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Spirituality with a twist! This podcast is dedicated to the real-world applications and exploration of various Spiritual and philosophical texts, ideas and practices. We aim to help illuminate the potential for self development and awareness in today's society. Eastern ideas, Western application, neat! Connect with us @ ginandTantra@gmail.com

Daniel and Eric


    • Sep 19, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
    • weekly NEW EPISODES
    • 43m AVG DURATION
    • 164 EPISODES


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    Cont'd Separation of Yin and Yang (pt.2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 75:09


    We continue our discussion on the Tibetan Book of the Dead or the Book of the Bardo as its known. We continue to illuminate the deeper aspects of the conscious and subconscious states of our human condition, known as the 8 dissolutions. We covered the initial aspects or dissolutions as they are known in a previous episode with a similar title (Separation of Yin and Yang) for those who haven't listened I would go back and listen to that one first. In this episode we will finalize the theory to its conclusion covering the deepest parts of one's consciousness or prana and then discuss the primordial facets of our embodied awareness... Yin, Yang, Emptiness and Unity. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    The Prophet

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 49:57


    In this episode Daniel is joined by friend of the show Priscilla, acupuncturist, Yogi and mother of two for a breakdown of a passage from the book, The Prophet written by Khalil Gibran. The passage that we will be breaking down is featured below. "Then a mason came forth and said, Speak to us of Houses. And he answered and said: Build of your imaginings a bower in the wilderness ere you build a house within the city walls. For even as you have home-comings in your twilight, so has the wanderer in you, the ever distant and alone. Your house is your larger body. It grows in the sun and sleeps in the stillness of the night; and it is not dreamless. Does not your house dream? and dreaming, leave the city for a grove or hill-top? Would that I could gather your houses into my hand, and like a sower scatter them in forest and meadow. Would the valleys were your streets, and the green paths your alleys, that you might seek one another through vineyards, and come with the fragrance of the earth in your garments. But these things are not yet to be. In their fear your forefathers gathered you too near together. And that fear shall endure a little longer. A little longer shall your city walls separate your hearths from your fields. And tell me, people of Orphalese, what have you in these houses? And what is it you guard with fastened doors? Have you peace, the quiet urge that reveals your power? Have you rememberances, the glimmering arches that span the summits of the mind? Have you beauty, that leads the heart from things fashioned of wood and stone to the holy mountain? Tell me, have you these in your houses? Or have you only comfort, and the lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house a guest, and then becomes a host, and then a master? Ay, and it becomes a tamer, and with hook and scourge makes puppets of your larger desires. Though its hands are silken, its heart is of iron. It lulls you to sleep only to stand by your bed and jeer at the dignity of the flesh. It makes mock of your sound senses, and lays them in thistledown like fragile vessels. Verily the lust for comfort murders the passion of the soul, and then walks grinning in the funeral. But you, children of space, you restless in rest, you shall not be trapped nor tamed. Your house shall be not an anchor but a mast. It shall not be a glistening film that covers a wound, but an eyelid that guards the eye. You shall not fold your wings that you may pass through doors, nor bend your heads that they strike not against a ceiling, nor fear to breathe lest walls should crack and fall down. You shall not dwell in tombs made by the dead for the living. And though of magnificence and splendour, your house shall not hold your secret nor shelter your longing. For that which is boundless in you abides in the mansion of the sky, whose door is the morning mist, and whose windows are the songs and the silences of night." --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    Empowerment! pt 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 59:36


    In this episode we continue our discussion on Empowerment. We discuss the potential for the development of oneself to best help others. We highlight how this path is designed for passionate people, for curious people and for those who have great desire to know... Additionally, we get into some of the afflictions of our human experience such as anger, attachment and desire. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    Empowerment! pt 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 74:12


    In this episode we discuss empowerment... What is it? Why it is practiced? For reference, we can say that it is a radical learning opportunity. Additionally we talk about cultural initiations, admiring the Will of the compassionate beings and coalescing minds. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    Separation of Yin and Yang

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 57:49


    In this episode we get into the Book of the Between, also known as the Tibetan Book of the Dead.  We also discuss the Kabalistic text the Bahir in addition to finding one's personal life riddle and the practice known as the 8 dissolutions. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    Seeing the Finish Line

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 27:03


    In this episode we continue our discussion on the finite nature of our human existence as we bring a little focus on some formal contemplation on dying from the Buddhist tradition. We highlight the vulnerability of our bodies, the impermanence of our things, loved ones, ourselves and more. If everything seems to be of a such a transitory state, what stands the test of time? Tune in and find out! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    A Date with Expiration...

