David Buckland – 2nd Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

David grew up on the SW coast of Canada. He began witnessing full time during a 6-month retreat in the mid-’70s then the lights came on and celestial perception began. It soon became clear that Self was awake within but had not woken up to Itself through this form yet. Self co-existed with an identified ego. Subtle perception continued to unfold in a myriad of ways.

With a more outward stroke into career, marriage, and family, inner development continued but took a back seat to life’s responsibilities.

Then in 2005, much of the old life fell away and spirituality moved back to the foreground. After some feedback and darshan with Lorne Hoff, Self at last woke up to Itself here. Probably because of the long witnessing, this was quickly followed by a series of profound shifts in Being. (see my first BatGap interview) And then transcending Being into Brahman. In 2011, David was awarded a graduate degree in Vedic Science.

In this interview, we had an extended preamble to touch on the earlier shifts, then we discussed the ParaBrahman shift, pure Divinity, and how embodied Divinity is waking up laws of nature. This process will help raise the presence of Divinity in consciousness.

In the second part of the interview, we touched on the book Our Natural Potential describing the 7 stages of enlightenment, then explored some related topics.

For over a decade, David has been blogging on a wide range of subjects related to unfolding enlightenment. Under the nickname Davidya, he has posted close to 2,000 articles. During the Science and Nonduality Conference in 2017, David gave a talk on the stages described in this interview.

Website: http://davidya.ca

Book: Our Natural Potential: Beyond Personal Development, The Stages of Enlightenment (Rick Archer wrote the Foreword.)

Part 1:
Stages of Witnessing

The Three Parts of Awakening

Experience vs Being

Stages of Development in Consciousness

3-way Dynamics of Consciousness

Understanding Unity

The Appearance of the Doers (Devata)

The Koshas or sheathes

The Levels talk @ SAND18

Free Will and Determinism

Unity into Brahman or Beyond Consciousness

Subtle Perception

The 16 Kalas

ParaBrahman

Pure Divinity

Laws of Nature Waking Up (from dormancy)

Being Cosmic (body)

Awakening the Body (laws becoming enlightened)

Inherent Intelligence

Devata and Geometry

Samyama

Part 2: (about 53 minutes in)
Our Natural Potential book that explores the stages in more detail.
What is Nonduality?

The Gunas in Awakening

Knowing God

Gradations of Awakening and 5 subjective styles

Kaivalya, the Enlightenment of Yoga

Cognition, forms of

The Chakras

Understanding Your Energy System, Part 1

Mahamarmas

The Awakening Intellect (Resolute )

Styles of Teachers

Styles of Enlightenment

Atman and Sattva (Bhavas)

Karma and the Awake

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Kavitha Chinnaiyan, MD, – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview [updated Jan 25, 2018]


Kavitha Chinnaiyan, MD, is a cardiologist, meditation teacher, and tantrika. She became drawn to the Direct Path through the teachings of Greg Goode and Sri Atmananda Krishna Menon and has studied yoga, Sri Vidya Sadhana, Vedanta and Tantra through the teachings of Chinmaya Mission, Sri Premananda, Sally Kempton, Paul Muller-Ortega and Sri Chaitanyananda Natha Saraswati. She blends her expertise in cardiology with her knowledge of Ayurveda, yoga, Vedanta, Tantra, and the Direct Path in her approach to healing, enabling patients to discover bliss amid chronic illness. She is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in Rochester, MI.

She is the author of

Shakti Rising: Embracing Shadow and Light on the Goddess Path to Wholeness (2017) view here and
The Heart of Wellness: Bridging Western and Eastern Medicine to Transform Your Relationship with Habits, Lifestyle, and Health(2018).

Website: http://kavithamd.com

Paul Muller-Ortega – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Published on Sep 20, 2017

Also see https://batgap.com/paul-muller-ortega/

Professor Paul Muller-Ortega, Ph.D., is recognized internationally as one of the world’s most highly respected and renowned academic scholars in the field of Indian Religion and Hindu Tantra. He is the founder of Blue Throat Yoga, which teaches the elegant Svatantra philosophy of Kashmir Shaivism, along with the practice of Neelakantha Meditation.

For nearly fifty years, Paul has been a pioneer in the technology of Consciousness, lecturing and teaching about meditation and Indian philosophy to hundreds of thousands of people in North and South America, Europe, and India. Through his books, articles, essays, commentaries, and translations, Paul has earned a reputation for his unparalleled scholarly authenticity and for being a charismatic teacher with a remarkable capacity to convey esoteric truths and teachings. Paul’s teachings are highly accessible, relevant, and comprehensible to the Western mind.

