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Podcast: The Universal Dimension

I have just published a new podcast channel offering audio readings from Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov’s books. The channel is called Sloucham- a word from the master’s native Bulgarain which means, ‘I am listening’. The first episode has readings of 5 long extracts from his book- A Philosophy of Universality. Three disciples also discuss some of the master’s ideas- in particular, how we human beings need to transcend our lower, animal nature and develop a more fraternal, less self-centred consciousness. That is essential if humanity as a whole is ever going to solve all its problems. I hope you enjoy listening to it and please share freely with your friends! You can find the full transcript of the readings below the player. Reading 1 When we glance about us at the world, human society and the family, we see that everything is organized with a view to satisfying human nature, meaning, in reality, our animal nature and all our most primitive instincts. All the rules and norms of society, all our criteria, even the education we …

Aquarius -a new era

The coming era of Aquarius will be an era of knowledge, but not the dry, intellectual knowledge we have everyday with people who are educated, even erudite, but not alive. The symbol of Aquarius is an image of wisdom: an old man holding a pitcher from which he pours the waters of life. The knowledge of Aquarius is the knowledge that brings life, that awakens and stirs us to life. People may know all about germs and microbes, they may know about the stars and the planets, but they don’t know  how to live.. The water pouring from the old man’s pitcher symbolizes the fact that we need to let the water flow in order to make everything within and around us grow and flourish. water brings life, but people forget that, they are dry and thirsty, What they need above all in their lives is living water, the water of life. That is why, even though Aquarius is the symbol of knowledge, it is not linked to the brain, but to the solar plexus, …

True consciousness- the sense of universality

Humans are defined by the fact that they are endowed with consciousness, but they are only truly conscious when they are awakened to the notions of collectivity, of universality. This faculty allows them to enter into the heart and soul of others, to the extent that when they cause others to suffer, they themselves experience the pain they have inflicted. They feel and understand that everything they do to others, both good and bad, they do to themselves. In appearance, each human appears to be distinct and separate from everyone else. But in reality, a part of them is connected to the collective whole and lives in all creatures throughout the cosmos. Once this collective consciousness is awakened in you, you will sense in your relations with others that everything – your thoughts, feelings, words and actions – comes back to you like an echo, because your being, by extending throughout the universe, has become a collective entity. It is this state of consciousness that can be called a sense of fraternity. Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov …