Carl Jung’s Exploration of Chakras and Kundalini

Carl Jung's Exploration of Chakras and Kundalini

It perhaps comes as little surprise that psychologist Carl Jung – the forefather of analytical psychology and creator of Jungian psychotherapy – was the first westerner to explore Kundalini, a part of yogic philosophy which denotes a form of “corporeal energy”. In 1932, Jung presented a series of lectures on… Continue reading

The Journey to Awakening

The Journey to Awakening

It  always  starts  with  profound  discomfort,  or  a  nagging  psychological  itch,  or  a  genuine  crisis.  Something  within  us  becomes  aware  that  there  is  something  more,  something  we  are  not    figuring  out,  something  just  out  of  our  reach  but  its  there,  very  surely  there.  It’s  like  our  heart  knows  something  that … Continue reading

The Sixth Sense: Do Extra-Sensory Abilities Really Exist?

The Sixth Sense: Do Extra-Sensory Abilities Really Exist?

What is ESP? ESP or extrasensory perception sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but if you have ever had a relatively accurate premonition of a future event or dreamed something that later came to pass, you have experienced what is referred to as ESP by believers, and it’s much… Continue reading

The Science on Out-of-Body Experiences

The Science on Out-of-Body Experiences

In “Awakening Mind” we always try to give you a balanced view, both from the spiritual and scientific perspective. Out-of-body experience is one of the most intriguing among “paranormal” phenomena, and it is also one of the most studied by the scientific community. The reason being its close association with… Continue reading

Using Hypnosis To Reach Your Higher Self

Using Hypnosis To Reach Your Higher Self

What Happens Under Hypnosis? Since the name is derived from the God of Sleep in Greek mythology, Hypnos, the practice of hypnosis is often misconstrued as putting someone to sleep, meaning they had relinquished control. This is absolutely not the case. When under a state of hypnosis you are completely… Continue reading

Meditation: Focusing Your Mind vs. Opening Your Awareness?

While meditating should we focus entirely on just one sensation, and if so wouldn’t this be restrictive? It seems that this would replace being mindful of the experience as a whole since we would only be concentrating on one aspect. When we are feeling so many different sensations how can… Continue reading

Hypnosis and Past Life Experience

One of the most interesting tools of hypnosis assisted psychotherapy is known as past life regression. During past life regression a client is hypnotized and taken back in time to an event that took place in a past life. The goal of a hypnotist is to identify and narrow down… Continue reading

Lucid Dreaming – Separating Truth from Nonsense

Lucid Dreaming - Separating Truth from Nonsense

After attending Gateways of The Mind 2013, a large international conference on lucid dreaming I began pondering some questions. I noticed that the event seemed to expound mostly on personal beliefs and not science so I’ve started asking whether we should accept ideas without evidence? Should we just go along… Continue reading

How to Awaken Your Lazy Mind?

How to Awaken Your Lazy Mind?

As humans we try to operate in our comfort zone. We follow the same habits and patterns that are familiar to us. New events like when we meet new people or are looking for another job are really just the same old thing according to our mind. We seek the… Continue reading

Our Elusive Mind – View of the Mind

Our Elusive Mind - Part 1

Our mind? Its specific location, construction, and workings remain points of conjecture. Even its purpose is not fully known. I imagine that it is like a multi-faceted optical illusion. Depending on your particular viewpoint at any moment it can seem to be like this, or that, or even something entirely different…. Continue reading