Adyashanti – The Heart of Spirituality

Adyashanti explores the heart of spirituality and invites you to drop this inquiry into your being: What is dictating the orientation of my life? Setting aside judgment and the endlessly dissatisfied ‘me,’ you can dive deeply into the exploration of your highest values, and with clarity, you can orient towards them.

Quotes from this Video:

“One of the most important things about spirituality is to get clear on: What is my orientation?”

“Judgment and shame are the most powerful ways that the ‘me’ orients all attention towards itself.”

“To establish a good orientation, look at the values that come from the deepest state of being: truth, love, compassion, service.”

“A good form of spirituality will give voice and structure to those self-transcending values.”

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Adyashanti – Spiritual Awakening

Adyashanti discusses a kind of autonomy that goes deeper than self-esteem…

It is an inner spiritual sovereignty sourced in the realization of true nature, which is not affected by one’s life circumstances. Through this talk, Adyashanti explores subtle facets of this autonomy and its paradoxical relationship with spiritual awakening. He shows how true non-division comes from not only recognizing the unification of existence but also embracing and penetrating every aspect of one’s humanity.

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Adyashanti – The Heart of Spirituality

Published on Aug 10, 2018
Adyashanti explores the heart of spirituality and invites you to drop this inquiry into your being: What is dictating the orientation of my life? Setting aside judgment and the endlessly dissatisfied ‘me,’ you can dive deeply into the exploration of your highest values, and with clarity, you can orient towards them.

Excerpted from “The Spiritually Examined Life”:
https://bit.ly/1sig5Dz

Quotes from this Video:

“One of the most important things about spirituality is to get clear on: What is my orientation?”

“Judgment and shame are the most powerful ways that the ‘me’ orients all attention towards itself.”

“To establish a good orientation, look at the values that come from the deepest state of being: truth, love, compassion, service.”

“A good form of spirituality will give voice and structure to those self-transcending values.”

What means “Transcending” and where it comes from?” 

A differentiated view of TM 

Imitation Of Christ! Part-3: How To Transcend Suffering? ~Eckhart Tolle

Transcending Fear – part 2: Boundaries within the Boundless


ublished on Apr 23, 2017

Igor Kufayev – excerpt from discourses at the immersion entitled ‘HUMAN BEING: The Gate, The Altar & The Offering’, at Chateaux Frandeux, Belgium, February – March 2017.

Transcending Fear – part 1: The Human Experience


Published on Apr 23, 2017

Igor Kufayev – excerpt from discourses at the immersion entitled ‘HUMAN BEING: The Gate, The Altar & The Offering’, at Chateaux Frandeux, Belgium, February – March 2017.
Website: http://www.igorkufayev.com

Who Am I? The True Self (Pravrajika Vrajaprana)


Pravrajika Vrajaprana is a nun at the Vedanta Society of Southern California’s Sarada Convent and a writer on Vedanta. Short talk followed by panel discussion with Br. Paul Quenon, Gerardo Abboud and moderator Jonathan Bastian.

“Contemplation is not and cannot be a function of this external self. There is an irreducible opposition between the deep transcendent self that awakens only in contemplation, and the superficial, external self which we commonly identify with the first person singular.” – Thomas Merton

“Eckhart Tolle – Is there a soul that transcends death?” 

Bernardo Kastrup – Religion, Reality and The Meaning of Life: Part One


Published on Jun 18, 2016

Bernardo Kastrup discusses his book More Than Allegory – On Religious Myth, Truth, and Belief. View Here As a journey into the rabbit hole we call reality, its ultimate destination is a plausible, living validation of transcendence. It puts forward the controversial notion that many religious myths are actually true, argues that our own inner storytelling plays a surprising role in creating the seeming concreteness of things and the tangibility of history, and suggests, in the form of a myth, how deeply ingrained belief systems create the world we live in.

