Tagged with evolution

Some new writing..

This was written on the Evolutionary Landscape’s twitter: Contemplative practice is not being silent for the sake of a quiet mind. It is seeing through, like a dart piecing beyond the veil. Gnosis is the “spiritual intellect.” A knowing, a being-in-truth. It’s important to remember this is at the heart of contemplation. Be you East … Continue reading

Two Minds, one Self

“Ego and empire are co-dependantly originating psychological structures.” -WI Thompson One of the more interesting theories developed on the brain is that of the “Bicameral Mind.” The theory goes that our modern form of consciousness originated not in prehistory, but roughly around the period of the Axial age. Until then, the Right brain was ruler. A … Continue reading

Evolution, Enlightenment

Consciousness, evolution, enlightenment – these are interpenetrating and always have been. There is a dreamer of this world, who else could it be but our Self? We’ve been here, timelessly. We’ve partaken in the birth and death of countless stars before we took our part in the evolution of life on Earth. We were the … Continue reading

Patterns in time, footnotes to Cosmos & Psyche

“I gradually gained the distinct impression that in some sense everything that occurs during one alignment is implicitly present and contributing to every subsequent one, as if it were a continuing and cumulative historical development.” – Richard Tarnas I’m right about in the middle of Cosmos and Psyche. Thought I’d drop a few interesting discoveries … Continue reading

Spiritual Evolution

The old reptilian brain is the snake; it is the brain of the instinctive, the unconscious, the depository of millions of years of evolution. The second brain is the limbic ring, the mammalian brain of “fight or flight,” of emotion and a highly developed olfactory sense as a way of perceiving the environment. This limbic … Continue reading

On the Most Distant Shore

There is a gentle luring tide that beckons the very rocks to resonate with the sound of life, to move all that is around them to the rudimentary forms of animation. It is this “Call,” it is a sound that we must have ears to hear, it is the “Hymn of the Universe.” Spirit lulls … Continue reading

“…There is no need of a seeking and self…

“…There is no need of a seeking and self-critical ratiocination, no logical motion step by step towards a conclusion, no mechanism of expressed or implied deductions and inferences, no building or deliberate concatenation of idea with idea in order to arrive at an ordered sum or outcome of knowledge: for this limping action of our … Continue reading

Evolving Religion, Evolving World

Integral Life has just uploaded a number of longer content videos on Vimeo. This is great, because some of the stuff gets hasn’t been seen before and it gets into more detail. Wilber asks, is Buddhism Evolving? What’s the relationship, he asks, between evolution of our reality and the dimension of reality that is beyond … Continue reading

Metamorphosis

The World has a Soul, a living vitality in all of its creatures, including the human being. It is through the human being that this Soul can manifest more of itself into the world. Though we are intimately a part of this vast Spirit, we have forgotten our connection. Because of our forgetfulness, we have … Continue reading