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Proof of Heaven

In this book the author recounts his near-death experience (NDE) during a meningitis-induced coma. He says that he was encountering the reality of a world of consciousness that existed completely free of limitation of his physical brain.  He explains that the death of the body and the brain are not the end of consciousness and that human experience continues beyond the grave under the gaze of God who loves and cares about each one of us.

After describing the onset of the illness he continues by sharing what he saw during the seven days in the coma.  He also tells the readers the actions and feelings from family members and friends during this time.

In the ninth chapter he shares that he was able to instantly and effortlessly understand concepts that would have taken him years to grasp and explains concepts and feelings that are explained in works written by theosophists See Theosophy by John Algeo under Philosophysuch as the existence of more than one universe and the existence of higher beings. He further mentions more that once that Love is the basis of everything.

In addition he says that science, to which he has devoted to much of his life – does not contradict what he has learned “up there”.

For him the unconditional love and acceptance that he experienced was the single most important discovery.

In chapter fifteen he discusses the concept of consciousness and why we forget our trans-earthly identities.  He also points out that the physical side of the universe is a speck of dust compared to the invisible and spiritual part. He further explains that free will comes at the cost of a loss or falling-away from the universal love in which the universe is “literally awash” but that our truest, deepest self is completely free.

He adds that our role here is to grow toward the DivineCompare with The Heart of the Soul by Gary Zukov and Linda Francis under Spiritual Development, and that growth is closely watched by the beings in the worlds above.

Our eternal spiritual self is more real than anything we perceive in this physical realm, and has a divine connection to the infinite love of the Creator. In his words, this journey was not only about love,  but it was also about who we are and how connected we all areCompare with Overview Effect under Science – the very meaning of all existence.

 

Bibliography

Below is a summary of the book titles I have addressed on this webpage.  If there is an asterisk next to the book you can find a separate document about it on this site.

A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle *)

The author shows in this book how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world.

At the Feet of the Master by Jiddu Krishnamurti (free online)

While under the guidance of the Theosophical Society, Krishnamurti (using the pen name of Alcyone) wrote the book “At The Feet of the Master”. It is a beautiful little book that contains principles of living that can be applied by anyone.

Bhagavad Gita: The Song of God by Swami Praphavananda, C. Isherwood and A. Huxley *)

The Bhagavad-Gita is part of the vast Hindu Epic, the Mahabarat. Its simple, vivid message is a daily inspiration in the lives of millions throughout the world. This edition is a distinguished translation that can be read by every person as a living contemporary message that touches the most urgent personal and social problems.

Biocosm: The New Scientific Theory of Evolution: Intelligent Life is the Architect of the Universe by James A. Gardener

This carefully reasoned book proposes that life and intelligence have not emerged as a series of random accidents, as Darwinists like Stephen Jay Gould have maintained, but are hardwired into the cycle of cosmic creation, evolution, death, and rebirth.

Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow by Elizabeth Lesser *)

The author blends in this book moving stories, humorous insights, practical guidance, and personal experiences and offers tools to help us make the choice we all face in times of challenge: Will we be broken down and defeated, or broken open and transformed?

Dying to Be Me by Anita Moorjani *)

In this memoir the author relates how, after fighting cancer for almost four years, her body—overwhelmed by the malignant cells spreading throughout her system—began shutting down. As her organs failed, she entered into an extraordinary near-death experience where she realized her inherent worth and the actual cause of her disease. Upon regaining consciousness, she found that her condition had improved so rapidly that she was able to be released from the hospital within weeks without a trace of cancer in her body!

Evolutionaries: Unlocking the Spiritual and Conscious by Carter Phibbs

Blending cutting-edge ideas with incisive spiritual insights, this book is the first popular presentation of an emerging school of thought called “evolutionary spirituality.” The author, the former executive editor of EnlightenNext magazine, asserts that evolution is not only a scientific but also a spiritual idea in a book whose message has the power to bring new meaning and purpose to life as we know it.

Four Chapters on Freedom: Commentary on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Satyananda Saraswati

This book contains  the full Sanskrit text of Patanjali’s Yoga sutras as well as transliteration, translation and an extensive commentary. The Yoga Sutras,containing 196 epithets or threads of Yoga, is the most respected treatise on Yoga.

From the Outer Court to the Inner Sanctum by Annie Besant

This book is about our pilgrimage from the beginning to the conclusion of our evolution.

Heal Thyself  by Dr. Edward Bach *)

In this book, Dr. Edward Bach, creator of the Bach Flower remedies (which can be purchased at most Whole Foods), looks at the nature and treatment of disease, as well as the vital principles that influence advanced members of the medical profession. You can download the author’s books for free from the Bach Centre.

Hidden Language Codes by R. Neville Johnston *)

This book is about thought. Where we go in life is diretly related to our mastery and command of our thoughts and our language. In evolving, we naturally change the way we think. A method of accelerating this process is to change the very words we think.

How to Know Higher Worlds by Rudolf Seiner *) (free online)

The author offers with this book is a pathway to any person interested in personal growth and the higher reaches of the mind. He explains the reasons why we should walk the spiritual path to self-realization, talks about karma, higher beings, higher worlds, reincarnation and initiation based on his own experiences.

Human Technology by Ilchi Lee *)

The author offers you in this book his essential teachings distilled from a lifetime of study. He presents a toolkit for self-reliance management of the core issues of life: health, sexuality, and life purpose. Meditation, breath-work, and Oriental healing arts are offered as self-reliant health management skills.

Initation by Annie Besant (free online) *)

The authors explains in this book that there is a Path, which leads to what is known as “Initiation” and through Initiation to the Perfecting of Man; a Path, which is recognized in all great religions.

Initiation by Elisabeth Haich (free online) *)

Written at the request of her advanced students, this book is an illuminating autobiography that connects the twentieth century European life of the author and her lucid memories of initiation into the hidden mystical teachings of the priesthood in ancient Egypt. A compelling story within a story emerges detailing the life experiences that catalysed her spiritual path. Elisabeth Haich reveals her in-depth insights into the subtle workings of karma, reincarnation, the interconnectedness of individual daily life choices and spiritual development.Elisabeth Haich shares usually hidden truths that only a few rare individuals in any generation, seek, find and communicate to others, enabling the reader to awaken within the essential understanding necessary to enlighten any life no matter what events manifest.

Introduction to Astro-Psychology by Glenn Perry *)

The book represents a psychologically sophisticated astrology that goes beyond the usual approaches to the subject. All the parts are there—signs, planets, houses, aspects—but they are integrated with the latest developments in personality research and psychotherapy.