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 39:13


    In this episode we discuss our expiration, but more specifically the physical degradation that can occur and the ways in which we can be of service to those whom are going through that process in the ways we know how. This life is finite, these bones hollow and our flesh mortal... we highlight the raw experiences of this process with our loved ones and bring to light the everyday heroism of those who aide in the most unique experience of our lifetimes... the end. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    Grief and East Asian Medicine

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 28:37


    One of the members of our GNT community has had a personal loss so just in recognition of that, and as moral support, we wanted to do a special episode on dealing with loss.  We had done some things on this before, but it is a deep subject and is always worth taking a revisit and in this particular conversation we look at grief specifically from the perspective of a Chinese Medical practitioner.  Its is definitely an interesting conversation whether you are familiar with subject matter or not... We try and keep a wide angle on our lens in regards to our audience's familiarity with these more specialized topics.   --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    Dealing With Loss

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 42:34


    One of the members of our GNT community has had a personal loss so just in recognition of that, and as moral support, we wanted to do a special episode on dealing with loss. We had done some things on this before, but it is a deep subject and is always worth taking a revisit. A quote from Nietzsche, " Those with a why can endure almost any how . . ." --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    Everything Everywhere all at Once!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 66:50


    In this episode we discuss the film, Everything Everywhere All at Once. We ask the question, where do we go for philosophical cohesion? And discuss using kindness to overcome and living in a culture without transcendence. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    What do YOU think?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 66:14


    What do YOU think? In this episode we discuss the again define Biological Materialism and Secular Humanism and specifically their takes on the difficulties that we face in this lifetime. We ask the question, What do you think? We also discuss Phenomenology which is just a fantastic word in general, and we also highlight some of the tools that these modern philosophies apply as a salve to ease the wounds of the modern-material matrix we call today. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    The Unexamined Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 71:11


    In this episode we discuss not following God's rules, the battle of your internal instincts against your will power, natural versus moral evil, religious structures and Spiritual practice, free will and the energy of activation. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    Kumankaya w/Remi Delaune

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 62:51


    In this episode we are talking with Remi Delaune, and is one of the co-founders, along with his wife Ashley, of the Kumankaya Healing Retreat Center in Quintana Roo, Mexico. Remi and Ashley, the co-founders of Kumankaya, met in June 2016 in the Amazon jungle of Iquitos, Perú. During the full moon, summer solstice of 2017, they were spiritually married and began a new path together. In a quest to live the synthesis between their faith and healing practices, they bought 25-acres of pristine Mayan jungle in Quintana Roo, Mexico where they built Kumankaya. Their dream is to reconnect people with their spiritual selves not by preaching their faith or knowledge but by living truthfully all those teachings that matter most to us. Kumankaya.com https://www.facebook.com/kumankaya/ https://www.instagram.com/kumankaya/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    Diagnosing Dissatisfaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 73:05


    In this episode we beakdown dukkha, dissatisfaction. We try and provide a diagnosis as to highlight potential causes. We discuss the kabalistic idea of Tikkun, finding grace in pain, the impact of local negative forces, the infinite conspiracy, not following God's laws and randomness! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    Why Do Bad Things Happen?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 65:47


    In this episode we continue our discussion on suffering and The Four Noble Truths. We highlight the various means of learning and the presence or lack of a Universal Guiding force and the problem with Intelligent Design. Eric drops a line from Rakim! Book mention: Scalpel and the Soul --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    Life Curriculum? Suffering pt. 2

