wind phone

an unconnected telephone booth where visitors can hold one-way conversations with deceased loved ones. Originally created by a Japan garden designer Itaru Sasaki in 2010 to help him cope with his cousin's death, there are now thousands of replications all around the world -- wikipedia

Bruno Gröning

German mystic who performed faith healings and lectured. He was active in Germany in the 1940s and 1950s after World War II -- wikipedia

The Doors of Perception, by Aldous Huxley

it elaborates on his psychedelic experience under the influence of mescaline in May 1953. Huxley recalls the insights he experienced, ranging from the "purely aesthetic" to "sacramental vision", and reflects on their philosophical and psychological implications -- wikipedia

belief-based energy vs. LoC-based energy

Self-esteem is a product of belief which can be manipulated by the ego. In fact, the ego is beliefs. Conversely, innate energy is concordant with level of consciousness.

Osho / Rajneesh

He was viewed as a controversial new religious movement leader during his life. He rejected institutional religions... In expressing a more progressive attitude to sexuality he caused controversy in India during the late 1960s and became known as "the sex guru" -- wikipedia

believers and fanatics

Level of reality-testing. On the spiritual journey, believers don't yet trust their own reality-testing and so rely on the teachings of others who may be more expert. Belief is dominant all the way to 405, at which point awareness takes the lead, though belief persists until 600.

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Explained

Request: Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the Autobiography of a Yogi, explained the mystery behind Omar's famous poem as a deep allegory of the soul's romance with God.

statement: wait until enlightenment before teaching it

By request. [Brian's commentary: In Reality, one can only teach what one is, so the statement is inevitably true. As such, there are plenty of presumptively "enlightened" teachers teaching presumptive "enlightenment." ]

statement: truth needs no defense

"Truth needs no defense and therefore is not defensive; truth has nothing to prove and is not vulnerable to being questioned for an answer." -- I:RS

Ray Maor (prana teacher)

"In 2013 I decided to accept the offer to go on a TV show in Israel and stay for 8 days without food or water... It was a very fun experiment in which I proved that breatharianism is not only possible but that many health benefits could be associated with it" -- raymaor.com

"In a real marriage, you don't really marry each other. You marry God together."

Rupert Spira teaching about relationships. Video short included.

beliefs have a strong hold on you until this LoC

Beliefs are strongly held to be who you are and what makes you "you" until the level of intellect. Because beliefs are transparent to the holder, there is paradigm blindness which requires the help of an able teacher to transcend.

Intimacy with God, by Thomas Keating

Introduction to the method of Centering Prayer, this guide explains its origins, theological basis, and psychology by drawing on the writings of important Catholic figures, such as St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross, and significant texts, such as The Cloud of Unknowing -- thriftbooks.com

Kundalini Yoga for the West, by Swami Sivananda Radha

Providing practical exercises, questions and meditations, Kundalini Yoga for the West guides the reader through the chakras, exploring each level of consciousness in detail -- goodreads

Bernadette Roberts (Christian mystic)

"Our passage through consciousness is the gradual return to the divine; we leave the divine unknowingly and in darkness, but we return knowingly and in light."