The Empty City by Berit Ellingsen

The Empty City is a story about awakening to universal truths and one’s true self. It is told in short episodes that describe a place, a dream, a question, a memory, a fantasy or an event. Urban explorer and lucid dreamer Brandon Minamoto discovers that outside his thoughts and emotions exists a world that is silent and open, surrounding him and everyone else. The silence starts picking him apart and makes him question his sense of self and his past. But behind all the noise and the stories, there is something constant and unchanging.

Berit Ellingsen is a Korean-Norwegian writer whose stories have appeared in several literary journals and anthologies, including SmokeLong Quarterly, Bluestem, Metazen, decomP, elimae, Unstuck, and others, and been translated into French and Portuguese. Berit was a semi-finalist in the Rose Metal Press Chapbook Competition in 2011 and her chapbook What Girls Really Think was published by Turtleneck Press in February 2012. Berit’s novel, The Empty City, is a story about silence (http://emptycitynovel.com).

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George Alexander Louis horoscope (Son of Kate Middelton & Prince William)


The royal baby is the son of Son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, he was born on July 22nd 2013 at 4:27 pm in England. This horoscope is not to give any negative information on the baby, but rather positive so the parents the baby can live without the imprisonment of astrology and astrologers. The Royal Baby has a very powerful Raj yoga actually it’s a Maha Raj Yoga happening due to Sun and Moon mutual aspect for Scorpio ascendant. The baby has Sun in the 9th house and Moon in the 4th house while both are kendra and trikona lords. This creates a powerful Raj yoga and also increases the luck of the parents since Mother is represented by Moon and Father is represented by Sun. Predicting a baby’s horoscope, especially in a negative way is not only damaging to the parents but the astrologist as well.

If any astrologer psychologically effects the client or a person, the astrologer’s life can be suddenly cut short. I never do horoscopes of babies because for the first 7 years the baby is tied to mother’s karma, the next 7 years the baby is tied to his or her own karma from past life, only after that can baby start accumulating their own karma which will activate the cycle of planets.

These videos are based on the ancient science of Vedic Astrology known as Jyotish in India. These programs are to educate everyone on the importance and accuracy of astrology why it still matters. Astrology is not so easy to understand and it’s not that difficult to master. But, there are some methods that were lost in pop culture astrology known as daily, weekly, monthly and yearly horoscopes.

What I bring to the table is the truth about astrology and astronomy of India.

David Spero – Initiation and the Nature of the Absolute

David Spero – Initiation and the Nature of the Absolute

Excerpt from a talk by Spiritual Master/Avatar David Spero

Within the Absolute arises Its own Power of Initiation. You might ask, “Why?” That’s like asking, “Why does the sun rise?” The answer is, it’s in Its nature to initiate, to fire out of Itself, to spread Its Glory. That’s the Nature of the Self, the “Self” meaning the Absolute Consciousness, the full Awareness of Being.

The Absolute often is wrongly assumed to have merely a void-like nature. There’s a tendency in certain spiritual discourses to reduce the Absolute to something that is merely silent, that “witnesses” and so forth. Such understandings are only partially true, for there is a void-like aspect to the Absolute. But to confine the Absolute with a description or by a description of just voidness, or nothingness, is to do injustice to It. Without Its Own Initiatory Power, Its Shakti –that arises from within Itself – It would remain separate from the Movement of Life. It would never come into Relativity.

Certainly, there is an aspect that always is transcendent to all relative functioning, within the Absolute, most certainly, but that quality does not define some kind of preferential nature about It. In other words, the Absolute does not have a bias towards its own unmanifest quality. It shines in, or flashes into, the Relative, where It insinuates Itself, where It causes humans like us to have an awakening about Its Nature, Its Transcendent, Glorified, Absolute Nature. And in that way we can, as living human beings also reside in that Condition, which transcends everything.