Journey of Souls by Dr. Michael Newton *)

In this book readers can learn the latest details and most recent groundbreaking discoveries that reveal, for the first time, the mystery of life in the spirit world after death on Earth—proof that our consciousness survives. Using a special hypnosis technique to reach the hidden memories of subjects, Dr. Newton discovered some amazing insights into what happens to us between lives.

Life Before Life: A Scientific Investigation of Children’s Memories of Previous Lives by Dr. Jim Tucker *)

In this book the author offers the most convincing scientific evidence for the fact that our consciousness survives physical death.  And indeed, takes quantum leaps of creativity in the form of reincarnation.  The model that Dr. Tucker presents opens a new vision of who we are, limitless beings that fill up all of space and time.

Memories, Dreams, Reflections by Carl Jung *)

In the spring of 1957, when he was eighty-one years old, C. G. Jung undertook the telling of his life story. At regular intervals he had conversations with his colleague and friend Aniela Jaffé, and collaborated with her in the preparation of the book based on these talks.

Power vs Force by David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D

The author details how anyone may resolve the most crucial of all human dilemmas: how to instantly determine the truth or falsehood of any statement or supposed fact. Dr. Hawkins, who worked as a “healing psychiatrist” during his long and distinguished career, uses theoretical concepts from particle physics, nonlinear dynamics, and chaos theory to support his study of human behavior.

Promised by Heaven by Dr. Mary Helen Hensley *)

A moving and inspirational memoir of love, loss, and renewal, Promised by Heaven tells the amazing story of how one woman’s near-death experience and glimpse of heaven led her to discover her gifts of healing and share them with the world.

Proof of Heaven by Dr. Eben Alexander *)

Dr. Alexander’s neuroscience career taught him that near-death experiences are brain-based illusions, and yet his personal experience led him to a different conclusion. When his own brain was attacked by a rare illness, the part of the brain that controls thought and emotion, shut down completely and  for seven days he was in a coma. During that time Alexander journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence.

Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters Consciousness by B. Rosenblum and F. Kuttner *)

In trying to understand the atom, physicists built quantum mechanics, the most successful theory in science and the basis of one-third of our economy. They found, to their embarrassment, that with their theory, physics encounters consciousness. Authors Bruce Rosenblum and Fred Kuttner explain all this in non-technical terms with help from some fanciful stories and anecdotes about the theory’s developers. They present the quantum mystery honestly, emphasizing what is and what is not speculation.

Reincarnation & Karma by Edgar Cayce *)

Edgar Cayce’s ability to read the Akashic Record, the Book of Life, provides us with some of the best insights into reincarnation and karma. This book contains Cayce’s among other things teachings on how and why the soul reincarnates, how a soul’s actions and thoughts are recorded and how to break free of the wheel of karma.

Self Healing, Yoga and Destiny by Elisabeth Haich *)

This book explains the attitudes necessary for the path back to one’s self. Based on many years personal experience, the author creates an understanding of how to realise the essential source of life and shares her personal views on love , accidents, suffering, destiny, illness, self-healing and transformation.

Structures of Consciousness – The Genius of Jean Gebser by Feorg Feuerstein

Georg Feuerstein’s work is an indispensable primer to Gebser. Gebser’s seminal work, “The Ever-Present Origin”, is a daunting work, but for those who do not have the time or patience to work through it, Feuerstein gives a terrific overview of the basic framework of his thoughts and concepts.

The Eagle and The Rose: A Remarkable True Story by Rosemary Altea

In this book the autor tells the readers how she contacts the spirit world, predicts future events, ans performs “spirit rescues” for those unable to continue their journey. The essence of her message is that there is life after death, and that we are all spiritual beings who come to earth to learn.

The Ever-Present Origin by Jean Gebser *)

The Ever-Present Origin is a translation of “Ursprung und Gegenwart”, a book which was published in German in two parts around 1949 and 1953. The central contribution of this book is Gebser’s analysis of the history of culture in terms of the predominance of different modes of consciousness. Gebser details five structures of consciousness: the archaic, the magical, the mythical, the mental, and the integral (or aperspectival).

The Five Seasons by Joseph Cardillo *)

The Five Seasons is a simple yet effective code for optimizing the way you live. Based on the five universal seasons from traditional Chinese medicine as well as on Western psychology, this book will teach you how to use the rising and falling energies of nature’s seasons to train your mind and body to feel relaxed, energized, and content…all year long. The formula is simple: change the way you process nature’s energies and you will change your life.

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz *)

In this book the author reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels *)

In this book the author suggests that Christianity could have developed quite differently if Gnostic texts had become part of the Christian canon. Without a doubt: Gnosticism celebrates God as both Mother and Father, shows a very human Jesus’s relationship to Mary Magdalene, suggests the Resurrection is better understood symbolically, and speaks to self-knowledge as the route to union with God. Pagels argues that Christian orthodoxy grew out of the political considerations of the day, serving to legitimize and consolidate early church leadership.

The Golden Present by Swami Satchidananda *)

This book of daily inspirational selections invites the reader to begin each day on a positive note. In a convenient and popular format, it effectively imparts Sri Swami Satchidananda’s key teachings on the spiritual life, emphasizing how to serve others and realize peace, truth and union with the Divine. Culled from 25 years of lectures to spiritual seekers in the West and the East, its teachings clearly reflect Sri Swamiji’s humor, warmth and practicality–and convey the authority of one who speaks from his own experience.

The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey of Your True Calling by Stephen Cope *)

The director of the Institute for Extraordinary Living at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health inquires into the dharma–vocation or calling–of a selection of both illustrious and ordinary individuals. ‘Yogis insist that every single human being has a unique vocation,’ writes Cope. Turning to the Bhagavad Gita for guidance, the author realized the difficulty in penetrating even the first piece of advice: ‘Discern, name, and then embrace your own dharma.’

The Heart of the Soul by Gary Zukav and Linda Francis *)

The authors explain the fundamental concepts on how the expansion of human perception beyond the five senses leads to a new understanding of power as the alignment of the personality with the soul — “authentic power.” They show us the importance of emotional awareness in applying these concepts to our own daily lives.

The Heart of Yoga by T.K.V. Desikachar

This yoga book outlines a step-by-step sequence for developing a complete practice according to viniyoga–yoga adapted to the needs of the individual. It also includes a translation of Patañjali’s Yoga Sutras.

The Language Codes by R. Neville Johnston *)

This book is built on the premise that all things exist within a Quantum Field, a field in which all things are virbrating. By altering the field and controlling the vibrations that we emit – such as when speaking – we are able to harness the power of the vibrational fields around us. Suddenly everyday speech becomes a source of magnificent power.

Theosophy: An Introductory Study Course by John Algeo (free online) *)

This study course provides an introduction to basic Theosophical concepts. Chapters include questions for group or individual study.

