The Is-ness of Things is the Am-ness of Self ~ Rupert Spira


Published on May 9, 2014

In this video clip, Rupert clarifies two apparent types of emptiness, arriving at the Great Understanding which lies at the heart of all true mystical, philosophical and religious traditions.

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Vedic Astrology 3 Exalted Planets until May 14 ~ Sam Geppi

There will be 3 exalted planets in the Sky until May 14m 2014 – Exalted Planets are a bit of a wild card. They need further examination if we are to understand them correctly, beyond good and bad assertions.

Typically exalted planets are expected to be “good”, give us good stuff. But this is not the case at all, as we should look at exalted planet to be transformative forces of intelligence. They are said to be “awake”. Sometimes they wake us up by disturbing our sleep, which is not necessarily easy.

Saturn Exalted
Exalted Saturn in Libra gives the awareness to wait and consider the consequences of our actions before committing to a course. It also show where we are realistic about others and willing to seek the counsel of others when we are stressed or upset.

The Sun Exalted

The Sun is the soul’s truth and light. It is exalted in Aries, the sign where we trust our gut and act instinctively. We are meant to follow our inner light, not doubt that light. When we trust it, our life will be guided by spirit and vision.

Venus Exalted
Venus is the part of us that seeks happiness. That happiness needs to evolve from the personal realm, to a sharing with loved ones and family members, to a place where we find happiness in all things.

Connect to your deeper light, vision and truth.
Commit to overcoming obstacles by reaching out for help.
Find beauty and joy in the process and in all things.

Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life By Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, Cassandra Vieten, Tina Amorok [updated May 10, 2014]

Living Deeply transcends any one approach by focusing on common elements of transformation across a variety of traditions, while affirming and supporting the diversity of approaches across religious, spiritual, scientific, academic, and cultural backgrounds. Each chapter in the book ends with Experiences of Transformation, exercises drawn from wisdom traditions or scientific investigations meant to enhance your direct experience of the material.

Opportunities to actively engage in your own transformation and that of our world are woven into the fabric of your everyday life. Learning more about the terrain of consciousness transformation can not only give you a map, but can help you become the cartographer of your own transformative journey. Research over the last decade at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) has systematically surveyed hundreds of people’s stories of their own transformations, as well as conducting over 50 in-depth interviews with teachers and masters of the world’s spiritual, religious, and transformative traditions.

No matter who you are,where you come from, or what your current path is – whether you seek to transform your life completely or simply make adjustments that will add a layer of richness and depth to your life – exploring the many ways that transformation is stimulated and sustained can hold great power. Weaving together cutting-edge science with wisdom from teachers of the world’s transformative traditions this book explores how people experience deep shifts in their consciousness, and how those shifts can lead to healing and wholeness.

Research over the last decade at the Institute of Noetic Sciences has explored in depth the phenomenon by which people make significant shifts in the way they experience and view the world. Focusing in particular on positive transformations in consciousness, or those that result in improved health, well-being, and sense of meaning, purpose,and belonging, hundreds of people’s stories of their own transformations were included in the research, as well as in-depth interviews with over 50 teachers and masters of the world’s spiritual, religious, and transformative traditions.

Authors Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, Ph.D., Cassandra Vieten, Ph.D., and Tina Amorok, Psy.D. – will begin conducting workshops based on the information they have gathered for this book. These workshops will blend the rigors of science with the deep wisdom of the world’s spiritual traditions. Drs. Schlitz, Vieten, and Amorok will offer key insights from the decade-long qualitative and quantitative research study, of how people transform their lives. The workshops will include rigorous inquiry, group dialogue, and direct experience about the kinds of transformations in consciousness that change a person’s worldview to one that is more connected to others.

For more information about the Signature Education Workshops, please visit http://www.livingdeeply.org

Also available is a companion DVD.


No matter who you are, where you come from, or what your current path is – whether you seek to transform your life completely or simply make adjustments that will add a layer of richness and depth to your life – exploring the many ways that transformation is stimulated and sustained can hold great power. Weaving together cutting-edge science with wisdom from teachers of the world’s transformative traditions this book explores how people experience deep shifts in their consciousness, and how those shifts can lead to healing and wholeness.

Research over the last decade at the Institute of Noetic Sciences has explored in depth the phenomenon by which people make significant shifts in the way they experience and view the world. Focusing in particular on positive transformations in consciousness, or those that result in improved health, well-being, and sense of meaning, purpose, and belonging, hundreds of people’s stories of their own transformations were included in the research, as well as in-depth interviews with over 50 teachers and masters of the world’s spiritual, religious, and transformative traditions.

Authors Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, Ph.D., Cassandra Vieten, Ph.D., and Tina Amorok, Psy.D. – will begin conducting workshops based on the information they have gathered for this book. These workshops will blend the rigors of science with the deep wisdom of the world’s spiritual traditions. Drs. Schlitz, Vieten, and Amorok will offer key insights from the decade-long qualitative and quantitative research study, of how people transform their lives. The workshops will include rigorous inquiry, group dialogue, and direct experience about the kinds of transformations in consciousness that change a person’s worldview to one that is more connected to others.

Click here to browse inside.

Cassandra Vieten, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist, Executive Director of Research at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (www.noetic.org), and Scientist at the Mind Body Medicine Research Group at California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute in San Francisco, CA.

Her research on mindfulness-based approaches to dealing with addictions, mood disorders, and for stress reduction during pregnancy and early motherhood has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the State of California, and several private foundations. She is author of Mindful Motherhood: Practical Tools for Staying Sane During Pregnancy and Your Child’s First Year.

Her research has also focused on spiritual practices and health, and how people make significant changes in their lives toward more meaning, health, and well-being. In addition to Mindful Motherhood, she is coauthor, along with Marilyn Schlitz and Tina Amorok, of Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life.

She is an avid soccer player, lives in the Northern California Bay Area, and is mom to an eleven year-old daughter.

For three decades, scientist and anthropologist Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, Ph.D. has pioneered clinical and field-based research in the area of human transformation and healing. She is a thought leader on matters of individual and social change whose respected voice offers new insights into the most pressing challenges of our time. A researcher, speaker, change consultant, and writer, Marilyn’s books include: Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life and Consciousness and Healing: Integral Approaches to Mind Body Medicine. She serves as the CEO and President of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, where she has worked for 15 years.

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