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Receiving Guidance from Dreams — An Extract from the Odyssey

Receiving Guidance from Dreams — An Extract from the Odyssey

The Odyssey is an ancient tale of the hero Odysseus (a christic figure in mythology), who is guided by the gods on his journey home. It is a tale filled with divine guidance, premonitions, and many tests and trials which Odysseus must undergo along the way. In a part of the tale he is washed […]

March 8, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Watch and Pray — An Extract from the Gospel of Mark

Watch and Pray — An Extract from the Gospel of Mark

The Gospel of Mark is an Early Christan text. Like Matthew, albeit without going into as much detail, it narrates the life events and teachings of Jesus, a spiritual teacher revered and studied by religious communities such as Christianity, Gnosticism, the Essene community, etc. In chapter thirteen of the Gospel of Mark, Jesus says:

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Twameva — A Mantra from the Pandava Gita

Twameva — A Mantra from the Pandava Gita

The mantra Twameva is one of the most beloved Hindu mantras and comes from verses spoke by Queen Gandhari to Krishna. In Sanskrit, the lines are:

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Observing Oneself and Watching Judgements — An Extract from the Gospel of Matthew

Observing Oneself and Watching Judgements — An Extract from the Gospel of Matthew

In this excerpt from The Gospel of Matthew Jesus outlines the typical tendency we have within to watch what others do and be concerned with judging others. Instead, he recommends to pay attention to oneself, which is known as self-observation:

February 5, 2015 | By | 4 Replies More
The Importance of Prayer and Addressing the Divine — An Excerpt from the Odyssey

The Importance of Prayer and Addressing the Divine — An Excerpt from the Odyssey

The Odyssey is an ancient Greek poem believed to have been composed sometime around the eighth century BC. The quotes below are just a few examples of prayer and libations from the Odyssey…

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On the Need for Activity and Deeds — An Excerpt from the Essene Gospel of Peace

On the Need for Activity and Deeds — An Excerpt from the Essene Gospel of Peace

In the Essene Gospel of Peace, an ancient manuscript attributed to the Essene community, Jesus (the spiritual teacher in the manuscript) says the following about the need for activity and deeds in daily life and in the approach to spiritual practice:

January 21, 2015 | By | 8 Replies More
How to Connect with the Divine — An Excerpt from the Essene Gospel of Peace

How to Connect with the Divine — An Excerpt from the Essene Gospel of Peace

The following passage from the Essene Gospel of Peace, explains the way the communions (prayers and communication with the divine) are to be carried out:

January 17, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
Experiencing Life through Light — An Extract from the Gospel of Luke

Experiencing Life through Light — An Extract from the Gospel of Luke

The following passage from the Gospel of Luke explains the difference between experiencing life through the spiritual part of a person (often referred to as consciousness, the essence, or the soul) versus allowing the multitude of dark inner states to prevail:

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Staying in the Present Moment — An Exercise from the Hua Hu Ching

Staying in the Present Moment — An Exercise from the Hua Hu Ching

Here is an excerpt from the Hua Hu Ching, an ancient Taoist text, speaking of what we can gain from staying within the present moment, and developing inner clarity and a connection to the Divine:

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Self-Observation and Inner Change — Two Extracts from the Gospel of Matthew

Self-Observation and Inner Change — Two Extracts from the Gospel of Matthew

The Gospel of Matthew, an early Christian text, is the first book of the New Testament and is believed to have been written between 80 and 90 AD. Below is an excerpt from Matthew explaining the importance of self-observation and inner change:

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