Resources


The links below to reading/study materials, references, information, spiritual learning tools, etc. to be found in its subpages will provide you supplemental resources for learning the mystical life and the inner journey by which you will be living that life.  

The personages you will encounter are spiritual teachers we recommend and valued friends along the path.  We appreciate the wisdom they have shared and their spiritual contributions for the benefit of humanity.

In the subpage segment links provided below, you will find samplings of proven spiritual teachers, reputable book authors and/or reliable translators, Web authors, film makers, etc., whose works and contributions to global enlightenment offer us a pure and authentic mysticism.  I consider them the cream of the crop I have tasted.

The provided samplings cover a wide spectrum of religious cultures and traditions, including esoteric schools and systems — Hinduism, Buddhism (Tibetan and Zen), Christianity, Islam, etc.  Coming from a variety of religious systems or cultural settings, any number of them will surely appeal to you.   You will not — you cannot — go wrong with them.

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A Word of Wisdom and Advice

Aspiring mystics and students of mysticism must exercise caution and discernment in selecting a spiritual teaching or their teacher. Very many well-meaning and popular teachers fail to meet and pass the standards of mystical purity and authenticity with respect to their teachings.  They are pseudo-mystics, at best.  Some are plain charlatans or profit-motivated moneymakers.  They lead you to dark or hazy areas of the mind, or deceive you as they take you on a wild goose chase or a merry-go-round ride on the human condition.  They mislead you with tentative emotions of “feeling good” or a false sense of well-being, and with erroneous teachings of oneness and false assurances of happiness, peace, prosperity, or enlightenment itself.  But they are unable to bring you to the threshold of true mystical experience, spiritual transformation and illumination.  They cannot deliver the Truth which they, themselves, do not uphold in its purity and fail to embody in consciousness.   They simply cannot give what they do not have.  Beware of the wolf in sheep’s clothing.

 Ye shall know them by their fruits.  Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?  Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.  A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
(Yeshua, The Gospel According to Matthew 7:16-18, KJV; emphasis supplied.)
 

The following video presentation complements our preceding cautionary message.

[Acknowledgment: Thanks to Keith Wyatt for posting the above video on Vimeo.]

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    • Spiritual Teachers — some of the finest teachers of contemporary mysticism from various spiritual traditions. As such, they have distinguished themselves as clear channels of Truth by the overreaching work they have done to advance the cause of mankind’s enlightenment. Their teachings belong to a highly recognized and praised class of its own, following in the footsteps of the great mystics of the world’s major religious traditions. We enthusiastically recommend their superb and incomparable spiritual teachings to you.

    • Writers, Thinkers and Friends — individuals who have dedicated themselves to the life activity of promoting oneness, mysticism, spiritual illumination, and global harmony and peace through the transformation of consciousness in the individual. They help make the mystical life accessible to others through books, articles, interviews, lectures, talks, Web sites, blogs, social networks, video/audio recordings, and other means of information dissemination.

    • Other Learning Resources and Practice Tools — a variety of online resources which you can avail of and freely access. Explore them to your heart’s delight.

 

 

Scroll painting of Lao Tzu.

Lao Tzu, Founder of Taoism


Allow yourself to yield, and you can stay centered.
Allow yourself to bend, and you sill stay straight.
Allow yourself to be empty, and you’ll get filled up.
Allow yourself to be exhausted,
and you’ll be renewed.

Having little, you can receive much.
Having much, you’ll just become confused.

(Lao Tzu, “Tao Te Ching,”
Brian Browne Walker translation)

 

 

 

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