Seeing Reality through Awareness and Showing Others the Way — A Taoist Exercise

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This week's featured ancient exercise is from a Chinese text that was banned, but is believed to contain the oral teachings of the great sage Lao Tzu. It is a practice of being aware in the present moment. Original article from The Hua Hu Ching, a Taoist text said to contain the teachings of Lao Tzu, explains the following approach to seeing reality through awareness. It also explains the priceless “blessings” and “wisdom” accorded to those who help others to find the “Integral Way.” “… there are two kinds of wisdom.
 The first is worldly wisdom, which is a conceptual … [Read more...]

Why all this is free

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Our eBooks have been downloaded over 70,000 times and our site has had over a million hits. We’ve turned down a number of publishers because we want our work to remain free of charge. In doing that, we and our non-profit publisher could have given up at least $365,000 over these last 3 years, which is what we would have made if we’d charged for our eBooks at going rates on– and that’s not taking into account the huge advertising budgets large publishers with their access to the mainstream media offer. But have you ever stopped to ask yourself, is it right to charge money for spiritual … [Read more...]

Web Filters and Alternative Spirituality: The Selective Censorship of ‘Alternative Beliefs’


This is an extremely important article - the blocking of alternative spiritual information across the net has begun in western countries. Just to give you some idea of how close to home this is, our website, and the website the article below was published on, are both blocked as "Alternative Spirituality/Belief" under a major web filtering service called Blue Coat (along with many other spiritual websites). Blue Coat is just one commercial web filtering product being used by institutions, governments and corporations of all kinds (it's being used by the Queensland government in Australia in its … [Read more...]

Total View episode: Web of Deceit – Bilderberg and UK Internet Censorship

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This fortnight, host Jenny Haase interviews investigative journalist Matthew Butler on the Total View show about his article Web of Deceit: The Bilderberg Group and Elite Powerbrokers Linked to the UK's Stealth Internet Censorship Coup. It reveals the critical details, connections, and players involved in the agenda against freedom of thought and communication on the internet, which has disturbing consequences already manifesting against websites of alternative spiritual information and beliefs. If you thought it could never happen in the "free world", the infrastructure has already been put in place in the UK … [Read more...]

Om for Astral Projection — An Exercise from the Mahabharata

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Following on from last week's spiritual exercise - which was pronouncing the mantra Om -  this week's featured spiritual exercise again comes from a Hindu sacred text, but describes how this most famous mantra Om can also be used for astral projection. Mantras are one of the main techniques for astral projection, as they can both stimulate chakras that help with the astral split and help to focus the mind, which needs to be concentrated for most out-of-body experience techniques to work. Here are some tips for succeeding with astral projection - all the best with it this week! Original article from … [Read more...]

On Jiddu Krishnamurti


I thought I’d write a little about Jiddu Krishnamurti, as I studied his work a lot at one time and years later in numerous occasions while out of the body, I received some information about him, which can shed some light upon his work as a spiritual teacher. Krishnamurti was a great influence upon me, particularly as an inspiration to practice the awareness of the present moment and to observe my inner states. I began studying his work in 1981. Two years before that I took art as a subject in school, which enabled me to spend much of the time painting outdoors in nature. My goal was to capture the spiritual … [Read more...]

Sacred Mantra AUM


Original article from Perhaps the most widely known mantra in the world, AUM (popularly known as “Om”), is an ancient mantra which first appeared in Vedic writings as old as 1700-1100 BC and is found throughout sacred Hindu texts and at the beginning of many other mantras. Its meaning is expounded in the sacred writings of the Upanishads, which were written between 1200-500 BC. It is described as the sound of creation, the essence of Brahman (the Absolute source), and present in all things. “Om: this syllable is all this. A further exposition of it is: what was, what is, and what … [Read more...]

Total View Episode: Relaxation for Astral Projection

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The latest episode from the Total View YouTube show takes an in depth look at relaxation as an important part of being able to astral project - the ability to consciously leave the body and have an out-of-body experience (OBE) - through real people's experiences with astral projection. Hear about how to practice it, some common obstacles and how to overcome them, and also some benefits to practicing Relaxation apart from aiding the out-of-body experience.   … [Read more...]

Self-Observation — An Awareness Exercise from the Mahabharata

The Shanti Parva (book 12 of the Mahabharata) is set after the ending of a great war. In this time of peace, the new king Yudishtira receives counsel from sages on proper governance, justice, and a wise way of life.

This week's featured practice is on self-observation, which this ancient Hindu text describes as the viewing of our Soul by our understanding. It explains that if our senses become perturbed or are left unrestrained, how this becomes an obstacle to the act of inner seeing. Original article from The Mahabharata, an ancient Hindu epic, describes the practice of self-observation, watchfulness of thoughts and of the senses, for gaining knowledge. Here are two passages that are particularly instructive for this practice: “From the destruction of all sinful deeds, knowledge … [Read more...]

A Psychic Experiment With Matthew Manning

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Psychic experiences are the perception of reality that is greater than the ordinary perception of the five senses. Just as an ant can see only part of reality through its simple compound eyes, so too the human body is limited in what it can perceive. It does however have capacities that are latent and seldom used, which give us the ability to see more. Back in the early or mid 1970’s the Daily Mirror, a national newspaper in the UK, put on a psychic experiment. The details aren’t so clear now as it’s a long time ago, but I decided to join in. A well known psychic at the time called Matthew Manning went … [Read more...]

