Note: My Anthropic Trilogy web-book, evolving since 1997, is a chronicle of my passing all considered opinion through the lens of my Nirvikalpa Samadhi with both an open-mind and healthy skepticism.
BOOK 1 ― SAMADHI CHRONICLES
Book 1 - Samadhi Chronicles (begun in 1996 at GeoCities) is a chronicle of my efforts to integrate a spontaneous transcendent experience which I had back in 1970. At the time, I was almost completely naive regarding philosophy, religion, metaphysics or mystical, spiritual, or paranormal phenomena of any kind but the experience started my search for explanation that is still ongoing. My journey can best be shared by those with critical thinking temperaments that balance a healthy skepticism with an open mind as my itinerary through the various disciplines of religion, metaphysics, and science is an intellectual minefield of controversy, contradiction and fantasy. Starting my journey as an agnostic, I easily ignored the dogmas of the prophetic religions but discovered my major challenge was in applying this balanced approach to the reductionist, materialist, scientific viewpoint and that of open-ended, new-age spiritualism. Fortunately a synthesis is evolving from new physics, quantum consciousness and metaphysical concepts derived from the nondual traditions and the revelation from my own experience that suggests a deist, rational-based meta paradigm for the nature of reality. In 2001, I created a webpage entitled Cosmic Consciousness -
renamed Anthropic Cosmic Matrix exploring this topic. The original Maya Gaia pages present what insights my transcendent experience inspired and in subsequent content added since 2006- tentative concepts about its reality as an ultimate Nirvikalpa Samadhi- based on both historical Vedantic, Buddhist and Tao sources and the accelerating expansion of the universe of information on the internet from which I've selected resources to serve as my personal library. I've presented links to many of the arguments and resources that challenged me to choose pro, con and maybe- for compiling a model of reality that seems most plausible to me at the moment, so the reader can make up their own mind regarding various issues. A caveat in regards to whatever brilliant insights appear in my pages is that they are derivative from more advanced intellect of others- and simply passed thru the lens-of-verity of my Nirvikalpa Samadhi.
Bringing a Transcendent Revelation Into a Gaia Perspective
Gaia Manifest of Transcendent Immanence My major mission has become to try to bring my revelations into the context of a Brahman/Gaian Paradigm as my Nirvikalpa Samadhi experience triggered a slow metamorphous that has evolved over the past thirty-five years, to finally making the Gaian ethos my imperative. I am totally dedicated to supporting Gaia- conceived not as an anthropomorphic goddess but as the totality of nature- life, matter and cosmic energy as immanent manifest of a transcendent cosmic consciousness.
Book 1 - Samadhi Chronicles
Mystical Experience- A reprint of booklet published in 1972, documenting a spontaneous transcendent episode which I experienced two years earlier. It presents an anecdotal account of what I later learned is commonly associated with a Neo Tantra yoga scenario where sexual union culminated (for me but not my partner) in a supreme transcendence- a Nirvikalpa Samadhi. In my case however the event occurred in an environment devoid of any religious symbolism, belief or significance as we were an agnostic couple in a significant relationship and simply intent on "making love".
Samadhi Animated Flash An animated Flash portrayal of the moment in my samadhi journey when the energy stream transported me (still in a state of conscious duality) far beyond the gatekeeper and I seemed arrived in limbo. Suddenly, a blazing pure-white light - brighter than a welders arc - appeared at my feet and began a steady course up my body - annihilating my substance.
Samadhi Return Animated Gif An animated gif of a slow-mo portrayal of the moment in returning from my nirvikalpa non-dual episode (now back in a state of conscious duality) when the energy stream injected me into a funnel opening to an astral cord connected to the top of the head of a disassociated body - some 30 or so feet below.
Links Cosmic Consciousness - Selected resources for the epistemological and ontological examination of Cosmic Consciousness and the notion that reality is composed of a conscious matrix from integral perspectives of new physics, biophysics, metaphysics and science of the mind.
