16th Century devotional poet who composed over 1,000 devotional bhajans expressing her love for Lord Krishna.
We are all fascinated by the mystery of metamorphosis. The caterpillar and the butterfly share nothing in common, and yet they are one and the same life.
The very word "quantum" makes people's imaginations run wild. But chances are you've fallen for at least one of these myths.
"I will take two pens to write this. One can dip into the ink of understanding. Under the reign of the sun..."
In an age of spiritual awakening, emotional healing must move beyond psychology if it is to be effective.
A review and deep dive into the future of music composition from a Quantum Music conference at the Goethe-Institut
‘The End of This World’ reveals where the climate justice movement needs to go and how we get there
A controversial theory claims the reason butterflies and their caterpillars look so dissimilar is down to hybridogenesis
...they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy...
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” –Anais Nin
Take your well-disciplined strengths and stretch them between two opposing poles. Because inside human beings is where God learns.
Not-knowing is a way of slowing down enough to see where we already are.
"Those in power write the history, those who suffer write the songs" –Frank Harte
a lighthouse, a pole star for those who grieve and especially for parents who have lost a child or children
We can rewind to a previous scene or skip several scenes ahead
The seagull fears no shipwreck. Her feet love to touch the ocean...
The public is how the individual is measured out - a wave collapse function.
Silent and serene, forgetting words, bright clarity appears before you.
This groundbreaking book is an invitation to the public, to citizen scientists, and to professional scientists to reject the materialistic worldview of modern science
The process of dependent origination is sometimes said to be the heart or the essence of all Buddhist teaching. What is described in the process is the way in which suffering can arise in our lives, and the way in which it can end.
When me they fly, I am the wings; I am the doubter and the doubt, I am the hymn the Brahmin sings.
consciousness is a fundamental quality of the cosmos, and that what we call the material world emerges from it.
For many meditators, reclaiming an awareness of feelings is a long and difficult process. Yet in Buddhist psychology bringing consciousness to feelings is critical for awakening.
But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams... his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream... his wings are clipped and his feet are tied... so he opens his throat to sing.
Maybe the brain isn't "classical" after all.
These songs — the oldest musical expressions of the slave experience in this country — still have a lot to teach us about how we think about death and dignity.
Lama Rod Owens is interviewed by David Montgomery for The Washington Post on Love and Rage, spiritual activism, Buddhism and white supremacy.
We’ve been told such a horrendously wrong story about what our past is as human beings.
From Emergence Magazine: Set amid pine forests and mountain peaks, three ancient Chinese poems, sung and translated by Red Pine, meditate on the nature of Taoism and Zen Buddhism.
15 People's Stories, 5,000 Miles, and a Journey Through the Emotional Chaos of Cancer
From "Democracy and Belonging Forum" – Why We Need a Politics of Exile in a Time of Troubling Stuckness
...As you walk back by the little farmhouses, the meadows, and the railway line, you will see that yesterday has come to an end: life begins where thought ends...
The first step towards an ontological comprehension of physics consists in the rediscovery of what we term the corporeal domain, which is basically the perceptible, beginning with the visual.
Celebrating the life and legacy of Zen monk Thich Nhat Hanh one-year after he returned to mother earth.
Consciousness is not a thing. Asking “What is consciousness?” is like asking “Where does light come from?”, while watching a movie.
Master somatic therapist Peter Levine discusses the physiological origins of trauma, and how his Somatic Experiencing approach provides effective treatment.
Do you think peace requires an end to war? Or tigers eating only vegetables?
What am I up to when, with a couple of blindingly luminous formulations, I claim to take my stand as Awareness and to allow everything, free from resistance, effortlessly?
thicken, and begin to fall into the world below like stars, or the feathers of some unimaginable bird
Every defeat is just an angel, tugging at your sleeve, telling you that you don’t have to keep banging your head against the wall.
The time will come when, with elation, you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror, and each will smile at the other's welcome...
