Journals of Spiritual Discovery by spiritualteachers.org
About This Show
Interviews with profound, yet down-to-earth spiritual teachers. Hear their life stories and nuggets of wisdom that you can apply to your spiritual search. If the great mysteries of life intrigue you, then you will enjoy this show. Some of the questions we explore: Who am I? Where did I come from? Where am I going? What is the self? Is there a soul? What is enlightenment? What is death? What is the difference between meditation for relaxation and meditation for self inquiry?
Most Recent Episode
Paul Constant Interview
Shake up your preconceptions about spiritual awakening and enlightenment by joining my guest, Paul Constant. Paul is a frequent presenter at TAT Foundation retreats, as well as holding events of his own on the East Coast.
I hope you find this episode inspiring and informative.
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Selected Links and Notes from this Episode
TAT Forum articles by Paul Constant. [02:14]
The beginning of Paul’s spiritual search. [03:00]
“Waking Sleep” and Ouspensky’s In Search of the Miraculous. [04:06]
The Fourth Way by P.D. Ouspensky. [04:40]
Think on These Things by Jiddu Krishnamurti [06:34]
The two camps of seekers: those drawn to the mystical and those repulsed by life. [06:50]
Studying psychic phenomena. [08:07]
Being raised a Catholic. [09:47]
On the value of a wholesome life. [11:00]
Feeling the need to meet other people involved in the spiritual life. [13:49]
Meeting Richard Rose. [15:50]
Reaching a spiritual plateau. [21:10]
The value and beauty of the spiritual journey. [24:30]
Friendship as one of the messages of the TAT Foundation. [26:01]
Spiritual realization happening in stages. [30:14]
Paul’s realization of Nothingness. [32:06]
The simplicity of the answer could not be accepted. [37:23]
Meeting a Shakti-oriented teacher awakened Paul’s “Tin-Man” heart. [38:22]
Paul’s last teacher, who systematically undercut every concept about enlightenment. That Grand Mal Enlightenment is another concept. [41:30]
Becoming Everything. [44:37]
Is there an end to spiritual seeking? [49:12]