A Conversation with Bengt Robbert

I’ve watched this video a couple times now and I can’t help but feel the need to share it. I normally shy away from 65 minute videos, but for some reason I clicked play and paid attention.

This, apparently, is Bengt Robbert interviewed by Adam Abraham. My understanding is that Bengt is involved with the ORMUS community in some way and has links to “the spice”, but I don’t know what company it is that produces that product. I’m this was an interview rather than in infomercial!

This interview shows a level of understanding with regards to alchemical processes that remove the mystery from studying nature and exploring our relationship in nature. It makes Bengt’s friend’s discoveries personable. You can actually believe that he’s experienced what he states. This is good.

If you’ve followed the ORMUS community and feel less than excited about how they share their information, this might change your point of view.

I believe what sold me on the video and kept me involved was the early conversation about How to Think. I love the application of mathematical concepts with the process of living. Science should enhance life. This guy makes you feel like YOU could actually have a chance at enhancing your own life through some really simple process – through intention.

Pay close attention to the four levels that he talks about in the first few minutes.

  • Data – realm of what questions. Things that can be worked with.
  • Knowledge – operates on data. It is an operator that is applied to data.
  • Wisdom – realm of which questions. How your apply knowledge. Choosing which knowledge to apply.
  • Enlightenment – State of being. Intention determines how wisdom is used. Why questions are answered here.

This section shows the deep commitment Bengt has made towards understanding how to be. I particularly like this phrase: “The intention to be causative yields enlightenment.”

If you’ve got an hour or two, meet Bengt Robbert.

Good day!

Back to School with The Great Work

Every once in a while this blog brings something fun my way. This time, it was an author spreading news about his passion – his quest for The Philosopher’s Stone. It came in the way of a video and a couple comments on previous articles that I’d written (Is the philosopher’s stone real? And The Book of Aquarius – The Great Work).

As you all know by now, I’m of the mind that people really haven’t discovered all there is to discover. Even with things that we think we understand, there still is a lot to learn about it. When you look at the fringe things, even though some things seem weird, or rightfully belong in fairy tales, sometimes the weird is real and fairy tales have substance.

I like to use the example, just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist. Can you see radio ways? Can you see salt in a water solution? Can you see the air that you breathe? Well, even though each of these examples are easy to measure (by current standards – you can taste the salt, just not see it), if you can’t measure it, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.

Another example would be that we know when something is alive and when it’s dead, but we can’t measure how alive it is.  Who is to say that one tree is more alive than another? Do we understand the concept of life enough to really be able to say that the rock is dead?

Ok, back on track. This video came to me with all the overtones that you would see with a typical struggling author book promotion. Well, ha, that’s what it is, but fortunately it goes a bit deeper. Here is the video (Google or YouTube search “alchemy,aquarius,alembic,aludel,distillation”).

It’s really a bummer that it’s just a collection of pictures put to music, but those pictures really do look interesting.  Would you agree?

So, I went shopping.


I like to support people that have similar interests. That’s really why I put this blog together – so I could share my interests and connect with others that find me. Basically, connect with people that have similar interests.

So, what do I think?

Well, I believe the author could actually tell you how to start and you still wouldn’t do the work. Or, I’d bet that only one in a million would give it a go. And…

These are concise (less than 20 page) pamphlets that simply lay 99% of it all right on the line. If you’ve studied at all, you’ll recognize just about everything that is written.

My favorite part can be found on page 4 of Truth Illuminated, Alchemy Survival Guide:

The true magnetic principle of this salt is often misunderstood, it is not magnetic to metals, it acts as a magnet by the fact that it attracts the universal life force unto itself, the hidden astral spirit which animates all things on earth and thus provides the universal life force to the animated body. The salt acts as a covering for this invisible life force which is the spirit of god. In the case of a tree for example, the wood represents the body, if it contains the invisible spirit or life force, then it is animated and is considered to be alive, however if the universal spirit leaves the tree, then it is no longer vivified, and it is now considered to be dead.

This resonates positively with me and has gotten me thinking about the process once again. Yet, I have a feeling that I’ll have to meditate on this for a bit longer. Truth always withstands the test of time. These books are new, so they have yet to prove themselves.

I’ve got to include words of caution, for I’ve got an inner critic in me. Every time I see someone claim that they’ve found The Philosopher’s Stone and see that they are selling the information, I tend to believe that they really haven’t. With The Stone, there are better, easier ways of making money without drawing attention to yourself.

Even after saying that, these books are interesting. If you pick up these books, reconnect with me and let me know what you think.

Light is Life.

Good day.

Energized with Pranayama

Saturday, I found a few hours to focus on Pranayama! It might seem strange; because we breathe all the time, but how often do you simply spend a few hours to really consciously breathe? If you’re normal, you probably don’t spend much time thinking about this at all.

Well, this is how I spent a beautiful sunny, start of summer, afternoon. It was a 3 hour workshop at Shakti Yoga in Bellevue with Ajayan from Ajayan.com.

