Georgi Y Johnson ‘The Psychology of Awakening’ Interview by Renate McNay

Published on 21 Jun 2018

Georgi Y JohnsonThe Psychology of Awakening’ Interview by Renate McNay
Georgi is a spiritual teacher and with her partner Bart ten Berge runs an international teaching and healing practice in Nondual Therapy and Spiritual Psychology. She is the Author of “I AM HERE”, Opening the Widows of Life and Beauty, “Nondual Therapy” The Psychology of Awakening and “Stillness of the Wind” A Collection of Nondual Poetry.
In this interview Georgi talks about Nondual Therapy. She was involved with her team and students in a shared evolutionary project where they used themselves as guinea pigs to discover the immense healing power of Nondual Qualities of our True Nature. Nondual Therapy, which Georgi is pioneering around the World is a process which supports the release of energetic contractions in the Psyche which are frozen forms of those Nondual Qualities. She also talks about the purpose in our suffering, that it is NOT private and inseparable of the suffering of the whole. Every moment we live the Universe is experiencing itself and how to be free within an experience or feeling. The Art of living this Life and that Individuality is a precious manifestation of Source in motion.n ‘The Psychology of Awakening’ Interview by Renate McNay
Georgi is a spiritual teacher and with her partner Bart ten Berge runs an international teaching and healing practice in Nondual Therapy and Spiritual Psychology. She is the Author of “I AM HERE”, Opening the Widows of Life and Beauty, “Nondual Therapy” The Psychology of Awakening and “Stillness of the Wind” A Collection of Nondual Poetry.
In this interview Georgi talks about Nondual Therapy. She was involved with her team and students in a shared evolutionary project where they used themselves as guinea pigs to discover the immense healing power of Nondual Qualities of our True Nature. Nondual Therapy, which Georgi is pioneering around the World is a process which supports the release of energetic contractions in the Psyche which are frozen forms of those Nondual Qualities. She also talks about the purpose in our suffering, that it is NOT private and inseparable of the suffering of the whole. Every moment we live the Universe is experiencing itself and how to be free within an experience or feeling. The Art of living this Life and that Individuality is a precious manifestation of Source in motion.

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Shawn Nevins ‘The Way Of Subtraction’ Interview by Iain McNay”

Published on 24 May 2018
Shawn Nevins ‘The Way Of Subtraction’ Interview by Iain McNay
Shawn is author of four books including ‘Subtraction: The Simple Math Of Enlightenment.‘ In the foreword he says, ‘This book answers the question of how to find out the answer to who and what you are beyond any shadow of a doubt.’ His spiritual search ended on December 28th 1999 having started 7 years earlier. During that time he meditated for thousands of hours, fasted, prayed, retreated, met spiritual teachers, and never gave up.
His primary teacher was Richard Rose but he also spent time with Bernadette Roberts, Douglas Harding and others. His breakthrough came when he read through a transcript of a talk by Franklin Merrell-Wolff.
Shawn’s story has many ups and downs. His sincerity during his search shines through and his many realisations on his path are tangible.

Mike Kewley ‘You Are Not What You Think…’ Interview by Iain McNay

Mike was obsessed with becoming enlightened since childhood – for him that was the point of living. He knew from an early age that the voice in his head wasn’t him. He had some terrifying experiences of no-self which led to panic attacks and depression. Eventually he decided that he needed to drop the desire for enlightenment and somehow fix his life; after a time, he was much happier. He then had the experience that ended his search for enlightenment. Mike said, “There’s just the impersonal flow of awareness being everything without exception, no way to get it and no way to get out of it. It basks in the ordinary and mundane as well as the fireworks.”

Carolyn Cowan ‘The Mantle Of Grace’

Published on May 9, 2018

Carolyn Cowan ‘The Mantle Of Grace’
Carolyn is a Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Teacher Trainer and Psychosexual Therapist specialising in Addiction & Trauma Recovery.Dramatic early Childhood experiences led her into addiction to Smoking, Drugs & Alcohol. Whatever she tried nothing could kill her pain. She became a body painter and worked with many famous Artists such as Bryan Ferry, Freddie Mercury, David Bowie and Elton John.

When doing the make-up for David Bowie one day her life changed dramatically. David took one look at her and told her she was in trouble. He was at the time himself in recovery and wanted her to get well too. He encouraged her to attend AA and stay sober. Soon afterwards she found Kundalini Yoga and started to meditate which has brought great transformation for her. She says: ‘Sometimes the pain comes on so suddenly and that can be devastating. When you stay with it ‘The Mantel of Grace’ can descend and you realise that you have taken a step through a door and nothing will ever be the same again. You can then see how divine Life is here on this Planet.
In the interview Carolyn speaks about Addiction, Trauma and the abstractness of the spiritual journey, and how healing began when she became bored with her own story of suffering.

