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ConsciousnessA.H. Almaas A talk by A.H. Almaas - 'The Unfolding Now & The Now Of All Times'A.H. Almaas is the pen name of A. Hameed Ali, the originator of the Diamond Approach to Self-Realization. The Diamond Approach is a path of wisdom, an approach to the investigation of Reality and a method of working on oneself that leads to human maturity and liberation. It is a spiritual teaching, a method of connecting with our spiritual nature and bringing it into our life. The Diamond Approach represents a new paradigm in human/spiritual knowledge and understanding. It is not a synthesis of existing knowledge, but rather a new, more integrated understanding of the entire human psyche - ego, personality, soul - and the psyche's relationship with its fundamental nature. A.H. Almaas A. H. Almaas - Essence of Intelligence - Part 1A.H. Almaas A. H. Almaas - Essence of Intelligence - Part 2A.H. Almaas A. H. Almaas - Essence of Intelligence - Part 3A.H. Almaas A.H Almaas - 'Endless Enlightenment' - Interview by Iain McNayA.H. Almaas is the pen name of Hameed Ali, who is the creator of the Diamond Approach to Self Realization. The Diamond Approach is a contemporary teaching that developed within the context of awareness of both ancient spiritual teachings and modern depth psychological theories. He has authored several books about spiritual realization, including The Diamond Heart Series, The Pearl Beyond Price, The Void, The Unfolding Now and The Point of Existence. He founded the Ridhwan School, an inner work school devoted to the realization of True Nature. The goal (orientation) of the school is directed toward helping students to become aware of and embodying their 'essence' or essential nature. In this interview he talks about his life, his experiences, and how he feels 'Enlightenment' is never ending.A.H. Almaas A.H. Almaas and Karen Johnson - 'Two Hearts Beat As One' - Interview by Renate and Iain McNayA.H. Almaas is the pen name of Hameed Ali, who is the creator of the Diamond Approach to Self Realization. The Diamond Approach is a contemporary teaching that developed within the context of awareness of both ancient spiritual teachings and modern depth psychological theories. He has authored several books about spiritual realization, including The Diamond Heart Series, The Pearl Beyond Price, The Void, The Unfolding Now and The Point of Existence. He founded the Ridhwan School, an inner work school devoted to the realization of True Nature. Karen Johnson is a co-founder of the school and is involved with Almaas in its ongoing development. They talk about their relationship going back over 30 years and how it has matured and deepened over that time.A.H. Almaas 'Acknowledging Our Mortality' - A talk by AH AlmaasFounder of the Ridhwan School and author of many books incuding 'Facets of Unity: The Enneagram of Holy Ideas' 'Essence' 'Elixir of Enlightenment' and 'Pearl Beyond Price', here Almaas talks about death and acknowledging our mortality.A.H. Almaas Love and Emptiness - Part 1A.H. Almaas Love and Emptiness - Part 2A.H. Almaas Love and Emptiness - Part 3A.H. Almaas Love and Emptiness - Part 4A.H. Almaas Spacecruiser Enquiry - Part 1A.H. Almaas Spacecruiser Enquiry - Part 2A.H. Almaas Spacecruiser Enquiry - Part 3Books 'Important Books In My Life - Edition 1' - David Bingham interview by Eleonora GilbertThe first two programmes in a new series where guests talk about books that were important to them on their spiritual journey.Books 'Important Books In My Life - Edition 2' - Pathik Strand interview by Eleonora GilbertThe first two programmes in a new series where guests talk about books that were important to them on their spiritual journey.Books 'Important Books In My Life - Edition 3' - Guy Smith Interviewed by Eleonora GilbertAuthor of the highly regarded Non-Duality book, 'This Is The Unimaginable and Unavoidable - Irresponsible Writing On Non-Duality' Guy talks about books that have influenced him during his journey.Books 'Important Books In My Life - Edition 4' - Dr Manjir Samanta-Laughton Interviewed by Eleonora GilbertAuthor of 'Punk Science' and the recently published 'The Genius Groove - The New Science of Creativity', Dr Manjir Samanta-Laughton talks about the books that have influenced her life and thinking.Books 'Important Books In My Life - Edition 5' - Martine Batchelor interviewed by Eleonora Gilbert'Buddhist meditation teacher and author of eight books, Martine's choice of books which have been impactful in her life include: Chinese poetry; the exploration of the relationship between body and mind and the paradox of embodiment. Martine explains the myths and the reality of meditation in the management of chronic pain and her final book choice tells the true story of a schizophrenic man and his harrowing fight to manage this mental illness. Cold Mountain 100 Poems by the T'ang poet Han-shan, translated by Burton Watson Being Bodies edited by Lenore Friedman and Susan Moon Finding a Joyful Life in the Heart of Pain by Darlene Cohen The Day the Voices Stopped: a Memoir of Madness and Hope by Ken SteeleBooks 'Important Books In My Life - Edition 6' - Joan Tollifson interviewed by Eleonora Gilbert.Author of four books, Joan's teaching resonates with Advaita, Buddhism, Zen and other forms of Non-Duality. In this interview the books explored are: The Book, On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are by Alan Watts. The Light of Discovery by her much loved teacher Toni Packer. I Am That, talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj and lastly Buddhism Is Not What You Think by Steve Hagen.Books Marlies Cocheret - 'Important Books In My Life - Edition 7' - Interview by Eleonora GilbertIn this interview Marlies talks about the books that have touched her the most in her life. These 5 books were all written by women on women's spirituality and mysticism embracing the paths of Sufism, Tibetan and Tantric Buddhism, Christianity and Hinduism. Marlies explains: "All my teachers have been male, but all the books that deeply touched me are written by females." The following books are explored: The Chasm of Fire by Irina Tweedie, Cave in the Snow by Vicki MacKenzie, Passionate Enlightenment by Miranda Shaw, Totality in Essence by Vimala Thakar and What Is Self? by Bernadette RobertsBusiness Erika Uffindell and Nigel Linacre -The Art Of Stillness In Business - Moderated by Iain McNay(under Consciousness/Business) Nigel is author of several books including, Why You are Here - Briefly and An Introduction to 3-Dimensional Leadership. He is the co-founder of 'Extraordinary Leadership' and his clients include 'Wellboring' which provides water solutions for African communities. He says, "I practice self-awareness. I can be still. I practice gratitude and explore consciousness. I Pray. See and you shall find yourself, and you find everything." Erika worked as a brand manager for 25 years and is now transitioning out of this business to focus more on working with leaders to embrace the principles of conscious business. She works with Pinea3, the Global Institute for Conscious Leadership and Consciousness Capitalism UK. They both talk about the self enquiry they do, mindfulness, and that fact that organisations are energy and like people they too can get sick.Business Giles Hutchins - The Illusion Of Separation - Interview by Iain McNayGiles has written two books, The Illusion of Separation and The Nature of Business. He says, "Our patterns of thinking and learning are all based on a world of things which we are encouraged to think of as separate building. The dominant world view allows us to count and measure objects without their having any relational value for us.... It provides for neat definitions and a sense of control over life yet projects a logic that sets humans apart from each other and from Nature itself. Yet the deeper we look into nature the more we realise that nothing in life is separate; everything is a dynamic interplay. Life is essentially co-creative, fluid and connective. Separateness is an illusion we have created which has fast become a dangerous delusion infecting how we think and relate in business politics and beyond. It is becoming increasingly apparent that the critical problem facing our planet cannot be resolved with the same thinking that created the problems in the first place. In Devon, my daily meditations and yoga were supplemented with sitting against trees I got to know intimately. I learnt a Druidic tree meditation and healing practice which I practiced daily with the trees. I also started writing short articles while sitting next to trees, blogs for a personal website. Then the Guardian newspaper offered to pay for me to write blogs for them and soon after that a publisher approached me about writing a book on business inspired by nature. 