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

The author describes in this book his transition from despair to self-realization soon after his 29th birthday. It took him another ten years to understand this transformation, during which time he evolved a philosophy that has parallels in Buddhism, relaxation techniques, and meditation theory but is also eminently practical.

The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire by Deepak Chopra *)

This book contains a dramatic premise: Not only are everyday coincidences meaningful, they actually provide us with glimpses of the field of infinite possibilities that lies at the heart of all things. By gaining access to this wellspring of creation, we can literally rewrite our destinies in any way we wish.

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche *)

In 1927, Walter Evans-Wentz published his translation of an obscure Tibetan Nyingma text and called it the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Popular Tibetan teacher Sogyal Rinpoche has transformed that ancient text, conveying a perennial philosophy that is at once religious, scientific, and practical. Through extraordinary anecdotes and stories from religious traditions East and West, Rinpoche introduces the reader to the fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism, moving gradually to the topics of death and dying.

The Undiscovered Self by C.G. Jung *)

In this provocative book, Dr. Carl Jung-one of psychiatry’s greatest minds-argues that the future depends on our ability to resist society’s mass movements. Only by understanding our unconscious inner nature-“the undiscovered self”-can we gain the self-knowledge that is antithetical to ideological fanaticism.

The Yoga Sutras by Patañjali

There are countless translations and commentaries on the Yoga Sūtras available. In this book the Sūtras are presented with the original Sanskrit and with translation, transliteration, and commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda, one of the most respected and revered contemporary Yoga masters. Sri Swami offers practical advice, based on his own experience, for mastering the mind and achieving physical, mental, and emotional harmony.

To Know Your Self by Swami Satchidananda *)

In this compilation of teachings and stories, the author, of the world’s best know Yoga masters, offers guidance for everyday problems in family life and business, and shows us how to realize Universal Consciousness. This book outlines the path to peace of mind and a new, more spiritual way of life.

What the Buddha Taught by Prof. Walpola Rahula *)

In this book the author tries to address those readers, who would like to know what the Buddha actually taught. He aimed at giving briefly, and as directly and simply as possible, a faithful and accurate account of the actual words used by the Buddha as they are to be found in the original Pali texts of the Tipiṭaka, universally accepted by scholars as the earliest extant records of the teachings of the Buddha.

Your Soul’s Plan: Discovering the Real Meaning of the Life you Planned before You Were Born by Robert Schwartz *)

The author explores in this book the premise that we are all eternal souls who plan our lives, including our greatest challenges, before we are born for the purpose of spiritual growth. Through compelling profiles of people who knowingly planned the experiences mentioned above, Your Soul’s Plan shows that suffering is not purposeless, but rather imbued with deep meaning.

BÜCHER AUF DEUTSCH

Die eigene Identität von Herman Meyer *)

Dem Autor nach ist es möglich, durch das Finden der eigenen Identität, das vorhandene Potential zu erkennen und zu nutzen sowie die richtige Wahl der Wohnung, des Arbeitsplatzes und des Lebenspartners zu treffen. Was dann “erfolgt” ist kein Zufall mehr, sondern das Ergebnis einer selbst-bewußten Persönlichkeit.

Die Gesetze des Schicksals von Hermann Meyer *)

Was ist Schicksal, und wie kann man lernen, sich aus seinen Zwängen zu befreien? Der bekannte Partnerschafts- und Schicksalsforscher Hermann Meyer zeigt, dass Schicksal nichts Determiniertes ist, sondern von jedem selbst meist unbewusst erschaffen wird. Er  beschreibt zehn Schicksalsgesetze. Wenn wir ihren Mechanismus durchschauen, können wir Ordnung in das Chaos unserer Schicksalsereignisse bringen, die Wahl unserer moralischen Normen bewusst treffen und unsere individuellen Bedürfnisse angemessen beachten.

Zen in the Martial Arts by Joe Hyams

These are the main ideas discussed in this book:

  • Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment (Lao-Tzu).
  • Nothing is impossible to a willing mind (Book of Han Dynasty).
  • To be patient is to have the capacity of calm endurance. To give yourself time is to actively work toward a goal without setting a limit on how long you will work.
  • As long as what you are doing at the moment is exactly what you are doing at that moment and nothing else, you are one with youself and with what you are doing – and that is ZEN, while doing something you are doing at the fullest.
  • Know your limits: You must learn to live in the present and accept yourself for what you are now. What you lack in flexibility and agility you must make up with knowledge and constant practice.
  • Power of mind is infinite while brawn is limited (Koichi Tohei).
  • Life unfolds on a great sheet called time, and once finished it is gone forever (Chinese Adage).
  • The mind is truly a source of power, and when mind and body are coordinated, ki manifests itself (like spontaneous flow of steady strength or energy).
  • Softness triumphs over hardness, feebleness over strength. What is more malleeable is always superior over that which is immovable. This is the principle of controlling things by going along with them, of mastery through adaption.
  • Control your emotion or it will control you (Chinese Adage).
  • The secret of kime (tightening of the mind) is to exclude all extraneous thoughts; thoughts that are not concerned with achieving your immediate goal.
  • The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be (concentration and relaxation go hand in hand).
  • By visualizing success rather then failure, by believing “I can do it” rather than “I can’t”. Negative thoughts are overpowering only if you encourage them and allow yourself to be overpowered by them”.
  • To generate great power you must first totally relax and gather your strength, and then concentrate your mind and all your strength on hitting your target.
  • Karate is half physical exercise and half spiritual.

The Heart of the Soul by Gary Zukav & Linda Francis

Gary Zukov and Linda Francis explain that authentic power is the alignment of our personality with our soul. When we become our own source of worthiness, we will still do usual things, but not to influence or impress others. We will choose our intentions consciously. We will live in harmony with others while remaining true to ourselves.

It is knowing that the person we are with is the person we are supposed to be with.

The authors see emotions as currents of energy that run through us. We can not grow spiritually without learning how to detach from our emotions and understand them as products of the way energy is processed in our energy system.

We can not always change people or circumstances, but we can always change the way energy is processed in our energy system.

As we become aware of our emotions we also become aware of our curriculum in the Earth SchoolCompare with Theosophy under Philosophy. When we complete assigned classes, we are given the opportunity to choose other classes. Looking inward is an important step in the process of spiritual development. Our task as a student on Earth School is to work on ourselves, to change ourselves.

Gary and Linda explain in this book the seven chakras and provide in more detail the positive and negative showings.

They note that spiritual growth requires us to become aware of everything that we are feelingCompare with Depth Psychology under Psychology all of the time.

We are on the Earth in order to grow spirituallyCompare with Proof of Heaven under Metaphysics and to give gifts that only we are capable of giving. Those gifts do not originate in the outer world but in the deepest part of ourselves.