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 64:10


    In this episode we continue our conversation around dissatisfaction, or Dukkha in Sanskrit. We highlight the 8 types of Suffering as taught in Buddhist philosophy as well as the 5 aggregates or compositional factors of our human experience. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    Passionate Curiosity

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 78:11


    We discuss the role of society and sexuality, trauma and openness, the Kabbalist Bread of Shame, Jiminy Cricket, The fine line between innocence and naiveté, the role of spirituality in love and sexuality, sexually charged places and experiencing curiosity as a passion for experience. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    A Story of Transcendance w/Lady India

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 90:23


    In this episode we converse with Chicago based artist and healer Lady India. We discuss many aspects of her life including growing up in a haunted house in Hinsdale Illinois, Mirror gazing and memories of being in the womb. We get into details of her life that aided her in building toughness and how she learned to use art as a friend. Lady India also bravely discusses an abusive relationship, the threats of death and isolation and how she broke this cycle and learned to trust again. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    Becoming the Pathfinder w/Keith Brewer #2

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 52:43


    In this episode we continue our conversation with Keith Brewer as we dive further into his story and discuss learning through living, teaching self-defense, stripping the business from religion, finding authenticity and becoming the Monk without the Funk! A little on Keith...  as a child, several doctors told him that a congenital spinal and shoulder misalignment was going to have him in a wheelchair by the age of 13.  He was determined to prove them wrong and eventually stumbled on something called qigong,, and practiced it diligently.  QiGong is a meditational self-healing art from Ancient China.  Many years later, not only is Keith mobile and healthy, but is also an expert fighter and martial arts instructor. His passion today is teaching people how they can remain independent and healthy in addition to becoming stronger and more fit than they ever thought possible. He uses proven Eastern methods and the latest Western science to show his clients how to trigger their body's innate healing ability so they can live a longer, more fulfilling life. Keith is a Level III Advanced Instructor certified by the American Tai Chi And Qigong Association and is currently deepening his knowledge of East Asian medicine. https://monkwithoutthefunk.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    The Monk With Funk w/Keith Brewer #1

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2022 68:23


    In this episode we have on Keith Brewer and discuss some of the many influential experiences in this life from childhood Bible meditations, to contemplating what it is to be an empty vessel and listening to the voice of Spirit as he ventured into the woods night after night as a young child. We discuss tapping into one's natural store of knowledge and Keith's out of body experiences. A little on Keith... as a child, several doctors told him that a congenital spinal and shoulder misalignment was going to have him in a wheelchair by the age of 13. He was determined to prove them wrong and eventually stumbled on something called qigong,, and practiced it diligently. QiGong is a meditational self-healing art from Ancient China. Many years later, not only is Keith mobile and healthy, but is also an expert fighter and martial arts instructor. His passion today is teaching people how they can remain independent and healthy in addition to becoming stronger and more fit than they ever thought possible. He uses proven Eastern methods and the latest Western science to show his clients how to trigger their body's innate healing ability so they can live a longer, more fulfilling life. Keith is a Level III Advanced Instructor certified by the American Tai Chi And Qigong Association and is currently deepening his knowledge of East Asian medicine. https://monkwithoutthefunk.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    Dissecting Stress

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 61:02


    In this episode we begin our dive into Dukkha, or what can be referred to as stress, suffering, unhappiness and the like. We try and re-frame suffering and discuss the three types of suffering that is taught in Buddhism. We take a quick peek at Jordan Peterson in the process and talk about Warrior Martyrdom. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    Karma Explained (pt. 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 51:02


    We continue our breakdown of karma in this episode. We discuss the effects of negative emotions, positive and negative forces on one's Karmic tendencies, insight and intention, rules, freedom and the potential corruption of one's environment on a local level. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    Introduction to Karma

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2022 30:13


    In this episode we begin to dive into the idea and philosophy of Karma. We highlight paying things forward, cause and effect, Non-linear causality and more. I enjoyed this discussion as I do all of our discussions and I hope you will as well. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    Personal Growth & Relationships

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 60:49


    In this episode we continue our conversation on the Gnostic idea of different levels of being but we take a more relational approach and highlight the potential changes to one's relationships as they begin to experience shifts in their viewpoints and outlook on the world. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    Zen And The Art Of Overcoming Overwork?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2022 36:15


    Hey Fellow GNTers! So, this is first of My Solo “Shot Of Spirit,” shorter episodes where Daniel and I get to share a little bit more about aspects of Spirituality With A Twist.