I’m blogging about this so that I don’t forget the different exercises that we covered and the fact that I was totally energized after attending the class. He lectured about seven different types of breathing and I’ve tried to describe them below. He also talked about a couple hand Mudras that go along with the practice.  I’ve outlined the exercises and described a bit about the Mudras below.

Here is a great little practice that really aligns to how we started the workshop. This is from ndtvgoodtimes on Youtube called Learn to breathe correctly.

Mula Bundha

Full inhale and exhale where you squeeze the perineum on inhale and relax on exhale. The concentration on the energy flow is vertical along the spine. The breathing starts in the belly and extends up to fill the ribs

Kapala Bhati

Short, forceful exhales with effortless inhale. This is best described via a video, and it just so happens that there are many on the net. Here is one from Lindsay Fields.

Yoga Mudra

Palms together behind back and the exercise is done with leaning forward with the forehead above or resting on the ground. Squeeze the perineum during the inhale and focus your energy on the forehead center during exhale.

Here is a video showing – almost – what we did. What’s missing is the act of engaging the perineum on the enhale and the focus on the forehead center on exhale.

Nadi Sodhana

This is the alternate nostril breathing exercise. Inhale fully to start. Close one side and exhale fully and then inhale through the same nostril before switching sides. There are two common ways demonstrated during the workshop; slow and fast. The slow way should be completely quite. The fast way is a combination of Kapala Bhati breathing and Nadi Sodhana. In either case, if you become light headed, you’re forcing too much into the practice.

Shitali Mudra

This is the cooling curled tongue breathing. On the inhale, you should feel a cooling evaporation over the back of the tongue and sides of the throat. Yet, you’ll need to be conscious to not dry out to the point of coughing. The exhale is gentle through the nose.


This is the humming bee exhale where the mind melds with the sound. This is best described in a video too.  Here is one from checkmyheal on youtube.

Hand Mudras

Did a quick search for hand mudras and found a nice description of what a mudra is Yoga For Beginners from .

Mudra is Sanskrit for seal, mark, or gesture. Typically, mudras are used during meditation or pranayama as a way to direct energy flow in the body. According to yoga, different areas of the hand stimulate specific areas of the brain. By applying light pressure to these areas of the hand, you will “activate” the corresponding region of the brain.

The Mudra that stood out the most for me was the heart Chakra one that is described on the website Love and Heal.

Mudra Bend your index finger & let it touch the base of thumb. Let index & middle finger touch the tip of thumb & extend little finger. Do it with both hands close to heart chakra

The picture really does a great job describing it. 

One of the coolest things about this Mudra is that if you look at a reflexology chart, you’ll see that the index figure activates the heart region of the palm.  The middle and ring figure also represent the sinus, head and brain area and the pad of the thumb is the pituitary gland. So, bringing this energetic connection in while practicing would be a natural combination.

The fun part now is applying these exercises to my normal routine(s). Panayama should be natural and integrated into a daily practice.  J

Have a great day!

Experiencing Snatam Kaur Live


What a beautiful concert.

I attended Snatam Kaur live at the Center for Spiritual Learning last night.

Many months ago, I bought the music CD – Grace, by Snatam Kaur Khalsa. I didn’t know that it was chanting music when I got it, I just loved the sound. Something about the sound drew me in. It’s hypnotic, beautiful and I resonate with it. It’s like it’s an Om that you can really believe in.

A few weeks ago, I found fliers at my local yoga studio advertising a local concert date for their current tour. Without really thinking, I bought tickets.

My excitement was tempered when I tried to find someone to go with me. Turns out, there are more than a few people that have very strong opinions based on sight, and sight alone. It took me days to find someone else with an open heart, open mind and willingness to try something different.

I got there early enough to get reasonably good general admission seats and watched as people arrived, but the place never filled up. The energy was good and the level of excitement in the room was pure and genuine.

My biggest surprise came at the instant Snatam Kaur started singing her first song. My eyes instantly filled with tears of joy. Wow, just thinking about it now brings them back again. It was a feeling that I didn’t want to fight or suppress. Later in the same song(chant), I looked around to see others clearing the tears from their faces.

It was a beautiful feeling of acceptance and connectedness. Clearly, there is Devine influence working though her as she gives into the music.

If you’re looking for a gentle way to experience a group of people that consciously gather to open their hearts, this would be a perfect place for you to visit.

Here is an example.

May you find grace in every moment of every day.


Inspiring Yoga – on the beach

I’m so hoping that Meghan Currie comes to town someday. I would love to hear, in her own words, how she started with her back-bends. She has the flexibility of anyone in cirque du soleil, but the grace of a yogi. She’s an artist giving life to her practice and everyone that witnesses it!

Her latest:

After watching this the first time, I couldn’t help but have sympathy for her – you see how fast that clouds where moving?  Notice the sand blow by? No matter how warm it is, that sand is getting everywhere. It’s like sex on the beach – great idea until you do it once. Then, it’s just a drink to help you remember how bad an idea it really was!

Yet, even covered in sand, her grace shines through in this video. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Good day.