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The Simplest Meditation

http://www.swamij.com/simplestmeditation.htm

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Random Quotations

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Nothing is permanent in this wicked world not even our troubles.

Charlie Chaplin (1889 1977)



Give not over thy soul to sorrow; and afflict not thyself in thy own counsel. Gladness of heart is the life of man…

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Kurt Vonnegut/Quotes

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
I tell you, we are here on Earth to…
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Added by steve on June 19, 2017 at 11:14am — 1 Comment

Fragments of Anaxagoras

126. The Fragments

I give the fragments according to the text and arrangement of Diels:

(1) All things were together, infinite both in number and in smallness; for the small too was infinite. And, when all things were together, none of…

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Added by steve on June 1, 2017 at 3:41pm — No Comments

La Destruction by Charles Baudelaire



Destruction

The Demon is always moving about at my side; 

He floats about me like an impalpable air; 

I swallow him, I feel him burn my lungs 

And fill them with an eternal, sinful desire.

Sometimes, knowing my deep love for Art, he assumes 

The form of a most seductive woman, 

And, with pretexts specious and hypocritical, …

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Added by steve on May 6, 2017 at 2:30am — No Comments

Path of Initiation - 02 - Kabbalah Lessons - Live Chat - TRANSCRIPT

<esoteric_steve>: Lessons by Z'ev ben Shimon Halevi (Warren Kenton), Principal Tutor of the Kabbalah Society.
<esoteric_steve>: Topics covered:
<esoteric_steve>: Lesson 1: Introduction - The Mystery of Immanence and Transcendence - The Work of the Chariot and the Work of Creation. -…
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Added by steve on April 19, 2017 at 8:50pm — No Comments

SIFRA DETZNIYUTHA

 BOOK OF THAT WHICH IS CONCEALED From the Sefer HaZohar Mantuan Codex: Shmoth II: 186b Copyright Work of the Chariot 2001

SIFRA DETZNIYUTHA “Book of THAT Which is Concealed” The original Work of the Chariot translation is presented here in its entirety. A substantial Appendix follows the five core chapters. The first appendix is an extensive addition from the sixteenth century which is intended to follow after the verse, “And Elohim said the waters will swarm with movement of…

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Added by steve on April 15, 2017 at 3:12am — No Comments

Sefer ha-Zohar

Sefer ha-Zohar

The Book of Splendour


What is The Sefer ha-Zohar?

The Zohar [radiance] is the greatest classic of Jewish mysticism. It is a mystical commentary on the Torah, written in Aramaic, and is purported to be the teachings of the 2nd century Palestinian Rabbi Shimon ben Yohai. Legend relates that during a time of Roman persecution, Rabbi Shimon hid in a cave for 13 years, studying Torah with…

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Path of Initiation - 01 - Kabbalah Lessons - Live Chat - TRANSCRIPT

 

<esoteric_steve>: Thank you all for making time in your schedules to be here

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Added by steve on April 5, 2017 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

A list of benedictions given in the Bible - Benediction.net

1. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. Psalms 121:7,8





2. Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. Romans 15:13





3. Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:…

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Added by steve on March 25, 2017 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Gauging Interest in Kabbalah Lessons - please RSVP?

Hi All,

A long, long time ago we used to have weekly lessons on a variety of subject. Alchemy, Kabbalah, Shamanism to name a few.

The time has come again  where lessons  are becoming available.

I would like to do a series on Kabbalah presented in the Halevi method. This Rabbi is followed by many dignities including the Prince of Wales. These lessons were put together by our Australian brother Sylvester Perrett. Many of you are part of his group…

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Added by steve on March 24, 2017 at 10:33am — 4 Comments

Blood Sacrifice and Black Magic

Added by steve on March 14, 2017 at 9:04pm — 2 Comments

Self Condemnation by Swami Rama

 

From The Essence of Spiritual Life   

By Swami Rama 

ISBN 8190100491 



Reprinted with permission of the…

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Added by steve on February 22, 2017 at 9:13am — No Comments

Self-Realization in the Tradition of the Himalayan Masters by Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati

Purna:

The Full, Infinite, Whole, Complete

Om 

Purnamadah Purnamidam

Purnat Purnamudachyate

Purnasya Purnamadaya

Purnameva Vashishyate

Om shanti, shanti, shanti

Om. 

That is infinite, this is…

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Signs of Kundalini Awakening (Swami J)

Involuntary jerkiness or shaking in the body

Intense feelings of pleasure or bliss

Feelings of cold in the body

Intense heat in the spine, or a particular chakra, as if molten metal were flowing in the spine

Striking flows of energy, like electricity or internal lightning bolts

Feelings like snakes or ants crawling on the body, particularly along the spine, or between the feet and head

Hand gestures, locks, postures, or breathing practices may come spontaneously…

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Added by steve on February 7, 2017 at 9:58pm — 4 Comments

The Universal Prayer and Excerpts from An Essay on Man - Alexander Pope

The Universal Prayer

Father of all! in every age, 
    In every clime adored, 
By saint, by savage, and by sage, …
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Added by steve on February 5, 2017 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Tagore

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”   ― Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds

"If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.”

“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.”

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I…

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Added by steve on January 23, 2017 at 7:17pm — No Comments

Overheard In An Orchard

Said the Robin to the Sparrow
“I should really like to know
Why these anxious human beings
Rush about and worry so.”

Said the Sparrow to the Robin
“Friend I think that it must be
That they have no Heavenly Father
Such as cares for you and me.”

Elizabeth Chaney

1859

Added by steve on January 19, 2017 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Teachings of Ernest Holmes

In the 1920s, Holmes published the following statement of beliefs:

  • I believe in God, the Living Spirit Almighty; one, indestructible, absolute and self-existent Cause. This One manifests itself in and through all creation, but is not absorbed by its creation. The manifest universe is the body of God; it is the logical and necessary outcome of the infinite…
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Added by steve on November 26, 2016 at 11:15pm — No Comments

The Science of Mind - Lesson Six: Psychic Phenomena

The Science of Mind, by Ernest Shurtleff Holmes [1926], at sacred-texts.com


p. 233

Lesson Six: Psychic Phenomena

Psyche means soul; psychic phenomena are the phenomena of the soul. We have already seen that what we call the soul is, really, the subjective part of us. We do not have two minds, but we do have a dual…

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