Enlightenment’s Evil Twin. Exploring the Shadow Side of Meditation

The benefits of mindfulness meditation have very quickly become one of the good-news mental health stories of our time. But meditation also has a shadowy seam. Is there a link between some forms of mental illness and the freedom promised at the heart of meditation?

A Perspective on Autism, Deep Connection, and Pre-Conscious Awareness

This research is based on our field notes and observations in the last five years, as we tested some methods to connect better with the individuals on the autism spectrum, and support their development. Our observations show that a deep connection style is already used by some therapists and family members of individuals on the autism spectrum, and those who seem to use this method, along with the classical approach, consistently produce excellent results, and that encouraged us to advance on this path and study the underlying mechanisms.

Inner Growth Challenges: Spiritually Transformative Experiences

These guidelines are adapted from the “Cultural competency guidelines for professionals working with clients who report issues related to their Spiritually Transformative Experiences”, a document developed by American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences.

What It Feels Like to Change?

What it feels like when I change? What it feels like when other people change? Even if inner transformation is something that we intentionally seek out, we still have to bear it. We have to bear when it happens and when it doesn’t. We have to bear what shape it takes. We have to bear its speed – fast, slow, or something in between.

The Ball of Light: A Story of Spiritual Emergence

Spiritual emergencies are moments of messy awakening, crises of ego dissolution and rebirth that are often misunderstood and unskillfully managed by psychiatry. This life experience was published in “Breaking Open: Finding a Way Through Spiritual Emergencies”, a collection of 16 spiritual emergence stories edited by Jules Evans and Tim Read (May, 2020).

Dreamwork Psychology – Online Course in 9 Steps

Learn to explore your dreams and work with your unconscious mind. The course is a simplified and easy-to-use version of the dreamwork psychology methodology developed by Strephon Kaplan-Williams, designed to be used by everyone interested in exploring their dreams.
This course is provided for free in partnership with dreamwork-psychology.com.

Whales Are People Too

The true promise of the Cetacean Nation will only be realized to the extent that we, as a species, can recognize we’re surrounded by a rainbow of exotic cultures and narratives. We’re invited to be participating members in the community of nature, connected as though by invisible lines of echolocation to all these other “persons” on our planetary home.

Sharing Awareness Consciously Together

This simple way of being together has reliably allowed anyone interested to experience a mirror-like ‘awakeness’ with others inside of 90 minutes.
Give it a try for free and you will see. Experience gradually establishes a habit that becomes your new normal. This can take many years. Still, it is a true path to a pathless Peace and unconditioned Love which is ripe to be shared by All.

Psychology of Becoming Conscious I: Inner Growth Journeys

This is a collection of research notes about Growing Up journeys. I use an experience-based terminology to describe the developmental dynamics related to Self-identity, and I try to speak directly to the lived experience, without using complex linguistic frameworks, such as “bottom-up theory” or “phenomenological approach”.

Psychology of Becoming Conscious III: Patterns of Transformation

I have described here some of the processes and the patterns of inner transformation, which I have researched and observed both in myself and in other people with whom I have connected. Some of these patterns are already mentioned by other researchers on human development (Terry O’Fallon and Susanne Cook-Greuter), or they have been mentioned in some spiritual texts (e.g. Satprem).

Psychology of Becoming Conscious IV: Psychological Explanations of Inner Growth Challenges that are Currently Labeled as Psychiatric Conditions

Understanding what really happens inside the experience labeled as “delusion” may be useful for psychiatrists and psychologists. Eleven experiences that are currently labeled as delusions are explained, including an 8-step method to get out of delusions.

Kundalini Awakening: Pitfalls on the Path

Kundalini and our beliefs about God and spirituality are not important. What is of ultimate value to us is Life, love and relationship. If our kundalini and our beliefs are interfering with our Life, love and relationship then we must do everything within our power of awareness to rectify this situation.

Entheogenic Insights I: Psychology of DMT/Ayahuasca Experience

The Psychology of the DMT/Ayahuasca experience is an experiential harmonics theory, based on a vibrational view of subjective experience (generated either by exogenous plants or endogenous processes). Some of the principles listed here are well-known facts, but the idea was to include only the facts that are necessary and sufficient to make sense of the DMT experience.

Entheogenic Insights II: Some Methods to Access and Consciously Use “Psychedelic Visions”, Without Exogenous Psychedelics

This is a manifesto for an active attitude toward psychedelic experiences. The usual “safe” way is to prepare the set and the setting, then to let go, and let the plants do the work. My view is that we can consciously co-participate in the psychedelic experience flow, while we maintain a flexible-fluidic configuration. We can be “the shaman” and “the journeyer”, simultaneously.

Entheogenic Insights III: Depth Perception and Other Visual Explorations

These explorations started as a result of entheogenic experiences that showed me new perceptual ways of connecting with reality. I like to think of this research as a tribute to Patanjali and the wisdom of Yoga Sutras.

Interview with Leading DMT Researcher Dr. Jimo Borjigin

If Dr. Rick Strassman can be considered the “King” of DMT research based on his studies from the early 1990’s and wildly popular book “DMT: The Spirit Molecule”… Dr. Borjigin can be considered the “Queen” based on her extremely important work in the field since 2012.