Courses & Workshops Archive 2000 to 2020

WORKSHOPS and COURSES – Archive 2000 to 2020

3 hours each, unless otherwise indicated

Yoga Practice – application development

  1. Food Diet, Fasting and Culture for yoga and meditation practitioners
  2. Introduction to Training the Physical Body for yoga and meditation practitioners
  3. Essential conditioning factors of the Ancestral Physical Body’s elements – everyone’s body is unique – age, doshas and body types
  4. Developing a Complete Yoga Practice – Preparation, Relaxation techniques, Postures and Movement, Breathing techniques, Concentration, Meditation, Contemplation
  5. Yoga Posture and Mudra – Advancing approaches to Opening poses for warmth, stretch and strength
  6. Yoga Posture and Mudra – Advancing approaches to Sitting, Kneeling, Supine, Prone and Core poses
  7. Yoga Posture and Mudra – Advancing approaches to Backbends, Twists and Sides.
  8. Yoga Posture and Mudra  – Advancing approaches to Arms, Shoulders and Inversions including Headstand and Shoulderstand
  9. Yoga Posture and Mudra – Advancing approaches to The Meditation Seats
  10. Yoga Sequences One beginner – posture
  11. Yoga Sequences Two intermediate – posture
  12. Yoga Sequences Three advanced 1 – posture
  13. Yoga Sequences Four advanced 2 – posture
  14. Hatha Yoga Preps & Warm-ups
  15. Surya Namaskar – Salute to the Sun
  16. Surya Namaskara – Mantra
  17. Yoga Breathing and Bandhas Clarified – principles and practices – Parts One to Three (technique | application | integration)
  18. Preparing the Body/Mind Vehicle for Yogic Integration – rationale and purposes of practices – what are we actually aiming to attain
  19. Level One Pranayama
  20. Level Two Pranayama
  21. Level Three Pranayama

HATHA YOGA

  1. Overview of Hatha Yoga – sapta-sadhana – its purpose, aim & practice – Shodhana, Asana, Mudra & Bandha, Pratyahara, Pranayama, Dhyana, Samadhi (body ctr approach)
  2. Asana Mudra Bandha – preparations of Hatha Yoga leading to Pratyahara & Pranayama
  3. Uddiyana Bandha – the fundamental to pratyahara and pranayama in Hatha Yoga – applying the correct technique
  4. Pratyahara – practices and techniques leading up to Concentration
  5. Pranayama Bandha and Pratyahara Part 1– the therapeutic techniques
  6. Pranayama Bandha and Pratyahara Part 2– the meditational and ascending techniques – Ujjayi, Surya Bhedana, Nadi Shodana, ratio breathing.
  7. Particular Pranayama for Meditation leading into Samadhic True purpose of breathing exercise and techniques. Which ones do we really need and which are unessential? What is the true aim of Pranayama?
  8. Hatha yoga – approaching Reflexive Self-consciousness via pranayama and concentration

RAJA YOGA

  1. Overview of Patanjali’s Raja Yoga – ashtanga-sadhana – How Hatha Yoga’s preparation leads into the Eight Limbs and what follows. – Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi (head ctr approach)
  2. Yamas and Niyamas – if we don’t work with this, our deeper practices are worthless – we clarify and show what is required
  3. Stages and levels of Ahimsa– non-harmfulness – in the development of the individual.
  4. Stages in development of Brahmacharya– from sexual continence to spiritual creativity
  5. Posture – from seat to sitting still
  6. Pranayama – the Raja Yoga pranayama – aim and technique
  7. Pancha Kosha mudras – purpose, aim, form and technique
  8. Pratyahara methods, techniques and practices
  9. Samyama in Theory & Practice – concentration, meditation, contemplation
  10. Concentration – practice – centring in body, mind, soul, spirit.
  11. Meditation – practice
  12. Contemplation – practice
  13. Will Intention and Sankalpa – selecting and charging a clear idea as trajectory for energy expenditure
  14. Prayer and Concentration practices. What is Prayer and how to practice?
  15. Shooting for Source Self – the perfect aim
  16. The Real Ashtanga – real-world daily application of the eight limbs
  17. Sunday 31 May 2015, 2pm-4pm – Dhyana Yoga – logic and geometrical thinking as Meditation technique – Clarification of terms and techniques for Meditation, Dhyana, Dianoia, Jhana, Chan, Zen
  18. Sunday 10 May 2015, 2pm-4pm – Yantra Yoga – the purpose of Meditation Yantra. Tantra comprises 3 main aspects; Yantra is one of them. How to compose and apply Yantra in a spiritually developing life.

