Edited by HENRY REED, Ph.D.
March 09,   2016
Spirituality
 

Solarian Legacy

By Paul von Ward

What causes us to block out the idea or realization that we, as holographic portions and children of the universe, are probably endowed with the same miracle producing power we delegate to gods and angels?


Seven Secrets to the Higher Self

By Asoka Selvarajah, Ph.D

The Higher Self within us far transcends the understanding of our conscious minds. This is the power that all the great geniuses and teachers of history have accessed. It is also the place of magic and miracle in ou lives. Here are the seven key steps to contact it.


Forming an opinion about Life

By Ed Ida

Row, row, row your boat, Gently down the stream may offer secret clues to the intuitive art of living.


A Spiritual Look at Remote Viewing

Skip Atwater was in Army Intelligence when he "happened" to be Johnny on the spot with his knowledge of remote viewing to create the military’s psychic spying operation. He was, in fact, McMoneagle’s trainer.


Some Books on Intuition and Spirituality

An examination of a selection of books that demonstrate connections between intuition and spirituality.


Intuition: The Link Between Psi and Spirituality

By Jeffrey Mishlove

Digested by Deborah Leighton

Intuition can provide the bridge between a variety of ESP experiences and spirituality.


Using Intuition and Synchronicity for Greater Spirituality

By Emily Van Laeys

How an author found spiritual connections in her work.


Intuitive Responses to Terrorism

David Spangler


P.M.H. Atwater


Intuition is the voice of your Spirit

By Jonni O’Connor, Ph.D.

How learning to be intuitive is developing a relationship with your spiritual self.


The Path of Intuition

By Jan Nation

We, the human race, need to be more intuitive. Intuition has a central and potentially determining role to play in the complex and varied tasks of human and world renewal.


Soul Self Portraits

By Henry Reed

As an experiment in spiritual intuition, people allowed the soul to use its imagination to see itself in a mirror.


Soul Self Portraits Part 2

By Henry Reed

As an experiment in spiritual intuition, people allowed the soul to use its imagination to see itself in a mirror.


Soul Self Portraits Part 3

By Henry Reed

As an experiment in spiritual intuition, people allowed the soul to use its imagination to see itself in a mirror.


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ESP and Secrets

By Henry Reed

Does our need for personal secrets affect our feelings about ESP?


The Torah of the Body

By Diane Elliot

Book digest by Lorrie Kazan

When searching for the roots of intuition, it may be wise to look to the body.


"Explore Spiritual Realities"

By Mark Thurston, Ph.D.

Atlantic University offers free online "Mini-Courses" on spiritual domains.

The Transpersonal Domain: Inside and Outside


Awakening Intuition

By Frances Vaughan

A book digest by Rachel Creager

This classic survey of intuition, by a prominent pioneer in transpersonal counseling, was the first to discuss the spiritual side of intuition.


The World According to Edgar Cayce

By Ed Ida

The concept that life is a dream has been with us throughout the ages and has been confirmed by many mystics.


Allow it to Be Easy

By Connie Russert

As we uncover our innate Essence qualities, we automatically begin to tap into our intuition.


Spirituality in Music: Beethoven and the Spiritual Path

By David Tame

A Book Talk by Gayle Woityra

The wisest of sages and philosophers have known that music is among the most potent of all means through which the human consciousness is altered--for better or worse.


Creating a Meaningful Life

By Amy Betit

In this Atlantic University "mini-lesson, you’ll have a chance to explore what you may offer to yourself that would help you create more meaning in your life.


Inner Guidance

By John Van Auken

A leading Edgar Cayce scholar tells how to develop a relationship with inner guidance that you can trust.


Featured Web Site:

PenWing (aka the Pendulum Newsletter)

Here’s a web site nominated by one of our e-readers. We welcome your nomination of an inspirational web site related to intuition development.


Channeling Your Higher Self

By Henry Reed

Book Summary by Rachel Creager

Edgar Cayce popularized the word, "channel," to mean bringing forth, and had a unique "mega-vision" of the many ways in which we can bring forth blessings from Spirit.


Future Memory

By P.M.H. Atwater

Book summary by Clayton Montez

Future memory is one of many ways we tap into God and glimpse simultaneous-everywhere information.


The Power of Now

By Eckhart Tolle

Book Summary by Ann Holland

Even when the sky is heavily overcast, the sun hasn’t disappeared. It’s still there on the other side of the clouds.


Occupy the Space in Between

By Henry Reed

Out on my meditative walk the idea came to me to try to write an essay based on what two books, on very different subjects, had in common. Perhaps a new insight would emerge that would merit sharing it with you.


Dreams are Letters from the Soul

By Connie Kaplan

Book Summary by VerDella Denwiddie

Once we learn to witness and honor the meaning of our dream space, we realize that we are not just pupils in this school of life, we also teach there, and create there; and, we literally save the planet there.


Five Principles for Spiritual Parenting

By Mimi Doe

Dreamers from around the world have submitted dreams to a global dreaming project called Dream Gatherers.


The Places that Scare You

By Pema Chodron

Book talk by Gayl P. Woityra

Openness doesn’t come from resisting our fears but from getting to know them well.


Psychic Liberation: A Call for a Silent Revolution

By Jeffrey Mishlove

The president of the Intuition Network announces a new mission for intuition workers: To help intuition and psychic ability come out of the closet and be free!


Thoughts without a Thinker

By Mark Epstein, M.D.

