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ESOTERIC MEETUP - JUNE 14TH 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Esoteric Meetup - June 7th 2018

 

Esoteric Meetup - May 31st 2018

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FROM:

JEANNE ACHTERBERG
Imagery in Healing (#W003)

WESTON AGOR
Intuition in Business (#W198)

HAMEED ALI (a.k.a., A. H. ALMAAS)
Exploring Personal Essence (#W062)

MARGO ANAND
The Art of Ecstasy (#H020)

ANGELES ARRIEN
Archetypal Forms and Forces (#H130)

BERNARD J. BAARS 
How Consciousness Functions (#W009)

RICHARD BACH
Adventure of the Spirit (#H300)

JANELLE BARLOW
Stress Management (#S208)

JEAN SHINODA BOLEN
Archtypal Psychology (#W204)
Goddesses in Everywoman (#S714)

SEYMOUR BOORSTEIN
Psychology and Spiritual Paths (#S045)

SYLVIA BOORSTEIN
Embodying Buddhism (#H270)

DALE BORGLUM
Healing and Dying (#S724)

JOHN FULLER-VON BOZZAY
Biofeedback and Self-Control (#S216)

JAMES BUGENTAL
Humanistic Psychotherapy (#S003)

FRITJOF CAPRA
The Web of Life (#H140)
The Emerging New Culture (#S180)

JANE CAPUTI
The Fates of the Earth (#U100)

LORNA CATFORD
The Path of the Everyday Hero (#S716)

SREE CHAKRAVARTI
A Healing Journey (#H225)

DAVID CHALMERS
The Conscious Mind (#H230)

SWAMI CHETANANANDA
The Philosophy of Tantric Yoga (#H220)

PRICE M. COBBS
Understanding Prejudice (#W102)

FRANCIS CRICK
The Scientific Search for the Soul (#H550)

ELEANOR CRISWELL
Somatic Yoga (#W308)
The Mind-Body Connection (#S300)

MIHALY CSIKZENMIHALYI
Flow, Creativity and the Evolving Self (#W372)

PETER DAWKINS
Francis Bacon and Western Mysticism (#S077)

SWAMI DAYANANDA
Self-Acceptance (#S725)

GAYLE DELANEY
Understanding Your Dreams (#W330)

LARRY DOSSEY
The Art of Healing (#W004)

HUBERT DREYFUS
Mind Over Machine (#S150)

CAROL DRYER
Seeing the Soul (#S400)

STEVEN B. DUKE
Drugs and the Law (#H415)

RIANE EISLER
Recreating Our Past, Recreating Our Future (#W035)

ALBERT ELLIS
A Guide to Rational Living (#W008)

MARCIA EMERY
Unlocking Your Subconscious Wisdom (#H125)

JAMES FADIMAN
Transcending Limitations (#S120)

EDWARD FEIGENBAUM
Expert Systems (#S706)

MARILYN FERGUSON
Brain, Mind and Society (#S181)

EDITH FIORE
The Unquiet Dead (#W415)
Past-Life Regression and Spirit Deposession (#S410)

MATTHEW FOX
Creation Spirituality (#S049)

ROBERT FRAGER
Common Threads in Mysticism (#S050)

NEIL FREER
Who Were the Gods? (#U017)

ASHOK GANGADEAN
Awakening the Global Mind (#H145)

PATRICIA GARFIELD
On Dreams and Dreaming (#S332)

SHAKTI GAWAIN
Living Intuitively (#S235)
Working With Creative Imagery (#S338)

MURRAY GELL-MANN
The Simple and the Complex (#H465)

AMIT GOSWAMI
Quantum Creativity (#H333)

CHRISTINA GROF
Addiction, Attachment and Spiritual Crisis (#H245)

STANISLAV GROF
The Adventure of Self-Discovery (#W127)
The Cosmic Game (#H105)
A New Paradigm of the Unconscious (#S040)

RICHARD GROSSINGER
The Mystery of Creation (#S494)
The Mystery of Incarnation (#S512)

ANNA HALPRIN
The Power of Rituals (#S340)