I no longer listen to those saying "There is nobody" Because I see…
May we all have compassion for every one of us being exactly as we are in each moment
And when two people have loved each other see how it is like a scar between their bodies, stronger, darker, and proud;
The measure of resistance in electrical engineering is called the Ohm. Although this Ohm has no known relation to the common Eastern chants with the same sound, it was no doubt a coincidence
An excerpt from the new book "The Flowering Wand: Rewilding the Sacred Masculine"
from The Wisdom of Islam: An Introduction to the Living Experience of Islamic Belief and Practice
schumann resonance In the language of modern spirituality we hear a lot about the witness or the observer…
"Being a sex worker means that I walk a very invisible yet hyper visible path."
Even with its explanatory power, Big Bang theory takes its place in a long line of myths.
There are many big questions to be curious about, and one of the most fascinating is this: What makes…
Samhain is a pagan religious festival originating from an ancient Celtic spiritual tradition. In modern times, Samhain is usually celebrated from October 31 to November 1 to welcome in the harvest and usher in “the dark half of the year.”
For many people, psychedelic drugs are intimately connected to the 1960s American counterculture, with…
Nothing would do what is required in each moment without a point of view of how others see it. Greatness is a judgement from the outside or, if it is from the inside, then it is a judgement that you are less-than.
This compulsion to arrive at the Final Truth is, of course, foiled again and again by life itself.
A poem on the impact of resurrection.
In our common experience, you can't get something for nothing. In the quantum realm, something really can emerge from nothing.
Oliver Sacks on Nature’s Beauty as a Gateway into Deep Time and a Lens on the Interconnectedness of the Universe
The complex behaviors may have a shared evolutionary origin
“Through altered state of consciousness work, we’re able to retrieve the parts of ourselves that broke away from trauma.”
Scientists are slowly understanding collaboration’s role in biology
In bed, lying straight as a candle flame that comes to attention between cupped hands, I watch through my windows the Pleiades sweep clean the sky with their urgent light...
We are born into the world as one and we have no idea of ‘me’, the separate self, for some time until it is gradually instilled upon us by the environment and our developing mind.
The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous says that alcohol is “cunning, baffling and powerful” in its cause of the disease of alcoholism.
Dr. Gabor Maté on how our toxic culture is making us ill in his brand new book 'The Myth of Normal'
Compassion is the ability, by Awareness, to recognize and acknowledge only itself everywhere.
While constellations and the stories attached to them have obvious artistic and spiritual significance, they also represent an elegant and effective solution to the problem of understanding complex physical environments.
Vikram Zutshi In Conversation With Evan Thompson This article was first published at the Sutra Journal…
Stand as if you see creation before your eyes and know know that your belonging is undeniable and complete...
A well-documented feature of trauma, one familiar to many, is our inability to articulate what happens to us.
Walking to your place for a love feast I saw at a street corner an old beggar woman...
A freer way of understanding is to grasp what we’ve been asked to know and hold it for a moment at a distance.
peak oil, carbon footprint, renewables, hydro, nuclear, blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
“The only way to change the world is to change the story.” We know only too well the story that defines…
While scientists can anticipate how climate change will affect larger regions, predicting the fate of a given 100-acre forest plot can be trickier.
The Healing Power of Listening in Stillness Indigenous Water Desana Dancers By Jonathan Davis People…
As Indigenous people, we have always had tools to manage our dysregulation.
According to Ervin Laszlo, the coherence of the atom and the galaxies is the same coherence that keeps living cells together, cooperating to form life.
Renunciation is realizing that our nostalgia for wanting to stay in a protected, limited, petty world is insane
“Definitely these galaxies are a big deal, but it remains to be seen how exciting they will look in the context of a few months’ progress with JWST,” Carnall says. The best is yet to come.
Every creature lives within its own sensory bubble, but only humans have the capacity to appreciate the experiences of other species. What we’ve learned is astounding.
Our interconnectedness is undeniable. There is a singular pulse that weaves us all together. When we lose touch with that pulse, we suffer.
Grief is a heart-wrenchingly painful problem for the brain to solve… to live in the world with the absence of someone… ingrained in your understanding of the world…
Taking a long view of life on Earth, Robin Wall Kimmerer explores how mosses—ancient beings who transformed the world—teach us strategies for persisting amid a changing climate.
