Esoteric Meetup - June 7th 2018


Esoteric Meetup - May 31st 2018

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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