THOMAS HANNA
Unlocking Your Body (#W307)

KEITH HARARY
Practical Applications of ESP (#S260)

JAMES HARDER
Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (#S430)

WILLIS HARMAN
Metaphysics and Modern Science (#H215)
Science and Religion (#S114)
Global Mind-Changes (#S090)

MICHAEL HARNER
The Way of the Shaman (#S059)

ARTHUR HASTINGS
What is Channeling? (#S370)

NICK HERBERT
Consciousness and Quantum Reality (#S470)

JEAN HOUSTON
Possible Human, Possible World (#W175)
Odyssey of the Soul (#S713)

BARBARA MARX HUBBARD
The Planetary Birth (#H345)
Conscious Evolution (#H242)

RUTH-INGE HEINZE
Twentieth Century Shamanism (#S704)

JULIAN ISAACS
Psychokinesis, or Mind Over Matter (#S285)
The Mind-Body Problem (#S485)

ISANAMADA
A Call to Greatness (#H150)

DENNIS T. JAFFE
What Makes Work Meaningful? (#S202)

BETH JARMAN
Breakpoint and Beyond (#S720)

W. BRUGH JOY
Healing and the Unconscious (#W335)

WILLIAM KAUTZ
The Intuitive Connection (#S234)
STANLEY KELEMAN
Spirit and Soma (#S325)
Somatic-Emotional Therapy (#S305)

DEBORAH KESTEN
Feeding the Body/Nourishing the Soul (#H190)

PIR VILAYAT INAYAT KHAN 
The Rapture of Being (#W052)

JON KLIMO
Channeling and the Self (#S375)

JACK KORNFIELD
The Practice of Meditation (#S315)

JAMES M. KOUZES
Leadership From Within (#W197)

STANLEY KRIPPNER
Psychic and Spiritual Healing (#S334)

U. G. KRISHNAMURTI
The Mystique of Enlightenment (#W050)
Mind as a Myth (#S119)

LAWRENCE KUSHNER
The Source of Consciousness (#H135)

STEPHEN LABERGE
Lucid Dreaming (#H290)

LEONARD LASKOW
Healing With Love (#H500)

GEORGE LEONARD
Awakening Your Body's Energies (#W356)
Consciousness and the Martial Arts (#S310)
Transforming Human Nature (#S095)

GERDA LERNER
Women and History (#H060)

STEPHEN LEVINE
Conscious Living/Conscious Dying (#W343)

JOHN LILLY 
From Here to Alternity (#W295)

GAY GAER LUCE
Ancient Tradition in Modern Society (#S093)
Conscious Aging (#S722)

JOHN MACK
Human Encounters with Aliens (#H350)

DANIEL MATT 
Cosmology and Consciousness (#H170)

ROLLO MAY
The Human Dilemma (#W002)

JOHN MCCARTHY
Artificial Intelligence (#S707)

TERENCE MCKENNA
A Magical Journey (#W061)
Aliens and Archetypes (#S425)

RALPH METZNER
Metaphors of Transformation (#S070)

DONALD MICHAEL 
Challenging Assumptions (#S116)
Governance, Uncertainty and Compassion (#S193)

JEAN MILLAY
Brainwave Synchronization and ESP (#S290)

WILLIAM C. MILLER
Incorporating Creativity (#S191)

SUKIE MILLER
After Death (#H155)

DAN MILLMAN
Living As A Peaceful Warrior (#W355)

ARNOLD MINDELL
Process Psychology and Your Dream Body (#W202)
Working With Comas (#S711)

MARVIN MINSKY
Mind as Society (#S705)

STEPHEN MITCHELL
The Gospel According to Jesus (#S728)

RAYMOND MOODY 
Life After Life (#W417)

WAYNE MULLER
Legacy of the Heart (#S721)

MICHAEL MURPHY
The Future Evolution of the Body (#W150)
Transforming the Human Body (#S320)

CHARLES MUSES
Time and Destiny (#S460)

CLAUDIO NARANJO
Approaches to Growth East and West (#S055)
The Transmission of Knowledge (#S066)