Book Summary by Susanne Bozenski

An exploration of the intuitive realities underlying Buddhist meditation and psychoanalysis.


Prayer and Psychic Experiences Charles Thomas Cayce

There is a close relationships between ESP, prayer, meditation, dreams, and other deeper states of consciousness.


Intuitive Truth for the Child Within

By Connie Russert

Channeled writing presents five ideas to consider about what your inner child may intuit as truth.


Captain of my Ship, Master of my Soul

By Skip Atwater

Book Summary by Lorrie Kazan

Remote Viewing is a perceptual technique based on an innate human ability to mentally perceive and describe things separated or blocked by distance, shielding, or even time.


Value Added Remote Viewing

By Henry Reed

What has to be added to remote viewing to make it a useful tool for self-actualization?


The Secret Spiritual Life of Children

By Tobin Hart

Book Summary by VerDella Denwiddie

Grown men may learn from very little children, for the hearts of little children are pure, and, therefore, the Great Spirit may show them many things which older people miss.


The Call: Discovering Why You Are Here

By Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Book Commentary by Linda Brown

It isnt about using focused attention to get what you want or pretending to be at peace while waiting for a higher power to notice and reward you. The book is about accepting reality.


Healing Dreams: Exploring the Dreams That Can Transform Your Life

By Marc Ian Barasch

Book Summary by Linda Brown

A healing dream can be a spiritual turning point. It can bring new spiritual understanding and change in career and relationship.


Learn to Appreciate the Healing in Dreams

A commentary by Henry Reed on Barasch’s book,Healing Dreams, Healing dreams dont come to make it all better, but to help us live the truth.


Have a Creative Relationship with Spirit Guides

By PaTrisha RobinSong

My angels and spirit guides were many and nameless. Then someone suggested to me, "why don’t you name your angels and spirit guides by what they do and give them a face to make them more personal." What a novel idea! It became fun.


Cosmic Consciousness

A book review by Gayl Woitrya

All at once... he found himself wrapped around, as it were, by a flame-colored cloud.... The next (instant) he knew that the light was within himself. Directly after, there came upon him a sense of exaltation, of immense joyousness, accompanied or immediately followed by an intellectual illumination quite impossible to describe.


Lives Between Lives: Journey of Souls and Destiny of Souls Two books

By Michael Newton

Book Commentary by Gayl Woitrya

All at once... he found himself wrapped around, as it were, by a flame-colored cloud.... The next (instant) he knew that the light was within himself. Directly after, there came upon him a sense of exaltation, of immense joyousness, accompanied or immediately followed by an intellectual illumination quite impossible to describe.


Secrets of Children’s Spirituality

By Henry Reed

Spirituality is a mixed blessing, for while it may open the child to the secrets of the universe, such knowledge can also be a burden on the child. Adults face similar challenges and the parents may find their own spiritual issues mirrored in the struggles of the child. (A Commentary on the book by Tobin Hart, The secret spiritual world of children.)


Everyone’s A Buddha

By Donna Colon

Everybody is a teachereither what to be like, or what not to be like. I decided to adopt this perspective. The observations of others became fodder for the next mornings meditative session.


Emotional Alchemy

By Tara Bennet

Book Summary by Clayton Montez

The mind can transcend its natural tendency to obscure itself with habitual emotional reactions to one of natural, open clarity. When Buddhist mindfulness meditation is combined with schema therapy one learns to distinguish distortion from reality.


Lifting the Veil: Rapture or Rupture?

By Henry Reed

What will be the impact upon society and its institutionalized religions when the reality of paranormal phenomena is generally accepted?


Enlightenment Blues

By Andre van der Braak

Book summary by Lorrie Kazan

Previously Andre had been struggling with maintaining a Buddhist practice that he’d found overly rigorous without offering the kind of emotional sustenance he still craved. He was elated and relieved when Andrew Cohen told him, "Enlightenment is now." You’re in it and you no longer have to prepare.


Celebrating Soul: Preparing for the New Religion

By Lawrence Jaffe

Book summary by Susie Pedigo

Consciousness knows with both the head and the heart. The Jungian myth includes the idea that changing the God-image is dependent on transforming human consciousness. The connection between ego and Self represents the connection between man and God.


Sacred Selfishness: A Guide to Living a Life of Substance

By Bud Harris

Book summary by Linda Brown

The goal of sacred selfishness is to become a person of substance. People of substance live authentic lives that represent them as being who they truly are. As a result, they give back vitality and hope to the people around them. They have inner knowledge and self-love and the world cant victimize them.


The Holy Longing: The Hidden Power of Spiritual Yearning

By Connie Zweig, Ph.D.

Book summary by Linda Brown

Because holy longing has a light side and a dark side it can lead us, on one hand, to an ecstatic experience and wisdom. On the other, it takes us into emotional despair.


Why Edgar Cayce Was Not a Psychic: Typological Issues and Their Social and Religious Consequences

By Harmon Hartzell Bro, Ph.D.

The thesis of this paper is that using the term "psychic" as the central typological designation for Edgar Cayce misdirects serious inquiry on who he was and what he did, as well as impedes replication of his activity, by emphasizing his acquisition of data at the expense of the rich system of values which he both expounded and enacted, and in which he grounded his own self-understanding and practice.


Remote Viewing and Self-Realization: A commentary by Henry Reed on Russell Targ’s book:Limitless Mind

Edgar Cayce used remote viewing himself sometimes, like when he announced from his self-induced clairvoyant consciousness that his next client had not yet arrived at home where he was to be for his reading from Cayce, or when Cayce noted that the prescribed remedy, "oil of smoke" was hidden in the back room shelf of the pharmacist.