Stephen Snyder ‘The Transformative and The Transcendent’ Interview by Iain McNay

Published on Apr 18, 2018

Stephen Snyder ‘The Transformative and The Transcendent’ Interview by Iain McNay
Stephen is the co-author of ‘Practicing the Jhanas: Traditional Concentration Meditation as Presented by the Venerable PA Auk Sayadaw.’ 

 He has been a Buddhist practitioner for over 40 years. In the 70’s he read ‘Three Pillars Of Zen’ which started him on his path of meditation and then a few years later he had a significant awakening experience which showed him the nature of reality. He discovered the Jhana path of meditation and found he strongly connected with that. 

He now works with Tina Rasmussen teaching meditation and is also a practicing lawyer. He has found that it is really important to work on the Transformative and The Transcendent and talks in detail about this in the interview. http://www.awakeningdharma.com

 How Rupert Spira Moved Towards Enlightenment – A Spiritual Awakening Process

In an interview with conscioustv nonduality teacher Rupert Spira explains what steps he took in order to realize his true nature / enlightenment. His realization was that there is absolutely nothing that he can do; already and all the time he is/was consciousness or awareness that is looking at itself.


Rupert Spira shares his views and experiences related to
Non-duality, Ceramics, Meditation, Advaita, Vedanta, Consciousness and Awareness.

‘The discovery that peace, happiness and love are ever-present within our own Being, and completely available at every moment of experience, under all conditions, is the most important discovery that anyone can make.’

‘To believe that I, Awareness, share the limits and the destiny of the mind and body is like believing that the screen shares the limits and destiny of a character in a movie.’

Rupert Spira’s Homepage:

https://goo.gl/m0jpOk

Alberto Manni ‘The Forgotten Jewel of Self Knowledge.’ Interview by Renate McNay

Published on Apr 13, 2018

After the sudden ending of an intimate relationship Alberto suffered greatly with painful thoughts and feelings. He saw no way out. This pushed him onto a spiritual path. He discovered the “Gnostic Movement” and dived headlong into this knowledge. 

After a time when he had found a new relationship he and his partner sold their house, resigned from their jobs, and left Italy to move to South America where the School was based. They devoting their lives to the deepening of their understanding of their inner nature and worked for the good of the School. They loved it. 

After a time though they discovered some inconsistency between the School’s doctrine and the leaders behaviour. Eventually they left and lost all their friends at the school as nobody would greet them anymore. They were treated like strangers and had to rebuild their lives. 

What Alberto brought out with him from the School was the teaching of “Self Remembering”. When we do not remember ourselves we are asleep, we are not there. The only “real Life” we have during our day is what we do when awake; what is done from a state of Presence. Normally this is about 1%. We can live a whole day and perform most tasks that are required of us without being present or remembering our real selves.

Alberto also developed the “Conscious Learning course” for University students of all Faculties. http://www.spaziosereno.com

 

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Michael James ‘The Real Behind All Appearances’ Interview by Iain McNay

Published on Apr 7, 2018

Michael James ‘The Real Behind All Appearances’ Interview by Iain McNay
Author of ‘Happiness and The Art Of Being – An Introduction to the philosophy and practice of the spiritual teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana.’ Michael travelled overland to India when he was 19 to help find some deeper meaning to his life. He discovered the book ‘Who Am I’ by Ramana Maharashi and went to Tiruvannamallai where Ramana had lived to find out more about him. There he connected with Sri Sadhu Om who had been a student of Ramana Maharashi and ended up living there for 20 years. 

He learnt Tamil and translated many books into English. He is widely regarded now as the principle scholar of Ramana’s teachings and spends his time translating his work. http://www.happinessofbeing.com/

Tina Rasmussen ‘Living The Enlightenment Drive’ Interview by Renate McNay

Published on Apr 1, 2018

Tina RasmussenLiving The Enlightenment Drive’ Interview by Renate McNay

Tina teaches Jhana Meditation and helps students recognise their deeper nature, both on the cushion and in daily life. She wrote the book “Practicing the Jhanas” with her teaching partner Stephen Snyder. She also worked as an organisation development consultant and coach for more the 25 years and published several books on humanistic business practices.

Tina learned to meditate at age 13 and had been attending long silent meditation retreats. For years she practiced in Buddhist and Non-Dual traditions. She had a natural talent for concentration meditation and undertook an intensive year-long solo retreat during which a profound awakening to true nature occurred. 

