Spiral Wizard

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  1. hit the nail on the head
  2. this guy is a living meme I've never seen someone so funny and scary at the same time
  3. Interesting take: pretty much confirms what Frank said. Psychedelics are powerful tools but they can only take you so far, at some point (if you are aiming for enlightenment) you gotta focus on the old school methods.
  4. @Amit @ivory OMG. Wow... you guys hit the nail on the fucking head. God damn, can you read my thoughts or what? I wanted to make a thread about this for ages. You literally summarized the last 1-2 years of my life lol @Leo Gura has been one of the greatest blessings and curses of my life (and many others that I talked to). No doubt, Actualized.org is one of the most valuable gold mines that I have ever stumble upon. No doubt, Leo is one of if not THE most sophisticated intellectual on YouTube. And... No doubt, I will forever be grateful for all things I had the honor and privilege to learn from him. It is truly a gift... BUT and this is a big but (not ambiguous). I believe that there is not a sufficient or good enough introduction/warnings/disclaimers/guidance along the way which help you navigate the utter amounts of theory Leo is presenting to us. These videos are a great start: The Dangers Of Spiritual Work The Role Of Balance In Personal Development Balancing Theory vs Practice I lost my shit a few times in the past but after watching 150 videos from Actualized.org I entered one of my biggest "mid-life crisis" (not mid-life actually but at a very young age) which fucked with my head so much that it took me an entire year to rebuild my work ethic and get my life back together. It was one of the most confusing times of my life (the integration is not over). I appreciate it because I know that this gives birth to massive growth: where you are going through is where you are coming out of but it still sucks and I am sure that there are many who simply cannot handle this stuff. This video puts it really well: Yes, Leo does warn you sometimes, but I do not think that it is nearly enough. I feel as though he teaches a really masculine spirituality (left brain, intellectual, mind, etc.). Which is great because this is how you convert atheists (like my former self) into open-minded, somewhat spiritual human beings that strive to 'achieve' self-actualization, Spiral Dynamics Tier Two, or enlightenment. Unfortionaly, (imo) Leo heavily neglects practice, action (= ACTUALITY), and the more feminine side of spirituality (head chakra, right brain, emotions, Sadhguru stylish, etc.) even though the name of this website is Actualized.org and his highest teaching is LOVE. I do not agree. There are many teachers and gurus that are way more focused on practice. Obviously, that has its downsides as well. When I first discovered Leo I loved how he cuts the BULLSHIT and just tells you DIRECTLY what the fuck is going on (again, very masculine energy). But nowadays I value more and more a teaching style that encourages seeking instead of stuffing the answer into your face. Even Leo admitted that multiple times in the past. I do not say it's good or bad, it just has its pros and cons. I just went through Dr. Joe Dispenza's workshops recently and I gotta say that I am impressed. I am amazed at how Dr. Joe actually ACTUALIZES the teachings from Actualized.org lol. Let it be quantum physics, Love, mystical experiences, OBEs, "miracle" healings, you name it... Dr. Joe's YouTube channel is stuffed with testimonials that attest to all of it (in record time). Be wise and realize if you are NOT ready yet. I certainly wasn't. It is painful but necessary! I love all of the stuff Leo is teachings, I even was addicted to his videos and theory in general but I had to come to terms with the fact that I have much more fundamental and hedonistic needs to meet before I can transcend my ass into heaven. Get your shit together! Most people need to put their heads down and build a solid life purpose for the next 10 years. Conclusion: @Leo Gura with great power comes great responsibility, your teachings go to the core! They are one of the most potent ones on the internet... please stress the importance of practice more and do your best to help newbies navigate this stuff otherwise there will be more people that get lost like this: Rule of thumb: For every 10% theory you consume go out and do 90% action. This post puts my critique in a nutshell: I would say that at least for me the positives definitely out whey the negatives, the path Leo put me on is invaluable. Nonetheless, you put my mind through the wringer, big-time haha Thank you for that & much love <3
  5. Very interesting and well said:
  6. @seeking_brilliance didn't expect to see books I haven't stumbled upon yet... thank you so much for the recommendation! May I ask what you like about this book in particular? What are your main takeaways?
  7. @GreenWoods and I are obsessed with Lucid Dreaming, Astral Projection, Soul Travel, OBEs Since a lot of you are fellow oneironauts or aspire to do become one, we thought it might be a good idea to open up a thread to exchange resources, experiences, knowledge and hold ourselves accountable to develop proficiency ASAP. We can give you well over 20 book recommendations. Here are 7 classics as a teaser: Dream Yoga by Andrew Holecek The Tibetan yogas of dream and sleep by Tenzin Wangyal Astral Dynamics: The Complete Book of Out-of-Body Experience by Robert Bruce Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming by Stephen LaBerge Are You Dreaming?: Exploring Lucid Dreams: A Comprehensive Guide by Daniel Love Destiny Of Souls by Michael Newton The secret of the Soul by William Buhlman Mastering these skills will pay dividends for your entire lifetime. Check out these threads to understand the vast possibilities that LDs & OBEs offer:
  8. looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool
  9. It’s funny, Leo’s videos will probably have hundreds of millions of views in a few decades or centuries.
  10. I see that y’all are hating on sadhguru and I agree with a lot of points but I feel as though there will be a change. Right now he makes really strategic decisions. This video puts his actions into context. Looks like he is playing his last rounds of politics/diplomacy/etc. to amass a lot of influence before going all out with very direct teachings.
  11. I heard one should not chase magical experiences and meditate without expectations for miracles but I cannot stop my burning desire for them... any advice? Is it even true that wanting makes it harder to actually get them?