Yoga Courses

  1. 300 hour Yoga and Meditation Course – as Workshops and Practice sessions – Clarifying and Deepening Your Yoga Understanding & Practice – Theoretical principles, Practices, & Question time.
  2. Cleansing and Purifications in Yoga – Body, Mind, Psyche – food, diet, Ayurveda(Wisdom of Life), shat karmas(6 purifications of Hatha Yoga), Yamas(recommended abstinences), Niyamas(recommended observances).
  3. Anatomy and Physiology of Stretching, Bending, Opening, and Moving the Physical Body in Yoga practice.
  4. Building Energy, Emotional Strength, Courage and Will Power in Yoga – principles and practices.
  5. Mudras, Bandhas, Pranavayus in Yoga practice – practices, knowledge and understanding which are fundamental to correct practice of Hatha Yoga.
  6. Essentials in Yoga Posture(Asana) practice & development – how to understand postures, to DO, not be DONE by, the posture.
  7. Pratyahara – five sense withdrawal, introspection and stabilisation as preparation for Pranayama.
  8. Pranayama Essentials and Techniques – knowledge & techniques on the stages of development of breathing in Yoga practices and why. What are the aims of, & to experience, the various pranayama techniques in Yoga, both therapeutic and advancing techniques.
  9. Concentration – the Hatha Yoga and Raja Yoga approaches and technique of Meditation
  10. Concentration and Meditation approach in Raja Yoga.
  11. Cultivating access to Wisdom(your Higher Mind) & Developing and Deepening Meditational States in Yoga – what is the Higher Mind compared to the Lower Mind, how to build & cultivate an integrated ‘personality’ as pre-requisite to entering the Higher Mind – principles, techniques and practices.
  12. Samadhic Contemplation and Reflexive Self-consciousness as Yoga’s highest aim – theory and practice technique
  13. Principles and Practices of Tantra – what is Tantra, what is Tantric Yoga’s aim – using Yantra, Mandala, Mantra & Mudra in Yoga and Meditation disciplines?
  14. Yogic Integration – bringing it all together, how to fulfil the aim of Yoga and gain the realisation.
  15. Level One Hatha Yoga Course – 10 weeks – 6 hours/week
  16. Level Two Hatha Yoga Course – 10 weeks – 6 hours/week
  17. Level Three Hatha Yoga Course – 10 weeks – 6 hours/week
  18. YOGA PHILOSOPHY – its approach in development of the individual – 10 week Course – 6 hours/week
  19. YOGA METAPHYSICS – development of the individual – 10 week Course – 2hrs/week
  20. Yoga Chakras in Theory and Practice – 28 hours over two weeks – rationale & meditations

Yoga & Ayurveda

  1. Ayurveda – a practical introduction & guide
  2. Ayurveda-Yoga-Astrology – life, death and time – 3 aspects of development
  3. Agni in Yoga and Ayurveda
  4. Ama in Yoga and Ayurveda
  5. Food Combinations for Yoga and Meditation Practitioners
  6. Introjecting and Eating – control of appetite for Yoga and Meditation Practitioners

Yoga Theory – Idea Development

  1. The Bhagavad-Gita
    1. Introduction to The Bhagavad Gita
    2. The Cosmology of the Bhagavad-Gita
    3. Mahabharata introduction – excerpts, interpretations and essential Meditations; Voice from the lake; Krishna talks to Arjuna; others (see notes ctr of blk book)
    4. Yogas of the Bhagavad Gita – 4 main ones and 18 in total
    5. The Concept of Love in The Bhagavad Gita – What is Love
    6. Gita Ch 13 Knower & Known
    7. Gita Ch 14 3 Gunas – The Three Gunas, and The Universal Feminine
    8. Atman as Brahman
    9. Essential excerpts from the BHAGAVAD GITA
    10. Part Two Bhagavad Gita excerpts
    11. Yoga Essentials in the Bhagavad-Gita
    12. 18 Yogas of The Bhagavad Gita – Ways to Understanding
    13. Sunday 16 March 2014, 2pm-4pm
      Summarising the Bhagavad Gita – “picking the essentials for Individual development”
  2. Six Schools of Indian Thought – Bernard
  3. Samkhya
    1. Introduction to Samkhya – enumeration of the categories – spirit soul mind matter – earth matter to pure consciousness
    2. Samkhya – Philosophy of Yoga – differences between Samkhya and Yoga
    3. Samkhya – 6th Century BC – the original philosophy of Yoga from which Patanjali selected his practise sutras. Outlining the whole schematic system of categories and stages of development for individual yoga practitioners. All Yoga for individuals is based on Samkhya. (2 workshops – 3 hours each including practical exercises)
  4. Yoga
    1. Samkhya as original Philosophy of Yoga and Yoga is the ‘practice’ of Samkhya
    2. Patanjali Aphorisms
    3. Introduction to The Yoga Sutra-s(Aphorisms) of Patanjali – as practice theory
    4. Patanjali Yoga Sutras – as practice
    5. Samyama – concentration, meditation, samadhic contemplation
    6. Means to Valid Knowledge (Pramana) – perception, inference, authority (notes in blk bk and Skrt dict, see also wkshp #311)
    7. Knowledge(Pramana) versus Wisdom(Prajna) for yoga and meditation practitioners
    8. Patanjali(pattern jail) – A pocket guide to the Patanjali  yoga sutras – a volitional and functional skeleton key – going beyond ideas and putting the sutras to the test of will and feeling
    9. Sunday 13 April 2014, 2pm-4pm – Patanjali’s Yoga Classic – what is useful in it for the Individual who aims to develop; what is relatively useless? What else do we need as well as Patanjali?
  5. Samadhi Yoga – Reflexive Self-consciousness(resec) and how to apply it, every day, every moment, all through life.
  6. Karma yoga – Service as Yoga while understanding the mechanics & purpose of ego centred consciousness and how to practically transcend its limits
  7. Raja Yoga – what is Self-rulership? Will & Concentration as initial key to Raja Yoga.
  8. Raja Yoga – Love as Will (power + consciousness) – to work to develop the held-in power of the individual, the spiritual potential, requires Love as Will and Choice reinitiated in each moment. Will, Love, Choice and Concentration as key to Raja Yoga.
  9. Shuddhadvaita and Shuddha Yoga – Sincerity, Honesty, and Purity of Motivation – truth, love, and will to work as the threefold principal to embodying Sincerity. What is Sincerity? What is Honesty? What is Shuddhadvaita, and what does it mean for individual development? Is ‘true sincerity’ possible in our current level of human development? Or is it just a pretence?
  10. Jnana and Vijnana Yoga – the mechanics of mind in ‘simplicity’.
  11. Jnana Yoga – What is Clarity of Mind? – What is Enlightened Mind? – Stages of Meditation and mental development for ‘perceptive’ individuals – sound, words, vocabulary, language, integration.
  12. Bhakti Yoga – Devotion – What is Devotion and what are the stages of Devotion and commitment of the heart? What is the Ultimate True Commitment and what is implied in its freedom? Levels and types of love.
  13. Advaita Yoga – Self-Realisation Aparokshanubhuti. Reflexivity and the ‘Non-dual Absolute Sentient Power’, source of the Universe and all beings. The foundation of True Individuality Development and directional aim.
  14. Ishvara Yoga – The Universe and The Individual – What is the Relationship between the true Yogi and The Universal Being? What is the ongoing Aim of this Relationship, and what are the procedures for Implementation and Development of the Universe/Individual relationship?
  15. Meditations on the 26 Great Rules of Yoga
  16. Spiritual yoga compared to secular exercise – how to convert mundane techniques into spiritual development, for yoga and meditation practitioners.
  17. Vedanta
  18. Vedanta introduction
  19. Crest Jewel of Discrimination – Shankara
  20. Tantra
  21. Introduction to Tantra – A A
  22. Kundalini Shakti – A A (SP)
  23. Upanishads
  24. Upanishads introduction – Two Birds on One Tree – The Metaphor of Observer and Observed
  25. Kashmir Shaivism – as philosophy
  26. Metaphysics of Breathing in Yoga and Meditation – EH
  27. Marmas in Yoga and Meditation
  28. Brahman & Ishvara – EH
  29. Body and Appetite for the Yogin
  30. Purusha (pure consciousness) and Prakriti (universal substance) – the absolutes of Yoga and Samkhya, and how they function in an individual being.
  31. Samadhic Contemplation in Yoga – Reflexive Self-consciousness as level VI Samadhi – yoga’s highest attainment for individuals (4 workshops)
  32. Yoga and Chakras in Theory and Practice – 4 workshops, 3 hours each, theory and practice.
  33. Stages to Reflexive Self-consciousness for yoga and meditation practitioners
  34. Tantra – mantra, mudra, yantra
  35. Samadhic Contemplation
  36. The Universal Self and Reflexive Self-consciousness
  37. True Yoga and its Original Ideal
  38. Yogic Principles in the Bhagavad-Gita
  39. Yogic Principles in the Tao Teh Ching
  40. Yoga defined, and its true orientation. Who is Shiva? Who is Shakti? What follows the attainment of Yoga?
  41. Yoga as Development of the Individual Being – What is the individual & what is the individual in relation to the group? Values & detractions of being in the group, and vice versa, isolation from the group.
  42. God as Brahma Vishnu Shiva – a threefold unity – its integration within the individual being