Paul Muller-Ortega is the author of the highly acclaimed book, The Triadic Heart of Siva: Kaula Tantricism of Abhinavagupta in the Non-Dual Shaivism of Kashmir (Suny Series, Shaiva Traditions of Kashmir), in which he examines the “Heart” as the mystical core of Consciousness. He is also one of the co-authors of Meditation Revolution, as well as numerous scholarly articles on aspects of Tantric Studies.

Professor Paul Muller-Ortega earned his undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Yale University in 1971. He received his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of California, where he studied Sanskrit, Indian Religions, and Asian Philosophy and Culture. For twenty-five years he was a Professor of Religion at Michigan State and then the University of Rochester, and was known for his passionate and innovative teaching style and enrolled-to-capacity classes.

Paul has been a meditation practitioner and teacher for nearly fifty years. He has formally studied with several of the greatest meditation masters of our time, and subsequently, has organized and taught hundreds of meditation seminars, disseminating potent practices of meditation to thousands of individuals. With this rare combination of training, experience, skill, spiritual practice, and profound insight, Paul teaches his students to abide in the heart of Consciousness: a journey that is inspiring, life-changing and enlightening.

Website: http://bluethroatyoga.com

Another book:

The Philosophy of Sadhana (SUNY Series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy)

Vast Intimacy: The Marriage of Pure Awareness & Love, ~ Marlies Cocheret


Published on Apr 27, 2017

At the SAND Conference we gather to explore and celebrate Science and Non-Duality. This includes a deep inquiry into Pure Awareness/Shiva. Simultaneously there is a deep universal Love that is the substance of this same reality: Shakti. Over time Pure Awareness has been acknowledged beautifully. On the other hand the Shakti aspect of experience often seems to remain somewhat hidden.

How about we acknowledge Shakti – Love and the expression of Her as form? Her Body is bigger than time and space. In the depth of her Belly are the qualities of vastness and the sacred tremor of the Universe, which include the world and are not of the world. She gives rise to tenderness, bravery and pure intimacy. Full realization is only true when all of Life is included – Awareness and the authentic expressive Body of Love with its Radiant Still Darkness.

Are we ready to let go of a realization fueled by incompleteness and give ourselves wholeheartedly to pure Awareness/Shiva and the dance of
form/Shakti?

Marlies Cocheret is a Hakomi practitioner, Tantric educator, and Teacher http://www.marliescocheret.com/

Awakening Kundalini: The Path to Radical Freedom by Dr. Lawrence Edwards (Author)


The universal force known as Kundalini has been shrouded in mystery for centuries, yet it influences our every breath, thought, and emotion. With Awakening Kundalini, one of the West’s most respected teachers and researchers in the field explores this spiritual principle in unprecedented depth, with detailed guidance for discovering and working with it directly.

In India’s spiritual teachings, Kundalini is known as the principle within that compels us to evolve and grow. Traditions across the globe have described it as a force that lies dormant within us and, when awakened, connects us to the energy of creation and profoundly elevates consciousness.

With his unique expertise in modern psychology, neuroscience, meditation training, and spiritual traditions, Lawrence Edwards clarifies the many dimensions of Kundalini awakening, including practices and meditations for recognizing its manifestations and preparing your body and mind to enter its expansive, empowering flow.

When worked with skillfully, Kundalini is the most profoundly transformative power in our lives. Awakening Kundalini makes available a complete and practical resource for tapping into this force, and realizing your ability to live “radically free.”

Dr. Lawrence Edwards is the president of The Kundalini Research Network, as well as the founder of a Kundalini support website,kundalinisupport.org. He is the founder and director of the Anam Cara Foundation and a contributing author to the Sounds True anthology Kundalini Rising: Exploring the Energy of Awakening. Lawrence has practiced and taught meditation for over 40 years, is a board-certified neurotherapist, a licensed psychotherapist, and has been on the faculty of New York Medical College since 1998. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book on Kundalini, The Soul’s Journey: Guidance From The Divine Within and Kali’s Bazaar. He leads retreats on the Mysteries of the Divine Feminine and Awakening Kundalini.

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Lawrence Edwards – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Lawrence Edwards, PhD, BCN Senior Fellow, LMHC has practiced and taught meditation for over 40 years. He is the Founder and Director of The Anam Cara Meditation Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching meditative practices from a variety of traditions. The mission of the Anam Cara Foundation is to make meditation instruction available to everyone. Lawrence has offered thousands of free meditation programs at universities, hospitals, churches, meditation centers, yoga centers, hospice groups, prisons and more.

Dr. Edwards maintains a clinical practice in Armonk, NY, offering Optimal Mind® Training, transpersonal psychotherapy, spiritual mentoring, biofeedback, neurofeedback, hypnosis, peak performance training, and meditation training. He also works with people interested in spiritual growth, dream work and Kundalini processes. He has served as President of the Kundalini Research Network since 2006 and is recognized around the world for his wisdom and skill in working with Kundalini.

