Shards of Consciousness

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Virtual Reality and OOBE

I don't usually talk about the news, but the St. Louis Dispatch has an interesting article on using virtual reality equipment to induce the sense of an out of body experience. Read more

Learn to Sleep Consciously - Part IV

In the first articles in this series we have explored the benefits of sleeping consciously and daytime practices to encourage conscious sleep, the phases of sleep, and practices when you go to bed to encourage conscious sleep. We had just gotten to sleep. In this last article I'll talk about carrying yourself through the night, some experiences as a result of learning to sleep consciously, and the impact of learning to sleep consciously on your personal growth.
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Five Ways to Know You're Not Getting Enough Sleep

Americans often think there is something wrong with sleeping. We think we'll miss something exciting if we go to sleep. It doesn't matter what happened in the few billion years before we were born, or the billions that will happen after we die. The really important stuff is happening now! In our quest to be up on what is happening we force ourselves to stay awake. Occasionally we take it too far. Here are five of the top ways you know you're not getting enough sleep.
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Learn to Sleep Consciously - Part III

Welcome back to our series on learning to sleep consciously. Part I of the series focused on the possibility of sleeping consciously, and some of the benefits of doing so. I discussed some of the activities and thoughts to use during the day to encourage and ease the onset of conscious sleep. In Part II of the series I talked about the different phases of sleep and activities to carry out as you prepare to sleep. This week I will begin from where I left off.
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Learn to Sleep Consciously - Part II

In the first article of this series I introduced the idea of conscious sleeping. It isn't a concept that is common in the West, but has a long history in cultures that have devoted more effort to exploring the inner world, such as India and Tibet. I detailed some of the benefits of learning to sleep consciously, and began sharing the techniques that will aid us in doing so. Read more

Exploring Pathways to Freedom