    Gnostic Personas (Levels pt 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 21:04


    In this episode we conclude our discussion from the previous episode, Levels of Reality but specifically here we are dissecting Gnosticism and the Gnostic idea that there are different potentialities for various personas via the Gnostic lens of the human being.  We compare that to psychological and Ayervedic models and try to find the places in which there is some truth to this as well as highlight the issues with labeling people as one way or another. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    Levels of Reality

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 41:55


    In this episode we further our discussion on Gnosticism and tie in some other traditions and their ideas on suffering, reality and what to do about it. We also begin to look at what is known in Tantra as Divine Pride and Divine Appearance. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    Spiritual Promiscuity?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 50:44


    In this episode we discuss the idea of perennial philosophy, or as I playfully label it, Spiritual promiscuity, and its presence in our work, our lives and in our pursuit for understanding. We highlight the idea of Spirit being immersed in matter, the transcendent nature of the Self and as the question; Is there a pure source of Being? The answer might just lie in something that is beyond the obvious... --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    The Gnostic Spirit Guides

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 56:25


    In this unique episode we talk about the adventures of Gnostic Jesus, Mary Magdaline, Sophia and Wisdom being a female entity. We highlight feminity, Dakinis, the Prajna Paramita and Meta-Fictional Stories. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    History of Gnosticism

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 77:59


    In this episode we begin to discuss the history of Gnosticism and give further insight to our interview with podcaster Miguel Connor of Aeon Byte. We mention Elaine Pagels and her work the Gnostic Gospels, Heresy Hunters and the Discovery at Nag Hammadi. We also discuss Gnostic concepts of spirits entering matter, freeing the spiritual sparks and we give the listeners a little quiz at the end that we will pay off in the next episode. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    Chatting on a Boat @ Nite

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 75:20


    In this episode dive into the classic Zen text, the Yasenkana, translated roughly as 'Chatting on a Boat at Night'. We highlight the relevant parts from our previous episode and take the deep dive into the lessons learned from the author, Hakuin. We share the meditation that he was given and its profound uses. Additionally we get into a deep discussion on the state of Yoga in the West and the pitfalls that are inevitable when trying to package something that has to fit in one's schedule. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    Burnout & Taxation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 41:34


    We begin the episode by discussing Zen Master Hakuin and his work, the Yasenkana.  Eric then highlights a couple of the schools in Zen, specifically Soto and Rinzai.  We then put on our clinician hats and get into detail on the nature of burnout and taxation from an Eastern and Western perspective. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    Lemonade

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 43:30


    In this episode we catch up with Eric after he has been out for a couple weeks. We then discuss addressing anger, the Zen Master Hakuin, the 4 types of teachers and squeezing the value out of traumatic situations. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    REcognition

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 52:36


    In this episode we have on friend of the show, Priscilla Peach Lang... Yogi, Acupuncturist, Craniosacral Therapist, mother of two and so much more. She joins this unique episode as I share a recent experience involving some aspects of one's deeper awareness. We discuss recognizing the more subtle layers of our minds and how we can work to see that in others. The meaning and use of the term namaste. The language divide that separates speakers and listeners and describing the indescribable. I have also provided a link to a course I will be teaching in February. For more information you can follow the link or send us an email @ ginanttantra@gmail.com Link to upcoming class in Feb 2022. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shamanic-introductory-course-tickets-237222166887 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    From Englewood to Kenya w/Todd Love Ball Jr.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 55:37