Love Needed for Science of Spirituality A commentary by Henry Reed on Jacob Needlemans book:A Sense of the Cosmos

The philosopher ponders why it might be that even as science attempts, in the guise of transpersonal psychology, to discover the laws of life that will provide genuine human fulfillment, it seems to fall short of the mark.


Signs of the Times: Unlocking the Symbolic Language of World Events

By Ray Grasse

Book summary by Clayton Montez

"God will have to assume six billion faces - one for each member of the human race." This remark by astrologer Ray Grasse points to his anticipation of life-altering trends with the arrival of the Aquarian Age.


Mystical Dogs: Animals as guides to our inner life

By Jean Houston

Book summary by Linda Brown

"Dogs offer steady emotional support, love us unconditionally and can even find us thousands of miles away. They inhabit our imaginations and find a place in our dreams. Our pets assist us in finding who and what we really are. They help us bridge nature and instinct."


Connections: The Five Threads of Intuitive Wisdom

By Gabrielle Roth

Book Summary by Lorrie Kazan

"All of life is a dance; particles move, and movement brings us into that divine, intuitive flow, into the spontaneous, instinctive wisdom that illuminates the present moment."


Multidimensional Reality and the Design of Existence An excerpt from Path of Empowerment: Pleiadian Wisdom for a World in Chaos

By Barbara Marciniak

Everyone on Earth is here to participate in and contribute to the mass awakening of humanity to the truth that your thoughts create your reality.


How can I trust Spirit?

By Paularyo

Doubting Spirit is part of the human search for truth. No human truths remain constant. Your truths evolve as your soul evolves. Allow it to be your truth in the moment.


Living in the Lap of the Goddess: The Feminist Spirituality Movement in America

By Cynthia Eller

Book Summary by Linda Brown

Feminist spirituality is centered on the English-speaking world and can take place individually or through a loosely structured group, classes, or workshops. Much of it is done through the media; for example, mail order classes. However, the most common way for a woman to enter into feminist spirituality is through books.


Edgar Cayce on Religion and Psychic Experience

By Harmon Bro

Book Summary by Susie Pedigo

Every human soul has psychic ability. Need, opportunity and intent must be in place before psychic phenomena occurs. So psychic ability has to be more than a kit of useful tools; it must include the awareness the way things are and a desire to work with the way things are.


A Hidden Order: Uncover Your Life’s Design

By Winter Robinson

Book Summary by Susie Pedigo

This hidden order is quickly becoming a part of the world’s spiritual revolution that will rid the world of fear, greed, and confusion and result in humankind developing harmony with the cosmos.


Reality: How it Works Unknown Author

What we are now coming to suspect about the way reality works grants a perspective on our humanity which up till now would have seemed more mythic than real.


Spirit Matters

By Michael Lerner

Book summary by Clayton Montez

Instead of hiding our spiritual life from the public domain, Lerner encourages us, through his description of an "emancipatory spirituality," to apply the holiness of our true selves to enrich the world of work, politics, law, education and ecology.


Toward a New Understanding of God An interview with Neal Donald Walsch and an excerpt from his new book:Tomorrow’s God

Humanity is going to create a new God for itself in the next 25 to 30 years, that this new God will result in the emergence of a new spirituality on the planet, and the new spirituality will in turn result in, at last, a movement toward that time of peace and harmony for all humankind, which has been so long predicted and so long awaited.


Becoming Psychic: Spiritual Lessons for Focusing Your Hidden Abilities

By Stephen Kierulff, Ph.D. and Stanley Krippner, Ph.D.

Commentary by Linda Brown

This book goes far beyond listing the five ways of becoming psychic and giving instructions on how to do so. In fact, the authors make it clear from the beginning that psychic events entail love and connection, not personal glory. The main objective of the book is to explore the spiritual implications of psychic phenomena.


Shiva: The Wild God of Power and Ecstasy

By Wolf-Dieter Storl, PH.D.

Summary by Susie Pedigo

Shiva is transcendent and at the same time the Self of each individual. In southern India to worship Shiva one must first purify the body with water before entering the sacred space.


The Daily Mandala

By Henry Reed

Every day, as part of my "giveaway," I share a mandala, my individual expression of the universal oneness that unites us. It is my prayer that these visualizations will inspire you to become as you really are, a unique expression of creation.


Edgar Cayce and the Eternal Feminine

By Lynne Rogers

Book summary by VirDella Denwiddie

The Creative Forces are synonymous with a Mother/Father God concept. This expression, not easily found in traditional Judeo-Christian literature, states that one of the two co-creative forces comprising the Oneness is feminine, the Eternal Feminine, which manifests in the spiritual, psychological and cultural domains.


INVISIBLE ACTS OF POWER: Personal Choices That Create Miracles

By Caroline Myss

Book summary by Linda Brown

Invisible acts of power are defined by the author as generous actions that are given without a private agenda or expectation of credit or reward - such as love, intuition, compassion, purpose and spiritual support. They are the means through which grace is channeled into someone’s life.


Dark Nights of the Soul An excerpt from the bookTo Be Of Use

By Dave Smith

I wonder if you’ve ever lost hope? I once was not able to get out of bed much for several weeks; I just could not get up. I feigned ill health, but it was a deep emptiness and vague fear that left me weak, helpless, hopeless, useless. I was working in computer systems at a distribution center for a foreign car company.


