are not separate, then what about all the other parts of your body? Are your feet and your ears really one even though they are so different? Now notice if there really is a separation between your thoughts and your head. Where does your head stop and something else called thought begin? What about feelings or desires? Are they really separate from you or your body?
Now, notice the simple sensations you are having: the sounds you are hearing, the sensations of touch, and the objects and events you are seeing. If you are seeing, something, where does the seeing stop and something else called the eye begin? If you are hearing sounds where does the sound start and the ear stop? Perhaps the hearing and the sound and your ear are all one thing. Yes, the ear is different from the sound, but in the act of hearing they become one thing.
Then, where does the source of the sound stop and the sound itself start? For example, if a bird is singing outside your window, where does the bird stop and the sound of its song begin? Or are they one thing? If the bird and its song are one thing, and your hearing and the song are really one thing, then is it possible that you and the bird are one thing also?
Advaita, or oneness of Being, has often been thought of as something hidden or difficult to experience, when it is quite ordinary and available in every moment. Of course a big experience of oneness, where you directly experience the oneness of everything, is a rare and dramatic event. But why wait for something so rare when this sweet and satisfying oneness is right here, right now?
Thursday, 6 November 2008
I just found this article published today on the internet by a Banking Organization called Mi2g.
in The World Beyond The Great Unwind
Last week two Freemasons introduced themselves to me, they were independent of each other on different days and each proclaimed they were master masons to me without me inquiring on the subject at all.
I had some fun with the second mason on Friday, I gave him the handshake of the master mason followed by the true grip, halved the passwords and five pointed with him and began a conversation about tracing boards, we were in a public area so I said to him I knew he was taught to be cautious.
I then told him I was not a Freemason, never had been and the look on his face was a picture, horror mixed with overall disbelief. "But how do you know all the ritual and pass phrases?" he exclaimed in shock.
"Because I wanted to." I answered.
He had not completed any additional degrees apart from the blues so I asked him if he was interested about the secrets of the higher degrees.
He was only concerned if Freemasonry was Satanic in it's ultimate form beyond the blue degrees, his wife, a born again christian had told him it was and he was unable to argue against her because he just didn't know.
I had always thought freemasonry was ultimately worshiping Lucifer after reading The brotherhood by Stephen Knight and Albert Pike's Morals and Dogma, Magnum Opus as well as his letters to Mazzini of which an extract is here,
"That which we must say to the crowd is - we worship a God, but it is the God that one adores without superstition. To you, Sovereign Grand Inspectors General (of the 33rd degree), we say this, that you may repeat it to the brethren of the 32nd , 31st and 30th degrees - The Masonic Religion should be, by all of us initiates of the high degrees, maintained in the purity of the Luciferian doctrine."
This maybe part of the Taxil Hoax but there our quite a few other pointers.
THE STATUE OF LIBERTY
The Statue of Liberty in New York harbour was presented in 1884 as a gift from the French Grand Orient Temple Masons to the Masons of America in celebration of the centenary of the first Masonic Republic.
The Statue of Liberty's official title is, "Liberty Enlightening the World".
I knew Enlightenment was the goal of Freemasonry using allegory and ritual instead of deep meditation and introspection to get to the same ultimate truth.
Although rather biased with a Christian perspective this site is the best collection of proof that Freemasonry has it's roots in the worship of Lucifer, (Light-Bringer).
Hang on a minute though is that a good or bad thing?
We have been taught God is good and Lucifer is bad but all opposites are indeed the same in nature, just different aspects of the same inherent thing.Luciferianism and Satanism are actually different methods of ego removal to realize oneness.
It is referred to as the left hand path or Dark doctrine and although many types of Satanism are practiced the majority have realization of the self as the goal, the same as many other perhaps more "noble" paths.
There is no doubt Freemasonry is the invisible cornerstone in our society, the symbolism and therefore influence of Freemasonry is far reaching throughout the World , it's in our buildings,company logos even our street plans, most of the worlds powerful players are Masons or belong to similar fraternities of which there are many offshoots.
THE GREAT WORK IN SPECULATIVE FREEMASONRYThe Great Work or Magnum Opus is the goal of Freemasonry, but what is it exactly?