In a Universe seemingly devoid of meaning and purpose where matter is all that matters, our souls are at war with our intellects, and the consequences for life on Earth may yet prove disastrous. Maybe it is time for us to remember who we really are – both magician and audience, dreamer and dream, from a realm beyond language where time and space are illusions, and the very nature of truth itself may not be what it seems. We are the universe becoming aware of itself. We know what God cannot know.

http://www.bernardokastrup.com/

Many more interviews at http://www.legalise-freedom.com

Super Mind: How to Boost Performance and Live a Richer and Happier Life Through Transcendental Meditation by Norman E Rosenthal MD (Author)

The noted research psychiatrist and New York Times-bestselling author explores how Transcendental Meditation permanently alters your daily consciousness, resulting in greater productivity, emotional resilience, and aptitude for success.

Most of us believe that we live in only three states of consciousness: wakefulness, sleep, and dreaming. But there is so much more.

In Super Mind, clinical psychiatrist and bestselling author Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D., shows how the incredibly simple daily practice of Transcendental Meditation (TM) can permanently improve your state of mind during the routine hours of waking life–placing you into a super-mind state of consciousness where you consistently perform at peak aptitude.

In his most ambitious and practical book yet, Rosenthal shows how TM is more than a tool for destressing or for general wellness. It is a gateway to functioning physically, emotionally, and intellectually at levels we never knew we could attain. Written in Rosenthal’s trademark style of restraint and intellectual carefulness, Super Mind explores how we can aspire to so much more than we ever thought possible.

Norman Rosenthal is a psychiatrist and scientist who in the 1980s first described winter depression or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and pioneered the use of light therapy for its treatment. Rosenthal was born and educated in South Africa and moved to the United States to complete his medical training. He established a private practice and spent 20 years as a researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) where he studied the disorders of mood, sleep, and biological rhythms.

Rosenthal’s research with SAD led him to write “Winter Blues” and two other books on the topic. More recently Rosenthal has written a book on the Transcendental Meditation technique and conducted research on its potential influence on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In total, he has written seven books, including one on the topic of jet lag, and published 200 scholarly papers.

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Dr. Norman Rosenthal Introduces “Super Mind”

Published on Mar 22, 2016

Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D. introduces his latest book, “Super Mind.”

In this 2:44 minute video Dr. Norman Rosenthal talks about Transcendental Meditation, his previous book, “Transcendence” and what drove him to write, “Super Mind, How to Boost Performance and Live a Richer and Happier Life Through Transcendental Meditation.”

With “Transcendence” Dr. Norman Rosenthal has thought he had said all that he had to say on the subject of Transcendental Meditation,” but he turned out to be wrong. As he continued with his own meditation practice he observed his own consciousness grow and become more awakened. This excited him and lead him to pursue a survey which involved over 600 meditators. The findings from this data are noted in “Super Mind” and help to make this book a one of a kind.

Miriam Knight is the host of this award-winning radio show and publisher of New Consciousness Review, a digital magazine with articles, interviews and reviews of books and films contributing to conscious awakening. Be inspired by fresh perspectives on body-mind health, science, consciousness, our place in the cosmos, and service to the greater good.

The Science of Consciousness – Helané Wahbeh


Published on Apr 28, 2016

While our materialistic paradigm would have us believe that our consciousness is housed in our physical brain and does not extend beyond it, there is growing evidence that this is actually not true.

This is a presentation that was given in February 2016 to the Chinmaya Mission in Princeton, New Jersey.

More Than Allegory: On Religious Myth, Truth And Belief by Bernardo Kastrup (Author)

This book is a three-part journey into the rabbit hole we call the nature of reality. Its ultimate destination is a plausible, living validation of transcendence. Each of its three parts is like a turn of a spiral, exploring recurring ideas through the prisms of religious myth, truth and belief, respectively. With each turn, the book seeks to convey a more nuanced and complete understanding of the many facets of transcendence.

