InPresence 256The Method to My Madness
December 29, 2023
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Trances and visions have long been recognized in various religious traditions and have been the basis of much valued art, music and literature. A distinguished psychologist and former dean of faculty at the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, the late Arthur Hastings, Ph.D., explores the phenomenon known variously as spirit communication, trance mediumship or “channelling.”
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Gayle Delaney, PhD, is the founding president of the Association for the Study of Dreams. She is author of Living Your Dreams and Breakthrough Dreaming. She presents her unique method of dream interviewing, and distinguishes her approach from the classical methods of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. She emphasizes the importance of not imposing one’s own interpretations upon the dreamer.
In this 2018 interview, Vernon Neppe explains that, though we only experience our physical lives of 3 dimensions of space in a moment in time (3S-1t), we nevertheless still exist in a discrete nine-dimensional finite universe plus a separate “countable infinity—the discrete transfinite. These are made up of innumerable ‘quanta’ —Planck lengths in quantum physics. [...]
Fritjof Capra, PhD, is author of The Tao of Physics, Uncommon Wisdom, The Turning Point, Belonging to the Universe and The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems. He is founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, and is on the faculty of Schumacher College in England.
A leading visionary thinker, Barbara Marx Hubbard suggests that we are in a unique evolutionary phase in which the universe is coming to understand itself through the vehicle of human consciousness. She argues that the spiritual attainments of the great religious founders and avatars are now becoming available to masses of people.
In ancient times, says Leonard Shlain, human societies universally worshipped the image of a goddess. Sometime about 5,000 years ago a massive shift occurred in which the gender of the diety changed. He presents his hypothesis that this change is related to the introduction of the alphabet and its effects upon the human brain. He [...]
Peter Russell is a visionary writer, filmmaker, and management consultant. He is author of The Creative Manager, The Global Brain and The White Hole in Time. Here he suggests that if we wish to understand the significance of the present, we must understand all of cosmic and biological evolution. He maintains that the human race [...]
Scientist Russell Targ describes remote viewing research he conducted with sponsorship from the CIA and military intelligence establishment. He presents graphic illustrations of the tests that persuaded the government to fund this research. He describes his own personal experiences as a remote viewer. He explains that remote viewing, or free-response clairvoyance, is probably the single [...]
Learning to trust your intuition is a matter of practice and risk-taking. You’ll be rewarded for your correct decisions, says Shakti Gawain, by a feeling of greater aliveness. In this penetrating discussion, Ms. Gawain, author of Living in the Light and the best-selling Creative Visualization, describes how to deal with the tensions associated with living [...]
In this 2018 interview, she speaks passionately about the years she spent with Timothy Leary, traveling in Europe and to Afghanistan — where they were captured by U.S. federal agents — and, then, working intensively in an effort to free him from prison. She discusses the role of psychedelics in reshaping American culture after the [...]
Neil Freer is author of Breaking the Godspell, a book which delves into the implications of the radical theories of scholar Zecharia Sitchin (The Twelfth Planet, Stairway to Heaven, etc). Here he discusses the hypothesis that the gods of ancient cultures were actually from another planet that colonized the earth. Several lines of argumentation support this [...]
Motivational training techniques often focus mindlessly on “positive thinking”, glossing over the need for people to engage in soul-searching and self-renewal. John O’Neil, past-president of the California School of Professional Psychology, discusses the unfortunate trend to treat “success” as an all-consuming end in itself, without regard to the consequences of this attitude. O’Neil is author of The [...]
Steinfeld’s new book is called Making Contact: The New Realities of Extraterrestial Existence: https://amzn.to/3IDQIWL The book contains original writings by: Linda Moulton Howe, Whitley Strieber Professor John E. Mack, Darryl Anka, Nick Pope, Grant Cameron, Drs. J.J. and Desiree Hurtak, Caroline Cory, Mary Rodwell, and Henrietta Weekes.
Richard Bach is the best-selling author of Johnathan Livingston Seagull, One, Illusions, Bridge Across Forever and Running From Safety. Here he describes the relationship between fact and fiction in his imaginative autobiographical books – suggesting that the world of imagination is very real to him. He discusses his experience entering the imaginal realm, both in a psi [...]
Mrs. Irina Tweedie was the author of Daughter of Fire, a diary of her intensive spiritual training in India with a Hindu Sufi master. In this moving and personal interview, the 80-year-old Mrs. Tweedie, who was then a Sufi teacher in London, describes the bliss, peace and love — and the despair, hatred and loneliness [...]
Rod Chelberg shares several stories of being guided by a divine presence in the emergency room, ICU, and end-of-life care as a physician. He describes how we are all mystics and can quiet our minds to awaken spiritual gifts, let love flow, and walk in peace.
Here he describes the important plot threads of Franz Kafka’s posthumously published novel. The main character seems to be trapped in a nightmarish scenario, in which he is put through a mysterious legal proceding, from which he cannot seem to escape. Jorjani elucidates several important folklore and mythological references. Ultimately, he believes that the protagonist [...]
In this 2017 interview, she discusses the history of the field of psychotronics that originated in Czechoslovakia. Essentially, the field deals with nonlocal interactions between the human mind and various forms of instrumentation. Today, psychotronics includes such areas as dowsing, radionics, and radiesthesia. In addition, Dr. Rubik shares her own research concerning shapes, such as [...]
Here he describes the extraordinary friendship of three seminal figures: Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World and The Doors of Perception; Gerald Heard, author of The Five Ages of Man; and Bill Wilson, founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. In the early 1950s, these individuals were among the first to explore the potential of psychedelic drugs [...]
Here he explains principles of spiritual alchemy, emphasizing the union or intersection of inner and outer realities. He describes alchemical stages and highlights the importance of the union of opposites. He also shares several stories concerning his own awakening and alchemical discoveries related to his work with minerals, stones, and gems. These experiences challenge us [...]