Probably Not What You Think…
Some time ago, I was reading a book. I vividly remember where I was; sitting on the bed in a rented apartment overlooking Bramall Lane, the football ground which is home to Sheffield United.
I cannot recall the name of the book I was reading, nor the author, but what I do remember is it had a section on reincarnation. At the time, I remember thinking the idea of reincarnation is, ‘a load of bollocks.’ Continue reading What Is Reincarnation Really..?
Who Were The Essenes?
The Essenes were an illuminated people that were lost to history for more than 2000 years. It was not until the discovery of the first Dead Sea Scrolls around the West Bank of the Jordan River in 1946 that this culture resurfaced.
It is believed the Essenes were a private cult. They were an ascetic Jewish sect living in remote communities detached from the distraction of bustling cities. Continue reading Meditations: The Essenes Way
As the hexagon is found throughout nature, organised religions insist it is a symbol of harmony and balance. However, the esoteric wisdom of the hexagon goes much deeper – right to the heart of our origins.
Continue reading Esoteric Meaning Of The Hexagon
Wouldn’t it be great if you could change your habitual thinking and bad habits? You know, those moments when you know you shouldn’t do something, but you do it anyway.
The reason you do that is because your mind is programmed to follow habitual patterns. The voice in your head saying, “go on, it’s okay,” comes from the sub-conscious part of your unconscious mind. This is your shadow self, what Sigmund Freud called the id.
Continue reading How To Use Meditation To Reprogram Your Mind
The human mind is complex. With the help of neuroscientists, modern psychology is still trying to work out how the mind and consciousness works. But we don’t seem to be any closer to understanding than Sigmund Freud or Carl G. Jung.
Jung’s theories have largely been dismissed as pseudo-philosophy because of their mystical nature. He agreed with ancient wisdom that said there is only the one True Self. Until we discover that Truth, we have a split personality disorder.
Continue reading The 12 Jungian Personality Archetypes: Which Ones Are You?
There is a misconception about mindfulness meditation. It seems to have become a buzzword, and served with an unhealthy dollop of fantasy.
As a result, people try meditation, mindfulness or mindfulness meditation, and when it doesn’t do what the fantasy writers say it will do, they give up and dismiss it as nonsense.
So today, I’m going to explain exactly what you can expect from mindfulness/meditation and throw in a few tips along the way.
Continue reading Understanding Mindfulness Meditation
Edmund Jacobson was an American physician, psychiatrist and physiologist. In the early 1920’s, he began experimenting with ways to relieve anxiety by tensing and relaxing the muscles.
The results were published in his 1929 book, “Progressive Relaxation” which was subsequently edited for a mainstream audience and released under the title, “You Must Relax” in 1934. Continue reading Jacobson’s Progressive Muscle Relaxation Therapy