Part I puts forward the controversial notion that many religious myths are actually true; and not just allegorically so. Part II argues that our own inner storytelling plays a surprising role in creating the seeming concreteness of things and the tangibility of history. Part III suggests, in the form of a myth, how deeply ingrained belief systems create the world we live in. The three themes, myth, truth and belief, flow into and interpenetrate each other throughout the book.


Bernardo Kastrup has a Ph.D. in computer engineering with specializations in artificial intelligence and reconfigurable computing. He has worked as a scientist in some of the world’s foremost research laboratories, including the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the Philips Research Laboratories (where the “Casimir Effect” of Quantum Field Theory was discovered). Bernardo has authored many scientific papers and philosophy books. His three most recent books are: More Than Allegory, Brief Peeks Beyond and Why Materialism Is Baloney. He has also been an entrepreneur and founder of a successful high-tech start-up. Next to a managerial position in the high-tech industry, Bernardo maintains a philosophy blog, a video interview series, and continues to develop his ideas about the nature of reality. He has lived and worked in four different countries across continents, currently residing in the Netherlands.

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Religion, reason, time and space: introducing More Than Allegory

Published on Feb 24, 2016

This video introduces and discusses my new book ‘More Than Allegory: On religious myth, truth and belief.‘ It argues that religious mythology is an extraordinary psychosocial phenomenon that cannot be simply dismissed under the label of delusion. Its appeal throughout the ages arises from the fact that religious myths do convey truth, but truth that is neither literal nor merely allegorical. Religious myths embody, instead, a transcendent form of truth that cannot be captured in conceptual schemas or language narratives. The video also discusses the three key roles religious myths can, and must, play in contemporary society. Finally, it touches on the delicate challenge — addressed head-on in the book — of hinting at a worldview according to which time and space are constructs generated by the intellect, having no autonomous reality of their own. This is a challenge I have carefully avoided in my earlier five books, but whose time has now come.

A Religion of One’s Own: A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World by Thomas Moore (Author)

The New York Times bestselling author and trusted spiritual adviser offers a follow-up to his classic Care of the Soul. View Here

Something essential is missing from modern life. Many who’ve turned away from religious institutions—and others who have lived wholly without religion—hunger for more than what contemporary secular life has to offer but are reluctant to follow organized religion’s strict and often inflexible path to spirituality. In A Religion of One’s Own, bestselling author and former monk Thomas Moore explores the myriad possibilities of creating a personal spiritual style, either inside or outside formal religion.

Two decades ago, Moore’s Care of the Soul touched a chord with millions of readers yearning to integrate spirituality into their everyday lives. In A Religion of One’s Own, Moore expands on the topics he first explored shortly after leaving the monastery. He recounts the benefits of contemplative living that he learned during his twelve years as a monk but also the more original and imaginative spirituality that he later developed and embraced in his secular life. Here, he shares stories of others who are creating their own path: a former football player now on a spiritual quest with the Pueblo Indians, a friend who makes a meditative practice of floral arrangements, and a well-known classical pianist whose audiences sometimes describe having a mystical experience while listening to her performances. Moore weaves their experiences with the wisdom of philosophers, writers, and artists who have rejected materialism and infused their secular lives with transcendence.

At a time when so many feel disillusioned with or detached from organized religion yet long for a way to move beyond an exclusively materialistic, rational lifestyle, A Religion of One’s Own points the way to creating an amplified inner life and a world of greater purpose, meaning, and reflection.

Thomas Moore was a monk for twelve years, a musician, a university professor, and a psychotherapist. He writes regularly for Psychology Today, The Huffington Post, Spirituality & Health, and Resurgence Magazine. He lectures widely on holistic medicine, spirituality, psychotherapy, and the arts. Moore has been awarded numerous honors, including the Humanitarian Award from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and an honorary doctorate from Lesley University. Thomas is the author of eighteen previous books, including Care of the Soul, Soul Mates, and Dark Nights of the Soul. He lives in New Hampshire.

