Consciousness

Are we not all equal before God?

Are we not all equal before God?

“The true seer is one who sees the supreme lord seated equally in all beings- the Imperishable within the perishable” – The Bhagavad Gita I am grateful for what I have learnt from the day that was given to me today…. The first thing is that I am observing Mumbai from the privileged position of being(…)

The Windhover by Gerard Manley Hopkins

I was recently discussing the similarities between Shamanic journeying and Christianity with a friend. In my own spiritual practice the Falcon is an important symbol and guide, my friend suggested I read The Windhover by Gerard Manley Hopkins (written May, 1877) My own interpretation of the Falcon is to ‘fly high’ be purposeful, to observe, learn(…)

Collaboration and Trust: The conscious Business and Workplace

Here is in interesting thought….What if the new paradigm for our places of work and business were not capitalism but consciousness? How would the world look if commerce, consciousness and creativity existed together in parallel? Everything is possible if people would only have the courage to act on their convictions….This is an edited and bolder version of(…)

My Big Theory of Everything: A Review by Alan Mann

I was introduced to this work of Thomas Campbell and his work by Fiona, who contributes to this blog as Fiona1968, her review can be found here:  My big theory of everything I met Fiona at a gathering in Salisbury U.K. for those interested in the work of the late British philosopher and spiritual teacher Douglas(…)

One-ness: Shamanism, Science and Christianity

To quote Einstein, who I would consider to be among the greatest of modern Shaman “All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.” To me one of the most beautiful aspects of shamanism is that it is a true spiritual and scientific democracy, an understanding that everything is one, and of humankind’s(…)

The thinking universe: Interconnected consciousness

This article appeared recently in the Huffington post and is a simplified version of the theory put forward by the physicist and consciousness researcher Thomas Campbell in his book My Big Theory of Everything. See Link The idea of the universe as a ‘giant brain’ has been proposed by scientists and science fiction writers – for decades, now physicists say(…)

Greg Goode: Enlightenment and the ‘direct path’

The work of Greg Goode was recently described as ‘a massive turning point’ by a member of the  No-Facebook page. So I decided to take a look…Very recently I have said on this blog that I only believe that true non-dualism is achievable during meditation, well I was wrong based on Greg Goode’s view of(…)

Awakening: Looking at yourself

On the topic of awakening and enlightenment, I felt it may be useful to share something very simple…..Myself and others who use this blog are familiar with this and similar practices. I was ‘awakened’ by a simple meditation in a room with a person who took me through an inward focus exercise. This simple practice(…)

Wasting my Time

  Recently I’ve grown tired of the whole spiritual enterprise.  The seeking seems like only the subtlest and most ‘noble’ of addictions. At least the alcoholic knows he is deluded. The spiritual seeker thinks he is doing something worthwhile. Last year I did a 5-day silent Chan retreat and the only insight I had while(…)

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