This site has a great discussion article on the subject.
The discussion is summed up as such:
Our thought in this Paper has reached high ground, but we have laboured to be lucid in speaking of things exacting unwonted claims upon the normal understanding and that, although the subject of an abundant literature, have ever been expressed in terms of great restraint and concealment. The understanding of these things will be assisted by realising physical things to be in faithful correspondence with metaphysical, and that, as we advance from the one to the other, we employ in turn the self-blinded eye of sense, the closed eye of faith, and the opened eye of the soul. At the beginning of the Quest the aspirant is conscious only of things of the physical order. Let him, however, commit himself, with bandaged eyes, to his instinct in the possibility of a great self-transfiguration, believing that "My covenant is with your flesh," and at the end of it, as with John, the spiritual seer, the hoodwink is removed and faith passes into sight. His eyes "see" the salvation prepared before the face of all people, but hidden from them by a passing blindness, and he can testify that in very deed "the tabernacle of God is with men," and not elsewhere. We will conclude with a quotation from Plotinus which may serve to illustrate the position of this Study Circle in relation to our Brethren of the Craft:-
"If we speak and write, it is but as guides to those who long to see: we send them to the place itself, bidding them from words to the Vision: the teaching is of the Path and the Plan, seeing is the work of each Soul for itself."
(Plotinus-Ennead VI, 9.4. tr. Stephen McKenna.)
So the Great Work is Spiritual Enlightenment, what else could it really be!
The next question is are they trying to wake us all up to our true nature but we just can't see it yet or is it something more sinister?
My gut reaction is that they are trying to awaken us via the Left Hand Path which by it's nature manifests as negative form, still bringing us to enlightenment but almost dragging us by our coat tails against the flow until we surrender to the infinite and engage the flow.
Another way of putting it is to fill the world with such hatred, anger, greed, jealousy and separation that we fight it with all our hearts until we either die or give in to it.
Sunday, 2 November 2008
Monday, 27 October 2008
The Kybalion: Hermetic Philosophy is a 1912 book claiming to be the essence of the teachings of Hermes Trismegistus, published anonymously by a group or person under the pseudonym of "the Three Initiates".
Principle of Mentalism
The Principle of Mentalism embodies the truth that "All is Mind."
Principle of Correspondence
The Principle of Correspondence embodies the idea that there is always a correspondence between the laws of phenomena of the various "planes" of being and life. As above, so below; as below, so above. This principle states that there is a harmony, agreement and correspondence between these planes, delineated as
- The Great Physical Plane
- The Great Mental Plane
- The Great Spiritual Plane
Principle of Vibration
The Principle of Vibration embodies the idea that motion is manifest in everything in the Universe, that nothing rests, and everything moves, vibrates, and circles.This principle explains that the differences between different manifestations of Matter, Energy, Mind, and even Spirit, are the result of only different "vibrations". The higher a person is on the scale, the higher the rate of vibration will be. Here, The All is purported to be at an infinite level of vibration, almost to the point of being at rest. There are said to be millions upon millions of varying degrees between the highest level, The All, and the objects of the lowest vibration.
Mental Transmutation is described as the practical application of this principle. To change one's mental state is to change vibration. One may do this by an effort of Will, by means of deliberately "fixing the attention" upon a more desirable state.
Principle of Polarity
The Principle of Polarity embodies the idea that everything is dual, everything has two poles, and everything has its opposite. All manifested things have two sides, two aspects, or two poles. Everything "is" and "isn't" at the same time, all truths are but half truths and every truth is half false, there are two sides to everything, opposites are identical in nature, yet different in degree, extremes meet, and all paradoxes may be reconciled.
Principle of Rhythm
The Principle of Rhythm embodies the idea that in everything there is manifested a measured motion, a to and from, a flow and inflow, a swing backward and forward, a pendulum-like movement.This principle explains that there is rhythm between every pair of opposites, or poles, and is closely related to the Principle of Polarity. It can be seen that this Principle enables transition from one pole to the other, and not necessarily poles of extreme opposites.