Consciousness Wormhole The silver cord by which we are connected between Brahman and our phenomenal reality in samadhi functions as a consciousness wormhole with some synchronicity to string and brane theories.
Advaita Experience maya-gaia notes on Abhishiktananda's Non-Monistic Advaitic Experience a thesis on the Advaitic (non dual samadhi) by John Glenn Friesen - presenting excerpts from Page 1 of 5 PDF Pages with commentaries by maya-gaia.
Arguing Reality Approaches to the questions of- What is Reality, enlightenment and consciousness?- from physicalism and the reflexive model to trans-consciousness theories.
Brainstem Brainwaves Atman Brahman The Synthesis of Science and Spirituality by Sutapas Bhattacharya - My review of the landmark guide that displaces the materialist/physicalist approach to reality with a holistic metaparadigm integrating Vedic ontology, new science and the light of universal consciousness.
Belief Knowledge Knowing Notes on evaluating credibility of Epistemology, Empericism, Phenomenology, Heuristics, Samadhi.
Conscious Survival Links to Opinions Regarding Consciousness Survival and Near Death Experience. Is there a rational argument to support belief in a Nondual Conscious Immortality? Who are the KNOWERS of ultimate non duality and DEATH? Is every occult and paranormal experience or NDE an insight to some aspect of the realm of the unseen and unknowable or are the ultimate episodes of Samadhi, Satori, Moksha, Gnosis the only clear experience of a cosmic consciousness?
Conscious Cosmology Mike Adams examines the new evidence at CERN for the Higgs Boson field in the context of mainstream science's blind eye to individual and cosmological consciousness and the possibility that intention plays a role in what science discovers.
Cosmic Model Phenomenological evidence from my transcendent journey that supports the notion that electromagnetic wave action that fills universal space and its entanglement with our neurophoton fields may be the fundamental manifestation of a Conscious Cosmic Matrix.
Credibility Hawking God a detailed examination of Stephen Hawking's latest pronouncements in regards to God from his 2010 book The Grand Design and the August 08 2011, Discovery Channel/BBC airing of the first show in their Curiosity series entitled Did God Create the Universe?
Credibility Transcendent Revelation What criteria apply to the credibility of transcendent revelation and what are the comparisons between NDEs, the bardo, numinous conscious-duality and non-dual consciousness of Nirvikalpa Samadhi?
Credibility of Transcendence Revelations- References Links to resources relating to credibility of transcendent episodes, NDEs and samadhi.
Dark Energy Chronicles Are there any cosmological metaphors in Upanishads or other bodies of sacred Vedic or non dual texts or in the phenomenological or ontology of contemporary philosophers for integrating theories of dark energy that suggest a science/spirituality synthesis? An exploration of dark matter and energy from perspectives of science, quantum mechanics, consciousness and ontology.
Do-It-Yourself Tantra Attaining a transcendent experience via a Neo Tantric regimen (or tantra for Dummies) - spontaneity may be a key.
Dual Nondual Model Concurrent, Two-Tier, Dual-Nondual, 200 Percent; heuristic metaphysical Model of Reality that manifests a living relationship in duality with God within Advaita's ultimate nondual state of Brahman and Buddhism's Void. I had every expectation that the result would be something that conformed to a particular non dual school. Instead, I had to borrow principles and concepts from traditions that have fundamental disagreements to which I've added my own contradictions to all. My "model" is only a crude outline of the supreme numinous of conscious/reality and should be perceived as a holographic conceptual space wherein the states of consciousness and transcendent and immanent tiers interfere concurrently to create a blurred pattern of blended possibilities for an outline of a Brahman/Gaia Paradigm.
The God Machine My review of the article The God Experiments- By John Horgan - DISCOVER Vol. 27 No. 12, December 2006. Horgan presents an unbiased description of the theories and research of five scientists taking different approaches to explain mystical religious experiences in reductionist terms.
Electromagnetic Matrix Appendix A compendium of resources including books, articles, papers and speculation on consciousness with many featuring its relationship to electromagnetism and quantum theories as epiphenomena of a conscious cosmic matrix.
