To an impartial observer – say, an alien zoologist from another planet – there must be very compelling evidence that human beings suffer from a serious mental disorder, and are perhaps even insane. The last few thousand years have been an endless catalogue of insane behavior.Picture by Gio Kadagishvili (above)
The various environmental, economic, and social problems confronting us are symptomatic of a deeper underlying crisis -- a crisis in our thinking, perception, and values.
The word ‘kundalini’ comes from the Hindu tradition and is used to describe a form of mysterious energy that lies dormant in all of us at the foot of our spine. When awakened this energy rises up the spine, purifies all chakras along the way until it reaches the head where it unites with its ‘ divine spouse’ and the person reaches enlightenment.
A Crisis of Consciousness. We have come a long way in our understanding of the physical world around us. But as far as our understanding of the worlds within are concerned, we have not progressed very far at all. We still know very little about how we think, about why we feel the way we do, or about how our attitudes and beliefs affect our perception and hence our reality.
The Secrets to Experiencing your Life As a True Spiritual Adventure. Life is meant to be an adventure. We come out of our mothers womb as a tiny baby, and in a certain amount of time our body no longer functions and we go through the portal of death. With this as our unavoidable destiny, how can everything that happens after we are born not be an adventure? From birth, we are destined to have an amazing wild ride.
Friday, February 2, 2018. Watkins Mind Body Spirit Magazine (based in London, UK) published their annual Watkins’ 2018 list of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People – spiritual teachers, activists, authors and thinkers that change the world.
Our biggest problem in life is that we don’t actively choose our thoughts, that our emotions have a life of their own, that desires apparently overcome us out of the blue and that life in general just seems to happen to us. Our eyes are open but we are asleep.
Many people believe that the powers of science are unlimited. Science is a process of uncovering the mechanisms by which nature works, and eventually, after enough experimentation and investigation, every mystery will be understood.
Mysticism is a spiritual discipline aiming at direct communion with God or the ultimate truth. It is not a religion and, in fact, all religions have mystics. There are Christian mystics, Jewish mystics (Kabbalists), Islamic mystics (Sufis), Buddhist and Hindu mystics.
"Awakening Experiences" are normal and natural. One evening last summer, when I was on holiday with my family in Wales, I decided to explore the farmland around our rented bungalow. I climbed over a gate I hadn't noticed before because it was hidden by long grass, and found myself looking down at a valley,Picture by William Belan (above)