Principle of Cause and Effect
The Principle of Cause and Effect explains that there is a cause for every effect, and an effect for every cause. It also states that there is no such thing as chance, that chance is merely a term indicating extant causes not recognized or perceived. The Principle is clarified in the chapter Causation.
Principle of Gender
The Principle of Gender embodies the idea that there gender is manifested in everything.The authors state this does not relate to "sex", but to "... beget; to procreate, to generate, to create, or to produce" in general.Gender is manifested as the Masculine and Feminine principles, and manifests itself on all planes.
Mental Gender is described as a Hermetic concept which relates to the masculine and feminine principles. It does not refer to the physical gender of someone, nor does it suggest that someone of a certain physical gender necessarily has the same mental gender. Ideally, one wants to have a balanced mental gender.
The concept put forth in The Kybalion states that gender exists on all planes of existence (Physical, Mental, and Spiritual), and represents different aspects on different planes. It is also stated that everything and everyone contains these two elements or principles.
The Masculine principle is always in the direction of giving out or expressing, and contents itself with the "Will" in its varied phases.
The Feminine principle is always in the direction of receiving impressions, and has a much more varied field of operation than the Masculine. The Feminine conducts the work of generating new thoughts , concepts, and ideas, including the work of the imagination.
It is said that there must be a balance in these two forces. Without the Feminine, the Masculine is apt to act without restraint, order, or reason, resulting in chaos. The Feminine alone, on the other hand, is apt to constantly reflect and fail to actually do anything, resulting in stagnation. With both the Masculine and Feminine working in conjunction, there is thoughtful action that breeds success.
Friday, 24 October 2008
Friday, 17 October 2008
The personality called David Icke is irrelevant to what I am doing, except as a vehicle to exist in this reality and experience its illusions. I, the real I, am not the guy who was a professional footballer, television presenter, Green Party spokesman, and figure of national ridicule, who was twice married and now lives alone.
He is my experience, my vehicle, he is not who I am. What I am is infinite consciousness that has no body and no form, it just is. I am the force with no name. I am all that is, has been and ever will be – just as you are.
I am not living the lie anymore, not pretending to be the guy from Leicester, England. I am from everywhere, I am everywhere – and nowhere.
Today, David Icke is the guy I acknowledge when he pulls me into body consciousness and I recognise the source of a reaction. But I don’t identify with him. He is a vehicle and we get along pretty well, better now than ever, but he’s not ‘me’, except in the sense that I am everything, just as you are.
When we observe this ‘world’ from that perspective of who we are, doing what we know to be right is not even a thought process. It’s a gimme. But what are the consequences? I don’t care."
David Icke 17th Oct 2008
I don't care either David because I am the same I am and so is everyone else reading this whether they realize it or not, so why do you do what you do and why do I bother writing this...?
To help consciousness awaken to itself, my self is already dead and buried.
I don't care if only I am the one reading these words because I AM.
I AM - nothing else matters, I AM and will always be, I AM is infinite and all that is.
Everything but I AM is the illusion of separation.
Every word on the internet including this page, every ego and every object are lies as they are also part of the illusion of separation.
Enlightenment is that simple, stop complicating it with thought which is also a lie of course! One 0 One
Sunday, 12 October 2008
The changes we speak to you about are merely perceptual in nature. This is because physical life is about perceiving, not alteration of what is! Even though changes appear to happen in 3d, everything and everyone is part of the same eternal being! It is only your experience of reality that changes. Your journey here provides new ways of sensing and studying elements of reality that have been with you since the beginning. And everything that has been with you since the beginning will remain with you forever!
The upcoming shifts in your experience of Time will generally fall into one of two categories: Firstly, you shall no longer use time to define yourself or your experience. Recognizing that all time is NOW, and all space is HERE, you will dance freely and easily through The Fourth Dimension--flinging open, at will, the many doors of possibility that line its corridor. The state which you call "Timelessness" is truly an aspect of Oneness, and can be a Touchstone for you, to clear your palate for the next perceptual meal you are about to serve yourself. **You shall finally recognize that the Faculty of Time is but a filing system---a card catalog within the Library of All That Is. And you will learn to use it as such, in much the same way that you now use the "counter" on your VCR, to determine where in the movie you wish to go as you begin your enjoyment of it. The designation of "beginning" or "end" have been illusory constructs, which have provided you with considerable enjoyment during your Dance in Limitation. In truth, all essences are circular in nature--spirals, to be exact--and they each expand/contract, on and on, into infinity.