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A Religion of One’s Own (Thomas Moore)

NY Times best-selling author Thomas Moore spent 13 years as a monk and quit upon being ordained to create a religion of his own. CJ Liu and Thomas discuss his newest book “A Religion of One’s Own

Q: What are benefits of following a traditional religious path?

Thomas Moore describes what he got through his 13 years of being a monk and how he got the teachings into his bones and his body. While he no longer has a formal affiliation with the Catholic church, it’s still “in” him. He believes that his years as a monk helped him learn more deeply about Catholicism ( stories, theology, rituals, personalities, histories).

Q: How can you someone get the benefits of going deep as he did as they create a religion of their own?

Thomas describes how he has studied Zen Buddhism and Greek Polytheism and how both have affected him as much as Catholicism. Thomas describes how reading the religious text is just one way of understanding a religion deeply, but other ways a religion is by understanding the practices and culture (language, music, personalities, lecturers, physical practices) not just the ideas.

Q: What does it mean to go deep into a religion (academic understanding)?

It’s not about making up your own religion, but not thinking of religion as hierarchies, rules,etc, but religion as a way of being in the world. You can have a huge understanding of the academics, but still not have a true experience of it. Thomas is emphasizing a religion as an experience and as a way of finding meaning as opposed to an organization or group of beliefs.

Q: What are critical components of creating your own religion?

Many religions have rules to live by, structures, rituals, it seems like a simple way to pursue religion. The trouble with having someone else tell you what to do and think, is that it can be quite shallow. You can be passively going to church in a hypnotic state. We need to have deep ethics that come from a heart and a love of people and love of planet or otherwise those ethics are superficial. It’s not about constructing a religion, but being in this world where you are thinking things more deeply. Your ethics are your own and something you have cultivated deeply, and not just following a list of do’s and don’ts but really have a sense of how you want to behave in this world. Other world religions are great sources to explore and delving into them. You can get a great deal from them and help you as you develop yourself into a religious person. You may find that when you study a religion, you may go in and out of them. It should not be a burden, which is an old way of thinking about religion. How can you get to the point where you get EAGER to want to know about a religion? Pursuing a religion of one’s own should be exciting, pleasurable, meaningful,joyful, etc. It requires some attention and studying of the texts.

Isn’t crafting your own religion like being in a cafeteria? It’s not the same as crafting a dinner, but not as fancy or nutritious, but it can be something that is the right thing for you. Not be too superficial and skimming a popular idea off the top.

How do you start creating your own religion?

There are some rituals you can make on your own. Nature may not have a central place in your life, but go off to the natural world (river, forest, mountain) as nature is a conduit of infinity and transcendence. Go to a river and really think about it, do a soul meditation. Take it in and have it sink in. This place in nature can be as sacred as a church. Ritual is usually not a one off thing, but something you do repetitively. Once a week go to river or place in nature. Like Henry David Thoreau, you may not like a formal religion, but be a very religious person. He did not do his practice because someone told him, but because he wanted to do it. After going to the river 3 to 4 weeks, you may find that you will lose yourself and have a mystical experience and you notice that there is sludge in river, your ethics will come in. You develop your own sense of ethics, versus someone else telling you which ethics to focus on. Have ethics that come from your heart, because you feel connected and attached. This is morality. Moralism is when someone else tells you what you should you do. Moralism is about “should’s” and “guilt” and it doesn’t go as deep or as far. You go to river and sit their quietly for a few times and really take it in, you will notice a change in yourself and you discover why some people in the world call the river sacred and valuable.

Thomas Moore at the Garrison Institute

In April 2014 the Garrison Institute hosted a retreat and public talk with Thomas Moore, bestselling author of Care of the Soul and A Religion of One’s Own. In this interview, Moore describes how he has come to understand distinctions between religion and spirituality, soul and spirit, and how to infuse them into daily life.

