Author Archives: Marc of Contemplative Pathways

About Marc of Contemplative Pathways

Marc teaches contemplative meditation in the context of "contemporary mysticism" under the style of "Contemplative Pathways." His spiritual work is backed by a profound understanding of the mystical teachings and the mystical life, that is rooted in fifty (50) years of individual work (study and practice) and personal unfoldment (inner realization and spiritual experience).  In the course of his spiritual journey, he has received the gifts of mystical discernment and spiritual transmission.   Marc has been conducting classes and meetings on contemporary mysticism and meditation at the San Francisco Bay Area for over fifteen years, usually in a classroom, lecture, seminar, workshop, online meeting, or group practice setting. He has facilitated study groups and workshops for centering/contemplative meditation practice meetings since the 1980s.   Marc's teaching work meaningfully shifts consciousness in students through the process of spiritual transmission and mystical transformation.  He enables others to embark on the spiritual journey by learning and understanding the Truth teaching and by living its principles in their daily lives.   His methodology of instruction is divinely inspired and firmly rooted in pure authentic mysticism.  Marc's approach to the subject of contemporary mysticism is essentially nondenominational, nonsectarian, culturally interfaith, transreligious, definitively unitive, and unequivocally nondualistic.   Within the context of the great shift in consciousness presently occurring all over the planet, Marc’s work focuses on individual and collective spiritual transformation and healing. He promotes the practice of contemplation or meditation as the vehicle for spiritual transcendence and ascension to the higher dimensions of mystical consciousness. His other contributions to worldwide spiritual awakening and the global contemplative movement include spiritual mentoring, spiritual direction, and spiritual healing work.   Marc is firmly committed to the vision of a global spiritual awakening and the divine promise of humanity’s mystical illumination. His brand of mysticism is the only true contemporary mysticism born of 21st century illumination and spirituality.  

Meet Elaine Pagels

Meet Elaine Pagels, preeminent scholar and author on religion and the gnostic gospels. Here she is giving an interview at the New York Society Library. Acknowledgment to The New York Society Library for posting the above video on YouTube. Read … Continue reading

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Breathing Meditation

I do not and cannot endorse Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and his Art of Living organization because of the cultish environment in which they operate and the lack of a pure motive behind his teachings on breathing meditation practice which … Continue reading

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Barry O’Brien

GRATITUDE and APPRECIATION for a Gift and most especially its Giver! We thank BARRY O’BRIEN, a participating member of the San Jose BMCM Satsang Group, who is now residing in Spokane, Washington, for his generous and wonderful gift to us … Continue reading

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Raising the “Resurrection”

Quite recently on the occasion of Easter, I received an email in which the sender, a member of the weekly satsang group meeting locally, wrote me his thoughts on “the message of resurrection.” (Easter was celebrated yesterday in the Roman … Continue reading

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Mysticism in the Tarot

The Tarot cards are more than a deck of playing cards for human entertainment! The Tarot cards actually constitute a book of mystical wisdom teachings and profound spiritually transformative messages coded or hidden in visual graphic symbolism and allegorical imagery. … Continue reading

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A Satsang Invocation

The San Jose BMCM Satsang Invocation Leader’s CALL: “Krishna said: …you shall come to me; this I promise; for you are dear to me.” Group RESPONSE: “We come to your presence, Krishna. Bring us now into your light and wisdom.” … Continue reading

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The Joy of Knowing… Who You Are

To a foundling orphan, growing up without finding out answers to questions of who and why can be hurtful. That hurt can stay hidden for years, swept under the rug of having to live out a current lifetime, despite the … Continue reading

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The 1914 Men of Goodwill

War is an unnatural state of existence for humanity, were it not for the governments that wage them in the name of nations and their people. It simply runs against the grain of man’s spiritual nature. Here are videos of … Continue reading

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The Fabric of Consciousness

Sometime around the turn of the new millennium, I came to a profound spiritual realization. It was the fruit of many years of meditation. The realization made me understand how consciousness integrates everything into a continuous seamless fabric of consciousness, … Continue reading

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Fr. Thomas Keating, OCSO

A TRIBUTE TO A GREAT TEACHER In memory of Fr. Thomas Keating, OCSO b. March 7, 1923 — d. October 25, 2018 Spiritual Mentor and Friend I share the unfortunate news that Fr. Thomas Keating, my spiritual teacher, has made … Continue reading

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