The authors say that anger originates in fear. It is the agony of believing that we are not capable of being understood, and that we are not worthy of being understood. Anger is resistance to the world not being the way we want it to be. Anger is pure frustration at not being able to arrange our life and others as we would like.

When we set the intention not to speak or act in anger, when we look for new ways to speak and act when we feel angry, we involve the assistance of the Universe and assistance comes to us.

The circumstances of our life always reflect the needs of our soul.

The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire

Chopra distinguishes in this book three levels of existence:

  • Physical or material – the visible universe
  • Quantum – everything consisting of information and energy not perceived by the five senses.
  • Nonlocal or spiritual domain – intelligence of consciousness.

He warns, that humans lose their “sense of connectedness in a welter of concerns about everyday worries” and tells us that the “universe is a huge reflection of ourselves in our own consciousness”. He believes that the universe is the “Soul of all Things”.

He compares the spiritual domain with the ocean and the physical level with the wave.

He tells us that we have to “dive past the ego, past the limitations of the mind that harness us to events and outcomes in the physical world”.

He believes in KarmaCompare with Theosophy under Philosophy, that our individual souls are conditioned by experience and that through the memory of past experience our souls influence our choices and interpretation in life.

In his words, we are what our deepest desire is. As is our desire, so is our intention. As is our intention, so is our will. As is our will, so is our deed and as is our deed, so is our destiny.

The nonlocal intention is in his eyes always evolutionary and therefore moving in the direction of harmonious interactions that serve the longer good.

When self-concern departs, nonlocal intelligence enters.

The answer lies in paying attention to the clues provided by the nonlocal mind. Coincidences are messages. They are clues from God to break out of our familiar patterns of thinking.

In this book he also talks about archetypes, a psychological concept originally proposed by Carl JungSee also Memories, Dreams, Reflections under Psychology, that play an  important role in astrology as well.

Self Healing, Yoga and Destiny by Elisabeth Haich

Elisabeth Haich explains in Self Healing, Yoga and Destiny the attitudes necessary for the path back to one’s self. Based on many years personal experience, the author creates an understanding of how to realize the essential source of life and shares her personal views on love , accidents, suffering, destiny, illness, self-healing and transformation.

Elisabeth Haich starts out by explaining that the Sanskrit word “karmaCompare with Theosophy under Philosophy and the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali” means “individuality”, “character”, “act”, “deed” and “destiny” because a character causes deeds and with it destiny. Therefore destiny is always the perfect reflection of individuality.

Man is ahead of all other living creatures because he is able to think. But it is not enough to listen to language because it can be true or false. The test of character is always the deed. Talk without action is empty.

Character is independent of intellect and speech in her view. Humans can even compare themselves with others in respect to destiny. People who are similar to each other have similar destinies. We as individuals are the cause of the turns taken by our fate; we discover the secret of unseen relationships and with that the law of karma.

The driving force of destiny is the individual himself, and if he wants to change his fate, he must first change his character. Whoever masters himself becomes master of his own destinySee also Laws of Destiny under Psychology.

Only a person who is conscious of what he does can do this. But first he has to travel a long way!

She relates in her writing that if a person wants something his or her will creates thoughts, which lead to acts, that everything has consequences and that the consequences of our acts run outwardly in all directions until they come back to us. If we cause pain, the same pain will strike us. But if our actions are generous, fate will be equally generous.

Selfish people radiate the atmosphere with selfish energies according to her and she believes that people can find freedom only in themselves. We must change ourselves before the world around us can be changed.

Suffering awakens our desire for freedom and feelings for others. Slowly we understand that good brings good and evil brings evil.

In the author’s opinion many people claim “love”, say they live for others but in reality they expect others to live for them. They never understand that these people might need something else. We need to give understanding, love, and gratitude.

She further points out that we must pay attention to all our thoughts, all our words, and all our deeds. She warns us to never let unfriendly feelings color our thinking about any one, because all these thoughts and feelings will come back to us. In addition, we must avoid thinking about sickness and disease.

She recommends talking about health, strength, and happiness, filling the air around us with joy.

Higher people on the ladder of development have stronger and more penetrating energies at their command and therefore reactions are faster to what they do.

She says that people are blind and believe in coincidences, when in fact these are consequences and goes on by explaining that each human being has his own individual fate within the general destiny of his family, nation, and continent.

A person can only be killed if and when he carries within himself the destiny of being killed. Nothing happens by chance according to her! Fate has different effects on people – one may be broken and the other is not even thrown off balance. She recommends that we should expect help only from inside ourselves and not from the outside and that we need to believe in ourselves.

The path toward this great goal is self-knowledge, self-development and self-control! In the East this pathway is called Yoga.

To attain self-knowledge we must look at ourselves in the mirror, look at our facial expression and the force of our muscles according to Elisabeth Haich. She sees laughing as the touchstone, the mirror of our individuality. She advises to watch our movements and the way we look at people. We should gesticulate less and stay quiet with all forces collected.

When we practice self-control we watch what we do. She sees it as our duty to offer as pleasant an appearance as possible to those around us. She predicts that parallel with the development of our self-control, our suggestive power will develop as well.

Constant self-observation and self-control will enable us to avoid all kinds of accidental movements. We should not wince for pain or show our anger.

She emphasizes that we must not even allow ourselves to think anything evil because she sees thoughts as spiritual energies so strong they can penetrate anything and will come back to us.

Keeping thoughts and emotions under control is a higher form of self-discipline in her view and physical discipline will lead us gradually to that, because it strengthens our will. And constant self-observation will lead us into the world lying behind the curtain of consciousness.

She is convinced that Hatha Yoga will give us the key to the secret in which the great miracle takes place because we turn inward. We should practice with our eyes closed and we need to concentrate.

She continues by explaining that physicians provide care but that nature heals. If we become one with nature, we are nature and then the healing becomes self-healing.

She explains that the approach to research in the East and West is different.

In her eyes the true essence of things can only be recognized and understood through direct experience.

Hatha Yoga takes us back to nature, shows us the close relationships between body and mind and gets us acquainted with the healing forces of herbs. She states that life here on earth is only a school, an opportunity to gain experience.

Our earth has two poles and we humans also function through polarity. The seat of the positive pole is in the brain; the seat of the negative pole is in the last vertebra. Between these poles flows a current of very high frequency and this current is life itself. Health is nothing other than perfect equilibrium between these currents (positive, giving, animating; negative, receiving and resisting traits).

Throughout mankind, the degree of consciousness attained differs from person to person. The chief requirement for our health is for us to learn, step-by-step to expand our consciousness and conduct it into each part of our body. We have to consciously control our vital energies. Yoga helps us by teaching us about the body’s nerve centers and their functions. She continues by describing in the chapter certain disorders and what they show and explains that everything comes from within us and that every accident is a form of self-punishment.

