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http://www.pbs.org/art21/ - How does contemporary art address the idea of spirituality? How do artists working today reveal and question commonly held assumptions about faith, belief, meditation, and religious symbols? From Season One, copyright 2001, Art21, Inc.
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Out of your mind or mystical signs of a spiritual awakening? Click for Lightworker Intiation Results: http://dopersonalitytest.com/spiritual-awakening-results/ In some cases spiritual awakening is an intense mystical experience in which a heightened state of perception is experienced over a period of days or weeks. It can be a disorientating, confusing and potentially frightening time, if when going through the process the person is not supported and is given the 'crazy' label. ----- You don't get to choose the red pill or the blue pill and there's no Morpheus to tell you what's happening. For some, awakening is divinely brutal. There are those among us who awaken from the dream world with a bang.Spontaneous spiritual awakening is a mystical kind of crazy that doesn't last forever. Pass through the madness to the other side and a lightworker is born. Did you experience lightworker initiation? Count the signs that were true for you when you went spiritually gaga to get your Spontaneous Awakening score. Sign One - Extra Sensory Perception You've no way to explain how your same eyes, ears and nose became so acutely sensitive. How was it possible to hear and smell so sharply what was so far away? (The initiate's senses become acutely sensitive: clearer and brighter way of seeing reality; powers of clairaudience develop; normal range of hearing expands; taste buds and sense of smell become heightened; sensing spirits may be experienced.) Sign Two - Chakra Activation Well Blow me down with a feather, Chakras are real! You felt one of your chakras spiralling for the first time. (The initiate can physically feel the location of (a) chakra(s) and be aware of it/them spinning.) Sign Three - The Jesus Factor So much weird stuff was happening, you thought maybe, just maybe, 'I'm the chosen one!' (The initiate feels as if they have special spiritual super powers and that they are in some way chosen (this should stop as the energy influx settles down).) Sign Four - Kundalini Rising It doesn't get much better than this: a delicious electrical snake slithered up through your energy body. More! More! (The initiate experiences electrical pulsations moving in blissful waves up and down his/her body). Sign Five - We are One And then it hit you: I am you. You are me. We are one. (The initiate has a metaphysical experience or enters a state in which they experience oneness with all things). Sign Six - Out of Body Experience Whoa whaa where am I? I'm down there! Put me back in my body. Oh wait, this is cool! Oh darn. I'm back in my body. (The initiate pops out of their body to experience consciousness outside of the physical body). Sign Seven- Pied Piper Spontaneous awakening cleanses your energy body of blocks, which allowed your vibration to temporarily soar. Babies and animals were able to sense your purity. (The initiate sees how babies and animals are attracted to his/her high vibrational state. *All people are attracted to the high vibrational state but babies and animals more overtly express their attraction). Sign Eight - The Secret Just think of it and it shall be done. As if a magician, you watched amazed as your thoughts manifested into external reality. (The initiate sees how their thoughts and feelings manifest into external reality.) Sign Nine - Psychic Powers Look into my eyes...yes you have a very, very lucky face. Your mole is a most auspicious sign. (The initiate is able to pick up intuitive, psychic information about people.) CLICK YOUR SCORE NOW! Low light-worker initiation Score 1-3 http://goo.gl/l368SR Medium light-worker initiation Score 4-6 http://goo.gl/BPqhBG High light-worker initiation Score 7-9 http://goo.gl/HqnSO3 MORE TESTS: http://dopersonalitytest.com/
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To purchase Spiritual Music of Azerbaijan and to learn more about Mugham: Spiritual Music of Azerbaijan, please visit... http://www.folkways.si.edu/albumdetails.aspx?itemid=3186 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, in collaboration with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, is producing a 10-CD set documenting the musics of Central Asia. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings will release ten volumes of its new Music of Central Asia series from 2006-2009. This ground-breaking, newly recorded series presents authentic musical traditions of Central Asia as they are performed today, featuring some of the region's most outstanding artists. From the nomadic and bardic cultures of the steppes to the classical court traditions of the cities, this series celebrates musicians who display a mastery of older traditions and also embody a contemporary spirit of innovation. Produced in conjunction with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, each release includes an extensive color booklet and comes with a vivid bonus DVD containing a series introduction, 24-minute film, interactive glossary and map. Mugham, the indigenous classical music of Azerbaijan, belongs to a transnational tradition of urban classical or court music that flourished in the great cultural centers of North Africa, the Middle East, West Asia, and Central Asia beginning more than a millennium ago. Mugham and its cognate repertoires are all regionally specific but represent what is at root a common musical language. The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (www.si.edu/copyright/). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/10/22/Deepak_Chopra_How_to_Create_a_New_Self Author and spiritual guru Deepak Chopra remembers his first spiritual experience with LSD at 17, and discusses various cultural uses of hallucinogenic drugs to achieve enlightenment. He touches on ritualistic drug use in Native American, Aborigine, and Indian religious traditions. ----- "You can't change the body without changing the self, and you can't change the self without bringing in the soul," says Deepak Chopra, a renowned pioneer in holistic medicine. Chopra believes the highest choice is to reinvent your body and resurrect your soul. He discusses aging, the many lifestyle diseases he says are the result of the steady loss of energy inside the body, and how awareness can reverse the process. From early childhood, each of us has been inventing our body, through beliefs, habits, conditioning, and our mental responses to everyday stress. We've done this unconsciously, and may now feel dissatisfaction on all levels: body, mind and spirit. Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul offers three keys to creating the self you desire: the soul shift, the subtle action, and the core participation. Chopra's message is that your highest vision of yourself can be turned into physical reality. - Commonwealth Club of California Deepak Chopra is the author of more than fifty books translated into more than thirty-five languages. Dr. Chopra is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, adjunct professor at the Kellogg School of Management, and a senior scientist with the Gallup Organization. He is founder and president of the Alliance for a New Humanity. Time magazine heralds Deepak Chopra as one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century and credits him as "the poetprophet of alternative medicine."
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Complete video at: http://fora.tv/fora/showthread.php?t=940 A panel of religious experts debates the question of whether or not "spiritual values" can be said to be held by individuals who to not profess a belief in God. This excerpt is taken from a program titled "Religion in U.S. Culture and Society," and was hosted by the Commonwealth Club of California. ----- Many studies show that Americans are more religious than people in other Western countries, but battles still rage in the United States over the role of religion in everyday public life. This panel of religious thinkers comment on the role of faith in transcending individualism and selfishness in a commercial society, on addressing the variety of faiths in our spiritually diverse society, and on religion's role in education. -- The Commonwealth Club Michael Maudlin is Editorial Director at Harper One San Francisco. Stephen Prothero is the Chair of the Department of Religion at Boston University and the author of numerous books, most recently Religious Literacy: What Americans Need to Know (HarperSanFrancisco, 2007) and American Jesus: How the Son of God Became a National Icon (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2003). Rabbi Michael Lerner is a political activist and the editor of Tikkun, a prominent progressive Jewish and interfaith magazine based in Berkeley, California.
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A spiritual dance and music performance precedes our day of discussions on SUFIism. (HQ)
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A spiritual dance and music performance precedes our 2nd day of discussions on SUFIism.