But certain schools have arisen, certain spiritual schools – you can call them “patriarchal schools of thought” – in which there is a motive present to separate out the Absolute completely from the world, to such an extent that they want to deny the world, deny the existence of a world, deny the reality of the world, deny the whole universe in fact. Why? Their rational is plain and simple: because it appears, because it exists. So there’s a bifurcation between Being and existence in these teachings, these patriarchal teachings where the Absolute is considered to be something on a scale that goes up and up and up and never comes down… Sound like “heaven?”

Does it sound like there’s a rift now between the physical and the spiritual? That’s exactly what these teachings are rooted in and what they are set out to accomplish in the world. They are non-feminine – or even better, anti-feminine teachings – anti-Shakti teachings, anti-Initiatory teachings. They are all about abiding in that quality of the Absolute which is beyond everything, which silences, nullifies or negates the active mind and encourages a kind of lifestyle based on that realization.

So you hear such proponents of these teachings talking about “no-mind” all the time, “no-body,” “no-self.” They’re “anti” all those things. Why? Because they are trying to run away from the suffering built into Embodiment. They don’t want to explore what Embodiment is, they want to deny It and get away from It, as fast and as far as possible – head for the hills! Because once you open up that key – the key into the door of Relative Life – it’s highly confusing to the linear mind, the mind that creates these sorts of hierarchical and highly prejudicial teachings in favor of a non-active Absolute.

If you want to understand what is animating Nature, what Nature is in relationship to Being, you must encounter the Shakti, which is Divine Energy. Just as the Absolute can be called Divine Nothingness, Shakti can be called Divine Energy. It’s animistic: it animates, enters into beings, and lives them. And the truth is that it’s really a side of the Absolute. It’s Its “shadow side,” it’s Its repressed side. It’s the side that goes in the opposite direction of total transcendence. It goes into total imminence, total Embodiment.

So the face God shines two ways: It shines toward Absolute Transcendent Nothingness and Relative Beingness – Body-Minds. It loves migrating into a Body-Mind. All of that is within the nature of the Absolute, via Its Initiatory Power. And it’s to that same Initiatory Power that we can come to recognize, as Embodied Beings, what our Transcendent Nature is as It tilts inward, and what our Relative Nature is as It expresses itself outward. That domain exists within the jurisdiction of Energy. So a full teaching would include both Absolute and Shakti-based, or Energy-based, understandings.

Yoga and AyurVeda; Self-Healing and Self-Realization by Dr. David Frawley

Overview

Yoga and Ayurveda
together form a complete approach for optimal health, vitality and higher awareness. Yoga & Ayurveda reveals to us the secret powers of the body, breath, senses, mind and chakras. More importantly, it unfolds transformational methods to work on them through diet, herbs asana, pranayama and meditation. This is the first book published in the West on these two extraordinary subjects and their interface. It has the power to change the lives of those who read and apply it.

Yoga and Ayurveda address our entire nature, our greater life as a spiritual and cosmic being. It examines the broader scope of Ayurveda, which includes not only physical health but also mental health and preparation for the spiritual life. Similarly it looks into the entire field of yoga, the science of raja yoga and its eight limbs. from asana to meditation. This book is meant for those who want to explore a deeper level of knowledge than what is usually described in introductory books on these subjects, which are commonly available. It discusses many details about the subtle and causal bodies and their energetics, including much more information not previously in print in English.

David Frawley is a Vedic teacher and educator with numerous books in several Vedic and Yogic fields published worldwide over the past thirty years. He is the founder and director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies in Santa Fe, New Mexico (www.vedanet.com), which offers courses and publications on Ayurvedic medicine, Yoga and meditation, and Vedic astrology. He is also involved in important research into ancient Vedic texts and is a well known modern exponent of Hinduism and Sanatana Dharma. His work is high respected in traditional circles in India, where he has received many awards, as well as influential in the West, where he is involved in many Vedic and Yogic schools, ashrams and associations.

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Dr David Frawley speaks at Punarnava Ayurveda’s International Ayurveda & Yoga Conference

At the 2nd International Ayurveda & Yoga conference in Rishikesh, India. Ayurveda – A complete yogic system of medicine by Dr David Frawley.