Adyashanti – Spiritual Awakening


Published on Sep 22, 2015

Adyashanti discusses a kind of autonomy that goes deeper than self-esteem. It is an inner spiritual sovereignty sourced in the realization of true nature, which is not affected by one’s life circumstances. Through this talk, Adyashanti explores subtle facets of this autonomy and its paradoxical relationship with spiritual awakening. He shows how true non-division comes from not only recognizing the unification of existence but also embracing and penetrating every aspect of one’s humanity.

Transcending Human Madness by Steve Taylor.

To an impartial observer – say, an alien zoologist from another planet – there must be very compelling evidence that human beings suffer from a serious mental disorder, and are perhaps even insane.

The last few thousand years have been an endless catalogue of insane behaviour. Recorded history is an endless catalogue of wars, and the story of the brutal oppression of the great mass of human beings by a tiny privileged minority. The terrible oppression of women which runs through history – and which still exists in many parts of the world – is another sign of this insanity, as is the hostile, repressive attitude to sex and the body which most cultures have shared.

In addition to this insane collective behaviour, an alien zoologist might see signs of mental disorder in the way that many of us behave as individuals. He or she would be puzzled by the fact that human beings seems to find it so difficult to be happy. Why do so many people suffer from different kinds of psychological malaise – for example, depression, drug abuse, eating disorders, self-mutilation – or else spend so much time oppressed by anxieties, worries and feelings of guilt or regret, and negative emotions like jealousy and bitterness? And why do so many people seem to have an insatiable lust to possess things? Why are we prepared to go to such lengths to obtain material goods which we don’t actually need and which bring no real benefits to us? In the same way, many people have a very strong craving for status and success; they dream of being famous pop or TV stars, and try to gain respect from others by wearing particular clothes, possessing status symbols or going to certain places or behaving in a certain way. ‘Why aren’t human beings content just to be as they are?’ the observer might ask himself. ‘Why are they so driven to gain wealth and status instead of accepting their situation and living in the present moment?’
Primal and Prehistoric Peoples

However, there are many groups of people in the world who don’t seem to be touched by this insanity – or at least, who weren’t until recent times. ‘Primal’ peoples like the Australian Aborigines, the tribal peoples of Siberia, Lapland, Oceania and other isolated areas, generally had a very low level of warfare, if any at all. They also have high status for women, and are strikingly egalitarian and democratic. Almost uniformly, anthropologists have been struck by how naturally content and carefree these peoples seem, as if they are free of the psychological malaise which afflicts us.

Even more strikingly, archaeological records indicate that prehistoric human beings were free from this insanity too. Archaeological studies throughout the world have found almost no evidence of warfare during the whole of the hunter-gatherer phase of history – that is, right from the beginnings of the human race until 8000 BCE. Archaeologists have discovered over 300 prehistoric caves around the world, dating from 40,000 to 10,000 BCE, not one of which contains any images of weapons or fighting.
The Over-Developed Ego

This suggests that there is a fundamental difference between us and primal or prehistoric peoples, a difference which gives rise to the collective and individual insanity which plagues us. Why should they be free of the insanity of warfare, oppression and materialism? I believe that this fundamental difference is what might be described as our ‘over-developed ego.’

We appear to have a more pronounced sense of individuality – or ego – than primal peoples. According to the anthropologist Lucien Levy-Bruhl, for example, the essential characteristic of primal peoples was their less ‘sharpened’ sense of individuality. In his words, ‘the limits of their individuality are variable and ill-defined.’ He notes that, rather than existing as self-sufficient individual entities – as we experience ourselves – their sense of identity is bound up with their community and their land. He cites reports of peoples who use the word ‘I’ when speaking of their group and others who see their land as an extension of their self, so that being forced away from their land would be tantamount to death(this is why primal peoples are often prepared to commit suicide rather than leave their lands).

The naming practices of certain peoples suggest this too. For us, a name is a permanent label which defines our individuality and autonomy. But Australian Aborigines, for example, do not have fixed names which they keep throughout their lives. Their names regularly change, and include those of other members of their tribe. Other native peoples use tekonyms – terms which describe the relationship between two people – instead of personal or kinship names. On the other hand, our sense of ego is so defined and strong that many of us experience a basic sense of separation to nature, other human beings and even our own bodies. We are self-sufficient individuals who can exist apart from the natural world, our communities and even each other.

