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This is a very simple video that speaks volumes to me. The simple imagery of life stirs up SO many unanswered questions within myself.

We can only can find the answers for ourselves… but this book is thought provoking; both in the questions it poses and the answers it presents to some of those questions.

It is up to us to verify the answers for ourselves… but it all begins with reflection. Life is something worth pondering upon!

(An awesome book, a winner of the Best Books 2009 Awards according to the Book Review site USA Book News. You can purchase it on Amazon, however it is soon to be available as an ebook for free download!)

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ffs2edfrontcover-sm1This is one of my favorite books of all time; Flight of the Feathered Serpent by Armando Cosani.

It is a fascinating book, which portrays Judas Iscariot – the ‘traitor’ who gave Jesus away – in a very different light to that which history has led us to believe. It also contains a profound spiritual message the reveals the secret potential within us all.

This is what is written on the back cover:

One of the great spiritual teachings of any age, imbued with a rare wisdom found only in the most revered of sacred texts, but what is its origin?

It begins with the true story of a journalist in the Second World War. His life changes inexplicably after he meets with a mysterious man, who leave him with a series of profound writings – one being a first-hand account of Judas’ life with Jesus and the events leading up to the betrayal.

The writings also contain extraordinary insights into the lives of Judas, Jesus and the Disciples which astonishingly seem to correlate with the recently discovered Gospel of Judas.

Could these be the teachings of Judas Iscariot and his account of his relationship with Jesus? Could this be Judas’ attempt to clear his own name, in a miraculous effort to change the world’s perceptions and help humanity in its spiritual quest?

It seems I’m not the only one who loves this book – The Flight of the Feathered Serpent won 1st place in the category Religion: Christianity, in the USA Book News National “Best Books 2009” awards.

An award very much deserved!

I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who is yearning for spiritual truth, it truly is an amazing read.

 

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It is time for people to move past their beliefs. To say, “I believe,” is the same as saying, “I do not know from personal experience, but I have chosen some arbitrary story or explanation.” Unfortunately most people stop there and solidify their beliefs in their mind. They stick with their beliefs, defend them and close their mind to other possibilities. But Masters insist that we can “know”.

Michael Skowronski

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My parents weren’t overly religious, although Mum started going to church shortly before she died. Dad always considered himself an atheist, but as his mortality becomes more apparent with age, the discomfort of this belief has rendered him more open-minded than he used to be.

Me, well I have always been searching for spiritual truth. Since I can remember I have questioned the ‘hows’, ‘whats’ and ‘whys’ of the universe… How did I come to be here? Why me, why was I created? What’s the point of life? What is beyond this life? I have pondered these and countless similar questions right through childhood to adulthood.

I’ve looked for the answers in a myriad of places. I never quite found it in mainstream Christianity (in fact some of the least ‘Christian’ people I know are avid church-goers). And while I’ve always leaned more toward God and Jesus than anything else (being a white girl raised in a western society), the concept of ‘faith’ in the traditional Christian sense never really sat well with me. It never made sense that you could be the most sinful person on earth, but so long as you ‘believed’ in Jesus and asked for forgiveness before you died you’d go to heaven, where as everyone else who didn’t would go to hell. And you just have to have ‘faith’ that this was the truth and that was enough. Well it was not enough for me – I had to know.

I explored a few other religions as well; Hinduism took my fancy for a while and I read with great enjoyment the Mahābhārata and the Bhagavad Gītā. I looked into Buddhism and Islam which had some concepts I liked. I read a wide range of authors, from Richard Bach to Neale Donald Walsch to Erchart Tolle. I took a bit of this and a bit of that, and started to form my own beliefs from a myriad of concepts. But, something was missing. I didn’t seem to be getting anywhere. I had filled my head with a lot of ideas, but in reality I was no better off than when I started.

This video talks about the difficulties we face when searching for spiritual truth today. How do we find the truth amongst everything that is out there? When mainstream religion and out-dated traditions don’t give us what we are yearning for, how do we find true spirituality, and not charlatanism? Spirituality that leads to the awakening of the consciousness and to enlightenment?

The answer is we find it within ourselves, if we practice it properly. I feel so blessed to be learning how…

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