A Sumerian Exercise of Watching Dreams for Astral Projection

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This week's featured ancient spiritual practice is an exercise which uses the process of sleep and dreaming for astral projection. Dreams have a hidden side to them as various ancient texts reveal, including this one from one of the oldest known civilizations in the world - Sumer (in what is now present day Iraq).  This exercise can also be found in the free eBook The Astral Codex. Original article from Lugalbanda in the Mountain Cave, an ancient Sumerian text from the twenty-first century BC, describes how watching oncoming dreams can be used for astral projection. The text … [Read more...]

The All-Seeing Eye: Sacred Origins of a Hijacked Symbol

Original article by David Percival of The Conscious Reporter Is the all-seeing eye a symbol of divine omniscience or sinister influence? Today it symbolizes control and domination by a shadowy elite, but its original use was quite different. This article traces its use and meaning back to ancient times, when it was a symbol of divine providence, powerfully representing spiritual truth and awakening. Humanity is Losing Its Precious Symbology The all-seeing eye is a powerful esoteric symbol which is widely misunderstood and misused today; few know what it originally stood for. It was originally symbolic of a … [Read more...]

Examination of the Day — A Pythagorean Spiritual Exercise


This week's featured ancient practice is an exercise of retrospecting on the day. Original article from In the golden verses, a collection of precepts attributed to Pythagoras, an exercise is given for reflecting on the way a day has been passed with the aim of gaining insight into oneself. Here is what the text says on how to carry out this practice: “Never suffer sleep to close thy eyelids, after thy going to bed, Till thou hast examined by thy reason all thy actions of the day. Wherein have I done amiss? What have I done? What have I omitted that I ought to have done? If … [Read more...]

Total View episode: Lucid Dreaming Experiences, Benefits and How To

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The Total View YouTube show brings you its latest episode on lucid dreaming, with interviews from people on their lucid dreaming experiences, what they got from them, and how they were able to have them. … [Read more...]

How Fear is Used to Turn You Against Spirituality

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Original article by David G of The Conscious Reporter 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 free of manipulation in our choice of spirituality. If you were an early Christian (back when it was still an alternative religion) you had to be careful not to become food for a lion. Once Christianity was established, if you were ‘pagan’ or a ‘witch’ you … [Read more...]

How I Discovered Our Phone Was Tapped


This is another of those fun events that happen every now and then; well it has a serious aspect to it, but it’s interesting all the same. We rented a place some years ago and set up the phone and internet. A couple of weeks later they stopped working properly; the phone was sounding scratchy and was cutting out intermittently and so we called the phone provider to get it repaired. A few days later a man showed up in a green van. He wasn’t very talkative - he went around the side of the house and a while later emerged and said it's fixed. He asked us to try the line; it worked fine, so we thanked him … [Read more...]

The Total View YouTube show is returning with all new episodes


Total View - the YouTube show that looks at world issues from a wider perspective, will be back in full swing on the June 21st solstice. Already it's covered topics like ancient sacred sites, astral projection and lucid dreaming, the censorship of esoteric information, and how the mother goddess went missing from spirituality. Episodes will be released every fortnight. … [Read more...]

Visualization of Agni/Fire — An Exercise from the Rig Veda

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Each week I'll be posting an ancient spiritual practice from the website This week starts with a concentration/visualization practice from one of the oldest known sacred texts in the world - the Rig Veda. Original article from To give a bit of a context to this exercise (explained below), it would be worthwhile contemplating the significance of fire, or Agni, in the Rig Veda. Fire plays a significant role within spiritual traditions of all ages, and it is therefore no surprise that it is also at the core of this ancient sacred text. The first word of … [Read more...]

Current Media Events and Hints of a Fake Alien Invasion

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Original article by Dara of The Conscious Reporter With hints of an alien invasion increasingly mentioned in the mainstream media, this article examines  the possibility the world is being prepared for a false flag  alien attack that would serve as a catalyst for military expansion. Is the world being set up for a fake alien attack? Talk of extraterrestrials, UFOs, and even alien invasion surfaces regularly in mainstream media stories. There are scientific studies, news articles, and late-night talk shows dealing with extraterrestrials (ETs), even while the White House officially claims there are no ETs, … [Read more...]

Mystical Life Publications meets Graham Hancock

The Mystical Life Publications team with Graham Hancock.

Original article by Sabah and posted on the Mystical Life Publications blog A few weeks ago, the MLP team and friends were out and about hunting for office space when I stumbled upon a poster advertising an Australian tour for Graham Hancock. As a writer and journalist, Graham Hancock has investigated some fascinating topics like the evidence for an ancient and very advanced lost civilisation, the Orion correlation theory, and the ‘War on Consciousness’ – a talk that was infamously banned by TED. We’ve been particularly interested in his research on ancient sites and the significance of their alignments to … [Read more...]

Who Was the Mysterious Taxi Driver?


I thought I'd share something that took place a while ago, it was one of those fun things that happen from time to time. A friend and I were going to the house I had lived in from the time I was a child 40+ years ago. We were in a nearby city, the house was a 20 minute drive away, and so we booked a taxi, and after a short wait it arrived to take us there. The driver was about 60 years old and had white hair, he was quite friendly and started chatting straight away. I had never met him before and he said he was from another town about 25 miles away, that he was new here and he hadn’t been around this … [Read more...]

The Unseen Spiritual War Beneath the Veneer of Society


The stable civilization many of us once believed we grew up in is revealing itself to be worse than an Orwellian nightmare. An evil is slowly extending itself throughout the world like the giant tentacles of a sociopathic octopus. Even the most unsuspecting citizen partaking in the daily ritual of sitting in front of the TV is feeling the effects. Fortunately many people are becoming aware of what’s happening and some are bringing the truth to public attention in different ways, which is making a positive difference. But what's often overlooked is the struggle of the forces of light and darkness that … [Read more...]