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.
Rising Above, Hearing the Sound Current, and Entering the Kingdom of Heaven
Today, an introduction to the spiritual practices of inner seeing and inner hearing, the way of Initiation into the Mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven. Today's presentation waxes poetic and draws upon the universal mystic tradition of the ages, East and West, and especially upon the wisdom of this living Path of the Masters in the world of today known as Sant Mat, a term meaning "The Way of the Saints", those master-souls acquainted with the worlds of within, the dimensions and domains and heavens beyond.
Gospel of Thomas Spiritual Studies
New reflections on the Gospel of Thomas, a collection of the sayings of Jesus, a wisdom gospel, where its source material comes from. Then this lengthy deep dive into the Gospel of Thomas becomes a spiritual satsang discourse with selections from the teachings of Kirpal Singh on becoming an Initiate of the Mysteries of the Kingdom of the Heavens learning to rise above body-consciousness when "the eye becomes single" so that we may see "What the Eye Has Not Seen, and Hear What the Ear Has Not Heard".
Adopting A Spiritual Way of Life This Time Through, During This Incarnation
"The highest form of religious practice is the creation of spiritual love within the heart. When the living flames of love have been removed from religious movements and sects, these become empty shells and miserable shams. Lasting love can only be attained at the lotus feet of a mystic adept, a living Godman. The teachings of such a saint will not ensnare the aspirant in a web of rites and ceremonies. He teaches only the practical evocation of the power of love that dwells within the soul." (George Arnsby)
Ancient Near Death Experiences in Gnostic Mandaean Scriptures
The role of the Gnostic Heavenly Messenger is to give the mystic experience of Light to souls and eventually guide them back up to the Place of Light, the Mandaean term for the highest heaven where the Great Life (God) resides. The mystical encounters recorded in the scriptures of the Mandaeans may seem at times like ancient near-death experiences (NDE's), the visions of souls who were embraced the Light long ago.
Masters That Have Fed My Soul Spiritually
Like Galileo discovering new worlds through the lens of his telescope, mystics have been trying to tell humanity for eons of something quite similar. The reason why the contemplative state of being is still hidden from most of us is that, unlike Galileo’s telescope, in order to look through this particular lens, we mustn’t focus on the outward sensory impressions, but go in the opposite direction: into Inner Space. Look through the lens of the third eye to access the world of within.
Meditation And Soul Travel is Death Before Dying -- Spiritual Awakening Radio
"Die while living”, "I die daily", or "death before dying" are popular sayings used by Saints and Sufi poet-mystics espousing the view that rising above body-consciousness or soul travel via the Third Eye Center during meditation practice is a preparation or rehearsal for the afterlife. Hazrat Sultan BaHU:
"Let us die before dying, O BaHU, only then is the Lord attained... Love has inspired me to explore the heavens. From earth it has raised me to the worlds of Spirit."
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!
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!
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.