Eyes of An Angel: A True Story of Soul Travel, Spirit Guides, Soul Mates, and the Reality of Love

By Paul Elder

Book summary by Linda Brown

As a person who had long been fascinated by stories of out-of-body experiences, the author gained first-hand knowledge of this phenomena as a grown man. He awoke from sleep one night to find himself floating near the ceiling, looking down upon the sleeping bodies of himself and his wife. While in this state, he had the feeling this wasn’t the first time he had done so.


What Is the Real Meaning of Life? Edited By David Seaman

An excerpt

On October 14, 2004, I was sitting with my laptop at a café in NYC trying to avoid writing a paper for my first-year humanities class. In a moment of despair, I typed "What is the meaning of life?" into an online forum. Fifty thousand hits and two thousands answers later you have this book.


Heart Awareness Provides Special Revelations

By Henry Reed

Edgar Cayce consistently spoke of the highest form of consciousness, as well as its destined goal, as the knowledge that we are simultaneous both individuals and one with God. In one statement he gave a clue about how to achieve this realization: "...the purpose of the heart is to know yourself to be yourself and yet one with God..."


Limitless mind: A guide to remote viewing and transformation of consciousness

By Russell Targ

Book Summary by Gabriela Drinovan

New perspectives are open for ESP researchers by studies performed in the last five decades in the world laboratories where thousands of experiments in perceptive capabilities of people have been conducted. It seems that it is in anybody’s power to benefit from an expanded consciousness beyond the limits of our usual functions and that becoming aware of facts that are distant in space or time is a matter of mind training.


Matter of Spirit

By Elizabeth Barberi

Book Summary by Susie Pedigo

Religion is an experience for some people. For others it is an idea that guides their lives. The author’s religious journey includes both methods and has been successful for her. The stated purpose of this book is to help others find the happiness that her journey has brought her. The path leads toward wholeness through full interpenetration with the Spirit of God.


What Are We to Make of the Bleep?

By Henry Reed

I have encountered three responses to the movie. The first is excitement that a movie addresses topics to a general audience that are of such vital interest to members of the A.R.E. community. The second is disappointment that the movie didn’t show anything "new," meaning what the person knew already. The third is an expression of curiosity about how these topics, long a part of the Edgar Cayce material, are being presented to a general audience.


Spring Forth

By Erin O’Naughton

The wheel is turning. The winds of change blow thru my hair...


Are Miracles Really Possible? An excerpt from:Creating Miracles: A Practical Guide to Divine Intervention

By Carolyn Godschild Miller, Ph.D.

I’ve been studying miracles for the past twenty-five years, and what I see that others may not is that Ashley Smith did everything a person is supposed to do in order to make a miracle possible. If you fulfill the necessary conditions for making divine intervention possible, and then something seemingly miraculous occurs, you have good reason to suppose that it isn’t a mere coincidence.


Journeys Through Space and Time

By Kate McRaith

Shamanic journeying is the practice of entering an altered state of consciousness and traveling through different planes of reality for a specific purpose, usually to serve, help, or heal members of the community. A person who undertakes this journey is called a shaman. As with remote viewing, the body remains where it is in time and space while the awareness leaves. Shamans are a bridge between the human and spirit world and have been evident in human history for tens of thousands of years.


The God Code: The Secret of Our Past, the Promise of Our Future

By Gregg Braden

Book Summary by Linda Brown

The book is based on the fact that the basic elements of DNA - hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen and carbon translate directly to key letters of both the Hebrew and Arabic alphabets and that in both alphabets they spell the name of God. What this means is that the letters of God’s ancient name "are encoded as the genetic formation in every cell, of every life.


Playing the Quantum Field: How Changing Your Choices can Change Your Life

By Brenda Anderson

An Excerpt

Have you ever experienced a sudden breakthrough? You know that feeling, when what you picture in your head actually happens and you want to pinch yourself because you can’t believe it’s real? Or when you have one of those moments of clarity, and your biggest problem suddenly disappears because you look at it differently, or when the perfect solution presents itself out of the blue? That’s when you’re playing the quantum field.


Messengers of Love, Light and Grace: Getting to Know Your Personal Angels

By Terry Lynn Taylor

Book Summary by Linda Brown

The definition of angel is messenger. Often these messengers come to us through intuition, to warn or guide us. Every person has a guardian angel that is with him or her all the time. This companion angel was with us as far back as when we decided to come into life as the person we are today. Most people primarily think of their guardian angel as a protector. This does not mean, however, that we can go through our life journey with no bumps in the road. There are certain things we are meant to experience in order to learn the lessons those experiences teach us.


Your Heart Knows the Answer: How to Trust Yourself and Make the Choices That Are Right for You

By Gail Harris

Book Summary by Linda Brown

The most important message the book is that where you are is where you need to be. When you lets your heart guide you, things flow more easily, and you will have a sense of where you belong. You will experience more love and a more positive attitude, because the voice of truth is always kind and loving.


The Elusive Now: The Yeti of Spiritual Life

By Robert Rabbin

Since the 1971 publication of Ram Dass’ seminal book, Be Here Now, the "now" has been a popular exotic spiritual destination, like Tibet, for many seekers of truth. Unlike Tibet, no one has every actually been to the now; no one has ever wandered its streets, shopped in its markets, snapped pictures, or brought back souvenirs.


