Intimacy of the moment – Rupert Spira, The Netherlands


Rupert Spira first came across the poetry of Rumi at the age of fifteen in 1975. Shortly afterwards he learned the Mevlevi Turning, a sacred Sufi dance of movement, prayer and meditation, at Colet House in London.

Soon after this he met his first teacher, Dr. Francis Roles, who was himself a student of Shantananda Saraswati the Shankaracharya of the North of India,. Under Dr. Roles’ guidance he learned mantra meditation and was introduced to the classical system of Advaita or Non-Duality. This formed the foundation of his interest and practice for the next 25 years.

During this time he read everything available by the Russian philosopher, P.D. Ouspensky, and learnt Gurdjieff’s Movements. During the late 1970s he attended Krishnamurti’s last meetings at Brockwood Park close to his childhood home and was deeply impressed and influenced by his intellectual rigor and fierce humility. Throughout these years he also studied the teachings of Ramana Maharshi and Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj on a continuous basis. Towards the end of the 1980s he had a brief encounter with the teachings of Da Free John whose early writings made a deep impression on him.

During the late seventies and early eighties Rupert trained as a ceramic artist under Henry Hammond and Michael Cardew, two of the founding fathers of the British Studio Pottery movement. He started his first studio in 1983 making pieces that are to be found in private and public collections around the world.

A turning point in the mid 1990s led Rupert to an American teacher, Robert Adams, who died two days after he arrived. However, while visiting, Rupert was told about another teacher, Francis Lucille.

Several months later Rupert met Francis. The first words Rupert heard him say were, “Meditation is a universal ‘Yes’ to everything.” Although this is the sort of phrase anyone on the spiritual circuit might come across, nevertheless it was pivotal moment in Rupert’s life. “At this moment I realized that I had arrived home, that this encounter was the flowering and fulfillment of the previous thirty years of seeking.” When Rupert asked Francis at that first meeting what to do next, he replied, “Come as often as you can.”

Over the next twelve years Rupert spent all the spare time that work and family commitments would allow with Francis, exploring the sense of separation as it appears in the mind in the form of beliefs and, more importantly, how it appears in the body as feelings of being located and limited. Francis also introduced Rupert to the teachings of Jean Klein and Atmanada Krishnamenon.

Of the essence of these years, Rupert writes, “The greatest discovery in life is to discover that our essential nature does not share the limits nor the destiny of the body and mind.”

I do not know what it is about the words, actions or presence of the teacher or teaching that seem to awaken this recognition of our essential nature as it truly is and its subsequent realization in our lives but I am eternally grateful to Francis for our friendship.”

Rupert lives in Oxford, UK, his wife, Ellen, a therapist and yoga teacher in the non-dual tradition of Kashmir Shaivism, and his son, Matthew. He holds meetings and retreats worldwide.

Encounters with Babaji by Renata Caddy

Related with simplicity and sincerity, the anecdotes in this firsthand account detail author Renata Caddy’s experiences with Babaji, an eternal being and figure in Indian spirituality. Through personal stories and photographs, Caddy describes her first meeting with Babaji during a stay in India in 1978 as well as the 72 encounters that followed in the next six years, until Babaji gave up his human form in 1984.

She then relates the events that occurred during her several pilgrimages to Mount Kailash in Tibet, where she felt Babaji’s presence strongly and was even more compelled to follow his teachings of truth, simplicity, love, and service to humanity. Full of wisdom, this illuminating book contains a message of spiritual development that will resonate with anyone of an open heart and mind, regardless of religion.

Renata Caddy

Renata Caddy, born in 1941 in Munich, Germany, grew up in a spiritually very open-minded environment at home. She studied painting, graphic design and sculpting in Munich, Berlin and Paris. From early onwards she was immensely interested in the essential questions of the meaning of life; this also expressed itself in her artistic and literary work. She has had several exhibitions of her paintings and readings of her own texts and poems.

In 1978 she first met Babaji in physical form in Herakhan in India, and she continued visiting him there until he, in 1984, gave up his physical body. Following Babaji’s order and blessing, in 1979 Renata started to transform her wild garden at her house at Lake Constance, Germany, into a “Garden of Heaven” – “Nandan Van” -, where regular meditations and the 8 Sun Celebrations take place. Her husband Peter Caddy, co-founder of the Findhorn Community in Scotland, contributed significantly to the design of the garden. Since the 1980s, inspired by Babaji, Renata Caddy has been giving courses and workshops as well as meditation evenings on the topics of self-discovery, self-realization and real happiness.

2012 New Crop Circle Shows a DNA Change

History of Crop Circles

Crop circles have been seen since the 7th century, before two guys appeared before BBC and made claim that they created the crop circles with sticks and rope. Could these two men that make this claim have created over 10,000 reported crop circles in 26 countries?

Crop circles that are so geometrically complex, that you have to be a mathematician with a genius level of intelligence to create them? For example there is a double helix of DNA strand type of crop circle, that would be impossible for humans to create. With a closer look the grain stems are arranged in a concentric manner. When entering a crop circle, knives, watches have been magnetized, people have felt tickling sensations on parts of their bodies and it appears that dogs, cats and other animals avoid entering a crop circle. People have heard twilling sounds coming out of crop circles.

Before crop circles are formed, people report the appearance of UFOs, such as a tube of light, or small bouncing lights. It appears that the military is quite interested in crop circles, because the military has asked farmers to immediately harvest their grain even if it’s ripe or not, so other people will not see the created crop circle. Are we being visited by the Circle Gods who leave their messages in fields of grain?

When hoaxers try to replicate crop circles, they can’t even get a circular precision down right, let alone complex symbols. The plants should be destroyed by the circle creations, but yet they survive. Upon closer inspection we see intricate designs that have been called the wreath, bird nest, cane hut, dorsal fin and the teardrop. One crop circle looks like our solar system in every detail, except that the Earth is missing. The complex Julia Set crop circle was created in broad daylight with witnesses around Stonehenge and it must have taken 1.17 minutes per circle to be created. Other circles are in 3D.
Crop Circles

People claim that UFOs appear anywhere from 6 to 36 hours before there are appearances of crop circles. The Circle Gods are trying to relay a message to humankind, they send down their silver colored spheres the size of tennis balls or beach balls to create these messages in the grain.

Crop Circles, 2012, and Consciousness ~ Colin Andrews 12.12.2011

Crop Circles, 2012, and Consciousness ~ Colin Andrews 12.12.2011

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