Dr. Edwards has studied and practiced in the Kundalini yoga tradition, Tibetan Buddhist and Huichol Indian shamanic traditions. These rich reservoirs of wisdom have expanded and deepened the transpersonal and Jungian psychological perspectives of his professional training. His mystical experiences began as a young child and have continued throughout his life. They have been the real guiding force behind his studies and training. His profound experience of the Divine present in everyone, at all times, and in all places has lead him to a life of service in teaching and supporting others on their journeys into the Divine.

Websites: The Soul’s Journey Anam Cara The Kundalini Research Network

Books: Awakening Kundalini – The Path to Radical Freedom Awakening Kundalini – The Path to Radical Freedom (Audio Book) The Soul’s Journey: Guidance from the Divine Within

The realization of radiance.


You are the light of awareness
embodied in time and space.

Embodied awareness brings forth
embodied consciousness,
which is radiant light.

Bring your attention to the field of luminous awareness
that illuminates your experience right now.
Without this clear light of awareness
you would be without experience.

You cannot think or imagine your way
to this natural luminosity, although it
illuminates your thoughts and memories
and everything else in your experience,
as it is also illuminating itself.

Light illuminates light.

The primordial Shakti,
the Light of Manifestation,
is this self arising luminosity which permeates:

1~ the object of your awareness
2~ the one who is aware,
3~ and awareness itself.

Becoming aware of awareness
within yourself and others is
Sri Vidya, the realization of radiance.

In your embodiment practice you unclench
the fixation onto the appearances in the mind.

By recognizing and relaxing the automatic
mental and physical and emotional
reactivity towards your experiences,
the energetic knots in your body softens
and more Prana Shakti (breath and life force)
is allowed to flow through.
You open as a translucent and continuously unfolding
embodiment of luminous awareness

Lead me from opacity to clarity.
Lead me from the complicated to the simple.
Lead me from the obscure to the obvious.

Lead me from confrontation to wide openness.
Lead me to the place I never left,
Where there is peace, and peace.

~ The Upanishads

:: Practice ~ the Realization of Radiance

Rest in an open focus of the radiant field of awareness,
hold that which you are experiencing
within the awareness field of light.

Experience the object that the
light of your awareness is illuminating,
and the field of illumination both at the same time.

Thinking and feeling, sensation and memory,
fantasy and desire are all of luminous nature
as is your own awareness.

Art and words by Chameli Ardagh

Chameli Ardagh Founder of Awakening Women Institute

Chameli is a leading pioneer in contemporary feminine spirituality, and she has inspired thousands of women around the world with her breakthrough methods for living and embodying feminine awakening. She is especially appreciated for her love of mythology and storytelling as a method for illuminating our hidden strength and beauty.

As a teen Chameli embarked on her journey as a spiritual explorer, which, at the age of twenty, led her to India, which she has returned to more than fifteen times. She has studied with many remarkable mentors and undergone thousands of hours of intense practice of meditation and spiritual studies. The last 15 years she has been a student of ShantiMayi, a wisdom teacher based in India and France.

TEDxGrassValley – Chameli Ardagh – The Fierce face of the Feminine

In this talk Chameli Ardagh will speak on how to allow for a natural response towards injustice, without creating more hurt, how to embody the power and beauty of feminine rage, why we are called to step up and give voice to the power of the fierce feminine, and how anger is not intrinsically negative, only what we do with. Chameli will also show how an ancient goddess archetype of the fierce aspects of the feminine are highly relevant and illuminating for women and girls today.

Meeting the Goddess of Consciousness ~ Sally Kempton

Published on Feb 11, 2016

The non-dual tantric traditions describe individual human consciousness as a fractal of the creative universal consciousness that is the source of all life. As such, it is the creative playground of subtle ‘feminine’ energies called shaktis, which can either contract consciousness or expand it. This insight has profound implications for practice, and is at the heart of deep feminine spirituality. In this class, we’ll look at practical and experiential pathways for expanding consciousness, based on the practice traditions of Kashmir Shaivism.

Sally Kempton is a powerful teacher of applied non-dual wisdom, known for her ability to kindle meditative states in others, and to help students apply non-dual awareness to practical life. She teaches teleclasses, retreats, and workshops, appearing regularly at conference centers such as Esalen and Kripalu. Sally is the author of Meditation for the Love of It, which one reviewer called “the meditation book your heart wants you to read.” She writes a regular column, Wisdom, for Yoga Journal, as well as a column called Meditation for Life on the Internet religious site Patheos.com. A former swami in a Vedic order, Sally trained for thirty years in the close company of two enlightened masters. Sally’s teachings are based on Kashmir Shaiva tantra, and combine the wisdom of that tradition with the practical understandings of contemporary psychology and Integral theory.

http://www.sallykempton.com

Dimensions of Love: 7 Steps to God by Padma Aon Prakasha (Author)

The souls journey to God, as described by the greatest mystics in history, takes Seven Steps. This Path that Christ, Magdalene, Rumi, St Francis, Kabir, Theresa of Avila and Hafiz walked on was of Seven Spheres or Dimensions of Love.

