Are There Stages of Realization? – Rupert Spira

Published on May 12, 2015

A conversation with Rupert Spira about the unfolding of his realization.

From an early age Rupert was deeply interested in the nature of Reality. For twenty years he studied the teachings of Ouspensky, Krishnamurti, Rumi, Shankaracharya, Ramana Maharshi, Nisargadatta and Robert Adams, until he met his teacher, Francis Lucille, twelve years ago. Francis introduced Rupert to the teaching of Jean Klein, Parmenides, Wei Wu Wei and Atmananda Krishnamenon and, more importantly, directly indicated to him the true nature of experience.

Rupert’s first book is “The Transparency of Things,” subtitled “Contemplating the Nature of Experience”. His second book, “Presence Volume I The Art of Peace and Happiness and Presence Volume II The Intimacy of All Experience” has been currently released by Non-Duality Press.


i-matter: A Clear Path to Living a Balanced Life Between the Material & Spiritual Worlds ~ Tracy Sohl (Author), Keanan Ahern (Editor)

This book is part philosophy, part self-help, and part spirituality.

It explains why the universe works as it does, how we fit in the universe, and how we can live a balanced life.

This book is for those who want to be spiritual, but in a practical way.

After years of studying many philosophies on life, science, and spirituality, I came across a quote by Thomas Edison. He said, “Atoms have intelligence, and the intelligence of man is the sum of the intelligence of the atoms that compose his body.” A light bulb went off (excuse the pun).

Atoms are matter. Atoms have intelligence. Matter is intelligent. We are matter. We are Intelligent Matter.

I took this thought and looked into it deeper. I discovered what it really means to be intelligent. I discovered how we as humans are meant to be intelligent matter of the Universe and how history shows in general that is how we live. Our desires and needs are just sensors that are trying to guide us in being Intelligent Matter.

As you read this book, you will discover what it means to be intelligent and the features of man that make him intelligent.
This book doesn’t create anything new. It takes what is already out there and explains it in “plain terms”. You don’t have to be a spiritual guru to live an intelligent life. This book is for everyday people with everyday lives. There is no certification program that has to be completed to become intelligent. We are born intelligent. We just need to live as Intelligent Matter.

Take the information in this book, mix it with your own common sense, and you will understand how the Universe works and how simple it is to be i-matter: Intelligent Matter.

The information you are about to read will show how life works on a daily, yearly, and life-time basis. After reading this book, knowing life’s purpose will no longer be an issue. You will be focused on living as you were meant to live.

The sooner you start reading, the sooner you will start living.

About the Author
Q & A for Tracy Sohl

What books have influenced your life the most?

All books influence my life. But I would have to say that my favorite book is “The Harvest of a Quiet Eye” by Odell Shepard. It was written in 1927. He was dismayed by how the automobile was changing the way life was lived. He wanted to remember a time when people walked to get where they wanted to go. So he took one last adventure and walked across Connecticut, starting in New York. The book is filled with stories, poems and sketches. It reminds me that life has always been changing and always will.

What was the hardest part of writing i-matter?

The hardest part of writing my book was letting it go out into the world. i-matter is filled with my personal thoughts and beliefs. Letting it out into the world is to trust the world with myself.

What did you learn while writing i-matter?

Chapter 9 was my “ah-ha” moment. I learned that the Material World is the world of order and the Spiritual World is the world of chaos. If you want more possibilities in your life, you need to embrace chaos. Order reduces possibilities and chaos creates them.

What draws you to this topic?

My unending desire to learn keeps me drawn to this topic. I want to embrace life and to embrace life is to learn as much as you can about it and use that information to make life fulfilling.

Short Bio:
Tracy Sohl grew up on a farm in South Dakota. She married at the age of 20 and became a single mom before she was 30. A few years later, she remarried. She went back to school and earned an associate degree in applied science. In her free time she studied physics, philosophy, and modern spirituality. She was also a certified personal trainer and aspiring life coach.
She would like to share her philosophy with the world and help others make the most out of life.

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Matter is a Way of Seeing

Published on May 12, 2015

A conversation about the relationship between Consciousness and objects.

The Promise of Paradise: Life-Changing Lessons from the Tropics by Jonathan H. Ellerby Ph.D. (Author)


I Love My Life is an extraordinary little guidebook that will give you the tools, the attitude, and the diving board to make the greatest move of your life. This simple, clear, and often funny book is a gift that will change your life for the better. Powerful and practical, these short chapters take you through the true life lessons of wellness expert and spiritual teacher Dr. Jonathan Ellerby, CEO of the Tao Wellness Center & Inspired Living Community Mexican Caribbean.

Jonathan released his commitment to a quickly growing career as an author, media expert and traveling speaker, to move with his family to the Riviera Maya of Mexico to help design and lead the “Tao” wellness center and residential development. Tao is a community and event center dedicated to the pursuit of health through the celebration of connection, personal passion, inner peace and the imperative to make the world a better place. The “Tao Inspired Living Community” blends the magic of the local landscape with global influences to offer programs, international events, and a sense of community beyond compare.

In one of the safest and most sought after tropical destinations in the world, Dr. Ellerby reclaims age old lessons and promises of health, happiness, longevity and peace. On his journey to make this paradise like setting his home, Jonathan also faces the turbulent waters of relocation, tourism, societal fear, stereotypes and cultural evolution in a time of global, financial, and spiritual upheaval. The resulting wisdom is inspiring, a joy to read, and a truly life changing path to put into practice. IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO DESIGN YOUR LIFE!

Featured as an expert in films, print, television, and radio, Jonathan Ellerby, Ph.D., is the author of Return to The Sacred and Inspiration Deficit Disorder, and is the CEO of Tao Wellness Center and Inspired Living Community in the Riviera Maya of Mexico. Jonathan has over 20 years of experience in the fields of holistic healing, spiritual counseling, integrative medicine, and corporate consulting. Drawing from a Ph.D. in comparative religion and travels to meet and study with healers and teachers in more than 40 cultures around the world, Jonathan makes spirituality simple and every day inspired.

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The Promise of Paradise with Jonathan Ellerby

Don’t we all seek Paradise here on earth? Dr. Jonathan Ellerby has found his by participating in the creation of Tao Inspired Living, a Wellness Center and Inspired Living Community on the Riviera, on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. In the process he learned a lot about himself and the perennial search for paradise that he shares in his book, The Promise of Paradise. He has a PhD in comparative religion and has authored two international bestsellers, “Inspiration Deficit Disorder,” and “Return to the Sacred.

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