Translations:


Home New Age Center Growthworks Point of Infinity Nirvana Bookstore

  XVI. Awakening Poems  

Contents:

Vol. 1

i. Introduction

I. “In the Beginning…”

II. Synchronistic Webs

III. Daily Encounters

IV. Infinity’s Point

V. BodyTemple

VI. Observations

VII. Enlightenment

VIII. Alternatives

IX. The New Age Center

X. “At the End…”

Vol. 2

XI. Enlightenment Poems

XII. Worldly Concerns

XIII. New Poems

XIV. New Poems

XV. New Poems

Vol. 3

XVI. Awakening Poems
   Wake Up!
   Improving the Nightmare? Waking Up
   The Pathless Path
   Too Much (Demasiado)
   Ode to Beloved Energy
   Sacred Sacraments
   Spiritual Warfare
   The Void
   The Rest of My Life

XVII. Truth-Seeker Poems

XVIII. Osho's Teaching Aphorisms

XIX. Mixed Bag of Poems

NOTE: During my 2006 Cleansing/Fasting Retreat in Florida, I read Life After Death: The Burden of Proof, by Deepak Chopra and shortly thereafter, the following "aphorism" presented itself.

Wake Up!

  1. Wake Up!
    Incubate!
       into stillness/silence1
    Avoid addictive ESCAPES2
       of drugs, alcohol, smoking, sports, T.V.,
       sex, work, reading, thinking, making
       money, prestige, power, control, belief
       systems, etc.
     

  2. Enter into the body
    (The temple of the Spirit)
    Pass through the thinking, the emotions, the body sensations.
    Discover the nonmaterial INFINITE POTENTIALITIES within3
    Focus on where you're STUCK in your body.
    Be there and HEAL yourself of injuries,
       physical or mental.
    How?4
    Overcoming the "stuckness" (resistance) and
       BE FREE, enjoying the silence of your REAL HOME.
     

  3. What else completely satisfies?5
    Home at last!

Footnotes

  1. Incubation as in the Mystical Fellowship: www.NewAgePointofInfinity.com or printed in Confessions of an Ex-Jesuit, Vol 2, back cover.

  2. We're talking about ALL addictive behavior--so compile your own list. In other words, how can you "escape/lose" yourself?

  3. Life After Death: The Burden of Proof, by Deepak Chopra, author of over 40 books.

  4. See footnote #1.

  5. Saint Augustine stated: "Our hearts were made for Thee, and they will not rest until they rest in Thee." Life After Death offers another interpretation of "Thee."

Back to top

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

Improve the Nightmare? Waking Up

  1. Some contend that RELATIVE (dependent/derivative) reality
       --the gross physical world, the subtle worlds,
       including we human beings--is an illusion, a DREAM.
    Only ABSOLUTE (substantive) REALITY is real
       --the real changeless substance behind everything.
     
  2. IF true, then what does "waking up" mean?
    We can wake up TO the illusions in the dream of
       relative reality, e.g., that we have a democracy,
       that the Federal Reserve is part of the government, etc.
    That is, we can wake up IN the dream while remaining IN the dream.
    Or, we can "wake up" FROM the illusion of the dream itself.1
    The latter being much more challenging.
     
  3. So. . .(a) we can work TO IMPROVE the dream (nightmare, might
       be better), and create a "better" dream/nightmare with
       less suffering, more equality, etc.
    Or, (b) we can work to help others wake up FROM the dream,
       seeing that all is perfect as it is, and
       therefore no need to improve the dream
    SINCE it is a dream. (Yet with karmic consequences, say some?)
     
  4. Maybe not EITHER/OR, but BOTH.
    Thus, follow your preference:
       concentrate on (a);
       concentrate on (b);
       balance (a) and (b).
    And follow your preference in HOW TO ACT,
    without attachment, but with passion.

Footnote:

  1. See a story--Chapter 28, The True Self--in The Tao of Daily Life, by Derek Lin.

Back to top

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

After Rereading Spiritual Enlightenment, by Jed McKenna, and Buddha, by Deepak Chopra, the following thoughts emerged.