'Leaving corporate life was all contrary to my conditioning of security, career, status, financial income, etc. and while my earnings have been pathetic in comparison since, it is with no regrets. I gave myself the vital space and time to deepen my inner psychic connection to Nature and also to recover from years of shell-shocking global travel, stress, burning the candle at both ends. I underwent something of a metamorphosis from 2012 to 2014, gradually healing while letting go of old mentalities, going through a 'dark night of the soul', embracing the unconscious depths of my imaginal realm and making friends once again with the stillness within."Business Oscar David - 'Consciousness in Government and Business' - Interview by Iain McNayOscar is author of the book, 'The Enneagram For Managers.' He works in Holland with Government officials, Army Generals, Police officials and Business leaders on how to integrate more understanding and harmony within their organisations.Business Richard Barrett - 'The New Leadership - When I Becomes We' - Interview by Iain McNayRichard is the author of four books including his latest: 'The New Leadership Paradigm - Leading Self - Leading Others - Leading An Organisation - Leading In Society.' He explains how personal development and understanding is so important when leading an organisation. The new leaders are the ones that recognise that values are changing fast on the planet, and the future of their organisations must include consciousness.Business Tim 'Mac' Macartney - The Invisible Path - Interview by Iain McNayAuthor of Finding Earth, Finding Soul: The Invisible Path To Authentic Leadership, Tim in 1983 was a gardener at a management training centre. By 1987 he was the head of consultancy at the same place, and two years later had his own London based people and organisation development consultancy working with leaders of multinationals. He has foot in two worlds. There has been times when they have been at war with each other: one part is shocked at the beauty of the earth, the other loves the business of business. He says, "Leaders are failing us and we fail them too - we get the leaders we deserve. We are at a time when we all need to find our own self-leader." "Real vision cannot embrace conformity, yet most organisations insist upon it. Conformity is the place of the slave. Leaders need to be dangerous to the status quo and restless truth seekers. They exist to articulate the dreams and aspirations of a community, they may get burnt but they don't give up; they must sit by the people side by side as equals and listen." "We are in a war with ourselves, with life, and the lines are drawn." "We are implicated whether we like it or not. We can pretend that the corporations are the enemy, but all of us are employed by, eat their food, derive our power, fuel our cars, furnish our houses, take out entertainment from the same organisations. We can deride our politicians but someone keeps voting them into power. We are the problem." "Around the world small and big initiatives are being born that are the response of dedicated and visionary people. There are millions of people just one step away from entering the garden and picking up the spade."Energy Bruce Frantzis 'Journey into Taoism' Interview by Iain McNayAuthor of 12 books including,' Opening the Energy Gates of Your Body', 'The Chi Revolution' and 'The Great Stillness', Bruce talks about his life; how he started enquiry at 6 years old, learnt Shiatsu and Zen when he was 14, and went to Japan when 18 to study with the founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba. He ended up living in China, Japan and India for 16 years where he studied Zen, Yoga, Kundalini and Taoist Fire traditions. Bruce speaks fluent Chinese and Japanese. Also he is the first Westerner to be certified in Beijing by the People's Republic of China to teach the complete system of Tai Chii Chuan. This is a really unique interview.Energy Burgs - 'Energy Fields and Modern Technology - Part 1' - Interview by Iain McNayAuthor of 'The Flavour Of Liberation' and 'Beyond The Veil' Burgs has been teaching meditation in Europe and Asia since 1998. He initially trained as the main assistant to the Balinese meditation teacher and healer Merta Ada and helped him set up his Meditation school in Indonesia. The Healing meditation practices he learnt during this period, heavily influence Burgs' current teaching practice, which have a strong emphasis on the application of meditation in the maintenance and cultivation of physical and mental health. While learning from Merta Ada, he also trained in Chi Kung with a number of well-known Taoist teachers in Asia, and today integrates many of these practices into his teaching system. Went on to learn meditation from the Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw in Burma. Burgs has since been teaching both meditation and Chi Kung in the UK. He has a deep grounding and understanding in all aspects of meditation and energetic cultivation, and has a profound appreciation of how different spiritual practices and traditions fit together as a whole. He can directly perceive the mechanics of the mind and body, and can help elucidate the relationship between these aspects of ourselves.Energy Burgs - 'Energy Fields and Modern Technology - Part 2' - Interview by Iain McNayAuthor of 'The Flavour Of Liberation' and 'Beyond The Veil' Burgs has been teaching meditation in Europe and Asia since 1998. He initially trained as the main assistant to the Balinese meditation teacher and healer Merta Ada and helped him set up his Meditation school in Indonesia. The Healing meditation practices he learnt during this period, heavily influence Burgs' current teaching practice, which have a strong emphasis on the application of meditation in the maintenance and cultivation of physical and mental health. While learning from Merta Ada, he also trained in Chi Kung with a number of well-known Taoist teachers in Asia, and today integrates many of these practices into his teaching system. Went on to learn meditation from the Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw in Burma. Burgs has since been teaching both meditation and Chi Kung in the UK. He has a deep grounding and understanding in all aspects of meditation and energetic cultivation, and has a profound appreciation of how different spiritual practices and traditions fit together as a whole. He can directly perceive the mechanics of the mind and body, and can help elucidate the relationship between these aspects of ourselves.Energy Mantak Chia 'The Universal Healing Tao' - Interview by Iain McNayAuthor of over 40 books including, 'Healing Energy of Shared Consciousness: A Taoist Approach To Entering the Universal Mind' and 'Taoist Shaman: Practices from the Wheel of Life.' In this interview Mantak Chia talks about his life and how he was taught to access CHI energy by his Chinese teacher. He explains how this CHI energy can clear emotions and strengthen the body and the mind, and how it is connected to Universal energy and life force. Mantak Chia also shows