LIVING A MORE CONSCIOUS LIFE
These recordings examine what it is to live less psychologically and more consciously. They guide you in making the often challenging transition.
Please note that the recordings marked [B] were made at retreats or events and can also be purchased as Bundled Recordings.
The Course in Conscious Living
The Course is a series of talks recorded live with a small audience who contribute questions. You are taken steadily towards a greater perception of the purpose of life and shown how to live with less stress and anxiety – with more love and freedom. The Course lasts twelve months and is delivered fortnightly in episodes streamed to your computer, tablet or phone. Full details are at www.thecourseinconsciousliving.com
The following recordings are downloadable episodes from the Course:
Episode Three: The Listening Being A meditation from a talk about being a True Individual. Recorded at The Friends Meeting House, Taunton on 10 April 2016.
26 minutes. £5
Episode Nine: The End of Rationality This talk concluded an examination of rationality and its limitations for the evolution of consciousness. Why is there no improvement in the human condition, despite the advance of our civilisation? Can you reconcile yourself to a non-rational, more magical perception of life? Recorded at The Friends Meeting House, Taunton on 11 December 2016.
162 minutes. £10
Episode Sixteen: Standing Your Ground The last talk in the course. A summary of the main points and advice on how to resist the pull into the past and the future at The Friends Meeting House, Taunton on 16 July 2017.
160 minutes. £10
Episode Eighteen: Living Consciously As It Happens - Acceptance Facing up to self-centredness and the roots of the psychological life. Freeing yourself by accepting all you have been. An afternoon talk at The Friends Meeting House, Taunton on 24 September 2017.
135 minutes. £10
Episode Nineteen: Living Consciously As It Happens - Allowing Change and the willingness to embrace it. Including meditations on being more spacious. An afternoon talk at The Friends Meeting House, Taunton on 26 November 2017.
155 minutes. £10
The Course in Conscious Living: An Overview
Recorded at the Sopukka Centre near Helsinki, Finland, March 16-18 2018. This is an overview of the Course in Conscious Living as it had developed over the previous three years - how to escape from the troublesome psychological life, engage more consciously with 'the real you' and see your life in the bigger picture of life's purpose. The Course helps you transcend the main features of the psychological life enough to become a True Individual. There are eight mp3s bundled in this set of recordings, running for between 50 and 128 mins - 11 hours of material in all. Whether you listen to them in real time over one weekend or dip into them a bit at a time, there is a mass of content here that will bear repeated listening. Read more about the original Course here.
£75 for eight mp3s
Living Consciously: Alone and Together
The purpose in being alone. How can we be in relationships and partnerships without losing our individuality? Recorded at the Pitsku Culture Church, Helsinki, Friday evening 26 February 2016.
159 mins. £10
The Nynehead Court Workshops: The Blessing Chi
Recorded over two weekends at Nynehead Court, Somerset, 14–15 April and 26–27 May 2018.
Nynehead Talk One: Your Truth and Your Purpose Is there any objective truth? Are you living with an idea that is not your truth?
153 minutes. £10 [B]
Nynehead Talk Two: The Blessing and the Glory Why do we get negative and unhappy about our lives? How can we give up the attitudes we hold about ourselves? We use the blessing chi to reconnect with the radiance of life.
154 minutes. £10 [B]
Life with Purpose
Living a more conscious life means knowing your purpose at any time. If you get anxious or distressed, you've lost your purpose. How do you regain it? And how do you stop being subconsciously drawn back into the anxiety? In a time of great change, with our civilisation under threat, are we willing to fundamentally change ourselves?
'The two keys to living a more conscious life are first to know our purpose and secondly to recognise when there's been a change in the situation or ourselves.'
Two Talks in Finland: Recorded in Helsinki Sunday 21 July and Tampere on Saturday 27 July 2019. Details of the events here.
Life with Purpose: One 144 minutes. £10
Life with Purpose: Two 157 minutes. £10
Talks at Buckland Hall
Six talks recorded during five days in a large mansion in the Brecon Beacons of Wales, April 28 to May 2 2019.
- Strategies and tactics for living more consciously.
- The impediments of familiarity and wilfulness and how to overcome them.
- An exploration of space: inner, outer, time-space and the shared space of love.
Buckland Hall Talk One 41 minutes. £10 [B]
Buckland Hall Talk Two 71 minutes. £10 [B]
Buckland Hall Talk Three 60 minutes. £10 [B]
Buckland Hall Talk Four 104 minutes. £10 [B]
Buckland Hall Talk Five 78 minutes. £10 [B]
Buckland Hall Talk Six 106 minutes. £10 [B]
What Is There to Change?
The human condition doesn't change. People complain but their problems remain. Experience is a good teacher, but hard lessons are not learned. Why do we not change our ways? Or do you say nothing needs to change because you believe that everything people complain about is an illusion?
In this audio programme you'll hear about Change as a cosmic power, the psychic forces that hold it back on earth and the psychological resistance that blocks change in us. You'll get new insight into the evolution of consciousness; and understand why we can't just wave away the human condition philosophically. You'll understand how and why we are psychically pulled back into the past and forward to the future - regardless of teachings to 'be here now.' You'll discover what there is that can be changed and how you can make a difference in the world, psychically and practically, by living and loving more consciously. You will recognise how real your love is.
'What Is There to Change?' was recorded at a public talk on the evening of Friday 24 February 2017 at the Pitsku Culture Church in Helsinki, Finland.
There are two mp3s bundled together.
Part 1: 62 minutes. Part 2: 81 minutes.
The Practice of Seeing Space
A significant change takes place in us when we break the mental habit of monitoring - naming and listing and checking everything that's going on in a running commentary in the head. A way to break the habit - on the way to having the clarity of an empty head and the peace of a quiet brain - is to train yourself to 'see space'. I'm not talking about looking through a telescope at the stars. I'm talking about breaking our fixation on material existence enough to perceive a greater reality.
In freeing ourselves of the psychological life we increasingly find more space in ourselves - a space where there is more love. To see space outside you is to know more space inside you, because there's really only one space. But if there's nothing in space how can you see it? Space is full of chi. Chi gung leads to the perception of chi. And that supports the seeing of space.
One of my means of introducing this has been to show people how to perceive chi in their own bodies, in other bodies and in the room. Chi cannot be perceived with the five senses. Its effects defy rational, scientific explanation. Perceiving chi and the practice of 'seeing space' serve to break the hold of rationality over us and open us up to being less mental and more spacious.
This programme of two bundled mp3s was recorded at a workshop designed to start training the perception of chi. It was held at a private country house in Devon, UK on 15 October 2016, the day before a session of the Course in Conscious Living (The End of Rationality). The recordings amplify and support Episode 7 of the Course.
There are two mp3s bundled together.
Part 1: 56 minutes. Part 2: 57 minutes.