On Being Non-Attached to Outcomes

By Brandon Bays

Often, we become attached to something or someone because deep down we fear we would’t be complete without them. We fear letting go into the presence of the unknown, and feel that we would be left bereft, lost, alone without that outer possession, person, lifestyle. We fear non-existence.


The Heart of Our Spirituality

By Henry Reed

Knowledge of our oneness with God, of our co-creative opportunities and responsibilities, comes in many ways. Edgar Cayce gave a clue about how to achieve God realization: "...the purpose of the heart is to know yourself to be yourself and yet one with God..." As we’ve conducted quite a bit of research on how to enter a state of heart awareness in order to achieve this spiritual knowledge, I’d like to share some of our findings.


Walking with the Wisdom of All Traditions: An Interview with Sage Bennet, Author of Wisdom Walk: Nine Practices for Creating Peace and Balance from the World’s Spiritual Traditions

People can learn ways to reduce stress and find balance in their lives from overworking and other addictive behaviors by following simple wisdom practices such as creating a home altar, meditating and finding peace, surrendering to prayer, forgiveness, letting nature be our teacher, visioning, learning to go with the flow, and service.


The Power of Awareness

An excerpt from

The Mandala of Being: Discovering the Power of Awareness

By Richard Moss, M.D.

Any story you tell yourself about who you are, any belief you have, any feeling you are aware of, is only an object of your larger consciousness. You, in your essence, are always something that experiences all these and remains more complete than any of them. When you realize that you are inherently larger than any feeling that enters your awareness, this very awareness will change the feeling, and it will release its grip on you.


Re-Discover The Divine As You Develop Your Intuition

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Daisy and The Dragon.

An Atlantic University Master’s Degree project by Patricia Parks.

Once upon a time there was a little pixie named Daisy who lived in a cottage with her family. In the summer Daisy and her brother and sister played with the flowers, birds and dogs. They liked to explore the woods, lake and the roads which led to distant places.


Practical Mysticism—Humanity’s Next Step: An Interview with Walter Starcke, by Kathy Juline

Walter Starcke is a person of extraordinary accomplishments. Beginning his many-faceted career as an actor and Broadway producer, notably of I Am a Camera, later made into the film and musical Cabaret, he has devoted his life to the study and practice of universal truth principles. Currently a business entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and “Closing the Gap” workshop teacher, he is also the author of a number of books, including This Double Thread (1976), Homesick for Heaven (1988), It’s All God (1998), The Third Appearance (2004), and his most recent, Joel Goldsmith and I (2006). One of today’s most inspired New Thought writers, he lives the life of a practical mystic.


Knowledge Was Graciously Invoked in Me by the Plant Teacher, by Oregon T.

In this unusual experience, a college philosophy professor in his forties obtains confirmation of intuitions of a prior lifetime as a student of an alchemist magician in Elizabethan England. Seeing the parallels between that life and his present life, he rediscovers certain mathematical relationships and also obtains liberating insight into personality patterns.


RELIGIOUS LITERACY: What Every American Needs to Know

By Stephen Prothero

Book Summary by Rosemary Roberts

Americans are feeling outnumbered and threatened, not so much by foreign terrorists but by their fellow Americans. An atmosphere of faith-based paranoia permeates a portion of our cultural climate. Unlike the Europeans, whose educations have included a thorough steeping in religious studies, we do not -- cannot -- view religion objectively. Instead, we clutch our Bibles to our bosoms and with varying degrees of emotional fervor, proclaiming ourselves "a religious nation."


Breatkthrough!

By Alan Watts

An excerpt from his autobiography:

In My Own Way

The power of something so apparently simple-and so seemingly absurd-as mantra- and om-chanting is that it fosters a relaxed concentration on pure sound, as distinct from words, ideas, and abstractions, and thus brings attention to bear on reality itself.


Connecting with the Divine Matrix

Joanne Aaronson

How do you know if you are connected to a higher power? First, let’s agree on what to call this higher power often called God, but many words could be substituted.


The Spiritual Journey in 21st Century America

By Rosemary Roberts

We claim to be a religious nation; we believe we are believers. Statistics prove otherwise. In tallying such factors as profession of faith, attendance at worship services, scripture reading and study, prayer and meditation, and willingness to volunteer, evidence of genuine commitment is steadily declining.


Mending the Past and Healing the Future with Soul Retrieval

By Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D.

Book Commentary by Gayl P. Woityra

This book helps to clarify shamanism for the average reader. Those who pay attention to the work are likely to discover parallels to other quite acceptable healing practices, ranging from general psychiatry and psychotherapy to past-lives therapy, meditation, visualization exercises, and positive affirmations.


Celebrating 2012: Experiencing the Future of Consciousness Now

By Henry Reed

For five hot and steamy days in August a group of seventeen hearty souls explored the possibility of engaging themselves in the future of consciousness. While residing in cabins located within a wooded sanctuary, the participants worked together under the assumption that the purpose of prophecy is to engage people in the co-creation of the future. The group gatherings involved discussions of ideas, possibilities, and experiences. We also took advantage of special technologies developed at Atlantic University that allow the participants to “channel” their own contribution to the information pool surrounding our investigations.


Return of the Goddes

By Edward C. Whitmont

Book summary by Jan Kruyff

History demonstrates that consciousness evolves in steps and phases. The study of consciousness tells us we are in the midst of one such transitional phase. That the feminine be involved should be a forgone conclusion. Both the masculine and the feminine are original components of consciousness. Insight into the present struggle of the feminine is had in understanding from where we have come and where we are going.


