Links to other quality spiritual web sites.
Best of the Web-
The TAT Foundation: TAT is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization established in 1973 to provide a forum for philosophical and spiritual inquiry. TAT was founded on the belief that your investigation of life's mysteries is expedited by working with others who are exploring, perhaps down a different road, so that you may share your discoveries, exchange ideas, and "compare notes" in order to come to a better understanding of yourself and others.
Nostalgiawest, Spiritual Photography: This site was formed to try to convey the timeless feeling of essence through photographs. I've found that deep down, we are all connected, and the experiences of one are the experiences of all. It is my wish that through these photos, what these eyes have seen, and what this heart has felt, will become available for all, and that the longing these scenes have stirred within me, will stir in the hearts of others. This nostalgia I feel for the Western landscape springs from the longing to return to the home within.
The Listening Attention: A companion site to the Missal which examines the need for direct perception in the spiritual quest.
In the spiritual search, the quest for true
self-definition, we soon come to the realization that our best efforts, and even our very selves, are mechanical and reactive. A different level of seeing is needed, a pure awareness that is not itself a product of the world or mind, but primary to the reaction pattern we call ourselves. A listening which is attentive yet not reactive, and unaffected by circumstance and the constant changes of thought and mind.
Richard Rose: Zen Master - Poet - Philosopher - Friend.
This site contains "The Three Books of the Absolute" - Rose's epic poem on his realization;
the full text of After the Absolute: The Inner Teachings of Richard Rose
- a student's memoir of life with Rose; and an account of "The Last Hours of Richard Rose."
Spiritual Teachers Guide: This site is a timesaving guide to one aspect of the spiritual quest: the search for a teacher. Concise reviews of teachers ranked by a seekers personal experience and years of research. An excellent web-site for sorting through the many teachers and their systems.
The Self-Discovery Multi-Site Portal : What's behind the sense of 'I am'? Who's living, and who's facing death? Who or what am I, essentially? Throughout history occasional individuals have told of finding the answer to those questions, and their testimonies often have a surprising consistency. For individuals seeking to find the answer for themselves, those testimonies provide helpful clues for pursuing the search to a successful conclusion.
For some searchers, working by themselves is the preferred method. Others intuit that finding a few fellow seekers to work with may expedite their progress. Still more fortunate may be those who find a living person who has made the journey and can provide assistance from the perspective of that realization. The Self-Discovery site is designed to offer all three modes of help.
Spiritual Books Worth Reading: "Spiritual reading is the search for wisdom that has been written in words. The search for enlightenment,satori, the absolute,Truth,self,nirvana, God, are all subjects that are beyond language. Special writing skills are required to convey anything of value to the reader. To save time in finding the most understandable of authors in this nebulous area, this list has been assembled."
committed to spiritual seekers who are earnestly looking for deeper meaning in life. Here, you will find rare reading material for seekers who are
serious about discovering something meaningful — something about their Self. We offer no dogmas, no enchanted formulas, and no sales pitches. Read these pages with an open mind and an open heart, and you may catch a glimpse of something deeper within... http://www.searchwithin.org/
was an American philosopher, mathematician, and sage who combined an extraordinary intellect with profound mystical insight and
authenticity. Those who knew Dr. Wolff were blessed by his openness to share both his wisdom and his deeply profound presence."“The ultimate objective is to facilitate, as far as possible, that event which, when achieved, is called Fundamental Realization or Enlightenment.” http://www.franklinmerrell-wolff.com/
The University of Yourself : offers dream-work via teleconferencing, leading you to an understanding of your dreams through understanding yourself. Dr.Ron has his own unique blend of humor and understanding. "Dreams are filmed “live and in person” inside of you. They reveal the facts of your inner life. They contain profound insights about every aspect of your existence. And they do not know how to lie." -Dr. Ron Masa
'Helping You Hear the Guide Inside'
The Foundation of Human Understanding: For over three decades, the Foundation for Human Understanding has been helping people to cope successfully with stress by showing them how to live according to the traditional Judeo-Christian Principals of patience, honesty, courage, self-control, forgiveness, and real love for one's fellow man. In other words, to live according to conscience, and not according to the pressures of the outside world.
Vicki Woodyard: "Nurturing the now is a way of living in the present with peace and optimism. You must yearn to return...to the living experience that you are." Vicki Woodyard
has brought the fruits of her life and suffering into a site that is inspirational and a comfort to those in need.
The first step should be into silence. Begin with the silent witnessing of your thoughts.
The next step is into surrender. Let the thoughts be there without fighting them.
Thirdly, admit that you need higher help. This will bring in the principle of humility
- Vicki Woodyard
Capacitie: "No brims nor borders such as in a bowl we see, my essence was Capacitie" "Capacitie
was the word used by
Thomas Traherne to describe his essential being. Terms such as Original Nature
, True Nature, First Nature, What we really are, Now
, etc., are probably the more readily recognized contemporary equivalents. It is an attempt to combine the strands of enquiry and activity which I have found to most fruitful in dis-covering Capacitie.
I look upon the website as another strand in the enquiry referred to above, a form of participation in what Traherne called the Fellowship of the Mystery
. "- by Alan Mann, with information on Traherne, Douglas Harding, and John Wren-Lewis. http://www.capacitie.org/
Poetry in Motion Films: To create inspiring and challenging films that explore the spiritual, philosophic, and metaphysical dimensions of life. Call it spiritual cinema, spiritual documentary, or spiritual film, we're engaged in examining the perennial questions: where did I come from? what has meaning? why am I here? where am I going? what is this place? Through small films about big ideas, Poetry in Motion Films hopes to expand your possibilities for a life well-lived.
Tess Hughes.com:This site is about offering some crumbs at the table of Returning to our True Nature. It's about spiritual development, which is synonymous with dissolution of the ego. Spiritual awakening is the purpose of life. It is what we are here for. It is about coming to know our True Nature. It's a strange thing that we have somehow become blind to our own True Natures, but this is precisely what happens to us humans.
Is this enough? You also have the feeling that something is missing? The meaning of this Blog is to inspire doubt and investigation. To shake the default mode of believing. The hope I have is that some people would get interested enough to start investigating on their own, start investigating the beliefs they have of the world and how it works, start investigating the root of their suffering. To inspire people to think and to shake them awake a bit. People who only believe and are do not want to doubt the experience of the world they are having, only sleep. They are not living their own lives. They only live their beliefs of what life is, not life itself.
One and Only Observer: The Meaning of Life. My Observations and Writing.
Blog of Dave Weimer , author and editor ,
including excerpts from his upcoming book, Born to Wonder,
an autobiographical story of truth seeking, entrepreneurism, true love, living as an expatriate and observing life through Dave's particular lens. It includes short stories, poetry, essays, correspondence, journal entries and a narrative.
Paths to Wellness: "Wellness is the state where all of the systems which comprise the human organism function optimally. Healing is the movement towards this state. Our vision is to create a show that exposes our viewers to the wide variety of practices and practitioners whose healing work facilitates the emergence of wellness. On our show we couple the discernment of the allopathic world with an open heart and a willingness to listen to and learn from alternative approaches to healing."
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