how to start accessing CHI energy.Energy Tez Sawicki - 'The Master Game' - Interview by Iain McNayFounder of the retreats 'Gathering Essence: The Master Game', Tez takes us through his life. After years of struggle and alienation he started to find his way through studying the Daoyin system, The I Ching, Meditation and Qi Gong. After a series of openings which 'permanently re-opened the Universal Field' of his consciousness, Tez spent time developing and understanding the meditative process and cultivating the potential of the life force and its field. He says: 'The communion of body-mind and spirit with the Universal Field brings us into the effortless awareness of Wu Wei and leaves us standing at the doorway to the Absolute, to boundless Wholeness.'Enneagram 'Enneagram Type 1 - The Perfectionist' - Discussion with James Barlow, Anne Martin, Carlos Silva and moderated by Iain McNayThe Eighth programme in our series on the Enneagram. Three type 1's talk about themselves and their lives.Enneagram 'Enneagram Type 2 - The Helper.' - Discussion with Paul Burrows, Gill Harris and Renate McNay. Moderated by Iain McNay.This is our final programme in our nine part series on the Enneagram.Enneagram 'Enneagram Type 3 - The Achiever' - Discussion with Maureen Gallagher, Eleonora Gilbert, Pat Knightley and moderated by Iain McNay.The First programme in a new series about the Enneagram where we will talk in detail about each type (there are 9). Maureen, Eleonora and Pat are all Type 3's. In this discussion they explain how their knowledge of the Enneagram has helped them understand themselves and others better and live more authentic and fulfilling lives.Enneagram 'Enneagram Type 4 - The Romantic' - Discussion with Janette Blakemore, Rosemarie Morgan-Watson, Phil Dickinson and moderated by Iain McNay.The fourth programme in a new series about the Enneagram and the 9 different personality types. Here type 4 is discussed in detail.Enneagram 'Enneagram Type 5 - The Observer' - Discussion Angelina Bennet, Heather Brown, Kilian Gilbert and moderated by Iain McNay.The sixth programme in a new series about the Enneagram and the 9 different personality types. Here type 5 is discussed in detail.Enneagram 'Enneagram Type 6 - Fear And Courage' - Discussion with Grahame Morgan-Watson, Judith Priest and Lynne Citroen-Barratt and moderated by Iain McNay.This is the second programme in a new series about the Enneagram where we will talk in detail about each type (there are 9). Grahame, Judith and Lynne are all Type 6's. In this discussion they explain how their knowledge of the Enneagram has helped them understand themselves and others better. They also talk about how they see the potential of their type in terms of the bigger picture of life.Enneagram 'Enneagram Type 7 - The Adventurer' - Discussion with Chris Walton, Nina Grunfeld, Daniel Conway and moderated by Iain McNay.This is the third programme in a new series about the Enneagram and the 9 different personality types. Here type 7 is discussed in detail.Enneagram 'Enneagram Type 8 - The Challenger' - Discussion with Phil Wallace, Lynne Sedgmore and Christine Adames. Moderated by Iain McNay.The seventh programme in our series on the Enneagram. Three 8's talk about themselves and their lives.Enneagram 'Enneagram Type 9 - The Mediator' - Discussion with Dottie Baynham, Cate Parker, Sam Settle and moderated by Iain McNay.The fifth programme in a new series about the Enneagram and the 9 different personality types. Here type 9 is discussed in detail.Enneagram Faisal Muqaddam - 'The Essential Enneagram as a Spiritual Path to Awakening' - Interview by Eleonora GilbertFaisal Muqaddam is the originator of the Diamond Logos teachings. He is a psycho-spiritual teacher and a trained Reichan and bioenergetics therapist. He has been teaching for the last 35 years in the USA, Middle East and Europe. In this interview we explore the concept of 'the family hole' and how the child develops his personality structure based on what's psychologically 'missing' in the family. Also we explore the essential states of each type and which organs in our body are related to its ennea-type.Enneagram Ginger Lapid-Bogda - 'The Enneagram In Business' - Interview by Iain McNayAuthor of several books on the Enneagram including "Bringing Out The Best in Yourself at Work", "Bringing Out The best in Everyone You Coach" and "What Type of Leader are You?", Ginger talks about her life, how she found and uses the Enneagram in her work and the potential of the Enneagram in Business. She also gives a brief overview of the 9 different styles.Enneagram Helen Palmer - 'Relationships Matter - The Enneagram Tells us How' - Interview by Eleonora GilbertHelen Palmer is the author of two best sellers, The Enneagram: Understanding Yourself and the Others in Your Life and The Enneagram in Love and Work: Understanding Your Intimate and Business Relationships - currently translated in 28 languages. In this interview Helen talks about the Enneagram and its importance in our personal and spiritual evolution. She describes how it could impact our relationships in the development of real understanding of our deep-rooted habitual patterns and that of others. She talks about our assumption that we are 'seeing consensus' in our views of the world. We believe that we can have differing opinions but fail to understand that we might actually have fundamentally different views of the world and different internal structures. For us to evolve out of automatic patterns takes reflection on our inward patterns, development of an attention practice. She says, "Take a pause, centre yourself, so you are not going into a premature conclusion or projection about what will happen. A temporary silence brings you to your senses and enables you to be receptive to reality as it is occurring between two people".Enneagram Helen Palmer - 'The Enneagram - Gateway To Spiritual Liberation' - Interview by Iain McNayAuthor of 'The Enneagram: Understanding Yourself and the Others in Your Life' and 'The Enneagram in Love and Work: Understanding Your Intimate and Business Relationship' as well as other books on the Enneagram. In this interview she talks about how she first heard of the Enneagram and met with Claudio Naranjo in the 70s. At the time there were very few teachings that included the mystical realms along with a psychological understanding. She explains how the Enneagram can provide important pointers to the barriers to spiritual liberation. Self-observation and self-reflection are key as is concentration and witnessing consciousness.Enneagram Sandra Maitri - 'Introduction To The Enneagram' - Interview by Iain McNaySandra is an author, an Enneagram teacher, and a principal teacher in the Ridhwan school, home of the Diamond Approach. She was among the first group of students to whom Claudio Naranjo presented the Enneagram system in the US in the 1970s. She has been teaching the Enneagram as part of the larger work of spiritual transformation for 25 years. In this interview she talks about her early adventures in personal development and then describes the principals behind the Enneagram and gives a brief overview of the Nine different types. Sandra has written two books on the Enneagram, "The Spiritual Dimensions Of The Enneagram - Nine Faces Of The Soul" and "The Enneagram of Passions and Virtues: Finding the Way Home".Enneagram Sandra Maitri - 'The Enneagram - The Virtues and The Passions' - Interview by Iain McNayIn this interview Sandra goes deeper into the Enneagram and talks about the material covered in her second book "The Enneagram of Passions and Virtues: Finding the Way Home".Enneagram Tom Condon - 'Living the Dynamic Enneagram' - Interview by Iain McNayAuthor of 'The Dynamic Enneagram - How To Work with your personality style to truly grow and change.' Tom explains how the Enneagram is an inner map of what we have learnt, but it is incomplete. It offers many clues to out truth strengths and can greatly help us