Health is a duty in her opinion and begins with breathing properly. In fact, the key to self-discipline and self-control is breathing in her eyes and the most important Yoga exercise is absolute rest and relaxation.

In order to avoid becoming a burden we must call up all our forces and work together in the great task of building the right kind of new world.

According to her we all have thirst for absolute freedom and to do as we wish. This is as pronounced on the most primitive level of human life as on the most advanced. But in reality we do not seek freedom where it can be found and sink deeper into slavery. Even our struggle for money and power stems from the belief that these will bring us freedom. We waste our whole life going after money and power and think up ways how to exploit our fellow men and once we acquire it, we become the slaves of our wealth and power. We throw overboard all our inner values. We could see it if we would observe it.

Only when we liberate ourselves from these wishes can we attain perfect freedom. Absence of desire opens our eyes. It enables us to judge everything on the basis of its intrinsic value and enables us to be objective. To be free of desire means to be free of suffering. Our body belongs to the physical world but our consciousness can rise up to the level of spiritual omnipotence. It is our job to tap the highest intellectual spheres with our consciousness, bringing into palpable material from applications for the great eternal truths we find here. We forget that our “Self” is spiritual and immortal, and that it is part of the infinite being which animates the entire universe. As long as our wishes bind us to matter, we cannot be free – we will be prisoners of the earthly sphere.

We should also remember that thoughts have their individual wavelength, their transmitters and receivers everywhere in the world. When we meditate we can tune in on the proper wavelength to hear a great master. Those masters transmit their messages to those who have matured enough. Whoever hears it, follows it. We have to overcome the world of the body and to conquer the treasures of the spiritual world. We have to follow the voice of the Master in the depth of the forest and then the initiation begins. This kind of settlement where a great master is surrounded by a number of pupils is called an AshramThere are Ashrams in the USA; the one I go to is called Yogaville and is located in Virginia near Charlottsville. Life here is extremely simple and conducive to meditation. Those disciples have many lessons to learn, among them to conquer the chakras. The Yoga disciple awakens these chakras by means of special exercises and learns to subject them to his will. The important thing is to expand consciousness, to master thoughts, feelings and movements.

The author also elaborates about the fact that precise mathematical laws determine the path of the earth. Not a single movement occurs by chance and that’s why she deduces that the path of humanity is not a matter of chance. Invisible forces guide our life in exactly the same way as the planets are kept in their orbits in space.

The history of nations shows that humanity goes through periods in its development. Each period brings man a new idea to carry out, a new task to perform and a new trial to face. Our civilization, having sunk deep into the morass of materialism, gave birth itself to the devastating forces which swept away the old world.

We know a lot about art, science and technology, but nothing about man!

A person who has lost himself is plagued by burning unrest; humanity plunges into misery because people seek happiness outside themselves instead of within. Sooner or later we must learn that the true reason for our suffering is our abysmal lack of self-understanding and self-control. When we control ourselves, we control fate. For thousands of years certain initiated men and women have been at work at secret places to share knowledge with those who seek it. Now people are initiated in greater numbers. Thousand of years ago candidates had to pass numerous tests including defiance of death. Only after this test could they go on to higher levels of training.

If we live consciously we are on the trail of self-knowledge and self-control. With every step along the way our destiny is more and more inclined to obey our will.

Yoga = System of Self Development; Yogi – Completely healthy Being, helping others

Yoga teaches us the laws governing mind and body, and to preserve our health. Yoga brings health, calm and feeling of security. Yoga develops our power of concentration, increasing the resistive capacity. A person who practices Yoga is always master of the situation because he possesses spiritual weapons, which make him invincible.

In the chapter about Magic she explains that we are always performing magic because magic is a natural force guided by man. Farmers, breeders – they all perform magic. Even writing is magic. But the greatest magic word is language, sound, the word LOGOSSee also 10) the Plan and Purpose of Life in Theosophy under Philosophy. The logos created order out of chaos and is still doing so today. Logos is the most powerful magic force available to every living creature. Sound is the creative element of the logos and the logos is dwelling within. It has its own characteristic sound, its own name made up of the elements of its true being and given to it by God. Whoever can hear his name reverberating in the depths of things has achieved omnipotence over everything that exists. It is the true inner name (that’s why monks give up their worldly names).

We use the power of our logos to charm people, each according to his own individual level of development. When we persuade someone, we are performing magic with the logos, with the power of the word. Everyone has the power to calm or to irritate people around him – all with the power of the logos! A single, simple sentence can affect our whole life, guide us, and keep us from making mistakes. She also points out, that the healing power of the logos, the word, in the form of hypnosis and verbal suggestion does exist.

She explains in this chapter also that those who wish to learn must be master of the equilibrium; that they must understand that we live in a world of polarity meaning that we need equilibrium between positive and negative to be alive and that nature strives for balance through compensation. In her eyes nature does not tolerate any unbalanced condition. That’s why man can only calm down when he has found his spiritual equilibrium. White magic is the unselfish use of natural force whereas black magic is the selfish use. For that reason it is good that our psychic sight develops parallel with our spiritual progress.

As long as an individual has not become completely impersonal, he cannot be objective and his view points will always be selfish. Only when a person has become impersonal can he become selfless in the truest sense of the word. Uncomfortable conditions make it possible to gather certain experiences to discover what we must not do in order to avoid the same fate. This applies to healing through magic not medicine, which develops parallel to the progress of the world. She reminds us that progress of science demands its martyrs though. She also adds, that if we don’t learn the lesson we can’t be healed by medicine! Therefore we should always try to find the lessons hidden within our suffering, instead of ranting ignorantly at our fate! If we have learned our lesson, our suffering will end.

God, who controls our destinies knows best whose time has come and why we must go.

Once we have reached objectivity we should use our powers but we have to place our person at God’s disposal. Those people have no personal wishes, no personal viewpoint and will; they are moved by one will. As long as we have a personal viewpoint, we can not become a higher being. A black magician uses his powers, whereas a white magician is one who is used by the divine.

There are a number of methods to speed up the development of our soul and nervous system. Disciples on the pathCompare with the first paragraph in Initiation by Annie Besant under Spiritual Development toward magic have been subjected to the most rigorous trial and initiation is granted only to those who pass them all.

