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Spiritual Awakening Radio with James Bean explores the world of spirituality, The Path of the Masters (Sant Mat Satsang Podcasts), Gnostic Gospels, mystics, world scriptures, God, meditation, mystical experiences, the vegan diet, and other ahimsa ethics -- education for a more peaceful planet.

Spiritual Awakening Radio James Bean

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 13 Ratings

Spiritual Awakening Radio with James Bean explores the world of spirituality, The Path of the Masters (Sant Mat Satsang Podcasts), Gnostic Gospels, mystics, world scriptures, God, meditation, mystical experiences, the vegan diet, and other ahimsa ethics -- education for a more peaceful planet.

    Lost Books of the Bible, Introducing Wisdom From Forgotten Gospels

    Lost Books of the Bible, Introducing Wisdom From Forgotten Gospels

    More Lost Books: Post Resurrection Gospels and The Sermon on the Light
     
    There is a very clear Light-motif in the world scriptures, including Western holy books such as the Hebrew Bible, Ethiopian Bible, Dead Sea Scrolls, Zohar, Books of Enoch, New Testament, Nag Hammadi Library, Gnostic Gospels, Pitstis Sophia, Corpus Hermeticum, Mandaean and Manichaean texts, as well as in countless writings of Kabbalah, Syrian, Coptic, Orthodox, Catholic, and other mystics.
     
    Saying of the Resurrected Christ: "Do not cease seeking day or night, and do not let yourselves relax until you have found all the Mysteries of the Kingdom of Light, which will purify you and make you into Pure Light and lead you into the Kingdom of the Light." (Yeshua, Book of Faith-Wisdom -- Pistis Sophia)
     
    "If thine eye be Single, thy whole body shall be full of Light". (Yeshua, New Testament)
     
    "If one is whole, one will be filled with Light, but if one is divided, one will be filled with darkness..." (Yeshua, Gospel of Thomas)
     
    "Close your eyes as in sleep, and look sweetly, lovingly, intently into the middle of the darkness lying in front of you. You will see a dark veil. That which sees the dark veil within, without the help of your physical eyes, is the inner eye.., As you look within, you will see a sky, or blue sky: If you look minutely into it, you will find it studded with stars, or you may see pinpoints of Light. If so, try to locate the big star out of them, and fix your whole attention on that. Then you may see the inner sun or moon. If so, focus all your attention into the middle; it will break into pieces, and you will cross it. Beyond you will see the radiant form of the Master or his Master." (Kirpal Singh, from the Introductory Meditation Instructions)
     
    "The Tenth Gate is also known as the Sixth Chakra, the Third Eye, bindu, the Center located between the two eyebrows. This is the gateway through which we leave the gates of the sense organs and enter in the divine realms and finally become established in the soul. We travel back from the Realm of Darkness to the Realm of Light, from the Light to the Divine Sound, and from the Realm of Sound to the Soundless State. This is called turning back to the Source." (Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj)
     
    God is the Ocean of Love.
     
    In Divine Light and Sound, Peace Be To You,
    James Bean
    Spiritual Awakening Radio Podcasts
    https://www.SpiritualAwakeningRadio.com
     

    • 46 min
    Lost Books of the Bible, An Introduction!

    Lost Books of the Bible, An Introduction!

    "There is nothing hidden that won't become exposed, and nothing buried that won't be raised." (Jesus, from Saying 5 of the once-buried-but-now-raised Greek Gospel of Thomas discovered at Oxyrhynchus, Egypt)
     
    Covered during this Spiritual Awakening Radio podcast: 
     
    1) The Case for the Book of Enoch, called "scripture" in early Christianity, once part of the Dead Sea Scrolls Bible at Qumran, and Enoch remains part of the Ethiopian Bible up to the present time; 
     
    2) the King James Version of the Apocrypha; 
     
    3) the Would-be Collection of New Testament Psalms called the Book of the Odes; 
     
    4) the author of the Gospel of Luke said "many" gospels were being composed back then; and, 
     
    5) a discourse based on sayings of Jesus in the Greek Gospel of Thomas and the more recently unearthed Gospel of the Saviour, about one of the key goals of contemplative spiritual practice: the ascension of the soul (spirit). 
     
