Depression and Anxiety

My Spiritual Life: A Journey from Childhood

I was inspired to write this post after reading about Tom Wootton, a man in his 50s who had been meditating since the age of 5. Tom would detach from his body and find himself floating above and looking down at himself sitting there. He intuitively knew that this and other meditative practices would bring(…)

Consumerism: Faith in material objects of desire

If there is one religion that unites the human race it is ‘Consumerism’, a faith so powerful that just about everyone wants to follow it by showing of their latest acquisitions and evangelising them. When Neuroscientists ran a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test on an Apple fanatic they discovered that images of the company’s products stimulated the same parts of(…)

Douglas Harding Continued

Thanks Fiona. I went to one of Douglas’ workshops about 10 years ago. At that time he was profoundly deaf and this severely limited his capacity to participate. Nevertheless, I was aware that I was in the company of someone who, in time, will probably be considered on of the greatest mystics of the past several(…)

My First Zen Retreat: Asleep at the Wheel

“Then Jesus cometh with them to a plot of land called Gethsemane; and he saith to his disciples, ‘Sit ye here, whilst I go yonder to pray’…and he cometh unto the disciples and findeth them asleep, and he saith to Peter, ‘Could ye not then watch one hour with me? Watch ye and pray, lest(…)