Extrapolating Samadhi The transcendent origins of religion and how the extrapolation of samadhi experiences has created a chaotic landscape of religious and metaphysical contradiction, ambiguity, controversy, confusion and fantasy.
Free Will Events in my Nirvikalpa Samadhi journey provide phenomenological evidence suggesting that our conscious reality has free will while alive in duality and is deterministic after transformation to nonduality (after our bodily death or temporarily in Nirvikalpa). The aftereffect of samadhi suggests that the process of integration results from a synthesis of deterministically imbued revelation and memetics constructed via free will.
The Godhead Experience Experiencing the Godhead-Brahman-Atman-Cosmic Consciousness Singularity. In a skeptical yet open-minded overview of the Perennial Wisdom traditions of Advaita Vedanta, Kashmir Saivism, Zen Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism, and contemplative Taoism (the main five sacred traditions that have engendered the rise of nonduality in the West)- a single metaphysical concept survives all doubt. That it is possible for our living consciousness to experience the supreme Godhead-Atman-Brahman-Bodhi singularity in a brief episode of non-dual transcendent consciousness- after which the knower returns to mundane life.
Map- Marriage Legal Age World map showing legal age for marriage in reference
to article Godhead Experience
Jnana Bhakti Tension My personal neo-classical confrontation with the tension between jnana and bhakti integration of my Nirvikalpa Samadhi.
Kelamuni Excerpts Excerpts from The Neo Vedanta and Advaita of Swami Vivekananda by Kelamuni and how pivotal a role he had in the adaptations of the non dual traditions into the postmodern spiritual philosophy in the West.
Meditations The original intent of this page initiated in 1997 was to present the Maya Project as resources for meditations based on more doctrinaire principles featured in Vedic and other non dual traditions. Since then the Maya-Gaia website has evolved to a broader theme incorporating concepts from new science and integrative spirituality.
Links to Meta New Physics Links to metaparadigms for consciousness via a synthesis of metaphysical and new physics concepts.
Nondual Love Love without object- exploring the love felt in a nondual Nirvikalpa Samadhi experience as distinguished from the Divine Love in the duality described in the prophetic religions.
Non-dual Theism/Atheism Exploring the levels of divine concepts in the dual and non-dual spiritual/philosophical traditions and the growing cultural tension in the dialectic between theism and atheism.
Distinguishing Numinous Vs Psychic Classifying transpersonal events either as transnuminous- part of the numinous transcendent continuum culminating in Nirvikalpa Samadhi or as intrapsychic or psychic projections- a diverse body of inexplicable epiphenomena the occult has codified in mythic maths based on pure fantasy.
Old Age Samadhi Growing old with samadhi- reflections in my old age- four decades after my Nirvikalpa Samadhi experience.
Panpsychism Consciousness A scientific discourse on Consciousness, Panpsychism and the Cosmic Mind
Playing Guru Unorthodox answers to some ultimate questions about traditional axioms regarding samadhi that appear to be myths in light of my Nirvikalpa revelations.
Primordial Rhythm Meditation An exploration of historic and contemporary concepts regarding the identity, synthesizing and integration of primordial sounds and rhythm as mantra to incorporate into my active meditative bhakti practice.
My Psycho/Sexual Profile presented for whatever insight it may provide for the cause and effect of my Nirvikalpa Samadhi.
Quantum Leap Quantum leap in consciousness- perspectives on transcendence and the crack between the worlds.
Ramana References More references to Ramana Maharshi with excerpts from Hindu and Non-Hindu Interpretations of a Jivanmukta by Dr. John Glenn Friesen
References Reality Model Epistemology and ontology reference resources for the Concurrent, Two-Tier, Dual-Nondual, 200 Percent; Model of Reality: a model of reality that manifests a living relationship in duality with God within Advaita's ultimate nondual state of Brahman and Buddhism's Void.
Ronald Havens Correspondence My discourse with the author of Hypnosis for Cosmic Consciousness over whether the source of cosmic consciousness is introvert or extrovert.