Meditation – East & West

  • Meditation Techniques Eastern and Western – finding one which works for you.
  • Eastern and Western Meditation and Meditation Techniques – over 3 workshops
  • Five Universal Meditation Techniques (5 workshops, 2 hours each, technique and practice)
  • Meditation as a valuable component of a HAPPY and Creative LIFE. No true artist is without it.
  • Meditation using Sacred Texts as meditation media importance of clarity in definition, terms, words, and terminology.
  • Meditations on a Compass – practical south, orientational east, instructive west, technical north, interpretative centre. Serial and geometric. (notes in blk bk – 2 sep. pgs)

EAST

  1. Yoga Preparations, Movements, Postures and Techniques which help you to sit still for meditation. Practical class – please bring your Yoga mat and clothes suitable to stretch and relax.
  2. Different Pranayama and Breathing Techniques for different types of Meditation.
  3. Yoga Psychology and Breathing Techniques – What happens in the mind and psyche(soul) when you apply certain breathing techniques
  4. Concentration, Meditation, Samadhic Contemplation – Yoga’s highest individual aim, and cosmic aim.
  5. Techniques and Meditations from Indian Tantra – Yantra, Mantra, Mudra
  6. Meditations on Five Koshas of the Hindu Upanishads and how to apply them in Practical Life – exist, feel, think, understand, will.
  7. Patanjali’s Yoga Aphorisms – A Summary of His Essential Ideas and His Meditation Technique
  8. Meditation Technique for Hatha Yoga – preparation and application in readiness for Raja Yoga
  9. Basic Yoga Psychology and Meditation Techniques to understand and integrate within it.
  10. What is Yogic Meditation? Hatha Yoga Meditation & Raja Yoga Meditation – what is the difference, who benefits from each, what is the approach to the goal of each?
  11. Meditation – The real original purpose of Yoga is gaining the ability to do Samyama, comprising 3 components:- Concentration, Meditation, Samadhic Contemplation.
  12. Soul breathing and concentration as key to all meditation procedures in every tradition.
  13. Meditation – using Sacred texts as meditation media – The Bible, Tao Teh Ching(Chinese), The Bhagavad Gita(Indian), The Secret of the Golden Flower(Chinese)
  14. Meditation – techniques from the Yogas of the Bhagavad Gita – Part I
  15. Meditation – techniques from the Yogas of the Bhagavad Gita – Part II
  16. Sunday 19 January 2014, 2pm-4pm – Step Up – How to develop authentic practical Meditation and Reflection out of your Yoga practice; precision thinking and no-mind for the individual.
  17. Shiva meditation – application of Shankarananda’s technique.
  18. Meditation Techniques from the Sutras of Patanjali.
  19. Meditation and Samadhic Contemplation.
  20. Meditation on The Secret of the Golden Flower (Chinese method).
  21. Yantra, Stupa and Mandala for Meditation and gaining Reflexive Self-consciousness
  22. Meditations on the body Chakra centres of Yoga metaphysics (4 workshops)
  23. Samsara – 7 Psychological States and how to balance them to transcend the wheel of suffering – pleasure, pain, ignorance, virtue, vice, attachment, aversion
  24. Meditations on the Buddhist Wheel of Life, Pratityasamutpada (wheel of dependant origination/arising) – (2 workshops 3 hours each, includes illustrations & practical meditations)
  25. The String of Pearls – Chakra Meditation
  26. Asana Preparations for Chakra Meditation
  27. Chakra Yantra and Chakra Stupa for meditation
  28. Muladhara vrittis – chakra of foundation – expression and turning point of the will – integration within the individual of the four aspects of will in order to start a return to Shiva (pure consciousness)
  29. Svadhisthana vrittis – chakra of the place of the self – integration within the individual of its 6 emotional states, in order to attain Manipura
  30. Manipura vrittis – chakra of the city of jewels – integration within the individual of its 9 emotional states in order to attain Anahata
  31. Heart Chakra – Anahata Chakra vrittis – fields and meditations on the 12 emotional states in order to attain Jivatman
  32. Non-Buddhist meditation for yoga and meditation practitioners
  33. Non-Hindu meditation for yoga and meditation practitioners
  34. Non-Yogic meditation for yoga and meditation practitioners
  35. Disbelief – its origin in Belief, and return
  36. Sunday 2 February 2015, 2pm-4pm – Is Enlightenment gained progressively or immediately – the 2 schools of traditional development – which one is for you? ref to Zen and the teachings of Eugene Halliday (2 Workshops 3 hrs each)
  37. Yogic Alignment – EH (& my meditation notes in centre of black book – impt.)
  38. Integration of Mahabharata, Samkhya, Patanjali & Upanishads on Yantra (notes in ctr of blk bk)
  39. Meditations on Samadhi – 7 levels of samadhic contemplation (notes in blk bk)

