There’s nothing mystical or magical about awakening. On a healthy world, awakening is the process of coming to know and understand the world. On a healthy world, in a healthy body, awakening occurs naturally. Indeed, on a healthy world, and as noted in this article, awakening is a powerful instinctual/spiritual force that drives us all to know and understand. Just ask any parent frustrated by the toddler’s constant stream of “what” and “why” questions. As kids, we are driven to know.
Unfortunately, this world is not a healthy world. On this world, our powerful drive to awaken is damaged and subverted by a Toxic Socialization and indoctrination process that fills our minds and our news feeds with vacuous “truths” designed to disorient and confuse so we’re never what is going on, or what we should do.
At the LP, we can’t provide you with all your awakening needs, but we can provide key resources and orientation materials. To get started, simply read the books and resources listed on this page. These books are designed to give you concepts, background information, and practices that can help you take a big awakening step forward.
Before you get started, consider some awakening mantras and visualizations. Awakening mantras and visualizations are mindful action statements and visualizations that help you initiate the awakening process, and that guide the direction and scope of your journey. A simple awakening mantra is “I wish to wake up. I wish the truth and nothing but.” Other mantras and visualization are provided on this page. Choose one appropriate for you.
The following are the basic/foundational LP books. These books provide a wealth of concepts and practices that can help you both understand and navigate the awakening process. These books build on each other, introducing concepts and practices in a gradual and graded way. For most efficient practice, read the books roughly in the order they are presented.
Rocket Scientists' Guide to Authentic Spirituality
The Lightning Path purports to be an authentic spirituality, but what does that mean? In this book learn the importance of a critical perspective on spirituality, what spiritual authenticity really means, and what makes a spirituality or religion authentic. The book includes a discussion of the Seven Pillars of Authentic Spirituality which must be present if a spirituality is to be accepted as authentic.
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Lightning Path Workbook One: Basic Concepts
A gentle introduction to the Lightning Path. Discuss the nature of connection as enlightenment/filling the water glass. Introduces several key Lightning Path concepts like authentic spirituality, alignment, acivatin, connection, Consciousness, "less than messages," new energy versus old energy, and toxic socialization. Introduces the Water Glass Metaphor.
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Lightning Path Workbook Two: Healing
A look at the Lightning Pat itself. What it is, where it originated, how it was developed, its moral, ethical and scientific principles, and challenges and pitfalls along the way. Not to be missed. Introduces several key LP concepts like archetypes, agents of consciousness, clearing experience, consciousness quotient, disjuncture, EPMO, glimpse, zenith/nadir experiences, signal emotions, spiritual appliance, etc.
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Lightning Path Workbook Three: Connection
A deep dive into the psychology of the Lightning Path. The importance of alignment, the importance of ideas and intent, the importance of breathing, and the four steps on the ladder of connection, healing, awakening, activation, and ascension. The foundations necessary to heal, connect, and realize your full human potential. Key concepts introduced include awareness reduction mechanisms, connection mechanisms, cognitive wall, connection pathology, default mode network, forced awakening, spheres of alignment, self-stupefaction. Introduces the automobile metaphor.
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