JACOB NEEDLEMAN
Spirituality and the Intellect (#S032)
The Art of Communicating (#S072)

OLE NYDAHL
Mind in Tibetan Buddhism (#S056)
Tibetan Buddhist Meditation (#S316)

JOHN R. O'NEIL
The Dark Side of Excellence (#S195)

BRENDAN O'REGAN
The Inner Mechanisms of Healing (#S328)

JUDITH ORLOFF
Psychiatry and the Psychic (#H260)

ROBERT ORNSTEIN
New World, New Mind (#S008)
The Evolution of Consciousness (#S709)

HELEN PALMER
Personality Development and the Psyche (#S065)
Cultivating and Applying Intuition (#S230)

JOSEPH CHILTON PEARCE
The Guru Principle (#S347)
Biological and Spiritual Growth (#S337)

KENNETH R. PELLETIER
Health and Your Whole Being (#W347)
Health in the Workplace (#S210)

JOHN WEIR PERRY
Visionary Experience or Psychosis (#S060)

STEPHEN PINKER
Language and Consciousness (#W400)

BEVERLY POTTER
Riding the Waves of Change (#S719)

KARL PRIBRAM
The Holographic Brain (#S490)

HALEH POURAFZAL
The Wisdom of Haféz (#H232)

LEE PULOS
Qualities of High-Performance (#S196)

JILL PURCE
Sound and Healing (#S344)
Patterns of Transformation (#S342)

DANIEL QUINN
Saving the World (#H050)

DEAN RADIN
The Conscious Universe (#H195)

JOSEPH RAEL
Being and Vibration (#W333)

RAM DASS
Compassion in Action (#W176)

MICHAEL RAY
Creativity in Business (#S190)

RACHEL NAOMI REMEN 
The Life Force (#H100)
Living with Illness (#S723)

HOWARD RHEINGOLD
Tools For Thought (#S175)

ROLLING THUNDER
The Unity of Man and Nature (#W063)

MARTIN ROSSMAN
Healing Yourself With Mental Imagery (#W352)

THEODORE ROSZAK
Towards an Eco-Psychology (#W245)
The Cult of Information (#S160)

ILANA RUBENFELD
Mind Body Integration (#W305)

JANE RUBIN
Self and Society (#S183)

RUDY RUCKER
Infinity and the Mind (#S708)
PETER RUSSELL
Time and Transformation (#H175)

KEVIN RYERSON
Developing and Applying Psychic Abilities (#S390)
The Superconscious Mind (#S218)

MILAN RYZL
Learning to Use ESP (#S240)

OLIVER SACKS
The Nervous System and the Soul (#S710)

ELISABETH SAHTOURIS
Holistic Biology (#H030)

MICHAEL SAMUELS
Creative Healing (#H322)

LEE SANNELLA
What is Kundalini? (#S062)

J. NIGRO SANSONESE
The Body of Myth (#H240)

JACK SARFATTI
Physics and the Paranormal (#H352)

VIRGINIA SATIR
Communication and Congruence (#S118)
Becoming More Fully Human (#S123)

RABBI ZALMAN SCHACHTER
Spiritual Eldering (#H015)

MARILYN SCHLITZ
Biological Psychokinesis (#S286)

THERESE SCHROEDER-SHEKER
Music and the Art of Dying (#H280)

CYNTHIA SCOTT
Managing Change (#S717)

MICHAEL SCRIVEN
Explanations of the Supernatural (#S280)
Thinking About Thinking (#S140)
Practical Ethics (#S718)

JOHN SEARLE
Minds, Brains and Science (#S493)

RUPERT SHELDRAKE
A New Science of Life (#S495)
The Universal Organism (#S496)
The Presence of the Past (#S505)

LEONARD SHLAIN
Imagery and the Alphabet (#H360)

O. CARL SIMONTON
The Healing Process (#W007)

JUNE SINGER
Boundaries of the Soul (#W005)
The Gnostic Treasure (#S715)

SAUL-PAUL SIRAG
Consciousness and Hyperspace (#S480)
Exploring Hyperspace (#H295)