I believe this over-developed ego is the fundamental madness from which we suffer from, and the root cause of our insane behaviour. Intense ego-consciousness is a state of suffering. It brings a basic sense of isolation, of being separate from other people and the rest of reality. We experience ourselves as fragile entities trapped inside our own heads with the rest of the world ‘out there,’ on the other side. And our egos send a constant stream of ‘thought-chatter’ through our minds, a chaos of memories, daydreams, worries and fears which disturbs our being and creates a constant state of anxiety.

In addition, because we live in our thoughts so much, we find it very difficult to live in the present, and to appreciate the reality and beauty of the world in which we live. The world becomes a dreary, half-real place, perceived through a fog of thought. As a result of this, most people feel a basic sense of incompleteness and discontent. And this negative state is the basic source of the cravings for possessions and power and status, which are a way of trying to complete ourselves and compensate for our inner discord. We try to complete ourselves – and make ourselves significant – by gaining power over other people or by collecting wealth and possessions.

And in turn, this desire for wealth and power is at the heart of warfare and oppression. But just as importantly, our strong sense of ego means that it’s difficult for us to empathise with other people. We become ‘walled off’ from them, unable to ‘feel with’ them and to experience the world from their perspective or to sense the suffering we might be causing them. We become able to oppress and exploit other people in the service of our own desires.

Perhaps the desire for wealth and power, minus the ability to empathise, is the root of warfare and the oppression of women and other social groups. Maybe it’s also the root cause of our abuse of the environment. It means that we experience a sense of ‘otherness’ to nature, and that we can’t sense its aliveness, and as a result we don’t feel any qualms about exploiting and abusing it.
Beyond the Ego

However, there is a method of healing our inner discord and transcending our insanity: through ‘transpersonal’ – or spiritual – development. The whole purpose of transpersonal development is to transcend our intensified sense of ego, to blunt its walls of separateness and quieten its chaotic thought-chatter so that we can begin to experience a new sense of inner content and a new sense of connection to the cosmos and to other beings. This is what the practice of meditation aims to do: to generate a state of inner quietness in which the ego fades away. And this is what happens when we dedicate our lives to serving others rather than following our own selfish desires: separateness begins to fall away as we develop a heightened sense of compassion, a shared sense of being with other people and other creatures.

As we transcend the intensified sense of ego, we begin to see the world as a meaningful and harmonious place. We become able to live in the moment and accept ourselves and our lives as they are, without wanting. And we also move beyond the social insanity of warfare and oppression. Since there is no discord inside us, we no longer crave for wealth and power, and now that we are no longer separate, we have the ability to empathise with other beings, and so become incapable of abusing or exploiting them. When the ego is transcended, all of the madness of human behaviour fades away, like the symptoms of a disease which has now been cured. That is the only true sanity, and perhaps the only way in which we can hope to live in peace and harmony on this planet.

Transcendent Sex: When Lovemaking Opens the Veil by Jenny Wade (Author)

  • It’s best-kept secret in history: ordinary people, people just like you, can suddenly without any warning or preparation can find themselves transported to otherworldly realms when making love, as though God’s lightning-bolt shot through the bedroom, transforming everything. Sex can trigger amazing altered-state experiences—without drugs, meditation, or Tantric or other special practices. And when it does, nothing is ever the same again.

Transcendent Sex: When Lovemaking Opens the Veil is based on the narratives of 91 people who went to bed with their lovers and suddenly had an awe-inspiring experience that forever changed the way they understood themselves and reality—and the power of sex and the body as a path to realization.

This book explains how lovemaking sweeps people into glorious new dimensions, rips the veil between the worlds, and produces ecstasies a thousand times more powerful than the most exquisite orgasm. Lovemaking so spectacular really does become a religious experience, even for atheists and agnostics.