improve our communications with others and our relationships. It is a springboard for change. We are in a deep trance, only perceiving a fraction of reality. We are living the story of our lives rather than our actual lives. The Enneagram can be an invaluable vehicle to help us wake up to who we really are.Enneagram Tom Condon - 'The Enneagram and Relationships' - Interview by Eleonora GilbertTom Condon, author of The Dynamic Enneagram and of How to See Enneagram Styles in the Movies, combines in his trainings his knowledge of the Enneagram, Ericksonian Hypnosis and NLP to bring about change. Tom has also produced over 50 DVD's and CD's. In this interview we go deeper into the exploration of what other factors, besides our Enneagram type, influence our patterns of behaviour in how we relate to people and to our world. We explore parental points, the Enneagram style of the family, the subtypes and much more. Tom says: "As you apply what you learn to your life, you might remind yourself that an Enneagram style is more than the sum of someone's visible behaviour. The Enneagram describes the inner strategies that drive behaviour. It's not what people do, it's why they do it".Evolution Alastair McIntosh - 'Community and the Divine Human Being' - Interview by Iain McNayAlastair is author of several books including, 'Hell and High Water', 'Rekindling Community' and 'Soil and Soul.' His work is very much built around Community whatever form that takes and how a real experience of that can take someone into the heart and experience the connectedness that we all share beneath the surface. Alastair says: "Community is about creating synergies out of diverse parts. Becoming grounded means having one foot in the physical realities of this world and the other in the dynamics of people".Evolution Andrew Cohen - 'Evolutionary Enlightenment' - Interview by Iain McNayAuthor of many books including: "Embracing Heaven and Earth", "Living Enlightenment: A Call for Evolution Beyond Ego", "Enlightenment Is a Secret: Teachings of Liberation", "My Master is Myself: Birth of a Spiritual Teacher". Andrew talks about his life and spiritual openings and how he sees "Evolutionary Enlightenment as an original non-sectarian spiritual path for the 21st century", uniting the transcendent freedom of enlightenment with the innate human desire to change and to evolve.Evolution Andrew Harvey - 'The Death And The Birth' - Interview by Iain McNayAuthor of 30 books including 'Hidden Journey', 'The Hope' and of his forthcoming book 'Radical Passion', Andrew talks about his life, his awakening and his dark nights. He travels worldwide encouraging people to explore and engage in Sacred Activism. Here he also talks about his time with Mother Meera, the importance of shadow work, and how as a human race we are right on the edge of death, but also of a new birth. Andrew explains: "Compassion in Action is the marriage of practical action and spiritual wisdom to create a holy force capable of transforming our world crisis and preserving our planet".Evolution 'Consciousness And Evolution - A Discussion with Chris Parish, Dave Pendle and Patrick Bryson' - Moderated by Iain McNayThree long term seekers discuss Consciousness And Evolution from their own experiences.Evolution Dr Robin Wood - 'The Great Shift' - Interview by Iain McNayAuthor of 'The Great Shift: Catalyzing The Second Renaissance' and founder of 'Renaissance 2', Robin talks about the challenge that awaits us as we stand on the brink of our greatest crisis or opportunity. In his view we are faced with either evolution or extinction. Robin explains that we have to shift our consciousness, our behaviour and our systems, and talks about how this is possible.Evolution Hardin Tibbs - 'The Eco-Spiritual Futurist' - Interview by Iain McNayHardin is a UK-based futurist and business strategist with extensive experience of scenario-based strategic thinking. He is a futures researcher, strategic analyst, process facilitator and presenter, with a background in product development and visual communications. In addition to his strategy work, Hardin has made significant contributions on issues involving technology and environment. He brings together the world of Sustainability, the Future and Consciousness.Evolution Jason Liosatos, Peter Hughes and Kinga Monica - 'The Birth Of A New Society' - Interview by Iain McNayJason is author of 'The Emergency Transformation Of Human Beings'. Peter and Kinga's book is called, 'A Big Strategy.' They all share a concern for the way our society is going and understand that any real change on the outside has to come from within. In this lively and at times quite inspiring discussion they talk about their lives and the content of their books.Evolution Peter Russell - 'The Great Awakening' - Interview by Iain McNayAuthor of many books including 'The Brain Book,' 'The Global Brain,' 'From Science To God' and 'Waking Up In Time', Peter talks about his life and work. He explains what he calls Spirituality 101. He also talks about Singularity, 'A White Hole In Time,' and the bringing together of Consciousness and Science.Evolution Sophy Banks - 'The Transition Movement - Inner and Outer' - Interview by Iain McNaySophy talks about the different ways The Transition Movement works, both on the outside and on the inside. She founded the 'Heart And Soul' groups which later became known as 'Inner Transition.'Healing C Anita Moorjani - 'Dying To Be Me' - Interview by Renate McNayAnita worked in the corporate field before being diagnosed with terminal cancer. Four years after being diagnosed her body began shutting down. As her organs failed she entered into an extraordinary near-death experience where she realised the cause of her disease as well as waking up to who she truly is. On regaining consciousness she found her condition had improved so rapidly that she was released from hospital within weeks.Healing C Arielle Essex 'The Matrix Of Healing' - Interview by Renate McNayAuthor of 'The Eight Factors Of Healing' and 'Compassionate Coaching - How To Heal Your Life and Make Miracles Happen', Arielle talks about her own healing process after she was diagnosed with a brain tumour and explains very clearly the role of the mind in creating our reality on different levels.Healing C Brandon Bays - 'My Journey To The Journey' Interview by Iain McNayBrandon has written several books including 'The Journey,' 'The Journey For Kids' and 'Consciousness The New Currency.' In this interview she talks about her early spiritual search; how she healed herself from a large growth in her stomach, and the events that led to her creating 'The Journey' seminar which she has been leading now for many years.Healing C Daan Van Kampenhout 'Shamanic Rituals' - Interview by Renate McNayAuthor of 10 books including 'Images of the Soul: The Workings in Shamanic Rituals and Family Constellations' and 'The Tears of the Ancestors: Victims and Perpetrators in the Tribal Soul.' Daan talks about his life and his experiences with Shamanic Rituals and Family Constellations.Healing C Dr Eric Pearl - 'Reconnective Healing' - Interview by Renate McNayHealer and Author of 'The Reconnection - Heal Others, Heal Yourself'. Eric walked away from one of the most successful chiropractic practices in Los Angeles when he and others started witnessing miraculous healings. He talks about his mission in bringing the 'new' bandwidth of frequency never before present on Earth which awakens and upgrades our minds and human system. Dr Pearl brings his mission worldwide to a fast growing audience, to Governments, to the Healthcare System and to Prisons.Healing C Dr Guy Meadows - 'How To Sleep Well' - Interview by Renate McNayDr. Guy Meadows (PhD) is a successful Sleep Physiologist and the Director of the London Insomniac Clinic. Insomnia feeds on our fear of not sleeping and the anxiety and distress that we choose to place on ourselves when we cannot sleep. He works with "Mindful Sleep Therapy" which goes