  • The first requirement is patience. We must observe ourselves at all times.
  • We must have no passions – clinging to nothing.
  • We must see the true essence and look at everything with eternal love.
  • We should not feel pain or sorrows when the moment of passing away comes. That does not mean becoming dull but helps us feel true joy and sympathy.
  • We must eat as little meat as possible, avoid alcohol, tobacco and all kind of narcotics.
  • We should sleep with our windows open, lying in a north to south direction with only a little pillow.
  • We should spend a lot of time outdoors in nature and get in close touch with the animal worlds.
  • We should seek out the link between all the various forms related by nature and the meaning with, beyond, and above them.
  • We should always try to recognize the true inner name of things, the forces which are hidden behind the letters, the relationships of sound, color, odor, taste and form.
  • We have to learn the sacredness of silence and keep our knowledge to ourselves. We must learn to keep silent when others with less knowledge show off. This is a simultaneous test of our vanity and humility. We learn new things through silence. Even flowers and rock can speak to us. And the wisdom of the ocean is deep! When we understand silence, the spiritual eye is opened and we begin to see the soul of the people, the spiritual work everywhere, the cosmis relationships.

All at once we will notice that our words and deeds have different results than those of average people. We notice that greater forces are set in motion by our will than was formerly the case. We notice that others approach us in confidence, because they detect the radiation of our impersonal love for our fellow men – that our presence brings out the good in people of good will and the bad from those living on a lower plane will drop their masks. We will then understand not to be angry because we can see way down deep into the motives and see that people are ignorant, not bad.

In the end, we will notice that our own destiny is beginning to move. Our inner transformation is answered by fate with outward change. If we decide to travel along the pathway toward white magic, we will have enough work ahead of us for many years. At the right time higher powers will give each of us the teacher we need for the next stage.

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

According to Riuz

  • Everything is made of light and the space in-between is not empty.
  • Everything in existence is a manifestation of the one living being we call God. The human perception is merely light perceiving light.
  • We never had the opportunity to choose what to believe or what not to believe and in addition we learn to judge.
  • With the fear of being punished and that fear of not getting the reward, we start pretending to be what we are not, just to please othersSee also Your Own Identity under Psychology. Eventually we become someone we are not.
  • 95% of the beliefs we have stored in our minds are nothing but lies and we suffer because we believe all these lies.
  • All of humanity is searching for truth, justice, and beauty. We keep searching when everything is already in us.
  • Just being ourself is the biggest fear of humans.

The Four Agreements:
1. Be Impeccable with Your Word

  • Through your word you express your creative power.
  • A sin is anything that you do which goes against yourselfCompare with Laws of Destiny by Meyer.
  • When you are impeccable you take responsibility for your actions, but you do not judge or blame yourself. Moral/religious rules should be changed to common sense.
  • Being impeccable with your word is the correct use of energy.
  • Your opinion is nothing but your point of view. It is not necessarily true.
  • How much you love yourself and how you feel about yourself is directly proportional to the quality and integrity of your word. When you are impeccable with your word, you feel good, you feel happy and at peace.

2. Don’t Take Anything Personally

  1. Others are going to have their own opinion according to their belief system, so nothing they think about you is really about you, but it is about them.
  2. When we really see other people as they are without taking it personally, we can never be hurt by what they say or do. Even if others lie to you, it is o.k. They are lying to you because they are afraid. They are afraid you will discover that they are not perfect.
  3. If someone is not treating you with love and respect, it is a gift if they walk away from you.
  4. The whole world can gossip about you, and if you don’t take it personally you are immune.
  5. You are never responsible for the actions of others; you are only responsible for yourself.

3. Dont’ Make Assumptions

  1. It is always better to ask questions than to make assumptions because asssumptions set us up for suffering.
  2. We make all sorts of assumptions because we don’t have the courage to ask questions.
  3. You overestimate or underestimate yourself because you haven’t taken the time to ask yourself questions and to answer them.
  4. your love will not change anybody. If others change, it is because they want to change, not because you change them.
  5. Real love is accepting other people the way they are without trying to change them.
  6. Find your voice to ask for what you want. Everybody has the right to tell you no or yes, but you always have the right to ask.
  7. This is what I want – this is what you want. If we communicate in this way, our word becomes impeccable. All human problems would be resolved if we could just have good, clear communication.

4. Always Do Your Best

    1. If you try too hard to do more than your best, you will spend more energy than is needed and in the end your best will not be enough. When you overdo, you deplete your body and go against yourself!
    2. You are not here to sacrifice your joy or your life. You are here to live, to be happy and to love.
    3. Doing your best, you are going to live your life intensely. You are going to be productive; you are going to be good to yourself, because you will be giving yourself to your family, to your community, to everything. Doing your best is taking the action because you love it, not because you are expecting a reward. Rewards will come, but you are not attached to the rewardCompare with The Bhagavad Gita under Religion

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  1. If we like what we do, if we always do our best, then we are really enjoying life.
  2. When you do your best you learn to accept yourself. But you have to be aware and learn from your mistakes.
  3. Without action upon an idea, there will be no manifestation, no results, and no reward. Taking action is being alive. It is taking the risk to go out and express your dream.
  4. If you search for personal freedom and self-love you will find it. It is not about day-dreaming or sitting for hours dreaming in meditation. You have to stand up and be a human.
  5. You don’t need to worship! You can, if you want to. Your own body is a manifestation of God, and if you honor your body, everything will change for you.

The Toltec Path

  1. Breaking old agreements: We are only free if we have the freedom to be who we really are.
  2. The freedom we are looking for is the freedom to be ourselves.
  3. The first step to personal freedom is awareness. Second is transformation. Third is intent.
  4. Toltec Point – Old Belief System is a parasite and the food for it is the negative emotion of fear.
  5. Use your own mind and body, live your own life instead of the life of the belief system.
  6. Control your emotions, forgive and think of death. Live how you would live the last day.

Initiation by Annie Besant

See Theosophy by John AlgeoAnnie Besant explains in this book that there is a PathSee also the paragraph in Self Healing, Yoga and Destiny by Elisabeth Haich about speeding up the development of our soul, which leads to what is known as “Initiation” and through Initiation to the Perfecting of Man; a Path, which is recognized in all great religions. She points out that it does not matter which faith one belongs to. She says, that one can take a shorter Path if he/she wants to and describes this Path as a more difficult way in which man evolves more rapidly than in the ordinary course of human and natural evolution.

There are four facts that underlie the whole Path of Human Perfecting:

  • Reincarnation, meaning the gradual growth of man through many lives
  • Karma, the law of causation
  • The fact that there is a Path and
  • The fact that there are men that have trodden this Path before and that these men are standing at the end of the Path – Guardians and Teachers of the World.

The first step towards the entrance to the Path is the Service of Man meaning to think more of the common good than of one’s own individual gain. If you want to serve man you have to be unselfish, strenuous, moved by the ideal to help and serve – anything that is of value to human life. If you are of service to man you can be engaged in anything but the difference lies in the conditions of the work you provide. What is your motivation? There lies the difference. Do not despise the common world of men with selfish motives making many errors because these are all lessons in life’s school. Man has to realize that not in seeking pleasure, wealth, and honor for himself can permanent joy be found but in the service of his fellow-men; in the helping of the miserable, the teaching of the ignorant. The recognition of social duty is the noblest sign of evolution of man. The key is to give yourself, and not only what you possess. You must feel the sorrow and pain of others as you feel your own pain. It must be the constant resolute endeavor to give everything away that others may profit.
In other words the service demanded is that unselfish service that gives everything and asks for nothing in return.

