“Humanity is divided into three parts.
Humanity in Three Parts
Generalizations about humanity are difficult. However, this one does have a ring of truth.
One part, the major part, almost ninety-nine percent, never bothers about truth.
Then there is the second part of humanity: a few, who inquire. But they don’t know how to learn.
That third part is those who seek, who inquire; but the inquiry is not (just) intellectual, the inquiry is total. The inquiry is not like learning any other subject; the inquiry is so total that they are ready to die for it, they are ready to change their whole being for it. They are ready to fulfill all conditions. Even if death is a condition, they are ready to die. But they want to learn what truth is, they want to be in the world of truth; they don’t want to live in the world of lies and illusions and dreams and projections.
This third type can become a disciple. And only this third type, when they have attained, can become masters.” — Osho
Which Group of Humanity do you Identify with?
The question is which of these three groups of humanity do you feel you belong? If the third group resonates with you then you are someone who would be involved with spiritual exploration. Spiritual exploration is the path of the truth-seeker.
Of course, everyone has their own way of awakening. There are a variety of spiritual tools or technologies that can accomplish this spiritual and perceptional transformation. Spiritual exploration involves the application of spiritual tools/technologies to expand awareness and open the doors of consciousness. These spiritual technologies stand up to the test of science as having repeatable common experiential phenomena.
What are Spiritual Technologies?
Spiritual technologies are what we call the ancient methods for developing human potential. To put it another way, they are processes for expanding awareness and consciousness. Another key point, these processes stand up to the test of science, being repeatable and measurable. Anyone who can follow a process can learn them. It’s like baking a cake. If you follow the directions, you get something delicious. We call the practice of these processes Spiritual Exploration.
There many ways to list these tools. We like this simple method. And, it’s important to note some of these could easily be in more than one category:
- The first toolset we recommend is the study of Logical reasoning and its companion tools, spotting logical fallacies and logical axioms. Above all, these will help sharpen your ability to discern fact from fiction.
- Second, “Inner work” methods like The Enneagram Personality Profile help us understand the mechanisms of Ego, personality, and instincts. They also provide a doorway to understanding the virtues and gifts of the spirit.
- Third, progressions of seated meditation are the heart of the learning practice. This includes a range from Basic Mindfulness Meditation through Japa Meditation and the more advanced Siddhis of Patanjali. Meditation is vital to our overall health.
- Fourth, progressions of moving meditation help us strengthen the mind-body connection. Here we investigate several methods of energy collection, like Forest Bathing, Qigong, and Tai Chi.
- Fifth, pathways to expand and explore awareness are also an integral part of the path. This includes methods for Lucid Dreaming, the Shamanic Journey or Guided Meditation.
- Sixth, and last but not least, several healing modalities, such as Reiki, and Shiatsu. Healing is a necessary function of life. So, it’s only natural to share this energy.
If you are reading this then you are ready to take the next steps in your spiritual journey. We use a blended learning process as a model to deliver a number of spiritual technologies for expanding awareness and opening the doors to higher states of consciousness. The Enneagram and Japa Meditation are just two of these life-changing processes.
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