The Pathless Path

  1. Starting asleep.
    Looking for fulfillment.
    It arrives fleetingly.
    Afterwards, disappointment/frustration/
       unsatisfied.
     
  2. Emptiness, How fulfill?
    Addictive/distracted escapism behavior
       (of any type).
    Even religion sucks.
    Will it ever end?
     
  3. A spiritual path, perhaps?
    Which one? The spiritual marketplace (1)
    Try one, try many.
    Slowly awakening.
    Reading, meditating more.
    New experiences, even mystical.
    Yet, still dissatisfied.
    Has anyone noticed that spirituality
       is not working?
     
  4. Not asleep, not fully awake.
    What to do?
    The FIRST STEP bursts forth:
       Disillusioned with EVERYTHING.2
    NOTHING fulfills.
    Still seeking.
     

  5. A solitary soul journey.
    Concentration, devotion, and diligent work.
    A complete shift in consciousness.
    Liberation from the physical world,
       ending in seeing through the dream.
    How accept that the entire world,
       and everyone in it, is an illusion?3
     
  6. Chopra: Epilogue.
    "The separate self is unreliable and
    ultimately unreal. We apply words like
    soul and personality to something that
    is fleeting and ghostly. Our attempts to make
    the self real never end but also never succeed.
    Therefore, we cling for reassurance to an ILLUSION."
    "What can be seen, heard, or touched is unreal.
    Whatever you cling to as permanent is unreal.
    Whatever the mind can think of is unreal.
     
  7. Finally, "reality reveals itself as the ground
    of existence, the source from which everything
    is PROJECTED. "From a world of infinite projections
    to a single state of Being.
    Thus, the root of suffering is ILLUSION.4
    Radical?
     
  8. Ready to challenge your belief system?
    Confront the fear of no-self? The black
       hole at the core of your being?
    To wake up, the dream character must be
       ruthlessly annihilated.
    Truth-realization is everything!
    Abiding in non-dual, non-relative awareness.
    Let the world take care of itself.
     
  9. Not "cogito, ergo sum."
    But "non cogito, ergo non-persona."5
    Self cannot achieve no-self.
    No knowledge, only negation: Unfoldingness.
     
  10. Depressed/ despairing/ insignificant/
       no meaning?
    EVERYTHING is futile.
    Relinquish the illusion of control.
    A radical deconstruction of your fictional
       "character" ("persona").
    No fear of death (maybe there's Heaven/reincartion?),
       but fear of non-being, oblivion.
     
  11. Can't wake up without quitting the dream,
       of zombies, half-asleep, sleepwalking,
       not really present.
    A dream we're unweaving, since we're all pretending.
    The trance isn't easily broken!
    Everything in duality is false.
    Truth is dissolution, is about Unknowing.
    No belief is true!
    All exterior, no interior; all appearance, no substance.
    The dread of nothingness keeps our attention outwardly
       fixed.
     
  12. Spiritual paths=the opiate of the New Agers.
    The grand disillusionment.
    The Pathless Path calls.6
    Wake Up! The #1 job.
     
  13. Anyone out there who desires to delve
       into these books with me?

Footnotes:

  1. Guru Ratings Site: Sarlo's Rating Service. www.spiritualteachers.org.
  2. The key to enlightenment: the process of spiritual autolysis, a kind of journaling: Try to write something true and keep at it until you do.
  3. Buddha, by Deepak Chopra.
  4. Buddha, "The Art of Non-Doing," pages 273-278.

  5. "I think, therefore I am." Ours is: "I don't think, therefore I am not a real person", (just consciousness, awareness utilizing this body-mind mechanism as a fictional character, a mask, an actor on the world stage, being dreamt by the Dreamer) Also see, "Science of the Soul? 'I think, Therefore I Am's Losing Force." NYTimes, June 26, 2007.
  6. Spiritually Incorrect Enlightenment, by Jed McKenna; Wanting Enlightenment is a Big Mistake: The Teachings of Zen Master Seung Sahn, ed. by Hyon Gak.