    In this episode we bring in friend of the show, Todd Love Ball Jr. Todd is known as so much to so many... husband of 20 years, father of two, professional fitness trainer and coach, author, bodybuilder and a pillar of international relations. Todd openly details his life's path from the streets of Englewood California to running a charity with his wife aiding villages in Kenya and everything in between. Todd currently resides just outside of Chicago with his family and in addition to running his own business he writes books in his free time and conducts wedding ceremonies for interested parties as a dedication to Todd's love of love. You can reach Todd and his wife from their Facebook page listed below. https://www.facebook.com/ball4training --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    Transcending Your Self-Concept

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 67:19


    In this episode we continue and conclude our discussion on our authentic psychology and again return to the work of Carl Rogers and his concepts of Self-Actualization and the conditions of self worth. We discuss being a good mirror - acceptance, understanding and honesty- in addition to highlighting how to develop natural immunity to one's self-concept. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    Soul Contracts and A 'Universal' Plan?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 56:54


    In this episode we discuss the idea of there being a Universal plan... What would that be? Is that even a thing? We take one approach to that question from a Kabalistic viewpoint in addition to other philosophies as well. We also discuss soul contracts and much more! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    Our Authentic Psychology; Spirits in Matter 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 38:38


    In this episode we discuss the authentic psychology of yourself.  We take a look at the work of Carl Rogers and his ideas on becoming  a person, phenomonology and self-actualization.   --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    Are we TRAPPED? Spirits in Matter 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 49:34


    In this episode we dive into the Why of existence and ask the question, Are we trapped? We debate and clarify our thoughts and positions in relation to this idea of being Spirits in Material. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    Real Ghost Stories (Spirits in Spirituality pt 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 24:37


    This is the second part of our discussion on Spirits with friend of the show, Mary Kay Ryan. Mary Kay shares a couple stories from her life that are seemingly beyond belief... if they weren't true. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    Spirits in Spirituality pt 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 74:20


    In this episode we once again have on friend of the show, Mary Kay Ryan... anthropologist, Chinese Medical doctor, Shamanic practitioner and teacher, mother and friend to many. She and Eric ask Why are people in general and spiritually inclined people specifically, so reticent or downright unwilling to talk about spirits and ghosts? How did Spirits get taken out of spirituality? 2. How do we and/or different cultures feel about what happens after death and how does that affect our thoughts/feelings about ghosts and the dead? 3. What do we think Spirits are? 4. Why is Halloween associated with Ghosts and Spirits? This was recorded just before Halloween so allow yourself to be transported to that time of the year when the Spirits are beginning to flow as the leaves turn and we bring our attention and energy inwards after the exuberance of the summer. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    A Gnostic History of the Universe w/ Miguel Connor; 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 40:08


    This is the second part of a two part episode with Miguel Conner, host of Aeon Byte; Gnostic Radio, a popular show that takes audiences from ancient mysteries to a modern meaning. He has written articles and fiction that have appeared in such publications as The Gnostic Journal, The Heretic, Mindscape, Reality Sandwich, and many others including being an Author of the Month for Graham Hancock's website. His books include the critically acclaimed Voices of Gnosticism and Other Voices of Gnosticism (Bardic Press) and the post-apocalyptic vampire epic series, The Dark Instinct Trilogy (Warner Books/AB Press), as well as fantasy novel, The Executioner's Daughter (Solstice Publishing). A podcast on Gnosticism and so much more. Miguel's life quest is to inspire others so they may find their authentic selves and artistic potential. In this episode we discuss the beginnings of his creative work and discuss the Gnostic History of the Universe. We discuss how we are own own system of suppression and how imagination is our divine spark. We also discuss Miguel's new book '10 Snackable Meditations to Get You Through Any Shitty Day'. Aeon Byte Podcast - https://thegodabovegod.com/ 10 Snackable Meditations - https://thegodabovegod.com/10-snackable-meditations-2/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    Aeon Byte with Miguel Connor; 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 39:01


