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Archive for the ‘Byron Katie’ Category

Feb
2011
18
Are you a guru?

Are you a guru?

Here are five types of spiritual teachers, and five ways to channel that power. BY JENNIFER LONGMORE — In the realm of spiritual leaders there are all kinds: one-on-one mentors, crowd instigators, retreat leaders, genuine sages, and more than a few well-intentioned wannabes or ill-intentioned quacks.  The young people who challenged the status...
Apr
2010
14
Soul's Code Celebrity Seekers Quiz - Female Mystics

Soul’s Code Celebrity Seekers Quiz – Female Mystics

Soul’s Code has sung the praises of female mystics and spiritual teachers since our inception —  meet our inspirations, Pamela Wilson, Byron Katie, Caroline Myss, Katie Davis, Vaishali Love and Karen McPhee Test your S-factor, as in, the measure of the soul: 1.  According to transpersonal psych studies, women have an edge when it...
Mar
2010
4
Why Byron Katie kicks Oprah's ass

Why Byron Katie kicks Oprah’s ass

“I’m a woman without a future — I don’t need one.” SOUL’S CODE —  We don’t mean that Byron Katie is literally beating up on Oprah. The only reason we make the comparison between the two is that Byron Katie, who is a post-modern mystic, made a rare live appearance in the San Francisco Bay ...
Jan
2010
20
Winter Rhapsody: a meditation by David Rickey

Winter Rhapsody: a meditation by David Rickey

How to savor lasting impressions of beauty in the present moment DAVID RICKEY — I am sitting by the window listening to a recording of Le Tombeau de Couperin, by Maurice Ravel, performed by Pascal Rogé. Ravel was one of the great French impressionist composers. The music lends itself to drifting in thought, and. . ...
Sep
2009
19
The biography of your senses

The biography of your senses

Call it non-duality, call it Advaita, call it whatever you want. If the present is all we ever have, why do we feel so lonely? BY SMADAR DE LANGE — Three top tropes of the New Age are “interconnectedness”, “oneness” and the general notion that ‘reality’ has different ‘levels’, or frames — say,...
May
2008
13
AHA MOMENTS, EPIPHANIES and PEAK EXPERIENCES: The trick to having one is letting your soul's code have its way

AHA MOMENTS, EPIPHANIES and PEAK EXPERIENCES: The trick to having one is letting your soul’s code have its way

BEING THERE: DAVID RICKEY — I have always thought of “AHA” moments as those times when suddenly we “catch on” to a deeper reality, when we suddenly “get it” – the “it” being a deeper truth, or a clearer insight into “ultimate reality.” These experiences are sometimes caricatured by a light-bulb turning on. Suddenly we ...
May
2008
8
The Oprah, Obama, and Reverend Wright broken-love triangle

The Oprah, Obama, and Reverend Wright broken-love triangle

Both Oprah and Obama were members of Reverend Wright’s church. She quit out of careerism, early. Less calculating, Obama hung in until he ran for president BY PAUL KAIHLA — Whenever I open my mouth about Oprah!, scud missiles rain down upon my space (link to the Led Zep-tune, Kashmir). Usually, those scuds form their ...
Dec
2007
21

The New Female Mystics: Post-Modern Gurus

A notable exception to the No Logo rule is Byron Katie, who calls her work, well, The Work. But she’s the best example of a self-schooled female mystic. For two years, Katie was so maniacally depressed she rarely got out of bed. A mother of two boys and a teen-aged girl in Bakersfield, CA and an alcoholic, ...
Dec
2007
21

The New Female Mystics: Boot-Strappers

One reason it is hard to codify some of the practices of post-modern mystics in words is because they’re more like signposts that point you toward a mental state that lies precisely beyond words. How-to tips are superceded by a stronger path of transmission at the disposal of Pamela Wilson, Byron Katie and the others: ...
Dec
2007
14

Addiction: 9 Causes and Cures

ADDICTS + ARTISTS = THE MOST SPIRITUAL BEINGS M. Scott Peck, the top trans-personal self-help author of the 1970s, famously called addiction “the sacred disease.” He argued that alcoholics and addicts are often the most inherently spiritual people because they’re seeking to escape the confines of a personal story and tap into...