From his sickbed, Vimalakirti attains insight so deep that even Manjusri, the manifestation of profound wisdom bows to listen
"The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence." (Thich Nhat Hanh)
"Either way takes courage, either way wants you to be nothing but that self that is no self at all...”
I am a body plus. A body plus trauma, plus illness, plus pollen, plus spores, plus caretakers and friends and loved ones and wild kin.
Canadian Jungian analyst, a teacher, an author, and a remarkable human being
the challenge of choosing deep-focus work and connection over superficial distraction and stimulation
Exploring how the mind extends beyond the physical self.
From "A Skeptic's Path to Enlightenment" Podcast
So how does our brain create this illusion of stability?
In a time of growing ecological and humanitarian crises, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee bears witness to the darkness of the dying myth we are stranded in.
Even if our primary interest is in spiritual transformation, we cannot separate out our unresolved relational trauma
Welcome to the flesh-circled hollow of the Omphalos. A bodily valley. An earthly hub.280
To find answers about love and relationships that transcend time, culture, religion, read What Are You Looking For?
the dark stages of dissolution that precede the transformation of butterflies
To celebrate Earth Day we would like to offer you the following mediation, which is a is a love letter to the Earth, written by Thay.
"Vision is an art, and nature an old master painter teaching us how to see the underlying reality of things to be — before they actually are. "
An exploration of a groundbreaking assertion of a new paper published in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
There are still several unanswered questions surrounding the relationship between trauma and Highly Sensitive People.
Which determines traits like sexual orientation, intelligence and behavior: genes or environment?
New research with MDMA could lead to deeper therapeutic uses of the drug
Contentment counters and overrides our constant tendency to grasp and chase after things
Can we live softly and spaciously, with a loose grip and a joyful heart, even in times of great sorrow and loss?
For the philosopher, our postfactual stimulus culture is one that edges out time-consuming values such as loyalty, ritual and commitment
Theorem showing that quantum mechanics really permits instantaneous connections between far-apart locations
From 'The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief; The Threshold Between Loss and Revelation'
If standard quantum theory holds up, imaginary numbers are critical.
A glimpse into the empty awareness reveals what one cannot learn over multiple lifetimes
Creating an Inhabitable World for Humans Means Dismantling Rigid Forms of Individuality
A growing chorus of scientists and philosophers argue that free will does not exist.
The thorny thought experiment has been turned into a real experiment — one that physicists use to probe the physics of information.
Consciousness may be an emergent property from a bunch of background chatter.
In these times of layered and intersecting personal and collective traumas...
God speaks to each of us as he makes us, then walks with us silently out of the night.
Self-enhancement through spiritual practices can fool some of us into thinking we’re evolving
A new type of experiment could get us closer to grasping human consciousness.
Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.
This addresses a fundamental challenge within the standard theory of quantum mechanics
Each of us may be able to experience totally different realities.
For hundreds of thousands of years, human beings worked through trauma communally through ritual practices.
Total silence in which there is neither the observer nor the thing observed is the highest form of a religious mind.
If you read this book, you'll change the charities you donate to
No matter where we start with quantum theory, we always end up at a conundrum
Fungi have long supported and enriched life on our planet. They must be protected as fiercely as animals and plants.
Many people suffer from relationship senility. The mind has become utterly fatigued from trying.
Jim Woodward’s peers have long dismissed his ideas about gravity and inertia. Now he believes he has the data that will prove him right—and could make interstellar travel possible for humans.
A doctor explains “Cognitive Bypassing” & how it’s keeping us trapped in our trauma.
Meanwhile, someplace in the world, somebody is making love and another a poem.
Jeremy England says spiritual ideas can inform our scientific quest for the origin of life.
An interview with renowned physicist and Big Bang theory critic Eric Lerner
Physicists describe a way to merge quantum theory with Einstein’s special theory of relativity
Electromagnetic energy in the brain enables brain matter to create our consciousness
Another universe existed before ours – and energy from it is coming out of black holes, says Nobel prize winner
A teenager asked that age-old question on TikTok, creating a thoughtful scientific debate
The place of consciousness in the natural world is arguably the greatest mystery facing modern science
A laboratory demonstration of the classic thought experiment could overturn cherished assumptions about reality
The ancient Greeks dove into this question. But what do modern scientists think?