    God is the Ocean of Love.
     
    In Divine Light and Sound, Peace Be To You, 
    James Bean
    Spiritual Awakening Radio Podcasts
    https://www.SpiritualAwakeningRadio.com

    • 47 min
    Sant Mat's Message To Humanity: Every Human Being Has A Secret Chamber Within

    Sant Mat's Message To Humanity: Every Human Being Has A Secret Chamber Within

    "We are in physical bodies. We are conscious entities. We are so much tied up with mind and matter that we cannot differentiate ourselves. We have to leave the physical, transcend the astral, go further beyond the causal, super-causal, and reach the True Home of our Father. That is the true destination for each one of us." (Sant Kirpal Singh, The Night is a Jungle)
     
    "O soul, since you took birth into the world you have developed the habit of seeing things, and so your outer eye is open, but the eye which is used to see within became more securely closed. Although awake from without, you are asleep within, and by greedily envying the goods of others, your inner eye has gone deeper and deeper into this slumber... Every human being has a secret chamber within himself which is called the 'closet of the body.' That is higher than the mind and heart both, and provides mind with understanding to a certain extent, and the heart with feelings of love. This chamber is the Kingdom of God within us. This is the crest jewel, the pearl of great price. The Saints, when we come in contact with them, open this chamber by withdrawing all our attention from outside. The test of a true Master is the fact that in his company, the smallest realm opens up within us, and the Light, Divine Light, the expression of the God-into-Expression Power, is seen... So the God-into-Expression Power is called Word, Naam, Kalma; He is the Creator of all, and has two aspects: Light and Sound. And when Masters come, they contact us with that Power within us, you see? They open our inner eye by raising us to some extent above the physical body and outgoing faculties; we begin to see... Guru Amar Das says, 'Everyone does worship but on the sensual plane only; so they get no results which end in salvation. But absorption in the Naam purifies the mind and bears fruit in abundance.' You follow? Words are words; but what those words denote is a different thing; that is the Controlling Power of all creation, permeating all creation, and controlling us in the body too. So, the body is the true Temple of God, in which we dwell, and also that Power which keeps us in the body... You see, unless a man rises above the life of senses, the inner Way is not open. It is you who have to see. That is why it is said, 'Know thyself O Man, know thyself -- who you are, what you are'... The Master's message is for embodied souls caught in the web of mind and senses, unable to release themselves. Masters make no distinction between religions and sects. Their message is for the whole human race." (Sant Kirpal Singh, excerpts from, The Coming Spiritual Revolution)
     
    All for the Love of Wisdom, Radio, and Podcasts,
    James Bean
    Spiritual Awakening Radio
    https://www.SpiritualAwakeningRadio.com
     

    • 32 min
    The Hidden Sayings of John the Baptist

    The Hidden Sayings of John the Baptist

    The Lord's Prayer of the New Testament is modeled after the Prayer of John the Baptist. “Master, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” (Gospel of Luke) In light of this, today we begin by examining the Lord's Prayer from various translations including some that are rather mindful of the Aramaic roots of the Jesus Movement. We also consult with the Gospel of the Nazoreans. Shared as well during this program is: 1) a Prayer of John found in a Syriac Aramaic manuscript; 2) a vegetarian saying attributed to the Prophet John present in the Slavonic Book of Josephus; 3) another vegetarian saying of John located in the Scroll of John the Baptizer (Drasa d-Yahya); 4) along with several passages from the famous Mandaean Gnostic scholar Ethel Stefana Drower commenting on the vegetarianism of the original John the Baptist sect of the Trans-Jordan known as the Nasoraeans (Nazoreans). And then 5) the main feature of today's Spiritual Awakening Radio podcast: readings from the Hidden Words of John, a collection of wisdom sayings found in the Great Treasure, some ancient manuscripts written in the Mandaic dialect of the Aramaic language. This 'proverbs' or 'sayings' type format of "The Instructions of John the Baptist" reminds me very much of another book from antiquity, and it also happens to be attributed to John's most famous disciple Yeshua: The Gospel of Thomas, "hidden words that the living Jesus spoke." Readers of the New Testament and extra-canonical scriptures of the various early Jewish, Christian and Gnostic sects typically aren't used to seeing many actual direct quotes from John, and yet there are many sayings to be found if one knows where to look. Today's podcast is dedicated to the teachings of the Prophet John (Yuhana) the Baptist, a mysterious "voice crying out in the wilderness."
     