A man who becomes possessed by an idea and nothing can turn him away from it, that man is coming near to the Path, even if the ensuing action is folly. The outer action is the expression of some past thought or emotion; the motive for the action is what is all-important based on the occult rule.

This means that we have to study our motives more than our actions.

There are many ways on the Path to God – intense desire for knowledge, intense love for an ideal, the realization of the intolerable anguish of the world.

People who seek knowledge will then discover the Science of Yoga, which is nothing else but the application of the laws of evolution to the human mind and to the individual and to that it joins a Discipline of Life. The Discipline of Life is a necessary guarding of the would-be disciple against the dangers of his swifter process because of the great strain on body and mind.

Part of the Discipline of Life is
No alcohol because of the danger to certain vibrations
No flesh food because it coarsens the body

The seeker finds that there are certain Qualifications laid down:
1) DISCRIMINATION: Power to discriminate between the real and unreal – distinguish between the permanent and the impermanent.
2) DESIRELESSNESS: Dispassion or Desirelessness
3) GOOD CONDUCT: Six Jewels (mental qualities)
a) Control of the Mind
b) Control of Action
c) Virtue of Tolerance – holding your own, willing to share it, but ever refusing to impose or attack
d) Endurance
e) Faith
f) Balance, equilibrium
4) LOVE: Desire to be true, the will to be free, in order that you may help.

You reach them largely by meditation, and then practice in life. Concentrated thought is the instrument when you re-create yourself.

Once the seeker is aware of the facts and has worked on the Qualifications but has not perfected them yet, but he must have made some progress in weaving them into his character, must at least have shaped his conduct after these main ideas, the Masters will be found so that these Qualifications can be put into action along the lines that the Masters demand. Probably the Master finds him.

The first stage is that a particular Master chooses a particular aspirant and takes charge of him, in order to prepare him for Initiation. This constitutes a tie that cannot be broken. He summons the man through his astral body and places him on probation. When the Master sees he has gained to a considerable extent the Qualifications that are necessary and after seeing him he accepts him as disciple, no longer on probation, but accepted and approved.

One disciple wrote down in the book At the Feet of the Master what those Qualifications meant. To meditate on a quality and then to live it, that is the way of definite progress.  Example: The form is unreal while life is real. The religion does not matter but does the essence come out in his thought and life? The Occultist can never look with contempt at anyone whose form he himself has outlived. Never ascribe evil to another man because we cannot see the motive and have no right to judge.

You also must learn to discriminate between the duty to help and the desire to dominate. Only control those who are placed in your hands of guidance.
When it comes to desire we should not even want to see the result of one’s work. We have to learn to work but not demand payment in results for our labor. Silence is the mark of the Occultist. Speak when you have something to say that is true, helpful, kind.
Keep the mind away from all that is evil and keep it cheerful as well as calm.
For Tolerance we should study the religions of others so we can help others by seeing their standpoint.
When it comes to Endurance take troubles as an honor, not as penalty.
Then you need to learn One-pointedness and last confidence in your teacher and yourself.

The last Qualifications include avoidance of the vices of crimes against love, cruelty (against humans and animals and not paying a wage/bill) and superstition (animal sacrifice).
Example: The life of Christ and others. The cross is the symbol of life, of life triumphant over death, of Spirit triumphant over matter.
Initiation in the Mysteries means an expansion of consciousness.

There are five ceremonials on the Path. Four (related to the Christ-story) are the Portals on the Path leading to the final divine Perfection of Manhood, the Birth, Baptism, Transfiguration, and the Passion.
The Initiate is He whom the Christ is born – the little child – is born into this new life of the Spirit (all truth are known by Intuition not reasoning). He vows poverty, chastity and obedience meaning he gives up all sense of property, ownership, renounces all pleasures of sense and surrenders his own will. He must also give up three weaknesses – they are called three fetters.
1) The sense of Separateness (everything is part of himself, feel with their joys and sorrows, look at things from their standpoint, understand their feelings and be able to sympathize with them – judge none, criticize none.)
2) He must get rid of all Doubts as to certain facts in nature.
3) He must get rid of superstition, the belief that a particular rite or ceremony is necessary for the attainment of the result that is sought.

When those fetters are cast aside, then he has grown to manhood and is ready to pass the second of the great Initiations (baptism in Christianity). The Spirit comes down, the Spirit of Intuition and he must learn to bring it down, through his enlarged causal and mental bodies, to his physical consciousness so it may guide him.
At this stage man has to add powers, super physical powers so that he can more perfectly serve. During this stage he is perfecting all his bodies.

The he approaches the third great Portal (Transfiguration in Christianity), the symbol of the recognition of the “I” as one with God. Here two more weaknesses have to be gotten rid of, Attraction and Repulsion.

Between the third and fourth Portal he must feel the desertion by all, the loneliness in which the last great sufferings have to be faced, because here he faces the gulf of silence, where the disciple hangs alone in the void with nothing on earth to trust to, nothing in heaven to look to, no friend whose heart can be relied upon.

When he feels forsaken by all he finds the God within. Then the fourth great Initiation is accomplished; he is who has become the Christ crucified and therefore the helper of the world.

After that fourth Initiation, the Passion, there remains only the Resurrection, the Ascension, which is the Initiation of the Master. The last weakness, the desire of life in any world, has to be cast aside, for he is life. Now all worlds are open to him and he can pour down strength, help, knowledge. And that it is to have become a Christ.

After passing the four Portals he stands triumphant, with the door of the fifth great Initiation open before him – the all-embracing consciousness, the extinction of the lower Self. He stands among the many Brethren of whom the Christ is the Firstborn.

He can hear free cries of humanity, the suffering he has transcended. The fetters left that has power to bind, the fetters of compassions; they are the bonds of love. And then he turns backwards to the world he has left and takes it up and bears it still to help mankind. And so he becomes what we call a Master, a liberated Spirit who still bears the burden of the flesh, so that Humanity may not be without it’s Guides along the Path. He has become a Savior of the world.

They help the world in three general ways:
1) Their light pours down in general benediction and if we are receptive to it, we can profit for it.
2) He pours his blessing or strength into great organizations, communities and religious communities.
3) They help the thought of the world, sending out mighty thoughts of knowledge, of beauty, of inspiration, especially for those men and women of genius who have climbed to the point where they can be individually affected, and made channels to the world at large.

Some of these Masters take as disciples those who are willing to tread the Path.