against our modern desire to try and solve the problem of why we can`t sleep. It recognises that your body knows how to sleep and that the only thing preventing you from sleeping is you. Only when you stop "trying" to sleep, then and only then, will you sleep. He states: "Be the change you want to see in your sleep!"Healing C Emilie Conrad - 'Continuum: My Story' - Interview by Renate McNayEmilie Conrad is the founder of "Continuum" and the author of 'Life on Land - The Story of Continuum.' In this interview she talk about her traumatizing Brooklyn childhood and discovery of Dance with the psychic and physical collapse that led to the development of Continuum and to her ground-breaking movement and self-realization technique.Healing C Matthew Manning - 'My Healing Journey' - Interview by Iain McNayMatthew's early life was quite dramatic. When he was a teenager he started to be a catalyst for poltergeist activity which was at times very persistent and dramatic. He then started 'automatic writing' and found that he was becoming a magnet for people from many different cultures and languages that had been dead for years. His first book, 'The Link' which told the story of this activity was published when he was 20 years old and went on to sell over 1 million copies. He then had an experience in the Himalayas which changed his life and he then started to work as a healer. He is now one of Britain's best known healers and still works from his healing centre in Suffolk. Other books he has written include 'One Foot In The Stars', 'In The Mind Of Millions; The Healing Journey' and 'Strangers.'Healing C Meir Schneider - 'My Life And Vision' - Interview by Iain McNayAuthor of 'Movement for Self Healing', Meir tells his inspiring story of how he was born blind to deaf parents. Through hard work and determination he is now able to see (has a driving license). Meir also talks about his healing Centre in San Francisco, CA and why he believes that virtually anyone who is ill can improve their health.Healing C Philip Jacobs - 'Chronic Illness and The Spiritual Path' - Interview by Iain McNayPhilip is the Sheik for the 'Turning' group at Colet House in West London. He studied with Dr Francis Roles for many years. In this interview he talks about the challenges he faced when he became seriously ill with Lyme disease. 'I had always previously thought that it was possible to change my attitude to any situation. With the illness, I realised that there was a stage where you couldn't. You could have a good attitude either side of the experience, but not while you were in it. This was when the illness was deep in the brain, there was no way out until it passed and you just had to allow the experience to be what it was and if it was darkness then it was just darkness.' ' I was having to assimilate the idea of illness and suffering as a gift - what looked like suffering on the physical and psychological levels could often have a transforming effect on the deeper spiritual levels, that may not be apparent to the casual observer.'Healing C Vidyamala Burch - 'Living Well With Pain And Illness' Interview by Iain McNayAuthor of the book 'Living Well With Pain And Illness - The Mindful Way To Free Yourself From Suffering', Vidyamala talks about her life. She describes how she seriously damaged her back 25 years ago and needs to use a wheelchair. At the same time she has found a way to live with constant pain so that it doesn't completely dominate her life. This is an inspiring and also a very practical interview.Other Adam Martanda - 'Homeopathy and Transformation' - Interview by Iain McNayAdam, now 70 years old, was a successful homeopath and ran his own school in the UK for many years. He talks about his early life in a Gurdjieff group and living in different communities. His first experience with homeopathy was quite dramatic and led to a healing process that changed his life. He talks about homeopathy and how it can transform people's lives.Other Adrian Rides and John Flaherty - 'Addiction and Awakening' - Interview by Iain McNayJohn is author of the book, 'Addiction Unplugged - How To Be Free and has worked in the field of addiction for 25 years. He was previously a Catholic Priest but left when he was 35 having felt he had handed his life over to the Church. At this point he felt physically, mentally and emotionally drained and he knew it was time to move on. Adrian started drinking heavily at an early age to avoid feelings of intense anxiety and reached the point where his marriage had broken down and he was in a deep depression. He discovered meditation and his life started to change. Shortly afterwards he had an experience, 'I realised that now is all that there is and that the past and future were simply torments of my mind. I realised that I was alive, that my aliveness was not separate from the aliveness in everything, I realised that I was life itself and that I had found myself.' He also works in the field of addiction and teaches mindfulness in London. Adrian's website is:www.lovelifelivenow.com and John's is http://www.beawarebealive.comOther Anne Geraghty - 'Death. The Last God' - Interview by Iain McNayAuthor of 'In The Dark And Still Moving', Anne talks about the sudden death of her son Tim Guest and how that started her journey to find out what death means for her.Other Brandon Bays - 'The Journey For Children' - Interview by Renate McNayBrandon is author of 'The Journey' ' and 'The Journey for Kids.' In this interview she talks about how 'The Journey' work can be used with children to help them overcome trauma and lead them back to their true self.Other Camilla Carr and Jon James -'The Sky Is Always There' - Interview by Iain McNayIn 1997 Camilla and Jon drove to Chechnya to help set up a rehabilitation Centre for war-traumatized children in war-torn Grozny. Two months later they were kidnapped at gunpoint. For the next 14 months they were kept in basements with no natural light or fresh air. She was also raped. They tell their story, and how they survived by using meditation, Tai chi, Qigong and prayer circles. They wrote the book 'The Sky Is Always There' as a kind of cathartic healing for themselves. Camilla says, 'the captors could never touch my essence - my body is only a part of who I am. My spirit will always be free'.Other Camille Carr, Jon James and Christine Jensen - 'Consciousness and Trauma' - Moderated by Iain McNayIn 1997 Camilla and Jon drove to Chechnya to help set up a rehabilitation Centre for war-traumatized children in war-torn Grozny. Two months later they were kidnapped at gunpoint. For the next 14 months they were kept in basements with no natural light or fresh air. They talk about how they dealt with the trauma that came up for them after they were released and how they dealt with it. Christine Jensen works as a trauma therapist and is based in Bath, in Somerset. The three guests discuss the importance of recognizing and healing the many different types of trauma that we all face in life. How we are unaware of the layers of trauma hidden in our psyches, bodies and nervous systems and how this trauma is one of the barriers to discovering who we really are.Other Carla Verberk - 'It Started With A Kiss' - Interview by Iain McNayCarla tells her story of how her first kiss brought her dramatically in touch with her body and was the first clue that she would eventually become one of the leading teachers of Tantra in Europe. Her Journey included the Humaniversity, Sannyas with Bhagwan/Osho; The Ridhwan school and many years studying and teaching Tantra.Other Charlie Morley - 'Dream of Awakening' - Interview by Renate McNayCharlie Morley is a Lucid Dreamer and the author of Dreams of Awakening. He teaches lucid dreaming within the context of Tibetan Buddhism and is the co-creator of Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep and gives workshops and lectures around the globe. He says: " We sleep for about 30 years in our life, we are for 30 years in a 'black