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The Family – Netflix Docuseries

Here is an awesome, and incredibly disturbing, documentary on how fascist power is wielded and developed. In this series, "The Family" (which is a secretive group of powerful white males remarkably like those portrayed in The Handmaid's Tale) is exposed. In this film,...

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...

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 [spwiki]Connection Manual[/spwiki] written by psychologist and family therapist, Bobbi L. Parish. The manual takes a gentle approach to the expansion of [spwiki]Connection[/spwiki]. 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...

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.

Transformational Change

[spwiki]Connection Experiences[/spwiki] 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

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. ...

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....

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...

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...

Live High – Jason Mraz

This song is a anthem to (live high), and empowerment (live mighty) and (live righteously). It is a celebration of the depth of creation. It is statement of belief in the divinity within (God...

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.

Full Divine

This is a little poem about the Consciousness/Divinity/Allah/God within us all. To access that which is within, just "pump your heart out, full Divine."

Coffee with Vishnu

This is a poem by Ben Pritchard. Ben's been with the LP since the beginning and has watched it evolve and grow. In this poem, he describes a profound connection experience, personified in a beautiful vision he had as a sit down with Vishnu/. As I'm...

Medical Marijuana for Psychiatric Disorders

Here is an article about the therapeutic efficacy of cannabis, from the magazine Psychology Today. This article was published in 2013,  but as I write these words, it is old news by now. Since this has been written, we know a lot more about the miraculous healing magic of this remarkable, easy to grow, plant.

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