Back to top

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

NOTE: After an unforgettable experience in the Costa Rican Rainforest, the following poem arose:

Too Much (Demasiado)

  1. Awareness arising,
    thoughts, emotions, sensations.
    Limits testing.
     

  2. Deeper breathing (long pause)
     

  3. Thoughts transforming.
    Emotions exploding.
    Sensations overwhelming.
     

  4. All three transcending.
    PURE AWARENESS bursts forth.
    Such ISNESS this body-form cannot contain.
    Surrending, allowing, yearning.
     

  5. Heart shattering (very long pause)
    Heart shattering.
    (Mi corazon esta rompiendose)
     

  6. Demasiado! Demasiado! Demasiado!1
    Basta! Basta! Basta!
    (Too much! Too much!! Too much!!
    Enough! Enough! Enough!)
    Si mas, no puedo vivir
    (If any more, I won't be able to live)
     

  7. Asi es la vida.
    (Such is life)

Footnote:

1. While at Sueno Azul I had two or three conversations with different people about buying property and building something in Costa Rica. The owner of Sueno Azul overheard some of our talk and offered to help us with his contacts.

The next morning, right before one of our Mindfulness classes, he pulled me aside and said he wanted to show me something. He, his head gardener, and I took off in a jeep for nearby mountaintops. Traveling through such BEAUTIFUL country sides was a sheer pleasure. (Sueno Azul is just like the Garden of Eden--exquisitely enchanted with indescribable BEAUTY).

Arriving at the top of one mountain, he showed me a flat piece where something could happen, I asked for some time to offer a prayer to the Four Directions and threw dirt onto the ground. Then I burst forth in sobbing/crying for quite a while, as the two just waited patiently.

Then he took me down a rugged path in the nearby Rainforest telling me stories about the different plants, trees, etc. We came to a gigantic tree called, "The Tree of God," and I asked to be able to place my hands on it. Doing so for quite a while, again, my heart burst open with more and deeper sobbing/crying.

Then we walked across a large stream on a rickety old bridge while hearing the wonderful bubbling of the water, and I said: "Escuchen, la Vox de Dios, (Listen, the Voice of God)," and I asked the head gardener to offer a prayer. The three of us held hands and the gardener offered up a heart-felt prayer in Spanish that was absolutely majestic. The gardener and I embraced and we both sobbed our hearts out!

The owner, then, wanted to show me more BUT I COULDN'T TAKE ANYMORE. I was TOTALLY FILLED with the spirit of the Rainforest. My heart could barely function and that's when I shouted out the words in this poem.

In silence we went back to the classroom while I was in a daze. It took many hours for me to return to "normality." WHAT AN EXPERIENCE!!!

Back to top

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

NOTE: After completing a four-day Nonviolent Communication Retreat at the Point of Infinity last weekend, the following inspiration arose.

Ode to Beloved Divine Energy

  1. How to integrate NVC (Nonviolent Communication)
    with the Gestalt/Zen Perspectives?
    I need (want, desire, yearn) to have/live in
    DIRECT experience of the Beloved Divine Energy.
     
  2. But HOW??
    The more I am AWARE of the alive ENERGY in my body1,
    The more I am AWARE of my FEELINGS (emotions)2,
    The more I am AWARE of my NEEDS3
    The more I am AWARE of relevant REQUESTS
    to satisfy those needs,
    The better I can satisfy my UNMET NEEDS;
    AND,
    The more I can EXPRESS my feelings/needs "NON-VERBALLY"4,
    The more a "wholistic/integrated" EXPERIENCE presents itself.
     