out' why would we not be interested in where we are?" In this interview Charlie talks about the benefits of lucid dreaming which is also a preparation for Death and Dying and for going through the BARDOS realms. Lucid dreaming offers the opportunity for the full Realization of our True Nature. Lucidity is not only about dream dimension, it's about all dimensions and being awake in everything we do.Other Christine Jensen - 'Trauma and Awakening' - Interview by Renate McNayChristine specializes in 'Trauma Resolution Work' which was originally pioneered by American psychologist, Peter Levine. She was brought up in the outbacks of Australia very connected to nature, the stars and the earth and sees today the importance of it for regulation and harmony of our nervous system. She talks about trauma in spirituality and why trauma is in the way to fully Awaken. "Everything we experience is registered in the body and it has to be felt there so that the nervous system can release the blocked energy of the trauma, shock and stress, and heal. Our whole human system from psyche to cell wants to heal and move towards greater wholeness."Other Claudio Naranjo - 'Healing Civilization' - Interview by Eleonora GilbertAuthor of over 20 books including 'Healing Civilization' and 'Enneagram of Society: Healing the Soul to Heal the World', Claudio talks about his latest book 'Healing Civilization' and his vision for a better society.Other David Bingham -'Art and Self Realisation' - Interview by Renate McNayDavid is an Artist and had his first experience of the timeless realm when looking at a painting by David Hockney when studying art in Art School. The highest purpose of art is to reveal the Self. He demonstrates how art can lead to Self-Realisation without the need for spiritual beliefs or practices and shows examples of paintings which can activate the experience of silence and stillness in the viewer. He also talks about the acceleration of the Evolution of Consciousness and that Self-Realisation is happening now on a much larger scale. The idea of a dramatic shift is receding and that clear seeing and acceptance of one's ever present Realisation is all that is required.Other Derek Thorne - 'Atman Vichara Yoga and Meditation' - Interview by Iain McNayDerek is a yoga teacher, writer, poet and lecturer who is the Spiritual director of the YogaLiving community based near Bath in England. He has practiced Yoga for 40 years and has also trained many yoga teachers. Since 1997 has committed to Atma Vichara and the Jnana Yoga approach as given by Sri Ramana Maharshi. Alongside an ongoing professional life in the health service he now devotes his time to making that teaching accessible to all who seek it and to the development of the YogaLiving Community. In this interview he talks about his life and his work.Other Dr Peter Fenwick - 'Consciousness and Dying' - Interview by Iain McNayAuthor of several books including 'The Art Of Dying', 'The Truth In The Light' and 'The Hidden Door', neuro-psychiatrist Peter Fenwick talks about his research into End of Life Experiences and deathbed phenomena. In this interview Dr Fenwick explains what these occurrences mean in the greater picture of who we really are.Other Florian Schlosser - 'Consciousness And Relationships' - Interview by Eleonora GilbertPeople have always loved sitting and sharing in the presence of an awakened human being and experiencing that tender beingness. For about 7 years Florian has travelled around the world inviting seekers to recognize in their own experience who they really are and to live as an embodiment of truth in everyday life. In his unmistakable manner he embraces the daily and simple life that he is sharing with a constantly increasing number of 'friends of truth', as he calls all those being interested. Again and again visitors of meetings tell of spontaneous awakening, of an all penetrating silence, of simple clarity and presence and of overflowing love and gratitude which they experience in Florian presence. With both legs firmly rooted in normal everyday life and at the same time in the heart deeply connected with Ramana Maharshi, Papaji, Jiddu Krishnamurti and his teacher and friend Isaac Shapiro, Florian speaks and is silent, laughs and cries, is present with everyone who would love to savour the truth of awareness. In this interviews Florian talks about relationships and how this has impacted his life.Other Georgi Y Johnson and Bart Ten Berge - 'Anxiety And Awakening' - Moderated by Renate and Iain McNayIn this interview Georgi Y Johnson, Author of "I AM HERE" and her Partner Bart Ten Berge, Author of "THE GIFT" 7 STEPS to a Happy and Fulfilled Life", discuss the meaning of anxiety and depression in the process of Awakening. Fear is a natural part of physical life but we need to unhook our fears as the authority on our thoughts, feelings and choices. The way to do this is not to repress fear but give it space. Liberated fear is alive and appropriate to the moment. For many, severe Anxiety or Panic attacks can be the turning point in finding themselves. Georgi is telling us her own story of a period of Deep Depression, Panic Attacks and Anxiety; looking for help she met Bart who is a Healer and the co-founder of the International School of Spiritual Psychology (ISSP) based in Holland.Other James David Parker - 'The Magic Of Philosophical Illusion'James Parker is a master of the mysterious magic arts who has created the phenomenal 'Philosophical Illusion'. He is a former teen prodigy and has now developed into an internationally respected virtuoso of his craft. Here he performs a unique show for conscious.tv.Other Jeff Foster - 'Conscious Relating: the Power of Honesty' - Interview by Eleonora GilbertJeff is author of 5 books including, 'The Deepest Acceptance: Radical Awakening In Ordinary Life,' 'An Extraordinary Absence: Liberation in the Midst Of A Very Ordinary Life,' and 'The Wonder of Being.' In this interview relationships are explored from the perspective of consciousness. Can we really find the 'One' in the form of another human being? Everybody is just seeking for unconditional love. Fearless, clear and honest communication brings the end of seeking. Jeff says: "Life is about meeting ourselves, meeting our own pain, our own fears, our own bliss, our own joy - meeting all those waves in ourselves and meeting the one in front of us in the same way actually. In the end it is the same meeting - we are really just meeting ourselves."Other Jeff Foster - 'The Crucifix is the Present Moment" - Interview by Renate McNayJeff is author of 5 books including, 'The Deepest Acceptance: Radical Awakening In Ordinary Life,' 'An Extraordinary Absence: Liberation in the Midst Of A Very Ordinary Life,' and 'The Wonder of Being.' In this interview Jeff uses the crucifixion of Jesus to explain Life lived in the Present Moment. He also shares his own despair and talks about how we have the tendency to spiritually BYPASSING our human stuff and how we all long for the unconditional rest of the 'Ocean'.Other Jenny Boyd - 'Staring Into The Face Of God' - Interview by Iain McNayJenny Boyd is the author of 'It's Not only Rock 'n' Roll' a book where she presents interviews with 75 musicians about how their creativity functions. Jenny works as a psychologist and addictions consultant in London. She wanted to understand how the minds and souls of these artist could create such great music. Her own spiritual awakening first started when she was 18. 'A tingling sensation rippled through my body, everything appearing crystal clear. I felt like a channel for the deeper parts of myself, as if I was watching myself from above. There was also a feeling of unity. My search for enlightenment had begun, I was now on a path from which I would often swerve but never leave.' In 1967 she travelled with the Beatles to India to spend time with Maharishi Maheshi Yogi (her sister Pattie was going out with - and later married - George Harrison at the time)

