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Is an Idle Mind Really a Devils Workshop?

Dear Everyone, The article below addresses the idea of an idle mind being a devils workshop. Because of this the language I use to describe the path of meditation is somewhat in the traditional pre-rational terms of God/the Devil. Of course spirituality is a lot more subtle and nuanced than that, but I trust you […]

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Living by the Light of Your Own Mystical Vision

Hi Everyone, This weeks article is a little bit of a reflection on how mystical vision is something that we all partake of, and how we can go about integrating our own mystical expereinces a bit more into our own daily life. Enjoy! Yours in the spirit of the journey, Toby Upcoming Classes Thursday Morning Qi […]

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Dark Goddess, Bright Goddess, Weaver Goddess

Hi Integral Meditators, Seems like there is a lot of new and regenerative energy around these last two weeks or so, after a month of everything seeming to drop out of my life, sure enough here comes all the new growth taking advantage of the new space! One of the main paradigms that I use for this mysterious […]

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The Eternal Present and the Four Types of Time

Hi Everyone, How do you think of time? It is one of three major aspects of our experience (the other two being space and energy). Often as not we think of time as being just one thing, but in reality it is much more than that. In the article below I outline four major aspects of […]

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Seven Aspects of Building a Sacred Spiritual Practice in Your Life

Hi Everyone, This week’s newsletter takes as its theme some of the different factors that need to come together in our life to cultivate a sense of the sacred in our life. Yours in the spirit of the daily sacred,     Toby   Seven Aspects of Building a Sacred Spiritual Practice in Your Life Within […]

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Finding Your Best Response to Anxiety – An Existential Perspective

Hi Everyone, This week’s article focuses on existential anxiety. The discovery of the idea of existential anxiety has been I think the most informative and transforming single factor in my approach to the challenge of anxiety over the last year. It has really made a big difference to the way I see and experience myself […]

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Mindfulness of the Sacred

Hi Everyone, How much of your day is spent in expereintial touch with a sense of the sacred as you understand it? How would your life be different if you were to deliberately cultivate that connection to the sacred? This weeks article explores this question. You can also find below the dates and titles for […]

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Meditating on the Music of the Mind

Hi Everyone, This weeks newsletter article describes a meditation form that I am very fond of; meditating on the inner music of the mind. The basic technique is quite simple, but the practice itself has many different levels, so I hope you enjoy exploring it! Yours in the spirit of the inner music of the […]

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What Does “Spiritual” Really Mean? (And What it Does Not Mean!)

Hi Everyone, This weeks creative meditations article looks to gain a little clarity with regard to the meaning of spirituality which is certainly not the easiest of topics to pin down! Underneath the article you can find the details of the final meditation class of 2011, which I have entitled “From no self to the Expanded […]

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Our Anxiety in the Face of Inner Space and Stillness

Transcribed from a five minute talk that I gave at the end of a Qi gong meditation class last week (23.11.11), enjoy! I just want to say one or two things before we end. I mentioned whilst guiding the meditation that one thing that you may become aware of over time is that our mind […]

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