What is love …and what is it not? Why is love the most misused word on this planet? Is the love between me, my partner and family the greatest love I can experience? What is The Pathway of Sacred Tears? Is there a map of love I can follow? What is Divine Love and what is Natural Love?

What is the difference between the soul and the spirit? What are the Five Deaths we must face before entering Union? What is the True Prayer, and its REAL meaning that Yeshua gave to us, the only Prayer we need to enter Union with God?

Each ascending Sphere or Dimension of Love holds ever increasing, vaster amounts of love, with this love gradually becoming part of the very fabric of your soul. As we drink in this Love, It inexorably transforms our human soul into a Divine Soul. This is the Grace Filled Path where by following divine laws so simple a child could understand them, and through deep desire for God, one reaches Union with the Beloved.

This involves deep humility and a steadfast anchoring into the centre of your own, pure soul, along the way feeling all the emotions you have never dared to feel. To become this Divine Love, we need to realize what love is, what it is not, and the six forms of love.

The Pathway to God’s Divine Love, the simplest pathway on earth, has been obscured by our own forgetting of who God Is: the Divine Soul who created your soul and deeply desires to give you Divine Love.

Dimensions of Love: 7 Steps to God brings forth new, interesting and sometimes radical truths for the soul into the 21st century, and shares it as direct experience.

Padma Aon Prakasha is a evolutionary author, visionary creative force and spiritual teacher. Padma holds the power of great change and transformation, and is part of the new generation of evolutionary guides.He combines all his multiple lineage initiations, teachings and skills into being a powerful catalyst for soul expansion. His ability to tap into the heart of the ancient mysteries and articulate their modern day message is renowned, and he has been described as “unique, provocative, fresh, full of profound integrity, knowledge and experience.’

He speaks and teaches worldwide and is the author of The Power of Shakti, The Christ Blueprint, The Nine Eyes of Light, and the forthcoming Womb Wisdom with his wife Anaiya.

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Awakening Shakti ~ Sally Kempton

How do you live a life of spiritual awakening as well as outer abundance, inner freedom as well as deep intimacy? How do you serve the world selfessly, yet passionately celebrate your life?

The sages of Tantra have known for centuries that when you follow the path of Shakti—the sacred feminine principle personified by the goddesses of yoga— these gifts can manifest spontaneously. Yet most of us, women as well as men, have yet to experience the full potential of our inner feminine energies.

When you know these powers for what they are, they heighten your capacity to open spiritually, love more deeply and fearlessly, create with greater mastery, and move through the world with skill and delight. In Awakening Shakti, you will learn how to recognize and invite:

 

 

 

  • Kali, bringer of strength, fierce love, and untamed freedom
  • Lakshmi, who confers prosperity and beautySaraswati, for clarity of communication and intuition
  • Radha, who carries the divine energy of spiritual longing
  • Bhuvaneshvari, who creates the space for sacred transformation
  • Parvati, to awaken creativity and the capacity to love

With a wealth of meditations, visualizations, mantras, teachings, and beautifully told stories, Awakening Shakti provides a practical guide for activating the currents of the divine feminine in every aspect of your life.

Sally Kempton is a master of meditation, yoga philosophy, and practical tantric philosophy. Her retreats and workshops are known for creating breakthroughs, born of her ability to help people turn sublime truths into lived, and life-shifting, experience. Sally spent 20 years as a swami in a Vedic order, and has been studying and teaching spiritual wisdom for 40 years. She is the author of Meditation for the Love of It, a seminal book on basic meditation practice, and writes the popular Yoga Journal column, Wisdom. Learn more at sallykempton.com.

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Sally Kempton – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Published on Aug 25, 2014
Sally Kempton is a deeply practiced teacher of meditation and spiritual philosophy, and the author of the books Meditation for the Love of It and Awakening Shakti: as well as the audio course Doorways to the Infinite, recently put out by Sounds True.. A former swami in the Saraswati order of India, she has been practicing and teaching devotional contemplative tantra for more than 40 years. Her teaching is powerfully sourced in the eastern meditative traditions of yoga and Kashmir Shaivism, yet highly contemporary in her focus on evolutionary practice. She offers a powerful transmission of meditative experience.