There are two great departments of human life in addition to this more general and individual helping, in which the work of the Hierarchy is most especially seen – the Ruling Department, which guides all natural evolution, changes the face of the surface of our globe, builds and destroys continents, controls the destinies of nations, shapes the fate of civilizations. That mighty Ruling Department is one in which the Occult Hierarchy is ever at work. And then the Teaching Department with the Supreme teacher, which/who watches over the spiritual destinies of mankind. It includes the great One who appears from age to age to inspire a new religion.

When a great world-age is over, He comes for the last time.

All the great civilizations of the past had been built on the family as a unit; in the new age the note of the individual was struck. The overwhelming importance of the present life, of the value of the individual soul started. Chaos happened but it was necessary to have strong individuals fit to put together a mighty Brotherhood.

Through Christendom the note of self-sacrifice has been born, a civilization with social conscience, a realization of human duty and responsibility.

The one that comes will be the mighty One, Who is the Master of Masters, the Supreme Teacher.

We can see the work of the Ruling Department when we look back over history and realize that all the spreading and changes have a purpose and that behind it stand it’s Manu. All wars and conquests have a purpose and all these conquests work into the mighty Plan, and spread abroad through the nations the treasures that otherwise would be enclosed within the limits of a single country. Remember that destruction also means rebuilding; death only means new life.

Human Technology by Ilchi Lee

Ilchi Lee believes that the greatest tool we have for healing our lives is ourselves. For him wisdom is knowledge applied. Every human being is created to be totally self-sufficient, self-healing, and self-sustaining and completely capable of total self-realization in a single lifetime.

He recommends to ask ourselves if the way we are living is the best way.

He critizises pill-dependency and explains it as a disconnection from our body and its wisdom.

He believes that those who engage in a sincere search for their life puspose will choose a life that realizes the highest, most profoundly social human values – Love, Compassion, Harmony and Peace – and will aspire to make a positive, lasting contribution to their community.

He believes that in some ways we have traded our internal sense of judgement for ystematized knowledge and that we should instead take responsibility for the lives we live.

He points out that we may not be able to control all events but our responses to everything that we experience.

If we take care of ourselves and are in charge of our lives we are saying that we are worthwhile.

He explains that disease can result from an imbalance in the body and that health in all dimensions has to be seen as energy circulation, physical conditioning, mental and emotional well-being, as well as social health. He maintains that there is a close correlation between depth of respiration and health. As a base principle, respiration should be deep, ligh, and natural.

By controllin our bodies, we can change our state of mind. When caught in thethroes of emotion, we can avoid many mistakes or accidents if we just take three deep breaths. Deep breathing will quiet our emotions and enable us to better assess our circumstances.

He recommends meditation to quiet our minds in order to more clearly see ourselves. Meditation focuses on being here now. It means being fully presents in this moment. He is convinces that it is possible to unlock and become on with the uncoonscious mind with full awareness.

He further talks about the meridian system of the body in this book; the harmony between the two primordial elements, fire and water and addresses the attitude and experience of sexuality. He states that sex education must take place at home before childern reach puberty.

He explains sexual energy as a special form of lie-energy and that concentrated sexual energy can be used to heighten our overall vitality and passion for life. He sees sex as an energy exchange, rather than a simple urge to be managed.

He also emphasizes the necessity to teach our children about responsibility, dignity, caring and concern, acceptance of differences, and courage in the face of adversity, and doing waht we say – all values that make life worthwhile, harmonious and fun.

In adddtion the book explores the purpose of life. It descusses three stages: reflection, awakening, choice and being.

Something is continually speaking within us. We become preoccupied with how to survive, rather than why. We senses that there must be somethingmore. There must be some reason for it all, some purpose behind it all. There has to be something more thant just day-to-day survival.

A wanderer does not know where to go, while a person on a journey has a specific destination in mind. When we have a clear idea of who we are and why we live, our lives become a journey.

Life as a physical body is suffering. We do not normally bother ourselves with the meanint of life when we feel happy.The conditions that make us content do not last forever. When we have realized that life is basically suffering punctuated by fleting moments of happiness, when we accept that tate of unbearable emptiness, ten we will know that we are on the path of the soul.

Our experiences in life are transient and realitve – only death is certain. We are manifestations of transcienc.

We should treasure each moment and endeavor to do our best but not in order to become attached to the feeling of jy. Moreover, we will come to feel deep compassion and love for tos around us who have not awakened to the truth; that every moment and every experience is a blessing.

All attachment and pain are born of our belief in the reality of “I”. Our goal should be to awaken to egolessness.

He explains that one may choose to live as the inner voice directs. Following the path of the soul’s purpose can be rewarding and joyful, and it can b overwhelmingly difficult. Our soul knows when we are faithful or not.

The realization of our soul’s purpose will be apparent by the dissolution of choice. Choice disappears when we pursue our purpose with total passion. We become one with out purpose, and the possibility of moving otherwise no longer enters the mind. Our passion is reflected by the spark in our eyes and the lightness in our steps, propelling us beyond any obstacle, through any hardship, until we breathe our final exhale with a smile on our face. In living out or life purpose with passion, we discover unimagined treasures.

He goes on to explain that the actions we take are important and have to be consistent in actions and words.

He emphasizes that it it important that we have a definite goal to become masters of our life and he ends by explaing that if we redefine ourselves as earth humans, the chains of names, religions, ethnicities and nationalities and their associated preconceptions will not limit us.

(Hidden) Language Codes by R. Neville Johnston

I have read two of Neville’s books, “The Language Codes” and “Hidden Language Codes”.  Both of them are built on the premise that all things exist within a Quantum FieldSee Quantumphysics and Overlapping of Science, Religion and Philosophy under Science, a field in which all things are vibrating.

In “The Language Codes” (72 pages) the author leads us through the maze of our own language, guiding us past the pitfalls that we have been preconditioned to ignore. He addresses concepts such as angels, Karma and Christ as well as feelings such as anger and guilt.  But he also addresses the main theme of this site, that we have to work on ourselves and says. “It may be fruitless to attempt to change anything in our external world, because it will only perfectly reflect the internal world. Therefore, the only work that can be done is work on ourselves.”

“The Hidden Language Codes” (169 pages) is a book about thought. Neville explains that we think in words and in order to reach a higher frequency we have to change the very words we think with.  In other words, the book is about rewriting the language in our head.

He addresses principles such as: “What you hate you recreate until you love it” and that the idea that we can control others is an illusion.

He defines on a spiritual level words like obsession, sadness, shame, and stress and teaches us power words – such as acceptance and faith.

On the back of this book we can read that “our language is full of unconscious triggers” and as long as we continue using them  “and victim our way through life, we sabotage out own goals and happiness”.