HUSTON SMITH
The World's Philosophies (#H120)
Beyond the Post Modern Mind (#S113)
Psychology of Religious Experience (#S030)
The Primordial Tradition (#S048)

SOGYAL RINPOCHE
The Tibetan View of Life and Death (#U600)

JERRY SOLFVIN
Telepathic Healing (#S346)

MALIDOMA PATRICE SOMÉ
African Ritual and Initiation (#H320)

KATHLEEN SPEETH
The Psychodynamics of Liberation (#W068)
The Gurdjieff Work (#S053)

CHARLENE SPRETNAK
States of Grace (#S726)

DAVID STEINDL-RAST
Human and Divine Nature (#S727)

HAL STONE
The Total Self (#W125)

PATRICIA SUN
Conscious Relationships (#H250)
Psychological and Spiritual Blindspots (#S115)
Communication as Healing (#S345)
Intuitive Risk-Taking (#S233)

JAMES SWAN
A Kinship with Nature (#S703)

MICHAEL TALBOT
Synchronicity and the Holographic Universe (#W130)

RUSSELL TARG
Miracles of Mind (#H205)
ESP, Clairvoyance and Remote Perception (#S245)

CHARLES TART
Cultivating Mindfulness (#S312)
Self-Observation (#S117)
Science and Spiritual Traditions (#S111)
Understanding ESP (#S270)
Waking Up (#S020)

JEREMY TAYLOR
How to Conduct a Dream Workshop (#W331)
Working With Dreams (#S333)

LUISAH TEISH
The Carnival of Life (#H110)

STAN TENEN
Geometry of Language (#H777)
The Origin of Sacred Alphabets (#U777)

IRINA TWEEDIE
Spiritual Training/The Sufi Path (#H600)

JACQUES VALLEE
Implications of UFO Phenomena (#S440)

ALAN VAUGHAN
Spiritual Channeling (#S380)

FRANCES VAUGHAN
Spirituality and Psychology (#S010)
Awakening Intuition (#S231)

ALBERTO VILLOLDO
Healing and Shamanism (#S702)

ROGER WALSH
Psychology of Human Survival (#S110)
The Spirit of Shamanism (#S701)

JUDITH SKUTCH WHITSON
A Course in Miracles (#S360)

WILLIAM WHITSON
Consciousness and Computers (#S170)

DAVID WHYTE
Preserving the Soul (#H222)

COLIN WILSON
The High and the Low (#W135)

ROBERT ANTON WILSON
Consciousness, Conspiracy and Coincidence (#W140)

FRED ALAN WOLF
The Dreaming Universe (#H370)
Physics and Consciousness (#S450)
Shamanic Physics (#W405)
The Spiritual Universe (#H200)

IRVIN YALOM
The Art of Psychotherapy/When Nietzsche Wept (#H285)

MICHAEL YAPKO
Memory, Suggestion and Abuse (#H425)

ARTHUR M. YOUNG
Astrology and Science (#W032)
Determinism and Free Will (#S500)
Evolution: The Great Chain of Being (#S510)
Number and Meaning (#S462)
Self and Universe (#S004)
Value and Purpose in Science (#S112)

SHINZEN YOUNG
The Benefits of Long-Term Meditation (#S314)
Overcoming Compulsive Behavior (#S124)

BERNIE ZILBERGELD
Putting Psychotherapy on the Couch (#S121)
Mind Power (#S215)

GARY ZUKAV
The Seat of the Soul (#W212)

 

 

Esoteric Meetup - May 24th 2018

The Body Reality

According to the Body Reality, consciousness is just a bunch of neurons firing in the brain, and a human being is hamburger. But in this conception, electromagentic impulses from the environment determine how we think and feel, and individuals are rendered powerless. Philosophies and societies based upon this belief turn human beings into biological robots, easily manipulated by mass media and authority figures. There is something wrong with that!

