Beautiful Sleepwalkers

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Surviving Child Abuse

Does being abused as a child damage your soul? Is it possible that the current received wisdom of psychology is incorrect? I was adopted as… Read more

Spiritual Enlightenment: A Cure For Mental Illness?

Many people who are spiritual seekers have mental health issues. Some are aware of this, have been diagnosed and are either in or out of… Read more

Why You Should Believe Me

Spiritual teachers say a lot of conflicting things. How do we know what is true? This is such an important question. Leaving the issue of… Read more

Q&A

You guys ask the greatest questions.
Check out the Reader Dialogues.

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Q&A Persistent Déjà Vu and Is This Normal?

The usual hatchling questions: Am I going insane? Is this normal? Am I the only one? WTF? A reader shared an experience he had around 7 months ago, which brought on changes in the way he sees things. He’s 19, and I believe he had this experience while he was… Read more

Why Breatharians Continue Eating Food

If you are really a breatharian, inedic, prana eater…someone who no longer needs to eat food to live, why do you continue eating the occasional (or daily) fruit, chocolate, bag of crisps or Daddy Donkey? I have a backlog of reader messages to respond to, and I hope to get… Read more

Awakening Q&A: Who Wants To Know?

Questions and answers about the changes that occur after sudden enlightenment. Q: You wrote that having one’s consciousness up above your head is normal and is happening for a reason. Would you be able to elaborate a little? is it simply part of the process of realising that one is… Read more

Feeling Alienated From Your Culture and Traditions

When you live in a homogeneous religious culture, sudden spiritual experiences can leave you out of step with all that you know. A young man in his late teens wrote me from Egypt. He has recently had some very powerful spiritual experiences that have expanded his consciousness, and also left… Read more

Survival Guide

“I’ve seen through the illusion of self. Now what?”
Exactly. How do you live after spiritual enlightenment?
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The Path of Integration: Why Are People Reacting Strangely to Me

After spiritual awakening, you may notice that people treat you differently.  And not just people close to you, but people you’ve only just met or people you have casual contact with, such as at the grocery store or post office.  What’s going on? Are people suddenly really attracted to you,… Read more

spiritual awakening and insanity

Spiritual Enlightenment and Mental Illness

So many of the effects of sudden spiritual enlightenment are similar to those of the mentally ill.  What if you are just insane? This is a really important issue.  If you are having a psychotic break, then you need help.  If you are going through sudden spiritual enlightenment, you should… Read more

Depression After Spiritual Enlightenment

Realizing the emptiness of all things is a normal part of spiritual awakening. For some people that leads to serious depression and the feeling that life is pointless. If you feel stuck in this painful nihilistic perspective, you are not alone. I received a very poignant message from a reader who… Read more