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Ariadne’s Thread and Our Inner Self

Sep 12th, 2018 | By

by Sarah-Jane Menato   The word myth has many meanings. It can mean a lie; it can also mean an oral legacy passed down from pre-recorded history. Myths are sometimes seen as history distorted by being passed down, and sometimes as metaphors and allegories for inner processes – stories that are symbolically but not factually “true”.

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Living in Feeling by Russel Williams, edited by Steve Taylor

Aug 13th, 2018 | By

Russel Williams was one of the most remarkable enlightened spiritual teachers of our time. After an early life of extreme hardship – leaving school at the age of 11, and becoming an orphan shortly afterwards – he underwent a spiritual awakening at the age of 29. Since the late 1950s, he was a spiritual teacher

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Bernardo Kastrup Explaining Consciousness

Jul 17th, 2018 | By

Uniform Reprints of Bernardo’s Books Bernardo Kastrup’s exploratory journeys through the thoughtscapes of philosophy of mind, ontology, neuroscience of consciousness, psychology, foundations of physics and philosophy of life. A recent paper, published in the Journal of Consciousness Studies, has peaked the interest of the scientific community and others. Bernardo has become a regular contributor at Scientific American

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The Made Easy Series

Jul 15th, 2018 | By

BUILD YOUR OWN SPIRITUAL /SELF-HELP LIBRARY – INSTANTLY ! John Hunt Publishing’s various imprints have built a series of Made Easy titles.  They cover a whole multitude of spiritual ideas and disciplines.  It is a collection of brief introductions which reveal alternative spiritual insights, paths and truths to new and experienced seekers whatever their current faith, practice

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Universe is Consciousness

Jul 11th, 2018 | By

by Dennis Waite Q: Is the following summary correct? The universe is pure consciousness (nondual) – one big mass of it – that manifests (at least, in the illusory sense) as separate forms, objects or organisms. The reason(s) it does this are ultimately unknowable, but speculations include out of playfulness, to know itself, or due

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Blessing Prayer for the Universe and Humanity

Jul 6th, 2018 | By

by Carolyn Bowyer reprinted in Pierre Pradervand’s new book 365 Blessing to Heal Myself and the World Image: lumina_obscura, Pixabay Let us bless the Universe that we reside in, all the planets and their satellites, the asteroids and the comets and meteors and all the stars beyond.. Let us bless the Earth, our planet, the air

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10 Steps to Naked Being

Jun 25th, 2018 | By
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Believe nothing just because a so-called wise person said it Believe nothing just because a belief is generally held Believe nothing because it is said in ancient books Believe nothing just because it is said to be of divine origin Believe nothing just because someone else believes it Believe only what you, yourself test and

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Meditations on Self-Discipline and Failure

Jun 24th, 2018 | By

A Review by NancyEichhorn in Somatic Psychotherapy Today William Ferraiolo’s newest book, Meditations on Self-Discipline and Failure: Stoic Exercises for Mental Fitness, is written in the style of philosophical approach based on the Stoics. While the word ‘stoic’ means to endure pain and suffering without complaining or showing your feelings, a Stoic, with a capital S, dates back to 300

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Abiding in Awareness: A Tribute to Russel Williams

May 11th, 2018 | By

by Steve Taylor and Paul Shambrook Russel Williams died on April 9th 2018, at the age of 96. He was a remarkable man, who lived a remarkable life. Although he was a spiritual teacher for sixty years, he remained largely unknown until three years ago, when the book Not I, Not Other than I was

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Vesak: A Celebration of Buddhism

Apr 30th, 2018 | By

Buddha Purnima or Vesak marks the anniversary of the birth of Siddhartha Gautama, who later became Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. The date for the celebration of Buddha Purnima varies from year to year in the Western calendar. This year Buddha Purnima 2018 or Vesak 2018 falls on 30th April. Today, we celebrate the

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