Transcendent sex was probably the basis for the sacred sex of ancient times, such as the mystery religions of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, China, and India. But sacred sex is alive and well today, even though nobody talks about it. The states triggered by lovemaking are identical to the highest states identified in shamanism, yoga, Buddhism, and mystical Christianity, Judaism and Islam, including:

  • Shapeshifting
  • Being possessed by or channeling animals, plants, and supernatural beings
  • Seeing divine avatars
  • Reliving past lives
  • Having paranormal powers
  • Awakening to the enlightenment of nirvana
  • Being one with God

What Dr. Wade’s Research Can Do for You

Research suggests that this kind of sex will happen at least once to 1 out of every 8 people. It’s a life-changing experience that can be hazardous if you’re not grounded, but for people who know how to integrate them, like other spiritual events, transcendent sex can result in:

  • Shedding a lifetime of shame and guilt about sexuality
  • Healing from sexual trauma and abuse to enjoy making love
  • Acquiring paranormal abilities for healing or psychic gifts
  • Having a healthier, happier, more fulfilling life
  • Opening to spiritual realization, even after a lifetime of seeking, or one of atheism, doubt, or a religion that didn’t fit

Dr. Jenny Wade’s groundbreaking research can help you understand:

  • What transcendent sex is
  • The dark side of transcendent sex
  • How to cultivate transcendent sex for yourself
  • How to avoid the very real hazards associated with it
  • What positive transformation you can expect from transcendent sexual experiences

  • Dr. Jenny Wade is a speaker, researcher, and consultant who specializes in the spontaneous openings and intentional practices that expand human potential by accessing hidden or unused innate capacities. She is a developmental psychologist who studies the gateways to greater possibility available to everyone. Dr. Wade is a keynote speaker and workshop leader featured in such wide-ranging venues as Oprah Radio with Dr. Oz, the OMXperience conference, Penthouse Germany, sacred sexuality conferences, Esalen, and ID Academy in Denmark.

    In addition to unusual states of awareness, Dr. Wade’s research of variations in normal adult consciousness forms the basis of a leadership development consulting practice. She has over twenty years’ experience working with global organizations to optimize performance.

    Dr. Wade is a frequent media presenter and the author of Changes of Mind: A Holonomic Theory of the Evolution of Consciousness, Transcendent Sex: When Lovemaking Opens the Veil and numerous articles.

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    Transcendent Sex with Jenny Wade, Ph.D

    Interview with university professor & author Jenny Wade about her book: “Transcendent Sex” about ordinary people having unexpected extraordinary sexual experiences that change their lives. Jenny Wade teaches at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. Transcendentsex.org
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    Is sex equivalent to a spiritual practice? – Jenny Wade

The Soul Retrieval: A Novel by Ann W. Jarvie (Author)

Inspired by a true story, The Soul Retrieval is a suspenseful tale of love, loss and healing which follows traumatized southern beauty Henrietta Clayborn as she moves between her home in a small South Carolina town and the New Mexico Native American reservation whose spontaneous healings keep drawing her physician husband back. Tortured by her awful secrets, Henrietta struggles to thrive in either locale, but it is her unlikely friendship with Joe Loco–an eccentric Native American mystic with an Elvis fetish and a gift for healing–that shows her the way to be whole again.

Set in the late 1950s, The Soul Retrieval is richly woven with spiritual insights but also deadly secrets, forbidden healings, a murder mystery, stunning scenery and an unforgettable cast of characters.

A story of transcendent and inspiring power that is both entertaining and enlightening, readers will be cheering for the uptight woman from South Carolina to push through her fears of the forbidden as she searches for truth and healing, faces great obstacles on the frontier of self and ultimately becomes more than she ever thought possible.


Ann W. Jarvie has a B.A. in journalism and more than twenty-five years’ experience as an award-winning writer in advertising and public relations agencies, both in South Carolina and Chicago. She now lives near Phoenix, Arizona, where she spends part of her time as a freelance copywriter and the rest writing fiction.

