Sunday, December 29, 2013

(Video Clip) Gopi Krishna: Our Super Conscious Brain - Kundalini Awakening

Gopi Krishn started on a discipline of meditation to discover who he was. After having been engaged in this formany years, he had his first Kundalini experience at the age of 34, which he describes in this segment. 

(Article) What is Spiritual Enlightenment

"When Buddha awakened to enlightenment, he awakened to the emptiness of the ego and phenomenon, the emptiness of interdependent origination, and saw through to the root source of the material and spiritual spheres. But what does that entail ... and how can you describe it?"

"What I'm about to transmit is rather deep in terms of vocabulary and content, but it tells you exactly what it means to become enlightened."

Click here to read the article. 

Saturday, December 28, 2013

(Article) The Three Schools of Magick -- from Magick Without Tears by Aleister Crowley

The central idea of the White School is that, admitted that "everything is sorrow" for the profane, the Initiate has the means of transforming it to "Everything is joy." - A.C.
There have always been, at least in nucleus, three main Schools of Philosophical practice. ...
It is customary to describe these three Schools as Yellow, Black, and White. ...
These Schools represent three perfectly distinct and contrary theories of the Universe, and, therefore, practices of spiritual science.  The magical formula of each is as precise as a theorem of trigonometry.  Each assumes as fundamental a certain law of Nature, and the subject is complicated by the fact that each School, in a certain sense, admits the formulæ of the other two.  It merely regards them as in some way incomplete, secondary, or illusory.

Read: The Three Schools of Magick

PART I        PART II        PART III

Saturday, December 21, 2013

(Video) Gopi Krishna Interviews

"For the first time in history, science is in the position to accurately describe the next step in human evolution and the biological mechanism behind the evolution of the brain. The world will be radically different in the New Age of Super-Consciousness, when nuclear weapons will no longer exist. Super-Conscious men and women will point the way to a healthier environment with living conditions and lifestyles in harmony with the demands of accelerated evolution. This is the realistic vision witnessed through the eyes of Pandit Gopi Krishna in a state of Cosmic Consciousness."

Click here to watch the interview series. 

(Article) Burn Like a Fire in Cairo - Thelema in the Light of Anthroposophy

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Friday, December 13, 2013

(Video Clip) The Hidden Mysteries of Christmas Unveiled

An enlightening video for the holiday season!!

The Hidden Mysteries of Christmas Unveiled 

The holiday excerpt from The Pharmacratic Inquisition DVD by Jan Irvin & Andrew Rutajit

Thursday, November 7, 2013

(Website) My Big TOE by Thomas Campbell

"If you have a logical, open, and inquisitive mind, an attitude of scientific pragmatism that appreciates the elegance of fundamental truth and the thrill of breakthrough, you will enjoy this journey of personal and scientific discovery."

Friday, August 16, 2013

(Video) Stepping Into the Fire - Ayahuasca Documentary

"What if the life you lived, the wealth you earned, the possessions you attained, were a deception? What if the answers to all of life's questions were planted deep within the Amazons of Peru? This story takes you on a journey towards the discovery of life's purpose. Step into the fire and you may just find what you've been searching for all along. The feature documentary is about various people who need closure and strength in some aspect in their life and the different experiences and reflextions of various crew members when taking Ayahuasca and San Pedro in the rainforests of PERU. While under the guide of Chaman Mancoluto, the film also reflects on the current events such as humanities ways of thinking and living, global crisis, the importance of the rainforest to the world, among other."

Click here to buy the movie on Amazon. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

(Video Clip) Ken Wilber on the Pre-Trans Fallacy

Does pre-rational, pre-linguistic, animal consciousness represent the freedom, and therefore the good, that we need to get back to, or are we really looking for something on the other side of rational? - within the unitive realm of the trans-rational?

Society commonly views rational states of consciousness as the only state of consciousness with any real value. The pre-rational states were seen by psychologists as infantile states that we developed out of. Trans-rational states were not understood and were therefore not differentiated from pre-rational states. This resulted in the baby being thrown out with the bath water. However, Ken Wilber hopes to bring a new understanding into the mainstream.  You have to be somebody before you can be nobody.

