Recommended resources are books, articles, songs, and resources recommended to you to help enhance your understanding and application of LP principles (healing, connection, awakening, activation, connection supplements, and son on), or to just get you thinking about new things. The resources are broken down into the general categories of healing and connection. We recommend you work your way through LP Workbooks One through Three before bothering with the readings and resources on this page.
The book Create Your Personal Sacred Tex is a Connection Manual written by psychologist and family therapist, Bobbi L. Parish. The manual takes a gentle approach to the expansion of connection.
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.
This week’s reading is “Quantum Change” by Miller and Baca. In LP terms, this is a book of case studies revealing and analyzing the healing and transformative power of Connection Experience
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 this week’s reading.
Archetypes and ideas are not all created equal. Some are meant for the poor, and others meant for the rich. Jean Anyon shows us how.
Do medical doctors believe in the healing power of connection? Some don’t but, as this research study shows, some do, and they are starting to look into it.
Are scientists spiritual? Some are, some aren’t. Those that are tend to adopt an Identity Consistent Spirituality that eschews theism but embraces logical, sensible, empirical spirituality.
An article that provides several examples of Constricted Connection, several ideas about why people have trouble with connection, and a couple of ideas about what, if anything, could be done about that. The examples are interesting, the theorization is flat.
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.
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 Authentic Spirituality but what he calls Progressive Spirituality. Lundskow recognizes that...
Decades of research have provided evidence of the importance of healthy environments to human development and the actualization of human potential. This reading summarizes some of that research.
Chaos, crowding, instability, noise, etc., in the family, community, and school environments is toxic to human development. It undermines health, functioning, and our ability to connect.
Huston Smith was a religious studies scholar in the United States with an interest in Connection Supplements. In this book, he provides a long list of testimonials to the healing and connecting power of Peyote, a Native American Connection Supplement.
A powerful song about the consequences of Substance Addiction, by the Canadian Rock Stars Nickleback.
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.”
Endorphins are the body’s “bliss”/pain chemicals and learning about them is important if you want to heal and live a happy and connected life.
A Century of Spin by Millar and Dinan is an excellent introduction to the manipulation of mass consciousness by the corporate elites who still run the world.
Here are some articles on the healing and connecting properties of LSD, psilocybin, and other Connection Supplements of longer duration and deeper penetration. Feel free to suggest resources in the comments section.
There is a great book by Alfi Kohn entitled No Contest: The Case Against Competition. This reading, linked below, is a summary of the basic argument of that book.
Carl Sagan had a lot of nice things to say about Cannabis. In this crazy world increasingly spiraling out of control, maybe it’s time for us to listen.
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...
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.
An article of mine recently published in the Conversation. It helps clarify the purpose of religion and ideology, as well as locating our current “old energy” religious systems in the activities of ancient elite priests.
This song is a anthem to Connection (live high), activation and empowerment (live mighty) and alignment (live righteously). It is a celebration of the depth of creation. It is statement of belief in the divinity within (God peeking through the blinds), the power of...
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.
This song is a lament to the sleeping, unawakened people of the world, confined to Normal Consciousness, unable to wake up, “perverted” and “diverted” from achieving Connection with higher self/Consciousness.
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.
Most people are unaware of this, but towards the end of his life, Michael Jackson became increasingly political, calling out the PTB and inciting peaceful global revolution. In this song, Michael gathers “the people” (the poor, the incarcerated, the disenfranchised) under his wing and takes direct aim at The System.
This is a song from the second album of my favorite band in the whole world. In my view, this is a wholly positive message about the shifting of consciousness and the transformation of physical creation.
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.
A peak experience is another name for a Connection Experience. This article by Abraham Maslow explores the nature and prevalence of these secular connection experiences