Is there no reality other than the commonplace and ordinary routine of daily living? That is what are taught from the time we are children. We are taught to work hard, study, get a good job, and pay our taxes. Don't rock the boat! Don't think outside the lines. Accept that things are just the way they are. However, more and more people are becoming dissatisfied with the status quo.

Look around the planet earth: our species is constantly engaged in conflict and war. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of earth -- a measure of the productivity of the human race -- is at least $50 trillion dollars every year. Yet millions of people go hungry, and a large percentage of our resources and productivity is diverted to war, the financing of war, and the products of war.

Denial of our higher potential beyond the Body Reality has allowed this to happen. I use the word 'denial' purposely -- because each of us has a choice about what we think about ourselves.

Each one of us is a divine, spiritual being with almost unlimited potential. In order to tap into this potential, however, we must acknowledge that there is more to life than the humdrum of the Body Reality. Every culture on earth has understood that consciousness is not biologically dependent. Once our societies acknowledge this, we can access the higher reality that surrounds us and improve conditions on the planet.

The human race is currently operating at a fraction of its true potential, because we have allowed those without knowledge of self to ascend to positions of power. Our leaders and authority figures are firmly rooted in the Body Reality. Even enlightened authority figures who dare to reference spirituality, or spiritual concepts, are widely ridiculed in the mass media.

In our hidden, black programs we are sitting on free energy technology, medical breakthroughs, and a new set of physical laws that could create a Golden Age on earth. All that is needed to reach this higher reality is a subtle leap of awareness beyond the limitations of the Body Reality.

Fortunately, millions of people on our planet are waking up to the idea that life transcends the electromagnetic impulses from our body's receptor cells. The evolution of consciousness on planet earth is gradually returning us to a unified view of life and the universe that is in greater alignment with universal principles.

The Great Awakening

In 1927 the population of planet earth was around 2 billion. In 2011 it was over 7 billion. That's 5 billion new human beings in 75 years!

The massive human population increase is creating a sort of critical mass of consciousness. Critical mass is a term that just means the size or amount of something that is required before an event can take place. This awakening is occurring under the radar of the mass media, governments, and other established structures. It is happening outside the Body Reality, from within an invisible field of subtle energy that surrounds and permeates the planet.

The human race is approaching a subtle but powerful denouement. For thousands of years we have been content to let authority figures control the course of events, largely through force and coercion. But now, on the supercomputers of those who are looking, this denouement is evident. Life on earth is going somewhere beyond the established boundaries, and this is a very good thing! Individuals are re-discovering their connection to a higher consciousness.

Why is this important? Because, once you realize that your self-awareness does not come from the body, you become more than just a collection of neurons and protoplasm.

This recognition turns hatred to love, intolerance to compassion, and worry and anxiety to peace. Such a person becomes less anxious and more self confident. You become more creative, more intuitive, and life gets easier. You perceive beyond the artificial boundaries of the nation, and become a citizen of the planet earth, ready to cooperate with others locally, and on a national and planetary scale.

Deep within us is the latent understanding of our spiritual origins, and the existence of universal laws that are based upon the quintessential unity of spirit and matter. These laws unfold from an underlying, but invisible substrate that permeates and composes all things. Quantum physicist David Bohm calls this invisible substrate the Implicate Order, and says

"there is a universal flux that cannot be defined explicitly, but which can be known only implicitly, as indicated by the explicitly definable forms and shapes, some stable and some unstable, that can be abstracted from the universal flux. In this flow, [which Bohm calls the holomovement] mind and matter are not separate substances. Rather, they are different aspects of one whole and unbroken movement." -- David Bohm, Wholeness and the Implicate Order(p. 14)

In other words mind, spirit, and matter are unified, even though this is not evident from within the Body Reality. Within Bohm's Implicate Order are a set of universal principles that cannot be discovered only through scientific investigation and experimentation. To see the entire picture, one must combine intellect, logic, and scientific investigation (left brain) with intuition (right brain). The great Masters who have walked the earth, such as the Buddha and Jesus the Christ, have attempted to explain these laws to us. All cultures on earth have had this idea -- that beyond the commonplace reality of the body is a larger, better, more inspiring, and unified world awaiting us.

