Significant Spiritual Level Means Access to Psychic Perceptions?

Not long ago I have read a book by Peter Deunov (also known as Beinsa Douno) who was a popular spiritual teacher in Europe in the first half of the 20th century, and has mostly taught a type of spirituality that incorporates something of Western Esotericism and Christianity. There are some insightful things in that book, but also one very common misconception when it comes to spiritual development. Continue reading

A Deeper Meaning Behind “Expansion of Consciousness”

An image of the Buddha sitting in meditation, with large consciousness permanently expanded from his head.

In the last few decades there has been a lot of talk in various spiritual circles about expansion of consciousness; that in order to be spiritual, the person needs to expand their consciousness. Many people say that by using meditation or some other spiritual practices, that they have expanded their consciousness. If you would to inquire more about what they mean by this, often time you would get an answer that they have become more aware in daily life and more conscious of the things that previously they were not. Continue reading

Deep States of Relaxation: Their Spiritual and Physical Benefits

On the path of self-discovery, many people take up meditative mystical practices in order to reach deeper information about reality of themselves and the Universe, so to discover things that go beyond what their physical senses can perceive. Often time such practices involve relaxing the physical body so that there is no tension, and therefore no distraction. In this process of learning a new practice, many do not go deep enough into that stage of relaxation, and they miss out on enormous benefits that such practice can give them. Continue reading

Is Environment Important when Searching for Truth?

Often time one can hear a statement that “the truth is inside you so you don’ have to go anywhere to discover it, because you already have it within”. If going by this logic, then we should just stay at home, read a lot of books, or do an online course and we will eventually discover the truth within. But one can wonder, is it really so simple? And, can we really say that such process is valid for everyone? Continue reading

Mythological Symbolism of the Great Work: The Hero’s Journey Towards the Source

Throughout the world the great inner struggle, or the Great War that takes place inside a person that aspires to reunite with their Being/Higher Self has been depicted in many different forms, throughout ages and continents. In more recent times, when our world has plunged into the jaws of materialism, this Great War has been interpreted as something external, as if we are to defeat an enemy, or a group of enemies that are outside of us, belonging to this or that community or race. But this tremendous struggle, that is such a big part of human mythology, is in reality the one that is taking place within, and is showing us what is needed in order to succeed in this Great Path that is leading towards the Self-realization of our Being. Continue reading

Samael Aun Weor’s Mirror Practice to Strengthen Your Soul

Some time ago I encountered this interesting practice/petition from a book called Introduction to Gnosis by Samael Aun Weor. In it he describes how to get in closer contact with ones own soul, and how to try strengthening it with a petition that is done in front of a mirror. This can be very useful if we struggle in our inner work, when our will is succumbing to that of the egos, when it seems to us that we are not ascending in a proper way, or that we are stagnant, unable to lift up from the ground. It seems that often time our work needs an extra boost, beyond the Three Keys for liberation. An aid can then be found in petitons, working with energies as explained by awakened masters, different sorts of prayers, and overall being open to receive a lot of help. The petition from the book goes like this: Continue reading