Books: Meditation for the Love of It Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga Doorways to the Infinite: The Art and Practice of Tantric Meditation (audio program)

Website: sallykempton.com

7- Week Teleconference starting August 26: The Wisdom Goddess Empowerment – Opening Transpersonal Gateways to Expand Your Capacity for Desire, Insight, and Action

Kundalini Tantra: Song of Liberation by Jan Esmann

What lies beyond awakening? Pure being is basic and so is the so-called “awakening” everyone is talking about today. The contemporary neo-Advaitins will tell you nothing lies beyond, however that is not true. A whole universe of bliss and unity awaits you and this book will help you discover it. Today, Tantra has become equated with exotic sexual practices; however that is less than half of what Tantra originally meant and still means. Tantra is the science of realizing the Self while remaining absorbed in a rich worldly life. Tantra and kundalini are closely related. Kundalini is the creative dynamic energy of the Self, also known as Shakti. Shakti is Divine Grace and it lives in you as you. Tantra is the science of merging this Divine Grace into your small conscious awareness and becoming enlightened. This book is about enlightenment – not just “awakening” but real enlightenment.

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The author of these pages could be said to be Jan Esmann, though that is just a form, a game, an old habit.

Anyway, here he is…

He is an artist by profession. You can see his paintings here
He also writes software (plugins for Photoshop) here

He has decided to share the love-bliss.
Nothing else matters.

What is written on this website is solely from experience.
All is an attempt to convey the state of love-bliss to you.

Nothing is from books or second hand knowledge.

Love-bliss never ending is the sole reality.

Fire in the brain…

Spiritual Initiation and the Breakthrough of Consciousness : The Bond of Power By Joseph Chilton Pearce

Explains the phenomenon of shaktipat, the spiritual transmission of power from a teacher to a devotee

• Shows how technology has eroded personal power and how insight and awareness can play a higher role in our lives

• Reveals how insight is the vehicle for profound self-transformation

Shakti is the creative force, the bonding power, that holds the universe together. Shaktipat is the moment when enlightenment is conferred upon a student instantaneously by his master’s touch. The guru conferring shaktipat creates a bond of power in those who have accepted him or her as their teacher. In Spiritual Initiation and the Breakthrough of Consciousness Joseph Chilton Pearce describes his experience of shaktipat from his teacher Swami Muktananda. From this awakening Pearce experiences a dramatic shift of mind and comes to the realization that perception is reality and that insight is our only vehicle for profound self-transformation.

Oneness with God is the birthright of every individual, though we are culturally vaccinated to resist experiencing this higher consciousness. Our search for objective truth has lead us not to wholeness, but instead to the belief that we have no bond to each other, to God, or to an inanimate, physical world. Our technology reduces our ability to experience revelation and leads us instead toward the chatter of confused thinking. The challenge faced by modern humanity, which is the challenge Muktananda gave to his students, is to passionately gather up the scattered fragments of our lives and channel them into the creative realm, where with insight or revelation we will be able to become more than ourselves.

Joseph Chilton Pearce is the author of The Crack in the Cosmic Egg, The Biology of Transcendence, Magical Child, From Magical Child to Magical Teen, and Evolution’s End. For the past twenty-five years he has taught about the changing needs of children and the development of human society. He lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

Joseph Chilton Pearce: Biological & Spiritual Growth – Thinking Allowed w/ Jeffrey Mishlove

Optimal development in children is thwarted by a variety of factors from modern hospital delivery methods to the educational system itself. Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of The Crack in the Cosmic Egg and Magical Child, suggests that current problems with child raising are so immense as to be virtually insolvable. However, parents who are truly concerned must begin by discovering within themselves the spiritual nature of love.

Grace Without Ascend ~ Igor Kufayev

Published on Feb 26, 2014

Q: Many speak of the need for the Kundalini to move upward through the spine, but this is not my experience. Aurobindo himself spoke of consciousness arising and the Divine consciousness descending and that being felt as energy/force movements, etc.

I know you are a Tantric and I wondered if you subscribe to one method or the other and in general your opinion. I feel this is an important clarification as it took me months to grasp and fully own my own naturally unfolding process instead of trying to convert to somebody else’s.

Here’s what Aurobindo has said: “In the Tantra the centres are opened and Kundalini is awakened by a special process, its action of ascent is felt through the spine.
Here (Aurobindo’s Integral Yoga) it is the pressure of the Force from above that awakens it and opens the centres. There is an ascension of the consciousness going up till it joins the higher consciousness above. This repeats itself (sometimes a descent also is felt) until all the centres are open and the consciousness rises above the body. At a later stage it remains above and widens out into the cosmic consciousness and the universal Self. This is a usual course, but sometimes the process is more rapid and there is a sudden and definite opening above.”