WEST

  1. Physical Body Exercise Preparations, Movements, Postures and Techniques which help you to sit still for meditation. Practical class – please wear clothes suitable to stretch and relax.
  2. Basic Psychology and Meditation Techniques to understand & integrate the 3 part being.
  3. The Psychological Diagram – 3 Part Being Integration
  4. Meditations on Words – principles to understand the application and power of words, mantra and prayer
  5. Meditations using Concordances of Sacred Teaching texts
  6. Introduction to Dialectics and Meditation.
  7. Intuition – what is it and how to develop it.
  8. Purpose of Yantra, Types of Yantra, How to build a visual Yantra for individual meditation.
  9. Meditation techniques to attain insight and Reflexive Self-consciousness.
  10. Fundamentals of Geometry for Meditation
  11. Reflexive Self-consciousness as Yantra’s aim
  12. The Zodiac as Yantra for individual development and attaining Reflexive Self-consciousness.
  13. Cube Meditations and Dialectics as meditational integrator.
  14. Sunday 18 May 2014, 2pm-4pm – Zodiacal Significances – “the Middle Mind flowering from the Heart” (2 Workshops 3 hrs each)

Field Yoga

  1. Aspects of Field Yoga – aim, technique, application
  2. Field Yoga – 12 Fields/Styles of Yoga – introduction
  3. Field Yoga – 3 Physical Fields of Discipline – overview
  4. Field Yoga – 3 Psychological Fields of Discipline – overview
  5. Field Yoga – 3 Mental Fields of Discipline – overview
  6. Field Yoga – 3 Spiritual Fields of Discipline – overview
  7. Field Yoga – ‘development through opposition’ – 12 levels of being and their integration
  8. Field Yoga – 12 stages of individual development – to be, to experience, to body forth, to feel a zone of influence, to feel encumbrance, to feel release, to know, to organise, to articulate, to desire, to will, to focus create. (notes in blk bk)
  9. Field Yoga COURSE – 3 Workshops of 2 hours each – Ghatastha
  10. Field Yoga Ghatastha Beginners Level One Sequence – Postures and Techniques
  11. 12 Preparations for Yoga
  12. 33 Postures & Techniques
  13. 3 Breathing Techniques
  14. 1 Relaxation Technique
  15. 1 Meditation Technique
  16. Samadhic Contemplation Technique
  17. WAKING – 20 Workshops of 2 hours each – an introduction to Field Yoga – a complete Yoga process taking the participant through a special series of purifications and body postures(in many forms), mudras, bandhas, sense withdrawal, concentration, meditation and contemplation via Reflexive Self-consciousness.
  18. Introduction to Field Yoga Ghatastha Sequence 1 – Elementary Postures
  19. Introduction to Field Yoga Ghatastha Sequence 1 – Elementary Postures with Application of Mudras, Bandhas, Pranayama
  20. Introduction to Field Yoga Ghatastha Sequence 2 – Intermediate 1 Level Postures with Application of Mudras, Bandhas, Pranayama
  21. Introduction to Field Yoga Ghatastha Sequence 3 – Intermediate 2 Level Postures with Application of Mudras, Bandhas, Pranayama
  22. Field Yoga Ghatastha Sequence 4 primer – postures, breathing and bandhas
  23. Field Yoga Integration Series Part I – Concentric Integration – (Three workshops) – the body, feeling, desire, mind, ego, will, consciousness, resec – body feeling, body desire, body mind, body ego, body wisdom, body will, body consciousness, feeling desire, feeling mind, feeling ego, feeling wisdom, feeling will, feeling consciousness, desire mind, desire ego, desire wisdom, desire will, desire consciousness, mind ego, mind wisdom, mind will, mind consciousness, ego wisdom, ego will, ego consciousness, wisdom will, wisdom consciousness, will consciousness, reflexive Self-consciousness – resec
  24. Field Yoga Integration series – Part II – Geometric Integration (Two workshops)
  25. triplicities
  26. quadruples
  27. pentacles
  28. hexons
  29. septenaries
  30. reflexive Self-consciousness – resec
  31. Development of a Yogi – 8 Virtues required, 8 Pitfalls to transcend.