During my pregnancy, my midwives lent me a book that suggested parents-to-be engage with birth art...
Yoga does not bring understanding, but understanding may bring you to yoga.
You live with your body now and you attend to your body needs in a functional way
Where do you see a window you can open for a subtle sacrament to slip into your day?
The Big Bounce theory was once thought impossible. But two physicists have just resurrected it.
Stories, fiction included, act as a kind of surrogate life.
Along with the counterintuitive picture of reality, many myths and misconceptions have arisen
In Kabbalah, the primary way that hidden truths are revealed is through disrobing
A cathedral community envisions vibrant spirituality for the 21st century
Many on the spiritual path rightfully long for a sudden point in time when a shift happens
The emptiness of existence finds its expression in the flitting present as the only manner of real existence.
We are amidst the third month of the coronavirus pandemic, heading for month #4
I have heard from so many recently who are deeply and properly bewildered.
In a new paper, physicists argue that axions could explain why the universe isn’t empty
Life is allied with myth in order that we may advance along an evolutionary path
"There's really no research that supports that point of view,"
Scientists believe that mysterious dark matter is key to forming galaxies in the cosmos. Now, a recent series of bizarre findings threatens to undermine everything we think we know.
More than a decade ago, I was diagnosed with a string of autoimmune diseases
To watch a show with the Hridaya, the open mind, the open heart, can bring us closer to truth than yoga
Of the 2 trillion galaxies contained within our observable Universe, 94% are already forever beyond our reach
Scientists have detected a mid-size black hole - considered the "missing link" in the understanding of these celestial brutes
We would play shower games like ‘I will remember you every time I …’ We would prepare a death ‘nursery.’ There’d be a great playlist.
The laws of physics imply that the passage of time is an illusion. To avoid this conclusion, we might have to rethink the reality of infinitely precise numbers.
You can’t have the life you want without letting go of the life you have
Contrary to its self-conception, Extinction Rebellion is not actually about climate change.
Contents of consciousness are the results of active reconstruction of the reality.
Human life as we’ve known it has ground to a halt, and we’re faced with an unprecedented crisis—and an unprecedented opportunity.
If you were to go as far out into space as you can imagine, what would you encounter?
One of the great unsolved problems of modern physics is coming up with a theory of everything
A Sign of Our Times or How the Black Madonna Is Shaking Us Up for the Twenty-First Century
The first question is always “Who am I in relation to the current situation?”
A Link Between Dark Matter and Antimatter Could Be Why the Universe Exists
A new proof in computer science also has implications for researchers in quantum mechanics and pure mathematics
What if you thought of it as the Jews consider the Sabbath—the most sacred of times?
Engineers crack 58-year-old puzzle on way to quantum breakthrough
Nondualism and idealism aren’t purely Eastern insights, but the metaphysical and spiritual root of the West as well
There is no dark matter. Instead, information has mass, physicist says
No one really knows what happens inside an atom.
It was a powerful motor and well tuned; it took the hills easily, without a stutter, and the pick-up was excellent.
I grew up with trauma followed by 20 years of addiction to drugs and alcohol.
Any theory of quantum gravity is going to have to grapple with some weird time stuff.
“Some of his poems are as if he’s consoling God for what’s happened to his creation”
You wouldn’t find baseballs entangled in such a way that hitting one affects another miles away.
If you are seeking true Reality, since Reality is All, it must be here, now.
In a curved universe, no matter which direction you travel in, you will end up at the starting point
Scientists discover psychedelic DMT creates waking dream state in brain
Exhibition curator Imma Ramos explains how this radical South Asian philosophy has been opening up new ways of seeing the world for 1,500 years.
Times of chaos and challenge can be the most spiritually powerful…
Scientists have discovered a unique form of cell messaging occurring in the human brain that's not been seen before.
What a kindness she showers upon me, not letting me skip any steps, or leave not even one stone unturned.