After life-changing experiences Tina felt the strong pull to become a “cave yogi” but as the awakening matured, it was compelling to her to function in the world from an awakened perspective. 

She was the first Western Women who completed the entire Samatha path including the eight Jhanas and was authorised to teach by Burmese meditation Master Ven.Pa Auk Sayadaw. She is also practicing the “Diamond Approach” by H. A. Almaas. http://www.awakeningdharma.com

The Secret Self: A Practical Guide to Spiritual Awakening and Inner Freedom by Christopher J Smith (Author)

  • Up to 150 Spiritual Practices, Meditations, Processes, Methods, Introspection’s & Contemplation’s for Inner Awakening
  • Up to 50 Inspirational Spiritual Stories both Ancient & New
  • Up to 120 Powerful Spiritual Quotes

A complete Guide to Spiritual Awakening & Inner Freedom from beginning to end. A step-by-step process to Self Realization & Liberation
This book is a MUST for all serious Spiritual Seekers and those wishing to experience more joy and peace in their life.

How would you feel if you discovered that everything you truly wanted in life was already accessible deep within you-or that all the treasures and answers to life’s burning questions come from the discovery of who you really are, in the depths of your being?

What if you could live in the moment without stress, worry or fear of the future, and without pain from the past? What if you could end all internal suffering and be at peace always? What if you could find the key to everlasting joy and happiness?

This book is a simple and practical ‘how to’ guide, to instigate your own Spiritual Awakening and your life’s purpose. Within this book lie the teachings and practices that will lead you to discover the magic of the Secret Self within and all of the beauty and wonder it brings.

This life-changing guide will take you step-by-step through the process of Spiritual Awakening and Inner Freedom, whilst you gain wisdom and insight about the secrets of life, death, human nature, meditation and happiness, leading to the ultimate discovery along the journey-that of who you really are.

Christopher J. Smith ‘Discovering My Secret Self’ Interview by Iain McNay

Author of ‘The Secret Self – A Practical Guide to Spiritual Awakening and Inner Freedom.’ From an early age Chris had a sense that society didn’t feel right and felt strange how people believed and identified with things which were not real. As a child he had subtle experiences of ‘no identity.’ He left school and joined the army where he learnt the true meaning of conditioning, he felt it was like a prison within a prison. A Corporal said to him. ‘we want to break you down and rebuild you as we want you.’

After leaving he started to have paranormal experiences and then his first real breakthrough occurred when he was 21 after being hospitalised with food poisoning. It looked like he wasn’t going to recover so he completely let go of the struggle and allowing death to happen and then a great sense of peace, calm and clarity came which allowed his mind began to rest for the first time.
Life was up and down for a time until he found the following online: ’As you look at a tree, see the tree and not the thoughts about the tree. When you look at it observe the shape, colour and presence of it without thinking about the shape, colour and presence of it. Just look quietly and then you will see the reality of this thing called the ‘tree’, as you will see the reality of any object’.
Contemplating on this shifted him into an experience of complete oneness with the tree and everything else; any filter dropped away. There was no longer a watching or watched, just one in the same.
‘I could not say what was me and what was not me. It was like floating in an ocean.’

Christopher J. Smith ‘Discovering My Secret Self’ Interview by Iain McNay” 

Published on Dec 19, 2017

Author of ‘The Secret Self – A Practical Guide to Spiritual Awakening and Inner Freedom.’ From an early age Chris had a sense that society didn’t feel right and felt strange how people believed and identified with things which were not real. As a child he had subtle experiences of ‘no identity.’ He left school and joined the army where he learnt the true meaning of conditioning, he felt it was like a prison within a prison. A Corporal said to him. ‘we want to break you down and rebuild you as we want you.’

After leaving he started to have paranormal experiences and then his first real breakthrough occurred when he was 21 after being hospitalised with food poisoning. It looked like he wasn’t going to recover so he completely let go of the struggle and allowing death to happen and then a great sense of peace, calm and clarity came which allowed his mind began to rest for the first time.

Life was up and down for a time until he found the following online: ’As you look at a tree, see the tree and not the thoughts about the tree. When you look at it observe the shape, colour and presence of it without thinking about the shape, colour and presence of it. Just look quietly and then you will see the reality of this thing called the ‘tree’, as you will see the reality of any object’.

Contemplating on this shifted him into an experience of complete oneness with the tree and everything else; any filter dropped away. There was no longer a watching or watched, just one in the same.
‘I could not say what was me and what was not me. It was like floating in an ocean.’