Western Yoga & Meditation

  1. Yoga and Religion – differences and similarities
  2. Western Yoga and Eastern Yoga – micro and macro
  3. Integration of Self – Physical Body, Vital Force, Lower Desire, Higher Desire, Mind, Intellect, Will, Beyond Individuality, Consciousness.
  4. Meditations on the Whole Being/Bottle – Matter, Physical Body Organic Inertia function, Impulsive Conative drive, Affective response like/dislike, Ideational Process, Coordinative Function, Spiritual Intuition, Spirit
  5. The Ego – what is it, and what is its relationship to the medium(environment) which affords its experience?
  6. Western Yoga – 7 spirits, 4 complexions, 3 principles – a whole process in which each contains the others and gives rise to the others logo–logically. Between them they weave the mesh of the structured form of being, encapsulating the soul. (2 Workshops 3 hrs each)
  7. Planetary Significances and Depth Psychology – teachings of Jacob Boehme & EH (4 workshops – 2 hrs each with practical exercises)
  8. Enlightenment – Is Enlightenment attained suddenly? We will see what enlightenment is in fact.(2 Workshops 3 hrs each)
  9. Western Yoga and Levels of Being & Awareness
  10. The Zodiac as Yantra – aid to meditation and psycho-spiritual integration
  11. The Houses of Life – Medieval Zodiacal Houses as Yantra
  12. Living in the Moment and Just for Today – applied teachings in Presence.
  13. Zodiac Yantra Meditation – the Planetary symbols
  14. Zodiac Yantra Meditation – the Cardinal Signs
  15. Zodiac Yantra Meditation – The Fixed Signs
  16. Zodiac Yantra Meditation – The Mutable Signs
  17. Zodiac Yantra Meditation – the 4 Elements and 3 Complexions, an introduction
  18. The Zodiac as Yantra – geometry in meditation – pairs, triangles, squares
  19. Zodiac Yantra Meditation – putting it all together holistically.
  20. The Zodiascope – EH (12 workshops – 2 hours each with illustrations and practical exercises)
  21. Yoga and The Zodiac – Insight into the Planetary System and how Cyclic Law may exponentially advance or conversely frustrate Individual Development of the Yogi. A study of planetary significances and how to understand and apply in practical work. (2 Workshops 3 hrs each)
  22. Cube Meditations and Dialectics in Western Yoga
  23. Meditations from the teachings of Joseph Campbell
  24. Yogic Teachings of Eugene Halliday – 20th Century – 3 hr workshops with illustrations and meditations
  25. Reflexive Self Consciousness (3 workshops, 2 hrs each)
  26. The Tacit Conspiracy (2 workshops, 2 hrs each)
  27. The Defence of the Devil (3 workshops, 2 hrs each)
  28. The Pursuit of Power
  29. Five Things to Do (& Luke 12:52)
  30. The Awakened Consciousness
  31. The Universe and the Individual
  32. The Zodiac as Yantra
  33. The Zodiac as a Relationship Yantra
  34. Tarot as a Thought Machine (5 workshops, 3 hrs each)
  35. Through the Bible – Eugene Halliday – a view of the progress of Spirit in the world – 78 Workshops, 2 hrs each – includes illustrations and meditations
  36. Christian Philosophy – Eugene Halliday – that philosophy which can be shown to derive logically from the words spoken by Jesus Christ. Jesus says, “The words that I speak unto you are spirit and they are life”. (John 6:63) – 33 Workshops, 2 hrs each – includes illustrations and meditations
  37. The Conquest of Anxiety – Eugene Halliday – a way of approach to the problem of fear and anxiety from the viewpoint of ideas implicit in the teachings of Jesus Christ – 12 Workshops, 2 hrs each – includes illustrations and meditations
  38. Shakespeare King Educator – 12 Workshops, 2 hrs each, including meditations
  39. Shakespeare Yantra – Meditations on Graces and Vices of the King