Lake Arenal, Costa Rica. February 2014.

Enlightenment 101: From Ignorance to Grace by Jan Esmann (Author)

Why a book about fallacies? Why be so negative and focus on what is wrong? Well, first of all because correcting wrong notions is an important part of any teaching, second because it becomes an excuse to propose correct understanding in the context of misunderstanding.

For this reason, I have examined common ideas and beliefs that have become widely accepted , but which upon closer examination are seen to be fallacious. Here are a few examples:

* Our only obstacle keeping us from fully awakening is our mind – therefore we must stop the mind.

* To attain Spiritual enlightenment, you must still your mind, detach from all the worldly distractions.

* The very entry point into the ego-less state or the enlightened state is the present moment. The ego can only be transcended by accessing the present moment.

* Our own intense emotions – even negative ones – can be a path for spiritual growth towards enlightenment.

* The common basic definition of enlightenment is that the enlightened one lives in total and constant contact with the divine, that this person’s ego is permanently dissolved in divine ecstasy, and that the person in all acts and words is a pure channel for the divine energy.

* Enlightenment is the understanding that I am everything that is.

* Enlightenment is a process of peeling back the many layers of the ego to experience your true radiant infinite Self.

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Jan Esmann, born 1960, is an enlightened kundalinī shaktipāt master living in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he teaches, transmits and gives shaktipāt. The highest teachings are transmitted in silence during meditation or afterwards. Jan is not part of any tradition or represents a lineage. He has been giving shaktipāt since the mid 1980’s but did not fully emerge as a teacher until after 2006.

He has a MA in History of Modern Culture from Copenhagen University, and a B.Sc in Art-restoration from the Royal Academy of Arts in Copenhagen. He earns his living as an artist, a writer and a software developer.

Jan Esmann – 2nd Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

View Here on his previous book and intereview.

Ascent of Shakti vs descent of Grace ~ Igor Kufayev


QUESTION: What’s the difference between Kundalini rising up the feet/first chakra through the body and out the tenth gate and Energy/light entering the body from above, and through, the tenth gate into the body?

Respond to a set of questions during live Webinar, Dec 1, 2012 Lake Arenal

The Perennial Philosophy: An Interpretation of the Great Mystics, East and West by Aldous Huxley

An inspired gathering of religious writings that reveals the “divine reality” common to all faiths, collected by Aldous Huxley

“The Perennial Philosophy,” Aldous Huxley writes, “may be found among the traditional lore of peoples in every region of the world, and in its fully developed forms it has a place in every one of the higher religions.”

With great wit and stunning intellect—drawing on a diverse array of faiths, including Zen Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Christian mysticism, and Islam—Huxley examines the spiritual beliefs of various religious traditions and explains how they are united by a common human yearning to experience the divine. The Perennial Philosophy includes selections from Meister Eckhart, Rumi, and Lao Tzu, as well as the Bhagavad Gita, Tibetan Book of the Dead, Diamond Sutra, and Upanishads, among many others.

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) is the author of the classic novels Brave New World, Island, Eyeless in Gaza, and The Genius and the Goddess, as well as such critically acclaimed nonfiction works as The Devils of Loudun, The Doors of Perception, and The Perennial Philosophy. Born in Surrey, England, and educated at Oxford,he died in Los Angeles, California.

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Aldous Huxley – The Dancing Shiva

Published on Mar 8, 2013

Aldous Huxley beautifully describes the ‘The Dancing Shiva’ symbol (Nataraja, Nataraj, nət̪əˈraːdʒ) of the Hindu spiritual tradition. Aldous Huxley was the author of many excellent books and essays including; Brave New World, Island, The Perennial Philosophy and The Doors of Perception.

This audio clip is taken from an interview which took place in London, England in 1961 entitled ‘Aldous Huxley – Speaking Personally’.

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aldous huxley – darkness and light

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.

Shiva Speaks: Conversations with Maha Avatar Babaji ~ Rashmi Khilnani


Babaji, the ageless avatar who taught Jesus and Moses, and who, as Shiva, is the Lord of the Universe, speaks to us through his devotee, the Indian mystic Rashmi, who shares with us both her journey with this supreme master and his wisdom teachings for the modern age.