  3. Yet, if self/other connection is desired:
    The more we both are aware of the alive energy in our bodies,
    The more we both are aware of the feelings of each other,
    The more we both are aware of each other's needs,
    The more we both are aware of the relevant requests,
    The better we can connect;
    AND,
    The more each of us can express this connection "non-verbally,"
    The deeper the alive EXPERIENCE of the connection is relished.5
     
  4. It's the DIRECT PERSONAL EXPERIENCE on ALL levels6
    that fully satisfies

Footnotes:

  1. The Gestalt perspective adds the body language/body sensations to the synthesis. One follows the alive energy manifesting until the related emotion is felt, through various Gestalt techniques. Observing the tone of voice, facial expressions, sighs, body movements, etc. FOLLOW THE ENERGY!!
  2. Rosenberg's The Language of Nonviolent Communication offers quite a comprehensive list of feelings. And methods to contact them.
  3. The same for needs.
  4. Zen wants us to transcend CONCEPTS and experience reality DIRECTLY. As Fritz perls said: " Lose your head and come to your senses." One can trust the body more than the intellect.
    Personal Note: While driving home from our retreat I realized that I wasn't "finished." Upon reflection I hit upon the "unfinished energy." I wanted to EXPRESS my gratitude/peacefulness/joy in a non-verbal way to the group. Well--I did it here in private and re-experienced the feelings to a greater depth. I'd love to share it with you but... it would be JUST words/concepts, a step removed from a DIRECT EXPERIENCE, and therefore JUST intellectual.
  5. For example, a warm heart-to-heart hug, a silent period holding hands together
  6. Emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and physical, etc.

Back to top

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

Sacred Sacraments

  1. The sacred ceremony begins.
    Drumming into a light trance.
    Meditating more deeply.
    The Kabbalistic spiritual tradition explained: the Tree of Life.
    Incredible spiritual SUPPORT by ALL guides/group energy.
    A pathway to experience and experiment with,
       especially the integrating energetic centers.
     
  2. Ingesting nature's Sacred Sacraments.1
    Allowing being overshadowed by Beloved Divine Energy.
    AWARENESS increasing/developing/spreading throughout.
    The body/mind form reacts with body sensations arising/merging/exploring.
    Slowly Awareness of awareness, a pure presence
       or pure wakefulness presents Itself.
    A meditative consciousness contributes to the deepest self-support.
    Emptiness, the Void, Nothingness births forth.
    Resistance after resistance struggles yet gradually melts away.
     
  3. Now in the King's Chamber of the Pyramid, in the sarcophagus?
    My spirit slowly arising out of the body/mind form
       taking off to celestial realms, perhaps Orion?
    Exploring spatial dimensions with childlike enthusiasm.
    Singing my intentions: lower back to be healed and
       understanding/wisdom to gain.
    Aha--so it IS all an illusion, after all, even though the world's
       suffering is real on this level.
    Thus, relax and be AWARE without judgment.
     
  4. Then, group sharing time.
    With my experience being shared, incredible waves of energy traverse
    through this body/mind form releasing even more cellular stuckness
       thrown around like a rag doll.
    The pain difficult to experience yet no suffering!
    Falling down to the ground, tremendous
       energies released with deep sobs exploding.
     
  5. Day Two.
    Some integrating with the Tree of Life
       while ingesting a different milder Sacrament.
    The spontaneous unfolding of mental insights delight the intellect.
    Then the BIG JOURNEY! Into intuitionism
       guided by a moment-to-moment Awareness
       with the assistance of yet another different
       Sacred Sacrament.
     
  6. FIVE HOURS experiencing WHATEVER arrives!
    Vibrations 0f sounds pour through this body/mind form.
    Transcendent /Immanent energies flow, wave after wave,
       cleansing this organism frequently colliding in the thunderbolts of Zeus.
    What Power! What Transformation!
    This form can barely contain all that happens.
    Now, within an inch of my heart, which might
       shatter into a billion pieces--GREAT FEAR!!
       "let go," "let go," "let go"--continuously repeated
       until I hear: " Let go OF KEN."
    An AWARENESS of awareness, a pure presence
       or pure wakefulness seems to appear.
    Am I really objective neutrality at this time?
       the Observer observing the observed?
    Who knows? Anyway, it's delicious.
     