Here she learnt to meditate. She became a successful model in London, and later married Mick Fleetwood the drummer in Fleetwood Mac. 'After many years of being involved with everything that went along with rock 'n' roll I decided to go to college and study psychology.' She talks about her own journey as well as the fascinating process she discovered about musicians creativity. 'Peak experience can happen when the artist is totally in the here and now. A time of complete concentration that overtakes the mundane - the experience of eternity right here and now - by completely concentrating on the music they are able to open themselves up - the result can be songs that come from nowhere.'

Kathy Monaco was introduced to Buddhism to get answers to some of the questions that were always in the back of her mind. She lived as a nun both in South Africa and Taiwan before disrobing and constructing a simple life for herself using Buddhist tools.

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'I had achieved outer freedom but was far, far away from inner, real freedom.'

The market crashed and he lost almost everything. Lived in a forest for a time, 'I wanted to say NO to civilisation.' Moved to Mexico and then started to experience, real, deep, suicidal depression. Moved in with an Indian tribe in Ecuador, 'it was there I found that I could not just sit and BE like the Indians.'

'This suicidal depression became my greatest teacher.'

He discovered the secret to finding real freedom was going inside his body, 'Whenever I was able to do it I became calm and my mind would stop. I spent much time sitting by the water and experimenting with grounding my body to the beach. There were moments when all of a sudden the sound of the waves became different and the mind was so still that there were hardly any remnants of the depression. I would get up and start walking and the sand and the water on my feet felt unlike it had ever felt before. This marked the beginning of the end of depression'

