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The Wild Fox Koan

The following is a Zen fable, a Zen koan, a "teaching story," about a Zen master who was turned into a fox after suggesting that somebody who "practices with great devotion" is somehow above cause and effect, somehow above the natural laws of nature, and the rules of...

The Dark Legacy of Carlos Castaneda

Here is something for ya. A rather negative assessment of the sham shaman Carlos Castaneda, an anthropological graduate student who lied about his credentials, lied about his contact with Shamans, and fooled such luminaries as John Lennon and Michael Murphy (founder...

Teachings of Sufism

Teachings of Sufism is a short collection of Sufi texts, selected and translated by Carl Ernst. It is a remarkably useful text, giving a window into Islamic teachings about connection. You will find much useful information and many profound parallels between core LP...

Cowspiracy

A link suggested by Vayda. It is about the dysfunctional meat industry and its horrible impact on the plant, and on our body's. If you don't have Netflix you can purchase the documentary for a few dollars. Additional Reading Milne, Hugh. 2015. Bhagwan: The God That...

Create your Personal Sacred Text

The book Create Your Personal Sacred Text is a Connection Manual written by psychologist and family therapist, Bobbi L. Parish. The manual takes a gentle approach to the expansion of Connection. In this book, Parish recommends a research-oriented connection practice

Everybody has a Connection Experience

This is a scholarly article also published in Spirituality Studies. Let's face it, these hidden laws [of mysticism] are hidden, but they are only hidden by [your] own ignorance. And the word mystical is just arrived at through people's ignorance. There's nothing...

“I” is for Ideology

This post is excerpted from Lightning Path Workbook Two: Healing. To get started on your journey of healing and connection, visit the main page. In the last unit, we took a look at the problem of lying. There we learned about the pervasive problem and how this is...

Einstein – Religion and Science

What was Albert Einstein’s view of religion? As you’ll see in this week’s reading, he thought religion developed in three stages; a magical stage of causal confusion, an intermediate stage of pastoral comfort, and an advanced and authentic stage of religious experience, which led to cosmic religious feelings, and the ultimate salvation of humanity.

Pass it Along: The Story of Bill Wilson and AA

Pass it On is the story of Bill Willson, founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. It is an interesting case study of Toxic Socializtioon leading to psychological dysfunction and addiction. It’s also a testament to the transformative power of Connection.

Transformational Change

Connection Experiences can be small and incremental, but they can also be powerful, transformative, and lead to life-changing outcomes. Psychologists call this “transformational change.” Read all about it in the book Transformational Change

The Power of Visualization

Visualization is an important psychological, emotional, and spiritual technique. Find out how visualization can help you begin your connection process.

The Man in the Mirror

A powerful song sung by Michael Jackson about the importance of healing the “man in the mirror,” which is, on the LP, “the center”, or the “Self in the middle.” As Michael sang, if you want to heal the world, start with your Self and move on out from there. 

Tools of Creation – Fungi

Science is advancing quite fast these days. A recent Nature of Things documentary, The Kingdom: How Fungi made Our World, demonstrates how Fungi are responsible for creating dirt from rocks (dirt, of course, is the foundation for all life on this planet)  but also...

Authentic Marxist Spirituality

This is an article by George N. Lundskow who is a sociologist of religion. This article is an attempt to offer Neopagan spiritualities up as what on the LP we would call but what he calls Progressive...

Working Class Hero

A song about Toxic Socialization, by the late, great John Lennon. As relevant now as it was 50 years ago. Paul, et. al., keep singing those “silly love songs.”

Navigating reConnection

This article is excerpted from Triumph of Spirit Book Two: New and Old Energy Archetypes. This book explains archetypes, creation templates, and gives you the tools you need to remove mental limitations, reprogram your brain, and transform yourself and your world....

LP Alignment Rule Set

Alignment Rule Sets, like the Ten Commandments or the Eight Fold Path, have been around for centuries. The LP offers a modern and up to date rule set suitable for guiding you towards strong and pure connection.

“H” is for help – Not a sign of weakness

This draft article, which outlines the importance of getting qualified and competent help in your healing and reconnection journey, is excerpted from Lightning Path Workbook Two: Healing. It would be nice if we could say that healing and reconnection are easy...

Why Healing?

There is no point in denying it, we’ve all experienced violence and trauma, and we all need to heal. Find out how with the Lightning Path Healing Framework.

Being nice to become an alpha male

Here is a short little article from an Asian newspaper that reports on ten years worth of research at Minnesota's Jane Goodall Institute Center for Primate Studies. This study shows that "alphas" are not typically the "bully type," but in fact use multiple...

Addiction to money

What’s wrong with the world today? Lots of different things, that’s true, but addiction to money is at the center. Addiction to money distorts human society and destroys human life. It’s time to wake up and get some help.

Are bullies alpha males or sick puppies?

An article about healing and awakening. If you’re a typical “alpha type,” and if you use concepts like “alpha male” to justify and normalize your behaviour, you may need to rethink your self-image. Alpha is not healthy behavior. It is pathology rooted in childhood and environmental trauma.

“Alpha male” or sick puppy?

In this article, we look at “alpha behaviour” and call it for what it arguably is, dysfunctional and toxic psychopathology. The cure, or at least a first direction towards a cure, is simple. Replace unnatural all-male, and all-female, social structures with strong, healthy attachments within functional, “wolf-pack” families.

Born to be good

Priests and some scientists tell us we are evil and savage inside. There is a Freudian Id, and Jungian shadow, a primitive cheap and “damn dirty ape.” But recent science shows that, contrary to ideology, humans are in fact born to be good. The problem is it is beaten out of us and suppressed.

The times they are a changin – Bob Dylan

This song is most certainly talking about the collective awakening that was occurring in the 60s and 70s, before The Family, with the assistance of Hollywood and the actor Ronald Reagan, shut it down. As anybody reading these lyrics will attest, we’re living through another “time changing” moment.

Ego Explosion

Has your [bodily] ego exploded? It is an understatement to say there is a lot of misconception about spiritual awakening and spiritual (a.k.a. ascension) out there. It is often a case of the blindfolded leading the blindfolded. I suppose it...

Spell by Aim

A poem by an LP student. It points to realization, awakening, and activation (i.e. empowerment). It also recognizes that resistance and obstacles are often internal.   Spell Much time has passed, many words've been spoken Some spells've been added to the wizards...

Babylon System

Any intermediate or advanced or LP student will recognize this song for what it is, a strong condemnation of the soul sucking, vampire System. On the nature of the System, Marley is quite clear.

The Problem with Atheists Part One – Church God

-Let's face it, these hidden laws [of mysticism] are hidden, but they are only hidden by [your] own ignorance. And the word mystical is just arrived at through people's ignorance. There's nothing mystical about it, only that you're ignorant of what that entails." ―...

Jason Mraz – Love for a Child

Mental health and happiness are elusive things for most people. The problem is our modern capitalist societies have convinced us that to be happy we have to buy products. In the process the true core of happiness, which is aligned, positive, self-identity, is lost. What’s worse, our search for happiness is turned into a desperate drive to have more, and more, and more. The GRAND ILLUSION is that all this purchase is what makes us who we are. However it is not true. True happiness only comes from finding out who you really are, and living in alignment with that self.

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