  7. Guided to integrate the left with the right side,
       the Goddess1 herself appears.
    I embrace her wholeheartedly amidst tears of joy.
    The marriage of the Goddess with the masculine God
       is celebrated with innumerable body/emotional releases.
    And then--SUDDENLY--I feel/hear two clicks in two vertebrae
       in my lower back: HEALING ARRIVED!2
     
  8. Later, started to feel the horrendous pain/suffering
       of three fellow journeyers.
    My arm spontaneously reaches out to console them and yet I can't!
    To wash away their sufferings is my great desire.
    Then much of the world's sufferings seem to invade my body.
    It's too much to bare!!!!! and I break down uncontrollably sobbing/crying.
    WILL IT EVER END???????
    And yet, a fervent desire arises to stay in this state of consciousness forever.
     
  9. Third Day: Sharing, integrating, expressing.
    The beauty of each person's experience is truly touching.
    Opening even more "things" to work on.3
    Hopefully, incorporating spiritual BodyWork
       to assist energies locked in the body/mind form.
    Free at last! Free at Last!4
    And much of all this, expressed in a final energetic dance.
     
  10. Special gratitude to the Shaman, to the
       Spirit Guides embedded in these natural
       Sacred Sacraments.

Footnotes:

  1. When the Impossible Happens: Adventures in Non-Ordinary Realities, by Stanislav Grof
  2. See In the Dark Places of Wisdom, by Peter Kingsley, (a book about poems of Parmenides, Pythagorean teachings, and ancient Greek philosophy/mysticism). Also check out www.NewAgePointofInfinity.com and click onto The Mystical Fellowship on the left to see one way of "Practicing Presence."
  3. Give me a week or two to be aware of my lower back and then I will be able to confirm if healing in fact did occur.
  4. While sharing, alive emotional energies bubbled up to the surface in two of the others but were immediately repressed. To "work" on these with Gestalt was my reaction, asap.
  5. See my favorite Enlightenment triology:
    Spiritual Enlightenment: The Damnedest Thing;
    Spiritually Incorrect Enlightenment;
    Spiritual Warfare;
    all by Jed McKenna.
    "We don't want to awaken from the dream; we want to dream that we are awake." "To surrender is to relinquish the illusion of control." "All emotions are attachments and the energy of all attachments is FEAR." "Fear of no-self, of non-being, of nothingness." "Maya's house has many mansions--they're all just dreamstates within dreamstates."
  6. The day after: Spiritual Intuitive BodyWork with Ginny, going into the fear as it arises in the body--facing it head-on, letting it dissolve, yielding even more "naturalness."

Back to top

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

NOTE: Just finished reading Spiritual Warfare, by Jed McKenna. Some thoughts follow.

Spiritual Warfare

  1. Most people are unconscious.
    They don't see: "Life is but a dream."
    Many New Agers and others wake up (become conscious)
    TO the dream and yet stay WITHIN the dream,
       seeking alternative perspectives.
    Seekers seek an end to the discomfort,
       not to the delusion.
    A personal spiritual REVOLUTION is needed.
    Not from one dreamstate to another dreamstate,
       but to totally BREAK OUT.
     
  2. The "functioning ego" has its place
       but the "identifying ego" has to go.
    Yet FEAR stops the process.
    Fear of no-self, of non-being, of nothingness.
    Go into the fear, understand it. (1)
    Surrender the illusion of control.
    Cleanse the perceptual faculties.
    Unlearn, let go, reduce.
    Close the gap between the I and Not-I.
     
  3. "Judging, categorizing and labelling fades
       as otherness gives way to isness.
    Thought is dropped/forgotten.
    All opinions/beliefs become noxious.
    Thus, all that ENERGY is freed up for . . .
    Acceptance of what is."
     
  4. So . . . What to do?
    Contemplate: meaninglessness,
          your insignificance,
          nothingness,
          no self,
          false identities
          the illusion of control
    Start a FIRE: Declare War
          experience the furnace of disillusionment
          annihilate the identifying ego
     
  5. But, REALLY, who wants to do this?
    Who wants the truth-realized state?
    Many desire, few realize.

Back to top

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

Note: Reading The Void: Inner Spaciousness and Ego Structure, by A.H.Almaas, brought forth the following words.