Where he also shares insights and in-depth experiences of these two Ancient Indian Knowledge Systems.

Fourteen Inches to Peace By David Mutchler and Elizabeth Beau

Time and again we hear reports from readers and students of our programs that “This is ‘It.’ This is what I’ve been looking for all these years. This is what I’ve long sought but until now have not been able to find.”

“It” is the subject of this book. Here are a few examples of the responses we get when we ask, “What is ‘It’?”

• a thread that weaves through the truths of other spiritual traditions and ties them all together;

• a nonintellectual means for obtaining spiritual fulfillment without cluttering the head with more and more information;

• that evolutionary piece of Spirit work that takes a person beyond concepts and knowledge to actually achieving the changes he or she seeks;

• a methodology that “amps” up the spiritual process;

• a perspective that heals the pain ego causes and gives us access to the authentic self;

• an experience in which you need do nothing to gain the whole world;

• a clear and simple way to apply your existing spiritual knowledge;

• the spiritual fountain of youth; once you experience it, you return to the place you’ve always wanted to be;

• a personalized, simple way of finding your true self by getting rid of the pain that ego has caused in your life;

• life changing, an experiential framework for understanding the world, and a structure on which to build one’s life;

• a life-transforming experience; once you’ve been through it, it is impossible to return to a life driven by ego.

Dr. David Mutchler

Dr. David Mutchler has earned degrees in education, philosophy, psychology, and social work, and conducted advanced studies in religion. The painful challenges he encountered on his own journey inspired his determined search for the source of, and resolution to, the troubles most people experience in their lives. During that search, David discovered that the answers lie in the spiritual realm, where ego raises wreaks havoc with our spiritual birthrights—joy, love, gratitude, and peace. An integrative thinker, he has brought his various studies and life experiences together in a unique perspective that has relevance to all who seek spiritual transformation.

Dr. David Mutchler has earned degrees in education, philosophy, psychology, and social work, and conducted advanced studies in religion. The painful challenges he encountered on his own journey inspired his determined search for the source of, and resolution to, the troubles most people experience in their lives. During that search, David discovered that the answers lie in the spiritual realm, where ego raises wreaks havoc with our spiritual birthrights—joy, love, gratitude, and peace. An integrative thinker, he has brought his various studies and life experiences together in a unique perspective that has relevance to all who seek spiritual transformation.
Two trademarks of David’s work are his insistence on the simplification of concepts that are typically thought to be both complex and esoteric, and his how-to approach to helping people assimilate and apply those concepts to bring more peace into their lives. He now devotes the majority of his time to writing, speaking, and leading weekend intensives as a spiritual teacher and guide. E-mail: dmutchler@beyondtheego.com.

Dr. David Mutchler on Eckhart Tolle, How Does One Do It?

Biography
Dr. David Mutchler is a pioneer in the field of spiritual transformation. While his professional journey led him through careers in education, mental health, and business, he has remained widely read and deeply interested in matters of the Spirit. Over the years he began to notice that much of his own spirituality was limited to “head knowledge,” a collection of concepts and techniques, sayings and stories, ideas and musings. While he could cite and recite various authors on a variety of spiritual subjects, his own personal challenges in life made him realize that he was not experiencing the peace and joy as fully in his heart as he was able to conceptualize in his thoughts.

It was after having read Eckhart Tolle’s works, but particularly his book “A New Earth,” that David—out of great respect and gratitude for the spiritual wisdom it conveyed—began asking the questions, “But how does one do it? How does one make it happen? How can such profound wisdom come to life in one’s heart to the extent that it becomes the spiritual compass for peace, joy, and love in oneself and toward others every moment of every day?”

Subsequently, he embarked on an intense journey inward to discover the answers to these gnawing questions. The result of that journey is a pathway to peace from which David has written four books and developed a highly sought after experiential workshop called “Awaken to Ego, Discover Your Spirit,” more commonly known as Awaken to Ego or ATE.

