A World of Hurt that Can Be Changed

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Millions of hurtful interactions are taking place this very second. Arguments, yelling matches, punches, pushes, angry looks, hurtful tones, spiteful words, shouting, put downs, insults, and the endless stream of abusive posts amongst people on the internet. Hurting plays a huge part in our lives. When we did something wrong, our parents punished us. If we drive recklessly, we can get into an accident. If we hold our breath, we suffocate. It’s undeniable that we live in a universe of natural laws and of cause and effect. If it wasn’t like this, then how would we learn? But so often, hurting gets into places … [Read more...]

Om Tat Sat — A Mantra from the Bhagavad Gita

Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva–gods of Hindu mythology–within an OM. This illustration is from a Mahabharata manuscript from 1795.

This week's featured ancient spiritual exercise is a mantra, which we've used to celebrate the summer solstice. However, it can be used as a spiritual practice at any time. The mantra is said to mean that God is above and God is below, and God is everywhere. The aboveness is Tat, the hereness (below) is Sat, and the everywhereness is Om. Mantras are a great and important way to elevate our inner state, and to heighten our spiritual perceptions and yearnings. Original article from AncientSacredKnowledge.com The ancient Hindu text the Bhagavad Gita gives the mantra Om Tat Sat as an exercise. The text … [Read more...]

Tapping into Your Integral Nature — A Taoist Exercise for Experiencing With Greater Consciousness

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The ancient exercise featured for this week comes from the Chinese sage Lao Tzu, and is one about tackling the driving force of the mind, coming out of daydreams (the sleep of perception), and quieting emotions, to allow consciousness within - along with all its perceptions, such as intuition, love, insight and intelligence - to emerge. Original article from AncientSacredKnowledge.com The ancient Taoist text the Hua Hu Ching explains how to tap into one’s integral nature in order to experience consciousness: “
If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will rail into place. This is true because … [Read more...]

Daily Prayers to the Earthly Mother and Heavenly Father from the Essene Gospel of Peace

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This week's featured practice is one of prayer, which is a personal communication with the divine. Below are two prayers from the Essene Gospel of Peace that are especially for communicating with higher spiritual parts of one's own Being. You can read more about them and how they have been symbolized throughout many sacred teachings and cultures here, and also specifically about the female aspect here, commonly known as the spiritual Mother or Mother goddess. Original article from AncientSacredKnowledge.com In the Essene Gospel of Peace, a manuscript attributed to the ancient Essene community, the … [Read more...]

Total View episode: The All-Seeing Eye – Modern Use of a Hijacked Symbol

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What does the US one dollar bill, Sydney’s new year’s eve fireworks, the Tom and Jerry cartoon, and Lady Gaga all have in common?  They all use the symbol of the all-seeing eye. In this episode Jenny Haase chats again with David Percival from The Conscious Reporter. They discuss his latest article which covers the use of the all-seeing eye over the last 200 plus years, where over this time, the once pristine and positive symbol of the all-seeing eye has gained increasingly malevolent use and implications. … [Read more...]

Exploring Awareness through Detachment — Three Quotes from the Bhagavad Gita

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We return to the sacred literature of India this week, and the wise words of Krishna; this time on keeping a detachment from both the hard and happy events of life to maintain an inner peace through all of them. That inner peace comes from consciousness, which is different to the usual emotional responses to events that are either painful or pleasurable. Original article from AncientSacredKnowledge.com The ancient Hindu text the Bhagavad Gita contains several passages describing how to be detached from various inner states, pleasure and pain, and the senses so as to observe them and transcend them and … [Read more...]

The Symbolic Burning of the Knights Templar at the 2014 Grammy Awards

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The performance of the song “Dark Horse” by pop singer Katy Perry at the 2014 Grammy Awards left many in the audience disturbed; it looked like a satanic style ritual, replete with demons, witches, and a giant crystal ball. Yet it was much more than that—it contained a deep occult message, which I’ll break down below. At its crux was the celebration of the burning of the Knights Templar—a famous spiritual order who were said to have an inner Gnostic circle, and who were persecuted out of existence in 1314 by burning at the stake. So why on earth would this event be relived in such a satanic style setting, in a … [Read more...]

Temperance and Self-Control — An Ancient Greek Practice

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This week's featured ancient practice comes from Greece - particularly from the ancient esoteric school of the Pythagoreans. It requires a lot of inner self-discipline and this article by Belsebuub called Don't let yourself be dragged into the pit of others emotions and thoughts is one about putting it into practice. Original article from AncientSacredKnowledge.com Iamblichus, a Greek neoplatonian philosopher and biographer, recorded the following on the practice of temperance and self-control of the Pythagoreans: “With respect to their mind also, they managed to remain uniformly mildly joyful, and not … [Read more...]

Belsebuub’s astral book now available in Chinese

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From the Mystical Life Publications blog A Course in Astral Travel and Dreams ( 一个星体之游及梦课程) by Belsebuub is now available as an eBook in Traditional Chinese, on our website www.Zhikadi.com . We’re really happy to release this eBook after several months of preparation work behind the scenes, to now have it available for the Chinese people all around the world to freely download and share. We hope that the incredible knowledge base that Belsebuub shares and explains in this eBook will provide them with a great resource to explore the wonders of the astral through their own out-of-body explorations. A big … [Read more...]

Learning During Sleep — An Excerpt from the Essene Gospel of Peace

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This week's featured ancient spiritual practice is about using dreams for spiritual learning. Here are some tips that can help to remember any dreams you have. Original article from AncientSacredKnowledge.com The Essene Gospel of Peace is an ancient manuscript attributed to the Essene community. The manuscript is said to have been kept in the secret libraries of the Vatican and a first translation of it was finally made available to the public in 1928. It is divided into four books filled with the customs, practices, and way of life of the Essene brotherhood. The following excerpt is taken from Book … [Read more...]