 "Equipped with a new evolutionary understanding of the human psyche as it unfolds through multiple structures of development, Ken noticed a core confusion that made it very difficult to discern between the lower stages and the higher stages."

Click on the title, above, to watch the video clip.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

(Quote) Mark Stavish - Between the Gates

"Meditation, lucid dreaming, and astral projection practices are to indirectly prepare us for our ultimate initiation - the death experience."

"There are several paths open to us at the time of death. Through esoteric practices we are able to consciously chose which path we will take."

Monday, June 24, 2013

(Quote) Mark Stavish - Between the Gates

"Often it is believed that we are in need of only our Higher Self and that because our Higher Self is perfect, it has no need of "us," or the ego, the individualized life. But it is only through the individualized life, through the developed ego, that the totality of consciousness can be experienced or have a reference point. Unity is known because of separation; good is known because of evil; death is known because of life."

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

(Quote) Mark Stavish - Between the Gates

"It is the purpose of each being (Adam) to go from blissful ignorance (Paradise) into ignorance (the Fall), and, through the experiences found in material existence, return to his or her primordial state (New Jerusalem), but with total knowledge, wisdom, and power. It is the story of the Prodigal Son as told in the New Testament."

(Quote) Mark Stavish - Between the Gates

"The Lower Self is sometimes referred to in Jungian terms as the shadow because of the dark, powerful, potentially violent energies that reside there. It is important to point out that the Middle Self [The Middle Self is what we experience in day-to-day, moment-to-moment life.] is primarily ideas, thoughts, and organized processes that have very little energy in their own right, whereas the Lower Self is mainly emotions, energy, and actions that have little intelligence behind them and no rational capacity. The Middle Self thinks and plans, but the Lower Self simply acts on what it is told. It is synthetic in function. However, without the energy of the Lower Self all the good ideas of the Middle Self are worthless. Plans collect dust, and dreams fade into the darkness of death. Only with the skilled direction and cultivation of the raw emotions of the Lower Self is anything accomplished in the material or psychic domains. Through proper training, suggestion, and specific practices, the Lower Self will accept the directions of the Middle Self, thereby opening up awareness of the world of miracles."

"Bringing the energies of the Lower Self into full cooperation and direction of the Middle Self, so that an effective channel to the Higher Self can be opened, is the work of various schools of ritual magic, Tantra, and alchemy."

"Tantra uses the energies of the body, particularly stimulation of the physical sensations to stimulate emotions that in turn are directed by the ego to open a pathway for the superconsciousness of the Higher Self to pour through."

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

(Video) Thelema: Public Movement, Private Paths - Edward Mason

Edward Mason, Warden of the Temple of Our Lady of the Stars, discusses Thelema in terms of being a personal path of spiritual evolution, and in terms of being a public social movement.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

(Podcast) Thelema Now! - Tobias Churton on John the Baptist

Thelema Now welcomes back Tobias Churton! Tobias discusses is new book The Mysteries of John the Baptist. He reveals why John the Baptist is so crucially important to the Freemasons, who were originally known as “St. John’s Men” and how  John and Jesus were equal partners and shared a common spiritual vision to rebuild Israel and overcome corruption in the Temple of Jerusalem. Great stuff!

Click on the title above to listen to the podcast. 

(Article) An Examination of the Creed of the Thelemic (EGC) Gnostic Catholic Church

The text of the Creed of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica is as follows:

"I believe in one secret and ineffable LORD; and in one Star in the company of Stars of whose fire we are created, and to which we shall return; and in one Father of Life, Mystery of Mystery, in His name CHAOS, the sole viceregent of the Sun upon Earth; and in one Air the nourisher of all that breaths.
And I believe in one Earth, the Mother of us all, and in one Womb wherein all men are begotten, and wherein they shall rest, Mystery of Mystery, in Her name BABALON.
And I believe in the Serpent and the Lion, Mystery of Mystery, in His name BAPHOMET.
And I believe in one Gnostic and Catholic Church of Light, Life, Love and Liberty, the Word of whose Law is THELEMA.
And I believe in the communion of Saints.
And, forasmuch as meat and drink are transmuted in us daily into spiritual substance, I believe in the Miracle of the Mass.
And I confess one Baptism of Wisdom whereby we accomplish the Miracle of Incarnation.
And I confess my life one, individual, and eternal that was, and is, and is to come.

