Category: Perceptions

Alchemy & the Philosophers’ Stone

Harry Potter, Russia, The Flash, Getty Research Institute and A. H. Almaas share an interest in alchemy and the philosophers’ stone. Shambhala will be releasing A. H. Almaaas’ eighteenth book, The Alchemy of Freedom: The Philosophers’ Stone and the Secrets of Existence, in late February 2017. A quick search on Google reveals: Harry Potter: The…


Let’s Make a Deal for the Real

Good news for the ego-self The ego-self is always looking to make a deal… If I meditate, can I become enlightened? If I work on myself, will I be loved? If I straighten up and fly right, can I have a life free of pain and suffering? Ah, that ego so full of ifs and…


What is Meditation?

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Origin of the English Word Meditation ‘Meditation’ – derived from the Latin meditatio, from a verb meditari, meaning “to think, contemplate, devise, ponder”. Interesting that the word’s English origins point toward more engaged mental activity than I tend to associate with meditation. To me, even contemplation involves less active thinking and more pondering or a…