Yoga Metaphysics

GREAT RELIGIONS & SYSTEMS

  1. Sunday 18 January 2015, 2pm-4pm – The Buddhist Wheel of Life and How to Step off the wheel of a hard life – transcending the 12 Dependent Steps which tie pure consciousness to the 5 specialised senses, the lower mind, the ego, and an outer life of suffering and boredom. – ref to Nagarjuna’s Pratityasamutpadah – the wheel of dependent arising. (2 Workshops 3 hrs each)
  2. Thought Systems and Governing Concepts – how an individual may aim to govern their life intelligently. What happens when an idea is established as a governing concept? Bracing against forces or destruction.
  3. Accident, The Absolute and Yoga – Is there such a thing as ‘Accident’? The Absolute as Impersonal or Personal. What is the difference between blind forces as proposed in much of modern scientific thinking, and purposive forces willing to work to develop an ultimate aim? What is the difference between accident and purpose? What has all this to do with true Yoga? (2 Workshops 3 hrs each)
  4. Lao Tse and the Tao The Ching – Chinese Yoga and Meditation approaches
  5. Levels of Being in Yoga and Meditation Disciplines
  6. Microcosmic and Macrocosmic Fields in Field Yoga & Meditation
  7. Important 20th Century Yogic Teachers and Philosophers – Eugene Halliday, Nietzsche, Zimmer, Campbell, Ram Dass.
  8. Kundalini Yoga and Non-serial Thinking
  9. Metaphysical Systems of Yoga
  10. Yoga Deities
  11. Assimilation, Transmutation and Hermeneutics – Zimmer
  12. Spirituality and Yoga – What is Spiritual Yoga compared to Physical Yoga? Is there a difference, and if so, what is the difference? Developing a personal Spiritual practice which doesn’t commit you to the dogma and doctrine of secular organisations
  13. What comes after Yoga? – the other half of human development
  14. Yogic Teachings of Neem Karoli Baba & Ram Dass (aka Richard Alpert, 1931- )
  15. The Teachings of Ram Dass and Neem Karoli Baba – today is Ram Dass’ birthday and we will look at his contribution of introducing essential and useful Hindu teachings to the Western world throughout the 20th and early 21st Century. (2 Workshops 3 hrs each)
  16. Identifying with Universal Purpose and Expanding Insight – The Universe and The Individual – What is the Relationship between the true Yogi and The Universal Being? What is the ongoing Aim of this Relationship, and what are the procedures for Implementation and Development of the Universe/Individual relationship? (2 Workshops 3 hrs each)
  17. Yoga and Ancestral Body Influence – What influence does Inheritance have upon the Yogi, or any individual? What is the difference between reincarnation and ancestral influence? How does Ancestral Influence affect the process of Yoga and the true Yogis development? How does Reflexive Self-consciousness short-circuit Ancestral Influence? (2 Workshops 3 hrs each)
  18. Essential Yogic Teachings and Excerpts from the Bhagavad Gita
  19. Yoking of Shiva and Shakti
  20. Kundalini Shakti – use and misuse
  21. Stages of Shiva – sentience, awareness, consciousness – and stages of Shakti – appetite, will, power, desire, body – for yoga and meditation practitioners
  22. The Buddhist Wheel of Life – Theory and Meditations (4 workshops – 2 hours each)
  23. Tantra, Yantra, Mantra, Mudra – new techniques and practises – ways to use the techniques of Tantra in Meditation.
  24. AIM of Yoga – Workshop Series – theory and practice – 26 hours
  25. What is Yoga?
  26. Value of Yoga’s Rescue via Reflexive Self-consciousness
  27. First Great Rule In Yoga
  28. Second Great Rule in Yoga
  29. FALLING into Identification
  30. NON-Identification
  31. FREEDOM from Inclination, Bondage & The Fall of Consciousness
  32. CAUSE of Inclination
  33. BREAKING IDENTIFICATION 1
  34. BREAKING IDENTIFICATION 2
  35. The SELF, Consciousness & Will
  36. WHOLENESS, FREEDOM & Reflexive Self-Consciousness
  37. Gaining Reflexive Self-Consciousness – Exercise
  38. The Real Purpose of Life – EH
  39. Hierarchy in Body Centres – levels of awareness.
  40. Six Plane Yoga – six levels of Yoga applied within an individual being.
  41. Zodiacal Significances and how to apply and embody them in practice with thought, feeling and will. 7 planetary types, 4 elements, 3 phases, integration, insight and Yantra. (2 workshops 3 hours each with practical exercises)
  42. Meditation and Contemplation on the 6 Levels of Being – know what they are and how to integrate and embody – physical body mineral, life growth plant, motion animal, intellectual forethought and control, free will non-reactivity initiative, pure consciousness.
  43. Force Form and Function Integrated as Human Metaphysic
  44. Meditations on the three-part man – understanding individual potentials and development in thought and feeling and will.
  45. High Yoga – watching 10 levels of being simultaneously
  46. Fulfilling our Destiny – to be enslaved to outer stimuli is to encounter a fall of consciousness. To retain one’s own inner Self–awareness and essential purpose is to not fall, and thus be able to fulfil one’s own destiny.
  47. Applying Basic Buddhist Principles to Create a Good Life – changing the past, controlling the future, relaxing into the present. (Marut)
  48. Hierarchy in Religions – Omnisience/Nescience to Death (nots in blk bk)
  49. Many Paths Exist, by which peoples of the world develop, as they do. CTII:102-3

MYSTICISM & SYMBOLS

  1. Education & Indoctrination – differentiation before development (see blk bk notes fr Encycl Brit)
  2. The purpose of a Symbol
  3. Yoga as Mysticism
  4. Yoga Symbology and Symbols
  5. Contemplation in Yoga
  6. Interpretation and Hermeneutics
  7. Chakras and their symbols
  8. Hermeneutics – what is it, and why is it so important for the individual in development practices. (Interpretation notes in blk bk)
  9. Hermeneutics – interpreting in the light of your own experience using words, primary symbols, names, mantra, and sonic geometry to understand your own life and directional possibilities.
  10. Karma Resurrection and Reincarnation
  11. What Happens at Death? – EH
  12. Two Paradises promised by Quran – EH
  13. The Nature of the Zeitgeist(Time Spirit) – EH
  14. The Psychographic Art of Eugene Halliday – appreciation of, and insight into, over 100 psychographic drawings
  15. If Reincarnation be true, what follows?  Historically throughout the World in Spiritual Traditions, Reincarnation of the Soul has been vowed and disavowed in differing periods and in different epochs. If reincarnation is adopted as a teaching, what does this mean for a developing individual? What is the difference between Responsibility and Response-ability, and what has this to do with true Yoga? (2 Workshops 3 hrs each)

RELATIONSHIPS

  1. Sex & Homosexuality – EH
  2. Essentials in Understanding Male-Female Relationships
  3. Suryana & Pitriyana – EH
  4. Tantra of Male/Female relation as outlined in The Tacit Conspiracy by Eugene Halliday.
  5. Commitment, Devotion, Belief and Love.
  6. One Love Disguised as Five kinds of Love
  7. Male and Female relations
  8. Sex and Aggression
  9. Love as key in the development of the individual – love as the means and the end of all values and processes
  10. The Bio-field life force (prana-maya-kosha) and Technique development.
  11. Male and Female – stages of relation development
  12. Understanding the Male/Female balance within the Individual – “fix your own inner relationship first” (2 Workshops 3 hrs each)
  13. Male and Female – A Depth Understanding – so many partners and partnerships are under pressure at present. Some, sadly, are verging into physical violence. We will have a practical look at Eugene Hallidays The Tacit Conspiracy, and the four aspects of the individual. We will then see how they work inside each person, and then how they work between partners. Pre-Reading essential >> (2 Workshops 3 hrs each)
  14. God as Shiva Shakti – the infinite non-dual field of absolute sentient power – aspects of male female polarity
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CONSCIOUSNESS & WILL

