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Integrating the Shadow in Awakening

Integrating the Shadow in Awakening by Amoda Maa The striving for spiritual attainment while excluding the personal dimension of life, is often a big error on the path of spiritual inquiry. Ignoring unresolved psychological contractions is a danger that is … Continue reading

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Relaxed Groundedness

Relaxed Groundedness by John Prendergast, Ph.D. Men are afraid to forget their minds, fearing to fall through the Void with nothing to stay their fall. They do not know that the Void is not really void, but the realm of … Continue reading

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Exploring the Connection Between Awakening, Attachment and Non-attachment

In the past several decades, four major influences have been radically transforming the field of psychotherapy. Mindfulness, drawn from the Buddhist tradition, has become an essential tool that therapists can both use themselves to attune to their clients and teach … Continue reading

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The Radical Act of Inward Looking

Abstract by Paul Freedman, Jonathan Goldberg and Jaak Reichmann In keeping with the new wave of context –focused treatment approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), we discuss an … Continue reading

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Self as Representation and Presence

In recent years, the term “nonduality” has become increasingly used in Western spiritual circles. This paper discusses the use of this term – which means that reality is essentially one and undivided – with respect to a particular school of … Continue reading

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Are Practices Necessary to Realize The Self? The Sedona Method.

By David Ellzey, Author, Teacher, Transformational Entertainer Are practices necessary to realize the Self? Here I will share a few thoughts as to why the answer is both yes and no – and why The Sedona Method is one practice … Continue reading

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The Art of Trust in Therapy

The birds have vanished into the sky.Now the last cloud drains away.
We sit together, the mountain and me,
Until only the mountain remains.
~Li Bai When you get right down to it, there’s very little we actually know about the therapeutic encounter. … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Spiritual Awakening in Advaita Vedanta: From Bondage to Liberation

By Payton Tontz Abstract Advaita Vedanta, based on the Hindu Upaniṣads of India, is a spiritual teaching tradition that has gained attention in the West over the past century. The teachings address the fundamental spiritual question of the nature of … Continue reading

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Sacred Calling

How does the Sacred call to you? Through a deep longing? Through loving? Through the birth of an infant or the death of a beloved friend? Through the silence of a forest or the magnificence of waves crashing at sea? … Continue reading

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The Freedom of Being at Ease with What Is

Jan Frazier, who wrote the bestselling When Fear Falls Away: The Story of a Sudden Awakening (2007), has come out with a new book of true genius and transforming capacity. The Freedom of Being at Ease with What Is (2012) … Continue reading

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On the Spring-Squall Arrival of a Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus)

First, A Sorrowful Dedication The whole leap depends on the slow pace at the beginning, like a long flat run before a broad jump. Anything that you want to move has to start where it is, in its stuckness. That … Continue reading

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Reconsidering Ego Death and the False Self

Is it true? Must my ego die? Is my sense of self merely a false self that needs to be dissolved? Must I negate my ordinary humanity and reside only in the eternal present? Are these ideas helpful as I … Continue reading

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About Vol 1, Issue 4

Vol 1, Issue 4 Current Issue About Volume 1, Issue 4 (Summer, 2013)Introduction to this Issue We are trying a new approach with this issue. Instead of posting all of the items at once, we will be rolling them out … Continue reading

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