Wu Wei

One of Taoism’s most important concepts is wu wei, which is sometimes translated as “non-doing” or “non-action.” A better way to think of it, however, is as a paradoxical “Action of non-action.” Wu wei refers to the cultivation of a state of being in which our actions are quite effortlessly in alignment with the ebb and flow of the elemental cycles of the natural world. It is a kind of “going with the flow” that is characterized by great ease and awareness, in which—without even trying—we’re able to respond perfectly to whatever situations arise.


Painting of Lao Tzu Riding the Ox
Painting of Lao Tzu Riding the Ox

The Taoist principle of wu wei has similarities to the goal in Buddhism of non-clinging to the idea of an individual ego. A Buddhist who relinquishes ego in favor of acting through the influence of inherent Buddha-nature is behaving in a very Taoist manner.

The practice of wu wei is the expression of what in Taoism is considered to be the highest form of virtue—one that is in no way premeditated but instead arises spontaneously. [Reninger, Elizabeth. “Wu Wei: The Taoist Principle of Action in Non-Action.” Learn Religions, Feb. 11, 2020, learnreligions.com/wu-wei-the-action-of-non-action-3183209.]


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Cracking the Cosmic Egg

FeaturedCracking the Cosmic Egg graphics, courtesy of Gary Z McGee

Down through the ages of human civilization, various psychedelic drugs have been used to crack the cosmic egg, a euphemism for altering the ordinary human state of awareness to induce or enter an altered state of mind. The experiences they induce oftentimes result in a transformation of human perception that has been based solely on the physical senses. Hence, we arrive at the expression of cracking the cosmic egg in which we have been enclosed in spiritual ignorance as human beings. Perhaps, psychedelic drugs can be and are a legitimate vehicle for the enlightenment of the human mind

Cosmic Egg Cracked
“Cracking the Cosmic Egg” courtesy of Gary Z McGee

Let’s explore and examine the subject through the following video documentaries.

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Psychedelics may be useful tools in breaking through the shell of the cosmic egg. What I cannot deny, however, is the absolutely transformational effect of an authentic mystical experience, that is unmediated or unaided by the introduction of an external drug.





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Cognitive Science and Donald Hoffman

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Cognitive science is leading the way and and paving the road to a viable understanding of consciousness, perception and reality.

At the fore of a potential breakthrough that could totally revolutionize our understanding of existence, life and the world around us is Donald D. Hoffman, a brilliant cognitive psychologist and a most eloquent advocate of the theory that consciousness is fundamental and is real. He is the author of the amazing book titled “The Case Against Reality (Why Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes).” (See the book cover facsimile at the end of this blog.)

Watch these video samplings of Hoffman’s many talks and interviews on his groundbreaking efforts to bring enlightenment to our 21st century world. The fruits of his efforts and those of his colleagues could very well turn out to be the ultimate marriage between science and mysticism. Finally, academia is giving formal knowledge and understanding to the contemporary mysticism I have envisioned and espoused for some time now.

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Donald Hoffman’s Book: The Case Against Reality


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David Icke’s Awakening

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The story of author and public personality David Icke‘s journey of awakening, in his own words. It is a brilliant exposition and sharing by him.


Photograph of David Icke, face close-up.
David Icke: Contemporary Mystic and Modern-day Prophet

Listen to David Icke’s take on the COVID-19 pandemic crisis that has gripped the world at the time of this posting, on the site of his London Real interview. (You can watch the video for free there. NOte: Its copies on YouTube are constantly being taken down.)

The following video is a panoramic overview of David’s mindset and accumulated knowledge. (There is an alternate copy online.) A very short excerpt of his interview can be found in YouTube.




David Icke Book on Global Conspiracy




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The ONE Life

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Never, never think or believe that you are living only a human life of your personal own and/or that you are not actually living the divine life of God, despite all outer appearances to the contrary.
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REFLECT ON THIS . . .

Contemplate this truth always.
The life that you are living at this present moment, including all its past and future moments, is GOOD and PERFECT, despite how problematic, painful, despicable or abhorrent it may appear humanly to you, because it is God’s life, GOD LIFE — the infinite perfect life of God — that is living itself in and through you, as You!

The failure to see, realize and understand that statement of truth does not make it an untruth or a falsehood. It merely shows you that the finite human mind with which you are trying to comprehend that spiritual truth does not have the state of awakened total clarity that exists in the stillness and silence of the divine Mind of God. This is the reason why we meditate — to enter into the state of pure clarity and receptivity that exists and operates within the very stillness and silence of the divine Mind, the nature of our infinite spiritual mind.

Do this then:

  1. In silent contemplation, acknowledge and be grateful that it is God’s life and not your personal own that you are living, for there cannot be nor is there any life other than, separate from, or apart from God.
     
  2. Then, in the inner joy that will subsequently fill your being, rejoice, rejoice in that awareness quietly in your heart, simply for the very reason that it is so.

That is all you need to experience and have: The felt intuitive awareness of spiritual truth. There is no need to mentally rationalize or intellectualize spiritual truth. That is not the purpose or function of spiritual contemplation. In terms of modern-day neuroscience, you merely have to bring the conscious “awareness of truth” past the left-brain hemisphere of the intellect realm beyond the “alpha-theta bridge” and into the right-brain hemisphere of the intuitive mind, to experience the conscious “awareness of truth” through the theta brainwave pattern level of the mind-brain continuum where it can begin to resonate deeply in consciousness and come alive in your individual experience. Make your practice utterly simple and firmly keep it true.
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Make your practice simple
and keep it true.


“Whatever purifies you is the right path, I will not try to define it.”
~ Rumi ~


Every individual human being is a faithful authentic reflection of the God-Self in the divine and infinite Mind of God. Since God-Self’s nature is life itself, every single reflected individuation of the God-Self in the divine Mind becomes alive and conscious, and eventually self-aware as the One Life which singularly casts an infinity of its own reflections in the Mirror-Mind of life and existence. This is the true and real meaning of mystical oneness. Remember that as you contemplate THE ONE LIFE of God. There may be many ways to practice attaining the realization of The One Life, but whichever vehicle you choose to ride on the mystical road to wholeness and fullness of being, there is only and will always only be The One Life that is God.

The Man in the Mirror (a spiritual fantasy image)
“Aha! It’s You.”
The Creator looks at Its own living “image and likeness” in the mirror of Its Mind.

Your lifetime now is the right path for you; otherwise, it would not even be your life at all today. Therefore, let it be the most purifying agent for your spiritual transformation.
~ Marc of Contemplative Pathways ~





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Discover the true nature of God and the meaning of life.  Learn the purpose of your existence and the reason behind all human suffering. The mystical teachings are timeless yet urgently relevant today in our lives. They are profoundly true yet remarkably truly simple in their message.

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