Relationships: How Are You Connected?

By Christian de Quincey

An excerpt from:

Radical Knowing: Understanding Consciousness through Relationship

This may come as a surprise to some people: You cannot not be in relationship. It is a fact of life. Yet so many of us spend a lot of our precious time and money trying to find relationships, or the perfect one. But after some reflection and clear thinking we come to recognize a basic, simple fact: We are always in relationship ... of some kind. It's part of the welcome package we get on arrival into this world. Every one of us—no exceptions—gets the basic package: a body, a mind, and relationships.


Renaissance II: Rebirth in the New Clear Age

By Donn O'Connor

A summary by the author

Edgar Cayce, a dedicated Christian, was somewhat dismayed to learn that he had, while in a self-induced trance state, made a statement referring to reincarnation, since he had considered the concept to be "the work of the Devil." Such would be a normal reaction, since it is not commonly known that Christianity's theological foundation, rather than having been based on sacred Hebrew documents and the oral teachings of Jesus, was established principally on the philosophy of Plato, and reincarnation represented the very foundation of Plato's teaching.


WHERE IS GOD?

By John Welshons

Based on his book, When Prayers Aren't Answered

Where is God when tragedy strikes? When events happen that break our hearts? When human beings inflict cruelty and suffering on one another? These and similar questions form the basis of nearly every quest for spiritual understanding, and nearly every individual crisis in faith.


Love without End... Jesus Speaks

By Glenda Green

Summary by Sylvia Moran

The seven higher dimensions of intelligence are within the heart. They are unity, love, life, respect, honesty, justice and kindness. Each of these is reflected in the first seven commandments


The Reflecting Self: Would We Lose Our Souls in a World Without Animals?

By Gary Kowalkski

My own children remind me that becoming human is a continuous unfolding. One evening my son was playing with his toys in the tub when suddenly something caught his eye. Reflected in the chrome fixture encircling the faucet was his own image. With a happy smile of recognition, he called out his name, "Noah."


The Journey from Childhood to Adulthood: The Importance and Limitations of Rites of Passage

By Bill Plotkin

Contemporary, Western society fails us during the transition from childhood to adulthood. Too many people reach their physical prime without ever attaining psychological maturity. Put plainly, in today's world, growing up is hard to do.


2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl

By Daniel Pinchbeck

Book Summary by Leah J. Henry

According to Toltec and Mayan prophesies, the world will undergo a momentous change in 2012. Specifically, a 5,000 year cycle will end and a new world will be born. The nature of that new world may well depend on our willingness and ability to begin thinking in a completely different way about our planet and ourselves.


God in Stages

By Echo Bodine

In my quest to better understand god -- and prayer -- three friends and I formed a prayer group called Master Mind. I'd heard about this kind of group at church. At our weekly meetings, we'd each share what we wanted help or guidance with, and one person would write down everyone's requests. At the next meeting, that person would read out loud the previous week's requests, and each of us would talk about how our prayers had been answered.

 


How Can We Embrace Changing Times?

Henry Reed, Ph.D.

 

These past decades have seen change unprecedented in recorded history. Change occurs over time, and the length of the time intervals affects what kinds of changes occur. Evidence abounds that that the earth has endured many calamitous changes. There are, however, other kinds of changes for which we can look to ourselves as somehow involved in the challenging changes that confront us.

 


Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life

By James Hollis. Reflections by Lorrie Kazan

Renowned psychoanalyst, Carl Jung, said, We all walk around in shoes too small for us. In other words, we tend to live lives proscribed for us, based on others expectations and fears rather than searching and diving into the disarray and disillusionment the might be required to find ones true path.


The Shift: The Revolution in Human Consciousness

By Owen Waters. Summary by Susan Gail Parcheta

The Shift--a collective heart awakening of humanity's consciousness--first came to attention in the mid-1960s. It is the sum of each individual's transformational growth toward a New Reality, ushering in a new era of heart-powered consciousness.


A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life Purpose

By Eckhart Tolle

Book Summary by Marjorie Nevins

The Purpose of This Book is to wake up the individual ego and let it know it may be a prisoner to its own personality. The book is to help you recognize you are more. It will transform you and you will become aware of the unawake state of consciousness within each being. You'll become aware you are more than ego.


Re-Discover the Divine within Your Intuition An ECIIS Home-Study Course by Keith Vonder Ohe.

The Edgar Cayce readings emphasize again and again that personal spiritual growth and development needs to accompany the development of intuitive abilities in order for an individual to maximize the most healthy, creative use of these abilities.


Another Little Peace of the Heart. An Excerpt from The Compassionate Life, By Marc Barasch.

I've wondered from time to time what happened in this primitive, instinctual tit for tat, a variant of any playground fight. Some kid pinches you, and you pinch them back: There, now you know how it feels! The word revenge doesn't quite cover it; in an odd way, it's more like enforced empathy, a need to make the other feel, first-hand and in rough proportion, the suffering they caused us.


Where Hides the Spirituality of Men? By Henry Reed

It used to be, when I felt like crying, I'd get angry instead. During the discussion of the aftermath of the devastation I had created by my anger, I would learn that I had actually been sad, lonely, or hurt, and wished I had realized that earlier. It took me many years to recognize the anger signal, to look within, and to discover my tears.


Sacred Gifts: Discovering Your Soul's Talents, by Lorrie Kazan.

