During the past five decades, since the earliest years of the Feminist movement, there has been an increasing awareness and interest in the Divine Feminine. Hundreds of websites focus on exploring all aspects of the feminine, including the Goddess and how she appears in all...

(Humor) Endarkenment: The Top 40 Ways to Make Yourself Miserable (Along with Everyone Else Around You) I have spent most of my life making myself unhappy, and I learned long ago how to share my misery with others. In writing this article, I didn’t want to rely on...

I'm often asked, “Why not just eliminate all your beliefs? Isn’t that the point of enlightenment?” It is possible to eliminate all of your beliefs with the Clear Beliefs Process. It would take some time – because you've accumulated tens of thousands of beliefs in your lifetime. Consider language. It's a...

The Red Queen proclaimed that she sometimes believed six impossible things before breakfast. In Tim Burton’s fantastic film, Alice in Wonderland, Alice is portrayed as an ingénue who is caught between two worlds: the staid expectations and beliefs of her Victorian era social structure (as...

Have you ever set out to accomplish a particular task, and found yourself distracted or sidetracked, having forgotten your original intention? For some people it happens many times each day. Is this just a memory problem, or is something deeper going on? How many projects have you...

Consciousness is like an iceberg – 90% of it is underwater, invisible to our awareness. Most of our behavior patterns, and the causes of those behaviors, are automatic. The reasons for their occurrence are below our conscious awareness (in the sub-conscious). Awakening is the process...

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” ~ Albert Einstein   What is more infinite than space?  The imagination. The term “Imaginal Realm” was coined by Henry Corbin, a French scholar of Islamic studies in the mid-1900s. Corbin distinguished the imaginal realm from the imaginary realm. What is imaginary...

Dorothy feels afraid and powerless, and she doesn’t like it. Mean old Elmira Gulch is threatening to take away her dog, Toto, Dorothy’s closest friend and companion.  Aunt Em and Uncle Henry are too busy counting chicks to be bothered.  Zeke insists she be courageous, even...

The quest for happiness is as old as humankind. Where does happiness come from? While walking down the street, you notice a sandwich shop, and go in to order a meal. How do you decide what to order? Your choice began with an uncomfortable sensation (hunger), and...

My friend Michael, an expert rock climber, told me he wanted to do something special for my 50th birthday – take me up a famous rock climbing wall, Cathedral Peak, in Yosemite Valley. “Sure!” I replied. I some rock climbing experience in college, and 4 years...