Even upon completion of your Timeshift Liberation, you may still allow yourself the familiarity of a "normal" life in 3D.. Your manipulation of time may be as clinical as that described by H.G. Wells, in "The Time Machine," or it can be as subtle and lyrical as the gradual unfoldment of a Spring Day..
The shifts and changes we are describing here cannot be enacted through political action or deliberate intent.. They are born of a higher vibration, and can only begin manifesting when humankind lets go of its addiction to ego-centered control, and simply begins to flow with the river of life that has always been within you.. The struggle and hardship of your Limitation Journey are just about complete! Your hearts are opening, and becoming knit-together through communication, and your growing realization of who you really are..
As you go through these final days of unfoldment, you may still find yourself drifting in and out of what feels like sleep.. Your personal universe goes with you as you do.. Some are experiencing a few moments of sweet reverie, of gentle experiences---while others are cramming in some additional nightmares, just so they can rattle their brain.. Some multi-media buffs are even managing to experience a multitude of "worlds".......all at the same time!
Friday, 3 October 2008
Amit Goswami, Ph.D., was born in India and raised in the Hindu tradition. He earned his doctorate from Calcutta University in 1964 in theoretical nuclear physics and has been a professor of physics at the University of Oregon since 1968. He recently appeared in the movie "What the Bleep Do We Know?".
In this interview, Regina discusses what God is, why our civilization seems to have stalled and how we might make our life purpose about happiness rather than pleasure.
To learn more about where Dr. Goswami will be lecturing and to contact him directly, go to
Wednesday, 24 September 2008
Then true intelligence arises, and also love.
The only way love can come into your life is not through form, but through that inner spaciousness that is Presence.
Love has no form.
- Excerpt from Eckhart Tolle's Stillness Amidst the World
Tuesday, 23 September 2008
Consider the trees which allow the birds to perch and fly away
without either inviting them to stay or desiring them
never to depart. If your heart can be like this,
you will be near to the way.
True spiritual practice is not founded on attainment or on the miraculous, but on seeing life itself as a true miracle. In the words of a Zen master,
My magical power and miraculous gift:
Drawing water and chopping wood.
Ikkyu, the Zen master, was very clever even as a boy. His teacher had a precious teacup, a rare antique. Ikkyu happened to break this cup and was greatly perplexed. Hearing the footsteps of his teacher, he held the pieces of the cup behind him. When the master appeared, Ikkyu asked: "Why do people have to die?"
"This is natural," explained the older man. "Everything has to die and has just so long to live."
Ikkyu, producing the shattered cup, added: "It was time for your cup to die."
Tuesday, 9 September 2008
Friday, 5 September 2008
Steven Hairfield didn't wait for his graduation ceremony. Although he knew he had graduated, he couldn't wait to leave his home life and go to Vietnam where he became an explosives expert. Juxtaposed to the madness of war, which he describes as being 'hectic', he found peace within a local Zen Buddhist monastery in Quang Ngai. The monks began to insist that he should learn of Issa. He then learned that Issa was in fact, Jesus. He later learned that Issa had spent much time in what is now known today as India, Pakistan, Ladak, Nepal, and Tibet before returning to the Middle East to carry out His mission.
This lead to a lifetime of discovery and self knowing, finding his Tibetan Master teachers in India, returning to America to receive a B.A. in Psychology, then an M.A. in Religion and Theology, becoming quite interested and fascinated by the field of Metaphysics in the process.
He has recently released his best work of all “A Metaphysical Interpretation of the Bible”. This book answers the mysteries of the Bible and the Master Himself. It is based on 37 years of thorough research that led him all over the world.
Dr. Hairfield continues his writing, counseling, his lecture and workshop tours, and has even released two CD’s the first is the “Seven Essene Mirrors of Relationship” and “The Power of Thought”. There are also many of his seminars that are available as downloads from his web site. He resides in Reno, Nevada in the high Sierra Mountains.