Click the title above to read the full article. 

Saturday, June 8, 2013

(Video) Carl Jung - The Wisdom of the Dream - A Life of Dreams

A three-part series of films produced by PBS, on the life and works of the great thinker and psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung. 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

(Video) Rebels: A Journey Underground

Rebels: A Journey Underground is an excellent Canadian documentary history of “the counterculture” produced for television in the late 1990s and narrated by Kiefer Sutherland. It’s the work of writer/director Kevin Alexander, who did a great job with it. More people should see it. I’m happy to see that the series has been posted in full on YouTube.

The six-part series covers a wide swath of historical countercultures moving from William Blake and 1830s Parisian bohemians to mostly 20th century movements like hippie, Jazz, Beatniks, punk, and what was at the time the series was produced, the brave new world of cyberspace.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

(Quote) Aleister Crowley - Magick Without Tears

"The central idea of the White School is that, admitted that "everything is sorrow" for the profane, the Initiate has the means of transforming it to "Everything is joy."" 

(Video) Sri Bhagavan's Teachings and Neuroscience

We all have heard this teaching of Sri bhagwan..
"Experience Reality as it is..." But what makes out "REALITY"???
Why the SHIFT IN PERCEPTION is required???
What makes our Perception?? what makes us to PERCEIVE??
Find it this clip...
Thanks to National Geographic HD for this amazing clips on PERCEPTIONS,
I have just mixed those clips with teachings of sri bhagwan for better and easy understanding...

Thursday, May 9, 2013

(Article) The Nature of The Beast by G. M. Kelly

"And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. 

"And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion:  and the dragon gave him power, and his seat, and great authority."  
                         -Revelation, 13.1 and 2, King James. 

"Here is wisdom.  Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast:  for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six Hundred Threescore and Six."  
                         -Ibid. 13.18 

Thus and further is the Beast described in the Apocalypse or Revelation of John the Divine.  Since then the nature of the Beast 666 has been ill-perceived, His image perverted by the politics of the early Christian Church, and today there seems to be few who truly comprehend the nature of the Beast, also called the Antichrist.  Hollywood has also promoted the misconceptions obscuring the true nature of the Beast with such films as the OMEN trilogy - a very enjoyable and well produced fantasy, but far from an accurate interpretation of this last book of the Judeo-Christian Bible. 

Click here to read the full article.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

(Video) The Magick of Solomon: Lemegeton Secrets Revealed - The Truth about Angels and Demons!

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Anthropologist and Ceremonial Magician, Poke Runyon explains and demonstrates the authentic techniques of ancient Ritual Magick. Learn how to invoke Angels and evoke Spirits to visible appearance. Stand in the Magick Circle with Masters of the Art as they conjure the Spirits of Bael and Astaroth (Baal and Astarte) to visible appearance in the Dark Mirror upon Solomon's Triangle. Discover the scientific truth and psychological validity behind our own culture's unique and powerful form of Shamanism. Experience the Mystery and Transformative Power of Solomon's Magick!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

(Video) Aleister Crowley and the Path to True Happiness: Examining the Role of Occult Orders Today

Edward Mason, Warden of the Temple of Our Lady of the Stars, discusses Aleister Crowley and the Path to True Happiness in the Temple's inaugural presentation.

Click here to watch the video in playlist format. 