  1. Will, Choice and Choosing – what is choice?
  2. The Metaphysics of Choice from a non-dual(Advaita) viewpoint
  3. Will, Initiative and True Change-ability
  4. Faith versus Reason
  5. Will versus Intellect
  6. Reflexive Self Consciousness and Samadhic Contemplation as ‘key’ to all true Human Freedom To Work Towards Resec – EH
  7. Yoga and Reflexive Self-consciousness – a brief rationale
  8. Will, Consciousness, and Reflexive Self-consciousness
  9. Exercises for Development of Will
  10. Reflexive Self-consciousness – the end and beginning of Yoga
  11. Sentience, Awareness, Consciousness, Reflexive Self-consciousness – stages of development for the individual
  12. Conscience and Consciousness
  13. Initiation to Reflexive Self-consciousness
  14. Power, Urge, Will, Energy, Desire and Appetite
  15. Spiritual Creativity
  16. The Fall of Consciousness Down the Spine
  17. Physical Birth and Spiritual Birth
  18. Consciousness and Reflexive Self-consciousness
  19. Samadhic Contemplation – “consciousness bending back upon itself – the step beyond meditation” (2 Workshops 3 hrs each) (2 Workshops 3 hrs each)
  20. Applied Feeling and Field Consciousness Techniques – transcending simplistic slushy sensuality in order to know the True Heart – ref to Qabalah and Western Yoga in the teachings of Eugene Halliday (2 Workshops 3 hrs each)
  21. Applied Power – will, wish, want, desire, appetite, urge, drive – how each is different – ref to China’s greatest Yogi ‘Lao Tse’ and his Classic on how to live life the “Tao Teh Ching” – the Way and its Power. (2 Workshops 3 hrs each)
  22. Commitment to a Life Ideal – what is truly worth living for, and how to attain a true aim of the High Heart – ref to Choice, Choosing and Jacob Boehme’s 1623 “On The Election of Grace” (2 Workshops 3 hrs each)
  23. Applied Reflexive Self-consciousness – Universal Understanding – ref to Eugene Halliday’s seed kernel teaching and why the technique is so important for individual freedom and personal creativity in the Age of Aquarius – the surveillance age. (2 Workshops 3 hrs each)
  24. WILL and the SPIRITUAL WARRIOR – WILL is not WISH, WANT, or DESIRE. Will is Spirit, initiative, the starter of every original act. What is not will is inertia. Inertia is the after-motion of a once-originating will. The Spiritual Warrior is he who makes war against everything that impedes his own true perception of his being and of the Infinite Reality which is his source. (2 Workshops 3 hrs each)

SPIRIT & SOUL

  1. Spirit and Soul – Is there a difference, is it a relation, or are they the same?
  2. Understanding the Soul and how to deal effectively with feelings of adversity, fear and anxiety. Insights into sanity(wholeness) and insanity. ref to Eugene Halliday’s writing “The Structure of the Psyche”. (2 Workshops 3 hrs each)
  3. Serial Time and Simultaneous Eternity – significance for enlightenment.
  4. Introduction to Spiritual Creativity by EH – the value of opposition and resistance
  5. Paradise – body psyche pneuma – EH
  6. The Structure of the Psyche(Soul) – EH (2 workshops, 3 hours each with meditations)
  7. Introspection & Knowing Thyself – EH
  8. Truth and the 3 Part Being in Yoga and Meditation
  9. Chakras and Subtle Anatomy
  10. History of Psychology
  11. Three part being – ancient and modern psychology
  12. Intuition compared to Instinct – What is it? and How to develop it.
  13. Inner Voice – EH
  14. Actively Creating “Good Feeling”
  15. States & Stages of Feeling & Field Awareness – Presence, Devotion and Emotion – the waves of feeling and their modifications in Meditative practice.
  16. Aspects of the Feeling Self x3 – Wave Psychology, Feeling-Flux, and Cycloid behaviour characteristics
  17. Feeling & Fielding – EH
  18. Field Consciousness as basis of all we know
  19. 14 Paired Psychological States – meditation for balancing the Psyche
  20. Gunas(stages of feeling development) in The Tacit Conspiracy – EH
  21. 4 Part Being – Embodying the 3 aspects of Man and Holistic Individual Integration – ref to Eugene Halliday’s writing “Four Part Man” (2 Workshops 3 hrs each)
  22. The Quintessential – Eternity – the pure and essential – ref to Shakespeare’s Hamlet “bounded in a nutshell and count myself a king of infinite space”, and “Shakespeare King Educator” by Eugene Halliday and David Mahlowe (2 Workshops 3 hrs each)
  23. INNER FEELING – There is an inner feeling at any given moment either of passivity to the world’s events, or of an active assumption of a self-directive. The feelings are quite different. The passive is accompanied by a down-drift quality, the active with a “forwards and upwards” quality. Discover the difference between these two feelings through your Yoga and Meditation disciplines, and what the consequences are of identifying with each in your individual development. (2 Workshops 3 hrs each)