    All for the Love of Wisdom, Radio, and Podcasts,
    James Bean
    Spiritual Awakening Radio
    https://www.SpiritualAwakeningRadio.com

     
     

    • 27 min
    Evidence That John the Baptist Was A Vegetarian

    Evidence That John the Baptist Was A Vegetarian

    Due to a mistranslation of a particular Greek work in certain gospel manuscripts John the Baptist has gained the most unfortunate cave-man reputation of being a bug eater, an eater of locusts. It's supposed to be locust beans ("egkrides"), used to make a kind of Middle Eastern flat bread or cake from carob flour, not bugs ("akrides")! If we examine early Christian writings and learn of the Nasoraean movement the Prophet John was associated with, a wilderness sect operating near the Jordan River apparently related to the Essene branch of Judaism, we will discover references to the vegetarianism of John the Baptist and his disciples (Sabians, a "People of the Book"). Contemporary scholars have also recognized this and written about it. Today on this Spiritual Awakening Radio podcast we'll sort through the evidence, including a surprising number of fascinating passages from ancient sources, as well as learn about "Saint John's Bread" and the "Saint John's Tree" of the Middle East. 
     
    All for the Love of Wisdom, Radio, and Podcasts,
    James Bean
    Spiritual Awakening Radio
    https://www.SpiritualAwakeningRadio.com

    • 47 min
    Sant Mat, Hinduism, and Maharshi Mehi

    Sant Mat, Hinduism, and Maharshi Mehi

    Maharshi Mehi Paramhans and other Sants (Saints and Mystics) of India have done, in the cultural context of Hinduism, what Sufis, Gnostics, and Christian Mystics have often done in relation to their respective traditions: focusing on the esoteric passages and teachings contained in their scriptures. They find mystic jewels or gold embedded in the "mud" of tradition, including references to the all-loving God beyond space, form and ritual. While not paying much homage to institutions or outer temples made of wood and stone, they make the heart of their message a contemplative meditation practice that promotes the exploration of the Light and Sound of Inner Space in the "temple" of the human body.
     
    Jai Guru, 
    James Bean
    Spiritual Awakening Radio and Sant Mat Satsang Podcasts
    https://www.SpiritualAwakeningRadio.com/sant-mat

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

jivanmukti ,

Fascinating and Thoughtful

James Bean has brought together so many teachings from the Path of the Masters. I enjoy his ability to make concise podcasts that disseminate these teachings in a thoughtful way!
I thoroughly enjoy listening to the Christian ideas from those not in the corporate church.
It would take me years to read all the books referenced!
What a great resource for seekers like me!

Marc Shepherd ,

Deep and Inspiring

Fantastic reading of the masters from long ago. While some of the writings are controversial, they are certainly interesting and encouraging. I’ve learned some great truths from these podcasts!

Podcast listener. ,

Huge fan.

I’m a huge fan of his podcasts, but normally listen to them on YouTube. I hope this means that James will be bringing all of his shows to the iTunes platform. Every episode is a deep dive into an aspect of the Path of the Masters (Sant Mat), a subject rarely covered in a radio show format. Very inspiring.

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