47 episodes

Join spiritual teacher Jeff Carreira each week to explore mind-bending philosophical conceptions and profound spiritual insights. This podcast features interviews with some of the most innovative thinkers of our time as well as spiritual teachings from Jeff that explore the miracle of meditation and the journey of awakening. More at jeffcarreira.com

Spiritual Illuminations with Jeff Carreira Jeff Carreira

    • Religion & Spirituality

Join spiritual teacher Jeff Carreira each week to explore mind-bending philosophical conceptions and profound spiritual insights. This podcast features interviews with some of the most innovative thinkers of our time as well as spiritual teachings from Jeff that explore the miracle of meditation and the journey of awakening. More at jeffcarreira.com

    Gary Lachman - "The Power of Magic in the Modern World"

    Gary Lachman - "The Power of Magic in the Modern World"

    In this conversation Jeff Carreira speaks with author and former rockstar, Gary Lachman about his book Dark Star Rising: Magik and Power in the Age of Trump, and the reality of magic in the world today. The conversation explores how Gary's post-modern attitudes have led to the revitalization of magic in the world, and includes discussion about the twentieth century magician Aleister Crowley, psychologist Carl Jung, the English philosopher Collin Wilson, and other pioneers of modern magic.

    Gary Lachman is the author of twenty-one books on topics ranging from the evolution of consciousness, to popular culture and the history of the occult. Before becoming a full-time writer Lachman studied philosophy, managed a new age bookshop, taught English Literature, and was a founding member of the pop group Blondie. In 2006 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Lachman was born in New Jersey, and has lived in London since 1996.

    • 39 min
    "A Beginner’s Guide to the Miracle of Meditation"

    "A Beginner’s Guide to the Miracle of Meditation"

    In this episode Jeff Carreira offers a profound and comprehensive introduction to his teachings on meditation.

    This is a rare opportunity for those of you who are newer to Jeff’s work to start your practice in the perfect way. Of course, those who have been practicing with him for years will find plenty to inspire and illuminate their meditation as well.

    You will discover that Jeff’s simple practice of The Art of Conscious Contentment has direct roots in the practice of Self-Inquiry that was developed and taught by the great Indian sage Ramana Maharshi.

    The practice also has close parallels to the contemplative tradition taught in the Christian text called The Cloud of Unknowing, the Mahamudra practice of Tibetan Buddhism, and the just sitting practice of Zazen.

    • 1 hr
    James Bampfield - "Innocence and Radical Spiritual Pursuit"

    James Bampfield - "Innocence and Radical Spiritual Pursuit"

    In this dialog Jeff Carreira speaks with James Bampfield about their similar experiences as part of spiritual practice communities with a reputation for extreme practice. They explore the benefits and challenges of intense spiritual work, the explosive love of life that comes with deep realization, and the pitfalls that both teachers and students must avoid on the path.

    More about James:
    https://jamesbampfield.org/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    "Living in Flow: The Secret of Transformation"

    "Living in Flow: The Secret of Transformation"

    In this seminar with Jeff Carreira you will discover the secret to transforming your life.

    Many of us have experienced spiritual awakenings. We have had moments, sometimes big, other times small, when we saw everything differently. These glorious glimpses of a new possibility often become pivotal moments in our lives and they almost always include intimations of how much better life can be for us and everyone else.

    After these experiences we are filled with hope. We just know that everything will be different, yet too often, after a while we realize that our old ways have caught up with us again. We find ourselves embedded in the life we were living before our awakening and our hopeful enthusiasm begins to fade.

    One of the great challenges of spiritual work is that we always wake up in the middle of a life that was created and fueled by our less awake self. The life that we find ourselves in after our awakening does not reflect our new vision. It is mired in the fears and limitations of our previous outlook.

    Changing our lives is difficult because so much of who we are and what we do rests in unconscious habits that are hard to break. The secret that I want to share with you in this seminar has to do with one of the most important habits that we can change.

    Our life is built on a foundation of habitual ways of perceiving, feeling and acting, but not all of these habits are as important as the others. Some lie very deep inside us and they are the root of many other habits. If we change one of these we will start the process of changing all the ones that rest on top of that one.

    One of the deepest habits in our psyche is the habitual place that our awareness rests in consciousness. In our culture, we are often trained to rest our awareness in a place that experiences itself as small, burdened, and struggling in a world of lack and deficiency. From this disempowered place we are taught to use our will to make things happen forcefully.

    In our moments of awakening, we discover a different view of reality. From there we recognized that life is full of abundance and possibility and that it provides for us in almost magical ways. From this place of power, we see that we don’t need to make things happen. Instead, we can align with the forces of existence in a process of co-creative manifestation.

    In this seminar you will see that learning to rest in our true power is one of the key habits that allow us to live a life of abundance and fulfillment.

    • 1 hr
    "Living an Awakened Life: The Energetic Impulse of Genius"

    "Living an Awakened Life: The Energetic Impulse of Genius"

    In this seminar Jeff Carreria explores insights from his new book Higher Self Expression to discover how to live an awakened life as an Artist of Possibility.

    Artists of Possibility are spiritually open souls who recognize that the purpose of their life is to share the depths of their own realization.

    Artists of Possibility reach into the subtle energies of creation and bring new possibilities to light.

    I wrote the book Higher Self Expression as a guidebook for Artists of Possibility.

    It offers a detailed exploration of creative genius and spiritual expression and is especially aimed at those of us who have been called to the life of a creative mystic.

    • 38 min
    "Awakening as a Path of Innocence: Deepening into Self-Realization and Non-Dual Consciousness"

    "Awakening as a Path of Innocence: Deepening into Self-Realization and Non-Dual Consciousness"

    This seminar was a follow-up to From Attainment to Realization: Exploring the Miracle of Self-Realization. It was a chance to spend time together and deepen into the miracle of non-dual release. It starts where the first call left off – in recognition of Truth’s radical demand that we leave all of our cherished ideas behind as we enter direct contact with her grace.

    During this seminar where you will explore the mystery of awakening in dialog and in silence, the doors of perception will open, giving you a glimpse of the impossible possibility that brought everyone together in the first place.

    **Please note:
    The second half of this recording is Jeff responding to questions from the live call. The questions have been edited out for privacy reasons, but the answers on their own still make sense, and offer much wisdom.

    • 59 min

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