In this talk, Father Keating discusses the dynamic nature of God and the paradox implicit in experiencing divine oneness. With humor and wisdom, he explores the practice of contemplative prayer, and how we might begin to approach God through being present to our senses.
Thursday, 4 September 2008
Swami Chidananda, President of the Divine Life Society, was a revered Hindu mystic and modern-day saint whose very life was a testament to the reality of the sacred. In honor of his recent passing, we present this powerful excerpt from his teachings on the nonduality between self and God: In Impersonal Absolute meditation, there is no form, only the visualization of Parabrahman as a state of light, of existence in infinity, of eternal being, of luminous consciousness, boundless; an ocean of consciousness. A state of impersonal bliss where once and for all you drop all thoughts of name and form and dwell upon the nameless, formless Reality, by affirming it as your true Self, your essential, real Being, which has neither birth nor death.... This is not the meditation of devotees, who prefer to keep a dualist consciousness of worshipper and the worshipped, of lover and beloved, adorer and adored object. This is a different type of meditation altogether. It is called the pure Advaitic meditation, and it goes a step beyond the nameless and formless Being, beyond a ray meditating upon the sun. Here, there is no ray, no drop, no individual being, no meditator and meditated object, only One beyond all distinctions. "Aham Brahma Asmi." I am the Supreme Reality. And thus meditating upon oneself as infinite eternal being, one seeks to enter into a consciousness of non-dual, pure identity with the Supreme Being. "I and my Father are One." "Aham Brahma Asmi." "Soham, Sivoham." Source WIE
Swami Chidananda, President of the Divine Life Society, was a revered Hindu mystic and modern-day saint whose very life was a testament to the reality of the sacred. In honor of his recent passing, we present this powerful excerpt from his teachings on the nonduality between self and God:
In Impersonal Absolute meditation, there is no form, only the visualization of Parabrahman as a state of light, of existence in infinity, of eternal being, of luminous consciousness, boundless; an ocean of consciousness. A state of impersonal bliss where once and for all you drop all thoughts of name and form and dwell upon the nameless, formless Reality, by affirming it as your true Self, your essential, real Being, which has neither birth nor death....
This is not the meditation of devotees, who prefer to keep a dualist consciousness of worshipper and the worshipped, of lover and beloved, adorer and adored object. This is a different type of meditation altogether. It is called the pure Advaitic meditation, and it goes a step beyond the nameless and formless Being, beyond a ray meditating upon the sun. Here, there is no ray, no drop, no individual being, no meditator and meditated object, only One beyond all distinctions. "Aham Brahma Asmi." I am the Supreme Reality. And thus meditating upon oneself as infinite eternal being, one seeks to enter into a consciousness of non-dual, pure identity with the Supreme Being.
"I and my Father are One." "Aham Brahma Asmi." "Soham, Sivoham."
Wednesday, 3 September 2008
In 1954, Aldous Huxley published "The Doors of Perception," a famous essay observing that the effects of mescaline were remarkably similar to the unitive mysticism of the world's great religions, particularly Vedanta, the philosophical-mystical form of Hinduism which Huxley practiced. It caused an immediate sensation. Many in the public were outraged by its pro-pharmacological spirit, and many in the academy accused Huxley (like William James before him) of flattening different mystical traditions, and of disregarding distinctions between "sacred and profane" mystical practice.
But many more were inspired. Huxley's essay, and other works like it, set the agenda for 1960s spirituality, and what later came to be called the New Age movement. He provided a philosophical explanation of what was important about mescaline – that our perceptive faculties filter out more than they let in, and that mescaline, like meditation, opens those doors wider – and a personal account of what a "trip" was like. He showed how entheogens (as they later came to be called) could be a part of a sincere spiritual practice. And he perhaps unwittingly imported a certain Vedanta agenda of what the "ultimate" mystical experience was like: union. As has been argued by many scholars over the last few decades, this claim of ultimacy – that unio mystica is the peak form of mystical experience, with others defined by how close they approach it – is actually a rather partisan one. Why is "union with the All" superior to, or more true than, deity mysticism, visions of Krishna/Christ/spirits, and the text-based mysticism of the Kabbalah? Sure, for Vedanta it is – but that's just Vedanta's view.
