Through the Eye of Eternity

Alan Watts – Through the Lens of Eternity
A journey through the lens of Eternity
Ideas & concepts that illuminate the mind
Quotes by Alan Watts
Selected & narrated by Jason Youngman
Music – Accessing the Coma – By Altus

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JY

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Words Empower One To Be

Here is a list of empowering words & ideas that can be used to bring solace & invigoration to the mind. For the Contemplator these words possess a power or virtue conducive to raising ones resonance and vibrancy.

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JY

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Intro to the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Here resides one of my all time favourite reads. The first time this book ended up in my hands it did little for me. Yet as time passed certain passages came to mind that left me questioning whether it was such a good idea to ignore it, not to mention a number of people in my circle held it in high regard. After a few more attempts at reading with an open mind & heart, its wisdom seemed to open up to me in a wondrous way and now I make it a point of reviewing it at least once a year.

Click here to access my video playlist for a brief introduction to its key concepts.

JY

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An Overview of Plotinus’ Thought

“To the degree the soul goes toward the formless, being completely unable to comprehend it because it is not defined or stamped, so to speak, by a richly coloured stamp, she slides off and is frightened that she may have nothing.” Plotinus – Ennead VI-9-3

Plotinus – Overview – Part 4

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JY

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The Roots of Platonic Thought

Providing a little background to better understand our western roots in Platonism [Spirituality] and our soul’s longing to know its true self through the ground of being.

THE PASSION OF THE WESTERN MIND
(Understanding the ideas that have shaped our world view)
The Evolution of the Greek Mind from Homer to Plato.
The Mythic Vision – By Richard Tarnas
Adapted & narrated by Jason Youngman

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JY

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The Practice of Dying Well

“And we must consider that humans have forgotten That which from the beginning, and now still, they want and long for. For everything reaches out to That and longs for It by necessity of nature, as if divining by instinct that it cannot exist without It.” – Plotinus

The urge for dissolution which exists in each one of us – a yearning to return to that original state of unity – may one day press upon us with such intensity that nothing else will matter. Even matter itself may seem to act as nothing more than a drag to keep us entombed.

Now the truth of the matter is that most of us will seriously consider dying. So how do we prepare for that dreaded day or do we just wait for it to happen and throw ourselves into the raging waters of despair and yet why does the framing of this question imply that death is a terrible ordeal…

“Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.” – Socrates

Socrates is not the only philosopher to give serious thought to death. He even went so far to say that the unexamined life is not worth living. In other words the maverick is suggesting that to live a fulfilling life we need to engage some kind of spiritual psychology.

Deep within each of us is a desire for non-self (En Sof) and there is also a desire to develop our ego-self. Both of these positions reside at opposite ends of the scale so to speak and if we tip too far in any direction we naturally lose balance and equilibrium.

Our non-ego self is without parameters. It does not abide by the same means as the ego, as in its passion to get ahead in life, to become wealthy, influential or popular. In truth the inner-self or the locus of the soul gives no mind to the things of this outer world.

There are ways to give expression to our inner-self. Such as learning to become more mindful of our dreams, meditation practice and creative art. In particular both poetry & creative writing are excellent modes of remaining connected to the non-self or that aspect of the soul which is interconnected with all individuated souls, as well as That which is without division, multiplicity or tangible form.

Love & light,

JY

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Evolution of the Western Mind

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An Introduction to The Passion of the Western Mind
(Understanding the ideas that have shaped our world view)

The Passion presents a concise narrative history of the Western world view beginning with the ancient Greeks. The aim of this book is to provide a coherent account of the evolution of the Western mind and its changing perception of the world at large.

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JY

 

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Tomorrow’s Dawn

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This fictional piece is somewhat of a break away from my usual. It came together through a deep meditative absorption of music created by Altus. ‘Take the highest mountain to the deepest sea, that’s the definition of Altus to me.’ Mike Carss is a fellow Canadian who is expanding soul through creative art by producing a unique ambient sound with cinematic overtones. I’ve literally searched high and low for this kind of instrumental and strongly believe it will enhance and energise my productions in a profound way. Often it is that wordless ingredient that makes the heart glow, the wonder above revealed in the beauty below. The song that opened my mind to the flow of creativity in this particular narration is called Release. It is but a sparkle of good things to come. Please be the judge and discern for yourself whether or not this expression of soul compliments our unique capacity for metaphysical reflection.

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JY

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PLOTINUS – WHAT IS SOUL

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For Plotinus our prior life as soul was in spirit but not in the way that we now perceive ourselves with flesh and blood, but as a oneness of sorts with spirit itself. So why would soul in its right mind want to leave the beauty and purity of spirit?

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JY

 

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My Creation Story & Highlights Along The Way.

MY CREATION STORY
The voice behind Metaphysical Reflections
And highlights along the way.

Exploring philosophical, psychological and spiritual concepts
& ideas with a view to illuminating various aspects of the psyche.

The aim of my channel
– Metaphysical Reflections –
is to provide a unique blend of ideas that inspire a love for wisdom
and to help deepen our understanding of soul through creative art.

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JY

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