    This is the first part of a two part episode with Miguel Conner, host of Aeon Byte; Gnostic Radio, a popular show that takes audiences from ancient mysteries to a modern meaning. He has written articles and fiction that have appeared in such publications as The Gnostic Journal, The Heretic, Mindscape, Reality Sandwich, and many others including being an Author of the Month for Graham Hancock's website. His books include the critically acclaimed Voices of Gnosticism and Other Voices of Gnosticism (Bardic Press) and the post-apocalyptic vampire epic series, The Dark Instinct Trilogy (Warner Books/AB Press), as well as fantasy novel, The Executioner's Daughter (Solstice Publishing). A podcast on Gnosticism and so much more. Miguel's life quest is to inspire others so they may find their authentic selves and artistic potential. In this episode we discuss Miguel's dichotomous roots growing up in Mexico, attempting to escape reality, spiritual hitch hiking, the cynacism of the 90's, the metaphorical mind, Gnosticism and a spiritual constitution. Aeon Byte Podcast - https://thegodabovegod.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    Reprogramming Your Software With Zen; 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 45:17


    In this episode we the continue the breakdown of Zen and how to practice an authentic Zen meditation. We discuss the how to's on the body, breath and mind as well as overcoming mental obstacles. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    Reprogramming Your Software with Zen; 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 57:15


    In this episode we begin our dive into the nuts and bolts of Zen meditation. We also approach the unique aspects of meditation overall in today's culture we we attempt to find the woven thread of authenticity and personal experience. We also discuss some of the physical components of meditation, Yoga and Samadhi. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    Spell Casting?.. DFRNT Strokes pt 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 34:45


    We continue our conversation on the various methods to which different people may be drawn to different techniques of meditation. We begin by discussing the Kaballah, Let-ers, spell casting and the power of language, identification, a meditation on the body and mindfulness. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    DFRNT Strokes 4 DFRNT Folks (pt 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 29:29


    Our meditation adventure continues as we peel back the layers on the term meditation and discuss more in depth how one can find a more applicable and enjoyable means to meditation. We also discuss a desire for openess, uncovering oneself, connecting with the Tao and we ask the question... What is the difference between suspending disbelief and having faith? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    Connection & Meditation (pt 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 41:56


    This is the second part of our series on meditation, we hope to have a sort of meditation encyclopedia but would be remiss if we did not highlight some reasons as to which one would even travel down the windy cobblestone pathway to infinity that is meditation. We discuss using meditation as a means of connection to the deeper aspects of oneself and an external source. We break down the analogy of what is referred to as the 'monkey mind' and look at some wrestling moves for your ego. We also cover some visualizations and the inclusion of movement into one's practice. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    Meditation... What?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 57:35


    This is the first in a series we are doing on meditation.  The whats, the whys and why nots in a lead-up to episodes on specific types of meditation.  In this episode we discuss Zen training,  authentic teachings and teachers who share their own experience, natural vs human controlled meditation, the free-floating mind (known also as Shikantaza), Zen riddles, a gradualistic approach and sudden, epiphenous moments of deep realization, psychedelics and being receptive versus being projective.   --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    Journeys to God & The Shamanic Experience w/Mary Kay Ryan

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 54:14


    In this episode we continue our conversation with Mary Kay Ryan. She and Daniel detail Shamanic experiences of interacting with what are perceived as divine forces. Mary Kay mentions the show Lucifer and its many humurous perspectives on various traditional views on the relationships between God and his family. She also shares a story of meeting a Daoist Immortal... in Chicago! Also we detail wisdom as a process of remembering, seeing the world as divine and communicating the feeling of an experience through storytelling. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

    PERFECTIONISM w/Mary Kay Ryan

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 50:21


    In this episode we dive headfitst in nuance as we discuss perfectionism as a philosophical movement, a moral standard and a psychological impediment. We discuss a journey to perfection experienced by Mary Kay and how she feels that a lot of therapy is about finding out who is at fault for why you are the way you are. Mary Kay also discusses using Shamanic techniques for healing and asking oneself, what is the point of my life? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gintantra/message

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