Thursday, March 31, 2011

(video clip) Ken Wilber - Subject Becomes Object

Ken Wilber expands on the nature of "I amness" or the pure "Self"; ultimate identity - while also describing the role of development in spiritual growth.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

(video clip) The Shadow Process

Our most hated, feared or shamed qualities are the ones that hold the key to living the life of our dreams.

Monday, March 21, 2011

(podcast) Living Thelema - LVX and NOX

Speech in the Silence focuses on Thelema, Aleister Crowley, and Ordo Templi Orientis while also touching upon the subjects of magick, yoga, and initiation. The podcast includes lectures, music, interviews, and discussions. Speech in the Silence also features readings of the Holy Books of Thelema and other important texts written by Aleister Crowley. Our mission is primarily to spread awareness of the Law of Thelema, the writings of Aleister Crowley, and Ordo Templi Orientis. Speech in the Silence is also a creative outlet for Thelemites, and encourages listener feedback and participation.

This track from episode 14 is from the Living Thelema series by Dr. David Shoemaker. This particular segment is on the formulas of LVX and NOX.

To hear more from the Speech in the Silence podcast, visit

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

(video clip) Rosicrucian Science of Initiation - Lucifer, Ahramin and The Middle Path

This segment of the video focuses on the concept of Satan as being divided into Luciferic and Ahrimanic influences and how these influences relate to the Middle Path. 

As per the works of Rudolf Steiner, in this video segment Rob Gilbert divides Satanic influences into two beings, Lucifer and Ahriman, and shows us how neither is bad per se. Each provides gifts to human beings that further our evolution. It is us who must learn to balance these gifts in our individual lives. It is only when unbalanced that these influences become negative to the individual. 

Click on the title above to play the video. This video will autoplay into Part 4 for the rest of the discussion on this topic.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

(video clip) Who are All The Other People Around Me?

A description of how we begin to develop an additional sense which allows us to perceive other worlds and how we begin to feel those worlds, as well as this world, and all the people in it, as inside of, and a part of us.

(video clip) What is The True Nature of Humankind?

The true nature of humankind described from the point of view of Kabbalism.

Monday, March 14, 2011

(video clip) Alduous Huxley - Doors of Perception Excerpt

Excerpt from Huxley's The Doors of Perception (1954), reprinted in Robert Ornstein's The Psychology of Consciousness (1972) and The Nature of Human Consciousness (1973)

Read by Rudolph Schirmer

Friday, March 11, 2011

(website) Work of the Chariot

The Trust was rooted in the oral teachings of an accomplished mystic who is a genuine master of the Tree of Life, a real "Man of the Ayn." The emphasis of his teaching was to engage in practices that would lead each individual to their own experiential understanding, their own ascent of the Tree. After he was recruited by an ancient order of Mystical Qabalists, called "Ma'aseh Merkabah" (Work of the Chariot), to engage in work specifically intended to "water the mystical roots of the children of Abraham," he formed the religious trust through which to publish his original translations of primary qabalistic texts. He never put his name on any of the translations he published, nor took credit for his work.

Monday, March 7, 2011

(video clip) Dr. Quantum - Double Slit Experiment

Dr. Quantum shows how the act of observation causes a wave of possibilities to collapse into a particle of matter. The question then becomes, who chooses, from moment to moment, which reality manifests out of the wave of possibilities.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

(video clip) Hiah Park - Shaman Healer

A man walks in off the street into a gathering of shamans and finds himself spontaneously being drawn into a healing ceremony with Hiah Park which quickly renders him unconscious for a period of time. While his soul hangs precariously between the worlds, the situation grows very serious at one point and some of the shamans begin to fear that he may die. Eventually Hiah manages to bring him back with the assistance of one of the elders. When he awakens he finds that he has been rid of addictions which had been troubling his life. Some of the other healers present, especially the men, are shocked by the sexual expression involved in her healing. She has an interesting discussion about this with the other members of the group after the healing session is over.

Click the title above to watch the video clip.