(Article) Looking at the Other Side, Edward Mason

"The subject, or name, of Satan has dogged Crowley and Thelema for a century. As a criticism, this is to be expected from Christians, or sort-of-Christians, (or people of no identifiable faith except for the God of the Mean Mind) who prefer fearing and resenting different belief systems to studying them. There is also a community of Thelemites who self-identify as Satanists or Luciferians, finding these deities offer a concept of the divine that meets a particular need or ideal, or offer a means of positively rejecting values that have caused them pain and difficulty in the past.
Crowley’s own fascination with the Adversary is no secret."
Click the title above to read the full article. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

(Book) Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century, Edward Kelly

"Current mainstream opinion in psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy of mind holds that all aspects of human mind and consciousness are generated by physical processes occurring in brains. Views of this sort have dominated recent scholarly publication. The present volume, however, demonstrates_empirically_that this reductive materialism is not only incomplete but false."

"Thoroughly scientific, systematically reasoned and courageous... as exciting and enjoyable as it is provocative and profound!" (David J. Hufford )

"Irreducible Mind is an enormous and daring enterprise. Its scholarship is impressive... and made me think long and hard about many issues." (Etzel Cardeña Psyccritiques )

"a must-read for anyone working in consciousness studies, psychology and the history of science." (Jonathan Edelman )

"a monumental work...Only a very resistant observer will remain unpersuaded that a proportion, as least, of all this carefully evaluated data presents a significant challenge to conventional views" (Marshall, Paul Journal Of Consciousness Studies )

Click here to go to the listing for this book on Amazon.

(Video) Technological Change linked to Evolution, Danny Hillis

Danny Hillis outlines an intriguing theory of how and why technological change seems to be accelerating, by linking it to the very evolution of life itself.

(Podcast) Proof Of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey Into The Afterlife, Dr. Eben Alexander III

An Interview with Dr. Eben Alexander III, author of "Proof Of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey Into The Afterlife"

"Proof Of Heaven is Dr. Eben Alexander III's #1 New York Times Bestselling book about his near-death experience. A Harvard and Duke associated academic neurosurgeon, Dr. Eben Alexander's brain was suddenly attacked by a rare illness. In fact, it was the part of the brain that essentially makes us human, thereby making his near-death experience much more compelling to scientists and skeptics because his brain was incapable of imagination or hallucination. For seven days he lay in a coma while journeying into the afterlife. Guided by a spiritual being yet having no memory of his physical (human) existence, Eben learned about life after death, our purpose for being here, the power of prayer, insights about why evil is allowed to exist in our world, and so much more. I'm honored to share this in-depth interview with one of the most likable and eloquent scientists of our time." ~ Bob Olson, Afterlife TV

(Podcast) Living Thelema - Holy Guardian Angel

In this episode, Dr. David Shoemaker discusses the Holy Guardian Angel.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

(Podcast) Living Thelema - Alchemy and The Great Work

This track from episode 35 is from the Living Thelema series by Dr. David Shoemaker. This particular segment is about Alchemy and the Great Work.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

(Video) Direct Understanding and Attainment of Buddhahood, Pierre Grimes

Want to be inquisitive? This is an exploration into thought. Thoughts play themselves out as a drama. They each have images with their own attitude, manner and style. Your mind is trying to remind you of what you most need to understand.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

(Video Clip) TedxTalks - The Science Delusion, Rupert Sheldrake

The science delusion is the belief that science already understands the nature of reality, in principle. The fundamental questions are answered, leaving only the details to be filled in. The impressive achievements of science seemed to support this confident attitude. But recent research has revealed unexpected problems at the heart of physics, cosmology, biology, medicine and psychology. Dr Rupert Sheldrake shows how the sciences are being constricted by assumptions that have hardened into dogmas.

Friday, January 11, 2013

(Video) In The Center of The Fire: A Modern History of the O.T.O.

James Wasserman shares his experience in the development of the modern Thelemic movement and his enthusiasm for the spiritual teachings of Aleister Crowley.

This is the video record of a talk given on December 16, 2012 at Swirling Star Lodge of Ordo Templi Orientis. It includes numerous photos of influential figures in the development of Thelema as well as the early years of TAHUTI Lodge in New York City.

Click the title above to watch the video.

