TAG: spirituality

The Subjugation of the Creator

Julian Rose – Those in pursuit of power are seldom satisfied. They always want more. In a seemingly never ending act of compulsive consumption, they seek to dominate or destroy all that stands in the way of their thirst for power.

We Don’t Have to Renounce the World

Wes Annac – The painful and ultimately illusory nature of this world could cause us to want to turn away from it when we become spiritually aware…

How To End Suffering

Video – Eckhart speaks about the ability to end suffering by being present.

DMT – The Inner Path to Other Worlds

Video – DMT is a psychoactive chemical produced by the human body and by many plants that causes intense visions and can induce its users to quickly enter a completely different “world.”

How Materialism Posing as Mysticism Limits Consciousness and Subverts Spirituality

Matthew Butler, Guest Waking Times The law of attraction is a wildly-popular modern mystical belief hyped as the secret to fulfilling your every desire. It has big celebrity endorsements, and commercial products rehashing its claims sell in abundance. But beneath the glossy facade there’s often an agenda pushing egocentrism and greed in metaphysical garb, which limits consciousness

Spiritual Freedom in the West: Are We Drifting Into a Culture of Suppression?

David Gardner, Guest Waking Times Increasingly in the West practitioners of alternative spirituality are subjected to discrimination and censorship. It’s sobering to look at the possible outcomes of living in a society where spiritual freedoms are heavily restricted. This article looks at the Chinese government’s oppression of spirituality as an example, to illustrate why we

How Fear is Used to Turn You Against Spirituality

David G, Guest Waking Times Fear is a weapon of social control used to manipulate thoughts and actions without people even knowing it. Today it’s used to control and alienate would-be practitioners of alternative spirituality. How has this happened and who stands to gain from it? By understanding how fear is used we can be

The Truth About What Psychedelics Do to Your Brain

Tom McKay, PolicyMic Waking Times Scientists Studied What Psychedelics Do to the Brain, and It’s Not What You’ve Been Told It turns out that psychedelics aren’t just good for turning into an elf and jousting a car. Psychiatrists, psychologists and specialists in addiction and recovery from traumatic experiences have been investigating the use of hallucinogens in

Spirituality Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Marc Oromaner, Contributor Waking Times Ah, the enlightened life! A life where the superficial trappings of the material world have lost their luster. Where greasy, fried, and fatty foods are no longer tempting. Where meditation, sharing, and an appreciation of the beauty of nature provide all the fulfillment one needs for true happiness. And yet,

Higher Knowledge: Enriching & Enabling Factor

Dr. Stewart Bitkoff, Contributor Waking Times  Most people would agree we all want to live in a kinder, more humane world. A world where there is respect for human life, economic resources are shared, and the old and infirm are treated with dignity.  In each of these areas there is room for improvement. Economically many

Will There Ever Be A Time Without War?

Dr. Stewart Bitkoff, Contributor Waking Times Recently, I had the long awaited opportunity to visit Gettysburg, PA and tour this immense and historic Civil War Battlefield. This is one of our National Parks with many tour guides, roads for cars, bicycles and trails for hiking; it is immaculately kept, with stone walls, horse barriers, hundreds of

Thinking Is Dangerous

Osho Waking Times Thoughts are always subversive. Only people who do not think are not subversive. Thinking is a crime. Jesus is crucified, Socrates is poisoned, Gautam Buddha is stoned. These people have not harmed anybody. They were the most loving, most compassionate human beings possible — but they committed a crime, and the crime’s

25 Spiritual Lessons

Sofo, Guest Waking Times There are many lessons we can learn during the course of our lives that can help us overcome our problems and live in contentment. In this post I would like to share some of the greatest such lessons I have learned. For this reason I have compiled a list of 25

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