Two generations of spiritual seekers have been influenced, for better and for worse, by this hierarchy. From the naive hippie to the sophisticated yogi, Jewish Renewalniks to Ken Wilberites, hundreds of thousands of spiritual practitioners have implicitly or explicitly assumed the prioritization of the unitive over all else: the point is that All is One.
Most of these constituencies are also, like Huxley, influenced by the psychedelic experience, primarily that of mushrooms and LSD. While most contemporary spiritual teachers have long since given these substances up, in favor of meditation and other mystical practices which afford the same experiences in a more reliable container (and one greatly enriched by self-examination and introspection), if you ask them, as I have, they'll admit that the psychedelic experience formed an important part of their spiritual initiation. Whether it's what got them on the road in the first place, or confirmed their earlier intuitions, psychedelics have set the agenda for a huge percentage of contemporary spiritual teachers, across religious and spiritual denominations, and many of their followers as well.
These two trends that "all is one" is the point, and that it accords with the psychedelic experience – have occasionally led to a distortion of religious and spiritual traditions. In the Kabbalah, for example, unitive mysticism is only a small part of a wide panoply of mystical experiences. Yes, there are texts which speak of annihilation of the self (bittul hayesh) and a unification with God (achdut). But these are, truthfully, in the minority. Many more are visionary texts, describing theophanies of all shapes and sizes; or records of prophecy or angelic communication; or less explicitly unitive accounts of proximity to the Divine. Yet there's a sense, among teachers of contemporary Kabbalah – and I'm not referring here to the Kabbalah Centre (where Madonna goes), which does not teach Kabbalah proper, but rather a unique and sometimes weird synthesis of Kabbalah, the Human Potential movement, and New Religious Movements like Scientology – that unitive mysticism is the summum bonum, the ultimate good.
Some Kabbalistic texts agree, but many others do not. For example, Rabbi Arthur Green, today one of progressive Judaism's leading teachers, in 1968 wrote an article (under a pseudonym) called "Psychedelics and Kabbalah," explicitly analogizing the psychedelic experiences to aspects of Kabbalistic teaching – but selecting those aspects of Kabbalah and Hasidism which fit the experience. Naturally, Green was also influenced by the many forms of non-Jewish mysticism popular at the time, most of whom asserted that "All is One," but in that essay, he makes clear that the psychedelic experience affected how he understood Kabbalah. Green, like fellow practitioner-academics Daniel Matt, has been enormously influential: their anthologies of Hasidic and Kabbalistic texts are read far more widely than the texts themselves, and are widely assumed to represent the mainstream of their respective traditions.
I am not taking a position on whether this "distortion" is for good or ill; in my own practice, the nondual/unitive perspective plays a central role, and I am grateful for it, whatever its sources. But I have a hunch that it is about to change.
The reason it is changing is that more and more Jewish spiritual seekers are pursuing non-unitive paths. This includes earth-based ritual, shamanic ritual, and other disciplines which, while they may hold the view that "all is one," provide experiences of differentiation (energies, elements, visions, etc). But perhaps more importantly, it includes drinking ayahuasca, smoking DMT, and visionary shamanic-entheogenic practices which offer different experiences from the unitive one. The ayahuasca trip, unlike the mescaline one, is not especially unitive: indeed, one of its hallmarks is the sense of communication with other life forms or consciousnesses. And while a sense of "all is One" is sometimes reported in the midst of the ayahuasca experience, it's more common to read reports of visions of phenomena – manifestation, not essence.
Some of these accounts are strikingly similar to texts from the Hechalot and Merkavah schools of Jewish mysticism, which flourished between the second and ninth centuries. In the texts from this period, we read detailed accounts of heavenly palaces, Divine chariots, and angels; of ascents to other realms which seem somehow to be in outer space or an extraterrestrial locale; of a sense of great danger, but also great awe, beauty and love; and of beings which travel on some kind of cosmic vehicle. The descriptions are visionary and auditory, much like the accounts of ayahuasca visions. They are "shamanic" journeys, both in the sense of being journeys of the soul to other realm and in the sense of a transformation of the self. They yield information, prophecy, revelation, theophany. And they are not really about "all is one."