It was easy to feel peaceful in the lush, green surroundings of the Asilomar Conference grounds where the summer A.R.E. conference was held. Here one doesn't surrender the forest for the sea since both are equally present.  Wooden walkways wind through the conference center and out to the beach where the salt scent of the sea and the sound of the waves create a warm greeting for the heart.


The Secrets of Masonic Washington, by James Wasserman

In this guide to the Masonic underpinnings of America's capital, James Wasserman reveals the esoteric symbols and the spiritual and visionary ideas that lie hidden in the buildings, monuments, and physical layout of Washington, D.C. His walking tour of these Masonic sites includes both the expected and unexpected


The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion, by Michael A. Jawer (An Excerpt)

"I feel, therefore I am." If this formulation is correct, it can be rephrased "I feel, therefore I am a self." In seeking the origins of selfhood, then, we ought to begin with the sensory foundations of feeling.


The Secret behind the Success of Tatas, by M.B. Sharan & Deepa Chatterjee

When the world thinks of Indian corporate sector, the name that springs to mind is of the Tata Group. Across sectors, from manufacturing to services and beyond, the Tatas have spread their wings profitably while setting the highest ethical standards. The Group's handling of the changes unleashed by liberalization has been a critical factor in it taking the big strides it has. A close look at the genesis of the Company is required to get a clear picture of the corporate tradition and the way of working of the Tatas which would enable us to comprehend the secret of their success.


The Widsom to Know the Difference: When to Make a Change and When to Let Go, by Eileen Flanagan

The wisdom to know the difference between what we can and cannot change is central to my definition of a well-lived life. When we accept our circumstances, we spare ourselves frustration and anxiety, though we suffer needlessly when we put up with what we shouldn't. Too often, however, we get the equation backward.


Emotional Wisdom, by By Mantak Chia and Dena Saxer: An Excerpt

Why do we have emotions in the first place? Many of us experience them as a disturbance, something out of our control. But they're not simply a thorn in our side. They are natural energy responses to what we experience through our senses. They're vital messages from our Soul, our higher self, to our personality or body.


The Source of Intuitive Knowledge: Spiritual Communication in Deep Yoga by M.B. Sharan

 There are three sources of knowledge: the first is through the five senses, the second is through the intellect, and the third is through the spirit. What we get through our senses and the intellect is known as rational knowledge; and what we get through our spirit is known as intuitive knowledge.

Sex and the Intelligence of the Heart: Nature, Intimacy, and Sexual Energy. By Julie McIntyre

Nature is having sex all the time--that's one of the reasons we feel so alive when we are immersed in it. Sexuality is essential to the sensation of Nature in your own body, of connecting to the piece of Earth closest to you--your own flesh and bones. Many a couple has been overcome by passion while walking in the woods or on the beach; many a soul has found solace or epiphany in Nature. Living in accordance with Nature depends on you being your true, whole self--a sexual, sensual, erotic, fully alive human being.

 

On Being Non-Attached to Outcomes
By Brandon Bays


Often, we become attached to something or someone because deep down we fear we wouldnt be complete without them. We fear letting go into the presence of the unknown, and feel that we would be left bereft, lost, alone without that outer possession, person, lifestyle. We fear non-existence.

 

Matter of Spirit
By Elizabeth Barberi
Book Summary by Susie Pedigo

Religion is an experience for some people. For others it is an idea that guides their lives. The author's religious journey includes both methods and has been successful for her. The stated purpose of this book is to help others find the happiness that her journey has brought her...

What Are We to Make of the Bleep?
By Henry Reed

"I have encountered three responses to the movie. The first is excitement that a movie addresses topics to a general audience that are of such vital interest to members of the A.R.E. community. The second is disappointment that the movie didn't show anything "new," meaning what the person knew already. The third is an expression of curiosity...

 

 

WHERE IS GOD?

By John Welshons

Based on his book, When Prayers Aren't Answered

Where is God when tragedy strikes? When events happen that break our hearts? When human beings inflict cruelty and suffering on one another? These and similar questions form the basis of nearly every quest for spiritual understanding, and nearly every individual crisis in faith.

Love without End... Jesus Speaks

By Glenda Green

Summary by Sylvia Moran

The seven higher dimensions of intelligence are within the heart. They are unity, love, life, respect, honesty, justice and kindness. Each of these is reflected in the first seven commandments.

The Social, Spiritual, and Religious Effects
of Numinous Experiences

By The Rt. Rev. Dr. Bruce D. LeBlanc

While researchers have investigated religious and spiritual experiences, often within the classification of parapsychological phenomena, little research has been undertaken specifically about numinous experiences...

 

Dark Nights of the Soul.
An excerpt from the book
To Be Of Use
, by Dave Smith

"I wonder if you've ever lost hope? I once was not able to get out of bed much for several weeks; I just could not get up. I feigned ill health, but it was a deep emptiness and vague fear that left me weak, helpless, hopeless, useless...

 

Spiritual Development and Counseling for College Students

M.B. Sharan & Premshila Sharan

The term "counseling" is used generally for giving an expert advice to others. But in educational institutions, it is primarily a way of addressing and resolving problems related to students. It is an interactive process characterized by a unique relationship between counselor and client that leads to change in the client. The counselor acts as a facilitator in helping clients to understand feelings, behaviours, relationships with others, situations, choices and decisions. 