The Void

  1. In prior poems/aphorisms, frequently
       the concept of the VOID is seen.
    The Gestalt Perspective puts forth the peeling of the
       layers of the personality until a stuck point--
       the IMPASSE, the DEATH LAYER--is encountered.
    Great fear arises: death in the VOID seems immanent.
    Better to stay with the familiar known, however
       unfulfilling, than to plunge into the unknown--
       for it could be worse, even deathful!
    Dread, fear and trembling arise. Sweat breaks out.
    To plunge or not to plunge? Stuck!!!
     
  2. Ever wonder what's ULTIMATELY under/beyond the impasse?
    Is it the deficient and depressive VOID: the nothingness,
       the emptiness, an impoverished, depleted, painful,
       and undesireable state?
    OR, is it the spacious and liberating VOID: expansive
       emptiness/spaciousness?
    Not the fear of the loss of self, of disintegration,
       of not knowing who one is, of the body itself (death);
    BUT the dissolving of identity itself, both ego-identity
       and even essential identity (identification with being).
    This dissolvement overcomes the fear of disappearing, of
       annihilation, of non-existence,
       yielding a SPACIOUSNESS, without limits.
    Allowing "the experience of non-existence, of complete
       extinction of self, of cessation, of the fear of death
       of the body AND the fear that my mind will cease to exist."
    Thus, even consciousness is annihilated.(1)
    "Although arousing the greatest TERROR, one experiences
       the greatest peace, calm, silence--the peace is
       complete, total--utter relief."
     
  3. You've heard it said: "Go into the VOID,"
       where there is nothingness in order to find everything.2
    That is, the OPENNESS of EMPTY SPACE,3
       where REALITY with no boundaries at all is experienced.
    LIBERATION AND ENLIGHTENMENT.

Footnote:

  1. Rajneesh: "I have recognized the fact THAT I AM NOT." (A state of no-self without the presence of fear. Non-conceptual REALITY; BEING WITH NO SELF-IMAGE.)
  2. Everything (created material forms) comes out of nothing (pure infinite potentiality).
  3. The pregnant void, the infinitely creative emptiness that is the Tao.

Back to top

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

NOTE: After a Christmas celebration, created by my Goddess Wife, and discussing "issues" with my son Jordan, his insights inspired the following.

The Rest of My Life

  1. Remaining IN the dream, what excites?
    -Awareness and the Gestalt perspective/dreamwork
    -the Gnostic perspective1
    -Sitchin's perspective on the Anunnaki2
    -the mysteries of ancient civilizations,
       Sumerian, Egyptian, Greek, Mayan, etc.3
    -more reading, more studying.
    -yoga/meditation, daily fast-walking, and fasting.
     
  2. But, MORE stimulating yet,
    WAKING up FROM the dream,
       with the Gnostic perspective,
       Enlightenment Studies4
     
  3. So, HOW ACT?, What to do?
    Offer
    -Awareness/Gestalt Training
    -found a Universal Gnostic Fellowship,
       including a Gnostic Mystery School,
       to study Gnostic literature
    -form a Sitchin Studies group
    -continue to read, to study.
    -more yoga/meditation, daily fast-walking, and fasting.
     
  4. Thus, BOTH have FUN IN the dream (relative reality),
    AND help self/others wake up FROM the dream
       (to Absolute Reality).

Footnotes:

  1. The Nag Hammadi Library: The Definitive Translation of the Gnostic SCRIPTURES, by James Robinson; By Elaine Pagels: The Gnostic Gospels; Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel Of Thomas; The Gnositc Paul: Gnostic Exegesis of the Pauline Letters; The Johannine Gospel in Gnostic Exegesis; The Origin of Satan; and by Karen King: The Gospel of Mary of Magdala; What is Gnosticism? and more