Loch Kelly ‘Falling Into Awake Awareness’ Interview by Iain McNay

Author of ‘Shift Into Freedom. ’ Loch was a keen sports player when young. After one ice hockey game when he played in goal and made several amazing saves someone asked him how he did it. He explained, ‘time slows down, I feel open and connected, I get really quiet inside and it seems it is strangely quiet on the outside too.’
Someone gave him the ‘Zen and the Art of Archery’ book and he realised that others had had this experience too. At times he could feel exactly what was going on but wasn’t thinking.
He then started to investigate meditation.

And then one night when walking home from college and feeling an overwhelming grief as a result of some recent losses his thoughts quietened, his heart broke open and the weight of despair lifted. He looked up at the stars and noticed that his usual sense of self had gone, yet he felt fully embodied and alive. A new process had begun. Experience showed him that consciousness can shift intelligently but he didn’t know yet how to shift it intentionally.
He went to Sri Lanka where he did long retreats and then India where he saw the Dalia Lama who recommended he study with Tulka Rinpoche where he learnt Awake Awareness. Over the next few years he embodied this teaching.
He worked for many years with people in homeless shelters in NY and sees his life as a continual series of shifts.
There is no end to the mystery of Life – most of it is beyond human understanding’

The Mirage of Separation by Billy Doyle (Author)

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About the author

Billy Doyle felt a strong spiritual orientation early in life, and when in his twenties he came to explore the non-dualistic teachings of Eastern thought, he immediately resonated with them. The teachings of Ramana Maharshi, Nisargadatta Maharaj, J. Krishnamurti and Atmananda Krishna Menon had a profound effect. On encountering Jean Klein, a master of Advaita and Yoga, in 1982, he immediately knew he had met his teacher and spent many years in contact. He lives in London and teaches yoga in the Kashmir Tradition, an approach brought to the West by Jean Klein.
Billy Doyle ‘The Mirage of Separation’ Interview by Renate McNay

He had a strong spiritual orientation early in life and started to explore non-dualistic teachings in his twenties. He met Jean Klein, a master of Advaita and Yoga who became his teacher for 14 years. He practiced ‘Art of Listening’ and self-inquiry and then one day, while on a silent retreat, “all identification with a separate Entity dissolved” and he then knew himself as Silence.

Jürgen Ziewe ‘Vistas Of Infinity’ Interview by Renate McNay


Published on Apr 20, 2017

Jürgen Ziewe ‘Vistas Of Infinity’ Interview by Renate McNay
Author of ‘The Ten Minute Moment,’ ‘Multi-Dimensional Man,’ and ‘Vistas of Infinity.’
Jürgen started to meditate at an early age and at one point suddenly discovered himself out of his body. At first he didn’t realise what had happened but found confirmation in the books of Carlos Casteneda.
He found that there is a wormhole right in the centre of our brains which can catapult us into a parallel world. This world can be experienced with the same level or greater conscious waking awareness as our physical life.
He talks us through his many dramatic adventures to other worlds and the important realisations that gave him and how through his astral travel he lost his fear of death.
‘Every day I wake up it is the first day of an infinite future.’

Jürgen Ziewe ‘The Ten Minute Moment’ Interview by Iain McNay


Published on Apr 12, 2017

Jürgen Ziewe ‘The Ten Minute Moment’ Interview by Iain McNay
Author of ‘The Ten Minute Moment,’ ‘Multi-Dimensional Man,’ and ‘Vistas of Infinity.’ After 40 years of meditation which had gradually taken him to deeper and deeper places Jürgen went on a 7 day personal retreat in as remote cabin in Scotland. He meditated most of the day and experienced a profound awakening….

‘After a meditation I slowly opened my eyes and sized up my surroundings – my body had become part of the furniture. I could still perceive the external world through my eyes but my body had turned into a shell – a cardboard cutout – reality was being stripped away before my eyes. I could no longer be sure of what was happening – it was beyond and outside anything I had come to know. The stillness was too vast in its scope to be grasped. There was no reality as I knew it. The thing is it has always been different but I hadn’t noticed. It was reality stripped of any familiarity. I could almost not bear it. For a moment I wanted to go back. In an instant I recognised that I was just a thought; an imagination without no substance.
This was the death of all deaths. I had arrived at zero point. I was about to be surrendered and reabsorbed into the source. One more step and there would be no return – I was staring into the merciless face of God.’

He also talks us through his life, how he refused to accept that the 5 senses was all there is to reality and how that led to a life long quest to find out who or what this consciousness was conscious of.

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