Jun 012016
 

From time to time we have encounters in our lives which will have a lasting impact on us for years, sometimes even for life. At the end of April I had such a contact which I know will influence the rest of my days.

It was a one-day workshop in France with Alyna Rouelle, a woman emanating such spirituality as I have rarely come across in my life – and I have had the privilege of knowing personally some highly spiritual people on several continents. Most of them, though, were in their fifties or sixties. Alyna is merely 25.  However, when she speaks, there is a clarity and a depth in her comments which are the hallmark of an exceptional spiritual vision. For seven hours she simply answered questions and at no time did I perceive a wrong note. The fact that she feeds herself only with light (thousands of people throughout the world live on prana (see the documentary “In the Beginning there was Light” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EsS4aUARhw)  is not what struck me as most remarkable about her; instead it was her sense of the unity of all things.  As far as Alyna is concerned, everything is the Divine expressing Itself, which is actually the essence of all nondualist spiritualties such as Advaita  (the great Indian sage Ramana Maharshi being one of its most brilliant teachers in the last century) and some of the Sufi masters such as Rumi or Hafiz and the great American mystic Joel Goldsmith, etc. (In contrast, Christian theology and spirituality are fundamentally dualist with the exception of a few great mystics such as Master Eckhard or Jacob Boehme, Christian Science or Goldsmith)

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May 012016
 

Many years ago I was attending the board meeting of the largest grass roots peasant-farmer movement in Africa, in Ouhigouya (Burkina-Faso in the Sahel).

The last day of the meeting I contracted dysentery and as at the time I was following a path of pure spiritual healing (no medicine) I worked on it spiritually. On the plane the next day I was still working on the issue with my spiritual texts, affirmations, prayers and the like. Next to me was an unaccompanied young boy, and the stewardess caring for him was incredibly loving. At one moment she spoke to him with such kindness I was suddenly overwhelmed by what I can only describe as a sort of cosmic gratitude which enveloped her and everything.

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Apr 012016
 

More and more these days one hears from all sides very striking accounts of healings using amazing non-medical approaches.  I was told the following story by a very dear Belgian friend, and I can vouch for its authenticity.  Increasingly, in years to come, this type of totally unorthodox healings (according to the prevailing materialistic medical orthodoxy) will multiply until one day, they will become the new norm.

In 2001, a biopsy reveals that I have prostate cancer. The doctor recommends removing the prostate as quickly as possible.  I, however, take some time to think about it and tell him that I prefer to wait before deciding to have surgery and taking a series of medications.

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Mar 012016
 

Too easily we forget that Jesus was not a Christian! Jesus was an itinerant Jewish rabbi whom some link to the Essenes, a Jewish splinter group with extremely demanding spiritual practices. His words were not recorded until 70 to 100 years after his death, with all the inevitable distortions this implies. Historians of the New Testament estimate that only about one fifth of the affirmations attributed to Jesus are really his own words. All the statements concerning the Last Judgement, Peter being established as the supreme authority of the Church, the fire of hell and many others were created by the Church to establish its authority.

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Jan 012016
 

(Our New Year’s blog needs to confer hope and expectation. I hope this one does!)

This is a question that I am sure many of us have asked ourselves at one time or another.

My dear friend Téo from Toulouse (France), with whom I have exciting spiritual exchanges, recently sent me a text which has since stimulated my spiritual work for others, be it blessing, giving spiritual treatments or whatever.

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Dec 012015
 

It has been my privilege to travel widely through the five continents of the world in the course of a very active existence. I have met people from all walks of life, from prostitutes to presidents, saints and sinners. I have witnessed incredible poverty, amazing acts of daily heroism (especially from women). I have studied numerous belief systems, religions, philosophies, met those who were certain they were going to save the world and many doing their best to destroy it.
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Sep 012015
 

At a recent workshop on meditation given by a former Buddhist monk in the magical setting of a chalet in the Swiss Alps where I run workshops every summer, I was asked how I blessed people in the public transport system, in the street and other public spaces.

I am most grateful for this question and what follows is simply the modest experience of one person among millions who regularly practice blessing. I have no special authority in this matter – just quite a long experience of this simple and rich practice which enables one to sow good universally and anonymously (no ego involved!)

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Aug 012015
 

Probably no other period in human history has experienced such a rapid and generalized collapse of convictions and beliefs as ours, and in practically all areas: from medicine to religion, from the sciences to spirituality, from nationalism to dietary prescriptions… you name it. In practically all sectors, everything is constantly put into question. This is not easy to put up with, be it for parents or teachers trying to educate young people who, thanks to internet, know more than they do in a variety of fields, or the MD whose patient expresses surprise that he is not aware of such-and-such a new medical technique or therapy.
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Jun 012015
 

Pierre Pradervand

In a world that sometimes seems to be coming apart when viewed from a purely outside, material viewpoint, one of the most comforting and hopeful signs in the growing sense of oneness that is experienced by millions and probably tens of millions if not more. This is accompanied by the appearance of more and more non dual teachings in line with great non dual teachers of the last century like Ramana Maharshi (in the East) and Joel Goldsmith (in the West). This movement has been immeasurably accelerated by the development of internet and other forms of instant frontierless communication. And even the great religions, some of which in a recent past were still warring with each other, are getting closer and closer as books like “The Mystical Heart” by Wayne Teasdall or movements like the World Parliament of Religions illustrate.

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