His teachings are simple and powerful and revolve around the energy of truth, love, and simplicity. They help us bridge the seeming diversity of the world to reside in the unity consciousness at its core, from which we can resolve many of today’s pressing problems.
He encourages us to embrace our own truth and be courageous in its defense, to become spiritual warriors and take up the sword of light to cut through our own darkness . . . to be ordinary in our extraordinariness and extraordinary within the simple ordinariness of our being. His Maha Avataric energy imbues every word of these teachings here with grace, courage, and truth and has the capacity within one’s free will to give the reader an experience of Babaji’s world of love and its transformative power to raise our consciousness from ego-based, shadow living; to follow our intuition and the voice of our soul; to join Shiva’s dance of ecstasy and vital beingness; and to choose heaven on earth by our Satya Yuga frequency.
Babaji tells us that only those with total purity and simplicity of heart will be able to go through the eye of the needle of coming earth-birth changes to live lives of pure beingness, supreme bliss, and ecstasy.

Rashmi Khilnani is the author of “The Divine Mother Speaks: The Healing of the Human Heart” and “Budhha Speaks: To the Buddha Nature Within.” She has facilitated the healing and transformation of many thousands through the different streams of “Reiki Energy Mastery.” She is a global metaphysical teacher, author, urban shaman, international lecturer, artist, seminar leader, and TV personality. She has been channeling the Ascended Masters for the last fifteen years, and making these teachings simple and accessible to people at all levels.

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Rashmi Khilnani – The Divine Mother Speaks / Buddha Speaks to the Buddha Nature Within

For the last 15 years, Rashmi Khilnani has studied and taught with world-renowned gurus and teachers and has become a specialist in Energy Medicine. She is on the forefront of bringing the ancient mystery school teachings of India, Tibet, China, Egypt and the Teachings of the Essenes into current time and making these teachings simple and accessible to people of all levels of soul journeying.
Rashmi is a visionary and a mystic. She is a pioneer in translating the ancient wisdom teachings into simple comprehensible manuals for bridging the spiritual with the mundane. These sacred wisdom transmissions assist in day-to-day problem solving in current time.
Rashmi teaches and practices several healing modalities and has taught Reiki Masters, doctors, scientists and people from many walks of life, the secrets of the Mystery School teachings. She has facilitated the healing and transformation of hundreds of lives through the many streams of ‘Reiki energy Mastery’ teaching and healing. She is a global metaphysical teacher, urban shaman, international lecturer, artist, seminar leader and TV personality.

She utilizes her celestial gifts of psychic intuitive channeling, sound, light, breath and vibration to help shift and heal individuals and groups and conducts ceremonies for morphogenic, global, heart healing. She seeks to serve the Ascended Masters in bringing a spiritualization and heartfeltness of unconditional love and Unity Consciousness to people of all walks of life. She also works and trains her Reiki Master Students in the Healing and Rebalancing of the Sacred Elements and Mother Earth Herself.
Rashmi is the author of the “Divine Mother Speaks, the Healing of the Human Heart” and “The Buddha speaks to the Buddha Nature Within”. She is currently working on co-producing a documentary film on God.

Awakening Shakti The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga ~ Sally Kempton

Awakening Shakti – Sally Kempton

How do you live a life of spiritual awakening as well as outer abundance, inner freedom as well as deep intimacy? How do you serve the world selflessly, yet passionately celebrate your life?

The sages of Tantra have known for centuries that when you follow the path of Shakti—the sacred feminine principle personified by the goddesses of yoga—these gifts can manifest spontaneously. Yet most of us, women as well as men, have yet to experience the full potential of our inner feminine energies. When you know these powers for what they are, they heighten your capacity to open spiritually, love more deeply and fearlessly, create with greater mastery, and move through the world with skill and delight. In Awakening Shakti, you will learn how to recognize and invite:

Kali, bringer of strength, fierce love, and untamed freedom

Lakshmi, who confers prosperity and beauty

Saraswati, for clarity of communication and intuition

Radha, who carries the divine energy of spiritual longing

Bhuvaneshvari, who creates the space for sacred transformation

Parvati, to awaken creativity and the capacity to love

With a wealth of meditations, visualizations, mantras, teachings, and beautifully told stories, Awakening Shakti provides a practical guide for activating the currents of the divine feminine in every aspect of your life.

Sally Kempton has been studying and teaching the wisdom of yoga for 40 years. A highly regarded teacher of meditation and spiritual philosophy, she writes the popular Yoga Journal column “Wisdom.” Known for her gift of making yogic wisdom relevant to daily life and for transmitting deep states of meditation, she teaches retreats and teleclasses internationally. Sally is the author of Meditation for the Love of It (Sounds True, 2011). She resides in Carmel Valley, California.

Sally Kempton: The Gift of Spiritual Lineages

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Kundalini and the Fire of the Holy Spirit ~ Humanity Healing Network

The Great Secret of the Initiates

KundaliniSpiritus Sanctus vivificans vita,
movens omnia.
Et radix est in omni creatura,
ac omnia de immunditia abluit, tergens crimina, ac ungit vulnera.
Et sic est fulgens ac laudabilis vita,
suscitans et resuscitans omnia.