MIND

  1. Micro and Macro Cosmic fields as Yantra for development of human values.
  2. The Serial Thinking Mind as barrier to Enlightenment
  3. Mantra – the Essential idea in Theory and Practice – East and West
  4. Vrittis (turning in the mind) and psychology
  5. Vayus – subtle winds – in theory and practice
  6. What is Pain? How to understand and transcend pain. Love, Truth and Pain.
  7. The Mind and the Cessation of the Turnings(vrittis) of the Mind – definition of Yoga by Patanjali, and understanding the process.
  8. The Buddhist Wheel of Dependent Origination – the wheel of life meditation – 12 stages, 6 worlds, 3 functions, 2 phases – and how to apply in Practical Life
  9. The Buddhist Wheel of Life meditation – breaking the egoic centre in the individual, and how to get off the wheel of “birth – death – suffering” according to the Buddha’s original and first teachings.
  10. Pratyahara in Theory and Practice
  11. Salvation and Yogic Pratyahara – EH
  12. Do you really believe that pleasure derived from sense organs is the true means to happiness…? Learning to Actively Create “Good Feeling”
  13. Mazeman, Star and other Eugene Halliday meditations for deepening meditation practice.
  14. The Serial Thinking Mind as barrier to Enlightenment – how to interfere with it, and stop it
  15. Aristotelian Logic and Logos logic – aspects of the mind
  16. Meditations on the Seven Chakras of the Subtle Body
  17. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – an overview of the most important ones – 26 Great Rules of Yoga – Patanjali – 4 workshops of 2 hours
  18. Falling and Rising – Intelligence, Intuition, Meditation, Contemplation
  19. Instinct, Intelligence, Love & Death – EH
  20. Pramana & Noesis – means of true knowledge in Eastern & Western Thought, and overcoming invalid knowledge (notes in blk bk and Skrt dict, see also wkshp #62)
  21. Intuition – EH
  22. Thinking, Feeling, Emotional Conditions, Willing And Mechanical Reactivity – EH
  23. Ideas versus Feelings
  24. Thinks before Things – EH
  25. Why We Need A Sense Of Humility – EH
  26. Metaphysics and Origins of Chakra Centres.
  27. Emotional and Psychological States of the Chakras
  28. Understanding Emotional States, Fear, Anxiety and Passion
  29. Understanding Suffering & Pain – how to Break Identification and Resolve Pain.
  30. Fantasy and Imagination
  31. Two Workshops on Understanding Desire (higher and lower), Aversion and Egoic consciousness, and how to transcend the wheel of dependent origination – essential Buddhist meditation techniques for yoga and meditation practitioners – 3 states, 6 realms, 12 dependencies
  32. Means and Methods for Attaining Mental Clarity – transcending vrittis(turmoil in the mind).
  33. Responsibility and Response-ability – what is the quantum difference and how to apply
  34. What is the origin and purpose of mind? Serial thinking compared to non-serial thinking (geometrical mind) One leads to isolation and bondage, the other to wholeness and freedom.
  35. The Hippy Love Philosophy – a study
  36. Idea Chains – pathways in our nervous system that keep consciousness fixed and suffering and separate, instead of free and happy and unified
  37. The Mind and the No-Mind (mind that doesn’t think)
  38. Reflexive and Non-Reflexive thinking – gaining respect for ideas as energies, forces, powers. To be really human we must know we have ideas, know what they are, and how they interact and affect each other
  39. Understanding the Ego Structure
  40. Three-part Human Being – Thinking Feeling Willing and their relations for individual integration
  41. Five Things to Do – the five koshas in modern applied context – 2 workshops 3hrs each including practical exercises.
  42. Dream Recall techniques for developing insight and reflexive self-consciousness
  43. Pursuit of Power
  44. Pursuit of Love
  45. Pursuit of Truth
  46. Pursuit of Integration
  47. When the Ego is Empty – what remains, what follows
  48. Understanding Conflict Resentment and Forgiveness – it starts within and manifests without – forces crossing equals vrittis
  49. What is the Function of the Ego. Does God as Absolute Infinite Sentient Power want an “empty” Non-egoic world? Conversely, does God want an egoic self-centred mechanical world? “Spiritual Creativity” as bringer of “happiness” – we posit that no ‘thing’ will, or can otherwise do it, and set out to show how.
  50. Meditations on Discovering our True Self-Image – egotism, self-image, sanity and insanity
  51. Microcosmic-Self, Microcosmic-self and Egoic-self
  52. Art and its significance for therapy and individual development
  53. Applied Types of Thinking – perception, inference, serial, logic, geometric, logo-logic – ref to Archetypes originating in 14th Century Tarot, and The Tarot as ‘Thought Machine’ (2 Workshops 3 hrs each)
  54. Meditations on the Right Brian and the Left Brain – Two halves of the brain, connected by nerve cable. Left half is good at verbal serial analysis etc. Right half is good at holistic comprehension. By practice one may use either side at will. Learn the difference between left brain meditation and right brain meditation, and how to approach each method in practical exercises. (2 Workshops 3 hrs each)

Intuitive Art

  1. The Rationale and Technique of Art Therapy
  2. The Rationale and Technique of Intuitive Art
  3. Intuitive Art as a Personal Development Tool – Preparation, Relaxation techniques, Intuitive Art exercise, Interpretation of Intuitive Art, Meditation, Contemplation (4 hour Workshop)
  4. Intuitive Art – creativity beyond Yoga

2012 – 2013

  1. Five Types of Workshop for Yoga and Meditation Teachers and Practitioners
  2. Practical – physical body discipline – Hatha Yoga, Karma Yoga, Oshadi Yoga
  3. Orientation – feeling and field consciousness – Bhakti Yoga
  4. Information – mind clarity and control – Jnana Yoga
  5. Technical – art, coordination and understanding – Samkhya Yoga, Vijnana Yoga
  6. Hermeneutic Interpretation – spiritual values, consciousness, will, and Reflexive Self-consciousness – Raja Yoga, Samadhi Yoga