The Soul Solution

By Jonathan Parker

Have you ever wondered if you have a soul? And why, if it exists, and it is yours, you can't seem to find it? Even if you haven't asked yourself these questions wouldn't you like to know?  Not only is it possible for to connect with your soul, doing so leads to deep peace and true happiness. Everything in the universe is in a state of motion, evolving into some state other than where it is at the present time. You arrived at where you are now through a process that will continue unfolding, expanding, and revealing continuous levels of experience well out into the future.

Kundalini Energy and Christian Spirituality

Book Digest by Fran Kramer

Imagine a high energy electric current running up your spine, coursing through your body, making your limbs tremble or feel the sensation of warm fluid flowing or bees buzzing around in your head. For the average practicing Christian who experiences such phenomenon, these scenarios most likely will be the outcome because the vast majority of physicians, psychologists and average people do not understand what is now being recognized as a world-wide human experience, not just an exotic Hindu concept: kundalini energy.  

Living with Joy: Keys to Personal Power & Spiritual Transformation

By Sanaya Roman

What is inner peace? All of you have a picture in your mind of what you think inner peace is. You have achieved this state many times, sometimes for moments, even for hours, and so you know what inner peace feels like. Part of growth is learning to create that feeling without being dependent upon things turning out a certain way or needing people to respond in a specific way.

Mysticism of Teresa of Avila
By Di Allen-Thompson

This essay focuses primarily on Avila's own 16th century writings translated from the Spanish from her autobiography. Supplemental material came from Teresa of Avila's later work, articles from the internet, The Stormy Search for the Self and, Touched With Fire: Manic Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament. A comparison of the content of these texts and articles shows the close relationship between the Christian mystical experiences of Teresa of Avila and the shamanic journey in many other cultures throughout history and the artistic and ingenious personalities of some of those people suffering from mental illness.

Earth Intuitive

By Sarah Root

For many years there has been a calling within me to connect deeply to the Earth. As a child I spent hours walking in nature every day, immersed in a sensory communion that flooded me with well-being and assistance. I took that merging for granted. I don't anymore. Now after decades of other jobs I am able to truly heed the call to return to my childhood way of life: living in alignment with nature, actively using my skills as an Earth Intuitive and Earth Energy Worker.

Meditations with Teresa of Avila

Edited by Megan Don

Teresa struggled enormously with her dichotomous life, that is, with her desire for the Beloved on the one hand and her enjoyment of life's pleasures on the other. Teresa was not naive, however, and she was perfectly aware that the Beloved works in and through the world. It was the attachment to the ways of the world that concerned her, the desire for her senses to be satiated through the pleasures of personal attention and recognition. Even though she was ostensibly doing the Beloved's work, she knew that she was erroneously claiming the credit.

For Seven Lifetimes

By Vatsala and Ehud Sperling

My husband, Ehud, and I were married in India fifteen years ago, on February 22, 1996. During our traditional Hindu wedding ceremony, we walked around a sacred fire seven times and took a vow that for seven lifetimes we would give each other nourishment, strength, prosperity, happiness, progeny, long life, harmony, and understanding. These vows were pledged according to Vedic tradition, with priests, family and friends, and the fire god Agni as witnesses. Although no prenuptial agreements and marriage contracts were signed to authenticate the process, our vows are binding forever; according to Hindu tradition, there is no way to break these sacred vows--not just in this lifetime, but in seven lifetimes.

SPIRITUALITY IN MUSIC
BEETHOVEN AND THE SPIRITUAL PATH
by David Tame

A Book Talk by Gayle Woityra
The wisest of sages and philosophers have known that music is among the most potent of all means through which the human consciousness is altered--for better or worse.

 

An Enlightened Philosophy

By Geoff Crocker

Crocker traces enlightenment thought and its impact on religious belief, analyzing how and why belief has been eroded in recent times, and critiquing the role of church in 21st century society as to the specific interpretation of religion it offers. He recognizes the need that society has for a meta-narrative that can enhance social values, a narrative that has classically been provided by myth. 

In the Shadow of the Buddha

By Matteo Pistono

Here's a book about Tibet through the eyes of a devotee -- a stranger hiding in plain sight. It's about how a culture's rich spiritual past is slipping away against the force of a tyrannical future. It's about how Tibetans live today, and the tenacity of their faith in the future in spite of dire repression and abuse.

What Is the Real Meaning of Life?
Edited by David Seaman, An excerpt

On October 14, 2004, I was sitting with my laptop at a caf in NYC trying to avoid writing a paper for my first-year humanities class. In a moment of despair, I typed "What is the meaning of life?" into an online forum. Fifty thousand hits and two thousands answers later you have this book.

 

Heart Awareness Provides Special Revelations.
By Henry Reed.

Edgar Cayce consistently spoke of the highest form of consciousness, as well as its destined goal, as the knowledge that we are simultaneous both individuals and one with God. In one statement he gave a clue about how to achieve this realization: "...the purpose of the heart is to know yourself to be yourself and yet one with God..."

 

The Holy Longing: The Hidden Power of Spiritual Yearning
by Connie Zweig, Ph.D.
Book summary by Linda Brown

Because holy longing has a light side and a dark side it can lead us, on one hand, to an ecstatic experience and wisdom. On the other, it takes us into emotional despair.

 

Love Needed for Science of Spirituality:
A commentary on Jacob Needleman�s book "A Sense of the Cosmos"
Henry Reed

The philosopher ponders why it might be that even as science attempts, in the guise of transpersonal psychology, to discover the laws of life that will provide genuine human fulfillment, it seems to fall short of the mark.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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