Worth noting is that Awaken to Ego is not a new spiritual practice that is likely to become yet one more piece of information that lodges itself in one’s head. It is a new dimension of spirituality itself, a personal experience that becomes the catalyst for spiritual transformation, a methodology that unlocks the deeper reaches of your own spiritual practices, whatever they happen to be. It addresses the spiritual healing of everyone, from beginners to those who have been on spiritual journeys for ten, twenty, thirty years, or more. As one spiritually seasoned student put it, “Just as Pinocchio turned from a wooden puppet into a real live boy, Awaken to Ego brings my spirituality to life in ways that I never dreamed possible.”

David has earned degrees in education, philosophy, psychology, and social work, and conducted advanced studies in religion. An integrative thinker, he has brought his various studies and life experiences together in a unique perspective that has relevance to all who seek spiritual transformation. He is the author of four books, Beyond the Ego, Lessons for Living Beyond the Ego, Non-Judgment Day Is Coming: Are You Ready?, and with co-author Elizabeth Beau, Fourteen Inches to Peace.

Publications
Two of the trademarks of David’s work are his insistence on the simplification of concepts that are typically thought to be both complex and esoteric, and his “how-to” approach to helping people assimilate and apply those concepts to bring more peace into their lives. David now devotes the majority of his time to writing, speaking, and leading weekend Intensives as a Spiritual teacher and guide.

Thales of Miletus: Nine Answers of a Wiseman

Thales of Miletus (1) was born in Thebes in the year 625 BC and died in Athens, 547 BC, at age 78. He was a Greek philosopher, founder of the Ionian school and he was considered to be one of the Seven Sages of Greece. Mathematician, astronomer, and great thinker, Thales toured Egypt, where he conducted studies and was directly exposed to the mysteries of Egyptian spirituality/religion.

It is attributed to him the prediction of the solar eclipse in the year 585 BC, which was held an incredible feat. His mathematical talent was so unusual, it was able to establish accurately the height of the pyramids through the measuring of the shadow. Moreover, according to Herodotus, Thales of Miletus was the first mathematician to give a logical explanation for the occurrence of eclipses. Thales was the first to verify that the moon as in fact “illuminated” by the Sun, being the first one to count how many days a year was comprised of. According to Aristotle, this discovery was a landmark for the history of philosophy. Later, because his brilliant demonstrations of the geometric theorems, he was also regarded as the father of Geometry.

Once a sophist (2) approached Thales of Miletus, and sought to confuse him with difficult rhetoric questions. However, the sage Thales of Miletus was keen to the test because all the questions were answered without the slightest hesitation and with even greater accuracy:

1 – What is the oldest thing? – GOD, because it has always existed.

2 – What would it be the most beautiful thing? – THE UNIVERSE, because it is God’s work

3 – What is the greatest of all things? – SPACE, because it contains the entire Creation

4 – What is the most constant thing? – HOPE, because it remains in man after he has lost everything else.

5 – What is the best of all things? – VIRTUE, because without it there is nothing good.

6 – What is the fastest of all things? – THINKING, because in less than a minute can fly away and reach the end of the Universe.

7 – What would be the strongest of all things? – NEED, because it makes the man face all the dangers of life.

8 – What is the easiest of all things? – The act of giving advice

But when it came to answering the ninth question, the Greek Wiseman whispered a paradox. He gave an answer that was probably never understood by the mundane interlocutor.

The question was:

9 – What is the hardest of all things?

And the Thales of Miletus said: – To know thyself.

(1)He was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher from Miletus in Asia Minor, and one of the Seven Sages of Greece. Many, most notably Aristotle, regard him as the first philosopher in the Greek tradition

(2)Sophists were philosopher-teachers who traveled around Greek cities claiming to teach their students everything that was necessary to be successful in life including rhetoric and public speaking. Sophists taught their beliefs for a considerable price. Overall, Sophists identified as either agnostic or atheistic.

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