Hechalot and Merkavah mysticism is studied in the academy, but it is little known in the contemporary spiritual world. It's complicated, arcane, and literally other-worldly. But just as the unitive moments of Hasidism appeal to those who have had a unitive experience on mushrooms, so too the visionary aspects of Hechalot and Merkavah mysticism appeal to those who have had a visionary experience on ayahuasca. The similarities are striking.
What's more, Hechalot and Merkavah mysticism, related as it is to gnosticism, provides one of world literature's richest libraries of other-worldly mystical experience. It's eerie how similar some of these millennia-old texts are to the records contemporary journeyers provide of the ayahuasca trip: the sense of being in "outer space," the tenuous links to consensual reality, the sense of danger, and above all the colorful descriptions of chambers, angels, songs, palaces, ascents, descents, fire, music, and so much more. It also provides a sense of history, context, and "belonging" to those who affiliate with Judaism, Christianity, or gnosticism; like unitive experiences, non-unitive visionary/ ecstatic experiences have a lineage within these traditions. Perhaps, too, it might offer guidance for those seeking to integrate such experiences into their lives.
To reiterate, I am taking no position on whether unitive or non-unitive experiences are "better," and see non-dual essence and dualistic manifestation as two sides of the same ineffable unity. My point, simply, is that much of contemporary Western spirituality derives from a particular psychedelic experience and a particular form of mysticism it approximates. With the increasing popularity of ayahuasca and similar medicines, the former element has changed – and I think the latter will too.In the esoteric world, this kind of change and interchange has always been with us. Hechalot mystics learned from the gnostics, who learned from the Jews, who learned from the Babylonians. Medieval Kabbalists learned from the Sufis, who learned from the Hindus, who learned from the Buddhists, who learned from other Hindus. One need not make the facile, and false, claim that all mysticism is the same thing in order to recognize that mystics across space and time have understood themselves to be gesturing toward the same truths, albeit in very different ways. And those differences advance, not obstruct, the progress of realization. After all, when one can ultimately know nothing, it helps to learn from everything.
Source- Reality Sandwich
Tuesday, 2 September 2008
Friday, 29 August 2008
Many of us cling to the idea that we’re somebody. We seek the comfort of name and fame. This identity seems to keep us alive.
As long as we feel we’re a separate entity, a unique individual, we’ll want to hold on to that distinction. We’ll want to find a distinct place. We believe that we are something special and superior to others. But let us be very clear here. We are all of the same energy. Our differences are in form and matter not in energy and substance.
With this idea of separation from others we run into resistance with our inner self. We resist our own self.
This happens everywhere. There is no exception to this rule. It’ll happen wherever we begin to cling to the idea that we’re somebody. It can happen at home or office or workplace or office or industry. It’s sure to happen.
If we disappear into the collective consciousness, we’ll be protected again and again. We’ll be taken care of. We’ll attain complete success in all spheres. We’ll attain success beyond the social and economic spheres. We’ll experience it as fulfilment. This feeling is inexplicable. When we feel separated we resist. When we resist we are in trouble.
A small story: A man was told that his wife had fallen into the river. He had to jump into the water and save her. He immediately jumps into the water. To the astonishment of onlookers, he starts swimming against the current. One person asked him, “Hey, why are you swimming against the current?” The man replied, “You guys don’t know my wife. Even if she falls in the river, she’ll float against the current. She resists everything so much. I’m sure that she’ll try to resist the current.”
So long as we resist, as long as we don’t disappear into the collective consciousness, we’ll be endlessly creating hell, not only for ourselves, but also for those around us. This is the truth. This truth operates whether it is our workplace or our house or our company or any other place.
This same teaching is contained in Taoism, the ancient Chinese philosophy. Tao is all about flow; it’s about flowing with nature. Water’s the greatest illustration of such natural flow. It just flows about the landline, around obstacles, in a smooth and energetic fashion.
Tao talks about the reeds in water that bend with strong water flow and straighten up when the flow is weaker. That can only happen when we don’t imagine ourselves to be different from our environment. Be one with the nature. Merge with it completely.
Source Indian Economic Times