Monday, January 7, 2013

(Writing by me) Considerations of Right Hand Path vs Left Hand Path in the Western Esoteric Tradition

It's interesting to note that Crowley equates the Left Hand Path with Black Brotherhood; a Black Brother being, in his words, one who has reached the level of Adeptus Exemptus 7=4 (or an equivalent level of spiritual development by any other name) yet stops short when confronted with the ordeal of crossing the Abyss and completely relinquishing the ego, which, in Thelemic terms, is the pouring out of every last drop of ones own blood into the cup of Babalon who is considered to be a sacred whore because she denies no one, and yet she extracts a great price — the very blood of the adept and his ego-identity as an earthly individual. See the following information on this topic:

From: Magick Without Tears by Crowley -
"It really is a little bewildering; the signpost "Right-hand Path", "Left-hand Path", seems rather indecipherable; and then, for such a long way, they look exactly alike.  At what point do they diverge?
Actually, the answers are fairly simple.
As far as the achievement or attainment is concerned, the two Paths are in fact identical.  In fact, one almost feels obliged to postulate some inmost falsity, completely impossible to detect, inherent at the very earliest stages.
For the decision which determines the catastrophe confronts only the Adeptus Exemptus 7○ = 4□. Until that grade is reached, and that very fully indeed, with all the buttons properly sewed on, one is not capable of understanding what is meant by the Abyss.  Unless "all you have and all you are" is identical with the Universe, its annihilation would leave a surplus."

"The about-to-be-Black Brother constantly restricts himself; he is satisfied with a very limited ideal; he is afraid of losing his individuality — reminds one of the "Nordic" twaddle about "race-pollution."

"In such cases [of becoming a Black Brother] the man's policy is of course to break off all relations with the Supernal Triad, and to replace it by inventing a false crown, Daäth.  To them Knowledge will be everything, and what is Knowledge but the very soul of Illusion?
Refusing thus the true nourishment of all his faculties, they lose their structural unity, and must be fortified by continuous doses of dope in anguished self-preservation.  Thus all its chemical equations become endothermic."

From: Wikipedia/Thelema - 
"The chief task for one who has achieved this [Knowledge and Conversation of Their Holy Guardian Angel] goes by the name of "crossing the abyss";completely relinquishing the ego. If the aspirant is unprepared, he will cling to the ego instead, becoming a Black Brother. Rather than becoming one with God, the Black Brother considers his ego to be god. According to Crowley, the Black Brother slowly disintegrates, while preying on others for his own self-aggrandisement."

From: / James Eshelman / Black Brothers -
"Aside from all the characteristics that can be used to describe it [being a Black Brother], the definition is really straightforward and simple: A Black Brother is an Adeptus Exemptus 7=4 who resists and pulls back from the Ordeal of the Abyss when it is presented.
The main psychological characteristic is a fear of death. Now, a fear of death is quite reasonable and appropriate at a much earlier stage of development when one still believes that one's existence is finite and tied to one's physical body. It isn't appropriate, though, for a 7=4."

While it's clear that *some* of those who identify themselves with the Left Hand Path *do*, in fact, seek to preserve the ego as Crowley described and indicate that, for them, this is one of the major distinctions between the Left Hand Path and the Right Hand Path (see the following quotation), it's not clear that *all* of those who identify themselves with the Left Hand Path would agree that this is a defining characteristic of their belief system. This is something to look into further and understand better.

From: Glimpses of The Left Hand Path, by Lodge Megan -
"The final union with God - the ultimate goal of the Right Hand Path - represents the melting of an individual in the collective consciousness, in the ocean of forces that constitute the universe. The Left Hand Path adept undergoes a conscious process of integrating his Self, and thus, he is able to preserve the unity and resist the force of the collective consciousness."

"To monotheistic religions, this experience [the dissolving of the boundaries which define the self] is the union with God. To the Left Hand Path adept, it means to be "devoured by the Devil and he seeks deliberately to avoid it."

"In the Right Hand Path philosophy, man cannot oppose God, the higher force. The Left Hand Path traditions do not share this conviction."

See also, my post on the Speech in The Silence podcast segment with Dr. David Shoemaker as he discusses the ego, The Great Work and the concept that it is not the Self which we seek to give up, but rather it's the limited perspective of self identification *solely* with the ego.  -