Sacred texts from every culture have attempted to describe universal laws that should apply to everyone and everything. Throughout history, philosophy and metaphysics have attempted to unify the Implicate (invisible) and the Explicate (observable) orders. Theoretical physicists have also gotten into the act! These scientists are trying to come up with a "Theory of Everything" that will unify relativity -- which describes the behavior of matter and energy in the observable world -- and quantum mechanics, which describes the properties of the sub-atomic world. For thousands of years science, philosophy, religion, and metaphysics have been attempting to access the invisible, higher reality beyond the Body Reality; and to understand the fundamental universal principles that describe life, the universe, and everything. This information is now widely available, if you know where to look.

If there are universal principles, they must be senior to man-made laws. They must apply everywhere, to all persons regardless of their social or economic status. Those who have somehow (even unknowingly) glommed onto them become successful. Those who ignore them, fail.

The second mission of this website is to describe these universal principles in a practical context, and how they can be used realistically in life for happiness and success.

It doesn't matter if you are a trained scientist or a high school dropout; a successful businesswoman or a homemaker; a teacher or a student. The quality of your life in every area reflects how successful you have been in applying them. Apparently, universal laws transcend man-made laws. That is why a wealthy person can be miserable; and a poor person happy.

I believe that the universe was designed to support every one of your choices, and that it is possible for every individual to realize their dreams. Every individual is sovereign!

Happy and successful people understand this instinctively. If you don't believe that your choices have meaning, then what are you doing here? The only way to live powerfully is to embrace life and to believe in yourself!

This is dangerous (but exciting!) stuff, ladies and gentlemen, for it frees a human being from the dogma of currently established governments, so-called authority figures and experts, and religions, all of which seem to care more about money, control, and power than on making the world a better place.

 

 

Esoteric Meetup - May 17th 2018

 

Schopenhauer was influenced by Kant’s view that we lack an understanding of reality as it is in and of itself.

Neuroscience has made great progress in uncovering the mechanisms in the brain that underlie our cognitive and behavioural functioning. But this form of scientific investigation has not produced anything approaching a satisfying explanation of why it is that a person has subjective experience, i.e., of why there is something that it’s like to be a human being. It seems that we can imagine a creature that was empirically indiscernible from a human being in terms of its physical brain processes and the behaviour they give rise to, but which had no experience whatsoever (it screams and runs away when you stick a knife in it, but it doesn’t actually feel pain). And it arguably follows that facts about physical brain processes and behaviour cannot explain, at least not in a transparent and satisfying manner, the reality of conscious experience.

This is the problem David Chalmers (1995, 1996) famously named “the hard problem of consciousness”.[17] Some think the alleged problem involves a confusion, although anyone who thinks this is obliged to diagnose the exact root of the confusion. Others think that there is a problem, but one that further scientific investigation will solve. Perhaps we just need to wait for the arrival of the “Darwin of consciousness” to make progress. However, there is no reason to suppose that “further scientific investigation” has to be pursued under the methodological assumption that consciousness is to be accounted for in terms of processes which don’t involve consciousness, e.g., in terms of facts about non-conscious neurons. The panpsychist proposes an alternative approach: explain human and animal consciousness in terms of more basic forms of consciousness. These more basic forms of consciousness are then postulated as properties of the fundamental constituents of the material world, perhaps of quarks and electrons. Thus, we try to explain the consciousness of the human brain in terms of the consciousness of its most fundamental parts.

atmospheric pressure corresponds roughly to altitude
several pressure layers are meteorologically interesting
they show data assuming the earth is completely smooth
note: 1 hectopascal (hPa) = 1 millibar (mb)

1000 hPa ~100 m, near sea level conditions
850 hPa ~1,500 m, planetary boundary, low
700 hPa ~3,500 m, planetary boundary, high
500 hPa ~5,000 m, vorticity
250 hPa ~10,500 m, jet stream
70 hPa ~17,500 m, stratosphere
10 hPa ~26,500 m, even more stratosphere

 

 

 

 

Esoteric Meetup - May 10th 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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