Sahaja and Jivanmukta Examining teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi, his role as a Jivanmukta; contradictions over the concept of Sahaja versus Nirvikalpa Samadhi; controversy over realization of the Godhead and its role in attaining ultimate enlightenment.
Samadhi Anecdotes An effort to distinguish between the psychic and transcendent states in anecdotes of alleged non-dual Nirvikalpa Samadhi.
Samadhi Evolution of Soul A first person account of a Nirvikalpa Samadhi by Frances Stephens with a unique synchronicity with maya-gaia's samadhi in how an omniscient God consciousness manifested as gatekeeper for the journey to continue.
Samadhi Links Insight and Speculation- a comparison of various descriptions and interpretations of samadhi, satori and non-dual consciouness.
Sankara Parallelism Review: Could There Be Mystical Evidence For A Nondual Brahman? by Stephen H. Phillips. The great Advaita Vedantin Sankara puts forth a mystic parallelism thesis that is philosophically examined: mystical and sensory experiences are epistemically parallel. (my excerpts from Infotrac access.)
Samadhi Synchronicity A unique synchronicity in how an omniscient God consciousness manifested in the Samadhi accounts of two individuals.
Upanishad Synchronicity I examine the extraordinary synchronicities in my Nirvikalpa Samadhi journey with the cosmography and events in both the Katha and Brihadaranyaka Upanishads. "A space as wide as a razor's edge or a fly's wing" describes a gap between the two halves of the cosmic egg through which a soul passes on its journey to Ishvara. Other metaphors apply to the three stages in the absorption of consciousness in my ascension and my confrontation with the cosmic gatekeeper and subsequent self-annihilation and transformation to non dual union with the godhead.
The Third Secret of Tantra Attaining Tantra transcendence - aching desire, satisfying your sexual fantasies and the third secret.
Review of Transcendent Sex by Jenny Wade PhD. A review by maya-gaia.
Shambo's Transcendental Experience A contemporary first-person account of a transcendental experience by Shambo.
Singularity-Ambiguous Definitions Definitions of the term singularity as applied to Technology, Metaphysics, Cosmology and Consciousness.
Spooky Paranormal Events My first-person accounts of three events whose explanations seem to lie outside all classifiable transpersonal catagories.
Stace Mysticism I examine some of W.T. Stace's precepts presented in his book Mysticism and Philosophy featuring his dividing and defining mystical experiences into introvertive and extrovertive catagories.
Transcendent Legacy The legacy of Samadhi and transcendent revelations in integral spirituality.
Wikipedia Nirvikalpa my original version of Nirvikalpa article- since completely replaced in Wikipedia.
Primordial Rhythm Meditation Part 4 - update video on youtube where Kelsey demonstrates her beginning a practice of PRM.
Primordial Rhythm Meditation Part 5 -update - documentary youtube video. An update on three years of practice that features the optimum drumming tempo for evoking the voice of the water - that I associate with communion with my ancestors and supreme spirit.
Primordial Rhythm Meditation Update - An update almost a year later that shows some variations in my drumming modality in my continuing evolution.
Update 05 24 2017: Primordial Rhythm Meditation Update - Part 2 - An update just a few months after my previous update but featuring a rather dramatic change in how I employ a minimal energy in my drumming that still evokes the voice of the water within the range of the average heart beat tempos. Our mindfulness meditation as we follow the water's voice transforms to a state of mindlessness/no thought/no cognition replicating our state of consciousness as embryos in our mother's womb when our sentient awareness consisted wholly of her heart rhythm.
Update 09 15 2017: Primordial Rhythm Meditation - with Hillery A presentation by Hillery of her beginning exploration of Primordial Rhythm Meditation.
Update 09 18 2017: Primordial Rhythm Meditation Update - Part 3 An update to the ongoing evolution of my PRM practice in which I occasionally drift into mindfulness on becoming nataraja and simulate his/her spirit lightly dancing on the body of my drum with my two fingers to a heart beat tempo - following the voice of the water to a state of mindlessness.
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