The Return to Self.
We are all on a journey, a journey from illusion to truth. This book looks at the evolution of consciousness on this journey and meditation as an integral part of it. A point comes when there is an awakening to the possibility that there is more than the consensus reality, which we have been part of for eons. We know there is something more and our search begins. Eventually, with meditation, our focus moves within, as we search for the Self, our true nature which, until now, has been hidden in illusion, waiting for our awakening and eventual, joyful return.
Self-Awareness and Meditation focuses on the return journey back to the Self. True meditation is a state of awareness which comes naturally as we increasingly align with our soul. We realise we are not the doer, and a different perspective comes about allowing our false reality to fall away. We discover consciousness, not the ego, has been running the show all the time.
About the Book
In Self-Awareness and Meditation: An Advanced Guide for Meditators, we embark on a transformative exploration of self-discovery and spiritual growth.
This profound and insightful book serves as a complement to your meditation practice, guiding you towards a deeper understanding of your true essence.
The author draws inspiration from the teachings of renowned spiritual Master Muktananda, who emphasized the importance of experiential knowledge over mere intellectual understanding. By immersing yourself in practical meditation techniques and embracing personal experiences, you will discover that true enlightenment transcends mere knowledge. The core purpose of this book is to instill a profound reverence and awareness of your true essence, your Self. It acknowledges the limitations of language and concepts in fully describing the vastness and intricacy of the Self, yet it serves as a guiding light, pointing the way toward the recognition and realization of your inner nature. Through a synthesis of knowledge, techniques, and personal experiences, the book offers a comprehensive understanding of the evolution of consciousness and our individual roles within it.
Throughout the book, you will embark on a captivating journey, delving into the evolution of consciousness and the subsequent quest to reconnect with your authentic Self. The ego, often perceived as the driver of our journey, gradually unveils its illusory nature, allowing the trans-egoic Self to take center stage. As your awareness expands, you realize that your true nature has always been rooted in the transcendent Self, orchestrating the symphony of your existence.
With dedicated meditation practice, you will be rewarded with heightened wakefulness and a profound sense of bliss. The book emphasizes the significance of investing in wakefulness as the paramount path in life. By accepting the present moment, embracing its inherent perfection, and relinquishing the illusion of control, you align yourself with the natural flow of life.
The journey commences with an exploration of humanity’s evolution, providing essential context for your individual quest for Self-realization. As human consciousness has progressed from a primarily physical awareness to emotional awareness and, ultimately, the dominance of the mind, the future holds the promise of widespread transcendental awareness. As meditators, our focus is on shifting our awareness from the egoic realm to the transpersonal and eventually the transcendental.
Intriguing chapters follow, introducing the concept of Psycho-analytical Meditation developed by Dr. B.S. Goel. This transformative practice delves into the conscious and unconscious aspects of the mind and emotions, facilitating healing and harmonization. By observing thoughts and emotions from a meditative perspective, you dissolve their grip and allow intuitive answers to emerge. This approach also extends to self-psychoanalysis during daily life, leading to conscious action and greater ease in navigating challenges.
Delving deeper, the book explores the profound themes of Kundalini energy and the chakras, unveiling the inner transformative power that propels us towards transcendental awareness and enlightenment. The mechanics of consciousness are explored through a holistic model of reality, tracing our experience back to a unified source of consciousness. By understanding the illusion of duality and our evolution towards oneness, we gain insight into the mechanics of consciousness. Meditation Pointers offer personal experiences shared by the author, enhanced by the wisdom imparted by Master Charles Cannon. Acknowledging the uniqueness of each individual’s meditation journey, these pointers provide valuable guidance and inspiration.
Dream interpretation, a timeless fascination, is examined through the lens of the mechanics of consciousness. Dreams become windows into our relative balance and ongoing cycles of holistic awareness, offering valuable insights to meditators.
The Seven Rays, the seven creative energies of the universe, are explored to deepen psycho-spiritual understanding. These energies play a vital role in awakening and expanding consciousness as we journey from human awareness to profound levels of Self-realization. The book illuminates the path of constructing a “rainbow bridge” between personality and the Self, culminating in the fusion of both aspects and the realization of one’s true nature.
The book pays tribute to the remarkable spiritual leaders B.S. Goel and Muktananda, showcasing their transformative journeys towards Self-realization. B.S. Goel’s personal experiences provide a captivating insight into the dramatic nature of his transformation as he transitioned from egoic awareness to transcendental awareness. Their stories serve as powerful inspirations, guiding readers on their own path of self-discovery and realization.
Towards the conclusion of the book, advanced techniques are presented for those seeking to delve deeper into their meditation practice. These techniques offer profound opportunities for growth and expansion. Additionally, a short supplementary course is included, providing practical exercises that reinforce the theoretical knowledge shared throughout the book. To facilitate in-depth study and comprehension, this enlightening book includes a comprehensive glossary of Spiritual and Sanskrit terminology, as well as a meticulously curated Select Index.
Self-Awareness and Meditation: An Advanced Guide for Meditators is a profound and illuminating guide for individuals seeking to deepen their meditation practice and unlock the inherent wisdom within themselves. It invites readers to embrace their true essence, guiding them towards Self-realization and an enriched connection with the transcendent nature of their being.
Self-Awareness and Meditation: An Advanced Guide for Meditators by Charles Attfield is available from www.mantra-books.com and wherever books are sold. It can also be purchased directly via this link: CLICK HERE TO READ.
I am in the process of arranging interviews with radio stations and podcast shows. Once complete the various podcasts will be available here in the weeks following.
The following have currently been organised:
20 July, 2023 From Stress to Ultimate Success with Danielle on UK Health Radio.
2 August, 2023 Sense of Soul Podcast with Shanna.
8 August, 2023 Radiate Wellness with Christi.
8 August, 2023 Holistic Beliefs Radio Show with Dave.
22 August, 2023 Nancy Yearout’s High Road to Humanity with Nancy.
12 September, 2023 Elevating your life with Paula Vail
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