Spiritual Awakenings: Scientists and Academics Describe their Experiences

I’ve been reading the recently published book, Spiritual Awakenings: Scientists and Academics Describe Their Experiences, edited by Marjorie Woollacott and David Lorimer. In this book 57 scientists and academics discuss how their experience of spiritual awakening transformed their philosophical world-view and perception of reality. From the website we read: In the essays these scholars share the experience of their own spiritual journey, including a description of their spiritually transforming experience(s), which culminated in both an internal shift in their worldview and an outer shift in their lived lives.

I have found that many of their stories validate my own experiences over the years. This in itself is a profound revelation for me, as I have had these events all my life, but found so few people, apart from my clairvoyant mother, Maureen Treanor, who also experienced these on a regular basis, with whom I could share. Reading the amazing stories of Amit Goswami, Jude Currivan, Stephen A. Schwartz, Steve Taylor and Frederico Faggin felt both inspiring and wonderful, as was finding a group of like minded individuals who were brave enough to discuss their deeply personal stories. As one scientist said, “It is time to come out.”

This is a must read for anyone who has had these kind of transformative experiences and felt alone or invalidated. There is definitely an awakening of human consciousness at this time, and we should encourage each other to share what has happened to us. Years ago doctors would consider these to be psychotic experiences, that needed to be suppressed with drugs or even going so far as to institutionalize “the patient.” Fortunately, now there is more awareness of Eastern traditions and how they handle spiritual events, as well as increased scientific research that indicates there is still much we need to learn about consciousness and the universe around us. As more people come forward with their own transformative events, scientists may gain new data and insight into the sources of these experiences, and those of us who have had such occurrences will no longer fear ridicule or feel isolated.

See also www.galileocommission.org


Try Not To Hold It Against Me by Julian Schlossberg

| by Cheryl Shainmark

Reading Try Not To Hold It Against Me is like attending a master class in show business. This memoir, by Julian Schlossberg, is loaded with funny and moving anecdotes following his sixty year career as a producer, director, network executive and radio show host. The author, who has worn many hats over the years – including working on movies, Broadway shows, film distribution, television, and more – offers an engaging and impressive breadth of knowledge covering many aspects of the field of entertainment.

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Mastering Life: Rosicrucian & Magical Techniques for Achieving Your Life Goals – Part Two

| by Peter Gruenewald

Spiritual symbols are images of hidden spiritual processes, conditions and forces that relate to spiritual beings such as elementary beings, hierarchies of angels or even the being of Christ. When we connect with these symbols through meditation, we effectively open ourselves and merge with those spiritual forces associated with these spiritual beings.

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Mastering Life: Rosicrucian & Magical Techniques for Achieving Your Life Goals – Part One

Using magical symbols for the achievement of goals and success is not only empowering but also fraught with risks. It should therefore be practiced with caution. A magical mastery of life needs to go hand in hand with mastery over oneself as well, including personal moral development. Exerting power without enlightened moral development can easily lead to an abyss of abuse and destruction. However, these risks should not hold us back from seeking to master ourselves and life, in close connection with those spirits that serve the ascendance of humanity.

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Tarot for Self-transformation by Sahar Huneidi-Palmer

Tarot for Self-transformation is a wonderfully concise guide to learning the Tarot.  Sahar Huneidi-Palmer’s many years of studying, coaching, and giving readings for others shine through this book, and we reap the benefits of her learning. Through examples and exercises, the author really shows how it is possible to turn imagination into intuition to transform and craft the life that you want.

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The Story of Gaia by Jude Currivan, Ph.D.

Gaia is a quiet powerhouse of research and consciousness. Jude Currivan’s premise, that the earth is a sentient, evolving being that has been supporting and participating in our own human evolution for thousands of years, is luminous in scope and hopeful in its message for navigating these changeable times.

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Tuesdays in Jail: What I learned Teaching Journaling to Inmates by Tina Welling

Incarcerated men and women have little to with their time. They are alone with few distractions outside of meals and bed checks and so there is opportunity for one’s attention to go inward. Journaling is a wonderful tool for examining the inner life. Writing with pencil and paper engages the body, the mind, the emotions. Putting language to thoughts and feelings brings them from the unconscious where they can work us to our awareness where we can work with them. I

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The Full Spirit Workout by Kate Eckman

We all understand the basics of physical fitness, and many resources teach mindfulness, business skills, and entrepreneurial chutzpah. But often undermining these goals are less-tangible roadblocks — mental and emotional baggage, deep-seated insecurity, self-judgment, and overwhelming stress and anxiety.

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Life is in the Transitions: Mastering Change at Any Age

| by Cheryl Shainmark

In his new book Life is in the Transitions: Mastering Change at Any Age Feiler notes that the idea that we’ll have one job, one relationship, one source of happiness for most of our lives is outdated, and that we now live in a non-linear world that forces us to make transitions. While this trend has been occurring for some time, what is new right now is that the whole world is going through these transitions at once. How we face these life altering changes, and what tools we can use to help the process these events is at the core of this book.

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Spiritual Experiences in Lucid Dreams by Clare R. Johnson, author of Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Lucid Dreaming

In lucid dreams, we are aware that we are dreaming, and with this awareness, we can guide and shape the dream, or go with the flow of events. We may find ourselves flying over magnificent vistas, breathing underwater, transforming into an eagle, hugging a much missed deceased friend, or simply soaking up the astonishingly real imagery and sensations of being conscious in a dream world. When we engage lucidly with our dreams, we illuminate them from within.

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