  2. The 12th Planet (Foundational)
    The Stairway to Heaven
    The Wars of Gods and Men
    (Foundational)
    The Lost Realms
    When Time Began
    The Cosmic Code

    as well as:
    Genesis Revisited
    Divine Encounters
    The Lost Book of Enki
    The Earth Chronicles Expeditions
    The End of Days
    Journeys to the Mythical Past
    Also, www.Sitchin.com;
     www.xfacts.com/x1.htm for info on Planet X or Nibiru--AMAZING.
    And: Breaking the Godspell; and God Games, both by Neil Freer, The Holy Grail Collection, all by Laurence Gardner;  Genesis of the Grail Kings; Bloodline of the Holy Grail; Lost Secrets of the Sacred Ark: Amazing Revelations of the Incredible Powers of Gold; The Magdalene Legacy;
    The Grail Enigma. Also, www.graal.co.uk
  3. A Few of the books I've read: The Sign and The Seal; Fingerprints of the Gods, by Graham Hancock; The Message of the Sphinx, by Hancock and Robert Bauvel; The Mayan Prophecies, by Adrian Gilbert and Maurice Cotterell; Cataclysm: Compelling Evidence of a Cosmic Catastrophe in 9500 BC; Forbidden Archaeology, by Michael Cremo and Richard Thompson; When the Sky: In Search of Atlantis, by Rand and Rose Flem-Ath; Catastrophobia, by Barbara Hand Clow, plus many others. The Tutankhamun Prophecies: The Sacred Secret of the Maya, Egyptians, and Freemasons; The Lost Tomb of Viracocha, by Cotterell; plus many others.

  4. Spiritual Enlightenment; Incorrect Spiritual Enlightenment; and, Spiritual Warfare, all by Jed McKenna (my favorite spiritual triology)
    bulletThis Is It: The Nature of Oneness, by Jan Kersschot
    bulletAs It Is: The Open Secret of Spiritual Awakening, by Tony Parsons
    bulletInvitation To Awakening: Embracing Our Natural State of Presence, by Tony Parsons
    bulletNobody Home: From Belief to Clarity, by Jan Kersschot
    bulletAcceptance Of What Is: A Book About Nothing, by Wayne Liquorman
    bulletNever Mind: A Journey into Non-Duality, by Wayne Liquorman
    bulletAwakening to the Dream, by L. Hartong
    bulletRadical Awakening: Cutting Through The Conditioned Mind, by Stephen and Farcet Jourdain
    bulletTo Be and Not To Be, by Douglas Harding
    bulletOn Having No Head: Zen and The Rediscovery of the Obvious, by Douglas Harding
    bulletI Am THAT: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, ed. by Sudhakar Dikshit
    bulletPointers From Nisargadatta Maharaj: Consciousness and the Absolute, by Ramesh Balsekar
    bulletThe Doctrine of Vibration: The Doctrine and Practices Associated with Kasmir Shaivism, by Mark Dyczkowski
    bulletSilence of the Heart, Vol 1 and 2, by Robert Adams
    bullet The Human Buddha: Enlightenment for the New Millennium,
    by Aziz Kristof
     
  5. As the Director of the New Age Center in Nyack and the Point of Infinity Retreat Center near Ellenville (in the Catskills) I am eager to start a Sitchin Studies Group in both places. To meet at least once per month in order to explore in-depth these GREAT books (which changed my life). If interested, contact Ken 845-358-6448 or info@awarenesscenters.com. Thanks.

    Thursday, January 10th
    AWARENESS TRAINING with Ken Pollinger, Ph.D.
    $10/night or $30 for 4 classes (in Nirvana Bookstore), 7:30-9 pm.
    -Would you like to increase your awareness?
    -Do you desire to be more present-oriented?
    -Does "working" on your dreams appeal to you?
    -Would you like to be less judgmental?
    -Willing to learn what your projections tell you about yourself?
    -Are you interested in personal development?
    After much reflection, I've realized that what really turns me on the most is "exploring" the alive energetic movements of what arises in the present.
    The Gestalt Perspective has enriched my life immeasureably and given me the tools needed for such enrichment. I'd like to share this perspective and its application with you.
    So . . . some teachings, some experiments, some reading, some discussion, some experiences, etc.
    Please let me know of you're coming: 845-358-6448. For our first class, please read: AWARENESS, by Anthony DeMello (some copies available in Nirvana Bookstore: Thu-Sat: 12-6 pm.)

Back to top

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

Back ] Next ]

Home ] New Age Center ] Growthworks ] Point of Infinity ] Nirvana Bookstore ]


Copyright © 2003 New Age Center. All right reserved.