In his books, the English author Patrick Harpur suggests that modern western consciousness lacks perceptive subtlety.... A further key implication of Harpur's thought is the idea that the creative human imagination is a perceptive faculty, a means of seeing and transforming the world.... He believes that Western culture's difficulty in grasping the idea that reality has many dimensions beyond the literal world of material science is the result of a kind of soul blindness, an inability to develop the imagination.
New Discoveries, Surprising Insight.
For more than 30 years, members of the Institute for Consciousness Research (ICR) have worked tirelessly to raise awareness about Kundalini - a discovery that could be the most important scientific breakthrough of our time.
What is Kundalini?
The rediscovery of a hidden but powerful mechanism that is helping us solve the riddle of consciousness.
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In this newly posted research article we look into the life of Walt Whitman as an example of an awakened Kundalini. Through Whitman's poetry we explore
the particular characteristics of an awakening, presented by Gopi Krishna and R.M.Bucke. It is our hope that the research articles presented on this website will inspire you to do your own research into the lives of mystics and geniuses throughout the world. We are always looking for research articles that can be posted on the website or submitted to qualify for our Research Honorarium.
Read the complete submissions from our readers - addressing what "we the people " can do to mitigate the current troubling world events/conditions - that were too lengthy to include in the hard copy version of our Winter 2013 newsletter. Rumi offered this advice: "Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself."
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The Wonder of the Brain
The current state of confusion about the real nature of spiritual experience is due to a lack of understanding of how the brain functions as a channel for the expression of consciousness. In this book, Gopi Krishna challenges scientists and psychiatrists alike to stop ignoring the important part the physical brain plays in our development.