Holy Spirit, bestowing life unto life,
moving in All.
You are the root of all creatures,
washing away all impurity, scouring guilt, and anointing wounds.
Thus you are luminous and praiseworthy,
life, awakening, and re-awakening all that is.

~Hildegard Von Bingen
(medieval abbess, mystic and upbraider of popes, quoting the Holy Spirit)

In the Gnostic writings, the Christ Jesus spoke directly about the need for an inner transformation or self-realization. He also told us that the Holy Ghost, or Divine Mother, is the power by which this is accomplished.

Kundalini[1] has always been the biggest and best-kept secret of all times. Knowledge of it was a privilege conceded only to a few Initiates in the great occult and the esoteric mysteries. According to them, only through constant purification and self-perfection are the seven vital energy centers/vortexes, or chakras, which govern all aspects of mind, body and soul, are prepared for the awakening of Kundalini.

In actuality, the Kundalini energy is a colossal potential vortex located on the first Chakra, called Muladhara, which means “root support” and is situated at the base of the spine or more exactly, between the genitals and the anus.

At the time of mythological Lemuria and Atlantis continents, the human race was more advanced and had fully developed physical and extra-physical senses. Over time, the involution of these two people was extraordinary and the force called Kundalini was progressively compressed and resumed to a single point on the first Chakra.

The knowledge that illuminates not only sets you free, But also shows you clearly that you already are free. ~A Course in Miracles

Kundalini’s extraordinary energy can both raise a Human Being to the higher planes or imprison him in the lower worlds. As the Kundalini rises through the Chakras, the pineal gland awakens from its ancient slumber and the Seeker will recover their Sidhi, which are the extrasensory powers.

Some of these extra-sensorial powers are:

>telepathy which is the communication of thoughts;
>clairvoyance which is the vision of what happens at a distance;
>astral projection which is the outflowing of a conscious invisible body out of the
physical body;
>the gift of healing with the hands or fingertips;
>and other gifts such as levitation, invisibility etc.

“I have reached the inner vision and through Thy Spirit in me I have heard Thy wondrous secret, through Thy mystic insight Thou hast caused a spring of knowledge to well up within me, a fountain of power, pouring forth living waters, a flood of love and of all embracing wisdom, like the splendor of eternal light” ~ Book of Hymns of the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Kundalini also awakens the Jina State[2], which is the extraordinary and wonderful practice that allows the introjection of our physical body into other dimensions of the universe and unravels the mysteries of life and death.

“And suddenly there came from heaven a sound as of the rushing of a mighty wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them tongues parting asunder, like as of fire; and it sat upon each one of them.” ~ Acts 2, 2-3

The Kundalini is symbolized by a serpent biting its own tail, showing that transcendental energy is compressed like a spring. The Egyptians, and in the same way as the Mayans and Hindus, knew the Secret Serpent of Fire, as did the Gnostics, which considered its mastery to be the Keys of Eternal Wisdom.

“She is the first power. She preceded everything, and came forth from the Father’s mind as forethought of all. Her light resembles the Father’s light; as the perfect power She is the image of the perfect and invisible Virgin Spirit. She is the first power, the glory, Barbello, the perfect glory among the worlds, the emerging glory, She glorified and praised the Virgin Spirit for she had come forth through the Spirit. She is the first thought, image of the Spirit. She became the universal womb, for She precedes everything, the common parent, the first humanity, the Holy Spirit”. ~The Secret Book of John


The Kundalini is the Sacred Fire of the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Grail of the early Christians and the energy of Chi, or Ki, of the mysticism of the East. In the New Testament, the story of the descent of the Holy Spirit, the coming of the “Paraclete[3]”, was described through the appearance of flames of fire on the apostle’s heads. The decent of Holy Spirit of God and its consequent encounter with the Divine Feminine energy of the Mother always comes bearing spiritual gifts. In the Biblical case, the Gift of Tongues and understanding were part of that Divine dispensation.

The release of Kundalini begins in the first Chakra and goes upwards from Chakra to Chakra, until the seventh. When this happens, the person becomes an enlightened and fully freed from ego or the psychological strains of selves. In theory, there are thirty-three steps to become a Solar Man with the Seven Bodies totally reintegrated and crystallized in power[4]; self-realized and co-creating realities within the Divine Mind.

[1] Kundalini -Shakti

[2] The Jina State can be defined, according to the Modern Gnosis, as our fourth dimension; the hyper-geometrical plane or the hyperspace.

[3] From the Greek parakletos: an appellation of the Holy Ghost. The early church identified the Paraclete as the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:5, 1:8,2:4,2:38) and Christians continue to use Paraclete as a title for the Spirit of God.

[4] no longer carbon based

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