After a time he was able to surrender to his ultimate love - presence - the silence of nothing where the mind takes a back seat and becomes the servant and the original being is once again on the throne..

He now helps people free themselves from thought addiction.

In this interview we hear about John's fascinating history and explore the Centaur, Subtle, Causal and Non-Dual states and demonstrate the differences between these stages.

'In my daily work as a psychotherapist I attune myself to the client's way of being, in order to get on to the same wavelength, so to speak. I am what has been called 'an authentic trickster' in the sense that I can genuinely match the client's level of consciousness at all times. In other words I do not claim to be a dedicated mystic who is always at, say, the Non-Dual level of consciousness. I would rather claim to be able to enter that state at will or as appropriate.'

'Libya accelerated my drastic purgation and remaking of myself. I was on the universal mystic way without realising it - I didn't know that my dark night of the senses would help me back onto the right path of detachments, illumination and transformations - I would have to traverse hell before I could reach inner serenity - I now felt more intensely than ever that I had lost my way in a dark wood and was I still searching for my right path.' 'This was my first glimpse of the celebrated golden flower, the centre and the source of my being. White light flowing upwards... a spring opened up inside me... visions wobbled inside me... I saw a fountain of light .Finally I said to myself , 'I surrender' and I was drunk with flowing light.'

Has been teaching meditation in Europe and Asia since 1998. He initially trained as the main assistant to the Balinese meditation teacher and healer Merta Ada and helped him set up his Meditation school in Indonesia. The Healing meditation practices he learnt during this period, heavily influence Burgs' current teaching practice, which have a strong emphasis on the application of meditation in the maintenance and cultivation of physical and mental health. While learning from Merta Ada, he also trained in Chi Kung with a number of well-known Taoist teachers in Asia, and today integrates many of these practices into his teaching system. Went on to learn meditation from the Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw in Burma. He was personally tutored by the Sayadaw, and became the first Westerner to complete the entire series of 40 Samatha meditation practices as described by the Buddha.

After disrobing as a monk in Burma, he was asked to visit the Tibetan Light Master, His Holiness Dodrupchen Rinpoche, who gave him the direct Dzogchen Mind Transmissions and subsequently recognised his attainment of some of the highest levels of Dzogchen practice. Since then, Burgs has been teaching both meditation and Chi Kung in the UK. He has a deep grounding and understanding in all aspects of meditation and energetic cultivation, and has a profound appreciation of how different spiritual practices and traditions fit together as a whole. He can directly perceive the mechanics of the mind and body, and can help elucidate the relationship between these aspects of ourselves.

Has been teaching meditation in Europe and Asia since 1998. He initially trained as the main assistant to the Balinese meditation teacher and healer Merta Ada and helped him set up his Meditation school in Indonesia. The Healing meditation practices he learnt during this period, heavily influence Burgs' current teaching practice, which have a strong emphasis on the application of meditation in the maintenance and cultivation of physical and mental health. While learning from Merta Ada, he also trained in Chi Kung with a number of well-known Taoist teachers in Asia, and today integrates many of these practices into his teaching system. Went on to learn meditation from the Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw in Burma. He was personally tutored by the Sayadaw, and became the first Westerner to complete the entire series of 40 Samatha meditation practices as described by the Buddha.

After disrobing as a monk in Burma, he was asked to visit the Tibetan Light Master, His Holiness Dodrupchen Rinpoche, who gave him the direct Dzogchen Mind Transmissions and subsequently recognised his attainment of some of the highest levels of Dzogchen practice. Since then, Burgs has been teaching both meditation and Chi Kung in the UK. He has a deep grounding and understanding in all aspects of meditation and energetic cultivation, and has a profound appreciation of how different spiritual practices and traditions fit together as a whole. He can directly perceive the mechanics of the mind and body, and can help elucidate the relationship between these aspects of ourselves.

Has been teaching meditation in Europe and Asia since 1998. He initially trained as the main assistant to the Balinese meditation teacher and healer Merta Ada and helped him set up his Meditation school in Indonesia. The Healing meditation practices he learnt during this period, heavily influence Burgs' current teaching practice, which have a strong emphasis on the application of meditation in the maintenance and cultivation of physical and mental health. While learning from Merta Ada, he also trained in Chi Kung with a number of well-known Taoist teachers in Asia, and today integrates many of these practices into his teaching system. Went on to learn meditation from the Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw in Burma. He was personally tutored by the Sayadaw, and became the first Westerner to complete the entire series of 40 Samatha meditation practices as described by the Buddha.

After disrobing as a monk in Burma, he was asked to visit the Tibetan Light Master, His Holiness Dodrupchen Rinpoche, who gave him the direct Dzogchen Mind Transmissions and subsequently recognised his attainment of some of the highest levels of Dzogchen practice. Since then, Burgs has been teaching both meditation and Chi Kung in the UK. He has a deep grounding and understanding in all aspects of meditation and energetic cultivation, and has a profound appreciation of how different spiritual practices and traditions fit together as a whole. He can directly perceive the mechanics of the mind and body, and can help elucidate the relationship between these aspects of ourselves.

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