For me it is irrelevant, but let’s say for the Kashmirian tradition, as far as my teacher expressed…
The new study demonstrates a bizarre quantum effect at never-before-seen scales
It seems we have made pain some kind of mistake, like having it is somehow wrong.
New evidence shows that the key assumption made in the discovery of dark energy is in error
This book celebrates the great stripping process of aging, dying and spiritual awakening.
Physicists See Hints of X17, an Elusive Particle That Could Be a New Force of Nature
Seeking is an expression of truth, it’s not a way. Yoga does not bring us to truth, truth expresses itself through yoga.
Sometimes I wonder if Mary breastfed Jesus. if she cried out when he bit her
I am not this body. I am in this body, and this is part of my incarnation and I honor it but that isn’t who I am.
So-called “information realism” has some surprising implications
Observers are powerful players in the quantum world.
A new model suggests that these subatomic particles may not be so fundamental after all.
It’s when we lose the illusion of control—when we’re most vulnerable and exposed—that we can discover the creative potential of our lives.
Little do Rumi Western admirers know, he was once a twelve-year-old refugee when his family emigrated from Balkh (modern day Afghanistan).
What is happening right now? Is your “now” the same as my “now”?
Fear is raging, systems and structures are crumbling, much is being undone.
Krista Tippett and Rev. angel Kyodo williams touch upon some of the richest themes of the zeitgeist
Galaxies can move with each other across huge distances, and against the predictions of basic cosmological models.
Three physicists wanted to calculate how neutrinos change. They ended up discovering an unexpected relationship between some of the most ubiquitous objects in math.
Hunter of Phoenix, no one can be. So take back your trap, for here, wind is all you’ll ever catch.
The revelation of Being Here while residing in a human body is infinite.
Recent experiments have put relatively large objects into quantum states, illuminating the processes by which the ordinary world emerges out of the quantum one.
Living in harmony with the rhythms and interrelationships of the Natural World is essential
Evidence that quantum searches are an ordinary feature of electron behavior may explain the genetic code, one of the greatest puzzles in biology.
All will come again into its strength: the fields undivided, the waters undammed,
The Born rule, which connects the math of quantum theory to the outcomes of experiments, has been derived from simpler physical principles.
You know that feeling when you have just gone through a breakup, or lost your job, and everything is terrible and terrifying and you don’t know what to do...
Can we love when we grieve? Can we love when we are in pain? Can we love when our home is burning?
Ever since the tender age, I’ve had this passionate love affair with the aspen trees
Politics is usually a hot-button subject, one that can trigger bitter arguments, end marriages,
The impossible predicament of being alive, the great wound that will not heal.
A recent test has confirmed the predictions of quantum trajectory theory, which describes what happens during the long-mysterious “collapse” of a quantum system.
David Bohm was one of the most distinguished theoretical physicists of his generation, and a fearless challenger of scientific orthodoxy.
Tradition and secret practices of mystical marriage and reawakening
We've detected puny, stellar-mass black holes. And we've detected giant, supermassive black holes. But what about those in the middle?
Often in our world of mass-produced goods and machine-like cities, we strive for perfection,
We never value or even see some things in our lives until we are just about to lose them.
Living with someone we love, with all the joys and challenges, is one of the best ways…
Mathematicians and neuroscientists have created the first anatomically accurate model that explains how vision is possible.
We may think meditation will improve us, but it’s really about accepting ourselves as we are right now.
Tandava means totality. It means the path is absolutely non-dual, because we integrate everything and we don't refuse any aspect of the human being
The idea that the universe splits into multiple realities with every measurement has become an increasingly popular proposed solution to the mysteries of quantum mechanics.
The purpose of therapy is to help the client acknowledge, experience, and bear reality
These black hole opposites would spew energy, be impossible to enter, and might even answer some of the universe’s fundamental questions.
Why Our Spiritual Traditions Have Failed to Respond to the Global Crises – And How We Can Change That Now
Sometimes a wild god comes to the table. He is awkward and does not know the ways
Once you begin to taste the freedom of your true nature and are no longer bound by your ego identifications, your way of being can become significantly more graceful.
