Category Archives: Consciousness & Spirituality

Consciousness Today

The best video published this year in YouTube — perhaps ever. [Acknowledgment to AtheneWins for publishing the video on YouTube.] A few weeks after publishing the preceding video, the owner made some slight modifications and republished the video under a … Continue reading

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The Mind of Daniel C. Dennett

We cannot define consciousness, but the brilliant insightful mind of philosopher Daniel C. Dennett is helping us have a clearer indication of what it might be. Let’s begin with how optimistic he can be that religions will one day, hopefully … Continue reading

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In Another Universe So Near Yet Far, Far Away

Theoretical physicists and cosmologists think that there could be multiverses, even parallel universes. Various versions of ourselves might be populating those other universes, living out their life versions utterly differently from our own lives here and from the other versions … Continue reading

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The Path in Autumn

Once again, it is that magical golden time of the year when the spiritual journey takes us through the autumnal season of transformation and letting go. This is The Mystical Path in autumn. The path is now strewn with the … Continue reading

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The Tao Te Ching

Taoism is the mysticism that is indigenous to China. It predates Christianity by at least five hundred years in terms of its first written source. Taoist teachings are attributed to a Chinese sage called Lao Tzu. They are compiled and … Continue reading

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The Four Consents

In his Spiritual Journey series of retreat conference lectures, Fr. Keating speaks of four (4) “consents” that an individual is expected to make at certain stages of life, in order to develop fully into a spiritually mature human person. [The … Continue reading

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A Contemplative Conversation

The following is a compilation of dialogues I had with someone over the recent weeks. The compilation was made by that person, who decided to put together the substantive portions of the spiritual conversations we had. In his own words: … Continue reading

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Meditate Thru, a Step at a Time

You can take baby steps or grab little snack bites of spiritual morsels and refreshment frequently throughout your day by practicing the presence of God, especially if you are a newbie or beginner to meditation.   (We recommend a book by … Continue reading

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The “F” Word Mantra

Strangely enough, almost any human activity when done mindfully and with full awareness can be the subject of a centering practice. The range of it is unimaginable — from the repetitive act of scrubbing and wiping soiled dishes in the … Continue reading

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What Centering Is and Is Not

Technically, centering is NOT meditation.  This is a very important distinction every student of meditation should know and discern, because many students are misled into thinking that their initial or introductory centering practice is already the very practice of meditation, … Continue reading

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