The Soul Retrieval was inspired by Jarvie’s maternal grandmother’s fascinating life on Native American reservations, where she lived with her physician husband until his mysterious and untimely death.

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The Soul Retrieval by Ann W. Jarvie IS HERE, Book Trailer

Published on Mar 29, 2015

Plot Summary
Inspired by a true story, The Soul Retrieval is a suspenseful tale of love, loss and healing which follows traumatized southern beauty Henrietta Clayborn as she moves between her home in a small South Carolina town and the New Mexico Native American reservation whose spontaneous healings keep drawing her physician husband back. Tortured by her awful secrets, Henrietta struggles to thrive in either locale, but it is her unlikely friendship with Joe Loco––an eccentric Native American mystic with an Elvis fetish and a gift for healing––that shows her the way to be whole again.

Set in the late 1950s, The Soul Retrieval is richly woven with spiritual insights but also deadly secrets, forbidden healings, a murder mystery, stunning scenery and an unforgettable cast of characters.

A story of transcendent and inspiring power that is both entertaining and enlightening, readers will be cheering for the uptight woman from South Carolina to push through her fears of the forbidden as she searches for truth and healing, faces great obstacles on the frontier of self and ultimately becomes more than she ever thought possible.

The Calm Center: Reflections and Meditations for Spiritual Awakening by Steve Taylor, Eckhart Tolle (Introduction) [updated July 16, 2015]

Publication date: 5/12/2015

These stirring meditations and poetic reflections comfort, inspire, and gently bring readers out of the harried, hectic day-to-day and back to the bedrock of peace, and even joy, of our true, essential, and authentic selves. The Calm Center is a guide to spiritual awakening, touching into some of the deepest and highest areas of human experience, and showing us the obstacles and landmarks that appear on the journey. All together, these pieces constitute a profound modern spiritual text that has the power to transmit awakening to the reader.

As Taylor writes at the book’s beginning:

When the future is full of dread
and the past full of regret,
where can you take refuge except the present?

When maelstroms of tormenting thoughts
push back the barricades of your sanity,
the present is the calm center where you can rest.

And slowly, as you rest there
the niggling thoughts and fears dissolve
like shadows shrinking under the midday sun
until you don’t need refuge any more.

The present is the only place
where there is no thought-created pain.

The present is the only place.

Steve Taylor is the author of books including Waking from Sleep, Out of the Darkness, and The Fall, which have been published in sixteen languages. He lectures on psychology at Leeds Metropolitan University, and lives in Manchester, England.

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‘The Calm Center’ Book Launch – with Steve Taylor

Streamed live on May 31, 2015

I’ll be reading several of the pieces from my book of spiritual reflections The Calm Center, just published as an Eckhart Tolle Edition. I’ll discussing the book and leading a couple of meditative exercises based on it. You’ll have the opportunity to ask me questions about the book too.

Spiritual Awakening – Steve Taylor, UK

Published on Sep 4, 2012

Steve Taylor is a lecturer in psychology at Leeds Metropolitan University, and the author of several best-selling books on psychology and spirituality. These include Waking From Sleep, The Fall, Making Time and his new book Out of the Darkness. His books have been published in 11 languages, including Dutch, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Japanese, Polish, Spanish and French. His work has been described by Eckhart Tolle as ‘an important contribution to the shift in consciousness which is happening on our planet at present.’ Steve is also a researcher in transpersonal psychology at Liverpool John Moores University.
Steve’s articles and essays have been published in over 30 academic journals, magazines and newspapers, including The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, The Journal of Consciousness Studies, The Transpersonal Psychology Review, The International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, The Scientific and Medical Network Review, Psychologies, Soul and Spirit, Resurgence and The Daily Express. His work has been featured widely in the media in the UK, including on BBC Breakfast, BBC World TV, Radio 4 and 5, and in The Guardian and The Independent.

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