Why Our Spiritual Traditions Have Failed to Respond to the Global Crises – And How We Can Change That Now
Discrepancies in measures of expansion may point to new physics
What seems to be your inner reality and what is apparently happening out there in the world is actually one thing.
The “fittest” quantum properties make the most copies of themselves.
Spiritual bypassing is a term I coined to describe a process I saw happening in the Buddhist community I was in, and also in myself.
Ikkyu Sojun decided to be true to himself and that meant regular trips to brothels
In this (very, very) long essay, Bayo Akomolafe investigates the work and contributions of “postactivism” in our unique times
This book is the first translation into English of what purports to be the complete Gospel of Mary Magdalene.
An interview with award-winning filmmakers about their fascinating documentary.
We assume our senses see reality as it is—but that could be just an evolved illusion obscuring the true workings of quantum theory and consciousness
Trauma and spirituality share a profound connection, according to psychologist Peter Levine.
Life is relationship, living is relationship, yet very little attention is given to the question. What is your relationship with another?
For decades I was conditioned to believe that to engage a mature spiritual life I needed to “pick one tradition and go deep,”
The contemplative spirituality of via feminina begins with the practice of gestation.
Birthed in the first second after the Big Bang, these as-yet-unseen objects could offer answers to astronomers’ outstanding questions.
Light as the radiant energy of creation started the ring-dance of atoms
“You can not open your heart, it is already open. It is the mind that is closed, and which must open to the heart.”
The striving for spiritual attainment while excluding the personal dimension of life, is often a big error on the path of spiritual inquiry.
When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me, When I was shown the charts and diagrams
Stanford physicists have developed a "quantum microphone" so sensitive that it can measure individual particles of sound
It’s easy, during our everyday life in the world, to forget how extravagantly remarkable a human being actually is.
It vibrates in every thing and every not-thing, right off the tip of your nose.
New human multisensory integration model for its exploration.
Some of the greatest nondual insights about the human condition were offered to our world in no ancient scroll
In less than 30 years, humanity has discovered more than 4,000 exoplanets
Entering into that territory where the practices that have sustained us no longer can guide us in the terrain we are in.
In an incredible first, scientists have captured the world's first actual photo of quantum entanglement
Could crossmodal senses be one key to unlock the true nature of physics?
In feminist theology therefore, the issue is not about exchanging pronouns but about another way of thinking of transcendence.
Why adept meditators would be invaluable to studies
It would be useful to add adept perceivers to the studies.
The universe is dreaming us up and we are all dreaming our lives into being.
Some of physics' remaining secrets may actually relent through the human senses.
The true extent of da Vinci’s Renaissance mind is captured in the surviving notebooks...
Astronomer Natalie Batalha embodies a planetary sense of what “love” is and means.
Recognizing that our bodies and our sexuality are sacred is a good way to begin undoing the split between sex and spirit...
It's not only a big deal; it's the biggest deal of all.
You wear your silence as a black silk gown, woven infinitesimal, every thread a letter of your lover's name.
Underneath the ground exists a vast “social network” that connects trees and other plants to each other.
Quantum field theory has made some incredibly accurate predictions about the universe, but it has also made some of the worst.
The path of reality is not a path, for it is an exploration of life in all that it is...
Q: How do quantum phenomena take part in photosynthesis and why is it important?
New research shows that the physical effects of trauma can be passed down to children and even to grandchildren
On dark summer nights, away from city lights, I love to stargaze and imagine that I am dancing with the stars.
During recent decades, the apparently solid view of the mechanistic and materialistic world has started to show alarming cracks.
In the context of American spiritual practice nondual traditions and mindfulness traditions appear to be in sharp contrast.
Asking a question is being the most active you can be. It means being humble. Humility is the most active attitude.
What are we? A soul? An immaterial mind? A flow of energy? Are we our bodies or neural patterns in our brains?
New research now suggests that trees may have a “heartbeat” that pumps water from their roots.
Two realities can exist at the same time, at least in the quantum world, suggests a new study.
In order to understand Transe Learning, we start by thinking about the object of our research. The transpersonal methodology has the object of Self-realization, but what is the Self?
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